ICYMI at VivaTech 2024: HONOR Unveils Four-Layer AI Architecture Featuring HONOR 200 Series

HONOR is committed to the human-centric design philosophy that focuses on AI-driven cross-device integration, now even powerful with the forthcoming Gen-AI experiences in collaboration with Google Cloud! 

Leading smart devices provider, HONOR, made its a significant debut at VivaTech, one of Europe’s largest tech and innovation showcases. HONOR introduced its innovative Four-layered AI Strategy, emphasizing its commitment to on-device AI. During the talk, George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co., Ltd. Also announced the forthcoming Gen-AI experiences in collaboration with Google Cloud that will be integrated in the highly anticipated smartphones.  

HBO renews House of the Dragon for a Third Season

The HBO Original drama series House of the Dragon has been renewed for a third season, ahead of the launch of the second season debuting Monday, June 17 on HBO and HBO GO.  

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen. 

House of the Dragon Season Two stars Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Matthew Needham, Sonoya Mizuno, Tom Glynn-Carney, Ewan Mitchell, Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban and Jefferson Hall. Additional season two cast include Abubakar Salim, Gayle Rankin, Freddie Fox, Simon Russell Beale, Clinton Liberty, Jamie Kenna, Kieran Bew, Tom Bennett, Tom Taylor, and Vincent Regan. 

Shanti Dope Introduces Seven New Tracks In Latest Raw And Unfiltered EP

Rap Phenom Shanti Dope just dropped his latest EP called DRUGS.

It is a seven-track collection that takes listeners on an introspective journey through the artist's personal experiences and societal observations. This latest release has already garnered significant attention, with the standout track “Thug” being featured on Spotify PH’s Bago Sa Kalye, Tatak Pinoy, and Kalye playlists.

Following the release, Shanti Dope shared his heartfelt thoughts with fans on Facebook, expressing his excitement about this latest offering.

"Yoooo! Maririnig niyo na sa Drxg$ EP na 'to yung gusto isigaw ng espirito ni SHANTI DOPE nung mga panahong gusto ko ikwento yung amat sa'kin ng musika, yung mga panahong nawala yung kaibigan ko, yung mga araw na di ko alam san ako tatakbo hanggang ito na nga... sounds muna kayo jan habang rainy szn. Comment niyo na din ano favorite track and lyrics. Enjoy!”

PascualLab Takes Sponsored Youth from World Vision on a Learning Journey

From left to right, top to bottom: World Vision team headed by Public Affairs Manager David Rioferio surprised team PascualLab headed by SVP and Chief Manufacturing Officer Higinio “Jun” Porte with a Certificate of Appreciation for the four-year partnership; Team PascualLab toured students from a World Vision-assisted community to an immersive tour of the government-certified facility in Bulacan; volunteers shared PascualLab’s history of innovation at the museum; and Team World Vision vouches for the #PascualLove, evident in the activity. 

Beach Hut Sunscreen Champions Dreams with Historic Beach Football Tournament in Boracay

Beach Hut Beach Football Festival grand champion
Manila Digger celebrates on stage as they receive
their PHP 100,000 cash, Beach Hut products,
and sponsored prizes during the awarding ceremony.

Beach Hut continues supporting grassroots women's football with their first-ever Beach Football Festival

Beach Hut Sunscreen, the #1 beach sunscreen in the Philippines, continues to make waves as a true outdoor essential, concluding its first-ever Beach Hut Beach Football Festival in Boracay and empowering women one goal at a time.

Seven all-girl football teams from Luzon and Visayas went head-to-head for the top spot, with Manila Digger Team emerging as the Grand Champions, taking home the grand prize of PHP 100,000 in cash. Borongan FC won second place, winning PHP 50,000 in cash, while Beach Hut FC Green came in third and received PHP 25,000 in cash. All winners also received Beach Hut products and sponsored prizes.

PLDT Home’s first and biggest nationwide Fiber Fest brings exclusive deals and rewards

Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles lead the Fiber Fest Squad

PLDT Home launches Fiber Fest, the country’s first broadband festival, bringing its exclusive offers and rewards closer to families nationwide. Celebrity couple Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles are set to headline the event happening on June 15, 2024 in Brgy. Santa Cruz, Antipolo City.

Adding excitement to this special weekend are professional basketball team, TNT Tropang Giga and e-sports personality and cosplayer, Een Mercado. Aside from getting a chance to do a meet-and-greet with their favorite stars and PLDT Home ambassadors during this fun-filled weekend, families will get access to the new Fiber Unli All plans, exclusive promos, entertaining activities and rewards from PLDT Home.

Acer U: Charged to Lead Back-to-School promo offers up to Php 10,000 discount and Php 14,000 Under Armour voucher

The campaign features P-pop Kings SB19 and P-pop Female Alphas G22

Back-to-school season can bring its own set of new challenges for students and parents. Between taking tests, fitting in, buying school supplies and uniforms, and choosing the right gadgets to use, it can be a pretty stressful time.

Acer is ready with its “Acer U: Charged to Lead” Back-to-School promo to help make things easier and better for students and parents who are gearing up for the school year ahead. Acer’s laptops are suited for various uses, from intensive study sessions to remote work setups. Their long battery life makes them ideal for learning and work.

SIGMA Asia 2024 cites ArenaPlus among best iGaming platform in Asia

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – DigiPlus Interactive Corp. (DigiPlus)—the fastest-growing digital entertainment company in the country—continues to dominate the iGaming sector in the country with its award-winning platforms.  

ArenaPlus, DigiPlus’s 24/7 sportsbook app, was recently awarded the “Best Sportsbook Operator for 2024” by SIGMA Group, an international events and media organization focused on iGaming, emerging tech, digital health, and affiliate marketing. 

During the SIGMA Asia Awards 2024 held recently in Manila, ArenaPlus was among those recognized for its contributions in the digital entertainment industry, particularly its innovations in the online betting scene in the country.  

OPPO Releases 2023 Sustainability Report on the World Environment Day

On World Environment Day, the leading global technology company OPPO releases its 2023 Sustainability Report. In its fourth annual report, the company reveals its progress and long-term plan towards sustainability. Guided by the mission of “Technology for Mankind, Kindness for the World”, OPPO focuses on five key areas towards sustainable development: virtuous innovation, environmental protection, ecosystem engagement, operation and compliance, and caring for employees. 

Palawan Goes Cashless: PalawanPay and Pay&Go Partner to Simplify Payments

Cash-in transactions are now made more convenient for PalawanPay app users thanks to Pay&Go's more than 2,000 kiosks nationwide. 

From left to right: Mariel Medina, Chief Commercial Officer of Pay & Go;  Dan Ibarra, CEO of BTI Payments Philippines; Third Librea, President of PalawanPay; Lisa Lou Castro-Sabado, Chief Development Officer of Palawan Group of Companies

HONOR Magic V Flip with Massive Cover Display set to Launch this June!

CONFIRMED: HONOR has an entry in the flip phone category this 2024!  

Leading smart devices provider, HONOR, teased the newest addition to the Magic Series and it comes in a high-end foldable flip – the HONOR Magic V Flip! HONOR confirmed that the smartphone will be launched in China on June 13.   

“We’re still waiting for updates regarding the availability of HONOR Magic V Flip and if it will come to the Philippines. This is exciting news for HONOR fans should we have a go signal. Therefore, stay tuned!” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.

The enduring spirit of Independence Day heroes lives on in mompreneurs

As we commemorate the country’s 126th Independence Day, we also reflect on its meaning and relevance in today's world. Just as we had inspiring heroes fighting for the Philippines’ right to self-government and freedom from colonial rule in 1898, we have modern-day heroes that continue to contribute to the nation’s growth and to individual self-sufficiency today.

These are Filipinos who overcome hardships to achieve personal and financial empowerment through entrepreneurship. According to the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, MSMEs “generate 62.4 percent of the country's total employment, contribute 36 percent of gross value added, and account for 25 percent of total exports.”

Madiskarte Moms PH, an online community that supports starting and established mompreneurs, exemplifies the enduring spirit of Filipinos whose businesses create opportunities for our people.

By creating products using materials and designs that are Filipino-centric impacts everyone in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It creates direct and indirect employment for suppliers and communities. 

If there is any modern-day example of heroes, it is Filipino mothers who are smart to realize that it doesn’t takes a huge capital to start a business. When they changed their mindset that it could be done, they did it. After all, when you’re fighting for your family’s future, you become brave like the hero you can be.

Meghan Trainor releases sixth album, Timeless

It’s finally here! GRAMMY® Award-winning hitmaker Meghan Trainor has released her sixth full-length album, Timeless. The 16-track record is pop perfection, complete with ballads, bops, and everything in between! 

On the new album, Meghan shares, “Timeless is finally yours and I still can't believe it!! This album means so much to me! I got to work with so many incredible people to bring this album to life, and I’m so grateful for all of them and all the fans for showing so much excitement over it. I can’t wait to play these songs for you on the Timeless Tour! I’ll try not to cry every night with happy tears.”

Canon Marketing Philippines launches “MegaTank, Mega Value” Campaign through experiential PIXMA Workshop

Canon hosted the PIXMA Experiential Workshop at the
Holiday Inn & Suites Makati to officially launch their
"Mega Tank, Mega Value" campaign, showcasing
the features and benefits of their
latest PIXMA line-up to attendees.

Canon Marketing Philippines recently launched the “MegaTank, Mega Value” campaign.

With their PIXMA Experiential Workshop held at the Holiday Inn, Makati, the campaign positions PIXMA and MAXIFY printers with Continuous Ink Supply System (CISS) under the MegaTank name – emphasizing value and performance of Canon’s inkjet printing technology.

The workshop had hands-on activities by key online influencers, students, business owners, and members of the arts, crafts and photo community who was truly immersed with the four interactive stations, each showcasing the Canon PIXMA and MAXIFY MegaTank competitive advantage.

TCL's 115" X955 Max: The TV That Redefines Home Entertainment

After much anticipation, TCL, the Philippines' No. 1 Panel TV Brand, and top 2 in the Global TV market, unveils the colossal TCL 115" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV. This technological marvel boasts the largest screen ever from TCL, delivering an immersive display experience that will redefine how you watch movies, shows, and games. Prepare to be captivated by stunning detail, vibrant colors, and a whole new level of home entertainment!

The TCL 115" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV reigns supreme as the titan of Mini LED screens. Boasting an unmatched size that sets a new standard for home entertainment, this TV isn't just big—it's a feast for the senses. From the moment you turn it on, prepare to be captivated by a world of stunning visuals, breathtaking detail, and colors that come alive.

“There’s no stopping us now! We’re finally introducing the TCL 115" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV! It’s the most anticipated moment among TV fanatics, and it’s finally here,” TCL Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez said. 

One million cash prize up for grabs with PLDT Home’s OMG promo

New subscribers of PLDT Home have the opportunity to win as much as P1 million cash and other big prizes through its One Million Giveaway(OMG) promo.

The promo is open to new subscribers of PLDT Home Fiber Plan 1699 (or higher) who apply for and have their connections installed from May 15 to July 31, 2024. The grand prize of P1 million will be awarded to one (1) lucky winner, with ten (10) subscribers receiving P100,000 each, and 50 others winning free PLDT Home Fiber plan for a year.

For households where fast and reliable internet is essential, PLDT Home’s Fiber plans provide the connectivity needed for work, school, business, and social activities. The available plans and their maximum speeds are as follows:

“Next on Netflix: Animation” Previews New and Returning Preschool, Family, Adult, Anime Series and Films Coming Up in 2024 & Beyond

On June 6th, 1:45PM PT, Netflix got animated previewing an exciting lineup of animated films and series coming in the next year. 

Netflix has become a go-to destination for animation with more than 130M households watching a variety of animation every month. Pinoy fans can look forward to these new films and series, as well as returning favorites:

PRE-SCHOOL FAVES: Rewatch CoComelon, CoComelon Lane, and Gabby’s Dollhouse, which collectively amassed more than 650M views last year. Be ready to welcome Ms. Rachel, the beloved online sensation debuting on Netflix to light up your screens and ignite joy in your kids’ hearts! 

Google spotlights LGBTQIA+ YouTube creators’ self-discovery journey & building safe communities

Every LGBTQIA+ person’s coming out story is different, showing the unique, colorful and sometimes difficult journeys they’ve taken to discover their true selves. In the fifth edition of its annual Pride Conversations, Google Philippines led an insightful discussion featuring YouTube creators on self-discovery and building a safe space to help them navigate their LGBTQIA+ identity.

Hosted by multi-faceted creative and comedian Baus Rufo, the event highlighted the inspiring stories of LGBTQIA+ YouTube creators Roanne Carreon, Joshua Cruz, Jan Angelo Ong, and Yani Villarosa.

“Finding your queer identity is a never-ending process. Even if you’re out and seem like you have it all figured out, you’re still building that equation for your truth, and your authenticity. That’s why communities and representation matter because you need them to constantly be shown that these are the many possibilities that you have access to [as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community],” Baus Rufo said.

Celebrate Father’s Day with Gift Ideas from Mocasa

This Father’s Day, step up your gift-giving game and wow Dad with extraordinary presents that will create lasting memories. Forget the traditional ties and socks and opt for innovative, thoughtful gifts that truly show how much you care. From cutting-edge technology to unforgettable experiences, here’s how to find the perfect gift for the special father figure in your life with Mocasa.

Tech Gadgets for Tech-Savvy Dads

For dads who love technology, consider the latest gadgets that will enhance his everyday life. Equip his home with smart speakers or advanced security systems to create a more connected and convenient living space. Invest in a new smartwatch or fitness tracker to help him stay on top of his health and fitness goals. Provide him with noise-canceling headphones for an immersive audio experience, whether he’s listening to his favorite OPM hits or taking important calls.

Here’s why the toughest phone HONOR X9b 5G is the best-selling smartphone!

A look back on what the HONOR X9b 5G can survive 

Leading smart devices provider in the Philippines, HONOR, started this year with a smashing HONOR X9b 5G launch followed by the HONOR Magic V2, HONOR X8b, HONOR X7b, and HONOR Magic6 Pro. Up to this date, the HONOR X9b 5G remains the toughest and best-selling out of the X-series and in the smartphone market. Thanks to its durable materials, it can withstand accidental drops, saving the user from phone heartaches.  

“We’re confident that the HONOR X9b 5G’s performance continues to serve Filipinos who are looking for a smartphone that can withstand drops, smashes, and even a runover. It’s still the go-to phone for durability especially for consumers who are more prone to dropping their phone inevitably may it be due to their work, or simply life’s unexpected events,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President. 

‘Pulang Araw’ is coming to Netflix on July 26

Netflix Announces July 26 Launch and Unveils Key Art for ‘Pulang Araw’, the Country’s Biggest Historical Action-Drama Series of 2024

On Monday, June 10th, Netflix shared an announcement video and the key art of the highly-anticipated historical action-drama series Pulang Araw, set to premiere on the platform on July 26th. The series will stream on Netflix 72 hours ahead of its scheduled airing on free TV and boasts a stellar cast featuring Barbie Forteza, Sanya Lopez, David Licauco and Alden Richards, with Dennis Trillo.

Pulang Araw chronicles the lives of Eduardo (Richards), Teresita (Lopez), Adelina (Forteza), and Hiroshi (Licauco) during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. Find out how the characters navigate an intricate web of loyalty, betrayals, sacrifices, and resilience amidst the backdrop of a war ravaging the country.

More updates about this title soon.

Get Ready for the Biggest Night in Business Excellence: Philippine Finest Business Awards & Outstanding Achievers 2024!

Mark your calendars for September 8, 2024, as the most anticipated event in the business world is back and bigger than ever! The Philippine Finest Business Awards Outstanding Achievers 2024, organized by La Visual Corporation & SIRBISU Channel, will take place at the prestigious Hexagon Events Place in Quezon City

This year's awards ceremony promises to be an unforgettable celebration of excellence, innovation, and success in the Philippine business landscape. From industry titans to rising stars, we'll be honoring the outstanding achievers who have made a significant impact in their respective fields.

We're thrilled to announce our esteemed media partners who will be joining us in showcasing the remarkable achievements of our winners: Malaya Business Insight, Business Mirror, Business World, Philippines Graphic, Pilipino Mirror, The Market Monitor, Light TV, Light Radio, Balitang A2Z, Zoe TV, Media House Express, The Metropolista, Amazing Manila Journal, Hataw Tabloid, Consumer Asia Magazine, DWIZ-AM, 97.9 Home Radio, Aliw Channel 23, Cook Magazine, Pinoy OFW, Daily Tribune.

The glittery musical romance, set to the hits of the iconic Indigo Girls, is showing exclusively in Ayala Malls Cinemas starting June 5

Happy Pride Month! This happy and colorful month of June, Ayala Malls Cinemas exclusively brings “Glitter & Doom,” a unique and captivating film, at their theaters. This exclusive event underscores Ayala Malls Cinemas’ commitment to offering moviegoers distinctive and high-quality cinematic experiences.

The film, whose cast includes Ming-Na Wen, Tig Notaro, Missy Pyle and Alan Cammish, proudly counts as one of its stars Filipino actor Alex Diaz. “I’m very happy to have ‘Glitter and Doom’ come to the Philippines exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas just in time for Pride Month,” says Diaz, whose local entertainment credits include appearances in “Ero” and “Ero: The Series,” “Oh, Mando!” and fan favorite movies “Just the Way You Are” and “She’s Dating the Gangster.” “This movie is just such a feel good film with a beautiful soundtrack and stellar cast. The process from landing the role a few years ago to now being able to share it with my kababayans has been the journey of a lifetime.

“I hope when people watch this, they feel proud, I hope they feel seen and most of all, I hope they have fun! It’s a fun movie and the music is really catchy!”

Alex Diaz and Alan Cammish in “Glitter & Doom”

In “Glitter & Doom,” serious musician Doom (Cammish) and free-spirited circus kid Glitter (Diaz) start a budding summer relationship filled with camping trips, late-night conversations, and plenty of song and dance. Their relationship is put to the test as they deal with trying to make it in the music biz, their mothers (Ming-Na Wen and Missi Pyle), and finding what feeds each of their souls and dreams. The supporting cast boasts queer talent that includes Tig Notaro (“Army of the Dead”), Lea DeLaria (“Orange is the New Black”), “Drag Race” alum Peppermint and Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. 

Watch the trailer: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1628863804552899

The movie, billed as a “fantastical queer romance,” features 25 songs by the Indigo Girls, including “Power of Two,” a staple in high school playlists back in the ’90s, and “Closer to Fine,” which had a recent resurgence in popularity thanks to an iconic character singing the song during a road trip in last year’s “Barbie.” The Grammy-winning duo composed a new original song for the film as well, titled “What We Wanna Be.”

The Indigo Girls is a folk rock duo composed of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. Said Saliers in an exclusive interview with Variety, “We immediately loved the script for ‘Glitter & Doom’ and became even more enamored as we watched the film grow and heard the production and arrangements of our songs,” said Saliers. “It’s an honor to be included in this artful and heartfelt story of misfits finding love.”

Alan Cammish and Alex Diaz in “Glitter & Doom”

In the same interview, Ray said that “What We Wanna Be” was “inspired by the film’s characters and by my own experience of peeling off the layers of things I have built over the years to shield me from pain or even my own truth.”

Immersive movie experience at Ayala Malls Cinemas 

Ayala Malls Cinemas is known for enhancing the movie-watching experience with their state-of-the-art facilities, including plush seating, generous legroom, cutting-edge laser projections, and superior audio technologies like Dolby Sound and Dolby Atmos. This ensures that viewers enjoy the film in the best possible environment, making each screening an immersive and enjoyable experience.

In addition to their exclusive screenings, Ayala Malls Cinemas is committed to bringing diverse movie content to cater to all types of moviegoers. Their programming includes a wide range of genres, from mainstream blockbusters to critically acclaimed indie films, ensuring that there is something for everyone. This dedication to variety is evident in their recent lineup, which has featured everything from family-friendly adventures and animated films to gripping dramas and intense action movies.

Ayala Malls Cinemas’ commitment to diversity and quality in their movie selections ensures that they remain a top destination for film lovers in the Philippines. For more information on screening schedules and to book tickets, movie enthusiasts are encouraged to visit the Ayala Malls Cinemas FB and IG pages and www.sureseats.com

Ayala Malls Zing Plus members can get extra perks as they can earn double Zing points when they use their Zing-linked credit card or GCash to purchase movie tickets at the Ayala Malls Cinema ticket booth or at www.sureseats.com with a minimum spend of P600. Promo runs until June 30, 2024. 

Start off Pride Month by singing, dancing and falling in love with the colorful characters of “Glitter & Doom,” showing exclusively in Ayala Malls Cinemas starting June 5. 

Courtesy of Ayala Malls Cinemas

Feel the fear and the danger of the unknown in Ishana Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller, “The Watchers”

Director Ishana Night Shyamalan weaves fantasy and horror together in her feature debut, The Watchers, and takes us on a mystery deep within the forests of Ireland. “The movie is very much a journey of uncovering this mystery—figuring out who these creatures are and what they want. Why are they being watched?”

Watch the “Try not to Die” featurette here: https://youtu.be/NZRGnOolB6g

To set the stage where the mysterious Watchers can observe the trapped individuals, Shyamalan started to formulate the look of the coop. “The coop is such an intriguing place, and it gave us so much to play with and think about when designing the build. In essence, it’s an observatory, but it works two ways—you are looking out, but you’re also being watched,” she says. “We were really drawn to the idea of almost a play with very theatrical elements and lighting—where any moment you are being observed and on display. That can be a very uncomfortable feeling. So, we leaned into brutalist architecture, and the colors and textures associated with it.”

Check out photos from the “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” premiere in Los Angeles

View of atmosphere at the Los Angeles Premiere of Columbia Pictures’ Bad Boys: Ride Or Die at the TCL Chinese Theater on May 30, 2024, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)

“Being back with Martin and Will is just the absolute best,” says Vanessa Hudgens about being back on the Bad Boys set with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for this year’s Bad Boys: Ride or Die. Hudgens first joined the franchise as Kelly in 2020’s Bad Boys for Life.

Watch the final trailer: https://youtu.be/JwJOv3Uop3U

More Reasons To Love DITO

Affordable data promos, high-speed connectivity, and excellent customer service experience- these are just a few of the reasons why DITO Telecommunity has quickly won the hearts of Filipinos nationwide.  From being an upstart telco provider in the country, DITO now stands as the Rated # 1 Mobile Network in the Philippines as awarded by Ookla, validating the love and trust of millions of Filipinos nationwide. 

As DITO continues to further elevate its standards through its innovative offerings, DITO gives you more reasons to love its products and services. Here are four reasons why: 

  • DITO gives you big data for your socials.  Social media has played a significant role in our lives. It allows us to communicate with our loved ones through chat and video calls as well as post photos and videos to share life updates and celebrate milestones. DITO gives you more data for your socials with DITO Level-Up Socials - an all-new mobile prepaid subscription that offers high-speed, affordable, and big data allocation for your favorite META applications like Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Messenger, and WhatsApp.  DITOzens can enjoy a total of 7GB data (3.5GB for META Apps + 3.5GB all-access data) for only PhP 50, valid for seven days, giving them generous data to capture their best moments and share these memories online. 

COMCO Mundo sets another record, wins 5 Silver Quill Awards of Excellence from IABC Asia Pacific Region

Interregional powerhouse communications group COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises is recognized with five Silver Quill Awards of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators Asia Pacific (IABC APAC) for Save Our Planet, Save Our Seas: The Century Tuna "Saving Our Seas" Project, UNMASKED: The COMCO Mundo Write to Ignite Initiative Season 3, and Igniting Talent: The Camp COMCO Mentorship Program.

Acer SpatialLabs Eyes Stereo Camera Captures Moments and Experiences in Stereoscopic 3D

New 3D camera seamlessly integrates with SpatialLabs devices, streaming, and video calling platforms; Plus new developer tools made available on SpatialLabs Pro devices

Acer today launched the SpatialLabs Eyes Stereo camera, its latest addition to its range of SpatialLabs 3D devices. The compact 3D camera can be used by photographers to capture stunning and stereoscopic images and view these in immersive 3D as it fully integrates with the SpatialLabs lineup of products. 

“The SpatialLabs Eyes Stereo Camera completes Acer’s stereoscopic 3D portfolio, providing solutions from content capturing and creation, to display and interaction,” said Jerry Kao, COO, Acer Inc. “We hope to empower users to capture the world around them in stunning stereoscopic 3D through the new camera and we’re excited to see the possibilities and the amazing content they will be able to create and share.” 

P-Pop Powerhouse G22 Takes the Lead as Acer Philippines' New Brand Ambassador

They are joined by SB19 as the face of Acer’s Back-to-School campaign, #AcerU2024.

Acer Philippines’ new brand ambassador, P-pop group G22, is all about girl power! G22 joins P-pop kings SB19 in promoting Acer’s much-awaited #AcerU2024 Back-to-School campaign.  The campaign tagline “Charged to Lead” taps into the universal drive toward self-improvement and leadership. It reflects the dream of students and their parents for a brighter future where education goes beyond learning facts and knowledge is used to make a difference. 

G22 is coming fresh from its stint at the Chinese music reality show “Show It All” where they showcased their superb singing and dancing skills and their incredibly aesthetic style. The show is a performance exchange program by Lay Zhang and MangoTV for idols. Managed by Cornerstone Entertainment and dubbed “P-pop’s female alphas,” G22 is composed of AJ, Alfea, and Jaz. They debuted with the single “Bang” in 2022. G22 has been recognized as the Rising P-pop Group of the Year at Asia’s Pinnacle Awards and the Best Female P-pop Group at the Saludo Excellence Awards.

Go Back to School with the ASUS AND ROG COOL FOR SCHOOL PROMO, Bundles Worth up to PHP 41,900+!

Enter the New School Year with ASUS and ROG Cool for School Promo: June 1 - August 15, 2024!

This back-to-school season, ASUS and the Republic for Gamers (ROG) Philippines are excited to announce the return of the ASUS and ROG Cool for School Promo, which will run from June 1 to August 15, 2024. This incredible promotion offers fantastic deals on a range of devices perfect for students who need top-notch tech for learning.

SB19’s Josh Cullen embraces emotional maturity and healing in R&B track “Sumaya”

After announcing his participation at this year’s Round Festival in South Korea, Josh Cullen continues his winning streak with the release of his new single, “Sumaya” under Sony Music Entertainment. 

Delivering a quiet rumination on heartbreak and acceptance, “Sumaya” comfortably repackages R&B, trap, pop, and bedroom hip-hop with minimalism that reveals rewarding folds and layers as it progresses. It’s a vulnerable track that expresses the ugly truths of a relationship aftermath but is written from a place of genuine care for the other person’s freedom and happiness. 

Sen. Padilla Welcomes New Reservists from the Basic Citizen Military Course (BCMC) Class 10 - 2024

After 20 days of military training, 48 new reservists are inducted into the of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The Sandigang Alab Batch 10 reservists were predominantly composed of Senate employees. The graduation ceremony was held at the Navy Headquarters in Manila and was attended by Sen. Robinhood "Robin" C. Padilla, together with Navy Headquarters and the Flag Officer in Command, Vice Adm. Toribio Adaci Jr, and Naval Reserve Command (NRC) Commander, Marine Major Gen. Joseph Ferrous Cuison.

Padilla, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Philippine Army and a vocal advocate of basic citizens' military training, has repeatedly stressed that such training is not just about handling firearms but also about self-defense and helping in times of calamities.

Inaugural Auto Parts & Vehicles Expo Highlights Continuously Robust Growth of Vehicle Industry in PH

The first APVE in PH runs from June 5 to 7 at the World Trade Expo Manila.

Following the record-high sales of vehicles in the Philippines in 2023, the sectors for automotive parts and car care products are logically set to rev up further. Thus, the first Auto Parts & Vehicles Expo Philippines (APVE) is coming as a timely platform for local and international suppliers to convene for trading, networking, and exchange of ideas and innovations about automotive parts, accessories, maintenance equipment, and tools. 

Acer Unveils Wave 7 Mesh Router with Wi-Fi 7 and Multi-Link Operation for Seamless Home Connectivity

Also announced Predator Connect W6x router with 2 GHz quad-core processor and Hybrid Quality of Service for lightning-fast gameplay

Acer today announced the expansion of its wireless router portfolio with two new options designed for gamers and a wide range of individuals, including families and remote workers. The Acer Wave 7 leverages the latest Wi-Fi 7 technology to deliver broad, reliable coverage for large homes with many devices, while the Predator Connect W6x utilizes Wi-Fi 6 to prioritize speed and performance for smooth online gaming experiences.

The W6x boasts dual-band connectivity, utilizing both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies to ensure strong and consistent signals throughout the home, while the Wave 7 elevates further with the additional support of up to 6 GHz of Wi-Fi 7. Additionally, they come equipped with Hybrid Quality of Service (QoS) software and the Intel® Killer™ Prioritization Engine, working together to identify and prioritize critical network traffic for maximized speed and minimal lag. User-friendly interfaces make setup and management a breeze, while built-in Trend Micro Home Network Security safeguards network and connected devices from potential threats.

Go back to the beginning in the new “Hush” featurette from “A Quiet Place: Day One”

When they hear you. They hunt you. The new futuristic thriller. A Quiet Place: Day One, takes audiences back to the day the world went quiet. “We have gone back to the beginning of what happened before the creatures invaded the Earth,” explains Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther), who plays one of the lead characters Samira.

Watch the “Hush” featurette here: https://youtu.be/25eLfmwe9ak

Actor Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things), who stars as Eric, explains the recurring themes from the previous films and new twists fans can anticipate from this brand new adventure. “In [A Quiet Place:] Day One we explore similar themes to the beginning of the second film, where we watch the Abbott family negotiate this invasion, except this time we’re set in an urban environment: In New York City,” he says.

Philippines' Premier Corporate Gifts Expo Set for June

The Premier Showcase of Gifting Solutions for Businesses

The Philippines’ longest-running expo for business gifts returns in June. The 37th Corporate Giveaways Buyers' Show will be held from June 26-28, 2024 at the SMX Convention Center Manila.

This annual event has long been a beacon for businesses seeking the finest in corporate gifting options, and this year promises to be no exception. Participating exhibitors at the Buyers' Show will present a wide spectrum of gifting solutions, from traditional executive gifts and customized promotional items to the latest tech gadgets and eco-friendly products. This mix ensures that every attendee, regardless of their industry or budget, will find suitable options to enhance their corporate gifting strategies. Whether it’s luxurious branded merchandise for top-tier clients or cost-effective giveaways for broader marketing campaigns, the show aims to cover all bases.

JUST IN: Up to 80% Off HONOR Products with Exciting Freebies this 6.6 Mega Sale!

It’s the time of the month again for a double-digit shopping spree! Take advantage of the discounts and vouchers, and enjoy up to 80% off on select HONOR devices this 6.6 Mega Sale 

Leading smart devices provider, HONOR, just dropped an irresistible offer this 6.6 Mega Sale on Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop from May 29 to June 10. 

“We’ve heard from our fans and we’re happy to share these sulit vouchers and discounts so they can enjoy our best-selling gadgets for up to 80% off! Hurry and check out that HONOR device you’ve been eyeing before the limited time offer runs out,” said Stephen Cheng, Vice President of HONOR Philippines.  

Acer heightens the Cloud Workspaces with Two New Chromebook Plus Enterprise Laptops

Acer today introduces two new Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise laptops, both designed with powerful technology and Google AI capabilities that ensure businesses, their workforces and frontline employees are equipped with the latest technology to work in the cloud more efficiently and securely.

Both new Chromebook Plus Enterprise models – the Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise 515 and Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise Spin 514 – come with the business capabilities of ChromeOS  unlocked, ensuring best-in-class security, simple management, flexible access, and enhanced administrative support, all coupled with double the speed, memory and storage[]. The Acer Chromebook Plus Spin 514 (CP514-4HN) is also available for consumers or individuals.

Acer Introduces New Smart Monitors for Home Entertainment, Work, and Gaming

Acer DA1 and Nitro GA1 series Google TV™ monitors help enhance productivity, usability, and viewing experiences 

Acer today unveiled a new lineup of versatile smart monitors, built to create tailored experiences that support various consumer needs and lifestyles. The Acer DA1 and Nitro GA1 series monitors are designed with 31.5- and 27-inch space-saving models to fit into any home setup and can function as an entertainment hub to stream content, an extended workstation for everyday tasks, and a reliable gaming companion with fast refresh rate. An abundance of smart features are also available on the monitors, including wireless projection, simultaneous viewing from different sources via Multiview, and more. 

SB19 and Apl.de.Ap take Filipino music to greater heights with club anthem “Ready”

The ecstatic dance-pop track serves as SB19’s follow-up to their recently released bop “Moonlight,” featuring Ian Asher and Terry Zhong

After setting the dancefloor on fire with the euphoric banger “Moonlight,” SB19 returns with another monumental collaboration featuring Filipino-American hip-hop superstar Apl.de.Ap.

The two powerhouse icons take Filipino music artistry to the next level with the release of “Ready,” a shiny club number that captures the sound of summer effortlessly regardless of the season. 

Going extremely hard with bombastic beats and exciting sonic builds, the track finds SB19 and Apl.de.Ap concocting a confident bop with global appeal and strong crossover potential.

“Ride or die, for real,” says Martin Lawrence of his real-life friendship with Will Smith. “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” opens in cinemas June 5

Check out photos from the “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” premieres in Dubai, Riyadh and Berlin 

Martin Lawrence and Will Smith attend the European premiere of BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE at Zoo Palast on May 27, 2024 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Gerald Matzka/Getty Images for Sony Pictures)

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence – cinema’s bad boys of action-comedy – are back again in Bad Boys: Ride or Die. 

“It’s magical to see them both together,” says Bilall Fallah, who directs with his partner Adil El Arbi, and are best-known as simply Adil & Bilall. “It’s unbelievable, the chemistry they have. It’s always surprising when you’re behind the monitors directing the scene and they come up with this genius golden humor – you sit back, relax, and see them perform.” When that magic happens, he says, his job is easy. “They’re the best duo on the big screen, and very unique.”

Unfold a World of Wonder: Meet the Titan of Immersive Display with TCL's 115" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV

TCL, a leading consumer electronics as well as the top 1 Panel TV Brand in the Philippines and top 2 in the global TV is set to break another record in terms of TV domination.  Get ready to have an immersive display on a larger screen with TCL 115" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV!

The future of home entertainment is here. Introducing the titan of Mini LED screens, the TCL 115" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV. This technological marvel boasts a size that redefines what's possible, transforming your living room into a cinematic wonderland. Imagine epic movies, captivating documentaries, and thrilling games coming to life on this breathtaking display. The feast for the senses begins the moment you turn it on.

“We are overly excited with this news! We are happy to be launching the TCL 115" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV very soon.  Definitely, this is the future technology of large-screen display!,” TCL Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez excitedly shares.

GMA Pictures and Viva Films’ latest collab “Playtime’’ to thrill moviegoers on June 12

Halika, laro tayo!

Are you ready to play the game of hunter and prey?

What begins as a simple acquaintance turns into a race for survival as GMA Pictures and Viva Films unveil their latest collaboration via the suspense-thriller “Playtime,” which opens in theaters nationwide on June 12.

Starring Sanya Lopez, Coleen Garcia, Faye Lorenzo, and Xian Lim, “Playtime” is under the helm of esteemed director Mark A. Reyes V, who is also behind the film’s story and original concept.

“Playtime” revolves around three women from three different worlds who find themselves in the same situation involving a man they all mistakenly trust.

Why the Auto Parts and Supplies Sector Continues to Thrive in PH

Auto parts and services grow along with the strong vehicle industry in the country.

Pasay City, Philippines—The Philippines’ auto parts sector is robustly growing along with the continuously growing automotive industry in the country. Logically, this is driven by the consistent growth in annual vehicle sales coupled with the inevitably rising demand for automotive aftermarket products and services. 

Currently, the Philippine automotive parts sector runs through the operations of over 250 local businesses that are registered for producing and importing up to 330 types of auto parts and components, which in turn are made not just of metals but also of plastic, rubber, and other composite materials. Such enterprises supply items for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and independent aftermarket (IAM)--comprising the parts replacement market. 

Celebrate Batman's 85th Anniversary at SM Supermalls With Pop Up Experience

One in Southeast Asia -- Gather the crew as the Dark Knight takes over SM Supermalls with iconic Batcave activation and retail pop-ups in a global celebration, Batman 85th Anniversary.

Gear up Batman fans! Warner Bros. Discovery celebrates the The Caped Crusader’s 85th anniversary with rotating mall activations and retail pop-ups in SM Malls. A thematic interactive Batcave will excite fans of all generations --- with five creative zones in place, shoppers can traverse through Batman’s legacy and role play his iconic story. Collectors will also be able to get ahold of exclusive merchandise available throughout the celebration.

Watch George Clooney and Brad Pitt play rival fixers in trailer for action comedy “Wolfs,” in cinemas September

Clooney. Pitt. WOLFS. George Clooney and Brad Pitt play fixers who are forced to work together to cover up a high-profile crime in the new action comedy Wolfs, directed by Jon Watts (Spider-Man films Homecoming, Far From Home, No Way Home). Wolfs opens only in cinemas in September. 

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/uU9qTDIvIIM

(Caption from left) Brad Pitt and George Clooney in WOLFS

Experience the Spolarium and National Art Treasures with the LG OLED AI evo TVs

This year, we are celebrating the 140th anniversary of Juan Luna's masterpiece, the Spoliarium. As it is now housed inside the National Museum of Fine Arts, the home of many national treasures of art from the centuries can be accessed by the public for free.

To elevate the museum experience, LG Philippines has partnered with the National Museum to exhibit art more immersively with the turn-over of the new LG OLED AI evo TVs. The announcement was made during a special event held at the National Museum of Fine Arts, where Mr. Nakhyun Seong, Managing Director of LG Philippines, expressed LG's pride in being part of significant celebrations aligned with the Philippines' rich cultural heritage.