Tuesday, February 27, 2024

6 Unforgettable Facts About Mobile Legends: Bang Bang

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang has obviously influenced the mobile gaming market, building a loyal fan base and a strong community throughout the globe. Since its launch in 2016, the game has not only delivered an immersive gaming experience but has also become a cultural phenomenon that takes players into a world of excitement and challenge.

Well-known as the most popular mobile game in the world, there are so many fun facts about Mobile Legends: Bang Bang you should know. From all of these facts, no wonder many people are willing to spend a penny to top up ml. What are those facts about this game? Keep reading to the end.

6 Facts About Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 

Just for information, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (ML) has built its reputation as one of the most popular and unforgettable mobile games in the world. Why? Here are 6 interesting facts about it.

The Most Downloaded Mobile Game

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (ML) reigns supreme as the world's most downloaded mobile game, surpassing 1 billion downloads as of January 2024. Its popularity transcends Southeast Asia, captivating audiences across the globe, including North America, Europe, and South America.

ML's phenomenal success can be attributed to several factors:

ML is a straightforward MOBA, welcoming even novice players. Its intuitive controls and minimal hardware requirements make it readily accessible.

Diverse Hero Roster; ML boasts a vast and varied hero pool, each with unique abilities and playstyles. This caters to all skill levels, ensuring something for everyone.

ML features a robust ranking system that pits players against the best, fueling the thrill of challenge and mastery.

Dominating the Mobile Esports Arena:

Mobile Legends holds the crown as the most-watched mobile esports phenomenon, captivating over 100 million viewers globally. Its dedicated professional league, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL), ranks among the world's most popular esports leagues.

Several aspects contribute to ML's esports dominance:

ML's widespread mobile player base translates to a massive esports fan following eager to witness competitive action.

Moonton, the game's developer, actively fosters a robust esports ecosystem through professional leagues, regional and global tournaments, and substantial prize pools.

Unlike many esports titles, ML remains readily accessible to global players. Its availability across mobile, PC, and console platforms broadens its reach.

Unparalleled Hero Diversity

ML stands out for its extensive and diverse hero roster, offering a vibrant spectrum of abilities and playstyles. Players can choose from various hero types, including:

Assassins: Masters of swift elimination, adept at slaying lone enemies.

Mages: Skilled in harnessing mystical power to unleash devastating attacks.

Fighters: Dominate close-quarters combat with raw strength and resilience.

Tanks: Unwavering bulwarks, absorbing immense damage to protect their team.

Supports: Provide invaluable team utility through unique abilities and buffs.

This rich hero diversity caters to all skill levels and preferences. Beginners can choose easy-to-master heroes, while experienced players can delve into the intricacies of more complex characters.

Free-to-Play with Optional Extras

This game adopts a free-to-play model with optional in-app purchases. Players can access all core gameplay content without spending a dime. However, the option to purchase cosmetic items like hero skins and additional heroes for real money exists.

This approach makes Mobile Legends become an attractive choice for players who want to experience a full-fledged MOBA without significant financial investment.

Fostering Social Connections

ML encourages teamwork and collaboration, allowing players to team up with friends and family to battle other teams. This social aspect enhances the gaming experience, fostering camaraderie and shared victories.

The social focus makes ML ideal for players looking to connect and interact with loved ones through engaging gameplay.

Mobile-Friendly Design

Mobile Legends prioritizes a seamless mobile experience. Its intuitive controls and streamlined interface make it easy to pick up and play on smartphones or tablets. This mobile-centric design empowers players to enjoy the thrill of MOBA gaming on the go, making it perfect for casual and dedicated players alike. 

Based on the 6 interesting facts above, it can be concluded that this game does not just provide an entertaining gaming experience. Mobile Legend is also a forum for building a close and solid community around the world. 

However, to continue playing smoothly, you need to do a top up ml. Through the top-up process, you can access various exclusive features, get cool costumes, and most importantly, support the developers to continue providing quality content. 

Overnight Lip Glow-up with Dazzle Me Skin Fellow Nourishing Lip Sleeping Mask

Let's talk about this fantastic find I stumbled upon – the Overnight Lip Glow-up with Dazzle Me Skin Fellow Nourishing Lip Sleeping Mask. I'm a mom who's all about finding beauty products that actually work without breaking the bank, and let me tell you, this lip mask ticks all the boxes!

At just Php169, it's a total steal. I mean, affordable lip care that actually delivers? Count me in! Plus, the fact that you can use it daily whenever your lips need a little pick-me-up or slather it on overnight for some serious TLC? It's like a mini spa treatment for your lips every single night!

Now, let's talk results. After using this lip mask overnight, I woke up with noticeably softer lips. No more waking up to dry, chapped lips – just smooth, hydrated goodness! And can we talk about how it doubles up as a lip primer? Seriously, a thin layer before lipstick application and bam – smooth, silky canvas achieved. It's like the secret weapon in my makeup arsenal!

And let's not forget the flavors – strawberry and coffee? Yes, please! It's like a little treat for your lips every time you use it. Plus, the formula is packed with shea butter extract, rosehip oil, and grape seed extract, so you know you're getting some serious nourishment.

It's also free from a lot of things. No talc, no mineral oil, and definitely no alcohol – just pure, lip-loving goodness. Plus, it's infused with three essential oils for intensive repair. Say goodbye to dry, dull lips and hello to a whole new level of hydration and radiance.

The Overnight Lip Glow-up with Dazzle Me Skin Fellow Nourishing Lip Sleeping Mask is a total game-changer. Affordable, effective, and oh-so-good – what more could a mom (or anyone) ask for? Trust me, your lips will thank you. 

Monday, February 26, 2024

#TeamSouth: 5 things to enjoy and look forward to in the South

Team South or Team North? The running quip among friends is that Southies ( or Southerners - slang for people living in the South of Metro Manila) have always been adjusting to those living in the North. While this must be true for some, the South has its own offerings that people can enjoy and love. Its strategic location and connectivity are just two of the reasons why RLC Residences chose the area to be the home of its nature-inspired development, Woodsville Crest.

Woodsville Crest, RLC Residences’ soon-to-be Oasis South of Metro is located at Merville, Parañaque making it accessible to Metro Manila’s central business districts (CBDs) and the vibrant lifestyle destinations in the South. Recently, the developer launched Olive, Woodsville Crest’s latest building that offers a holistic living experience for a gentle blend of work, leisure, and community life. Learn more about the perks of living in the South below. 


Southies can say ‘Yes!’ to more #TravelGoals this year as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is within reach so flying in and out of the city or the country is such a breeze. Moreover, if you’re living in Woodsville Crest, aside from being just 5 kms away from the airport, there’s an added benefit of being able to have a post-trip relaxation with its nature-inspired design filled with vast open green spaces and multiple relaxing pools. 

So accessible (especially to CBDs)!

There are so many places people can go to in the South, thanks to being well-connected to different cities through major roads like the Cavitex-C5 Link, SLEX, and Skyway which has also improved the traffic flow in the area. Additionally, upcoming transportation developments Laguna Lakeshore Road Network Project and LRT-1 Extension are already underway which will soon make the South more accessible than ever.  

Aside from these, future residents of Woodsville Crest can also enjoy being connected to key destinations, thanks to its direct access to Edison Avenue and West Service Roads. Going to work or even leisure destinations within the area is going to be easy and convenient.

Lots of hangout spots! 

When it comes to hangout places, the South boasts of well-loved dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreational options. The Molito Lifestyle Center is a go-to destination for a reason with its curated dining options and shops while still having a laid-back alfresco park at the center. And just a few stones thrown away are Alabang Town Center (or ‘ATC’ as legit Southies call it ;), Festival Mall, which has its own indoor roller coaster, plus BF Homes - which is literally home to multiple food destinations. South experience won’t also be complete without visiting the relaxing beaches and resorts in Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna.  

Exciting activities!

Culture vultures in the South bask at two of Metro Manila’s top entertainment and leisure destinations: Solaire Resort and Newport World Resorts known for staging world-class plays, musicals, ballet shows, and more. On the other hand, outdoorsy types can also take advantage of the Southwoods Golf and Country Club, while historical sites in Cavite and Laguna also offer a fun yet informative experience to those in search of other activities to enjoy. 

Dampa seafood and more

Seafood lovers living in the South are in luck as the area, particularly Parañaque, is a haven for those craving Dampa-style seafood. The Dampa area, a fresh seafood market with accompanying restaurants, is just around the corner. Simply buy your seafood of choice and ask the chefs to cook it how you like.

Aside from this, nearby provinces also offer delectable dishes plus delicacies that everyone can enjoy. Famous Batangas Lomi, Laguna’s sought-after Buko Pie, and Cavite’s Bibingkoy are some of the favorites Southies are proud of.

“There’s really a lot to love in the South and we’re happy to contribute to the long list through Woodsville Crest. With its strategic location, future residents can enjoy the balance of an exciting and peaceful lifestyle,” says RLC Residences Marketing Head Karen Cesario. 

For those interested in seeking their sanctuary in the South with Woodsville Crest, visit rlcresidences.com.  

Fastest Growing in PH: Globally Accepted Maya Card Sets New Industry Record

The Maya Card, powered by the #1 Digital Bank App Maya, is the Philippine's fastest-growing prepaid card due to its unmatched ease of use, convenience, safety, and worldwide acceptance. 

Visa, a world leader in digital payments, presented Maya with an award for being the top prepaid card issuer in the country, marking its third consecutive accolade from 2021 to 2023. 

This distinction is a testament to Maya's sustained year-on-year growth and its highest prepaid payment volumes

"We've made it incredibly simple for millions of Filipinos to get a card. This ease of access particularly resonates with the youth, who not only use it for everyday purchases but also as a reliable companion for global travel. It's exciting to see the Maya Card become the fastest-growing card in the Philippines," said Shailesh Baidwan, Group President of Maya and Co-Founder of Maya Bank.  

The Ultimate in Convenience and Flexibility

Getting a Maya Card is very easy, reflecting Maya's commitment to user convenience. Customers with an upgraded account can obtain a virtual and physical card through the app without the need for additional documents and link it seamlessly to their wallets. Users simply need to navigate to the “Cards” section within the Maya app to place their order. 

The virtual card instantly opens a world of online shopping and the physical card doubles as an ATM card, enabling effortless payments for daily needs. Its broad compatibility across both online shops and brick-and-mortar stores demonstrates its unmatched versatility. 

Designed with a minimalist and secure aesthetic, the Maya Card features the user's unique @username instead of the full name and card number, adding a personal touch without compromising security. 

Global Acceptance

Once activated and linked to the user's wallet, the Maya Card is accepted worldwide, offering a seamless payment solution both in the Philippines and abroad. This global acceptance proves invaluable especially for freelancers and travelers, facilitating easy access to funds. 

The Maya Card unlocks global shopping at over 80 million merchants and ATM access, with instant international activation – no call to customer support is needed. Wherever they are in the world. users are kept informed and in charge with real-time transaction alerts directly through the Maya app.  

Rewarding Personalized Experience   

The Maya Card’s unique strength also lies in its rewarding digital banking services. Using it for everyday payments allows customers to earn up to 14% interest rate per annum, credited daily to their savings accounts.  

Moreover, frequent card usage also strengthens the user's financial footprint, leading to better opportunities for instant borrowing and higher credit limits within the app.   

Innovating further, Maya provides personalized card options offering co-branded editions, such as the FIFA Women's World Cup and Mobile Legends, alongside the all-in-one student ID of Ateneo De Manila University.  

Maya is the #1 Fintech Ecosystem in the Philippines, with Maya, the #1 Digital Bank, and Maya Business, the #1 Omni-Channel Payment Processor. More information about Maya is available at maya.ph and mayabank.ph. Keep posted on news and updates by following @mayaiseverything on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.  

Rise of Dengue Cases Cause for Concern

In the face of the lethal threat that Dengue poses, especially for children, the nation must take collective action and utilize new innovations against the potentially fatal disease. That was the core lesson the country’s foremost public health authorities emphasized at a recent discussion entitled “A Dengue Dialogue: Protecting our Children from the Epidemic” hosted by the Vaccine Solidarity Movement (VSM).  

“My oldest daughter had it 2 times! It was very scary, and I would not want to go through any of that again — but the reality is we are all at risk. Wala pong pinipili ang dengue, bata o matanda, mayaman o mahirap. [dengue can hit anyone, old or young, rich or poor] Ang nakakatakot sa dengue pag akala mo gumaling ang lagnat okay na [what’s scary is, you think it’s better because the fever breaks] BUT that is when it can get fatal. Wag hintayin mawala ang lagnat [don’t wait till the fever breaks], seek medical attention & manage right away.” the event's moderator, broadcaster Niña Corpuz-Rodriguez, shared her personal experience. Like Rodriguez, numerous parents are anxiously seeking more effective solutions to safeguard their children against this debilitating disease.      

Signs of the times  

In 2023 a record year for dengue globally, an unusually dryly “slow” year for the Philippines for dengue, we ranked third among countries with the highest dengue cases. Looking back at previous years' data, it was discovered that in 2019, which was considered a record year for the Philippines, there were 371,717 recorded dengue cases, resulting in 1,407 deaths. Approximately half of these dengue-related deaths occurred in children between the ages of 5 and 9. If the Philippines had not been spared from the record year 2023 due to an unusually dry rainy season, which spared the country from a more severe outbreak, it is estimated that over 1,000 children could have lost their lives to dengue in the same year.  

According to the Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary of Health for Public Health Services and Chief Information Officer Eric Tayag, there is a possibility of an earlier rise in cases due to El Niño. However, the severity of the dengue outbreaks this year will depend on the behavior of communities and the effectiveness of control measures implemented.  

So, now there is an urgent need to utilize all available weapons in the existing anti-dengue arsenal in our war against dengue. Failure to do so could result in a devastating outcome, with well over 1,000 children losing their lives when dengue inevitably hits us hard again.  

A whole-of-nation approach for our children 

The experts on the panel emphasized the importance of collective involvement in combating this disease VSM Co-Founder Amor Maclang, speaking at the event, urged the entire nation to actively engage in the fight against Dengue, “Public health issues can only be taken on if the private sector, the government, the whole of society takes on the issue.”   

Dr. Benny Atienza, Vice President of the Philippine Federation of all Professional Associations and Immediate Past President of the Philippine Medical Association, cited an example of a collaborative effort involving children and adults in their lives. He mentioned the development of catchy songs designed to creatively educate children about the disease, enabling them to recognize and effectively communicate symptoms to guardians and medical professionals.  

During the event, Dr. Vicente Belizario Jr., a respected Professor and Former Dean of the College of Public Health at the University of the Philippines Manila, as well as the President of the Philippine Academic Consortium for Public Health, emphasized the crucial role of media and journalists in raising dengue awareness among parents, guardians, and even teachers. He highlighted the significance of education in empowering individuals with knowledge about the disease, its symptoms, prevention methods, and the importance of early detection. Dr. Belizario recognized the media's power to reach a wide audience through television, radio, newspapers, and online platforms, enabling the dissemination of accurate and up-to-date information about dengue.  “Media, we appeal to you to raise awareness sapagkat may kanya-kanya po tayong role para maka-iwas sa dengue [because we each have our own role to fulfill in Dengue prevention]”, said Dr. Belizario Jr., called out. 

A game-changing new weapon  

Dr. Nina Gloriani, former Head of the Vaccine Expert Panel of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), encourages the public to “move with the times” and take advantage of new discoveries such as next-generation vaccines. One of the next-generation vaccines available on the market today is TAK-003, the only next-generation vaccine that has been licensed for use in more than 30 countries: the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom, Argentina, and Countries with dengue epidemiological situations similar to the Philippines such as Indonesia, Brazil, and more recently Thailand. 

The TAK-003 is safe to use for everyone, even those who have not previously had Dengue. The vaccine was engineered on a Dengue backbone, unlike the first dengue vaccine on the market. TAK-003 can create immune responses at different levels to all four strains of dengue virus helping to prevent disease and reduce the likelihood of hospitalization in people with dengue fever. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization recommends a well-designed communication strategy and community engagement along with the vaccine.

Gloriani's words resonated with a powerful sense of hope and optimism as she discussed the implementation of vaccines “Hopefully maidagdag natin yung  [we can add] vaccination. Meron nang mga pagbabago. [There are new developments.] Nakita nyo kung paano natin nagamit ang mga bagong technology [You’ve seen how new technologies were utilized] for COVID and we have a lot of lessons learned from that”, she said. Her message left no room for doubt, a strategic use of vaccines can pave the way for a better future in our fight against dengue – especially in protecting our children.  

Undersecretary Tayag while emphasizing the importance of a meticulous evaluation process, expressed a willingness to consider the introduction of a new vaccine. His statement reflects a balanced approach, acknowledging the need for a thorough assessment to ensure the safety and efficacy of any potential vaccine. He said, “So ninilaw lang po namin na nananatiling bukas ang Department of Health. Subalit, katulad ng ginawa namin sa COVID, ito ay may mga pag-aaral na dapat gawin at ito ay aming tinitingnang mabuti sapagkat may responsibilidad kami na kung ito man ay irere-introduce natin, ang aming prinsipyo po ay “first do no harm”. [We want to make it clear that the Department of Health remains open. But just like what we did in the COVID-19 situation, this requires a careful study, and we are looking closely into it because if we re-introduce it, we have a responsibility to follow our ‘first do no harm’ principle.”  

With an extraordinary triumph over COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, the Philippines has emerged as a global frontrunner, ranking fourth in single-day vaccine uptake and administering a staggering 2.7 million vaccinations in a single day. Dr. Atienza shared this remarkable achievement at the roundtable panel discussion, underscoring the nation's unwavering commitment to public health. Buoyed by this success, the Vaccine Solidarity Movement (VSM) is now spearheading efforts to combat dengue and other vaccine-preventable diseases, further solidifying their dedication to safeguarding the well-being of the public especially for the children.

"We have to turn up the same fervor that we turned on during the COVID pandemic and we have to right now rally behind the objective of the DOH. 95% coverage," echoed Maclang.  

In the face of emerging promising solutions, it is imperative for the nation to fully utilize its arsenal against dengue before the next health crisis emerges and poses a threat to our children. The urgency to take action today is crucial to safeguarding the well-being of future generations. 

The New Mama’s Ultimate Checklist of Hospital Bag Items and Where to Find Them

After months of eager anticipation, the moment has finally arrived! Pregnancy is an extraordinary journey, and as mamas approach the final stretch, it's crucial to ensure you are well-prepared for the big day. edamama, a trusted partner in parenting, is excited to introduce the Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist.

Preparing for your hospital stay is a vital aspect of getting ready for the little one's arrival. To simplify this process, we've developed a straightforward and comprehensive checklist, covering everything the family unit would need. Our goal is to provide an insightful guide, carefully crafted to ease any concerns and infuse a sense of excitement as you embark on this new journey.

Best Time to Prepare Mama’s Hospital Bag

Since every pregnancy is unique, we recommend preparing your hospital bag as early as 30 weeks, but no later than 38 weeks. Having a bag ready ensures everyone is well-equipped and can focus on the joyous moment of welcoming a newborn into the world.

Hospital Bag Checklist for Mama

Birth plan: Keep it easily accessible and ready for discussion

Comfortable clothes: Robes, pajamas, slippers, and socks are a must. Pro tip: Carry a sweater as it can get cold inside hospitals! 

Postpartum binder: a must-have for recovery comfort!

Toiletries: Essentials like toothbrush, skincare, lip balm, hairbrush, hand sanitizer, mouthwash, makeup remover, facial wipes and deodorant. If you have a favorite soap and shampoo/conditioner, carry them along if you opt to take a shower post-delivery.

Nipple cream and breast pads: For comfort and protection as you establish your milk supply.

Nursing bras: Convenient and comfortable for your changing breasts

Nursing pillow: Check with your hospital if this is provided! If not, carrying your own can help maximize your and baby’s comfort 

Nursing Cover: Handy especially given the frequency of visitors in your room.

Adult diapers and postpartum absorbent underwear: For support and comfort

Snacks and water bottle: To recharge your energy after giving birth, for those in between meals hunger pangs, and to ensure you stay hydrated 

Breast pump: If you want to get a headstart on pumping and/ or to get guidance on usage with a lactation consultant 

Going-home clothes: Choose clothing that is loose, comfortable, and breastfeeding-friendly. And don’t forget to bring slip-on flat shoes for ease.

Gadget charger: keep it handy so you never miss a precious moment with the little one!

Hospital Bag Checklist for Baby

Pedia’s contact info: Keep essential contact details to reach the baby's pediatrician and your chosen lactation specialist (check with your hospital)

Hospital outfits and going-home clothes: Onesies, blankets, beanies, mittens, and booties. Pro tip: we recommend full-length zipper onesies for maximum ease in changing baby’s outfits routinely

Swaddles, muslins, and sleep sacks: To maximize baby’s comfort 

Baby toiletries and diapers: Cleansing gels, wipes, and newborn diapers.

Car seat: Reliable and trusted gear for going home.

Hospital Bag Checklist for the Partner

Hospital paperwork, IDs, and insurance documents (if applicable). To save time and ensure a smooth check-in and check-out process

Sleeping gear and pillow: Ensure comfort during limited-space sleeping arrangements.

Extra clothes: Including a sweater in case of cooler temperatures indoors

Cash: To keep on hand for any unforeseen expenses.

Gadgets: Camera, tripod, phone charger 

Having a reliable ally is a necessity as you get ready for this wonderful adventure into parenthood. edamama, the leading parenting platform that offers trusted and loved brands from the Philippines, has planned a one-stop shopping and education event for new parents. The New Mama Expo from March 1-3 2024 is bringing more than 250 family brands to Megatrade Hall 2-3, SM Megamall, with deals up to 70% off! 

“As a mom-to-be navigating pregnancy in the pandemic, I felt the weight of endless product scrolls, questioning their credibility.” Bela Gupta, CEO and founder of edamama shared. “edamama started because I knew there were a lot of parents out there who were just like me and I wanted to give them a hub where parents could access trusted and reliable brands for their family. The New Mama Expo 2024 is our gift to parents—a blend of shopping and learning experiences. We hope that we've fulfilled our purpose as the leading parenting ally in the Philippines, simplifying the journey for every parent.”

Make the journey as a parent easier and more pleasurable by learning from our experts and doctors in our learning zones on pregnancy and parenting. Enjoy shopping essential supplies and discounted buys on all of the leading brands when you register (for free) by clicking this link.

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3 Reasons Why MANGINASAL.PH is the Best Online Buddy for Every Mang Inasal lover

Are you a big fan of Mang Inasal's Ihaw-Sarap food and Unli-Saya experience? Then its new corporate website is for you!

Here are three reasons why www.manginasal.ph is the perfect partner for all Mang Inasal lovers:

Latest information guaranteed – Menu updates, new promos, and other brand news are published on it.

Store Directory – The Locations page contains addresses, contact numbers, business hours, and services of Mang Inasal stores nationwide. You can easily search for your target store and see all its details.

Ordering convenience– After checking out all the information you need, www.manginasal.ph quickly connects you to the delivery site. With just one tap on the Order Now button, you can already start enjoying ordering online.

Other features of the new corporate website include the Franchising page that provides the information needed to apply for a Mang Inasal franchise and the Careers section that lets applicants apply for an opportunity in store operations or at the main office.

“MANGINASAL.PH is an online hub committed to extending our Unli-Saya experience to our customers nationwide," said Mang Inasal President Mike V. Castro. "It's a gift to the Mang Inasal Nation so they can conveniently get all their needed information about Mang Inasal in just one website."

Want more Mang Inasal exclusives NOW? Visit www.manginasal.ph for the latest news, https://manginasaldelivery.com.ph for delivery deals, and follow Mang Inasal on social media for more Ihaw-Sarap and Unli-Saya updates! 

Chickenjoyers celebrate their love for the Philippines’ iconic fried chicken

For the first time in Chickenjoy history, Jollibee brought together enthusiasts of its well-loved fried chicken at the day-long “I Am A Chickenjoyer Fan Meet” at Trinoma Activity Center last February 17

This joy-filled event gathered families and friends adding up to over 1,500 individuals to celebrate their shared love for the iconic Chickenjoy.

“We are so excited to finally bring so many Chickenjoyers together in one venue and host an exciting day for them,” said Pamie Cruz, Senior Marketing Manager of Jollibee Philippines. “This is our way of thanking them for their continued support for Chickenjoy, and for spreading this love to their families and friends from all over the country and even all over the world.

Guests engaged in a slew of activities detailed in their event passports. From conquering the Claw Machine to trying their luck at the Giant Gachapon and mastering the Ball Bucket Shoot Out, attendees collected points, won limited-edition Chickenjoy merchandise, and created lasting memories. To add, a professional studio setup awaited guests, capturing their moments through expertly taken photos and videos.

Jollibee endorsers and self-proclaimed Chickenjoyers Joshua Garcia and Donny Pangilinan also added to the fun during the morning and afternoon programs, respectively. When asked about his favorite memory with Chickenjoy, Donny recalled, “As a kid, I remember going home via expressway and ordering Jollibee via drive-thru because that’s really our favorite. In the car, my dad would ask us what we wanted and of course, we wanted Chickenjoy. We’d share it in the car before driving off again, feeling satisfied.

Joshua added his own vivid Chickenjoy moments: “With my family, it’s always a tradition to order Jollibee when it’s someone’s birthday. My nephew loves Chickenjoy, so I would bring him a bucket on his birthday and we’d share it with Jolly Spaghetti or rice. My favorite part is the chicken wing—I love the experience of removing the bone and dipping the wing in the gravy. Sarap!”

This unique event showed how Chickenjoy has played a role in the lives of millions, from satisfying cravings to completing delightful bonding moments. Renowned for its crispy and flavorful skin, juicy and succulent meat, and signature gravy, Chickenjoy continues to make a lasting impact and be well-loved by the generations to come.

The Crispylicious, Juicylicious, best-tasting Jollibee Chickenjoy is available nationwide for PHP 82.00 (1-pc. Chickenjoy with rice and drink). Drop by your nearest Jollibee branch and treat yourself to its crispy, juicy goodness via dine-in, take-out, or drive-thru. You can also have it delivered via the Jollibee App, JollibeeDelivery.com, #87000, GrabFood, and Foodpanda.

For all the latest updates, like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. 

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. welcomes Bigtime Empire Corporation to stellar client portfolio

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) and Bigtime Empire Corporation begin a long-term partnership. until 2026. Bigtime Empire Corporation recently joined PCPPI’s growing list of clients, ensuring that patrons of Pares Retiro, The Sandwich Guy, Cali Pizza Express, and Kalye Express can pair their favorite meals with Pepsi, 7-Up, Mountain Dew, Mug, and Mirinda until 2026. 

The following executives were present during the ceremonial contract signing (from left to right) PCPPI Region Commercial Head for National Key Accounts - Retail Business Maricel Guro, Bigtime Empire Corporation Corporate Operations Manager Joerome Santos, PCPPI President and Chief Executive Officer Phyo Phyu Noe, Bigtime Empire Corporation Operations Manager Jay Mark Tizon, and PCPPI Region Commercial Head for National Key Accounts - Food Service Alex Catindig.

To serve more customers in the Philippines, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) recently shared that Bigtime Empire Corporation, which holds well-loved dining favorites The Sandwich Guy, Pares Retiro, Kalye Pares, and Cali Pizza, has joined its growing list of clients. Under the partnership, all stand-alone branches will carry PCPPI’s carbonated soda brands. These are Pepsi, 7-Up, Mountain Dew, Mug, and Mirinda until 2026.

During the ceremonial contract signing event, Bigtime Empire Corporation was represented by Corporate Operations Manager Joerome Santos, Operations Manager for Pares Retiro, Cali Pizza, and Kalye Express Jay Mark Tizon, and Assistant Brand Marketing Manager Leslie Roelle De Leon. PCPPI’s leadership team was also on hand, led by PCPPI President and Chief Executive Officer Phyo Phyu Noe, Region Commercial Head for National Key Accounts – Retail Business Maricel Guro, and Region Commercial Head for National Key Account – Food Service Alex Catindig.

For more information about PCPPI and its brands, please visit www.pepsiphilippines.com 

Celebrity photographers share AI tips in mobile photography at the Smart Postpaid Series

Celebrity photographers Dookie Ducay and Andrei Suleik took Smart Postpaid subscribers behind the lens recently at the SM Megamall leg of the Smart Postpaid Series to show how they harness the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, the latest flagship device of the Korean tech giant.

AI tools for mobile photography

For Suleik, a photographer of the stars, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has made his work easier, especially when using the AI functions Generative Edit and Edit Suggestions. He shared that he was hesitant at first to edit photos on a smartphone because he was used to editing photos on his laptop.

“But now that it has Generative Edit and Edit Suggestions, it automatically analyzes the photos that you took and edits it in like two seconds,” he said. “It makes it vibrant; it gives it more life.

He also likes to use the Remaster feature. “From this one, it looks a bit pale,” Suleik said showing the original image. “But after remastering, now it looks vibrant. Actually, it looks like a painting to me!”

Ducay, who has made a mark in fashion photography and advertising, shared that his favorite AI feature on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is the Live Translate. “When we went to Anilao [for a photo shoot], there were a lot of Japanese and I actually used it while chit-chatting with them,” he said.

He also demonstrated how easy it was to edit out people from the photo of a car he took, using the Object Eraser feature. “I’ll just pick the Object Eraser and then encircle the people I want out of the photo and then, for a few seconds, ayan, ‘diba, [they’re gone] - it’s seamless,” he said. Ducay also noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra’s processor is very fast, which is perfect for photographers on the go.

On the hardware side, he is fond of Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra’s camera lens with 5x optical zoom, which is close to what he uses in professional work.

Pro tips for mobile photography

But while AI in mobile photography has somewhat changed the game and made it easier for hobbyists, this serves as a tool to complement one’s eye for good images and skills in handling subjects.

“Top one is ‘capturing emotions’, second is ‘light your background’, third is the editing part,” Suleik said when asked for tips on how to get good photos. He added that one should just take as many photos as they can and “see what looks nice.”

“Don’t get pressured to take photos and try to be perfect. It will take time but it’s always up to you, whatever your style is,” he added.

Ducay echoed Suleik’s tip, “Shoot as many photos as you can because eventually it will train your eyes and you will get better.”

He also shared two practical tips for beginners: “Don’t stand. Try different angles, different views.”

“And if you’re shooting [photos of] people, make them feel beautiful, make them feel that they’re at their best,” Ducay added.

Powered by Smart 5G

Both Ducay and Suilek shared how reliable and strong Smart 5G was during their respective shoots in Batangas and Pangasinan, with the former saying he was uploading photos while en route to the event in Mandaluyong City from Pangasinan.

“With the AI technology of Samsung S24 Series plus the unlimited 5G Smart has, it’s going to be truly an impressive experience with the customers,” said Smart Postpaid Head Shing Dimagiba.

The Smart Postpaid Series is an initiative of the telco giant to teach its subscribers how to maximize AI on their phones, particularly the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. The customers also got a chance to win raffle prizes and even enjoyed waffles in the Smart Store. The next Smart Postpaid Series will be held on March 16 in SM Davao.

At the first Smart Postpaid Series held at the Smart flagship store in SM Megamall last Feb. 10, the subscribers experienced first-hand how beneficial this partnership would be in their lives.

“I think Samsung S24 Ultra is one of the best, if not the best phone this year, [and now that it’s] tied up with Smart Postpaid, the downloading and uploading of files and data are so much faster,” Ducay said. “With the huge coverage of Smart, everything is seamless,” he added.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Ultra is the latest entry in the Samsung Galaxy S24 Series, best experienced with Smart Signature Plans+ 999, which comes with UNLI 5G for 12 months, 20 GB monthly data, Unli All-Net Calls and Texts, Unli Landline Calls, and a Netflix Mobile Plan.

Smart Infinity members, meanwhile, may also get the Samsung Galaxy S24 Series starting with Infinity Plan 3500, which comes with Unlimited Data, Unlimited Texts & Calls to all local networks & landlines, and a host of exclusive privileges, such as access to a Personal Relationship Manager, a dedicated hotline for concerns, worldwide concierge, and specially curated perks and events. The 1TB variant of Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is also exclusively available with Smart Infinity.

Order the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra now with Smart Signature and Infinity at Smart Stores nationwide. To learn more about Smart Postpaid offers, visit https://smart.com.ph/Postpaid/GalaxyS24

Dazzle Me Lock and Pop Mascara: A Busy Mom's Must-Have for Effortless Drama

As a busy mom juggling work, household chores, and the needs of my two kids—a spirited toddler and a tech-savvy teenager—finding time for a full beauty routine can feel like a luxury. That's why I was thrilled to discover Dazzle Me Lock and Pop Mascara. Let me tell you, it's been a game-changer in my daily routine.

One swipe of this mascara is all it takes to add instant volume and curl to my lashes, saving me precious time in the morning rush. No more layering multiple products or dealing with clumps and smudges. With its revolutionary film-forming agent, Dazzle Me ensures that my lashes stay coated and nourished throughout the day, without any droops or flakes.

What really sets Dazzle Me apart is its staying power. Thanks to the inclusion of squalene, my lashes stay sky-high from dawn till dusk, effortlessly keeping up with my on-the-go lifestyle. Whether I'm chasing after my toddler at the park or attending virtual meetings from my home office, I can trust that my lashes will maintain their drama and flair.

Now let's talk about the look: Dazzle Me's carbon black formula delivers an elegant and intensely chic finish that elevates any look, whether it's a casual day at home or a coffee date with friends (when I can sneak away for some much-needed mom time).

Dazzle Me Lock and Pop Mascara is a must-have for busy moms like me who crave simplicity without sacrificing style. With its one-swipe application, nourishing formula, and long-lasting results, it's become my go-to beauty essential for adding a touch of glamour to my hectic days. So if you're a mom on the move, give Dazzle Me a try—it's the perfect mascara to keep up with your busy lifestyle. 

Friday, February 23, 2024

ASUS 4A Quality and Service

ASUS Philippines today launched a new and improved ASUS 4A Quality & Service warranty package that elevates customers’ peace of mind with Assured Quality, Always-on Support, All-around Coverage, and an Added-value experience for users of ASUS, ROG, and ASUS Business products.

“At ASUS, we want our customers to have complete confidence in our products. That is why we are introducing this new 4A Quality & Service with improved and comprehensive warranty coverage, so our customers can rely on ASUS with confidence, knowing that their devices and investments are in good hands,” ASUS Philippines Country Manager George Su said.

Most Strictly-tested US Military-grade laptops

Since 2023, all ASUS laptops undergo the most rigorous torture-test regime, strictly tested according to the latest, most-demanding MIL-STD 810H US military-grade standard. The full test suite of 12 test methods and 26 test procedures simulate operation in harsh environmental conditions — including extremes of altitude, temperature and humidity — along with physical vibration and shock tests designed to mimic rough day-to-day handling.

All ASUS laptops also undergo a barrage of 16 grueling durability tests environmental conditions beyond the military grade standard, ensuring that these laptops are durable and reliable, enhancing their longevity, and hence their sustainability. 

4A Quality and Service – Elevate your peace of mind

The 4A Guarantee is ASUS’ commitment to quality customer service and encompasses four core ideals that, when combined, ensure that investing in and using an ASUS product will be a positive experience for many years to come.

  • Assured Quality – Get unrivaled quality and durability with US military-grade certified laptops backed up by expertly-trained ASUS Service Technicians for after-sales support.

  • Always-on Support – Users can get support whenever they need it, with the built-in MyASUS app via ASUS and ROG social media channels, email, Live Agent Chat support, or ASUS' dedicated call center.

  • All-around Coverage – ASUS devices are protected around the world, with 100+ directly managed Authorized Service Centers in 63 cities nationwide and a global network of service centers that provide International Notebook Warranty services.

  • Added-value Experience – Enjoy complete peace of mind with a dedicated ASUS account support portal and Perfect Warranty, which safeguards ASUS laptops against accidental damage.    

ASUS Standard Warranty – Free warranty packages out-of-the-box

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All ASUS, TUF Gaming, ROG laptops, and ROG Ally come with a standard 2-Year International Warranty, while premium phones, including the ROG Phone series, come with a standard 1-Year Local Warranty

ASUS, TUF Gaming, and ROG laptops also include Perfect Warranty, which provides one-time coverage for customer-induced damages that are not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty (such as accidental drop, accidental breakage, liquid spill, and electrical surges) for one year from the date of purchase. 

ASUS ExpertBook laptops are further covered with a standard 3-year International Warranty. ASUS ExpertPC, Consumer Desktops, and All-in-One PCs are covered with a standard 3-year Local Warranty. All ASUS Business laptops and desktops, consumer desktops, and All-in-One PCs also come with on-site support out of the box.

For ASUS, TUF Gaming, ROG laptops, ROG Ally, and ExpertBook, a one-time comprehensive 9-step Preventive Maintenance service is also provided by the local service center during the duration of the Standard Warranty. This ensures that devices’ functionality and performance are maintained, extending their lifespan to ensure that users can keep their devices for longer periods of time, therefore helping to reduce e-waste and improve the sustainability of ASUS devices.

ASUS Premium Care – Upgraded warranty and protection

Users can take advantage of the enhanced ASUS Premium Care (APC) extended service packages, customized to meet their specific needs – extend the product warranty, expand its coverage, or even revive their device. ASUS Premium Care upgrade packages start at PHP 2,995 and may be purchased up to six months after the date of purchase.

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  • 1-Year International / Local Warranty Extension – Users can protect their investments longer with additional warranty extension

  • ASUS Perfect Warranty Plus (local accidental damage protection) – Keep new ASUS devices safe and protected from accidental damage with additional 1-Year Perfect Warranty coverage.

  • HDD/SSD Retention – Storage on ASUS devices are safeguarded with unlimited free labor and replacement of defective HDD/SSD, and an option to retain the defective HDD/SSD for third party data recovery or secure storage.

  • Carry-in to On-site Upgrade – Hassle-free warranty service straight to ASUS users’ doorsteps by upgrading to On-Site service support.

  • Battery Service Package – Extended local warranty for ASUS devices’ batteries with one-time battery replacement per year in the event of battery failure.

The full list of service packages, per-device eligibility, and pricing may be found on the official ASUS 4A Quality and Service microsite.

The ASUS 4A Quality and Service advantage

With fast repair turnaround time in 100+ directly managed ASUS Service Centers and fast support call pick-up time made possible by a dedicated call center, ASUS is committed to providing the highest level of after-sales service in the country. Booking for on-site service is made even more convenient by the 24/7 On-Site Service warranty application, eliminating the need for users to wait until operating hours to book their appointments. 

In addition, Perfect Warranty's one-time local accidental damage protection and free one-time Preventive Maintenance not only ensures that ASUS products are covered by extensive warranty protection, but also helps reduce e-waste by ensuring ASUS products continue to be operational for years to come.

Users can enjoy 24/7 support in just one click when they sign up as an ASUS Member, with quick access to everything they need from one portal – manage warranties of ASUS and ROG products, download drivers and software, get support and keep track of repair status, and more. 

ASUS 4A Quality and Service is available upon purchase of any ASUS, TUF Gaming, ROG or ASUS Business product. ASUS Premium Care warranty upgrade packages are available upon inquiry at official ASUS/ROG stores and authorized re-sellers.

More information on ASUS 4A Quality and Service may also be found via the official microsite and through the ASUS PH YouTube Channel.