"Peter Rabbit" Still a Master of Mischief in Sequel's New Trailer

This year, get ready for the ultimate family event! Watch the new trailer for Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway now and see Peter in Philippine cinemas soon.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/u_6epDAeAl0

About Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

In Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

Columbia Pictures presents in association with 2.0 Entertainment and MRC, an Animal Logic Entertainment / Olive Bridge Entertainment production, a Will Gluck film, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. Starring Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, with Margot Robbie and James Corden as Peter Rabbit. Directed by Will Gluck. Written by Will Gluck & Patrick Burleigh. Produced by Will Gluck, Zareh Nalbandian, Catherine Bishop, and Jodi Hildebrand. Executive producers are Doug Belgrad, Jonathan Hludzinski, Jason Lust, Emma Topping, and Thomas Merrington. Director of Photography is Peter Menzies, Jr. ACS. Production Designer is Roger Ford. Editor is Matt Villa ASE ACE. Costume Designer is Lizzy Gardiner. Music by Dominic Lewis. Music Supervision by Wende Crowley.

Globe, Aruba drive transformation with managed network solutions

Globe Telecom, through its enterprise arms Globe Business and Globe myBusiness, and its wholly owned information and technology solutions provider subsidiary Yondu, rolled out its new SD-WAN technology service in partnership with Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, to help clients gain competitive advantage with future-ready and streamlined networking functionalities as businesses rapidly move to cloud-first technology.

Supported by Aruba, Globe’s Managed WiFi and SD-WAN Connect+ are designed to help businesses deploy simplified and streamlined network infrastructure while reducing the burden of IT network management complexities and support costs. This is possible through proactive monitoring and remote diagnostics using a cloud-based management platform. Combined with Globe’s industry expertise, these solutions enable IT decision makers to focus their attention more on developing strategies that are aligned with their business priorities. 

Enjoy Exclusive Deals and Discounts from Well-Loved Brands at Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival

Shoppers can look forward to flash deals up to 50% off, free shipping with no minimum spend, and 50% cashback from leading brands, all happening daily

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, invites Filipinos to enjoy big deals and exclusive promotions from the country’s leading brands at its 5.5 Brands Festival. Shoppers can expect discounts up to 90% off, flash deals up to 50% off, free shipping with no minimum spend, and 50% cashback from crowd favorites such as OPPO, Vivo, Realme, Colgate, Abbott, L’Oreal Paris, Enfagrow, Procter & Gamble, Olay, Unilever, Nestle, Colourette Cosmetics, and Maybelline.

Mapúa University Manila Embarks on Digitalization with Globe

The prolonged closure of schools has widely impacted how students learn. With face-to-face limitations likely to continue for the majority of schools in the Philippines, collaboration tools have become the central medium for learning.

Understanding the need to adjust to new learning modalities as the world goes into the new normal, Mapúa University-Manila partnered with Globe Telecom to set up Zoom video conferencing and connectivity solutions for its students and faculty.

Iwi And Nicole Laurel Set To Launch Duet Of 80s Hit Song 'Special Memory' On May 9

As a special mother's day tribute,  noted mother-daughter artists iwi and Nicole laurel will launch their duet song 'special memory' on may 9 via Spotify. The music video will be launched  on may 14 via Facebook live. 

How can a 19 year old iwi laurel  juggle her love for theatre, multiple singing stints, a restaurant job  and a pre-law college course, unknowing that she would  encounter a simple melody that would change her life forever.

ViewSonic Sculpts the Future of Hybrid Teaching in Post-Pandemic Era

Introducing “Here’s to Learning” Video as a Tribute to All Educators

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, introduces “Here’s to Learning - A Thank You to Educators”, a campaign to celebrate educators for their devotion and hard work during the COVID-19 lockdown. Once the pandemic abates, the hybrid educational model will be the new normal in education. Standing by the educators, ViewSonic is committed to delivering more innovative education solutions and sculpting the future of education.  

Chen Pangan is poised for crossover breakthrough with the release of debut single ‘Sana’y Alam Mo’

LISTEN NOW: ChenPangan.lnk.to/SanayAlamMo

Filipina singer-songwriter Chen deserves to be someone to keep an eye on this year. As the lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of Unit 406, the rising pop sensation has enjoyed a bit of success with decent-sized hits such as 'Kahit Na Anong Sabihin Ng Iba' and 'Tanghaling Tapat,’ which eventually earned her band a nomination for Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artist at the 2018 Awit Awards.

This year, Chen is poised to take on a new role as a solo artist with the release of her debut single, ‘Sana’y Alam Mo’ under MCA Music Inc. 

Saan aabot ang 250 pesos mo? Here’s a list of Sulit GrabFood deals just for you!

Eat more and save more for only P250 or less! 

Working on a tight budget is an all too familiar experience for most, inspiring everyone to always be on the lookout for the most sulit food offerings to meet their everyday cravings. Here’s a list of the latest  GrabFood sulit deals and promos so that you can satisfy your cravings from a wide selection of restaurants without breaking the bank! 

No matter what you’re craving, you can find different daily promos and deals, enjoy extra savings from your favorite restaurants courtesy of GrabFood’s merchant-partners such as Koomi, Serenitea, Recovery Food, Popeyes, and more for as low as P250! Don’t believe us? Here are some sulit food finds you can order on GrabFood today! 

PayMaya opens gov’t payments, financial services for OFWs and Filipinos abroad

Honoring modern-day heroes in celebration of Labor Day 2021 

Digital financial services leader PayMaya is making it even easier for overseas Filipinos to pay for government fees and for their family's utility bills through the PayMaya e-wallet app. 

In time for Labor Day on May 1, PayMaya opened this service for Filipinos overseas so they can now use their Philippine mobile SIM on roaming to register for a PayMaya account, allowing them to perform transactions such as paying government dues or utility bills, as well as sending money to other PayMaya users, even while abroad. 

“Our vision of Digital Finance for All Filipinos includes our hardworking countrymen abroad, our modern-day heroes,” said Orlando Vea, Founder and CEO of PayMaya. “Having a PayMaya account wherever you are in the world can empower Filipinos overseas and help them stay connected with their loved ones in the Philippines.” 

According to 2020 data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority, there are an estimated 2.2 million Filipinos who are currently working abroad, with millions more who have already migrated and can still benefit from a strong fintech platform that can help them and their families who are still in the Philippines. 

Expanding financial inclusion for Filipinos worldwide 

Paying for government fees such as taxes and social insurance contributions while abroad is among the top concerns of Filipinos overseas. For example, those who are currently abroad can easily use their PayMaya accounts to conveniently pay their individual Social Security System (SSS) contributions using the SSS mobile app, as well as nominate their PayMaya accounts to receive loan proceeds and other disbursements from the agency. 

“Since 2019, this partnership between the Social Security System (SSS) and PayMaya has opened doors for many overseas-based Filipinos to easily and speedily remit contributions and receive disbursements to the pension fund--made all the more crucial during these trying times when mobility is limited to help curb the spread of  COVID-19. This new offering from PayMaya will allow even more Filipinos to derive benefits and take advantage of the services offered by SSS, from practically anywhere in the world,” said Aurora C. Ignacio, SSS President and CEO.

Aside from the SSS, PayMaya users abroad can also transact with other government agencies such as the PAG-IBIG Fund, Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and over 60 other agencies and local government units that accept PayMaya as a payment option. 

PayMaya recently piloted the service in Singapore with positive feedback from Filipinos in the city-state, especially since many lack credit cards and other financial instruments that allow them to easily conduct financial transaction back home. 

On top of government payments, overseas Filipinos can also pay their or their families’ bills through the more than 500 active billers available in the PayMaya app. On top of this, they can also send money to other PayMaya users in the Philippines or to any of the more than 37,000 Smart Padala centers nationwide once they have added money to their accounts. 

To start using PayMaya abroad, all they have to do is download the PayMaya app on their phones (https://official.paymaya.com/CAK1/425eb133) and register using their Philippine mobile SIM with international roaming activated, their address in the Philippines, as well as a valid Philippine ID such as Passport, Driver’s License, UMID, SSS ID with Digitized photo, PRC License and Postal ID. Once done, they can Add Money to their account through VISA, Mastercard, or JCB debit or credit cards, or through PayMaya’s international remittance partners such as Western Union and Moneygram.  

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, communities, and government. Through its enterprise business, it is the largest digital payments processor for key industries in the country including "everyday" merchants such as the largest retail, food, gas, and eCommerce merchants as well as government agencies and units.   

Through its app and wallet, PayMaya provides over 28 million Filipinos with access to financial services. Customers can conveniently pay, add money, cash out or remit through its over 200,000 digital touchpoints nationwide.  

Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 37,000 partner agent touchpoints nationwide serves as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved with access to digital services. To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit www.PayMaya.com or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The Mi Fan Festival Gift Guide: Which Xiaomi Phone is right for you?

Treat yourself or your loved ones to a Xiaomi smartphone with great deals at the Mi Fan Festival

Looking to treat yourself or your loved one to a brand-new smartphone? Fantastic deals and discounts await you at this year’s Mi Fan Festival for participating Xiaomi smartphones which also comes with tickets to the exclusive Melody with Mi special online concert featuring OPM rock icon Bamboo. 

The shopping extravaganza is happening now until May 9 with special offers on Mi Stores and authorized channels. Here’s a handy guide to help you pick the right Xiaomi phone for you or your loved one, just in time to catch the great deals at the Mi Fan Festival:

Top Choice for a Starter Phone: Redmi 9A and 9C

For someone on a budget, you can’t go wrong with a phone that has great specs for under PHP 5,000! The Redmi 9A is a fantastic choice for an entry-level phone – first, it has a massive 6.53” Dot Drop display screen so presentations and videos are crystal clear, plus its certified for low blue light by Germany’s TÜV Rheinland so that it’s easy on the eyes. It also comes with a 5000mAh high-capacity battery with longer lifespan to provide for years of reliable use and a MediaTek Helio G25 processor to make sure the phone runs smoothly. 

NutriAsia and Del Monte team up to donate upcycled school chairs under Share-A-Chair initiative

Keeping with its advocacies of helping Filipino communities in need and minimizing the impact of plastic waste, NutriAsia, Inc. and Del Monte Philippines, Inc. partnered together to donate upcycled plastic school chairs to several public elementary schools.

This was done through the Share-a-Chair initiative, a program started by NutriAsia and Del Monte in which the companies collect single-use plastic waste from its different offices and plant sites to turn them into school chairs and other needed furniture for underprivileged public schools and communities. It is the culmination of the two companies’ partnership forged to help the Department of Education address the perennial shortage of school chairs.

Get a chance to win awesome giveaways and vouchers on April 30!

Join Team Galaxy ambassadors Sanya Lopez, Hannah Pangilinan, and Erika Rabara in Samsung’s #AwesomeLive shopping event

Samsung is making this coming payday Friday even more fun with Check Out Awesome Live, a digital shopping event with Team Galaxy ambassadors. Actress Sanya Lopez and influencers Hannah Pangilinan and Erika Rabara will share how they create awesome content with the Galaxy A-Series smartphones. The live event will be held on Samsung Philippines’ Facebook page on April 30 at 8PM.

Airasia Shop expands online channels, now available at PayMaya mall

Airasia has partnered with PayMaya, the pioneer in mobile money and payments in the Philippines, to provide customers with more convenient ways to shop for their favorite brands and essentials. 

Beginning today, airasia Shop will be available at the PayMaya Mall offering an accessible, authentic, and affordable travel retail shopping experience for PayMaya users. 

PayMaya users can choose from a wide selection of airasia Shop products under categories such as Beauty, Fashion, Electronics & Gadgets, Health & Wellness, Kids products, and exclusive airasia merchandise. 

Users simply have to open their PayMaya app and visit the Maya Mall on the main page where the airasia shop can be found. Upon clicking the airasia shop, users may select their desired items and check-out conveniently using their PayMaya account or mobile number. 

#TruthInAction: Globe holds forum to help students fight fake news

Globe encourages the Filipino youth to be more discerning and more responsible in using technology and the Internet as it joins the PANAF Youth Creativity Festival (YCF) on April 29-30.

As a staunch advocate of the fight against fake news, Globe brings together esteemed journalists from the country’s top print and online media to talk about the importance of being responsible digital citizens especially for young communicators amid the alarming proliferation of fake news.  

What it means to be a survivor advocate

Once an aspiring architect, Louie Teng recalled the biggest turning point in herlife back in 2007 when she discovered she had extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) called Tuberculosis Meningitis (MTB). Regarded as a rare form of TB, Meningeal Tuberculosis affected her brain causing her to lose her eyesight in the process of treatment. For Louie, battling TB was one of the most difficult stages in her life, and losing her vision made it even worse. This led her to experiencestages of depression, anxiety, and fear of discrimination from something that she considered to be an “old disease” which eventually progressed into a disability, resulting in double discrimination.

Flash News: Huawei Band 6 Hot Sales Announcement!

Just a few days after its official local launch, Huawei Band 6 is now sold out for pre-order in Huawei Online Store - proving that Huawei Band 6 is a crowd favorite not just for fitness enthusiasts but to everyone!

This new product from Huawei was officially launched on April 19 and it boasts powerful features such as 2-week long battery life, automatic SPO2 monitoring, 96 workout modes, FullView display, and so much more! If you missed out on buying Band 6 during its pre-order phase, no need to worry! Huawei Band 6 will be available nationwide in the Philippines starting April 30. Stay tuned for more updates!

Globe launches mobile number portability for Globe and TM customers to further ease customer experience

In line with Globe’s mission to improve overall customer experience, the company is officially launching its internal mobile number portability (MNP) capability on April 21. This covers all Postpaid to Prepaid, Prepaid to Postpaid, and Prepaid to Prepaid customer movements within Globe and TM brands

The MNP capability allows the customer to retain their existing mobile number when changing their subscription type. For example, those who have been wishing to move from Prepaid to Postpaid (and vice versa) will finally be able to do so, while keeping their original mobile number.

Catriona Gray, Noel Cabangon, Juris, Keiko Necesario and more artists join forces in the star-studded “Bagani” music video

Several Filipino artists from all over the country have banded together to record “Bagani,” the official theme song to celebrate the 500th year anniversary of Victory of Mactan and the Philippines’ role in the first circumnavigation of the world. 

The music video, which is officially out today, Friday at 8:00 PM, features an all-star performance from an ensemble put together by PhilPop and The National Quincentennial Committee, with the help of Jude Gitamondoc of Kadasig and Jeremy Sarmiento of MinPop.

Comfortable and High Quality UNIQLO Clothing Essential for Everyday Wear

As more Filipinos embrace a stay-at-home lifestyle, where they work, relax, and achieve their fitness goals indoors, there is a greater need for clothing that is comfortable, lightweight, and functional.

UNIQLO’s LifeWear clothing embodies the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity. It is ever-evolving to meet the changing needs of consumers. Crafted with the best fit, fabrics, and innovations, they can complement everyone’s home, wellness, neighborhood, and new work life.

Beat the init with these top tips for buying an AC

“Ang iniiiiit!”

You may have uttered (or screamed at the top of your lungs) this phrase a few times by now as these summer months get even hotter. With many of us staying safely at home to live, work and play, one thing is very clear: we need an air-con in our room, and fast!

For those buying an air-conditioner for the first time (or looking for an additional unit for your other spaces), the decision to buy an AC may have come easy. But the decision on which one to get isn’t as simple, because there are so many options to choose from—window type vs. split type, inverter vs. non-inverter, smart features vs. basic features, not to mention the various sizes and horsepowers available. 

If all these considerations are getting you flustered more than the weather does, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top things to keep in mind when buying an AC:

AirAsia expresses solidarity in the “Bayanihan Spirit” of community pantries

Underscoring the concept of helping and sharing in these challenging times, AirAsia joined hundreds of thousands of Filipinos in sustaining community pantries.

Community pantries offer a day’s relief to those whose livelihoods were severely impacted by the ongoing economic crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, AirAsia handed #AlwaysREDy care kits which contain hand sanitizers, face masks and sanitary wipes along with canned goods, bottled water, and biscuits to select community pantries in Pasay and Paranaque City.

TBA Studios' EAT'S GOOD! Returns With Fresh Episodes

Learn easy-to-follow recipes from directors Antoinette Jadaone and JP Habac, and actors Victor Anastacio and Roxanne Barcelo this May 

TBA Studios’ home cooking web series “Eat’s Good” returns with new episodes starting May 2. 

Watch stand-up comic Victor Anastacio of “Dito At Doon” fame whip up a flavorful Homemade Ham & Cheese Burger that he learned to make while living alone in his apartment.  On May 9, JP Habac brings his experimental directing to the kitchen with his Chicken Bicol Express, a healthier alternative to this classic Pinoy favorite.  The following Sunday, singer-actress Roxanne Barcelo recreates the Millionaire Bacon Fried Rice that brings her back to her memorable stay in San Francisco.  For the season finale, award-winning director Antoinette Jadaone shows us how to make the popular lockdown dish, Sushi Bake, without breaking the bank. 

AirAsia all set to take part in the massive efforts of transporting COVID-19 vaccines

AirAsia recently secured a regulatory approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines packed in dry ice, allowing the airline to participate in the largest humanitarian effort of bringing hope to various destinations in the Philippines.

The authorization from CAAP came just in time for the expected arrival of the bulk of vaccines from Sinovac BioTech, Gamaleya Institute and Pfizer-BioNTech in the coming weeks and months.

Global Superstar STEVE AOKI teams up with leading Latin Urban artist FARRUKO to release latest Latin summer anthem "AIRE"

Two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist, DJ, producer and entrepreneur, Steve Aoki, teams up with one of the Latin genre’s biggest and most versatile artists, Farruko, to release their latest track “Aire”. The song is available to stream on all digital platforms today.

With “Aire,” Aoki once again demonstrates his innate ability to merge his musical influences and produce music that has led him to become known as a highly lauded and recognized DJ and artist across the globe. True to his maverick boundary-pushing style, he layers several different styles of music to create a song that flawlessly captures the essence of what a true summer anthem should sound like. For this new single he recruited Puerto Rican global superstar Farruko who with his unique flow and cadence impeccably ensnares the tonality Aoki was looking to bring to the song. “Aire” is a song that depicts the perfect night out with the person of your dreams and alludes to what possibilities lay ahead.

Globe encourages Pinoys to access its lifelines: HOPELINE, HEALTHNOW, BANTAY BATA #163

To ensure that Filipinos are able to cope with mental and physical health concerns brought about by the pandemic, Globe encourages the public to access its “lifelines” such as Hopeline to receive FREE 24/7 mental health support, HealthNow to access health services, and Bantay Bata #163 to report domestic and child abuse.

Hopeline is a round-the-clock suicide prevention and crisis support desk of Natasha Goulbourn Foundation (NGF) created in 2012 with Globe providing the necessary technology for its operations. Since then, the hotline has received over 43,000 calls mostly related to depression, suicidal thoughts, and relationship problems in the last 2 years.

Those who are in emotional crisis and in need of immediate assistance, may contact the hotline through 2919 (toll-free for all Globe and TM subscribers), (02) 804-HOPE (4673) or 0917 558 HOPE (4673).

PascualLab and World Vision join hands to help underprivileged children in Malabon

Amidst this looming pandemic, Pascual Laboratories, Inc. (PascualLab) and international child-focused organization World Vision Development Foundation, Inc. (World Vision) join hands to bring hope to children in need through the child sponsorship initiative, CHOSEN.  

Through CHOSEN, children are given the chance and opportunity to pick their sponsors.  In most sponsorship programs, children sometimes wait for a long time before they get selected. Through this charity program, they are given the chance to take hold of their future by doing the choosing.

To empower these underprivileged children in World Vision-assisted communities and to share them financial assistance and essentials through CHOSEN, the organization’s Philippine branch reached out to PascualLab, one of the most trusted pharmaceutical companies in the Philippines¹ and over 140 employees heeded the call.   

Zack Tabudlo scores No.1 hit on Spotify Philippines and YouTube Trending charts with “Binibini”

The Andrea Brillantes and Seth Fedelin-starred music video racks up more than 5 million views to date.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter/producer Zack Tabudlo has all the reason to celebrate as ‘Binibini’ takes the No. 1 spot on Spotify and YouTube Trending charts.

The Dan Villegas-helmed video, which stars Andrea Brillantes and Seth Fedelin, has amassed over 5 million views on YouTube, making it one of the most viewed Filipino music videos this year. 

AirAsia secures COVID-19 vaccines for Filipino Allstars; encourages everyone to take the shot

Ready for a strong return of demand in air travel, and true to its core value of putting people first, AirAsia is set to inoculate 1,500+ Filipino Allstars against COVID-19 starting next month.

AirAsia has identified its priority list which includes  frontliner Allstars, such as ground staff, pilots, cabin crew and others who have direct engagements with its guests.

This initiative comes as a step towards rebuilding confidence among passengers highlighting the highest standards on safety and customer service.

AirAsia partnered with government agencies and private entities to secure the initial doses for those included in the priority lists. 

In an internal survey conducted by its People and Culture Department, a vast majority, or 92 percent of the respondents, have expressed their willingness to be vaccinated.

Bill Murray Reacts to the Mini-Pufts of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife"

Marshmallows, look out!  Bill Murray, who starred in the original 1984 Ghostbusters, and producer Ivan Reitman, react to the Mini-Pufts in the video that’s just been released by Columbia Pictures for its upcoming adventure comedy Ghostbusters: Afterlife.  

Check out the reaction video below and watch Ghostbusters: Afterlife in Philippine cinemas soon.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/LscMqIB5gWk

About Ghostbusters: Afterlife

From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes Columbia Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe.

In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan. Based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters, an Ivan Reitman film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

Zack Tabudlo dominates global and local charts in 6 countries with “Binibini” and “Nangangamba”

Acclaimed singer-songwriter/producer Zack Tabudlo continues to make a remarkable impact on local and international charts with the release of his blockbuster new single “Binibini” and the renewed success of “Nangangamba.”

Released under Island Records Philippines and MCA Music Inc., both songs have charted on Spotify Top 50 and Viral charts encompassing six countries, including the Philippines, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Charli Adams says goodbye to her Alabama upbringing on new single ‘CheerCaptain’

Announces debut LP ‘Bullseye’, out July 16th via ColorStudy

Indie sensation Charli Adams shares retrospective new cut ‘Cheer Captain’ and announces the arrival of debut LP ‘Bullseye’, set for release July 16th via Color Study (Haux, Lav, Rosie Carney).

Marking the latest instalment from the musician’s growing collection of relatable and heartfelt pop anthems, ‘Cheer Captain’ sees Adams wave goodbye to a youth spent in a deeply conservative, Christian environment in Alabama where she put cheerleading, worship leading, her family and often toxic relationships with men (and God) above all.

“‘Cheer Captain’ is a resentful and regretful song about struggling with a saviour complex as a serial people pleaser”, explains the rising songwriter. “I desperately wanted to be everything for everyone so I became a customizable human being that often went against everything I actually am. It’s always felt like the thesis of this project as I touch on my relationship with religion, my parents, and men.

Puregold Offers Users a Safer Shopping experience with ShopeePay

Until May 18, shoppers can get 20% cashback when they pay for their groceries using ShopeePay

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, partners with Puregold to offer its customers a safer payment method via ShopeePay, its integrated mobile wallet. Starting today, customers can pay for their groceries using ShopeePay in over 406 Puregold branches nationwide and can enjoy up to 20% cashback starting today until December 31, 2021.

Shopee Brings Back Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to Further Its Support for All Frontliners

From April 26 to 30, frontliners can receive an exclusive digital package that includes Shopee vouchers, brand vouchers, and mobile vouchers

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches its second series of the Frontliners Package under Shopee Bayanihan. From April 26 to 30, frontliners can sign-up through the Shopee app to receive an exclusive digital package which includes Shopee discount vouchers, mobile vouchers from Globe and limited brand discount vouchers from brands like Johnson & Johnson, Argentina in the Century Pacific Shop, Hygienix, S Sentials (Neurogen E) and Globe at Home Official Store.  

Acclaimed producer Regard teams up with global pop stars Troye Sivan and Tate McRae on club thumper ‘You’

Following the announcement of his 2021 BRIT Award nomination for Best British Single on the Raye-featured track called “SECRET,” Kosovan DJ and producer Regard has shared his brand new single ‘You’ with Troye Sivan and Tate McRae via Ministry of Sound. 

Sophisticated, euphoric and effortlessly sultry, the ‘80s-inspired anthem flirts between Troye and Tate’s ethereal and confessional lyricism, singing, “When I talk to my friends, I talk about you. When the Hennessy’s strong, all I see is you.”

Speaking on the new track, Regard shares enthusiasm that ‘You’ is finally being released. “The entire song gives me wavy emotions with the angelic vocals from Tate and Troye.” 

‘RAK OF AEGIS’ Goes Online

A treat for theater fans and OPM lovers! Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) together with Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang–Aawit (OPM) and The Philpop Musicfest Foundation (Philpop) are proudly presenting the pay-per-view streaming of the jukebox musical Rak of Aegis on 31 July, August 1, 7, 8, 2021 via www.ticket2me.net.

Rak of Aegis Online is the banner project of PETA’s fundraising campaign dubbed as #TakePETAbeyondCOVID, and a part of the Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino (LMP) 2021 celebration. 

Featuring songs from the popular 90’s band Aegis, the jukebox musical tells the story of impoverished community Barangay Venezia, which has been submerged in floodwater for two months.  

Since 2014, Rak of Aegis has captured the hearts of audiences with its humor, music, message of resiliency, family, and community. Now, finally, Villa Venezia and its well-loved residents will grace the screens, with a newfound relevance to the show’s message.

Grab introduces PayLater, a new feature that lets you shop, dine, ride and pay later in one monthly bill

New Grab feature allows users to pay at a later date at zero interest

Ever have those days when you just need food delivered to you while working from home, but your cash is low? Or perhaps you need to stock up on groceries but you don’t have enough cash on hand? We can all relate to this. Grab, the leading superapp in Southeast Asia, is rolling out its new feature that allows users to consolidate their transactions and have more flexibility with their spending. With PayLater, consumers can now use GrabCar, GrabFood, GrabMart and GrabExpress at any time, and pay for these services a whole month later, all in one monthly bill.

“This new feature allows our users to enjoy Grab’s suite of services such as delivery of food or other essential items and pay for them a whole month later. It allows them to better plan their finances and manage their cash flow, as they can review all their transactions in one monthly bill with zero interest. One of the best things about this service is that consumers will also earn points for every transaction which they can collect and exchange for great rewards. It’s been a challenging year for many Filipinos, and we hope that this new Grab service brings more convenience to many people,” said Erwin Yamsuan, Head of Grab Financial Services in the Philippines. 

Benny Benassi Partners With Bloom Twins For 'Daydream' Out 26th March

Following on from his release Sugar alongside Domino last month, Benny Benassi returns with yet another stellar collab on DayDream, with London-based dark-pop duo, Bloom Twins - out on Ultra Records March 26.

With what’s already been a huge year for Grammy Award winning Benny Benassi in terms of releases, Benny’s career appears to see no sign of slowing down since his explosion onto the scene with his #1 hit, Satisfaction over sixteen years ago. In the last three months alone Benny has achieved a #1 spot in the US Dance Radio Top 10 and 10m streams for his track alongside Jeremih for LOVELIFE, a huge remix from Galantis 10 years after the original release of Cinema, and a collaboration with Domino, which once again reminded fans of his impeccable ability to lend a hand to a multitude of genres.

Meanwhile, the Bloom Twins, who have been making waves in both the fashion and music scenes, are yet another welcome addition to Benny’s catalogue of collaborations. Having initially found success on MTV and the BBC, the Bloom Twins quickly became ones-to-watch in the dark pop world, with their infectious melodies, unique (but identical) looks, and their ability as classically trained multi-instrumentalists.  

Globe, DITO now interconnected on mobile calls, SMS

Globe customers can now make domestic mobile calls and send SMS to DITO Telecommunity subscribers and vice versa following the successful interconnection of services of the two telcos.

“This effort is a reflection of Globe’s commitment to fair and healthy competition in the telco industry, as well as its adherence to the rules and regulations prevailing in competition and telecom laws,” said Atty. Froilan Castelo, Globe General Counsel.

Globe is also working to finalize the interconnection of fixed landline service with DITO.

Def Jam Philippines Brings Together Al James, Legit Misfitz, K24/7, and Calvin De Leon under Rekognize for ‘Atin Ang Gabi’

Listen now: DefJamPH.lnk.to/AtinAngGabi

Def Jam Philippines continues to push Filipino hip-hop with its flagship project Rekognize. Centered on collaborations, Rekognize brings together artists from different corners of the current music landscape to create something bigger than the sum of its parts. Rekognize is now poised to continue its longterm project with another heavy roster of artists for Atin Ang Gabi.

Rekognize does a good job of finding a common wavelength between artists of different styles and backgrounds, and Atin Ang Gabi is testament to that. The track is a posse cut that plays to the strengths of each artists featured: new wave prince Al James, fresh up-and-comer Calvin De Leon, as well as veteran hip-hop outfits Legit Misfitz and revived R&B gem K24/7, honing in on a steamy and exciting vibe.

LRMC cancels LRT-1 service suspension on April 24-25

Private operator of LRT-1 Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) announces that LRT-1 operations will no longer be suspended on 24 – 25 April 2021 as majority of the planned maintenance works have already been completed ahead of schedule.

LRMC previously announced that two weekends in April will be needed to complete the remaining maintenance of trains, stations, and various systems including overhead catenary system started during the Holy Week. Major rehabilitation works were performed to continuously ensure the safety and reliability of the LRT-1 system.

LRMC Chief Operating Officer Enrico Benipayo said, "We recognize the role of public transport in ensuring the mobility of essential services and understand the needs of our commuters this pandemic. Our Engineering team did their best to accelerate and compress activities through improved planning and coordination. LRT-1 will no longer need another 1-weekend shutdown and will be back to serve our passengers this coming weekend."

Watch the First Trailer of "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It"

The horror returns as Warner Bros. Pictures reveals the official trailer of “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It,” based on the shocking true story of demonic possession, from the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren.  

Check it out below and watch “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” in Philippine cinemas soon.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/txMqXMGLwZY

Facebook: https://fb.watch/51bwaiepsn/

About “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”

“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.  One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return to star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, under the direction of Michael Chaves (“The Curse of La Llorona”).  The film also stars Ruairi O’Connor (Starz’ “The Spanish Princess”), Sarah Catherine Hook (Hulu’s “Monsterland”) and Julian Hilliard (the series “Penny Dreadful: City of Angels” and “The Haunting of Hill House”).  

Taiwan Releases Asia’s First Series about Gay Parenting, Papa & Daddy

Papa & Daddy, Asia’s very first gay parenting series, will be made available worldwide on GagaOOLala beginning April 23rd, 2021. The six-episode gay family comedy, supported by Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture, is written and directed by Nancy Chen and stars Malaysian Chinese actor and singer Melvin Sia (謝佳見) and Taiwanese actor Mike Lin (林輝瑝).

The series follows Damian (Melvin Sia), a 38-year-old overseas Taiwanese and recent divorcé, who returns to Taipei to open his dream restaurant, Verso. While at Verso, Damian meets and falls for Jerry (Mike Lin), a 28-year-old YouTube vlogger. As their relationship progresses, Damian wishes to start a family with Jerry but Jerry is reluctant to take on parental duties at such an early age. However, four years later and through surrogacy, Damian and Jerry officially become gay parents to their four-year-old son, Kai Kai (Kai Lin). Amidst all these developments, Jerry is still yet to come out to his parents, who live in rural Hualien and finds himself increasingly pressured by them to get married to a woman.

Ookla®: Globe network consistency score up; maintains winning gaming standards in latency

Globe’s mobile services continue to improve as the company sustains its aggressive roll out and network modernization to 4G LTE and 5G in more areas across the country.

According to Ookla®’s Q1 2021 data, the telco’s nationwide consistency score is now more than 70 percent.  Metro Manila registered Globe’s best score with more than 76 percent while impressive percentages were also noted in Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, Cebu City and Davao City.

Consistency Score is the percent of tests taken that is above a certain speed.  The global benchmark for consistency score is 80 percent.

Globe customers raise P3.4M donations via Rewards points for 1Q21

Globe continues to engage its customers to support organizations and advocacies of their choice through Globe Rewards as the pandemic drags on. In the first quarter of 2021 alone, customers have donated P3.4 million worth of Rewards points to help those in need. 

The donations will help extend medical support to 55 indigent cancer patients and to provide meals, accommodations, and personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontliners at the Philippine General Hospital.  It will also support elderly priests and brothers, help facilitate the training of mental health frontline responders, aid in the purchase of polio vaccines for children under the care of Rotary Foundation, and support the child welfare and disaster response programs of ABS-CBN Bantay Bata.

Part of the funds raised will also provide 462 public school teachers with connectivity under the Brigada ng Ayala program, and 51 marine conservation kits and learning materials to youth leaders.

Challenge Your Boundaries with the new Redmi Note 10 Pro

The astounding yet accessible Redmi Note 10 Pro goes on sale in the Philippines on April 24, price starts PHP 12,590

Calling all Mi Fans! Xiaomi is launching the Redmi Note 10 Pro in the Philippines.

Redmi Note 10 Pro is now available for pre-order until April 23 at participating Mi authorized stores and resellers with the open sale starting on April 24. 

Empowered by #Salontastic Hair to Break Free from Stereotypes

In a world where ideas of being a woman are often defined by stereotypes and media messages, it’s quite common to be subjected to gender stereotypes that have little to do with your abilities or appearance. While these harmful preconceptions have been ingrained in society, social media has connected millions of women who continuously inspire each other to defy gender stereotypes. 

Personal testaments from stories of how women choose to live their lives regardless of stereotypes, serve as daily inspiration for the young generation and for women that have yet to realize who they want to be. Filipinas are no exception to the powerful transformations that empowerment and confidence can give.

Here are four empowering stories from Filipinas who have not let gender labels limit them. Discover how they built up their confidence through a common denominator.

Small Steps You Can Take to Help Save Mother Earth

This Earth Day, learn to protect our planet and live more sustainably by purchasing products from Shopee's Shop Green sale 

While not a major contributor to the global climate crisis, the Philippines is still part of the top 25% of low and middle income countries that produce significant greenhouse gas emissions. With Earth Day right around the corner—and carbon dioxide levels hitting an all-time high—it’s time to make a change. 

Though there are larger entities that create a wider-scale impact, that doesn’t mean you can’t do your part to help curb the damage! The planet still needs a global solution in order to significantly reduce carbon emissions, but there are things that you can do on your own to lessen your ecological footprint.

TECH: New app PasaJob redefines job hunting through referrals in the PH

In the Philippines where communities are tightly knit, it’s no surprise that when it comes to job search, referrals from family or friends is the most favored method of most Filipinos. 

In the July 2020 Labor Force Survey conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority, 464 or more than a third of the surveyed 1,238 job seekers said that they approach their relatives or friends when looking for employment and other earning opportunities. 

Premium Sound All Day: The Huawei FreeBuds 4i Delivers Cutting-Edge Active Noise Cancellation for Less than PHP 3,599

Tired of untangling the mess known as wired earphones but not willing to shell out for pricey Bluetooth headphones? What if there was a premium-looking and premium-sounding wireless in-ear audio device that also won’t break the bank?

Behold the Huawei FreeBuds 4i -- a pair of True Wireless Stereo (TWS) earbuds that’s carefully engineered inside and out to provide a top-notch listening experience, all without crossing the Php 4,000 threshold. 

World Vision and CWC ink agreement for child labor initiative Project ACE

International child-focused organization World Vision and the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) recently signed, in a virtual ceremony, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to closely work together for the Project Against Child Exploitation (Project ACE), funded by the United States Department of Labor (US-DOL). 

World Vision and Council for the Welfare of Children shows the signed MOA for Project ACE (from left: CWC Executive Director Ms. Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy and World Vision National Director Mr. Rommel Fuerte) 

Gordon Cormier and Dallas Liu Make Landmark Arrival In Manila For The Epic 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Event

The lead stars join regional press, content creators, and Filipino fans for the premiere of Netflix’s latest live-action series Gordon Cormi...