Sharlene San Pedro sprints through borrowed time on pop-rock single “Running”

The punchy midtempo tune takes listeners through a journey of introspection

Outside of her acting and hosting accolades, Sharlene San Pedro has successfully branched out into a music career, landing a top 10 hit with a cover of Mayonnaise’s “Paraan” in 2016 and dropping her second single “Stars & Caramel Bars” to commercial acclaim in 2017. With the guidance of Mayonnaise’s lead singer and chief songwriter-producer Monty Macalino, the young multimedia star has released songs that balance teen pop with easy-listening sensibilities—a signature sound that she continues to hone and develop through her stint in the music industry for more than five years.

DITO inks partnership with LuponWXC for Just ML Female: Queen of the Dawn

DITO Telecommunity to highlight the blazing talent of Pinay gamers at the Just ML Female Cup Mobile Legends Tournament 

DITO Telecommunity has recently partnered with local gaming and eSports company LuponWXC for this year’s Just ML Female Cup Tournament, highlighting the exceptional talent of female gamers in the Philippines.

As the tournament’s official telco partner, now for the second year, DITO will highlight the best and most promising female gamers in the competition, which is considered one of the biggest Mobile Legends tournaments in the country.

Last year, the Just ML Female Cup featured over 50 teams that fought in a tournament showcased live via Just ML’s Facebook Page.

This year’s tournament, which will run from March 14 to March 31, will be as big as ever, with over 50 teams hailing from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao fighting for the top prize of PHP 70,000 along with DITO gaming items and DITO SIM cards.

Great photos made easy: shoot like a pro with your smartphone

Join the smartphone photography and videography workshop hosted by Manila Bulletin and Huawei Philippines, slated on March 31. Register now! 

Together with Huawei Philippines and the Department of Tourism, Manila Bulletin’s Earth+Lens 2022 will host a smartphone photography and videography workshop on March 31, at 6 PM. Issa Litton will moderate and Bolichie Suzara and Silver Belen will instruct on photography and videography, respectively.

Bolichie Suzara, professional photographer

Suzara shall explore and discuss basic concepts like use of grid, exposures, ISO, focus, and white balance. By the end of the workshop, attendees should be able to easily and confidently explore and adjust the camera settings on their smartphones to achieve the looks they desire. Suzara will also make sure that they leave with some practical wisdom he’s learned about the art of photography across his long career.

Cambodian Music Superstar VannDa Solidifies his Place as an ASEAN Breakthrough Artist with New Album $KULL 2, New Single Bok Kalo, and Ambitious Tour Plans

Following the successful release of ‘$KULL THE ALBUM’ in 2020, which has racked up over 300 million streams across all digital streaming platforms, Baramey Production recording artist VannDa has established himself at the top of the Cambodian music world. His release of the transcendent and much lauded “Time to Rise (feat. Master Kong Nay)” in 2021 is currently at a Cambodian record-breaking 86 million views, the chart topping hit having exploded throughout Southeast Asia with its blend of soul-piercing lyricism and Khmer instrumentation mixed with Hip Hop & Drill sounds. VannDa has firmly established himself as Cambodia’s first champion, and today announces his intention to capitalize on this with the two part release of his follow-up album ‘$KULL 2’, which will be released in two parts, with part one arriving on May 20th 2022, and part two to follow at the end of the year. The album’s lead single “Bok Kalo,” with an ambitious music video directed by Baramey standout Juvie Lin was released last Friday, March 18.

The $KULL 2 Campaign will be paired with a series of ambitious, never before seen live concert plans that would have been unthinkable in Cambodia until the rise of the Sihanoukville born superstar. Following the release of ‘$KULL THE ALBUM’ in June 2020, VannDa was not able to capitalize off of his astronomic success with live concerts due to the pandemic halting all social life. However, VannDa will in 2022 be the first Cambodian artist to go on a solo tour and sell tickets across the nation.

Feel the Rush of the New Trailer of "Top Gun: Maverick"

Guaranteed adrenaline rush. Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick is FINALLY coming to cinemas across the Philippines May 25. Watch the NEW official trailer now!

YouTube: https://youtu.be/MX3gBYuV5Jg

About Top Gun: Maverick

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”.

Xiaomi Debuts Latest 5G Additions to Redmi Note and Redmi Lineup

5G at accessible prices with Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G, Redmi Note 11S 5G, and Redmi 10 5G

Xiaomi today announced the debut of Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G and Redmi Note 11S 5G, complementing its popular Redmi Note 11 Series with more 5G power. Also announced today is Redmi 10 5G, which is also the first Redmi Series device to feature 5G, making next-gen connectivity accessible to more consumers.

With the launch of Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G, Xiaomi is pushing the legacy of Redmi Note Series one step further by delivering a performance that exceeds expectations. Featuring 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge and an ultra-clear 108MP camera, Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G sets a new standard in the segment by making exceptional performance available at a highly affordable price, making it a top-of-the-line contender in its bracket. 

Gloc-9 Harks Back To His Legendary Music Career, Drops Latest Single “Pilak”

“Alam kong bawal tumigil at hindi dapat huminto, ‘Yang ang payo ko sayo para di ka mabigo. Salamat sa lahat ng nag bukas sakin ng pinto. Ok nako sa pilak kahit na di maka ginto”

Universal Records is proud to honor Gloc-9’s astounding impact on the Filipino music scene throughout his illustrious career. This year, the iconic “Makata sa Pinas” marks his 25th year in the industry and as a grand celebration, he is slated to release a brand-new album which will be called “Pilak”.

And this March, Gloc-9 proudly releases the title track of his anniversary album, which encompasses a mixture of powerful storytelling about his unrivaled hustle and learnings for two and a half decades and enchanting hip-hop melodies. With pure emotional honesty, the veteran rapper also thanked his solid supporters over the years who helped him achieve all the accolades and milestones that he reached. There’s no denying that “Pilak” is a song borne from the heart of a very thankful seasoned artist.

Experience the Best in Netflix Streaming with Globe At Home

Globe tops Netflix ISP Speed Index in February

Globe At Home topped the Philippine Internet Service Providers (ISPs) performance rating of streaming service Netflix for the second straight month this year, showing its consistency in providing fast and reliable internet service to Filipino families. This is the 10th month that Globe At Home topped the Netflix ISP Speed Index since 2021.

Netflix recently released its February 2022 ISP Speed Index for the Philippines.  The index ranks ISPs based on the best viewing experience during peak hours.

Globe’s score was at par with other countries experiencing world-class speeds on Netflix.  Among them are Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, and Spain.

IAM Worldwide Welcomes ‘Squid Game’ Star Jung Ho-Yeon As First-Ever Global Ambassador

This 2022, IAM Worldwide is focused on aggressively expanding their company operations and market influence. And in line with this, the company says it is ready for bigger things and is delighted to welcome its newest and first-ever global ambassador – South Korean model and actress Jung Ho-Yeon.

Ho-Yeon is best known for playing the role of North Korean defector Kang Sae-Byeok (067) in Netflix’s Squid Game. The series became Netflix’s most watched show ever within a week of its launch on the streamer, with 142 million member households globally watching the show. Since then, Ho-Yeon’s fame has skyrocketed on a global scale with now having 23.7 million followers on Instagram and counting. Before her acting debut, she gained popularity as a top runway model starting at the age of 16 and has starred in Korea’s Next Top Model in 2013.

JAAF celebrates #FearlessFilipinas

Araneta Group hails six female leaders who are changing the country in time for Women’s Month

Historically, Filipinas have been central figures in the story of our nation. From revolutionary heroes, to presidents, to Olympic medalists, women have constantly rewritten and defined their story and in the process inspired our entire country. 

This March—as we celebrate Women’s Month—the J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF) is highlighting the work of six #FearlessFilipinas who use their platform to uplift the lives of the people in their communities. By harnessing the advocacies, projects, and efforts they supported, planned, and implemented, these women are not just transforming the lives they touched, they are creating a legacy that inspires others to act and effect change in their communities. These Filipinas have also courageously and tirelessly lent a helping hand in making various projects of the Araneta Group and JAAF more impactful for society.

Eastern Communication expands services to Bicol

Empowers Bicolanos to emerge stronger with connectivity and digital solutions

Premier Philippine telecommunications Eastern Communications recently expanded its footprint in Bicol as part of its continued commitment to provide strong connections and empower businesses from different parts of the country.

As Eastern Communications enters the market of Sorsogon, Naga and Legazpi, it celebrated the event by launching its trademark webinar known as “Via Eastern: Forging Strong Connections''. The telco officially announced the availability of their world-class products and services, ranging from connectivity, data, and collaboration solutions for the locals in the province of Bicol. The expansion is in accordance with their goal of democratizing technology in the country to help businesses of all sizes emerge stronger in 2022.

Globe wins Ookla® ’s Best 5G Video Experience Award in PH

Globe has bagged Ookla® ’s Best 5G Video Experience Award[1] in the Philippines, proving that its customers are already reaping the fruits of the company’s massive network investment.

The Video Awards was launched by the network intelligence and connectivity insights global leader early this year based on local mobile networks' performance in the third and fourth quarters of 2021.

To compute the video score of the different mobile networks, Ookla weighed the sum of multiple video metrics.  It includes the proportion of tests that failed to start, time to load the first frame of video playback, quality of video loaded, the proportion of users who experienced at least one stall in video loading or playback, and the rebuffering ratio of users who experienced a stall.

Tambay ta diri, bai! Bisaya Vlog Squad is now on Viber

Stay on top of their (mis)adventures and more, join the Bisaya Vlog Squad Viber Channel now!

Your favorite Bisdak content creators are now on Viber! Welcome Medyo Maldito, Snake Princess, Jasper Amorin, and Glester Capuno—also known as the Bisaya Vlog Squad—as they open their very own channel on Viber. 

Stay on top of their lives, adventures (or misadventures!), pranks, and whatnot by following Bisaya Vlog Squad Viber Channel! As a special treat to all their loyal fans, Viber is launching a special sticker pack with the chibi version of the squad and some commonly used Cebuano expressions that Viber users can use in their own one-on-one or group chats. 

Don't miss out on Xiaomi’s Best Deals on Lazada’s Birthday Sale starting March 27 to March 29

Save up to PHP 8,599 when you buy the Mi TV P1 Series and other Xiaomi products along with exclusive freebies

Xiaomi is offering their biggest deals for the Mi TV P1 Series, Redmi Note 11 Series, and more on Lazada’s Birthday Sale!

Upgrade your home entertainment experience with Xiaomi’s amazing deals for its Smart TV lineup, the Mi TV P1 Series. Its 60Hz LED panel has an ultra-wide 178° field of view, allowing you to watch from any angle comfortably. Get access to a rich ecosystem of content with the Android TV™ system or easily stream content and games from your smartphone or tablet using Chromecast and Miracast. And of course, all models also come with built-in Google Assistant for easy voice commanding for smart homes.

What’s the best BNPL partner for side hustlers? Get to know from this episode of Kwentong HC

For the longest time, side hustles have always been an integral part of the Filipino working culture. Most commonly known to Filipinos as ‘raket’, these are sideline jobs undertaken for extra income. You see them everywhere – from your neighbor offering personal care products, a co-worker selling goodies and snacks at the office, or your former classmate with an online selling business.

These so-called side hustlers include AR Peralta, a 28-year-old School Director who, aside from his main job, has a side hustle. Sharing his diskarte story in this latest episode of Kwentong HC, he narrated how he manages his finances and spends his hard-earned money wisely.

#GlobeofGood: Globe and its ecosystem of partners mobilize collective support for hunger alleviation and holistic assistance

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Every day, millions of Filipinos go to sleep on an empty stomach. 

In the Philippines, an estimated 2.5 million people reported experiencing involuntary hunger as of the third quarter of 2021.  Many lost their livelihood due to the pandemic and were challenged with making ends meet daily. 

With these challenges, immediate and collective action is an imperative.  In this regard, Globe, through its Globe of Good program, aims to provide a platform that can bridge multi-sectoral stakeholders and encourage collective action towards achieving sustainable and inclusive development for communities by leveraging the power of technology.

Mystery Thriller "Where the Crawdads Sing" Reveals Trailer

We can’t bury this secret forever… the worldwide phenomenon and best-selling book, Where The Crawdads Sing, is making its way to the big screen featuring an original song from Taylor Swift. Check out the trailer now and watch the film exclusively in cinemas across the Philippines this 2022.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/-LIEVWOZ7XE

Explore the expanded AppGallery on the HUAWEI nova 9 SE

The new HUAWEI nova 9 SE was sporting camera and vlogging features that are sure to change the game and set new trends for savvy content creators and aspiring influencers. Not only packaged with some of the most incredible content creation tools but with AppGallery’s endless possibilities, the nova 9 SE is an incredible and stylish product that will keep young creatives at the cutting edge of chic and innovation.

Explore all your interests with AppGallery by checking out some of the curated collection of essential and trending apps, all packaged to help nova 9 SE users maintain a cool, fast-paced, creative lifestyle:

Create vlogs with video editing apps - The new HUAWEI nova 9 SE is equipped with Continuous Front and Rear Recording features, which enable users to seamlessly film from different perspectives. With video editing apps such as CapCut and Picsart Photo Editor to complement the video footage, nova users are sure to create some of the best content.

Experience mightier performance with realme’s narzo 50A Prime and GT 2 Pro launching exclusively on Shopee

realme’s newest smartphones designed to boost performance launch exclusively on Shopee this March 25

realme and Shopee are partnering to release exciting new smartphones in the Philippines with the narzo 50A Prime and GT 2 Pro, both launching exclusively on realme’s Official Store Global on Shopee this March 25.

The narzo 50A Prime is the thinnest gaming smartphone in the narzo series and one of the slimmest in the market. Due to its Kevlar Speed Texture Design and 8.1mm ultra-thin build, this smartphone makes it easy and comfortable to hold. With its Unisoc T612 Processor and massive 5000mAh battery and 18W quick charge capability, it ensures its users all-day connectivity and maximum performance. Its 6.6-inch FHD display and peak brightness of 600nits allow you to play your favorite mobile games without missing any detail, even under direct sunlight. More than its gaming capabilities, the narzo 50A Prime also comes with a 50MP Triple Camera for capturing clear and crisp images. realme narzo 50A Prime comes in Black and Blue colorways and will retail at P7,290 for the 4+64GB variant and P7,990 for its 4+128GB variant.

Spoken Word Poet Mark Ghosn chosen to perform the theme of GMA Election Advocacy

GMA News and Public Affairs has announced that they have chosen Filipino spoken word poet 
Mark Ghosn as one of the performers of the official theme song of their 2022 Election advocacy. 

Mark Ghosn renders the spoken word poetry on the iconic theme song entitled 'Panata sa Bayan' sang by Aicelle Santos. 

Last November 2021, GMA proudly unveiled its election advocacy campaign “Dapat Totoo,” which is also the main content of the spoken word piece.

Aside from being a spoken word artist, Mark Ghosn is also known as the creator of the hit show 'Ampalaya Monologues' which was also adapted into a book and a TV series. 

Protect Lives and Livelihood with These Easy Fire Prevention Tips and with Cebuana Lhuillier ProtectMax

In the first two months of 2022 alone, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) announced that fire incidents have already increased by almost 13% compared to the same period last year. In addition, back in 2020, data from BFP also showed that open flame due to torch, unattended cooking, and electrical connections are the main causes of fire accidents.

Like other threats and risks of loss in any unfortunate events such as natural calamities, impacts due to fire and negligence mishaps, thousands of lives and millions up to billions worth of properties are being lost every year, and the need for a financial tool arises to make financial impacts less severe.

“Damage caused by fire is insurmountable. It affects the lives and livelihood of many Filipinos, regardless of their economic status in life. Unfortunately, our kababayans in the marginalized sector can experience bigger risk and more profound impact. Backed by our commitment for financial inclusion, we also want common Filipinos to be able to afford protection and security as a part of their financial plan. It is crucial that they have access to basic security requirements to cushion the blow of disasters that may happen,” Cebuana Lhuillier CEO and President, Jean Henri Lhuillier said.

Globe, GCash empower OFWs via all-in-one connectivity solution

As countries reopen their borders, Globe and mobile wallet giant GCash have joined hands to empower overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to support and remain connected with their loved ones back home.

Under the partnership, overseas Filipinos with Globe Prepaid and TM SIMs can use GCash to easily top-up and register to value-for-money roaming promos that allow them to keep in touch with their families. Globe's Roam Surf data packs, on the other hand, come with free GCash access so customers can conveniently use the digital wallet to remit funds to their loved ones for free, pay for their bills and manage other financial transactions.

Your company’s cloud resource made extra secure with Radius Cloud Express

Zero-Trust Security for your cloud resources in an instant

Cybersecurity often takes precedence over any other component of a business that makes use of a computer and a public internet connection. Among the five techniques of acquiring cybersecurity is ensuring a safe space for your resources hosted in public and private cloud providers.

NaaS (Network-as-a-Service) is a cloud model that allows customers to efficiently run a network without having to own, construct, or maintain their own equipment. It is a product that bundles networking resources, services, and applications into a single platform.

Any Name’s Okay drops summer-themed music video of “Yugto”

The MV also stars acclaimed indie actress Elora Españo

Filipino alternative pop outfit Any Name’s Okay has finally released the music video of “Yugto,” their first official single under Sony Music Philippines.

Shot from the perspective of an anonymous lover, the visuals take viewers to the coastal scenery of Sambal Beach Farm in Botolan, Zambales—the backdrop to a cute, romantic story helmed by Ria Red.

“Our co-manager and beloved director, Ria Red, was the one who came up with the idea of making the music video take a different point of view as compared to other videos,” the five-piece band shares in an official statement. “Since the song is very much a love song sung in a first person POV, the video followed Ria’s vision of making it a story but told through the eyes of someone in a long-term relationship, who took the time and effort to get to know their partner, and is now wholly committed to them.”

Shopee Continues Push to Make E-Commerce for Everyone

Shopee always aims to give users a seamless digital experience. Since its launch, Shopee has been known for hosting some of the biggest e-commerce campaigns, and the recent 3.15 Consumer Day was no exception. It marked Shopee’s first mega sale of the year, providing consumers with the best deals, exciting initiatives, and an overall fun and rewarding online shopping experience. 3.15 Consumer Day is also part of the company’s commitment to make e-commerce for everyone, similar to other initiatives that enable consumers and businesses to experience e-commerce to the fullest.

Shopee Launches First #TatakPinoy Virtual Trade Fair of the Year

While MSMEs still comprise the majority of registered businesses in the country, a survey conducted by the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) - Ecommerce Office in September 2020 showed that 73% of MSMES still require assistance in digitizing their operations. Shopee remains committed to help MSMEs transition to digital easily and seamlessly as it once again partners with the DTI to launch the #TatakPinoy Virtual Trade Fair from March 18-24. This initiative is in line with Shopee’s goal to provide local MSMEs with the support that they need to grow their businesses online.

International Happiness Day: Spread happiness with Globe

The last few weeks have seen Filipinos easing into the new normal, with COVID-19 cases on a steady decline. Workers are back in their offices. Families are free to go out to weekend lunches. Friends are reuniting in sorely missed night outs. People are walking their dogs in parks.

Even with masks still on when they go out, there is no denying the smiles on Filipinos’ faces as they experience, for the first time in two years, a sense of normalcy after the challenging and limiting times of the pandemic.

As we mark International Happiness Day somehow free from the shroud of a prolonged pandemic, the Globe Group is here to help Filipinos spread cheer even better. How? Here are just a few ways.

New SULIT TV Digital Box Brings Affordable Next Level TV Experience

Watch ultra-clear and high-definition programs through TV5 and Cignal’s newest digital TV box

SULIT TV now offers Pinoy televiewers a high definition (HD) immersive experience plus improved audio and video performance for only P780 per unit, the most affordable in the market. All these for no-monthly-fee – the best value to experience the revolutionary digital terrestrial television (DTT) technology, which is a major advancement over traditional analog TV that could be received only by antenna. 

Featuring TV5’s most awaited shows this month like Sing Galing Year 2 (starting March 21 at 6:30PM) and Masked Singer Pilipinas Season 2 (premiering on March 19), with Bayani as the newest Judge Detective, Sulit TV Digital Box also boasts of premier news coverage through One PH channel that airs One Balita Pilipinas and windowed airing of Frontline Pilipinas, among others. It also offers election-related programming like the debate series KandidaTalks, COMELEC: Pilipinas Debate 2022, and docu-series The Promise Tracker, Optics: Politics of Perception, and Hitting the Campaign Trail.

Shopee wraps up a successful first 3.15 Consumer Day, with 5 times more items bought in first 2 hours of March 15

Shopee users found more ways to celebrate and reward themselves, with 36 million vouchers claimed at Shopee’s first mega sale of the year

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, concluded a successful 3.15 Consumer Day, its first mega sale of the year. More people were able to shop and reward themselves with Shopee, with 5 times more items bought in the first 2 hours of 15 March compared to an average day. 36 million Shopee vouchers were claimed on 15 March, as users saved more on everything they needed.

Cloud Contact Center Solutions to Revolutionize Customer Service

To keep up with an increased demand for timely, efficient, and effective customer service, enterprises are now tapping contact-center-as-a-service (CCaaS) solutions. Through this cloud-based method of managing customer relationships, businesses can use a cloud contact center provider’s software instead of maintaining their own costly IT servers and manpower.

At the height of the pandemic, many Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies abroad have  moved to a cloud-based, work-from-home model. With employees working remotely, businesses had to look for ways to deploy applications that enable secure, cost-efficient, and productive work outside office premises. This accelerated the adoption of cloud-based solutions which, in turn, facilitates customer service across multiple channels such as voice, SMS, email, and even social media.

Crocs Opens New Concept Store In Bonifacio High Street

Summer is here and it's also the time to get comfortable and stylish footwear that goes well with the season. Recently Crocs has opened a new store in BGC. Located in Bonifacio High Street, this new concept store is also perfect for the community which love to have walks, being fashionable, and also a center of culture and fun.

The brand welcomes the crowd with a life-size ‘Come As You Are’ signage right in the middle part of the activity area. Few steps away and you can strike a Crocs-tastic pose at the Futuristic Podium, best to experience at night time to capture those rainbow-bright beam of lights. And lastly, play a cool pose besides the Jibbitz Tree casually hanging across the newly opened Crocs Concept Store. And if you still can’t get enough of that Crocs-tastic outdoor experience, make sure to check out the Crocs claw machine spotted right inside the store. Don’t forget to take a snap or two and share it on your social media accounts and put on the #CrocsIsHere hashtag.  

PayMaya gives you your daily dose of good vibes with Feel-Good Deals!

Get the perks you deserve with this year-round promo 

We all love the feeling of good vibes when we get good deals from our favorite brands and e-Commerce sites. That's why digital financial services leader PayMaya is spreading the joy with exciting offers with its year-round Feel-Good Deals promo.

Get your daily dose of serotonin with PayMaya's Feel-Good Deals starting this March from an extensive list of the country's best brands -from hotels, restaurants, groceries, and retail merchants.

All you have to do is pay for your purchases in their physical or online stores using PayMaya to enjoy exclusive discounts. It's as easy as scanning to pay via PayMaya QR, paying with your PayMaya number, or using your PayMaya physical or virtual card.

Herlene Budol Makes Her First Leading Role With Puregold Channel's “Ang Babae Sa Likod Ng Face Mask”

A new romantic comedy will be stream soon on Puregold Channel as they continue with making online series which expands their reach from a growing supermarket brand into an innovating entertainment company. They will now feature a new series “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask” conceptualized with Puregold, produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Cahilig, and directed by critically-acclaimed Victor Villanueva.

The series will feature viral social media personality and comedienne Herlene "Hipon" Budol as her first starring role in a series and paired with hunky actor Kit Thompson. The series will be available on the Puregold Channel starting March 26, 2022.

Though Herlene's nickname "hipon" seems to be an insult on her appearance, she has proven herself that she is beyond the perception of beauty by others along with her other talents of dancing, hosting, and now acting. Being paired with one of the most in-demand leading man today, Kit Thompson, they do give a charming energy which will make both of their characters more lovable.

Jungle Won't Be the Same with These Characters of "The Lost City"

Meet the characters of The Lost City in their own individual posters: Loretta (Sandra Bullock), Alan (Channing Tatum), Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe), Beth (Da’Vine Joy Randolph), (Oscar) Oscar Nuñez and (Allison) Patti Harrison.  This jungle will never be the same!

Check out the one-sheet artworks below and watch The Lost City exclusively in cinemas across the Philippines on April 20.

Watch the film’s trailer at https://youtu.be/HXW6dRGAC5g

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.

Upgrade Your Summer 2022 With These Worth-Your-Savings Products

Spend smart and save more this summer with GLife’s all new exclusive promos for March 2022! All things you need have already been carefully and specially curated for you, so you can spare more time to have a good life everyday.

Summer 2022 is here and everybody is ready to make this one different from the past 2 summers that were spent in lockdown. While this means more of the fun and exciting activities people have missed out on, this also means more spending. With all the summer sales happening, it can get hard to keep savings in check.

Allianz Renews Partnership With 4-Time PFL Champion United City Football Club

Allianz PNB Life and the United City Football Club (UCFC) look forward to another year of partnership after the renewal of their contract last March 14, Monday.

“Allianz is very proud to be working with UCFC again, one of the best Filipino football teams in the country,” said Alexander Grenz, President and CEO of Allianz PNB Life. “Globally, we remain dedicated to celebrating the exciting sport of football, and we believe that this partnership will help us in reaching more Filipinos and encouraging a deeper, more fervent interest in this sport.”

Established in 2021, the UCFC is the four-time reigning champion of the Philippines Football League (PFL), one of the most prestigious professional football leagues in the country. The team also became the first Filipino club to enter the group stages of the AFC Champions League in 2021, winning against the Chinese Super League powerhouse Beijing FC with a score of 3:2.

WellGreens Advocates for Self-Love By Going Beyond Natural Health Supplements

Alice Dixson reaffirms commitment to making natural, healthy choices

WellGreens, Pascual Laboratories Inc.’s premium and certified organic natural food supplement brand advocates self-love this pandemic by encouraging people to go beyond natural with healthier choices via its 2022 campaign “Go Beyond Natural! Choose Premium and Certified Organic​”.

Going Beyond Natural 

In these times, self-love, specifically caring for one’s health has been key to surviving and thriving.  Food supplements, such as vitamins and herbal products, have become the new must-haves in people’s daily nutrition. WellGreens doesn’t just believe in sourcing products naturally but in going certified organic. The PascualLab brand is not only natural, with ingredients found in the environment; WellGreens takes it further as it undergoes stringent processes that subscribe to industry-approved farming & production, and high manufacturing standards, making it certified organic.

Xiaomi 12 Series Redefines Flagship Category

Cutting-edge AI algorithms and Snapdragon® mobile platforms deliver cinematic experiences

Xiaomi today announced the launch of the all-new flagship Xiaomi 12 Series for global markets, featuring three groundbreaking devices: Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12, and Xiaomi 12X.

Designed to empower users around the world with a cutting-edge videography studio and entertainment powerhouse, Xiaomi 12 Series delivers impressive advancements in Xiaomi’s AI algorithm, flagship processing power, and an all-round elevated experience.

Lucky Smart Padala customers took home more than P3 million worth of prizes from the SENDali Manalo Raffle Promo

Liza Oriel, a street vendor, takes home the P1 million grand prize from the SENDali Manalo Raffle Promo, after sending money to her children via Smart Padala. 

Lives changed for the better as Smart Padala by PayMaya gave out P1 million to two lucky winners, as well as other exciting cash prizes to 69 winners in its SENDali Manalo Raffle promo.  

Student, Maricar Moron and street vendor, Liza Oriel, were the lucky winners randomly chosen via raffle draw to take home the grand prize of P1 million after sending remittances through their trusted Smart Padala agents. With their prizes, Maricar plans to save funds for her tuition fee and to help support her parents, while Liza plans to expand their small business.  

Both winners are long-time Smart Padala suki and have experienced SENDali remittance transactions with their trusted Smart Padala agents.   

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The whole customer journey is evolving. And you need to create brand evangelists for your business. M360 offers the solutions you need to present seamless interactions to consumers from brand awareness, customer engagement, to providing excellent care in different channels including SMS, Viber for Business, Facebook Messenger, and more.

M360 is the newest subsidiary of 917Ventures, a corporate venture builder under the Globe Group.  It is a cloud-based communications platform provider that empowers businesses to scale up through innovative messaging solutions, leveraging various communication channels for a frictionless experience.

“We want to support the growth of businesses, no matter their size. In this digital economy, it is necessary for businesses to be equipped with advanced customer campaign solutions and messaging enablement to connect with the customers.  This will drive more people to their business, bolster communication, and boost brand awareness,” said Mon Hirang, M360 Chief Operating Officer.

Score a Nintendo Switch, a Laptop, an Electric Guitar, and More at Incredibly Discounted Prices during Shopee’s Mega Midnight Deals this 3.15 Consumer Day!

Check out at exactly midnight on March 15 and get the best deals from the most-loved electronics, fashion, home appliances brands, and more!

Are your shopping carts ready for Shopee’s 3.15 Consumer Day? To celebrate its first mega sale of the year, Shopee is giving lucky users an extra special treat with unbelievably low prices on the most sought-after brand products. These deals will be available in limited quantities, so make sure you add them to your carts ahead of time and check out at exactly 12:00 AM on March 15!

DITO Telecommunity Rolls-Out Auto Pay and Advance Pay with its DITO Level-Up Packs

The country’s newest telco rolls out next-gen features DITO Auto Pay and DITO Advance Pay to level-up the subscriber experience marking DITO’s first year of operations in the Philippines.

DITO Telecommunity rolls out Auto Pay and Advance Pay— breakthrough features that elevate the mobile subscriber experience. These new features are available only through the all-new DITO Level-Up Packs—an expanded and enhanced product lineup consisting of five simple, hassle-free and best value offers with generous data, calls and text.

Over the last year, DITO, the country’s newest telco player, has emerged to disrupt the duopoly in the local telecommunications market.  The launch of new breakthrough features Auto Pay and Advance Pay represent DITO’s latest innovations as it enters its second year of operations—the first of many more innovations to come.

According to DITO Chief Commercial Officer Evelyn Jimenez, the new features are DITO’s response to the ever-present need of Filipinos to have simple offers that give the best value for money, are hassle-free to acquire, and will elevate subscribers’ experience.

Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo lives like a pro as Beko’s new brand ambassador

Beko Philippines recently welcomed its new family member, who is none other than the actress, entrepreneur, celebrity cook and true pro mom Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo.

Judy Ann is the new face of global European brand Beko’s “live like a pro” campaign in the Philippines. This wife and mom to three kids said Beko makes it easy for people to live healthier lives, thanks to the advanced technologies in the brand’s appliances.

As one of the most trusted and credible names in show business, Judy Ann chooses a brand that’s trusted in over 140 countries and that’s Beko!

“Whenever I’m offered an endorsement or ambassadorship, I study it carefully. It has to be a product or brand that I use or I will use. At naniniwala ako na Beko is a perfect fit for me, not only because they have appliances like cookers, refrigerators and ovens but also because their values as a brand in providing healthier lifestyle to Filipino families align with mine,” said Judy Ann.

Filinvest Group, General Assembly Launch The 2030 Movement, a Week-long Upskilling Conference

Premier venture builder F(DEV) gathers tech experts to empower budding tech careers

The global pivot to digital in almost all aspects of daily life from work, education to commerce and entertainment has opened new opportunities, creating digital-based jobs and providing employment for people with the requisite skills. This, however, has also widened the digital skills gap in the country. The Philippines ranked 51st out of 134 economies in the 2021 Digital Skills Gap Index by the multinational publishing company Wiley with a score of 5.1.

AutoDeal Steers PHL Automotive E-Commerce Forward with 13th Insights Report

The automotive industry is going through a state of massive change from connectivity, electrification and digitization of the customer experience. Customers expect seamless digital experiences not only from ecommerce, but also when buying a car, where they expect a personalized and multi-channel journey.

AutoDeal prides itself on being a key component in modernizing the customer experience for local car buyers in the Philippines. Since 2014, AutoDeal has provided buyers the ability to compare vehicles; find special offers; and, complete multiple stages of the car-purchase transaction online. Every month, the online automotive marketplace enables consumers to get the best price on brand new vehicles by comparing offers from multiple dealers by simply going to the AutoDeal website. This enables buyers to transact quickly with trained and vetted sales agents from a network of official partner dealers. AutoDeal’s CEO and Co-Founder Daniel Scott shares: “As automotive retail propels towards digital, AutoDeal is receiving more customers every day, which translates to more sales for our partners every year. AutoDeal was able to deliver over P28B worth of sales to their partners in 2021 from 24,835 purchasers”.

Teleperformance, DOH, DOLE, MMDA make vaccination more accessible to the workforce

Teleperformance (TP) Philippines, the global leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management, along with the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), inaugurated the fourth leg of the Bayanihan Bakunahan initiative, which expands the government’s national vaccination program focusing on the Filipino workforce. 

This is in line with TP’s commitment to ensure the health and safety of their employees. Through this partnership, the government is kicking off its stronger collaborations with the private sector to make vaccines more accessible by bringing it straight to workplaces.

A ceremonial vaccination was recently held at TP Ayala, which was graced by government officials such as National Task Force Against COVID-19 Chief Implementor Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr., MMDA Undersecretary Hon. Frisco San Juan Jr., DOLE Undersecretary for Labor Relations Atty. Benjo Santos M. Benavides, and DOH Director IV Dr. Gloria J. Balboa.

Define Your Own Version of Stronger with Kinetix Lab

The premier strength and conditioning facility invites all Filipinos to be a part of their growing community

As we inch our way to building better habits in 2022, we need all the strength to power us through these unprecedented times. More and more, we realize the immeasurable value of health, giving us the motivation we need to keep our minds and bodies strong every day of our lives.

Strong body, strong mind, strong heart

“Strength, in the physical, mental, and emotional sense, is key to living a fulfilling life,” says Kinetix Lab’s Coach Marlon Lugue. 

Shopee Celebrates Filipino Shoppers this 3.15 Consumer Day TV Special with Top Celebs and Over ₱8 Million Worth of Prizes

Enjoy discounts and promos such as Free Shipping with ₱0 min. spend,  ₱1 Deals, and 10% off vouchers at Shopee’s first mega sale of the year! 

Shopee gives you more reasons to celebrate on its first mega sale of the year with an afternoon filled with captivating performances and can’t miss prizes at the 3.15 Consumer Day TV Special this March 15, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM on GMA-7 and Shopee Live. Filipinos stand a chance to win over ₱8 million worth of prizes, ranging from cash, motorcycles, and a brand-new car. While waiting for the TV Special, you can shop your way and enjoy Free Shipping with ₱0 min. spend,  ₱1 Deals, and 10% off vouchers this 3.15 Consumer Day. 

UNIQLO to Launch Second Pokémon Meets Artists UT Collection

Global apparel retailer UNIQLO will release the second Pokémon Meets Artists UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) collection on Monday, March 21. The first collection debuted in August 2021. UTs (UNIQLO T-shirts), offer an array of authentic pop culture and art graphics from around the world that allow wearers to express their individuality. The collection will feature unique takes on Pokémon by Magma, an artist duo that has earned accolades for their distinctive scrap collages.

For this collection, the duo has used helmets, balls, binoculars, and stationary, and other scrap materials with different textures to depict Pokémon, adding new appeal to beloved Pokémon as Pikachu and Magikarp. KIDS’items take inspiration from the game screen for designs depicting Turtwig, Chimchar, Piplup, and other Pokémon, creating a charming collection that will delight people of all ages.

GCash-BPI partnership enhances accessibility to retail investments, financial services

Leading mobile wallet company GCash recently teamed up with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), one of the biggest banks in the country, to further broaden its retail offerings and provide customers with more opportunities to grow their funds.

This follows GCash’s move to make it possible for Filipinos to avail of retail investment offers for as low as P50 through GInvest, the investment marketplace featured on the app.

Through its partnership with BPI, GCash now gives its customers the opportunity to invest in BPI Investment Management Inc.’s (BIMI) ALFM Global Multi-Asset Income Fund (GMAIF) and the Philippine Stock Index Fund under GInvest. Customers can therefore start investing for as low as P1,000 in ALFM GMAIF, a US dollar-denominated feeder fund that provides a stable stream of dividends and generates long-term capital growth.

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

Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/dancer Tate McRae releases her highly anticipated debut album, i used to think i could fly today vi...

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