Khalid captures the feeling of romantic togetherness on R&B ballad “Present”

American multi-platinum star Khalid has officially dropped his new single “Present,” a romantic R&B ballad off his upcoming mixtape, Scenic Drive. 

The slow jam serves as Khalid’s latest release since “New Normal,” which landed on all music platforms a few months ago. According to Khalid, “Present” was inspired by the music he grew up with, and the determination to push himself creatively during the recording. 

“My Mom raised me on R&B and whether it’s the harmonies or melodies, it will always be a part of my music, the certified chart-topper says. “Present is just the beginning and I love that it has a dual meaning. It feels good to be more ‘present’ after such a trying year in the pandemic and it’s also a ‘present’ for my fans that have been with me every step of the way.”

Duran Duran's Brand New Album 'Future Past' Out Now

Enrolling the help of some of the most exciting names of the last 50 years, with ‘FUTURE PAST’ Duran Duran has delivered another incredible genre-spanning piece of work that once again sets them apart from the pack. Working alongside DJ / producer Erol Alkan and pioneering Italian composer / producer Giorgio Moroder, the band has enlisted the help of some of the most unexpected and inspiring names in pop - including ‘Queen of Drill’ Ivorian Doll on ‘HAMMERHEAD’ and Japan’s CHAI on ‘MORE JOY!’.  In addition, Blur’s Graham Coxon co-wrote and lends his guitar to several tracks on the record and David Bowie’s former pianist Mike Garson adds an exquisite sonic layer to album closer ‘FALLING’. The record, which was recorded across studios in London and LA over lockdown, also features long-time collaborator Mark Ronson who co-wrote and played on ‘WING’, with mixing coming from Mark ‘Spike’ Stent.

Warner Bros. Confirms Nov 24 Opening for Horror Tale "Malignant"

In four weeks, get ready to experience a new vision of terror.  Warner Bros. Philippines is thrilled to announce that James Wan’s new original horror film “Malignant” will definitely open in Philippine cinemas starting November 24.  

[Watch the film’s trailer at https://youtu.be/dEBfSOScUOQ]

[Watch the featurette at https://youtu.be/BVjqMpFKC8c]

“Malignant” is the latest creation from “Conjuring” universe architect James Wan (“Aquaman,” “Furious 7”).  The film marks director Wan’s return to his roots with this new original horror thriller.

SB19 addresses critics on the arcade game-inspired music video of “Bazinga”

The globally renowned pop group takes the visuals to the next level with themes of graffiti, gaming, and superhero noir

Filipino pop supergroup SB19 has officially dropped the music video for “Bazinga,” the third single off their critically acclaimed EP, Pagsibol.

Set in an underground combat zone, the music video shows the multi-awarded quintet defeating their enemies in an Arcade combat game. In true SB19 fashion, it also doubles as an up-in-arms statement against the unwarranted criticisms hurled at the P-Pop group since the beginning of their music journey.

Jump-start your online negosyo with Globe At Home and Alaska Milk

Globe At Home is making the holiday season brighter for Filipino families as it partners with Alaska Milk to bring affordable and stable connectivity and new opportunities to more homes this year through an exclusive promo on Shopee.

This collaboration offers all who avail of any of Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi products from Globe’s official store on Shopee from November 1 to 30 a discount voucher worth Php300 for their next purchase of Alaska Milk’s line of culinary creams, condensed and evaporated milks.

By staying connected with Globe At Home, homepreneurs can whip up new and festive dishes for the family this Christmas with Alaska Milk products.

To avail of the discount vouchers from Alaska Milk, customers should check out their choice of Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi products on the Globe Official Store at Shopee. The voucher will be sent to the customer along with the prepaid device.

Bring Holiday Cheer to Your Home with These Must-Have Filipino Christmas Staples

Ring in the festivities with big discounts and exclusive promos at Shopee’s 11.11 Big Christmas Sale

Yuletide is celebrated in most parts of the world, but there’s nothing quite like a Pinoy Christmas. We celebrate it longer than most countries—for over a hundred days, in fact.

What makes a Pinoy Christmas so special? For Filipinos, it’s the sumptuous holiday spread, twinkling lights and decor, meaningful gifts, and Christmas carols, all made even more special with precious memories of enjoying them with our loved ones. 

TP releases new wave of digital solutions for first-rate CX in the new economy

Teleperformance, a global leader in digital integrated business services, has been supporting the surge of the new digital economy through an array of customer experience or CX solutions developed from its Technology, Analytics, and Process Excellence (T.A.P.™) innovation framework.

A new economy is dawning and digital transformation is key for enterprises and brands to harness growth from a resurgent market of on-demand services. With people doing more and more activities online, companies should look into leveraging convenient and reliable digital channels. 

Filipino actor Piolo Pascual stars in the music video for Cheats’ new single “Hakbang”

Watch the official music video of Cheats’ “Hakbang.”

Award-winning actor Piolo Pascual stars in the music video for Cheats’ melancholic new single “Hakbang,” the first single off their upcoming third studio album.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Quark Henares, the black and white visuals find Pascual dealing with a nervous breakdown in his own apartment, while the band members of Cheats are in the background, trying to cope with the challenging times by acting relaxed and normal.

The music video ends with the Filipino actor joining Cheats in a dance sequence choreographed by PJ Rebullida.

ShopeePay Partners with GHL to Drive Digital Payments Ahead

ShopeePay and GHL extend their services for contactless payments that are safer and more convenient 

ShopeePay, Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, partners with GHL Systems Berhad, to expand digital payment acceptance in the Philippines, bringing cashless payment solutions for businesses and consumers to over 83,000 merchant points nationwide.

GHL, ASEAN’s leading payment solutions provider, with a vast footprint of 383,600 payment touchpoints across the region, teams up with ShopeePay to drive digital payments in the Philippines as more Filipinos continue to shift towards safer and more convenient options. ShopeePay users can now pay at establishments such as Phoenix Petroleum, Family Mart, Three Sixty Pharmacy, Prince Retail, and more chains nationwide. 

GMA's "To Have And To Hold" Presents Another Level Of Infidelity Stories

Many might be fed up with stories that revolves around troubled marriages, but GMA's "To Have And To Hold" (THATH) have something more to offer. Shown after "Legal Wives" which is also a unique Marriage complexities, THATH is also a league of its own. 

It stars Carla Abellana as Erica Gatchalian, Rocco Nacino as Gavin Ramirez, and Max Collins as Dominique Ramirez. Like many love stories, it starts with a lot of romance that leads into marriage. But secrets of an affair eventually comes out at unexpected times. There was also that scene that Gavin (Rocco) had a intense monologue as he talks to Erica (Carla) who is comma and just discovered her own infidelity.

Globe, Curvalux bag WBA award for bridging connectivity gap in hard-to-reach areas

Globe and Curvalux won the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Best Wi-Fi for Social Impact award for helping bring high-speed internet connectivity in hard-to-reach areas, especially in communities where electricity is unreliable or non-existent
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The award recognizes and celebrates innovative Wi-Fi network-based services that have been deployed on a trial or commercial basis in at least one country or market. Globe’s win was based on its scores in technical and business innovations, user-experience enhancement, and scale of market impact.

According to The World Bank’s Philippine Digital Economy Report 2020, around 57% households in the country do not have access to the internet. In the report, it mentioned that the digital divide is driven by the limited infrastructure and geographical challenges as an archipelago.

Shopee Introduces Audio and Video Call Feature on Shopee Live to Elevate Seller Engagement for the 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Sellers now have more ways to interact with Filipinos shoppers online 

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, continues to push for innovations that aim to improve the e-commerce experience for both the seller and consumer. With sellers preparing for some of the biggest holiday sales of the year such as Shopee’s 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, Shopee introduces the ‘Livestream Call’ feature on Shopee Live to enhance customer experience and improve engagement during a live stream session. During a livestream call, sellers can entertain inquiries via audio or video call while other viewers listen in. 

NOBITA embraces kundiman sensibilities on tender ballad “Di Na Mag-iisa”

Now officially signed to Sony Music Philippines, the IKAW LANG hitmakers are ready to leave a lasting mark in the industry

NOBITA’s rapid rise is no longer a mystery to music fans who have been familiar with their poignant song “Ikaw Lang,” which currently ranks as the third most streamed single on Spotify Philippines as of today. In less than two years, the pop-rock outfit has built an impressive portfolio by releasing songs that capture the beating heart of the young generation, and bringing light, love, and inspiration to as many people as possible. 

The five-piece hitmakers have indeed come a long way from their humble beginnings as semi-finalists of the prestigious battle of the bands, Muziklaban. Thanks to the overwhelming success of “Ikaw Lang,” which has amassed over 40 million streams on all digital music platforms combined, NOBITA is putting their own spin to the school of ‘hugot’ pop songwriting with their trademark tenderness and inevitable warmth.

Cinemagic arrives in the Philippines with the newly launched Xiaomi 11T Series and Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE

Global technology leader, Xiaomi, today announced the Philippine launch of new smartphones under the Xiaomi 11T family of devices - Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro - all designed to inspire creativity among smartphone users - as well as the refreshed and stylish Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE.

Xiaomi continues to revolutionize smartphone photography and videography by offering a slew of innovative “Cinemagic” filmmaking features in Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro. Gone are the days of heavy and expensive movie-making equipment, with Xiaomi 11T Series, industry-leading filmmaking technology is now available in the palms of aspiring creators’ hands.

At the same time, the ultra-slim, featherweight Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, is the perfect offering for users seeking a high-end stylish smartphone that includes innovative features to enable creativity.

Move: Stronger Together - IABC Philippines officially opens the 19th Philippine Quill Awards

The 19th Philippine Quill Award is now officially open! 

Hosted by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines, the Philippine Quill Awards is the country’s most prestigious awards program in the field of business communication. A Communication Olympiad which highlights the gold standard in communication, the program fosters a spirit of friendly competition, unity and a sense of community amongst Philippine communications practitioners in pursuit of a common goal – communications excellence. 

The Philippine Quill and the Philippine Student Quill Awards honor exemplary communication research, programs, skills, and creative work. Each entry is evaluated using IABC’s highest global standard that measures and determines the finest, the sharpest, and the brightest in the business communication industry among professionals and students. The Quill has been bestowing the seal of approval to the most reputable organizations and corporations in the nation for almost two decades, emphasizing the use of excellent communication to achieve business goals and to make a difference in society. 

PLDT Home subscribers are up for exciting rewards when they pay their bills via PayMaya

PLDT Home subscribers are up for a more rewarding and convenient experience with PayMaya. From October to December 2021, new and existing PLDT Home customers can earn cashback vouchers when they pay their bills directly through the PayMaya app.

“We want to make it easier and more rewarding for our customers to pay their broadband bills. With the pandemic, digital payments are the way to go because you can do them from the safety and convenience of your home. That’s why we are working closely with PayMaya to encourage more of our PLDT Home customers to shift to digital payments," said Patrick Tang, Vice President and Head of PLDT Home Customer Management. 

"Broadband is ‘life’, especially during this time when many of us are staying safe at home. We are happy to provide PLDT Home subscribers with convenience plus rewards through the most reliable e-wallet app," said Pepe Torres, PayMaya Chief Marketing Officer.

Sony Music Philippines Launches New Christian label ‘WATERWALK RECORDS’

Local Christian label launches with 12 new tracks across a variety of genres

Sony Music Philippines today announced the launch of WATERWALK RECORDS, a music label focused on bringing fresh Christian music to a new, streaming generation. The label will feature faith-based entertainment artists from across the length and breadth of the country, who represent the best of Christian music combined with their own unique styles.

“In the Philippines, Christian music emerges from daily life and is a reflection of the country’s rich culture,” said Roslyn Pineda, General Manager, Sony Music Philippines. “Pop music inspired by Christian melodies has arguably created some of the most interesting music in recent years. It’s a diverse genre full of talented artists who use faith as a regular way of connecting with people. WATERWALK RECORDS has huge opportunities to grow as we work with talented artists such as Morissette, Gloryfall and Hazel Faith and others to bring their music to fans all across Asia”.

1300 MWh! Huawei Wins Contract for the World's Largest Energy Storage Project

Huawei Digital Power has concluded its Global Digital Power Summit 2021 in Dubai, UAE, with more than 500 participants from 67 countries attending, on October 16. At the summit, Huawei Digital Power signed a key contract with SEPCOIII for the Red Sea Project with 400 MW PV plus 1300 MWh battery energy storage solution (BESS), which is currently the world’s largest energy storage project. The two parties will cooperate to help Saudi Arabia build a global clean energy and green economy center.

This 1300 MWh off-grid energy storage project is the largest of its kind in the world and represents a milestone in the global energy storage industry.

Follow these Self-Care Tips to Keep Yourself Happy and Healthy During the Busiest Time of the Year

Treat yourself to wellness items at Shopee’s Oct 30 Payday Sale and enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, 30% bills cashback, and 30% off vouchers

The holidays bring us joy, but the season also marks one of the busiest and most demanding times of the year. While we look forward to our loved ones’ company, there are still plenty of tasks at hand: virtual parties to plan, a holiday shopping list to organize, and work to wrap up before we go on vacation. 

If you want to maximize the holiday festivities, take some time to focus on your well-being. This is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, after all! Take it slow, decide which tasks to prioritize, and ask for help if you’re struggling with all the responsibilities on your plate. 

Here are a few other tips to help you take it easy during the holidays:

Teleperformance partners with VisMin LGU to extend Covid-19 vaccination to employees

Teleperformance Philippines, a leading global group in digitally integrated business services, has partnered with local governments across Visayas and Mindanao to extend Covid-19 vaccination to its employees as they rolled out their vaccination program. 

In line with the government’s guidelines to prioritize Filipinos under the A4 sector or the essential workers, over 3,500 employees of Teleperformance in its sites across Visayas and Mindanao have now been fully vaccinated through the COVID-19 Vaccination program of their respective local government units.

In Bacolod City, the COVID-19 Vaccination Council chaired by Mayor Evelio Leonardia extended an exclusive vaccination program to employees of the TP and their immediate family members. Meanwhile, Teleperformance in Cebu works together with the local government of the province and the Project Balik Buhay for the inoculation of its employees.

In Davao, Teleperformance also sponsored the venue for the vaccinations organized by the Davao Information and Communications Technology Council in partnership with the local government of Davao. Aside from Teleperformance employees, the inoculation also accommodated workers from other Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies in the city.

Enjoy Halloween @ Home with Globe At Home

Imagine for this Halloween, you are exploring a horror house that’s full of both spooks and surprises. With almost 10 rooms to explore, you have no idea what’s in store for you—will you be met by an eerie ghost, or will you discover a room full of treats?

Now imagine yourself going through that “horror house” while inside the comfort of your own home through the interactive and innovative Halloween @ Home, powered by Globe At Home!

Vaccination Efforts Pave the Way for Economic Recovery

Shopee supports community initiatives that focus on vaccination and will continue to roll out similar programs this year

In early 2020, the onset of the pandemic posted big challenges as businesses struggled to stay afloat due to strict lockdowns and social distancing measures. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, responded accordingly by helping MSMEs shift online easily and seamlessly. And with vaccination programs ongoing, Shopee continues to aid economic recovery by mounting community initiatives focused on increasing vaccination education and uptake to fight against  COVID-19. These programs include Shopee’s Vaccination Center Support drive, Shopee #FullyVaxxed Package, and the Department of Health’s (DOH) Resbakuna campaign. 

Eastern Communications and the Perlas Spikers teams up for the Beach Volleyball Republic

The Beach Volleyball Republic tournament is kicking off once more after 2 years of hiatus due to the pandemic. Fearless players are coming together to bring a sense of normality to viewers through volleyball. In that same spirit, collaborating for the first time are the Perlas Spikers and Eastern Communications, joining together to become the Eastern Communications Perlas Spikers.

Embodying Eastern Communications' strong and fearless persona, Perlas Spikers, is one of the distinguished women's volleyball teams in the Philippines and will be partaking in the BVR Tournament. They are resilient players who successfully became part of the 2021 Premier Volleyball League Open Conference that occurred last July at Laoag, Ilocos Norte.

GSMA Announces The Formation Of A New Asia Pacific Community

Launched at Mobile 360 Asia Pacific, the APAC 5G Industry Community is a forum   for people to learn and advocate 5G benefits to industries and enterprises

GSMA today announced at Mobile 360 Asia Pacific the formation of the Asia Pacific (APAC) 5G Industry Community; a new ecosystem established for those seeking opportunities to deliver Industry 4.0 and digital transformation from 5G networks, edge-cloud services, enterprise IoT and AI. The Community has been designed for stakeholders across the value chain including government and agencies, industry associations, mobile network providers, enterprises and industry players, solution providers, analysts, and consultants. 

UE Jam Sessions encourage the youth to rock the vote with inspiring new anthem “Pinto”

Young artists COSINE, Shareena, and Autumn Tandog deliver a bluesy tune with a compelling message about the upcoming 2022 elections

Promising newcomers COSINE, Shareena, and Autumn Tandog team up for a song that encourages the general public to vote for competent candidates who are willing to take a stand on important social issues and make a significant change.

On the rousing anthem “Pinto,” the artists from UE Jam Sessions call for effective leadership and urge their fellow countrymen, particularly the young ones, to exercise their right to vote. 

According to its main songwriter Shareena, who also lend her smooth and smoky vocals on the track, “Pinto” is penned from the perspective of someone convincing the youth to take complete ownership of their destiny and elect someone who cares about welfare of its people.

of Mercury navigates new phase in music journey with two-track release, CHANGIN’ vol. 1

of Mercury, formerly known as Nathan & Mercury, marks a new chapter in their music journey with the release of their two-track volume, CHANGIN’ Vol. 1—out today via Sony Music Philippines.

The dual release, which features the songs “I’M FINE” and “HEAVEN ON EARTH,” finds the band pushing their sound to an unexpected direction and displaying remarkable consistency in terms of musicality and songwriting. “Think of this release as a re-introduction to us,” of Mercury explains. “This release is a statement from us that we’re growing, we’re changing: a foretaste of what the album is going to be.”

DLSU and HUAWEI announce recipients of scholarship for 2021

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider  and De la Salle University announced the first batch of Huawei Scholars for 2021 thru a virtual ceremony. The three scholars are Patrick Lawrence Simpao, Christian Justin Yu and Christian Michael Tan, all 4th year students of DLSU taking-up BS Information Technology and BS Electronics & Communication Engineering.

Br. Bernard Oca FSC, president of De La Salle University, said that the partnership continues to amplify the Lasallian battlecry of teaching minds, touching hearts and transforming lives. "To Huawei Philippines Technologies, Inc., you help transform the lives of our future innovators, engineers, scientists and leaders."

TV5 Sing Galing’s Now Zending Zikat Hosts Virtual Event for Victims of Typhoon Maring

Sing Galing: Sing-Lebrity Edition’s digiverse known as Now Zending Zikat will be having a benefit online event called, “Now Zending Zikat with Love,” that aims to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Maring through the Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc. 

Be serenaded with exciting performances from Team Galing and  special guests with the theme, “Mapusong Pasingkatan,” and be ready to fill your night with love and melodies hosted by none other than Zendee. This event will be live streamed through Sing Galing and TV5’s social media accounts this Saturday, October 23, at 5PM. 

Joining Zendee in this special event for-a-cause is Menchie Silvestre, Executive Director of Alagang  Kapatid Foundation. Together with her team, they will assist kaawitbahays who are interested to pledge donations for typhoon Maring victims through Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.  

For more updates, like and follow TV5 at www.facebook.com/TV5manila and stay tuned at Sing Galing’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/SingGalingTayo

Young Cocoa sets his sights on conquering the Asian region and beyond with summer anthem “Zesto”

Breakthrough Filipino rapper Young Cocoa has been gaining significant attention worldwide thanks to his previous chart-topping hits “Manila,” which got included in one of the playlists curated by BTS’ very own RM, and received props from Korean music stars such as Eric of The Boyz, Omega X, Dawon of SF19 and Lia Kim from 1Million Dance Studio. To date, his signature smash has racked up more than a million streams on Spotify alone, and has enjoyed airplay on mainstream radio stations in Metro Manila.

Now signed to pan-regional music label, OFFMUTE, the promising newcomer sets his sights on conquering Asia one step at a time with his genre-fluid jams that cut across cultural boundaries and sonic expectations. “I feel so blessed to be the first hip-hop artist of OFFMUTE but even more so, a part of a movement that is so unified and allows Southeast Asian music to move forth in a collaborative effort,” Young Cocoa beams with pride as he talks about being part of this game-changing movement. “There’s so much inspiration and talent we collectively have as a region, and the artists OFFMUTE already have on board prove that already. To say I'm proud to be a part of a label that embraces this region's diversity is an understatement.”

Step up your game this October with Infinix’s new budget phone champion HOT 11S

Emerging smartphone brand Infinix is set to disrupt the under-PhP 7,000 smartphone bracket with the HOT ot11S, its newest budget gaming smartphone, which packs a solid punch at an affordable price. 

HOT 10S promises to be a very reliable go-to phone for professional and casual gamers alike and for students and young professionals who want to be their best versions online and in real life. 

Here are some of the ways the HOT 11S steps up your game.

HOT 11S’ dual-chip processor overtakes others in the category

Infinix’s newest gaming smartphone has the Helio G88 octa-core dual-chip processor, enabling super fast and lag-free gaming without any hassle. It has a 90 Hz refresh rate, which allows you to deliver winning moves at much faster response times. 

From Malls to Mobile: How Home Credit Redefined the BNPL Experience

There is no doubt that the global pandemic has accelerated digital transformation, changing our day-to-day lives. Due to current events, the digital shift that was supposed to take years happened in a blink of an eye – putting the spotlight on businesses and how they make an effort to innovate their products and services. 

For Home Credit, it did not come as a surprise since their digital efforts started years ago knowing that digitalization, especially in the financial industry, is the next big thing. Their journey started from their launching in 2013, where they already proved to be a gamechanger in the financial landscape. 

Smart Infinity, Palacio de Memoria bring members to exclusive screening of restored “Ibong Adarna,” “Biyaya ng Lupa,” and other art events

As part of leading mobile services provider Smart Infinity’s promise to offer the most rewarding mobile experience through exceptional product offerings and exclusive lifestyle privileges, the network is partnering with local heritage destination Palacio de Memoria to host a variety of art events this October. 

The main festivities at the Palacio de Memoria include the much-awaited two-day Flea Market on October 23 and 24, an open fair inspired by European bazaars such as the El Rastro de Madrid and the Parisian Clignancourt. Collectors and enthusiasts can find a wide array of exquisite artworks, antiques, and pieces from various local galleries at the Flea Market, while food and drinks will be served by The Loggia and an open bar by Distileria Limtuaco and Don Papa, respectively. The flea market will be capped off by a special exclusive screening of the restored “Ibong Adarna” film from 1941 by ABS-CBN Film Restoration. 

Blockbuster Sequel "A Quiet Place Part II" Storms Into PH Theaters Nov 10

The wait is over! Coming off an insanely quiet year at the cinemas, A Quiet Place Part II is set to help Philippine theaters roar back to life when the critically acclaimed thriller opens on November 10.  

Watch the film’s Final Trailer at https://youtu.be/gBvwZOp-AAw

A Quiet Place Part II is the definitive kind of movie that theaters were made for. John Krasinski who wrote and directed the film says “It’s very exciting to be able to come back to the theaters and to see A Quiet Place Part II because it was always designed for a theatrical experience.”  

Lead star Emily Blunt couldn’t agree more.  “It’s such an inspired sequel,” she says.  “It’s a horror movie, you want to watch it in the dark.  Jump and leap and gasp together.  I’m really excited for you to see it.”

Wovensound and Ihasamic! weave together stories of struggle, survival, and resilience on hip-hop track “The Constant”

Eclectic music producer Wovensound and acclaimed rapper Ihasamic! mark another exciting collaboration with the release of their new single “The Constant,” out now via Umami Records. 

With sultry R&B vocals from Sreshya, introspective verses from ZFRL and Ihasamic! himself, and a smoky, downtempo production from Wovensound, the massive new tune echoes the group’s frustrations and fears over the uncertainty that’s been clouding their headspace during this time of forced withdrawal. 

Despite its tendencies to embrace pensive gloom, the song ties together stories of struggle, survival, and resilience with dignified honesty, while channeling their collective energy into something inspiring and worthy of discussion.

Madam Inutz received a House and Lot from her Talent Manager Ka-Freshness Wilbert Tolentino

There's no stopping Daisy Lopez or better known as "Madam Inutz", 'Ang Mama-bentang Live Seller ng Cavite' as she soars high in her showbiz career. This is with the solid support and guidance that she is getting from her manager, former Gay World titlist,  businessman, social media influencer, and philanthropist, no less than Wilbert Tolentino.

Madam Inutz took her colorful and vibrant personality inside the Pinoy Big Brother House as she has been named as one of the housemates of PBB Kumunity Season 10. She was one of the first three official housemate that was announced to enter the PBB House.

Before Madam Inutz became officially part of PBB, she released her very first and much-awaited debut single "Inutil" and also recorded her next song just in time for the holiday season, "Sangkap ng Pasko". Inutil is a categorized as a novelty song while Sangkap ng Pasko is a ballad one which everyone can deeply relate to because it is a very heart-warming song perfect for the whole Filipino family who never fails to celebrate the Christmas season together no matter what they're going through.

Viber Invites You to a Cebuano Food Feast with Let’s Eat Bai!

Get exclusive promos and updates from Let’s Eat Bai Community

Viber, one of the world’s leading free messaging apps, invites Cebuanos to celebrate Cebu’s culinary specialties and other food delights through a first-of-its-kind partnership with food and delivery platform Let’s Eat Bai. 

Let’s Eat Bai has launched its own Viber Community giving members exclusive access to promos and updates from their favorite local food businesses as well as food reviews and trivia. To make their conversations more appetizing, Viber and Let’s Eat Bai have created a special sticker pack that also redirects users to the Community after download. 

Nobody’s Home hits the road in the music video of Ely Buendia-produced “Cigarette Daydreams”

The Filipino alt-rock trio reimagines Cage The Elephant’s chart-topping 2014 hit

Filipino alternative rock trio Nobody’s Home has released the official music video of their new single “Cigarette Daydreams”—a cover of Cage The Elephant’s chart-topping hit in 2014.

Directed by Ysa Aranda of Swimming Pictures, the clip features the promising trio on a random road trip, performing in front of a warehouse and running away from reality “to find peace of mind,” as the lyrics suggest.

As for the concept behind the music video, Aranda shares that it’s derived from her own personal experience, particularly the feeling of comfort that driving brings. “I had to go for a drive and dream scenarios that would resonate to the song itself. Aside from the lyrics of the song, driving has helped me cope specially in these trying times, hence the driving scenes present in the MV.”

COMCO Southeast Asia culminates 5th anniversary celebration with the launch of COMCO Middle East & Africa and unveiling of its 10-year masterplan

COMCO Southeast Asia (SEA) culminated its Blazing Sapphire 5th Anniversary celebration with a bang as it launched COMCO Middle East & Africa (MEA) and unveiled its 10-year masterplan that gave an overview of the continued growth and evolution of the trailblazing and award-winning communications agency.

To mark its 5th year in the business, COMCO SEA held a year-long 5-part celebration. Kicking things off was the virtual townhall and digital unveiling of COMCO SEA’s brand evolution, while the summer marked the inauguration of the Camp COMCO Alumni Society “Unity Games”, a celebration of the company’s strong alumni culture where graduates of the company’s mentorship program were reunited. Meanwhile, bloggers and content creators across the country sharpened their storytelling skills anew as COMCO SEA held the season 2 of the groundbreaking “Write to Ignite Blogging Project” with Dear Survivor as this year’s theme.

Is fragrance alone doing enough for you?

Living in the Philippines, we are used to the hot and humid weather, and the unfortunate sweat that results from our exposure to warm temperatures. While we try to look good and stay cool at all times even as we remain indoors, some midday refreshers, like a spritz of cologne or fragrance, can actually backfire. Whether or not you realize it, the mixture of smells from sweat and the strong fragrance you tried to use to cover it can actually make things worse. Because fragrance alone is not enough, you actually should be on the lookout for a double-duty product that not only refreshes you, but also protects you from bad odor.

Get that Perfect x Simple glow from Hada Labo

In Japanese skin-care, what comes after cleansing is the application of lotion, which is not a toner or astringent but an essence that is the first step toward moisturizing your skin. Lotion is an essential part of skin care among the Japanese because well-moisturized skin is the canvas upon which you'll apply your other products, like moisturizer, and makeup.

When it comes to face lotions from Japan, Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion is always top of mind. It's the No. 1 Lotion in Japan for 14 consecutive years already and perfectly represents Hada Labo's Perfect x Simple skin-care philosophy.

Founded in the pharmaceutical labs of Kyoto, Hada Labo was formerly one of the best-kept secrets in J-Beauty. When Hada Labo finally launched in the Philippines in 2019, users and loyal fans of the Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion here were relieved to finally have their favorite skin-care product within reach. 

Fighting the climate crisis through the power of the youth

Calling all Filipino youth! Be counted and sign the Global Youth Letter. Our voices make a difference, and no act is too small. Young people all over the world are raising their voices for climate action. #AddYourVoice now: bit.ly/AddYourVoicePH

Over the last six months, the British Council has crowdsourced the views of more than 8000 young people from diverse backgrounds across 23 countries to find out what their priorities are for climate action. The research shows that 90 per cent of young Filipinos already feel the effects of climate change, impacting their lives. Moreover, 77 per cent of young Filipinos believe they have the skills to address climate change. But they also know that young people have, far too often, been ignored, and any meaningful spaces for ‘active participation’ are closed. 

Review from The Sound Desk: "BINI's "Golden Arrow", 3rd Single from iTunes PH's number one album, "Born to Win"

"Grab the ice cream, go turn the clock Dance till midnight, nobody knock..."

When Mikha of leading female P-Pop group BINI rapped these lines from "Golden Arrow," the third single from their debut album, "Born to Win," the ladies made no mistake about being dead serious... about having fun.  

For sure, Aiah, Colet, Maloi, Gwen, Stacey, Mikha, Sheena and Jhoanna are having the time of their lives right now: B2W has peaked at number one on iTunes Philippines' Top Album Chart with 12 of its tracks making the list of the top 15 songs.  It's more than just an auspicious debut; it's phenomenal.  And the single, "Golden Arrow" captures the essence of the ladies' massive appeal.

Ben&Ben team up with Taiwanese Mandopop star WeiBird on dreamlike track “Cheap Love”

2021 has been a massive year for Filipino folk-pop collective Ben&Ben in terms of commercial and critical success. Their sophomore album, Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno has earned glowing praises from reputable music critics and publications in the Philippines and Asia, with Rick Olivares of ABS-CBN News calling it a “brilliant masterpiece” and Paul John Caña of Esquire Philippines pointing out its vital role in establishing the band as the “pre-eminent artist of their generation.” In less than two months, Ben&Ben’s recently released album has surpassed more than 30 million streams on Spotify alone—a groundbreaking feat that attests to the group’s universal appeal and enduring impact for nearly an entire decade.

Huawei's Ryan Ding: Green 5G Networks for a Low-Carbon Future

At the 2021 Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), Ryan Ding, Huawei's Executive Director and President of the Carrier Business Group, gave a keynote speech entitled "Green 5G Networks for a Low-Carbon Future". In his speech, Ding said that 5G has become a new engine for the growth of the mobile industry, and that to adapt to the rapid growth of data traffic, the whole industry will need to keep pursuing innovations in power supply, distribution, use, and management, and build greener 5G networks with higher performance and lower energy consumption.

According to Ding, in countries where 5G is developing faster, operators who have invested heavily in 5G have seen remarkable returns, but he stressed that operators will realize business value only when the 5G user penetration rate is high enough. When the 5G user penetration rate reaches a threshold of 20%, Ding said, rapid development of 5G will follow. In countries such as China, South Korea, and Kuwait, operators were quick to provide continuous nationwide coverage, giving users a consistent experience. They also offer flexible service packages, which delivers a win-win result for both users and themselves. In addition, these operators are providing a gigabit experience—a tangible improvement over 4G—to accelerate user migration and network evolution. In these countries, the 5G user penetration rate has exceeded the 20% threshold, triggering a positive cycle of user growth, business returns, and network construction.

On World Smile Day®, Smile Train Celebrated Smiles Through The #KayGandaNgBawatNgiti Campaign

Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft charity, launched the #KayGandaNgBawatNgiti campaign in the Philippines as they invited Filipinos to celebrate World Smile Day® on October 1st. Held annually on the first Friday of October, World Smile Day®, is a day dedicated to inspiring everyone to do acts of kindness around the world.  

In line with Smile Train’s global message, “All Smiles are Beautiful”, Smile Train Philippines localized the campaign with #KayGandaNgBawatNgiti which aims to raise awareness for cleft-affected individuals, capturing the beauty of all kinds of smiles and mitigate discrimination towards those born with a cleft or other birth differences. 

“Smile Train strives to give individuals born with a cleft their forever smiles and brighter futures. With the help of all our partner hospitals and medical professionals, we can truly make a difference to create more smiles and second chances at life,” said Vice President, Smile Train South East Asia, Kimmy Coseteng-Flaviano.

LRT-1 launches #LightRailTourism Photo Contest to inspire city travel

We all miss travelling – exploring destinations, revisiting favorite spots, and even discovering new ones. With this in mind, LRT-1 private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) is launching #LightRailTourism, a photo contest to support the gradual recovery of local tourism within the metro, one click at a time.

Keeping in mind the minimum safety health protocols, the public is invited to share snapshots of interesting or unique spots in Metro Manila, which can be easily accessed by riding the LRT-1. 

You can choose from three categories: #LRT1Mamasyal for destinations and attractions, #LRT1MagFoodTrip for the delicious and mouthwatering food from the city, or #LRT1MagShopping for the best bargains and finds from different shopping centers.

Upload the photo on your personal Facebook account, add a caption, and don’t forget to include the hashtags #LightRailTourism, #ikotMNL, #LRT1, and the hashtag specifying its category. Include a location and tag LRMC’s Facebook page. Make sure it is a public post too!

AmiananPop champions North Luzon pop music with first edition of its songwriting festival

The movement aims to secure regional music’s place in the contemporary music canon

In an effort to foster a better understanding of the North Luzon culture and identity through contemporary music, AmiananPop Music Inc. is officially launching the maiden edition of its songwriting festival, which will take place online this December 4, 2021.

Taking a page from fellow contemporaries, Visayan Pop Music Festival (Vispop) and Mindanao Popular Music Festival (MinPop), the newly formed institution puts a spotlight on a new breed of composers, interpreters, musicians, and producers representing the Ilocos, Cordillera, and Cagayan region, as well as some non-Tagalog speaking areas in Central Luzon. 

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Rising Tech Company Block Tides Celebrates Fifth Anniversary For A Cause

It's High five for the block chain technology company Block Tides, as it prepare for its fifth anniversary for a cause happenng this Saturday October 23, 4-8 pm at the Okada Manila. This year's event, made possible with Vention App, aims to gather leaders of the emerging blockchain community as it focuses on how such industry will help the country’s economy and promote high-quality learning for its supporters. On top of that is the initiative to directly help out people struggling amidst the pandemic. 

The award-winning firm leads in serving as a role model by helping out those facing the challenges of an ongoing pandemic. Major event sponsors include Gala Games, PlaceWar, LBank, Ace eWallet, and GokuMarket.

Kabataang May Gawa, a non-profit organization providing food for affected families, is a key stakeholder, ably assisted by industry partners GokuMarket, LBank, Vention App, Dreams Quest, MerHorse, BitDogex, Alkimi Exchange, BullBear Hope, SparkPoint and PlaceWar. 

These companies all adopt a seedling initiative to plant 100 trees in support of The Haribon Foundation for the conservation of natural resources.

Huawei's David Wang Talks 10 Wireless Industry Trends in "Roads to Mobile 2030"

During the 12th Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), Huawei Executive Director of the Board and Chairman of ICT Infrastructure Managing Board David Wang, delivered a keynote speech titled Roads to Mobile 2030: 10 Wireless Industry Trends, saying "Huawei has identified 10 wireless industry trends to define future-oriented wireless networks and prepare the industry for the Intelligent World 2030."

As he explained, by 2030, the digital and physical worlds will become deeply integrated, creating a near-real-life experience. The digital economy will also become a primary driver of the real economy, and industry will shift focus from device efficiency to decision-making efficiency. But these advances will also need us to achieve intrinsic network security and to improve energy efficiency to protect the environment through green growth.

Singapore-based artist Lullaboy on hosting Tokopedia’s WIB Indonesia K-Pop Awards: “This is really happening!”

The acclaimed singer-songwriter is working with Korean producers and songwriters for his upcoming album, Chapters Of You Lullaboy recently l...

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