Huawei introduces a new era of cross-device collaboration with Super Device

Today, Huawei announced the Super Device concept for Smart Office on Mobile World Congress 2022, a new solution that greatly enhances cross-device connectivity and collaboration amongst supported Huawei devices. The software-driven feature arrives in line with Huawei’s push towards a Seamless AI Life, which the company envisions across five major scenarios – Health and Fitness, Easy Travel, Smart Office, Entertainment, Smart Home.

DITO Telecommunity expands to Zamboanga City, widens presence in Luzon provinces in February

This February 25, DITO Telecommunity continues to expand its coverage in the country, with Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur in Mindanao as the newest area open for commercial operations.

Earlier this month, DITO Telecommunity also widened its reach in several Luzon municipalities—Bayombong, in Nueva Vizcaya; Mabini, Pangasinan, and Pozorrubio, Pangasinan.

Until March 31, 2022, all purchased DITO starter packs will entitle subscribers with an extra 2GB of high-speed data once activated (on top of the DITO Starter Pack’s 3GB of data). The DITO Starter Pack must be activated within the promo period of January 27 to March 31, 2022.
The DITO Starter Pack is perfect for those who are looking to move to DITO. Available in all DITO sales channels (DITO APP, MyDITO site, DITO Experience Stores, and DITO retail partner stores, etc.) for only P49, the Starter Pack includes the DITO SIM and 3GB of high-speed, open data, unlimited texts to all networks, unlimited DITO-to-DITO calls, and 100 minutes of calls to other networks. 
For more information on the points of sale, data offers, and other details, please visit the official Facebook page of DITO at www.facebook.com/DITOphofficial or the website at www.dito.ph.

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Gold and Platinum members of the Shopee Loyalty Program can avail exclusive benefits that will make shopping experience more rewarding

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Shopee Loyalty is an in-app program where shoppers can claim exciting rewards every month. The membership is free and consists of four levels: Classic, Silver, Gold, and Platinum -- each with its own minimum order requirement and corresponding set of exclusive vouchers, discounts, and perks. You can access Shopee Loyalty with a single tap on the Shopee home page and do the following:

Discover the Best Items to Complete Your Wedding Journey at the Shopee Wedding Expo

From February 26-27, couples, wedding planners, and stylists can maximize big discounts, redeem exclusive deals and more at the Shopee Wedding Expo 

Getting ready for the big day? Planning weddings can be daunting and exciting for all those involved, made even more complicated by the changing safety protocols in the last two years. If you’re recently engaged and don’t know where to begin, or if you’re one of the trusted friends and family tasked to make things happen, why not try sourcing all your wedding needs on Shopee? Brides and grooms-to-be can enjoy big discounts, coins cashback, and more at the Shopee Wedding Expo happening from February 26-27. 

Coco Martin supports new partylist advocating for livelihood and the transport sector

Coco Martin, famously known as Cardo Dalisay on-screen, is making rounds all over as he debuts his endorsement not of the partylist with the same name as his show, but of a new party-list – AP Partylist #AkoyPilipino on Friday, February 25. 

“Anuman ang hirap na ating pinagdadaanan, may kakampi na tayo…” Martin introduced his new party-list group with first nominee Rep. Ronnie Ong in-action in the background in the partylist’s video now circulating online. He continues, “Ang AP Partylist ang tutulong magbigay ng trabaho at kabuhayan sa mga manggagawang Pilipino.”

Rep. Ronnie Ong is Coco Martin’s long-time friend and is nicknamed by PeopleAsia as the “frontliner Congressman.” Ong is known for his various out-of-the-box COVID-19 Bayanihan projects since the first lockdown, such as his #LibrengSakay program for healthworkers, #LibrengGulay program for community kitchens, #LibrengTablets and E-skwela Hub e-learning centers for students and teachers. 

Takeda launches “Spot Lymphoma, Stop Lymphoma” initiative

Biopharmaceutical leader Takeda Healthcare Philippines Inc. (“Takeda Philippines”) has launched the “Spot Lymphoma, Stop Lymphoma” initiative to answer the call of the government’s National Integrated Cancer Control Act for medical stakeholders to come together and work towards a cancer-free Philippines. 

The initiative is led by Takeda Philippines and is supported by various organizations including the Philippine Cancer Society, Health Futures Inc., Philippine College of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Philippine Society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Philippine Society of Medical Oncology, Philippine Society of Pathologists, Carewell Community Foundation and Lymphoma Philippines. “Spot Lymphoma, Stop Lymphoma” aims to raise awareness about lymphoma and improve access to lymphoma treatments in the Philippines by providing free testing to patients, partnering with relevant organizations and institutions, and sponsoring talks and seminars to educate the public about the disease.

BRAD expands SME logistics solutions outside NCR, sets eyes on VisMin

BRAD Warehouse and Logistics Services Inc. is expanding its operations to include small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Laguna, Rizal, and Bulacan. It also aims to establish presence in Visayas and Mindanao later this year to support the growth of more local businesses. 

Being a tech-enabled provider of end-to-end supply chain technology solutions, BRAD, a subsidiary of the Asticom Group of Companies, is well-positioned to understand and deliver the needs of Filipinos wherever they are in the country.

“Seeing the limited options for an on-demand logistics solution in the provinces, we are confident that BRAD will become a trusted partner of local businesses. Through delivering amazing customer experience and innovative logistics solutions, we look forward to supporting SMEs in their development and creating more opportunities for Filipinos,” said Mharicar Castillo-Reyes, President and CEO of Asticom Group of Companies, a shared services provider under the Ayala conglomerate.

Kwentong Jollibee’s short films define love with true, modern-day Pinoy stories

What is the real meaning of love? This is the question that Jollibee aims to answer with its latest heartfelt and swoon-worthy Kwentong Jollibee Valentines series.  

Back at it again after the series’ continuous success, Jollibee and McCann WorldGroup keep Kwentong Jollibee episodes real and fresh by exploring new, true-to-life stories unique to the experiences of Filipinos in these current times.  

The shorts 600 Days and Dream Guy are directed by Antoinette Jadaone, while ILY is directed by JP Habac. Both acclaimed filmmakers have captured the hearts of Pinoy audiences with previous Kwentong Jollibee episodes–LDR (2021) by Jadaone and the smash-hit One True Pair The Movie (2021) featuring John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo by Habac. To date, the series has amassed more than 44.6 million views on the Jollibee Studios YouTube channel and the Jollibee Facebook page combined.

“What makes every Kwentong Jollibee film resonate and touch the lives of Filipinos is that these stories are rooted in the Filipino experience. We continuously make an effort to have our viewers know that their emotions, situations, problems, and successes are seen and heard while constantly reminding them that while the world may change, love will always remain constant and unflinching,” said Arline Adeva, Jollibee Assistant Vice President and Head of Brand PR, Engagement, and Digital Marketing.

WWF-Philippines asserts support to the UN Environment Assembly in adopting new treaty on plastic pollution

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one with the Philippines and other United Nations (UN) countries in a push for a new global treaty on plastic pollution, which will be discussed at this year’s UN Environment Assembly or UNEA 5.2.

The Philippines is a co-sponsor of the Peru and Rwanda Resolution which proposes that UNEA establishes an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) with a mandate to prepare a new legally binding global agreement that would form part of international law.

At UNEA 5.2, happening this February 28 to March 4, 2022 to also coincide with the 10th anniversary of its creation and the 50th anniversary of the UN Environment Programme, UN Member States are expected to adopt a decision to start negotiations on a new treaty on plastic pollution. More than three-fourths of the UN membership publicly support the development of a new global agreement along with more than 2.1 million individuals, 25 financial institutions, and more than 60 companies globally.

Dimples Romana enjoys the power of natural with Santé Barley Max

SANTé International continues to advocate the transformative power of all things natural in improving the lives of countless people as it opens the first quarter of 2022 introducing Dimples Romana as the newest endorser of its Retail and Wholesale division’s flagship brand, Santé Barley Max.  

As the world around us becomes more and more modernized, everything around us becomes more and more artificial, most especially in the food and beverage industry. Now we have brands of fast foods, instant coffee, instant noodles, and junk foods mushrooming one after the other. When consumed regularly, these products will eventually damage our health and cut our lifespans shorter. So now it’s time to tap on the power of natural — it's time to counter the effects of the artificial with the all-natural Santé Barley Max to protect our health, improve the quality of our life for us and for our families.

RichGo Philippines strengthens presence with house brands - Nokia Personal Audio and its newest brand Monster Gaming

Gearing towards its second year, RichGo Philippines proceeds with its expansion in the local market with new products from global brands that have strong consumer demand.

Thanks to the successful launch of its lifestyle audio brand Nokia Personal Audio in 2021, RichGo Philippines continues its progressive streak with new offerings in the gaming category through the legacy brand, Monster.

Monster, globally known for its quality audio and cable products, assigns Signeo Design-RichGo Singapore Pte Ltd to distribute competitively-priced Monster branded gaming products in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

#BrigadangAyalaKaakay: Prepaid load business keeps Madaluyong's trusted sari-sari store afloat

For almost two decades now, 60-year-old Mary Magaling of Mandaluyong has relied on her sari-sari store to provide for her family. But just like other small business owners, she found herself on the brink of bankruptcy when the pandemic struck.

"Konting-konti nalang po, talagang magsasara na dapat ako," Magaling said. "Sobrang hirap po ng sitwasyon ngayon dahil walang panggastos ang mga tao."

Magaling said she often finds herself longing for the days when things were normal--most people were employed, and businesses were flourishing. Back then, her store was able to support the schooling of her three nieces who were living with her. And, for many years, she has been the constant go-to person of her suki when budget runs short, and they could only afford tingi-tingi (small quantities of goods).

Gatton Song “WHEN SCARS BECOME ART” Becomes Fastest Growing Song In The Philippines

Rising artist Gatton has seen a recent explosion around his song “When Scars Become Art”, which has quickly ascended to become the fastest growing, and one of the biggest, songs in the Philippines. What started as one of the country's biggest TikTok trends has evolved into a song that has resonated with millions of people across the country. 

A fan favorite, “When Scars Become Art” was originally released by Gatton in 2018. When Gatton posted a TikTok video of the song on January 19th, it immediately went viral (5.4 million views, 664,000 Likes, 6,441 comments and 900,000+ user generated content videos using the audio) and sparked the song’s incredible growth.

The acoustic pop song has a melancholy, yet hopeful feeling and explores themes of trying to turn your pain into something beautiful. 

About the song, Gatton says — “When Scars Become Art is what I consider to be the thesis of my artistry. Attempting to cultivate art out of every scar. I think that is what every creative is aiming to do in some capacity. And perhaps every human being. Trying to make sense of the pain.

Eastern Communications, Newisland Media Vision Inc. seal partnership to provide reliable connectivity solutions in Batangas

From right to left seated, Ruel Juan the Operations Manager, Eusebio “Boy” Magnaye the President & Chairman of Newisland Media Vision, Inc. For Eastern Anthony Co Head of Regional Sales, Tonie Casas Head of Strategic Marketing. Right to left standing, Jhonas De Claro Executive Account Manager and Edmar Alday Head of Luzon Regional Operations.

Eastern Communications, one of the premier telecommunications companies in the country, continues its goal of democratizing technology across the country as it sealed a partnership with Batangas-based CATV operator, Newisland Media Vision, Inc.

"PAW Patrol: The Movie" Unleashes New Trailer, Opens in PH Cinemas March 16

First responders and working-class heroes band together to save the citizens of Adventure City in Paramount Pictures’ gripping, inspiring animated thriller PAW Patrol: The Movie.

Check out the new trailer of PAW Patrol: The Movie below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas March 16.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/E-QY2jC9H8Y

About Paw Patrol: The Movie

The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favorite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City!

PRSP Concludes First-Ever Virtual and Nationwide Students’ PR Con with Grand Prix Hack Sprint Edition

The Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) has finally concluded the Grand Prix Hack Sprint Edition, the second leg of this year's Students’ PR Con, the first virtual, interactive, and nationwide edition of the organization’s Students’ PR Congress.

Being the first Hack Sprint edition of PRSP’s annual student event and competition, this year’s Grand Prix was fully virtual wherein to qualify, students from all over the country were invited to submit a position paper about “The Great Resignation”, a current social issue being tackled across the world, provided by the initiative’s Platinum Sponsor JobStreet.

Eight (8) universities successfully advanced as qualifiers for the second phase, the Hack Sprint, where the students were given 24 hours to develop their communications plan. These are De La Salle University - Dasmariñas, Far Eastern University, Holy Angel University in Angeles, Pampanga, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, San Beda University, Saint Louis University in Baguio, University of the Philippines - Los Baños, and University of the Philippines - Manila.

"Sonic the Hedgehog 2' Reveals Montage Payoff Poster

Welcome “2” the next level as Paramount Pictures launches the payoff poster for Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Check out the one-sheet art below and see the comedy adventure only in Philippine cinemas March 30.

Watch the film’s latest trailer at https://youtu.be/t173IsuKwOU

About Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level adventure in SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

From the filmmakers behind The Fast and the Furious and Deadpool, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 stars James Marsden, Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell, Adam Pally, and Jim Carrey returning, alongside new additions Shemar Moore, with Idris Elba as the voice of Knuckles, and Colleen O'Shaughnessey as the voice of Tails.

Grammy-Nominated Artists, Saweetie, Visits The Philippines In New Music Video For Latest Single 'Closer' Featuring Fellow Fil-Am And Awards Winning Artist, H.E.R.

Grammy-nominated star and Filipino-American Saweetie teams up with fellow Filipino-American and R&B chart-topper H.E.R. for a breezy, sensual new single, “Closer.” The dance-infused track finds the duo serving up playful lines and seductive melodies, reaffirming Saweetie’s penchant for making hits that feel nostalgic, yet uniquely hers. Listen to “Closer” on ICY/Warner Records HERE. They also unveiled the blockbuster music video to the track last February 15, a post-Valentines treat to all their lovely fans in the Philippines and across the world!

In the music video (directed by Hanna Lux Davis), Saweetie and H.E.R. take themselves (and their icy friends) on a trip around the world via ICY Airlines! Saweetie pulls stops at Paris, Tokyo and of course, the Philippines – living life to the fullest – with whirlwind romances and lots, and lots of shopping involved! To date, the video has accumulated 4.6 million views on YouTube!

NEWS RELEASE - UNIQLO Announces LifeWear Magazine 2022 SpringSummer

Global apparel retailer UNIQLO today announces the launch of the 2022 Spring/Summer issue of LifeWear magazine this month of February 2022. LifeWear magazine is a free publication that conveys the UNIQLO LifeWear philosophy of making the everyday lives of people richer and more comfortable. The theme of issue 06 for Spring/Summer is “The Joys of Clothing,” presenting reflections on the simple pleasures found in wearing clothes. Through such features as an interview with filmmaker Sofia Coppola, and the fashion story of UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON as photographed by the Australian periodical frankie magazine, this issue focuses on our positive relationship with clothing.

Takahiro Kinoshita, Fast Retailing Group Executive Vice President and Creative Director commented:

“The theme for this issue, ‘The Joys of Clothing,’ was inspired by Joy of Cooking, an enduringly popular and beloved recipe book originally published in the U.S. in the 1930s. The title incorporates the idea of the delight found in selecting and styling clothing, in the same way that people enjoy cooking. We want this issue to be an opportunity for people to encounter preppy spring moods and colorful clothing.”

"King Richard" Opens Exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas on Feb 23

Fresh from garnering six major Academy Awards nominations including Best Picture, Warner Bros. Pictures’ moving drama “King Richard” will be shown exclusively at select Ayala Malls Cinemas starting February 23.

Watch the film’s trailer at https://youtu.be/Rhi8G-Hvi30

Based on the true story that will inspire the world, “King Richard” follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever.  Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”) stars as Richard, under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green (“Monsters and Men”).

Property Value in BRIA Magalang Up By 28 Percent

BRIA’s strategic locations, translate into
long-term stability and consistency.
Although the country’s Covid-19 response is making great strides through its intensified vaccination drives, the constant threat of new Covid variants is a cause of concern. While the Philippine economy is still in a state of flux, property investments continue to give value over time, proof that real estate is a fine-performing asset class that rides out crises and economic cycles.

Proudly leading the pack, BRIA Homes is one trusted property developer that offers spacious and well-designed contemporary homes in over 50 towns and cities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. This vast range of choices, along with their strategic locations, translate into long-term stability and consistency, factors that augur well for property investors’ money. 

Indeed, despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, BRIA Homes provides residential properties that continue to create value for homebuyers and investors. From each individual house’s cleverly laid-out living spaces to the residential community’s recreational amenities and security features, BRIA Homes serves not only Filipinos’ basic need for shelter but also their aspirations for a stable future.

DITO offers bonus and 2x rewards points this Valentine’s season

This Valentine’s season, DITO Telecommunity is giving Filipinos more reasons to connect with their loved ones. 

From February 14 to 20 only, subscribers get bonus data and 2x DITO Rewards points when they avail DITO’s 99 and DITO 199.

Bonus data makes V-Day extra special!

For every purchase of the DITO 99 pack, subscribers get a bonus of 1GB data valid for 7 days. 

Those who will subscribe to DITO 199, will get 3GB bonus data valid for 15 days.

The DITO 99 pack includes 10GB high-speed data, unlimited texts to all networks, unlimited on-net calls, 300 minutes off-net calls, and is valid for 30 days. The DITO 199 pack includes 25GB data valid for 30 days, unlimited texts to all networks, unlimited on-net calls, and 300 minutes off-net calls.

Behold the First Trailer of Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis"

Warner Bros. Pictures has just unveiled the first trailer of “Elvis,” the new movie event from visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann.  Check out the trailer below and watch the film only in Philippine cinemas June 22.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/KAKR3Xej0Nk

Facebook: https://fb.watch/beej31ajLZ/

About “Elvis”

From Oscar-nominated visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “Elvis,” starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks.

The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks).  The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America.  Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

XTREME Appliances Grand Opening Day Promo, Get up to 67% off

XTREME Appliances is launching its newest Concept Store located at Divimall, Anabu, Imus. The star-studded event was attended by celebrities, influencers, and media publications who enjoyed a day of fun activities, raffle draws, and appliance shopping.

In line with this, customers got a chance to buy 3.5L XTREME Home Digital Air Fryer for only ₱999 and 600ML XTREME Home Personal Blender for ₱199 on its opening day. The said promo runs for three (3) days which gives the first ten (10) customers daily a chance to get the said appliances at an irresistible price. This is on top of their six-day exclusive promotion (February 16-21, 2022) where customers can enjoy up to 67% off on select products. Despite the influx of customers, who wanted to have first dibs on affordable yet premium quality home appliances, the management made sure to strictly implement safety health protocols. Staff and customers maintained proper social distancing and wore face masks inside the store.   

Clara Benin appears on billboard in New York City’s Times Square

A month ahead of International Women’s Day, Filipino singer-songwriter Clara Benin lands on a Times Square, New York billboard as part of Spotify’s EQUAL Campaign.

The global movement, which serves as an initiative of the music streaming platform to amplify the work of
outstanding women and gender-nonconforming musicians, turned its spotlight on Benin as this week’s cover artist of Spotify EQUAL Playlist in the Philippines, with two of her songs, “blink” and “Araw’t Gabi” occupying the top two slots.

“I feel really humbled to be featured on a Times Square billboard in New York and to have my songs be part of Spotify’s EQUAL playlist alongside these lovely and talented women,” the folk-pop phenom shares in a statement. “I really hope our music reaches and inspires more people from all over the world.”

Shopee seller couple proves how love, teamwork, and trust fuel their successful business and strengthen their relationship

Rommel and Ajima’s goal of funding their dream wedding and honeymoon turned out to be the start of a full-scale business that transformed their lives

Having your life partner by your side through the good times and the bad is one of life’s greatest delights. While many believe that it’s not a good idea to start a business with your partner, the young couple behind the Shopee store  BuyMore_Ph proves it can work. Rommel and Ajima’s inspirational love story and Shopee journey are testaments to how teamwork, trust, and communication can lead to success in their personal and professional lives.

Lacson stands by his record and experience

Sen.  Ping Lacson: The most qualified, the most competent, the most experienced candidate.

Senator Panfilo “Ping” has once again proven he is truly the  corruption-buster “Mr. Clean” he is touted to be. In recent articles, the  presidential candidate known for his strong anti-corruption stance, was recently vindicated for previous crimes he was unjustly accused of during the Arroyo administration. No less than  former President Sen. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in her recently launched memoir entitled “Deus Ex Machina,” admitted that the accusations against Sen Lacson were fake.   

“The information that was made public could not be substantiated,” GMA wrote in her memoir.  

Years later, Marquez recanted accusations against Sen Lacson and apologized.  Corpus also issued a publicly televised apology to Lacson for falsely accusing the senator.   

The FEU Dance Company to hold its First-Ever Virtual Concert on Feb. 22

Unstoppable – that’s the word  that best describes the  FEU Dance Company (FDC). After the pandemic hit, schools and dance studios closed like most establishments  but that did not stop the said company from creating art and immersing people in it. 

Company members juggled their responsibilities as family members, students, dancers, and human beings, all while being confined within their homes. 

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 4:30 P.M, the FDC will premiere LockDance, a virtual dance concert that took two years to make. It will be streamed through the FEU Center for the Arts’ YouTube Channel.

LockDance features creative choreographers namely: 

FDC Artistic Director Eduardo Malagkit,  Kevin Francisco, Carlo Padoga, Danyel Reyes, Micah Soriano, Brielle Zulueta, Angelikha Bay, Kiera Elizares, Ahren Bitong, Jahmil Dayao, Elvin Salazar, Cirus Bonifacio, Mya Samonte, and Claire Planas, and their dances that tell stories of reminiscing, contemplating, struggling, and yearning for hope despite the setbacks of the pandemic.

Compete with the Best in the Region with Shopee Code League

From March 14 to 26, tech enthusiasts can upgrade their programming skills and connect with like-minded individuals from across the region

As the digital landscape continues to grow exponentially in the SEA region, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches Shopee Code League (SCL) to help upskill coders through workshops and challenges designed to enhance programming abilities. This initiative is available to tech coders of all levels from across the region.

Mikael Daez Brings World-Record Facts With "The Best Ka"

From his food adventures in "Midnight Express" and the various shows that he had with GMA Network, Mikael Daez is back with a new show The Best Ka (featuring Guinness World Records "Best of the Best"). Known for his energy and charm in hosting, Mikael will be sharing stories of world records that defy the odds and made history made by people and also showing their challenges, struggles and their triumph.

Now part of the growing number shows that are dedicated for information, "The Best Ka" is also a partnership with the Guinness Book of World Records which has a thorough process when conducting record attempts.  The first episode will also feature a special co-host, his wife Megan Young.

Michael Bublé To Help A Lucky Filipino Fan With Their Valentine's Confession

It’s love month, and multi-Grammy winning superstar Michael Bublé is joining in the celebration. He wants to help YOU make the best love confession ever! 

Warner Music Philippines, in partnership with TikTok Philippines, launches #INNLY (short for I’ll Never Not Love You) where lucky Filipino fans can get a chance to receive a personalized video from Michael Buble for their significant other, plus a Valentines package to enjoy together. This Valentines gimmick is part of the social platform’s love month campaign this 2022, #TikTokPusuanMo. More information here.

This follows his announcement that he will be releasing HIGHER, his 11th studio album on Warner Records / Reprise Records on March 25th. Pre-order HERE.

MPL-PH Season 9 goes offline starting week 3

The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League - Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 9 gets the green light from Games and Amusements Board (GAB) to go offline from the 3rd week of the regular season up to the playoffs. GAB initially confirmed the approval to have the games onsite from Week 5 onward. 

During the period, strict health and safety protocols will be implemented such as having swab tests and limiting the number of personnel entering in the venue. There will also be a roving safety officer to ensure everyone follows the rules. Safety and sanitation kits will be shared with all attendees and potential cases will be isolated.

The venue will be limited to players, casters, and staff for safety purposes. There will also be no audience during the games, but fans can stream the matches at the comfort of their homes through MPL-PH's official social media platforms - Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube.

For more information, follow MPL PH on its  Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube.

#SendGCashSendLove: Ivana’s new found partner that does it all for her

Ivana Alawi is one of the most popular vloggers in the country who has gained a loyal following because of her fun content, which shows how she expresses her love for the people around her - family, friends, fans and beyond. As packed as her schedule is, she always makes the time to give back to her community, holding several donation drives and sharing her experiences on her Youtube channel.  

This February, Ivana unveils a new way to send love with her new partner that does it all for her - GCash. 

The #1 e-wallet in the country recently launched the online sensation as the newest member of its barkada, the perfect face to show #SendGCashSendLove is the easiest and safest way to send your love to the people in your life.

“I’m really happy to be the newest face of GCash. Dati pa akong gumagamit ng app na ito, and I’m really glad na ineendorse ko na siya ngayon,” says Ivana. “I’ve been using GCash Send Money throughout the pandemic to send love and money to my friends and family and it never fails me. Also, nung pandemic gustong-gusto ko tumulong, gustong-gusto ko mag-pamigay (at) ang naging way talaga para sa akin ay GCash.”

Gabby Concepcion and Sanya Lopez make viewers fall in love anew in ‘First Lady’

The much-awaited sequel to the Philippines’ No. 1 show for 2021:

This Valentine’s Day, GMA Entertainment Group proudly presents one of the Network’s most anticipated series and the sequel to the Philippines’ No. 1 show for 2021, ‘First Lady.’

The original drama stars once again the swoon-worthy pairing of award-winning actor Gabby Concepcion as President Glenn Acosta and brilliant Kapuso actress Sanya Lopez as First Lady Melody Acosta.

Watch PLDT Home’s new Valentine’s Day mini-series #SpeedThatMovesYou

This Valentine’s Day, PLDT Home releases a new musical anthology that celebrates the power of digital connections in enabling people to find communities, friends, and love despite the social distance.

Titled #SpeedthatMovesYou, the two-episode mini-series dives deep into different kinds of love starring the country’s hottest artists Gigi de Lana, Markus Paterson, and Kaori Oinuma, which droped on February 11 on the PLDT Home YouTube channel.

The first episode, The Duet, tells the story of Markus (Markus Paterson), a popular singer-songwriter struggling under the pressure to create successful music records. Finding solace in writing music for himself and posting it anonymously, he meets Arlisa (Gigi de Lana), a young talented singer who also posts anonymously because of fear of being in the spotlight online. Together they make music and fall in love but their secret identities threaten this newfound connection

What does love truly mean? Find out from Kwentong Jollibee’s latest Valentine series

Directed by Antoinette Jadaone and
JP Habac, the Kwentong Jollibee 2022
Valentines series tugs the heart of
Filipinos with stories of finding real love.

What does love truly mean? This February, the award-winning and highly anticipated Kwentong Jollibee Valentine series is back to tug at everyone’s heartstrings, launching a new trio of special short films that show the different ways people experience love and discover its true meaning. 

“It’s the sixth year of the Kwentong Jollibee Valentine series and what we always realize is that love comes in different forms and can be defined in myriad ways, unique from person to person. The stories were inspired by true-to-life experiences of real people in the pandemic, with unexpected twists that lead people into finding what love truly means for them,” said Jollibee AVP and Head of Brand PR, Engagement and Digital Marketing, Arline Adeva. 

“As in our past runs of Kwentong Jollibee, our goal is to celebrate the uniqueness of each love story and showcase the timeless lessons that can inspire and give hope to our viewers. All three episodes are anchored on powerful truths that surfaced during these challenging times when all kinds of relationships were somehow put to the test.” she added. 

Xiaomi Launches the Redmi Note 11 in the Philippines

Starting at Php 8,999 the Redmi Note 11 once again makes flagship-level specs more accessible, raising industry standard for smartphones in the country.

Xiaomi also announced its new ecosystem products – Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 Pro, 4, and 4 Lite, Vacuum Mop 2, Vacuum Mop 2 Lite and Vacuum Mop 2 Pro.

Xiaomi pushes forward the legacy of the Redmi Note series as it announces the arrival of the Redmi Note 11 series in the Philippines today, starting with the Redmi Note 11, while the much-awaited Redmi Note 11S and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G variants will be coming at a later date. Rising to the challenge to bring even stronger specs and features, Redmi Note 11 again brings powerful upgrades to its camera system, charging speed, display, and System on Chip (SoC)—making flagship-level smartphone performance more accessible than before. Also announced today is the brand-new Xiaomi Smart Air Purifier 4 series, starting at PHP 6,999. 

"The Lost City" Reveals Big Game Spot and Payoff Poster

Bullock. Tatum. Are they taken? Are they took-en? Find out in Paramount Pictures’ new comedy adventure The Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum & Daniel Radcliffe. Check out the film’s newly launched Big Game Spot and main poster below.  The Lost City opens exclusively in Philippine cinemas April 22.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/-nn29xvqa4M

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.

Re-subscribe to DITO199 and get more data for free Get a bonus of 3GB-worth of data from Feb 9 to 13

DITO Telecommunity subscribers can get more out of the DITO 199 promo this February with their newest special offer. 

Subscribers of DITO can easily get an additional 3GB-worth of data by re-subscribing to DITO 199 from Feb 9-13 available at all channels of DITO (DITO APP, MyDITO site, DITO Experience Stores, and DITO retail partner stores).

DITO subscribers will automatically get a bonus of 3GB of data every time they subscribe to DITO 199 during the promo period. The bonus 3GB data is valid for 15 days. To learn more about this promo, visit: bit.ly/DITO3GBBonusData

DITO 199 includes 25GB worth of high-speed data for P199, and DITO 99 offers the 10GB of the same high-speed data for only P99. Both are valid for 30 days and include unlimited DITO-to-DITO calls and texts, and unlimited texts plus free 300 minutes of calls to other networks. 

With more than 6 million subscribers, DITO is now available in over 500 cities and municipalities and 55,000 touchpoints nationwide.

For more information about DITO’s, promos, complete list of requirements, customer support, and other details, visit www.dito.ph or check out @DITOPhOfficial on social media.  

Unpacking Cybersecurity: Examining Its Gears With Today's CISOs

As breaking news of the latest online scams and security breaches continue to make the rounds, so do heated conversations about cybersecurity such as large companies being hacked, customer data leaks, and the all too common email phishing, among others.

“Millions of people are going online for their everyday transactions,” says Peter Maquera, Senior Vice President for Globe Business, Enterprise Group. “But whether it's personal or for business, it seems that, for many, cybersecurity is still quite an abstract concept—until, of course, you become the victim.”

While cybersecurity has become a strategic priority for enterprises in this time of widespread digitalization, challenges still abound. Cyber threats and cyber attacks continue to rise, and threat actors are finding more sophisticated ways to put organizations at risk. Coupled with existing gaps in cybersecurity skills and infrastructure, as well as regulatory and compliance issues, it makes for the perfect storm of cyber vulnerabilities.

New Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22+ Deliver Revolutionary Camera Experiences, Day and Night

Create, capture, and share your best moments with pro-grade AI camera features on the latest Galaxy S series

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled Galaxy S22 and S22+, two flagship devices that power creativity and self-expression. Galaxy S22 and S22+ introduce dynamic cameras with advanced intelligent image processing to make every moment epic. Built with a bold, sustainably conscious design, Galaxy S22 and S22+ are designed to be both beautiful and environmentally conscious. 

“Our smartphone cameras have transformed the way we create, share, and communicate. Through photos and videos, we express ourselves and connect with the people we care about,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Samsung Electronics’ MX (Mobile eXperience) Business. “That’s why we focused on designing our latest S series devices with groundbreaking camera capabilities that work day and night, powered by our best mobile performance yet.”  

Google, Ben&Ben release Mag-ingat music video to promote internet safety

Google, together with Filipino folk pop band Ben&Ben launches a new song to promote internet safety and digital responsibility. Entitled “Mag-Ingat” (Be Safe Online), the song is part of Google’s commitment to helping Filipinos use the internet safely and responsibly. 

The two-and-a-half minute Filipino song addresses online threats today including scams, misinformation, and catfishing, and the importance of critical thinking and verifying information using trusted sources to protect oneself and others. It also reminds netizens to be wary of bad actors who lurk in the online space, just like in the real world. 

This newest single from the young band ends strongly with a bridge conveying that online safety is a shared responsibility–people are all stewards of the digital world. It’s all in the hands of netizens to use the internet right and care for the online safety of one another. 

Answer this Shopee Love Language Quiz to find the perfect gift for your partner this Valentine’s Day

Shop these fun and thoughtful items under ₱500 at Shopee’s Valentine’s Deals You’ll Love until Feb 14 

Not sure what to give your significant other this special hearts’ day? Whether it’s to wow them with a grand gesture or melt their heart with a sentimental trinket, what matters most is showing how much your loved one means to you through a thoughtful gift.

If you’re still searching for the right Valentine’s Day present, why not start by knowing your special someone’s love language? Take this quiz to find out whether they prefer words of affirmation, physical touch, quality time, receiving gifts, or acts of service. Once you find out their love language, check out the corresponding gift suggestions that you can grab at amazing deals, only at Shopee’s Valentine’s Deals You’ll Love! 

Nicole Laurel And Basically Saturday Night Collab Song 'The One' Set Feb 11 Release On Digital Platforms

Catch 'THE ONE' - the latest song  of multi-talented artist NICOLE LAUREL ASENSIO co-written with upcoming band BASICALLY SATURDAY NIGHT as a result  of a collaboration process in creating music together for the first time. 

“The One” brings the old soul flavour into present times. A combination of Basically Saturday Night’s signature rhythm, silken guitar licks and their lead singer Migie Garcia’s deep smoky vocals, mixed with Nicole Laurel Asensio’s sultry yet powerful and unique tone and prowess in blending rock and jazz genres as well as beautiful embellishments from her formidable horn section. 

Madiskarte Moms PH celebrates Filipina entrepreneurial spirit at the first-ever Gawad Madiskarte

PLDT Home Biz honors Filipina mompreneurs on International Women’s Day

Unsung heroes. In the past two years of the pandemic, that’s what our moms have proven to be.

Despite bearing the brunt of COVID-19’s impact in the labor sector (many of whom lost their jobs or suffered pay cuts), these women made sure their family needs are taken care of by finding alternative ways of providing for their households.

For many, this meant going out of their comfort zones and starting their own online businesses. Based on data from Investing in Women, one in four micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Philippines is owned by a woman. And this number has only risen during the pandemic with more than 88,000 new e-commerce businesses registered just in 2020.

Smart Hacks To Help You Manage Your Money

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PayMaya makes government payments easier and more rewarding with Bills Bayad Rewards promo

Enjoy cashback rewards when you settle your SSS, PAG-IBIG, PRC, and BIR fees 

PayMaya is bringing Filipinos the convenience, safety, and time-saving benefits of paying for their fees and dues to the Social Security System (SSS), the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund), the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) with the Bills Bayad Promo. 

From February 1 to March 31, customers who will pay for their Pag-IBIG, SSS, PRC, and BIR fees and dues for the first time using PayMaya can get a 10% cashback voucher. Meanwhile, existing customers who are paying their recurring fees using PayMaya can also enjoy a 5% cashback voucher monthly during the promo period. Users can get up to P200 cashback. 

"We are always looking for ways to make everyday transactions easier and more rewarding. These include encouraging more consumers to use digital payments when transacting with national government agencies. We want to give users a more convenient experience as we also help promote ease of doing business with the government," said Pepe Torres, Chief Marketing Officer at PayMaya.  

One month on: World Vision assists more than 9,000 Typhoon Odette-affected families

World Vision supported more than 9,000 typhoon-affected families in the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Occidental, and Surigao del Norte

World Vision provided life-saving essentials including emergency shelter kits, hygiene kits, kitchen kits, water purification kits, food packs, and non-food items including mosquito nets and blankets.

World Vision is concerned with the wellbeing of the affected population especially children, as many communities are still reeling from the impact of the typhoon.

A month after Typhoon Odette (international name Rai) entered Philippine shores and left billions worth of agriculture and infrastructure damages, World Vision supported more than 9,000 families including 10,912 children with life-saving relief aid in the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, Negros Occidental, and Surigao del Norte.

vivo launches the V23 Series, the first color-changing vlogging phone Vlog and express your hues with the vivo V23 Series

Get first dibs and up to P1,000 off the newest vivo V23 Series on Shopee and Lazada

The world’s first color-changing phone is finally coming. Global tech brand vivo is launching its latest smartphone line that will let users vlog with style and it’s giving them first dibs with limited Shopee vouchers up to P1,000 off from February 5 to 19, 2022. Visit https://www.vivoglobal.ph/v23-prelaunch/ to know more about vivo’s latest series smartphone.

Vlog with style and have the freedom to express passions with the vivo V23 Series. vivo offers up to P1,000 off the V23 Series on Shopee and Lazada this February

Cignal Connect to provide satellite broadband for Typhoon Odette relief efforts

Cignal Connect offers free internet access in Palawan, Leyte, Bohol, and Dinagat Islands.

Typhoon Odette displaced more than 1M families as it swept through Visayas and Mindanao last December 16, 2021. While humanitarian and relief operations are ongoing, many families are still left without connectivity as cell towers and fiber cables are being repaired and restored.

Cignal understands the importance of internet connectivity in helping these families communicate with loved ones and start their recovery and rebuilding journey. Thus, Cignal’s Satellite Broadband Service, Cignal Connect, in cooperation with its generous partners — satellite provider KTSAT and PLDT, and Cignal Territory Partners CRFT, Save and Earn, Cellcom, and Digilife — will provide free connectivity to 5 sites located in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; Tagbilaran City, Bohol; Maasin City, Southern Leyte; and Dinagat Islands.

Tate McRae drops highly anticipated debut album, i used to think I could fly

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