Friday, February 24, 2023

As the country celebrates National Arts Month, Camarines Sur 2nd District Representative Gabriel Bordado Jr. called on the national government to strengthen the promotions of arts, saying it can be instrumental in driving tourism growth.

Former President Corazon Aquino declared February as National Arts Month under Presidential Proclamation No. 683. It is during this time that Filipino artists are honored for their contributions to the country’s history, culture, and overall development as a nation.

“It is unfortunate to note… that for many people art comes second fiddle to
fields deemed more serious, lucrative, or worthwhile such as business or science. It is not viewed as a significant profession, but as a luxury and as a hobby to be pursued on the side,” Bordado lamented.

Therefore, he said, a month-long celebration of the arts might be seen as a frivolity, particularly at a time when the country is still struggling to shake off the pandemic’s ill effects.

However, Bordado noted, arts provide direct benefits for the country’s economic activity. The sector creates more jobs especially for the marginalized people and improves the quality of products and services.

“When creativity is effectively interwoven into various fields, we are able to build better roads and infrastructure, innovate processes, advance technology, elevate the natural beauty of our surroundings, and provide solutions to different challenges that may arise,” he said.

He said that in tourism, the art sector is very vital as it encourages the rest of the world to see our distinctive culture through many creative endeavors and disciplines.

Prior to the pandemic, tourism contributed around 13 percent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). The Tourism Direct Gross Value Added (TDGVA), the gross value added generated by tourism industries and other industries of the economy, amounted to P2.48 trillion in 2019, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority.

Meanwhile, Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco said that in 2022, over 2.65 million foreign tourists visited the Philippines, raking in roughly 3.82 billion U.S. dollars in revenue.

Bordado also said that in sectors such as education, art is invaluable in encouraging young minds to learn and understand different subjects and areas.

“It is a great motivator for the youth to grow into productive, learned, and empathic members of society. All of these allow the country to create a more empowered citizenry, generate more income, and advance in our development as a nation,” he pointed out.

He said that while the art sector’s profitability cannot be disputed, more than its commercial advantages, is is also an integral part of our humanity.

“Creativity and the need to express it is as crucial as our need to eat, to breathe, to feel, or to seek connection to other human beings. It allows for self-expression and reflection. And it is through the different mediums of art – such as literature, theater, dance, music, painting, and more – that humans are able to make better sense of the world and of the other souls inhabiting it,” Bordado added.

He said that as Filipinos, art plays a valuable role in strengthening our sense of nationalism. Seeing our history and culture translated into different disciplines defines and binds Filipinos as a people.

He said that it is through the works of Filipino artists that generations after generations are able to learn and understand our collective triumphs and hardships as a nation.

Furthermore, he said art is a language that transcends time, race, age, gender, educational attainment, religion, or socio-economic class.

This year, the theme of the National Arts Month is “Ani ng Sining, Bunga ng
Galing.” It alludes to the bounty of extraordinary, one-of-a-kind works borne from the passion and talents of the Filipino artists. Despite the dismal situation we currently find ourselves in, beauty and excellence could still spring and thrive. It is a stark reminder of our capability to heal and rise above our obstacles, and the capability of art to restore and reinspire our drive for

iPeople & Mapua execs introduced in a presscon the various breakthrough programs resulting from the collaboration of Mapua University with Arizona State University, who has been ranked as America’s Most Innovative University over the last 8 years. (From L-R): Dr. Dodjie Maestrecampo (President & CEO, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna and Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao), Engr. Anthony Hilmer S. Medrano (EVP & COO, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna), Dr. Bonifacio T. Doma Jr. (EVP for International Alliance & Cintana Partnership Executive Director), Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea (President, Mapúa University & Chairman, iPeople), Alfredo Ayala (President, iPeople), Lorenzo V. Tan (President & CEO, House of Investments, Inc. of the Yuchengco Group of Companies), Gemma O. Cheng (Vice President & CFO of iPeople), and Justin Fabia (Country Manager for Philippines, Cintana Education).

Manila, Philippines – iPeople, the publicly listed Yuchengco-Ayala education partnership, introduced today a first of its kind offering that enables Filipino students to immerse themselves in global educational experiences with top international universities and a top Philippine university, in a highly cost-effective manner.

Last year, iPeople school Mapua University and its daughter schools Mapua Malayan Colleges Laguna and Mapua Malayan Colleges Mindanao, entered into a collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU), which has been ranked America’s most innovative university, ahead of Stanford and MIT, over the past 8 years.

The collaboration is focused on Business and Health Sciences programs. In the latest US News & World Report online program rankings, ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business ranked Top 10 in the US across 8 programs and disciplines, including the #1 spot for online bachelor’s in business programs, and ASU’s online bachelor’s program in psychology was ranked #4.

Through this collaboration, the Mapua schools also became members of the ASU-Cintana Alliance, a global network of 15 of the most innovative higher education institutions in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Chris Hill, Chief Strategy Officer, and Head of Asia Pacific at Cintana, said, “We are delighted to be collaborating with the Mapua schools, whom we selected as our Philippine champions, because of their long-standing reputation for innovation and academic excellence. The recent ranking of Mapua as one of the top 4 Philippine universities, together with UP, Ateneo and LaSalle, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, is clear evidence of the quality of a Mapuan education.”

Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, President of Mapua University and Chairman of iPeople, said: “We have long been focused on delivering the hallmarks of a Mapuan education: international, digitally enhanced, outcomes-based and research-driven. Our collaboration with global leader ASU and being part of the ASU-Cintana Alliance enable us to take these to a higher level for our students, by giving them numerous opportunities to learn with a top ranked US university, and other leading education institutions around the world.”

At a press conference held in Mapua’s brand new Makati campus, the most modern in the NCR, the collaborating schools introduced several ground-breaking offerings.

During their time at the Mapua schools, students now have the opportunity to be immersed in international learning experiences in numerous ways. Firstly, they have access to ASU’s world-class content in all their ASU-enhanced courses. Secondly, students are able to participate in Global Signature Courses through state-of-the-art virtual Global Classrooms, which give them the opportunity to learn remotely from professors at member universities of the ASU-Cintana Alliance, and interact with classmates from around the world, without leaving the Philippines.

Students can also participate in classes co-lectured by ASU faculty in the US. Lastly, students will have many opportunities to participate in dozens of student exchange and summer immersion programs at ASU-Cintana Alliance schools.

Lorenzo V. Tan, the CEO of House of Investments, the listed holding company of YGC (Yuchengco Group of Companies), and the majority shareholder of iPeople said, “YGC has long prioritized education as one of our contributions to nation building. It is very timely that our Mapua schools are launching this very innovative and global initiative as we celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of our past Chairman, Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco, who had always advocated for making quality education more affordable for Filipinos and had forged many successful partnerships with industry leaders from around the world."

Cezar P. Consing, the CEO of Ayala Corporation, added: “This initiative will allow young people access to education that, while Philippine centered, is also global in quality and in reach. We want to help develop a generation of truly global Filipinos, because our country deserves the best the world has to offer.”

Thursday, February 23, 2023

SM City Marilao is excited to announce its first 3-day sale event for 2023! Starting on March 3, 4 to 5, shoppers may take advantage and enjoy incredible discounts on wide range of products and countless of items mall-wide.

Deals include markdowns of up to 70% off on designer fashion, kitchen gadgets, TVs, laptop computers and much more. Save big and stock up on essentials or buy the things you’ve had your eye on. Shoppers can also get a chance to enjoy exclusive promos, unbeatable prices, and awesome freebies from The SM Store, SM Hypermarket, Ace Hardware, Our Home, Toy Kingdom, Miniso, The Body Shop, Watson’s and SM Appliance Center, and at over 200 stores at the mall.

As added excitement, lucky shoppers may also win in the 3 DAY SALE raffle promo. By simply presenting a minimum purchase of P1, 000.00 receipt gives shoppers a chance to win a Brand New Suzuki S-Presso Special Edition MT. Shoppers can also increase their chances of winning by getting additional coupons when they shop on Saturday and Sunday. So mark your calendars and make sure you don't miss out on these fantastic deals. To stay updated on SM City Marilao’s latest promotions follow us on Facebook and instagram

Barbie Almalbis

Filipino singer-songwriter Barbie Almalbis marks a monumental milestone in music with the official release of her Tower Sessions Live album under Sony Music Entertainment and a reunion concert featuring her iconic bands Hungry Young Poets and Barbie’s Cradle.

Both celebrations honor her 25th anniversary in the local music scene as a woman who successfully navigated the realm of Pinoy rock with emotionally resonant songwriting and artistic independence.

Presenting a new arrangement of her old and new songs, Barbie Almalbis’ Greatest Hits live album was produced by Eric and Carlo Perlas of Tower of Doom, recorded by Kyle Cayton, and mixed/mastered by Simon Durias. It will also feature career-defining hits such as “Firewoman,” “Torpe,” “Tabing Ilog,” “The Dance,” “Goodnight,” and “Just A Smile,” along with fairly new tracks: “Days Are Long,” “Silaw,” “Tigre,” and “Kumpas,” the album’s carrier single.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to record our songs live, because we’re always rearranging songs as a band, and I think there’s something special that gets captured when the we play live together,” Almalbis shares. “My producers and collaborators did such a great job of making you feel like you’re at the gig. You can feel the power of the kick drum and the bass, and then have guitars blasting in your ear — in a pleasant way, of course.”

Aside from the release of Tower Sessions Live on digital platforms, Barbie Almalbis is set to headline her 25th Anniversary concert at 123 Block, Mandala Park on March 11 (Saturday), from 2pm onwards. Celebrating the impact of her music as a guide to many people’s journey in life, the show will reunite her with former bandmates in Hungry Young Poets and Barbie’s Cradle.

Aptly titled Firewoman:25 Years of Barbie Almalbis, the mini-music fest will also feature sets by some of the country’s finest acts, including Sandwich, Gab Alipe of Urbandub, Clara Benin, I Belong To The Zoo, Kai del Rio, and Bird.

Reflecting on her career as an artist, Almalbis expressed gratitude to her fans who have been supportive of her endeavors through the years. “I didn’t have so many plans growing up, but always just dreamt of playing music. I’m so grateful that I get to do this and share the experience with others too. I’m always touched by the support of my fans and friends, and really humbled and encouraged by their words and stories about how these songs have also become part of their journey.”

Barbie Almalbis’ Tower Sessions Live is now available on all digital platforms worldwide under Sony Music Entertainment.

Tickets to her upcoming concert, Firewoman:25 Years of Barbie Almalbis are available for purchase via TicketMelon. The event is presented by GNN Entertainment Productions, in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment, Backspacer Records, JB Music, Nova Wellness Store, D&D, Smirnoff Mule, and 123 Block.

Operations at the Baliwag RHUs run even more smoothly after the upgrades made by SM Foundation and UNIQLO.

Small as they seem, local community health centers hold a significant impact in improving Filipinos’ lives.

According to the 2017 National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS), Filipinos continue to count on public medical facilities, such as public hospitals, rural health units, or barangay health stations, for their healthcare treatments.

The NDHS showed that the majority of parents whose children had fever, diarrhea, or acute respiratory infection sought advice or treatment from public healthcare facilities.

These facilities are also the most common source of contraceptives. Beyond this, public health facilities have been an active platform for vaccination and other key health programs.

But despite their vital role, the facilities are hindered from functioning at their full potential by a multitude of challenges, such as deficiency of facility infrastructure, and lack of strategic medical equipment and supplies.

Providing services that the community deserves

Just north of Metro Manila stands the Rural Health Unit (RHU) III of Baliwag City.

The facility is one of the RHUs recently upgraded by the SM group through the SM Foundation’s partnership with UNIQLO Philippines.

The RHU serves 300 patients daily (on average).

The majority are from low-income households from 8 barangays, where three are the biggest in the city.

The number does not include COVID-19 vaccinations, family planning services, medicine and prescription refills, and requests for medical and death certificates.

“Bukod sa may mga anay, ang mga pintura ay nagba-bakbakan. Ang mga pinto at ceiling namin ay sira or may mga crack. Kailangan na talagang i-renovate dahil marami nang sira,” RHU III midwife Rebecca Galves shared the previous state of their center.

Aside from the damage that comes from daily use, the RHU’s layout wasn’t optimized to fit documents, medical tools and equipment, and necessary furniture.

Patients had to sit close to each other during checkups and consultations, limiting workers’ efficiency and patients’ privacy and safety.

“Dahil masikip dito sa loob, hindi namin kayang i-accommodate lahat ng pasyente. Unang una, hindi dapat maging crowded sa pasilidad dahil tayo ay nasa pandemic pa kailangan pa rin ng social distancing. Kaya ang mga pasyente namin ay kadalasang naghihintay sa initan sa labas. Kapag umuulan, nababasa sila,” she recalled.

“Bukod sa marami kaming kagamitan at documents na hindi na magkasya sa mga cabinets, sa isang kwarto, tatlong kama pa ang nakalagay. At dahil masikip, minsan, ang waste products ay nasa ilalim na ng kama. Hindi namin maibigay ang komportableng kapaligiran at ang serbisyong gusto sana naming maihatid,” she added.

For her, the renovation of the center done by the SM Foundation could not have come at a better time.

Now, she can finally deliver the medical help she has long hoped to give the community—a service people deserve.
With renewed fervor, midwife Rebecca Galves fixes the maternity bed inside Baliwag RHU III.

“Ngayong narenovate na ang Center, nakakatiyak kami na gaganda pa lalo ang kalidad ng serbisyo. Unang una, komportable na ang lugar kung saan maghihintay ang mga pasyente. Bukod pa dito, mai-hihiwalay namin ang mga pasyente base sa kalagayan at pangangailan nila. Higit pa rito, pag bumisita ang mga pasyente, mararamdaman nilang para silang nasa makabagong pasilidad dahil malinis at maaliwalas na dito ngayon,” she described the new RHU III.

“Kagaya ng sinasabi namin sa mga pasiyente, mahalaga ang maayos at malinis na kapaligiran dahil nakakatulong ito sa pagpapapagaan ng pakiramdam. Kaya dito sa bagong center, pag-upo pa lang nila, makakaramdam na sila ng ginhawa—na parang gagaling na sila. Ganoon din sa aming mga health workers. Dahil maayos na ang aming pinagtatrabahuhan, iba ang pakiramdam namin. Mas excited kaming magtrabaho at mas panatag kaming maghatid ng kalidad na serbisyo sa bawat pasiyente,” Galves added.
Galves takes a pregnant mother’s blood pressure in preparation for her monthly checkup.

Aside from the RHUs in Baliwag, SM Foundation and UNIQLO’s partnership pave the way for the renovation of Pulilan RHU 1 and 2.

The upgrade of these two health facilities centers on SM Foundation’s mission: help community health centers by providing adequate facilities and equipment to improve medical care, especially in rural areas.

Local health workers come together to plan for the reopening of Pulilan RHU II

Through the recent upgrade, the centers are ready to meet the accreditation standards set by PhilHealth.

In turn, the RHUs can provide medical care to more indigent and underprivileged patients.

They can also receive funding from the government for administrative use and the purchase of supplies to better serve the community.

Continued trust in public health

Close by is Baliwag’s RHU I. Much like the center where Galvez works, the facility serves low-income individuals. One of them is Hazel Esquilona, a single mother of three.

“Malaking tulong talaga ang health center na ito para sa amin dahil tuwing may nagkakasakit po sa amin at wala kaming mapagkukunan ng pera, mayroon kaming matatakbuhan. Nito lang, nagkasakit ang anak ko—suspected po noon na may dengue o UTI siya. Wala po akong pera pero dahil dito sa health center, nagawa kong ipasuri ang ihi at dugo ng anak ko,” Esquilona recalled how the center saved her child’s life when she had nowhere to turn to.

“Nakumpirma po na may UTI siya. At kahit wala po kaming pera, agarang nabigyan ng tamang gamot ang anak ko. Nabigyan din po kami ng libreng antibiotic at paracetamol,” she said as she shares why the center has been close to her heart.

Hazel Esquilona brings her daughter to the Baliwag RHU I for a consultation before receiving the first dose of the anti-rabies vaccine.

And so, when their family had another medical emergency, she did not hesitate to visit the RHU I.

This time, she felt even more at ease seeking health care as the warmth of the health workers was complemented by an upgraded facility.

“Ngayon, ang isang anak ko naman ay nakagat ng kuting. Dito po kami tumakbo dahil bilang isang single mother na may simpleng kabuhayan, hindi ko po afford ang vaccine sa hospital o clinic,” she said.

“Para sa kagaya naming kapos talaga sa pera, malaking tulong ang center na ito. Maayos ang serbisyo ng mga staff at maaliwalas at komportable na rin ngayon sa loob ng center. Tuwing biglang may nagkakasakit at wala kaming perang pampagamot, mayroon kaming maaasahan,” she capped.

Collaboration is a powerful tool for bridging the gaps in quality healthcare for grassroots communities, such as the partnership between SMFI and UNIQLO.

By understanding the role of different players, such as local organizations, non-profits, and governments, we can create innovative solutions that bring quality healthcare to people—ensuring that no one is left without quality healthcare, especially the vulnerable sector.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

(L to R) Jesus Manapat - National Bureau of Investigation, Stephen Floyd Abuso Gopez – Executive Vice president - Association of law students of the Philippines, Atty. Rowel Barba - Director - Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, Dean Lilibeth Aragon - President - association of administrators in Hospitality, hotel and restaurant management educational institution and Atty. Dominador Buhain - Chairman Rex Education

Rex Education hosted a press conference recently, bringing together key organizations committed to educating people about piracy and stopping the illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted content.

Present at the event were leaders and representatives from the Philippine Association of Law Schools, the Association of Law Students of the Philippines, , the Legal Education Board, the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, the National Book Development Board, the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines, the National Bureau of Investigation, Association of Administrators in Hospitality Hotel and Restaurant Management Educational Institution, the Philippine Librarians Association, the Philippine Council of Deans and Educators in Business, the Philippine Association of Collegiate Schools of Business, Philippine Association for Teachers and Educators, Professional Criminologists Association of the Philippines, Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities and the Philippine Educational Measurement and Evaluation Association.

Piracy is defined as the unauthorized reproduction and distribution of copyrighted content, including but not limited to books, movies, music, and the like. In the Philippines, anti-piracy legislation is strengthened by Republic Act 8293 or the Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines that protects and secures the exclusive rights of scientists, inventors, artists and other gifted citizens to their intellectual property and creations.

The press conference is a part of REX’s anti-piracy campaign, which was launched last September 16, 2022 at the Manila International Book Fair. The primary objective of the campaign is to curb, if not eradicate, content piracy by educating, communicating, and instilling among our colleagues, families, and children a true appreciation of the value of one’s own work. REX’s efforts in this direction are also in recognition and support of the relentless hard work of intellectual property law enforcement agencies in the country.

“We should continue to educate, communicate, and instill among our colleagues, families, and children a true appreciation of the value of one’s own work. In this sense, we are all duty-bearers. But above that, we are Filipinos,” said Atty. Dominador Buhain, chairman of Rex Education. “ Aside from our laws, what also binds us are our values, our sense of pakikipagkapwa, of  pagpapakatao, our pride in our own work, and our respect for each other and of each other’s work.”

Over the past year, the campaign has gained the attention of various organizations with similar sentiments. Stakeholders from the education sector, along with consumers and learners, have all come together to express their support for the movement. Above all, there is a call to protect creators and all their intellectual property in all its forms.

“Throughout our rich history, we recognize and respect one truth about what we do: We are able to accomplish so much because of our people. REX has immense pride for the talented and hardworking individuals who pour their creativity, knowledge, and skills in the development of our learning materials, and these are not limited to books,” said Atty. Dominador Buhain, chairman of Rex Education.

For more information regarding REX’s efforts, feel free to watch the “Proud Ako” anti-piracy campaign video that was launched at MIBF 2022. Visit to support Rex Education in its endeavor of protecting the publishing industry.

They say the easiest way to someone's heart is through the stomach. For many homemakers, especially moms, this is very much true the moment they step into the kitchen. One simply gets an unexplainable feeling when you put the time and effort into preparing something special for the people who matter to you the most. The same also goes, of course, if you’re at the receiving end of such a selfless effort.  


While moms are real geniuses in the kitchen, however, there are also some downtimes when inspiration can run low. Fortunately, Jolly is here to curb that challenge for our home cooks. As the leading brand of packed fruit and vegetable products, Jolly  brings convenience straight into our pantries by giving us easy access to fresh ingredients. The brand—which was born from the vision of empowering homemakers and unlocking their creative potential in the kitchen—has continuously enabled this by providing freshly packed fruits and vegetables straight into our pantries. This convenience, combined with the high quality of its products, has made Jolly a market leader in its industry and a top choice among home cooks.  



To prove this, we had some moms take on the challenge of creating something special for their loved ones using some of Jolly’s best-sellers. Stephanie Lontoc of StefTheMomma shared one classic dish that never fails to impress her family—Creamy Beef with Mushrooms made with beef sirloin and her go-to Jolly Mushrooms and Jolly Cream of Mushroom Soup! It’s the perfect dish to make if you want to impress without spending too much time in the kitchen as it can only take thirty minutes to prep and cook! Watch her quick recipe here to cop it.  


(video link: )  


Dyosa The Momma is another big fan of the tatak Jolly love. For her, she loves how she can still make healthy but also affordable dishes that never fail to be big hits for her family. One of her go-to recipes is Pork Picadillo which is perfect for all types of occasions . The dish is colorful, easy to make, and most of all, delicious and healthy. Go watch her recipe here  

(video link:  


For the recipe, she used Jolly Premium Sliced Mushrooms, Jolly Green Peas and Jolly Garbanzos to make sure that the dish is bursting with flavor and nutrition. More than the convenience and easy access to these ingredients, she also loves how Jolly makes everything easier for the budget.  


“With a growing family, dapat mas mindful na tayo sa gastos. Kaya hindi dapat mahal ang delicious meals. Konting creativity lang, pwedeng i-level up ang delicious meal. Kapag nabibigay mo ang sarap at sustansya, yan ang Jolly Love.”  


Versatility is also something that’s very important in the kitchen. Thankfully, with easy access to fresh ingredients, you will never run out of dishes to try. The Peach Kitchen proves this by creating her version of Ginataang Gulay using Jolly products . She shares, “Isa sa paraan natin ng pagpaparamdam ng pagmamahal natin sa pamilya natin ay ang pagluluto natin para sa kanila. Kaya naman as much as possible gusto natin na masarap at healthy ang hinahanda natin para sa kanila.”  


Check out her recipe below: (video link: )  


Jolly is a brand that was created by a family for families. Since its conception, it knows that when it comes to expressing love, Filipino households use the language of food to make connections and express their emotions. Still the undisputed leading brand of freshly packed fruits, vegetables, and other pantry essentials, it continues to fulfill its promise of empowering home cooks by expanding their creativity in the kitchen through its wide range of products. When you put your heart into every food you make and when you never run out of ideas in the kitchen, #YanAngJollyLove!  


Shop your favorite Jolly products in  leading supermarkets nationwide or online via Ace Market, Lazada, and Shopee. Don’t forget to follow their Instagram and Facebook accounts to keep updated on their latest news and offers.

As more doors filled with opportunities and new experiences open to you this year, make each milestone last as it happens, with OPPO’s newest Portrait Expert, the OPPO Reno8 T. With amazing upgrades all around, shoot clear portraits and capture your best self this year for unforgettable memories that you will love to look back on and share to the world. Now available in all OPPO Brand Stores, partner dealers and online, see life even better than it is with unmatched photography features, bigger storage, better performance, and more for P18,999.

Create lasting memories with the newest Portrait Expert

As the first Reno series smartphone with a 100MP Portrait Camera, the Reno8 T allows you to picture every special moment, aesthetic fit check, and creative content with clearer details that do not miss a thing. Highlighting beautiful portraits, its 32MP selfie camera makes you look good in every angle and every snapshot while having lasting memories with people you love. Completing its Triple Camera System, this smartphone is equipped with a 2MP depth camera and a 2MP microlens to bring more life to your captured moments. The Reno8 T’s depth camera enables you to add a creative blurring or bokeh effect to your snapshots, while the 2MP microlens offers 20x or 40x magnification to spotlight small, fine details that would otherwise be impossible to see by the naked eye.

More than its actual camera features, you can easily level-up your photography skills with a wide range of imaging features such as the AI Portrait Super Resolution, Bokeh Flare Portrait, Selfie HDR, AI Portrait Retouching, to a Flash Snapshot. With all these options, you can easily explore and enjoy endless content possibilities with the all-new OPPO Reno8 T.

Reach maximum levels of creativity with a massive storage and long-lasting battery

The Reno8 T is built with a cohesive system and performance that easily complements its top-of-the-line 100MP Portrait Camera. Providing you with an 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM that is expandable to an additional 8GB RAM, you can make use of a larger memory that perfectly accommodates a smoother user experience. With this massive storage, you can create as many memories to mark your highlights of the year, shoot TikTok videos and vlogs, as well as enjoy other types of entertainment without worrying about lags or system errors due to a full storage.

While it runs smoothly with a large storage, you can maximize the great performance of the OPPO Reno8 T with its 5000mAh battery that powers the device for all-day use without dying in the middle of an IG worthy moment. It also has a 33W SUPERVOOC fast charging capability so you can boost the battery life from 0 to 100% in 67 minutes or a little over an hour. Just enough time for the device to power up in the morning while you get ready for an exciting day ahead.

Make an impression with a trendy, powerful design that is built to last

What makes the all-new OPPO Reno8 T a stunner apart from its internal capabilities and world-class photography features is its unique design. Housing all of its great features are two different colors, designs, and finishes that you can choose from. Opting for a vibrant Sunset Orange color, you can own the one-of-a-kind Fiberglass Leather design of the Reno8 T that offers a premium feel to match your trendy looks and bright memories. On the other hand, the classic color of Midnight Black gives a sleek, timeless look with the remodeled version of the signature OPPO Glow design that is silky-smooth to the touch.


Another great addition to take note of the OPPO Reno8 T design, is the upgraded Orbit Light around the camera module that functions as a notification light with eight different settings with eight choices of colors to choose from. With this, you will never miss a notification even when you are busy experiencing life and making memories through the lens of the OPPO Reno8 T.

Made to stand the test of time, both designs of this smartphone promise a worthy investment. The OPPO Reno8 T has undergone numerous testings to be able to withstand years of use and remain durable after daily handling. It has also been tested specifically for 48-Month Fluency Protection for performance to remain the same from the day of purchase.

Upon unboxing the new smartphone, users will be pleasantly greeted by the latest operating system of OPPO’s technology, the ColorOS13. With Smart Always-On Display, you can conveniently access and manage entertainment such as your favorite tunes without unlocking your screen. Apart from this, you can also enjoy other special features, such as the Screen Translate to easily translate both texts and images to more than 100 languages with a single tap.

Meanwhile, Five Grade Access Control allows you to manage which apps can access your location, camera, microphone and more. The ColorOS13 also gives you the power to censor sensitive information found specifically in screenshots with Auto Pixelate to keep you safe and anonymous when sending information anywhere online.

Grab the all-new OPPO Reno8 T now in-store and online

With upgrades all-around on such a remarkable device, you can turn memorable experiences into lasting memories by getting your hands on the all-new OPPO Reno8 T today! Visit official OPPO brand stores and ecommerce platforms on Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok shop to purchase your next new smartphone for only Php18,999.

Hosted by dog influencers Show Suzuki and Gonta (first row, center), the Super Pets Club launch at the Skypark of SM Aura Premier was well attended by proud fur moms and dads who brought along their furbabies. (Top row):  SM SVP for Marketing Jon Jon San Agustin (left) with his fur baby, Logan, and Super Pets Club project lead Hannah Carinna Sy and her buddy Katsu; Second row: Influencers and pet lovers Kyle Jimenez and his shih-tzu bestfriend, Princess Velasco with her napoleon cat, Olaf, Alex Camus with Stardust, Kim Velasco and Fendi, RV Cuarto and his adorable corgi, and Sylver Sy with P-chan.

SM Supermalls just launched the biggest pet community in town, the SM Super Pets Club, at the SM Aura Premier’s Paw Park.

“Filipinos are known to be the best fur parents and we don’t treat them just like pets, but as part of our own families. As everyone is welcome here at SM, including our furry friends, we’ve made a program that gives them the best benefits when entering our malls. So register now and join our club!” shared SM Supermalls SVP for Marketing Jonjon San Agustin.

By joining the community, you get special access to super perks, exclusive rewards, and amazing experiences for you and your fur babies.

Access the Paw Park conveniently

SM Supermalls President Steven Tan with Chloe and Super Pets Club project lead Hannah Carinna Sy with her buddy Katsu.

You can now create up to 5 Pet IDs per owner which will provide access to over 50 Paw Parks in SM Malls nationwide. The ID also provides the mall with information on each dog’s latest vaccine so that your fur baby is guaranteed a safe and clean environment at SM’s parks.

Get your hands on exclusive deals and treatos

From an SM Super Pet welcome gift and exclusive e-vouchers, to the grandest rewards and discounts from partner tenants, members can get their hands on these super perks. Plus, you can reserve the Paw Park exclusively at any SM Mall for 1 hour on your dog’s birthday celebration! How cool is that?

Have a go-to community for pets

Members of the SM Super Pets Club will be given access to a microsite filled with pet-related activities, events, and promos happening at SM. The microsite will have a community feature where you can chat with others about your pets. Talk about a supportive community, right?

To join the SM Super Pets Club, register your fur baby using the QR codes at the SM Paw Park or at the counters in various SM stores. Just input all your pet’s details including their vaccination status, and voila! You can download your Pet ID and claim your welcome gift.

The Pet IDs will only be valid only for one year from your pets’ anti-rabies vax date, so be sure to get them vaccinated annually.

Let’s get this paw-ty started by joining the SM Super Pets Club!

Visit and follow @smsupermalls on all social media platforms for news and updates on exciting deals and promos.

Friday, February 17, 2023

After topping the charts last year with his hit single “Muli,” Filipino singer-songwriter/producer Ace Banzuelo continues his winning streak with the release of his 2023 single “Tadhana”—out on Friday, February 17 via Sony Music Entertainment.

The prolific solo act returns with a catchy, upbeat track that keeps listeners basking in summer’s eternal glow. Providing R&B-inspired vocals atop new wave beats and disco elements, Banzuelo tips its hat to the pure joy of bringing the past and the future together with another pulsating bop.

“This feels dreamy yet groovy at the same time,” describes the talented multihyphenate. “All of these things contribute to my vision and how I just really want to be myself. I’m definitely back making music that makes people move.”

According to Banzuelo, “Tadhana” deals with romantic connection and destiny, and explores losing one’s inhibitions for something that might be fulfilling in the long run.

“Tadhana is about this magical encounter you have with someone and how you’re instantly drawn to that person,” the young hitmaker shares. “The connection is so intense it kind of scares one of you but you’re here telling that person that hey it’s okay maybe what’s on your mind is also what’s on mine.”

Ace Banzuelo considers “Tadhana” as a happy accident that eventually evolved into a song that moved him, not just physically, but on a more resonant level. In a way, he wanted a familiar tune that he can play anywhere—be it live or just a recording, and would make people get all wrapped up with its undeniable groove.

“I went all out with my vocal performance for this track and produced it in a very, very precise manner. The subtlety of all the elements beneath the vocals, the crunchy guitars, dreamy synthesizers, drums, and my voice, contribute to the overall groove of this track. In fact, most of these elements were recorded and finalized in one take. Everything just came together as if it were all meant to happen.”

Ace Banzuelo’s “Tadhana” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Over 12 million Filipinos are now part of the GForest movement

Since its launch in 2019, GCash’s sustainability feature, GForest, has now grown its number of users to 12 million, making it one of the biggest digital environmental movements in the country.

We’re extremely excited to witness the rapid growth of the GForest feature. This goes to show that many Filipinos are onboard our goal of rehabilitating our forests to help reverse the ill-effects of climate change. Likewise, we’re grateful for the hard work of our partners to regenerate our forests while empowering local communities in reforestation initiatives,” said CJ Alegre, GCash AVP for Sustainability.

The Philippines is considered as one of the countries with the richest biodiversity. However, the rapid increase in carbon emissions and the degenerating forest cover has placed it at risk of the impacts of climate change that include rising sea levels, extreme weather events, rising temperatures, and extreme rainfall.

To mitigate the risks brought by deforestation, GCash has initiated GForest in the GCash app to support and contribute to the overall national goals for biodiversity protection, water conservation, and carbon reduction.

Through this interactive platform, users can take an active role in addressing the reforestation issue and carbon emission by collecting “green energy points” whenever they use the app’s various cashless services such as sending money, buying load or paying bills. They can use their points to plant a virtual tree, and in turn, GCash, together with its partners, plants an actual tree on the user’s behalf.

Through the collective efforts with its partners, GCash is well on its way to meet its goal of 2.3 million trees planted by 2023.

Over the last two years, GCash and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) have planted 545,000 trees which are a mix of native fruit-bearing trees and timber, covering 723 hectares of farmland in Carmen, Cebu. The program benefited 200 landowners and farmers, and engaged 189 indirect beneficiaries.

In 2022, GCash also partnered with RAFI for the GForest Mangrove initiative and partnered with 9 people’s organizations from Cebu. The initiative planted 225,000 seedlings out of the targeted 250,000 mangroves.

Meanwhile, its partnership with Bantay Kalikasan of the ABS-CBN Foundation saw about 88,000 seedlings planted in the La Mesa Watershed. The tree planting activities were completed during the rainy season to ensure a high survival rate of the seedlings.

Lastly, joint efforts with the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature-Philippines saw an additional 74,523 seedlings planted, covering 214 hectares of degraded forest in Ipo Watershed which provides about 96 percent of Metro Manila’s water supply. Meanwhile, 85,600 seedlings are now in the nursery, ready for planting.

We have already achieved so much since we launched GForest on the app in 2019. While we’re proud to be meeting our target year on year, there is still more work to be done to protect our environment and communities. So we encourage more Filipinos to join us in this digital sustainability movement,” said Martha Sazon, GCash president and CEO.

Anyone can be a green hero through GCash’s GForest. Download GCash for free on the Google Play or App Store. To know more, visit

Australian singer-songwriter Ruel returns to Manila for a special mall show happening at the Venice Grand Canal Mall in Taguig City this Saturday, February 18, 2023.

The free event is part of a campaign to promote his highly anticipated debut album, 4TH WALL, which is slated for a March 3, 2023 release via RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment. Ruel’s long-awaited debut album explores his most personal and stellar musical offerings to date.

In an announcement posted on social media last week, the 20-year-old hitmaker expressed his excitement about visiting the country for the second time since performing here in 2019.

He shares, “Manila! I’m so excited to play a FREE show next week! I’ve created a Manila channel in my discord so we can all talk ahead of the show.”

Ruel’s current single “MUST BE NICE” is currently making waves in the Philippines, thanks to its emotive pop sensibilities and relatable lyrics. Written and produced with longtime collaborator M-Phazes (Khalid, Noah Cyrus), along with the TMS Production Team (Lewis Capaldi, Dua Lipa) and songwriter Sean Douglas (Lizzo, Thomas Rhett), the piano-driven ballad showcases Ruel’s stunning voice, which glides effortlessly from gritty tenor to airy falsetto.

The talented artist has also released two well-received singles so far, “SOMEONE ELSE’S PROBLEM” and “YOU AGAINST YOURSELF.”

Ruel: Live at Venice Grand Canal Mall is presented by Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Venice Grand Canal Mall, with MYX as the Official Media Partner.

About Ruel:

At just twenty years old, the performer born Ruel Van Dijk has experienced several careers worth of success. Since debuting in 2017 at the age of fourteen on producer M-Phazes “Golden Years,” Ruel was the youngest artist to appear on the popular live segment “Like a Version” on renowned Australian youth radio station triple j. He has since released three EPs, earned five platinum records, and amassed over two billion streams worldwide. As the youngest artist to sell out the Sydney Opera House (twice), he has been hailed by the likes of Elton John, and touring partners Khalid and Shawn Mendes, while being declared by media critics as “the next global pop star in waiting.” His decorated career includes two MTV Europe Music Awards, a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award, an ARIA Award, and numerous nominations.

To Buy/Stream “MUST BE NICE”:

Follow Ruel:

TikTok | Twitter | Instagram | Website

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

SM City Valenzuela makes viewing experience more intimate and comfortable as it features 4 renovated cinemas with 78 seats for Cinema 1 and 2 and 116 seats for Cinema 3 and 4 that guarantees great view from whichever seat patrons choose. Each theater has soft Opus Glide semi-recliner spectator seats that provide roomy interiors and broad legroom so that patrons can recline for a more pleasant experience.

Mall patrons will find better cinematic experience and more reasons to enjoy the movies on the big screen as SM City Valenzuela launched its newly renovated SM Cinema.

After months of closure for renovations, SM Cinema introduces 4 brand-new, fully digitized theatres at the heart of Valenzuela City. The theatres are equipped with advance digital crystal-clear projection and state of the art Dolby-enabled digital surround sound to deliver premium movie-watching experience.

Making viewing experience “more intimate”, SM City Valenzuela features a total of 4 cinemas with 78 seats for Cinema 1 and 2 and 116 seats for Cinema 3 and 4. These theatres are enhanced by 8.6-meter wide and 3.6-meter high screens, guaranteeing great view from whichever seat patrons choose. Each cinema is also equipped with soft Opus Glide semi-recliner spectator seats which give wide legroom and spacious interior allowing viewers to recline for a more comfortable experience.

Renovations likewise include a new lobby entrance with brand new modern industrial finishing artistically decorated with photo murals for memorable photo opportunities with family, friends, and loved ones.

Completing the newest movie destination in Valenzuela, Snack Time, SM Cinema’s official snack and merchandise arm, will serve popcorn, drinks, and other snacks, along with the latest movie merchandise that fans will surely love to collect.

After taking the internet by storm since the start of the year, the demand for HONOR X9a 5G will not be fading away anytime soon! HONOR Philippines has just announced the second restock following its first one that was supposedly good for six weeks but got sold out in just 2 days!

“Meeting the massive demand for HONOR X9a 5G is a challenge that we, at HONOR, would gladly take! This kind of support is what keeps us dedicated to our goal of making quality smartphones accessible to Filipinos. This is just the beginning and HONOR fans should definitely expect more from us throughout the year, because I assure you, we are more than ready,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines VP for Marketing.

Where can you get HONOR X9a 5G?

good for six weeks that The second restock has hit the market starting February 15, 2023 and buyers can get a FREE Premium HONOR Speaker worth Php 3,999 for every purchase at any HONOR kiosks and partner online stores – Lazada (, Shopee (, Tiktok Shop (, and Home Credit.

HONOR fans can still get the HONOR X9a 5G via Home Credit, for as low as Php 661 per month without insurance, Php 765 with insurance, and on a 0% interest installment payment.

HONOR X9a 5G comes in stunning Titanium Silver and Emerald Green, sporting an ultra tough OLED curved screen and a 5,100mAh battery that can last you up to 2 days! You can capture more moments as well with its 64MP Super Triple Camera, inheriting the same iconic circular camera layout as HONOR’s flagship Magic Series line-up,

For more information and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok: (

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

WATERWALK RECORDS announces the release of Sambahan, a 10-song series project that contains worship songs from grassroots, church-based songwriters who connected and collaborated through an unconventional ‘lab’ setting via the synergetic fellowship, KONEKOLAB.

Its first single, “MANLILIKHARI,” is a portmanteau of two words, which interestingly allude to that one Being who assumes both roles of a Manlilikha (Creator) and a Hari (King). As WATERWALK RECORDS A&R Jungee Marcelo puts it, “MANLILIKHARI” qualifies God’s sovereignty “over all creation, over everything, over you and me. It’s worthy of worship and adoration.”

Marcelo adds, “The word ‘create’ is very dear to us, and with this song we offer our highest praises to the true Creator, King of everything. “Konekolab Worship aims to cater to the needs of local church congregations for singable worship songs in the local vernacular. Who better to concoct these original worship songs than the very church people in the community. The hope is for each of these songs to become a staple in the church music lineup, as well as in personal times of devotion and prayer.”

“MANLILIKHARI” is co-written with Irving Galang and Mary Ozaraga, both community-based, church leaders whose artistry is balanced by their deep sense of faith. According to Galang, the song celebrates the “awesomeness of our Creator, the ultimate Artist, and our King who did not just create us but also took full responsibility over us by loving us to the fullness of our being, no matter how seemingly small and insignificant we think we are.”

Ozaraga shares that joining this project provided a lot of new challenges for her: writing with a collaborative mindset, and penning a song in Tagalog. “Armed with the Bible, a guitar, and Google Translator, I was able to take on the challenges, greatly inspired by the hard work of Sir Jungee and my team leader, Sir Irving, and was able to witness how God honors faith-fueled hardwork.”

“MANLILIKHARI” is produced by Jungee Marcelo, and arranged with Joshua Capule on piano, Junjun Regalado on drums and percussions, and Ardie De Guzman on guitars. Capturing the Church worship experience with intricate instrumentation and vocal congregational textures, the spiritual anthem reveals a solemn quality to it that soars even as it calms. The expertise of sound engineer extraordinaire Angee Rozul binds everything together with a mix that is divine-like, but filled with so many layers and depth.

The track is sung by Gianne Hinolan, who considers the collaboration a gift. “Seeing how passionate these artists are about communicating the message of God already spoke to me. This is why it was easy for me to say yes to sir Jungee when he invited me to sing the song. As singers, we are expected to be the ones ‘delivering’ our listeners, but here, I was the one who was delivered. Delivered from my doubts and delivered closer to knowing who He is; who God is as our Creator and our King. Wonderful.”

MANLILIKHARI” is out now on all digital music platforms via WATERWALK RECORDS.

Jollibee Group and Manila LGU officials convened anew for the signing of a new memorandum of agreement that will create employment opportunities for senior citizens and persons with disabilities in Jollibee-owned stores across Manila City.

The Jollibee Group recently announced the resumption of its inclusive employment program to hire senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD) in Manila after renewing its partnership with the city government of Manila.

The partnership is consistent with Jollibee Group’s commitment to provide equal employment opportunities to different sectors, while promoting and practicing inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.

Jollibee Group will hire 28 senior citizens and 17 PWDs as customer relations staff across the Manila branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, and Burger King through the city’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO). Manila PESO will screen and determine qualified candidates before endorsing them to the company. Applicants must also secure a medical clearance from the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, the accredited hospital for this program.

“We started this program in 2019 with the Manila LGU. Working on this program in the past few years have allowed us to see how our elderly and differently abled individuals have appreciated the opportunity to find gainful employment. The Jollibee Group continues to support this initiative of the Manila LGU, and we have been very fortunate to have a partner that shares the same desire and passion as the company in looking after the interest of our elderly and PWDs,” said Ruth Angeles, Jollibee Group Vice President and Head for Human Resources-Philippines and Global Organization, Leadership & Culture.

“We look forward to forging more partnerships with other LGUs so we can improve more lives and find reliable staff who can join us in our mission to share the joy of eating with everyone,” Angeles added.

The signing of the new memorandum of agreement held on January 31 was attended by Manila City Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, Vice Mayor Yul Servo Nieto, and Secretary to the Mayor Atty. Marlon Lacson, as well as officials from Jollibee Group represented by Public Affairs AVP Atty. Raul Academia and Philippine Region Human Resources Director Anna Prado.

Interested applicants can get more information on this employment program from the Manila Department of Social Welfare and the Office of Senior Citizen’s Affairs.

Back in 2019, Jollibee Group was the first restaurant company in the Philippines to partner with the Manila LGU in providing jobs to over a hundred qualified senior citizens and PWDs in the combined 39 branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich in Manila. Besides Manila, Jollibee Group also partnered with the LGUs of Antipolo and Pasay in 2019 to implement the same inclusive employment program.

Monday, February 13, 2023

 (From L-R) Rolando A. Reyes , Samahan ng Malayang Photographer sa Luneta Inc. (SMPLI), Member; Eduardo F. Agustin, SMPLI, Auditor; Ronald C. Quintana, SMPLI, Sgt.-At-Arms; Shinichi Tanaka, Manager of the Product Management Group of Brother Philippines; Cecilio S. Compoc, SMPLI, President; Shiela Rose C. Javier, NPDC, Park Trading Committee, Chairperson; Dannica T. Iway, NPDC, Park Trading Committee, Secretary; Carlo R. Villanueva, Flower Clock Photographers Association Inc. (FCPAI), President; Rowena A. Saucero, FCPAI, Treasurer; Benhur R. Rubas, FCPAI, Board Member; Bartolome B. Miranda, SMPLI, Member

Brother Philippines partnered with Luneta Park’s Street photographers to boost their business and give park visitors printed souvenirs that they can cherish for life.

The “Memories for Life” activity was held on February 5, 2023. Brother Philippines set up printing stations at Mabini Hall and the Japanese Garden. Photographers printed the photos they took using high-quality printers and assistance from professional graphic artists.

The event kicked off at 9 am, with an opening speech from Shinichi Tanaka, Product Management Group Manager of Brother Philippines.

“Everyone has hundreds of photos in their camera phone. However, a printed photo can turn those memories into a tangible memento that can be felt and held,” Tanaka later said in an interview. “We are proud to partner with veteran street photographers and provide them with the latest tools to capture those moments in vivid, living color.”

Brother Philippines also announced that it was strengthening the Customer Plus, an exclusive loyalty program. Established in 2019, it offers more after-sales customer benefits, like a quick access to Brother’s Customer Service Team, an exclusive in-app shopping feature called the iShop, and monthly raffle activities. The program will soon be offering more perks and surprises. During the Memories for Life campaign, Brother Philippines also acknowledged loyal Customer Plus members with a special gift.

The “Memories for Life” campaign is part of the company’s celebration of its twenty-third anniversary in the Philippines, and its motto of #BeingAtYourSide.

“For over two decades in the country, our goal has been to demonstrate our motto through providing customers with affordable high-quality products that can help them in every aspect of their life—from being more productive at work, to preserving everyday moments and special celebrations,” said Tanaka.

The Memories for Life activity at Luneta Park reflects this motto by helping photographers with their livelihood while providing park visitors with photos that capture a precious memory.

To learn more about the brand and its products, visit the Brother Philippines website at Follow Brother Philippines on Facebook and Instagram to know about the latest promos and anniversary activities.

February, also known as “Love Month,” is all about celebrating different kinds of love—not just romantically but also nurturing relationships with family and friends, as well as self-care. Whichever love you want to express, SM City Baliwag has got you covered with lots of great deals, huge discounts, activities, and dining treats for you and for the people you love as it brings the sweetest 3-DAY Sale happening on February 17, 18, and 19.

Shop all you want while celebrating love on the side as delightful fare, festive selling, and great discounts of up to 70% await on countless items mall-wide. Enjoy great bargains from The SM Store, SM Hypermarket, Ace Hardware, Watson’s, SM Appliance Center, Surplus, Uniqlo, and Miniso. Whatever your plans are for this love month, February 17–19 is definitely the best time to fill up those carts at SM City Baliwag.

Purchases could even give you a heap of chances to bring home a brand-new SUZUKI S-PRESSO SPECIAL EDITION MT! To join, shoppers may avail P1000 worth of purchase to earn 1 e-raffle entry. Increase your chances of winning by getting additional coupons on Saturday (February 18) and Sunday (February 19) to double the entries.

While shopping, do not forget to celebrate the season of love with awesome dining deals at affordable prices from selected food tenants at the mall.

Get your calendars and mark February 17, 18, and 19 all the way from 10am to 10pm. Dig the best deals only at SM City Baliwag’s 3 DAY SALE blowout! Stay updated as SM City Baliwag gears up towards new era of level up customer service with many options for easy, safe, and efficient shopping. For more information, follow SM City Baliwag on Facebook and Instagram.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Pre-order the all-new OPPO Reno8 T until February 17, 2023 to avail of exclusive discounts and freebies

As OPPO officially unveils the newest Portrait Expert, Reno Series ambassador, Nadine Lustre stars in its captivating TV commercial, featuring how the all-new OPPO Reno8 T captures a better you in portrait. This stylish new device brings in all-round upgrades to the Portrait Expert, with innovative lenses to shoot moments and turn them into keepsakes, superior performance to keep up with your fast-paced life and trendy design features to complement your style. Retailing for only Php18,999, this smartphone is available for pre-order now, until February 17, 2023.

Shining bright in front of the lens of the new OPPO Reno8 T, Nadine stuns in the brand’s latest TVC. From her work shoot schedule to her downtime with loved ones in nature, the OPPO Reno8 T captures beautiful portraits of the all-around artist, thanks to its 100MP AI Portrait Camera, the first of its kind in a Reno Series smartphone. Additionally, the OPPO Reno8 T also comes with a 32MP selfie camera and 2MP microlens, which supports 20x and 40x magnification to give curious users a closer look into the microscopic world.

The OPPO Reno8 T’s state-of-the-art Fiberglass Leather design in the vibrant color of Sunset Orange also features heavily in the video, as it captures crystal clear moments that make for unforgettable memories.

Watch Nadine and the new Portrait Expert in action in OPPO’s latest TVC here:

From all-day performance to moments of relaxation, the new OPPO Reno8 T is in sync with you and your activities throughout the day. Maximize your enjoyment with this device as it runs on a 5000mAh battery with a 33W SUPERVOOC fast charging capability that can bring your battery life from 0 to 100% in 67 minutes as you recharge. With this all day power, you can make the most out of its upgraded camera features with an 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM for smooth use and massive storage for all of your photo and video content. Additionally, you have the option to enjoy an 8GB RAM expansion with OPPO’s technology for an even better experience.

In addition to the Sunset Orange color, the OPPO Reno8 T also comes in a remodeled version of the signature OPPO Glow design in the color Midnight Black. Equipped with a 48-Month Fluency Protection, both colors and designs enable your smartphone to last for years while maintaining its original performance from the day you purchased it.

Pre-Order the OPPO Reno8 T Now

There’s no need to wait to get your hands on this latest OPPO device! For only Php 18,999, you can reimagine life with all these upgrades and have a picture perfect year with the OPPO Reno8 T. Head to any OPPO authorized physical store and partner dealer nationwide, and pre-order the latest Portrait Expert until February 17, 2023 to bring home a free pair of OPPO Enco Buds 2.

Home Credit users who purchase from OPPO physical stores can enjoy an installment payment method from 6 to 18 months, which means you can purchase the OPPO Reno8 T for as low as Php 761 per month. Credit card users can also avail of 6 or 12 month installment plans with 0% interest.

For Lazada, Shopee and Tiktok Shop, shoppers have until February 18, 2023 to take home a free pair of OPPO Enco Buds 2 when you purchase the new OPPO Reno8 T. Lazada and Shopee customers can also enjoy free shipping, as well as 0% installment for up to 45 days via LazPayLater or 3 months via SPayLater.

Be one of the first to get the new Portrait Expert and pre-order the OPPO Reno8 T today. For more information and updates on the all-new OPPO Reno8 T and its availability, check out or OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok.


Klikd2. Theme by STS.