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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Shakey’s Texas Chicken BBQ Pizza is back!


Howdy, pizzanatics! We get it! You love your favorite pizza flavors but don’t you find yourself craving for that particular pizza that you had years back? Like the Shakey’s Texas Chicken BBQ pizza? If you’re one of those who have been clamoring for the return of this flavor, here’s some good news for you: It’s back and even better than before! Yeehaw!

Shakey’s Texas Chicken BBQ Pizza was launched in 2008 for a limited time offer but since then pizza afficionados have been asking Shakey’s to bring it back. 

Starting June 1, 2023, get ready for a gastronomic adventure to the wild wild west with the return of Shakey’s Texas Chicken BBQ Pizza.

 

Shakey’s Texas Chicken BBQ pizza is topped with sweet, smoky Texas Chicken barbeque, seasoned with a blend of smoky, savory, and tangy Texan spices and flavors. This is then sprinkled with cheese, red onions, and for a more sensational flavor, drizzled with Shakey’s very own BBQ sauce


Shakey’s Texas BBQ Chicken Pizza is available for Dine in, Delivery, and Carryout in Thin Crust (Php449 for regular, Php669 for large, and Php899 for party) or Hand Tossed (Php499 for regular, Php699 for large and Php899 for party).

 

The Shakey’s Texas BBQ Chicken Pizza is available in all Shakey’s stores for a limited time only!

 

To know more, follow @shakeysph on Instagram and Shakey’s Philippines on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Sony Philippines unveils its latest masterpiece, the BRAVIA A80L OLED TV

 

Elevate your home entertainment and gaming experience as Sony Philippines unveils its latest masterpiece, the BRAVIA A80L OLED TV. This next-generation OLED TV sets a new standard for spatial entertainment and gaming with its unrivaled picture and sound quality, making it the perfect addition to any home. 


The newest BRAVIA is packed with top-of-the-line features to provide an unparalleled viewing and gaming experience. Its OLED technology ensures that each pixel emits light, providing a deeper black color and infinite contrast, while its Cognitive Processor upscales and enhances the picture quality. Apart from the top notch optical specs, the A80L comes with Google TV, allowing users to easily navigate and access their favorite content.

The BRAVIA A80L OLED TV also boasts of the XR OLED Contrast Pro, XR Clear Image, and XR Triluminos Pro features, which enhance the picture quality, providing a true-to-life viewing experience. The Grouped XR OLED Contrast Pro and XR Clear Image enhances colors and ensures that every detail is captured, making every scene vibrant and lifelike.

 

The BRAVIA A80L OLED TV also offers exceptional sound quality with the Acoustic Surface Audio+ logo, Dolby Atmos, and 3D Surround Upscaling features. Acoustic Surface Audio+ ensures that the sound comes from the exact location of the action on the screen, while Dolby Atmos and 3D Surround Upscaling enhances the sound quality and provides an immersive audio experience, putting viewers right in the center of the scene.

With the new BRAVIA A80L, viewers can have the total immersive experience. The Bravia A80L is available in two sizes: the XR-55A80L 55-inch TV which retails for P111,199 and the XR-65A80L 65-inch TV at P144,499.

 

Discover the new standard of TV entertainment and gaming by visiting https://www.sony.com.ph/bravia/products/a80l-a83l-a84l-series.

 

4 common signs of a healthy feline friend


As a fur pet parent, you undoubtedly know your cat's personality and quirks—its favorite things, habits and even mood swings. And while you might think that you can automatically tell if your furry friend is sick or healthy, it's always a good idea to have a checklist of basic signs that your little pal is in top shape. 

 

Let’s look at some useful pointers from Goodest, the a-fur-dable wet cat food brand, to help you know if your whisker friend is happy, and healthy.

  

1.    Your cat is well-groomed

Checking your cat’s grooming condition is a good start.   Make sure your cat’s eyes aren’t cloudy or unfocused, without any crusty buildup around the area. Then, check its ears and teeth to make sure they’re nice and clean! Ears should be free of discharge and odors too, with a nice pink color, not red or irritated. Take a good look at its teeth from time to time, there shouldn’t be much tar buildup. A healthy cat should also have smooth fur that’s rich in color and free of flakes and mats. Your cat's skin should be free of scabs, redness, or signs of flea infestation, and its fur should feel fluffy and shiny without matting or patches of hair loss.

 

2.    Your cat is active and loves to play

Whether you have a kitten or a senior cat, one of the most basic signs that it’s healthy is if your four-legged friend is interested in jumping around, chasing its favorite toy, or just running around the house. After all, getting enough exercise and having an active lifestyle is an important part of helping your kitty live a healthy life. Taking a short walk, or giving your cat its favorite toys can be one of the best ways to keep your cat happy and always excited.

 

3.    Your cat purrs a lot

Cats may not be unable to express how they feel in words, but your cat’s body language speaks volumes about how he’s feeling. Happy cats purr when they feel content. This happens often while they are getting a back scratch, but sometimes, a happy cat will purr just because it’s comfortable in their environment. If this describes your cat, then rest assured, she is one happy, healthy kitty!

 

4.    A good and hearty appetite 

A cat that’s always eager to eat during meal time is one happy and healthy feline. Healthy cats enjoy eating and will typically show enthusiasm at meal times by rubbing against your legs and guiding you to where food is typically served. As a fur parent, you know how important it is to stimulate your cat’s appetite to keep them happy and healthy.  One great way to do this is to give them cat food with different tastes and textures, A great and affordable option is   Goodest Cat which not only provides balanced and proper nutrition, but also comes in 3 flavors – Tender Tuna, Chicken Chomp, and Meaty Mackerel This extra scrumptious and a-fur-dable meals-in-a-pouch is made with only the freshest ingredients that your cat will surely love – enriched with vitamins and minerals for complete nourishment. One pouch contains 85g of pure goodness available for only PHP 26.15 with up to 24 months of shelf-life. 

 

What’s more, Goodest Cat is also fit for kittens, pregnant cats, and even for adult and senior cats, ensuring that cats get all the nourishment they need as they mature! Goodest Cat is also approved by experts and follows the standards of quality and safe pet food set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) to make sure your furry pal enjoys safer, and healthier meal time, every time.

 

Having a fluffy, cute, and healthy cat purring gently on your lap is something all cat parents hope for. When your cat ticks all these signs, there’s a very good chance that your cat is in top condition to live a happy, healthy nine lives!

 

Here’s how you can get things done with the Infinix NOTE 30 5G


Life can often feel like a video game. You need to get through a series of tasks to accomplish your “quests” for the day. Sometimes you also receive rewards for your work.

Whether you’re dealing with the daily grind or actually playing mobile games, you’ll need a fast and reliable device that can handle your real-life quests. Look no further as Infinix recently launched their NOTE Series, which includes the ultra-fast Infinix NOTE 30 5G. The device is geared towards users looking for a sensational gaming experience for an affordable price, but it can also suit your fast-paced lifestyle.


Here’s how you can get things done with the Infinix NOTE 30 5G:

Smooth browsing and gaming performance

Powered by the 5G Dimensity 6080 5G Processor with Android and up to 16GB extended RAM 8+8, accessing apps and browsing social media will be a breeze. You don’t have to worry about the Infinix NOTE 30 5G slowing down when multiple apps are open. This powerful processor also ensures that mobile games run smoothly, no matter how intense matches can be.

 

Also equipped with up to 256GB storage, the Infinix NOTE 30 5G can handle big files for media and game updates, so you won’t have to worry about space for your favorite apps. This comes in handy when you have to take photos and videos with the phone’s 108MP Master Triple Camera.

 

Fast-charging for longer use

Avid gamers require battery power to focus on their matches for longer hours, and the Infinix NOTE 30 Series delivers with its 5000mAh battery. The NOTE 30 5G features a 45W All-Round FastCharge that rapidly charges the device. This feature is also great if you need to answer calls and emails from your phone the whole day.

Additionally, the Infinix NOTE 30 5G’s Battery Bypass mode ensures that the phone maintains its average temperature while charging. This keeps the phone cool while you’re playing games or browsing online while plugged in.

Immersive mobile entertainment
If you’re spending hours looking at your phone screen, the Infinix NOTE 30 5G has a 6.78” FHD+ Eye-care Display that delivers smooth visuals without straining your eyes. Its 120Hz refresh rate ensures you won’t experience lag on any app, especially mobile games. The device is also built with dual speakers with sound by JBL and Hi-Res, so you can fully immerse yourself while streaming videos and playing.

With these ultra-fast specs and features, the Infinix NOTE 30 Series will surely help you win, both in games and in life. It will be exclusively launched on Lazada on May 31, 2023, where buyers can get special first sale freebies, like the W1 Smart Watch, Air 1 Pro Earphones, and a Mobile Legends: Bang Bang skin.

Infinix NOTE 30 5G

       256+8 GB: P9,999 (Available via LazadaShopee, and TikTok)

       128+8 GB: P9,499 (Available via LazadaShopee, and TikTok)

Infinix NOTE 30 (4G version)

       256+8 GB: P8,499 (Available via LazadaShopee, and TikTok)

       128+8 GB: P7,999 (Available via LazadaShopee, and TikTok)

 

Learn more about the Infinix NOTE 30 Series via the official Infinix website and Facebook page.

 

mWell partners with Bayad to make healthcare accessible to more Filipinos


Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s (MPIC) mWell, the Philippines’ healthcare mega app announces its partnership with Bayad, the pioneer brand in the outsourced payment collection system in the Philippines and a full-service fintech subsidiary of Meralco. The collaboration is in line with mWell’s efforts to make healthcare accessible to more Filipinos. 


The partnership between mWell, the healthcare mega app by Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), and Bayad, a pioneer brand in outsourced payment collection system in the Philippines and a full-service fintech subsidiary of Meralco, aims to enhance accessibility to healthcare for more Filipinos.

As the country’s first fully integrated, fully digital health and wellness platform, mWell provides access to over 1000 highly-trained Filipino partner-doctors —internal medicine doctors, cardiologists, endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, and more. Mind health experts are also available on the app. In partnership with Bayad Center, mWell app users, even those without digital wallets, credit, or debit cards can pay for doctor consultation fees at any Bayad Center nationwide. 

 

To empower even those without smartphones to consult online, mWell Consult Stations have been set up in select Bayad Center branches. Online consultation booths are made available at Bayad Center Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City and at Bayad Center, Brgy. Kapasigan, Pasig City. Bayad and mWell personnel are also present to help assist customers set an appointment with their preferred physician or other healthcare professionals. 

 

mWell Chairman and MPIC Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan says, “Our partners are an integral part of the mWell ecosystem. As we champion wellness and financial inclusivity through this collaboration with Bayad, we will continue with our mission to provide access to quality, affordable healthcare services through our fully integrated, sustainable and future-proof digital platform.”

 “Our goal is to make healthcare affordable, available, and accessible to our countrymen. Through this partnership with Bayad, mWell app users, even those without digital wallets, credit or debit cards can pay for doctor consultation fees at the Bayad Center nearest them. Recognizing the need to help regular wage earners receive expert medical advice, we have set up mWell Consult Stations in select Bayad Center branches. These digital clinics shall empower even those without smartphones to consult with our partner-doctors, enabling them to become healthier and more productive,” said mWell CEO and President and MPIC Chief Finance, Risk, and Sustainability Officer Chaye Cabal- Revilla.

Bayad President and CEO, Lawrence Y. Ferrer shared “As we proactively stay attuned to the digital shift, we also understand that face to face transactions remain to be a comfort zone for others. It’s the trust that a warm body, a familiar face, brings when receiving your hard-earned money. Our partnership with mWell veers towards a more inclusive healthcare system as we enable accessible payment solutions for our stakeholders that represent all walks of life.”

 

“As we push forth our advocacy for wellness and financial inclusivity, we are constantly on the lookout for more opportunities to expand our payment channel network to cater to mWell customers. Apart from enabling them to settle their health consultation, we are offering a one-stop-shop payment solution which covers other services such as electric and water utilities, cable and internet, government contributions, loan payments, credit cards, school tuition fees, online shopping, insurance, and many others.” added Ferrer. 

 

mWell offers patients a seamless end-to-end journey-- from seeing a doctor 24/7 (with only 3 minutes of waiting time), paying for the consultation and even having medicines delivered straight to their doorstep. Free e-prescription, e-medical certificate and lab referral are loaded into the app after consultation. To help ease financial worries, affordable health plans for doctor consultations are easily within reach. 

 

mWell also promotes preventive healthcare. It has an mWellness Score developed by data scientists which measures physical health based on daily activities – exercise, light activity, steps, and sleep.  This serves as a guide to achieving a healthy physical lifestyle to fight against chronic diseases and attain long-term health. Specialized fitness programs and calorie-controlled recipes created by nutritionists are also a tap away. 

Committed to change lives through the power of technology, mWell is the only healthcare app among the convenor organizations and supporting companies of the GoDigital Pilipinas (GDP) movement.

mWell was recently named the winner of two Gold Stevie® Awards in the Innovation in Health & Wellness and Most Innovative Startup of the Year- Business Service Industries categories in the 10th annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. It is the only Philippine entry to bring home the Gold Award in these two categories. Bronze winners include Vietnam, Taiwan, and Australia. 

The two Gold Stevie® Awards come at the heels of being chosen as the Best Mobile Innovation for Digital Life in the 2023 Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards, held during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. 


As part of the MPIC Group, mWell is committed to working towards the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being. It also supports the MVP Group’s Gabay Kalusugan advocacy focusing on quality and affordable healthcare.


To consult with partner-doctors and access a wide range of wellness features, simply download the mWell PH appfrom the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and register. Follow mWell on Facebook and mwellph on Instagramfor more updates.

Acer today announced the refreshed Acer Swift Edge 16 (SFE16-43) laptop, designed for dynamic professionals


Acer today announced the refreshed Acer Swift Edge 16 (SFE16-43) laptop, designed for dynamic professionals requiring high computing capability, productivity, and portability from their hardware. The lightweight laptop is powered by AMD Ryzen 7040 Series processors[1] and up to AMD Radeon™ 780M graphics for next-gen performance and visuals, and features AMD Ryzen AI on select models with select processors, enabling the device to keep up with today’s AI demands and more. 

The Swift Edge 16 showcases a stunning 16-inch 3.2K OLED display with an upgraded refresh rate of 120 Hz and support for 100% DCI-P3 color gamut to provide true-to-life colors and images. The Windows 11 laptop also boasts compatibility with up to Wi-Fi 7[1], Microsoft Pluton, and a range of smart features so users can stay connected to fast wireless connections and have private data secured. 

Visually Striking Design and Display

The Acer Swift Edge 16 exudes confidence as it flaunts an eye-catching design frame and color display capabilities that are sure to make heads turn. Its ultra-thin and light magnesium alloy chassis measures a mere 12.95 mm (0.51 inches), weighs only 1.23 kg (2.71 lbs), and is finished off with a sleek olivine black coating. Users can indulge themselves with cinema-grade viewing on its 16-inch 3.2K OLED panel (3200 x 2000) with 120 Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut support, and 0.2 ms response time. Combined with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 500 nits peak brightness and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 certification, the OLED laptop offers precise and high-contrast colors to be enjoyed. The TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe®-certified display also helps reduce blue light exposure for added comfort during extended viewing periods. 

 

Optimized Performance and Security with AI Power 

The Swift Edge 16 takes advantage of the latest AMD Ryzen 7040 Series processors[1] for pure performance speeds and power efficiency that keeps the laptop running longer when unplugged, while also leveraging up to AMD Radeon™ 780M graphics for immersive visuals. Featuring AMD Ryzen AI on models with select processors, the dedicated engine ushers in new AI experiences such as real-time video quality enhancements for video calls. Thanks to the built-in Microsoft Pluton security processor, enabled by default, the Switch Edge 16 supplies added protection to help defend against sophisticated attacks, while the fingerprint reader supporting Windows Hello allows for biometric authentication to the Windows 11 PC.

The AMD Ryzen-powered laptop also comes with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM[1] and up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage[1] for quick data transfer, lower latency, and faster load time, while its TwinAir cooling technology with enhanced fan and air inlet keyboard designs helps keep the device running at full speed. 

 

Smart Features and Seamless Connections with Wi-Fi 7 

The latest version of the Swift Edge line comes with support for up to Wi-Fi 7[1], boasting enhanced speeds of up to 5.8 Gbps, low latency of under 2 ms, and multi-link capability for fast and reliable wireless connections. The Swift Edge 16 is also equipped with a bundle of smart features to help boost overall productivity and ease of use. With support for Window Studio Effects, users can present themselves in their best light during video conferences with its 1440p QHD webcam with automatic framing, gaze correction, and advanced background blur. The webcam also features Acer’s Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) and Acer PurifiedVoice with AI noise reduction to provide elevated video call experiences. It also includes a full-sized keyboard and a range of essential connectivity ports; two USB Type-A ports, dual USB 4 Type-C PD 65 W ports with fast charging and display capabilities, HDMI 2.1, and a Micro SD card reader.

 

Pricing and Availability

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.

Visit Acer’s press kit for product images and specifications, or visit the Computex press room to see all announcements.



[[i]Specifications may vary depending on model and/or region. All models subject to availability.

 

Monday, May 29, 2023

Harmony in Nature: Pievana's Serene Retreat in Batangas


EmbraceTrue Nature Retreat at Pievana in Batangas as it offers a rejuvenating and immersive experience in the lap of nature. The retreat is designed to help you reconnect with yourself and find inner peace through various activities.

The day begins with an uplifting yoga class conducted in a serene setting overlooking the picturesque, emerald green fields. As the sun rises, you can enjoy the beauty of nature while practicing yoga postures and breathing exercises, promoting physical and mental well-being.

With the peaking demand and desire for refreshing and rejuvenating nature retreats surrounded by impressive beauty, the designs of residential properties and public spaces are now being shaped around the context of connection, flow, and experience.


Nature-Embracing Living Spaces 

 

Imagine the pleasure of residing in a premium leisure estate that combines the beauty of nature and wellness for a luxuriously enriching experience — a reprieve from the chaos of daily life and a refuge for one's well-being.

 

Set within a natural terrain in the heart of Santo Tomas, Batangas, Pievana is Brittany's 25-hectare development inspired by the loops of a flowing ribbon, tying together formerly fragmented and subdivided spaces into a continuous and sprawling property with overlooking views of Mt. Makiling, Mt. Malarayat, and Mt. Banahaw. 

 

Pievana will be home to high-end mid-rise condominiums and grand residential lots, villas and spas, unique retail concepts, lifestyle centers complemented by vast green spaces devoted to gardens, and quiet and unmatched luxury. 

 

Pievana's perfect setting offers those seeking privacy and an opportunity to be part of a few groups of owners while still being handy to all the conveniences of modern life. 

Human Connection with Nature

 

By melding the concept of biophilic design and wellness, Pievana embraces its natural environment with expansive spaces that flow freely into each other, just like nature's embrace, with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, gardens, and courtyards that allow for connectivity to nature.

 

A 5.5-hectare residential development is well-positioned to accommodate the next owner's dream home with outstanding panoramic mountain views. Pievana will offer spacious lots ranging from 600 sqm to 1,200 sqm. Ownership includes a share of an architectural central amenity area complete with a gym, spa, relaxation rooms, and entertainment areas set on the most private side of the estate. 

 

An exclusive 9-hectare vertical village comprised of 8 to 15-story buildings will soon rise as part of the development, offering one-bedroom units (46.36 sqm), one-bedroom corner units (50.96 sqm), and two-bedroom units (101.15 sqm). As a low-density residence, the residential buildings will only have 6 to 10 units on a floor for exclusivity and privacy.

 

Pievana's design carefully straddles a line between passive and active leisure and recreational spaces where residents can enjoy the great outdoors through pocket gardens and serenity walk paths or indulge in mindfulness and slow living through purpose-built facilities focusing on the residents' connection, health, and well-being.

 

Tucked away in this breathtaking estate is a 5-hectare commercial area that effortlessly incorporates the beautiful surrounding landscape and rich local flavors into the overall wellness experience. The estate also prides itself on its unique restaurant concepts, with a design that blends into the natural scenery, beautifully curated and thoughtfully created. 

 

A 3-hectare leisure development for spas and villas, events places, and flower and garden farm features will also be part of the commercial area. 

Convenient Location with Utmost Privacy

 

Pievana is a covetable destination near the National Shrine of Saint Padre Pio and to different lifestyle centers, historic shrines, and restaurants. Yet, its exclusive community is carefully secluded from busy roads and communities through lines of trees, parks, and green spaces. 

 

Pievana is also within a short distance from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Star tollway. 

 

With a mission to pursue the beauty of life, Pievana will soon be a sanctuary where nature and luxury meet. An exclusive place where one can truly rest and feel at peace with oneself. A home away from home. 

 

Wellness is a lifestyle that should be embraced and indulged, and acquiring a permanent address within a premium wellness hotspot is the ultimate expression of living the good life.

 

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.

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