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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Take advantage of OPPO’s 2.2 sale and treat yourself and your loved ones to some new devices


To all OPPO fans, ready your wallets for the second double double sale of the year! As Valentine’s Day approaches, take advantage of OPPO’s 2.2 sale and treat yourself and your loved ones to some new devices. From February 2 to 6, enjoy great discounts and freebies when you purchase your dream gadgets in-store or online. 

 

Amazing freebies on your purchases

OPPO’s popular value-for-money line, the A-Series, comes with free gifts during this sale period. Purchase the sleek OPPO A16k and get a free memory card. With a long-lasting battery and a 6.52-inch HD + eye-care screen, you can enjoy video chats and your favorite shows on a wide screen anywhere. 

 

Apart from that, the OPPO A55 also comes with a free remote-controlled selfie stick when you purchase during the sale, so you can make the most of its 16MP ultra clear selfie-camera and the ultra-lasting 5000mAh battery for all day content. 

 

Apart from these, you also have the option to purchase the A95 in the classic OPPO Glow design with a G25 Sports earphones freebie. The OPPO A95 brings you all the power you need to accomplish all your to-do’s with its 5000mAh battery and 33W Flash Charge capabilities, 8GB+128GB RAM expansion for no lags, and a 48MP AI camera.

 

The freebies do not stop there! For Reno fans, OPPO’s Portrait Expert also offers great treats for you. Purchase any OPPO Reno5 Series or Reno6 Series smartphone and get a free Neon Island Deskpad to complete your aesthetic workspace at home or in the office. If you are looking to make an upgrade, purchase #ThePortraitExpert smartphones under the Reno8 series and get a free Q9 Pro Smartwatch. 

 

Exciting discounts in-store

If those freebies aren’t enough of a sign to purchase your dream OPPO gadgets, make sure to hit up the OPPO Official Stores this 2.2 sale. Enjoy up to 59% off on any purchases you make along with vouchers that can give you Php 200 off on your purchase with a minimum spend of Php 9,999 and Php 400 off with a minimum spend of Php 14,999.

 

Exclusive discounts and vouchers on Shopee and Lazada

For ecommerce shoppers, you can save on shipping fees with a free shipping voucher where you can get Php 50 off with a minimum purchase of Php 500 storewide. OPPO will also be on livestream on Shopee and Lazada so stay tuned to grab an exclusive voucher of Php 100 off on your purchases when you spend at least Php 4,999. 

 

Exclusive for Shopee, you can enjoy a 10% off Shopee Mall voucher with any purchase capped at Php 500 when you purchase from the official OPPO store. Use SPayLater as your payment method and get 0% interest on any of these phones for up to 3 months from the date of your purchase: A16k, A16 4GB, A17, A55, A76, A95, Reno5 5G, Reno6 Z 5G, Reno6 5G, and Reno8 Z 5G. 

 

For Lazada shoppers, take advantage of cashbacks with your OPPO purchases! Capped at Php 500, you can enjoy a 10% cashback when you purchase from the official OPPO store on LazMall. LazPayLater also gives you 0% interest installment for 45 days for any device you choose.

 

Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on these great deals this February 2-6, 2023. Visit our OPPO Official Stores on Shopee and Lazada.

 

For more information on any of the OPPO devices, visit https://www.oppo.com/ph/ or check out OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on FacebookYouTube, and TikTok. To get the best care for your OPPO devices, visit your nearest OPPO Care Center or contact us on our website, via Facebook.

How to Protect Yourself From Theft


One of the worst things that could ever happen to a homeowner is a burglary or house break-in. A break-in not only physically robs you of your precious belongings, it also steals that sense of security and privacy you have within the walls of your abode. While it’s never easy to move on after a burglary, there are ways to prevent another theft and, help you feel at ease again.   



1.     Get help! Don’t chase the thief yourself.

Your emotions can swing from disbelief, frustration, and rage when you discover that you’ve been robbed. Fight the instinct to rush into the house in an attempt to catch the burglar. Although most thieves will run away once there’s someone nearby, some will attempt to hide inside the house. Leave the premises and call the police. Wait inside your car or at a neighbor’s house while help arrives. Leaving the crime scene saves you from a possible violent confrontation with the burglar, and also preserves traces of evidence.

 

2.     Document everything. Take note of what’s missing. 

As soon as it’s safe to enter the house, make an inventory of the missing items. Comb through each room, including the storage room and garage. Take pictures of each section, especially areas where valuables were taken or have been damaged, plus the entry and exit points of the intruders. If you have a closed-circuit television (CCTV) installed, review the footage and submit a copy to the authorities for the police report. 

 

3.     Call your insurance company. 

After the police report and documentation, call your insurance agent within 24 hours to file a claim. Reliable non-life insurance products like Malayan Insurance Co. Inc.’s Home Protect Plus can help you recover from the financial losses of your stolen or broken belongings, and damages to the property itself. Home Protect Plus policy holders can call Malayan’s 24-hour hotline for assistance or they can conveniently submit their claim form and supporting documents online at https://malayan.com/.

 

4.     Tidy up and put things in order. 

Cleaning up the wreckage and removing all traces of the break-in is the first step to regain a feeling of privacy and security in your household. Before you tidy up, have your children stay with relatives or friends to shield them from the shock. Start your clean-up operations by fixing structural damages like broken windows, doors, locks and gates. Doing so will give you a feeling of security even if you’re sifting through debris. You can also consider rearranging furniture to give your space a refreshing look. 

 

5.     Build up your defenses. 

Upgrade the locks of doors and windows to improve home security. Install double locks on each main door, and bigger strike plates. Ensure that the property is well-lit and, if possible, install CCTVs. If you won’t be home for a long time, don’t leave telltale signs that your place is empty. Ask a friend or neighbor to collect packages or bills on your behalf so they won’t be scattered on the entryway, making it obvious that no one’s home. You can also install lights that automatically switch on at night to make it seem like someone’s in the premises

 

6.     Keep a low profile. 

Everyone loves getting the latest appliances or gadgets, even burglars. So, if you’re buying and installing a new TV, gaming system, or laptop, make sure those items aren’t visible outside. If passersby can easily see your valuables through your windows, they can be easily spotted by thieves, too. Avoid announcing new purchases by cutting up the packaging into smaller pieces. More importantly, be wary of what you post on social media. Thieves are tech savvy now, and can stalk you on social media. They can memorize the layout of your home, make note of your belongings, and break-in when you’re livestreaming across town. 

House break-ins are crimes of opportunity. The more cautious, prepared and equipped your household is against burglars, the lesser chances that intruders will trespass and steal from your space. 

 

HBO drama The Last of Us has been renewed for a second season


 

 The series is co-created by Craig Mazin (Emmy® Award-winning creator of HBO’s Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann (creator and writer of the award-winning The Last of Us franchise and Naughty Dog Co-President).

 

The Last of Us was also a hit on social media, with the series trending #1 worldwide on Twitter during its series debut. To date, season one teasers and trailers have amassed more than 100 million views globally. 

 

Craig and Neil, alongside EP Carolyn Strauss, and the rest of our phenomenal cast and crew, have defined a genre with their masterful debut season of The Last of Us,” said Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films. “After pulling off this unforgettable first season, I can't wait to watch this team outshine themselves again with season 2.”

(Photo credits: HBO GO)

 

“I’m humbled, honoured, and frankly overwhelmed that so many people have tuned in and connected with our retelling of Joel and Ellie’s journey. The collaboration with Craig Mazin, our incredible cast & crew, and HBO exceeded my already high expectations,” said Neil Druckmann, Executive Producer. “Now we have the absolute pleasure of being able to do it again with season two! On behalf of everyone at Naughty Dog & PlayStation, thank you!

 

“I’m so grateful to Neil Druckmann and HBO for our partnership, and I’m even more grateful to the millions of people who have joined us on this journey,” said Craig Mazin, Executive Producer. “The audience has given us the chance to continue, and as a fan of the characters and world Neil and Naughty Dog created, I couldn’t be more ready to dive back in."

 

The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

 

Season one stars Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker also star.

 

New episodes of the series debut Mondays on HBO and HBO GO, leading up to the finale on March 13. Fans can also tune in to The Last of Us Podcast, the series’ official companion podcast where host Troy Baker, who plays Joel in the video game, sits down with series creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for a scene-by-scene deep dive of each episode. 

 

The Last of Us, based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation® platforms, is written and executive produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. The series is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television and is executive produced by Carolyn Strauss, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, and Rose Lam. Production companies: PlayStation Productions, Word Games, The Mighty Mint, and Naughty Dog.

 

Stream or download The Last of Us on HBO GO. Subscribe to HBO GO online at https://www.hbogoasia.ph/ or the mobile app via the App Store or Play Store for only ₱1,190 on the new 12-month plan. Or access HBO GO via CignalGlobe and SkycableHBO GOis also available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

Hustle without the hassle: realme Pad X 5G with Logitech wireless Pop Keys


With the new year, come new habits and what a better way to start getting into the productive mood than getting the right technology that will boost your productivity, increase efficiency but is still fun and stylish~

So if you’re planning to make 2023 your year of productivity, here’s a list of realme devices that will surely help you achieve it with ease. 

 

Hustle without the hassle: realme Pad X 5G with Logitech wireless Pop Keys

 

Have you ever been in a situation wherein you want to do your work in a cafe or at co-working spaces but find it an inconvenience to bring your laptop and all the bulky things that go with it? Well it doesn’t have to be with the realme Pad X 5G and the Logitech Pop Keys. This tablet keypad tandem will help you hustle without the hassle! Equipped with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G Processor, 10.95" 2K Full View Display, a 7.1mm Ultra Slim Design and 5G capabilities, the realme Pad X 5G will not only allow you to be productive anywhere and anytime, it will also support you acquire new skills and hobbies. Get the tablet in two color options: Glacier Blue and Glowing Grey for P24,999.

 

On the other hand, the Logitech Pop Keys will give that pop color and personality onto your workplace with its aesthetic and fun customizable emoji keys. It also supports the latest Windows and macOS (10 and beyond) updates. You can check out the full spec details on Logitech’s official website

 

Efficiency without being pricey: realme C35 

 

Productivity is all about creating an efficient system that will make accomplishing tasks as breezy as the wind. To help you get organized, we recommend the realme C35 which sports a 6.6" FHD+ Large Display, a flagship-level 50MP Triple AI Camera including a 8MP Sony IMX355 Selfie Camera. This smartphone also packs the battery-efficient Unisoc T616 Processor with 5000mAh Battery and 18W Quick Charge so you’ll never have to worry about low battery whenever you’re running errands. With its #ChicandClassy design to complement its all-around specs, the realme C35 is truly a well-rounded stunner available in two colors: Glowing Black and Glowing Green and now made more affordable with its new price drop offer of P7,999 (4GB+64GB) and P8,999 (4GB+128GB). 

 

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: realme Watch 3 

 

It’s no new knowledge that maintaining a level of physical fitness helps with your mental health, that a healthy mind and healthy body connection is key to a happier life and what a better way to start by having a reliable smart watch with functions that can optimize your productivity across multiple areas. Packed with all-rounder specs such as a Clear Bluetooth Calling,  1.8" Super Large & Bright Display as well as an All-Day Comprehensive Health Monitoring, the realme Watch 3 will aid your physical fitness journey alongside helping you manage your time, calls and daily tasks directly at your wrist with no risks because it cost only P3,499 and comes in two color options: Black and Grey.

 

Cancel out the noise and enjoy: realme Buds T100 

 

Are you also someone who finds it hard to focus at work when there’s so much external noises around, well with the realme Buds T100 your worries will move away as you groove away to chill beats while you work. Boasting a 10mm Dynamic Bass Driver, 88ms Super Low Latency, and total playback time of up to 28 hours, this TWS will eliminate audio distraction so you can focus on work whenever and wherever. On top of this it has an AI ENC Noise Cancellation that cancels out unwanted noise by separating background voices and noises in real-time via AI algorithms and Intelligent Touch Controls for little to no reliance on having to use a smartphone or connected device to control the TWS. The gesture controls are available and customizable via the realme Link app among other features. The realme Buds T100 come in two color options: Punk Black and Pop White and is priced at P1,299 only. 

 

Do something you’ve never done before: realme Book i5 with Logitech wireless Pop Mouse

 

Designed to Empower accomplish your work and personal goals in 2023, the slim and powerful realme Book i5 is ideal for young professionals, entrepreneurs, and students who are looking for a budget friendly laptop that won’t compromise performance. Promising power efficiency and longer battery life with its 11th-Gen Intel Core Processor, this laptop is sure to boost your productivity while its 14.9mm Super Slim and Light built maximizes its portability without compromising on durability. Other features include a 2K Full-Vision Display and a Powerful Bass Sound by HARMAN so you can explore new ways and techniques to manage your work. The realme Book i5 is available in Grey or Blue for P39,990. 


Complementing this stylish laptop is an equally trendy Pop Mouse from Logitech that comes with a range of designs to pick from! The Pop Mouse is also equipped with the Logitech High Precision Optical Tracking and a wireless range of 10m. You can check out the full spec details on Logitech’s official website.

 

And that wraps up our list of realme and Logitech recommendations to help you achieve your productivity goals this 2023. Be sure to check out the realme Philippines official Facebook page at http://facebook.com/realmePhilippines and/or visit the official realme PH website at https://www.realme.com/ph/.

 

Jordan Brand launches exclusively online on Lazada!


Jumpman, jumpman, jumpman lands on online lifestyle destination Lazada, bringing its range of coveted shoes, top apparel, and more exclusively to the eCommerce platform, powered by fast and free shipping. 

 

Everyone from sneakerheads to fans of the basketball G.O.A.T himself, Michael Jordan, will now be able to conveniently score their favorite items from Nike’s celebrated Jordan Brand. Take flight on and off the court with a top selection of lifestyle items, basketball gear, and other Jumpman heat, all yours now with just a few taps and clicks. Following Nike’s footsteps as one of the biggest and most coveted brands in LazMall, Lazada is reeling to get these Jordan products shipped and slipped into everyone’s closets. 


“LazMall has delivered satisfaction to the Filipino customers for years as the online lifestyle destination for authentic, quality products. The Lazada team has been working hard to house the Jordan brand for the Filipino shoppers, and we are excited that this partnership has officially launched.” Angel Ramiro, Chief Operating Officer.

Ball in the footsteps of greatness with neat choices of Jordan shoes available on Lazada, from the Jordan Max Aura 4, a next-generation basketball shoe that features a timeless style and cloud-like heel support, to the Jordan Stay Loyal 2 with details that pay homage to MJ’s storied career and recall decades of legendary Jordan shoes.

 

The Jordan Brand launches on the Nike Official Store via the Lazada app on January 27 with more to watch out for in the coming months! 

 

Since its initial release in 1984, the Air Jordan and its related products continue to define the cultures of modern basketball and streetwear. The brand’s namesake, MJ, still plays an integral part in the design and production process of the Jordan Brand. 

 

Today, Jordan continues to support the next generation of basketball’s top talents, introducing signature lines for superstars Zion Williamson, Luka Dončić, and Jason Tatum. In 2021, Filipino basketball player Kiefer Ravena was announced as Jordan Brand’s first Filpino athlete.

 

To get the top best fashion finds to level up your game, now including items from the Jordan Brand, head on to https://www.lazada.com.ph/. Keep posted on the latest updates by following https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines and https://www.instagram.com/LazadaPH/.

 

Sign up now on lzd.co/LAZAFFSIGNUP and become a LazAffiliate today! For more information, visit lzd.co/LAZAFFPROGRAM, or click on the LazAffiliates icon found in the Lazada app Account section.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Brittany has opened the clubhouse in one of its Italian-themed communities, Amore at Portofino in Vista Alabang



Brittany has opened the clubhouse in one of its Italian-themed communities, Amore at Portofino in Vista Alabang, where residents can enjoy a full-on Mediterranean lifestyle.

 

The new clubhouse is set to be the beating heart of the Amore community and where homeowners can enjoy all the social and wellness activities and connect with family and friends.

The community-focused clubhouse includes sweeping outdoor verandas, a swimming pool, a gym, and an event pavilion. The alfresco entertaining area completes the space with a communal kitchen providing the perfect place to connect with family and friends.

The management of Brittany believes that Amore’s new clubhouse and lifestyle facilities will provide ample opportunity for homeowners to enjoy leisure activities, discover creative passions, connect with others or enrich their health and well-being. 

Amore at Portofino is an exclusive 32-hectare Italian-inspired residential community that offers luxury homes and lot-only properties. It is conveniently located just minutes from the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) and near Alabang’s financial districts, including Madrigal Business Park and Filinvest Corporate City, and also minutes from reputable institutions such as De La Salle Santiago Zobel, San Beda Alabang, Southville International School, and PAREF Woodrose School. 

Besides Amore at Portofino, Brittany offers a fine selection of home designs, high-end condominiums, and lot-only properties in excellent locations, such as Lausanne in Tagaytay, Georgia Club in Santa Rosa, Laguna, Forresta in Villar City, and Bern in Baguio.

 

For more information on Brittany Corporation’s collection of luxury properties, visit www.brittany.com.ph. You may also follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. 

 

OPPO will be unveiling a new addition to their Reno Series in the Philippines, the OPPO Reno8 T



 

Global smart device brand OPPO will be unveiling a new addition to their Reno Series in the Philippines, the OPPO Reno8 T. The powerful and all-new Portrait Expert is set to deliver all-around upgrades on camera, design, and performance, and will be officially introduced on February 8, 2023. 

 

Innovative Triple Camera System with a 100MP main camera

Capture moments in clear detail with the new Portrait Expert, as the OPPO Reno8 T will be the first Reno series phone to include a 100MP Portrait Camera. The camera system also features a 32MP Selfie Camera and a 2MP Microlens with 20x or 40x magnification, another first in the Reno Series. With higher MP, OPPO fans can capture their everyday moments in brighter, clearer and more vivid detail. Meanwhile, the 40x magnification allows users to explore a microscopic world with details remaining as clear as ever. 

 

All-new Premium Feel and Stylish Design

The upcoming OPPO Reno8 T will continue the brand’s philosophy of producing high-performing smartphones with trendy and elegant designs. Featuring Fiberglass-Leather texture – another first for the Reno Series – a vibrant Sunset Orange hue, and rounded edges, the slim, lightweight design offers a premium experience inspired by luxury leather goods. A Midnight Black variant, featuring the signature OPPO Glow design, will also be available. The OPPO Reno8 T also features an upgraded OPPO Orbit Light, which can be customized based on the user’s color preference.


 

Superior Performance for a Smooth Experience

To give users a smooth and seamless  mobile phone experience, OPPO has integrated several improved features in the OPPO Reno8 T. It comes out of the box with the latest ColorOS13, which provides users convenient and user-friendly smart features, as well as security while using their mobile phone. The OPPO Reno8 T has also been tested to maintain 48-Month Fluency, allowing users to enjoy their Portrait Expert for up to four years without slowing down.

 

Boosting the all-around entertainment experience, the OPPO Reno8 T comes with flagship dual stereo speakers and Ultra Volume Mode to immerse users in their games and videos. 

 

The OPPO Reno8 T also comes with 5000mAh battery and 33W SUPERVOOC charging technology, which powers up the gadget to 100% in just 67 minutes. Users can also expect 8GB RAM plus 256GB ROM, as well as OPPO’s RAM Expansion technology. 

 

Coming Soon

The all-new Portrait Expert, the OPPO Reno8 T, will be launched  in the Philippines on February 8, 2023. Stay tuned to https://www.oppo.com/ph/ or check out OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on FacebookYouTube, and TikTok for more information.

Here are eight shows to add to your February Disney+ binge list

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and since it’s the season of love, why not spend it binge-watching heartwarming movies and shows on Disney+ with your loved ones? Whether you’re spending it with your partner, family, or by yourself, here are eight shows to add to your February binge list.

 

For couples

Is there anything more romantic than cuddling with your significant other on the couch while watching a romantic show? Set the mood with:

 

Link: Eat, Love, Kill 

This human mystery drama and fantasy romance follows Eun Gye-Hoon who experiences the emotions of  a strange young woman, Noh Da Hyun.

 

Soundtrack #1 

If you’re looking for a heartwarming and feel-good K-drama story, Soundtrack #1 is a must-watch. Soundtrack #1 is a story about two childhood friends temporarily moving in together to write a song. As they spend more time together and learn about each other, a romance slowly develops between them.


For families

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. Familial love is just as important as romantic love so why not spend some quality time with your family by holding a movie session with these shows.

 

Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl

Enjoy the wonderful songs and music of Disney film Encanto performed live by the original cast themselves alongside special guests at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Sing-along to the likes of “We don’t talk about Bruno” and “Family Madrigal” with your family to this show.


Strange World

Experience an out-of-this-world adventure with the Clade family in Strange World. As they embark on a journey to a mysterious land, Searcher Clade (Jake Gyllenhaal) must settle his differences with his father Jaeger Clade (Dennis Quaid) in order to complete a mission to save their world. 

 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 

The long-awaited sequel to the Academy Award-nominated Black Panther, Black PantherWakanda Forever sees Wakanda reeling from the loss of T’Challa, their great protector. When an outside threat in the form of Namor looks to invade Wakanda, Shuri, Nakia, M’Baku, and the Dora Milaje have to put aside their grief to protect their nation. 


For singles

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about celebrating with a partner or your family, it can also mean giving yourself some much-needed TLC. Here are some great shows about singlehood and self-love that you can watch on Disney+.

 

Love, Victor 

A coming-of-age teen drama, Love, Victor is set in the same world as the 2018 film, Love, Simon. The story revolves around Victor Salazar (Michael Cimino), a teenager struggling with his identity and sexual orientation. Victor goes on a journey of self-discovery while adjusting to a new city and being the new kid in school. 

 

Growing Up 

A docu-series created by Brie Larson and Culture House, Growing Up is a set of ten coming-of-age stories about the trials and tribulations of adolescence. Each story features a “hero” talking about their experiences growing up and is told through a unique and experimental form of documentary filmmaking. 

 

Pink Lie 

It can be difficult enough to find love, add a whole lot of lies to the mix and you’ve got a roller coaster of emotions and drama. Pink Lie depicts this with a group of young men and women entering the Pink House to find love with each of them hiding a truth about themselves. As they form relationships with one another, the truth behind their lies may make or break their relationships.

 

Watch all of these lovely offerings and much more on Disney+ and have a Valentine’s Day that warms your heart. Get your Disney+ subscriptions via GCash on DisneyPlus.com and enjoy even more content you’ll surely love from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and Star!

 

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