Friday, July 1, 2022



Can’t decide among Lumina Homes’ Adriana, Angeli, and the other beautiful houses? Maybe this extended 10% discount on reservation fee this July will help make up your mind!


Save up to P1,500 when you reserve your Lumina Home house and lot unit via Shopee 7.7 Mid-year Sale from July 1 to 9.



Here’s the step-by-step guide to claim you discounted e-voucher:



1) Proceed to Lumina Homes Shopee Mall store at www.shopee.ph/luminahomesofficial;

2) Browse through the available or featured home reservation e-vouchers;

3) Read the e-voucher description and chat with the seller to inquire about Lumina Homes projects location where you can use the e-voucher;

4) Choose your preferred e-voucher and click "Buy Now" or "Add to Cart" and pay for the e-voucher through Shopee Pay, GCash, or credit card.

5) The Lumina Homes Expert will receive a notification of the sale, then he/she will contact you to schedule an online appointment for marketing briefing and completion of documents.


Whether you’re in Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao, there’s a Lumina Homes community waiting for you. The projects are available in over 50 key cities and municipalities in the Philippines, such as Rizal, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, La Union, Cagayan, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Albay, Sorsogon, Iloilo, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Agusan del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, and Davao del Norte.


For investors, it's never too late to take advantage of Lumina Homes’ promos and start fulfilling your dream of earning capital income through real estate. Talk to your Lumina Homes sales person now and learn the many ways to start investing (even via online transactions!) before the year comes to a close.



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For more information and announcements, follow @luminahomesofficial on Facebook or visit Lumina Homes’ official website at www.lumina.com.ph.

Samsung Galaxy A Series brand ambassadors Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano known as DonBelle, have finally revealed what they're up to with the official launch of their newest video featuring the new Galaxy A Series. Awesome is what they’re doing as they highlight how incredible life can be when you're doing what you love, especially with the new Galaxy A33, A53, and A73 5G.

Samsung’s latest video features #TeamGalaxy DonBelle as they showcase how the new Galaxy A Series amplifies their winning moments in gaming and content creation. The Samsung Galaxy A33, A53, and A73 5G are great for gamers and creators who want to explore new things, be in control of their passions, and achieve an awesome endgame that allows them to live the life they've always desired.

With the device’s Ultrafast 5G Performance and Snapdragon 778G 5G Processor on the Galaxy A73 5G, DonBelle showcases their gaming prowess, resulting in the fastest and smoothest gameplay possible. The video also demonstrates how nothing can stop the fun—not even a splash of water—with the Galaxy A Series smartphones’ IP67 Water and Dust Resistance rating.

DonBelle's time together is made even more delightful by the Galaxy A73 5G's 32MP front camera and 108MP OIS Quad Camera, which allow them to capture and create awesome moments that are crisp, vivid, and crystal clear.

For DonBelle, the Samsung Galaxy A Series has all of the best features that fuel them to accomplish more and do awesome things they love. Watch and enjoy the video here: Galaxy A x DonBelle: Awesome Is What I'm Doing!

The Galaxy A Series devices are available now

Achieve an awesome endgame just like #TeamGalaxy DonBelle and do fun, amazing things with these new devices from Samsung.

The Galaxy A53 5G is now available on Samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores and Authorized Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com and MemoXpress Online at the following prices:

● Galaxy A53 5G (8+256GB) - PHP 25,490 SRP

● Galaxy A53 5G (8+128GB) - PHP 23,490 SRP

● Galaxy A53 5G (6+128GB) - PHP 22,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)

Customers who want a more affordable smartphone can check the Galaxy A33 5G, which is also available at the following price points:

● Galaxy A33 5G (8+256GB) - PHP 21,990 SRP

● Galaxy A33 5G (8+128GB) - PHP 19,990 SRP

● Galaxy A33 5G (6+128GB) - PHP 18,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)

● Galaxy A33 5G (8+128GB) in Awesome White - PHP 19,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)

● Galaxy A33 5G (8+256GB) in Awesome White - PHP 21,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)

Both the Galaxy A53 5G and A33 5G come in Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Peach variants.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy A73 5G comes in Awesome Gray, Awesome White, and Awesome Mint, and is now available at the following prices:

● Galaxy A73 5G (8+256GB) - PHP 29, 990 SRP

● Galaxy A73 5G (8+128GB) - PHP 27,990 SRP

● Galaxy A73 5G (6+128GB) - PHP 26,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)

For more updates, follow Samsung Philippines on their official channels: Samsung Philippines:

Website: https://www.samsung.com/ph/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamsungPH

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samsungph/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/samsungphilippines

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamsungPH

To know more about the new Galaxy A Series devices, visit samsung.com/ph.

Safe Samsung Shopping

Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores.

Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

To find the nearest Samsung Experience Store, visit samsung.com/ph/samsung-experience store/locations.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

                           

The Jollibee Group was recently recognized by the Asia Pacific (APAC) Tambuli Awards 2022 for promoting Inclusive Growth through its Farmer Entrepreneurship Program. The program engages multi-sectoral partners to train and enable small farmers to become entrepreneurs to improve their livelihood.

Now on its 16th edition, the APAC Tambuli Awards annually recognizes campaigns on effective brand purpose across the globe. Organized by the University of Asia and the Pacific’s School of Communication, the awards introduced the corporate purpose categories this year. Under Corporate Purpose, the Inclusive Growth category recognizes a brand “providing the means and opportunities for the marginalized sectors in society to be part of the company’s success in a
sustainable way.”

“Buying directly from farmers allows us to support the local agriculture sector, while promoting sustainable business practices. As we celebrate more milestones, we vow to extend our successes and gains to more communities that would need our help the most,” said Jollibee Group Chief Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer Pepot Miñana.


Jollibee Group sources about 15% to 20% of its vegetable requirements
from Farmer Entrepreneurship Program farmers, giving them a stable market for their produce
and emboldening them to dream of better lives.

Farmer Entrepreneurship Program is the flagship program of Jollibee Group Foundation, the company’s social development arm. Under the program, farmers are taught and mentored on the eight-step agro-enterprise clustering approach, which helps farmers to collectively meet the volume and quality requirements of big buyers and market their produce.

To date, JGF as has trained over 3,000 farmers since 2008 and helped develop 17 farmer groups composed of hundreds of farmers to become accredited suppliers of the Jollibee Group. Since 2009, these farmer groups have delivered about 9,000 tons of vegetables to the company equivalent to more than USD7 million worth of sales revenue for the small farmers.

Through the Farmer Entrepreneurship Program, Jollibee Group Foundation
has trained over 3,000 farmers since 2008 and helped hundreds of farmers to form clusters that
can collectively meet the volume and quality requirements of big buyers, including the Jollibee
Group. The program brings together a comprehensive suite of interventions to sharpen farmers’
technical skills and business acumen and link them with institutional markets.

The Foundation implements the program in coordination with several units within the Jollibee Group and forms partnerships with different like-minded institutions to provide various interventions that help farmer become agro-entrepreneurs who can supply different markets.


The program currently works with 54 partner organizations, including farmer groups, local government units, non-government organizations, financing institutions, academic institutions, agriculture service providers, and the Department of Agriculture. As a result, smallholder farmers earn higher income, which empowers their capacity to provide food for their own families.


“We are grateful for being recognized the first recipient of Tambuli Award’s Inclusive Growth citation. We share this recognition with our dedicated partners nationwide who work relentlessly to empower smallholder farmers, “added Miñana.


Samsung continues to prove that awesome is for everyone this 2022. This year alone, Samsung expanded the Galaxy A Series, bringing durable designs, stylish new colors, and flagship-like features at affordable prices.

In the first half of 2022, Samsung introduced the 108MP camera of the Galaxy A73 5G and the powerful 5nm Exynos 1280 processor of the Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G. Samsung has also made awesome even more affordable with the new Galaxy A23 and Galaxy A13.

While these new smartphones are more budget-friendly compared to earlier releases, the Galaxy A23 and Galaxy A13 are packed with features that are surely an upgrade. Here’s what makes them awesome:

Snap memories with the 50MP main camera

Both the Galaxy A23 and A13 have a Quad Camera setup featuring an impressive 50MP main lens. The smartphone encourages experimentation with the other lenses, including the 5MP Ultra Wide camera that copies human eyesight and captures more of the scene in the frame.

Its 2MP Macro camera highlights tiny details, while the 2MP Depth lens adjusts the depth of field and brings the focus to the subject.

The Galaxy A23 boasts the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology, which records smoother videos that capture finer details, even in low light.

See the world with a vivid display

Samsung’s new smartphones are not just awesome at creating content. They work great for consuming it, too. The Galaxy A23 and A13 have a 6.6” TFT V-Cut Display. Both feature FHD+ technology, making streaming, video calls, and gaming sharper, crisper, and clearer.

Store everything with a huge storage space

Save thousands of photos, hours of videos, and important work documents with the smartphone’s 128GB of internal storage. This can be expanded up to 1TB, which means there’s no need to delete files to free up space.

The Galaxy A23 and Galaxy A13’s new and improved features are the best and most innovative smartphones for first-jobbers. These are available in all authorized Samsung Stores and online at the following prices:

Galaxy A23 (Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Peach)

● Galaxy A23 (6+128GB) - PHP 13,990 SRP

Galaxy A13 (Awesome Black, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Peach)

● Galaxy A13 (4+128GB) - PHP 10,490 SRP

● Galaxy A13 (6+128GB) - PHP 11,490 SRP

Safe Samsung Shopping

Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores. Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

To know more about the Galaxy A Series, visit samsung.com/ph.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Nowadays, there are mobile apps for just about everything, even for activities like shopping or making financial transactions that we previously could not do online.

With thousands of apps available for our use, it's best to choose one with different features so you don’t have to constantly switch between apps. Are you looking for versatility and convenience? Then ShopeePay is for you. To get started, simply download the Shopee app, and activate and verify your ShopeePay Wallet. From paying for items on Shopee to sending money, there’s a lot you can accomplish with Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet.


Here’s a quick rundown of the things you can do with ShopeePay so you won’t miss out:

1. Avoid bank fees when you cash in via InstaPay or link your bank account


There are plenty of ShopeePay cash in channels to choose from like payment centers, e-wallets, online banking, debit cards, and more. Aside from these convenient options, did you know that you can also avoid admin fees and cash in for free? One way is to link your BPI or UnionBank account to cash in for free. For those with a different bank, cashing in is also free when you use InstaPay on your bank’s online app—get up to P25 cashback on your first two InstaPay transactions per month.

To make the experience even more rewarding, you can join the ‘Cash In and Win with InstaPay’ promo and stand a chance to win P100,000 worth of prizes when you cash in at least P1,000 via InstaPay from June 27 to 30. Cash in as many times as you can to earn more raffle entries.

2. Send money to any bank, e-wallet, or Shopee user for free


Need to send money to your friends or family? No need to worry about paying additional fees. The best thing about sending money with ShopeePay is that it’s free, no hidden fees. Choose from different ways to instantly send money— to bank account, e-wallet, scan to send via QR, or try the new Ang Pao feature. You can use ShopeePay Ang Pao to surprise your friends and family during special occasions or to send money to multiple people at the same time without incurring additional charges. Here’s a short video on how to use Ang Pao:
                                       



On top of zero fees, you can also earn money when you participate in ShopeePay’s send money promos until June 30.

ShopeePay Mission - From June 23 to 30, send at least P50 to any ShopeePay user or bank/e-wallet account, and earn raffle entries for every transaction. Eligible users can get a chance to win up to P1,000,000.

Double Ang Pao promo - Get double the amount you sent when you send at least P50 to 40 friends from June 27 to 29 (capped at P200) and to 100 friends on June 30 (capped at P500).


3. Buy discounted load and data for your mobile phone

We’re used to purchasing prepaid load from reloading stations that usually add extra costs on top of the load. Why pay full price or more when you can call, text, and surf the net with discounted load and data promos from ShopeePay? Get up to 10% discount for mobile load and data from the country’s major networks when you top up your prepaid SIM. Tip: Check out ShopeePay’s flash deals and payday discounts for more offers.

4. Get cashback when you pay your bills



Whether you need to pay for daily utilities like electricity, water, and internet or personal expenses like loans, insurance, or government contributions, ShopeePay is a one-stop shop for your bills payment needs. Get the most out of your monthly budget with cashback vouchers when you use ShopeePay to pay over 60 partner billers—new users can get up to 100% bills cashback (minimum spend P180, capped at 180 coins).


5. Access amazing deals in-store and online shopping perks


Check out ‘ShopeePay Near Me’ on the Shopee app to discover deals for as low as P1 from popular food & beverage outlets, retail brands, and more. Avid online shoppers can get more value for money when you pay Shopee purchases with ShopeePay’s exclusive shipping discounts and cashback vouchers. This June 30 Payday Sale, enjoy even more rewards such as sitewide shipping discount vouchers w/ P0 min. spend, up to P1000 off on bills and 10% off vouchers when shopping.


Activate ShopeePay now and start enjoying its benefits. To learn more about ShopeePay, visit https://shopee.ph/m/shopee-pay. Follow ShopeePay’s Instagram and Facebook pages to be updated with the latest promos.










Like a city that keeps on growing, SM City Clark in Pampanga never fails to fascinate us with its new and amazing attractions. Starting out as a 101,840 square- meter mall when it opened in 2006, it now sprawls at 308,909 square meters. It has likewise evolved into a complex, which now includes BPO Towers, a Tech Hub, a Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, National University, and SMX Convention Center.

The latest addition is the Sky Line, an elevated Bridgeway which brings a brand new state-of-the-art experience four meters above the ground.

Inspired by New York’s iconic High Line, it is similarly designed as a “living system” that highlights landscape architecture, urban design, and ecology; as well as art, fitness, and fun for family and friends.

Located along the north edge of the SM City Clark mall, the Sky Line connects and integrates the widest possible variety of buildings with lush landscapes and attractions. But, beyond acting as a connector, the SM Clark Sky Line is envisioned to be a destination by itself – an ideal location to relax, get some exercise, take a selfie, and enjoy nature.

The Sky Line’s lush landscape includes hundred-year-old acacia trees that were preserved and incorporated into the design. It also showcases a diverse range of plant species - Picarra, Dwarf Pandakaki, Palmera, Spiderlily, White Kamuning, and Yellow Iris.

The park’s myriad of features and activities in multiple zones – retail, restaurants, art, fitness – feature separate offerings, each with his own character and landscape, as well as programmed activities carefully planned to delight, interest, educate, and entertain.

Attractions include a Paw Park for our furry friends, a Fitness Area with an outdoor gym, a Tree Park where one can dine amidst tree houses, art installations and more.



Here are some fun facts on why the SM City Clark Sky Line is a great place to 
Meet, Eat, and Play:

·        The Sky Line Bridgeway is 9,018 square meters

·        At 4 -meters high above the ground, it has that top of the world feeling

·        The Bridgeway’s 800- meter loop is equivalent to 1050 steps

·        1,050 steps can burn 30-40 calories

·        The jogging/walking trail includes start and finish markings and begins and ends just across the outdoor gym

·        Walking around the Sky Line’s 800- meter loop takes about 10 minutes for a speed of 3mph.

·        There are colorful selfie stops along the Sky Line like a pool filled with balloons and animal-shaped floaters

·        The Sky Line bridge may be reached through the second level mall expansion area, the second level podium parking, the second level SMX entrance, and the ground floor stairs

·        The area is handicap friendly with 23 parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities out of the 802 available. There are also PWD ramps, two PWD comfort rooms, and three elevators to help them get around.

·        The Sky Line is also eco-friendly with a waste segregation system and a NO SMOKING policy as part of the Park rules. Facemasks are still mandatory in keeping with government policies.

Friday, June 24, 2022






The current rate at which individuals observe sustainability practices is far from halting climate change. Whether it is reducing the use of disposable items or saving more energy, environmentally conscious activities will only yield significant results if everyone is “cast in the same mold,” so to speak. That said, high-impact global sustainable development lies within the responsibility of the government and large organizations—conglomerates among them.




Understanding such a role, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., one of the largest integrated property developers in Southeast Asia, has incorporated its sustainable practices in its developments early on. Through SM Prime’s Costa Del Hamilo Inc., a leader in the leisure resort industry and the movers behind Hamilo Coast – this premium seaside complex in Nasugbu, Batangas, fosters a tangible connection with nature. Marking its quindecennial year, Hamilo Coast looks back at its milestones and achievements with its core emphasis on sustainable development.




“Sustainability has been at the forefront of our vision in providing a resort lifestyle. We strive to practice both environmental and social sustainability in our operations through our partners and commnunities,” Franklin M. Bolalin, Assistant Vice President for Hamilo Estate Management, said.




Disaster risk reduction




Every year, the country deals with an average of 19 typhoons, with some often resulting in damages to properties and loss of life. Coastal defenses such as seawalls and breakwater structures are often implemented to resist storm surges. In the case of Hamilo Coast, mangrove trees are the key.




Hamilo Coast’s 100,000 square-meter or equivalent to 10 hectares mangrove belt is one of the largest mangrove areas in the municipality. The sustainable beach resort town has since planted 50,000 mangrove propagules, protected hand-in-hand with the conservation organization World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines.




Biodiversity conservation




Apart from disaster mitigation, mangrove trees also benefit the climate by absorbing greenhouse gases (GHGs) and carbon dioxide. This capacity nurtures the ecosystem and biodiversity in the area, providing habitat for a wide array of species.




Hamilo is home to rich marine life and abundant flora and fauna. Its conservation programs and various sustainability initiatives have nurtured and conserved its precious biodiversity. There are about 96 various bird species found at the estate. Among these bird species are the rough-crested Malkoha and the Philippine eagle-owl.




From growing local plants to conducting regular coastal clean-up drives, coastal resource conservation initiatives are active in Hamilo Coast. With the help of WWF, they can increase their fisheries’ biological capacity and monitor their Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)—the Pico de Loro, Etayo and Santelmo coves which are among the three MPAs for Costa Del Hamilo’s Sustainable Development Project. Hamilo has been working with WWF since 2007 monitoring the health and viability of Hamilo Coast area.




In recognition of its conservation efforts, Hamilo Coast was cited by the World Wide Fund for Nature as its longest Sustainability Partner in 2020.







“Over the years, our partnership with SM significantly contributed to the impact we are making in our work in Hamilo Coast. From liquid waste and coral monitoring, to our present work on integrated waste management and food sheds, we hope that this continuing partnership would help us realize our vision of making Hamilo a holistic model of sustainability”, says Katherine Custodio, WWF-Philippines’ Executive Director.




Green buildings development


The path towards a sustainable future is paved with many interventions, including zero waste, dematerialization, zero emissions and resource efficiency practices. For its part, Hamilo Coast makes its intention to be a premiere sustainability community possible by making sure its buildings are designed with the environment in mind.




Some of the estate’s facilities are powered by alternative sources of energy. For example, its lamp posts use solar power more than traditional ones to function. Natural lighting and ventilation are also noticeable in some of its residential areas, which benefits the environment as well as its tenants. Additionally, Hamilo Coast implements a solid waste management plan that consists of recovery of materials and vermicomposting, among others.




Sustainable living




At Hamilo Coast’s core is how a distinct beachfront home can harmonize with its surrounding environment. As people crave for a more relaxed environment, closer to nature and the outdoors amid a work-from-home setup pushed by the ongoing pandemic, Hamilo homes give access to invigorating landscapes, coves to explore and the calming sea.




Fifteen years later, Hamilo Coast has surpassed its reputation as a weekend respite. It is now one of the best settlement options for people looking to live the coastal life in a sustainable community.

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