Monday, October 31, 2022

Like his father before him, John Dizon, Jr. and his family have been long-time stewards of protected trees in their community in Tuba, Benguet. When the time came for him to take up the mantle, he did so willingly to honor his father’s legacy

John Dizon, Jr. of Benguet-based environmental conservation group NAMALISA plants trees in support of SM Foundation’s and Fast Retailing Foundation’s Grow Trees Community project.

“My father passed away in 2012. It was then that we found out that the area he is managing in collaboration with the government was part of a community-based forest management program,” said Mr. Dizon.

A year later, Mr. Dizon, who now heads the Benguet-based environmental conservation group, Nagawa, Manganese, Liw-Liw, Sadle Agroforestry Assoc. Inc. (NAMALISA), started working closely with the SM Foundation for an inaugural tree-planting campaign back in 2013 to pick up where his father had left off in his advocacy.

With the impact of climate change more felt in recent years, Mr. Dizon shared the importance of planting more trees in communities to thin out air pollutants in keeping the air fresh and people healthier. The trees which his father planted also helped prevent soil erosion and landslides caused by earthquakes.

He nurtures a dream that some of his children will take after him to help protect the environment. Getting closer to that dream, one of his sons is eyeing a career in forestry, a nod to his father’s chosen field.

To further this advocacy, Mr. Dizon supports the reforestation initiative of SM Foundation, Inc., the social good arm of SM, and the Fast Retailing Foundation (FR Foundation), a general incorporated foundation in Japan through the Grow Trees Community campaign.

The project aims to plant and grow forest trees such as the Benguet pine, Alnus or Calliandra and Coffee trees to also help create livelihood opportunities for the community by working closely with People’s Organizations such as NAMALISA in Tuba, Benguet.

The proponents teamed up with SM Supermalls and government partners such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Agriculture, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Science and Technology, Philippine National Police, Philippine Information Agency and the local government of Tuba.

Grow Trees Community was previously launched in Nasugbu, Batangas, and Macabebe, Pampanga. Across the three locations, the project aims to plant over 200,000 seedlings and propagules.

It is in support of the SM Green Movement that seeks to improve the quality of life of communities through sustainable solutions to promote a green planet, green living, and a green culture.

FR Foundation focuses on promoting research designed to help make the world a better place, spurring technological development, nurturing human resources, and supporting socially vulnerable individuals or groups. It is part of Fast Retailing Co. Ltd., the leading Japanese retail company that owns a well-loved casual wear brand, Uniqlo.

Many people have become more aware of the importance of sustainability in everyday living during the two years that the world faced the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Environmental awareness has caught on through practices such as shifting to paperless, reducing plastic use, and planting more trees. For property developers, taking part in this movement means transitioning into green buildings and developments.

Such is the case for SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), a publicly listed subsidiary of SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) that is committed to building innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities. SM Prime is future-proofing its developments to be more responsive and adaptive to community needs and the effects of climate change in line with comprehensive sustainability goals ranging from energy to ecology.

Over the years, SM Prime has continued to elevate its approach to building and development of community spaces. All these green initiatives have been recognized by reputable and well-known organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) which awarded Conrad Hotel Manila and SM Aura Premier the Gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

Building green office spaces

The SM empire is owned and has been run by the Sy family for the past 64 years

SM’s Commercial Property Group is renowned for balancing green design features with operational and practical considerations, enabling more companies and locators to enjoy environmentally sound commercial developments.

The CPG’s flagship properties are its five E-com Centers – all future-forward buildings catering mainly to technological, business process outsourcing, and Fortune 500 companies. All five E-com Centers are located in the MOA Complex. Each building has a proportionate amount of green open spaces and communal areas where workers can socialize and decompress from work.

CPG further promotes sustainable practices with its LEED gold-certified office buildings, solidifying its foothold and commitment to building green offices and commercial developments. These certifications are a testament to SM Prime’s dedication to reducing its contribution to global climate change – all while enhancing the quality of life within its communities.

The ThreeE-com Center boasts architectural wonders and green features that eventually earned its LEED Gold certification. These include water recycling for landscape and non-potable use. The building is fitted with glass windows that minimizes heat from entering the building, allowing tenants to use less air conditioning. This 15-storey, semi-circular twin-tower office building features function and aesthetic complemented with state-of-the-art facilities. While it was the first office building in the Mall of Asia Complex to receive such an honor, the new FourE-com Center also recently achieved the same certification – designed with its tenants’ needs in mind, improving work-life balance and office culture accordingly.

Both designed by globally renowned firm, Arquitectonica, the Three and Four E-coms are unique amongst business centers. “We designed the E-coms to functionally meet the BPO industry’s need for large, continuous floorplates, but also sculpted them in interesting ways so as to allow views and airflows between the buildings, while also, of course, giving them interesting architectural identities. At the same time, their landscaped podium decks create attractive communal green spaces for the tenants; they are envisaged to be interconnected via landscaped skybridges in the future. The combination of all these factors, architectural design and green spaces, have made the E-coms highly attractive to multinational companies and brands,” said David Zaballero, Arquitectonica Director.

Meanwhile, SM Prime’s tallest skyscraper located along EDSA will also join the company’s growing roster of LEED-certified green buildings. Called Mega Tower, the 50-story office building is future-ready as it provides spaces that respect both its tenants and nature itself.

Strategically located in the busy Ortigas Centre, the 50-storey LEED registered skyscraper is flexibly designed to meet the requirements of both corporate and BPO tenants. Though its design is highly sculptural, each floorplate remains efficiently planned – combining functionality and iconic identity.

“Incorporating sustainability in property development means having the whole life cycle of a building in mind. We invest a tenth of our capital expenditure to ensure that sustainability is integrated into our properties as we carefully plan our developments for our communities, the environment, and future generations ,” SM Prime’s Mr. Lim said.

In close collaboration with the SM Group’s other business units, the CPG’s multi-segment or mixed-use approach maximizes the socio-economic potential of its buildings and developments. As a result, SM’s commercial developments are connected to our malls, residences, and parks and civic spaces. Notably, they are all easily accessible to transport hubs to ensure mobility for pedestrians and the commuting public. This interconnectivity, alongside each property’s green and safety features, reduces the company’s carbon footprint, attracts more tenants and locators, and encourages greater productivity among its workforce.

Christmas is unstoppable as SM malls in Baliwag and Puilan treat shoppers, especially kids, to the grand unveiling of their thematic centerpieces—the Sparkling Holiday Dreamland and Country Christmas, the newest holiday destinations in the province.

In SM City Baliwag, shoppers were amazed as the Sparkling Holiday Dreamland centerpiece transported mall patrons’ imaginations to a royal dreamland straight out of a fairytale book. The attraction is surrounded by white and gold carriages, arch towers, gold benches, 3D stars, and moon on clouds that perfectly symbolize the lyrics of this year’s theme—the timeless Christmas carol "We Three Kings."

"Christmas is for children, it is said, and this year, we are happy to finally celebrate the most wonderful season with kids here at SM," shares Assistant Vice President for Operations Ana Datu.

The centerpiece also highlights a 30 feet high and 10 feet diameter Christmas tree outlined with majestic LED light installations. The colors of the season are very much alive with hundreds of red, green, and gold Christmas balls and ornaments surrounding the tree.

Meanwhile, SM Center Pulilan debuts a Country Christmas centerpiece resembling ‘holiday on a farm' experience, featuring a 17-feet tall Christmas tree as the main attraction. Shoppers will feel giddy as this Christmas destination is surrounded by horse displays, fancy grass, wood patterns, fun-filled swings, and lighted lamp posts. It also highlights a 12-by-8-feet barn house perfect for taking picturesque moments. Such elements were inspired by the popular children’s Christmas song Jingle Bells, the theme of this year's centerpiece.

SM Center Pulilan's grand Christmas launch also showcased special performances from Pulilan’s homegrown talent group, the Folk Jumpers, in their cowboy costumes.

In line with the launch of the holiday centerpiece, SM’s annual tradition of the Bears of Joy to keep and collect also begins at SM City Baliwag. For every bear purchased, another will be donated to a community charity. In Baliwag, Bears of Joy will be donated to public school children of Baliwag South Central School on Christmas Day.

The coming days will be merrier as SM City Baliwag and SM Center Pulilan celebrate Christmas in full swing with festivities, Christmas markets, and entertainment the malls have in store all throughout the holiday season. For updates, check out SM City Baliwag and SM Center Pulilan’s official Facebook and Instagram pages.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

As more events gear up this upcoming holiday season, it's high time for Lustre Awards and Metro Fashion Ball for a resounding comeback after its successful inaugural show before a two-year hiatus due to a pandemic. Slated for a second run on December 12, 2022, multi-awarded fashion designer and founder of Lustre Awards and Metro Fashion Ball, Don Cristobal, together with partners held a media launch to re-introduce the much-awaited extravaganza.

At the media launch, Beauty Queen Ivanna Kamil Pacis hosted the event. Important personalities who will play a vital part at the fashion and awards night were also introduced. The 7 Stars Board of Council were Don Cristobal of Team DC Manila, Jenny Lin Ngai of SunSmart Solar Power Technology Inc., Gibeth Gloria of Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Miguel De La Rosa of Mplify Marketing, Jed Velasco of Clever Box Events, Arvin Cruz of Scene Zone Magazine, and Jebie Reyes of a Talents and Events Management.

On December 12, the two-part event will commence with METRO FASHION BALL, a fashion runway spectacle highlighted by the new collections of Don Cristobal and participating designers. The LUSTRE AWARDS 2022 will follow in the evening with a formal dinner and awarding ceremony. The latter is a national pinnacle award set to recognize movers and shakers of the Philippine fashion industry, outstanding individuals who excel in their chosen field with their impressive talents, expertise, and leadership skills as well as for being an inspiration and a paragon to society. This will also include acknowledgement of businesses and organizations that define and exemplify excellence through their services, products, and objectives. This event also supports important charitable institutions through it's partners such as Cotmon Community of Polangui, Albay's Educational Programs thru Mplify Cares, Cayabu Integrated School - Tanay Rizal thru PROJECT MISSION 500 of Tagpuan Camp & Eco Park, and Doc Robs SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS Foundation.

Last 2019, big names in fashion, showbusiness, media, politics, and diverse businesses graced the event, including Albert Andrada, Leo Almodal, Supermodel Wilma Doesnt, Jojo Bragais, Mario Dumaual, Rodin Gilbert Flores, and Jerome Ponce among others graced the event. Together with activities and advocacies, it is expected that a visual treat of glitz, glamour, exceptional creativity, and of course good food will definitely complete the evening. Follow @LustreAwardsPh and @MplifyPh on FB and IG for more updates.

Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings is now a go-to product for many of our kababayans following two years of uncertainty. Among them are (from left), working student James Tan, former housekeeper Carie Labro and construction worker Royce Jason Velez

More than two years after the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Filipinos raring for a restart actually improved their mindset towards saving money, according to a recent survey by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

This is a welcome development, considering that 34% of the population lost their source of income during pandemic years, based on a survey conducted by the United Nations Development Programme. As a result, many have relied entirely in their savings account in order to survive the last two years.

According to the BSP’s Consumer Expectations Survey for the first quarter of 2022, the percentage of household with savings increased marginally at 31.1 percent from 30.2 percent in Q4 of 2021.Majority of the respondents cited the need for emergencies, health and medical expenses, retirement, education, and business capital and investment as reasons to save their money.

A big help in this increase in mindset and enthusiasm is the availability of more options to save money, aside from traditional banking institutions.

Cebuana Lhuillier makes life easier and dreams come true with Micro Savings

One of the most innovative means to save is through Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings. Launched in 2019 by Cebuana Lhuillier and its banking arm Cebuana Lhuillier Bank, this product has been in the forefront of bringing easy, accessible, reliable banking to majority of Filipinos, with close to seven million micro savings account holders today.

“Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings empowered millions of Filipinos to embark on their very own financial journeys by giving them a reliable, accessible, and efficient way to save their money, which they can easily withdraw during times of need. The quick adaptation of our kababayans to micro savings proved that the healthy mindset towards saving has always been there, as long as they are equipped with the right tools,” says Jean Henri Lhuillier, president and CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier.

Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings—which allows customers to open an account in any of over 3,000 Cebuana Lhuillier branches nationwide for as low as only P50—was introduced as a means to address the barriers to saving, including lack of accessibility, high maintaining balance, and the need for numerous documentary requirements to open an account.

With businesses and the rest of the country slowly getting back to normal, Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings remained a go-to product for many of our kababayans ready to resume their lives and dreams following two years of uncertainty.

For James Tan, an 18-year-old working student from Sta. Rosa, Laguna, saving meant enjoying the added mobility, safety, and convenience of having his own bike, a useful tool for his daily commute between work and school.

“Gusto ko kasi magka-bike kasi sapamasahe pa lang, malakinamatitipid ko papuntasa school at satrabaho. So, yungpaunti-untikongpag-iiponsaCebuana, ginamit ko yun para mabiliyungpangarapkong bike. Hindi naako nata-trapik o nale-late satrabahongayon,” he shares.

(“I want to own a bike because I can save so much on fares commuting to school and work. So that’s why I saved with Cebuana enough to buy my own bike. Now I don’t get stuck in traffic and come to work late.”)

As a working student helping to support his family, James decided to continue his savings after buying the bike to also help augment the expenses from home.

The need to provide a better future for their family is also why Royce Jayson Velez, a 36-year-old construction worker, decided to open a Micro Savings account. Earning an average of P400 per day, Royce and his wife needed to be creative in order to stretch his salary to last until the next payday. His micro savings carried the family during difficult times, and are now being allocated for the schooling of his children.

“Sabi ko sasarili ko, ipagpapatuloy ko ang ipon ko para magamit ng mgaanak ko sapag-aaral at balangaraw, magkaroonsila ng magandangtrabaho (“I said to myself that I would continue saving so that I can send my children to school for them have good jobs in the future.”),” Velez shares.

For Carie Labro, a 38-year-old former housekeeper, her micro savings paved the way for her micro entrepreneurship. When her kids started asking for more time to spend with her, Carie decided to take a leap of faith and resign from her post as a housekeeper so she could be more present for her growing kids.

With the PHP10,000 she initially saved in her Micro Savings account, Labro opened a small store which she now maintains as her main source of income. Like Velez, she has vigilantly kept up with her micro savings. She now saves part of her earnings in her account as an emergency fund for her and her kids.

Taking advantage of the renewed interest in saving, Cebuana Lhuillier Bank continues to push for accessibility and convenience for their breakthrough product. The two-time Asian Banking & Finance Award winner for Rural Bank of the Year has adapted an innovative approach by adapting more tech features for micro savings.

“The success of Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings encouraged us to further push the envelope in bringing convenience, accessibility, reliability, and efficient banking to our clients. The change in how people access financial services nowadays served as our push towards digitalization,” said Cebuana Lhuillier Bank President Dennis Valdes.

Aside from Cebuana Lhuillier branches, micro savings accountholders can also withdraw cash anytime, anywhere in over 21,000+ BancNet ATMs nationwide, purchase online thru UnionPay merchants worldwide, enjoy 24/7 unlimited banking access with the eCebuana app, and make cashless payments in over 350,000 UnionPay and BancNet accredited stores nationwide.

The country has been undergoing a sugar shortage for the past few months, causing sugar prices to soar. The price surge of this kitchen staple has affected the purchasing power of Filipinos who are already having difficulty coping with inflation. Given how sugar is a key ingredient in most dishes, many people have struggled to make their lives and dishes sweeter.

Fortunately, there’s a healthy alternative that can help solve Filipinos’ sugar woes. Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant. It is 300x sweeter than sugar but has zero calories and does not cause spikes in blood sugar levels. It is better than chemical-based artificial sweeteners because it does not have any aftertaste or carry potential health risks.

This wonder plant can be used for baking, as a food enhancer for cooking and to sweeten hot and cold drinks without guilt. What’s great about Stevia is how it sweetens food and beverages naturally, unlike sugar which has been linked to obesity and diabetes. Moreover, Stevia is considered nonglycemic, meaning it does not affect one’s blood pressure levels.

Given these health benefits, swapping Stevia with refined sugar can be a complete game changer for people who want to make healthier food and beverage choices and maintain a healthy weight range.


(From left) Au De Leon, president and chief executive officer of Glorious Industrial and Devlopment Corporation (GIDC, The Stevia Company), sharing the healthy benefits of stevia as a natural alternative to sugar and Cecille Miciano, marketing manager for GIDC .

Understanding Stevia’s potential to address Filipinos’ sugary dilemma, Glorious Industrial & Development Corporation (GIDC), also known as the Stevia Company, launched a lineup of naturally sweetened and healthy beverages. GIDC, the Stevia Company’s lineup of products under its Glorious brand, includes the Glorious 3in1 Premium Coffee and Glorious Iced Tea Mixes and the Sweet & Fit Stevia Tea.

“We understand how important sweetness is to Filipinos’ taste palette,” said Au De Leon, president, and chief executive officer of GIDC, The Stevia Company. “By making Glorious available nationwide, we want to empower more Filipinos to discover a healthier way to make their lives sweeter.”

The company’s latest products are not only good for one’s body but also taste great. Hence, people don’t need to sacrifice flavor to care for their health. All Glorious beverages are sweetened with Stevia and every teaspoon of Stevia is equivalent to three teaspoons of refined sugar.

Glorious Premium 3in1 Coffee Mix is a delicious coffee blend sweetened with Sweet & Fit Stevia. It is recommended for people with sugar-related concerns, weight watchers and other health-conscious individuals. Sweet & Fit Stevia has zero calories, zero fat, zero sodium, zero carbohydrates and zero cholesterol.

People who want to control their sugar intake can now sweeten up their lives and favorite fruit teas with Glorious Iced Tea Mixes. This product comes in three flavors: Red Berries, Lemon and Cucumber. Meanwhile, Sweet & Fit Stevia Tea can be used to make other hot or cold beverages together with non-dairy milk or fresh fruits for a healthy little pick-me-up.

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Are you looking for spooktacular activities for the kids over the weekend?

Federal Land Inc. is inviting both kids and kids at heart to join the Halloween festivities happening on October 29 and 30 at Metro Park’s Blue Bay Walk and Met Live in Pasay City.

Candies and treats are up for grabs at Blue Bay Walk and Met Live as different mall establishments swing open its doors for kids to enjoy the spooky season.

“The Bay Area is about to get spirited! We are super thrilled to organize different activities to give kids the most awesome time this Halloween weekend. Admission is free, so be sure to drop by,” said Federal Land Commercial Development Head Mylene del Rosario.

For those who are joining in the fun, you may proceed to The Spine at Blue Bay Walk on Saturday, October 29 and the Atrium of Met Live on Sunday, October 30 to register and get your stamp card to participate in the events.

Various brands will be sponsoring exciting treats that you wouldn’t want to miss. Games, arts and crafts, KPop-themed photo booth, and a lot more await participants. The Halloween activities for both malls will start at 3PM until 5PM.

Everyone is encouraged to be in their best costume for a chance to bring home more goodies. Halloween-themed sling bag will also be given away to the first few kids to finish the trip to all the booths.

Metro Park is Federal Land’s 36-hectare master-planned community at Pasay City’s Manila Bay Area. It offers resort-style residential condominiums, delectable dining options, chic retail hubs, exciting weekend events, and a convenient office environment against the backdrop of the Manila Bay sunset.

Raising a healthy child is mom’s ultimate achievement. As a mom, you are constantly worried about your baby’s development; you would like them to experience new things, but you are also afraid of what these new things can bring. Thankfully, moms have the healthy pillars to help them as they raise their kids and navigate the world of motherhood. Interconnected with each other, these pillars are integral during the first steps of a baby’s development, making sure that they’re all set as moms nurture them.

Cetaphil Baby advocates the Four Healthy Pillars: Healthy Food, Healthy Play, Healthy Sleep, and Healthy Skin. Each pillar is important for baby’s health and development, and skin is such an important part of their overall health, because it will protect them throughout their life.

Cetaphil Baby offers moms the best way to give babies the right foundation for healthy skin by supporting its development as it matures from its earliest stages onward. Moms can find peace and assurance that they can keep their baby’s skin protected now and in the future.

Cetaphil Baby products are clinically proven to respect, maintain & improve the structure of even the most sensitive skin, supporting baby skin’s natural development. It has been tested and approved by experts because of its gentle, hypoallergenic formulation that contains skin-barrier building ingredients like glycerin and panthenol, and other natural ingredients like chamomile, shea butter, almond oil, aloe vera, and calendula to keep baby’s skin soft, smooth and protected.

Cetaphil Baby offers even more gentle products suited for sensitive skin

Cetaphil Baby currently has two ranges: the Classic Line and the newly launched Calendula range. Included in the Classic Line are: the Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo, a tear-free 2-in-1 hair and body formula that gently cleanses your baby’s delicate skin and hair, leaving it soft and clean.

For those looking for moisturizing goodness, the Cetaphil Baby Moisturising Bath & Wash is enriched with ⅓ baby lotion to care for even the most delicate skin protecting it against dryness.

The Cetaphil Baby Shampoo is a gentle caring formula enriched with chamomile to restore natural skin protection for a healthy scalp, while the Cetaphil Baby Gentle Cleansing Bar is ideal for teaching babies about hygiene as moms give them independence and the responsibility of caring for themselves with simple tasks like handwashing.

The Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion is enriched with shea butter that soothes, nourishes, and keeps the baby’s skin hydrated for up to 24 hours.

The new Cetaphil Baby range contains calendula extract that has been used for many centuries due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and includes Cetaphil Baby Wash and Shampoo, 2-in-1 formula that smoothens, softens, and improves skin texture. It is specifically designed to be used from head to toe daily.

The Cetaphil Baby Daily Lotion with Organic Calendula is especially helpful for the skin barrier of sensitive skin, providing 24 hours of skin moisturization.

Finally, for babies experiencing rough skin patches in cheeks, knees, elbow areas, or under those chubby folds, the best suited product is the Cetaphil Baby With Organic Calendula Advanced Protection Cream, which helps reduce the feeling of discomfort and irritation and provides long-lasting irritation for up to 24 hours.

To complement the existing lines, Cetaphil Baby also introduced its latest product: the Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wipes. This new product gently cleanses and moisturizes baby’s delicate skin and is made from 100% plant derived fabric. Made with natural ingredients like aloe vera and Vitamin E it helps prevent baby’s skin from drying out, making Cetaphil Baby Gentle Wipes ideal for face and body use of baby’s delicate skin.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Aside from having strong support from Google, the HONOR 70 5G is the first camera phone to use the latest camera sensor of Sony, the Sony IMX800 Super Sensing Dual Main Camera with Solo Cut Mode for vlogging. The HONOR 70 5G brings remarkable videography innovations. Launched last October 18, 2022, for only Php 26,990 with a free JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker worth Php 6,999, the vlogging phone has been making a buzz in the industry because of its feature not present yet in any smartphone.

*Khalil Ramos enjoying the use of Solo Cut Mode*

How does Solo Cut Mode upgrade vlogging experience?

The newest HONOR 70 5G features a 54MP Dual Main Camera with a Sony IMX800 Image Sensor, Dual 1080P HD videos, and a 3-stop zoom full view that captures every corner. The powerful camera is equipped with the industry’s first Solo Cut Mode perfectly made for content creators, wanna-be vloggers, and even students with intense video deliverables at school.

Solo Cut Mode is so simple and easy to do. When opening the camera, you just have to select ‘more’ and then select ‘solo cut.’ Pick your subject and make the most of the Solo Cut Mode. You may click the link below to see how it works:

Multi-videos for One Take Recording

Sanya Lopez using the multi-video recording: front and rear cameras

The HONOR 70 supports multi-video recording, with its 1080p video shooting and a resolution of 2520 x 1080 pixels. With just one shot, users can now use the front and rear cameras simultaneously or choose from the following modes to make the vlogging experience fun, exciting and engaging.

  • Front to Rear Seamless Recording: Users can switch between the front and rear cameras when recording video content.
  • Dual View Recording (Front & Rear Cameras): Users can record on the front and rear cameras at the same time. Dual view shows what is captured by both cameras side by side.
  • Picture-in-Picture (Two Rear Cameras): Users can record simultaneously with the Super Sensing Camera and the Ultra Wide Angle Camera. Dual view shows what is captured by both cameras side by side.
  • Fast-Slow-Motion Recording: This mode supports both fast and slow-motion recording, allowing users to be creative and record content in both fast and slow motion. This brings a unique format to video content.


The HONOR 70 5G delivers 4K video recording in 30fps in standard video recording that allows its users to produce portrait vlogs. Equipped with an exceptional Dual Main Camera featuring a 54MP IMX800 Super Sensing Main Camera with the industry’s first 1/1.49-inch sensor, a 50MP Ultra-Wide & Macro Main Camera and a 2MP Depth Camera, the HONOR 70 delivers an advanced imaging experience.

Bringing remarkable videography innovations, HONOR 70 delivers 4K video recording in 30fps in standard video recording that allows its users to produce portrait vlogs. Equipped with an exceptional Dual Main Camera featuring a 54MP IMX800 Super Sensing Main Camera with the industry’s first 1/1.49-inch sensor, a 50MP Ultra-Wide & Macro Main Camera and a 2MP Depth Camera, the HONOR 70 delivers an advanced imaging experience.

With HONOR’s Person Re-Identification and Person Temporal Tracking Technology, this breakthrough feature allows users to spotlight specific persons in group videos. Even if your subject is out of frame, it can automatically return even if the subject being spotlighted leaves the frame while recording, taking your creative vlogging to a whole new level.

Stunning Immersive Viewing Display

Delivering unmatched visuals, the HONOR 70 comes with a 6.67-inch OLED 58o Curved Display and 1.51mm ultra-slim bezels on both left and right frames, bringing users an exceptional screen-to-body ratio. The screen supports 1.07 billion colors, 100% DCI-P3 and HDR 10+, this screen provides users with vivid colors and immersive entertainment experiences with sharp, crisp details.

HONOR 70’s great quality display

Revamped Dual Ring Camera Design

As a tribute to Rolleiflex’s classic twin-lens reflex cameras, the HONOR 70 5G continues the classic N-Series Classical Dual Ring Design and features an axisymmetrically Evolved Dual Ring camera design. The top ring has a 2MP depth camera and a 54MP Super Sensing Main Camera, while the bottom ring has a 50MP Ultra Wide and Macro Main Camera and a flashlight.GMA Artists: Khalil Ramos and Bela Padilla unveils the Classical Dual Ring Design

Ultra-Long Battery Life and with Powerful HONOR SuperCharge

HONOR SuperCharge: 60% in 20 minutes

The HONOR 70 is packed with an ultra-large 4800mAh battery to deliver a full day of uninterrupted use for all-day productivity. The HONOR 70 delivers a fast-charging experience with the 66W HONOR Wired SuperCharge technology, users can juice up HONOR 70 to 60% from 3% in just 20 minutes using the included charger, ensuring users can rapidly power up their device.
Pricing and Availability

Designed with advanced coating technologies to deliver a premium look and feel, the HONOR 70 5G is available in 2 splendid and fashionable color options of Midnight Black and Crystal Silver.

Customers can still pre-order the HONOR 70 5G and get a FREE premium JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker worth Php 6,999 until October 28, 2022 in the following stores:

  • HONOR Store:
  • HONOR Store on Lazada: 

Home Credit also offers 0% interest up to 18 months, for as low as Php 1,082.07 / month.

In the Philippines, the name Jose Mari Chan is synonymous to Christmas as he takes over radios, shows, and our hearts during the holiday season. But have you ever wondered how the Filipinos Christmas icon spends his own Christmas Eve? Here’s how Shopee’s Christmas Ambassador Jose Mari Chan would host a pleasant Noche Buena with family and friends.

Picture this: You’re surrounded by your loved ones, sharing stories with one another. Classic Christmas songs are playing from a Vintage Record Player, blending nicely with the laughter of your friends and family. Because Tito Joe goes the extra mile to keep everyone comfortable, Knitted Blankets are placed on the sofas, so you can snuggle and get cozy while waiting for dinner to be served.

Now it’s time for dinner as Tito Joe invites everyone to join him in the dining area. The holiday spirit fills the room, with cute Snowman Home Decor adorning the shelves. The dining table looks festive, with reindeer-inspired Christmas Chair Covers making you feel even more cheerful.

Delicious food is served on the dining table, with hearty Christmas staples like roast chicken, lechon, pancit and more. You start off by helping yourself to some cold cuts, delectable choices of cheese, and fresh fruits that are beautifully placed on an elegant Engraved Charcuterie Board. For drinks, a citrusy blend made with a Juicer compliments your hearty meal, and helps cleanse your palate for dessert.

After the lovely dinner, you gather once again at the living room but this time, Tito Joe surprises everyone with an impromptu performance. Ready as always, he starts to belt out his iconic “Christmas in our Hearts” song. While Tito Joe is singing, a Portable Microphone is passed around the room, giving others a chance to sing along with him. As everyone joins in, your heart feels a sense of warmth and joy, as the room gets filled with song and laughter.

Finally, you’re back at the spot you were earlier, snuggled by the warm knitted blanket. To finish the night and while waiting for 12AM to strike, a hot batch of coffee made from a French Press is served to everyone. To complete the Christmas experience, the coffee is in a cute Christmas-themed Coffee Mug, capping the night of holiday glee and fun.

Host your own Christmas Eve party like Jose Mari Chan by getting all the holiday items listed on Shopee. 

Malaysia-based singer-songwriter liesl-mae reflects on her struggles with mental health in her compelling new single “Raincloud.” Addressing the cyclical nature of depression and its damning effects, the inspiring young artist hopes to engage in a discussion to dismantle the social stigmas surrounding mental health.

The song begins with a posed question: “When was the last time you felt happy?” On the surface, it is a seemingly benign inquiry. However, unable to respond, the question initiates an unexpected internal monologue traversing the uniquely human blight of depression and anxiety. Artfully woven together with vivid metaphor and thoughtful lyricism, liesl-mae puts the feelings of hopelessness into words that creep malignantly into one’s mind – lying restlessly in the wake.

Her pristine vocals shine brightly through the track’s guitar-driven melodies, ambient pads, and pulsating basslines. Gradually building up from an intimate, campfire-esque start to a grandiose conclusion, the track brims with elaborate orchestral arrangements and ebullient drumming. An old soul at heart, liesl-mae’s deceptively simple songwriting has captivated the hearts and minds of her rapidly growing constituent of fans, desperate to seek out a voice that speaks to their own experiences.

On writing about mental health, a topic the burgeoning songstress handles with the utmost care and consideration, liesl-mae approaches “Raincloud” as if it were an “open letter to depression” itself. Steering clear of accusatory language or being overly critical of herself, the song’s gentle and unassuming approach to storytelling allows it to explore some of life’s most difficult, and oftentimes pertinent, questions in a congenial manner. Despite how life may appear on the outside, the song is in essence about “feeling bad for feeling bad.”

The inexplicable nature of depression causes a neurotic downward spiral into self-loathing – “wishing bad things upon myself to make up for feeling bad” explains liesl-mae. “For the first time, I channelled anger into my music… [It’s] an emotion I’m not used to outwardly expressing. Carefully crafting the sonics of the track with Mixed by Wong (engineer), “Jose Ong (producer) was really able to bring those feelings to life with the arrangement of this song. It was a very cathartic experience to be able to let it all out.”

Having opened for the Here Comes July pre-listening party for Sinarku on the 27th of August, liesl-mae also made her festival debut at Good Vibes Weekender on 24 September, alongside the likes of Jackson Wang, Pink Sweat$, and beabadoobee, to name a few. Working towards the release of her first full-length EP in the former half of 2023, liesl-mae’s artistic sails have just begun to unfurl.

“Raincloud” is out now on all digital music platforms via OFFMUTE.

Thursday, October 27, 2022

- ESGS 2022 kicks off today, and one of the major exhibitors is MSI who is bringing the Gaming Arena for some esports action.

At the MSI Gaming Arena, fans can expect to exciting esports action as it will feature League of Legends esports teams competing for a share of the PHP150,000 prize pool.

Along with esports, attendees can also experience the latest gaming hardware that MSI has to offer, including beefed-up MSI gaming rigs as well as gaming laptops. Plus, MSI gaming merch will also be up for grabs only at ESGS.
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On top of these, up to PHP 26,000 off any purchase of MSI laptops will be available only during ESGS. Specifically, gamers who purchase any MSI Gaming laptops from any authorized retailers in SM Mall of Asia on October 28-30 can redeem a free smartwatch worth PHP 3,500.

Plus, the first 10 buyers of MSI Gaming laptops from MSI Concept store in SM Mall of Asia (Complink) will get a free MSI Gaming Jacket or MSI Windbreaker jacket.

There’s also a bonus for gamers who buy a laptop from SVGA and Villman as they can redeem free PHP 1,500 worth of Steam Wallet codes.

Here’s a rundown of the promos that you can get from MSI at ESGS 2022:

Don’t miss out on these at ESGS which is happening today, October 28 until October 30, 2022 at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

One Meralco Foundation (OMF) has teamed up with more organizations to further its sustainable reforestation program aimed at contributing to environment preservation and improvement of the lives of more Philippine communities.

The social development arm of Meralco signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Butuan City Water District (BCWD), Fostering Education and Environmental Development (FEED), and Participatory Research Organization of Communities and Education towards Struggle for Self-Reliance of Bohol (PROCESS Bohol) for the One For Trees (OFT) program.

Under the OFT program, OMF provides funding for reforestation activities such as establishment of nurseries, planting of seedlings during the appropriate season, and continued monitoring of the trees planted. OMF plans to nurture and protect at least 5 million trees by 2025, while providing sustainable livelihood to communities around conservation sites.

The new partnerships will expand the reach of the program to the provinces of Agusan del Norte; Laguna; and parts of Bohol. The new OFT partners have identified specific targets to help their respective communities.

For BCWD, from the province of Agusan del Norte will plant 48,000 trees in the Taguibo Watershed to sustain the forest reserve in the watershed enabling quality water supply for the people of Butuan City.

FEED, on the other hand, targets to plant 100,000 trees in the Laguna-Quezon Land Grant site in Siniloan, Laguna which is planned to be developed as a major biodiversity hub in the Sierra Madre mountain range.

Meanwhile, PROCESS Bohol will rehabilitate upland and coastal forest patches damaged by the rampage of Typhoon Odette in Anda, Pilar, Ubay, Candijay, Mabini, and Carlos P. Garcia in Bohol. Through OFT, PROCESS Bohol plans to nurture 100,000 trees of which 50,000 are mangroves.

For OMF, with the help of these organizations, OFT can deliver a sustainable solution to the environmental and economic needs of the marginal communities.

The OFT is a long-term commitment to the environment and to the people, which is anchored on sustaining partnerships with Civil Society Organizations, Local Government Units and communities – a pledge to collectively work for climate action.

"Some may see our efforts as a mere tree-planting, tree-growing, or tree-nurturing with a very high survival rate target. Yes, we require those. But more importantly, One For Trees also invests at building the capacities and improving the economic welfare and social well-being of the people who maintain these trees and ensures that the same trees will also benefit their own families and communities." said Meralco Chief CSR Officer and OMF President Jeffrey O. Tarayao.

“Most of the work we will put into the vision of One For Trees requires waiting for so long, that only our children’s children will reap the fruit of these labors. May we all be patient and sometimes, impatient, so that the One For Trees program will flourish long after we have planted the seeds of our work,” added Tarayao.

The recent signing forms part of the OFT kick-off activities for this year, which also includes community tree-planting and learning visit in the Green Earth Heritage Farm OFT site located in San Miguel, Bulacan. These activities aimed at improving reforestation practices by learning from the partners’ experiences and getting more support from other stakeholders for the initiative.

Photo caption: (From L-R) FEED Director for Partnerships Anne Marie Bakker, BCWD General Manager Anselmo Sang Tian, OMF President Jeffrey O. Tarayao, and PROCESS Bohol Executive Director Aurelio Salgados Jr. during the Memorandum of Agreement signing held last September 29, 2022.

#itsGoTyme as the Gokongwei Group partners with Singapore-based Tyme Group to launch financial solutions that are designed to offer Filipinos with a high-quality banking experience. GoTyme Bank combines a high-tech with a high-touch approach to bring financial solutions closer to more Filipinos. The GoTyme Bank “phygital” model, which combines physical touchpoints such as kiosks and bank ambassadors with secure digital transactions will help more Filipinos reach their full financial potential.

The last 10 years has seen an acceleration in fintech with digital banks and e-wallets, and the pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital payments. While many Filipinos have become comfortable with access to fintech through basic accounts and cashless payments, there are still many financial solutions in the digital space that remains untapped in the local market.

Unlocking Potential

During the launch held last October 20 in Makati City, Nate Clarke, GoTyme Bank President and CEO, shared how GoTyme Bank’s next-level banking experience will be able to address gaps in Filipino financial services. “Less than 3% of Filipinos have access to affordable credit, such as a credit card. Which means they are often paying 10-20% per month for their short term borrowing needs. Less than 3% of Filipinos have access to insurance and less than 3% of Filipinos have access to high yield investments, such as stock and equities.”

He notes that Filipinos have unmet financial needs. “Every year millions of smart, employed Filipinos fall short of their potential because they do not have access to high-quality banking products. Through GoTyme Bank, we are here to unlock the financial potential of all Filipinos.”

High-Quality Perks

Albert Tinio, GoTyme Bank’s Co-CEO and Chief Commercial Officer shares how customers will enjoy the convenience of having accessible touchpoints. “At GoTyme we thought that going digital does not mean losing our human touch. In fact, it became our call out, to be digital and physical at the same time, “phygital” so to speak. To keep the human connection always, GoTyme Bank will have kiosks that are strategically located across the Robinsons ecosystem. With our next-level customer service, these kiosks will always have a bank ambassador to guide you through the process. Using kiosks, we aim to solve access and extend reach. By deploying kiosks to Robinsons retail stores and malls, you can now create an account where you shop, eat and relax."

The GoTyme Bank debit card allows you to make transactions 24/7 from local and international ATMs. For further convenience, one can also deposit and withdraw for free at Robinsons-affiliated retail outlets. There are already 15 kiosks in select Robinsons supermarkets that are ready to serve customers, with more locations set to open in the coming weeks. The GoTyme website will be constantly updated to show all the locations across Robinsons supermarkets and department stores. 

3S : Send, Shop, and Save

GoTyme Bank’s Head of Brand Marketing and Growth, Raymund Villanueva and Chief Product Officer, Daniel Stacey shared the value propositions one can expect with a GoTyme Bank account. With the GoTyme Bank debit cards, sending money, shopping and saving become more convenient as this can be used for both online and in-store transactions here and abroad.

With Go Send, GoTyme Bank customers can easily and securely transfer funds from the app, with three free transfers a week, on top of the free GoTyme to GoTyme transfers.

The Go Shop feature gives customers a better shopping experience. With each swipe of their GoTyme debit card, a customer earns 3 times Go Rewards points at partner Robinsons stores and 1 point if they shop anywhere else making it one of the better modes of payment for the Gokongwei Group. These points can also be redeemed as cash, straight from their mobile apps.

With Go Save, one will earn interest with no worries on promo durations, minimum balances or maximum caps. GoTyme Bank also introduced “Save Your Change”, which allows you to save by rounding up to the nearest 10 or 100 pesos and putting that amount automatically in to your Go Save accounts.

The better choice

Lance Gokongwei, who heads the Gokongwei Group, shares how GoTyme Bank aligns with their vision for the Philippines. “The mission of GoTyme Bank to unlock every Filipino’s financial potential presents another great opportunity for us at the Gokongwei Group to deliver on our purpose, which is ‘an unrelenting commitment to provide our customers with better choices, creating shared success with our stakeholders.’ Together with our partner Tyme Group, we are all set to disrupt the industry and make GoTyme Bank the ‘better choice’ that will provide greater financial empowerment for Filipinos. At the heart of this meaningful breakthrough is our deep commitment to improve the lives of our fellowmen, and to ultimately help bring forth a more prosperous society.”

By leveraging the Gokongwei Group’s extensive ecosystem, GoTyme Bank will be able to provide Filipinos with greater access to high-quality banking products. The bank’s digital kiosks are deployed across the group’s retail and real estate footprint, which is highly integrated into the daily lives of Filipinos. This democratizes the delivery of financial services to address the needs of all Filipinos regardless of age, income, or geography.

Annually, gives out its set of awards in the RAWR Awards.

RAWR is simply a stylized name lifted from the word 'roar' which represents the sound of the king of the jungle. Awardees each year are those who made a roaring noise in the entertainment industry as a whole.

This year, the set of awards are divided into four categories: The Cub, the Lion, the Pride, and the Royal Awards.

For the Cub Awards, please see the sets of awards at stake:

Beshie ng Taon. In any story, he or she is the sidekick, the supporter who cheers for the Bida. Oftentimes, he or she is overlooked and taken for granted, but because of his or her contribution to tell and complete a story—he or she gives the lead a special support system, and because of that—he or she deserves that recognition, too.

1. Hasna Cabral (La Vida Lena)
2. Nikko Natividad (Init Sa Magdamag)
3 .Sue Ramirez (Oh My Dad)
4. Kiray Celis (Owe My Love)
5. DJ Jhai Ho (Kusina Ni Mamang)
6. Criza Taa (He’s Into Her)
7. Ayra Mariano (Heartful Cafe)
8. Don Bocco, Jericho Arceo (The World Between Us)

Favorite Bida. Bida means the lead—it can refer to either the star on a television show or in a film. The Favorite Bida is someone who gave a remarkable performance. Though being a protagonist back then are the victims and who allow the antagonist to just abuse him or her; today, the Bida knows how to fight back and still earn the sympathy of the audience.

Sanya Lopez (First Yaya)
Coco Martin (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano)
Donny Pangilinan (He’s Into Her)
Maja Salvador (Niña Niño)
Charlie Dizon (Fan Girl)
Glaiza de Castro (Nagbabagang Luha)
Andrea Brillantes (Huwag Kang Mangamba)
Julie Anne San Jose (Heartful Cafe)

Favorite Kontrabida. Any Bida will not be as effective and convincing if his or her 'kontrabida' fails to deliver. The said award is given to the antagonist who made the audience hate them because of the guts and he or she can steal the spotlight from the lead if given the chance. With many bankable artists turn into the villains they are now, one can only be hailed as the Ultimate Kontrabida.

Agot Isidro (La Vida Lena)
John Arcilla (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano)
Gina Alajar (Nagbabagang Luha)
JM de Guzman (Init Sa Magdamag)
Iza Calzado (Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin)
Zanjoe Marudo (Walang Hanggang Paalam)
Maxine Medina (First Yaya)
Carmina Villaroel (Babawiin Ko Ang Lahat)

Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Not necessarily a newcomer, but he or she is an artist, a personality that rocked the entertainment scene with such a sterling performance and perhaps an achievement that impressed many. It is a matter of leaving a great impact for the Filipino audience to see what he or she can still offer, positively.

DonBelle (He’s Into Her)
Sanya Lopez (First Yaya)
Elijah Canlas (Gameboys 2)
Jane de Leon (FPJ'S Ang Probinsyano)
Sean de Guzman (Anak ng Macho Dancer)
MiKel (The Lost Recipe)
AJ Raval (Death of a Girlfriend)
Gigi de Lana (ASAP Natin ‘To)

Favorite Newbie. Spotlighting the freshest face[s] or maybe those who just ventured into the entertainment circuit is one of the most exciting parts of this award-giving body. He or she has impressed the public or the eyes of scrutinizing critics. Though new, the star has made a good mark and was given that stamp of approval and predicted to have a promising future in the industry.

Claire Castro (Nagbabagang Luha)
Criza Taa (He’s Into Her)
JM Yosures (Tawag ng Tanghalan)
Gilian Vicencio (Hello Stranger)
Sean de Guzman (Anak ng Macho Dancer)
RalphElla - Ralph Malibunas and Ella Cayabyab (Pasabuy)
KoDrea - Andi Abaya and Kobie Brown (Squad Plus)
Jessica Villarubin

Bet na Bet na Teleserye. Each year, the quality of our TV shows or series has become more competitive, innovative, and impressive. Plots get deeper or crazier and the artists become better. Truly, these shows are testaments of how great Filipino artistry is.

Legal Wives
Huwag Kang Mangamba
Init sa Magdamag
FPJ's Ang Probinsyano
First Yaya
Niño Niña
Ang Sayo ay Akin
The World Between Us

Song of the Year. It reflects the heart and the soul of an artist and they affect the listeners. This is a song that made the public define a particular emotion—it can be joy, sorrow, or pain. That song is something that most people have that LSS or last song syndrome or can be an anthem for the whole year-round.

Mapa (SB19)
Binibini (Zack Tabudlo)
The Light (BGYO)
Ihahatid Kita (The Juans)
Paubaya (Moira de la Torre)
Born To Win (BINI)
Upuan (Ben & Ben)
‘Di Kawalan (Maymay Entrata)

Movie ng Taon. From September 2020 to September this year, movies have created abuzz not just because of their topnotch performance, their storytelling but it has somehow caught the attention of both the moviegoers and the critics. Every year, the local and international film industry offer materials that created such a stir and even break box-office records as well.

Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam
Paglaki Ko, Gusto Kong Maging Pornstar
Dito At Doon
Hello Stranger: The Movie
Gameboys: The Movie
Fan Girl
The Boy Foretold by Stars

Digital Series of the Year. The pandemic has paved the way for people to get entertainment from online streaming platforms; it also gave birth to more digital content. Thus the rise of digital series. RAWR Awards recognize the efforts and creativity of such production.

He's Into Her
Love Beneath the Star
Click Like Share
Hoy! Love You
Unloving You
Oh Mando!
House Arrest Of Us
GV Boys

Digital Influencer of the Year. The awardee reflects the image of being the most sought-after online influencer of today. With the rise of digital content creators, the competition immediately became tighter; but there’s only one who emerged and gained the trust of the Netizens. The awardee plays a role in advancing and being a responsible online user via social media platforms.

Dr. Winston Kilimanjaro Creones Tiwaquen
Fr. Fiel Pareja
Ayn Bernos
Lyqa Maravilla
Marvin Fojas
Arshie Larga
Cong TV

For the Lion Awards, here are the set of awards:

Actor of the Year. The recognition seeks to recognize an outstanding male star. He stood out from the rest of the nominees for the said category. He has shown versatility and impressive performance for his craft; set a standard. He effectively portrayed the role or the character assigned to him and has affected a great audience, as well.

Jerald Napoles (Ang Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam)
Piolo Pascual (My Amanda)
Kokoy de Santos (Gameboys: The Movie)
Paulo Avelino (Fan Girl)
Zanjoe Marudo (Walang Hanggang Paalam)
Dennis Trillo (Legal Wives)
Dingdong Dantes (Descendants of the Sun)
JC Alcantara (Hello Stranger: The Movie)

Actress of the Year. This is to salute the exceptional performance of an actress. She broke all the norms. She is a woman of both substance and talent, her character has empowered the female populace. The award spotlights how the female artist has debunked the double standards of Filipino on women and has proven that women can take big roles, too.

Alessandra de Rossi (My Amanda)
Sharon Cuneta (Revirginized)
Maja Salvador (Niña Niño)
Charlie Dizon (Fan Girl)
Yam Concepcion (Init sa Magdamag)
Lovi Poe (The Other Wife)
Jodi Sta. Maria (Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin)
Glaiza de Castro (Nagbabagang Luha)

Pak na Pak na Comedian. Most people say that doing drama or action or engaging in a sexy act is difficult to attain, however, making people laugh is even a hard task. Laughter is one of the best medicines there is and someone has to have that timing and the knack of throwing the punchlines to create that engaging humor.

Jose Manalo
Boobay and Tekla
Maine Mendoza
Vice Ganda
Wally Bayola
Michael V.
Chariz Solomon

Male News Personality of the Year and Female News Personality of the Year. The chosen news personality has done a great job in the field of journalism. He or she has weathered through all the issues thrown at him or her. Apart from that, he or she has showcased the passion and that brand of dedication and determination to deliver newsworthy and noteworthy stories to the public.


Raffy Tulfo
Henry Omaga-Diaz
Atom Araullo
Christian Esguerra
Ivan Mayrina
Mike Enriquez
Alvin Elchico
Ed Lingao


​Jessica Soho
Chiara Zambrano
Karen Davila
Korina Sanchez - Roxas
Cheryl Cosim
Pinky Webb
Bernadette Sembrano
Kara David

Love Team of the Year. This is presented to the tandem that is most loved by our dear LionhearTV Cubs. It is a pair that has captivated the hearts of many. Not only do they make their fans believe in love, but they also set a good example for their followers and to the younger generation as well. They are two individuals that people can look up to the on-and-off cam.

JakBie (Jak Roberto and Barbie Forteza)
KarJon (Karina Bautista and Aljon Mendoza)
RitKen (Rita Daniela and Ken Chan)
KiRae (Kira Balinger and Grae Fernandez)
​MiKel (Mikee Quintos and kelvin Miranda)
SethDrea (Seth Fedelin and Andrea Brillantes)​
KyCine (Kyle Echarri and Francine Diaz)
​DonBelle (Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano)

BL Tandem of the Year. Boys’ Love has become popular during this pandemic. It provided a new opportunity, a new way of understanding what an onscreen tandem is all about. The Thai tandem of #BrightWin as #Sarawat and #Tine in #2gether has sparked the local emergence of local BL stories. It is just proper to recognize the popularity and the following it has created during this time.

Kokoy de Santos and Elijah Canlas (Gameboys the Movie)
JC Alcantara and Tony Labrusca (Hello Stranger the Movie)
Royce Cabrera & Kyo Quijano (Quaranthings)
Kokoy de Santos and Alex Diaz (Oh Mando!)
Yves Flores and Iyo Canlas (Stuck on You)
Enzo Santiago and Darwin Yu (My Extra Ordinary)
Jameson Blake and Joao Constancia (My Lockdown Romance)
Teejay Marquez & Jerome Ponce (Ben X Jim Forever)

Favorite Performer. The award goes to the artist who nailed both singing and dancing as well. He or she is a true ‘performer’ all-through-and-through and has owned the stage; outdone the strong competition he or she had to face. The award signifies versatility.

​Sarah Geronimo
Julie Anne San Jose
Daniel Padilla
KZ Tandingan
Regine Velasquez

Radio DJ of the Year. He or she is the person and the favorite voice on the radio waves. Although they can only be heard, some radio stations have already managed to combine audio-visual altogether like broadcasting on TV or the Net—his or her intended audience can now see how he or she does his or her job. But that voice does not remain a voice but it has a great responsibility to create an impact as well.

Raqi Terra (90.7 Love Radio)
DJ Iska Morena (93.9 iFM)
DJ Rico Panyero (Yes The Best 101.1)
Lyka Barista (Yes The Best 101.1)
Papa Jackson (Energy FM 106.7)
Lala Banderas (90.7 Love Radio)
DJ Kara (Energy FM 106.7)
Papa Obet (Barangay LS 97.1)

Favorite TV Host of the Year. The Favorite TV Host is the face of any show that any audience gets to enjoy watching whether on a weekday or a weekend basis. Some might say that this is the easiest job in the industry, but one cannot make the viewers crave for more without the gab for words and the confidence to carry a show. With his or her charm and commendable skills, this host is truly top-notch.

Willie Revillame
Vice Ganda
Maine Mendoza
Boy Abunda
Drew Arellano
Angel Locsin
Toni Gonzaga
Billy Crawford

The third set of awards are under the Pride Awards:

Favorite Group. Aside from individual awards, this category recognizes the best group in the entertainment circuit has. There may be people who shine individually, but surely it is a joy to watch a group that does such feat equally.


Radio Station of the Year. Even if the digital platform may have somehow overtaken the radio, still the industry refuses to bend but continue to innovate and strive to put up a good fight and be updated or still stay significant over the years. Nothing beats the spontaneity of listening to the radio. Whether inside the office or at the comfort of your room or even driving or even walking, the radio is still and will always stay as a good companion.

Energy FM
Wish 107.5
Love Radio
Radyo 5
Barangay LS
Yes FM 101.1

Station of the Year. The way to success is steep, even the roads going there are rough and bumpy at times. Competitions between stations will forever be fierce; each one trying to outwit, outdo any efforts or initiatives for the ratings’ sake. But at the end of the day, only the one who succeeded in impressing the public with an outstanding branding, quality of output, good public relations, and even better service do matter the most.

A2Z 11
GMA Network 7
CNN Philippines 9
IBC 13

We also introduced new categories for this year:

International Superstar of the Year. Filipinos are known to be world-class when it comes to talents. However, to make it huge in the global scene and become a sensation is another story. It recognizes individual[s] or a group[s], who earned the status of being an international superstar apart from being world-class talents.

Lady Gaga
Black Pink
Ed Sheeran
Olivia Rodrigo
DUA Lipa
Bella Poarch

Vlogger of the Year (Short and Long Forms). Due to the pandemic, a deluge of vlogs has populated the online space. Many artists joined the bandwagon of creating their brand of content. Mainstream artists saw the platform's profitability as most of them resorted to coming up with their vlogs whether short or long forms. However, it's not how profitable their ventures are, but it's how the vlogger is in making an impact in the lives of his or her viewers.


Davao Conyo
Niana Guerrero
Yanyan De Jesus
Esnyr Ranollo
Zendee Rose Tenerefe
Philip Tanasas
Sassa Gurl
Pipay Kipay


Donnalyn Bartolome
Ogie Diaz
Zeinab Harake
Kim Chui
Vice Ganda
Toni Gonzaga
Agassi Ching

Couple Influencer of the Year. The psychology and phenomenon of love teams in mainstream entertainment continue to thrive. In the vlogging community, it has also become a trend. The award recognizes couple-influencer who are just popular but both inspiring and engaging.

Lincoln "Cong" Velasquez & Viy Cortez
Junnie Boy Velasquez & Vien Iligan
Jayzam Manabat and Camille Trinidad (JaMill)
Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte
Vikachka and Eugene
Agassi Ching & Jai Asuncion
Flow G and Angelica Yap
Kimpoy Feliciano and Angie Cayetano

Gaming Influencer of the Year. It is undeniable that gaming has evolved and has affected a lot of humans in this day and age. The gaming scene is now a sport. Thus, it is but fitting to recognize those who excel in this field, too. Gaming has fostered camaraderie or bonds not just locally but internationally.

Ghost Wrecker (Elyson Caranza)
Z4pnu Gaming
Akosi Dogie
Yawi Esports

Content Creator of the Year. Providing fresh content regularly to an audience is a gargantuan task. It is like a producer for a segment of a particular show or an entire production. For any creator, it is challenging and also motivating. The intention is not only to entertain but to educate and inspire the viewers, too.

Nurse Even
Alex Gonzaga
Ivana Alawi
Beks Batallion
Christian Antolin
Agassi Ching
Dr. Kilimanguru

Podcast of the Year. A podcast is an episodic series of spoken-word in digital audio files that users can download for easy listening. This award seeks to recognize a podcaster who provides a meaningful listening experience--it can be entertaining or educational for his or her listeners.

Paano Ba ‘To The Podcast (Bianca Gonzales)
Ang Walang Kwentang Podcast (Antoinette Jadaone and JP Habac)
Skypodcast (Kryz and Slater Young)
Adulting With Joyce Pring (Joyce Pring)
Wake Up With Jim & Saab (Jim & Saab)
Lecheng Pag-ibig ‘To (Sam YG & DJ Chacha)
Gabi ng Bading (AC Soriano and Yani Villarosa)
Creepsilog (Gideon Mendoza and Glenn Tabarejos)

All winners are determined via 30% online votes; 30% activities/searches within LionhearTV; 30% Blogging community, and selected PR agencies/brands.

A new challenge: Fan Club of the year. In every success of any artist, a certain following or supporters or fan club is his or her or their lifeblood. The fans' undying support is priceless. Thus, it is just fitting to honor them with this award.

For this year, fans can both cast their vote through the website: (50%) as well as posting on Twitter (50%). To vote on Twitter, tweets must include the hashtags #RAWRAwards2021 and #RAWR+(Fandom name).

Kapuso Brigade
Little Ponies
Elijah Nation
KarJack Nation

The last set of awards are for the ROYAL Awards: Trending Show of the Year, Most Admired Celebrities, Brandspeak, PRs of the Year, and PR Persons of the Year.

Voting starts on October 18 until November 28, 2021.

This year's theme for the RAWR Awards is 'Pagsibol,' which promises a surprise announcement during the awards night itself.

Last year, around 200 members of the blogosphere supported the digital awards, attended by all winners and their respective fans or followings.


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