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Thursday, February 29, 2024

IKEA Philippines Announces Price Reduction on 430 Products Starting March 1

Swedish home furnishing brand IKEA announces even lower prices on 430 of its most loved products starting March 1, 2024. 


Committed to offering quality home furnishings at affordable prices, IKEA is lowering prices for up to 50% on products ranging from sofas, shelves, tables, drawers, storage boxes, and other home furnishing accessories.


“At IKEA our goal is to offer well-designed, functional, durable, affordable and sustainable home furnishing solutions for people with big dreams and thin wallets”, said Leontina Bucur, Country Selling Manager of IKEA Philippines. “We know Filipinos are feeling the pinch right now, and there’s no other better time to offer even lower prices at the same great quality than today to help Filipino people create a better everyday life at home”, she continued.


The price reduction covers a range of home solutions, including those for better sleep like the VADSÖ spring mattress now priced at PHP5,990 down from PHP6,990 and the UTÅKER stackable bed now at PHP9,990 reduced from PHP10,990. For those looking to refresh their living room, the SÖDERHAMN section sofa is now only PHP27,990 from its former price of PHP31,990. Other notable reductions include the JUSTINA chair pad for PHP250, down from PHP400, and the MOPSIG cutlery set for PHP150, down from PHP250, ideal for upgrading your dining setup. For a more productive work from home setup, the LINNMON / ADILS table is now priced at PHP1,490, down from PHP1,990, and the HUVUDSPELARE gaming chair is available for PHP2,990, down from PHP4,490. Lastly, the JONAXEL shelf unit now retails for PHP2,750, down from PHP3,500, and SAMLA boxes are available for PHP250 for 22L and PHP100 for 5L, down from former prices of PHP400 and PHP150 respectively, perfect for decluttering and organizing your home. 


Visit IKEA Pasay City or starting March 1 to take advantage of these incredible savings. Don't miss out on this opportunity to bring home your favorite IKEA products at even lower prices.


For more information, visit or IKEA Philippines Official Facebook Page. 

realme 12 Series 5G Launches in the Philippines on March 7, Blind Pre-Order Begins March 1

The realme 12 Series 5G is expected to launch on March 7, 2024 as the latest release under realme's Number Series. It comprises two new smartphones, the realme 12 Pro+ 5G and realme 12+ 5G.

Following the Number Series' direction to provide flagship-level smartphone cameras, realme has combined innovative camera technology, luxurious design, and powerful performance in these new devices. 

Flagship-level cameras

To give an idea of what to expect, realme has integrated Periscope and Sony lenses to give the realme 12 Series 5G the best camera yet in the Number Series. 

Specifically, realme has developed two main camera systems for each device: a 64MP Periscope Portrait Camera, 50MP Sony IMX890 and 8MP 112° Wide Angle for the realme 12 Pro+ 5G; and a 50MP Sony LYT600 OIS Portrait Camera, 8MP 112° Wide Angle, and 2MP Macro for the realme 12+ 5G.

These master-level camera systems allow users to easily take pleasing photos at par with those of skilled photographers and cinematographers. With the realme 12 Series 5G, the Squad can capture the beauty of life at any time with just one click, empowering them to #BeThePortraitMaster. 

Luxury watch design and stunning colorways

The realme 12 Series 5G are eye-catching devices thanks to their beautiful craftsmanship inspired by luxury watch designs co-developed by well-renowned watch designer Ollivier Savéo.

Both the realme 12 Pro+ 5G and the realme 12+ 5G are embellished with Premium Vegan Leather, Polished Sunburst Dial, and 3D Jubilee Bracelet. However, the realme 12 Pro+5G also has a Golden Fluted Bezel circling its camera while the realme 12+ 5G has Polished PVD Edges.

To complement the luxurious design of the realme 12 Series 5G, both devices are available in two sophisticated colorways that represent a refined and stylish lifestyle. The realme 12 Pro+ 5G comes in Submarine Blue and Navigator Beige while the realme 12+ 5G comes in Pioneer Green and Navigator Beige. 

Price announcement

The Number Series is realme’s premium mid-range smartphones, perfect for young professionals looking for a sophisticated smartphone that can keep up with their stylish lifestyle. 

The Squad should definitely set their alarms on March 7 to catch the price announcement and tune in to the official livestream of the launch event at 6:00PM on realme’s official Facebook and YouTube pages.

Pre-order details

For those who want to cop the realme 12 Series 5G as early as possible, they can sign up for the blind pre-order period by visiting any realme stores nationwide from March 1-7, 2024.

During this time, awesome TechLife products will be given away for FREE along with the brand-new realme 12 Series 5G devices.

By pre-ordering the realme 12 Pro+ 5G, the Squad can get a TechLife 4.5L See-Through Air Fryer worth P2,799.00 while the realme 12+ 5G comes with either a TechLife High-Speed Hair Dryer or TechLife 4L Digital Rice Cooker worth P2,399.

Meanwhile, the first selling period will start from March 8 until March 17 and freebies are still available only until supplies last.

Keep posted on the realme 12 Series 5G by visiting the realme official Facebook page or website. 

7-Eleven celebrates 40 years in the country

7-Eleven, the Philippines’ leading convenience store, has always been a go-to destination for essentials, quick snacks, and affordable meals for all Filipinos. This familiarity is thanks to the delightful years spent with the 7-Eleven community spanning over four decades. 


What started as one store in Kamias cor EDSA, Quezon City in 1984 gradually grew to nine  humble branches in 1989, now has over 3,700 stores nationwide, celebrating its 40th anniversary. 

Over the years, each branch has become a community hub for shared experiences—meeting landmarks, date places, or just regular hangout spots.


In those four decades, 7-Eleven also came up with iconic treats such as Big Bite, Slurpee, and GULP to treat everyone’s taste buds to a delicious, yet affordable delight. They also partnered with reputable brands such as Romantic Baboy, Lugang Café, Manam, Pancake House, and so many others to bring quality meals more available for all. 


Aside from these, the brand also evolved to be a trusted digital services provider with its CLIQQ app wherein customers can purchase items cashless, earn points, and more. ATMs are also present at most branches so customers can easily withdraw or inquire their balances as well as e-wallet services for top-ups and bills payment. 7-Eleven is loved all over the country because they have been consistently providing that signature convenience as the country’s paboritong kapitbahay


To mark this momentous 40th year, and as a nod to the vibrant community that grewt over the decades, 7-Eleven is celebrating being forty-gether kasama ang paborito mong kapitbahay with exciting promos and discounts. 


Kickstarting the festivities is a sweet treat from City Cafe, where coffee-loving customers can sip and savor a medium cup for only P40 on February 29, 2024. Those with a penchant for the iconic Big Bite will also appreciate a delectable P10 discount from Tender Juicy when they pair a Big Bite TJ hotdog with a red drink (GULP medium, C2 Apple 355ml, and Sting Strawberry 320ml) from February 14 to March 12, 2024. Lastly, 7-Eleven loyal customers can unlock a treasure trove of savings with up to 50% off on selected beverages, and snacks such as Kopiko Lucky Day PET 180ml on February 29 only; Lays Cheddar & Sour Cream 170g and Gardenia Chocolate Muffin on February 29 to March 2. Customers can also expect big savings in other items such as Snail White Whipp Soap 100g, Absolut Vodka 700ml and Selecta Pint Double Dutch 450ml (BUY 2, SAVE P40) until March 19, 2024. Truly, nothing beats spending milestones together because 7-Eleven makes every trip to the store guaranteed tipid and sulit


As the celebrations roll in, the 40th anniversary celebrations are set to amplify all there is to love about the brand that everyone grew up with. The 7-Eleven community can expect year-round thrilling payday sale events and exciting e-raffle promos where they can bag incredible prizes like dreamy travel opportunities, latest gadgets, and so many more. 


Cheers to 40 years with 7-Eleven and like us on 7-Eleven Philippines Facebook, follow @711ph on Instagram, and @711philippines on Twitter and TikTok, and visit our website for more information.

Grab POCO Smartphones for Up to P4,300 Off in the 3.3 Mega Sale on Shopee and Lazada

Take advantage of incredible savings as POCO, a leading technology brand, announces massive discounts on various smartphones during the upcoming 3.3 Mega Sale on Shopee and Lazada.


From March 3 to 7, 2024, tech enthusiasts and value-conscious shoppers can score up to P4,300 off on select POCO smartphone models. This is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your mobile experience without breaking the bank.


POCO’s exciting 3.3 deals!

Whether you're a serious gamer, a mobile esports enthusiast, or simply looking for a powerful and reliable everyday device, POCO’s gaming-focused smartphones have you covered. Check out these amazing deals:

POCO M5s: The POCO M5s lets you enjoy your favorite games, videos, and apps on a 6.67-inch FHD+ screen with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate. You can also capture stunning photos and videos with its 64 MP main camera. It has a powerful Snapdragon 732G chip and a long-lasting 5000mAh battery.


POCO C65: The POCO C65 is a great choice for those who want an affordable smartphone that can handle their daily tasks smoothly. It has a 6.53-inch FHD+ screen, a Helio G85 chip, and a massive 6000mAh battery. It also has a 48MP main camera and an 8MP selfie camera. You can choose between the 6+128GB or the 8+256GB variant, depending on your storage needs.


POCO X6 Pro: The POCO X6 Pro is a premium smartphone that delivers a stunning visual experience with its 6.67-inch AMOLED screen, 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ support. It has a Snapdragon 888 chip and a 108 MP main camera that can take amazing photos and videos in any lighting condition. You can get the 8+256 or the 12+512 variant, depending on your performance needs.


POCO X6 5G: The POCO X6 5G is a future-proof smartphone that supports 5G connectivity for faster and smoother online activities. It has a 6.67-inch FHD+ screen, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate for a responsive and fluid performance. It has a Dimensity 1100 chip and a 64 MP main camera that can capture every detail. Choose from the 8+256, 12+256, or 12+512 variants, depending on your preference.


POCO M6 Pro: The POCO M6 Pro is a stylish smartphone that features a 6.67-inch FHD+ screen, a Snapdragon 750G chip, and a 48MP main camera. It has a 4820mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging, so you can keep using your phone without worrying about running out of juice. You can get the 8+256 or the 12+512 variant, depending on your budget.



Regular Price

3.3 Price

POCO M5s 6+128

PHP 10,899

PHP 6,590

POCO C65 6+128GB

PHP 5,499

PHP 4,999

POCO C65 8+256GB

PHP 6,499

PHP 5,999

POCO X6 Pro 8+256

PHP 16,999

PHP 15,990

POCO X6 Pro 12+512

PHP 19,999

PHP 18,990

POCO X6 5G 8+256

PHP 14,999

PHP 13,990

POCO X6 5G 12+256

PHP 15,999

PHP 14,990

POCO X6 5G 12+512

PHP 17,999

PHP 16,990

POCO M6 PRO 8+256

PHP 11,999

PHP 10,590

POCO M6 PRO 12+512

PHP 13,999

PHP 12,590



To avail of these amazing deals, visit the POCO Official Store Global on Shopee and Lazada from March 3 to 7, 2024. Don't miss this opportunity to get your favorite POCO smartphones at unbeatable prices.


Sun Life Philippines and Sun Life Financial-Philippines Foundation, Inc., unveil a newly refurbished basketball court in the Legacy of Light Village

Sun Life Philippines and Sun Life Financial-Philippines Foundation, Inc., in line with their commitment to help Filipinos live healthier lives, recently unveiled a newly refurbished basketball court in the Legacy of Light Village, a resettlement model comm unity that the Sun Life Foundation helped develop in Calauan, Laguna. This is part of the “Hoops + Health” program, a PHP 40 million partnership with Beyond Sport, a global sport-for-social-change organization. The program aims to leverage the power of basketball to encourage physical activity and promote healthier lifestyles by renovating basketball courts across Asia.

The inauguration event, held on February 28, 2024, at the Legacy of Light Village basketball court in Calauan, was attended by Sun Life executives, Sun Life brand ambassador Donny Pangilinan, Beyond Sport representatives, residents of Calauan, and national media.

The basketball court has been transformed with fresh coats of paint, upgraded facilities, and new, state-of- the-art basketball hoops. More than just a physical renovation, this initiative represents Sun Life’s commitment to fostering healthier communities by improving access to physical activity. The revitalized court provides a safe and accessible space for individuals of all ages to engage in basketball and other physical activities, promoting overall health and well-being.

In addition, the “Hoops + Health” program will deliver an educational program for local coaches to learn about nutrition, physical activity, and protecting mental well-being. These coaches will then develop a basketball program to engage the youth in the community.

This initiative builds on SunLife’s3x3CharityChallenge,heldinAugust2023,whichraisedfundsforcapacity- building support, program development grants, and infrastructure revitalization projects, including the basketball court renovation in Calauan.

“At Sun Life, we are dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to achieve holistic health and wellness,” said Carla Gonzalez-Chong, Chief Client Experience and Marketing Officer of Sun Life Philippines. “By partnering with Beyond Sport, we are harnessing the unique power of basketball to not only encourage physical activity but also to foster community spirit and contribute to a healthier future for Filipinos.”

“Sport serves as a powerful instrument for positive social change,” added Beyond Sport Executive Director, Fred Turner. “We are proud to partner with Sun Life on this impactful project, as we transformed this basketball court into a vibrant space where the youth can develop their skills and lead healthier lives.”

By making physical activity enjoyable and readily available, Sun Life aims to serve as a catalyst for adopting healthier lifestyle choices, to potentially impact the generations to come.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Infinix proudly announces its induction into Shopee's $100 Million Milestone Brand Partners Club in 2024

 Infinix, the trendy tech brand crafted for young consumers, proudly announces its induction into Shopee's $100 Million

Milestone Brand Partners Club in 2024. This esteemed award recognizes Infinix's outstanding achievement in surpassing a total sales revenue of over $100 million on the Shopee platform, in conjunction with Shopee Brands Summit 2024.

Commenting on this remarkable achievement, Lake Hu, the Chief Marketing Officer of Infinix, said, "We are incredibly proud to be inducted into Shopee's $100 Million Milestone Brand Partners Club. This honor is a result of our close collaboration with Shopee and a multifaceted marketing approach.

Last year, Infinix made waves with the launch of the GT 10 Pro, a smartphone designed specifically for mobile gaming enthusiasts. The device, featuring a cyberpunk and mecha aesthetic, boasts the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 8050 chipset, octa-core processors, and features deep collaborations with popular games like FreeFire and MLBB, elevating its users to new heights in the professional esports scene.

In addition, Infinix has made a significant impact on the vlogging industry with the launch of the Zero 30 Series. This groundbreaking smartphone, released in collaboration with the Venice International Film Festival 2023, has redefined content creation with its industry-first 50MP selfie camera lens and 4K 60FPS recording capability.

Infinix's notable accomplishments on the Shopee platform include ranking as the best-selling smartphone brand in the mobile phones category during Shopee's 2023 11.11 Big Sale campaign in both Indonesia and the Philippines.


Looking ahead, Infinix pledges to further deepen its collaboration with Shopee, poised to deliver a range of high-quality products and seamless services to an ever-expanding user base.

For more updates and information, visit Infinix Philippines’ official website, Facebook page, and TikTok. Be an XFan today and join the Infinix Facebook Community page.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' Premieres in the Philippines with Star Magic and Samsung

Tony Award-winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'' made its Philippines premiere last February 24 at the Blackbox Theater at Circuit Makati, staged by The Sandbox Collective in partnership with ABS-CBN, Star Magic and Teatro Kapamilya, and with Samsung as the official tech and TV partner. Star Magic talents such as AC Bonifacio and Shanaia Gomez star in the production, which follows an eclectic group of teenagers vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime where comedy and shenanigans ensue. 

Samsung, the #1 global TV brand, is proud to play an instrumental role in the production, powering a multimedia approach using their Neo QLED TVs which they exclusively offer. The Samsung Neo QLED TVs used in the musical boast unrivaled picture quality, making them ideal for the production. These TVs were developed with Quantum Matrix Technology for more precise light control in both the darkest and brightest scenes and possess Samsung's unique multi-intelligent processor to deliver the best viewing experience.

With Samsung, the musical not only fosters Sandbox’s vision of developing innovative content that combines artistic disciplines with theater, but also orchestrates a one-of-a-kind immersive and interactive experience that creates a lasting impression on the audience, leaving them wanting more. 

Theater-goers can further elevate their musical experience by visiting Samsung’s booth that features an interactive mini spelling bee activation and eye-catching display of their line of Neo QLED TVs.

Visit Samsung’s booth to experience the Neo QLED smart TVs firsthand and purchase one of your own from Samsung authorized dealers or through


Tuesday, February 27, 2024

realme Unveils Irresistible 3.3 Deals

While traveling locally has always been a hobby for few, more destinations closer to Manila are now becoming prime summer getaways for the youth due to their accessibility. Here are some destinations and activities that they can enjoy, combined with the perfect realme devices that provide endless entertainment and inspiration wherever they may be. To maximize this summer, the Squad can even get their hands on select devices at a discounted price this upcoming 3.3 Sale on realme’s official stores in LazadaShopee, and TikTok.

Explore the Discovery Trail at Masungi Georeserve

Just a short distance away from Manila, the Masungi Georeserve in Tanay, Rizal provides a quiet escape from the city. This natural sanctuary offers a Discovery Trail fit for budding hiking enthusiasts. While on the trail, capture the perfect moment amidst impressive rock formations with the 108MP 3x In-Sensor Zoom Camera of realme C67The Redefined Champion features an Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) that allows it to catch various wildlife that hides within the trail’s rustic pathways without any blur.

Movie night for two under the stars at WK Forest Reserve and Campgrounds

Aim for a unique and more romantic take on movie night by camping out at the WK Forest Reserve and Campgrounds in Tanay, Rizal. Use the realme Pad (4GB+64GB) LTE as it is equipped with a 10.4” WUXGA+ Immersive Display and Dolby Atmos Quad speakers to set the tone and create that special moment under the stars. Plus, the realme Pad (4GB+64GB) LTE carries a 7100mAh battery that allows video playback for up to 12 hours, perfect for a romantic evening without any interruptions.

Go on a culinary adventure in Binondo

Summer isn’t just about road trips and beaches. The streets of Binondo, Manila offer travelers a variety of food choices that is an adventure in itself. Coupled with the small and busy walkways in every corner of the world’s oldest Chinatown, Binondo is one of the best subjects for aspiring food and urban photographers. In capturing the food and culture of Binondo, the realme C67’s 6.7” 90Hz FHD+ Display allows for a better appreciation of photos and videos. To guarantee better viewing even under the broad daylight, users have the option to set the display to Extra Brightness mode for 950 nits of brightness. Moreover, its lightweight 7.59mm Ultra Slim Design also allows for greater portability when navigating through Binondo’s crowded streets.

Solo bike tour around Intramuros

The walled city of Intramuros, Manila offers the perfect setting to get lost on one’s own and discover hidden gems. Put a pair of realme Buds T300 and rent a bamboo bike to add a soundtrack while exploring cobbled streets filled with historical monuments and buildings. With its 12.4mm Dynamic Bass Driver and 360-degree Spatial Audio, the realme Buds T300 provides a seamless audio experience perfect for solo journeys.

realme welcomes summer with 3.3 Sale

Summer is always the perfect time to discover something new. Whether it’s visiting the usual spots, or giving new destinations and activities a chance, realme helps the Squad prepare for the summer adventures ahead with its 3.3 sale offers.

From March 3-7, the Squad can head over to realme official Lazada for a chance to get select realme products for as low as P33 along with vouchers and free shipping. Make sure to redeem vouchers to get the lowest checkout price possible.

realme Lazada 3.3 Sale (March 3-7 only)



Total Checkout Price

realme C67 (8GB+128GB)



realme C67 (8GB+256GB)



realme Pad (4GB+64GB) LTE



realme Buds T300




As for those who prefer to shop via realme official Shopee, select products will be available up to 67% OFF from March 3-6 only. Enjoy freebies, Mega Discount Vouchers, Free Shipping Discount, and flexible payment option through ShopeePay Later.

realme Shopee 3.3 Sale (March 3-6 only)



Total Checkout Price

realme C67 (8GB+128GB)



realme C67 (8GB+256GB)



realme Pad (4GB+64GB) LTE



realme Buds T300




Starting today, Feb 27, until March 3, the Squad can grab discounts on realme TikTok Shop

realme TikTok Shop 3.3 Mega Sale (March 3-6 only)



Total Checkout Price

realme C67 (8GB+128GB)



realme C67 (8GB+256GB)



realme Pad (4GB+64GB) LTE



realme Buds T300




To learn more about realme’s latest updates, visit the realme official website and follow realme on Facebook.


Better Payment Options with HONOR: Get 0% Interest Installment Vouchers on July 15 via Lazada and Shopee

Checkout and have better payment options sans breaking the bank with HONOR, a leading global technology provider, only on July 15 via Lazada...