Gaming influencers and streamers competed at Realme Cup in partnership with DITO

DITO Telecommunity joined realme in supporting the country’s gaming community as the official telco partner of the recently concluded realme Mobile Legends Cup: Streamers Royale. 

The tournament, streamed on the realme Philippine Facebook page, saw some of the local gaming community’s most popular influencers and streamers battle it out in Mobile Legends livestream matches. Participating influencers included AkoSi Dogie, ChooxTV, Manjean, Sh1n Boo, Suzzysaur, Butters, and Rob Luna. 

Team Panda emerged as the grand champions beating Team GHOST Wrecker during the grand finals held last December 22. The winning team, composed of Coach Panda, Demonkite, Exort, Emann, Heath, and Nathz, bagged the P100,000 grand prize. Their chosen charity will also be receiving P100,000. Aside from the main competition, the tournament also featured a highly anticipated showmatch between Team Bulldog and Team ChoOx.

Achieve a Better You this 2022 with these Deals at Shopee’s Brands Spotlight Festival

Starting January 17, tune in for exclusive promos from your favorite Shopee Mall brands

Ushering in a new year also means the chance to make a fresh start. We reflect on the habits we want to change, new behaviors we want to start adopting, and goals we want to achieve. More often than not, the  resolutions we set on January 1 get abandoned in a couple of weeks because “life happens.”

While the journey of self-improvement can be daunting, it’s important to remember that taking small steps builds up to significant progress in our goals. For those of us who don’t know where to begin, consider these tips with product recommendations from your favorite brands on Shopee. From January 17 to 31, check out daily exclusive deals from these leading Shopee Mall brands, only at the Brands Spotlight Festival.

Shopee Launches Brand Spotlight Campaign to Help Brands Increase Presence and Deepen Customer Engagement

With the new Brand Spotlight campaign, brands can unlock more growth opportunities in e-commerce

The future of e-commerce is looking bright. With the global industry expected to grow by $10.87 trillion dollars by 2025, online platforms are in a unique position to help businesses gain more traction and drive conversion. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, continues to innovate its offerings to support the  growth of brand partners with Brand Spotlight - a daily campaign that features exclusive deals and product offerings from  Filipinos’ favorite brands. Starting January 17, users can look forward to unique daily offers from their favorite Shopee Mall brands, such as new product launches, bundle deals, and other exciting promos that are available only on Shopee.

Ease your worries and shop for your essentials from home on Shopee

Check out Shopee's Payday Sale and Gadget Zone this January to enjoy big discounts on everything you need and more

Nowadays, staying at home is one of the best ways to keep you and your family safe and healthy. As you hunker down for now, you’ll need essentials to make sure that everyone remains in tip-top shape and your home’s needs are well taken care of.

For more convenient and rewarding shopping from home, visit Shopee for can’t miss deals on branded goods starting January 15 until February 3. Check out these household must-haves at irresistible deals:

Globe supports employee welfare and local communities in recovering from Typhoon Odette

The devastation that Typhoon Odette brought was felt across several areas in the Philippines–mainly Palawan, and the Visayas and Mindanao regions. Globe’s own employees were not spared. At least 630 employees were affected by the severe weather disturbance.

In response, Globe has released an initial cash assistance for all affected employees and partnered with PureGo and the Ayala Group to deliver relief goods.

The internal #ALAGANGGLOBE donation drive has so far collected over P750,000, with employees contributing to augment support for their fellow ka-Globe across the country. 

Through its sister company Ayala Land, Inc., Globe is also providing temporary shelter for those whose homes were severely damaged. It is also offering home restoration support with interest-free company loans, Ayala Cooperative loan products,  and Globe Cooperative loan products.

“Our people are the most important resource. Our Crisis Team has been working tirelessly in ensuring that our fellow ka-Globe and their families have access to essentials during this time,” said Ato Jiao, Globe Chief Human Resource Officer.

He added, “As our people work to help the Filipino communities in Visayas, Mindanao, and Palawan restore connection to communication services, we will continue to support our employees and their families’ needs so that we may all bounce back from this endeavor together.”

Xiaomi Fan gets free home renovation from Xiaomi

Xiaomi continues to treat its fans to a smart life through the Xiaomi Home Renovation Campaign.

The global campaign called Xiaomi Renovation is organized by the Xiaomi Community where their fans can get randomly selected for a free home renovation using Xiaomi AIoT or Artificial intelligence of things products.

The latest Xiaomi fan is Daniela from the Philippines, who is the first among the three lucky fans who got selected by the Global Community. Her home, which she shares with her parents, got a makeover featuring the Xiaomi Pad 5, Mi TV, Redmi Watch 2 Lite, Air Purifier Pro H, Mi Smart Air Fryer 3.5L and Mi Vacuum Mop Pro.

SB19 launches premium merch line inspired by record-breaking EP, Pagsibol

Released in collaboration with ShowBT and Sony Music Philippines, the merch promises a ‘full fan experience’ with its three main collections

Filipino pop supergroup SB19 is welcoming 2022 with an exclusive merch line named after their record-breaking EP, Pagsibol.

The official Pagsibol merchandise features an assortment of designs heavily referenced by the emerging global stars’ chart-topping songs, as well as their corresponding videos and artwork. 

Proudly made in the Philippines, the premium merch promises a ‘full fan experience’ with its three main collections: What? Collection, which includes an Iron-On Patch and Enamel Pin as inspired by the critically acclaimed first single; MAPA Collection, which includes a bundled T-shirt and a collectible photocard, handmade resin keychain, along with its own Iron-On Patch and Enamel Pin inspired by the smash anthem for parents and family; and Pagsibol Collection, which includes a poster and a photobook. 

Emmy Meli inspires a global movement with soulful new track “I Am Woman”

21-year-old singer-songwriter Emmy Meli is currently making waves with the viral popularity of her new single “I Am Woman.” 

The soulful R&B/pop track, which carries an uplifting message, recently spawned a global movement on TikTok where women of all stripes posted videos of themselves that match the description presented in the chorus. 

To date, “I Am Woman” has racked up more than 31 million views on TikTok, and has inspired more than a million videos on the platform alone.

Final Trailer of "Scream" Boasts Early Rave Reactions

“Horror fan or not, this movie is just awesome.” Watch the final trailer for Paramount Pictures’ all-new Scream and see what critics are screaming about!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/8Eb7FWPnvXo 

About Scream

Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past. Neve Campbell (“Sidney Prescott”), Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”) and David Arquette (“Dewey Riley”) return to their iconic roles in “Scream” alongside Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Sonia Ammar.

Heaven Peralejo stars as a vampire on the music video of Sponge Cola’s “Kung Ako Ang Pumiling Tapusin Ito”

The visual narrative is an allegorical take on walking away from an unhealthy, toxic relationship

Filipino actress Heaven Peralejo stars as a deeply conflicted vampire on the music video of Sponge Cola’s “Kung Ako Ang Pumiling Tapusin Ito”—the new single dropped ahead of their full-length album to be released in 2022.

The MV sees Heaven on the verge of a domestic breakdown as she adjusts to a life of uncertainty and fear from the sunlight. 

Shopee Delivers Aid to Typhoon Odette Victims via Shopee Express

Shopee collaborated with partner brands and utilized its nationwide Shopee Express fleet to dispatch immediate relief 

Almost a month since Typhoon Odette devastated several provinces in Visayas and Mindanao, millions of Filipinos continue to reel from the aftermath. To support and serve the communities affected, Shopee partnered with several brands and corporations and mobilized its nationwide Shopee Express network to help provide immediate relief to Typhoon Odette victims in less accessible areas.

Reaching the affected communities via Shopee Express

With the typhoon damaging communication and transportation infrastructure, a lot of the affected communities experienced difficulty receiving aid. With its nationwide coverage, Shopee Express trucks and vehicles have been able to transport water, health kits, water filters, solar lights, and other relief goods from brands and organizations such as the Manila Water Foundation, Maynilad Water Services, Inc., Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc., Unilab, Akari Lighting, Envirocab, Socone, Asia Brewery, Inc., Mitsushi, Herco Trading, Inc., Qoncept Furniture, Foodplus, Del Monte, Dohera Corporation, Universal Robina Corporation, San Miguel Corporation, Lions Club International, and Luzon Clean Water Development Corporation. 

DITO Telecommunity connecting Filipinos after Typhoon Odette onslaught in beleaguered localities

Dr. Jobe Buling-Viernes, the coordinator of San Beda University-Graduate School of Business, joins relief operations to distribute 500 DITO SIM cards  to local members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), students, drivers, and municipal employees in Valencia, Negros Oriental. Photos were taken by: Dr. Jobe Buling-Viernes

Nothing is more crucial than staying connected in times of calamity and DITO Telecommunity has been a lifebelt for many Filipinos who have been massively affected by the recent onslaught of typhoon Odette in the country.

While most mobile services were temporarily rendered unserviceable by the catastrophe, the newly laid out DITO cell towers stood resilient in the beleaguered provinces, except for only six of DITO microsites that were affected.

Achieve Your 2022 Financial Goals with ShopeePay

Buy Load, Pay Bills, and Scan to Pay with ShopeePay for safe and cashless payments this new year. Plus enjoy free and real time transfers! 

The New Year is an opportune time to improve ourselves in various aspects of our lives. When it comes to financial resolutions, what would you do differently this time around? This year, you can consider embracing digitalization by exploring digital payment services like ShopeePay, integrating it to your lifestyle, and using it to your advantage for your 2022 financial goals.  

ShopeePay allows you to do so much with just a few clicks. It’s Shopee’s e-wallet that gives you instant savings with exclusive free Shipping and cashback promos, doubles as a convenient tool to settle your bills, enables you to buy discounted load and data, and more. When it comes to achieving financial goals, having a versatile e-wallet partner can make a difference. As you progress in your financial journey this year, ShopeePay will be with you every step of the way. Here are some pointers to help jumpstart a prosperous 2022:

Sing Galing’s Year-Starter Season Presents Wildcard Rounds, Nonstop Duelo-han and More

Sing Galing Sing Back-Bakan showcases the most awaited comeback of fan-favorite singtestants 

TV5 rings in the New Year with more fun and surprises with Sing Galing’s wildcard edition: Sing Galing Sing Back-Bakan. Recently debuted on January 3, 2022, the new edition of the Original Videoke Kantawanan ng Bansa features familiar faces from previous episodes who have left unforgettable impressions among the ka-awitbahays.

Introduced as Team Balik, the most talked about and well-supported singtestants who were not able to join Team Galing last year but were able to leave a fond memory among the ka-awitbahays, are coming back for the title. Each episode follows the accustomed 3-round format: Randomising: Pang-Sing-Galingan, Hula-Oke Jukebosses Edition, and the final round, Duel-Oke Face-Off Edition. Among four singtestants per level, one will be hailed as the Team Balik Bida-Oke Star of the Night who will immediately move forward to the next stage of Sing Back-Bakan, for an everyday nonstop Duelo-han.

Zack Tabudlo teams up with James Reid on the emotionally captivating single “Hatdog”

Listen to ZACK TABUDLO’s “HATDOG”: https://zacktabudlo.lnk.to/HATDOG

Prolific singer-songwriter/producer Zack Tabudlo is starting the year right with a high-profile collaboration featuring multimedia superstar James Reid.

The pair teams up on “Hatdog,” a soulful pop ditty written, mastered, mixed, and produced by Zack Tabudlo himself. With its swoon-worthy chorus and sterling guitar work, the song not only benefits from the duo’s impressive vocals, but also from their undeniable talent to a tackle an emotionally captivating song.

According to the breakout recording artist, “Hatdog” is all about loving and waiting for the right person despite the other camp’s hesitation to give in. “Hatdog is about giving reassurance, love, and support to the person who has mixed feelings for you. You are there for them no matter the situation is even if it will hurt in the long run.”

Stay Organized this 2022 with 5 Easy Tips and Useful Items from Shopee

It’s time to declutter and make room for your new goals

Hello, 2022! After taking the time to reflect on the past year, it’s time to get ready for new beginnings. Not sure where to start? For a truly clean slate, your first step should be to clear and rewire your brain. And what better way to do that than with some decluttering and organizing? With a clean, put-together space (and mind!), you can stay focused on your new goals. 

Check out five easy tips to help you stay organized throughout 2022. Below, you can also discover product recommendations from Shopee, your go-to source for organization items, essentials, and everything in between at the best prices: 

ShopeePay Offers Users Free and Real Time Transfers for a More Convenient Cashless Payment Experience

With ShopeePay, users are able to save on additional costs from InstaPay fees, and also send money to other ShopeePay users for free.

ShopeePay, Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, continues to make financial services more accessible and convenient for Filipinos. The e-wallet offers free and real time transfers, on top of other free services, to enable easier and more seamless digital transactions.

ShopeePay users can now enjoy free cash ins and bank transfers in real time with 35+ banks and e-wallet partners, including BDO, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), RCBC, Metrobank, Chinabank, UnionBank, and more with InstaPay. InstaPay is an electronic fund transfer (EFT) service that allows customers to transfer funds almost instantly between accounts and is available 24/7, all year round. On top of the new cash in via InstaPay option, users can  also link their bank account to their ShopeePay Wallet for free and easy cash ins.

Within the app, verified ShopeePay users can also instantly send money to any ShopeePay user for free, available 24/7. Additionally, senders can also personalize their send money transactions with themed virtual cards fit for any occasion. With ShopeePay, users can do more cashless transactions and get discounts on load products and cashbacks on bills payment.

"The Matrix Resurrections," "The Batman" Lead Warner Bros.' 2022 Movie Line-up

Neo gets resurrected, Bruce Wayne returns with a vengeance, Newt Scamander unravels the secrets of Dumbledore and Black Adam unleashes his unique form of justice in the modern world.  

Buckle up as Warner Bros. reveals its formidable line-up of films for 2022!

THE MATRIX: RESURRECTIONS - Opens January 12

Happy New Year Vignette: https://youtu.be/1oQ_3ZHbioI

From visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes this the long-awaited next chapter in the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre. The new film reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.

Buy a Redmi Watch 2 Lite and get a chance to win Spider-Man: No Way Home tickets

Xiaomi Philippines is welcoming the new year with a special promo for their new Redmi Watch 2 Lite featuring everyone’s favorite friendly neighborhood spider!

From January 1 to 8, those who purchase the Redmi Watch 2 Lite from the official Xiaomi online stores will not only get it for the special price of PHP 2,599 but will also automatically get a raffle entry for the chance to win two (2) e-passes for the much-anticipated, Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Ticket winners will be announced on February 9, 2022 through the Xiaomi Philippines Facebook page.

Ylona Garcia opens the New Year with new single and partnership with Valorant

Hot on the heels of her sensational performance at the Head in the Clouds festival, Australia-born, Filipino singer-songwriter Ylona Garcia opens 2022 with a big bang with her much-anticipated brand new single, “Entertain Me” via PARADISE RISING/88rising Music.

Produced by DNA and written by Ylona herself together with David Musumeci and Antonio Egizii, “Entertain Me” is an anthemic synth-pop number about female empowerment. Characterized by a soaring backbeat and an infectious chorus, the song finds Ylona asserting her independence and dispelling the notion that she can be fooled and controlled by anyone. 

Coinciding with the single’s release is the launch of a new playable character in Riot Games’ wildly-popular video game, Valorant. The new character named Neon, who in teasers has been described as hailing from Manila, speaks Tagalog language and is described as one of the youngest agents “who can outpace the rest of the roster, shocking the competition, and sliding straight into the fight"

Meet Madiskarte Moms PH, a new online community of mompreneurs helping fellow mompreneurs

The current economic condition has undoubtedly given rise to more home-based “mompreneurs,” or full-time moms wanting to start or grow an online business to earn additional income for their family. But as every entrepreneur knows, starting a business is not always easy, and it helps to have a community of fellow business-minded mommies for much-needed support and encouragement.

This is where Madiskarte Moms PH finds its purpose. A Facebook community launched in the thick of the pandemic, Madiskarte Moms PH encourages entrepreneurship among mommies wanting to earn from home through side hustles while still enjoying quality time with their families. Together with its highly engaging YouTube channel, Madiskarte Moms PH is a safe, friendly space where beginners can interact with more seasoned sellers for tried and tested tips on growing a business while attending to their duties at home.

Powering Filipino business owners with the strongest connections and the most reliable digital tools, PLDT Home Biz has recently reached out to Madiskarte Mom PH’s 95,000 mompreneur members to provide much-needed support for their ventures.

"Uncharted" Releases Thrilling Plane Fight Exclusive Clip

In the race to find the world’s greatest treasure you have to watch your step. Find out what happens next in the Plane Fight Exclusive Clip from the new action adventure Uncharted, exclusively in Philippine cinemas 2022.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/LqCKWDBG88Q

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.

Sony Adds to Its Wireless Headphones Range with the WH-XB910N

Absorb yourself in club-like bass with the WH-XB910N overhead wireless headphones with EXTRA BASS™, improved noise cancelling, all-day comfort, crystal clear call quality and Multipoint connection

Sony is making it even easier to listen to music your way, with the announcement of a new wireless headphones – WH-XB910N. 

The WH-XB910N overhead headphones transport you to your favorite music venues from the comfort of your home with improved noise cancelling and outstanding club-like bass. 

Huawei Philippines Begins 2022 with the Best New Year’s Deals

Get up to PHP 7000 off and freebies worth up to PHP 17,497 until February 20, 2022!

In line with its #BetterTogether2022 initiative, Huawei Philippines is kicking off 2022 with exclusive deals on some of the best Huawei devices including MateBook 2021 laptops, tablets, smartphones, wearable devices, and more. 

Get your hands on these Better Together 2022 deals and earn freebies worth up to PHP 17,497. Enjoy the new year with these devices best for work, entertainment, and wellness via Huawei Experience Stores, online Huawei Store,  Lazada, or Shopee. 

Rainmaker Games Grows P2E and Crytocurrency Market with Global Partnerships

Rainmaker Games, the global platform that gives users access to hundreds of play-to-earn (P2E) games for free, continues to expand its network across the Philippines and the world by partnering with investors and stakeholders to provide better opportunities to the gaming community. Recently, the P2E platform also welcomed actress and model Barbie Imperial as its first Filipino brand ambassador.

Over the month, Rainmaker Games has been partnering with several groups such as Ignite Tournaments, Genopets, SolChicks, and Community Gaming to give better opportunities to P2E players worldwide. The global network also partnered with big investors in the crypto industry such as CoinFund, Alameda, Animoca Brands, Republic, Polygon Studios, Skyvision Capital, and more. 

Globe waives data charges on UNICEF’s SaferKidsPH platform to boost fight against online child exploitation

Globe is giving its customers free access to UNICEF’s SaferKidsPH platform, in line with efforts to democratize information on proper data protection and reporting cases, when witnessed, as well as curb CC (OSAEC).

When visiting the SaferKidsPH online platform,  Globe and TM customers will not incur any data charges. The website offers plenty of information about OSAEC -- what it is, ways to fight it, and the different channels to report such cases.

“As a strong advocate of child online safety, we want to keep Filipino children safe even as they are constantly exposed to the internet. Our partnership with UNICEF for SaferKidsPH is not only a commitment, but also a call for our customers to join us in fighting OSAEC together,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.

REVIEW: Hawkeye

Another fun series Marvel Studios released as part of their Phase 4 of the MCU is Hawkeye which is the last series to be released in 2021. Though many have clamored for his own movie can also be a possibility but having a series was a good call to give more development of Clint and Kate's story who both holds the mantle of Hawkeye.

SPOILERS AHEAD.

The series might also be just six episodes but tells a lot of first building the connection between Clint and Kate as they are both world apart from being an Avenger and a superhero-in-training. Though I have not red the comics about Kate Bishop's origin, her character does give her a unique personality which many would compare with other archer characters. She has a strong determination, sense of humor, and good archery skills that can keep up with Barton.

The series did also address the character of Ronin which was ruthless, made many enemies, and was killer. As Clint wanted to move on from that dark past, Kate stumbled upon Ronin clothes and even used it in combat. Unintentionally making enemies and got caught in the chaos where Ronin was involved. But this also brought the two together to work which also has friction at first but finally worked as partners.

REVIEW: Encanto

It's been a while since I made a review about a Disney animated film and they are now expanding stories beyond the usual fairytales. One big leap is when they also made Raya and the Last Dragon which focused on the Southeast Asian lore and culture. This year, they now set our eyes to Latin America with ENCANTO

At first it also sounds Filipino which is a term to wild enchanted beings but it also means Enchantment which is the major force of the film. Produced Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios, this was released in November 2021 in the US and eventually available for streaming on Disney+.

The premise is centered o family which is very important in Latino culture, also set specifically in Colombia, it prides itself to show the Colombian culture, aesthetics, and other elements. It tells the story of the Madrigal family which is headed by their matriarch Abuela Alma. Her children and grandchildren are given various gifts that they use to make life easier and help their secluded community. However one of her grandkids did not possess one, Mirabel.

Gaming influencers and streamers competed at Realme Cup in partnership with DITO

DITO Telecommunity joined realme in supporting the country’s gaming community as the official telco partner of the recently concluded realme...

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