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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ghie Pangilinan opens 2020 with successful “Skin Magical Learn and Earn Caravan” and Skin Magical Cares

If there is one person who knows how to start the new year with a bang, it is Ghie Pangilinan, the CEO and the woman who has grown Skin Magical to be the best distributors of beauty products in the country in a period of four short years. 


On the second day of 2020, Pangilinan kicked off the First Skin Magical Caravan in her hometown of Morong, Rizal.  About 150 people took part in the caravan where they learned about Skin Magical, how they could start their own business and how online selling works.
 

“I really want to share this business with as many people as possible,” Pangilinan said. “I give them tips on how to succeed in this business and I always tell them that they should treat their clients as friends, that they should focus on this business and that they should remain loyal to the brand.”

Pangilinan added that she will never get tired of sharing her story because if it were not for Skin Magical, her husband Jerry might still be an overseas Filipino worker.

“It takes perseverance, determination and a lot of hard work to make it big in the online business,” she said. “You also have to be honest in all your dealings with your partners and clients.”

The highlight of the caravan, which also took place in Quezon City, Bulacan, Pampanga, Caloocan and Laguna for the month of January, was the Live selling portion titled “Gandang Palaban Reseller.” The participants showed off their selling skills and the winners were awarded reseller packages.


The second wave of the Skin Magical Caravan is currently ongoing. For the month of February, the caravan has already made waves in Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Tarlac and Bataan. 

The Skin Magical team took a break from its caravan activities when Taal Volcano erupted last January 12, 2020. Through Skin Magical Cares, the team led by the Pangilinan couple, responded to those in need by conducting relief operations in the towns of Bauan, Tanauan and Alitagtag, all in Batangas. More than 400 families benefitted from the relief operations.

“We know how it feels to be down and out and taking part in relief operations is our way of helping our fellow Filipinos to literally rise up from the ashes of Taal,” Pangilinan said. “There is only one way to go for those who are already down and that way is to go up. We are just doing our share to help them overcome this calamity.”

This year, Pangilinan is scheduled to launch her own book and Skin Magical brochure to be published by ABS-CBN Publishing.

“Please watch out for the launch of my book because I will share with you tips on how to make your own Skin Magical business a success,” she said. “We will keep you posted.

Monday, February 24, 2020

DON’T CHA! MEGA-GROUP & GLOBAL ICONS THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS ANNOUNCE THEIR FIRST TOUR IN 10 YEARS!

The era defying, chart-topping, button-pushing, mega-group are back! The Pussycat Dolls have announced they are reuniting for a world tour, performing together for the first time in over a decade. The voices of a generation will be taking their Pussycat Dolls 2020 Tour to Manila on Saturday, May 9 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Presented by Wilbros Live.

The multi-platinum pop sensations returned to music earlier this month with their acclaimed new single ‘React’, seeing Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta and Carmit Bachar bring back Doll Domination on a global scale. 


Having sold more than 54 Million records worldwide and streamed over 1 Billion times, X2 Winners at the MTV VMA and achieved eight U.K. top 10 singles the dolls have Stick Wit Ya throughout the decades.

Nicole Scherzinger says “I love all my girls so much and cannot wait to show you what we've got in store for you. It’s been a long time coming but this feels like the perfect time to remind the world what it means to be a Pussycat Doll”. 

Robin Antin, founder of The Pussycat Dolls says “I created The Pussycat Dolls back in 1994 and never in my wildest dreams would I have thought it would become one of the most iconic girl groups of our time. I’ve been working on making this reunion happen now for years, so I am very excited that the stars have aligned for THE PCD REUNION! It’s with gratitude to our fans and during this amazing time of female empowerment, to be able to announce the launch of our PCD reunion, celebrating ALL GENDERS, & the brilliant success and talent of the girls that helped influence a movement that was long overdue”.

The Pussycat Dolls will embark on a world tour bringing their chart-topping hits such as ‘Don’t Cha’, ‘Stickwitu’, ‘When I Grow Up’, ‘Buttons’, and many more fan favorites back to life with their iconic dance routines and show-stopping vocals.

Tickets to Pussycat Dolls 2020 Tour in Manila will go on-sale on Saturday, February 29 at 10am via SMTickets.com. For more information, visit any SM Ticket outlets or call 8470-2222.

HBO FILMS’ BAD EDUCATION STARRING HUGH JACKMAN AND ALLISON JANNEY DEBUTS APRIL 26 EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO GO AND HBO

Inspired by true events, Bad Education, debuting same time as the U.S. on 26 April at 9am on HBO GO and HBO, follows Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Allison Janney) who reign over a popular Long Island school district on the verge of the nation’s top spot, spurring record college admissions and soaring property values. But when an embezzlement scheme surfaces that threatens to destroy all they have built, Frank is forced to maintain order and secrecy – by whatever means necessary.



Bad Education is directed by Cory Finley (“Thoroughbreds”) and written by Mike Makowsky (“I Think We’re Alone Now”) and is based on a New York Magazine article by Robert Kolker. The film stars Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe and Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman (“The Greatest Showman,” “Les Misérables”) and Emmy®, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Allison Janney (“I, Tonya,” “Mom”).
  
The film also stars Emmy winner Ray Romano (“The Irish Man,” “The Big Sick”) as Big Bob Spicer, the school board president. Additional cast includes Geraldine Viswanathan (“Miracle Workers,” “Blockers”), Alex Wolff (“Jumanji: The Next Level,” “Hereditary”), Rafael Casal (“Blindspotting”) and Annaleigh Ashford (“Frozen,” “Master of Sex”).

Bad Education, an HBO Films presentation, is directed by Cory Finley; written by Mike Makowsky, based on a New York Magazine article by Robert Kolker; produced by Academy Award nominee Fred Berger (“La La Land”) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (“Midnight Special”) for Automatik; Julia Lebedev (“Dear White People”), Edward Vaisman (“The Discovery”) and Oren Moverman (“The Messenger”) for Sight Unseen Pictures; Mike Makowsky for Slater Hall; executive produced by Leonid Lebedev (“Dear White People”) and Caroline Jacko (“The Scoop”).

The Int’l Banker awards BDO’s Tan, “CEO of the Year in Asia”

BDO Unibank, Inc.’s Nestor V. Tan, president and chief executive officer, was named the Banking CEO of the Year in Asia during The International Banker Awards 2019 while the bank was awarded as the Best in Innovation in Retail Banking in the Philippines.

The global financial publication awards “top-ranking individuals and organizations that set new benchmarks for performance and push the boundaries within the financial industry.” It recognizes the top CEOs in each region “for their essential contributions as the premier decision-makers within their financial institutions.”

Banking CEO of the Year in Asia. BDO president and chief executive officer Nestor V. Tan is named by The International Banker as the Banking CEO of the Year in Asia for his exemplary decision-making skills in steering the bank.


Meanwhile, reader-nominated banks in countries from North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia and Australasia, and the Middle East and Africa are assessed for providing “much-needed capital for economic growth, cutting-edge innovation to improve security and efficiency, intelligent investing to maximize profits, and shareholder value.”


Expanding access to banking

The International Banker underscored the exemplary performance of BDO’s retail lending business despite challenging conditions. On an annual basis, the bank reported at the end of 2018 that its total loans across all segments increased by 18%, with provincial lending growing by 22%. Most recently, BDO recorded a 6% year-on-year growth on its customer loans for the first three quarters of 2019. 

The quarterly magazine also lauded the bank’s effective and innovative retail banking strategy. BDO runs a growing distribution network consisting of over 1,300 branches and 4,400 ATMs to help make banking more accessible to Filipinos.

As part of its “We Find Ways” service philosophy, BDO pioneered longer banking hours and weekend banking in select branches to serve those who are unavailable during regular banking hours.

Retail Banking Excellence. BDO was awarded as the Best in Innovation in Retail Banking in the Philippines during The International Banker Awards 2019. The global financial publication awards “organizations that set new benchmarks for performance and push the boundaries within the financial industry.


Complementing its expansive reach is its Cash Agad service. Cash Agad allows accountholders to use their ATM cards to withdraw cash from a point-of-sale (POS) terminal operated by partner merchants. The bank provides this service to communities that are too far from ATMs. It also helps provide livelihood to residents and drives local economy.

BDO is also into rural banking through its subsidiary, BDO Network Bank, which caters to the financial needs of those living in the archipelago’s most remote areas, particularly in Mindanao.


Saturday, February 22, 2020

Discover the Magical Books: an Immersive Augmented Reality (AR) Reading Experience with 12 New Titles

Are you a parent with your child in tow for the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2020? Rows upon rows of children’s books await! 

With books at 50% - 90% off recommended retail price, creating your own mini library at home will not be a problem at the World’s Biggest Book Sale. Get the perfect book to read aloud to your tot or get in some fun and learning for bath time. There are also board books, activity books, sticker books, books on religion, sound books, pop-up books and even books for older kids under readers.




Give your child a head start for kindergarten with books on the alphabet and numbers with ‘The Montessori Method’ book series about ‘Farms’, ‘Shapes’, ‘Seasons’ and ‘Numbers’. The books are designed to stimulate the cognitive abilities of young children and colorful stickers included in the book add more fun to the activities. This will also help them get a strong foundation in early concept from recognition of shapes to counting.



Does your little one find it overwhelming when a book has too many words? Make learning more fun with ‘100% Full-Sized Bugs’ packed chock-full of colourful pages that depict insects in their actual size and fun facts like the giant bug can swim very well and even catch small fish and tadpoles. Once they have had their fill of bugs, let them explore what the animal kingdom has to offer with ‘100 Facts: Oceans’ and ’100 Facts Reptiles & Amphibians’.                                


To enhance their imagination, let them have a go at the pop-up books in store. In ‘Planet Pop-Up: Tiger Takes Off’, travel to the circus to meet a fearless flying tiger, penguins launching from a cannon, a roller-skating octopus and all of their acrobatic friends in this pop-up extravaganza with a surprise on every page. If that is not enough, let the little ones have fun listening to different sounds such as the splash of a puddle, clinking of coins and blare of a horn with ‘The Wheels on the Bus’.

                            


There is no better way to expand upon your child’s vocabulary than to get them started on reading from young. ‘My Little Pony: The Princess Collection Box Set’ includes four stories of the adventures of the ponies and lessons about friendship along the way. Then, let the kids dive into the world of fairy tales with beloved characters from ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ and ‘The Beauty and the Beast’.



Having trouble getting through a book from start to finish with your child? Is their attention often focused on smartphones and tablets? Whilst parents may stress about keeping their children gadget-free, the Magical Book series offers the best solution by combining the best of both worlds by using physical books and eye-catching Augmented Reality (AR) technology to revolutionize reading for the next generation. These books are available exclusively at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2020, as the sole distributor of the books in Asia.

     


During the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2019, 6 books were introduced to rave reviews by Filipino parents who could not get enough of the Magical Book series. Due to popular demand, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila has brought back 12 brand new titles including ‘Frozen: A Sleepover Party and ‘Winnie the Pooh: Fun with First Words’. The Magical Book series are a great tool to assist the interaction between parents and their children through an immersive and interactive reading experience. There is a total of 18 titles available at the Sale including ‘ABC Fun with Mickey‘ and ‘123 Counting Fun with Mickey’ that magnifies the learning aspects of the books with activities such as tracing of letters and counting exercises.  Make the most of the buy 5 get 1 free promotion on selected Magical Books and discover brand new titles.



The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2020 will be open for 24 hours straight from now until 24 February at the World Trade Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila. During the 11-day duration of the World’s Biggest Book Sale, more than 2 million English titles will be available at 50%-90% off recommended retail price and entry is FREE. The ‘Crazy Deals’ promotion will also be introduced for the first time in Manila, offering incredible further markdowns as low as ₱60.



Follow the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’s social media pages for more updates:



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbwbooksphilippines/

Instagram: @bbwbooksph

Website: https://bigbadwolfbooks.com/

Friday, February 21, 2020

YOUR CRAVINGS ARE ANSWERED: The Tuna Lasagna Supreme is back (for a while only)!

Foodies everywhere, rejoice! 

Greenwich has just announced that the scrumptious Tuna Lasagna Supreme is #nandiTUNAulit! Following last year’s overwhelming response, plus the innumerable requests from its customers, the number one pizza and pasta chain in the country has decided to give Greenwich kabarkadas a special treat by bringing back the crave-worthy Tuna Lasagna Supreme this 2020! 

The Tuna Lasagna Supreme is prepared with layers and layers of al-dente lasagna noodles with herby-tangy tomato sauce, tuna chunks, and rich, creamy cheese. This multiple layered pasta is so tasty that pasta fans won’t be able to stop themselves from munching bite after flavorful bite. 





“There was such a huge positive reaction from our Greenwich kabarkadas when we introduced the Tuna Lasagna Supreme last year. Since then, we’ve been getting inquiries to put it back on the menu. We value our Greenwich kabarkadas, kaya #nandiTUNAUlit ang Tuna Lasagna Supreme this summer – made with patong-patong na sarap of tuna chunks combined with other delicious ingredients you love in Greenwich’s best-selling Lasagna Supreme,” said Pam Reyes, Greenwich marketing head. 

This crave-worthy pasta is only available in stores until April 12, 2020, so catch several servings of it while you can! The Tuna Lasagna Supreme is priced at PhP89 for a la carte, and PhP99 for a meal, at all Greenwich stores nationwide, via delivery at #5-55-55 or greenwichdelivery.com.

Pia Wurtzbach joins the Jollibee family as its newest endorser


  
From L-R: Event host Vince Velasco, Jollibee Brand Engagement Officer Celina Tan, Jollibee AVP for Brand PR, Communications and Digital Arline Adeva, Pia Wurtzbach, Jollibee Marketing Director for Core Products Mari Aldecoa, and Jollibee Brand Manager for Core Product Pamie Cruz. 

What’s better than one Pia Wurtzbach? How about two Pia Wurtzbachs, announcing to the world—or the universe, rather—the much-awaited return of a Jollibee favorite, the crispy and creamy two-na sarap Jollibee Tuna Pie, now in Original and Spicy variants?
No less than the 2015 Miss Universe herself, looking confidently beautiful as ever, is the latest addition to the star-studded Jollibee family of ambassadors. 
In the brand-new commercial, two versions of Wurtzbach represent the two-na variants of the Tuna Pie. This reflects how Wurtzbach is in real life, a person who is dynamic and adaptable—when she’s with friends and loved ones, she could simply be her amazing self like the Original variant; or when the event calls for it, she could also be fierce and fiery like the exciting kick of the Spicy variant.
The world-famous beauty queen is now the face of the Crispy and Creamy Two-Na Sarap Jollibee Tuna Pie
“I’ve been dreaming of working with Jollibee for a long time now,” says Wurtzbach. “It’s a brand I grew up with. I even had a birthday party at Jollibee as a kid growing up in Cagayan de Oro City. Who doesn’t love Jollibee?”
“We believe Pia Wurtzbach is the perfect choice to be the face of our two-na variants for the Jollibee Tuna Pie, because of how dynamic she can be,” says Mari Aldecoa, Jollibee Marketing Director for Core Products.  “She can be as effortlessly elegant or as fiery and adventurous as she wants, and we absolutely love that. We’re excited for all the memories we can make with Pia now that she’s part of the Jollibee family.”
What’s even better is that the new Spicy variant was an instant hit with Wurtzbach. “I love the new Spicy Tuna Pie! It’s just the right amount of kick,” she says. “Don’t worry about it being too hot! If you love the Original variant, wait ‘til you try this one!”


Whether you love the timeless classic of the Original Tuna Pie or you like that extra hot kick of the Spicy variant, the Tuna Pie’s crispy and creamy two-na sarap will keep you coming back for more with its two-na variants! Grab yours now for only PHP 45.00, or if you can’t get enough, try the Tuna Pie Trio for only PHP 132.00! Tuna Pie is available for dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery at all Jollibee stores nationwide. 
Log on to jollibeedelivery.com or dial #87000 to order yourself the crispy and creamy Tuna Pie. For more info and updates on Jollibee products, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Huawei Film Awards Partners with Filipino Film Directors


Empowering Aspiring Filmmakers by Bringing Smartphone Photography and Videography to the Next Level
  
February 4, 2020 was a day filled with creativity and passion as Huawei held the Huawei Film Awards, a grand showcase of the gift and talent of Filipinos. Alongside several videos aired that day, like the short films from Pepe Diokno and Sid Maderazo, both famous directors in the Philippines, and the music video of singer-songwriter Reese Lansangan, was the official launch of Huawei’s CSR documentary by filmmaker and humanitarian, Lyka Gonzalez.
The Mate 30 Momentum Continues On
As part of the steady movement prompted by last year’s success of the Huawei Mate 30 Series in the Philippines, the Huawei Film Awards is an Asia Pacific festival dedicated to celebrating work shot using any Huawei mobile phone, with the goal of uncovering and supporting the talents of tomorrow. Through the HFA and Huawei’s groundbreaking smartphones, filmmakers are empowered to expand their scope and freedom to create breathtaking films.

As a global tech brand known for its innovative approaches, Huawei carries on to develop ways for its consumers to unleash their creative potential. Through the Mate 30 Series, Huawei continues to enable its users across the globe to break free from traditional practices and explore brand new ways of art and expression.
Films Seen Through the Huawei Mate 30 Pro Lens
Distinguished names in the industry graced the audience with their beautiful and heart warming films. Producing creative visions into tangible works of art was possible using Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro 40MP Cine Camera which supports a variety of shooting modes. As effective the Mate 30 Pro is as a tool, the match of talent and genius of Pepe Diokno, Sid Maderazo, Reese Lansangan and Lyka Gonzalez is immeasurable.

Renowned director, Pepe Diokno, expressed his admiration with the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro as it was the main device he used when he shot his short film titled Things. “We shot the whole film from morning until night and the battery lasted the whole day. We were shocked that we didn’t have to charge while shooting! Every single frame was shot using the Mate 30 Pro and we didn’t add anything else and the results were just amazing!”, said Diokno.

Popular TV Commercial Director, Sid Maderazo, shared his perspective on evolution of film making saying, “The high end cameras obviously have a lot of advantages with big lenses, but I think we’re going on the right direction. Witnessing and using the phone for me opens a lot of possibilities and seeing the films by Lyka and Pepe, and to think that everything was shot using a gadget that can fit inside your pocket is just mind-blowing! And coming from film, that is something else.”

“The film that we produced was shot mostly on the Pro mode, that allowed us control on what shutter speed to use, aperture to use, and even the frame rate. So, that customization abilities gave us a lot of freedom and control in shooting the film that we want”, says Lyka Gonzalez when asked about which feature she liked best while filming.


The HFA was not only to celebrate the prowess of the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro but was also a way to shine light on important narratives for people to learn. Anna Oposa, Save Philippine Seas’ Executive Director, expressed how the partnership with Huawei has not only given their organization a chance to be recognized more but also the various projects under them. Full of hope for the future, Anna says, “As the Philippines is the center of biodiversity, we are also the center of adversity. That’s why the partnership with Huawei is so crucial. Huawei has always been at the forefront of developing technology and pushing what can be and what possibilities are. This is I hope the beginning of what is a deeper relationship with Huawei as we work together to reimagine possibilities”.
The HUAWEI Mate 30 Series is built with unmatched features that deliver incredibly smooth and engaging user experience. It is equipped with the HUAWEI Kirin 990, supported by long lasting battery life, seamless SuperCharge, EMUI 10, and the biggest camera upgrade, boasting the world’s first 40MP dual main camera. This powerhouse series was developed with photography and videography capabilities that is unrivaled up to this day. The Huawei Film Awards is testament to how users across the world continue to stay true to #RethinkPossibilities.
The Asia Pacific Regional Huawei Film Awards is set to happen this coming March in Thailand where several awards including APAC Best Director (Male or Female), APAC Best Actor (Male or Female), APAC Best Cinematography, and Best Film in the Country Level will be announced. Brilliant and accomplished filmmakers of this generation namely Pepe Diokno, Carlo Manatad, Martika Escobar, and JP Habac, are on the run to bagging these awards with their films entitled Things, Tisay, Living Things, So Long So Long To Everyone. 
Passionate for short films and meaningful stories? Entries for the Acia Pacific Regional Huawei Film Awards will be accepted until February 25, 2020! To learn more about the HFA, you may visit this link: https://consumer.huawei.com/ph/campaign/film-awards/
Together with the Huawei Film Awards, Huawei also officially launched its CSR Gallery alongside a Mate 30 5G Series roadshow in SM Aura. Directors Pepe Diokno, Sid Maderazo and Lyka Gonzalez were all joined by Anna Oposa and Huawei Marketing, Steph Co and Kim Chua to formally open the exhibition to the public. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Meralco announces power rate decrease for February 2020

When you are a mom on a tight budget, every peso counts. And if you're like me you probably scrutinize each item in your bills, making sure that everything adds up. So imagine my surprise when I noticed that our electricity bill had gone down these past couple of months.

I did a quick research and it seems a lot of people had the great news, and this was the post the explained it. 

For the second month in a row, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced a decrease in power rates for February.  

The overall rate for a typical household consuming 200kWh decreased by P0.59 to P8.86 per kilowatt hour (kWh), its lowest level in two years, from last month’s P9.45 per kWh. Such a household will see a decrease of around P118 for their total electricity bill this month.
The reduction is mainly due to a lower generation charge after the implementation of new Power Supply Agreements (PSAs) starting last December 26. 

The back-to-back rate decreases to start the year total to P1.00 per kWh and goes against the usual trend of February rates increasing, as seen in the previous five years. 
The generation charge for February decreased to P4.51 per kWh thanks to Meralco’s prudent and strategic partnerships with power suppliers and the resulting new PSAs, such as San Miguel Energy Corporation, South Premiere Power Corporation, and AC Energy, who charge a lower generation cost. Charges from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) were also lower this month.

These lower prices from the new PSAs and the WESM—which accounted for 44% of the total supply—offset the cost of power from Meralco’s Independent Power Producers and old PSAs, which increased to P5.29 per kWh.
With these new PSAs providing lower generation costs, the public can expect consistently low power bills with energy-efficient use of appliances and devices at home, allowing for a bigger budget for other household and family needs. 

They even shared some energy efficiency tips!
As we approach the summer months, Meralco encourages its customers to continue practicing energy efficiency initiatives at home to help manage their electricity consumption, such as:
- Such as unplugging appliances when not in use to avoid “phantom load”
- Using the aircon at mid-setting or at 25 degrees Celsius
- Using a power board or strip which can supply power to several appliances at once
- Maximizing natural light during daytime
- Keeping appliances well-maintained to ensure optimal performance


Q4 rankings: Vivo is top 2 smartphone vendor in the Philippines


 Showing no signs of slowing down, Vivo established a 25% total market share in Q4 of 2019 to take second spot in the local smartphone industry rankings.



Based on the latest Canalys report on the smartphone landscape of the Philippines, the leading global technology company achieved the feat behind a 159% year-on-year growth which may be attributed to a series of new technologies, products and marketing initiatives rolled out last year.



Vivo introduced the V15 and V15Pro with the world’s first 32MP elevating dual selfie camera




The V17 Pro with the world’s first dual selfie cameras composed of 32MP main camera 
and 8MP 105-degree super-wide-angle camera



Focusing on innovation and novelty, Vivo introduced the V15Pro with the world’s first 32MP elevating dual selfie camera, the V17 Pro with the world’s first dual selfie cameras composed of 32MP main camera and 8MP 105-degree super-wide-angle camera, and the NEX 3 with the world’s first Super AMOLED Waterfall FullView™ display and a seamless body without any notch, bezel or buttons.


Vivo’s NEX 3 with the world’s first Super AMOLED Waterfall FullView display 
and a seamless body without any notch, bezel or buttons




Appealing to a younger generation who place emphasis on style, the brand also launched the S1 and S1 Pro handsets—both sporting a first-of-its-kind diamond-shaped rear quad camera consisting of 48MP main, 8MP secondary, 2MP wide angle, and 2MP macro lenses. 



“We are very excited to further improve our brand performance and grow our market this year, especially with the latest technology and design innovations that we will be introducing,” said Kenny Zeng Kai, Vice President of Operations at Vivo Philippines.



Vivo also expanded its reach to a younger market by introducing its first-ever local brand ambassador, Maine Mendoza. As the face of Vivo in the Philippines, the TV and movie celebrity helped launch the Vivo V15 Pro, V15 Blossom Pink, and V17 Pro models. She was also featured in a TV advertisement and various digital marketing materials and collaterals.

Better hurry and grab your favorite Pinoy snack in Metro Manila- while stocks last!



Many Filipinos will agree on one thing: there’s nothing better than indulging on a warm, sweet and comforting slice of buko pie. Getting that slice though, may mean driving hours out of town to Laguna or Tagaytay. But this February, getting your sweet fix is easy as pie because Jollibee is bringing back everyone’s favorite Pinoy delicacy, the Buko Pie!

That’s right—once again for a limited time only, you can head to your nearest Jollibee Metro Manila store to have that Buko Pie delight! When that craving strikes, enjoy the taste of that wonderful sweet custard and chunky buko filling that’s waiting beneath that satisfying golden crispy crust. 





“The initial reception to the Jollibee Buko Pie was absolutely great, and we wanted to give Filipinos another taste of their favorite snack with that familiar and comforting local flavor,” said Kay Segismundo, Jollibee Senior Marketing Manager for Complementary Products. “With the Jollibee Buko Pie, anyone can experience that warm and reassuring taste of carefree days at home anytime.”

Hurry and treat yourself to a Jollibee Buko Pie now, for only PHP30 (solo) and PHP89 (3 Pies-to-Go) available for dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery at all Jollibee Metro Manila stores.

For more updates and info, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Ghie Pangilinan opens 2020 with successful “Skin Magical Learn and Earn Caravan” and Skin Magical Cares

If there is one person who knows how to start the new year with a bang, it is Ghie Pangilinan, the  CEO and the  woman who has grown Skin Ma...