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Monday, May 31, 2021

Maine Mendoza shows what it’s like to be #SELFIEempowered

Fun, photography, and self-expression all took the spotlight as vivo officially welcomed the most advanced selfie phone yet — the vivo V21. Learn more about this new smartphone at


Capturing the theme "#SELFIEempowered", vivo staged a live virtual launch for its newest line of trendy smartphones, hosted via the brand's official Facebook page. The arrival of the V21 series was headlined by the phenomenal star and Selfie Portrait Master Maine Mendoza, along with Master of Sassy Selfies Ashley Rivera, Master of Candid Selfies Marvin Fojas, Master of Cool Selfies Doracrybaby, and Master of Fierce Selfies Chie Filomeno. The five selfie masters all represent the confidence and creativity of the ‘Selfie Generation’.

The virtual launch of the vivo V21 series pinpointed the powerful features of the new camera-focused smartphone. It boasts of a 44MP front-facing camera with an OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) technology, which is perfect for people who bring themselves closer with every selfie. It also has a 64MP OIS Night Camera that captures every beautiful moment even in low-light. Pushing the limits in both camera and technology, the vivo V21 5G also blazes with a 90Hz high refresh rate feature. With this, people can complement their fast-paced lifestyles with a device that gives them speed right at their fingers.


All these powerful technologies are housed in an ultra-slim 7.29mm matte glass design. It weighs as light as 176g, bringing to life the feather-light phone many have been waiting for.


Spill or Share

Perhaps one of the highlights of vivo’s #SELFIEmpowered event is the Spill or Share game led by Selfie Portrait Master Maine Mendoza. Each selfie master took turns on a randomizer, and shared a selfie from their social media when it fell into Spill, and received a challenge when it turned to Share.


During the live stream, viewers were engaged through several pop-up polls on the V21 series.


Maine Mendoza leads the Spill or Share game, asks her selfie masters to share stories about their most popular photos on social media.

More surprises from vivo

Making more exciting announcements, vivo introduced a brand-new set of earphones launching simultaneously with the V21 series. The vivo Wireless Sport Lite (PHP 1,799) produces powerful bass and a solid foundation for outstanding sound quality. Although primarily intended for sports, vivo’s wireless earphones can also be used as an all-around gadget for music, video, and games.


Master of Fierce Selfies Chie Filomeno sports an active look as vivo introduces the Wireless Sport Lite earphones.

The selfie masters also shared the news that vivo made new partnerships with Spotify and NBA Philippines. Lucky winners won 6-month Spotify Premium memberships, while they await updates on the surprise that vivo and NBA Philippines have in store for them.


The vivo #SELFIEmpowered launch ended with a TVC showcase featuring the brand’s international ambassador — pop band, LANY.


vivo V21 Series: a smartphone made for the young and fun-loving selfie generation.


Missed out on the fun from the vivo #SELFIEmpowered launch? Join Selfie Portrait Master Maine Mendoza and her co-selfie masters by tuning in


Learn more about this new smartphone at The vivo V21 Series starts at PHP17,999, and the pre-order period runs from June 1 to 4, 2021. The product will be available in vivo stores nationwide, Lazada, and Shopee on June 5.


Maja is the perfect ambassador for Jollibee Burger Steak, a meal that’s absolutely walang katulad!

Maja Salvador is unlike any other. The actress, dancer, singer, and host has done it all—over the course of almost 20 years in Philippine showbiz, she’s entertained millions in every imaginable way, even going viral at times.

Maja’s skills and talents have reached legendary status at this point. Her range is versatile, seamlessly and effortlessly shifting from dramatic to comedic, making audiences feel a wide variety of emotions with the intensity of her performances. 

These acting chops have earned her a multitude of awards both local and international, such as Best Actress awards in the Gawad Urian, Asian Academy Creative Awards, Asia Contents Awards, and the Busan International Film Festival. She’s also a total package as an entertainer, being able to captivate fans with her singing and dancing.

All of Maja’s talents have led her to become a Filipino artist without compare. That makes her the perfect ambassador for Jollibee Burger Steak, a meal that’s absolutely walang katulad. She’ll be debuting in Jollibee Burger Steak’s new campaign in a funny ad that pays homage to her creative skills, where she and an advertising agency try to put together a walang katulad Jollibee commercial that features her.


“When we figured that we needed someone iconic to be the face of a meal that’s walang katulad, we knew we had to have Maja on board. She has really earned the distinction of being called an artist who is unlike any other. We’re excited for people to see how we honor her and her skills in this new campaign,” said Jollibee Asst. Vice President for Core and Complementary Products, Mari Aldecoa.

Maja also took some time to share her thoughts on being part of the new campaign.

We’d like to talk about you as a “walang katulad” performer. What makes you say that you are “walang katulad”?


Maja: Walang katulad na energy ang ibinibigay ko kapag nagpeperform ako. Gusto kong nararamdaman ng audience yung energy ko, at yung saya ko na nagpe-perform ako para sa kanila. 


You are known for being a versatile actress, a sensational dancer, a YouTube star, and many more. Can you share some personal experiences that have contributed to your wide range of talents? 


M: Hindi rin naging madali ang journey ko bilang isang artista. Maraming paghihirap din. Pero sa bawat paghihirap na ‘yun, ‘yun ang ginagamit ko para unti-unti kong maabot ang aking mga pangarap. 


How do you prepare for your most intense scenes?


M: Nire-review nang nire-review ko ang script. Paulit-ulit kong binabasa ‘yung lines, para pagdineliver ko siya, nasa puso talaga. Kailangan bawa’t role na gagampanan mo ay i-embrace ‘yun. 


What’s your reaction to some of your hit scenes becoming viral on the internet?


M: Walang katulad na saya! Dahil kahit matagal nang tapos ay buhay pa rin sila sa social media. 


What’s your favorite Jollibee product, and why? 


M: My favorite Jollibee product is Jollibee Burger Steak. Walang katulad yun. ‘Yung pag sinabi mong gusto mo ng Burger Steak, sa Jollibee ka talaga bibili. Nandoon ‘yung malasang beef at sauce niya na walang katulad talaga!   


Why do you think that Jollibee Burger Steak is “walang katulad” like you?


M: Siguro ‘yung kahit madami nang bagong product o artista, kami yung hahanapin at hahanapin pa rin—dahil kami ay walang katulad. 


Like Maja, you too can enjoy the walang katulad na beefy-saucy linamnam Jollibee Burger Steak any time for as low as Php 50 solo, and P69 as a value meal with drink. Have it safely delivered to you via the Jollibee Delivery App,, #87000, GrabFood, and foodpanda! It’s also available in Drive-Thru and Take Out.

For more info and updates on Jollibee products, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Watsons is back with "Watsons Vitamins Super Saver Sale!"

If you ran out out of vitamins and supplements this week, its now time to hoard some this coming June 10-13 at Watsons!

The first-ever Watsons Vitamins Super Saver Sale was such as success that there's been a clamor for another one.

Because you asked for it, health and beauty retailer Watsons is bringing back the Watsons Vitamins Super Saver Sale with as much as 50% off on your favorite vitamins and supplements on June 10-13! In case you missed the first one, here's your chance to stock up.

Whether on-site or online, Watsons has given Filipinos access to vitamins, supplements, OTC medications and personal products even during quarantines and lockdowns.

Get your shopping carts ready as Watsons holds the 2nd Watsons Vitamins Super Saver Sale and get as much as 50% off your favorite vitamins and supplements!

Get 50% off your favorite Watsons brand vitamins when you buy 100 tablets or capsules of each. Included in the sale are Vitamin E 400IU, Vitamin B Complex (B1 B6 B12), Multivitamins With Iron, Ferrous Sulfate + Folic and Ascorbic Acid. 

Watsons makes vitamins and minerals accessible to Filipinos in their 800+ stores nationwide and through their online channels. Even during lockdowns and quarantines, most Watsons branches are open to serve consumers. Shop now at any of Watsons 800+ stores nationwide (, online via ( or mobile app ( or via call & delivery service (

Read on for tips on what vitamins and personal care products you can pick up at the Watsons Vitamins Super Saver Sale:

One of the things that will keep you healthy and well is physical activity. Make sure you also take powder drinks like Kilo Off to go along with your work outs.

Don't forget your supplements that will help maintain your natural glow such as Watsons Glutathione Gummies for Adults, Physiocap Hair Serum, and Watsons Evening Primrose Capsules.

If you have difficulty swallowing vitamins in capsules, try drinking them in liquid form. Watsons Calcium + D3 Effervescent and Watsons Vitamin C + Zinc + Vitamin D Tablets is a good way to start. Both provide an extra boost of energy to help you get through your day.

Get all your vitamins from Watsons, where wellness is just a tap or a click away. It's never too late or too early to start taking care of yourself to look good feel great. 

When you shop, use your Watsons Card to earn points. For more updates, you can also follow Watsons' social media pages on Facebook and Instagram at @watsonsph.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

PayMaya expands its Add Money network with Robinsons Department Store

PayMaya is making it easier for Filipinos to fund their e-wallet accounts as it further expands its Add Money network with Robinsons Department Store


Through this tie-up, PayMaya customers can now go to any of the 800 Add Money touchpoints located in Robinsons Department Stores nationwide. These new Add Money channels are the latest addition to PayMaya's most extensive network of over 250,000 digital payment touchpoints nationwide where Filipinos can add money, pay for purchases, remit funds, and cash out.


To make it also more convenient, PayMaya is also introducing an easier process for customers looking to top up their accounts at Robinsons Department Store with its Add Money via the Barcode feature.   

With this, PayMaya users no longer have to fill out forms when adding funds to their PayMaya account. All they have to do is simply show the add money barcode to the cashier and pay for their transaction.   


“Filipinos now prefer cashless when paying for transactions and being able to add money to their accounts is important. With this expansion of our Add Money touchpoints in Robinsons Department Stores across the country, our customers can enjoy greater convenience," said Shailesh Baidwan, PayMaya President. 


Adding money to your PayMaya account at Robinsons Department Store is easy:  

  1. Login to your PayMaya account   
  2. Select “Add Money”  
  3. Select “Robinsons Department Store”  
  4. Enter the desired amount to be added to your account and select “Continue”  
  5. Go to the counter of any Robinsons Department Store or Robinsons Business Center and present the generated barcode along with your payment  
  6. Wait for an SMS confirmation about your Add Money transaction before leaving the store  

After adding money to your account, cashless convenience is now within your reach! You can easily use your PayMaya app at any Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket or your favorite boutiques and restaurants in Robinsons Mall to enjoy safe, convenient, and rewarding transactions via PayMaya’s #BetterQR. 


“We are always excited to provide seamless experiences and more value for time at Robinsons Department Store. PayMaya’s Add Money service is a great way to make things easier for our customers to embrace digital and go cashless while they shop in our stores,” said Celina Chua, Group General Manager of Robinsons Department Store.  


Start enjoying the conveniences and benefits of using PayMaya by downloading the PayMaya app using this link Register for a PayMaya account and shop for anything online and in stores, pay your bills, and perform other essential transactions all through your mobile phone!  


PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, communities, and government. Through its enterprise business, it is the largest digital payments processor for key industries in the country including "everyday" merchants such as the largest retail, food, gas, and eCommerce merchants, as well as government agencies and units.  

PayMaya provides more than 35 million Filipinos with access to financial services through its consumer platforms. Customers can conveniently pay, add money, cash out or remit through its over 250,000 digital touchpoints nationwide. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of 39,000 partner agent touchpoints nationwide serves as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved with access to digital services. To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Let your mom know how you appreciate them

Our moms are always hustling whether it’s for work or juggling around the house with chores while more often than not we sit comfortably on our couches and wait to be called when dinner’s ready.


Staying at home and having repetitive routines can make us take everything for granted. Our minds can get stuck in a rut trying to think of ways to change up our normal routines, but we have some simple heartfelt ideas for you to make your mom feel special and make her day extraordinary. Surprises need not be grand to make it known that we care for our moms, they just need to come from the heart. Whether it is an act of service or spending quality time with each other, we have a few doable projects you can do at home to let your mom know you appreciate them:


  1. Breakfast in Bed - Nothing beats the effort of getting up early in the morning and serving their favorite breakfast in bed. What a great start to their day, just don’t make them do the dishwashing! 


  1. Do their chores - There is a certain delight that can only be found in the home, and that is not having to do the chores because they’re already done! Why not treat your mom to a relaxing day by giving them the entire day to have some much-needed pamper time?


  1. Get creative! - You can dedicate an art project for her to add extra confetti to your surprise. Even without craft materials, you can still execute a creative surprise for your mom by cooking up a dessert recipe!  


  1. Virtual Date - For those of us living away from our mothers, there’s always a way to get together instantly thanks to apps like Zoom and Skype. Why not take some time off the day and spend some quality time with her by watching her favorite films or series on Teleparty?


  1. A Power Bag - Our moms can forget to care for themselves while they’re busy caring for us. Putting together a Power Bag filled with her essentials might just be the ultimate surprise in this list to make her feel special on an ordinary day. Her essentials can range from calming balms, her essential makeup items, and even medical supplies like Calpol for Kids, which is especially useful for the little ones!


We can easily turn our moms’ days into extraordinary ones with just a little bit of creativity and effort. We can make them feel special, appreciated, and loved even if it isn’t Mother’s day or their birthday. Sometimes we just need to dedicate some time to also help them out and make them have one less thing to worry about when they have Calpol for Kids. It’s a paracetamol-based suspension that can be given to infants and children ages 0-12 years old. It starts to work on fever in 15 minutes and is gentle on kids’ tummies. It can treat mild to moderate fever and pain associated with discomfort after vaccination, toothaches, headaches, migraines, muscle aches, sore throats, and musculoskeletal pain. With Calpol for Kids, you can help moms be at their best and give them peace of mind. 


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Paracetamol is the generic name of Calpol. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.


Saturday, May 29, 2021

Achieve glowing and whiter skin with Kawaii Whitening Soap

Everybody wants to have that K-glass skin or that dewy lit- from- within look. Getting a complexion that looks healthy, glowing, fair and clear requires a lot of dedication. First you should get an 8-hour sleep, exercise 30 minutes a day and eat right and healthy. Plus, of course your beauty routine counts. 

Nowadays, it requires a lot of discipline, patience and money (if you are high maintenance girl ) for one to get the right skin care. If youre looking for quality and yet affordable basic skin care product to start of,  you should choose the right soap for your skin type. Knowing what soap goes on your skin is important. 

Recently, Global Care Cosmetics Corporation launches Kawaii Whitening Soap via a virtual launch on Facebook, and graced by its new Celebrity Ambassador Sue Ramirez.

Sue Ramirez rendered a Keiko Necesario original While We Are Young.

“Ms. Sue is a perfect fit with Kawaii, not only does she is personally kawaii but also, what she represents as an individual, a celebrity, and a performer, appeals to the potential users of Kawaii Whitening Soap,” according to Mr. Leonardo Aquino, Vice president for Sales.

With the campaign Why Kawaii? the virtually launch with its trade partners, media and consumers aimed at sharing with every Filipina why Kawaii is the best choice for their skin whitening needs. Kawaii Whitening Soap promises to deliver a gentle glow and whiter skin in as early as five days of regular use. 

“Our initial challenge during the product’s development was to meticulously choose the active ingredients to ensure the whitening effectiveness of Kawaii Whitening Soap,” says Mr. Leonardo Aquino, vice president for Sales. He added, “We chose the most effective active ingredients, which is the reason why Kawaii has triple whitening action and can deliver faster results. Every Filipina will get better and faster whitening action compared to higher-priced options.” 

Kawaii Whitening Soap comes in four variants - papaya, green papaya, kojic, and glutathione. It is well known that the proteolytic enzyme papain in papaya is very effective in correcting skin darkening and discoloration. It even removes under-eye dark circles. Kojic, on the other hand, prevents the formation of an amino acid needed to produce melanin, which is a pigment that affects skin color. And glutathione is a master antioxidant that helps promote skin whitening. 

The variety gives everyone the chance to choose the one that works best for their skin type and whitening needs. It is dermatologically tested, Halal certified, and approved by the Food and Drug Administration ensuring that it is safe and effective to use by every Filipina.

Those that watched the live stream were treated to a fashion show showcasing Kawaii models each with Kawaii Whitening Soap on hand, ramping to the music provided by Ms.SueRamirez. The viewers also got to win prizes from Kawaii Whitening Soap. 

Now the secret is out! Kawaii Whitening Soap is now available in leading supermarkets, groceries, and convenience stores. And if you wish to know more and to participate in any future promotions of Kawaii Whitening Soap, Follow and Like KawaiiSkincarePh on Facebook and Instagram.  The Why Kawaii? Virtual Launch can still be viewed on the KawaiiSkincarePh Facebook page if you missed it.

Sony Philippines launches the BRAVIA X90J 4K LED TV!

Sony Philippines has recently launched the BRAVIA X90J 4K LED TV – one of the models in its XR series which is powered by “Cognitive Processor XR.”

Cognitive Processor XR is Sony’s newest technology that uses a completely new processing method, designed to replicate the way our brains think and respond. It provides a revolutionary experience that completely immerses its viewers in their favorite content.

Sony’s BRAVIA X90J 4K LED TV comes in three sizes (75” class, 65” class, and 55” class), perfectly fit to be your ultimate screen solution for your home entertainment needs and is loaded with impressive features.

Whether you want to watch your favorite shows, virtual concerts, sports events or you’re up for a game night using your consoles, you can enjoy it in a supreme realistic image quality thanks to the combined precision of a Full Array LED panel, XR Triluminos Pro and XR Contrast Booster that delivers deeper blacks and brighter bright areas to create ultra-realistic pictures and graphics full of lifelike contrast.

Adding to that is the XR Sound where your viewing experience has never felt this realistic. With sound-positioning tweeters on the BRAVIA XR TV Full Array LED TV, sound matches precisely with what’s on the screen for a truly immersive experience bringing the reality of the audio behind the picture.

And of course, please your eyes aesthetically as the BRAVIA X90J features a minimalist design built with an extremely narrow bezel so your eyes can naturally focus on the screen rather than its surroundings. It also comes with a Slim Blade Stand designed to have a luxurious look to perfectly match your TV and harmonize the room where it is positioned.

To complete the package, the BRAVIA XR TV also gives you a hassle-free and smarter viewing experience as it works with Google Assistant[i] for a hands-free voice search and can be connected easily to most devices including Apple® AirPlay® 2 and HomeKit.


X90J [75” class, 65” class, and 55” class models] 4K LED TV features:

·       Cognitive Processor XR understands how humans see and hear, providing a revolutionary experience that completely immerses viewers in their favorite content

·       Combined with the precision of a Full Array LED panel, XR Triluminos Pro and XR Contrast Boosterdeliver supreme realism with deep blacks and intense brightness

·       Latest XR Motion Clarity technology cross-analyses data to ensure action stays smooth, bright and clear with no blur

·       XR 4K Upscaling technology upscales 2K signals close to true 4K quality for incredibly real and detailed pictures

·       HDMI 2.1 compatibility, including 4K 120fps, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)2, Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and e-ARC

·       Acoustic Multi-Audio and sound signal processing technology deliver sound that matches perfectly with what’s on screen. 

·       Ambient Optimization technology with a light sensor automatically adjusts picture and sound to viewers’ environment

·       Minimalist design maximizes the screen and minimizes the bezel, so users stay focused on what’s important - the picture

·       Quick access to an array of content and services with Google TV

·       Easy connectivity to most devices, including Apple® AirPlay® 2 and HomeKit™6 7

·       Dolby Vision™ and Dolby Atmos™ support

·       Works with Google Assistantii

·       Hands-free voice search works alongside Google Assistant to provide a smarter viewing experience

·       Netflix Calibrated Mode offers studio-quality Netflix content

·       Calman® Ready offers advanced calibration capabilities and the ability to fine-tune adjustments simply not possible through conventional picture settings


Get the Sony BRAVIA X90J from Sony Authorized Dealers near you! Suggested Retail Price of the 75” size is P166,699, 65” size SRP is P99,999, and SRP of the 55” size is P77,799. You may also checkout our official Sony stores in Lazada and Shopee.

Don’t miss out on any updates and announcements, follow Sony Philippines on Facebook and Instagram.


i ii Google Assistant is not available in certain countries and languages. Availability of services varies by country and language.

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