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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Xiaomi 14: Seamlessly Transitioning Digital Nomads from Work to Vacation Mode


Digital nomads are inspiring a generation of people to take their work everywhere, outside the confines of an office cubicle. Since remote workers rely on technology to attend meetings and accomplish deadlines while traveling freely, smartphones have become their best friends because of how compact they are.

 

Xiaomi recently launched its newest flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi 14, co-engineered with Leica. It boasts an elevated camera system engineered with Leica Summilux optical lens that’s revolutionizing the game for digital nomads, photographers, and content creators everywhere. In the hands of a creative visionary, it captures stunning visuals that leave a lasting impression.

Designed with the needs of the modern content creator in mind, this smartphone and its triple-Leica camera system offers a suite of features that transform everyday inspiration into an iconic story, making it the ideal work-life balance tool. 


From meetings to capturing vacation moments

With the Xiaomi 14, switching from vacation mode to work mode (or vice versa) is pretty easy. Its Leica 75mm telephoto lens with Light Fusion 900 image sensor can help digital nomads capture legendary moments during their trips. The power of Leica’s optics with Xiaomi’s innovative technology provides an unparalleled photographic experience, ranging from expansive landscapes to intimate portraits. They can also play around with the two photography styles, Leica Authentic Look and Leica Vibrant Look, to add more dimension to their photos. 

 

The CrystalRes dynamic 1-120Hz AMOLED display also delivers clear images to review their  shots. This feature also provides an immersive experience while editing photos and vlogs, or while streaming popular content. The screen brings content to life with its vivid visuals.

 

When it’s time to work, digital nomads can use Xiaomi 14’s 32MP in-display selfie camera during online meetings. The smartphone’s ultra-thin bezels and lightweight design make it convenient to carry, especially if they’re taking meetings while moving.

 

Fully charged for long hours

Digital nomads always ensure that they have the best gadgets for their needs, so they can smoothly navigate between work and leisure. This means having a smartphone is a necessity, one with a powerful processor, like Xiaomi 14’s ultra-fast and power-efficient Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform that delivers seamless performance while using apps and other functions. 

 

The Xiaomi 14’s 90W HyperCharge and robust 4610mAh battery ensure that digital nomads won’t have to worry about their phone battery draining to zero throughout the day. Its HyperCharge feature can also charge up the Xiaomi 14 to 100% in 31 minutes. The Xiaomi 14 stands by them through sessions of intense creation, giving them the freedom to create without constraints. 

 

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The Xiaomi 14’s enhanced camera system co-engineered with Leica makes sure that digital nomads won’t miss important moments on their vacation. Likewise, the Xiaomi 14’s powerful processor and battery enable them to work from anywhere.

 

For those looking for their much-needed smartphone upgrade, shop Xiaomi 14 for P47,999 (12GB+512GB) and P45,999 (12GB+256GB) at authorized Xiaomi stores, and via Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop. You can purchase this with Home Credit for as low as P1,649 for 18 months. Plus, don't miss out on the First Day Sale until March 17, where you can get a free limited-edition photography kit worth P3,999.

For more information on the Xiaomi 14, please visit Xiaomi’s official website and Facebook page. Online purchases are available via Xiaomi’s Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop @XiaomiPhilippines.


Tuesday, March 26, 2024

University Students Share Insider Insights on Working in PH's Premier Tech Companie

 

The world of online shopping seems like a magical land of deals and fast deliveries, but what's the real deal for the people who make it all happen? If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be on the other end of the country’s leading e-commerce platform, buckle up for an inside scoop! 

 

Meet some of the students who landed internships at Shopee, the best e-commerce employer for fresh graduates according to Prosple. They share what it’s like to be part of the company’s Apprentice Program, a training space for students to hone their skills in leading end-to-end, high-impact projects under the mentorship of Shopee’s leaders. 


Nicole, the customer experience rockstar

  

Management Engineering student Nicole aced her internship with Shopee's Operations team after being tasked with a super cool project: revamping Shopee's chatbot service to make it even smarter and more helpful.

 

"Basically, I had to help make the chatbot understand users better," Nicole explains. "So I had to put myself in the shoes of the users and figure out how the chatbot can be more helpful and useful,"  she shared. More than the backend work, Nicole’s project was all about understanding why things matter. "It made me realize the impact of what I create. It wasn’t just about codes, it's about giving users a smoother experience,” Nicole says.

 

And as if being a Shopee Apprentice intern wasn't already enough of a flex, she even went on to improve processes for SPX Express for her senior year capstone project, helping automate processes across hubs nationwide. 

 

Ram, the business architect in the making 

 

Ram, a student rocking the halls of the University of Pennsylvania, decided to take his summer vacation to the next level with an internship at Shopee, where he got to lead projects himself. "Most internships do not give you the big tasks. This program actually lets you be in charge,” Ram exclaimed. 

 

As a Corporate Affairs intern, Ram got to sharpen his business skills by tackling real-world problems. He built project plans to solve company challenges, a skill he says is a total game-changer. "This is something you can use in any job, no matter what you do," Ram shared as he emphasized how the freedom to figure things out on his own boosted his confidence. "Even as an intern, I felt like I was making a real difference at Shopee!" 

 

Ron, the future tech titan

  

When an intern finishes Shopee's Apprentice Program with flying colors, they get recommended to the company’s Graduate Development Program, a supercharged training program that prepares interns to become superstar leaders.

 

With the recommendation, they get to skip two levels of the screening process, fast-tracking their application to the program—that's exactly what happened to Ron, a Business Administration student who, before joining Shopee’s internship programs, already won the company’s Ultimate Case Challenge for students. Now, he gets to take a deep dive into the different business units of Shopee, learning the ins and outs of how the business works and well on his way to becoming a master of the e-commerce game.

 

Seeing Shopee's leaders in action totally inspired Ron.  "They're like superheroes of e-commerce," he said, wanting to follow in their footsteps and make a real difference.  "It really made me look forward to carving out a career in e-commerce." 

 

So what are you waiting for? You might just be the next e-commerce legend in the making. Visit  https://careers.shopee.ph/apprenticeprogram/ and apply now! 

realme Fuses Tech and Style in Collaboration with Local Fashion Brand Straightforward


Tech meets fashion as realme and local lifestyle brand, Straightforward, collaborate to showcase how the performance and design of the realme 12 Series 5G complement the boundless style of Straightforward in a series of engaging activities poised to set new trends.

During a collaborative fashion shoot, realme and Straightforward worked together to create masterful portraits where the realme 12 Pro+ 5G and the realme 12+ 5G accentuated the effortlessly chic outfits curated by Straightforward. 

Set against the dynamic cityscape as backdrop, every detail of the outfits was perfectly captured by the crystal clear 64MP Periscope Portrait Camera and 50MP Sony LYT600 OIS Camera of the realme 12 Pro+ 5G and realme 12+ 5G, respectively. Stay tuned on March 31 at 6PM on realme official Facebook and YouTube pages to get a glimpse of the photoshoot outtakes.

The Art of Portraits powered by realme 12 Series 5G

In a separate experiential activity, realme key opinion leaders gathered for a one-of-a-kind art session called the Art of Portraits led by visual artist Joyce Ignacio as art mentor. Using art kits and the Straightforward DVL Portrait Tote Bag as canvas, the guests painted a portrait inspired by the premium vegan leather and luxury watch design of the realme 12 Series 5G. Everyone was encouraged to be expressive with their artwork in order to create masterpieces that truly reflect their personality. 

The afternoon was filled with fun and camaraderie perfectly captured in photos and videos by the realme 12 Series 5G, ensuring that every smile and brush stroke was documented in stunning clarity, allowing everyone to #BeThePortraitMaster.

realme x Straightforward giveaway

realme Philippines is making it even easier for the Squad to hop on the realme x Straightforward hype.  To recreate the signature Straightforward look, the Squad can join the What’s in Your Bag? Top 5 Essentials Facebook giveaway to win a coveted Straightforward DVL Valore Bag. realme is choosing 12 lucky winners and to join, they must enumerate their five bag essentials in the comments section of the giveaway post from March 22 to April 12. 

That’s not all because the Squad can also cop a brand new realme 12 Pro+ 5G by joining the Portrait Master Challenge on TikTok. For the mechanics, all they have to do is film a selfie video and create 12 stunning poses using the official Portrait Master Magazine template on TikTok. The deadline for submission of entries is on March 31, and the official announcement of the winner is on April 1.

Ready to Be The Portrait Master?

The realme 12 Series 5G is the flagship offering of realme's popular Number Series, known for its cutting-edge smartphone camera technology. Meanwhile, Straightforward has carved a niche for itself with its collection of timeless fashion pieces. Together, they form an unbeatable duo, blending state-of-the-art tech with effortless style fit for every young Filipino. 

It’s not too late to #BeThePortraitMaster because the realme 12 Series 5G is still available on realme’s Lazada Flagship StoreShopee Official Store, and official TikTok Shop

The realme 12 Pro+ 5G retails for P25,999 and comes in the highest 12GB+512GB storage variant available in two colorways: Submarine Blue and Navigator Beige. 

On the other hand, the realme 12+ 5G is available in two storage variants: 12GB+256GB for P19,999 and 8GB+256GB priced at P17,999. It also comes in two colorways: Pioneer Green and Navigator Beige. 

For offline buyers, they can visit any realme Store or authorized dealers nationwide to avail of the realme 12 Series 5G through easy installments at 0% interest via Home Credit.

Make sure to be updated with realme’s announcements and new releases by visiting its official Facebook page or website.

Filipino Breast Cancer Foundation Named Beneficiary of English Premier League Football Match


 

The AIA Group, Asia’s leading insurance company, in cooperation with its Philippines-based business unit, AIA Philippines (formerly AIA Philam Life) and UK-based English Premier League professional football club Tottenham Hotspur, are teaming up to support the ICanServe Foundation through a charity match with Luton Town on 30 March 2024. 

 

ICanServe is an advocacy group of breast cancer survivors and volunteers in the Philippines. They were selected by AIA Philippines to be the beneficiary of the football match. 

 

Signed team shirts of Tottenham Hotspur worn by the players during the match will feature a special match emblem symbolizing the cause being championed, and will be auctioned off to raise funds for the various initiatives of ICanServe. 



Melissa Henson, Chief Marketing Officer of AIA Philippines who also oversees its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts, shared: “As a company driven by our Purpose of helping people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives, we at AIA believe women’s health deserves special attention, hence our partnership with ICanServe Foundation. By supporting this charity match, we hope to raise awareness, inspire action, and contribute to the fight against breast cancer. As the match is happening in March, this initiative is especially significant as it coincides with the celebration of International Women’s Month.”

 

“We’re proud to partner with the AIA Group and AIA Philippines to support the ICanServe Foundation,” Donna-Maria Cullen, Executive Director, Tottenham Hotspur and Trustee of the Club’s Foundation, said. “Through our efforts, we hope to inspire more teams and people to contribute to the valiant fight against breast cancer.”

 

AIA Philippines has a long-standing partnership with ICanServe Foundation, who co-creates breast cancer control programs with local governments that include promotion of early breast cancer detection, access to accurate diagnosis and timely treatment, all the way to hospice care and patient navigation. 

 

The charity match can be viewed on 30 March 2024 at 11PM Philippine time.

 

 

Click here for more information about AIA Philippines, or here to visit the AIA Philippines Facebook page, email customerservice.ph@aia.com or call (02) 8528-2000 to know more.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Easter Hops and Delights: Celebrate with Marks & Spencer

Celebrate Easter 2024 with an eggs-travaganza of treats from Marks & Spencer. Discover the new launches ideal for treating loved ones or sharing with family and friends, from loveable chocolate characters to luxury hand crafted eggs and keepsake tins filled with delicious, sweet bites. Hop to the M&S Foodhall to check out the collection now!

Surprise and delight with the new, super cute chocolate characters such as Coco the Kitten and Dougal the Puppy – the sweetest hollow chocolate heroes. Or opt for a classic chocolate egg such as the Caramel Crunch Egg and Chicky Choccy Egg​ that are loaded with tasty pieces.

It wouldn’t be a celebration without something to keep your treasure hunts in. Shop the must-have Hoppy Easter Egg Hunt Tin alreadyfilled with individually wrapped easter egg chocolates. The Percy Pig Snuffle Hunt and the Colin the Caterpillar Wiggle Hunt are the little ones’ handy bags (with snacks!) to keep all the prizes from all the Easter games.  

MEET THE EASTER HEROES

Meet the 2024 Easter hero characters that’s perfect for all the family. Coco the Kitten and Dougal the Puppy lead the way for the pet lovers, joined by the super cute Flossy the Highland Cow and the sweetest duo Nibbles the Bunny and Chipper the Chick. The cuteCurly the Puppy is back by popular demand.

CRACKING EGGS FOR ALL

Ideal for traditionalists who love to indulge in classic Chocolate eggs over Easter, M&S introduces the new loaded Caramel Crunch Egg studded with caramel and shortcake pieces, and the M&S Chicky Choccy Egg​ made with creamy milk chocolate hollow egg with a bag of Chicky Choccy speckled eggs- YUM!

 

PERFECT FOR SHARING

Spoil family and friends with delicious treats for sharing like theEggstra Gooey Caramel Eggs. Enjoy four eggstra gooey milk and blond chocolate eggs filled with a vanilla and caramel center.

 

Marks & Spencer Philippines’ Easter food collection is available in Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 5, Central Square, Mall of Asia, Alabang Town Center, Rockwell, Shangri-La Plaza Mall and SM Aura. You can shop in-store through the M&S Philippines Viber Community at bit.ly/MSPH-VC. Shop selected lines online onwww.marksandspencer.com.ph

Follow Marks and Spencer at facebook.com/MarksandSpencerPHand Instagram @marksandspencerph to get the latest updates and promos

For more information, please contact:

By email: custserv@marksandspencer.com.ph

By telephone at: (02) 8830 5000; open 9am - 6pm, Mondays to Fridays

By post: Rustan Marketing Specialists, Inc., 4th Floor Urban Building, 405 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave, Makati 1200, Metro Manila

 

Señorita 89" Exposes the Hidden Secrets of 1980s Mexican Beauty Pageants

 

In the thrilling telenovela’s second season, the 90s are in full swing, and the search for a new Miss Mexico is dirtier than ever.

Following a dramatic first season, the glamorous Mexican telenovela Senorita 89 is back to deliver more dark secrets from the world of beauty pageants. After Isabel (Natasha Dupeyrón) was crowned queen in Season 1 and Concepcion’s (Ilse Salas) luxurious La Encantada empire fell apart, the story shifts into the 90s and follows the battle between Mexico's two main television networks to crown the next queen. But while Isabel does everything to hold on to the crown, the arrival of a new queen threatens to undo her hard work and take everything from her.

Season 2 introduces new series regulars, including Dolores Heredia (El Galán) as La Madrina, mother of the cartels, and Yoshira Escárrega (Toda La Sangre) as Maribel Montaño, a.k.a. La Santa. 

Senorita 89’s riveting drama continues to be an eye-opening watch for political thriller fans everywhere. It maintains its focus on addressing relevant issues such as misogyny, beauty stereotypes, and the objectification of women while showing the power of female solidarity, the weight of resilience, and the importance of challenging the status quo.

Talking about what Season 2 will bring, series showrunner and creator Lucia Puenzo told Deadline: “After the incredible reception of the first season, both in Mexico and the rest of the world, it was an immense joy to receive the confirmation that there would be a second season.”

Puenzo adds, “In the second season, our protagonists have understood that nothing is achieved by asking for forgiveness or permission. They are ready to set fire to all limits, borders, privileges… and break once and for, all the stereotypes that say that only princesses have the right to exist.”

Uncover what lies under the glitz and glamour of pageantry with Senorita 89 Season 2, streaming on Lionsgate Play this March 15.

Poten-Cee + C Launches New Campaign "There She Glows"

 

Poten-Cee, the top Vitamin C brand (plain adult category) in the country ¹that offers variants catering to most Filipinos’ health needs, launches its latest campaign and variant - Poten-Cee + Collagen this Women’s Month. New Campaign: “There She Glows” 

Now addressing the wellness needs of a more mature female market, Poten-Cee + Collagen unveils its new tagline, “There She Glows,” reinforcing the brand’s position as a daily companion

for women.  With the help of Poten-Cee + C, the brand hopes to support them as they face their everyday lives armed with health and confidence while sustaining that youthful glow. 


Introducing Poten-Cee + C Marine Collagen   Following the introduction of Poten-Cee + C (Bovine) Collagen in 2019, the brand now launches its new variant, Poten-Cee + C Marine Collagen this March. It harnesses the combined benefits of Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C in non-acidic format) and Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen sourced from fish. Vitamin C helps boost the immune system2 and supports Collagen formation3, while Collagen helps keep the skin moisturized and helps improve its hydration & elasticity.4 

There She Glows: Heart Evangelista 
Recognizing the contributions of the modern Filipina to society, Poten-Cee + C also acknowledges the need for the women of today to stay healthy to keep them going and at the same time feel good, glowing inside and out.  

Multifaceted actress, artist, and fashion icon Heart Evangelista perfectly exemplifies the modern Filipina - pursuing her dreams and goals while embracing self-love along the way. This is why she has been chosen as the brand ambassador for Poten-Cee + C. 
“These days I shuffle between Manila & Paris, and from fashion to business. This can take a toll on my skin and so I always remember to take care of it. Poten-Cee +C Marine Collagen is my must-have as I go through my life journey,” Heart enthuses. 

The launch of Poten-Cee + C’s newest campaign and variant. coincides with the Poten-Cee brand’s 50th-anniversary, further highlighting the brand’s commitment to help nurture the health of Filipinos of all ages and demographics. 
Poten-Cee + C Marine Collagen is available in all leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide, as well as at PascualLab’s official Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok stores!   

Explore the Philippines' Stunning Beaches on 7-Eleven’s Summer EsCUPade Adventure


In the midst of the summer heat and longing for a refreshing escape, 7-Eleven is treating the country to another round of drinks and exciting getaway trips. This time, customers are invited to rediscover the beauty of the local scenery through the Summer EsCUPades Raffle Promo. 

As part of its 40th anniversary celebration with over 3,800 stores nationwide, this year’s adventure will be all about exploring the wonders that lie within the islands of the Philippines. With Summer EsCUPades, drinks and destinations go hand in hand as 7-Eleven gives customers a chance to travel to the top luxury destinations in the country: Siargao, Palawan, Boracay, Bohol, and Cebu. 

 

All it takes is a large cup of GULP or CITY PRIMA or a medium City Cafe to secure a raffle entry. Customers just need to drop by any 7-Eleven store from March 27 to May 21, 2024 and choose a cup designed for their desired destination. Once decided, all that’s left to do is scan the QR code and fill out the form with their complete details. 7-Eleven also has exciting news for participating CLIQQ users, because one (1) drink promises them two (2) raffle entries in the promo. 

One winner will be chosen per location and will be awarded with a round-trip airfare for four (4). 7-Eleven sweetens the deal even more because luxury accommodation is also in store for the lucky winners and their travel companions. 

 

For adventure-seeking customers, 7-Eleven introduces another option through the Mystery Cup. A purchase of City Cafe Iced Coffee will be their passport to a randomly picked destination among the five luxury destinations lined up this year, perfect for those who are up for anything exciting. 

 

This 2024, all roads lead to the pristine destinations waiting to be explored in the Philippines. As one of 7-Eleven’s biggest promotions this year, customers are encouraged to pack up and drink up with Summer EsCUPades.

 

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 www.7-eleven.com.ph for more information

 

Lenten Break Travel Essentials: Your Peak Reminder Checklist


Every year, Filipinos look forward to the Holy Week as a time to reflect and reunite with their families and loved ones. May it be to participate in religious activities or go on a much-deserved vacation, every Juan should have a comfortable air travel experience.

As airports are expected to get busy at this time of the year, here are a few reminders from Cebu Pacific to make air travel much easier:


1. Be on time at the airport 

Cebu Pacific and Cebgo passengers must allot time for traffic going to the airport. Passengers must be at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 and 4 at least three (3) hours before departure for domestic flights, and four (4) hours for international flights. Passengers traveling to Dubai are allowed to check in as early as seven (7) hours before departure. 

2. Check in online

Long lines may be avoided at the airport by checking in via the official CEB mobile app or via the Manage Booking section of the CEB website. Both options are available from 48 hours up to one (1) hour before scheduled time of departure for domestic flights, and up to four (4) hours before scheduled departure for international fliers.

Passengers who checked-in online and do not have checked-in baggage may enter through NAIA Terminal 3 Gate 1 and go straight to the boarding gates. They only need to show their digital boarding pass to enter.

3. Accomplish eTravel Forms

For a smooth experience at the immigration counters, passengers traveling internationally are encouraged to register or update their eTravel forms within 72 hours or three (3) days before departure from and arrival to the Philippines, then save the QR code generated at the end of the form.

For round-trip international flights, passengers are required to accomplish the eTravel form twice --- once for the departure flight, and again for the arrival flight.

eTravel forms can be accomplished by accessing www.etravel.gov.ph.

4. Pack your bags accordingly

Passengers may board the flight with one (1) carry-on bag that fits in the overhead bin and one (1) personal item like a purse, small backpack, or laptop bag that fits under the seat in front. Both bags must not exceed 7kg in weight. Bags that are not within the allowable size or weight will be intercepted and charged at the boarding gate. 

5. Checked baggage policy 

Passengers are encouraged to purchase prepaid baggage online via the CEB website or mobile app to save on fees. CEB has recently enhanced its baggage policy where passengers may now avail up to three (3) pieces of 20kg baggage.  
 
For every piece of baggage purchased, passengers may also add an extra 4kg, 8kg, or 12kg weight allowance on top of the initial 20kg. 
 
Passengers can save on fees if they pre-purchase baggage allowance or extra bags online, which is up to 4x cheaper than airport charges. 
 
Customers may buy the prepaid bags as they book their flights or add additional baggage allowance via the Manage Booking portal of the CEB website or mobile using their MyCebuPacific accounts up to two (2) hours before departure.

6. Self-tag luggage for select domestic destinations 

Guests flying out of select domestic destinations (Manila, Davao, Clark, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Bohol, Iloilo, Siargao, and Zamboanga) are reminded to self-tag their check-in luggage at the designated kiosks at the airport, prior to proceeding to counters for bag drops. 

7. Check flight information, closing times 

Check-in counters close 45 minutes before the scheduled time of departure for domestic flights and one (1) hour for international flights to ensure there is ample time for all necessary pre-flight procedures. After checking in, we encourage passengers to immediately go through immigration and final security to avoid delays. Boarding commences 45 minutes before the scheduled departure. 

Updated flight information may be viewed at www.cebupacificair.com/flight-status.  

8. Check the airport terminal assignment of your flight 

Passengers must check their itineraries and boarding passes before proceeding to their designated airport terminal. Cebu Pacific’s 5J flights arrive at and depart from the NAIA Terminal 3, while Cebgo (DG) flights to and from Manila operate from the NAIA Terminal 4 at Domestic Road, Pasay City.  

We are grateful to every Juan for choosing to fly with us. We look forward to more travels with you, and your families and friends. CEB currently flies to 35 domestic and 24 international destinations spread across Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. Visit www.cebupacificair.com for more information.

 

Haier Philippines Introduces the Split Type Inverter UV Cool Connect Pro

Haier Philippines , the global leader in smart home solutions, has announced the launch of its innovative Split Type Deluxe Inverter series,...