Check Out the Huge Price Drops from Your Favorite Brands at the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Sale

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Are you the type of shopper to prioritize brand loyalty above everything else? Exciting news, brand sukis: you can score big discounts on essentials from your favorite brands at the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Sale. Until August 8, enjoy a huge variety of flash deals at irresistible prices—as low as ₱8!—from top brands in lifestyle, electronics, and more.

To discover these deals, open Flash Deals on your Shopee homepage and browse through the Mall Flash Deals tab to find your favorite brands. Don’t forget to press “Remind Me” to receive a notification once the deal goes live. Flash deals are available in limited quantities for a limited time only, so hurry!

Meanwhile, check out big deals from leading brands below:

Comfy and stylish loungewear

You’ll definitely want to update your old pambahays with these discounted offers. INSPI Oversized Shirt features a stylish silhouette and an eye-catching silk screen graphic print. If you prefer a tighter fit, go for Bobson Basic Tee’s semi body-fit. Top off the look with JEIKY Naruto Rubber Slippers, which is made of anti-skid rubber PVC.

Upgraded home essentials

Take advantage of the sale and stock up on groceries and other home essentials. Start each morning with a piping hot cup of UCC Black Ready to Drink, which contains 100% roasted sugar-free coffee. Then cozy up your home with luxurious Home de Luxe Cotton Pillows. Each pillow is 100% hypoallergenic and has a 500 thread count.

Workout-from-home must-haves

If you’re going running or biking in your neighborhood, first things first: stay safe and healthy with Ilwoul KF94 Nano Respirator’s four-layered protection. Don’t forget to hydrate every once in a while using Hydro Flask Standard Mouth, which eliminates condensation and keeps beverages cold up to 24 hours. After winding down, whip up a healthy fruit or vegetable smoothie in one minute using Hawaii Home Mini Juicer.

Gadgets and appliances for the home

Whether you’re looking for WFH accessories or home appliances, you won’t be able to resist the discounts on these electronics. If you’re in the market for wireless earbuds, check out LG TONE Free FN7. It has an Ambient Sound Mode, a total play time of 15 hours, and a waterproof design. Health buffs can use Homezania Air Fryer to create balanced dinner options minus the oil. Lastly, you’ll find Deerma Handheld Vacuum Cleaner to be a worthy investment with 10kPa suction power and up to 35 minutes of running time.

To discover more flash deals, visit

To save more on purchases from your favorite brands, use ShopeePay to enjoy daily free shipping and coins cashback. Top up your ShopeePay wallet through your debit card, online banking, or over-the-counter payment partners. Get up to 50% cashback when you pay your electricity, water, and internet bills with ShopeePay. Enjoy ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Seaoil, Potato Corner, and more; 10% off on mobile load; and flash deals on mobile load & data for as low as ₱1.

For a chance to win more ShopeePay credits, join the #BudolFinds challenge on Tiktok from July 26 to August 8. Just buy products from the Fashion, Food & Beverages, Electronics, Beauty/Personal Care, and Home categories on Shopee. Then shoot a creative 30-second review and include the hashtag #BudolFinds in the caption. Participants can win up to ₱5,000 worth of ShopeePay credits. For more details about the #BudolFinds challenge, visit

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Men, It’s Your Responsibility Too : It’s time we talk openly about HPV

 HPV, or the Human Papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted virus. In fact, it is so common that majority of sexually active men and women will have been infected with HPV at some point in their lives.1

For men, this particular infection is often overlooked as conversations about HPV normally center around female reproductive health largely because of its connection to cervical cancer.2 Nearly all cases of cervical cancer can be attributed to HPV. Cervical cancer ranks are the second most prevalent cancer among Filipino women.3

While the threat to female reproductive health is high, the reality is that HPV poses a potential risk to males as well.2

Silent but potentially dangerous

According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 150 types of HPV.4 In most cases, the infection clears up on its own without a trace. However, getting HPV once does not make a person immune from other types. Aside from this, chronic, long-lasting infections may lay dormant for years without detection and can lead to the formation of genital warts and even HPV-related diseases and cancers.4

Most of the 150 HPV types are classified as low-risk, or those that can cause genital and anal warts. However, HPV can be potentially life-threatening particularly the types that are classified as high-risk which may cause not only cervical cancer, but also penile, anal, mouth, and throat cancers.4

“HPV is often associated to cervical cancer. However, the threat of HPV is not only limited to women. Certain cancers caused by HPV are also true for men.” said Dr. Mary Ann Galang-Escalona, Country Medical Lead of MSD in the Philippines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 90 percent of anal and cervical cancers, 70 percent of vaginal and vulvar cancers, and 60 percent of penile cancers are caused by HPV. The CDC also noted that recent studies have shown that about 70 percent of oropharyngeal or mouth and throat cancers may be linked to HPV*.5

Guarding against HPV

“HPV prevention is just as much the responsibility of men as it is of women. A crucial step to addressing the very threat of HPV to public health is removing the stigma and misconceptions associated with it,” said Dr. Galang-Escalona.

She added that oftentimes, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are associated with promiscuity. However, any person who is sexually active can get infected with HPV.

“Education and open conversation about sexual health are important and can help in guarding against HPV. By removing the stigma attached to the STI, the burden of responsibility in addressing HPV shifts from the individual to a shared commitment in the family.”

Prevention methods against HPV include: abstinence from sexual activity; continuing to be faithful in a monogamous relationship; practicing safe sex including using condoms or dental dams; and getting vaccinated for HPV.6

Practicing these prevention methods may not only help protect ourselves against HPV but also our loved ones.

*Many cancers of the oropharynx may be caused by a combination of tobacco, alcohol and HPV.

Diabetes: a deadly but controllable disease

Friday, July 30, 2021

As the COVID pandemic persists, another disease remains under the radar as one of the Philippines’ leading causes of death - diabetes.

Diabetes, a serious and chronic metabolic disease characterized by an increase in blood sugar levels, is one of the major causes of death in the Philippines. Based on recent data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (2021), diabetes has claimed 37,265 lives last year (2020) despite the unprecedented COVID- 19 pandemic.

“Diabetes is a deadly disease, but it can oftentimes be taken for granted,” said Dr. Aurora Macaballug, Board Member and Chair of the Advocacy Committee of the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (PSEDM). “What not a lot of people know is it can be controlled and managed as long as patients stick to the treatments prescribed by their doctors.”

MSD in the Philippines, Mercury Drug Corporation (MDC), Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (PSEDM), and Philippine Association of Diabetes Educators (PADE) recently hosted

“Mga Ano at Bakit ng Diabetes”, a press briefing aimed to raise awareness about diabetes and advocate for greater medication adherence to improve patient outcomes among Filipinos with diabetes, as part of MSD’s Kontrolado Ko, Diabetes Ko (KKDK) campaign.

Apat Dapat, Education, and Accessibility - Key to Diabetes Management

According to Dr. Macaballug, four elements have to be met to successfully manage diabetes. Dubbed as Apat Dapat, patients can take control of their condition through (1) exercise, (2) proper diet, (3) regular intake of diabetes medication/insulin, and (4) regular consultations with a physician.

Adherence, which means taking prescribed medication with the right dose and frequency, is one of the 4 pillars of PSEDM’s advocacy to managing diabetes. And while the patient is largely responsible in adhering to Apat Dapat, healthcare providers recognize the need for more proactive support.

“Managing one’s diabetes is not easy. That’s why we try to help people cope with the illness through more proactive support, beginning with education,” said diabetes nurse educator and PADE President Leyden Florido. “The more they know about their disease, the better they’re equipped to cope and manage it.”

Pharmacists have also expanded their support for diabetes patients during the pandemic, as they have become one of the more accessible healthcare professionals in the community. “We can help patients understand the dangers of chronic diseases like diabetes and the importance of prevention and adherence,” said Mercury Drug representative and pharmacist Nellie Calipjo. “Patient adherence requires a lifestyle change and will be better accepted if access to medicine, counseling, and other care items are readily available. This is the inspiration behind our Get Well Diabetes Care Hub, a one-stop-shop section in select Mercury Drug stores dedicated to the needs of patients with diabetes,” she added.

In the end, the best outcomes for people with diabetes will depend on the changes they make to their lifestyles to follow prescribed treatments.

Through the Kontrolado Ko, Diabetes Ko campaign, MSD continues to collaborate with medical societies and the health care industry to remind Filipinos about the importance of making impactful changes to one’s lifestyle to manage diabetes and promote better health outcomes.

Shopee Rolls Out New Features on Shopee Live to Help Sellers Boost Views and Increase Sales in time for the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale

Thursday, July 29, 2021


Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches Livestream Flash Sale and In-app Business Insights features to help sellers gain more viewers and boost their sales during streaming sessions on Shopee Live. 

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee is excited to launch two new in-app features that aim to help our online sellers grow on our platform. Our sellers are a big part of our business, and we will continue to support them by providing the necessary tools to help them engage with their customers more. Shopee will continue to offer Filipinos a fun and interactive experience.”

The new Livestream Flash Sale in-app feature lets sellers promote their discounted products, attract more views, and boost orders during a live stream. The Livestream Flash Sale also lets bargain hunters score the best possible deals and enjoy real-time discounts online just like how Filipinos used to hunt for bargains at bazaars and tiangges pre-pandemic.

In addition, sellers can now easily view their live stream data to acquire useful insights to help them strategize and further enhance their Shopee Live streams. With the new in-app Business Insights feature, live streamers can access the number of unique and total views, total likes, and confirmed orders from the live stream. This lets streamers gauge what their viewers like and what the best-selling products are, so sellers can cater their product selection to viewers’ preferences and achieve better sales. 

Shopee Live has enabled brands and sellers to better reach and engage Shopee users across the region. More consumers and businesses are adopting Shopee Live to entertain themselves and connect with one another, with 450 million views on Shopee Live during the year-end 12.12 Birthday Sale in 2020. 

These newly launched features are just two of the many things users can look forward to this coming 8.8 Mega Flash Sale. Until August 8, they can get free shipping vouchers, enjoy daily flash promos, and exclusive deals when checking out using ShopeePay. To learn more about the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale, visit

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

Good Vibes Tayo DITO: Get exclusive premium items from Viber when you purchase your DITO sim with a friend!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021


Newest telecommunications player DITO Telecommunity has teamed up with Viber, one of the most popular messaging apps in the country, for Good Vibes Tayo DITO - an exclusive promo from July 23 to August 31, 2021, where consumers can avail of exciting Viber Premium items when they purchase their DITO SIM cards in pairs.

"At DITO, our goal is to empower Filipinos through stronger connectivity with our fast, reliable, and value-for-money data services. By partnering with Viber Philippines, we are hoping to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience of the country's most preferred messaging app to more subscribers all over the country" said Jasper Evangelista, DITO's Brand Marketing Director.

The Good Vibes Tayo DITO promo is just one of the many programs DITO and Viber have in store for Filipino subscribers. Now, Viber users can enjoy connecting with their family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones non-stop using DITO's reliable and affordable data promo offers.

"Viber is looking forward to expanding its calling and messaging services to more Filipinos all over the country with this exciting partnership with DITO, a new and dynamic telecom company," said David Tse, Senior Director, Asia Pacific at Rakuten Viber."We are focused on our shared goal of providing services and programs that enable people to keep stronger, more secure and seamless personal and professional connections that impact their daily lives."

The Good Vibes Tayo DITO promo will be available in select DITO stores and partner stores. To join the promo, customers must purchase two (2) DITO SIM cards from participating DITO stores, activate the SIM cards, and register their DITO numbers using the Viber app. Once registration Is complete, the pair will be entitled to join a lucky draw and win exclusive Viber premium items such as plush toys, notebooks, tumblers, and other exciting prizes!

Check out the official social media pages and websites of DITO ( and Rakuten Viber ( for the full list of participating stores and more details on the promo mechanics.

Best Cities in Canada for Young Professionals

Tuesday, July 27, 2021


Many young professionals are flocking to live in Canada, and for good reason. The economy is booming, crime is low, beautiful scenery every season, education is top-notch and affordable, and universal healthcare. Below are some of the most popular cities in Canada for millennials to choose from. 


Calgary is home to both university students and young professionals and is one of Canada's largest cities. Calgary is a more affordable city to live in, compared to Vancouver or Toronto. It is one of the cleanest cities in the world, has a great public transportation system, has a wonderful healthcare system, and affordable housing. Calgary homes for sale are so manageable that if you want to become a homeowner, you will be able to do that sooner than later. 


Ottawa is home to University of Ottawa students and many government workers - Ottawa offers an eclectic mix of old-world charm and new urban development. Much of the housing was built in the 1990s, including plenty of condos, which is perfect for college students. Whether you want to dance the night away or enjoy a relaxing evening with a glass of wine, there are a plethora of things that you can do once the sun is down in Ottawa. Ottawa housing can be a bit more costly the closer you are to downtown, but you can still get a better house for less than you’ll pay in Canada’s other major cities.


Living in Montreal is cheaper than living in Toronto or Vancouver, rent is also significantly lower. 

It's very difficult to single out any particular neighborhood of Montreal, as most will agree that living in pretty much any region of the city is awesome. The skyline of Montreal surrounded by the colors of the leaves in summer and autumn or the glistening shine of the snow in the winter make Montreal a magical sight to see. With so much to do and see, you will never run out of things to do in Montreal.


Toronto offers some of the best unique neighborhoods, vintage stores, and ethnic shops. Toronto is known as the most multicultural city in the world! You will never be bored in this city as there is plenty to do. From adventure-seeking activities to low-key concerts, there is something for everyone. Since Toronto is the largest city in Canada, the job opportunities are endless.

Shopee Offers Users #FullyVaxxed Package to Encourage Filipinos to Get Vaccinated

Monday, July 26, 2021


Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches the #FullyVaxxed Package under Shopee Bayanihan, to provide fully vaccinated Filipinos a special bundle they can use for personal needs and encourage others to complete both doses. Starting today until September 26, 2021, fully vaccinated Filipinos can qualify for the exclusive package that includes free shipping and discount vouchers from Shopee and discount vouchers from brands such as Hygienix, Maxi-Peel, SkinWhite, Splash Personal Care, and Johnson & Johnson. 

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee is here to support the country’s goal of inoculating as many Filipinos as possible through various initiatives such as our Vaccine Education Campaign, Vaccine Center Support, and now, our #FullyVaxxed Package. This is made possible through our partnerships with leading brands and with the participation of our marketplace sellers who have joined us in this cause to encourage citizens to get vaccinated. We are committed to doing what we can to help the nation stay safe and the Filipino people protected.”

The COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases Resolutions reports that there are more than 15 million doses administered, more than ten million getting their first dose, and 4.7 million Filipinos completing both doses as of mid-July 2021. Although many are open to getting both doses, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey reveals that vaccine hesitancy is still an issue as most are uncertain of its efficacy and side effects. To encourage Filipinos to get vaccinated, Shopee also partnered with the Department of Health to promote education about COVID-19 vaccines through in-app and social media initiatives.

The #FullyVaxxed Package shows Shopee’s commitment in supporting the nation’s goal of fully vaccinating the Filipino population. Aside from vouchers from leading brands, verified users can also enjoy vouchers from Shopee’s marketplace sellers. Starting today, fully vaccinated Filipinos can avail of the package by signing up on the Shopee Bayanihan: #FullyVaxxed Package microsite in the Shopee App through this link:

Steps on how to register and get verified:

  1. Sign up on the Shopee Bayanihan: #FullyVaxxed Package microsite (

  2. Submit a photo of the vaccination card to verify the completion of two doses and a valid ID

  3. Wait for the verification from Shopee 

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