C-Lium Fibre and Solenn Heusaff Bolzico tie up to promote daily fiber supplementation

The top-of-mind fiber supplement adds a new twist and flavors to promoting digestive health through fiber intake

Top-of-mind fiber supplement CRX C-Lium Fibre jump-starts the mid-year with a new campaign and endorser, adding a new twist to fiber supplementation and how daily fiber intake can support digestive health, among other benefits. 

START YOUR DAY RIGHT

With the tagline, “Start Your Day Right”, C-Lium Fibre teaches Filipinos, especially those who have digestive issues, to start a daily morning habit of taking fiber from food and supplements.

C-Lium Fibre husk format is made from 100% natural psyllium fiber. Psyllium Fibre has both soluble and insoluble fiber that together, produce a dual cleansing action: 1. soluble fiber helps absorb bad cholesterol, excess fats, and sugar, and 2. insoluble fiber helps sweep them out of the body. ¹ Recommended intake is once a day during breakfast.

PayMaya users get free COVID-19 insurance

Staying safe and healthy is everyone's top priority especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and having an insurance coverage provides an important layer of protection for many Filipinos and their families. Through a tie-up with Pioneer Insurance, PayMaya is giving its users FREE COVID-19 plus Personal Accident insurance coverage for 1-month worth P150,000 when they use their PayMaya account for safe cashless transactions from May 5 until June 30, 2021.     

During the promo period, PayMaya users with an upgraded account who spend at least P500 in single or accumulated transactions at PayMaya’s in-app shop, Pay Bills feature, pay via PayMaya QR or using their PayMaya mobile number, will get this free insurance coverage from Pioneer Insurance.     

“We encourage PayMaya users to avail of this special offer, especially during this critical time when COVID-19 cases in the country are still high. By protecting ourselves, we are also protecting our loved ones and our communities. With this new offer, Filipinos will not only get to enjoy safer and more convenient payment transactions, they also get additional peace of mind amidst the pandemic." said Paolo Azzola, Chief Operating Officer of PayMaya Philippines.     

6 Reasons to Go on a Shopping Spree at Shopee’s 6.6 - 7.7 Mid-Year Sale

Until July 7, enjoy exclusive promos, get the chance to win prizes, and more! 

If you love online shopping, we’ve got great news for you: at Shopee’s 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale, you can grab plenty of exciting deals!

From May 25 until July 7, you can enjoy your dose of retail therapy while saving money on all your purchases, thanks to all the promos and discounts Shopee offers. For instance, you can claim free shipping vouchers, redeem coins cashback, and even win ShopeePay credits.

Huawei Philippines helps medical frontliners manage wellness, donates Band 6 units

Huawei Philippines sympathizes with the Filipino medical workforce who brave the frontlines daily in battling the current global health challenge. In order to help the modern-day heroes manage their own wellness, Huawei Philippines donated multiple units of its latest fitness watch Huawei Band 6 to the staff of St. Luke’s Medical Center. 

Huawei Philippines helps St. Luke’s Medical Center promote wellness monitoring among Filipino frontliners, donating 50 units of its recent fitness wearable Huawei Band 6 to the hospital. Photo above shows [L-R] St. Luke’s Medical Center SVP and Chief Marketing Officer Virginia Flores, EVP and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Benjamin Campomanes Jr., Huawei Head of Ecosystem Charlie Kong, SLMC President and CEO Dr. Arturo Dela Peña, Huawei Business Development Manager Janine Aparis, and Senior Marketing Manager Rae Guinto.

Maayo Nga Offer: Grab offers P1 Deals for new users in select cities nationwide

New and regular Grab users are in for exciting P1 delivery and P1 flash sales on their food favorites all throughout May!

How far can one peso take you?  With Grab, your peso can go a long way. Hold on to your seats as the leading superapp in Southeast Asia, rolls out a series of hard-to-resist P1 deals – from P1 delivery to P1 meal flash sales– that will spur your appetite and keep you wanting to order more the whole month of May!

“This 2021, we want to go bigger and better to show our gratitude to all the food lovers out there in the cities that continue to enjoy Grab. Through these P1 deals, GrabFood deliveries offer not only safety and convenience but also tremendous value-for-money. In the coming months, we hope to expand our exciting promotions to include more partner brands, and more cities nationwide,“ says Greg Camacho, Head of GrabFood.

Lazada Philippines celebrates the mid-year with newest brand ambassador Alden Richards

Lazada, a leading eCommerce platform in the Philippines, welcomes the mid-year with its 6.6 campaign and the announcement of its latest brand ambassador, Alden Richards. The popular Filipino actor, recording artist, entrepreneur, and online gaming streamer stars in the latest TVC for Lazada's 6.6 Mid-year Sale, where shoppers can enjoy 6x more free shipping vouchers and up to 90% off for purchases made from June 6-8.

“I am very grateful to be a part of the Lazada family. I’ve had the opportunity to work with them for their Birthday Super Sale last March, and I loved how everyone was just so excited and engaged,” says Alden. “I’m definitely looking forward to this year’s 6.6,” he further added. 

Online classes lead college student to win P10 Million in Smart GigaMania Promo

Hours spent on online classes led a 19-year-old criminology student from Ilocos Norte to win P10 million, the grand prize of Smart's GigaMania Promo.

A loyal Smart subscriber since his high school days, the student had the faintest idea that his regular top-ups of GIGA promos for his college studies would be his ticket to a life-changing sum for his family.

SMART GIGAMANIA MILLIONAIRE. A 19-year-old criminology student from Vintar, Ilocos Norte wins the P10 million grand prize in the recently concluded Smart GigaMania. Through the promo, Smart gave away P30 million worth of prizes and weekly freebies from December to April 2021 as a way of giving back to loyal and new subscribers. To know more about Smart's exclusive promos and perks, download the GigaLife App on Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and Huawei Mobile Services.

Internationally acclaimed rapper Shanti Dope continues to soar high with his brand new single “Peekaboo”

The country’s Rap Phenom is unstoppable in making waves and imprinting his own brand of music in the local and international scene. Internationally acclaimed hiphop artist Shanti Dope continues to soar high when he hit the global spotlight three times since his debut. In 2018, Disney star Sabrina Carpenter teamed up with the young rap star for “Almost Love.” Following this success, his most-talked about single “Amatz” - a song that made quite a headline when it was first released in 2019, reached international fame when it was featured in the premiere season of Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier earlier this year. Just months after this headline, this same song continued to add laudation among his many milestones as it emerged in Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart on number 10. 

Shanti Dope keeps his momentum high as he releases his second single for 2021 entitled “Peekaboo!” with a vocal collaboration with Skinny G of ACDMND$. Produced by Lester Klumcee Vano, this song speaks of Shanti Dope’s beginnings in his hiphop career and what kept him going. Being focused on his goals and priorities is also one of the main themes in this trippy Pinoy rap song.

Globe brings 5G roaming for Filipinos in USA and Canada through partners AT&T and Telus

Filipinos based in North America may experience the many benefits of Globe’s 5G Roaming services as it officially cements its partnership with USA-based AT&T and Canada-based Telus.

Globe empowers its customers in North America by giving them the best possible 5G network experience to help them stay connected with their loved-ones as well as to various opportunities wherever they are in the world. With this partnership with AT&T and Telus, Globe’s 5G roaming will service customers in around 14,000 US towns and cities and at least 5 major cities in Canada.

GrabAcademy opens new upskilling paths for driver- and delivery-partners in the Philippines


●  GrabAcademy is now fully online - providing driver- and delivery-partners access to new learning and development opportunities to enhance their skills and become competitive in the digital-first economy.

●  Through the GrabAcademy program and its partnership with Microsoft, Grab Philippines is reinforcing its commitment to leveraging technology to accelerate digital literacy and digital inclusion.

●  Grab driver- and delivery-partners can benefit from six (6) training and development programs co-developed by Grab Philippines and Microsoft

The GrabAcademy is introducing new learning and development courses for driver- and delivery-partners across three (3) pillars- Safety across the platform, Growing within the platform, and Thriving beyond the platform - in addition to courses on topics such as taxation and vehicle sanitation which have also now migrated online.

Smile Train Partners with RMN Foundation for Cleft Con Radio

Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft charity, in partnership with RMN Foundation (RMNF), the corporate social responsibility arm of RMN Networks, Inc., is launching Cleft Con Radio, a series of discussions covering topics pertaining to comprehensive cleft care.

Leveraging the wide network of RMNF in the country, Smile Train aims to reach more patients and parents of children with clefts and educate more communities in the country through Cleft Con Radio. Aside from comprehensive cleft care, Smile Train utilizes its learnings from its telehealth program by discussing topics which may be of help to people with cleft as well as their loved ones who may need more information on how to assist and interact with them in their daily lives. Topics such as feeding and nutrition, surgery and post-surgery care, speech therapy, oral hygiene, among others, will be discussed with each one skewed towards the specific needs of those with clefts. 

"Escape Room" Welcomes Back Fans with New Trailer of Sequel

It’s only a game if you play by the rules.  Watch the new trailer now for Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, which has just been unveiled by Columbia Pictures.  The film opens soon in Philippine cinemas.

https://youtu.be/rzCnWyr1Yz4

About Escape Room: Tournament of Champions

Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is the sequel to the box office hit psychological thriller that terrified audiences around the world. In this installment, six people unwittingly find themselves locked in another series of escape rooms, slowly uncovering what they have in common to survive…and discovering they’ve all played the game before.

Japanese Breakfast ReleasesVideo For Single "Savage Good Boy"

Japanese Breakfast, the musical project of multi-hyphenate Michelle Zauner, releases a self-directed video for their new single "Savage Good Boy," starring Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos.

"'Savage Good Boy' came from a headline I read about billionaires buying bunkers. I was interested in examining that specific type of villainy, and I found myself adopting the perspective of a rich man coaxing a young woman to come live with him underground, attempting to rationalize his almost impossible share of greed and miserliness," says Zauner.  "I knew I wanted the music video to be a pretty literal interpretation of that idea. I wanted to juxtapose images of this post-apocalyptic, industrial bunker with the lightness and extravagance of rococo fashion and set design. Aiming for that balance, my cinematographer, Adam Kolodny, and I were really inspired by Chan Wook Park's The Handmaiden, Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon and Sally Potter's Orlando."

Japanese Breakfast has also expanded their summer and fall tours, which kick off July 28th in Asbury Park, NJ. All dates below.

Globe strengthens data privacy enforcement to safeguard customers' digital experience

With over 80 million customers pivoting their activities to digital, the need for Globe to ensure data privacy and information security has been more pronounced. It plays a critical role in protecting the data and upholding the trust of customers.

Being a company that holds information of customers, Globe continues to strengthen its measures to safeguard customer data from being compromised - reassuring them that their information is always safe and secure.

“We are our customers’ partner in asserting their privacy rights. We believe that strict compliance with privacy and security policies is a critical factor in ensuring safe and secure communications for our customers. We continue to push forward privacy and security initiatives through different touch points to protect customers and their families from identity thefts and scams,” said Atty. Irish Salandanan-Almeida, Globe Data Protection Officer.

Aia de Leon, Barbie Almalbis, Kitchie Nadal, Johnoy Danao, Ebe Dancel, and Bullet Dumas to co-headline ‘ALPAS’ digital concert

Get ready for a night of soaring anthems and classic sing-alongs as kumu live and GNN hold a virtual concert featuring some of the finest Filipino singer-songwriters of all time.

Dubbed ALPAS, the digital show not only aims to bring live performances for the streaming public, but also promises music fans to experience a semblance of ‘concert’ normalcy in an intimate, stripped-down setting. 

Renowned alternative/pop-rock/folk icons Aia de Leon, Barbie Almalbis, Kitchie Nadal, Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao and Bullet Dumas mark their first time to co-headline a show together, performing as both solo artists and collaborators. The six music acts are also set to perform as a group in a special medley number arranged and produced by award-winning musical director, Ronaldo Tomas. 

With new security and health protocols in place, the virtual showcase will be shot at the outdoor area of Conspiracy Garden Café, an iconic music venue that is home to several music greats and independent bands, and in Madrid, Spain where Kitchie Nadal is currently based. 

Ben&Ben come to terms with loss and grief on “Magpahinga” music video

The poignant music video stars award-winning actor Joel Torre and actress-filmmaker Bela Padilla.

Ben&Ben took the month of May by storm, teasing fans with the grandest way possible to announce a new era in music. First, there was “Upuan,” a cinematic piece of pop music that swirls intimately against a backdrop of nature retreat. And then there’s “Magpahinga,” a lovingly sparse ballad that embraces the importance of healing on one’s own terms. Instead of recapturing old glories, both songs are bold enough to leave us ending in places both infinite and enduring, widening our sense of appreciation for the band on a purely intimate level. 

Hang out with the Smart Barkada LIVE on Facebook and Kumu on May 27

Join the Smart Barkada as they share their passions and stories this Thursday

Here’s your chance to interact with your favorite Barkada at the ‘Smart Barkada Hangout’ live on Kumu and Smart’s official Facebook account on May 27, Thursday at 8 p.m.

Catch Donny and Hannah Pangilinan, Jayda Avanzado, Michael Pacquiao, AC Bonifacio, and Inigo Pascual as they share their passions and stories on how they cultivate their love for music, dance, and inspire others to do the same. The Hangout will also feature collab performances that you shouldn't miss!

Join in the fun of The Hangout by engaging with the Smart Barkada live - send in your questions, comments, and share your experiences in real-time.

Globe: Over 7,400 green solutions reduce carbon emissions across network

Globe endeavors to reduce carbon emissions across its network by consuming cleaner fuel at lesser quantities, achieving lower emissions and maintaining energy-efficient heat removal throughout its operations.

Fuel cell systems, direct current generators, lithium ion batteries, and free cooling systems are some of the green network solutions that the company has been successfully deploying system-wide since 2014.

Energy and emission data are monitored on a monthly basis, while data validation is conducted on a quarterly basis.

As of 2020, there are a total of 203 fuel cell systems, 6,467 lithium ion batteries, 212 Direct Current Generators, 60 DC-Hybrid Generators, and 538 free cooling systems deployed across Globe’s network nationwide.

Fuel cell systems produce less emissions compared to traditional generator sets, and operate silently thereby reducing noise pollution in surrounding areas. Globe started deploying fuel cell systems in 2014 as a green solution alternative to diesel generator sets that provide backup power to cell sites.

5 reasons to apply for a global remote job

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the world, social distancing measures and travel restrictions have been implemented to minimize contact between people. This, in effect, has opened doors for wider remote opportunities where companies from across the globe are hiring candidates outside their vicinity to continue its operations. 

While remote work allows hirers to efficiently expand their global workforce, it also allows candidates to land overseas jobs from the comfort of their home. All over the world, openness to remote work is on the rise, with 57% saying they are willing to work remotely, based on the recent Decoding Global Talent Survey released by leading online job portal JobStreet. Locally, the study reveals that 49% of Filipinos are willing to work for a remote employer and position. 

JobStreet sees the rapid emergence of global remote jobs due to the pandemic, and here are the top 5 reasons why jobseekers should consider applying for these positions. 

Globe aids Antipolo’s pandemic response through Free GoWiFi and AMBER

As the country ramps up efforts to overcome the global health crisis, Globe seals its partnership with Antipolo to power up its local government and select medical facilities with Free GoWiFi and Automated Mobile Blaster (AMBER) services.

This is Globe’s response to provide Antipolo LGU’s personnel, and more importantly, its residents to stay connected with safe, secure and reliable WiFi connectivity in order to perform day-to-day obligations, as well as stay connected and informed with the LGU’s activities and movements.

Dru Chen Takes Us Higher With R&B Track ‘EIFFEL TOWER’

Singapore-based singer/songwriter Dru Chen pens down a romantic ballad, one that’s closest to his heart. Conjuring enchanting visions of Paris, France with its idyllic coffee shops & dreamy fashion, the R&B track is a special piece about laying one’s heart on the line for something which is never quite guaranteed. "It was written during a time of intense vulnerability, when life and love went through tumultuous ups and downs,” shares Dru.

Eiffel Tower was jointly written by Joel Tan of Gentle Bones and Dru Chen, and solely produced by Dru. Starting off slow and steady, the verses are quiet and intimate, a contrast to the bustling, explosive chorus that makes us feel like we’re in celebration of love, especially with Dru singing, “Pray you don’t let me go / ‘Cause who’s gonna catch me / When I fall for you”. The song speaks straight to the heart - encouraging us to let down our guard and let a lover or, l'amoreux, into our lives. 

Shoppers get to enjoy big rewards when they use PayMaya at PH's leading grocery brands

This May, PayMaya is giving their users a safer and more rewarding way to shop whenever they #ScanToPay with PayMaya QR at the country’s biggest supermarkets. 

Up to P650 cashback awaits PayMaya users who will #ScanToPay with PayMaya QR at their favorite supermarkets including WalterMart, Robinsons Supermarket, The Marketplace, Shopwise, Super 8, Landers Superstore, and many others. 

Grocery shoppers who will use PayMaya QR and spend at least P1,000 worth of groceries for the first time will automatically get P100 cashback. Meanwhile, returning users will receive P50 cashback which they can enjoy twice until May 31, 2021. For a full list of the partner merchants participating in this promo, visit https://www.paymaya.com/deals/maygrocery2021. 

On top of this exciting deal, customers paying via PayMaya QR can also double up on their rewards. When they spend a minimum amount of P100 at any of PayMaya's partner merchants, they can get up to 100% cashback, capped at P500. This awesome offer can be availed until May 31, 2021. 

United City Football Club (UCFC) Launches Limited Edition Home & Away Kits Ahead Of Its AFC Champions League Campaign

CHRONOS unveiled as the official kit supplier of
United City Football Club (UCFC) ahead of the 2021
AFC Champions League campaign

"WE BELIEVE THIS HISTORIC EVENT FOR PHILIPPINES FOOTBALL DESERVES A SPECIAL JERSEY - THANK YOU TO OUR NEW PARTNERS FROM CHRONOS ATHLETICS TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE" SAYS GOTTSCHALK

United City Football Club (UCFC) has announced its CHRONOS ATHLETICS kit partnership with the launch of its limited-edition AFC Champions League jersey collection, with the competition set to take place end of June in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

United City Football Club (UCFC) co-founder Eric Gottschalk says, "I'm very excited to announce that Chronos Athletics will be the official kit supplier of UCFC for the 2021 season.  We continue to stay true to our mission of supporting local businesses involved in football in the Philippines while not compromising on the quality required for our professional players.

Shopee Invites Entrepreneurs to Join the First Shopee University Summit to Equip them for E-Commerce

Participants can learn from distinguished experts on the benefits of social media marketing, paid advertisements, live streaming, and more

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, holds the inaugural Shopee University Summit with the theme, “Equipping MSMEs for E-Commerce,” to help budding entrepreneurs capture e-commerce opportunities. This May 27, 2021, industry leaders, successful online sellers, and top brands will share their knowledge and expertise to help online business owners utilize evolving digital tools to grow their businesses online.

Filipinos continue to favor e-commerce platforms, with 86% using mobile shopping apps each month. Therefore, brands, online sellers, and MSMEs need to utilize online platforms to reach more consumers and strengthen their presence in the digital landscape.

Smart brings the 2021 Billboard Music Awards exclusively on gigafest.smart

Catch BTS’ debut performance of “Butter” and more, live! 

Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is giving Filipino music fans and K-pop stans a big treat as it brings the 2021 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) to subscribers in an exclusive livestream on the gigafest.smart portal on May 24, 8AM (Philippine Time).  

Headlining the prestigious awards show at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles are global sensation and Smart Prepaid ambassadors BTS, who are set to perform the television debut of their brand-new English-language single “Butter.”   

ShopeePay Partners with Lifestyle Brands to Provide In-Store Payments Nationwide

Shoppers can look forward to 20% cashback from stores such as Penshoppe, Digital Walker, Puregold, and Ideal Vision

As more individuals start to adopt digital payment methods like mobile wallets, ShopeePay, Shopee’s mobile wallet, partners with ten lifestyle brands to provide users contactless in-store payments. Starting today, consumers can safely pay with ShopeePay at National Bookstore, Penshoppe, Sebago, Kipling, Digital Walker, MemoXpress, Puregold, Newstar Shopping Mart, OXGN, and Regatta. 

Smart lets you enjoy exclusive GigaPoints discounts on GigaDays

Mark your calendars as leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. lets subscribers enjoy exclusive rewards, discounts, and perks when they use their GigaPoints during GigaDays, happening every 19th to 22nd of the month starting this May.  

On these special days every month, Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers may score up to 50% - 66% discount on redeemable GigaPoints rewards, so they can avail more of their favorite promos like GIGA Video, GIGA Stories, GIGA Games, GIGA Pro and Unli-Data Promo. 

B. Braun Philippines Supports Employees through Free Vaccination Program

The world was at a standstill back in 2020 due to the coronavirus disease and a lot of pharmaceutical companies worked round the clock to produce the most effective vaccines to fight COVID-19. At the start of the year 2021, after a thorough process of procuring the vaccines, the Philippines was set to roll out its vaccination program with the theme, “RESBAKUNA: Kasangga ng BIDA”.

B. Braun Philippines, one of the leading local multinational companies in the nation with almost 900 employees, has committed to be part of this program by vaccinating its employees for free. Because it is the organization’s vision to protect and improve the health of people around the world, they believe that they should protect their people first so they could serve their patients better.

In preparation for the vaccination schedule, the company has set up internal online lectures with epidemiologists and infection disease specialists to provide more knowledge on the virus, infection prevention methods, and the vaccination. These lectures also included open forum or Q&A sessions with the specialists to help the employees gravitate towards safety and compliance in health and safety protocols. An internal survey was also conducted in which 82% expressed their willingness to be vaccinated within the year.

Converge ICT Time of Day Provides Customizable Internet Plans For Both Businesses & Residential Customers

New cost-effective products that encompass the connectivity needs of enterprises, small-and-medium enterprises, and residential consumers

As the pandemic continuously brings about new challenges for Filipinos, both in businesses and in residences, everyone keeps looking for ways to adapt to the changes. Large businesses and small-and-medium enterprises strive to bring efficiency to a workplace that is now transitioning to a more digital space, while individuals have been shifting their internet consumption at home to accommodate their daily needs and habits.

To address their customers’ increasingly-demanding connectivity requirements, Converge ICT has recently introduced their new Time of Day products - a range of cost-efficient internet plans that fit the consumers’ internet requirements, whether they are managing large or small-and-medium sized businesses, or working and relaxing at home. 

World Vision’s 3rd virtual CSR Summit puts the spotlight on meaningful initiatives in Davao

Leaders from different sectors in Davao are coming together to share learnings from their COVID-19 advocacy projects and programs in World Vision’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit in Davao on May 25, 2021.

 A follow-up event from its first edition in October 2020 and the CSR Summit in Cebu last March 2021, the CSR Summit in Davao will feature industry leaders from the region who will discuss their respective social responsibility projects and campaigns and share how they worked together to help the most vulnerable individuals amidst the growing threat of COVID-19. 

"Falling In Love with INN Love the Series”

There are still so many beautiful boy’s love stories waiting to be told and shared and fortunately for us, one fine BL drama airing this merry month of May is INN LOVE. The Series. 

Rodel J. Mercado directs. Script by MJ Diaz. First BL offering of Frontline Production Inc. and FLP Artist Management, INN LOVE The Series is a peek into an inclusive world where BL aficionados and the audiences will experience an authentic concept of love which will surely resonate to their emotions, eliciting delight kilig and good vibes and pulling the heart strings.. 


The latest BL romance presents the story of VJ Mendoza who plays Gino, a scriptwriter for an upcoming digital campaign who visits TK Resort for a much needed inspiration and summoning of his creative muses. 


In the resort, he crosses path with Migo de Vera, who portrays Alex, a freelance model who is in it as well to  to escape mend his broken heart. What happens to Gino and Alex, the paths they want to follow and are forced to follow and how from strangers to friends and to beingi n a a different kind of love, its blooming and blossoming are the highlights of this fresh BL series.


Mendoza on Gino: “He is a writer for an ad agency who finds himself having writers block so he decides to go to a resort so he can concentrate on writing,”

Smart Bro lets you win tickets to Ben&Ben’s kumu Live Events concert on May 22

Get ready for a night of heartfelt music as the country’s top artist and Smart ambassador Ben&Ben takes on the concert stage in a live virtual show exclusively via kumu Live Events on May 22, Saturday, starting at 7 p.m.  

Presented by kumu Live Events and MYX Philippines, and sponsored by Smart Bro, the virtual concert gives band members Miguel, Paolo, Pat, Agnes, Poch, Keifer, Andrew, Jam, and Toni a platform to reach out to their fans and perform their chart-topping hits including "Maybe the Night," “Leaves,” "Pagtingin," "Lifetime," and "Kathang Isip.” The concert will also be the first time the band will perform their latest singles "Upuan" and "Magpahinga" live.  

Smart Bro is giving subscribers a chance to win concert tickets to stream the concert, and some lucky winners can even score a VIP access for a virtual meet-and-greet with the band after the show. You need to have a kumu account to access the show on the kumu app.

Martin Garrix recruits U2’s Bono and The Edge for unity anthem ‘We Are The People’

Martin Garrix teams up with U2’s Bono and The Edge for the release of the official UEFA EURO 2020 song ‘We Are The People’—out now via Sony Music.

After more than a year of anticipation and having to keep this a secret, the track is now available to stream and download via all digital service providers. The song is accompanied by an official music video starring all three artists. The visuals work in synergy with the song and together make for an uplifting and inspiring story.

With the track in the making for three years, Garrix had felt from the early stages of the creative process that Bono’s vocals would make the perfect fit for ‘We Are the People’. His vision came to life when both Bono and his U2 bandmate The Edge agreed to feature on the song. The collaboration evolved further with Bono writing the lyrics and creating melodies and The Edge adding the leading guitar riffs, resulting in a perfect blend of the signature sounds of all artists.  

realme Buds Q2 elevates standard of affordable TWS with stylish design and quality audio

The new TWS category shaker from the no. 1 smartphone brand in the Philippines promises personal audio made even better.

The country’s no. 1 smartphone brand and one of the bestselling TWS (True Wireless Stereo) brands in the Philippines, is ready to shake the market yet again with the release of its latest AIoT (artificial intelligence of things) audio device -- the realme Buds Q2.

Officially launched today via a livestream event on realme’s Facebook Page, the realme Buds Q2 offers new and upgraded features that greatly benefit the youth’s modern lifestyle. Promising an elevated listening experience, the realme Buds Q2 offers stylish design, quality audio, and other impressive features.

Iconic Filipino singer-songwriters to take the virtual stage for ‘ALPAS’ concert

Acclaimed and award-winning solo artists Ebe Dancel, Johnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Barbie Almalbis, Aia de Leon, and Kitchie Nadal are coming together for a virtual concert that offers an exciting music experience at the comforts of every music fan’s home.

Literally defined as “breaking free,” ALPAS is a digital show produced by kumu, an online community platform for livestreamers, and GNN Entertainment, a Manila-based music events and PR agency. The event is a flagship effort between the two producers to keep the live music scene alive while public life is on lockdown.  

The Medical City Expert Reveals How to Protect Your Baby from Diaper Rash

As a sigurista parent, fulfilling different roles can be a challenge when you run multiple tasks, yet so little time and energy left to do it all. This can sometimes leave you to wonder, “Am I choosing the right products for my baby?”. Although it’s only natural to worry when your baby’s health, hygiene, and comfort are threatened when the products you thought were good enough to help protect them. 

In order to prevent and alleviate discomfort, it is important to identify common infant health problems such as colds, coughs, fevers, and vomiting. Your baby might also experience common concerns like diaper dermatitis, also known as diaper rash.

Opting for diapers that aren’t able to provide baby’s needs not only puts their skin at risk of babad and kulob but it also leaves your pockets dry — spending more in the long run in search of the right diaper. This begs the questions, what is diaper rash and how do you prevent it?

Get the Prime Gaming Experience with Globe

Globe  continues to raise the bar for  Filipino gamers, now  giving them an extensive catalog of their favorite PC games through Prime Gaming—free with an Amazon Prime Video subscription. With Globe 5G, customers will be able to enjoy fast and lag-free online gaming. 

Globe Postpaid customers on GPlan can enjoy 6 months access to Amazon Prime Video, while Globe At Home plans come with 3 months access. The Amazon Prime Video subscription comes with Prime Gaming, an online service that levels up the gaming experience with  exclusive and exciting content for games they already love, PLUS new games to widen their horizons. 

Globe K'mmunity and The Ripple Society to donate Tinytan Breathable Masks to say “kamsahamnida” to modern-day heroes

Globe K’mmunity, together with youth-oriented non-government organization The Ripple Society, is on a mission to bring back smiles despite the pandemic.

During its second anniversary celebration last week, K’mmunity PH ecstatically announced that it has partnered with global K-pop group BTS’ cute animated characters: Tinytan!

As part of its commitment to keep K’tizens up to speed on the latest K-ollections, K’mmunity will be bringing in Tinytan’s Breathable Mask collection in the Philippines for K’Tizens, BTS fans, and K-pop fans alike! The collection will be available through Globe’s 0917 Lifestyle website starting May 17.

Saying "Yes" to Beauty Inclusivity: Inspiring Stories of Women who Embraced their Individuality through Livestreaming

Shopee Livestreamers Bianca Umali and Mary Grace Khu share their journeys to self-acceptance

Coming to terms with yourself, flaws and all—and in the age of social media, no less—can be difficult. When unrealistic beauty standards are reinforced everywhere you look, self-acceptance doesn’t always come easy. 

As a top beauty and personal care company in the country, Unilever acknowledges its role in championing a new era of beauty. Through projects such as Dove My Hair, My Say and Real Beauty, Unilever resolves to make beauty a positive and inclusive experience for all. As its next step towards celebrating the beauty in diversity, Unilever launches Yes to Positive Beauty on Shopee this May 17-19. The campaign aims to encourage Filipinos to embrace their unique beauty, support inclusivity, and say “Yes” to Positive Beauty. 

Alt-pop hitmaker Zack Tabudlo drops anthemic new single “Hindi Ko Kaya”

Listen here: https://ZackTabudlo.lnk.to/HindiKoKaya

After a string of No. 1 hits, Filipino artist Zack Tabudlo returns with another crossover anthem that documents the great lengths one must go through in order to save a relationship. Released under Island Records Philippines and MCA Music, Inc., “Hindi Ko Kaya” is a song about letting go of pride and coming to terms with moving on from a failed romance. 

Zack Tabudlo admits that he wrote the track after a breakup with a former flame. “Hindi Ko Kaya is about the realization of how much you miss love—the intimacy, the sacrifices, and the memories that you’ve shared together as a couple,” the acclaimed hitmaker explains. “These thoughts came rushing in unexpectedly, but then you realize that you can't live without the person anymore. It’s too late to bring everything back.”

Hamilo Coast fosters New Open Living with Sola at Pico De Loro Cove

Artist’s Illustration. Sola, developed by Costa Del Hamilo Inc.
(CDHI), is redefining primary living in the new normal:
 its gated 2.7-hectare enclave offers the prospect of living
 with nature while within arm’s reach of modern conveniences.

If there was a silver lining to this pandemic, it would be people realizing that there is more to life than what was previously dreamt of in their work-life philosophy — intruded upon by nightmare phrases such as “cramped cubicles,” “daily commute,” and “corporate rat race.”

When most of us had to adjust to working remotely, attending on-line classes, and managing day-to-day activities at home during a strict lockdown, it made us aware how spending more time with family and taking care of our health are crucial in overcoming the current situation. The need to reassess our lifestyle and admit the urgency of stepping back, taking stock, and taking a breather arose.

Grab Philippines announces GrabBayanihan Vaccination Support Program

Subject to vaccine supply availability, Grab Philippines will subsidize COVID-19 vaccinations for driver- and delivery-partners who are not covered by the national vaccination program.

Specialized car fleet comprising of vaccinated driver-partners to provide discounted mobility services to senior citizens and high-risk Filipinos going to and from vaccination centers. 

Work closely with both national and local governments to leverage the Grab app and platform to help raise public health awareness on vaccine safety and efficacy. 

Grab Philippines today launched its GrabBayanihan Vaccination Support Program to help increase vaccine access and education for Filipinos. The program includes a range of measures to encourage all consumers and driver- and delivery-partners to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Grab Philippines will also work closely with the national and local government units and leverage its ground fleet network and app to offer mobility, communications, and logistics support for their respective vaccination programs.

"Hotel Transylvania" Sequel "Transformania" Reveals First Trailer

Drac’s Pack is out of whack!  Watch the first trailer now for Hotel Transylvania: Transformania, which has just been revealed by Columbia Pictures.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/k8K8fUh8I4k


About the Hotel Transylvania: Transformania 

Drac and the pack are back, like you’ve never seen them before in Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Reunite with your favorite monsters for an all-new adventure that presents Drac with his most terrifying task yet. When Van Helsing’s mysterious invention, the “Monsterfication Ray," goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster! In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it’s too late, and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent.

Teachers, parents, students expand digital responsibility learning

Through its community development partners, Globe was able to reach out to educate 5,635 teachers, parents, and students from 10 cities in Metro Manila and 23 provinces nationwide on the responsible use of technology since the start of the pandemic.

The initiative is part of Globe’s Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) which seeks to heighten awareness on digital citizenship and cybersafety. It contains modules on Digital Insight, Digital Impact, Digital Ambition and Digital Discernment, and a Parent Module that Globe community ambassadors shared through a total of 155 DTP online sessions.

Pay it forward to our modern-day heroes with PayMaya

Medical frontliners are the modern-day heroes in our ongoing battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. As they continue to save lives of our kababayans, we can stand behind them by practicing health safety measures and utilizing technology.  

Utilizing digital apps like PayMaya are making it easier for Filipinos to participate in bayanihan movements for the community – this includes making donations to organizations whose beneficiaries are healthcare workers. Here are some of the ways you can show support to our medical frontliners, with the help of PayMaya: 

Practice safety health standards in your day-to-day activities  

The easiest and sure way to curb the spread of the virus is by keeping ourselves within the safety of our homes and staying healthy. We must always ensure that we follow safety health standards in our daily activities.  

HomeSURF99 now offers 15GB for 5 days with Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi

The demand for a stable yet affordable internet service remains to be high. As the global health crisis rages on, Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi pushes efforts to offer products and services that best fit their customers’ needs as they continue to work, earn, and learn safely from their homes.

Globe At Home enhances its HomeSURF offers for its Prepaid WiFi customers with the new and improved HomeSURF99. Now at 15GB valid for five days, customers can enjoy 10GB access to all sites and additional 5GB (1GB daily) to readily access watch, learn, chat, and earn apps like YouTube, Google, Messenger, Shopee, GCash, Grab, and more!

With online and offline options, loading and reloading HomeSURF99 is easy! Replenish your HomeSURF99 through the Globe At Home app or GCash app, or visit a Globe Store or partner retailer near your area. 

Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi is the budget-friendly option for families seeking affordable internet connectivity. With bigger data allocations at reasonable price points, Globe At Home’s Prepaid WiFi is great for those who need multiple users to connect and use the internet simultaneously. 

SB19 honors their parents through rousing ballad “MAPA”

Fresh from scoring a 2021 Billboard Music Awards nomination for Top Social Artist along with some of the world’s most celebrated pop acts, SB19 continues to push the envelope with the release of their new song “MAPA” under Sony Music.

In a complete 180-degree turn from the colossal banger that introduced the upcoming album era, “MAPA” takes the form of a rousing ballad that captures SB19 at their most emotionally expressive element. It’s hellbent on returning home with a heartwarming tribute to every parent out there, who has brought direction to our lives every time we feel lost and in need of a north star.

David Chua Shares Oppa-Style Skincare Tips

For most celebrities, skincare is of vital importance. After all, in an industry where looks mean everything, the slightest blemish or the faintest trace of imperfections on a star's face could spell instant disaster, and could even ruin a potentially lucrative showbiz career.

This is the reason why most of them put such a high premium on skincare, aside from making sure they exercise regularly and adopt good eating habits.

Local showbiz's favorite oppa David Chua has leveled up his skincare game. His daily grooming regimen has changed drastically compared to his early days in showbiz, when he wasn't as fussy about his appearance--or probably just didn't know better.

He recalls, "Since I started in showbiz when I was 15, I had my share of zits, which was a natural for any guy going through puberty. Of course, back then, there was always a tendency to party hard, so all those late night drinking sprees didn't do anything good for me."

"It was only when my management brought me to a real skincare clinic when I became aware of the wonders that science could do to keep our skin looking fresh and supple every time."

Evann McIntosh Announces New Album Character Development

Rising 17-year-old singer-songwriter Evann McIntosh (they/them) announces their new album ‘Character Development’ out August 27th via Mom+Pop Music. 

Written and recorded primarily in the breakout star’s suburban Kansas bedroom, the 13-track collection mixes dark alt-pop and dreamy R&B with streaks of hip-hop, jazz, and funk, calling to mind everything from Prince to Billie Eilish as it grapples with growth and evolution, gender identity and sexuality, freedom and self-expression. The album is a work of pure intimacy, a poignant and revealing portrait of modern adolescence from an artist unraveling the mysteries of their psyche one song at a time.  

“This record is all about growth and change,” Evann explains. “I’m always evolving, and this album is the sound of that transformation, of one version of myself giving way to the next.”

Pre-order ‘Character Development’: https://evann.me/Characterdevelopment

PayMaya launches new all-in-one gaming experience with PlayMaya

In this photo (top to bottom): Eason De Guzman,
 Marketing Lead of realme Philippines;
Pilut Montes, Center Head/ Assistant Vice President
Go-To-Market & Subscriber Management of Smart;
Rolando Conejos, Jr., Director of PayMaya Branch
of Smart Padala; (left to right): Carla Lizardo,Event host; Cong TV,
PlayMaya Ambassador; and Heidi Garayblas,
Head of Growth Marketing Partnerships of PayMaya. 
PayMaya launches the PlayMaya Tournament, the country’s nationwidest e-sports tournament, together with Smart Padala, co-presented by realme, and in partnership with Smart. Teams from all over the Philippines will battle it out in Mobile Legends, PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile, to win from the prize pool of P2,000,000 per game. 

Digital financial services leader PayMaya continues to empower the digital life of Filipinos as it launches PlayMaya, its newest trailblazing in-app service that will bring everyone's gaming experience to the next level through cashless convenience and exciting rewards.

PlayMaya opens up a whole new world of gaming to millions of avid gamers nationwide. Customers get exclusive access to exciting deals and cashback rewards for in-game purchases and soon, to over 290 digital gaming products, free mini games to play, and curated content from their favorite gaming personalities, all within the PayMaya app.

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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