Learn how to invest in your passions and grow your savings in GCash 2nd Money Talks series

Wednesday, June 23, 2021



During this time of pandemic, some of us might think investing for the things you desire is a waste of money and time. Even though you have extra funds to make it happen, weighing your wants and needs is the first thing that comes to mind.

GInvest, the first-ever digital investment platform on GCash that allows Filipinos as young as 18 years old and with a valid ID, lets you explore easy ways and means on how to start investing and conveniently grow your money through a tap on the app.


To further educate Filipinos on the many investment possibilities using GInvest by GCash, GCash is mounting its second webinar series Kaya Mo Money Talks on June 24 at 8pm on GCash’s Facebook page.


The webinar aims to help customers, specifically the young adults, to unlock their financial goals so they can experience their passions, and teach them the ropes on how to invest and grow their money using Gcash.


It also hopes to empower Filipinos to take charge of their finances and identify their goals to achieve their dreams. What’s excellent about GInvest is you can get started with as little as ₱50 buy-in for local funds and ₱1,000 for international funds. These affordable rates make GInvest by GCash the first fintech company in the Philippines to offer low investment buy-ins.


Hosted by Jaz Reyes, the webinar will feature financial expert Chinkee Tan who will discuss the ins and outs of investing, debunking investing myths and why you should treat your savings like an investment.


He will be joined by members of the popular gaming team, Blacklist International (V33Wise) and Tiktok creator Dora Dorado who will talk about investing in their passions and growing their investments using GInvest.


With GInvest by GCash, anyone can start investing and fulfill their financial goals. It’s an extraordinary entryway to the wonderful world of financial freedom and lets you #UnlockYourLifeGoals at the press of a button.


To learn more about the GCash Money Talks, and more information about GInvest, you may visit GCash’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/gcashofficial/

Shopee reveals 4 types of Filipino online shoppers, offers something for everyone this 7.7 Mid-Year Sale



A survey conducted by Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, revealed four types of online shoppers in the Philippines and their motivations for shopping online.

Shopee surveyed more than 3,000 Filipinos and found that value is the most important factor for online shoppers, with 42% of respondents stating that they are driven by the best deals and prices. 71% of them are females, ranging from 18 to 34 years of age.

There is also an emerging segment of consumers who prioritize shopping from their favored brands online. More than half of these brand lovers are around 25 years old, showing how brand loyalty is becoming key to the online shopping experience for younger demographics. Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “The mid-year shopping season is an exciting time for Shopee. As more Filipinos go online to fulfill their shopping needs, we are also seeing more diverse preferences and shopping habits emerge. 

This is why we consistently listen to our users’ feedback and improve our features, services, and products to serve their needs. Our 7.7 Mid-Year Sale is no different and comes packed with highlights such as the Payday Sale, ShopeePay Day, and other exciting promotions to deliver more value, variety, and fun to all shoppers.”


The four key types of Filipino online shoppers are:

1) The Sulit Shopper - Decisive shoppers who hunt for the best deals 42% of respondents are Sulit Shoppers. They prioritize finding the best deals and prices before making an online purchase. These shoppers are patient and take the time to research products, but act quickly when they discover deals they like.

Key characteristics:

● Decisive buying: 66% browse a maximum of just five items before making a purchase

● Deals seeking: 62% don’t typically plan purchases in advance—they shop whenever they see big discounts on products they’re eyeing

● Regular shopping: Half of them buy something online at least twice a month Sulit Shoppers can rejoice at the 7.7 Mid-Year Sale, which offers non-stop deals and discounts.

They can save money on shipping, get discounts, and claim cashback at the Vouchers Sale on July 6. During the 7.7 period, they can also tap on the Vouchers button on the Shopee homepage for one-stop access to the best deals.

2) The Shop-and-Go Consumer - Shoppers who enjoy the convenience of delivery to their doorstep

For a lot of Filipinos, online shopping’s main draw is convenience. 17% of shoppers surveyed turn to online shopping for its ease and safety. More than half of the shoppers in this community are 30 years old. They know what they want to buy and do not necessarily spend extra time on the app, but will often make impulse purchases if they stumble upon good deals.

Key characteristics:

● Quick decision-making: 64% browse through a maximum of five listings before they find what they're looking for

● Proactive shopping: Almost one in two do their own research on products by either searching online or chatting with sellers

● Frequent shopping: 45% shop online twice a month on average, making them one of the most frequent purchasers

Shop-and-Go Consumers can take advantage of Free Shipping on Shopee’s home page. They’ll also love the convenience of ShopeePay, Shopee’s built-in e-wallet. On ShopeePay Day this July 1, they can enjoy ShopeePay-exclusive rewards, such as free shipping, cashback, and ₱1 deals.

3) The Budol Shopper - Window shoppers who can also be spontaneous buyers

Making up 14% of respondents, the Budol Shopper refers to window shoppers who value variety and choice of products. Compared to the Sulit Shopper, the Budol Shopper browses more items on average, and are also more likely to spontaneously check out a product that catches their eye.

Key characteristics:

● Impulsive buying: 63% will buy an item because they felt like doing so at the moment

● Frequent browsing: 27% of window shoppers usually browse up to 15 items before

each purchase

This 7.7, Budol Shoppers can window shop to their hearts’ content across Shopee’s themed days such as Home Tech Sale on June 24, Home & Outdoors Sale on June 25, Kids & Babies

Sale on June 26, and Apparel & Shoes Sale on June 27. Each sale offers a huge selection of discounted products from popular categories.

4) The Suki Buyer - Shoppers who have a good eye for brands

Suki Buyers make up 12% of respondents, and they shop online because they can find their favorite brands easily. Unlike Sulit Shoppers, shoppers who prioritize finding the best value, brand fans are less price-sensitive. Instead, they value having a large variety of brands to choose from, as well as accessing perks and loyalty points from brands they follow.

Key characteristics:

● Regular shopping from brands: 62% of them purchase from their favorite brands as frequently as twice a month

● Brand familiarity: About 1 in 4 follow their favorite brands on social media in order to stay informed of latest product launches

Suki Buyers will enjoy the RB Super Brand Day until June 23, Vivo Super Brand Day from June 27-28, and Olay Super Brand Day from June 28-30, which all offer exclusive deals from well- loved brands on Shopee Mall. Suki Buyers can also get exclusive perks from their favorite brands, such as 30% off vouchers, at the Shopee Mall Sale this June 29.

Animezing North: A Glimpse of the Anime World In SM City

Saturday, June 19, 2021



SM City North Edsa brings a taste of the Japan experience to Northern shoppers through Animezing North: A Japan Pop Culture Fest.



One of the many new normal trends was the resurgence of the Filipinos' interest in the Anime culture in forms of streaming and toy collecting.



With that, SM City North Edsa gladly launch the Animezing North to bring the exciting feel and food Japan has to offer! In partnership with the Philippines most influential and popular toy collector Yexel Sebastian, Animezing North will feature his enormous and life-size preeminent Anime character collection from the multi-generational anime and manga that Filipino fans love!

Otaku fans can also savour a taste of Japan from Japanese favourite restaurants such as Teppanya, Karayama, Dohtonbori, Daiesumi Digital Cafe Genki Sushi and cop and even shop the latest manga fashion collaboration from Filbar's, Skechers, Miniso and Levi's.


Visit The Block Atrium from June 16 - July 1, 2021. Join the conversation at #AnimezingNorthAtSM

Here are the Best Filipino Books You can Score at the Aklatan Book Fair on Shopee

Looking for new reads? After celebrating Independence Day just a few days ago, it only seems fitting to explore the abundance of Filipino books out there. Whatever genre you're into—be it self-help, adventure, or romance- there are plenty of brilliant local works to choose from


From June 19-21, you can check out the Aklatan Book Fair on Shopee to add local literature to your reading list. Even if you can’t visit in-person book fairs again just yet, you can still enjoy perusing a wide selection at the online book fair. The best part is, you can get discounts up to 90% off!


Support local authors by checking out the following titles: 



Enjoy tales of local mythology set in modern times. Go along with Alexandra Trese’s encounters with monsters and demons in Trese: Bloodlines, read Nick Joaquin’s fascinating anthologies on mythical creatures in May Tiktik sa Bubong, May Sigbin sa Silong, follow a steampunk quest set in a dystopian Intramuros in the comic book Incognito, and tag along an action-filled mythical adventure in Si Janus Silang at ang Pitumpu't Pitong Pusong.



In the mood for a lighthearted, feel-good read? Feel amused and touched by turns with a series of love stories in Para Kay B, enjoy a kilig-worthy high school romance in Ang Mutya ng Section E, and follow an ordinary girl’s journey to success in both her career and relationships in That Promdi Girl.



We could all do with a little guidance in life from time to time. Spruce up your cooking skills with Dishkarte sa Kusina, learn more about the psychology of money with Why Financial Education Alone Does Not Work, and take a little time to reflect by reading motivational speaker Francis Kong’s ruminations on family, work, and self-improvement in All That Matters.



Want to encourage your little ones to discover the wonderful world of books? You’ll both enjoy a touching story of motherly love with Inay, Inaaay Ko!, learn more about sharing in Hating Kapatid, and recognize the value of hard work in Ang Langgam at Ang Tipaklong



Enjoy a series of creative works by local writers and artists with these picks. Komiks Cum Laude features works from 15 student creators from the Komiket Awards, while Sacada contains an experimental catalog of doodles, poetry, and quotes coupled with eccentric photographs.


For more amazing deals on books by local authors, visit the Aklatan Book Fair on Shopee this June 19-21. 


To enjoy more deals, don’t forget to top up your ShopeePay through debit card, online banking, TouchPay machines, and over-the-counter. Use ShopeePay at checkout to get 15% daily cashback and free shipping with a minimum spend of ₱199.


Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.


SHOW YOU LIKE THAT : BLACKPINK's exclusive show for Globe fans

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

 


Over the past years, record-breaking Korean girl group BLACKPINK has taken over the world, capturing hearts with their powerful songs and heart-stopping performances. In case you haven’t heard, JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ, and LISA are Globe’s newest brand ambassadors, and last year the girls painted the Philippines black and pink with a stunning TVC, a massive digital channel takeover, fan-favorite pre-show, access to THE SHOW concert, and more, all streamed via Globe’s social media and online platforms.


Giving you more ways to connect with all your favorite K-pop acts, Globe continues to reinvent entertainment, and today invites all fans of the quartet behind smash hits like “DDU-DDU-DDU- DDU” and “Lovesick Girls,” to SHOW YOU LIKE THAT, a free online event for Globe’s Kmmunity PH Facebook Group. On June 18, 2021 at 8pm, members of the hallyu-centered Facebook Group will get exclusive access to catch the OT4 for the first time since their record-shattering online concert earlier this year.


Bet you wanna be one of the lucky viewers? Feed your frenzy for their high-energy pop and stunning visuals! Simply join Globe’s Kmmunity PH Facebook Group to catch the special online event with JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ, and LISA, and quench your thirst for more BLACKPINK content in your area.


Always looking to uplift Filipinos in their everyday lives, Globe Telecom is committed to creating innovative ways for all fans to stay connected with each other and with their favorite idols. For more updates about Show You Like That, follow Globe Telecom’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/globeph/, and join Globe’s Kmmunity PH’s Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2216020118728072.


IKEA Philippines Searches for Magazine Cover Models

 


In preparation for the opening of the first store in Pasay City, IKEA Philippines is producing a magazine to share the brand’s milestones and inspiration to the Filipinos. IKEA will feature Filipino families or individuals on the cover and searches for magazine cover model.

The invitation to be on the cover of IKEA Philippines magazine is open to all Filipinos. Five families or friends or individuals will be selected to be on the printed and/or digital cover of the magazine. Selected participants will also receive P30,000 worth of IKEA shopping vouchers.

Entries to the search will be collected from 15 – 30 June 2021. Winners will be announced via IKEA Philippines Facebook page.

How to join the search

Interested individuals may visit (https://www.ikea.com/ph/en/campaigns/search-for-ikea-magazine-cover- model-pub628065f0) and submit a photo taken inside their homes. Photo entries may include their friends, partners or other members of their family. For more information and to see full contest mechanics, visit the IKEA Philippines website, www.IKEA.ph

Here’s What You Need to Look for in a Mobile Gaming Phone

 


Mobile gaming is perfect if you’re a gamer constantly on the go, or if you’re a newbie just starting to immerse yourself into the hobby. Heavy gaming isn’t restricted to just PCs anymore—you can now enjoy the same experience using only pocket-size devices, thanks to all the state-of-the art mobile gaming phones available.

Dreaming of investing in a new gaming device? Infinix Hot 10S already has everything you’re looking for! Here’s a quick list of a few important features to look forward to:

1. A hardworking processor that promises to render at a quick speed

Lags take the beauty out of gaming. You won’t get to enjoy smooth gameplays nor communicate with your teammates in real time. Worse, you might end up losing if your phone freezes during a particularly crucial part. Infinix Hot 10S runs on MediaTek Helio G85, a top-speed Octa-core processor, so you can play alongside optimized graphics and frame rates.

2. A high-definition, responsive display

Gamers appreciate the hobby not just for the thrill, but also for the gorgeous graphics and character designs. If you plan on playing heavily on your phone, choose a resolution which can give justice to the game’s artwork. Infinix Hot 10S’ 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display provides a smooth visual experience when you swipe the screen or play high-speed moving footage. You also get a fast touch response with its 180Hz touching sampling rate.

3. A heavy-duty battery which can handle long hours of gaming

Nothing is more annoying than losing momentum due to a low-batt phone while you’re enjoying a really exciting gameplay. If you’re prone to binge gaming, look for a phone with a high- capacity battery. Infinix Hot 10S is powered by a formidable 6000mAh battery, with which you can enjoy up to 18 hours of gaming. With its Power Marathon technology, you also get extra 25% battery life when the battery drains down to 5%. Gaming

4. Bonus: A high-tech game optimization engine

Looking for a super-enhanced gaming experience? Infinix’s pioneering AI-powered Dar-link Ultimate Game Booster works with the Infinix Hot 10S’ software to optimize performance, screen display, touchscreen sensitivity, and more.

Infinix Hot 10S launches exclusively on Shopee this June 16. Until June 18, get it on sale for only ₱6,490 (6GB+128GB) and ₱5,490 (4GB+64GB).

Upgrade to the new Infinix Hot 10S here. For more deals from Infinix, visit https://shopee.ph/m/super-brand-day-19.

For more deals, don’t forget to top up your ShopeePay through debit card, online banking, TouchPay machines, and over-the-counter. Use ShopeePay at checkout to get 15% daily cashback and free shipping with a minimum spend of ₱199.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.