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Saturday, April 30, 2022

This Mother’s Day #SayItSaCanva with "Tama ka Ma"

Moms know best, and when it comes to navigating life, they never run out of lessons to teach us. This Mother’s Day, Canva Philippines continues its #SayItSaCanva campaign, this time inspiring us to appreciate our moms who imparted their wisdom and experiences with us by saying 'Tama ka, Ma.'

From simple cooking tips to heartwarming love advice, moms never fail to comfort us and tell us what we need to hear.

From free templates to photos and graphics, Canva Philippines empowers Filipinos to design something special for Mom this Mother’s Day.

“Moms are unsung heroes. They manage the households, look after the family, and some even do it while having a full-time job or running their own business. They’re also our first teachers who equip us with life lessons that will make us thrive in life. What better way to honor them than to let them know that we appreciate and heed the lessons they taught us,” says Yani Hornilla-Donato, Canva Philippines’ Country Manager.

To share your own “Tama Ka, Ma” statement, visit the Mother’s Day content hub and choose from the featured templates, elements, and photos. Share your design and story on social media using the hashtags #TamaKaMa and #SayItSaCanva. 

From April 29, the content hub will include a Virtual Hall of Fame featuring select stories from the campaign.

More ways to express love and gratitude for mom using Canva

Aside from sharing your own “Tama Ka, Ma” design, there are other creative ways to show love and appreciation for mom on Mother’s Day using Canva.

Design a touching presentation for Mom using Canva’s free Presentation templates. Upload your favorite photos with her and take a trip down memory lane on her special day.

For those who want to remind mom how amazing she is everyday, print out stickers from Canva’s free photos and graphics made exclusively for Mother’s Day. Whether it’s an uplifting quote or a colorful bouquet, she’ll surely have fun sticking them on her favorite things.

If you have videos of your travels with mom or the days you shared together during the pandemic, pull them together and make a high-quality Mother’s Day video in minutes using Canva’s simple drag-and-drop tools and pre-made video templates.

In celebrating your mom this Mother’s Day, remember that it’s always the thought that counts. Whether it’s for nanay, mama, mommy, or inay, with Canva’s diverse content library, you’ll be able to express your love and gratitude for mom in creative and unique ways. 

To learn more about Canva, visit or follow Canva on Facebook and Instagram. Canva is also available for download on App Store and Play Store.

PayMaya has evolved from an e-wallet to a powerhouse all-in-one money app called Maya


Top-rated finance app PayMaya has evolved from an e-wallet to a powerhouse all-in-one money app called Maya. It’s everything and a bank - and it’s available for early access to users starting today.   

Maya combines the popular PayMaya e-wallet with new features like crypto, and an innovative digital banking experience powered by Maya Bank, to allow you to spend, save, grow, invest, and master your money — using your smartphone. 

Maya will make your money work harder for you than any other e-wallet or bank in the market. It is completely free to download and register from Google Play or App Store.


The new Maya comes with an array of features that make money handling easier and more seamless. 

Meet Maya: It’s everything and a bank. In this photo (from L to R): Event host Vince Velasco, Maya Chief Marketing Officer Pepe Torres, Maya Consumer Marketing Head Hazel dela Cruz, and Maya Chief Product Officer Mitch Padua. 

  • Maya Savings is a high-yield savings account with a 6% introductory interest rate, the highest offered by a local bank today. This initial offer is available until August 31, 2022. It is powered by the BSP-licensed digital bank Maya Bank, allowing you a seamless experience in-app when saving your money. Eligible PayMaya customers will be able to move money from their e-wallet to Maya Savings with just a couple of clicks in the app and earn interest on their balance! All you need is an upgraded Maya account to access this feature – and it requires no maintaining balance.  


  • Maya Credit is a virtual credit line that lets you borrow up to P15,000 within the app. You can use this to pay your bills, buy groceries, purchase load, or upgrade your smartphone! This credit line can be accessed in as fast as 60 seconds for eligible users – giving you cash in a flash whenever you need it.   


  • Maya Crypto is the easiest way to start your crypto journey. You can buy, hold, and sell popular coins, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, Tether, and more, for as low as P1 all within the Maya app!  


  • Maya Wallet continues to have all the e-wallet features that made PayMaya the top-rated local finance app in the country – only now, it comes with a revamped customer experience. You can still enjoy free cash-in through over 90,000 touchpoints nationwide so that you spend your money on the things that matter. 


And that is not all. Soon, you will be able to go from light mode to dark mode on the app. To make your experience even more personalized, you can even own a username that will serve as your new Maya identity for a quicker and more convenient way to send and receive money.   


Also coming soon is Maya’s goal-based savings that will allow you to set aside money to buy your first vehicle or take that well-earned break.  


Maya integrates all these features into one seamless in-app experience. This money app is easy to navigate - with Wallet, Savings, Credit, and Crypto, just a simple swipe or tap in one app.

Hazel dela Cruz, Maya Consumer Marketing Head, invites Filipinos to join the Maya Early Access Challenge - giving them a chance to co-create the all-in-one money app, with P3,000,000 worth of bitcoin up for grabs!

“Maya is all about challenging conventions – and this translates into the experience we’re giving our users with this new all-in-one money app. With this transformation, we want to enable Filipinos to make bolder choices with their money and seize opportunities - big and small,” said Shailesh Baidwan, President of PayMaya, and Co-Founder and Board Member of Maya Bank.   


“We are combining the power of an innovative wallet and a secure, progressive digital banking experience powered by BSP-licensed Maya Bank to transform how Filipinos experience money. This unparalleled digital app experience is supported by Maya Business, the country’s leading payment processor for enterprises, and the widest on-ground network of Maya Center agents,” he added.  


Co-create a revolutionary all-in-one money app  


Maya invites you to co-create the best all-in-one money app by joining the Maya Early Access Challenge.   


Apart from being the first to experience Savings, Crypto, Credit, and more – you can also have the chance to become the first-ever Maya bitcoin millionaire! All you have to do is take the challenge!  

Interested in joining? Here’s a quick guide:   


1. Just download Maya, and register. 

2. On the app's home page, tap the 'More' button and choose Missions. You'll be able to join the Maya Early Access Challenge from there. 

 3. Cash in at least P100 and upgrade your account to unlock Maya Savings with its 6% interest rate.  


Opening your Savings account via Maya will earn you points for the challenge. You earn more points whenever you complete more Early Access Challenge missions, including sharing your feedback on the Maya app, referring your friends to Maya using your code, and using more Maya features, including Pay Bills, Buy Load, and more.   


You will be assigned a Maya level, depending on your score:  

    • Maya Master for the top 5% of users with the highest score  
    • Maya Enthusiast for the next 10% of users with the highest score  
    • Maya Explorer for the next 15% of users with the highest score  


The higher your score is, the more chances you have of winning this and other exciting prizes!  


Maya Explorer-level customers will get a chance to win P300,000 worth of Bitcoin. Maya Enthusiasts can take home P600,000 worth of Bitcoin. And Maya Masters have the chance to take home another P1,000,000 worth of Bitcoin!  


On top of this, all participants with a Maya Savings account will get a chance to win P1,000,000 worth of Bitcoin.


To know your point score, you will receive an SMS with a tally of your score, and you can also check the leaderboard on the Maya homepage.  


Maya will make your money work harder for you than any other e-wallet or bank. Download the app now and register to experience this new all-in-one money app and get a chance to become a bitcoin millionaire

Friday, April 29, 2022

Shopee users can get up to 50% off on selected brand bundles at the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival

Looking to upgrade to the latest smartphone, stock up on groceries, or try out highly-reviewed beauty products? You can do all that and more while enjoying greater savings when you shop Until May 7, gear up for an exciting week full of awesome deals and discounts from your favorite brands, free shipping w/ 0 min. spend, 10% off vouchers daily, and 50% off brand bundles. If that’s not enough to get you excited, Shopee is offering users sitewide free shipping daily with ₱199 min. spend from May 1-5, so you can truly make the most of your shopping.

Exciting offers and exclusive launches from leading brands

The Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival is the perfect place for techies to upgrade their gadgets. Gamers can look forward to the new realme 9 Pro+ Free Fire Edition, which features a sleek design, powerful gaming performance, and freebies guaranteed to satisfy fans of the popular mobile game. Meanwhile, self-care enthusiasts can score the new Colgate Electric Toothbrush for a smart way to personalize their oral hygiene regimen.

Aside from these exclusive product launches, the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival offers a wide assortment of brand deals that value-seekers can take advantage of. With 50% off brand bundles until May 7, big savings await shoppers who stock up on family essentials and skincare staples from leading brands like Unilever Beauty, GSK, innisfree, Belo Essentials, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, and many more.

Irresistible brand deals at the 5.5 Super Brand Days

Mark your calendars for Shopee’s back-to-back Super Brand Days! Enjoy exclusive promos and bigger discounts from your favorite brands from April 29 to May 4: Shopee-exclusive Olay x BT21 freebies when you spend a minimum of ₱1,299 and ₱1,699, Buy 1 Take 1 deals on Belo’s best-selling skincare essentials, and deals up to 47% off on must-have tech items from Huawei!

Shoppers can also enjoy up to 83% off from leading brands including: GSK, Nestlé, OPPO, Pampers, P&G Beauty, Unilever Beauty, infinix, Colgate-Palmolive, Abbott, realme Official Store, Ace Hardware, Powerhouse PH, Metrosunnies, DITO and more.

Bigger rewards and seamless shopping experiences for loyal brand shoppers

Want to make the most out of your purchases and avail of special perks from well-loved brands? Sign up for the Brand Membership Program of your choice to enjoy welcome gifts and earn brand loyalty points for every purchase! On May 5 from 6pm-9pm, earn 3x more points when you shop from brands such as L’Oreal Paris, Incerun, Vonda, and Zanzea. Use these points to redeem exclusive vouchers and gifts that let you save more when you buy from your favorite brands.

Maximize your checkout experience when you shop Fulfilled by Shopee products this 5.5. Look for Shopee Mall items from featured brands tagged with “Fulfilled by Shopee” to enjoy discounted group shipping rates, Buy 1 Take 1 deals, and exclusive bundles from Nutricia, Enfagrow, Nivea, Nestle, Lactum, Cerelac, Asia Brewery, Johnson and Johnson, B Coffee, and Kleenfant when you check out this May 5 to May 7. To know more about the 5.5 Brands Festival, participating brands, and deals you can look forward to, check out the 5.5 Brands Festival page.

Win up to ₱1,000,000 and get brand deals for as low as ₱1 with ShopeePay this April 30

To prepare for the 5.5 rush, use ShopeePay for all your transactions and reap the rewards. Join the ShopeePay Milyonaryo promo and get a chance to win ₱1,000,000 by sending money with ShopeePay—enjoy instant transfers to any bank, e-wallet or Shopee user with no hidden fees. To qualify, simply go to your Shopee App, register via ShopeePay Milyonaryo, and start sending money. As an additional perk for new ShopeePay users, you will also receive a P200 bonus when you register here and send at least P50 to any bank, e-wallet, or Shopee user for the first time on April 30.

Get free shipping and cashback vouchers when you use ShopeePay to checkout these unbelievable deals. Be on the lookout for ShopeePay ₱1 Brand Deals on April 30 and score items at ₱1 from brands such as Maybelline, Logitech, Lactum and more when you pay with ShopeePay! On top of these, you can also look forward to more offers when you use ShopeePay for your load and payment needs. Get up to 50% off on load across all networks and up to 100% cashback on your monthly bills from over 60 billers this April 30.

Take advantage of the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival and watch out for the April 30 Payday Sale to get 10% off vouchers daily, free shipping w/ 0 min. spend, and 100% cashback so be sure to shop from your favorite brands. Visit the April 30 Payday Sale page for more info.

UNIQLO announces the launch of StyleHint in the Philippines

Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO today announces the launch of StyleHint in the Philippines. StyleHint is a mobile app that gives users the opportunity to discover clothing they love and new ways to style their favorite pieces from daily uploads coming from people all around the world. Following on from the app’s successful launch in Japan, the U.S., and some EU markets, StyleHint is now available to download in the Philippines via the iOS and Android app marketplaces.

StyleHint functions as a style search engine for its members. It allows users to upload photos of items they love and be matched with similar UNIQLO styles that they can purchase immediately through the app. StyleHint also enables UNIQLO LifeWear fans to swap styling suggestions and shop curated looks posted by fellow fashion-focused members of this worldwide digital community.  


“We are very excited to launch StyleHint in the Philippines as we aim to provide Filipinos an easier and interactive way of discovering our LifeWear products. Through this app, we are able to showcase our wide range of items that can be styled and worn for every occasion” said Georgette Jalasco, Vice President, Marketing.


How It Works:


  • Find styles you love with a simple search: Search styles from around the world with photos you’ve taken or saved. Find items to bring looks you love to life, and discover new ways to wear ones you already own. 


  • Instantly shop items you fall for: Get items similar to styles you find. Clothes that you want to wear now, delivered straight to you.
  • Share your favorite outfits with the world: Take a picture of your favorite outfit and the items are tagged automatically. Share trends with fellow members around the world.


The StyleHint App will be available in the Philippines starting April 27, 2022. 


See the introductory website for details. 

Surprising Tidbits from GrabAds’ First Mother’s Day Shopper Insights

Mother’s Day is celebrated in over 50 countries all over the world, but no two markets are completely alike in the way they celebrate moms. This year, GrabAds - the advertising unit of Southeast Asia’s leading superapp, Grab - conducted a survey with consumers in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines to find how they are planning to celebrate their mums for the coming Mother’s Day. By analysing the survey findings alongside past GrabFood and GrabMart transaction trends for the Mother’s Day period over the past year, this has revealed surprising tidbits that could be useful in helping you find the perfect gift that warms the heart, and palate, of your beloved mom.

Here’s what we found:

1.     Mother’s Day shopping, now via superapps - 79% of surveyed consumers in the Philippines plan to buy Mother’s Day gifts this year, with an overwhelming majority (89%) intending to purchase their gifts via apps like Grab this time round1.


2.     Making last-minute dashes for food and gifts on the superapp – Surprisingly, Mother’s Day emerged as the day with the highest user traffic on the Grab app in the Philippines last year. In fact, more consumers use the Grab app on Mother’s Day than on Christmas Day, the second-highest day in terms of user traffic for the entire 20212.


3.     Consumers are more generous when they shop for moms – Consumers in the Philippines are more willing to spend more on Mother’s Day, forking out an average of +40% more money per order on GrabFood and making +30% more GrabFood orders than the average day for Mother’s Day1.


4.     Flowers, sweet treats among the most popular Mother’s Day gifts – While it is expected that flowers will continue to be a perennial favourite for Mother’s Day, Grab saw a 4X increase in deliveries for cakes during Mother’s Day last year, showing that consumers in the Philippines also love to pamper their mums with sweet treats2.


5.     International cuisine, pizza and pork-based dishes saw a surge in orders – If you’re wondering what consumers in the Philippines like to order for their mums on Mother’s Day, this may give you some insight. International cuisine and pizza saw a surge in orders on GrabFood by 2X, while pork-based dishes experienced an increase in volume of orders by 1.5X on Mother’s Day last year2.


“When it comes to e-commerce shopping days, many brands are excited about days like 11.11 and 12.12, but sometimes miss out on traditional shopping days like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Since the pandemic has trained consumers in the Philippines to shop on their phones, we anticipate that online-to-offline superapps will play a much bigger role in shaping the shopper behaviours for the coming Mother’s Day. This is where a superapp like Grab is positioned to capture some of these shifts in behaviours, to help brands and consumers meet their needs for a great Mother’s Day celebration,” said Ken Mandel, Regional Managing Director and Head of GrabAds and Brand Insights.


Established in 2018, GrabAds is an integrated advertising solutions provider which provides advertisers with multiple channels, such as in-app advertising, branding and product sampling via the Grab ecosystem, for building awareness, engaging audiences and triggering action across the Grab platform. Through its advertising and technology capabilities, GrabAds aims to help people discover, engage, and connect with the best businesses in Southeast AsiaFor more information, visit GrabAds For Business.


Statistics based on a survey conducted by GrabAds, with 1,992 consumers in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines

Statistics based on GrabFood and GrabMart transaction trends in 2021


Read the full insights here.

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