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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Join CEB as it celebrates 25 years of making moments happen! Book your PISO seats now!


Are you ready guys? The PISO fare starts now! Just in time for your summer vacation. Book your flight as early as today to avail of the #CEBSuperSeatFest.

The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) continues to make moments happen for everyJuan as it launches its trademark PISO fare to all domestic and international destinations on sale.

Beginning March 03 to 05, everyJuan can book flights for as low as PHP 1 base fare. With this special #CEBSuperSeatFest on its anniversary month, passengers can travel to their favorite places from June 01 to December 31, 2021. 

This gives those itching to go back to their favorite beach destinations such as Cebu, Puerto Princesa, Bohol, Boracay, Coron and Siargao, the chance to book and fly affordably and conveniently. Meanwhile, passengers who wish to experience the food scene and explore the hidden sights of Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Iloilo, and General Santos can also take advantage of this all-out blowout.

“Recent surveys show a lot of us are looking forward to traveling again, and we are very excited to welcome you all on board, especially now that requirements for domestic travel are starting to ease. We continue to do what we can to boost passenger confidence and spur travel, for #MoreSmilesAhead with everyJuan,” said Candice Iyog, CEB vice-president for Marketing & Customer Experience.

Guests are encouraged to make use of their Travel Funds to book new flights. Online payments will be accepted on all three days, while payment center options will be made available starting the second day.

CEB pioneered the PISO sale in 2004 to further democratize travel and offer low-value and great service to its passengers. As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the carrier aims to give back to everyJuan who have been instrumental in its growth story.  

CEB also recently announced the removal of change fees to provide passengers with more flexibility and unlimited rebooking in order to encourage travel and support tourism. 

Join CEB as it celebrates 25 years of making moments happen! Book your PISO seats now via cebupacificair.com.

CEB has been rated 7/7 stars by airlineratings.com for its COVID-19 compliance as it continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety, in accordance with global aviation standards. These include contactless procedures, thorough cleaning and disinfection protocols for all aircraft and facilities, mandatory wearing of masks and face shields for both passengers and crew, as well as Antigen testing for CEB frontliners before duty.  On top of these, our aircraft are also equipped with hospital-grade HEPA filters with 99.99% efficacy, keeping viruses at bay.

Cebu Pacific currently flies to 28 domestic destinations from its Manila and Cebu hubs, on top of five (5) international destinations from Manila, namely Dubai, Hong Kong, Nagoya, Seoul, and Singapore.

So Happy Twogether!

Now,  its time to treat your BFF or a loved one with Goldilocks Happy Duo Promo!


Make every meal a joy with all your favorites only from Goldilocks, The Country's number one bakeshop!


Share a hearty meal with a friend with the Happy Duo Promo!


For only P499, buy any two of the highlighted Full-Time Fillers which include all-time Goldilocks favorites such as Boneless Chicken BBQ, Lasagna Ala Cubana with Garlic Bread, Laing Topped with Sisig with Pork BBQ, and  RellenongBangus with a half-serving Sotanghon.Enjoy your meals with free classic iced teasand free cake slices of either Mocha roll or Choco for dessert! 

 

Grab this from March 1 - April 30, 2021, at Goldilocks stores nationwide, and for more information, you may follow @GoldilocksPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit the official Goldilocks website at www.goldilocks.com.p

Indulge in heart-stopping thrill and laughter as the newest game shows The Wall Philippines and 1000 Heartbeats-Pintig Pinoy liven up your home screens

If youre a fan of The Wall game show, brace yourselves as we have our own The Wall Philippines and will host by no other than Billy Joe Crawford.


TV5 ushers the beginning of the Summer Season with two fresh and exciting additions to its game show roster: The Wall Philippines and 1000 Heartbeats - Pintig Pinoy, produced by VIVA Entertainment, are set to be released just a week apart. The Kapatid Network offers a respite by adding to their impressive line-up of entertainment programs - infusing novelty and variety in their programming.



After being lauded as the Best Male Variety Show Host for TV5’s noontime program Lunch Out Loud, Billy Joe Crawford embarks on a new hosting feat as the face of The Wall Philippines, his third running show under the Kapatid network.

 

The Wall is like a giant pachinko game with a twist. The mechanics are simple: get a correct answer to get a GREEN ball, miss a question and get a RED ball; green adds to the total pot money while red deducts. The game is played by two players with a close familiarity, with the first episodes featuring blood-related contestants. The pair works as a team to bank as much money  they can by answering a series of questions. After the third round is a decision round, where drama and hilarity ensues.

 

Renowned TV actor, model, and performer Xian Lim will be joined by comedian and Youtuber Chad Kinis, for the heart-clutching and exhilarating variety program 1000 Heartbeats-Pintig Pinoy.

 

Each of the contestants will be alloted 1000 heartbeats as its equivalent of a time limit to answer a set of questions. With the help of a monitoring equipment, the players’ heart rates will be recorded throughout the game, upon which the game is declared over once all 1000 heartbeats are registered. Conversely, the way to win the cash prize is by keeping their cool under pressure in all seven rounds. 

 

Both shows exhibit a surge of critical thinking and titillation because of their strategy-reliant nature, with The Wall Philippines being more inclined to strengthen relationships 1000 Heartbeats gauging one’s grace and endurance under pressure.

The Wall Philippines is set to premiere on Saturday, March 13 at 6PM on TV5. 1000 Heartbeats-Pintig Pinoy will air its pilot episode the succeeding week, on Sunday, March 21 at 8PM. Viewers can access both TV5 via the Cignal Play app. Download for FREE for Android and iOS users.


Why soy milk is good for you!

Soy milk is a plant-based non dairy beverage, often consumed as an alternative to milk. It’s made from soybeans, and many brands fortify their soy milk with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D and calcium.


People who switch to soy milk are often after its health benefits, while others still think it might not suit their personal taste preferences. Those looking for nutritious and yummy soy milk can now taste the joy of soy with Vitasoy Plus Milky, a product of Vitasoy-Universal Robina Corporation (VURC). Made with the finest ingredients, it delivers the natural goodness of soy; but with the milky taste, creamy texture, and healthy benefits.

 

Still not convinced? Here are the reasons why it’s soy good for you.

 

Soy milk offers a distinct milky taste

 

Vitasoy Plus Milky’s carefully crafted formula and special production process give it that milky taste and creamy texture, differentiating it from other soy milk products. It offers the same milk experience as your regular milk, even vegans can’t believe it’s plant-based!

 

Because of its special milky formula, Vitasoy Plus Milky can be enjoyed in several ways – as a beverage, paired with a breakfast meal, or as an ingredient to kitchen recipes. For vegan family and YouTube content creators Team Malunggay, this creamy soy milk drink is a tasty alternative to dairy. Daddy Stephen and Mommy Jeremiah even made vegan halo-halo, milky mango sago, and banana bread using Vitasoy Plus Milky – and their daughter Stevia loved the rich and creamy taste!

 

Soy much of the good stuff

 

Drinking one glass of Vitasoy Plus Milky comes with nutritious benefits. It’s high in calcium that helps keep bones and muscles strong. Plus, it’s a reliable source of quality, plant-based protein that can help provide one’s energy needs.

 

This creamy soy milk is also good for the heart since it has zero cholesterol, low in saturated fat, and only has 2.4% sugar per serving. All these help in keeping the body healthy, and building immunity against diseases.

 

For lactose-intolerant dairy-lovers, Vitasoy Plus Milky can help satisfy milky cravings. Because it has zero lactose, anyone can be worry-free from tummy pains while enjoying the creamy goodness of soy milk.

 

Now, healthy can definitely be tasty with Vitasoy Plus Milky! Get it in supermarkets nationwide, or order online via Lazada, Shopee, and Zalora, for only Php 85. Know more about Vitasoy Plus Milky by visiting www.facebook.com/VitasoyPH/ today.

 

Watsons partners with SM Cares through SM’s Trash to Cash recycling market

Watsons, in partnership with SM Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, will give their customers access to exclusive discounts in exchange for their empty packaging of health and beauty products through SM’s Trash to Cash recycling market. 

Watsons customers can enjoy a 10-percent discount for a minimum single-receipt purchase worth P500 at Watsons, or a 20-percent discount for a minimum single-receipt purchase worth P300 of Naturals by Watsons and Nutrabliss products. Terms and conditions apply. 

Customers may bring their empty plastic packaging of health and beauty products at designated drop-off areas in select SM malls during the “Trash to Cash” schedule on March 5 and 6, 2021, from 10AM to 2PM. Participating SM malls are SM Aura Premier, SM City Bacolod, SM City Bacoor, SM City Cebu, SM City Davao, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City Naga, SM City North EDSA, and SM Southmall.

“Watsons is committed to creating a healthy planet through our pledge to advocate recycle + reuse initiatives and clean beauty product ranges. We are grateful to partner with SM Cares in providing opportunity for our customers to participate in the Trash to Cash program. Together, we can create a beautiful, and sustainable future for everyone” said Viki Encarnacion, Customer Director of Watsons Philippines.  

Watsons is the flagship health and beauty arm of international retailer A.S. Watson Group, and will be celebrating its 180thanniversary this year, with the message of “180 years of love for our people, customers, community and the planet”. In line with this, the group has also launched the “Sustainable Choices” campaign with the aim of promoting sustainable business practices through the brands being sold in all of its stores, in turn, ensuring that the planet will “Look Good and Feel Great for future generations.”

A highlight of the campaign is providing customers with a wide selection of Clean Beauty products, better ingredients, and better packaging. In addition, the campaign will also encourage refills and recycling of products in an eco-friendly way.

We are delighted to partner with Watsons, as they celebrate 180 years of service to the public, made more special through our Trash to Cash recycling program. This will be a good opportunity for our community, especially Watsons shoppers, to care for the environment in a fun way!” said Engr. Liza B. Silerio, Vice President for Corporate Compliance and SM Cares Program Director for Environment and Sustainability. 

The Trash to Cash recycling market supports the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals, 11: “Sustainable Cities and Communities,” 12: “Responsible Consumption and Production,” and 14: “Life Below Water.”

SM Cares’ other initiatives for the Environment include the Plastic Waste Collection program, in partnership with Plastic Credit Exchange; Electronic Waste Collection program; water recycling across all of its malls; the use of solar energy; the annual Green Film Festival; and the AweSMSeas campaign on marine plastic pollution, in partnership with USAID and PRRCFI, to name a few.

SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, with programs to support communities and promote social inclusion and care for the environment. Its CSR advocacies include Programs for the Environment, Persons with Disabilities, Women & Breastfeeding Mothers, Children & Youth, Senior Citizens, and the creation of bike-friendly SM Malls across the country.

To know more about SM Cares, you may visit https://www.smsupermalls.com/smcares/ and https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSMCares/.

Palacio de Memoria welcomes Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

Palacio de Memoria recently welcomed Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat for a special tour of the resplendent heritage home and its unrivaled collection of art and historical pieces.

 

"Palacio de Memoria and DOT share the mission to promote the significance of our historied past of our culture and national identity. We aim to spark an interest among the younger generations for them to realize how truly rich and beautiful our country is. When travelling is back to normal, we look forward to working with them to further boost local tourism and advocate for Philippine arts and culture," said Camille Lhuillier-Albani, Palacio de Memoria general manager.


During the tour, Lhuillier-Albani showed Sec. Romulo-Puyat and other DOT officials, along with Daphne Oseña Paez, around one of the historical tourist attractions in Metro Manila and explored its rich history, beautiful art, religious artifacts, and luxurious event amenities.

 

Sec. Romulo-Puyat and her team visited Palacio de Memoria's religious heritage museum where they saw a collection of ecclesiastical art and church artifacts that date back to the 14th century and spans across time until the 20th century. Among these items are unique portraits showing religious figures in interesting and considerable variations from the conventional figurations, particularly those of Christ, the Virgin Mary, different saints, and other iconographies.

 

They even spent some time at the Mosphil Lounge, a passenger plane that was retrofitted to be a lounge for special occasions. They also walked along The Loggia and Palacio de Memoria's vast gardens where the restaurant by the renowned Chef Margarita Forés is scheduled to be serving its specialties this March. Forés, who was named Asia's Best Female Chef in 2016, also launched the successful restaurants Cibo, Lusso, and Grace Park.  

 

To help ensure the health and safety of Sec. Romulo-Puyat and the rest of the DOT team, Palacio de Memoria strictly observed safety measures during the tour, which they also implement all-year round.


Palacio de Memoria is open for cultural tours and intimate events. For more information, visit https://www.palaciodememoria.com or follow @thepalaciodememoria on Facebook and @palacio.de.memoria on Instagram.

Universal Records welcomes DJ Loonyo to its roster of the newest OPM hitmakers

Last February 23, 2021 was marked by an exciting event as Universal Records welcomed DJ Loonyo to its roster of the newest OPM hitmakers. The contract signing was held at the Universal Records office in Quezon City. Present during the signing was DJ Loonyo, Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Operations Manager Peter Chan and DJ Loonyo’s Manager Haydee Bellen-Serrano 

 


Rhemuel Lunio or more commonly known as ‘DJ Loonyo’ is known for his trendy dance moves. He was the choreographer and founder of the dance group ‘Rockwell’ which has performed locally and abroad, bagging multiple awards along the way. He rose to fame through his dance videos that quickly garnered millions of views across all digital platforms. Currently, his Youtube Channel has a whopping 1.31 million subscribers.

 

He might seem to have effortlessly conquered the dance floor, but he is no stranger to holding a mic and singing in front of an audience. Prior to being signed by Universal Records, DJ Loonyo had already been creating music since he started as a DJ before becoming one of the most watched and most followed artists of this generation. 


His prime motivation in creating songs is to connect with people on a different note, just like what he did in dancing. “Hindi naman ako pumunta sa linya na ‘to para makipag compete e, kung ano yung pwede kong ibahagi na meron sa puso ko”. Some of his independently released songs have already become one of the Tiktok favorites. 


During the contract signing, he shared how ecstatic he was with this opportunity of being signed with a record label, “Iba yung tuwa, iba yung saya. ‘Di ko inexpect na mangyayari sakin ‘to.” He also shared how thrilled he is with the possibilities he is yet to make with his new home, “Excited ako sa kung ano pa ang pwede kong magawa together with Universal Records”. 

 

Just as he had managed to capture millions of hearts through his irresistible charm, energetic dance moves, and Tiktok snippets that never fail to trend, there is no doubt that this dance floor heartthrob will make wonders in the months to come. 


With the removal of change fees, passengers may now rebook their flights as many times as they need at no cost


When the pandemic hit the country, traveling took a back seat. To those who have a scheduled flight last year, rebooking becomes a burden to those affected with their travels with the added safety protocols.   That's why Cebu Pacific announces that they would remove change fees. 

The Philippines’ leading carrier Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) permanently removes change fees, allowing passengers to rebook as many times as they need. The carrier believes that flexibility is critical in restoring passenger confidence in air travel. 

“In a recent survey we conducted, flexibility remains to be one of the considerations of our passengers when deciding to travel again. Because of this, we are removing our change fee effective immediately. As we work on rebuilding our network and supporting domestic tourism, we will continue to listen to our passengers so we can make it even more convenient for everyjuan to fly again,” said Candice Iyog, CEB Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience. 

With the removal of change fees, passengers may now rebook their flights as many times as they need at no cost. A minimal fare difference may still apply. 

The IATF has recently released a new set of simplified requirements for domestic travel which states that travel authorities and health certificates will no longer be needed. Quarantine protocols will also be only required for those showing symptoms.

“This is a timely announcement as well, as we support the recent IATF announcement on the standardized travel requirements, and as we celebrate our 25th founding anniversary this month,” added Iyog.

Passengers may conveniently manage their bookings online through the “Manage Booking” portal on the Cebu Pacific website: http://bit.ly/CEBmanageflight. Simply log in using your Getgo account, if applicable, or enter your booking reference to access your booking online. Bookings can be modified up to two (2) hours before the flight.

Passengers may also easily update their contact information and addresses, as well as correct misspelled names, nationality, birthdays, and salutation through the same portal. Those who booked their CEB flights via travel agencies must coordinate requests through their respective agents. 

Apart from this new policy, CEB also has an ongoing PHP 25 month-long seat sale on top of other exciting deals in celebration for its 25th anniversary. Visit www.cebupacificair.com and follow Cebu Pacific Air on its official social media accounts for more information.  

Ohmyhome believes that every Filipino deserves to own a home that they can eventually pass to the next generation

Owning your dream house this days is a major decision that would greatly affect your lifestyle and financial health. It requires a lot of planning and you would need a real estate platform to help you choose what's good for your budget.


As tumultuous as the year 2020 was, it gave us key insights into what must be prioritized to continue living comfortably and securely despite the curveballs life throws at us. If anything, unexpected challenges make individuals and families appreciate the stability that having a roof over one’s head brings. 

 

It was in 2020 as well, when Filipinos increasingly saw that property ownership can be a steadfast source of passive income even when facing an uncertain future. This is why Ohmyhome, a leading property solutions platform and an expert on real estate, believes that Filipinos—whether starting families, young professionals, or property investors—will still include homeownership in their priority list for 2021. 

 


Race and Rhonda Wong, co-founders of Ohmyhome, say that this view is supported by data culled from the Ohmyhome application and website, which were launched in the Philippines in September. “In December 2020,” they relate, “house and lot properties in Cavite and in Novaliches, Quezon City, garnered significant levels of interest. These locations being north and south—and on the fringes—of Metro Manila is a pleasant contradiction.” 

 Race and Rhonda are likewise anticipating a boost in real estate activity this year, noting that forecasts for Philippine real estate show a positive outlook for 2021, as upcoming business developments and national infrastructures are set for completion within the next two years. 

 

A trusted and reliable platform when it comes to housing services, Ohmyhome believes that every Filipino deserves to own a home that they can eventually pass to the next generation and serve as an investment that helps them build their wealth. One of the company’s primary objectives is to help customers reach this milestone with ease by providing a wide range of property listings in an easy-to-use platform, complemented by comprehensive agent services. 


 

Currently, the Ohmyhome application can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple Store, while the Ohmyhome website can be visited via any platform. Both the app and the site have user-friendly interfaces fit for prospective Filipino homebuyers.  

 

More than the interface, however, Ohmyhome takes pride in the way it conveys information to future property owners. Race explains, “Through our DIY platform and services, clients are given the chance to see and study properties for sale within their price range and preferred location. We inform our consumers on the appraisal potential, and even note problems or issues that could arise for every property they take interest in.” 

 

As Filipinos continue to prioritize home ownership this year, Ohmyhome will strive to offer better services. As Rhonda stresses, “The team is always working hard to improve our website and application. We want to give a more streamlined experience for property transactors on the platform. We will also be producing more content that will serve as helpful resources for app and website users.”

 

Ultimately, Ohmyhome wishes to assure its users that they can always trust its platform and rely on their commitment to help more Filipinos achieve their dream of owning a home. “When customers are familiar with every aspect of the property they are considering, they become better-equipped to reach an informed decision and get the most value from the home they plan to purchase.” 

 

“Bilyon-Bilyong Panalangin” marks Jayson Dedal’s first break as a recording artist under Insight Music

Of the billions of dreams cast into the void every day, few make it with the certainty—and confidence—that gifted singer-songwriter Jayson Dedal felt when he did. 

 

The 28-year-old Dedal, who is a real-life MAPEH teacher in a public school in Quezon City, recently signed up with maverick record label Insight Music, which has just produced and released his debut single “Bilyon-Bilyong Panalangin”. 

 

“Bilyon-Bilyong Panalangin” marks Jayson Dedal’s first break as a recording artist under Insight Music, making his first professional affiliation an exceptionally propitious one. 

 

The song also served as one of the official movie soundtracks of the label’s movie production and marketing arm Insight 360 Films’ “Miss Q&A: Para Sa Maganda Lang Ba Ang Love Life?” starring Kakai Bautista and Zoren Legaspi and directed by Lemuel Lorca. The first is expected to be released this summer. 

“The movie is about lost dreams and trying to redeem them,” says Cahilig. “So having a song like ‘Bilyon-Bilyong Panalangin’ is—pun intended—a dream match.”

 

Apart from his day job as a public school teacher, Dedal has been writing songs since college and is an active member of the Filipino Society of Composers, Artists, and Publishers (FILSCAP). However, the opportunity to be a solo artist seemed to elude Dedal until Insight Music recognized his potential.

 

Indeed, Insight Music President and Chief Creative Director Chris Cahilig took notice of this fresh new talent early on. It was Dedal, after all, who wrote boy band 1:43’s hit songs such as “Pasensya Na” and “Ikaw Lang Talaga,” as well as “Sa Iba Na Lang” by BOU, which eventually became the official movie sound track of “Mia” (2020).  

 

“I have always been incredibly drawn towards Jayson as an artist,” says Cahilig. “His body of work speaks volumes of his gift. And when you listen to what he has to say in ‘Bilyon-Bilyong Panalangin’, you’ll understand why we simply had to make sure that his talent is heard.” 

 

Set against lush instrumentation and fueled by Dedal’s buttery vocals, “Bilyon-Bilyong Panalangin” conveys Dedal’s deep anxieties about an ambiguous future. Does God hear the songwriter’s ‘prayers’ for a better future?

 

“It’s a personal track, to be sure,” says Dedal. “I wrote it during the lockdown, and it’s the collective result of everything I’ve been worried about—my love life, the future, and my relationship with God.”


Having made peace with his vulnerabilities, Jayson Dedal is even more grateful to Cahilig and Insight Music for giving him the chance to express his creativity, and vent his anxieties, the only way he knows how—through his music.

 

Cahilig is likewise buoyant about Dedal’s journey in the music industry. “Some people might give a public school teacher one look and put them in a box,” he says. “But if anything, teachers are some of the best storytellers out there, and we’re lucky to have found one as talented and as enthusiastic as Jayson Dedal.” 

 

“Bilyon-Bilyong Panalangin” by Jayson Dedal will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and all other streaming platforms on March 5, 2021.

 

Monday, March 1, 2021

Cebu Pacific celebrates 25 years of making moments happen with its first ever month-long PHP 25 seat sale

The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), celebrates 25 years of making moments happen with its first ever month-long PHP 25 seat sale. Beginning today until March 31, 2021, CEB flights to any Philippine destination are on sale, for travel from today all the way up to December 31, 2021.  

“On our 25th year, we remain humbled to be part of our passengers’ stories and life journeys. We are in full support of the simplification of travel requirements, and expect to welcome more guests onto our flights in the coming months,” said Candice Iyog, CEB VP for marketing and customer experience.

CEB operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines, offering safe, affordable, and seamless flights to and from key cities in the Visayas and Mindanao. It also supports the local tourism industry with its regular flights to famous leisure spots such as Boracay, Bohol, Coron, Siargao, and Puerto Princesa. 

Apart from the PHP 25 month-long seat sale, CEB will also be offering 25% off for flight add-ons and of course, its trademark piso sale. Visit www.cebupacificair.com for more information.

Milestones @ 25

CEB took to the skies for the first time in March 08, 1996, flying from Manila to its hometown Cebu. Since then, it has been committed to fly where Filipinos are – from its first international flight to Hong Kong in 2001, to its first low-cost long-haul flight to Dubai in 2013.

The airline also received its first ATR 72-500 in 2008, which paved way for it to boost inter-island connection and expand its domestic network. Because of its wide network and promo fares, especially its piso sales pioneered in 2004, CEB has consistently made flying accessible for everyjuan. 

CEB has also taken part in numerous passenger moments — such as when a passenger from Dubai gave birth en route to Manila in 2016, to the surprise of its 150 millionth passenger upon arrival in Cagayan de Oro in October 2017. Its passengers have also enriched the lives of children in marginalized communities all over the Philippines as the total donations for UNICEF’s Change for Good program reached USD 1 million in 2019 

“Throughout our 25 years, we have celebrated countless wonderful moments with our guests. We look forward to #MoreSmilesAhead, as everyJuan flies again,” Iyog added.

Expect more surprises from CEB as it celebrates its 25th anniversary this month! For real-time updates, follow Cebu Pacific Air on its official social media accounts.

Smart presents“The Inevitable Drone Show” at Rizal Park, Luneta

Last February 28, more than 200,000 online viewers were glued to Ben&Ben's and Smart’s official Facebook accounts to witness 100 aerial drones dominate the skies of Metro Manila in a rare musical display made possible by Smart and Ben & Ben.

 

A one-of-a-kind musical display called “The Inevitable Drone Show” held at the Burnham Green in Rizal Park, Manila, Smart and award-winning folk pop OPM band Ben&Ben collaborated for an unexpected visual treat. This online event also capped the weekend when Smart released the sequel to Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin’s latest TVC.   


Ben&Ben’s “Inevitable,” which is also the theme song of the latest campaign starring Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin, inspired Smart subscribers who were able to watch the spectacle online.   

  

“No matter how hard life can hit us, [we just have] to really just keep being real, keep being true, keep being good people, and take things one day at a time because the good things are inevitable. I think that’s what we wanted to share—the message of the song,” says Ben&Ben lead vocalist Paolo Benjamin during a recent press conference.   

  

“The first and probably the most immediate reason why we accepted this project is because it merges different forms of art with technology to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our audience. Some of us have experienced drone shows before, but only set to pre-existing songs and records. The opportunity to actually score and record the music and live performance to one such show was something we could just not pass up on,” he added.  

 

Check out Smart Communications’ Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications)

 for the highlights of this event. 

 

Nothing but love from BinJin, Ben & Ben fans  

Those who tuned in and fell in love all over again with the song “Inevitable” last Sunday at 7pm. The light show powered by 100 drones was the perfect representation of Ben & Ben supporters called Liwanags. The fact that drones lit the darkness of  night had fans of the band pointing out this meaningful event for them.  To the BinJin fans, it was the perfect gift to their perfect couple – A Filipino song powered by technology made possible by the creativity of Filipinos.

Facebook user Jasmine Reyes exclaimed, “Hala! Ang satisfying ng drone show! Thank you, Smart!” in the comments section while entertainment columnist Danny Vibas who also watched the live visual display said, “Boy what a drone show! Amazing!” 


Hearts and sunflower emojis also dominated the comments section with most of the viewers ecstatic over hearing the song live and seeing the “magic” of synchronized drones happening right before their very eyes.


 


This is the kind of spell BinJin does as social media went wild the day Smart released the new Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin TVC last February 14. The hashtag #InSmartWeTrust has had a life on its own as posts requesting and begging for a joint commercial film featuring the former Crash Landing On You stars poured in for months leading to the February launch. 

Smart had to make things happen and it was definitely worth the wait for Filipino fans and smart subscribers who are self-confessed #BinJinForSmart supporters.

Twitter replies to posts of Smart SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business Jane J. Basas only yielded much love in replies. Twitter user @daffodilyet did not hold back by saying, “Forever grateful to @livesmart and to you Ma’am @JJBasas for making #BinJin as your Smart endorsers. More power and success to your Smart5G [and] Signature campaigns. We love you!” 

  


For @binjinhyunson, Smart’s new campaign means so much more: “Kamsahamnida, Ninang J! You did more than that! Thank you, team Smart! You are indeed SIMPLY AMAZING. You made us all from BINJIN NATION swoon, kilig, laugh, die, and live again! May the BinJin love be with us always.” 

 

On Facebook, @HyunBin Philippine Fanpage commented, “Smart never fails to give us a high class commercial. It always goes with the elegance and style of Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin. Now that’s what we call, Smart Signature!” 

  

Still, other supporters are just simply overwhelmed. “I’m cryring! I love them sooo much! Thank you, Smart,” posted Queenie Grace. While Monica Zhuo said, “Thank you, Smart! I love the commercial and the BTS video!” 

 

The fastest network gets faster with 5G   

     

Taking the massive approach to bring two international superstars together in one TV commercial only speaks of how important Smart 5G is for Filipinos. As the latest evolution in wireless communications, Smart 5G offers amazing benefits for users from its superfast data speeds and fiber-like low latency.   

   

From uploading and downloading heavy files in seconds with ease to streaming high-   

resolution videos seamlessly, playing online games without noticeable lag, and other benefits from cutting-edge apps and services, Smart 5G brings enable users to enjoy fiber-like speeds on their smartphone.   

       

Smart has partnered with the world’s top smartphone manufacturers like Huawei, Samsung, realme, OPPO, vivo, and Apple to offer Smart 5G-certified devices under Smart Signature 5G Plans so that more subscribers can get to experience the power of 5G. Smart is also making 5G more accessible to everyone with its continued nationwide 5G network expansion to include strategic sites in Metro Manila, Boracay, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Laguna, New Clark City in Pampanga, and Rizal.    

       

Smart 5G complements the company’s already extensive 4G/LTE and 3G network in the country, which remains to be the fastest in the Philippines by third-party mobile internet analytics firms such as Ookla and Opensignal.      

         

Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, named Smart as the country’s fastest mobile data network in the second half of 2020 after it achieved a Speed Score™ of 24.99, with average speeds of 20.08 Mbps for download, and 7.42 Mbps for upload, based on 3,915,679 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest®.       

       

On the other hand, Opensignal, an independent mobile analytics firm, noted in its November 2020 Mobile Network Experience Report for the Philippines* that Smart remained ahead of the competition in terms of Video Experience, Upload and Download Speed Experience, 4G Availability, and 4G Coverage Experience.        

          

To know more about Smart 5G, visit 5g.smart and follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook at facebook.com/SmartCommunications, and Twitter and Instagram at @LiveSmart. 

SB19 encourages Gen Z to unleash their awesome with the SAMSUNG Galaxy A12 and A02s

As true digital natives who grew up experiencing the world through the internet, Generation Z brims with creativity[1]that they showcase on social media. Samsung and K-pop sensation SB19 are helping talented Gen Z unleash their awesome online with the new Galaxy A12 and A02s.

 

Together, Samsung and SB19 collaborate and show how the boys enjoy the latest smartphones as minis. These minis are cute animated characters based on each member of the boy group. The video also encourages Gen Z to be confident in their passions and share their talents online through the Galaxy A-series.

 

The boys of SB19 know the power of social media. Their big break came when a dance practice for their song “Go Up” went viral.[2] Since then, Pablo, Stell, Josh, Ken, and Justin are consistently at the top spot on Twitter’s trending lists.[3] They are a mainstay on the Billboard Social 50 chart,[4] which ranks the boy group as one of the most-engaged-with musicians on social media.


 

The video showcases the smartphones’ cool features, such as the Galaxy A12’s 48MP Main Camera, the 5MP Ultra-Wide Angle lens, and the 2MP Macro camera. It also highlights the Galaxy A12 and A02s’ 6.5-inch Infinity-V Display with HD+ technology and long-lasting 5,000mAh battery life.

 

“Whenever I see inspiring content, it makes me want to unleash my awesome because I know how far I can go and I know just what it takes to get there. With the Galaxy A12 and A02s, I can be a star,” the video goes.

 

The Galaxy A12’s 4/128GB memory variant comes with a PHP 7,990 SRP, while the 6/128GB version is at PHP 9,990 SRP. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A02s comes in 4GB of memory and 64GB at PHP 6,990 SRP. Extended until March 14, purchase the Galaxy A12 or Galaxy A02s through flexible payment options.[5] The new Galaxy A-series can also be purchased from any Home Credit partner stores nationwide via 0% interest for 6 months.

 

Watch how SB19 unleashes their awesome here.

 

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