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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

(PTIC) in Hong Kong is set to unveil its latest campaign called "Philippine Flavours" on August 5

The Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC – Hong Kong) will conduct an unveiling ceremony for its new brand marketing campaign entitled, “PHILIPPINE FLAVOURS,” in the Hong Kong market together with the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong (PCGHK), the Philippine Trade and Investment Center – Beijing, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center – Shanghai, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center – Guangzhou, the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, the Department of Trade and Industry  – Export Marketing Bureau, the Department of Trade and Industry Baguio – Benguet, and the Office of Agriculture Counsellor of the Philippines in Beijing, on 5 August 2021 at 2:00PM.

The unveiling ceremony will be streamed live via zoom and via the Facebook account PTIC-Hong Kong. During the event, Consul General of the Philippines to Hong Kong Raly L. Tejada, will welcome and thank all the participants to the unveiling. The main launch will feature a Philippine local Chef – businessman and a Hong Konger Key Opinion Leader – chef using Filipino ingredients in cooking three (3) dishes which are popular in Hong Kong. After the video, a panel will discuss how the concept of Philippine Flavours came to be and its relevance to the Philippines and Hong Kong today.  The Secretary of the DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez will further the importance of supporting Filipino products in his closing remarks. 


The Philippines, being located close by Hong Kong, has been untapped by the Hong Kong market for the Philippines food, beverages, and ingredients. The presentation will highlight the different possibilities that Filipino products may take part of in the Hong Kong market. On the other hand, the Hong Kong market will be informed about the similarities of the Filipino and Hong Kong palates and flavours with respect to their own cuisines, so the Hong Kong market can make use of a lot of Filipino products in their daily needs.


We welcome everyone to register thru to join the unveiling ceremony if you are interested.


For more information, please visit PTIC-HK’s microsite at or send emails to


Enjoy huge savings on select vivo smartphones by up to Php4000 available at Shopee 8.8 sale!

Back-to-school bargain hunters who need a brand-new cellphone in time for class opening should not miss out on the massive discounts from leading smartphone brand vivo at the Shopee 8.8 Sale. From August 8 to 9, vivo shoppers can enjoy up to P4,000 price reduction on select phone models, including the V20, Y12s, and Y20s G (4+128).


BIG DISCOUNT ALERT!!! Get up to PHP4,000 off on select vivo smartphones at the Shopee 8.8 Sale from August 8 to 9, 2021. Also, avail of special vivo vouchers and enjoy additional savings of as much as PHP1,000. Visit vivo Philippines’ official store on Shopee to learn more! 

The ultra-slim vivo V20, with a standard retail price of PHP19,999, will be available at the Shopee 8.8 Sale at a reduced price of only PHP16,999, plus a P1,000 OFF voucher – for a massive total discount of PHP4,000! Well-loved as a solid mid-range phone with premium specs, the vivo V20 sports an industry-leading 44MP Eye Auto Focus selfie camera, and a flagship-level 64MP rear camera. A great value for money, the phone is powered with Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Processor (2.3 GHz), an 8GB RAM, 128GB storage (expandable up to 256GB), and a 4000mAh battery with flash charge technology.

Also available at a huge discount is vivo Y12s. Originally priced at PHP6,499, this stylish starter phone is made even more affordable for only PHP5,999, plus a P300 OFF voucher, for a total savings of PHP800. The phone has a 13-megapixel main rear camera along with a 2-megapixel Bokeh camera up front.  It also has MediaTek Helio P35 chip coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. And it ships with Android 10 layered with Funtouch OS 11 out of the box.

Those looking for a gaming-capable phone may opt for the light and slim vivo Y20s G (4+128). Normally priced at PHP8,999, the phone will be available for only PHP7,999, plus a P300 OFF voucher, buyers get to enjoy an awesome total savings of PHP1,300. Equipped with a 6.51-inch HD+ LCD, an octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 Gaming Processor, 4GB RAM, a 128GB ROM, and a 5,000mAh battery. The phone has a triple-camera system led by a 13-megapixel sensor and a front-facing selfie camera with an 8-megapixel sensor. Take note, however, that stocks are running out on the vivo Y20s G (4+128), so if this guy’s your pick, better shop early! 

Four more vivo phone models are available for bargain-hunters from the 2-day sale. They are the Y31, Y20i 2021, Y1s, and the V21 5G.  

The bestselling vivo Y31 is discounted by a whopping PHP1,000 and will be available for a low price of PHP11,999, down from its standard retail price of PHP12,999. On the other hand, the stylish vivo Y20i 2021 is marked down by PHP200, and can be bought for only PHP7,299, down from its usual price of PHP7,499. Meantime, the smooth and classy vivo Y1s is price-slashed by PHP600 and can be had for only PHP4,899, down from its original price of PHP5,499



Original Price (PHP)

Shopee 8.8 Price (PHP)







Y20s G (4+128) 






Y20i 2021






V21 5G



To maximize their bargain-hunting expedition, shoppers can avail of vivo’s P500 OFF midnight voucher. It will be available for use on August 8, from 12 AM to 2 AM but limited only to the first 500 buyers, with a minimum purchase of PHP4,000. Be sure to add to cart in advance, to save on time. As soon as the clock strikes midnight, just check out the items, zero fuss! 

Five more handy vouchers will also be available during the 2-day sale, together with the nationwide free shipping:


·       P50 OFF voucher (no min spend)

·       P100 OFF voucher (min spend 4000)

·       P300 OFF voucher (min spend 5000)

·       P500 OFF voucher (min spend 9000)

·       P1000 OFF voucher (for V20 only)

For more details on the Shopee 8.8 Sale, visit vivo Philippines on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You may also follow vivo Philippines’ official page on Shopee to get updated on promo announcements and check out for more product information.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Sarah Geronimo, KathNiel, SB19 to headline Acer Day 2021!

The annual Acer Day celebration is back this year and will be held virtually across 10 regions. Amid the challenges of the pandemic, this event which features fabulous rewards, promotions, and gifts has been themed ‘Live Your World’ to encourage everybody to make the best of whatever situation they are in. 

Acer Day was first introduced in 2017 to celebrate the brand’s achievements with customers. This year, Acer is bringing the celebration online due to public health concerns during the pandemic. In line with the ‘Live Your World’ theme, Acer collaborated with six young and vibrant singers virtually to produce the special song of the theme title. Singing for the Philippines is the Pop Royalty Sarah Geronimo. She is joined by five other singers namely Aina Abdul from Malaysia, Earth Patravee from Thailand, Prince from Indonesia, GBOYSWAG from Taiwan, and VP Ba Vuong from Vietnam.


“Most of us are encouraged to stay home and reduce social activities. However, we want to tell all our fans that staying at home does not mean you have to be alone. The Acer Day theme of ‘Live Your World’ this year draws inspiration from the belief that all of us can make the best of any situation and continue to live our lives, no matter where we are and what constraints we are under. Technology has broken barriers and enabled people to stay connected even more. We believe music is the best medium to transcend borders and circumstances, that’s why we invited the artists to create a special song -Live Your World,” said Andrew Hou, president of Acer Pan Asia Pacific Operations.


Acer has prepared a series of performances and activities that will go live at 8:00PM PST on August 7, 2021 as a platform for everyone to connect simultaneously this year. The event can be viewed together by all at Acer Facebook.

At the same time, adding further excitement to Acer Day in the Philippines, the hottest stars Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and SB19 will also perform at the online concert. The event will be hosted by our very own Robi Domingo.


Acer’s Learn From Home promo is also extended until August 15, 2021! Get up to Php8,000 off and a FREE Acer Tablet when you buy participating laptops, monitors, and projects on Acer’s ecommerce store (

Calling also all KathNiel Fans, Popsters, and A’Tin! Acer wants to know how you live your world despite the pandemic. Join their Twitter promo and get a chance to win a brand new laptop! Just tweet how you live your world with the hashtags #LiveYourWorldWithAcer and #AcerDay2021 and the corresponding fan group hashtags: Popsters - #SarahGxAcerDay2021, KathNiel - #KathNielxAcerDay2021, A’Tin - #SB19xAcerDay2021 from August 7 to 8, 2021 and one winner per fandom will take home a brand new Acer laptop! 


So make sure to mark your calendars and set your alarms on August 7, 2021 at 8:00 PM PST for the #AcerDay2021 Online Concert!


Visit Acer’s official social media pages for more updates and details: Facebook - @AcerPH, Instagram - @acerph, Twitter - @acerphils, and on their website


realme gives Filipinos another reason to celebrate with a winning offer for its real value champ: the realme C11 2021

As the nation marks a historic milestone with its first multiple medal finish in the Olympics since 1932—Hidilyn Diaz completing the near century-long quest for the Philippines’ first gold—realme, the country’s number 1 smartphone brand for Q1 2021, gives Filipinos another reason to celebrate with a winning offer for its real value champ: the realme C11 2021


Launched earlier this year, the realme C11 2021 has proven to be a well-rounded contender in the entry-level category. It comes packed with a 5000mAh massive battery with Ultra saving mode that allows you to do more heavy lifting when it comes to your tech needs. Equipped with a 6.5-inch Large Display, the realme C11 2021 also delivers a larger field of view, providing a stunning and immersive visual experience. 

In terms of camera features, it has an 8MP primary AI camera with f/2.0 large aperture that secures enough light to make your pictures clearer and brighter. In addition, the realme C11 2021 has a 32GB large memory, and is also equipped with 3-card slots to accommodate two SIM cards and one SD card (up to 256GB). It comes in two colors: Iron Grey and Lake Blue.


Get the realme C11 2021 at P400 OFF


With all these features and more, the realme C11 2021 is truly an all-around smartphone ideal for today’s youth. Starting this month, you too can #DareToBeAChampion as the realme C11 2021 (2GB+32GB) will be available for only P4,590 (P400 OFF SRP) via realme's official flagship store in Shopee and Lazada. It is also available in more than 500 realme stores and over 4,000 partner dealers nationwide.  


For more info and updates on the realme C11 2021, follow realme Philippines on Facebook at, @realme_PH on Twitter, and @realmephilippines on Instagram. #DareToBeAChampion #realmePH

Huawei has showcased three new products: The HUAWEI WATCH 3, FreeBuds 4, and the Scale 3 Pro

With the different challenges we’re encountering over the past year, we’re highly encouraged to stay at our best. As we're in the latter part of the year, our health will always be our priority – both mentality and physically. Given this, Huawei has showcased three new products that work together perfectly, giving you the best benefits, you can gain for inspiring you to live out your best self-every day.


The all-new HUAWEI Watch 3 is powered by Harmony OS which operates on a unified language for the intelligence, interconnection, and collaboration of different devices, allowing users to seamlessly switch between devices and enjoy a convenient cross-device experience. The HUAWEI WATCH 3 creates a new smart interactive experience on the wrist, and turns the smartwatch into an interaction, smart and health centre giving consumers, an overall smartwatch experience like never before.

Tracking one’s health is very essential – especially if you want to hit your goals in terms of your fitness and performance. The new HUAWEI WATCH 3 is equipped with over 100+ workout and sports modes – so you always have accurate counts for all your exercises and sports! From basketball, tennis, swimming and running to even skiing and golf! Aside from sports and workout modes, the HUAWEI WATCH 3 is also equipped with your basic health trackers coupled up with more - it has sleep monitoring and breathing score which enables and reminds you to have essential rest. SPO2 tracking, TruSeen Heart Rate monitoring, and stress monitoring are also readily available to ensure you’re at your best all throughout the day which can easily be monitored via the Huawei Health App. 

The HUAWEI WATCH 3 also has eSIM service technology, which is interconnected to smartphones, this means that users can use the same phone number on the HUAWEI WATCH 3 enabling you to use the same data plans and credits, via your watch.  Even if your mobile phone happens to run out of battery on the go, you can still utilise the HUAWEI WATCH 3 for real-time communications on the go, just from your wrist! For the Philippine market, eSim can be easily accessible by your respective network carrier. Users can conduct calls, receive and send messages and use apps such as MeeTime all from your wrist!  Additionally, these features and more are packed in a stylish aesthetic with a 3D rotating crown-head and battery power which can last up to 3days in 4G mode and up to 14days in ultra-long battery saving mode.

Now, whether you’re on working on your fitness grind or simply on the go – the HUAWEI WATCH 3 can be your everyday companion through its seamless AI connectivity with your smartphone, audio piece, and more providing the best experience between device cross-collaboration. Consumers can now depend on the timepiece, instead of constantly checking your phone when you’re in an in an important meeting or when you’re out and have your hands full! You can also seamlessly access select apps and listen to music without constantly checking your phone as well. 


 *Only the Active / Black strap variant is available in the Philippines



Audio quality is a basic requirement of earbuds, and an important factor when choosing earbuds. When using the earbuds to listen to music, the audio details produced are very important. HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 adopts innovative technology structure to bring consumers a better listening experience. This device has been praised by many users for features such as enhanced open-fit ANC 2.0 which results in the most comfortable noise cancellation experience, a lightweight design that brings comfortable wearing experience, and immersive audio quality that will help you remain undisturbed by any litany of sounds.  


The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 is perfect for those who are always on-the-go. This works best in any type of scenario - entertainment, studying, gaming or even when focusing at work. It allows smart audio switching for file transfer between PCs and tablets, enabling seamless audio transfer between devices. Moreover, it is compatible with any iOS or Android devices. 



And, to cap it all, Huawei’s latest scale device - the new HUAWEI Scale 3 Pro is a stylish and intelligent body scale equipped with a retractable handle bar and a tempered-glass surface. The Huawei Scale 3 Pro has eight dual-frequency electrodes and Huawei Trufit 2.0 AI, which ensure accurate algorithms for body composition measurements. It can measure body fat, liver fat, skeletal muscle, bioimpedance, and other health stats with high precision. Once synergized with devices like smartphones and tablets, the smart scale can help users monitor fitness progress and key health-related stats especially when used with the new HUAWEI Watch 3 when tracking your progress and fitness goals via the Huawei Health App. 

On the HUAWEI Health App, you can login up to 10 accounts, with 10 users each making access for over 100 users! Now you and the family can stay on top of each other’s health goals all while staying safe at home.

The HUAWEI Watch 3, HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 and Scale 3 Pro are designed to be completely compatible with each other. This leads to a more seamless user experience that allows you to do more with convenience, especially when the audio, health and fitness features of these devices compliment each other so well. 


The HUAWEI WATCH 3 retails in the Philippines with a price tag of Php 18,999 and is available on HUAWEI Experience Stores, authorized retail stores, Huawei Online StoreLazada, and Shopee.


The HUAWEI FreeBuds 4 via Huawei Store, Shopee or Lazada is now available at PHP 6599 from its original price of PHP 7999. This special offer is valid until August 17, 2021 and it is packed with FREE 3-month HUAWEI Music VIP Subscription as well as a FREE Night Light (Moon) worth PHP 999.


The Huawei Scale 3 Pro is now available for Php 3,999 via the Huawei StoreLazada, and Shopee.


Meralco Suspends Disconnection Activities in areas under ECQ and MECQ

The Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) said on Tuesday that it is again suspending disconnection activities in the Province of Laguna beginning August 1 to 15 and the National Capital Region (NCR) from August 6 to 20, 2021. The announcement came after the Government placed NCR on ECQ from August 6 to 20 and the Province of Laguna on MECQ from August 1 to 15. 


The rest of Meralco’s franchise area remains under GCQ with Heightened Restrictions particularly Bulacan, Cavite, the Province of Rizal and Lucena City from August 1 to 15, while Batangas and Quezon Province remain to be under GCQ for the month of August.


“Given the current situation, we continue to take into consideration the challenges our customers are facing amid these difficult times. Thus, we will again suspend all disconnection activities in NCR and Laguna to help ease the burden of our customers with the needed relief and additional time to settle their bills,” Ferdinand O. Geluz, Meralco FVP and Chief Commercial Officer, said.


He added, “We encourage customers, particularly those with concerns with their previous bills, to reach out, so we can discuss and help clarify their concerns and to even come up with payment terms, if really needed. We also have several platforms by which you can reach us. We hope customers will also take advantage of this period to avoid the inconvenience of having to queue long lines once the ECQ is again lifted.” 


For customers in areas under GCQ, Geluz assured that Meralco will continue to be very considerate during this period and vowed to assist customers with their concerns.


Meralco reiterated that it will continue vital operations such as meter reading, following the order of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), and will also continue to work round the clock to serve its customers.


“Meralco business operations, including meter reading and bill delivery activities, will continue throughout the ECQ. Our continued operations will ensure that actual consumption for the month will be billed accordingly. But rest assured there will be strict implementation of health protocols in order to safeguard the health and safety of both customers and our personnel,” Geluz said.


The ERC, in an advisory last year, encouraged customers who can pay to settle their bills within the original due date “to help manage the cash flow in the energy supply chain and ensure the continuous supply of electricity."


In minimizing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and ensuring everyone’s safety, Geluz reminded customers to always keep safe and advised customers to use Meralco’s various digital platforms such as Meralco Online and Meralco App, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, call its 16211 hotline and book an appointment through the Online Customer Appointment (OCA) system before going to Meralco Business Centers (BCs). Meralco BCs will be on skeleton workforce, for any inquiries and concerns on billing and payments as a precaution to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.


Meralco BCs will remain open to accept payments, applications and customer assistance. Business hours will be from 7am to 3pm, in compliance to IATF guidelines, from Monday to Friday and 7am to 12pm on Saturdays.


“Meralco crews will also continue to be on standby 24/7 to respond to any emergencies and reports,” Geluz added.


Meralco's customer touchpoints include the Meralco website at, and its social media accounts on twitter @MERALCO, on Facebook at, and the Meralco Hotline at 16211. Customers can also send emails to


Enjoy a huge variety of flash deals at irresistible prices on Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Sale!

Are you the type of shopper to prioritize brand loyalty above everything else? Exciting news, brand sukis: you can score big discounts on essentials from your favorite brands at the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Sale. Until August 8, enjoy a huge variety of flash deals at irresistible pricesas low as 8!from top brands in lifestyle, electronics, and more.

To discover these deals, open Flash Deals on your Shopee homepage and browse through the Mall Flash Deals tab to find your favorite brands. Don’t forget to press “Remind Me” to receive a notification once the deal goes live. Flash deals are available in limited quantities for a limited time only, so hurry!

Meanwhile, check out big deals from leading brands below: 



Comfy and stylish loungewear


You’ll definitely want to update your old pambahays with these discounted offers. INSPI Oversized Shirt features a stylish silhouette and an eye-catching silk screen graphic print. If you prefer a tighter fit, go for Bobson Basic Tee’s semi body-fit. Top off the look with JEIKY Naruto Rubber Slippers, which is made of anti-skid rubber PVC.


Upgraded home essentials

 Take advantage of the sale and stock up on groceries and other home essentials. Start each morning with a piping hot cup of UCC Black Ready to Drink, which contains 100% roasted sugar-free coffee. Then cozy up your home with luxurious Home de Luxe Cotton Pillows. Each pillow is 100% hypoallergenic and has a 500 thread count. 


Workout-from-home must-haves

 If you’re going running or biking in your neighborhood, first things first: stay safe and healthy with Ilwoul KF94 Nano Respirator’s four-layered protection. Don’t forget to hydrate every once in a while using Hydro Flask Standard Mouth, which eliminates condensation and keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours. After winding down, whip up a healthy fruit or vegetable smoothie in one minute using Hawaii Home Mini Juicer.


Gadgets and appliances for the home

Whether you’re looking for WFH accessories or home appliances, you won’t be able to resist the discounts on these electronics. If you’re in the market for wireless earbuds, check out LG TONE Free FN7. It has an Ambient Sound Mode, a total play time of 15 hours, and a waterproof design. Health buffs can use Homezania Air Fryer to create balanced dinner options minus the oil. Lastly, you’ll find Deerma Handheld Vacuum Cleaner to be a worthy investment with 10kPa suction power and up to 35 minutes of running time. 


To discover more flash deals, visit  


To save more on purchases from your favorite brands, use ShopeePay to enjoy daily free shipping and coins cashback. Top up your ShopeePay wallet through your debit card, online banking, or over-the-counter payment partners. Get up to 50% cashback when you pay your electricity, water, and internet bills with ShopeePay. Enjoy ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Seaoil, Potato Corner, and more; 10% off on mobile load; and flash deals on mobile load & data for as low as 1. 


For a chance to win more ShopeePay credits, join the #BudolFinds challenge on Tiktok from July 26 to August 8. Just buy products from the Fashion, Food & Beverages, Electronics, Beauty/Personal Care, and Home categories on Shopee. Then shoot a creative 30-second review and include the hashtag #BudolFinds in the caption. Participants can win up to ₱5,000 worth of ShopeePay credits. For more details about the #BudolFinds challenge, visit


Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

vivo brings an ultra-sleek, stylish phone that fits people’s digital lifestyles through its V21 series

In this highly visual world, there is something enjoyable and entertaining scrolling through social media and seeing people’s quick life updates, at the same time sharing a piece of your life that can let your friends know what you’ve been up to — even if you haven’t talked for a while. So while people are still limited to screens and virtual spaces, sharing snaps of our daily events is a good way to bring ourselves closer to the ones we love. Visit for more info about the vivo V21e; and for the V21 5G.


With this in mind, vivo — a leading global smartphone brand — brings an ultra-sleek, stylish phone that fits people’s digital lifestyles through its V21 series. Paving the way for top-quality content, the vivo V21 incorporates a 64 MP rear camera and a 44 MP front camera with an optical image stabilizer (OIS). These features allow one to shoot ‘Gram-worthy photos and videos every time, even in dimly-lit settings. Its advanced camera features let the smallest details of subjects come into view. This way, quality remains top-notch whether one shoots a video or a selfie.


It’s also a part of many people’s daily routine to constantly check multiple apps from time to time. Some do their usual rounds on social media apps to watch fun videos, do online shopping, play video games, or keep in touch with friends — which is why having a smartphone that can run fast is essential.


The vivo V21 is built with 8 GB RAM and an additional 3 GB virtual storage. This means that the phone has ample space to store multiple apps’ data while they run in the background. Ever scrolled through your phone and then suddenly it keeps crashing? A low RAM may be the reason why. But with vivo bringing in the virtual RAM technology into the V21, users can switch between apps smoothly without phone lags.


Apart from all these features, vivo makes the V21 series even more exciting being its thinnest phone so far. People can let out their creative and productive sides with this 7.29 mm thin phone, which is a perfect companion for their mirror selfies and everyday activities.


The vivo V21e is priced at PHP 16,999, and the V21 5G now at PHP 21,999 (from its original price of PHP 23,999). The vivo V21 5G, with the new price, is also available for installment for 6, 9, 12 and 18 months. For more info, check out for vivo V21e; and for the V21 5G.


Life experiences can be convoluted at the moment but our genuine connections don’t have to be. Through online mediums, people express themselves, interact, and let their friends know that they’re still here. Let vivo bring you closer by creating content that is personal to you. 


The V21 series is available in all vivo kiosks and stores, as well as online at Lazada and Shopee. Know more about the products by following vivo’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.


(PTIC) in Hong Kong is set to unveil its latest campaign called "Philippine Flavours" on August 5

The Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC – Hong Kong) will conduct an unveiling ceremony for its new brand marketing campaign entit...