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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Get the Champ Funko Pop to complete your Jollibee Funko line!

Filipino toy collectors and Jollibee fans, especially enthusiasts of the popular Funko Pop line of vinyl collectibles, have another awesome release to snap up to complete their collection with the launch of the new Champ Funko Pop! 


The Champ Funko Pop is this year’s highly awaited release from the Jollibee and Funko collaboration. The partnership between the two iconic brands first established in 2018 has produced collectors’ items such as Jollibee in Barong Funko, Jollibee on Delivery Bike Funko, Jollibee and Hetty Dual pack, Jollibee Funko Soda, and a lot more. This year, Jollibee fans and toy collectors alike can get their hands on another Funko variant from the brand’s roster of lovable mascots.  


The Champ Funko Pop is available in select stores exclusively via the Jollibee Delivery App from October 1 to October 15.  Customers can get one for only P650 when they order any Champ or Champ Jr. menu item. Orders of the Champ burger also come with a special Champ Funko sleeve packaging during the promo period. 


All you have to do is go to the Promos page on the Jollibee App, choose between the Champ w/ Funko or Champ Jr. w/ Funko coupons, order, and enjoy the Champ Funko Pop with your Jollibee favorites!


So what are you waiting for—if you absolutely love Jollibee and Funko Pops, hurry and don’t miss your chance to get this latest must-have piece for your collection before it runs out! Order a Champ or Champ Jr. meal or solo burger now through the Jollibee App! 


For more info and updates, follow Jollibee on Facebook at, and on Twitter and Instagram at @Jollibee. 

FWD Affiliates PH app 3.0 is the only app in the Philippines that gives you cash-convertible rewards


Did you know that in the 1st quarter of 2021, there were around 3.48 million apps on Google Play Store and nearly 2 million apps on Apple App Store? It’s an astonishing number, especially considering that more than 2,000 apps were added on the two platforms per day. 


FWD Affiliates PH app 3.0 is the only app in the Philippines that gives you cash-convertible rewards when you share financial or insurance-related content on Facebook, Instagram, Viber, iMessenger, and email. All for free. No purchase required. 

Earn while you learn 

With its recent update, users can earn as much as 1,920 points every month just by sharing content and getting friends to download via your personalized link. You’ll earn even more points if your posts generate signups for FWD advisors or when your friends purchased from FWD. 


Just imagine: by just sharing content, you can earn rewards 24/7, even while you are sleeping! And you’d have plenty of content to choose from—more than 300 now, covering everything from saving, budgeting, and investing to money management, stocks, and financial planning.


Downloading the app is easy and is a no-brainer and you can redeem your points as cash via GCash! 


More learning, more rewarding 

FWD Affiliates PH app 3.0 is an industry-first that truly reflects FWD’s innovative spirit and consumer pulse. And this version ups the ante, combining engaging and relevant content, enticing rewards, and easy redemption. 


“Learning how to manage our finances is really important. Since people are already reading and sharing content on social and messaging apps, we wanted to add value to what they are currently doing—by providing relevant, helpful content and rewards. It’s like the pay-it-forward concept that we are all familiar with. Learn and earn from what you love to do online, then share the knowledge and the potential to earn with your network. The rewarding cycle continues. We are changing the way people feel about insurance,” says FWD Life Insurance Chief Marketing Officer Roche Vandenberghe. In just two years, more than 600,000 content from the app have been shared on various platforms. This is testament to the massive need and current demand for content on personal finance.’

Financial literacy for Filipinos

The contribution of FWD Affiliates PH app 3.0 in pushing for financial education among Filipinos has not gone unnoticed. Recently, the app was recognized as the Insurance Inclusion Initiative of the Year in the Insurance Asia Awards 2022. It is a validation of how the app can play a significant role in helping Filipinos become financially literate and how it can rapidly grow an army of financial literacy advocates who will help educate countless more and more Filipinos to take care of their finances. 


“Our goal is to protect every Filipino family and secure their future. And education is key to helping them make sound financial decisions and grow their wealth. FWD Affiliates PH app 3.0 makes it easy and fun to spread this message and get rewarded for doing so. In this way, they are not just improving their own lives but also helping others do the same,” says FWD Life Insurance PH President and Chief Executive Officer Li Hao Zhuang.


As part of the commitment, FWD will be giving away complimentary insurance coverage worth Php200 million from October 10–31. The first 10,000 people who download and register FWD Affiliates PH app 3.0 will be eligible to get a free one-year accidental death and dismemberment insurance. For more info, visit


Download and register FWD Affiliates PH app 3.0 for free on Google Play Store and Apple App Store. You can learn more at



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Capture life's best moments in finer detail, from sunup to sundown with the vivo V25 series


Gone are the days when only people with professional cameras could take photographs of any event, moment, and subject. Today, anyone with a smartphone can capture anything in a snap. And for those searching for smartphones with advanced camera features, look no further because vivo's latest flagship-level smartphones, the vivo V25 Series, can surely take your snapshot game to the next level.


Here are the top features of vivo's #NightPortraitMaster -- the vivo V25 Series -- that will help you capture life's best moments in finer detail, from sunup to sundown. 


Superb Imaging Capabilities At The Palm of your Hand


64MP Main Camera


Since the release of vivo V25 Series, the brand has been highlighting the device's 64MP HD ultra-sensing lens. And why not? This feature produces brilliant images and videos and supports Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), allowing users to shoot steadier footage and improve low-light camera performance. What's even nicer is that you can combine the OIS hardware with EIS software algorithm to achieve Hybrid Image Stabilization that helps you shoot every detail and color of the night with spectacular stability.


Bokeh Flair Portrait 


For sure, one of the reasons why you photograph your life's memorable moments is to be able to relive and vividly recall them in the future. The vivo V25 Series has a dynamic portrait feature that allows whatever life scenarios or whoever you photograph to stand out. It blurs out the background to give you state-of-the-art portraits, even in poor-lit conditions. 


Real-Time Extreme Night Vision


Low-light settings shouldn't stop you from immortalizing and documenting moments you want to keep for a lifetime. Thus, vivo has equipped the vivo V25 Series' high-end variant, the vivo V25 Pro, with advanced night camera features to allow you to capture night scenes in stunning detail. It supports Real-Time Extreme Night Vision, which improves brightness and reduces unwanted noise, giving you crisp and clear night portraits. 


With this feature, you can preview your night shot and adjust the image brightness level and exposure intensity to capture the night's highlights the way you want. 


Super Night Algorithm


Another dependable night feature of the vivo V25 Pro is its Super Night Algorithm that accurately restores the night colors, giving you clear and true-to-life night shots -- thanks to the RAW HDR 3.0 algorithm incorporated in this feature. So whether you’re up for some sundown stroll documentation or simply want to photograph the beauty of the night sky, trust that the colors and purity of your subject are well captured.




Although widely loved by photographers around the world, time-lapse isn't always easy to achieve as it often needs professional equipment. As a mobile photography innovator, vivo ensures that users enjoy the vivo V25 Pro and vivo V25 built-in time-lapse. Hence, vivo has replaced the frame extraction method used in most smartphones with a new photo sequencing method, improving the dynamic range, performance in low light, and overall image quality of time-lapse footage. Now, you can easily create stunning videos of a city transitioning from day to night and night to day with just one tap. 


Eye AF Selfie


Portraits taken via the vivo V25 Series front lens won't also compromise your photo quality as vivo ensures that the device's front and rear cameras capture images in sharp detail. vivo equipped the vivo V25 Series with the 32 MP Eye AF Selfie (vivo V25 Pro) and 50MP Eye AF Selfie (vivo V25) that provide you with a wide array of filters, enhancing your overall selfie texture. The vivo V25 Series advanced AutoFocus technology also comes with an upgraded Natural HD Portrait which delivers detail-rich selfies and portraits. 


Impressive Mobile Photography Features and More


Apart from the powerful camera features of the V25 series, vivo also made sure that these new devices pack as much power in other departments. Pumped up by the latest 66W FastCharge (vivo V25 Pro) and 44W FastCharge (vivo V25 and vivo V25e) features, the high-intensity batteries of the new V25 devices offer bigger battery power at a much faster charging time. To ensure that this power is maximized even more, vivo equipped the vivo V25 Pro with a 12GB+8GB extended RAM complemented by 256GB ROM to allow users to enjoy fast and smooth performance even with multiple apps running in the background. 


A true technological beauty both inside and out, all of the vivo V25 series’ outstanding features are enclosed in an ultra-thin body designed with vivo’s innovative color-changing technology, the Photochromic 2.0. This technology allows the Flourite AG Glass back panel of the vivo V25 series devices to change colors when exposed to sunlight or UV light.


Now available nationwide, the vivo V25 Pro is priced at PHP 29,999 while the vivo V25 and the vivo V25e sell at PHP 23,999 and PHP 17,999, respectively. Filipino fans can purchase the V25 Series via vivo’s official website, ShopeeLazada and all vivo stores and kiosks.


For more information on vivo’s latest news and updates, please head to vivo’s official FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube channels.


English teacher Ursus Junatas from Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan captures the challenges and joys of being a public school teacher

To be a teacher, you need to be passionate about your profession. It needs to make you happy and contented. 

In a video he uploaded on social media titled “Bridging the Learning Gap,” English teacher Ursus Junatas from Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan captures the challenges and joys of being a public school teacher today, as the world struggles to overcome the effects of the pandemic. In the video, he is seen traveling across four barangays many kilometers apart just to tutor students and personally hand their report cards to them.

Teaching online is not an option for most teachers since majority of students do not have laptops nor smartphones. Instead, Ursus drives his motorcycle so he can visit his students from one barangay to another. This is his way of providing opportunities to those who may have difficulty getting to school due to distance and financial limitations.


“One thing that has always bothered me is how some students fall behind, not because they were not smart enough, but because their parents could not afford school supplies needed in today’s mode of education,” notes Junatas. “As a teacher, it is my job to ensure that students are not forgotten and they feel supported in their education journey.”


Netizens expressed their admiration for the teacher's dedication by commenting on his post and praising him for his heroic actions. Here are some of their comments: “Passion it is,” “English tutor ko ‘toang galing!” “Galing mo Sir Ursus Villamil JunatasDeserve mong parangalan ng ulirang Guro award. Keep up the good work sir! So proud of you. #KMJS

As the world celebrates National Teacher’s Month from September 5 to October 5, teachers like Sir Ursus are an inspiration for everyone and considered as a backbone of society.

Teachers’ jobs have become more difficult in many ways. The pandemic brought challenges in communicating with students whether online or face-to-face. Many teachers also have families to take care of, aside from their personal needs. They also need financial security through times like this. Just as Ursus finds ways to reach out to his students, BDO Unibank, Inc. through its corporate social responsibility arm, BDO Foundation, continues to find ways to promote financial inclusion through partnerships with different government agencies for the benefit of many stakeholders like him.


Working closely with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, BDO Foundation collaborated with the Department of Education (DepEd) to implement financial education programs for teachers. 


These partnerships benefitted public school teaching and non-teaching personnel as well as students by equipping them with the tools, knowledge, and resources to make sound financial decisions through lessons on saving, budgeting, financial planning, debt management, entrepreneurship, investments, insurance, digital literacy, scam prevention, and retirement planning.  


DepEd also issued DepEd Order No. 022, Series of 0221, which aims to intensify the integration of financial education in the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum in various disciplines across grade levels, and ensure that this will be taught nationwide using the materials developed by BDO Foundation. The policy covers all learners, teaching and non-teaching personnel from public and private elementary, junior, and senior high schools, and learning centers for Special Education, Alternative Learning Systems, Indigenous Learning Systems, and the Madrasah Education Program covering Muslim culture, customs, and traditions.


narzo, the new game changer, rank #1 on Lazada during the Payday Sale last September 30

narzo, the new game changer, once again proves its affinity with the local market by being the Rank #1 smartphone brand on Lazada during the Payday Sale last September 30. The narzo Flagship Store’s success is primarily due to the narzo 50i Prime’s limited time offer, where it was made exclusively available on the platform for only PHP 3,799.

During the one-day Lazada Payday Sale, the narzo 50i Prime sold 2 units per minute on average, with over 700 units purchased immediately right after the clock struck 12 midnight. This sales performance has allowed the model to outperform its competitors in the entry-level budget segment, specifically in the sub-4k bracket.

Additionally, the heightened public interest in the narzo 50i Prime also translated to in-store sales, wherein narzo stores and kiosks nationwide showed a threefold spike in offline retail for the model since its debut. 

“We are both glad and proud that even more Filipinos have decided to try out the quality sulit narzo 50i Prime during our limited time offer,” says Elaine Dela Cruz, new Marketing Representative for narzo Philippines. 

“This very affordable model has everything that the average Filipino user will need for an all-rounder budget device, from performance to display, down to battery, overall user experience, and memory expandability. We encourage everyone who missed this Payday exclusive to catch the upcoming 10.10 sale.”

The narzo 50i Prime will be restocked across all platforms for the 10.10 campaign. Aside from Lazada and Shopee, the model is also available on TikTok Shop with daily liveselling from 2pm-10pm. Customers can also inquire at any of the 30 narzo stores and kiosks nationwide

For more information and latest updates on narzo Philippines, follow the brand’s official Facebook page. Join the twelve-thousand strong narzo Philippines online community to be a part of the real game changer! 

UNIQLO launched JOIN: THE POWER OF CLOTHING, a global campaign to support activities for a better world

Global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, launched JOIN: THE POWER OF CLOTHING, a global campaign to support activities for a better world, on July 1, 2022 in Japan. The second phase of this campaign, to be conducted at UNIQLO stores in Japan, the online store, and at select overseas locations, will start on Monday, October 3, and continue through Monday, October 31.


The aim of the JOIN: THE POWER OF CLOTHING campaign is to encourage UNIQLO customers to be a part of its ongoing sustainability activities. The program aims to raise awareness among customers of global problems such as ocean pollution, and to inspire actions that make the world a better place. 

During the campaign, when customers purchase UNIQLO fleece products made from 100% recycled polyester fabric, UNIQLO parent company, Fast Retailing, will donate US$1 to the Nippon Foundation for each item sold, to support activities that reduce ocean waste*1

*1up to 1 million USD.


In addition, from Monday, October 3, UNIQLO will sell a Furry Fleece Full-Zip Jacket (MENS, KIDS) with a design featuring “Doraemon Sustainability Mode”, the UNIQLO Global Sustainability Ambassador.


Furry Fleece Full-Zip Jacket with “Doraemon Sustainability Mode” Motif

UNIQLO will sell a Furry Fleece Full-Zip Jacket, made from 100% recycled polyester fabric derived from plastic bottles and featuring a “Doraemon Sustainability Mode” motif. The small needlepoint design, suitable for both men and women, allows parents and children to coordinate their outfits.


Product Details (*The following information is for the Japan market. Products for other markets to be announced as available.)


Launch date    October 3, 2022 (Monday)

Items               Doraemon Sustainability Mode Furry Fleece Full-Zip Jacket

MENS  XS-4XL, Made with recycled polyester fabric, equivalent to around 19 500ml plastic bottles*2, Php 1,490

KIDS    100-160cm, Made with recycled polyester fabric, equivalent to around 10 500ml plastic bottles*2, Php 990

Availability      Select stores in the Philippines and the online store


*2 MENS L size (Asia) and KIDS 130cm size, 500ml 1 PET bottle25g, Calculated based on The Council for PET bottle Recycling Annual Report, P6 Targets and results for weight reduction of designated PET bottles and 17 main types (FY2020)

Help reduce ocean garbage with purchases

During the campaign period from Monday, October 3 through Monday, October 31, when customers purchase the Doraemon Sustainability Mode Furry Fleece Full-Zip Jacket or other fleece products made from 100% recycled polyester fabric, UNIQLO parent company Fast Retailing will donate US$1 to the Nippon Foundation for each item sold, to support activities that reduce ocean garbage*1.


List of Campaign Products

Product Name


Fluffy Yarn Fleece Full-Zip Jacket


Fleece Long-Sleeve Full-Zip Jacket


Fluffy Yarn Fleece Full-Zip Jacket


Light Pile-Lined Fleece Cardigan


Fluffy Yarn Fleece Full-Zip Jacket


Fluffy Yarn Fleece Jacket Long Sleeve


Doraemon Sustainability Mode Furry Fleece Full-Zip Jacket


Doraemon Sustainability Mode KIDS Furry Fleece Full-Zip Jacket


Doraemon Sustainability Mode T- shirt


Doraemon Sustainability Mode KIDS T- shirt


Doraemon Sustainability Mode Pocketable Bag


Doraemon Sustainability Mode Toy


Special website to find out more about ocean garbage

UNIQLO continues to add new content to its special website to help customers learn about environmental issues and take action. Special features explore the issues surrounding ocean garbage that are happening now, and measures to reduce the amount of plastic waste.

Special website:

Monday, October 3, 2022

Midea shares 3 exciting ideas guaranteed to transform your place into the sanctuary that you look forward to at the end of each day


How do you make your home a better place to live in? These days, appliances that make use of the latest technologies play a huge role in transforming your concept of a better home. Thanks to Midea (pronounced mai-dia), the leader in intelligent home solutions, homeowners now have access to appliances that enable them to upgrade their homes. Think intelligent robot vacuums, aircons that purify the air and rice cookers that improve the taste and texture of food – truly, these are the kind of appliances that will make you say, “My idea of home just got better!” 

In recognition of the many innovative home solutions that it has introduced in recent years, the Midea Group, recently ranked 245th on the new 2022 Fortune Global 500 List. It is the 7th consecutive year for Midea Group to rank on this List, up 43 spots from last year.


So if you’ve been thinking of elevating your space in ways that truly make a difference, Midea shares 3 exciting ideas guaranteed to transform your place into the sanctuary that you look forward to at the end of each day.  


Create a positive home environment.  It’s true that d├ęcor and color can help create an inviting space but it’s equally important to make sure that the environment is always cool and comfortable, especially in areas where you sleep, work or relax.  Keep all corners of a room cool with Midea U-Shaped Window Type Air Conditioner which has a strong airflow that allows you to feel the cold air even when you’re 20 feet away. You can also have the best of both worlds with this air conditioner for it has an innovative design that provides easy installation and an ultra-quiet relaxation experience. 


Meanwhile, the Midea 3 in 1 Convertible 5 Blades Timer and DC Inverter Stand Fan also redefines your family’s cooling experience with its adjustable features that can be converted into a desk fan, floor fan, and stand fan, not to mention a 12-speed level and 12 hours programmed timer to give you and your loved ones a smart and energy-efficient cooling solutions at every corner of your home. And since it’s Midea, you can never go wrong because it is recognized by Euromonitor International in 2022 as the world’s #1 in air cooler, and cooling fans brand. 


Keep in mind, a clean home is a better home Keep your home free from dust and dirt without the hard work with the Midea M7 Robot Vacuum Cleaner.  It uses the latest 5th generation LDS laser navigation technology that will easily clean every nook and cranny of your home with its  amazing suction power! This intelligent cleaning powerhouse has an auto-return & charge function which means the M7 is always ready for action. Plus, its Smart App & Voice control is compatible with Alexa and Google too, making this vacuum cleaner the perfect assistant for your life. 


But if you’d rather do the vacuuming yourself with less elbow grease and no annoying cables, the Midea Cordless 2-in-1 Stick Vacuum Cleaner is the one for you!  It has an ergonomic handle for comfortable carrying and convenience to easily access hard-to-reach areas in your home. This versatile cleaning expert has a high-efficiency motor for powerful suction and multi-filtration system that does its job in cleaning not only your couch and floors, but also even your car, gadgets, fabrics, clothes, and beddings!


Improve your home’s air quality. We know that the quality of the air we breathe is paramount to good health. For this reason, you can never go wrong with the Midea 20 cm Air Purifier that lets you enjoy clean air 24/7. It has 5 layers of filtration system for powerful purification. It removes hair, dust, and large air pollutants, with an anti-bacterial pet layer, and a high-efficiency HEPA filter that removes up to 99.97% of allergens and germs as small as 0.3mm, all in just 14 minutes! With a clean and fresh home like this, you can easily discover and enjoy every bit of tiny moment and happiness at home with the people you the most.


Always have good and filling meals.  For many Filipinos, rice is life. It doesn’t matter what the viand is, as long as there is a healthy serving of this staple food. For perfectly cooked rice, Midea presents its rice cookers which have been recognized by Euromonitor International as the world’s #1 in small kitchen appliance brand.  Midea Digital Rice Cooker (available in 1.0L and 1.8L) features a Smart Temperature Sensor so you can cook rice that’s fragrant, with just the right texture while retaining the nutrition of each grain. With rice this good, your family can enjoy great meals no matter what ulam you serve! 


These remarkable hi-tech appliances as just some of the amazing innovations that Midea has introduced to make your idea of home so much better.  To know more about Midea products and after-sales services, you can visit, like, follow and subscribe to Midea’s web and social media sites at, Facebook: @mideaphilippines, Instagram: mideaph, Youtube: Midea Philippines official, and TikTok: @mideaphilippines. 

You can also check out major appliances stores nationwide for more Midea intelligent home solutions. Midea’s products are available at the following Midea Philippines flagship stores: Midea Lazmall: Midea ShopeeMall:, and Midea Official Online Store:

Get the Champ Funko Pop to complete your Jollibee Funko line!

Filipino toy collectors and Jollibee fans, especially enthusiasts of the popular Funko Pop line of vinyl collectibles, have another awesome ...