Here are some Halloween ideas from PayMaya!

From dressing up in an IG-worthy Halloween costume to munching on treats from your go-to restaurants. Here are some awesome ways PayMaya can help you spend a fun holiday at home:

  • Dress up in a nice Halloween costume (or fabulous loungewear) and enjoy awesome deals with PayMaya. Get a 15% discount when you pay with your PayMaya virtual or physical card at Zalora using the code PYMY2020. You can also order clothes from The SM Store via Call To Deliver and #ScanToPay for your purchase to get up to 100% Balik Bayad, an additional P100 Balik Bayad when you spend a cumulative amount of P2,500 until October 31, plus a chance to win a motorcycle at SM’s raffle!
  • Pay with your mobile number when ordering online at establishments like Army Navy, Burger King, Domino's, Boozy, and so much more to get up to 100% Balik Bayad. You will also get an extra P100 Balik Bayad when you accumulate a total of P2,000 for your transactions until October 31.
  • Shop for gaming pins at your PayMaya app for a spooky game night with your barkada. When you buy at least P300 worth of gaming pins using PayMaya, you can get a 5% Balik Bayad (with a maximum of P100), and every P300 spent will get you one raffle entry for a chance to win a year’s worth of gaming pins.
  • Do a virtual Trick or Treat with your loved ones and gift them with digital vouchers to their favorite restaurants or even prepaid load found in the PayMaya app. Sending prepaid load to your friends gets you 5% Balik Bayad, and extra P100 Balik Bayad when you spend an accumulated total of P600 on Smart and TNT prepaid load until November 17. 

NOVUHAIR Petite: Less is more

The reality of adhering to the different pandemic-related health protocols until this global health crisis is under control while slowly relaxing the expansive social restrictions to bootup the economy refers to our “new normal”. 
ADP Pharma Corporation introduces to the island of Luzon the new NOVUHAIR® Petite, the fit and clear-cut choice to meet the ever-changing needs and essentials in facing the challenges and the impact of the new normal.


But why choose NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion?
  • Formulated with 19 of nature’s finest and standardized herbal extracts and essential oils that work in synergy to help prevent and reduce the progression of hair loss
  • Clinically proven safe and effective by a clinical trial designed by and for Filipinos 
  • No harmful chemicals such parabens and sulfates 
  • Proudly Philippine-made, FDA-registered, compliant to the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive and USA Cosmetic Guidelines
  • Comes in a 200mL bottle good for about 4 months use 
NOVUHAIR® Petite will be available online and offline soon for the special price of ₱1,990 good for 2 months, highly recommended to those experiencing excessive hair shedding and to those who have been clamoring for a smaller pack for trial purposes. Sounds good? 

NOVUHAIR® products are available at all Mercury Drug stores and other leading drugstores nationwide and online at Lazada, Shopee and regaloservice.com.

May this new offer help you feel secured and happy despite the woes of hair loss during this pandemic crisis and gain so much more value in your life. 

Choose natural. Nothing to lose.

For more updates about NOVUHAIR® Petite, follow our Facebook page and Instagram account @NovuhairOfficial.


“Sige, I-cover Mo Lang! Project” attests to 6cyclemind’s enduring appeal

As an initiative to introduce the younger listeners to the generation-defining anthems that conquered the airwaves for almost two decades, Sony Music Philippines and 6cyclemind are finally releasing the special compilation, Sige, I-cover Mo Lang! Project today, October 28 (Friday), on Spotify and other streaming platforms worldwide.

More importantly, it brings a great opportunity for new artists to breakout in the music scene.

The covers record, which features shortlisted entries from music fans remaking select hits from 6cyclemind’s acclaimed pop-rock catalog, contains three tracks that were rearranged and given a fresh new spin to contrast or complement with the band’s distinct sound.

NOVUHAIR Celebrates 10.10

2020 marks the 10th successful year of NOVUHAIR in the Philippines and what a better way to celebrate this milestone by launching the NOVU VIP CLUB.

The NOVU VIP CLUB is designed to guide, inspire and take the journey together with its members a wholistic approach in managing hair loss especially during this global health crisis. Supported by a pool of 10 VIP Coaches, the members are given the opportunity to engage directly with the experts and at the same time enjoy the exciting monthly perks.

The Philippines’ Health, Beauty & Wellness guru Ms. Cory Quirino joins NOVUHAIR® and completes the list of high-caliber professionals from different fields of expertise tagged “VIP Coaches”: Fanny Serrano (Salon & Beauty VIP Coach), Hon. Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (Leadership VIP Coach), Jim Saret (Fitness VIP Coach), Toni Saret (Fitness & Nutrition VIP Coach), Dr. Cecile Catapang (Aesthetic & Rejuvenation VIP Coach), Dr. Risa Caldoza-De Leon (Dermatology & Beauty VIP Coach), Dr. Harris Acero (Wellness & Nutrition VIP Coach), Alopecia Warrior Abby Asistio (Inspirational VIP Coach), Master Hans Cua (Feng Shui VIP Coach) and finally, the addition of Ms. Cory Quirino (Health, Beauty & Wellness VIP Coach).

Discover how to become an exclusive member and enjoy the monthly perks.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/2HFGNTM

Shopee announces Shopee Bayanihan: Pamaskong Pambata to create positive impact for underprivileged children

In line with 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, Shopee partners with brands and users to raise awareness and donations in support of the future generation 

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces Shopee Bayanihan: Pamaskong Pambata, a charity drive to raise awareness and donations for underprivileged children in the Philippines. Launched in conjunction with Shopee’s 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, it is part of 11.11 Big Charity, a regional charity drive to raise awareness and donations for underprivileged children. With this, Shopee envisions making e-commerce for everyone and ensuring that it also provides opportunities for the country’s future generation. All proceeds will go to chosen local beneficiaries.

5 Reasons Why Your Hair Might be Falling Out

Losing up to 100 strands of hair every day is normal. If your hair starts to shed more significant than usual, or if they do not grow back as they should, it can be a source of concern. Once the cause is detected, hair fall remedy or baldness cure for hair loss treatment can be easier. 

While genetic condition like male pattern baldness is the main culprit for hair loss in the Philippines, the causes widely vary: genetic or hereditary hair loss, alopecia areata, male pattern hair loss and reactive hair loss.

What are the possible reasons why your hair is excessively shedding? Find out the 5 reasons why your hair might be falling out. Read more: https://bit.ly/35xfuDA 

Grab spurs cashless payment adoption for public transportation through Cash-in With Driver Feature

Cash-in with Driver allows cash-paying commuters to enjoy safe and reliable GrabCar services by activating their GrabPay wallet during the ride, paying cash to their drivers at the end of the trip, and receive their change credited in their GrabPay wallets. Through the Cash-in with Driver feature, Grab is able to help ease and accelerate cashless payment adoption in the Philippines by having driver-partners guide cash-paying commuters on their GrabPay wallet activation.

As the country looks towards a safe and sustainable economic recovery, transportation remains a key factor for many Filipinos to perform their essential activities. With public transportation adopting cashless payments, many Filipinos require help to fully embrace this new way of paying cashless for their everyday commute – and Grab is introducing a solution to address just that.

Add To Cart SC Johnson Brands Now On Shopee

We actually learned to be domesticated during these times as we were introduced to many home products, and some who are already experts in home care have also discovered new brands that improved our indoor living lifestyle. And with products such as Baygon, Glade, FamilyGuard, Mr. Muscle, Pledge, OFF, Kiwi, and Ziploc are names under the SC Johnson brand which are well known here and internationally.

Many of these brands remain household names and trusted products by families for generations that is why even up to the latest generation, many can recall their names and functions for their homes. Generally they have become a staple for each home, which also a part of our budget for home use and maintenance.

Brazilian Pop Supertar Anita Invite Cardi B & Myke Towers To Join Her On Her New Single "Me Gusta"

Anitta drops “Me Gusta,” a star-studded anthem for the last days of summer featuring Cardi B and Myke Towers. The single builds on the warm, sultry sound that’s made Anitta one of Brazil’s biggest breakout pop superstars. Paired with a stunning video, it’s a taste of her forthcoming album, which is  executive produced by the award-winning Ryan Tedder. 

On September 23, Anitta, flanked by Cardi and Towers, will give “Me Gusta” its sure-to-be-sizzlin television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Brazilian phenomenon has also been confirmed to perform at iHeart Radio’s Fiesta Latina 2020.

On “Me Gusta” the trio spill simmering verses over a humid guitar riff, flipping effortlessly between English and Spanish. Anitta's gorgeous vocals float like a cloud, Cardi's bars are stinging and self-assured, and Towers' indelible tonality, flow and force prove to be the perfect counterpart for these two female powerhouses. It’s a song that begs for sweaty clubs and crowded beach parties — but for now, dancing in our bedrooms will do. 

Pinoy Rap Communities Join Forces with Safeguard to Deliver #SafeWash Hand Hygiene Awareness

After weeks of rebuttal against Fred D’ Germ, an online ‘influenzah’ and rapper spreading misinformation on the importance of proper handwashing, thousands of Filipinos have tuned in to show massive support for Safeguard at the #SafeWash Raprapan sa Global Handwashing Day that went live online last October 15, 2020. In the event, Fred D’ Germ bitterly accepted his defeat with the outpouring of comments from Safeguard fans.

The star-studded Raprapan sa Global Handwashing Day was headlined with big Filipino names in the rap community like Loonie, Shehyee, Ron Henley, recruited to represent team Safeguard. While Fred D’ Germ had Santi Dope on his team during the rap battle. Through the power of rap music, Safeguard hopes to reach more Filipinos to further strengthen the importance of proper handwashing.

World Vision ensures a bright future for the most vulnerable children thru Give Hope campaign

Months have passed since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and it is still a great risk to a lot of lives today. But even though children have not been significantly affected by the virus, they continue to be extremely vulnerable to the negative impacts.

Last May 2020, World Vision conducted a rapid assessment and the study revealed that 92% of the household respondents’ livelihoods were disrupted, with the daily or casual laborers as those severely affected. This resulted to 60%-68% of the households being unable to meet their family’s daily requirements to survive.

The assessment showed that food security has worsened during the pandemic as their average food spending was further reduced from Php 1,797.06 to Php 1,184.82. This shows the importance of immediate planning and implementation of projects/ activities that will cater to our kababayans in need.

FREE Extra NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo Exclusive at Watsons

Along with the ongoing threat of this pandemic health crisis comes, one has to adapt to the new normal that affects everything and everyone. Despite the urgency of reopening businesses for economic reasons, the majority of the Filipinos are still forced to stay at home with uncertainty. 

Apparently, these endless quarantines have taken emotional and mental tolls in the household affecting Filipino women, most of whom work from home and work at home. They have to take care of the entire family and household while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

For some women, such trying times are something to lose their hair over, literally. Not many know this, but stress can actually cause hair loss. Mental health issues like anxiety and depression can also contribute to hair loss. Discover some of the 5 reasons why your hair might be falling out. Read more: https://bit.ly/35xfuDA

Video content streaming experience is better using the Globe network

Globe is giving consumers something to be happy about as its network upgrades are showing positive changes especially when it comes to better viewing experience of videos on mobile.

Globe's array of content partners including premium online streaming platforms like Netflix, iflix, HBO GO; social media networks such as YouTube; online shopping sites; and mobile games usher in a whole new entertainment experience, made more relevant at this time when most Filipinos are staying at home.

How to be a responsible hoverboard owner?

"With great power comes with great responsibility." 

It is a very famous line which has a very simple meaning - if you have the ability to do something, do it for the good of others. Just as when you have the power to own something, you must also have the responsibility in it, to make sure nobody or nothing gets harmed while you’re using it.

The hoverboard is a very popular means of transport nowadays, even kids own it. While hoverboards are something that is useful and enjoyable to use, Let us remind ourselves especially the young ones on how to use it properly, responsibly. 

Teleperformance Opens Newest Site In Cavite Amidst The Pandemic

With all businesses facing a lot of challenges with the global pandemic, it is indeed good news that some companies continues to  grow. Teleperformance, one of the leading BPO companies in the country shows its resilience and has even expanded operations to their  first business site in Bacoor, Cavite. 

As Teleperformance celebrates 24 years in the Philippines, they continue to provide its clients business solutions as well as provide jobs to many Filipinos. The site is officially called Teleperformance Molino, located in Bacoor City. Its recruitment center in Vista Mall has already opened its doors to applicants while the operations site will open first week of November.

Start Your Streaming Career With Authentic Gaming Products Up To 54% Off

Get your game on with these fantastic deals on Shopee from October 26 to November 2

Ready to make your streaming debut? Shopee is having an awesome sale that pros and aspiring gamers alike will surely enjoy. From October 26 to November 2, you can look forward to up to 54% off on top gaming products and brands, plus other promotions. 

Here are ten gaming items you should check out on Shopee’s Weekly Tech Top 10: 

Little Mix reigns supreme with the release of “Sweet Melody”

Award-winning British pop group Little Mix made an impressive entrance on several music charts in the Philippines with the release of “Sweet Melody,” the new single off their upcoming album Confetti. 

The sassy banger emerged triumphant on its first day of release, as it trended at No. 1 on Twitter Philippines, and debuted on top of the iTunes Philippines’ Songs chart during the same timeframe. 

Co-written by Ariana collaborator Tayla Parx, and co-produced by No.1 hitmaker MNEK, 'Sweet Melody' is a pulsating and infectious pop song emblazoned with gigantic harmonies and a driving rhythm.

Bust out your moves and win P50,000 with the Solane Dance Challenge!

Get your bodies moving, bust out your winning dance moves and get a chance to win P50,000 by joining the Solane Dance Challenge social media contest!

Participants may check out the Solane Dance Challenge, set to the new brand jingle, which is already uploaded on leading LPG provider Solane’s official Facebook page (https://web.facebook.com/solane.ph).

Joining is easy! Participants who want to join the contest must form a dance crew and produce their own dance video following the exact choreography of the Solane Dance Challenge which was created by the dance crew Live, Love, Party. Each group must consist of 2-5 members only aged 12 years old and above and could be made up of friends, officemates or family members, making it the perfect opportunity for bonding moments amid the pandemic! 

The Midnight Greetings navigates ‘Gen Z’ emptiness on debut single “Youth”

The Midnight Greetings, the solo bedroom pop project of Kyle Maraton, paints a drowsy picture of emptiness on his debut single “Youth”—released today via indie record label, Lilystars Records.

The lo-fi tune makes good on the promise of Kyle’s shaggy charm and confessional songwriting, reflecting on his struggles of losing track of time and being an inconvenience to everyone.

“The song conveys the feeling of loneliness,” the Cebu-based young musician explains. He wrote “Youth” during a very productive period in his life last year, attending shows and performing live in music venues. But the bouts of depression just kept seeping in. His mind was occupied with the uncertainty of not knowing what the future holds; hence, the need to find an outlet to express his feelings. 

Singapore alt-pop newcomer Naomi G drops her debut single “Cage The Animal”

It’s official! Naomi G joins the growing roster of indie label, Umami Records.

The eclectic newcomer marks her official debut with the release of “Cage The Animal”—a gothic pop-R&B tune that chronicles the cycle of abusive and toxic relationships, and how to get away from it triumphantly in order to rebuild one’s dignity.

Merging the broody minimalism of Lorde and Banks with the chameleonic tendencies of artists like Halsey, Naomi G’s latest track begins rather unassumingly with nostalgic, flatlining keyboards and ethereal soundscapes, and evolves into a vindictive anthem that turns emotional scarring and pain into a source of strength. 

Given that she already seems to have her stylistic stamp on lock, Naomi G is destined to take the world by storm with her bold, assertive take on women empowerment, never treading lightly on important social issues that degrade, discriminate and disrespect people of her kind. It’s an accomplishment worth taking seriously, a statement of self-love and confidence from someone who initially seemed to have lost it all. 

Regional heritage meets global appeal: PhilPop 2020 charms with first batch of songs

PhilPop, the country’s premier songwriting competition, has officially released the songs from the finalists of the Mindanao cluster on Spotify and other digital platforms worldwide this October 23, Friday.

Distributed by Warner Music Philippines, the maiden batch reflects the diversity and appeal of the region’s music heritage, and champions authentic representation of the contemporary ‘Mindanaoan’ experience.

New Realme 7 series and Buds Q Now On Shopee!

Realme just launched their Realme 7 series which is another major move for the rising smartphone mobile brand in  the Philippines. They recently launched realme 7, realme 7 Pro, and recently the realme 7i. And with every brand launch, there is now the anticipation of features that captures a vast market of new customers, loyal fans, and also smartphones and devices enthusiasts who appreciates the features and its price range.

They also recently revealed a new brand ambassador, Donnalyn Bartolome who is known for her vlogs and tech lifestyle. Like many Filipinos, quality and price are the top considerations when choosing gadgets in which Realme provides with their models. Earlier this year, they also launched the Realme 6 series which was well received and sold out in many areas.

Build My Church On A Song Set Repeat Online Concert October 25 - November 8

By Special Request! Santuario de San Antonio Parish FRANCISFEST 2020 proudly presents the encore on-stage virtual concert BUILD MY CHURCH ON A SONG On Oct. 25, 8pm - Nov. 8, 11pm. 

Watch online via the Santuario de San Antonio Parish Youtube Channel and Facebook page.

 Enjoy an hour of listening pleasure from featured artists RACHELLE GERODIAS-PARK and BYEONG IN PARK.

For the benefit of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Malabon-Navotas and Santuario de San Antonio Parish’s Outreach Programs. 

For donations, you may deposit to SSAP Foundation Inc. 

BPI 0291-0395-96 

Paypal: http://tinyurl.com/paypalssap

For further details, send a message to ssap_info@yahoo.com.

Guy Sebastian Releases ninth studio album, T.R.U.T.H.

Australian pop sensation Guy Sebastian has finally released his highly anticipated ninth studio album, T.R.U.T.H. on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music. 

The hitmaker behind the chart-topper “Angels Brought Me Here,” which dominated the music charts in the Philippines and across the globe in the 2000s, is the first to admit that his latest album delivers a deeper, more profound take on personal and communal experiences and struggles in life, love and everything in between. 

The album has so far spawned multiple singles before it dropped officially last week, including “Before I Go,” which opened up several overseas market for the Aussie solo act and peaked at No. 1 on Netherlands iTunes charts, and “Choir,” which went on to become Sebastian’s biggest radio single in Australia to date. 

WWF Continues to Fight Against Plastic Pollution, Advocates for an Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme in the Philippines

Snapshot from a recycling facility in Quezon City,
taken during a field visit last February 2020
Photograph © Czarina Constantino / WWF-Philippines

Plastic pollution has reached gigantic dimensions worldwide and has caused serious consequences to marine life and the wellbeing of society. In a recent study, it has been estimated that about 11 million tonnes enter the ocean every year. If no action is made, this can triple by 2040 which is equivalent to 50 kg of plastics for every coastline meter worldwide. 


The Philippines, based on a 2015 modelling study, has been considered as one of the 10 top countries contributing to plastic pollution, has been continuously challenged with increasing waste generation and the lack of a sound waste management system. This calls for a comprehensive approach among policy makers, corporations, cities, and consumers to ensure that no plastics reaches nature. 

I Won 50K In A Special Game With Kris Aquino & Shopee!

screencap by Kate Adajar
Storytime! This just happened days ago and yet I can't over the unexpected surprise that just came this October. And yes, as the title states, I just won P50,000 in a game during the press launch of Shopee 11.11 and 12.12 Big Christmas Sale which features the revelation of their newest endorser Kris Aquino. Actually I was not expecting much, since there were a lot of people for the launch and I hoping to win something in the raffle.

Though they did announce to have a special game which Kris Aquino, we were still clueless on how it will be played. Then the event started and they finally have Kris Aquino revealed as the newest brand ambassador of Shopee which I can say is perfect choice as she is still the Queen of all Media. 

New HBO Drama Series Industry Debuts 10 November at 11AM

Pinoy viewers can now finally get a glimpse of what’s inside the global banking industry in the newest offering from HBO. From first-time creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay, HBO’s new eight-episode drama series Industry debuts same time as the U.S. on Tuesday, 10 November at 11am exclusively on HBO GO and HBO with a same day encore at 11pm on HBO. A new episode premieres at the same time weekly.  Industry follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited number of permanent positions at a leading international bank in London. 

Tradition Continues With Christelle Abello As Ginebra San Miguel 2021 Calendar Girl

It is always anticipated every year for the revelation of their calendar girl for Ginebra San Miguel, even  with ongoing pandemic the tradition continues as they reveal the calendar girl for 2021. For this edition they introduce a fresh face from the usual celebrities that grace the special calendar series, and she is Christelle Abelllo. Currently competing for the Miss Universe Philippines crown, she has a lot to show with the calendar variants in different themes.

The 26-year old model based in California, USA takes the reins from Kapuso actress Sanya Lopez (Calendar Girl 2020). The 2021 edition of the Ginebra San Miguel calendar is very timely as it captures today’s “new normal” at home in six (6) different layouts. With the theme “Ganado sa Bahay,” the calendars feature Christelle being “ganado,” motivated and productive even amid the COVID-19 pandemic – working from home, honing her creativity and discovering new skills, and taking care of her body and well-being.

Financial education, technology are crucial in the new normal—Home Credit and CIC

As a developing economy, it is no surprise that the Philippines still has a long way to go when it comes to financial literacy. Just before the government imposed the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) conducted its 2019 Financial Inclusion Survey (FIS), which revealed that Filipino adults could only answer 1 in 3 financial literacy questions correctly. Only a small number of respondents (8%) got all three questions correctly, while almost one-fourth (24%) obtained a zero score. 

LRMC boosts LRT-1 capacity, assures safety of passengers

Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), the private operator and maintenance provider of LRT-1, assures the safety of passengers as it increases capacity of trains in support of economic recovery.

Following the Department of Transportation (DOTr)’s directive to gradually increase the maximum passenger capacity of trains and adhere to OPLAN AIR (ADD PUVs, routes, trains, INCREASE speed, capacity, REDUCE travel time, headway), LRMC will adjust passenger loading capacity to 30% gradually up to 50% later on. Passenger control will be implemented using the PLPP (passenger limit per platform) strategy, wherein a defined number of passengers are allowed to board per station.

Let's VoLTE in for simultaneous browsing and voice calls. Is your device ready?

There’s another acronym inching its way into the consciousness of Filipino consumers.  After 3G, LTE, 4G, and 5G, comes VoLTE which is short for Voice over LTE, a technology designed to allow simultaneous mobile browsing and voice calls, as well as, provide higher quality mobile phone calls.

Prior to VoLTE technology, mobile phones connected to an LTE/4G or 5G signal needed to fall to a 3G or even 2G connection when receiving or making a phone call. This meant that browsing on your mobile would get interrupted as soon as you receive an incoming call and just resume browsing after the call has ended. 

Erik Matti’s “Food Lore: Island of Dreams” bags 2 awards at the 2020 National (Philippines) Awards by the Asian Academy Creative Awards

Erik Matti’s “Food Lore: Island of Dreams” and Angeli Bayani recently brought home the “Best Single Drama/Telemovie/Anthology Episode - Philippines” and “Best Actress in a Leading Role - Philippines” respectively during the announcement of the 2020 national winners by the Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA) in a livecast in Singapore yesterday. 

“Food Lore: Island of Dreams,” was the pilot episode of the said HBO Asia anthology.

The said episode explores the life of the Nieves (Angeli Bayani), an ambitious and hardworking woman, who left her husband and children to work as a domestic helper in Metro Manila to provide them with a better life. Returning home for their annual fiesta, Nieves realizes that she may have grown estranged to her family due to unexpected changes in her life. 

Digital piracy hurting Filipino industry and economy

 Content producers urged government to block illegal streaming websites to stop the damaging effects to legitimate local content producers and cybersecurity risks in downloading pirated videos.

In a virtual town hall discussion organized by Stratbase ADR Institute  (ADRi) on “Digital Risks in the New Normal”, ADRi president, Prof Dindo Manhit said, “Formerly face-to-face activities, have all undergone a rapid digitization and transitioned to online platforms. It comes as no surprise then that there are now more cases of phishing attacks, online scams, and other cyber-security threats since the onset of the pandemic.”

Asian Video Industry Association (AVIA) General Manager Neil Gane called for the blocking of websites that give access to pirated content. He cited how Indonesia has effectively curbed online piracy by 69% and increasing legal platforms by 30%.

Kris Aquino Joins The Shopee Family Just In Time for 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

The cat is out of the bag, Kris Aquino is revealed as the newest brand ambassador of the online shopping brand Shopee. She will have appearances on TV and Shopee Live, a special charity drive, and a brand-new TV commercial. 

Shopee introduces the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino, as its new brand ambassador for the Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. Together with Kris Aquino, Shopee celebrates the festive season with weeks full of exciting in-app games, a star-studded TV special, and tons of amazing deals and promos this Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. 

Improving the Way that Your Home's Exterior Looks and Functions

It is easy to believe that the inside of your home matters more when it comes to its appearance and overall function.  After all, you may spend way more time inside of the house than you do outside in the yard.

Still, the outside of the house also can be important in how it looks and also how functional it is to you as a homeowner as well as your guests.  You can learn how to hang new doors and windows, strengthen or rebuild a balcony, and how to build stairs for a deck when you visit the home improvement page online.

DIY and Contractor Projects

If you are like many homeowners, you may possess a certain level of know-how when it comes to keeping your home in good condition.  You may be able to landscape your lawn, paint or reside your house, clean out the gutters, and even hang new shutters outside of the windows.

All of these simpler tasks are important to adding value little by little to your home.  However, some jobs, such as building a set of steps from scratch, maybe well beyond your skill level.

NOVUHAIR Petite Conversations with Cory Quirino

Love yourself just a little bit better. Be more aware. Be more diligent in choosing products that you will embrace as part of your health and beauty care. That’s the first step. But how? 

NOVUHAIR®, nature’s answer to hair loss, partners with the country’s Health, Beauty & Wellness Icon Ms. Cory Quirino in spreading the brand’s advocacy campaign and reaching out to more Filipinos around the world in celebration of its 10th successful year in the market.

Look good, feel good! https://youtu.be/iZCOLcB9wBM

“With little acts of loving kindness towards the self, you can achieve the perfect 10,” she emphasizes. “In order to look good, you have to feel good. And in order to feel good, you’ve got to look good. Start with self-love. Begin with self-care. Start with your hair.”

Electro-pop band Dustybuns offers reassuring comfort on new single “Seasons”

Dustybuns, an electronic pop duo formed by Charles Baltazar and Jok Oloquina, has finally released their second single “Seasons”—out today on indie record label, Lilystars Records.

Expanding the eclectic pair’s sonic palette with delicate harmonies, bright keyboard tones, and subdued arrangements, “Seasons” delivers an effortless, almost slick sound pulled from vast music resources that range from indie pop to chillwave, electronic music to ‘80s pop.

Despite its incredible mélange of influences, the song remains confident in its delivery and intent. In fact, “Seasons” stands out as an anthem that offers reassuring comfort and warmth. It packs a punch, while also inspire listeners to stay strong even when the going gets rough. 

Globe removes consumer 3G SIMs across distribution chains

Globe announced the completion of the removal of consumer 3G SIMs across its retail and distribution chains. The move, which started early last year,  was in line with the company’s goal to shift its customers to 4GLTE/5G-ready SIMs for improved mobile internet experience.  

3G or short for third generation technology for mobile brought an important breakthrough in terms of basic mobile internet access two decades ago. However, new and better technologies like 4G LTE have been introduced since then, prompting many telecom companies across the world to stop offering 3G services while others are already in the process of doing the same.

Tips and reminders when buying a house during the pandemic

Security, control, belonging, identity, and privacy – these are only a few of the things that a home provides for you and for your family. It's a place that provides us with a centering—a place from which we leave when the sun goes up and to which we go back to rest and feel serenity when the sun goes down.

The home is also the most important place where the most important values in life are taught to every child. Knowing the values that a family cherishes helps increase harmony and peace among all family members. 

The Return Of Why Don't We

Autographed single CDs available for pre-order via shop.whydontwemusic.com

Multi-talented band Why Don’t We have officially returned, announcing their highly anticipated self-penned/produced new single “Fallin’” – arriving Tuesday, September 29th via Atlantic Records. Following a nine-month hiatus spent writing and producing their forthcoming second studio album, the group started a social media frenzy last week with a mysterious #WhereIsWDW campaign that amassed over 5.5 million impressions in under six days.

The Gentle Isolation pays homage to cult indie favorites on “Sound Wave”

Indie pop outfit Gentle Isolation revisits the eternal appeal of their music favorites on “Sound Wave,” their latest single under Lilystars Records.

Written in 2014, the effervescent twee pop anthem pays tribute to the obscure pop heroes that inspired the band to make music. “Our latest track is an ode to the music that we held dear like one of our close friends: they come and go because of the inevitable proliferation of trends, but they’ll remain special in our hearts,” guitarist and vocalist Monch Cristobal says.

Newest Star Pop Talent Kanishia Launches Debut Single “A Little Taste of Danger”

Star POP has introduced its latest artist, multi-hyphenate Kanishia, who is launching her debut single “A Little Taste of Danger” tomorrow (October 16). 
 
Although new to the recording industry, the 19-year-old promising talent has tons of experience in acting, singing, and dancing. She started performing onstage at a young age and has been involved in school theater productions for five years now. 
 
Coincidentally, Kanishia breaks into the mainstream with her frisky debut single “A Little Taste of Danger,” about wanting to go out of one’s comfort zone and exploring more of what life and the world have to offer. 

The spirited song was written and composed by singer-songwriter Marion Aunor, and produced by Jack Rufo and ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo.  
 
Kanishia is a welcome addition to the rich talents under Star POP—an ABS-CBN Music label for the younger audience headed by Rox Santos. 
 
Live a little and stream Kanishia’s “A Little Taste of Danger,” now available on various digital music streaming services. For more details, follow Star POP PH on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starpopph) and on Instagram (@starpopph).

Christi Fider Bubbly chanteuse charms with Teka, Teka, Teka

“To be a successful singer,” is a dream that not everyone gets to realize. Not with Christi Fider. At first glance, you may think she is just the average millennial whose main preoccupation is the latest fashion, trendy gadgets and having all her YOLO moments enumerated and shared via her vlog. There is more to the pretty young Ms. Fider that meets the proverbial eye.

The AB History graduate from University of Sto. Thomas was exposed to different sounds and music growing up in a family whose love for anything and everything that has to do with music is deeply rooted. The early musical exposure, thanks to all the tapes and vinyl records played at home, watching concerts and listening to the radio, made Christi realize that performing is what she loves and she thanks God for the gifted of a good singing voice. 

Fider shares: “When I take my shower, usually I sing pop songs. I also like Broadway tunes as well. It depends on my mood, really. Sometimes I have the mood to like indie musicians, the type that ordinary people would not care to listen too, or something they are not familiar with. My music range is very wide. For now, I have a bit of struggle on what genre to specialize since it is dependent on my mood. If the song resonates with me, or I like the artists singing it, I’d probably sing it too.” 

You can now add money to your PayMaya account for free at Ministop stores nationwide

Filipinos can now conveniently add money to their PayMaya accounts at the nearest Ministop store, making going cashless much easier in the New Normal. Through an expanded partnership between digital financial services leader PayMaya Philippines and the popular convenience store chain, customers can now avail of this Add Money service at more than half of Ministop stores and by end of the year, in all of its over 500 stores nationwide. Every Add Money transaction via Ministop will also be free of charge until December 2020. 

With this partnership, Ministop’s extensive list of branches nationwide will be added to PayMaya’s 57,000 Add Money touchpoints–the widest Add Money network in the Philippines. Now, it’s easier for users to ensure that they have enough funds to utilize safe and convenient contactless payment for their transactions, wherever they are in the country. 

It's time to upgrade to a Globe 4G LTE/5G-ready SIM for free

Are you still using an outdated 3G SIM that gives you slow internet? If yes, it's time to upgrade to a Globe 4G LTE/5G-ready SIM for free and start enjoying a better data experience.

Globe is continuously improving its network and upgrading to 4G LTE/5G for an improved data experience.  Since 3G is nearing its obsolescence, you don't have to be left behind.  Switch to a 4G LTE/5G-ready SIM and open exciting activities available on the internet such as getting entertained by your favorite movie or TV show on demand, shopping and paying bills online, learning new skills, and connecting with your loved ones anytime, anywhere in the world!

ICYMI: Netizens Join The #SafeWash Movement after Safeguard Beats Fred D’ Germ in A Rap Battle

Filipinos were united against a viral ‘influenzaaa’ for spreading misinformation on proper hand hygiene.

Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos tuned in to the most controversial online rap battle of the year — with an exchange of hand hygiene rhymes to the tune of sick beats, Safeguard and Fred D’ Germ took over the screens and Philippine social media feed last October 15, 2020 with the Raprapan sa Global Handwashing Day.

PINK SWEAT$ Presents The Prelude

Acclaimed R&B sensation Pink Sweat$ has unveiled part one to his eagerly awaited Atlantic Records debut. THE PRELUDE arrives today at all DSPs and streaming services, listen now HERE.

THE PRELUDE is heralded by today’s premiere of a vibrant, dance worthy companion video for “Icy,” streaming now at the official Pink Sweat$ YouTube channel HERE.

As its title suggests, THE PRELUDE precedes Pink Sweat$’s eagerly anticipated debut album, PINK PLANET. Released now to mark the world-changing events of recent months, THE PRELUDE showcases select tracks from the upcoming collection, including the powerful “Not Alright,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Released last month alongside a carefully crafted open letter from Pink Sweat$ posted on his popular Instagram, the track was met by critical praise from the likes of HYPEBEAST, which wrote, “The pop-friendly cut features darker lyricism from the singer-songwriter as he touches on life as a Black person in America. With a distressing chorus that sings, ‘I’m not alright/Fighting a war that I’m gon lose/I’m not alright/I can’t do what they say I’m supposed to/I’m not alright’ and a painful verse like ‘I ain’t got no home/I’ve been roaming on this earth forever/Please don’t beat my soul/Cuz that’s the only thing I treasure,’ he gracefully narrates the terrifying environment Black people are born into.”

Director Adolfo Alix Jr. Reveals a Powerhouse Supporting Cast for his New BL Series

Happenstance is the new series by acclaimed Pinoy director Adolfo Alix Jr. (Donsol, Adela, Manila, Death March) for the streaming platform GagaOOLala. Given the good reception of their previous collaboration, the anthological queer series Unlocked, which became the most watched series in the history of the platform and it is currently touring around international film festivals, the director and the Taiwanese streamer have partnered up once again and, this time, for a Boys’ Love series. The 9-episode series will be the first high concept Pinoy BL and will tell a love story taking place between two timelines: one in the present and one during 1970s.

GCash expects to surpass inclusive growth targets, offers full array of financial services

The Philippines’ leading mobile wallet GCash reported that it expects to exceed its inclusive growth targets on the full array of financial ...

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