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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Upgrade your meal with Barrio Fiesta condiments

The last time we dined in at Barrio Fiesta was last year. We certainly miss their home-cooked dishes like my personal favorite Kare-Kare with bagoong. Yum! and of course  their merienda buffet with spreads like ginatan, pancit, dinuguan with puto, lumpia and sopas. 

Since everyone is looking for essential products like their specialty condiments at supermarket. 

Barrio Fiesta recently launches food products  like sauteed shrimps, tabasuk, sauces, spreads, chicken breading, snacks and other products to spice up your everyday dishes. 

Prime Global Corporation (PGC) is taking on the “new normal” with optimism as it leverages Filipinos’ rekindled love for home-cooking and the rise of the home-based food delivery business amid dine-out and movement restrictions to boost sales of its Barrio Fiesta products. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic has crippled businesses across industries, this Filipino brand has found a silver lining—pushing through with an expansion plan despite challenging times.

Adjusting to a changed food business landscape, Barrio Fiesta has recalibrated its sales approach, upping its online presence as it continues to diversify its product portfolio, from its top-selling shrimp paste to new sauces, spreads, dry mixes and snacks.

“Fortunately for the packaged food category, we are seeing growth opportunities still as people continue to remain at home, opting for home-cooked meals and seeing the rise of ‘home chefs.’ We anticipate that the ‘new normal’ will continue to bring about more interest, creativity and enthusiasm for lutong-bahay recipes, and we want to be there for them,” said Reychelle Ann Gigante, PGC Marketing Head.

Through its social media pages, Barrio Fiesta is providing Filipino cooks lutong-bahay recipes and tips, noting the many that are still locked down at home are shifting their budgets to home-cooked meals while small entrepreneurs have gone into the online food business in place of lost livelihood. 

This is where PGC saw an opportunity to help while selling its products in the safest possible way: no on-site promotional events and mostly a virtual interface with its target market. 

“All on-ground activities have been cancelled, current digital content efforts have been geared towards engaging our online audience with useful recipes and tips using our products, and recently we opened our Facebook page to online bulk orders for those who would be interested to resell Barrio Fiesta products within their community,” Gigante said. 

PGC has also shifted to digital marketing, seeing greater spending on online promotional ventures as the pandemic continues. 

At the same time, it maintains presence in physical stores—its primary trade channel—to cater to Filipinos who still opt to shop outside. Barrio Fiesta products are available in supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, drug stores and sari-sari-stores. 

While we very much acknowledge the important role that e-commerce has played during the new normal, we also understand that there is still a great need for general and modern trade or supermarkets and groceries and it is very much essential for us as well as it still caters to Filipinos who opt to shop in brick-and-mortar stores. For us, it won’t be one or the other, as this multi-channel availability will allow us to reach our customers in the most convenient way possible,” Gigante said.

PGC counts on the Filipinos’ familiarity with its heritage products to remain as the go-to brand for staple condiments even amid the rise of artisanal, home-made brands, given the scope of its production and distribution reach.

“We are aware that there are small online entrepreneurs selling specialty or artisanal bagoong and condiments, and this just goes to show how huge and dynamic the food market is,” Gigante said. “As for specialty condiments, at the moment, Barrio Fiesta is the only brand able to produce and distribute its products at scale commercially, across local and international markets, while maintaining high quality and authentic taste, made possible with a strong business model.”

Barrio Fiesta commands a 65-percent market share of the local sautéed shrimp paste category and 95 percent of the international market 2019.

“Our goal this year is to further dominate the category in both domestic and international markets. And in the next three years, we aspire to be among the top local companies in the sauces, dressings, condiments and package foods categories,” said Vincent Ace Villa-Real, President and Chief Operating Officer of PGC. 

“The Barrio Fiesta retail brand is one of the few remaining Filipino heritage brands whose equity can cut across the broad spectrum of the culinary and food industries. We intend to make the most of the equity. We can’t be a single product company; category expansion whether organic or thru external synergies is a given,” Villa-Real said.

">The manufacturing business of Barrio Fiesta sautéed shrimp paste was acquired by the Ang-Hortaleza Corporation through a subsidiary in 2011. The brand is now under Prime Global Corporation, a manufacturing, marketing and distribution subsidiary company owned by the Hortaleza Corporation holding company.

Earlier this year, it released its own version of everyday condiments and snacks: the Barrio Fiesta Gourmet Series Patis (fish sauce), Barrio Fiesta Tubasuk (spiced sugar cane vinegar), Barrio Fiesta Crispy Joy Breading Mix, Barrio Fiesta Peanut Butter Spreads, Barrio Fiesta Chicken and Beef Broth Cubes, and Barrio Fiesta Jumbo Roasted Peanuts. 

 “We are optimistic because Barrio Fiesta is a very strong retail brand offering products with superior taste, quality and value supported by a vision and a business model that is anchored on strong fundamentals,” Villa-Real added.

On.Ward PH: the newest retail store for top-of-the-line products for Education

Since schooling online is the new norm for our kids education. Every parents has update their gadgets like laptops and tools to keep up with the time. I have just discovered On.Ward PH and they have been selling Smart products like Woodpad 7 and 10, its good for my grandkids who are into art and drawing. Your kids will love it for sure. 

As a result of the pandemic, all educational institutions have agreed to continue operating remotely and without the face-to-face aspect of traditional classrooms, distance learning requires a range of technology to improve the educational experience.

On.Ward PH, the newest and most innovative retail store for top-of-the-line products for Education, Work from Home, Content Creation, Fitness and Health, Gaming, and Smart Products from well-known brands, has recently released 3 latest products for a creative and easiest way of learning online.

One of the latest releases is the HUE HD camera and HUE HD Pro Camerawhich is not only used for online learning but can also be used in art, calligraphy, sports, and webinars. An easy-to-use document camera with mic where you can record videos and sound and capture still images for a better learning experience for your children. Additionally, the HUE HD camera is compatible with Windows and macOS and is available in Black, Blue, Red and Green for ₱3,299 and the HUE HD Pro for ₱5,299.

Woodpad 7 and Woodpad 10 are also at the top of their list. A thin, lightweight bamboo drawing pad specially built for people who want to take their creativity wherever they go. With its incredibly precise pen accuracy, it delivers a simple and familiar drawing experience just like using a pen and paper. Both drawing pads are available at and On.Ward BGC store at B3, G/F, Bonifacio High Street, BGC, Taguig City for ₱4,099.00 and ₱6,599.

They also have the JBL JR300BT, a safe, lightweight wireless earphone that protects your children's hearing. It ensures that the volume does not reach a harmful level, but still provides a good sense of bass depth to enjoy what your kids are listening to. The JBL JR300BT is available in Punky Pink, Tropic Teal, and Rocker Blue for ₱2,999.

All of these latest technologies are beneficial in enhancing every child's remote learning experience as schools today lean toward distance learning. Every parent needs to ensure that their children can learn and study from home with ease.

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realme Philippines launches 7 series and realme Buds Q

realme Philippines has officially launched the new realme 7 series and its latest smart audio device realme Buds Q, raising the standards for a midrange smartphone and TWS experience. To the delight of fans, realme launched the devices with bucket loads of promos for both its online store on LazMall and its offline stores nationwide. 


Following on the heels of the successful launch of its C-series, realme Philippines goes back to its beloved number line-up with a couple of powerful midrange champs -- the realme 7 and 7 Pro. As it aims to enrich the realme ecosystem, realme is also bringing its chic in-ear TWS to the local market -- the realme Buds Q.


We at realme Philippines aim to fuel the drive of the Filipino youth as they take on various endeavors -- may those be in climbing the corporate ladder or ranking up in different mobile games. We believe that our new devices, which are both powerful and attainable, can keep our young leaders, ideators and creators inspired and empowered to continue moving forward. And we are happy to make these new devices available in more channels with more fun promos,” shares realme Philippines VP for Marketing Austine Huang.


The launch of the realme 7 series was led by realme’s #7for7 squad, which is composed of young trailblazers from different fields of interest. Professional Mobile Legends player and Omnic PH Team Captain  ohmyv33nus, two time SEA Games Gold Medalist Japoy Lazardo, content creator and Tiktok Influencer Gyle De Castro, PBA courtside reporter Apple David, model & motorsports enthusiasts Bianca Rufinno,  visual artist and realme Philippines in-house photographer RG Vizuals and realme Philippines creative lead Harold Branzuela are young leaders that embody the youth’s grit and vigor.


realme 7 Pro: Philippines’ Fastest-Charging Smartphone

There is no stopping Filipino corporate gladiators, budding entrepreneurs and digital buffs in their quest for success. This makes the realme 7 Pro a perfect tech partner.  


The realme 7 Pro is equipped with a 65W SuperDart Charge, making it the Philippines’ fastest-charging smartphone -- charging from zero to 100% in just 34 minutes. This charging power is favorable for intense daily hustle as it minimizes smartphone downtime. The device’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Mobile Processor also ensures that the overall performance of the device is smooth and top-notch.


For users active in online content creation, from livestreams and vlogs to photo feeds, the realme 7 Pro’s 2nd Gen 64MP Sony IMX682 Quad Camera and 32 MP in-display can help in capturing good engagement with high-quality videos and flagship snaps. 


realme 7: World’s First Smartphone with MediaTek Helio G95 

There is a global uptick of 35 percent in weekly mobile game downloads in March as people around the world stay safely at home and look for avenues of entertainment. IDC and App Annie also reported that mobile is now the primary driver of growth for digital game consumption. To ascertain that the youth gets to continue to slay their mobile battles, realme designed midrange champ realme 7 specifically for mobile gaming enthusiasts. Under the phone’s hood is the world’s first MediaTek Helio G95 Gaming Processor, which makes the realme 7 one of the most powerful smartphones for gaming and entertainment in its price point.


Quarantines have also regulated the forms of entertainment the youth usually enjoys outside of their homes, like going to the movies, partying in clubs and dining in restaurants. This led the youth to pivot even further to digital forms of connection and entertainment – be it virtual call with friends or movie streaming – as these are not bound by physical borders. The realme 7 packs a 5000mAh battery with a 30W Dart Charge, ready to power the digital adventures of its young users.


The realme 7 and 7 Pro are the first smartphones in the world to receive the TÜV Rheinland Smartphone Reliability Verification. The TÜV Rheinland Smartphone Reliability Verification contains 22 major tests (12 daily-use scenarios, four components reliability and six extreme environments) and 38 minor tests. realme has upgraded quality test to further improve the reliability of the smartphones, making realme users freely enjoy the pleasure brought by the leap-forward technology and trendsetting design.


TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 145 years ago. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life.


realme Buds Q: stylish TWS designed by José Lévycooperated designer of Hermes

One gift early Christmas shoppers must bag for the bibong inaanak and masipag na pamangkin is the incredibly stylish realme Buds Q. The latest AIoT product from the fastest-growing smartphone brand is officially available in the Philippines, ready to rock the world of young Filipinos -- quite literally -- with an elevated audio experience.


The True Wireless device has a 10mm Large Driver and a Dynamic Bass Boost, bringing sound straight out of audio heaven. Going beyond its amazing technology, the realme Buds Q is also a fashion statement on its own as it sports the artistic genius of José Lévy, the cooperated designer of Hermès and the art director of the realme Design Studio. For its design, Lévy took inspiration from the round cobblestones found along the shores of Normandy beach. This artistic and ergonomic masterpiece is both chic and comfortable, having been made with a premium 9um Spark Pattern special polymer composite diaphragm, an IPX4 water resistance, and a weight of 3.6g -- lighter than a sheet of A4 paper.


realme Buds Q users can also enjoy long hours of usage as the device’s charging case can hold power amounting to 20 hours worth total playback. The buds could also go on for three hours of single continuous calling time, four and a half hours of single continuous music listening time, five hours of single continuous gaming time, and six hours of single continuous video streaming time.


realme Promos Everywhere!

The realme 7 8GB + 128GB storage variant is available in the Philippines for just Php 14,990 while the realme 7 Pro 8GB + 128GB storage variant is priced at Php17,990. The realme Buds Q can be bagged by stylish audio lovers for just Php 1,490. In celebration of the longest holiday season in the world, realme Philippines is launching the realme 7, 7 Pro and realme Buds Q with a ton of promos available in multiple channels. 



With the vision of being the smartphone of every Filipino, realme Philippines makes sure it brings top-tier technology into much more attainable price points. In line with this, the fastest-growing smartphone brand partners on the regular with the leading consumer finance company, Home Credit. Starting September 30, the realme 7 and 7 Pro can be availed with 0% interest installment plans for either six or nine months. Home Credit also has special promos for lucky purchasers of the midrange champs in select stores nationwide. The first 10 purchasers of the realme 7 Pro will be getting free realme Buds Q worth Php1,490, while the first 10 purchasers of a realme 7 will get free Buds Classic worth Php590. The participating kiosks for this promo are located at SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Calamba, SM Dasmariñas, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Manila, SM Pampanga, and SM Bicutan. 


Customers with major credit cards can also avail realme's newest devices via flexible 6 or 12-month installment plans with 0% interest.


Customers who prefer shopping in the comfort of their homes can also avail of the new devices through the official realme store on LazMall. The first 200 purchasers of the realme 7 Pro on its dedicated product page on LazMall will get free realme Buds Q worth Php1,490. Those who wish to avail of the realme 7 will enjoy a Php 500 voucher. The realme Buds Q is also offered with a Php 500 discount. 


For the latest updates on realme Philippines and all of its products, fans may follow the official Facebook and Instagram accounts of the fastest-growing smartphone brand in the country.

George T. Yang shares the love with frontliners on the anniversary of McDonald’s in the Philippines: ‘Sarap ‘pag nandito ka, salamat nandito ka’

In September 1981, McDonald’s opened its first store in the Philippines in Morayta, Manila. Almost 40 years later, the Golden Arches has become part of the lives of Filipinos, with thousands of directly hired employees serving customers McDonald’s world-famous menu items, as well as local favorites in over 600 restaurants nationwide. 


Recognizing the malasakit of the company’s employees to serve customers and the community amid the pandemic, McDonald’s Philippines Chairman and Founder, Dr. George T. Yang expressed his gratitude through a short music video (


Known for his singing prowess, particularly for classical music, Dr. Yang sang a few lines dedicated to their own employees, and all healthcare workers, as a montage of photos appeared of McDonald’s frontliners working tirelessly to serve Filipinos during these challenging times. 


Seen in the video as well would be the McDo Kindness Kitchen, an initiative of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), which has been able to distribute close to 300,000 meals to different frontliners and communities in need.


Happy birthday McDonald’s and Dr. George Yang!

Taco Bell is giving you something to SHELLebrate about on October 4!

To all taco lovers out there! Mark October 4 in your calendar!

Any hardcore taco-lover would know just how important October 4 is – for it’s National Taco Day! It’s the once-a-year event where we honor the most fantas-TACO snack ever created. 

And guess what? Taco Bell has some exciting, new offers to mark the special day again this year.


To kick-start the celebration this October, Taco Bell will be launching the coolest and freshest way to enjoy your Tacos with the launch of the DIY Taco Kit! You can now create your very own, personalized version of tacos exactly the way you want it - all in the comforts of your own home. Release the inner chef in you and order your DIY Taco Kit now through GrabFood, Foodpanda, or you may dial 8911-1111 for select areas only.

But the SHELL-ebration is not stopping there. Exclusive to GrabFood, Taco Bell will be slashing P59 off your delivery fees from October 1 to 7 for a minimum purchase of P599. 


Finally, fans can show their love for all-that-is taco online too by dressing up their Facebook profile pictures with the exclusive Taco Bell National Taco Day frame. It doesn’t stop there. Taco Bell will be rewarding our truest and most loyal fans on October 4. Fans just need to present their dressed up National Taco Day profile in any of the branches and they’ll get a FREE taco on us for a minimum spend of just P300. 

“National Taco Day is the most awaited holiday for Taco Bell, and we are happy that we can share the fun of this event with our customers. With all of these offers, we hope that all taco lovers out there can be reminded of just how fantas-TACO their favorite snack is” Angela Cruz, Marketing Manager said. 


For more information about National Taco Day and other promos and offers from Taco Bell, like and follow Taco Bell on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.


Emerging e-Industries reap benefits from PLDT's increased network build up

Leading industries have turned to technology to survive the economic pivot to the “new normal” with the Philippines’ largest and only integrated telecommunications company PLDT aiding organizations and businesses to adapt and thrive in the current challenges of the pandemic.

Discussed during the second virtual Tech Talks forum streamed in partnership with OneNews, PLDT highlighted key solutions and services that have helped catalyse digital transformations of e-Industries including e-Learning, e-Banking, e-Commerce, e-Government, and e-Health.

“We, at PLDT-Smart, are in the business of nation-building. It is precisely this conviction that fired up the virtue of Malasakit in our every endeavor. The changing Philippine economic landscape has inspired us to reframe our business objectives and strategies. In fact, a big part of our CAPEX is being allocated to improve our services so that these may be accessible and relevant to more Filipinos,” shared Smart President and PLDT Chief Revenue Officer Al Panlilio.

“We are now starting to see how e-Learning is transforming education as we know it, how e-Banking will further enable financial inclusion, how e-Commerce will help revitalize our economy, how e-Government will accelerate our country’s Smart City transformation, and most importantly, how e-Health will allow our nation to combat this pandemic,” he added.

The live forum tackled the challenges of each e-industry and highlighted technological solutions that help rebuild these sectors and move forward.

The education sector has been one of most impacted sector from the changes in the practice of learning and teaching. In helping learners continue their education remotely, the Department of Education’s (DepEd) has implemented a blended learning experience integrating digital, broadcast, and printed module teaching methods for students at home. One of the resource persons for the e-learning segment, DepEd Undersecretary Alain Pascua, shared his insights on the benefits of merging the different platforms to deliver education much better moving forward.

PLDT, together with Smart, has offered several e-Learning solutions to help aid this transition which include opening free access to the DepEd Commons website as an official resource of learning modules for teachers and students. 

PLDT launched BEYOND FIBER that help address the basic connectivity needs to provide quality education to institutions while Smart launched the Giga Study plans that provide data allocation to learning apps specifically tailored for students and their educational access needs. ePLDT has already provided over 248,000 Microsoft for Education licenses for the academe and students to utilize.

“The current set up has its challenges but what we have in place is changing the landscape of education. We are excited to see how this new set up will allow us to take local education to the next level. We recognize the challenges of making this shift and we at PLDT are committed to make e-Learning a reality for every single student,” said PLDT Enterprise Revenue Group Head Vic Tria.

Electronic banking has gained traction due to the pandemic with payments and digital transactions seeing a surge in the past few months covering the pandemic. Showing growing adoption of e-Banking in the country, Online Bills payment, government transactions, and digital purchase payment have become a necessity rather than a choice.

“Studies have shown that the Philippines is above the global average when it comes to digitally transferring money. PLDT and Smart are fully committed to support the banking industry and believe that we play a key role in sustaining the digital momentum of this industry,” shared PLDT FVP and Head of Enterprise Core Business Solutions Jojo Gendrano.

PLDT covers the importance to have a reliable process automation and integration in place through applications such as Microsoft, SAP or Salesforce, while securing the operations center through ePLDT’s cybersecurity services. Financial institutions also need to look into resilient systems to boost operations through the cloud with SDWAN and Data Center services.

e-Commerce has seen a major boost during the pandemic which has helped sustain the operations of businesses and MSMEs. With transactions and purchases now seeing adoption online, consumers are more discerning hence businesses need to have an Omnichannel approach to better engage with their customers.

PLDT VP and Head of ICT Business Nico Alcoseba points out that consumption behaviors have been irreversibly reshaped and businesses need to focus on three principles to succeed in e-Commerce: make the platform easy to use, establish end-to-end delivery and immediacy, and ensure security as business is always about trust.

Government has also seen digital solutions to help disseminate information, and providing public service. PLDT’s suite of Public Sector Solution solutions give e-Government the technological support it needs to improve Community Engagement and ensure public safety such as Online payments gateway, Citizen IDs, Smart Wifi in public centers, Contact Center Solutions, CCTV Surveillance, and Emergency 911 dispatch systems. It also offers collaboration and operational efficiency to enable work-from-home set ups for government employees while ensuring service availability and cybersecurity to be able to access records securely and easily from anywhere.

On the other hand, eHealth has become central due to the pandemic. PLDT has partnered with various health organizations and hospitals help provide the best solutions to deliver healthcare services and ensure safety of healthcare workers.

PLDT Enterprise Revenue Group Head Mitch Locsin provided the eHealth roadmap that has benefitted the eHealth industry that will support the fight against Covid19 and help improve healthcare. Solutions geared toward providing safer and wider access to e-Health services include online consultation and remote monitoring to help patients and doctors appointment despite their physical presence. Focused solutions on management of healthcare records can better patient outcomes as PLDT’s solutions help innovate new practice and methods for smarter use of Patient data and strategic documentation.

Through technology, PLDT’s cybersecurity, integrated system solutions, and collaborations solutions can help ensure a secure and efficient healthcare system to sustain the delivery of e-Healthcare.

As the country continues to battle and adapt to the changing landscape brought about by the pandemic, businesses, government, and consumers have greatly benefitted from PLDT’s continuous investment in building and further future-proofing its network to deliver the growing digital services and connectivity to better cope and thrive through this crisis. 

Get ready makeup fans and lovers for Spotlight Cosmetics

Get ready makeup fans and lovers! For Filipinas who want to explore every version of herself, there’s a new brand of high quality makeup coming to the racks of beauty online shops and department stores – the Spotlight Cosmetics!


The new Spotlight Cosmetics presents a huge selection of professional quality makeup designed to embolden every Filipinas to be whoever she wants to be by allowing her to transform into different versions of her persona.


For the face, there’s the Primetime Liquid Foundation (P495), a lightweight, long-wearing foundation which comes in four shades, providing a natural and flawless look. The Primetime Press Powder (P295) available in three shades and provides second skin finish. There’s also a Primetime 2-way Powder Foundation (P395), an anti-shine and two-way powder foundation with medium to full coverage. It’s available in four shades. 


For the lips, makeup users can also choose from a selection of finishes—from matte like the Superstar Matte Lips (P295) and Superstar Liquid Lips (P295) that all come in six shades, to creamy and moisturizing lip products like the Superstar Lip Crayon (P295) available in five shades and Superstar Creamy Lips (P295) which comes in six shades. There’s also the multipurpose Rising Star Lip and Cheek Tint (P295) to give your lips and cheeks that healthy glow, and the Rising Star Lip Balm (P195), a lightly-tinted balm to soothe and hydrate the lips.


Those peepers get to have some fun too! Spotlight Cosmetics will also be releasing eye makeup products ranging from eyeshadows like the Scene Stealer Gel Eyeshadow (P295), smooth, lightweight, and intensely colored yet blendable gel eyeshadows available in five shades; the Scene Stealer Liquid Eyeshadow (P295), versatile and budge-proof liquid eyeshadows available in four shades and comes in shimmer and matte, and the Scene Stealer 8-in-1 Eye Palette (P495), an 8-in-1 multi-colored eyeshadow palette with 6 matte shades and 2 shimmer shades. 


To accentuate the eye makeup even more, the new cosmetics brand will launch the easy to glide, highly pigmented, and waterproof eyeliner pencil Showstopper Eyeliner Pencil (P195), and the smudge proof eyeliner pen Showstopper Liquid Eyeliner (P295). 


And finally for the eyebrows, there’s the Megahit Eyebrow Pen (P295) with fine-felt tip to achieve that natural hair-like strokes. The Megahit Eyebrow Pencil with spoolie (P295), easy to use eyebrow pencil that comes with a spoolie to blend and neatly keep your brows in place. Both available in three shades. And the Megahit Eyebrow Pencil & Powder (P395), which comes in four shades, is a 2-in-1 pencil and powder combination that lets you outline and set your brows smoothly.


Every Filipina can now glow up and stand out in the crowd with Spotlight Cosmetics soon available at Watsons, The SM Beauty, and SM Call to Deliver. It will also be sold at Spotlight’s official page on Lazada and Shopee starting October 1. 


To know more, follow Spotlight Cosmetics’ official social media accounts: Facebook (@SpotlightCosmeticsPH) and Instagram (


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The realme Buds Q sports the genius design of Hermes designer José Lévy

realme Philippines, lifestyle partner of the youth, grows its local AIOT product line-up with the launch of its latest audio device realme Buds Q on September 30. 

The realme Buds Q is the first in-ear True Wireless Stereo (TWS) from the brand. Poised to be the most stylish entry-level TWS yet, the realme Buds Q sports the genius design of José Lévy, the cooperated designer of Hermès and the art director of the realme Design Studio.


The youth of today thrives in the digital realm, a virtual biosphere that teems with platforms for self-expression. One way through which the youth expresses themselves is their style. The Gen Zs, for instance, coming from the generation that no longer knows a world pre-social media, are the most photographed people today. This makes them keen for fresh and new looks on the regular. Dedicated to offering what the youth needs, realme has committed to being not only a brand of top-notch technology but also of contemporary design. This gene of modern aesthetic is evident across all realme products -- every single one of which is a fashion statement on its own. The realme artistry is born out of the hard work of the realme Design Studio under the leadership of José Lévy the designer of Hermes.

For the Buds Q, Lévy took inspiration from the round cobblestones found along the shores of Normandy beach where he spent most of his youth. He and the realme team iterated the design for over 200 times, fine-tuning the curvature of the G3 curve just to give users a cobblestone-like design that is mellow and comfortable. An artistic and ergonomic masterpiece, the realme Buds Q is both a sight to behold and a pleasure to use. The realme Buds Q also brings sound performance straight out of audio heaven through its 10mm Large Driver and  Dynamic Bass Boost.


realme Buds Q users can also enjoy long hours of usage as the device’s charging case can hold power amounting to 20 hours worth total playback. The buds could also go on for three hours of single continuous calling time, four and a half hours of single continuous music listening time, five hours of single continuous gaming time, and six hours of single continuous video streaming time.


Watch the grand reveal of the realme Buds Q and the new realme 7 series in an online livestream launch on realme Philippines’ official Facebook page and YouTube channel on September 30, 12 noon. realme Philippines prepared an exciting and engaging launch for its fans. The live stream features seven interactive rooms full of exciting surprises. Fans and the Filipino realme Squad are encouraged to follow realme Philippines’ official accounts on Facebook and Instagram  @realmePhilippines to get more updates on the launch and other brand promos.


Share your #AranetaFirst memories and win some cash!

It’s already been a year since the Filipino public was introduced to the new “Araneta City” brand. 


From being the country’s first Smart 5G Lifestyle Hub to the topping off of the first ibis Styles Hotel in the country and the New Gateway, the first anniversary of the City of First’s rebranding was filled with memorable events. Today, Araneta City continues to innovate for every Filipino, making it a great place to discover and experience all of your ‘firsts’. 


And to mark this special occasion, Araneta City is inviting everyone to celebrate with them. 

Here are just some of the things that you can look forward to: 


Have your favorites from Araneta City delivered to you for free!


Looking to refresh your wardrobe? Maybe you’re craving for your favorite dish. Or maybe you just need some gardening supplies to step up your plant game. Whatever it may be, Araneta City’s got your back! Have anything and everything you need or want from Araneta City delivered to you through the Araneta City Assist service. And to make it sweeter, Araneta City is treating everyone with FREE delivery on September 24. Now that’s what we call a great deal!


Share your #AranetaFirst memories and win some cash!


Share some Instagrammable pics of your memorable firsts enjoyed at Araneta City and get the chance to win ₱5,000 and have the opportunity of being featured in Araneta City’s ads. All you need to do is share your photo on Instagram with a caption that details your favorite memory at Araneta City and use the hashtag #AranetaFirst. 


You can also have fun on your Instagram Stories and share your Araneta City firsts through the special Araneta City-branded Instagram Filter. Just Follow Araneta City on Instagram and look for it in the effects tab!


Relive the history of the City of Firsts!


Araneta City has been a part of our lives for 60 years now. Go back in time and discover all the innovations and milestones of Araneta City through the City of Firsts exhibit. The exhibit started last September 21 in Gateway Mall activity area and can be visited until September 30. 


For those who want to enjoy the experience online, Araneta City will also launch its Virtual Exhibit, which will be available starting September 24 at


Change up the way you shop with Araneta City’s innovative services!


Enjoy the mall from the comfort of your own home with the Araneta City 360 Virtual Mall. Using 3D technology, Araneta City is making a realistic shopping experience complete with a 360-degree view of a mall storefront facade that showcases various products. 


By end of September, you can also use Ask Araneta to look for that specific item that you’ve been searching for. All you need to do is message them with a complete description of the item you want to buy and they’ll search for it. They can even ask to have that item reserved for you for 24 to 48 hours, so that you can pick it up at your own convenience. 


If you have no time to go out and do your shopping, Araneta City-Zen Personal Shopper is the service for you. Just go to the MyKuya app, select Araneta City-Zen Personal Shopper, and book a personal shopper to do the shopping and item delivery for you. 


For more information about Araneta City’s rebranding anniversary,visit You may also go to their official website or follow their FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages for other exciting promos, deals, and services.


Dior invites the TikTok community to the spring-summer 2021 ready-to-wear fashion show

Whether through the accounts of iconic art directors, ready-to-wear brands and major fashion maisons, but also through anonymous passionate and inspired designers, the creative fashion spirit founded a home on TikTok

Everyday millions of users around the world express their creativity and art, filming and posting short-form videos on TikTok

On September 29th, Dior invites the TikTok community to discover, live from its official @Dior TikTok account, the spring-summer 2021 ready-to-wear fashion show revealing the enchanting creativity of Maria Grazia Chiuri. 


The TikTok community will be at the forefront of this exceptional fashion show, plunging into the unique world of the iconic maison. 


Whether from New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Milan, Tokyo or Sydney, with TikTok, Dior's creations will break free of borders, allowing millions of users of the platform to enjoy a moment of creativity and sharing infused with magic and emotion.

     Official Dior’s TikTok account: @Dior

   To follow the Live Dior's spring-summer prêt-à-porter fashion show, please visit the official @Dior TikTokaccount and click on the Live icon. 

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