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Sunday, April 30, 2023

HONOR is now in SM City Marilao and Marikina!

The leading smart devices provider, HONOR Philippines, has achieved another milestone with the opening of its third and fourth experience store in SM City Marilao and SM City Marikina. 

HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng, Brand Manager Joepy Libo-on, PR Manager Pao Oga, and Sales Director for Central Luzon Jim Li with SM City Marilao Tenant Relations Officer Rafael Martinez and AVPO North 5 and 6 Anna Datu

 Officiated by HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng, Brand Manager Joepy Libo-on, PR Manager Pao Oga, and Sales Director for Central Luzon Jim Li with SM City Marilao Tenant Relations Officer Rafael Martinez and AVPO North 5 and 6 Anna Datu in SM City Marilao and HONOR Philippines National Sales Officer Jett Hermosura and Regional Retail Manager Jen Rayala with Power Premium Area Supervisor Kiwi Billy Arce and Sales and Retail Operation Consultant Matt Basilan in SM City Marikina, both store openings were another jam-packed success for the tech giant.

“This is such a sweet success for us. Seven months ago, no one would have ever thought that we would grow this early and this fast. We really owe it to our loyal customers, that’s why we are making our services more accessible to more and more Filipinos,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.


To those who are on the lookout of the next HONOR experience stores to open, here’s the updated list from HONOR Philippines:

Ultra-Tough gets Tougher


The crowd-favorite HONOR X9a 5G that now comes in the new limited-edition Midnight Black color, sports a 120Hz Premium OLED Curved Display bringing users a large screen with an impressive screen-to-body ratio. HONOR X9a 5G has an impressive 64 MP Super Triple Camera and a 2-Day Battery Life.


It was tested yet again during the store opening in SM City Marilao where select fans participated in the viral HONOR smash challenge. Lucky winner got to take home an HONOR smartphone.

Visit your nearest HONOR Experience Store or any partner dealer store now as this HONOR X9a 5G Midnight Black comes in limited stocks only!. It is also now available through your favorite online stores – Shopee (, Lazada (, and TikTok Shop (, still priced at P16,990.

You can find the HONOR Experience Store in SM City Marilao at Second Level while the HONOR Experience Store in SM City Marikina is at Cyberzone.

For more announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook(, Instagram ( and TikTok: ( To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to

Shakey's Mojos are now Made MO’ Fun with Flavors from Potato Corner!

Is there anything else better than Shakey’s famous Mojos? 

Here’s the answer to that. Your favorite Mojos are now Made MO’ Fun with Flavors, thanks to an iconic collaboration between Shakey’s and Potato Corner! Starting May 1, 2023, Shakey’s will be coming out with Flavored Mojos: Shakey’s signature Mojos combined with Potato Corner’s iconic flavors: BBQ, Sour Cream, and Cheese

BBQ Flavored Mojos is made with Potato Corner’s signature barbecue flavor. This all-time favorite from Potato Corner gives every bite of Shakey’s Mojos a burst of smoky, tangy, and meaty taste.

For those looking for a zesty kick to their Mojos, guests can also try the Sour Cream Flavored Mojos. Another Potato Corner favorite, Sour Cream is the perfect blend of flavorful herbs and rich, zingy sour cream. 

Cheese Flavored Mojos is for those who can’t get enough of Potato Corner’s finger-licking O.G cheese. This classic, craveable flavor blends perfectly with Shakey’s iconic Mojos slices. 

Potato Corner and Shakey’s fans alike can start to get their Flavored Mojos starting May 1, 2023 at Shakey’s stores. Guests can enjoy Flavored Mojos in three sizes: Solo (Php 209), Basket of Flavored Mojos (Php 429), and Flavored Mojos Supreme (Php 579)! Plus, when you order a Flavored Mojos Supreme, you can opt for “Half and Half”, meaning you get two flavors in one bucket!

Shakey’s Flavored Mojos are available in Shakey’s stores for a limited time for dine-in, carry-out, and delivery! To know more, follow @shakeysph on Instagram and Shakey’s Philippines on Facebook.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Note 12 Series with a lively campaign that encapsulates the Gen Zs’ vivid lifestyle


Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Note 12 Series with a lively campaign that encapsulates the Gen Zs’ vivid lifestyle and personality. With the tagline “Live Vivid,” users are encouraged to capture vibrant memories and make attention-grabbing content with the newest mid-range smartphone from Xiaomi.


To further capture the enthusiasm for life of this generation’s youth, Xiaomi launched a song and music video titled “Live Vivid” performed by #TeamRedmiNote ambassadors P-pop group BGYO, and featuring dance and lifestyle creator Niana Guerrero and M4 World Champions Team Echo.


Songwriter and producer Jonathan Manalo, who’s also the creative director of ABS-CBN Music, says,  “‘Live Vivid’ aptly describes Gen Zs who live and love large and want to capture every inspiring moment with their gadgets.”


“Xiaomi’s latest campaign for the Redmi Note 12 Series talks the Gen Z language of living vividly in today’s world,” says Xiaomi Philippines marketing head Tomi Adrias. “We love their creative self-expression, the contagious fun of their content, and the passion with which they live life.”

In addition, the Redmi Note 12’s energetic pop song has also turned into a TikTok challenge called the #LiveVividDanceChallenge, where five winners aged 13 and above get the chance to win one of five Redmi Note 12 5G worth Php16,500 each. Three lucky winners will also get the chance to win 50,000 AirAsia Points redeemable via their AirAsia Member ID. They simply have to post dance videos on their accounts using the #LiveVivid Branded Effect on Tiktok. The post must be public until the end of the promo and include the hashtags #LiveVivid and #RedmiNote12Series in their video captions. The promo event will run from April 19 to July 23, 2023 and the winners will be awarded starting July 7, 2023.

The Redmi Note 12 is the perfect smartphone to live life with enthusiasm, start on new journeys and make great memories. You can capture your life—from momentous to  everyday events—from every angle with a triple camera system featuring a high-resolution main lens, an ultra-wide lens, and a dedicated macro lens.


With an eye-catching design, Redmi Note 12 features a 6.67'' AMOLED display that lets you watch content with vivid color for a seamless visual experience.  Its 4096 levels of brightness adjustment allow screen dimming to be smooth and subtle and takes out the glare when the ambient lighting changes. Redmi Note 12 delivers smooth and boosted performance with a powerful 6nm Snapdragon 685 from Qualcomm.


If you’re a content creator or an avid content consumer, you’ll love that you don’t have to charge frequently with its super long battery life of up to 1.35 days.


Now’s your chance to make excellent content with the Redmi Note 12. Take the #LiveVividDanceChallenge on Tiktok! Promo runs from April 19 to July 23, 2023. Awarding of five winners of Redmi Note 12 will be held starting July 7, 2023.


For more information, visit Xiaomi's official Facebook page and  visit Xiaomi’s official website. Online purchases are available via Xiaomi’s Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop (@XiaomiPhilippines).

Airbnb has partnered with three renowned Filipino celebrities-turned Airbnb Hosts to make their homes available for only Php 2,023 per night


Summer travel is finally here! Excitement around summer continues to surge in the Philippines with searches for Airbnb Stays on the platform spiking by almost 400 percent year-on-year*, as Filipinos look forward to hitting the beach or mountains for a quick getaway with family and barkada.


This summer of 2023, Airbnb has partnered with three renowned Filipino celebrities-turned Airbnb Hosts to make their homes available for only Php 2,023 per night**! 


From a private room in a luxurious villa in Quezon to bed and breakfasts in surf destinations La Union and Baler, celebrity Hosts Zsa Zsa Padilla, Mylene Dizon and Glaiza de Castro will warmly welcome you into their homes. Starting today, guests can book each celebrity’s Airbnb stay for an exclusive two-night stay for only Php 2,023 per night this May**, on these special dates:

      Zsa Zsa Padilla’s Casa Esperanza – May 12 to 14

      Mylene Dizon’s Surfstar Elyu Room 8 – May 19 to 21

      Glaiza de Castro’s Casa Galura – May 26 to 28


“For Filipinos, summer is an amazing time to rediscover the rich wonders and beautiful destinations of the Philippines, while enjoying the iconic Filipino hospitality that our Hosts offer. We hope our #StayForSummer celebrity Host collaboration will encourage Filipinos to enjoy precious time with friends and family, and create meaningful summer memories together,” sharesAmanpreet Bajaj, Airbnb’s General Manager for Southeast Asia, India, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.


What are you waiting for? Bookings open today, fastest fingers first! 


May 12 to 14: Zsa Zsa Padilla’s Casa Esperanza


Nestled between swaying coconut trees and emerald rice paddies in the tranquil town of Lucban is Casa Esperanza, the beautiful weekend home of renowned singer-actress Zsa Zsa Padilla and her partner, famed architect Conrad Onglao. The villa offers guests an impeccably stylish and private getaway in the countryside.


“At Casa Esperanza, we warmly welcome groups and families seeking to create unforgettable memories. Take a refreshing dip in our saltwater pool, stroll through our lush garden, and savor the serenity of dining inside our greenhouse. We love seeing our guests refreshed and rejuvenated after spending a night or two in our home, and we can’t wait to host more guests on Airbnb this summer,” says Zsa Zsa. 


May 19 to 21: Mylene Dizon’s Surfstar Elyu Room 8

You don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy La Union, which is full of hip coffee shops, delicious restaurants and exciting nightlife. But if you’re looking for a place with incredible views of the surf, check out actress-model Mylene Dizon’s Surfstar Elyu.


Mylene enjoys touring guests around and making them fall in love with Elyu, “We hope to make your stay as exciting and meaningful as when we first discovered this charming coastal town in the North. What was once a sleepy fishing village is now a buzzing vacation and surfing destination in the Philippines! We welcome our guests to join us and experience the incredible beauty and laidback lifestyle of La Union, with all the comforts of home.”


May 26 to 28: Glaiza de Castro’s Casa Galura

Singer-actress Glaiza de Castro’s gorgeous bed-and-breakfast opened just in time for the summer season. Located in the quiet town of Baler, Glaiza shared that the stay reminds her of her childhood and large family reunions. The home is spacious enough for large groups and features a pool, workout area and rooftop. 


Similarly, she wants her guests to create memories with their loved ones that they can look back on in future. She shares, “I hope everyone who stays in Casa Galura will make fun memories in Baler. I want them to feel relaxed and at the same time, build a more solid connection with their loved ones and friends. Some people say you really get to know more about people when you travel together and I agree! Baler has so much to offer and we are here to share how best they can explore this beautiful place.”


*Based on internal Airbnb data

**Price is per night and does not include service fees

Global 3-on-3 Streetball Competition Red Bull Half Court is Finally Coming to the Philippines

For the first time since Red Bull Reign, Filipino streetballers will compete once again on a global stage as the intense and competitive 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Red Bull Half Court, is finally making its way to the Philippines. The qualifying tournaments will take place in Cebu and Manila to determine who will compete at the National Finals and represent the country in Serbia on September 2023.

Red Bull Half Court: A Streetballer’s Stomping Ground

The first leg of Red Bull Half Court will begin with two individual qualifiers in Cebu and Manila. The games will be played under FIBA rules, with the first round in a pool play style and the following rounds in a knockout format.

To ensure a consistently high-octane offensive game, Red Bull Half Court’s unique Own the Court stipulation will award team groups additional points to those who score the most points cumulatively throughout the event giving them a higher chance of securing their spot in the Top 4 (Men's) and Top 2 (Women's) of their respective qualifier. Each match in the qualifying round will be a 10-minute game.

The winning team from each city will be rewarded with a homecourt refurbishment of their choosing, and the opportunity to compete against each other in a winner-takes-all match at the National Finals. 

"We are thrilled to work with Red Bull in bringing Red Bull Half Court to the Philippines. Basketball is an important part of the Filipino culture, and we believe that this tournament will provide a platform for young and aspiring ballers to showcase their skills and passion for 3X3 street basketball and ultimately earn the chance to represent our country on the global stage." expressed Coach Eric Altamirano, the Tournament Commissioner of Red Bull Half Court Philippines.

The tournament is open to both men and women above the age of 18 with an active Philippine passport. All participating teams must have 4 players, with the 4th player serving as a reserve or backup. The registration, qualifying rounds, and other events leading up to the World Finals will commence on the following dates:

  • April 21 - Registration opens for Cebu and Manila Qualifiers

  • May 20 - Cebu Qualifiers 

  • May 27 - Manila Qualifiers 

  • June 3 - National Finals 

  • September 16 to September 17 - World Finals 

The culmination of the National Finals is set to go down at the renowned Tenement Basketball Court in Taguig with the winner getting an all-expense paid trip to represent the Philippines at the World Finals in Serbia.

Registration is completely free and Interested participants may sign up via this link:

What is Red Bull Half Court

Red Bull Half Court is a unique basketball tournament that showcases the best streetballers from over 28 countries worldwide. The competition is designed for young and aspiring ballers who want to bring their skills to a global stage. The tournament features a 3-on-3 format following FIBA’s basketball rules.

For more information and updates regarding the upcoming Red Bull Half Court, visit the official Red Bull website and the following social media pages (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tiktok )

The HOTTEST artists taking center stage plus Spotify hacks for never missing a concert!


Heat up your summer with an electrifying live performance from HONNE. The sensational electronic pop duo is set to return to the Philippines for a solo concert this May! Grab your special someone and sway to their heart-melting hits like Day 1 and no song without you

Continue the fun ‘til July and fulfill your hot girl/boy summer dreams while unleashing your inner pop star with Sabrina Carpenter. The rising American singer-songwriter is bringing her emails i can’t send tour to the country, featuring her chart-topping banger Nonsense


Ready to go full-on concert mode? Don’t hit the stage without first jamming to This is HONNE and  This Is Sabrina Carpenter playlists. With all their essential tracks in one spot, you’ll be belting out lyrics and busting moves like the ultimate fan that you are! 

And did you know that Spotify is also fans’ go-to resource for finding concerts they love? The app’s Live Events Hub lets you find concert listings based on your location and favorite artists. Make sure to check out the hub and browse more concerts happening in Manila! 


Not to be missed: HOTTEST K-Pop Girls making their stops in Manila


It’s time for third-gen stans to make some noise — as our favorite K-Pop girl groups are coming to town! Red Velvet is set to ignite the stage with their Red Velvet 4th Concert: R to V global tour, bringing their iconic summer hit, Red Flavor


TWICE  will also be hitting the Philippine stage in September with their Ready To Be World Tour. Practice your fan chants now, Filo ONCEs with Spotify’s This Is TWICE playlist — where you can find all of the girls’ hits including their latest Set Me Free.

If you are a multi-stan — fret not! You can plan your own K-Concert calendar by simply tapping the “Interested” button on the artist’s upcoming show. Spotify also sends Fan First Emails to engaged users, which gives them priority access to concert pre-sales and merch exclusives — so make sure you follow and stream your K-pop idols for the chance to be recognized as a top listener and receive these perks.


In the podcast world: Cool down with Spotify’s Hottest content creators



Beat the heat with a chikahan sesh with internet bestie Nana Silayro. In the latest episode of her Talking Nansense with Nana Silayro, Nana and Tom inspire their listeners to explore at kulayan na ang mga drawing na gala! They spill their favorite travel experiences and even their mishaps to remind listeners that it’s perfectly fine if their trips don’t go as planned. Plus, don’t miss their new “pakulong” segment meant to connect further with their #PabibongBestie — so be sure to tune in until the end!


Get more boost of serotonin with our favorite “charot” reader Macoy Dubs. This month, he is serving up a special Sizzling Aries episode with content creators Pipay and Baus Rufo, as they delve into the unique and fiery personality traits of this zodiac. Don’t miss their Sizzling Question segment where they throw too-hot-to-handle questions for influencers and celebrities like Sassa Gurl, Kween Yasmin, and James Reid.

Legarda Expresses Optimism for Key Issues in President’s 3rd SONA

Highlights from President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos 3rd SONA today, with key issues addressed and attended by leading senators. ...