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SM BULACAN MALLS BEEF UP SANITATION

Friday, January 31, 2020

WE VALUE YOUR SAFETY- SM City Marilao posted health advisories at the entrances of the mall to raise awareness on nCoV and to encourage shoppers to take preventive measures. Front liners like guards and janitorial personnel are also directed to wear mask.








Because prevention is better than cure, SM Malls in the province of Bulacan beef up its sanitation as preventive measure against the spread of Novel Coronavirus or better known as nCoV.




The management of SM Malls in San Jose Del Monte, Marilao, Baliwag and Pulilan placed alcohol dispensers in all entrances and rest rooms to encourage customers to sanitize their hands upon entering the mall, or after using the comfort rooms. Elevator, escalator handrails, and railings are also frequently disinfected.



Health advisory on the common signs of nCov, preventive measures and proper sanitation are placed at every entrance of SM City Baliwag to give information and promote awareness among shoppers.


Health Advisory detailing the common signs of nCoV as well as the preventive measures are also visible in all mall entrances to raise awareness and to give proper information to mall goers.

Apart from precautionary measures, front liners like guards and janitorial personnel are also directed to wear mask while tenants as well as mall employees undergone awareness seminar on the nature, prevention and symptoms of nCoV.

These preventive measures are strictly implemented for the safety of both SM’s customer and employees.


Get a chance to win P1M at the next leg at SM City North Edsa this weekend








Mobile services provider Smart Communications has wrapped up the first of two legs of Smart Siklab Saya in the National Capital Region, with Team ‘Work’ besting 31 other teams in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang to take home P1 million grand prize.

More teams can get a chance to battle it out for victory and big prizes at the second NCR leg of Smart Siklab Saya happening this weekend, Feb 1 to 2, at the SM City North EDSA Sky Dome.

The most epic Mobile Legends event in the Philippines, Smart Siklab Saya is the biggest nationwide gathering and tournament for gamers and fans of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. The event reinforces Smart’s longstanding efforts to support Filipino gamers by providing the best gaming events and fan experiences, powered by the country’s fastest LTE network, as certified by internet testing leader Ookla.

Prior to the first NCR leg held at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall, Smart Siklab Saya has gathered gamers in key cities including Bacolod, Olongapo, and Tuguegarao.

Hundreds of gamers and fans trooped to the first Smart Siklab Saya to celebrate the game and root for the best players in the metro. Using good draft picks and a dominant early game showing, Team “Work” finally edged out Team ‘Mahal Kita,’ 2-0, and emerged as the victor of the much-anticipated leg. As second placer, Team ‘Mahal Kita’ took home P500,000, while third placer Team ‘Letmaku’ bagged P200,000.

Apart from the matches, Smart Siklab Saya gave fans opportunity to mingle with famous streamers and gamers such as Myrtle Sarrosa, Akosi Dogie, Chixmiss, Fhrea Jaimil, Inzaiplays, and Choox TV. The Mobile Legends Sibol team, the first Filipino gold medalists in SEA Games esports, also competed in an exhibition game.

Smart Siklab Saya also featured interactive booths and fun activities for fans, such as Virtual Reality games, a Cosplay competition, exciting challenges, and quizzes for a chance to win premium items.

Join in on the fun and bring your squad at this weekend’s Smart Siklab Saya at SM City North EDSA Skydome! For updates on Smart Siklab Saya and Smart’s Gigafied offers, follow Smart on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, visit www.smart.com.ph/siklabsaya.

Phoenix SUPER LPG “Sarap Pala Magluto” campaign is now Agora-approved










With the help of a strategic marketing campaign that highlighted the unparalleled three-in-one features of safety, reliability and convenience, Phoenix SUPER LPG was recognized at the 40th Agora Awards, affirming its role as the Filipino’s new trusted cooking partner. The product, particularly its innovative German-made SRG regulator-indicator, was part of the winning entry that earned Phoenix Petroleum the distinction of being the Marketing Company of the Year, which is considered to be the most prestigious honor given in the local marketing industry.



"In the last few years, we have aggressively endeavored to connect with our customers and build a solid relationship with our market. This is also part of our thrust to offer the best customer experience as we transform Phoenix into a multi-industry consumer brand,” said Phoenix chief operating officer Henry R. Fadullon. “From a little-known brand several years ago, Phoenix now ranks third in terms of patronage and loyalty, and it is largely because of our best-value offerings complemented by innovative marketing and communication campaigns,” he added.



Phoenix SUPER LPG boasts of a German-made SRG regulator with improved safety features including a safety valve that stops LPG flow in case of leakage, an easy snap-on mechanism and secure connecting system that guarantees easy installation and movement, and a reserve indicator that lets users know how much content is left, so the usual guesswork of when to re-order is avoided.



“Phoenix SUPER LPG, with its German-made SRG regulator-indicator, is a revolutionary product meant to spread the joys of cooking to Filipinos across the country. It offers the safe, sigurado and simple cooking experience, banking on its distinct features that prove to be of great value to every kitchen. We are proud of this recognition from Agora as it affirms our belief to put the customer in the heart of our business," said Phoenix AVP for integrated marketing & strategies Celina Matias.



With its vision to be an indispensable partner in the lives of Filipinos, homegrown company Phoenix Petroleum has risen to the challenge of innovation in the otherwise mature market of liquified petroleum gas when it started its LPG business in 2018. Since then, the company has been aggressively pursuing the market.



Phoenix sought to highlight SUPER LPG as a new cooking partner in Filipino homes when it launched in 2019 the “Sarap Pala Magluto” campaign bannered by its exclusive brand ambassador, singer and actress Sarah Geronimo. Followed by a series of community-based activities and events such as cooking demos and product promotions, Phoenix SUPER LPG has effectively positioned itself as a valued new member of the Filipino household.



To make the products even more accessible to consumers, Phoenix unveiled its network of SUPER Hubs—standalone stores where customers can buy Phoenix SUPER LPG products and the new SRG regulator. Online delivery through Phoenix’s official website (www.phoenixfuels.ph/lpg) and the special delivery hotline #SUPER (#78737) have also been made available to cater to today’s tech-savvy generation of culinary enthusiasts.



Citations such as the Agora Award’s Marketing Company of the Year are a testament to Phoenix’s intimate and genuine knowledge of its customers and stakeholders, and its keen orientation and commitment toward marketing excellence is what it continues to uphold as its key strategy in disrupting an already tight and competitive market.



Since its launch, Phoenix SUPER LPG enjoyed a 15-percent increase compared to previous year’s LPG sales. Phoenix’s LPG network also saw 45 additional dealerships in the past year and continues to grow. ###

Canva for Education launches to schools worldwide



Creating classroom materials using Canva For Education allows teachers to save time and effort


Free Canva platform designed to empower the education sector

in visual literacy


Popular online design platform, Canva, last week announced the global launch of Canva for Education, a free product for teachers and students all over the world, at the first educational technology industry show of the year, Bett, in London.
  • Free Canva for Education platform to empower education sector; builds visual literacy in students and facilitates project-based learning
  • Product includes Canva’s premium features, plus add-ons such as education-specific content and templates, an all-new collaboration space, a review workflow, version history plus much more
  • Canva announces partnership with Google for Education

As highlighted in 2019’s Digital Internet Trends report, the global growth of visual content has been accelerated by image-based digital platforms, fueled by the adoption of social media. The ability to interpret, communicate and present ideas visually is critical for students to thrive in today’s world and tomorrow’s workforce.
With Canva’s intuitive drag-and-drop design tools, Canva for Education empowers students to create and communicate their learning visually through posters, worksheets and animated presentations. It also aids educators and school administration to create teaching material, event posters, infographics and reports - just to name a few.
Georgia Vidler, Director of Product at Canva, explained the new Canva for Education offering is tailored to the needs and requirements of schools worldwide, calling out Canva as a “one-stop-shop” for creating and collaborating in the classroom.
Of the estimated 139,874 educational institutions across the US, over 10,000 are already using Canva. To make Canva for Education a real value-add tool we tailored the content, features and integrations to ensure it solved many pain points for teachers and students all around the world.”
Yani Hornilla-Donato, Philippines Country Manager at Canva, expressed her excitement for the product.
With Canva for Education, teachers and students are provided a platform for project-based learning. The free access to the tool will also make creating classroom materials even more convenient for teachers. Utilizing our classroom-friendly templates relevant to specific learning goals also allows them to save time and effort.”

Canva for Education provides teachers and students with:
  • Canva Pro - which includes access to millions of premium images, fonts, videos and templates
  • access to an all-new collaboration space for the whole class to design and discuss in one place
  • folders to manage content and to keep track of progress
  • version history
  • animations to help bring student creations to life
  • more educational-specific content
  • a review workflow for teachers to give students feedback
  • peace of mind as Canva for Education is compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • a whole new raft of add-ons perfectly aligned to everyday learning including Google Drive, Google Slides, YouTube, Giphy, Websites and PowerPoint presentations
  • integrations with Google Classroom and Google sign-in methods for class setup









Canva for Education empowers students to create and communicate their learning visually.




Through our research, teachers also told us a significant number of their students are bilingual. Because Canva for Education is available in over 100 languages – including five right-to-left languages like Arabic and Hebrew – teachers are now able to encourage digital, visual and design literacy while enhancing cultural diversity and inclusion in the classroom,” Vidler further highlighted.
Canva has also provided an integration with Google for Education to further streamline access to all classrooms.
Emma Fish from Google for Education stated the collaboration was a welcomed addition to the organization’s education suite.
We are very excited to welcome Canva as a Google for Education Partner and include Canva in the Chromebook App Hub. Enabling the use of Canva for Education will provide a seamless, free experience and unleash the creative potential of students on Chromebooks. Canva has deeply integrated with Google across the platform including Google sign-in, integrations with Google Maps and Google Drive, and optimizing for touch Chrome devices.”
There are 40 million teachers and students actively using Google Classroom. Canva for Education enables teachers to import Classroom class lists to manage their classes globally and has also enhanced classroom collaboration through the development of a dedicated Google Classroom share button,” explained Fish.
With the number of Canva users around the world compounding daily, the development of this offering was not only in response to the needs of educators as a whole, but also aligned with the organization’s most important core value - to be a force for good in the world.
It’s vital we invest in education - students are our future. We need to do whatever we can to give them the tools they need to stay ahead. Students today are born in image-saturated environments - the era of internet, digital technologies and touchscreens. Through Canva for Education we are doing our bit to help educators teach visual, digital and design literacy to ensure each and every student is well-equipped for their future,” concluded Vidler.
Schools are encouraged to get started and register their free Canva for Education account at: https://www.canva.com/education/

Grab These Bags and Accessories All at 50% Off on Shopee’s 2.2 Sale

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Attention, Shopee-holics! Shopee’s 2.2 Sale is here with shoes, bags, and accessories at 50% off on February 2. You can expect exclusive discounts from leading brands, 50% off flash deals, and cashback vouchers to be given away.

Here are 10 fashion deals to look out for at 50% off on February 2:
1. World Balance Limited Edition Star Wars Backpack


The force is strong with the World Balance Star Wars backpack. Choose your pick between two designs featuring Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. Get this limited edition backpack at the Shopee 2.2 50% Off Sale for only ₱1,249.

2. Peak Men’s Basketball Shoes Dwight Howard 4 DH-4 (White)


The Peak Dwight Howard DH4 basketball shoes will help you improve your game with its P-MOTIVE technology. You’ll surely feel comfortable while moving in these shoes because of its midsole support. Get it for only ₱3,247 at the Shopee 2.2 50% Off Sale.
3. Sperry Women’s Footwear Crest Creeper Velcro Suede (Black)


Complete any look with Sperry’s Crest Creeper Velcro sneakers. Made with rubber outsoles and black suede exterior, you wear these shoes anywhere you go. Buy them at 50% off on Shopee’s 2.2 Sale for only ₱1,895.

4. Casio Sheen Stainless Steel Watch


Polish your outfit with the stylish Casio Sheen Stainless Steel Watch. It boasts a 50- meter water resistance and also has three dials to display the date. Elevate your everyday look with this classy timepiece, for only ₱4,990 on Shopee’s 2.2 Sale!

5. Penshoppe Printed Trousers


Pull off the ultimate OOTD with Penshoppe’s Printed Trousers. These trousers feature pinstripes and are hemmed at the ankle, giving off that trendy and chic look. Be ready for any occasion and cop these at Shopee’s 2.2 Sale for only ₱550!

6. Penshoppe The Dress Code Boxy Tee


Summer is coming so complete your outfit with Penshoppe’s The Dress Code Boxy Tee. It gives off a relaxed look, perfect for any occasion. Grab this must-have on Shopee’s 2.2 Sale for only ₱200!

7. Unisilver TIME Analog Digital Watch


The Unisilver TIME Analog Digital Watch fits any lifestyle, from the gym to a night out. This watch boasts a durable stainless steel case back, hypoallergenic rubber straps, and bright luminous hands. Get this piece for only ₱939 on Shopee’s 2.2 Sale!

8. Tigernu 15.6& Laptop Backpack



Keep your valuables safe in this sleek Tigernu 15.6” Laptop Backpack. It comes with different straps that can transform this backpack into an office sling bag, or even a laptop handbag. Score this backpack for just ₱1,399 on Shopee’s 2.2 Sale!

9. BENCH/ Women& Sling Bag



The BENCH/ Sling Bag is the perfect companion for trendy travelers. With this bag’s leather finish and gold hardware, it’ll match all your outfits. -- Grab this bag on sale for only P199 on Shopee’s 2.2 Sale!

10. Silverworks Couple Ring


With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Silverworks’ elegant couple ring is sure to warm your partner’s heart. It flaunts a spiral design with gold blasting, stainless steel base, and is hypoallergenic. Share the love this Valentine’s Day with this at just P275 on Shopee’s 2.2 Sale!

Find out more about the Shopee 2.2 50% Off Sale at https://shopee.ph/2-2.
Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Solane Donates Trash Cans to Rosario LGU










As part of Solane LPG’s commitment to supporting communities, its containers which were initially used for replacement of vapor cargo line were converted to trash cans and duly donated to the Rosario local government unit, along with used paint cans.




A total of 30 fuel drums and 20 paint cans have been redesigned into trash receptacles that will benefit the people of Rosario. Enrique Estolas, Jr. (left), the official representative of Solane LPG officiated the turn over to Municipal Councilor Raul Flores (right).









Shop Brother to start 2020 and get the best deals and perks!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Brother kicks off 2020 with the Shop Some More Promo and the return of the Switch to Tank Promo



Filipinos looking for the best and most affordable printing solutions to start the new year won’t have to look far at all, as Brother Philippines begins 2020 with two promotions designed to make the most of purchases of new Brother printers and trade-ins of used machines.



The first is the return of the popular Switch to Tank promo, active from January 9 to February 5, 2020. When customers trade in any Brother or non-Brother printer, typewriter, fax, and all-in-one printing products, working or non-working, at select Switch to Tank locations, they can get a 50% discount on a new Brother DCP-T310 (40% for non-Brother trade-in machines), a 30% discount on other Refill Tank printer models (20% for non-Brother trade-in machines), and a 20% discount on other participating printer models.


The newest Brother offer is the Shop Some More promo, which gives customers a free Sodexo Mobile Pass worth up to P1,500 when they buy participating Brother Refill Tank Printer models from authorized Brother dealers from January 1 to March 31, 2020. Customers who buy the DCP-T310, DCP-T510W, DCP-T710W, MFC-T810W, or MFC-T910DW models are entitled to the Sodexo Mobile Pass.



“Our aim for 2020 is to get even more Filipinos to experience the powerful capabilities of Brother printers, which is why we’re going all out and starting the new year with these two promos,” says Brother Philippines President, Glenn Hocson. “We’re excited to accommodate everyone making the switch to our wonderful printing solutions for the home and office.”



With the Shop Some More and Switch to Tank promos, it’s easier and more rewarding than ever to switch or upgrade to Brother printers!



For the complete details of both promotions, customers may visit our Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/BROTHERatyourside/. They can also call the Brother Helpdesk Hotline at(02) 8 581-9898, or through the toll-free line at 1-10-BROTHER or send an email to
helpdesk@brother.com.ph.

Honda PH unveils latest models during the Riders Convention in Cebu







Mandaue City, Cebu – January 25, 2020 – Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI,) the No. 1 motorcycle manufacturer in the Philippines, holds the Riders Convention at the Tent at Mandani Bay, F.E. Zuellig Avenue, Mandaue City, Cebu, where motorcycle riders and enthusiasts gathered to enjoy a day of fun-filled activities and celebrate the camaraderie and support of Honda riders to HPI. This is the first convention for 2020 and the third time the activity will be held in Cebu.







It is one of the many activities HPI holds under the ONE DREAM campaign, which imparts the accomplishment of the Filipino's dreams through their products along with the fun and excitement of being a Honda Rider.




The main highlight of the event is the launching of the All-New Honda Air Blade150, designed with “The Cutting Edge,” aimed to bring a new level of riding experience for young riders, looking for an AT Bike with a standout look, power and cutting-edge comfort in shared riding.




As “The Cutting Edge" built to be enjoyed by both driver and passenger, the All-New Honda Air Blade150 serves as an all-new motorcycle that is “Cutting-Edge” in features, bringing together advanced specs at a very reasonable price point. It boasts of its lightweight precision and a superb engine that delivers maximum power performance and fuel efficiency and a 4.4 Li-fuel tank capacity and can go up to 47km/Li-fuel consumption.




What’s more, the All-New Honda Air Blade150 is fitted with a powerful 150cc SOHC liquid-cooled engine for superior function in stop-and-go situations and prime acceleration without lag for hassle-free long rides. It is also equipped with other cutting-edge features, such as Smart Key, Power Socket for recharging devices and smartphones, and a front-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), which helps determine and prevent wheels from locking up.







This AT Bike also offers a 22.7L U-Box that can accommodate full and half-face helmets and still have enough room for the rider’s personal belongings.




The All-New Honda Air Blade150 comes in three unique colors: Candy Caribbean Blue Sea, Matte Galaxy Black Metallic, and Candy Rosy Red. It will be available at all Honda’s dealerships this March 2020. Customers may now visit the nearest Honda dealer for reservations.




So, whether you are a young professional trying to beat the traffic or a millennial who enjoys riding around the city with your friends, this AT Bike is a must-have, as it serves to be cutting-edge in sporty design, advanced technology, easy handling, and buddy-riding with your riding pal.







The All-New Honda Air Blade150 is the latest motorcycle to join a growing list of the latest products of Honda such as the Honda Genio, the Honda ADV150, and the Honda Supra GTR150. All these new models feature the same exciting new designs and innovative features that aligns with the lifestyle of today’s Filipinos.



“We are happy to be here in support of our Honda Riders since they are the ones who drive us to innovate and evolve our products. This is in line with Honda Philippines’ vision of helping Filipinos realize that ONE DREAM of mobility and freedom,” said Susumu Mitsuishi, President, Honda Philippines, Inc., about the latest models launched during the convention. “These new products stand as a testament to our commitment to give only the best motorcycle products that the riding public deserve.”







As it is the custom of the event, the convention includes a test ride activity, Riders Skills Challenge, Motor Show, “Riders Got Talent” competition and the “Miss Honda Riders Con 2020” segment.




For more details about Honda products and promos, follow us at our Facebook page at Honda Philippines, Inc. and Instagram page @hondaph_mc.








How Filipinos Can Remain Healthy in the Age of Social Media

Friday, January 24, 2020
Herbalife Nutrition Philippines Marketing Manager Marie Segismundo with Herbalife Nutrition Director for Sports Performance and Education Dr. Dana Ryan during a Facebook live chat.
Staying online for more than 10 hours, the average time that most Filipinos are connected to the internet, may lead to a number of health risks. This is according to leading sports nutritionist Dr. Dana Ryan, the director for Sports Performance and Education of Herbalife Nutrition.
Herbalife Nutrition Philippines Senior Director and Sub-region Head to the Philippines Sridhar Rajagopalan giving the opening remarks at the Herbalife Nutrition media conference that talked about How to Remain Healthy in the Age of Social Media.

“Unless you’re doing a physical activity while you’re online, it’s not healthy to stay inactive for long periods of time. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), insufficient physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide. It increases the chances of serious diseases, such as cancer and diabetes,” Dr. Ryan said.

According to the WHO, more than 80% of the world’s adolescent population is “insufficiently physically active” with 1 in 4 adults “not active enough.” “Not all of us may afford a gym membership, but that doesn’t excuse us from not being physically active on our own,” noted Dr. Ryan. “Take up some physical activity that you love. That way, you won’t see it as a chore, so can do it regularly.”
Leading sports nutritionist Dr. Dana Ryan is also the Director for Sports Performance and Education of Herbalife Nutrition. She was recently in the Philippines to discuss how people can remain healthy during the age of social media.


She added that having a workout buddy would also be helpful as you’ll get to motivate each other. “Find a class or program that you can attend together. It also helps to set a goal for yourself. This way, you’ll stay motivated,” she suggested.

Walking to work, setting reminders to stand up every 30 minutes, standing during breaks, getting up during TV commercials, and using the stairs instead of taking the elevator are also some of the ways one can have a physical activity in a day.A member of the Herbalife Nutrition Scientific Leadership, which is comprised of leading experts from around the world in nutrition, science, and health, Dr. Ryan likewise advised against cutting certain macronutrients from one’s diet.
Director for Sports Performance and Education of Herbalife Nutrition Dr. Dana Ryan talked about the importance of balanced nutrition as a way to remain healthy in the age of social media at a recent media conference held at Shangri-La Makati.

“For example, some people believe that they only need protein and cut out carbs from their diet. This is not true. When it comes to keeping healthy, just always remember balance, as the body needs a complex blend of nutrients to remain healthy,” she said.

“Indeed, Herbalife Nutrition Philosophy recommends that you get about 40% of your calories in the form of beneficial carbohydrates – whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits; along with 30% from proteins, and no more than 30% from fats. At the same time, Dr. Ryan pointed out the importance of balancing what you eat and what you burn. “Balance the calories that you take in and what you burn, and your weight would remain stable,” she said.

Dr. Ryan added that staying online is not bad in itself; it’s just that people should remember to be active at times, rather than becoming too absorbed in the online world that they don't move for hours.

“Also, try to look up helpful tips on how to remain fit from reliable organizations. Look at the celebrity or influencer you admire as an inspiration, but don’t stress yourself into achieving what he or she has. The important thing is to remain active and healthy,” Dr. Ryan concluded.


Discover Merienda Sarap Savers at Mang Inasal








People best know Mang Inasal to be the home of the leading branded grilled chicken, but did you know that apart from its best-selling Chicken Inasal, they also have other flavorsome items in their menu at value-for-money prices?



For one, Mang Inasal has recently launched its Merienda Sarap Savers to cater to customers who want filling yet affordable meals best to enjoy during snack time.



Comprising the Mang Inasal Merienda Sarap Savers menu are the Palabok which sells at P59, Pinoy Halo-Halo at P55, Lumpiang Togue at P49, and Molo Soup at P45 -- all of which are ala carte.



These food items also go well as add-ons to other Mang Inasal Paborito Meals like the best-selling Chicken Inasal, Spicy Paa, Pecho, Pork Sisig and Bangus Sisig.



For the convenience of Metro Manila customers, they may place their orders at #7-3333 or through Grab Food or Foodpanda.

Eric Chou captures the Filipino audience with “Room For You”

Thursday, January 23, 2020






Over the past few years, Taiwanese superstar Eric Chou has achieved mainstream success in major Mandopop markets in the region.

With a string of multi-platinum albums and hit singles that consistently topped streaming charts, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter has been anointed by the Taiwanese media as the “king of lovelorn people”—a title bestowed to the renowned balladeer for his masterful interpretation of emotionally affecting songs.

Despite his popularity as a ballad singer, Chou has recently experimented with EDM and urban music to diversify his catalog. Songs like “Nobody But Me,” “Shutter in Love,” and “Let It Go” showcase a more eclectic foray into pop, R&B and electronic music. These songs were written in English, aimed to capture a new audience outside of Mandopop.

Philippine breakthrough

His latest single “Room For You” has recently entered Spotify Philippines Viral 50 charts at #21. Seamlessly blending his knack for sentimental music with EDM elements and lush production, the Taiwanese pop star’s newest song is another glorious attempt to branch out into other genres and explore fresh contemporary sounds with international appeal.

The laid-back, soulful jam is part of his fourth full-length studio album, Freedom, which was released in December 24, 2019. The album, a mix of upbeat English tunes and mellow Mandopop ballads, contains songs such as “Old Days,” “Something About LA,” “Nobody But Me,” and more.

Chou’s newest song also ranks on top of the Chinese New Year Spotify playlist curated by Filtr Taiwan, joining the likes of Mandopop heavyweights such as G.E.M., Jolin Tsai, and Joanna Wang.

Eric Chou’s latest single “Room For You” is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide.

Gear up for the biggest Mobile Legends: Bang Bang gathering in Smart Siklab Saya Manila











Following successful regional runs in Bacolod, Olongapo, Metro Manila, and Tuguegarao, Smart Communications Inc. has set up the stage for the NCR runs of Siklab Saya, the country’s largest Mobile Legends: Bang Bang gathering at the SM Megamall’s Megatrade Hall on January 25 and 26 and at SM City North EDSA’s Skydome on February 1 and 2.



An open tournament, Siklab Saya Manila is expected to engage hundreds of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang players, all vying for over Php 20 million worth of total prizes. This year’s Siklab Saya Manila champions will take home Php 1 million cash prize while second and third runners-up will get Php 500,000 and Php 200,000, respectively.



Staunch supporter of PH esports



With initiatives such as Siklab Saya, Smart continues to be at the forefront of supporting the local esports scene. Recognizing Filipinos innate passion for competitive online gaming, Smart has constantly pushed for opportunities to be available for emerging Filipino esports athletes while promoting responsible gaming achieved through training, hard work, and discipline.



Throughout the past decade, the evolution of esports has become its own competitive online battle arena. From being a hobby for most gamers, esports has now reached international competition and continues to speak to a growing audience and fandom. With tournaments like Siklab Saya, gamers now have more platforms where they can showcase their skills, earn rewards and learn from their peers and opponents.



“Filipinos are one of the biggest supporters of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in the world. It did not surprise us that we have events like Smart’s Siklab Saya to recognize and celebrate esports athletes in the Philippines”. Rick Tian, Marketing Manager of Moonton, the developer of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.



Gigafy your gaming experience with Giga Games



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Smart lets you Gigafy your gaming passions with affordable Giga promos powered by the country’s undisputed fastest LTE network, as certified by third-party organizations such as Ookla, Opensignal, Tutela, and P3 in their respective crowd-source-based studies on mobile internet services in the Philippines.



For more updates on Smart Siklab Saya and Smart’s Gigafied offers, follow #SiklabSaya #GigaGames on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and visit www.smart.com.ph/siklabsaya.

Vivo S1 Pro: Smooth moves to flaunt your style




As the old saying goes, “the only constant thing in life is change.” These inevitable changes are most visible at the dawn of a new year—well, plans and predictions of these changes are at least. Incoming trends and styles call for a means to get ahead of the style game.

Here are smooth moves and changes you can make to help you flaunt your style.

Read up online

With the digital age looming over humanity, the word “research” is no longer purely associated with Science, technology, and “unreasonable” college professors. Research is also key in maximizing your lifestyle. What goes with what, which fabric is best for what season, and which clothes are harmful for the environment, are some questions worth asking before purchasing new items for your closet.

Follow celebrities and influencers on social media

Speaking of following the latest trends, a way to get a quick fix of what’s hip and hot is following top celebrities and influencers on social media. These “fashion icons” work with top brands and designers so you would truly be updated on-the-dot through their beautiful pages.

Try out upcycled accessories

Perhaps a prominent set of movements that swept (and aims to sweep—literally) the world were initiatives geared towards saving and protecting the environment. Amp up your OOTDs and complement your wardrobe with recycled accessories. Not only will these waste-savers be eye catchers and conversation starters, it can be a small step which inspires a giant leap in protecting mother nature.

Bank on the colour of the year

Having trouble deciding what color to choose when purchasing new duds? Go for the color of the year, classic blue. This year’s pantone color wouldn’t be difficult to mix and match. What’s more is that this year’s featured color elicits a feeling of calm and serenity—emotions sought for given today’s noisy environment.

Lose the wired earphones

With a seemingly endless churning of wireless earphones products that started early last year, why would you still want dangling wires getting in the way of your style? Exude a fabulous lifestyle by walking as if you were in a music video without ugly wires drawing away the attention that your stupendous ensemble deserves.



Get a phone that emphasizes your look

After all the research and purchasing, all that’s left to do is to turn the world into a stage and flaunt your style. But what use would all the “ramping” be without a phone that not only matches your style, but also helps you capture all of you with flare.

The Vivo S1 Pro is the perfect gadget to flaunt and explore your style. Its lavish colorway options, Knight Black and Fancy sky, go with any and every outfit. To top off its eye-popping exterior, the S1 Pro also sports a magnificent diamond-shaped rear quad camera set-up consisting of a 48MP main, 8MP secondary, 2MPwide-angle, and 2MP macro camera that perfectly capture “OOTD” shots. Its unparalleled 32MP front camera on the other hand, will help you take the perfect selfie thanks to its stunning quality and its AI posemaster (a built-in app which guides users into taking stunning selfie shots).

Manufactured by the leading global technology company, the S1 Pro also brings about maximum ease-of-use with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor and 8GBRAM/128ROM enjoyed through a 6.38-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display.

7 Positive Lifestyle Habits for Healthy Aging

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Asia Pacic is the fastest aging region in the world1. By 2050, older persons aged 60 and above will make up 24 percent of the population in Asia ,outnumbering adolescents and youths between the ages of 10 to 24 by 2.1 billion to 2.0 billion, and this includes many of you in your 30s today.


While growing older is inevitable, the increased discomfort that comes with aging is not. With advancements in science and nutrition, more people have come to realize that the reductions in
bodily functions and mobility experienced by some can be prevented or delayed by making positive changes to your lifestyle earlier on in life. According to Herbalife Nutrition’s 2018 Asia Pacic Healthy Aging Survey, 81 percent of the respondents believe they can age healthily by making
better nutrition choices, and 75 percent said this can be achieved through regular
physical activity.

So kickstart your healthy aging journey today with The Ultimate Guide: Look and Feel Your Best at Every Age. Featuring 7 positive lifestyle habits to help you make the most of your lives in your 30s, 40s and beyond, we strongly encourage you to try them out, and share these positive habits with your friends and family so that more can benet from healthy living further into their golden years.

1.Take Good Care Of Your Bones

Our body’s bone mass peaks in our 30s and 40s, before we start to lose calcium and other minerals naturally. This is especially true for women after menopause, who will experience a rapid decline in bone loss in their latter years.
According to the Herbalife Nutrition’s 2017 Asia Pacic Healthy Aging Survey,53 percent of Asia Pacic consumers are concerned about bone-related issues as they age.



2.Preserve Your Joints

While age-related factors may contribute to degenerative changes in our joints, taking active steps to preserve our joints can go a long way to help maintain our mobility functions and joint comfort as we age.
According to the Herbalife Nutrition’s 2017 Asia Pacic Healthy Aging Survey , 53 percent of Asia Pacic consumers are concerned about joint-related issues as they age.


3.Protect Your Eyesight

One of the rst signs of aging is the reduced ability to see things clearly up close – a condition called presbyopia. Taking charge of your eye health early can play a key role to supporting a healthy vision as you age.
According to the Herbalife Nutrition’s 2017 Asia Pacic Healthy Aging Survey4,46 percent of Asia Pacic consumers are concerned about eye-related issues as they age.


4.Prioritize Your Heart Health

Our heart is at the center of everything that gives our body life. From the transportation of oxygen to the success of the immune system, maintaining a healthy heart is vital for our overall well-being as we age.
According to the Herbalife Nutrition’s 2017 Asia Pacic Healthy Aging Survey, 45 percent of Asia Pacic consumers are concerned about heart-related issues as they age.

5.Keep Your Digestive System Healthy

Our digestive tract contributes to our well-being by absorbing nutrients and eliminating waste. Unfortunately, many people suffer from abdominal discomfort and other digestive issues, and that may increase as we age.
According to the Herbalife Nutrition’s 2017 Asia Pacic Healthy Aging Survey,29 percent of Asia Pacic consumers are concerned about their digestive health as they age.

6.Keep Your Mind Active

Beyond preserving our physical health, maintaining our mental health is also vital in keeping dementia at bay while enabling a more fullling life as we age.
According to the Herbalife Nutrition’s 2017 Asia Pacic Healthy Aging Survey , 44 percent of Asia Pacic consumers are concerned about brain-related issues as they age.

7.Exercise Regularly

As metabolism slows with age, maintaining a healthy weight becomes a persistent challenge. By exercising regularly, this will help to increase metabolism and build muscle mass, burning more calories to maintain a healthy weight.
According to the Herbalife Nutrition’s 2017 Asia Pacic Healthy Aging Survey , 28 percent of Asia Pacic consumers are concerned about age-related weight gain. By exercising regularly, this will help to increase metabolism.

SM CITY BALIWAG WELCOME NEW STORES THIS 2020


The home of original glazed donuts makes a big reveal at SM City Baliwag. Visit them now at the ground level of SM City Baliwag. 






New Year brings a lot to look forward to in SM City Baliwag. As a kick off, the mall introduces some new stores for a level up shopping this 2020.

First in line is Singapore’s homegrown brand BREADTALK. The long wait is finally over as the premier bakeshop finally lands in SM City Baliwag offering prime bread and pastry selection. BreadTalk exhibits a not-so-typical ambience with spacious interiors, modern look and an open kitchen to provide customers a delightful bakery experience like no other.

Prepare your taste buds and drool over BreadTalk’s bestseller treats loved by everyone around Asia.
Some of their must tries are Floss bun, Earthquake Cheese, Mr. Beans, Crouching Tiger, and Hidden Bacon. Apart from delectable breads, BreadTalk also serves artisanal pastries and cakes.
Get your prime bread and pastry selection at BreadTalk now open at SM City Baliwag. 








Make a sweet story with KRISPY KREME, home of the classic glazed donuts. Spend time with family and friends or just simply loosen up at Krispy Kreme’s cozy side. There is no way but to try their classic top sellers such as ube kreme crumble, original glazed donuts also available in bite size, and choco hazelnut glaze.



Meanwhile, GREENFRESH is finally here to quench your thirst with their signature calamansi juice for a refreshing treat. Say goodbye to common cold, flu and fever as Greenfresh’s calamansi juice is a good source of minerals especially vitamin c enough to build immunity.
Have your daily daily dose of vitamin C good for immunity at Greenfresh in SM City Baliwag. 









Beauty and wellness come first as SM City Baliwag welcome ORIGANI and SEA OF SPA this New Year.

Sea of Spa combines the miraculous elements of nature and wonders of technology with their wide range of cosmetics straight from the Dead Sea. A product of thorough research, Sea of Spa products contains minerals known to nourish skin, ease rheumatic discomfort, activate the circulatory system and relax the nerves.

Origani raise the bar high in providing beauty as they introduce cosmetics that are safe and environment friendly. Not to mention that these are natural, certified organic and vegan. Indulge at their highly acclaimed best sellers for a beautiful start- Erda Manuka Honey Peel, Erda Daily Glow Toning Cleanser, Ageless by Nature Green Caviar, and Erda Luxury Facial Collection.
Origani, the environment friendly beauty products that are natural, certified organic and vegan are now available in SM City Baliwag. 


Origani provides fountain of beauty to almost 100 locations all over the globe including Asia, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Philippines.





Cyberzone at SM City Baliwag caters some of the latest stores for gaming and all things tech such as MOBILE EXTRA, OPPO, VIVO, CELLBOY, MEMOXPRESS, GAMEXTREME, TIMELINE and HALO.
Experience the goodness nature at Sea of Spa. This wide range of cosmetics straight from the Dead Sea is known to nourish skin, ease rheumatic discomfort, activate the circulatory system and relax the nerves. Visit them now at the ground level of SM City Baliwag. 


Moreover, tea and coffee lovers may rejoice as D’CREAM will soon arrive at SM City Baliwag. Be ready for a cup of heaven and try their all-time favorite coffee flavors and tea selection such as Assam Original, Assam flavored available in taro, strawberry, chocolate and blueberry. The store also offers specialty drinks in Seasalt and Cream variants.

Have a great start this 2020 and visit these new stores only at SM City Baliwag. For more updates and exciting happenings, follow SM City Baliwag at Facebook and Instagram.

GLITTERING ICE FEST BRINGS WHITE CHRISTMAS TO SM CITY BALIWAG

Monday, January 20, 2020

Live ice carving session, perfectly carved ice monuments and rare snow encounter transport shoppers imagination into a once in a lifetime winter experience at the recent Glittering Ice Fest, a one-day attraction held in SM City Baliwag. 




SM City Baliwag continue to dazzle Bulacan as the mall recently transformed into a marvelous ice gallery for a day. Dubbed as the Glittering Ice Fest, the event is a first and only ice attraction in the province consisting of indoor live ice carving show, unique exhibit of ice sculptures as tall as 5-feet and experiential snow activities and installations to bring families a white Christmas to remember.


Glittering Ice Fest brings into show the exceptional talents of local ice carvers extraordinaire from Paete, Laguna, as the event displayed live ice carving demonstrations, while snow as added element gave spectators a thrill of excitement, making them feel a lot like Christmas in winter wonderland.



Shoppers young and old are stunned as blocks of ice were turned into magnificent works of art to form classic symbols of Christmas such as Santa Clause, reindeer, snowman and other spectacular monuments only seen in movies and winter carnivals abroad.


Children are stunned gazing at life-size snowflakes ice sculpture, one of the attractions at Glittering Ice Fest in SM City Baliwag. Other works of art found at the one-day event are snowman, elf, reindeers and other symbols of Christmas. 






Hues of light bring life to ice sculptures, making them glitter in frost, while giving emphasis to their unique patterns and intricate details.




White Christmas came true for little ones at Glittering Ice Fest where kids fulfilled their dream of building a snowman during the snow art workshop.


Local ice carvers extraordinaire of Paete Laguna brilliantly crafted an intricate 5 ft. Christmas tree made from ice witnessed by throng of shoppers and spectators at the Glittering Ice Fest held in SM City Baliwag. Other ice creations presented during the event are Santa Claus, snowman, elf, and other symbols of Christmas. 






It feels like a few steps away from any other country’s winter festival as experiential ice sculptures as tall as 4-feet like eskimo, reindeer face and angel wings are installed for fun photo ops great for capturing rare snow encounter. The unique installations allowed shoppers to step-into-the-scene for a memorable experience.


Wings made from ice is perfect for angels and little kids too! This and other ice installations were found at the Glittering Ice Fest, a one-day attraction held in SM City Baliwag.








The Glittering Ice Fest is among the unique attractions aligned for welcoming Christmas in SM City Baliwag. The next few days will be magical as the mall continue to gear up for the Holidays with special performances, activities and lights shows to illuminate the sky on the last few days of December.

CREATE HAPPINESS WITH ‘CRE8 SALON’ AT SM CITY SAN JOSE DEL MONTE!


(Visit Cre8 Salon at the second level of SM City San Jose del Monte)


A full-service salon dedicated in providing high-end self-pampering services at reasonable prices, Cre8 Salon recently opened at SM City San Jose del Monte!

Cre8 Salon in SM City San Jose del Monte is its 36th branch and first in the province of Bulacan since its business operation in 2013. Their edge among other beauty and wellness spa is innovation in products and services. Stylists and staff are professionally trained, and enjoy partnerships with L’Oreal and ORLY.

Their signature “Cre8-ive” haircut starts at Php150. They also offer hair and make-up services that starts at Php1,000, nail services, hands and feet pampering, and brow services.
Hair is every person’s crowning glory regardless of its length and color, and has a great impact on overall physical looks, but happiness from within makes every person glow, that is why Cre8 Salon SM City San Jose del Monte currently offers hair color for only Php498 of any length as part of its opening promo.

Also part of its opening treat, customers could save up to 70% off on Keratin blowout treatment, Organic Hair Rebond, and Xtenso Oleoshape Rebond, and can also create their own pampering package by choosing two (2) services from Hair Reborn, Hand Spa, Foot Spa, Hand Reflex, Foot Reflex, Hair Up, Manicure and Pedicure, Hand Paraffin, Foot Paraffin, and Cre8-ive Haircut for only Php350.
Create your own happiness and visit Cre8 Salon at the second level of SM City San Jose del Monte or contact 0916-635-7321 for appointment and/or other inquiries.