Top 10 Items To Help You Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions

Get ready for a new year, new you with these discounted items at Shopee’s 1.1 New Year Sale

Have you listed your new year’s resolutions yet? A fresh year brings chances for us to ditch old habits and replace them with better ones. If you’ve gotten all caught up with the holiday rush and haven’t had the time to map out your goals for next year, don’t worry. You’ve still got a few more days to plan before we officially welcome 2022! Get started with the doable goals below. We’ve also got discounted items to help you stick to your resolutions at Shopee’s first sale of the year, the 1.1 New Year Sale. Enjoy more discounts with promos such as ₱1 Deals, free shipping with no minimum spend, and 11% off vouchers.

Shopee is The Most Tweeted E-Commerce Brand in the Philippines this 2021

This year, Shopee takes the second spot for the most talked-about brand in the country with topics such as Shopee’s K-pop acts and mega campaigns garnering the most buzz

With its string of successful campaigns and relatable social media content, Shopee is the most tweeted e-commerce brand in the country according to Twitter for 2021.

The leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan took the second spot overall in Twitter’s ten most tweeted brands list in the Philippines, which was released as part of the latter’s “Best of Tweets 2021” awards announced on December 14, 2021. The annual rundown aims to celebrate and recognize outstanding brands for their groundbreaking campaigns and engaging digital content.

Duty Free Philippines Fiestamall To Holds Its Grandest Year-End Holiday "Pasalubong " Sale

State-owned DUTY-FREE PHILIPPINES (DFP) is all set for its grandest end of the year holiday “pasalubong” sale. On December 29, 2021, the Duty Free Fiestamall store in Paranaque City will be offering a more extensive roster of exciting promotions with bigger discounts, enhanced offers, and more gifts and freebies for its market of arriving international travelers, balikbayans and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

 This event would also be DFP’s way of thanking its loyal customers through the years. 

Start the Year Strong and Enjoy Amazing Deals at the 1.1 New Year Sale, Shopee's First Sale of the Year

Greet 2022 with a smile and grab all the best deals and biggest discounts during Shopee’s 1.1 New Year Sale

Shopee starts 2022 in a spectacular fashion with its first sale of the year, the 1.1 New Year Sale! At Shopee’s 1.1 New Year Sale, get a head start on your shopping as early as January 1 and enjoy a wide selection of products and exciting promos such as ₱1 Deals, free shipping with no minimum spend, and 11% off vouchers.                                   

The First Xiaomi Authorized Service Center Opens In Market! Market!

2021 continues to be a innovative year for Xiaomi Philippines as they open their first Authorized Service Center in the country located at the Serendra Wing of Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City. This is  a big step in leveling up their after-sales program for their customers.

This Xiaomi Exclusive Service Center aims to provide its customers VIP treatment and a seamless experience, starting from the purchase of the products and up to the time after-sales support for the gadgets are needed.

Globe strengthens cyber education campaign; calls on customers to stay vigilant in protecting their data

Globe is strengthening its cyber education campaign to protect customers from cybercrimes amid the recent incidents that led to distress and confusion among customers.  The digital solutions platform highlighted the need for consumers to stay vigilant and safeguard their personal information by outsmarting scammers.

Through its #makeITsafePH campaign, Globe continuously rolls out the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP), containing materials on cybersecurity and safety for consumers and businesses across various platforms, including YouTube.  DTP modules include guides for customers on ways to protect their online accounts from hackers who may have malicious intentions and keep their information safe.

Filipino singer-songwriter Clara Benin honors memories on incredibly moving single “blink”

After gaining recognition in the Southeast Asian region with the release of “Suara Hati,” a reimagining of her 2015 acoustic ballad in Bahasa Indonesia, Filipino singer-songwriter Clara Benin conquers music on her own terms with brand new single “blink”—out on all digital music platforms worldwide via OFFMUTE.

On her first original single under the international record label, Benin honors memories like it’s a fundamental aspect of human nature. She finds refuge in reliving the past without any hint of regret, treating it as part of her personal journey.  

PayMaya pays it forward to mental health frontliners

PayMaya pays it forward to the National Center for Mental Health by giving out 100 Christmas food baskets to NCMH Crisis Hotline responders and ER and Psychiatric Acute Unit staff.

Digital financial services leader PayMaya recently paid it forward to the frontlines of the National Center for Mental Health. The company distributed 100 Christmas food baskets to the NCMH Crisis Hotline responders and the Emergency Room and Psychiatric Acute Unit staff. 

"Promoting mental health is important, especially among our young people during this pandemic. We are paying it forward to our mental health frontliners who have been helping fight this silent battle. We admire them for bravely dedicating their time and effort to help those suffering from mental health issues," said Nick Wilwayco, Head of Public Affairs and Communications at PayMaya.

Salamat, Shopee: How Shopee Transformed The Lives of Everyday Filipinos this 2021

Suki buyer Maricris Lorenzo, passionate seller Biboy Bautista, and hardworking rider Jggigs Elmido share Kwentong Shopee stories of how they managed to get through a challenging year

As we persevered despite another year of the pandemic, there is no denying that the “new normal” has significantly changed the way we shopped. In the past couple of years, we eagerly embraced the world of online shopping, which left a big impact not just on our shopping carts, but also on our hearts. 

For plenty of ordinary Filipinos such as Maricris Lorenzo, Biboy Bautista, and Jggigs Elmido, Shopee has completely transformed their lives. They each come from different walks of life and carry their unique Kwentong Shopee, but they all have one thing in common—hope. Here are three stories of how Shopee has helped shoppers, riders, and sellers rise above difficulties:

Donate to Typhoon Odette Victims via Shopee App and Shopee Will Match It Up to ₱1M

Donate to Shopee’s partner organizations such as GMA Kapuso Foundation, UNICEF, and World Vision until January 4 

To help the thousands of devastated Filipinos in Visayas and Mindanao grappling with the aftermath of super typhoon Odette, Shopee launches its Shopee Bayanihan: Typhoon Odette Support initiative wherein users can buy donation vouchers through the app, with the commitment to match up to ₱1,000,000 worth of total donations made to Shopee’s partner charities for this initiative. 

From December 23, 2021, to January 4, 2022, Shopee users can purchase the donation e-vouchers that will be used for water kits, health, and sanitation stations, and other essentials such as food and clothes from partner charities UNICEF, World Vision, and GMA Kapuso Foundation. Users can view and purchase these Typhoon Odette Support vouchers through via Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, ShopeePay.

Action Adventure "Uncharted" Drops New Trailer

The race for the greatest treasure is on… if Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) can survive each other first. Watch the latest trailer for the new action adventure Uncharted, exclusively in Philippine cinemas 2022.


About Uncharted

Street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs. If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother...but only if they can learn to work together.

5 Tips for Businesses to Achieve a Plastic Pollution-Free Christmas

Plastic pollution in the Philippines has already reached an alarming rate and continues to be one of the top environmental challenges for the country and the rest of the globe.

According to a report released by WWF-Philippines in 2020, Filipinos consume a yearly average of 20kg of plastics, from which 15.43kg/cap/year becomes waste. Insufficient recycling capacities for high value recyclables (i.e. PET, PP, HDPE) and the high volume of low value plastics (including sachets) are some factors that affect the country’s low plastic recycling rate, at 9%. The report further estimates that the Philippines leaks about 35% of plastic wastes into the environment.

With the economy slowly opening, WWF-Philippines encourages businesses to integrate plastic pollution-free practices to fight plastic pollution. Here are some useful tips for business owners on how they can participate in creating a plastic pollution-free Christmas this 2021.

Jhassy Busran teen star wins international acting awards

15-year-old pretty young miss, singer-actress Jhassy Busran makes the country proud by winning two international acting awards – the Jury Award Best of the Best Performance Short Film (Male or Female) at the 2021 International Film Festival Manhattan-New York and a best child actress award e at the Gully International Film Festival in India for her performance as young chil;d forced into hard labor in the film “Pugon” by Gabby Ramos.

A true artistic feat for a newcomer indeed since she does not belong to the roster of talents of a major television network or a star-maker talent management agency.

Jhassy’s name obviously comes from the fragrant flower that is jasmine, usually white or yellow, and thrives in the temperate regions of Eurasia and Oceania.

Born under the astrological sign of Virgo, this fifteen-year old 9th grader from the  Mission Christian School, declares the e King’s Language, English as her favorite school subject. On the side, she is a varsity player of their table tennis team.

Odette Relief Efforts with Tzu Chi Foundation

Tzu Chi Foundation, Digital Pilipinas, and industry
leaders discuss a strategic response to
Odette victims – and for future calamities.
Tzu Chi Foundation, industry leaders collaborate for strategic response to Odette victims 

Beyond donations, with preparations for future calamities

A week shy from Christmas, the devastation wrought by super typhoon Odette has leveled large parts of the central and southern Philippines, placing six regions under a state of calamity: Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Caraga. However, the lack of communications within the affected regions and the unpassable roads between the various towns have made the urgent distribution of assistance an enormous challenge. This prompted a call from and for business and NGO leaders to collaborate to get the communities back on their feet, as well as to form strategic responses for future calamities.

Golden Haven Memorial Parks Bags Two National Awards for 2021

Golden Haven is recognized as one of the premier
memorial parks that develop beautiful final
resting places in the country.

As Golden Haven looks back on the year, the developer takes great pride in its recent achievements with prestigious awards giving bodies. The leading developer recently received national awards from both the Q Asia’s Quality Excellence Awards and Philippine Top Choice Awards for Excellence & Outstanding Achievers.

Golden Haven is recognized as one of the premier memorial parks that develop beautiful final resting places in the country. Established in 1984, Golden Haven’s flagship project in Las Piñas offers memorial lots that vary in functions, sizes, and price points. The company commits to its mission of providing a place of refuge for recollecting memories of our departed loved ones while appreciating the lush greenery and beautifully themed landscapes. True also to its vision, Golden Haven gears up for vast expansion to have a themed memorial park in every hometown.

Bayad trains educators and students to become smart and responsible money managers

Bayad, the country’s trusted authority in payments, understands that financial management is a key life skill that everyone should develop. Learning all about money - how to earn, budget, save, and grow it is essential to lead Filipinos to a path of financial wellbeing and resilience.  

As such, Bayad partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Marylindbert International to roll out the Sapat Dapat Comprehensive School Program, a curriculum based financial literacy advocacy designed to equip teachers from the CALABARZON and Cebu regions with financial know-how learnings in student workbooks, modules and teaching guides. The end goal is to help educators to be able to competently impart to students knowledge and skills to make informed financial decisions in the future. 

Asticom launches 3rd subsidiary BRAD to revolutionize logistics technology and solutions in PH

Asticom Technology Inc., a shared services company under Globe, launches its third subsidiary, BRAD Warehouse and Logistics Services, Inc. BRAD provides end-to-end supply chain technology solutions to give customers the best logistics experience at an affordable price.

BRAD’s innovative and impactful business solutions are tailor-fit for different industries, including e-commerce, food and beverage, health and wellness, and telecommunications.  It allows enterprises to bring their products securely to the customers when and where they need them.

Essential workers, enjoy exclusive vouchers and discounts with the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Holiday Package

Redeem exclusive deals from participating stores such as National Book Store, Tapa King, Moonleaf, Ultra Mega, and Shawarma Shack via ShopeePay’s Scan to Pay feature

The noche buena and gift-giving traditions are both huge parts of the Pinoy Christmas. However, let’s face it: the holidays can get costly. 

Since every peso counts, we always keep an eye out for exclusive deals to get the most out of our holiday budget. If you’re a frontliner, here’s a special treat—a way of saying "thank you" for your hard work. The Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Holiday Package offers an exclusive digital package that includes Shopee discount and free shipping vouchers, ShopeePay bills cashback vouchers, and discounts from participating merchants such as Ultra Mega Supermarket, Shawarma Shack, Moonleaf, Tapa King, and National Book Store until January 9, 2022. 

Level up your digital aguinaldo game with these surprisingly better features from PayMaya

This holiday season, PayMaya lets you easily send aguinaldo to your loved ones anytime, anywhere, and in any way you like with surprisingly better features than the e-wallet you’re used to.

Whether you’re sending funds to your inaanak’s PayMaya or bank account – or even those without any financial account, PayMaya is here to make your Christmas gift-giving more convenient and fun!  

Here are just some of the ways PayMaya can bring ease to your aguinaldo-sending this Christmas:   

bbno$ Releases Edamame (ft. Rich Brian) Diplo Remix’ Out Now

Today sees rising star bbno$ [baby-no-money] team up with Grammy award-winning DJ and producer Diplo to release the Edamame (ft. Rich Brian) Diplo Remix, out now via the bbno$ label in partnership with mtheory.

Listen to ‘Edamame (ft. Rich Brian) Diplo Remix’ here

Following the global success of the ‘Edamame’ ft. Rich Brian, which has amassed over 153m streams across DSPs, reached #78 on the Spotify Global Top 200 Chart, trended on both TikTok and Shazam with 505k+ creations and over 1.4m Shazams, as well as being championed by both Capital FM and BBC R1’s Jack Saunders as his ‘Tune of The Week’; bbno$ is back with a huge house remix of ‘edamame’ by Grammy award-winning DJ and producer Diplo. This hypnotic new remix sees Diplo transform the up-tempo and bouncy original into a club-ready house anthem. While bbno$ and Rich Brian’s deftly delivered vocals remain forefront, Diplo flips the production on its head adding a propulsive beat, echoed refrains, and pulsating bassline to create a whole new sonic atmosphere for the track.

Race against time in this Money Heist -themed Escape Room with Smart Signature and Mystery Manila

To extend the thrill of the epic season finale of Netflix’s hit original series Money Heist (La Casa De Papel), mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), and game organizer Mystery Manila have teamed up once again to bring the themed virtual escape room called “The Professor’s Puzzle” for all fans of the show.

Experience the excitement and fun as you race against time in solving puzzles, answering riddles, and figuring out the clues left by The Professor to escape the heist in this virtual escape room. To make it more exciting, players who have the fastest time in solving the escape room can get a chance to win a 5G handset from Smart Signature.

Listen to the story of this quarantine generation through Viu Original Series Still

Have you ever felt stuck, depressed, or hopeless during the pandemic? Umikot ka mundo, nandito pa ako. Well, you’re not alone. Leading video streaming service Viu Philippines understands the struggles that many Filipinos have been going through and has created its new Viu Original musical series, Still to tell the story of this quarantine generation.

The 8-part musical narrative is designed to move us to move forward, perfectly capturing our pandemic stories and sentiments. It tells the story about a group of aspiring artists who get stuck in a music camp during the first few months of the pandemic. Just like us, each character experiences bouts of feeling stressed, lost, and sad; but through new relationships and moments of self-discovery formed over time, they still find reasons to stay strong and hopeful for the future.

Eastern Communications’ “Our Strongest Stand” event celebrates resiliency amidst a challenging year

Eastern Communications, one of the premier telecommunications companies in the country, ended the year with a celebration of Filipino resiliency with “Our Strongest Stand,” a milestone appreciation night for its customers.

Attended by over 300 guests from Filipino enterprises across the country, the evening was a celebration of the bold resolve to rise up and a recognition of brave comebacks as another challenging year draws to a close. The triumphant event offered performances from iconic rock band Mayonnaise and exciting raffle prizes, making it a night to remember. 

Finding love with John Lloyd & Bea’s One True Pair The Movie, a film from Jollibee Studios

It’s all in the journey

Many people dream of falling in love with the right person at the right time and making it last forever, but many are left disappointed yet continue searching while some give up and find other kinds of love that works for them.

Love might be a powerful and universal feeling yet it’s anything but simple--that is at the heart of the newest Jollibee Studios film, One True Pair The Movie, starring the country’s most iconic love team, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo.

The film tells the story of Ian and Gela, two famous celebrities who were once a popular on-screen tandem for many rom-com movies over the years. Ian, dubbed the “Prince of Philippine Cinema,” took a short break from showbiz while Gela continued being a top celebrity.

Smile Train Philippines Continues to Give Forever Smiles Throughout the Pandemic

It Takes a Village -- With the help of friends and advocates of Smile Train and his mother’s dedication to ensure he receives surgery at the soonest possible time, Baby Mao finally received free cleft surgery at Philippine Band of Mercy, a partner of Smile Train Philippines (photo on left from Cristalle Belo’s IG)

Every day around the world, 540 babies are born with a cleft, a serious health condition with potentially life-threatening complications such as difficulty in eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. Smile Train provides comprehensive cleft care services to individuals born with a cleft and their families. Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Smile Train continued to provide free cleft surgery and care for those in need, including baby Mao. 

Top 5 Best Christmas Gift Ideas this 2021!

Last-minute Christmas shopping? Surprise your loved ones with thoughtful gifts this season

Still on the lookout for meaningful holiday gifts for family and friends? Fire up the Christmas spirit in your loved ones with these recommendations. 

1. Spend time with your loved ones responsibly. 

While we are still under a pandemic, we need to be mindful of how we gather with our loved ones. Do your homework and look for places that are less crowded and observe safety and health protocols, whether it’s parks or playgrounds where children can once again feel like children, or limited capacity movie theaters to catch the latest blockbusters. Aside from the necessary precautions, what is important is the presence you bring into that time you spend with the people you value. Don’t forget to capture those moments with your smartphone!

Achievements, future projects take the spotlight at UnionBank’s E-TalkTales year-ender event

In celebration of its numerous accomplishments and milestones this past year, and to give a small preview of what its customers can expect in 2022, Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) held another iteration of its long-running virtual media roundtable series E-TalkTales last December 15.

During the virtual event, UnionBank Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, and Chief Transformation Officer Henry Aguda talked about some of the Bank's achievements for the year, while the Co-Founder and CEO of UnionBank's digital-native banking arm UnionDigital, Arvie de Vera, talked about the role that the newly formed digital bank will play in UnionBank's digital transformation journey going forward.

R&B newcomer LOIR teams up with rapper Guddhist Gunanita on hypnotic slow jam ‘Umaga’

The music video showcases a forbidden love affair set in a mythical forest

Budding R&B artist LOIR reflects on the process of growth and peace of mind on her new single “Umaga”—out now on all digital music platforms via Sony Music Philippines.

Inspired by her realizations in life and romantic relationships, the track maps her journey towards acceptance and starting anew with the right mindset.

Laced with lush strings, acoustic guitars, and minimal beats, the hypnotic slow jam is produced by frequent collaborators HavoMusic and Goodson, whom LOIR worked with on “Sakay.” 

It also features a rap verse and songwriting credit from acclaimed hip-hop artist Guddhist Gunanita. The two have teamed up together earlier this year for the sun-kissed bop “Dalampasigan,” which to date, has more than 600 thousand views on YouTube alone.

PRSP Invites Students and their Schools to Join the First-Ever Hack Sprint Edition of Students’ Grand Prix

After successfully concluding its Students’ PR Con last November, the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) is now set for its second leg of this year’s Students’ PR Congress with the Students’ Grand Prix Hack Sprint Edition.

Being the first hack sprint edition of PRSP’s annual student event and competition, the upcoming Students’ Grand Prix will be fully virtual and students from all over the country can participate. 

The event will be divided into three phases. Phase 1, the Nationwide Selection, invites students (1 team per school comprised of 3 members) to submit a position paper about “The Great Resignation”, a topic provided by Jobstreet Philippines, the Platinum Sponsor for Students’ Grand Prix. Students can access this by visiting

Xiaomi bring Holiday cheer to 400 BASECO families and students

Global technology leader Xiaomi Philippines, recently partnered with, World Vision, a child focused relief, development and advocacy organization, to donate backpacks containing school supplies to 400 Grade 12 students of Pres. Corazon Aquino Senior High School as well as 400 Noche Buena packs for families located at BASECO.

In line with the company’s advocacy to support education in the country, Xiaomi Philippines partnered with World Vision to help students pursue their education during this challenging time.  With students still adjusting to distance learning, Xiaomi is responding to the call to help by supplying the needs of deserving students so they can continue learning and pursue their studies. 

OPT 2: Safeguard Aids with Hand Hygiene Kits as COVID-19 Vaccination for Minors Roll Out

Now that the country has fully implemented the roll-out of vaccines for minors aged 12-17, Safeguard strengthens hand hygiene support to hospitals and vaccine hubs to help ensure that healthcare workers, frontliners, and children are safe from any illness that can be transmitted from improper hand hygiene.

A total of ₱6.1 million pesos in Safeguard Foaming Hand Wash products are donated to hospitals and vaccination hubs like St. Luke’s Medical Center and vaccination operations inside Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. As the Philippine’s #1 family germ protection soap, Safeguard aims to help in keeping the nation safe from the threats of germs and bacteria.

Watch: PLDT Home’s Heart-tugging Christmas Video Gives Tribute to Filipinos all over the world

This Christmas, PLDT Home gives tribute to Filipinos all over the world in a special video that celebrates the real and meaningful connections of families made possible by the power of the Internet.

In a heartwarming 45-second video featuring the iconic and sentimental Yuletide ballad “Pasko na, Sinta ko” (Christmas is here, my love), PLDT Home puts a spotlight on the uniquely Filipino touch of celebrating Christmas by connecting with family and loved ones. Aired over PLDT Home’s social media channels, the video depicts how the Filipino tradition of coming home for Christmas transcends even distance as many rely on the internet to keep family connections strong, especially in trying times.

Topping all other Filipino merry-making traditions, like karoling, parol, and bibingka, Christmas for Pinoys won’t be complete without hearing the familiar voices and seeing the bright faces of loved ones by our side. And if we can’t be with them personally, the next best option is to be with them virtually, powered by the country’s fastest internet connection, PLDT Home.

Fortune and Great Place to Work® name Teleperformance one of the 25 World’s Best Workplaces™ in 2021

Teleperformance is one of the 25 world’s best workplaces™ for all industries

Teleperformance (Paris:TEP), a leading global group in digitally integrated business services, announced it has been recognized as one of the 25 World’s  Best Workplaces™ by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine. Only 25 companies in the world attained this exclusive employer distinction for 2021.

The selected 25 companies represent the top achievers of many organizations and industries from around the world that participated in Great Place to Work’s® employee survey process, representing the voices of more than 20 million employees worldwide. The 25 World’s Best Workplaces ™ stood out for creating globally exceptional employee experiences, high-trust relationships, and workplaces that are fair and equal for all. 

BDO Foundation, DepEd and Huawei launch partnership

As COVID-19 continues to affect the return of students and teachers to classrooms, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank has been finding ways to develop innovative learning materials that can be easily accessed online and shared offline.

BDO Foundation partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Huawei Philippines for the development of supplemental learning materials that integrate key concepts into the teaching of Science and Mathematics in schools across the country.

The partnership was officially launched in a virtual event witnessed by BDO Unibank and BDO Foundation chairperson Teresita Sy-Coson, BDO Foundation president Mario A. Deriquito, and BDO Foundation trustee Lucy Co Dy. Also in attendance were DepEd secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones, DepEd undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio, DepEd undersecretary Tonisito Umali and Huawei Philippines vice president Daniel Guo.

The launch was highlighted by the ceremonial signing of the memorandum of agreement for the implementation of the program dubbed the Search for the Best Supplemental Learning Materials in the Teaching of Defined Key Concepts in Science and Mathematics.

Epic Jungle Adventure "The Lost City" Launches Trailer & Poster

The adventure is real. The heroes are not. Check out the newly launched official trailer and poster of Paramount Pictures’ new comedy adventure The Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum & Daniel Radcliffe. Only in Philippine cinemas 2022.



About The Lost City

Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.” While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever.

Festive Celebration For Smart GigaPLay Customers With Round-The-Clock K-Entertainment In Revamped tvN Channel

Fans of Korean Entertainment in Philippines had their wishes answered as tvN channel will be revamped to provide more and faster Korean dramas, variety programs and movies starting December 15!

To launch this revamped tvN Premium channel, CJ ENM HK with WILBROS Entertainment is partnering with the leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) for its first-ever linear channel service, bringing the best Korean pop culture and entertainment onto their GigaPlay app. More than 70 million Smart mobile subscribers can now watch all the exciting contents from tvN anytime, anywhere. This is an expansion of existing partnership where SMART continuously host CJ ENM’s iconic K-POP events such as Mnet Asia Music Awards & KCON online events since 2020.

Have A Merry GCash: Here are the many reasons why Life is G this Christmas!

GCash brings back the thrill of Christmas shopping, family gatherings over Noche Buena and the tradition of pamamasko with daily rewards and a chance to win over P50M worth in prizes

Everyone surely longs for the warmth that the holiday season brings, especially in a country known to celebrate Christmas as a tight-knit community. Holiday shopping at bazaars and fairs, Christmas carols around the neighborhood, homecoming reunions, pamamasko and gift-giving may have been reduced to a dose of nostalgia for the past year but this time, GCash shows us that we are headed for brighter days! 

This Christmas, GCash, the leading e-wallet platform in the Philippines, is bringing to life these well-loved Filipino Christmas traditions and giving us more reasons to celebrate and be merry. GCash, the undisputed #1 financial app in the country with over 40 million users to date, is inviting everyone to Merry GCash, its biggest and brightest Christmas celebration, with guaranteed daily rewards and a chance to be the first GCash millionaire, digitizing your favorite Filipino Christmas traditions.

Showing that Life Is G during the most awaited season of the year, GCash enables users to share these well-missed holiday experiences with their loved ones, wherever they may be, and delighting them with exciting rewards and deals over the holiday season. 

ASEAN’s First 5G Smart Hospital Lauched

Thailand Office of The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Siriraj Hospital, and Huawei on Thursday jointly launched the “Siriraj World Class 5G Smart Hospital.”

Thailand General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, presided over the inauguration ceremony alongside Mr. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Prof. Dr. Prasit Watanapa, MD, Dean of Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University, Colonel Natee Sukonrat, Ph.D, Vice-Chairman of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, Mr. Han Zhiqiang, Ambassador of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Thailand, Mr. Abel Deng, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Thailand, as well as Assoc. Prof. Visit Vamvanij, MD, Director of Siriraj Hospital, Assoc. Prof. Cherdchai Nopmaneejumruslers, Vice Director of Siriraj Hospital.

Thanking Everyday Heroes with Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Holiday Package

Medical frontliners, tourism workers, delivery and logistics providers, and more who are new to Shopee can also receive additional vouchers until 9 January 2022 

After launching Frontliner Package and Fully-Vaxxed Package earlier this year, Shopee launches a new digital bundle just in time to spread joy and cheer this coming holiday season with Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Holiday Package. Starting today until January 9, 2022, our everyday heroes can avail of the exclusive digital package that includes Shopee discount and free shipping vouchers, ShopeePay Bills Cashback vouchers, and discounts from Ultramega Supermarket, Shawarma Shack, Moonleaf, Tapa King, and National Book Store*. Eligible beneficiaries include: 

Huawei partners NUS Business Analytics Centre to nurture, upskill and provide students with industry internship opportunities

Global leading information and communications technology (ICT) provider Huawei International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National University of Singapore Business Analytics Centre (NUS BAC) as part of its commitment to nurture talent and upskill students to help fill the talent gap in the technology sector. 

Huawei and NUS BAC seek to deepen the understanding of big data, cloud computing, and business analytics technologies, and their applications to the digital transformation of enterprises. This collaboration aims to empower students and researchers, giving them the opportunity to tap into Huawei’s expertise in ICT technology, software development and resources. 

Jointly formed by the NUS School of Computing and NUS Business School, NUS BAC offers the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) programme.

Businesses commit to more sustainable paths forward post-pandemic

With the continuing battle against plastic pollution in the country, Philippine business leaders highlight their initiatives and show support for the Extended Producer Responsibility.  

Extended Producer Responsibility or EPR is an environmental policy approach introduced in the 1990s for accelerating the transition to sustainable waste management and a circular economy and more and more businesses worldwide are on board. 

EPR relies on two factors - improvement of product design and recyclability and improvement of waste management systems - and businesses here in the Philippines have stepped up to the challenge, taking sustainability seriously, by working on both upstream and downstream measures to address the plastic crisis. 

Coca-Cola Philippines is continuously moving forward with its “World Without Waste” campaign, a global effort of the Coca-Cola Company that aims to successfully recycle used bottles to new ones. In the Philippines, Coca-Cola’s one-billion-peso recycling facility is already nearing completion with a target to be open this year.

Shopee rounds off a memorable 12.12 Big Christmas Sale with a six-time uplift in visits on December 12

Users showed support for MSMEs, with 9 in 10 shoppers buying from a local seller this 12.12

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, concluded the region’s most joyful year-end celebration, the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, with visits surging six times on December 12 compared to an average day. Shopee users also enjoyed the best deals and rewards on their holiday shopping, with over 850 million Shopee vouchers claimed on 12.12.

HUAWEI Ambassadors Ready to Meet Fans This Christmas, Tech Giant Gives away Prizes!

HUAWEI Ambassadors Ready to Meet Fans This Christmas, Tech Giant Gives away Prizes!
HUAWEI is keen on making Christmas extra special for its Filipino fans with exciting prizes and MeeTime calls with its renowned ambassadors, Pia Wurtzbach, Kimpoy Feliciano, Jai Asuncion and Agassi Ching

HUAWEI Philippines shares Christmas joy with its Better Together 2022 freebies, prizes and in-store activities. Huawei is rolling out its Unbox the Best Wishes Raffle Promo happening from December 17 to January 2. Besides the prizes, participating customers get the chance to interact with their favorite Huawei ambassadors Pia Wurtzbach, Kimpoy Feliciano, Jai Assuncion and Agassi Ching on December 18 and 19, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. 

At the core of Huawei’s product research and development, launches and various efforts is the best interest of its customers and loyal fans. It does not come as a surprise then that this Christmas, Filipino Huawei users get to enjoy special treats and activities from the tech giant. 

PayMaya supports LGUs push for digitization with real property tax raffle promo

Digital financial services leader PayMaya continues to make government transactions more convenient and rewarding for Filipinos with its contactless and cashless payment solutions.  

PayMaya counts the country's top local government units (LGUs) among its partners, enabling these cities and municipalities with digital payment acceptance solutions. It further strengthened the rollout of its LGUs Embracing and Accelerating Digitalization (LEAD) program this year since its launch in July 2020 to help more cities and municipalities build a digital-first community.  

The initiative is in line with the overall thrust of the government to promote digitization of person-to-government (P2G) and business-to-government (B2G) payments and supports ease of doing business in the public sector.  

To encourage more Filipinos to enjoy the convenience, safety, and security of paying their government transactions online, PayMaya is running the Real Property Tax raffle promo until December 31, 2021, with its partner LGUs.  

End the Year Bright with the New Olay BodyScience Lotion

The past two years have affected lives in many unimaginable ways. As another year of living the pandemic ends, it is important to look back on the things you might have missed out on, especially with self-care. Have you checked your skin lately? It might be showing signs whether you’re ready for the New Year, or if the pandemic has taken a toll on you.

You have probably sanitized your skin — excessively, at some point, to protect yourself and your loved ones from the threats of germs and bacteria. Too much sanitizing can strip your skin of its natural oils and can lead to dryness and dullness. With Olay you can end the year bright and face the new year with a glow.

After a successful body wash launch in 2020, Olay Bodyscience comes back with the release of its much-anticipated lotion with the advanced skin technology of Olay — and it’s finally here in the Philippines.

Lacson to reduce poverty through education

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson plans to solve the country’s serious poverty problem by providing more people the opportunity to get an education.

In his latest video, the presidential aspirant, who has battled government corruption throughout his career in public service, points out that many young people are forced to drop out of school because of the need to help their families and because being in school is  proving to be a heavy financial burden. Thus, they remain mired in poverty because without a good education their prospects are limited so they often have to settle for jobs that do not pay much.

Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale off to a strong start, with over 13 times uplift in items sold in the first 2 hours of December 12

Shoppers claimed over 14 million vouchers within the first two hours of the sale

Shoppers were excited for the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, Shopee’s most joyful year-end celebration, with an over 13 times uplift in the number of items sold in the first 2 hours of December 12 compared to an average day.

Key trends in the Philippines in the first 2 hours of 12.12

Many waited for 12.12 to shop for daily essentials and make bigger household purchases to maximize their savings. Health & Personal Care, Women’s Apparel, and Home & Living were the most popular product categories among Filipinos. To look their best for reunions, shoppers prioritized skin care with over 600,000 products sold, followed by women’s tops. They also shopped for home decor to get their houses decked out for holiday celebrations.

To enjoy lower prices on their holiday purchases, shoppers raced to snag free shipping, cashback, and discount vouchers, with over 14 million vouchers claimed.

Enjoy the holidays with exciting prizes and promos from Home Credit

All year round, Home Credit – the country’s leading buy now, pay later company and digital service provider – has been with you as a trusted partner providing various financial assistance from home appliance purchases, to your needed cash loans, convenient bills payment and the budget for your shopping needs. This Christmas season is no exception, and they’re making it more special with exclusive deals and promos to give back to their loyal customers.  

With Paskong PaskHOME: Ka-Partner sa Saya, they’ll be giving away hundreds of prizes and exciting surprises. Just simply use your favorite Home Credit products and services and join fun activities lined up just for you! At Home Credit, your Christmas celebration is sure to be merry, meaningful, and filled with rewards – a fitting way to cap off the year and the holiday season!

SB19’S Sister Group KAIA Hopes To Conquer The Airwaves With Pre-Debut Single “KAYA”

KAIA’s new track blends contemporary pop music with hip-hop and EDM elements

After being publicly launched last month by ShowBT Philippines, the global entertainment company responsible for catapulting SB19 into global stardom, P-Pop girl group KAIA is now ready to seize the spotlight with the release of their pre-debut single “KAYA”—out today on November 10 (Friday) via Sony Music Philippines.

Derived from the Filipino word which means finding one’s own courage, the upbeat electro-pop track tackles the importance of coping with the turbulent times, and being able to bounce back stronger amidst the adversities in life. The song is written by Maegan Adriano and KAIA themselves, who took inspiration from the hardships that they’ve gone through as a group. 

Get to Know Geiko, the Young Artist Who Created a Song out of Her Love for Shopee

The self-taught musician and avid online shopper shares what’s on her wishlist and how she came to write “Oh no I’m on Shopee again”

If you’re looking for a fresh new sound to add to your playlist, then you can count on up-and-coming artist geiko’s mellow voice and catchy beats to deliver. She recently released a new single entitled “Oh no I’m on Shopee again,” and it perfectly captures Filipinos’ passion for online shopping.

Since 2017, geiko has been making waves on YouTube with her covers and original songs, gaining thousands of subscribers in the process. A self-taught musician, geiko got into music at three years old and started writing songs at just six years old, and eventually started uploading covers on YouTube. She finds creative inspiration from musicians of all genres, from OPM legends like APO Hiking Society and Eraserheads to K-Pop superstars. She describes her own music style as “something that makes you want to stare into nothingness, jump and dance around in public without the fear of judgement, or cry in the bathroom.”