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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Realme Philippines Celebrates Successful First Year, Goes Full Throttle into for the Holiday Season and 2020




Only a year after taking on the challenge of entering the robust Philippine smartphone market, realme Philippines has established a strong presence in the market, achieving record-breaking sales both online and offline, across different channels, getting recognition for every product launched, landing a top spot among established smartphone brands and building strong brand connection and preference among Filipino smartphone users.




Realme Philippines is confident its powerful and highly competitive array of products from budget to upper midrange smartphones will continue to win market following. The realme signature is increasingly becoming synonymous with real value – delivering high-tier experience at much more affordable price points and making technology accessible to every Filipino that deserves optimum smartphone performance.


Kicking off the holiday season is a series of holiday promotions and offerings, with more affordable prices for the realme C2, realme 3 Pro and realme 5 Pro. Alongside this is the much-anticipated 12.12 sale on Lazada with amazing deals for customers, and the initial sale of the realme Buds 2 and realme buds wireless accessories.



Rocking it with 7

Realme Philippines rocked the local smartphone industry with its seven smartphones in its lineup: the entry-level royalties realme C1 and C2, midrange champions realme 3 and realme 3 Pro, quad-camera powerhouses realme 5 and realme 5 Pro, and the newly launched 64MP quad-camera Xpert realme XT.



All these smartphones deliver on the brand’s promise of real value, consistently being listed by different tech critics as among the best in their respective price segments. The realme 5 was recently hailed as the top two best-selling smartphone at LazMall’s Grand 11.11 sale. The realme XT, like the preceding realme smartphones, sold like pancakes in its first online and offline sales to beat previous sales records.



In 2020, realme Philippines is looking forward to bringing into the local market more realme global products to provide its Filipino fans more game-changing smartphone options, and high-quality tech lifestyle accessories such as the new wireless buds and tech backpack.



Building real-ationships

Realme Philippines works vigorously to establish its brand in multiple touchpoints. Banking on the growing online retail culture in the country, realme Philippines sealed partnerships with leading e-commerce platforms such as Lazada, Shopee and ArgoMall. The brand also broadens its reach offline, closing 2019 with 4,500 partner stores, which include big IT players.



True to its commitment of making high-performing devices attainable for more Filipinos, realme also partnered with top financing company Home Credit. The partnership continues to bear fruits for both brands, with Home Credit’s Chief Sales Officer Petr Korinek announcing that realme is among the top 5 most-availed smartphones through its plans in just 6 months.



Realme Philippines’ collaboration with Moonton, the developer of the No.1 game in the Philippines Mobile Legends, has also cemented the former’s position in the gaming sphere. Further propelling this is the brand’s own Mobile Legends tourneys, which were supported by top gamers such as Ako Si Dogie, a known personality within the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang community with millions of social media followers.



Acknowledging the tech savviness of the Filipino consumer, realme Philippines hopes to further bolster its presence in the tech space by partnering with leading PC brand Acer. This partnership led to realme Philippines’ Christmas raffle promo #realGalo, which will give away Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptops to 10 lucky customers who will purchase a realme smartphone from November 23 to December 22.




The brand’s most valued relationship however, is with its fans and user base. Realme Philippines currently has the biggest and most-active smartphone community in the country. Realme nurtures this family, with executives personally attending to customer queries and joining knowledge-sharing forums through their Facebook group, which now has 75,000 members. All members can join special events, promos and activities.



Realme Philippines Marketing Director Austine Huang shares, “We at realme make sure that we keep it real in everything we do: real value in our products and real and strong bond with our partners. We are grateful for the strong support of our brand partners, the media and tech experts, and of course, our realme squad. Thank you! Expect nothing but the best from realme in the coming year. Join us as we dare to leap to a more fun and exciting 2020!”



Going full-steam into 2020

Realme Philippines places a premium on user experience and convenience and affordability in its products and services. This principle is reflected in the brand’s growing range of unmatched devices across different price points and their availability in multiple online and offline channels.



To make sure its customers have optimum access to its stores, realme is gearing to further increase its offline presence this 2020. The brand currently has 4,500 partner stores, 220 kiosks and 13 concept stores nationwide. Today is also the opening of the brand’s flagship concept store in Iloilo City, and another concept store at SM Sucat.



Kicking off the holiday season are the markdowns for favored realme smartphones, such as the #RealEntrylevelKing realme C2 2GB+32GB, now priced at only Php4,990, and its 3GB+64GB variant, now available for only Php5,990. The gaming phone realme 5 Pro 8GB+128GB is now only Php12,990. Through these price drops, realme has just made its product line the best smartphones offered at real value prices.

  

For more information on realme Philippines and its products, customers may visit its official Facebook and Instagram accounts at @realmePhilippines. 




Vivo launches fashionable S1 Pro that suits every style



“Preppy”, “Hipster”, “Gamer”, “Laid Back”—today’s generation have continuously been embracing a plethora of styles. People from all ages and different walks of life can frequently be seen breaking barriers and deviating tradition to express themselves in their own unique ways.

Catering to this inception of numerous styles fashioned by different people under the same atmosphere, Vivo, the leading global technology company, recently launched the stylish S1 Pro at the Conrad Hotel, Manila.

The event, graced by Vivo Philippines executives, product distributors, and media partners, featured a lavish and colourful venue with two interactive zones that called for guests to explore their style. 

“The Styling Suite”, a fancy-looking open-air dressing room with several hair and make-up artists, allowed guests to get the best look and end up with a stunning makeover. To complete the look, there was also a “Styling booth” where guests tried out different outfits from Forever 21.

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Of course, the main highlight of the night was the unveiling of the newest line in the Vivo S series. Through product talks and TVC premieres, guests learned that the Vivo S1 Pro was truly a phone fit for any and every style the user chooses to explore.

Its unparalleled 32MP front camera is perfect for selfie-lovers. For those more comfortable with shots taken with the rear camera, the Vivo S1 Pro sports a magnificent diamond-shaped rear quad camera set-up consisting of a 48MP main, 8MP secondary, 2MPwide-angle, and 2MP macro camera that perfectly capture “OOTD” shots.

For gamers, the S1 Pro also boasts of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and 8GBRAM/128ROM—a medley of specs synonymous to average game-ready laptops. The phone also has a gaming mode where users will be stripped off of notifications which may hinder the full-on phone-gaming experience.

Meanwhile, for minimalists who simply use the phone for communicating, watching, and browsing, the S1 Pro’s 6.38-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, along with the same RAM/ROM specs, brings smooth and seamless use for a hassle-free experience. 





Part of the launch was a fashion show which proved that the phone’s sleek, but unique design, whether in Knight Black and Fancy Sky colorways, is perfect for every style and every occasion. Models in different collections from Forever 21 paraded a beautiful runway, each flaunting the newest Vivo S1 Pro—cementing the fact, that the S1 Pro is the ultimate phone which encourages users to “explore your style”.

Retailing for P15,999, the smartphone can be pre-ordered online and in-store from November 21 to 29. It will be available at all authorized Vivo outlets nationwide starting November 30.

Miss Jaimee Nicole Angeles Manio of Pampanga wins Miss Silka PH 2019


Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself -- Coco Chanel




Twenty-six candidates,  each representing different provinces who have won their respective regional titles last November 29 vied for the title of Miss Silka Philippines 2019

(L-R) Ms. Silka 2nd Runner Up 2019 Ma. Izabel Lamberth of Baguio, Miss Silka Philippines 2019’s grand winner Jaimee Nicole Angeles Manio of Pampanga, Ms.Silka 1st Runner Up 2019 Angelica Corporal of Bulacan, Ms. Silka 3rd Runner Up 2019 Krisha Andrea Pekitpekit of Cebu



Early favorites during the beauty pageant ceremony were  Ms. Angelica Corporal of Bulacan and Ms. Ma Izabel Lamberth from Baguio. The title goes to Ms. Jaimee Nicole Angeles Manio of Pampanga for her exceptional wit , beauty and presence of mind during the question and answer portion. 



Now on its 12th year, the Miss Silka Philippines 2019 beauty pageant, one of the most-awaited beauty pageants in the country, serves as an avenue to celebrate diversity among Filipina women by providing regional and cultural representation nationally.




A whooping P150,000 in cash and exciting products were given to Miss Silka Philippines 2019’s big winner, Jaimee Nicole Angeles Manio of Pampanga. 

On top of that, P100,000 worth of donations will be given to her chosen charity. Other winners are: Ms. Silka 1st Runner Up 2019, Angelica Corporal of Bulacan who wins P100,000; Ms. Silka 2nd Runner Up 2019, Ma. Izabel Lamberth of Baguio who gets P70,000; and Ms. Silka 3rd Runner Up 2019, Krisha Andrea Pekitpekit of Cebu who bags P50,000.



The special award for Ms. Congeniality was given to Alexandria Palacat from Ilocandia.

(L-R) Radio DJ Sean Kyle, Cosmetique Asia Corporation Human Resources Manager Ms. Amily Tejada, Ms. Jewel Alexandria Palacat from Ilocandia, Cosmetique Asia Corporation Marketing Manager for Silka Ms. Jane Co, Singer, Actress and Host Yanah Laurel





One of the big winners of the special awards was Angelica Corporal of Bulacan, who aside from her 1st Runner Up finish, also bagged the win for Ms. Talent 2019, Ms. Photogenic 2019, and Best in Evening Gown. The other winners of the special awards were Ms. Swimwear 2019 Jaimee Nicole Angeles Manio of Pampanga, Ms. Juicy Cologne 2019 Kathlyn Camille Lee from Davao, and Ms. Casual Wear 2019 Ma. Izabel Lamberth of Baguio. The special awards for Ms. Congeniality and Popular Choice Award were also presented during the finals which were won by Jewel Alexandria Palacat from Ilocandia and Angela Milvie Bucu of Leyte, respectively. A consolation prize of P6,000 each were given to the 22 other contestants. All the contestants were also given Silka products gift packs.


The special award for People’s Choice was received by Ms. Angela Milvie Bucu of Leyte.




Singer, Actress and Host Yanah Laurel and Radio DJ Sean Kyle hosted the grand coronation day. Multi-awarded versatile actress and television personality Angelica Panganiban, the new face of Silka Green Papaya Soap; and R&B crooner Jason Dy, also graced the most awaited grand occasion. The Swimwear and Talent Competition were held on Nov. 27-28 at URBN Bar Timog, Quezon City and Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center respectively.







Beyond beauty and glamour, the Miss Silka Philippines 2019 pageant aims to serve as an inspiration to all Filipinas to value self-care or more known in Filipino as “alaga.”



"We want to focus on and remove the stigma from self-love, self-care, and independence.” said Eunice de Belen, Senior Brand Manager of Silka. Each queen has their own advocacy and fought for the title currently held by Maraiah Queen Arceta from Cebu. “We want all Filipinas to know that self-care or “alaga sa sarili” is essential. It is not about being wrapped up in oneself, as it strengthens and enables us to fully support and take care of others (our loved ones), contributing positively to community, society, and one’s chosen advocacy. After all, we cannot give what we do not have. Caring “alaga” has to start from oneself. Once you do that, you’ll see how much more you can give ‘alaga’ to others.” de Belen said.



For more information about Silka and the pageant:
Visit https://www.facebook.com/SilkaSkincare and follow on Instagram at @SilkaSkincare.


Friday, November 29, 2019

“Gerald Santos headlines UNLIMITED, A CONCERT FOR A CAUSE”



International stage actor and Pinoy Pride bearer Gerald Santos headlines in one of the biggest concerts for this year, UNLIMITED, A CONCERT FOR A CAUSE, which is slated on December 13, 2019, 8PM at the Newport Performing Arts Theater.  

An initial concert offering of LE’ POSH Entertainment Production, this concert endeavor is a coming together of world class Filipino artists who all have a soft spot for the plight and welfare of our OFWs and their loved ones.



Santos avers, “I was an OFW myself. Being in UK for 2 years as part of the Miss Saigon UK Tour stint made me realize how our kababayans, the feelings and sentiments of the many OFWs I had the opportunity to intermingle with. I know how difficult it is to be away from your family and with this concert, it is my prayer that it  brings cheers to the OFWs who are home during the holiday season and their families who will join and watch it.” 

Joining Gerald on the concert stage are OPM icon Nyoy Volante, fast-rising star Kyline Alcantara, Singaporean theatre veteran Rachel Chan, The Clash Finalist Garret Bolden and Rock Legend Jett Pangan.



LE’POSH Entertainment Production teams up with other government and non-government agencies for this concert to alleviate the plight of our OFWs. 

The concert is written and directed by Antonino Rommel Ramilo, with concept by Pierre Hernandez. Musical director is Jason Abram Cabato.

Tickets are available at TicketWorld.com.ph ( 8891-9999 ).

Dont Pay Cash PayMaya!




I remember last week when I only had p430 in my wallet. I forgot to bring my atm cards. Date pa naman namin ng apo ko si Finn. The last time I know, I ran out of cash. My kid wanted a pretzel from Auntie Annes. The good thing is there is a payment option using PayMaya. Voila!! I bought 4 pretzels and dyaraaaan may pa cashback agad!!. Before I went home, I dropped by Mercury Drug to buy my medicines. Yes, there is a reliable PayMaya again to #scantopay.  

Ang saya lang that I dont have to bring cash to pay for everything during that day. I just have to scan to pay QR using my phone. What a relief that your mobile device handles everything for you.

Yesterday, PayMaya launches their newest campaign. The event was attended by PayMaya executives and media.  Guess what, there is a cashback each time you buy your medicines or supplements from their preferred merchant Mercury Drug! 




As the Christmas season goes into full swing, the shopping lists of Filipinos everywhere are also steadily growing—gifts for family and friends, treats for yourself, and groceries for your feast at home. Add to that the much-needed gas for the holiday traffic rush and for travel to parties and out-of-town trips. What if there was a way to make your holiday shopping more convenient and more rewarding?

 
Beginning this holiday season, PayMaya is the preferred payment option at your favorite supermarkets, retail stores, fast food restaurants, gas stations, and pharmacies—offering PayMaya Preferred exclusive promos and discounts that will definitely give you better value for your money than cash or credit card.

By simply using PayMaya QR to #ScanToPay for your purchases at select PayMaya Preferred partner merchant locations, you get amazing offers that are available exclusive to PayMaya QR users. You can enjoy this on top of your cashback promos from PayMaya and other deals from your favorite establishment.


“As more Filipinos use PayMaya for all their payment needs, especially during the holiday season, we’re ramping up our efforts to give our customers an even more rewarding experience at our PayMaya Preferred partner merchants. With these awesome exclusive deals offered by our partners whenever you use PayMaya QR, PayMaya is enabling a shopping experience that is truly better than what cash can give them this holiday season and beyond,” said Raymund Villanueva, Head of Growth and Brand Marketing at PayMaya.

Get P100 more for groceries for your Christmas feasts  
Grocery shopping for your Christmas party spread? Let PayMaya help you cook up a better feast for your loved ones. Shop at Robinsons Supermarket, Easy Mart, and Selections to enjoy P100 cashback once a week when you spend a minimum of P500 via PayMaya QR. To add to that, you can also get a chance to be among the 14 lucky winners of a 1-minute shopping spree worth P10,000.

Landers also offers PayMaya customers a 5% cashback of up to P2,500 every month on no minimum spend when you #ScanToPay via PayMaya QR for your purchases. Meanwhile, PayMaya users who will get an SMS containing a unique voucher code from Landers can get their free membership until December 31.   

Enjoy more perks when you dine out   
Enjoy more perks when you dine out with family and friends by using PayMaya QR at BonChon. Get a P100 voucher for a minimum spend of P200 when you #ScanToPay via PayMaya QR. You can enjoy this deal twice a month and even stand a chance to win one year’s worth of BonChon chicken for your K-food cravings.

Drive up better rewards for your trips  
Paying for gas, especially for all the trips you will be taking this season, does not have to be painful anymore because PayMaya QR drives up better rewards for you. #ScanToPay at Total, Metro Oil, and Marz Fuel to get P5 cashback for every liter*, up to P1,000 a month, until Feb 2020.


More perks to help you live better
Live well to live better with the help of PayMaya. When purchasing your medicines or vitamins, keep in mind that paying via PayMaya QR is preferred at Mercury Drug as you can get P100 cashback once a week for a P500 minimum spend until February 2020.

Unwrap the best holiday shopping deals
This Christmas season, unwrap better PayMaya Preferred deals when you start your holiday gift-shopping at Robinsons Department Store and Toys ‘R Us.

Better than cash deals beyond the Holiday season
More exciting deals from KFC, Rustans Supermarket, Shopwise, Wellcome, and Powerfill are also waiting for you in December!

You can enjoy your better than cash perks at PayMaya Preferred partners even beyond the holiday season, as PayMaya is looking to work with more partner merchants to offer the best deals and rewards for all. 

For customers, this means a more rewarding experience at your favorite merchants through exclusive deals on top of PayMaya’s ongoing promos. For PayMaya Preferred merchants, on the other hand, this means driving more business to their stores and branches, as they offer a better payment experience to their customers.   

“We are thrilled to roll out more PayMaya Preferred promos in the coming months and work with merchant partners in offering customers an easier, more convenient, and more rewarding way to pay—taking us a step closer to a more digital and cashless society,” Villanueva added.  

To start getting more out of your holiday shopping and purchases, #ScanToPay with the PayMaya app now. If you don’t have your own PayMaya account yet, it’s never too late to go cashless. Download the PayMaya app for free on iOS or Android now and avail of great deals, promos, and offers. For more information on exclusive deals and offers available to users, visit www.paymaya.com/deals or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of Voyager Innovations, is the only financial technology company in the Philippines that offers integrated consumer and merchant payment solutions with the widest on-ground branch network. 

It is the first to give millions of Filipinos an e-wallet that allows them to pay cashless transactions at any time of the day, anywhere in the world, and from any device. It is the financial technology arm of Voyager Innovations, the leading technology company in the country backed by PLDT, KKR, Tencent, World Bank’s IFC and the IFC Emerging Asia Fund. 

Goldilocks Re-Opens Sta Rosa Nueva Ecija Store


From left to right  - Father Edwin Dizon, Vice Mayor Marie Evangelista (Vice Mayor of Sta. Rosa Nueva Ecija), Mr. August Tabije (Goldilocks Regional Manager), Ms. Apple Angeles (Representative of Mayor Josefino Angeles), Ms. Jeramie Jerrame Trinindad (Golodilocks , Mr.Jong Cortez (Olongapo City Vice Mayor), Procyon Loy anne, Maria Jesusa Seva and Raquel Madamba (Franchisees).

Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop continues to bring their stores into the new era with the recent re-opening of their Stop &Shop store located at PTT Gasoline Station, National Highway, Santa Rosa, 3101.

The important occasion, which was attended by Esteemed guests, Goldilocks executives, and staff, signified the new direction that Goldilocks intends to head towards as they oversaw the unveiling of the new store look which replaced the previous brown and yellow color scheme to the new, revamped white and yellow color pallet which Goldilocks intends to apply to all of their stores, nationwide. 

Another highlight of the store’s official re-opening were Goldilocks card freebies which were given to the first 100 customers of the establishment that came dressed in yellow, as well as the free cake sampling which was met with a thunderous applause, much to the delight of the attendees present

For more information, you may also follow Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH, on the Goldilocks Facebook page, or at the official Goldilocks website at www.goldilocks.com.ph

Thursday, November 28, 2019

11 reasons to upgrade to the new iPhone 11



 Still on the fence about getting a brand-new iPhone 11 in time for Christmas? 

Here are 11 reasons that might help you decide if Apple’s latest flagship smartphone is worth your hard-earned 13th month pay and bonus to serve as the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one!

1. The dual-lens camera setup. The iPhone 11 marks the first time the iPhone gets an upgrade from its single-camera setup. The base model now has a standard wide-angle lens plus an ultra-wide lens that captures four times more scene in images, resulting in better picture quality. The new ultra-wide camera also makes for better low-light night shots, a first for the iPhone series. Ultimately, this means it will be easier than ever to take IG-ready photos at your Christmas parties and holiday getaways!




2. The triple-lens camera set-up on the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max. The Pro and Pro Max models of the iPhone 11 take things to a whole new level with the addition of a telephoto lens, which gives you an optical zoom of up to 4x, so you can level up your creativity in capturing your precious moments.

3. A new 12MP front camera. The front-facing TrueDepth camera works better this time around, especially for Face ID. The front camera is now also able to take 120 fps slow-motion video or the “slofie” for cooler and leveled-up selfies.

4. Clearer, crisper videos. The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max’s camera set-up lets you take smooth and great-looking 60 fps 4K video, plus an audio zoom feature that matches the audio to whatever you’re shooting for better sound. Not to mention, the iPhone 11’s video editing tools are both easier and more powerful for anyone to use – handy for creating riveting content.

5. More colors to match your style. That’s right— the iPhone 11 comes in a glass body with various color options available so you’re free to express your personality and style by choosing from purple, yellow, green, and (Product) Red, along with the standard black and white. On the other hand, the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come in sophisticated colors to suit your taste - Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Midnight Green.




6. Durable, water-resistant body. The iPhone 11 comes with what’s being called the toughest glass ever to be used on a smartphone, making it the most durable phone you’ll ever have. It also has IP68 water resistance, so you won’t have to worry so much about the occasional spills, or the impromptu outdoor adventures with friends and loved ones.

7. Immersive sound. The iPhone 11’s spatial audio and Dolby Atmos support bring you a better surround sound experience. This is especially great if you’re an audiophile who want to get lost in your favorite tunes from time to time, or just listen to your daily dose of podcasts and playlists to unwind.

8. Longer battery life. The new iPhone lasts longer than old models. You’ll get up to 17 hours of video, 10 hours of streaming video, and 65 hours of audio with the iPhone 11, and you can get even more with the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max! The new iPhones also now support both fast and wireless charging, so you’ve now got more options to stay connected all the time.

9. The fastest phone you’ll ever have. It also comes with an A13 Bionic chip and a third-generation Neural Engine that allows the iPhone 11 to be faster than ever. Now you’ve got a phone that can keep up with your lifestyle.

10. Apple Direct Carrier Billing. You can now pay for online purchases from the App Store, Apple Music and other Apple services with your Smart Postpaid bill through the Apple Direct Carrier Billing. This is a safe, secure, and convenient payment method that enables Smart Postpaid subscribers to easily charge all Apple purchases to their mobile phone bill – eliminating the need for a credit card. To activate this, just sign in with your Apple ID and Password, tap payment information, tap “Mobile Phone” and follow instructions to verify your registration.




11. Optimize it with Smart Signature Plans. Make the most of the new iPhone 11 with Smart Signature, the reimagined postpaid experience that prioritizes you on Smart's award-winning network, provides you with worry-free connections, and puts you in control of your digital lifestyle. The new iPhones are best experienced with Smart Signature Device Plan L, which comes with monthly 15GB data, Unli AnyNet Texts, Unli On-Net Calls and 150 minutes AnyNet Calls.

Yours at Php2,499 per month

Under Smart Signature Device Plan L, Smart offers the iPhone 11 (64GB) for Php2,499 per month for 24 months with a one-time cash-out of Php7,000. With the same plan, Smart also offers the iPhone 11 Pro (64GB) for Php3,099 per month for 24 months with a one-time cash-out of Php11,500 and the iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB) for Php3,299 per month for 24 months with a one-time cash-out of Php12,910.

Smart also makes it a lot easier to get hold of the new iPhones with affordable cash amortization options under Smart Signature Plan M, which comes with monthly 10GB data, Unli AnyNet Texts, Unli On-Net Calls and 100 minutes AnyNet Calls.

With Smart, subscribers can make the most of their digital lifestyle on their iPhone 11, as well, because of the power of Smart LTE, the country’s undisputed fastest mobile network, as awarded by third-party organizations such as Ookla, Opensignal, Tutela, and P3 in their respective crowdsource-based studies on mobile internet services in the Philippines.

Enjoy the new iPhones powered by Smart, the country’s fastest mobile network as certified by third-party studies of world-renowned network analytics firms including Opensignal, Ookla, Tutela, and P3.

Get the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max with Smart Signature at Smart Stores nationwide! For more details on Smart pricing and data plans, visit www.smart.com.ph/Postpaid/iPhone11 and www.smart.com.ph/Postpaid/iPhone11Pro.





Get the fastest prepaid Home internet for only P1,295 and enjoy double the data packages up to 200 GB




It’s the season of gift-giving and PLDT HOME WIFI has the best gift for your family! Now at only P1,295, your family can enjoy the fastest, most affordable, and family-sized PREPAID home Internet!

Easy to buy at an affordable price with family-sized data options
PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid is available for a special one-time price of P1295 until January 15, 2020 at all PLDT and Smart Stores, Smart Online Store, SM Stores nationwide, Lazada and other authorized dealers. Customers can also get free 10GB worth of data valid for seven days with their PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid powered by Smart, the country’s undisputed fastest LTE network as certified by Ookla and OpenSignal. 



With the recent launch of its improved and bigger FamLoads, Filipino families can now share 2x more data and enjoy all their favorite online activities. Parents and kids can also enjoy a fun learning experience right at their home while watching educational videos together. To add more, kids can enjoy surfing thousands of pages for their schoolwork and research, continuous messaging with family and friends, seamless streaming of their favorite videos and music, longer online gaming sessions on weekends, and a lot more! PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid also lets the family seamlessly connect up to five devices, including phones and laptops, all at the same time.  FamLoads come in every family size that are ideal for the entire family’s digital activity and budget: FamLoad 199 comes with 24 GB, FamLoad 599 with 80 GB, FamLoad 999 with 130 GB, and FamLoad 1499 with a whopping 200 GB. 

Easy to use
Because PLDT Home Wifi is prepaid, parents don’t have to worry about lock-in periods and monthly bills on top of their household utilities. Plus, since it’s plug and play, you can easily install it yourself and instantly get connected to the Internet. 

Easy to load
Not only do they get to maximize every peso worth of WiFi connectivity, but budget-conscious parents can also stay in control of their internet usage at home. Now it is easier to check the PLDT Home Wifi prepaid account and convert regular load to FamLoad by just downloading the myPLDT Smart app from Google Play or App Store. Other convenient loading options are in authorized PLDT and Smart retailers, nearby sari-sari stores, telco tiangge stalls, PayMaya app and in 7-Eleven branches nationwide. 

For more info about PLDT Home WiFi’s affordable FamLoad prepaid load packages, visit pldthome.com/homewifi, and like PLDT Home’s official Facebook (facebook.com/PLDTHome), and follow PLDT Home on Twitter and Instagram at @PLDTHome.

Discover the new look of the renovated Marks & Spencer in SM Mall of Asia with its new M&S Cafe



I got to discover Marks & Spencer in Dubai , 7 years ago. It was my go-to place when I feel like sipping a hot cup of chocolate with a pastry in tow. It was my favorite place back then, near our condo. I love that they have everything I need , from sardines to biscuits, wine and chocolates. 

I was just glad that Marks & Spencer re-opened its brand new store at SM MOA, with M&S Cafe. Now, I have every reason to go to SM Moa, just to have a sip of their hot cup of mocha. You should try it. 



Marks & Spencer (M&S), the iconic British retailer, re-opens its brand new store at Level 2, SM Mall of Asia South Main Mall as part of its ongoing strategy to grow its presence in the Philippine Market.



M&S Food Christmas Collection
With the countdown on until Christmas Day, M&S Food has launched its latest Christmas collection with delicious new creations for you, your friends and family to enjoy during the festive period.

The Marks & Spencer Christmas Food collection offers amazing quality treats sprinkled with M&S magic to enjoy in the run up to Christmas at surprising value.

Everything has been designed to be absolutely delicious and showstopping, with more than 30 experts lovingly developing the must-have range.




For those with a sweet tooth, you’ll be spoilt for choice with treats such as:
Delicious Milk Chocolate HO HO HO (P450)


Belgian Collection Biscuit Tin (P1,995)



Experience a British Christmas with traditional Mince Pies and Christmas Puddings:

A British tradition for more than 600 years, the M&S All Butter Mince Pies (P375) is a classic favorite. 

This crisp and golden all butter shortbread pastry is filled with vine fruits, cranberries, clementine, and Cognac.


The M&S 6 Months Matured Christmas Pudding (Serves 8: P895; Serves 4: P495) is intensely fruity with ground almonds for added crunch. Made with 4 varieties of vine fruit, it’s filled with Vostizza currants from Greece, extra large Chilean flame raisins, Turkish sultanas and raisins, and Italian cherries soaked in brandy. The pudding mixture is enriched with stout, cider, rum, and more brandy. Once steamed, the puddings are injected with cognac to give an extra boozy hit (this one is for grownups!)






M&S Food gift suggestions for Christmas
This year, M&S has gone the extra mile to make Christmas treats and gifting easier than ever. From traditional Christmas favorites to gift sets, Marks & Spencer’s latest Christmas Food collection delivers delicious new creations for you, your friends and family to enjoy during the festive period.

Everything has been designed to be absolutely delicious and showstopping, with highlights including:


The Santa Wobbler Tin with All Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Stars (P895) brings some festive fun to your biscuit tin. The collectible Santa shape makes the perfect gift and is filled with star shape chocolate cookies, ideal for sharing.



Musical Rotating Tree Biscuit Tin with All Butter Mini Shortbread Trees (P995)



     Merry Percymas Tin with All Butter Mini Shortbread Percy Pigs (P895)


                  Swiss Chocolate Truffle Assortment (P1,295)
 


Limited Edition Baked In Edinburgh All Butter Scottish Shortbread Assortment Tin (P950)

M&S Café
Customers are also able to enjoy M&S’s popular hospitality at the new store. Serving a wide range of freshly-baked pastries and bread, M&S Café is a destination for those looking to have a break. They can enjoy Fairtrade fruit and traditional British teas, as well as a wide range of coffees served by specially-trained baristas.



Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Landers Superstore holds its Super Crazy End of Year Sale



Beat the holiday rush with Landers Superstore, the fastest growing membership shopping establishment in the country, as it holds its Super Crazy End of Year Sale which offers all members huge discounts, exclusive deals, and other exciting surprises. 

Happening until December 1, the sale gives Landers members discounts of up to 50 percent, massive buy-one-get-one deals, and thrilling surPrices (Piso offers) on food items, clothes, toys, housewares, health and beauty products, and more.


With Christmas just around the corner, Landers’ Super Crazy Sale is the perfect time to buy your gifts and other holiday essentials that’ll surely make your celebrations merrier.

Mark your calendars and don’t forget to head on to the nearest Landers Superstore from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM on the said dates to get exclusive discounts, great deals, and plenty of surprises! If you are not yet a member, no worries because all you got to do is sign up.

Visit Landers Superstore at Landers Alabang West – DaangHari Road, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City; Landers ArcoVia City - 99 Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Pasig; Landers Balintawak - 1240 EDSA Balintawak, Apolonio Samson, Quezon City; Landers Otis - 1890 Paz Guazon St., Paco, Manila; or Landers Cebu – 23 Minore Park, Cardinal Rosales Ave. cor. Pope John Paul II Ave., Cebu. 

For more information about the upcoming Super Crazy Sale, visit http://landers.ph/. 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

LG donates complete home appliances to Shelter of Hope



With the goal of providing a Bigger & Better Christmas for all, LG combined Filipinos’ love for the holidays with the brand’s mission of always giving back to the community. In a media launch event recently held in One Canvas Events Place in Pasong Tamo, Makati, LG Philippines outlined the various initiatives they have lined up for the holiday season.  


The event started off with LGEPH Product Marketing Manager Angelica Dumlao discussing the Evolution of Picture Quality and how LG has taken great strides in pushing for technological innovation. 




“We can see the advancement and the evolutionary journey of how TV resolution and picture quality have improved in the last 20 years. The evolution from analog to digital television technology was a slow process, and it wasn’t even until the mid-1990s that HDTV broadcasting began. At that time, most HDTVs were plasma TVs, which were expensive, so HDTV adoption was slow. By the mid-2000s however, affordable 40-inch LCDs started to be sold. By the end of the decade, LCDs were outselling traditional (CRT) TVs as well as plasma TVs. Post HDTVs, companies started looking for newer technologies that could be offered to consumers. The last few years saw the arrival of curved screens, high dynamic range (HDR), smart TVs, OLED TVs, and 4K. 




Now with the hyper realistic detail and picture quality of 8K available to consumers.” She goes on to add “For us in LG, Life’s about more than having the latest technology. It’s about the experiences technology creates. We are a pacesetter in the industry and we will continue to deliver consumer electronics that let you embrace life and prepare you for its greatest moments.”



Pushing forward with the holiday theme, the first gift that LG has for the community comes in the form of its partnership with Netflix. During the event, Netflix unveiled the streaming service’s holiday film headliner, Klaus. The trailer for the destined Christmas classic, together with its behind the scenes footage, were all screened with the use of LG’s award-winning OLED TVs, the purchase of which comes with an accompanying gift of 6 months of Netflix. 
Klaus, the headliner for Netflix’s holiday lineup, is an entirely 2D animated movie, a Netflix first, that harkens to the old Christmas shows we’ve come to know and love. Legendary actor J. K. Simmons provides the voice for the titular Klaus, a reclusive carpenter whom Jesper discovers living alone in a cabin, where he makes his own handmade toys. 



Like the movies of yore, Netflix hopes that Klaus becomes a Christmas tradition that’s destined to be replayed every holiday season for the years to come. 

LG also invited the Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI) to share their thoughts on the use of 2D animation in Klaus, how LG OLED TVs are the best platform to view it on, as well as to discuss the state of the local animation industry as a whole. 

As an early Christmas present for the organization, LG Philippines donated LG TV. Inkwun Heo, LG Philippines’ Managing Director, recognized the importance of the ACPI’s role in the local industry and how their influence shapes the evolution of picture quality. 

“With LG, we guarantee an unparalleled, memorable cinematic viewing experience. Through non-stop innovation, LG has been able to offer the best that technology has to offer, be it through our NanoCell or OLED TVs, or with the use of our ThinQ Artificial Intelligence. We want content creators such as ACP to have access to this technology so that they can pay it forward and share it with the community through their art. 
Marlyn Montano, Vice President of the ACPI, graciously accepted the TV donation from LG. “Working in the animation industry, innovations in technology are important to us. To be able to compete with other animators from around the world, we need to be at the top. LG’s AI-optimized picture quality that boasts leading clarity, sharpness, detail and brightness is as advanced as you can get. This really helps us in harnessing the best of our abilities.”  
Another gift that LG has for the community during the holidays is the #ShareTheGoodLifewithLG campaign. As a way of giving back to the community, LG Philippines has dedicated a portion of each sale of an LG product to go towards furnishing the children of Shelter of Hope. 

More than that, LG has committed to donate home entertainment and home appliances worth more than Php 1Million. Shelter of Hope is currently building a new home for their resident children who are cancer patients and these gifts will provide much needed Christmas cheer. During the event, LG, Netflix, and the members of the media, in the spirit of Klaus, also brought gifts and toys to give to the children of Shelter of Hope. Just like what Klaus says, “A true selfless act, always sparks another.”
Towards the end of the event, long-time LG brand ambassador James Deakin enumerated the eight reasons why one should buy the award-winning OLED TVs, either as a holiday gift or even for oneself. 

Firstly, it’s the World's Best Selling OLED TV Brand for 6 consecutive years. Global sales and shipments prove that LG is, once again, the world’s best-selling brand for OLED TVs. 

Second, LG’s ThinQ technology represents the evolution of TVs. AI-optimized picture quality that boasts leading clarity, sharpness, detail and brightness is delivered to viewers via comprehensive content and ambient light analysis. 

Third, AI Picture, AI Sound, and AI Smart uses he most powerful 4K processor to optimize clarity, sharpness, sound. The 2nd generation α7 Intelligent Processor recognizes the quality of the original content and optimizes the clarity and sharpness. The light sensor detects ambient light and the AI automatically optimizes brightness in the image to keep a bright and sharp picture regardless of illuminance. With AI Sound, Get the best sound no matter how you have arranged your room and where you are sitting. With the technology recognizing your watching spot, you can fully enjoy the optimized sound. 

Fourth, It has an IPS Panel for wide viewing angle - Wherever you sit, the IPS 4K panel’s wide viewing angle keeps you enthralled with spectacular realism—displaying almost 100% color accuracy, even from a 60-degree angle. 

Fifth, it has Dolby Atmos, providing 360-degree surround sound. Sixth, it has a 2-year warranty which safeguards your investment. Seventh, the Magic Remote makes for easy and convenient TV navigation. Lastly, it also has an Emergency Warning Broadcast System for nationwide alerts.
Want to have a Bigger & Better Christmas with LG? Aside from aforementioned proceeds going the Shelter of Hope, OLED and NanoCell TV purchases from today until December 15th come with a raffle ticket. 

Join the raffle and get a chance to win 1 of 10 LG TVS or Soundbars. And for the Grand Prize, you’ll have a chance to take home 65” OLED TV. The raffle draw will be on December 16. So, watch out and follow our social media accounts @lgphilippines for updates and announcements of winners.



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