Globe Group 2023 Yearender: A year of firsts in life-enabling digital innovations

The year 2023 was a time of greater expansion for the Globe Group, as it continued to deliver life-enabling innovations that solve daily pain points of Filipinos.

From its network optimization and data center business to its debut in climate tech and fintech expansion overseas, the Globe Group cast an even wider net across industries this year, with unstoppable momentum going into the new year.

“Despite the challenges we faced, 2023 was another banner year for Globe, as we continued to cement our standing as the foremost digital solutions provider in the Philippines, with an unrivaled ecosystem of products and services that make life better,” said Ernest Cu, Globe Group President and CEO.

Join Kumail Nanjiani, Elizabeth Banks, Keegan-Michael Key, Awkwafina and Danny Devito on an epic family adventure in Illumination’s action-packed new original comedy “Migration”

New year, new beginning. 

This January, meet the latest original adorable characters created by Illumination, the animation studio behind the record-shattering The Super Mario Bros. Movie and beloved franchises Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets—a duck family called the Mallards, who are going to embark on a great big adventure for the first time ever in the new comedy Migration. 

And it’s not just the Mallards who are doing something new. With Migration, a funny, emotional and visually stunning film that explores universal themes of family, curiosity and the rewards of stepping outside your comfort zone, Illumination embarks on a new adventure as well. 

“At Illumination, we’re fortunate to be the stewards of a number of franchises, but we also believe that we have a mission to bring new stories and new characters to the world,” Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri says. “The making of Migration has been a great adventure. Each time we create a new story, we start in different places. From the time I was a child, I’ve always found ducks incredibly appealing because they’re so silly and likable. But what really gives this movie its universality is that the film is touching on issues that are very human, relevant issues.”

Producer’s picks: Executive producer and star Sydney Sweeney picked Glen Powell and director Will Gluck to work with on “Anyone But You”

In the new edgy and sexy romantic-comedy Anyone But You, Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell play romantic enemies who have to put aside their personal vendettas and pretend to be a head-over-heels couple in order to keep the peace at Bea’s sister’s dream destination wedding. “This movie is a wild, fun time,” says Sweeney, who plays Bea. “It’s sexy, it’s funny, it’s R-rated, there’s beautiful places, an amazing cast. What more could you want?”

TCL's C755 QD-Mini LED TV Dubbed As 'Ultra Game Master' Is Available in Abensons

TCL just unveiled something big and something powerful that goes well with gamers and their need to have optimized TVs that can keep up with the graphic-intensive games that keeps getting competitive everyday. They introduced the TCL C755 QD-Mini LED TV, which dubbed as 'Ultra Game Master' and launched at the Abenson Quezon Avenue Flagship Store.

TCL, a leading brand in consumer electronics and TV manufacturing and the World's Top 2 TV brand together with Abensons join forces to herald the coming of the C755 'Ultra Game Master' QD-Mini LED TV through a formal launch. The event, which was held at the Abenson flagship store at Quezon Avenue, was highlighted with gaming activations to spotlight on this supreme TV main features.  

The Dragon Rises: Rising Tigers Magazine welcomes the Year of the Dragon

Rising Tigers Magazine launched at 2022 on the year of the Tiger. The Magazine is currently the most distributed Leadership Magazine in the Philippines. The growth of the Magazine was due to the stories of the Top Business Leaders, Public Servants and Prominent figures of the country. In just two years, the Magazine expaneded to more National Bookstore branches and successfully penetrated different industries in the Country. Philippine Airlines became one of its strongest partners, and now the Magazine is available in all Mabuhay Lounge as one of their many milestones.

As we enter 2024, Rising Tigers welcomes the year of the Wood Dragon. The dragon symbolizes power, nobleness, honor, and luck. It is a supernatural being with no parallel for talent and excellence.  

According to China Highlights, Because of the Dragons knowledge, power and capability, people are willing to take orders from them. They are best suited leaders of the world with their character traits of dominance and ambition. They are also ambitious, and have a strong drive to realize their dreams and they are adventurous. Once goals are settled, they will try their best to fight for success. Their eloquence and passion make their speech authoritative. They have another gift - their innate luck, which will help them achieve their goals. They are people of charm, so they can always win another's heart easily.

Day 1 of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals features Felip-Ylona special collab stage

The two days of the anticipated Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals will not just be filled with Dota 2 and VALORANT action as 26 teams vie for the coveted Predator Shield and the combined prize pool of $200,000. Gaming fans at the SM Mall of Asia Arena will be treated to amazing performances by some of the Philippines’ top artists, including Acer ambassadors Sarah Geronimo and SB19.

Get ready for the special collaboration stage of singer, songwriter, and rapper Felip and Paradise Rising artist Ylona Garcia. Felip, known as Ken, is the main dancer, lead rapper, and vocalist of the phenomenal group SB19. He released his solo debut EP called COM • PLEX 

early this year. Ylona Garcia is a singer and songwriter under Paradise Rising, a label under 88rising and Globe. One of her songs, titled “Entertain Me,” was released in partnership with VALORANT.

Globe marks robust 18% YoY growth in fiber broadband amidst rising internet needs

Globe recently announced a significant 18% year-on-year growth in its fiber broadband revenues as of September 2023, signifying the company’s responsive stride towards increasing demand for high-quality and reliable internet connectivity across the country.

Globe also noted a deceleration in the quarterly decline of Fixed Wireless revenues, indicating a positive shift in market trends towards postpaid fiber offerings. Wired revenues comprise approximately 84% of Globe’s total Home Broadband Business, driven largely by postpaid fiber.

"We're seeing an encouraging uptrend in our fiber broadband business, and our commitment to delivering exceptional service is stronger than ever," said Raymond Policarpio, Vice President of Globe At Home Brand Management. "Our focus is not just on expanding our reach but also on acquiring quality subscribers who value longevity and reliability."

PNP, GCash advise users against illegal raffle promotions online

This holiday season, GCash is advising the general public against illegal raffle promotions that sell online tickets for a chance to win cash prizes and automobiles. The warning comes as part of the leading e-wallet’s thrust to build a financially inclusive and safe cashless ecosystem by educating users on the modus of scammers, fraudsters, and cybercriminals.

The warning comes with a reminder to users that all such activities, including those online, should have a license to operate issued by the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).

GCash cited an incident involving the social media page 'Tipsy D Garage' which, according to PAGCOR, was operating illegally, prompting an investigation by the National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP ACG) arranging the necessary operation. 

An HONORable Year: Take a Look at the HONOR Gadgets Launched this 2023

From back-to-back phone launches to laptops and tablets, HONOR had a truly amazing run in 2023! 

It is still not too late for presents! Here's a trip down memory lane for all the HONOR gadgets that were launched this year that can give you an idea for your well-deserved year-end gift! From budget phones to prestige gadgets, HONOR has the best deals that’s worth your money. 

“The Holiday Season is not yet over, so we give you this list of HONOR gadgets released this year for your needs and most importantly, for any budget that you may have,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President. 

Jobstreet by SEEK’s seekMAX releases new learning content to jumpstart your career in 2024

As you welcome 2024 with a bang, it’s an opportune time to elevate your career and reach your highest potential. Whether you're embarking on your first job search or considering a fresh start as an employee, now is the perfect time to improve your job-hunting skills at your own pace. 

To help you manifest your dream job in the year ahead, leading job portal Jobstreet by SEEK releases its newest series of content through its online learning platform seekMAX addressing the key concerns of jobseekers. The seekMAX is an in-app feature dedicated to helping professionals further hone their skills and advance in their careers. 

KonsultaMD joins forces with Southstar Drug and Singapore Diagnostics to enhance healthcare accessibility in PH

Leading telehealth platform KonsultaMD has forged strategic partnerships with Southstar Drug and Singapore Diagnostics to expand the scope and widen the reach of pharmacy and laboratory services across the nation.

With Southstar Drug now available in the KonsultaMD SuperApp,  KonsultaMD users can easily purchase health and wellness items from the country’s oldest and one of the most established drugstore chains. This will help bridge the gap in healthcare delivery, especially in far-flung areas.

"Through the digital transformation of healthcare, people across the Philippines can actively participate in ensuring the consistent availability of vital medications via online platforms, even in remote regions where physical pharmacies are limited,” said Mariel Crisostomo, General Manager of Southstar Drug.

Coca-Cola Philippines accelerates efforts to achieve circular economy on plastic packaging, water security

Coca-Cola Philippines concludes 2023 with significant progress in its commitment to environmental sustainability and enters 2024 with an increased resolve to accelerate its efforts. This year, the company continued to strengthen its initiatives to meet its World Without Waste targets and launched “May Ikabobote Pa”, a brand-led initiative aiming to inspire behavior change among consumers regarding recycling. This includes expanding partnerships with organizations sharing a commitment to advancing a circular economy for plastic packaging.

The Coca-Cola Company also unveiled its 2030 Water Security Strategy, which aims to achieve 100% circular water use across 175 facilities globally. Additionally, the company plans to partner with like-minded organizations to enhance the health of 60 critical watersheds and return a cumulative total of 2 trillion liters of water to nature and communities between 2021 and 2030.

“We are grateful for all our projects this year, which demonstrate our dedication to conducting our business more sustainably and empowering the communities where we operate and serve,” said Tony del Rosario, President of Coca-Cola Philippines. “We recognize our responsibility to continue making a positive impact in communities and the environment and acknowledge that we still have a long way to go and that we cannot do this alone. We encourage everyone to join us in these efforts.”

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” returns to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

The undisputed “Queen of Christmas” also dropped a behind-the-scenes look at her sold-out tour, ‘Merry Christmas One and All!’

Mariah Carey continues her reign as the undisputed Queen of Christmas with “All I Want For Christmas Is You” returning to the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

The pop megastar has logged in a total of 13 weeks on the top of the chart since its release in 1994, making it the biggest holiday song of all time.

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” also makes history as it scores a record-breaking 16 weeks on top of the Billboard Global 200 chart, which ranks songs based on streaming and sales activity compiled from more than 200 countries and territories around the world.

COMCO Mundo announces major promotions on its Epic 7th year

Camp COMCO’s top graduates appointed to key positions

To cap off its “Epic 7 Years” celebration, global award-winning and powerhouse communications group COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises announces major promotions for its various business units. 

As the group of companies continue to grow, COMCO Mundo announced the promotion of Joyce Yu as Account Operations Director and Business Unit Administrator of COMCO Southeast Asia, the New PR and Smart Social agency of the group.  As a seasoned communications expert, Joyce specializes in Public Relations, Advertising, Events and Activation and Branding. Ms. Yu successfully spearheaded COMCO SEA’s PR campaigns and events the European Higher Education Fair 2022 and 2023, Eastern Communications, Philusa Corporation, Remy Martin, World Vision, Alaxan, Lalamove, Teleperformance, Jobstreet, Skechers, LaLiga, and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), among others. 

Top self-service payment kiosk provider in the Philippines bullish on outlook in 2024

eTap Inc., the leading self-service payment kiosk provider in the country with 70% of the market share is bullish on its outlook in 2024.

The people behind the wholly-Filipino owned company noted that innovations and its passionate commitment to reach out and tap the unbanked segment of the PH population propelled the company to be the leading self-service payment kiosk provider in the Philippines today.

Leveraging on eight years of groundbreaking solutions, eTap Inc. has consistently stood as the number one choice by leading brands providing accessible and convenient financial services  in the country.

"At eTap, we believe in the transformative power of technology to uplift communities. Our self-service payment kiosk system is more than a convenience; it's a gateway to financial independence for the unbanked. We are dedicated to providing excellent customer service to ensure that every individual feels supported on their financial journey," shares Percy Hernandez, CEO of eTap Inc.

“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” to continue showing in IMAX cinemas, 4DX and Uptown Tempur from December 25 onwards. Plus, visit “The Aquaman Tunnel Experience” at SM Mall of Asia, now open for public viewing until December 31

Merry Christmas, Aquaman fans! 

“The Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” starring Jason Momoa as the titular superhero, is now showing in cinemas. And as a holiday treat for moviegoers, the super sequel will continue playing in IMAX theaters nationwide, in 4DX and Uptown Tempur Cinema at Uptown Mall in Taguig, during the Metro Manila Film Festival from December 25 to January 7. 

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/h1fiesc6opk?si=gLijcqFPzplIhyrb

The movie, directed by James Wan and also starring Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman and Amber Heard, opened with midnight screenings on December 20. 

Fans can also immerse themselves in the world of Atlantis by visiting “The Aquaman Tunnel Experience” at SM Mall of Asia Level 3, South Entertainment Mall (near Game Park). Fans can experience the wonderful world of the deep blue sea and take photos with larger-than-life images of Aquaman and his rival, a much stronger and powerful Black Manta, while being taken on a video tour through the Kingdoms of Atlantis! The #Aquaman #TunnelExperience is open to the public all through December. 

“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is now showing exclusively in cinemas. Get your tickets at https://www.aquaman2.com.ph/

About “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”

Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.

All returning to the roles they originated, Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry/Aquaman, now balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father; Patrick Wilson is Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, who must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally; Amber Heard is Mera, Atlantis’ Queen and mother of the heir to the throne; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Black Manta, committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, a fierce leader and mother with the heart of a warrior. Also reprising their roles are Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin.

Directed by James Wan, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is produced by Peter Safran, Wan and Rob Cowan. The executive producers are Galen Vaisman and Walter Hamada.

The screenplay is by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, from a story by James Wan & David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Jason Momoa & Thomas Pa’a Sibbett, based on characters from DC, Aquaman created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. 

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents An Atomic Monster / A Peter Safran Production of A James Wan Film, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” set to open in theaters internationally beginning 20 December 2023; it will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #Aquaman #TunnelExperience

Photo & Video Credit: “Warner Bros. Pictures”



Lighting Up the Holidays: PLDT Global’s Special Christmas Display Lighting Ceremony at DMW

PLDT Global and the Department of Migrant Workers leaders illuminate the spirit of Christmas by unveiling the TINBO Christmas Display at the Blas Ople Building, a symbol of commitment to OFWs and their families. (L-R) Mr. Artemio Quiamas, PLDT Global VP Strategic Partnerships; Usec. Maria Anthonette Velasco-Allones, DMW Undersecretary for Finance & Internal Affairs; Mr. Albert Villa-Real, President and CEO, PLDT Global; Usec. Bernard P. Olalia, DMW Undersecretary for Licensing & Adjudication Services; and Ms. Edith Gomez-Cudiamat, PLDT Global First Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Southeast Asian Premier Business and Achiever Award 2023

The stage is set, the excitement is building, and the countdown has begun for the most anticipated recognition event of the year - the Southeast Asian Premier Business and Achiever Award 2023. Organized by the esteemed La Visual Corporation and Sirbisu Channel, this gala celebration is scheduled to take place on December 8th at the magnificent Winford Resort & Casino Manila, promising an evening of glamour, inspiration, and unforgettable moments.

A Night to Remember:

The Southeast Asian Premier Business and Achiever Award is not just an event; it's a tribute to the remarkable accomplishments of individuals, businesses, and organizations that have left an indelible mark on Southeast Asia. This grand celebration will honor those who have displayed unwavering commitment, innovation, and excellence across various sectors, contributing significantly to the region's growth and development.

Jonas Brothers’ ‘The Tour’ Set to Visit the Philippines in February 2024

Fresh off the heels of their final North American shows and three-night hometown run, Jonas Brothers have announced that THE TOUR will also journey to the Philippines on February 22, 2024, to perform at the Mall of Asia Arena. 

‘The Tour’ is their most ambitious outing to date with 98 shows across 26 countries. Every night is a celebration of five albums and features their best hits throughout the years including a variety of career-spanning deep cuts and fan-favorite hits. 

Their monumentally successful North American run, which hit legendary venues including Toronto’s Rogers Centre, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, concluded this month at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In 2024, the tour will continue its trek around the globe starting in The Philippines, Indonesia, and New Zealand in February. They will also perform for the first time ever in Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Hamburg, Lyon, Munich and Norway. 

Filipino celebrities Sarah Geronimo and Kathryn Bernardo join Tyla’s “Water” wave

The breakthrough hit from the South African superstar makes a splash in the Philippines, peaking at No. 8 on the Billboard Philippines chart and No. 13 on the Spotify PH top 50

Grammy-nominated R&B sensation Tyla continues to gain traction in the Philippines after two of its biggest celebrities, Sarah Geronimo and Kathryn Bernardo, recently made headlines with their performance of “Water.”

The global smash, which reached number one in New Zealand and landed in the top ten of the official music charts in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, the Philippines, and her home country, South Africa, consistently surges in popularity—thanks to its song-of-the-summer vibe and viral appeal. 

20th Century Studios' Epic Sci-Fi Action Thriller "The Creator" To Debut December 20 On Disney+

20th Century Studios’ “The Creator,” the epic sci-fi action thriller directed by Gareth Edwards  which was released in theaters, will debut Wednesday, December 20, on Disney+.

The film, which stars John David Washington, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, newcomer Madeleine Yuna Voyles, and Allison Janney, is set amidst a future war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence. Joshua (Washington), a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife (Chan), is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war…and mankind itself. Joshua and his team of elite operatives journey across enemy lines, into the dark heart of AI-occupied territory, only to discover the world-ending weapon he’s been instructed to destroy is an AI in the form of a young child (Voyles). 

The film is directed by Gareth Edwards, with a screenplay by Gareth Edwards and Chris Weitz from a story by Gareth Edwards. The producers are Gareth Edwards, p.g.a., Kiri Hart, Jim Spencer, p.g.a., and Arnon Milchan. The executive producers are Yariv Milchan, Michael Schaefer, Natalie Lehmann, Nick Meyer, and Zev Foreman.

Porsche Design and HONOR Join Forces to Combine Cutting-Edge Technologies with Functional Design

Premium Technology limited-edition HONOR 911 pays tribute to the iconic design legacy of Porsche 

Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche Lifestyle Group Stefan Buescher and HONOR CEO George Zhao 

Giant technology brand HONOR, and luxury lifestyle brand Porsche Design have announced a strategic partnership to create cutting-edge smart devices that combine exceptional design and advanced technology. The collaboration aims to deliver a range of high-end products, offering consumers a sophisticated and luxurious electronic experience that embodies the best of both brands.  

Intense esports battles and exciting musical acts collide at the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals

The countdown to the highly anticipated Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals has begun. Twenty-six (26) teams from across the Asia Pacific region will duke it out in front of a roaring crowd on January 13 and 14, 2024, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena for the honor and glory of lifting the coveted Predator Shield. Teams will showcase their prowess and mastery of two highly acclaimed game titles, Dota 2 and VALORANT.

Watch the action live and see which teams will reign supreme and bring home the glory. A combined prize pool of $200,000 is also at stake for the two tournaments. The Dota 2 and VALORANT winners will each take home $65,000. Second-place winners will get $20,000, while third and fourth-place winners will receive $7,500.

“The Predator League is a premier esports tournament in APAC and is the home ground of up-and-coming esports talents. We are very excited as this is the Philippines’ first time hosting the event offline,” said Sue Ong Lim, General Manager at Acer Philippines.

Toyota to Compete in the Thailand 10-hour Endurance Race with Prius

Expanding the wide range of options to achieve a carbon-neutral society

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced that it will be participating in the IDEMITSU SUPER ENDURANCE SOURTHEAST ASIA TROPHY 2023 (Thailand 10- hour Endurance Race) to be held on December 22 and 23 at Thailand's Chang International Circuit. It will compete with a three-vehicle setup for ROOKIE Racing featuring the ORC ROOKIE GR86 CNF concept, a GR86 running on carbon-neutral fuel; the ORC ROOKIE GR Corolla H2 concept, a hydrogen-powered Corolla; and the CP ROOKIE PRIUS CNF-HEV GR concept, a newly added Prius HEV running on carbon- neutral fuel. The new Prius competing in this year's race has been developed based on a production vehicle, marking the first time that Toyota has competed with a production Prius HEV.

Stay Cool and Dapper with these stylish picks from HLA

Stay dapper this holiday season with stylish picks from HLA Retail, the leading men’s global fashion brand that has now arrived in the Philippines!

Believing that fashion is a necessity in our daily life, HLA offers Filipinos a one-stop shop for fashionable designs and high-quality products, with stores dedicated to providing an excellent shopping experience for men. 

Choose from an array of urban men's clothing options, such as suits, leisure suits, jackets, overcoats, down jackets, sweaters, knitwear, shirts, suit pants, casual pants, jeans, and belts, ties, scarves, socks, and other accessories, spanning everyday necessities, functional fits, and exclusive designer collaboration series. 

With the weather getting chilly, here are a few of our selections for layered looks that will have you looking your best this holiday season!

foodpanda logistics to celebrate Ka-panda year-end party

foodpanda logistics is set to host its highly anticipated 'Pau-tastic Event ng Taon' for the second consecutive year, promising a grand nationwide year-end celebration dedicated to their Ka-panda delivery partners. 

Scheduled for December 20 at the Globe Circuit Events Ground in Circuit Makati, this event aims to commemorate the hard work and dedication of these modern-day road heroes while fostering a sense of community and appreciation.

With over 2,000 delivery partners expected to attend, this year's festivities promise an array of delights, designed as a gesture of gratitude and a testament to the significant contributions of the delivery partners in ensuring efficient and timely service to customers.

Samsung introduces its first-ever Galaxy Campus Student Ambassadors

After a nationwide hunt for the next generation of tech trailblazers, Samsung has selected its first batch of top young tech innovators, content creators and sustainability advocates to be part of its first-ever Galaxy Campus program in the Philippines. As one of the most innovative and dynamic tech brands in the world, Samsung’s Galaxy Campus offers aspiring student creators, tech innovators, and sustainability advocates an exciting and dynamic mentorship program. 

Fifty college students from universities all over the country gathered together at the Galaxy Campus First Day High launch event held in Grand Hyatt Manila on December 16 and 17.

Christmas Deal: Give Love This Holiday with HONOR X8a’s Big Price Drop, now at Php 8,990 Only!

The holidays just got merrier as HONOR Philippines announces HONOR X8a 2,000-Peso Price Drop 

The leading smart devices provider HONOR Philippines is truly a gift that keeps on giving. After announcing its back-to-back Amazing Holideals and 12.12 Mega Pamasko Sale promo, comes the price drop that all has been waiting for! HONOR X8a, introduced at Php 10,990, is getting a price slash of Php 2,000 and will be available for only Php 8,990 until December 25! Hurry to any HONOR Experience and Partner Stores or online via Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop! 

“The Holiday Season can be a bit overwhelming, so we give you this reference of HONOR best deals tailored for your needs and most importantly, budget appropriate. That said, the DSLR-like smartphone just got its much-awaited price drop. What are you waiting for, buy now,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.

Dindo Caraig: The Rising Pop Soul RNB Sensation releases his new single 'Kung Hindi Ikaw'

Dindo Caraig, the 25-year-old singer from Balayan, Batangas, has been making waves in the music industry with his soul-stirring Pop Soul RNB voice. Often referred to as the "Scripted King" due to his viral videos on TikTok and Facebook, Dindo has captured the hearts of many with his captivating performances. 

Dindo’s much -anticipated song "KUNG HINDI IKAW", composed by the legendary Vehnee Saturn with Roeder Camanag as vocal coach is now available on SPOTIFY. 

The song, which is scheduled to be formally launched this coming February, is a testament to Dindo's dedication and talent. It showcases his powerful vocals and heartfelt delivery, leaving a lasting impression on anyone who listens to it.

Enriching Education: Xiaomi & World Vision Donates Smart Devices to Baseco High School

A gift of smart devices for Baseco students. Xiaomi and
World Vision partnered to donate air purifiers, tablets,
and TVs to a high school in Baseco, a coastal community
in Manila. The devices will benefit hundreds
of Grade 12 ICT students and their teachers.

Joining forces, Xiaomi and World Vision equip Baseco's Grade 12 ICT students with a tech suite, including Xiaomi Smart Air Purifiers, Tablets, and Smart Television sets

Xiaomi and World Vision recently donated smart devices to a high school in Baseco, Manila, as part of their annual initiative of ensuring Grade 12 ICT students have access to cutting-edge resources. The donation comprised 24 Xiaomi Smart Air Purifiers 4, 10 Xiaomi Pad 6, and 6 Xiaomi TV A Pro Series 55-inch, each chosen to enrich the learning experience of the beneficiaries.

Celebrate imaginary friends in the trailer for fantasy comedy “IF,” John Krasinski’s directorial follow-up starring Ryan Reynolds

What if everything you believed in as a kid was real? From the imagination of John Krasinski, enter a world you have to believe to see. Written and directed by Krasinski and featuring a star-studded cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Krasinski, Steve Carell, Matt Damon, Jon Stewart, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emily Blunt, Maya Rudolph, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Meloni, Richard Jenkins, Awkwafina, Louis Gossett Jr. and Cailey Fleming (The Walking Dead), IF is coming soon in cinemas. Watch the trailer: 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/qVmOP-6rCvo

About IF

From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends – and what she does with that superpower – as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids. IF stars Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Cailey Fleming, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.

“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” to hold midnight screenings on December 20

Get ready to dive into the world of Atlantis once again. 

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/h1fiesc6opk?si=gLijcqFPzplIhyrb

Jason Momoa is back on the big screen as the titular superhero in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” directed by James Wan. As an additional treat for fans, the movie will have midnight screenings on December 20 in IMAX theaters and other cinemas nationwide. For more details, fans can check out the social media pages of their favorite cinemas. 

Says producer Rob Cowan: “This film really is something you need to experience inside a big theater with a huge screen… because there’s just so much to look at.”

“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” opens only in cinemas December 20. Tickets are now available. Get your tickets at https://www.aquaman2.com.ph/

MPMG tops TikTok Philippines Men's Fashion Chart for selling more than 10,000 clothes in one day

Make “Philippine-Made” Great (MPMG), a local clothing brand, has secured the top spot on the TikTok Philippines Men's Fashion chart for October and November 2023, following a surge in sales with over 10,000 orders in a single day. Demonstrating rapid growth since its inception in February 2023, MPMG has notably gained traction in the Philippine fashion industry, particularly among young consumers.

Have Cool Moments With Beko’s Air Conditioners This Holiday Season

Beko, a European appliance brand, offers you a lifestyle upgrade with their line of Air Conditioners designed to redefine the way you experience cool comfort at home.

This holiday season, you can also stay cool and make the most out of the savings of up to 60% offered by the Beko Sends Love promo from October 1-December 31, 2023. Your wallet will thank you as you’ll get lots of savings in your wallet and in your energy consumption bills since Beko air conditioners have an energy saving feature that lets you enjoy maximum coolness with minimal costs.

Get a restful sleep, say goodbye to uncomfortable nights and experience a cool atmosphere at your home as this has a low energy consumption rate. Save Php15,999 on the BSEOG 180/181 split type air conditioner 2.0HP SplitType AC HomeWhiz ProSmart Inverter Compressor, which has a cash price of Php 38,991.

Shopee Live hits a 50x uplift in holiday orders during the successful 12.12 Mega Pamasko Sale

Filipinos have shifted their holiday shopping online as they flock towards live selling to find the best holiday deals

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in the country, joined the country’s holiday shopping season with an outstanding 50x uplift in orders on Shopee Live, an interactive live-streaming feature in Shopee during its 12.12 Mega Pamasko Sale. With the gifting season in full swing, the first two minutes of the highly anticipated sale resulted in a whopping 12 million items sold on Shopee Live across markets.

The local holiday celebrations wouldn't be complete without the cherished tradition of ‘monito-monita’ or the surprise exchange of gifts, which usually stretches for days. With the need to purchase gifts frequently and the holiday rush at its peak, shoppers have gone live-stream shopping to complete their lists. This gave Shopee Live 46x more new buyers locally and buyers collectively saved a massive PHP 509 million with bigger savings brought in partnership with brands and sellers.

Sony Music Entertainment Philippines and Benj Pangilinan honor the tradition of ‘paying it forward’ through Season of Giving campaign

The initiative is part of a campaign to engage the country in a fight to alleviate food insecurity and malnutrition

Sony Music Entertainment Philippines (SMEP) and Filipino singer-songwriter Benj Pangilinan have recently linked up with Rise Against Hunger Philippines (RAHP), an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world's most vulnerable, to support communities in Manila that are impacted by food insecurity and malnutrition.

This initiative is part of Sony Music Group’s global ‘Season of Giving’ campaign, where the company upholds its commitment in collaborating with partner organizations through a series of in-person events and charitable activities.

KAIA to stage first headline concert on December 19, 2023

The P-Pop group will be performing some of the fan favorites, which includes individual and group segments

P-Pop group KAIA is set to conquer the big stage with their first major concert, happening on December 19, 2023, at the Teatrino Promenade in Greenhills, San Juan.

Dubbed KAIA IS HERE: 1st Solo Concert, the highly anticipated show promises to deliver knockout performances and top-tier numbers that serve as a testament to the Filipino group’s undeniable growth and commitment to their artistry.

The all-girl ensemble will be performing some of the crowd favorites and new songs live, including individual and group segments made specifically for their fans.

KAIA expressed their excitement about headlining their own solo show, which they consider a dream come true. “We had always dreamed of having our own solo concert, and now it’s happening,” shares the chart-topping act in a press statement. “While the pressure of it being our first solo show weighs on us, we're fully dedicated to delivering the best possible experience to our fans.”

Give Yourself Financial Wellness Gift With Singlife Philippines!

This holiday season, we are most likely to receive more than the usual in terms of gifts and finances, which many of us would spend it already but what if we could use this as an investment for the future?

This festive season, Singlife Philippines is thrilled to offer Filipinos the ultimate Christmas gift: The Gift of Financial Wellness.

"In the Philippines, Christmas is a celebration that touches our hearts deeply. Gift- giving here transcends mere tradition—it's a heartfelt expression of gratitude towards our families, friends, employees, and clients. This year, Singlife is revolutionizing this tradition with a gift like no other: the promise of financial wellness. It's more than just a present; it's a commitment to nurturing and protecting your financial future—a gift that continues to give, long into the future," said Sherie Ng, Co-founder & Executive Director, Singlife Philippines.

Watch the young love story of Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya’s Paul and Chani in the new trailer for the action-packed world of “Dune: Part Two,” opening in cinemas February 28

You are not prepared for what is to come. Watch the new trailer for “Dune: Part Two,” the highly anticipated follow-up to Denis Villeneuve’s six-time Oscar-winning “Dune,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The war epic action movie, featuring a star-studded cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Stellan Skarsgård and Javier Bardem, opens in Philippine cinemas February 28, 2024.  

YouTube: https://youtu.be/8eiQycb15rs

About “Dune: Part Two”

“Dune: Part Two” will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee. 

PLDT’s program for mom entrepreneurs shines at the 3rd UN Global Compact Network Philippines’ SDG Awards

The Philippines’ largest integrated telecommunications network PLDT Inc. (PLDT) has been recognized at the 3rd United Nations Global Compact Network Philippines’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Awards for its Madiskarte Moms PH (MMPH) program.

Recognizing companies and programs with outstanding contributions towards sustainable development, particularly on areas of the Planet, Prosperity, and People, the SDG Awards cited MMPH for enabling digital inclusion among women, promoting decent work and economic growth, and supporting the recovery and resilience of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). 

ARMSCOR’s 19th TACS Expo highlights PH self-reliant defense posture

ARMSCOR Global Defense Inc. (AGDI), the leading manufacturer of firearms, ammunition and defense products in the Philippines and one of the largest in Asia, opened its 19th Tactical, Survival and Arms (TACS) Expo with a strong call for a self-reliant defense posture (SRDP) program that would develop a local defense industry to lessen the country’s dependence on foreign suppliers for the defense requirements of its armed services. 

Expressing his support for the Self-Reliant Defense Posture Revitalization Act or Senate Bill 2455, AGDI president and CEO Martin Tuason recalled a period when the private sector was able to supply the needs of the country’s armed services from uniforms to vehicles to rifles and pistols, firearms as well as mortars, grenades and millions of rounds of small arms ammunition through the government’s self-reliant defense posture (SRDP) program first initiated in 1974.  

16th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair 2023 Is Here!


Deck the halls with toys and hobbies! The season’s cheer comes your way once again with pure enjoyment brought to you by TOYCON PH and their brand of creative show, with games, hobbies, collectibles and pop-culture merchandise! 

HONOR Achieved 200% Sales Growth according to Fortune Global Forum 2023

Due to a human-centric vision, HONOR took over the foldable phone market globally while championing eye care technology 

HONOR Device Co. Ltd. CMO Dr. Ray Guo with panelists CCS Insight Chief Analyst and CMO Ben Wood, and TÜV Rheinland Global EVP Frank Holzmann 

Global technology brand HONOR is leading the way in foldable innovation and eye comfort technology, achieving an estimated 200% growth in overseas markets this year. HONOR focused on human-centric innovations; a part of the enlightening discussion titled “A New Intelligent World: What’s Next for Smart Devices” at the Fortune Global Forum 2023 in Abu Dhabi.  

PUP DAPR GEAR UP! – Presented by IN2IT Philippines, Emerged Triumphant Amidst Adversity

Picture taken at COC Open Grounds right after evacuation—safety regulations prevented us from returning to the venue.

In a remarkable display of resilience, students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ Department of Advertising and Public Relations (PUP-DAPR) and Innity Philippines, in an event co-presented by IN2IT Cosmetics, successfully launched the GEAR UP! seminar-workshop. Despite coming across an unforeseen challenge, the event not only demonstrated the participants' dedication to navigating the digital media landscape but also showed the beauty beyond adversity.

DOOGEE supports Gawad Kalinga Foundation’s education initiative with tablet donation

Recently launched technology brand  DOOGEE has made a donation of tablets to the Gawad Kalinga Foundation in support of the organization’s ARAL program, which covers reading and comprehension tutorials. At DOOGEE, “It’s The Season To Give,” and what better way to support Gawad Kalinga’s ARAL program to encourage the love of reading and learning than with the donation of U10 Kid Android tablets.

DOOGEE Philippines donated DOOGEE U10 Kid Android tablets to the Gawad Kalinga Foundation (From L-R: Mr. Zandro dela Cruz, Marketing Officer - DOOGEE, Ms. Vangie Sesma, Head of Key Accounts - Gawad Kalinga, Mr. Kent Buaya, Creative Officer - DOOGEE)

“These tablets have a special app called Kids World, which has 300+ learning activities installed that can help accelerate literacy programs like ARAL. We are very honored to be a part of this noble program of Gawad Kalinga, which will benefit children and, in the long term, help alleviate poverty in the Philippines. We didn’t hesitate to say yes when they approached us,” said Igue Bonifacio, Integrated Marketing Head of DOOGEE Philippines.

Shopee celebrates continued journey with its partners in its first-ever Shopee Super Awards

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in the country, recently celebrated its first-ever Shopee Super Awards. Marked as a night of gratitude and recognition, the event celebrated and recognized the journey of its esteemed partners on the platform and underscored Shopee's commitment to fostering solid, continued collaborations with brands, sellers, creators, and industry partners in order to achieve mutual success. 

"The inaugural run of Super Awards here in the Philippines is a testament to our shared dedication and commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to our users," said Vincent Lee, Head of Shopee Philippines. “This is our way of expressing our gratitude to our partners who chose to journey with us; as the key driving force in the success of our platform, we are committed to strengthening these collaborations and forging even more partnerships to achieve even more remarkable milestones together.”  

DITO Celebrates Major Milestones With Ookla Win and "DITO sa Puso Ko" Campaign Featuring DongYan

Mr. Eric Alberto, CEO, DITO Telecommunity, Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes and Ms. Evelyn Jimenez, Chief Revenue Officer-Consumer, DITO Telec...