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Monday, April 30, 2018

Julie Anne San Jose and Barbie Forteza graced the launch of Vivo V9 smartphone, the Velvet Red

What is with the color red, aside from it connotes love, desire and power. Its the newest color Vivo PH launches last April 29 at SM North Edsa.

Two of the country’s top stars, Julie Anne San Jose and Barbie Forteza, on Sunday, graced the launch of the newest color of the Vivo V9 smartphone, the Velvet Red, in SM North EDSA.

Julie Anne led the 5 p.m. show while Barbie graced the 7 p.m. event. The two young artists donned their fiercest red ensemble for their respective segments.

Multi-talented artist Julie Anne San Jose belts out high notes during the launch of the Vivo V9 Velvet Red at SM North EDSA.

Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne encouraged her fans to get the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red, which she described as a striking color fit for the passionate and the bold.

“I believe most of my followers are full of energy… So, the Vivo V9 Velvet really fits them. [And] it’s a very reliable smartphone brand. It’s a good innovator,” she said. 

Young actress Barbie Forteza charmed fans with her rendition of chart-topping “New Rules” at the launch of the Vivo V9 Velvet Red.

Award-winning actress Barbie, meanwhile, said that the Vivo V9 Velvet Red is perfect for her because it is her favorite color. But she also highlighted the selfie capabilities of the Vivo V9, which has a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera.

This phone is smarter than me! It has this artificial intelligence feature that can re-edit photos naturally,” she said.

They gave away prizes, took selfies with their fans, and performed at the launch.

Julie Anne sang her version of Parokya Ni Edgar’s “Your Song (My One And Only You),” while Barbie gamely covered Dua Lipa’s “New Rules.”

Vivo V9 Velvet Red 

Vivo V9 was initially available in two colors, Pearl Black and Gold, when it was launched in the Philippines on March 22.

In her speech at the SM North EDSA, Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Hazel Bascon explained that the Velvet Red also represents the youthful vibe of the global smartphone brand.

“Red is for the bold, for the adventurous, for the youthful, for the fashion-forward, for the energetic. Our ardent users are mostly young, hip, and spirited and the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red is a fitting nod to them,” she said at the launch. 

Vivo V9 is now available in Velvet Red! 

The Vivo V9 in Velvet Red also got the same specs with the first two colors. It has a 24MP AI selfie camera, a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, and a 6.3-inch FullView™ Display.

The Vivo V9 Velvet Red is retailed at Php17,990 at authorized shops nationwide.

Take note of these checklist as you head to Mall of Asia Arena on May 1 for Harry Styles: Live on Tour concert

It’s a sign of the times! Only a few days left before we get to witness British pop-rock star Harry Styles perform live in the Philippines for the first time.

Harry Styles: Live on Tour is the singer’s first solo tour after his stint with One Direction. The tour kicked off last September 2017, followed by shows all over the world. In the Philippines, Globe held an exclusive pre-sale registration last June, where all ticket reservation codes sold out in just 52 seconds.

It’s been a long time coming, but the concert is finally within our reach!

To make the most out of your #GlobeHarryStyles experience.

Take note of these handy tips and tricks as you head to Mall of Asia Arena on May 1.

Claim your tickets beforehand

Avoid the hassle of lining up on the event day. Redeem your physical concert tickets by presenting your claim vouchers and a valid ID at SM Tickets outlets. Claim vouchers will not be accepted for entry on concert day.

Take note of your ticket section’s age restrictions

To maintain an orderly fashion during the event, age limits have been set for certain sections. The Platinum standing sections are open to concertgoers 15 years old and above, but 15-17 year old minors must be accompanied by a ticket-bearing guardian. On the other hand, the seated sections are open to all, but concertgoers 14 years old below must also be with a ticket-bearing guardian. Unaccompanied minors aged 17 years old and below need to present a waiver signed by a parent or guardian and a valid ID.

Keep it simple with your camera

Taking photos and videos is a must-have for the concert, but keep in mind that only mobile phones will be allowed. Professional video and audio recording equipment, tablets, and Go Pro cameras will be strictly prohibited. Get creative with your smartphone camera and don't forget to post on social media with the hashtags, #GlobeHarryStyles and #ForTheLoveOf!

Participate in the booth activities

Watch out for the two Globe Prepaid booths at the MOA Arena lobby and second floor! To join, simply register to GoSURF 50. Take fan quizzes, make your own album cover, and even get a hair makeover! Those who complete all the activities can get a chance to win exclusive Harry Styles merchandise.

Stay fully charged for the whole night

Don’t miss out on any magical moment during the concert! Make sure your devices are juiced up throughout the night by bringing a powerbank. Keep your phone at 100% battery so you can take photos, post on social media, and stay connected to family and friends worry-free.

With these on your checklist, you’re sure to enjoy the best #GlobeHarryStyles experience!

Harry Styles: Live on Tour is produced by Live Nation and is promoted by MMI Live in partnership with Globe. For more information, visit the website at or follow the official Globe Facebook page or @enjoyGlobe on Twitter.

Save the date on May 11 for the much awaited Youtube Fanfest presented by Vivo

The much-loved YouTube FanFest is coming back to Manila this May, but this time, global smartphone brand Vivo will be in tow.

Vivo Philippines and YouTube have entered into a partnership for the upcoming fanfest to be held on May 11 at the World Trade Center. The smartphone brand is the Manila leg’s co-presenter.

“Save the date this May 11 for the much awaited Youtube Fanfest which is presented by Vivo”

The event will feature American choreographer Matt Steffanina; American singers Veronica and Vanessa Merrell, also known as the Merrell Twins; Korean musician Sungha Jung; Fil-Am dancer D-Trix (The Dominic Show), Filipino dancing siblings Ranz Kyle and Niana Guerrero, among others.

The YouTube FanFest 2018 in Manila will also be headlined by the internet’s hottest pairing, award-winning vlogger Wil Dasovich and gamer/cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfao. The couple is also known as Wilodia.

Wil on April 16 was named Vlogger of the Year for 2018 by the prestigious Shorty Awards in New York City. He has at least one million subscribers on his YouTube channel where he features his travels, adventures, daily life, and recently—his win against cancer.

Alodia, meanwhile, has almost half a million subscribers on YouTube. She publishes videos about her life as a gamer and her elaborate costumes for events.

Paint the town red with the Vivo V9’s newest shade

Vivo, 5th largest global smartphone brand, has recently unveiled its newest flagship smartphone in the Philippines—the Vivo V9. The V9, with all its dynamic features, is the perfect smartphone for the young, the hip, and the energetic.  Because the V9 is especially designed for the stylish youth on-the-go, Vivo came up with a special V9 in velvet red color. Velvet red color, a hue representative of passion and adventure, perfects the outgoing and bold lifestyle of Vivo users.

The Vivo V9 is now available in Velvet Red. 
The Vivo V9 smartphone is an artificial intelligence (AI) selfie camera with a 16 MP+5 MP dual-camera setup. Much like its predecessors, the V7 and V7+, the V9 also rocks a 24 MP selfie camera that comes with features like AI Face Beauty Natural Light, Studio Light, and Monochrome background which brings selfie-taking with the new Vivo smartphone several notches higher in the quality scale. Selfie-fans will also benefit in the ample phone display of the Vivo V9 as it could improve the overall composition of every photograph taken, with enhanced clarity and definition. The V9 also packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor which boasts of a high-caliber CPU and GPU performance, making smartphone gaming and entertainment experience notches higher above all the rest.

Rocking state-of-the-art features and, now, with a brilliant red color offering, the Vivo V9 Red is truly the smartphone for the bold and the spirited.
The Vivo V9, apart from the latest velvet red color, also comes in colors pearl black and gold and, with all its thumbprint features, is priced at only Php 17,990.00

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram ( /), and Twitter ( accounts.  

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Huawei P20, P20Pro and P20Lite is now available on SMART Giga X plans

Wanting to get your hands on the most advanced camera smartphone camera? Smart is making it easier for you!

Smart recently announced that Huawei’s most anticipated P20 and P20 Pro will be making its debut on its GigaX plans – these plans offer bigger data allocation for all your web surfing and video streaming needs.

First showcased at Paris France, the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro is set to redefine smartphone photography with Leica-engineered lenses powered by the superfast Kirin 970 chipset. The Huawei P20 Series is the continuous pursuit of excellence in mobile photography which uses the most advanced AI to keep the phone top shape and be at its most efficient.

Introducing the P20 Series

Huawei’s incredibly strong partnership with Leica made photography enthusiasts excited with smartphone photography. With Huawei’s P20, every camera is designed to produce clear and quality photographs. The impressive lenses brought by Huawei P20 absorbs more light even in lowlight. Together with AI Image Stabilization, users can now capture blur-free photos using Night Mode which balances high contrast scenes for effortlessly clear photos in any setting.

P20 YOURS at PHP 1699 per month:

4.5GB for all Apps & Sites
10GB for Videos (Youtube, iFlix, Fox+, iWantTV)
Unlimited all-net text
50 all-net minutes
Discounted calls to Smart & TNT
Free 1-month Gadget Shield
Data Rollover

To avail this offer, please visit:

Huwei P20 Lite features a light rebalancing technology that integrates light from different sources to optimize image brightness and reduce signal-to-noise ratio by 300 percent. It also has a smart photography assistant which allows users to gesture control photograph, background replacement, as well as 4-in-1 light fusion that produces brighter photos in low-light conditions.


4.5GB for all Apps & Sites
10GB for Videos (Youtube, iFlix, Fox+, iWantTV)
Unlimited all-net text
50 all-net minutes
Discounted calls to Smart & TNT
Free 1-month Gadget Shield
Data Rollover

To avail this offer, please visit:

Huawei P20 Pro is the world’s first smartphone with Leica Triple camera system, which consist of a 40-megapixel main camera, a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor – capturing photos with more sharpness, color accuracy, focus and contrast than those taken with other smartphone cameras.


5GB for all Apps & Sites
10GB for Videos (Youtube, iFlix, Fox+, iWantTV)
Unlmited all-net text
60 all-net minutes
Discounted calls to Smart & TNT
Free 1-month Gadget Shield
Data Rollover

To avail this offer, please visit:

Huawei P20 Series and Smart takes the pleasure of giving its consumers a much bigger data allocation for both surfing and video streaming, especially designed to give a leveled-up mobile lifestyle. Visit the nearest Smart store to find out more!

To know more about Huawei devices in the Philippines, you may visit

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Acer has announced the launch of new Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” special notebooks

Acer has announced the launch of new Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” special notebooks. Done in collaboration with Marvel Studios,

The Aspire 6 Captain America Edition (PHP 54,999.00 SRP)

Nitro 5 Thanos Edition (PHP 69,999.00 SRP), and 

Swift 3 Iron Man Edition (PHP 69,999.00 SRP) will be available in April until supplies last.

Acer Aspire 6 - Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” Captain America Edition

The Aspire 6 Captain America Edition (PHP 54,999.00 SRP)

Within a premium aluminum cover featuring with Captain America’s iconic pentagram, the Aspire 6 – Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” Captain America Edition is powered by an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics. The special edition Aspire 6 comes with 4 GB of DDR4 memory (user-upgradeable to 16GB) and 1 TB of SATA HDD storage, and also packs a HD camera with HDR while Dolby Audio Premium provides a great entertainment experience. Speedy network connectivity is provided with 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology and Gigabit Ethernet.

Enhanced multimedia performance is what makes this special edition Aspire 6 stand out from the pack. Its 15.6-inch Full HD display with IPS technology  provides consistent colors and viewing from wide angles. Acer TrueHarmony delivers lifelike audio, while two digital microphones with Acer Purified.Voice ensure a great Cortana with Voice experience. For additional peripherals, there is a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 port, USB 3.0 port that supports power-off charging, and another two USB 2.0 ports.

Nitro 5 Thanos Edition PHP 69,999.00 SRP

Acer Nitro 5 - Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” Thanos Edition
The new Nitro 5 – Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” Thanos Edition’s is part of Acer’s Nitro product line for casual gaming. The notebook’s top cover features a Thanos portrait decorated by IMR (In-Mold Roller) finishing technology, which complements its bold matte black chassis outlines and hairline-brushed finish.

The special edition of Nitro 5 is powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, an 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor and 8 GB of DDR4 memory (user-upgradable to 16GB) .

Ideal for accelerating boot-up time and shortening in-game loading times, the special edition Nitro 5 comes equipped with a super-fast 128 GB SSD paired with a 1 TB HDD for storage. A Gigabit Ethernet port delivers fast and reliable wired connections, while 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO wireless technology provides blazing-fast wireless connectivity. A comprehensive selection of ports includes one USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1) port, one USB 3.0 port with power-off charging, two USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI 2.0 port1, which can support up to 90 Hz refresh rates.

The Nitro 5 – Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” Thanos Edition has a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS  display, while Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony™ technology provides incredible sound depth. These work in tandem to provide immersive experiences for gaming or watching movies. Of course, no gaming system is complete without a thermal solution to manage heat and keep the system running optimally. The Nitro 5 features dual fans with Acer Coolboost™ technology, which deliver heightened fan speeds and cooling ability, and allow users to manually control the cooling process when heavy use requires an added boost.

Acer Swift 3 - Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” Iron Man Edition
Measuring in at 17.95 mm in height and weighing 1.6 kg, the Swift 3 - Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” Iron Man Edition’s svelte and lightweight design features a sturdy aluminium top cover decorated with Iron Man’s glowing Arc Reactor. It features an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor, Intel UHD Graphics 620, and offers up to 10 hours  of battery life to help users power through a full day of work and beyond. In addition to its battery life, Swift 3 sports a collection of other indispensable features for achieving maximum productivity, including a vivid 14-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare display, a fast 256 GB SSD, 8 GB of memory and 802.11ac 2x2 MU-MIMO wireless technology for fast and reliable internet connectivity.

It has a USB 3.1 Type-C port and an HD webcam with Super High Dynamic Range. Lastly, the backlit keyboard makes typing in dimly lit environment effortless and a spacious Precision Touchpad provides ample room for navigating, scrolling and zooming.

“Enjoy up to 36 months at 0% installment when you buy the Acer Avengers Limited Edition laptops using any HSBC credit card. Simply visit any VillMan branch or VillMan-Acer Concept store until May 24, 2018 to avail of the promo.”

For more information, visit the Acer Philippines Facebook Page at and the Acer Philippines website at, and follow @acerphils on Twitter.

The Korean pop band BTS will perform live at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on Blue Ant Entertainment

The “2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on MONDAY, 21 MAY, 8:00 A.M. on BLUE ANT ENTERTAINMENT

dick clark productions announced that global sensation and reigning Top Social Artist winners BTS, will perform the world television premiere of their new single at the “2018 Billboard Music Awards.”

The Korean pop band, who just announced their highly anticipated new album, “Love Yourself: Tear,” will join previously announced performers Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes on a night filled with music’s biggest names.

Hosted by “The Voice” coach Kelly Clarkson, the “2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, 21 May at 8:00AM on Blue Ant Entertainment. The three-hour telecast will feature performances from this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments that celebrate 60 years of the Billboard Hot 100.

BTS Billboard Chart Facts:

·  Billboard Music Award-winning BTS, who are nominated for Top Social Artist this year, scored its first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart in October with “Love Yourself: Her” -- earning both the highest-charting album ever on the chart by a K-pop act, and the genre's biggest sales week. Since then, the seven-member group tallied its first top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Mic Drop," featuring Desiigner. BTS has also spent more than 70 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Social 50 chart, which ranks the most popular music artists across the world's social networks. Collectively, BTS' albums have earned 1 million equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, and the group's catalog of songs have collected nearly 2 billion on-demand streams.

Nominations for the “2018 Billboard Music Awards” were announced earlier this month on NBC’s “Today” and on a livestream from Billboard’s New York office. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran tie for the most nominations this year with 15 each.

Voting for the two fan-voted categories — Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Social Artist — will open in the coming weeks and additional details will be available soon.

“Billboard Music Awards” nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The finalists and award winners are determined using data reflecting a 12-month tracking period. The awards are based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

Tickets for the “2018 Billboard Music Awards” are on-sale now. To purchase tickets online, fans should go to

The “2018 Billboard Music Awards” produced by dick clark productions will air LIVE, first and exclusive, on Blue Ant Entertainment. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow Blue Ant Entertainment on, @BlueAntEntertainment on Instagram, and @BlueAntEnt on Twitter. Join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.

Blue Ant Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53 (SD) and 196 (HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53, and Cablelink channels 37 (SD) and 313 (HD).

Professional Photography, Effortlessly: Huawei P20 Series Launch Highlights Breakthrough Cameras

From left to right: Huawei Consumer Business Group Global Product Director, Clement Wong; Huawei Philippines Country Head, George Li; Huawei Ambassador, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach; Event Host, Janeena Chan

 The Huawei P20 series is taking the tech world by storm, creating a massive wave of acclaim primarily on the strength of its new cameras. In fact, the Huawei P20’s incredible imaging capability lets even the most casual snappers shoot like professionals – it’s that good.

The P20 and P20 Pro comes equipped with Huawei's patented Kirin 970 chip, FullView HD Displays, a 12MP+20MP dual camera (P20) and a 40MP+20MP+8MP triple camera system (P20 Pro) for the best-in-class mobile photography experience. The little brother, the Huawei P20 Lite comes with the capable Kirin 659, a thin-bezeled FullView Display and a 16MP+2MPdual camera system like the flagships but at a more budget-friendly price point.

Launch Event Emphasizes Capturing Beauty

To celebrate the Huawei P20’s arrival on local shores, Huawei Philippines organized an official launch on April 28 featuring industry partners and brand ambassador Pia Wurtzbach to talk about how the P20 series’ powerful cameras can change the pro photography landscape.

Beautiful and stunning as ever, Ms. Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach gushed over the Huawei P20’s flawless shooting capabilities, among the device’s other outstanding features. “It’s easy to look beautiful and photogenic using the P20; It’s just amazing how effortless it is to take great pictures with the camera, like you never have to worry about any bad shots at all,” Pia tells the host. “When I look at what the P20 can produce I’m just like, wow I can’t believe it was shot on a phone!” she adds.

Elevating the P20 Series with Intelligent Photography

Clement Wong, Director of Global Product Marketing for the Huawei Consumer Business Group also highlighted how the P20’s strengths surpass its competition in his on-stage product discussion. “Our engineering team leverages the massive potential of A.I. to create a user experience unlike any other in the market right now. A.I. features enhance many aspects of the device like performance, battery life, and of course, the camera,” Mr. Wong says. “Creating a smarter camera was one of the most important goals we had when developing the P20, and I’m confident to say we achieved that. You can point the P20 at anything like food, pets, or night scenery, and it would always give you the best image.”
Tech + Fashion Equals Amazing

Just to prove how revolutionary the P20’s camera has become, local media outfits like Metro Magazine and the Manila Bulletin collaborated with Huawei on several photography-centric projects. At the launch event, Metro EIC Geolette Esguerra talked about how they pulled off their anniversary cover shoot with Pia Wurtzbach using a Huawei P20 Pro, no less. “For fashion magazines, the cover is our most important and most enduring image, which is why we give it so much importance. We often go all-out in production and execution to get it right. This shoot with Pia stands out because of how we did it. Cover shoots often involve a lot of photography equipment to get the right shot and the right lighting. This time, all we needed was the Huawei P20 Pro—which fits in my pocket,” Ms. Esguerra says.

A Unique Opportunity

On the other hand, Art Samaniego, Jr., Tech News and Business Tech Editor for the Manila Bulletin discussed the newspaper’s partnership with Huawei on the Earth + Lens photo exhibit held last April 22nd. The event showcased the exquisite beauty of Mother Nature through the lens of professional cameras and the flagship Huawei P20 and P20 Pro. “The Earth + Lens event was a unique opportunity to show how the gap between professional lenses and those on the P20 Pro has virtually disappeared – considering the excellent results produced by the phone,” Mr. Samaniego says. “When you factor in the P20 Pro’s low-light performance, it even exceeds what most pro cameras are capable of.”

Own the best smartphone camera around through the country’s top mobile networks and other financing options. For Globe postpaid subscribers, you can get the Huawei P20 Lite for free with ThePLAN 1499, the Huawei P20 with P2149 (ThePLAN 1999 + 3,600 cashout), and the Huawei P20 Pro at P2599 (ThePLAN 1999 + 14,400 cashout). All plans are customizable, but include unlimited texts + calls, Free Facebook data, and 3 months of Spotify for free as standard.

For SMART subscribers, you can get the Huawei P20 lite and P20 at plans 1299 and 1699 per month respectively, while the Huawei P20 Pro can be availed at Php 2399 per month. All plans include 4.5/5 GB for all Apps & Sites, 10GB for videos (Youtube, iFlix, Fox+, iWantTV), unlimited all-net text, 50/60 all net-minutes, discounted calls to Smart & TNT, free 1-month gadget shield, and data rollover.

CITI Bank, BDO, BPI, HSBC, Metro Bank, and Eastwest Bank credit card holders may avail the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro in installment for 12 to 24 months at 0% interest. Promo runs from April 28 to June 30, 2018 at select Huawei Experience stores, Experience Kiosks, and partner retailers nationwide.

You can also get the P20 Lite through Home Credit, available for 0% interest instalment over 6 to 9 months.

Pricing and Availability

Get the P20 that matches your style! The Huawei P20 Pro is available for Php 44,990 in three eye-catching color options: Twilight, Midnight Blue, and Black.

The Huawei P20 comes in Black and Midnight Blue for Php 34,990, and the Huawei P20 Lite is available in Klein Blue and Midnight Black for Php 15,990.

For more information about Huawei devices in the Philippine, you may check out

Friday, April 27, 2018

Starbucks Grande Wednesday is back!

Starbucks PH Grande Wednesday is back, this time, with fun and refreshing Frappuccino flavors to cool you down this summer! These selected frappuccino is available all Wednesdays of May from 3pm to 6pm!

Select customized Frappuccino blended beverages is available for only ₱100 for a Grande size.

           On May 2 get ready for  Matcha Hazelnut Frappuccino

Your favorite Green Tea Frappuccino is infused with sweet and buttery Hazelnut syrup to create a popular combination of flavors! Whipped cream and a dash of matcha powder complete this drink.

                            On May 9 its the Almond Jelly Cream Frap

Aromatic Almond syrup blended with milk and over our signature coffee jelly cubes make a light and refreshing Frappuccino drink. This beverage is finished with whipped cream for just the right amount of creaminess.

           On May 16 is my favorite Strawberry Cupcake Cream Frap

Frappuccino chips dense with chocolate and coffee taste are blended into Vanilla Frappuccino then mixed with sweet-tangy strawberry sauce for the perfect pink indulgent beverage! Toppings of whipped cream and strawberry sauce make this an Instagram-ready drink.

                   On May 23 its your time to try the Butterbeer Frap 

Caramel lovers, rejoice! Caramel and Toffee Nut syrup blended into coffee Frappuccino make a delectable concoction. Buttery-sweet caramel drizzle toppings contrast beautifully with the vanilla notes of regular whipped cream.

                On  May 30 its the Candymint Frap Wednesday kind of day

You can never go wrong with chocolate, mint and coffee. Starbucks classic Mocha Frappuccino with extra chocolate flavor is infused with mint syrup for a splash of cool, complementing the intense coffee notes of this drink. Chocolate drizzle over regular whipped cream lend more chocolaty goodness to this beverage.

EXO PLANET #4: The ElyXiOn! is back on April 28 at the MOA Arena

The wait is over. South Korean boy band and worldwide phenomenon EXO is finally back in the Philippines for EXO PLANET #4: The ElyXiOn! EXO-Ls all over the country are more than excited to watch Suho, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, D.O., Kai, Sehun, Xiumin, Lay, and Chen perform their hit songs live.

Make it a night you’ll never forget by:
Taking note of these five essential tips and tricks as you head to the Mall of Asia Arena on April 28, Saturday.

Take note of your ticket section and important times.

Make your official ticket and special access card the #1 item to have with you on D-DAY! For those in VIP Standing, bring your line-up sequence print-out as well. Proceed to VIP Standing Strapping Booths starting 9 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., present your tickets and print-out, and claim your straps prior to queuing.

Bring your EXO lightstick or pen light. 

Make the silver ocean happen and show off how much Pinoys love EXO! When the concert starts, lighten up your sticks. For fast songs, shake the stick forward and backward. For slower songs, swing the light sticks side to side.

Juice up with a fully charged powerbank

Make sure your devices are at 100% battery by bringing a powerful powerbank. You’ll be needing them not only for taking photos of the awesome performances and posting them on social media, but also for staying in touch with your eomma/ appa in case you need a ride after the concert.

Go back to basics with your camera

Professional cameras, video recording equipment, tripods, monopods/ selfie sticks, and tablets are not allowed, but make sure you have a reliable point-and-shoot for taking pictures. Even better, make do with your smartphone camera so you have less items to bring. Don’t forget to use the #GlobeKPOP and #ForTheLoveOf hashtags when posting your photos!

Refrain from bringing these prohibited items

Leave your pointed umbrellas, big bags, sharp objects, laser pointers, and oversized banners at home! These items are not allowed inside the Arena and will be confiscated once caught.

Get ready to dance the night away to the group’s chart-topping tracks like “Monster”, “Lotto”, and “Ko Ko Bop” and create wonderful memories with the biggest boyband in the world, EXO!

For more information, visit the website at or follow the official Globe Facebook page or @enjoyGlobe on Twitter on Instagram.

Will Vivo launch a new variant of V9 in PH?

The latest Vivo V9 is packed with specs that makes it a leader in the industry. It has a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera, a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, and a 6.3-inch 19:9 FullView Display. These and more can be all yours for Php17,990.

Vivo Philippines is slated to introduce the new V9 color in their mall tours scheduled over the weekend. Kapuso stars Julie Anne San Jose and Barbie Forteza will lead the V9 Perfect Shot Perfect View mall tour at SM North EDSA on April 29, Sunday. Meanwhile, Kapamilya stars Darren Espanto and Sue Ramirez will be at the Market! Market! also on the same day.

Vivo has been dedicated to developing products for innovative and stylish young and trendy consumers. Introducing these popping colors to its consumers will only mean that Vivo is staying true to its youth-focused philosophy.

The global smartphone also believes in the importance of encouraging the young people to express themselves. Adding another Vivo V9 shade will give more options to the brand’s patrons, allowing them to show their true colors.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Eatigo helps you where to eat without having to worry about your budget

It is always a struggle between me and my partner. After a hard days work or a movie date. The question "where should we eat" always pop up. I would always answer with "ikaw ang bahala" or anywhere with ramen or salmon.   That's why Im glad that there is an Eatigo app to help us where to eat and update us of restaurants menu and discounts where and when available.

Eatigo was launched last April 26 at Red Box Greenbelt, Makati and graced by 
Eatigo Country Marketing Manager, Angela Go and media.

Worry no more -- Eatigo has your back! Eatigo may be new but it has fast become one of the leading restaurant reservation platforms in the Metro. With Eatigo, you get to choose where to eat without having to worry about your budget because it offers up to 50% discounts on every restaurant partner.

Take Your Pick with Just a Click

When stumped for ideas on where to eat for lunch, a quick meeting, a dinner date, or a family get-together, Eatigo is your friend. Download Eatigo for free, sign up, and unlock the doors to a host of dining possibilities.

To give customers’ the ultimate dining experience, Eatigo has continuously been signing up top brands and restaurants like Pepper Lunch, Marriott Cafe, Dulcinea, Barcino, and The CafĂ©, Hyatt City of Dreams’ signature buffet restaurant.

These diverse dining concepts join its already impressive listing that includes Heat at Edsa Shangri-La Manila, Alta at Ascott BGC, Ramen Nagi, Vengo, Gelatofix, and many others.

                       Eatigo Country Marketing Manager, Angela Go

“Eatigo’s mission is to connect empty tables with empty stomachs by offering time-based discounts at every participating restaurant, every day”, says Eatigo Country Marketing Manager, Angela Go. “It works for both diners and restaurants. Users can choose from upscale hotels to popular food chains, and even hole-in-the-wall establishments all at 50% off, making it possible for our users to conveniently dine out as frequently as they want without breaking the bank. The restaurants on the other hand get to fill their empty seats during off-peak hours, now that’s a win-win”.

Days and Weeks to Look Forward to with Eatigo

Besides having the regular calendar of discounts on the app, Eatigo makes sure to excite customers by cooking up special campaigns.

Start your May with Eatigo’s WOW Wednesday -- Starting this summer, Eatigo offers 50% discounts all day at your favourite restaurants on one Wednesday of each month. This May, WOW Wednesday is scheduled to happen on May 9. Keep your eyes peeled for promos on the dedicated WOW Wednesday panel on the Eatigo app.

Watch out for Eatigo’s Late Lunch/Early Dinner Specials. Restaurants featured will be offering 50% discounts for specific times one whole week of every month. This May 21-27, customers can get 50% discounts between 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Participating brands for the various promos will be revealed on the official Eatigo Facebook page, so like it now -

Eating out has never been this fun and affordable! So make every day, an Eatigo dining day! Download the Eatigo app now on both iOS and Android:

SureTayo by Dragon Pay offers a person-to-person payment service for safer online transactions

You know the drill, if you want to snag that signature bag, make up, skincare, shoes or anything in mind that you want to buy at a fraction of a price in the mall. Online shopping is the way to go. I am just lucky that I havent met or encountered scammers online.

Some of my hard to find skincare/makeups I purchased online using my instagram account. So far, the transaction made between me and the sellers went smooth. The thing is, everyone want a safer and worry free transaction when you go online shopping. Right? But how can we be all so sure if that buyer/seller betrayed our trust?

Then comes Sure Tayo.

Sure Tayo by Dragon Pay was launched last April 25 at Contis Greenbelt. It was attended by Dragon Pay executives and selected bloggers.

The pioneer and market leader in alternative payment solutions, Dragonpay Corporation has come up with yet another innovative solution that makes paying and receiving payments between individuals who do not know (or trust) each other safe and convenient with SureTayo, a person-to-person payment service.

Owned and operated by Dragonpay Corp., SureTayo performs the role of a trusted third party who will hold on to funds until both the buyer and seller are satisfied with their transaction.

Ken Abadiano, Marketing Manager Dragon Pay Corporation

How SureTayo Works

An online merchant can sign up as a seller at and after verifying their account, they will receive access to their online dashboard that allows them to issue an invoice to an interested customer.

Once a buyer receives the invoice, she can click the link and select her preferred payment method – and because SureTayo is powered by Dragonpay, the buyer now have access to over 15,000 physical partner locations, online banking and mobile payment channels.

These include options like online banking at most of the major local commercial banks, physical ATM payments, over-the-counter (OTC) cash payments at banks and retail establishments (supermarkets, groceries, department stores, courier centers, remittance centers), electronic wallets or credits (Dragonpay Credits,, PayPal, GCash), and now, even Cash on Delivery.

After payment has been made, SureTayo will safeguard the money while notifying the seller, who can now deliver the item. Once the item has been received by the buyer, he or she can notify SureTayo, who will now release the payment to the buyer.

This simple and secure process leads to TLC for both buyers and sellers – Transaksyong Legit at Convenient!

“SureTayo was created to address the concerns of online buyers and sellers in the Philippine setting. A lot of shoppers here don’t have credit cards or even bank accounts, so how do you get them to shop online? How do you ease their worries that their money might go to a fraudulent seller? And for online retailers, how do you gain the trust of buyers? How do you make payment more convenient for potential customers?” said Robertson “Dick” Chiang, the founder and chief operating officer of Dragonpay.

“SureTayo offers the answer to these questions as it allows sellers to offer all these payment channels to their buyers while at the same time, acting like a third party for transactions to ensure that money is only released once the buyer and seller are happy with the transaction,” shared Mr. Chiang.

For buyers, they have peace of mind knowing that their money is secure until they get that much awaited shipment. They will not have to worry that their money might be going into the hands of a bogus online seller. Plus, paying for an item is much more convenient as they can settle payments through over 15,000 physical partner locations, online banking and mobile payments, remittance centers, groceries and so much more.

For sellers, transactions are also made more secure as they will be paid on time after shipping products to their customers. Customer trust and confidence will also rise for the seller as SureTayo gives them access to major industry players and commercial banks as payment channels. Along with credibility, these payment channels make their business more accessible and transactions more convenient. 

SureTayo’s simple dashboard also allows sellers to track orders and payments, helping to streamline their operations.

And to top it all off, for a limited time, registration for SureTayo is completely free!

Fantastic Sign Up Offer

Aside from free registration, SureTayo is also offering online sellers an irresistible deal with the SureTayo Summer Getaway Promo, created in partnership with GetGo, Cebu Pacific’s Lifestyle Rewards Program.

At the SureTayo Summer Getaway Promo, each seller who signs up from April 25, 2018 – June 25, 2018 will get the chance to win 25,000 GetGo points. One lucky winner will get the chance to enjoy rewards like trips to local destinations like Cebu, Davao and Puerto Princesa. For the full promo mechanics, please visit the SureTayo Facebook page at

Raffle winner will be drawn on June 26, 2018.

With SureTayo, buying and selling online is now safer and more convenient.

For more information on SureTayo, visit

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