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MyPhone bundles affordable smartphone with extra protection

Friday, July 31, 2020

The first Filipino phone brand launched its Buy 1 Take Care promo on July 27, wherein its customers can get a free face mask for every purchase of myA18 at participating MyPhone stores nationwide.

myA18 was released last year and it came in 5 colors, Pink, Turquoise, Blue, Black and White, highlighting the pastel edition of the phone.

Categorized as an entry-level phone, myA18 features Android™ 9 Pie (Go edition), 8GB ROM + 1GB RAM, and 1.3GHz Quad-Core Processor that is truly beginner-friendly.

Other features of myA18 include 4.0" Display, 2MP Main Camera, Front Camera with Face Beauty

1500mAh Battery, 3G, GPS, and Dual SIM.

MyPhone Buy 1 Take Care promo will run from July 27 until supplies last. For more information and the list of participating MyPhone stores, visit or like and follow MyPhone’s official social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for promo updates.

Now showing: Country's first-ever drive-in cinema

As people adopt new habits apt for the changing times, businesses are also compelled to innovate and deliver new ways for everyone to experience the activities they have always enjoyed. One of these is recapturing the essence and joy of watching a film inside the halls of a cinema.

While movie theaters still have yet to open, SM Cinema gives its patrons the perfect opportunity to see upcoming films through its newest out-of-home entertainment experience, the "SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown".

A throwback to the good old days of drive-in theaters, SM Cinema relives this experience for a new generation to enjoy, bringing them a fresh avenue for a #SafeAndFunMovieWatching crusade from the comfort of their cars.

Opening at SM City Pampanga Amphitheater, SM Cinema’s “Movies at Sundown” allows guests to watch movies on the big screen while observing social distancing rules set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). Starting today, Friday, July 31, 2020, it will open to the general public featuring the movies’ “Train to Busan 2: Peninsula” and “My Spy.

The “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown” experience
A first in the Philippines, SM Cinema’s drive-in theater takes Filipino viewers to a new horizon of movie-watching.

Guests will be assigned their own parking spots to be guided by traffic marshalls. Once settled, spectators can see the film of their choice on a 20m x 8m screen raised 3-feet above the ground, and will be asked to tune in to a specific frequency on their car’s FM radio to broadcast the audio straight into their vehicles.

Guests can also choose the 6:30PM or 8:50PM schedules from July 31 to August 2. In the succeeding weeks, schedules will be every Thursday to Sundays at 6:45PM. And what’s a drive-in cinema without movie snacks? For a ticket price of only P400 per person, this gives viewers the chance to relish in a new cinematic experience paired with a free Regular Popcorn, Bottled Water, and Beef Franks from SnackTime.

A #SafeAndFunMovieWatching for Filipinos
Optimizing the best view for all guests, two (2) persons can be inside the car and a maximum of four (4) guests will be allowed. Attendees must also be between the ages 21 and 59, pursuant to the safety guidelines set by the IATF. For added safety, viewers will also be asked to stay inside their vehicles with their masks on and practice social distancing all throughout the duration of the movie.

Tickets for SM Cinema’s “Movies at Sundown” must be purchased online in advance at to ensure an uninterrupted viewing experience. No tickets will be sold at the venue, and viewers are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled screening.

“At SM Cinema, we have always explored new dimensions in film screenings to give our viewers the best movie-watching experience they deserve. Now that new norms have come to us, we do our best to meet our audience where they’re at, all while presenting a safe and innovative movie entertainment setup that’s a first in the country,” said Ruby Ann Reyes, SM Cinema’s Vice President for Marketing.

As a household name in film screening, SM Cinema brings back to its audience the joy of seeing movies on screen as they introduce a new way for people to catch their blockbuster favorites. Now available at SM City Pampanga—and soon in five other branches nationwide— catch the next big titles at the “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown" starting today, Friday, July 31, 2020 at SM City Pampanga. Purchase your tickets online via

MyPhone kicks off flagship store on Lazada with promo bundles

Thursday, July 30, 2020

After a few months of being idle in the e-commerce market, the first Filipino phone brand is gradually going back to serve the Filipino masa by re-launching its flagship store today, July 30, in one of the leading e-commerce sites in the Philippines, Lazada.

As the demand in technology arises and mall-goers opt to purchase gadgets online, MyPhone Vice President Kevin Tan says that this is the right time to offer a different shopping experience to their customers.

“A lot of people from our social media pages were asking if we have any stores online and we keep on directing them in malls,” he said.

Although MyPhone is not new to the e-commerce market, the phone brand extends its gratefulness to its loyal customers by offering promo bundles starting today until August 2.

“We are really happy and excited about what’s about to come after launching our official store with Lazada,” VP Tan said. “With these bundles, our market will be able to get affordable phones with a freebie they can simultaneously use with the gadget they bought,” he added.

MyPhone will be running its Panalo BunDEALS exclusively on Lazada with a limited quantity, wherein customers can get free DTV dongle, powerbank, or sd card for every purchase of select MyPhone product, from July 30 to August 2.

For more information, visit and Also like and follow MyPhone’s official social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for promo updates.


The milk tea craze in San Jose del Monte City has become stronger than ever with the newest addition of milk tea stores in SM, the most awaited Coco Fresh Tea and Juice!
(CoCo Fresh Tea and Juice is located at the lower ground floor of SM City San Jose del Monte, near the mall’s main atrium.)
Anyone who has been to any of CoCo’s branches in Metro Manila knows that their juices are real fresh and their milk teas are worth it. With over 4,000 stores worldwide, the Taiwan-based bubble tea shop is now closer to its customers in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. San JoseƱos don’t have to cross the metro or spend much on delivery fees just get refreshed with their favorites from CoCo.
Coco has a lot to offer from milk tea, to fruit and fresh teas, juices, chocolate, coffee, to cream and latte, and slush. For toppings, customers can choose from coconut jelly, pearls, pudding, and salty creams.
Ordering can be overwhelming especially for a CoCo newbie, but if you’re looking for a fresh tea, Passion Fruit Tea Burst is a must try for it has an intense fruity and tart flavor. Winter melon milk tea is a popular choice in all milk tea chains, so it is no surprise that CoCo has their own version too, the Salty Cream Winter Melon Tea. Coco’s signature salty cream just gives the winter melon tea a nice frothy texture and salty notes that balance its sweetness.
To best appreciate CoCo milk tea, there’s no better drink to order than their signature CoCo Milk Tea and CoCo Chocolate. Panda Milk Tea and White Pearl Milk Tea are also recommended. For slush, the Matcha Slush with Salty Cream is a great refresher.
Coco Fresh Tea and Juice is located at the lower ground floor of SM City San Jose del Monte.
As we still are in the midst of a pandemic, SM continue to find ways to innovate shopping experience. Like and follow SM City San Jose del Monte’s official Facebook at and on Instagram at

Smart partners with Acer for DepEd-compliant e-learning tools

Incoming students may now avail of a convenient and affordable gadget bundle to help them participate in their online classes this school year, through a new partnership of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Acer Philippines (Acer).

Under this partnership, parents can avail of the Smart School Bundle, which consists of an Acer Aspire 5 laptop, and a Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi.

The 14-inch Aspire 5 laptop comes with an Intel® Core™ i3 -813OU 2.2 GHz Base Speed with Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz, am 8GB DDR4 memory, 128 SSD + 1TB HDD. The bundle also already includes a Windows 10 Home OS, and other features that can help students cope with their school requirements.

Meanwhile, the Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi can help students connect to Smart’s fastest Long Term Evolution (LTE) network across the country whenever they attend video conferences, or submit their homework online.

These gadgets are compliant with the Department of Education’s minimum specifications for devices for distance learning, as the country continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We believe that e-learning is an important building block under the new normal – where education will be driven largely by digital tools and products. We hope that through this partnership, we can help students make a smooth transition to distance learning, and help make sure that no learner is left behind,” said Precy P. Katigbak, FVP and Head of National Key Accounts at Smart.

“It has always been our mission to enable Filipino students by providing them the tools that they need in their education. With this partnership, we hope to give them not only the means to do their school work, but also the connectivity through Smart’s network, so that students can continue to learn amid the pandemic,” said Manuel Wong, Managing Director at Acer Philippines.

Aside from students, this gadget bundle can also provide reliable tools and LTE connectivity to teachers, employees, and other professionals who are also working from home.

Smart LTE continues to provide the best mobile data experience, particularly for video, to customers across the country. According to independent mobile analytics firm Opensignal’s latest Philippines Mobile Network Experience Report released in April, Smart surpassed competition in most metrics, including Video Experience, where Smart posted a score of 55, well ahead of competition’s 39.8.

“We have invested billions of pesos in our mobile phone network over the last few years to and this has enabled to serve our subscribers well, especially during this pandemic,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart. “At the end of the day, our goal is to make sure that our customers have a good experience with us, and that our network can help them achieve their goals in school or at work,” added Basas.

The Smart School Bundle is available at all Acer concept stores and distributors nationwide.

For more information, visit

Avail up to 15% off When you Buy Gaz Lite LPG BBQ Grill on July 31st at Shopee!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Going out of town to have a good time usually means two things: the beach (or pool), and the barbecue.  The mere mention of barbecue makes my tummy grumble. Instantly, the scent of pork and fish comes to mind. Sometimes it would take a two-man job to get the errand done. One has to make sure the fish, pork, or beef is marinated while the other turns them at brief intervals to make sure they're heated evenly. The meticulous task of using burned charcoal to cook food is such a literally sweat-inducing task but is worth the effort. 

If barbecues are so unforgettable, why not do it more often? Doing the said activity anytime even indoors is now more convenient and possible. Besides, with the quarantine still in effect, cooking is more like a chore than a way to relax.

Say goodbye to messy handling of charcoal and hello to Gaz Lite LPG BBQ Grill from Shopee. It comes free with two 330g LPG canisters that are also refillable. 

Its parts are made of stainless steel to guarantee food safety and avoid food contamination. The whole apparatus comes in a neat, handy size of H102 x W395 x D225 mm that's is only 2.3kg making it ultra portable. 

Compared to traditional grilling, this device evenly heats food and provides uninterrupted flame. No need for fanning the charcoal to prevent it from getting too hot. Food is well cooked. It works perfectly every time, no muss, no fuss. 

Cleanup is a breeze. A removable drip pan at the bottom is built-in to the device. The canister and its cover can be released quickly which adds safety in case of an emergency. 

It is currently in stock and there's no better time to get one because it's discounted by up to 15% on July 31st!  Visit the official Gaz Lite shop :  

GCash urges companies to embrace digital finance

GCash for Business, the enterprise arm of GCash, the country’s undisputed top and preferred mobile wallet, is providing businesses of varying sizes with cashless solutions that empower them to do more with less. GCash for Business offers fast and easy salary disbursement, a customizable and flexible platform manager, and financial services for the everyday needs of their employees. 


As the country slowly adjusts to the new normal, business owners can stay ahead of the game by getting a suitable partner that can provide them with seamless and safe digital business solutions that enable them to adapt to the new normal. 


“With more and more people migrating to digital, cash-heavy sectors should embrace this new technology to adapt and mitigate the impact of pandemic. GCash for Business will not only make this easier for enterprises by providing them with concrete business solutions, but this will also help consumers with their transactions in the new normal,” Luigi Reyes, VP for Enterprise and Head of GCash For Business, said.


Aside from promoting a healthy merchant-customer relationship, GCash for Business also helps businesses in streamlining disbursement processes. GCash enables businesses to distribute payroll and allowances to employees through their GCash e-wallets, which can be linked to a GCash MasterCard. Employers may even use the GCash platform to provide rewards and incentives to their employees and customers.


Likewise, GCash for Business allows employers to capitalize on a platform manager that allows them to use digitalized solutions for timekeeping, business expense management, and payroll processing, among others.


Through the GCash platform, employees may also unlock the potential of digital finance, as various financial tools and services are made available to them. With their GCash wallets, they may transact with over 75,000 merchants, pay bills to over 400 billers, and send money to over 40 banks. They may also use the platform for savings, credit, insurance, and even investments.


The coronavirus pandemic resulted in a booming community of online businesses in a span of three months, paving the way for a cashless future for the Philippine economy. But even as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, digital payments are still expected to be a part of the new normal as safety and hygiene remain to be top priorities of enterprises to avoid a major spike in COVID-19 cases in the country. 

Now, merchants are required to step up their game by integrating modern technology into their enterprise. This is where GCash for Business enters the picture. No matter the size of the business, from big corporates to microentrepreneurs, the country’s leading mobile wallet provides unique solutions to ensure a safe and secure cashless experience for both business owners and their customers.

“GCash has a very diverse community of business partners. GCash for Business makes sure that businesses of all types can maximize their partnership with us by giving them the best we can officer,” Reyes said.


Aside from upgrades in the digital front, partnership with GCash for Business also comes with a financial literacy program and a self-service expense management system. Merchants no longer have to worry about losing track of their business expenses because GCash will make sure that everything is in check.

“Anyone business that wants to thrive in the post-pandemic scene knows that GCash is the way to go. Not only do we have the largest user base in the country, we also have the widest range of services offered in the market. By tapping GCash for Business, enterprises may maximize their potential even during a national health crisis,” Reyes said.


Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), which operates GCash, is part of the portfolio companies of 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines wholly-owned by Globe Telecom Inc.


Interested businesses may schedule an appointment with a GCash Sales representative through