Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) and The Aristocrat Restaurant extend partnership until 2026. Present during the ceremonial contract signing ceremony were (from left to right) PCPPI Region Commercial Head for National Key Accounts – Food Service Alex Catindig, Roxas Food Ventures Inc. (The Aristocrat Restaurant) Business Development Head Sylvia Reyes, PCPPI President and Chief Executive Officer Phyo Phyu Noe, Roxas Food Ventures Inc. President Raymund Reyes, PCPPI Chief Commercial Officer Lyndon J. Cuadra, and PCPPI Region Commercial Head for National Key Accounts – Retail Business Maricel Guro. Under the agreement, all 17 branches of The Aristocrat Restaurant will exclusively serve PCPPI’s carbonated soft drink brands, as well as Premier Purified Water until 2026.




Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI) recently announced that beloved Filipino restaurant brand The Aristocrat Restaurant will exclusively serve well-loved beverage brands Pepsi, 7-Up, Mountain Dew, Mirinda, Mug, and Premier Purified Water in its 17 branches across Metro Manila and Luzon until 2026. The ceremonial contract signing was attended by Roxas Food Ventures Inc.’s (The Aristocrat Restaurant) President Raymund Reyes and Business Development Head Sylvia Reyes, as well as PCPPI’s President and CEO Phyo Phyu Noe and Chief Commercial Officer Lyndon J. Cuadra.




The Aristocrat Restaurant began operations in 1936 at their first branch along Roxas Boulevard in Manila. The oldest surviving restaurant in the country has been an integral part of the culinary landscape, and its enduring legacy has recently been recognized on a global scale as one of the most legendary restaurants in the world. In 2013, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines officially recognized The Aristocrat Restaurant as a historic site, with its marker right outside their flagship location. In 2024, the iconic Filipino restaurant will celebrate its 88th anniversary. The partnership between PCPPI and The Aristocrat Restaurant began in 2007.




For more information about PCPPI and its brands, please visit www.pepsiphilippines.com.

Inclusive Employment Program. The Jollibee Group and the Pasig City Government inked a partnership for the implementation of the company’s inclusive employment program that will provide qualified senior citizens and persons with disability in Pasig with jobs at select stores of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, and Burger King in the city.

MANILA, Philippines. – The Jollibee Group has recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the city government of Pasig, represented by its Mayor Vico Sotto, as part of the company’s inclusive employment program that provides gainful employment to qualified senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD) in select stores in Pasig of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, and Burger King.




According to Ruth Angeles, Jollibee Group Vice President and Head, Global Organization Leadership and Culture and Head, Human Resources Philippines, the partnership with city government of Pasig is consistent with Jollibee Group’s commitment to providing equal employment opportunities to different sectors of society, while promoting inclusivity and diversity in the workplace.




“We are happy to support the local government unit of Pasig in advancing the interests of our elderly and the differently abled. Through this partnership, we recognize their invaluable role, capacity, and desire to work by giving them the opportunity to become productive members of the community,” Angeles added.





It’s Time for Pasig. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto personally welcomed the delegation from the Jollibee Group during the MOA Signing ceremonies held at the Pasig City Hall.





Under the agreement, Pasig City’s Public Employment Services Office (PESO) will assist in conducting initial interviews and profiling of the applicants, while the People with Disability Affairs Office and the Office of the Senior Citizen’s Affairs will provide trainers to assist and instruct qualified applicants prior to deployment.




Meanwhile, the City Health Office will serve as the official medical institution to conduct the health examinations and issue certificates as ‘fit to work’ for qualified applicants. Successful applicants will be given “front of house” duties, including work as customer relations staff.


Partners for Promoting the Well-Being of Senior Citizens and PWDs. Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto is joined by the Jollibee Group delegation that includes operations team from the participating brands Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, and Burger King.





Besides Pasig City, Jollibee Group has also partnered with the local government units of Manila, Antipolo, and Muntinlupa, and the provincial government of Rizal so more senior citizens and PWDs can benefit from the program.




“We aim to form partnerships with other LGUs in the future so we can help uplift more lives and find qualified and reliable staff who can join us in our mission of spreading the joy of eating to everyone,” Angeles said.




Two tech gians HONOR and Nokia just signed a patent agreement for bigger innovations soon






 


Global tech giants HONOR and Nokia recently signed a new patent cross-license agreement in pursuit of significant inventions in 5G and other cellular technologies.




“We are delighted to have concluded an amicable patent cross-license agreement with HONOR, one of the leading players in the Chinese smartphone market. It is the fourth major litigation-free smartphone agreement that Nokia has concluded over the past twelve months and highlights once again the strength of Nokia’s patent portfolio and decades-long contributions to cellular standards and other technologies,” Nokia Chief Licensing Officer Mobile Devices Susanna Martikainen said.




“As both 5G SEP holder and implementor, HONOR highly respects IP rights and strongly believes that reasonable value of IP is important to the development of mobile industry. The conclusion of the patent cross-license agreement shows HONOR's commitment on innovation to enabling a smart life across all scenarios and all channels, for all people,” HONOR Head of Global Intellectual Property Wenyu Zhou also shared.




It is very recent that HONOR launched an Ultra-Tough smartphone HONOR X9b 5G shadowing the legacy of the classic Nokia 3310. HONOR takes pride in providing solutions to consumers’ everyday dilemma and bridge affordability and quality together.




Experience the HONOR X9b 5G now and get yours at HONOR Experience and Partner stores or online via Lazada (https://bit.ly/Laz_X9b_PressRelease), Shopee (https://bit.ly/Shop_X9b_PressRelease), and TikTok Shop (https://bit.ly/TikTok_X9b_PressRelease).






Good news for HONOR Fans! You can get your own HONOR X9b 5G with Home Credit and Skyro for 0% interest! Also for Globe Postpaid Subscribers, you can apply or upgrade with GPlan 1299 to enjoy Unli All-net Calls and Text and 8GB All-access Data for a one-time cash out of Php 3,300 only! Get it online or head over now to any Globe physical store!

 

To know more about the complete features of HONOR X9b 5G, you may visit: https://bit.ly/HONORPH_X9b_Pressrelease and head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms for exciting announcements: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok Shop: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/

Tuesday, January 30, 2024





BingoPlus, your comprehensive entertainment and amusement platform and the first online Bingo app in the country, honors the biggest and most popular festival in Cebu City, the Sinulog.

The Sinulog Festival is an annual celebration held every third Sunday of January in Cebu. The festival is also known for its street parties, which happen during the night. It is also tagged as one of the Grandest Festivals in the country.

To kick-off the brand’s support, BingoPlus started its on-ground presence by staging its first booth on January 6 at the World Tent City. Cebuanos immediately felt the fun and entertainment through the games that were set up in the booths, such as the color game and ring toss. Additional BingoPlus booths were also staged at Fuente Osmena, Plaza Independencia, and SRP Grandstand to reach a larger audience and to spread the fun and entertainment. Adding-up to the activities previously mentioned, photo wall, winner drop ball, roll the dice, and archery were also an engagement activity in the BingoPlus booth.

To further highlight Sinulog, BingoPlus gave recognition to Cebuanos who are seen dedicated and passionate in their craft in different events such as the Miss Cebu 2024, Sinulog Idol 2024, Sinulog Festival Queen, and Sinulog Dance Crew.







The brand awarded Miss Runway by BingoPlus and a P10,000 cash to Zoe Cameron and Miss BingoPlus Cebu 2024 with a P30,000 cash to Sofia Mendheart Jumamoy during the Miss Cebu Pre-Pageant event held on January 10. Moreover, on January 17 during the Miss Cebu 2024 Coronation Night, Zoe Cameron received another award which is the Miss Charity by BingoPlus award and a P30,000 cash. The brand also supported the Sinulog Idol 2024 and awarded the BingoPlus Choice Award with P10,000 cash to JayR Panucialman, who was also hailed as the Grand Winner of Sinulog Idol and received an additional P5,000 in cash from BingoPlus. Sinulog Festival Queen and Sinulog Dance Crew both commenced on January 19. BingoPlus sponsored P10,000 in cash for the BingoPlus Choice Award. On the other hand, Mary Love Lopez was recognized as Miss BingoPlus Festival Queen and received P20,000 cash.








To wrap off the brand presence, BingoPlus participated in the float parade on January 21, where thousands of spectators witnessed all the beautiful, festive, and grandest floats from different sponsors and contingents. People endured the heat to show support to their favorites. On that same day, BingoPlus variety show day 1 was held in Plaza Independencia and in World Tent City for day 2. Cebuanos were truly entertained in this 2-day BingoPlus event as they witnessed performances by Tony Labrusca, Paul Salas, G22 and more. Furthermore, P150,000 worth of raffle prizes (minor and major) and game prizes were given away, and P50,000 in cash was raffled on the second day. It was indeed one successful prititit Sinulog experience for BingoPlus.

Such efforts are the brand’s own way of giving back all the support and gratitude that it has received. It is also indeed a reaffirmation that BingoPlus holds its mission to be the leading leisure and entertainment provider.





BingoPlus and ArenaPlus proudly stand as flagship brands under Digiplus Interactive Corp, solidifying its position as a leading gaming and leisure provider in the country. For more updates, visit www.bingoplus.com and www.arenaplus.net or download the apps now via the App Store and Google Play.

Monday, January 29, 2024





Love is in the air, and SM Supermalls is turning February into a magical journey like no other! Experience the convergence of Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day at Luck in Love– a spectacular blend of traditions, festivities, and romantic moments that will sweep you off your feet with activities happening from February 1 to 29, 2024.




Luck in Love Feast

Indulge in the magic of togetherness as SM malls host the Luck in Love Feast. This event will bring people together over special food and dining deals because what better way to celebrate the Love Month and Chinese New Year than over a delicious meal?




Luck in Love Fair

SM malls will be transformed into a sea of red and lucky charms, creating a unique atmosphere that you won't want to miss. From traditional trinkets to modern interpretations, discover the perfect token for your special someone in these bazaars.




Spot Love at the Lucky Dragon

Capture Instagrammable and TikTok-worthy moments with SM’s enchanting dragon installations adorned with hearts. It's the perfect backdrop to share your love story with the world.




As February also marks the Chinese New Year, welcome prosperity and success at SM with these special activities:




Lucky Forecast

Explore the mysteries of the future with our "Lucky Forecast" showcasing Chinese zodiac predictions. Uncover what the stars have in store for your love life as you step into the year of the Dragon.




Lucky Dance

Be mesmerized by the vibrant Lion and Dragon Dancers parading through the mall, bringing good luck and positive energy to all. Join in the festivities and dance your way into a prosperous year ahead.




Fireworks Display

Prepare to be dazzled by a fireworks display in select SM malls, lighting up the night sky and adding an extra touch of enchantment to your celebrations.




Free Feng Shui Consultation

Curious about what the future holds? Participate in a Marites Allen Feng Shui consultation at SM City Grand Central on February 4. Register via the SM Malls Online app to unlock insights into the energy flow of your space and make positive changes for the year ahead. For additional details, stay connected by following SM City Grand Central's official Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/smgrandcentral. Don't miss out on this opportunity!




But of course, what’s February without some Valentine’s Day festivities? SM Supermalls will be sprinkling the love dust all over with these activities:




Love Thrills

Embark on a variety of bonding activities tailored for every couple. From movie dates and ice skating to Game Park and Sky Ranch adventures, find the perfect thrill to elevate your love story.




Love Playlist

Let the mall resonate with the sweet melodies of love. Enjoy couple serenades and performances that will fill the air with romance, turning your shopping experience into a musical love affair.




Pets-in-Love

Even our furry friends deserve a chance at love! Super Pets Club members can participate in a Twinning Costume Contest, pet blessings, and more. Share the love with your pets and celebrate their unique charm.




February at SM Supermalls is not just a month but an experience, a journey through love, luck, and laughter. See what’s in store for you this month and unlock the fortune of love together and make this February one to remember. Gather your loved ones and don’t miss the "Luck in Love" festivities at SM City Grand Central, SM Center Sangandaan, and SM City Valenzuela!




Stay in the loop about all things SM. Visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow @SMSupermalls on social media.




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New album, ‘Everything I Thought It Was’ to be released on March 15th

Pre-order here


Today, rising rapper singer-songwriter Paul Russell is sharing new track “Say Cheese” out now via Arista Records. The official video will make its broadcast premiere on Wednesday, January 31st across MTV Live, mtvU, MTV’s Biggest Pop and the Paramount Times Square billboards.

Russell’s signature feel good drive is written all over this one. On the inspiration behind it, he shares, “I wrote ‘Say Cheese’ on my birthday, a couple weeks after I quit my job and started traveling the world as a full-time artist. The song is meant to feel like a celebration - of life and of the fact that anything can happen. Take more photos so you can treasure those moments forever. So, ‘Say Cheese!’”

“Say Cheese” follows Russell’s highly acclaimed track “Lil Boo Thang'' which Billboard raved, “it is impossible to sit still when this infectious ditty comes on” and selected it on their 100 Best Songs of 2023: Staff Picks list. The song has been streamed over 250 million times globally, currently sits in the Top Twenty on Billboard’s Hot 100 and has been performed live across the world including appearances on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, France's NRJ Music Awards and more. On the radio end, the song landed at an impressive No. 5 at Top 40 Radio and was the No. 3 most played song across all radio formats in 2023. In the words of PopDust, “the Ivy League grad now has a hit on the Billboard charts and a career that’s taking off.”

Paul Russell’s “Say Cheese” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment/Columbia Records. Watch the lyric video here.

Friday, January 26, 2024



Your new daily entertainment and productivity companion comes with bigger storage and more!



A new year has arrived with a promise of new beginnings and a fresh start. Whether you want to achieve a more fit active self or a more productive you, the role of mobile devices has evolved from mere convenience to indispensable tools that help us navigate our everyday tasks. Among these devices, tablets have emerged as ideal companions, offering a balance of portability and functionality.




Although there are a lot of tablets out in the market already, it is still crucial to look for a tablet packed with features where we can seamlessly integrate our resolutions this 2024. The OPPO Pad Air proves it is the ideal device for work and play. Here’s why.




Powerful Performance

If you are looking to be more productive this 2024, The OPPO Pad Air is here to help as it boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon® 680 Chipset with 8 CPU cores and AI System Booster 2.1. This powerhouse ensures smooth multitasking and effortlessly handling work tasks while allowing seamless transitions to social media, gaming, or media consumption. Accommodating up to 512GB of external memory support via MicroSD, it provides ample space for all your needs, including files you’ll need for motivation and memories that you will make this year.




Enhanced Connectivity and Compatibility

Running on ColorOS 13.1, the Android system facilitates effortless screen casting from your phone to the tablet, enhancing productivity across devices. Its file drag-and-drop feature streamlines data transfer between apps, optimizing workflow.




Long-lasting battery and Rapid Charging

Planning to have a healthier lifestyle this 2024? With a massive 7,100 mAh battery, the OPPO Pad Air ensures uninterrupted usage throughout the day. So whether you plan to work out all day, you’re sure to rely on the OPPO Pad Air to be your companion whether you’re following workout videos or simply documenting your progress. Coupled with 18W fast charging, it minimizes downtime, perfect for those constantly on the move or enjoying media outdoors.




Immersive Display and Audio Experience

Featuring ultra-narrow bezels and an 83.5% screen-to-body ratio, the OPPO Pad Air provides an immersive viewing experience. Its Dolby Atmos quad-speaker system delivers symmetrical stereo sound, elevating your entertainment. The 2K HD eye care display minimizes eye strain with reduced blue light emissions, perfect for night use.




Elegant Design and Portability

Measuring just 6.94mm thick and weighing 440g, the OPPO Pad Air offers an ergonomic, lightweight design. Ideal for any setting, its slim profile ensures comfort and easy portability, whether you're at school, the office, or on a trip.




Priced at PHP 11,999, the OPPO Pad Air in Fog Gray combines affordability with sophistication. Its OPPO Glow, featuring a 5-layer coating, offers a unique and avant-garde texture.




The OPPO Pad Air serves as the ultimate productivity and entertainment solution, designed to cater to modern demands. To learn more, visit OPPO Philippines' official website at www.oppo.com.ph/ or its official Facebook page, OPPO Philippines.








LEARNINGS FROM GOWELL’S THE SWEET STRUGGLE PART 2




How do you go back to your regular diet after an indulgent holiday season? After weeks of eating scrumptious Filipino treats like puto bumbong, bibingka, fruit salad, and sweetened ham, it can be a challenging pursuit especially if you’ve developed a sweet tooth.



The good news is, it’s possible to still enjoy sweet treats and maintain a balanced diet. This is according to Dr. Ian Cadiz, Dr. Francisco Navarro, and Kirk Bondad, the experts from The Sweet Struggle Part 2 – a live wellness event mounted by GoWell, Sun Life Philippines’ health and wellness community.



During the event, the speakers debunked myths about sugar and diabetes, shared insights on why one can get sugar cravings, and how they can manage them. Here are the top five tips on how you can balance indulgence and your well-being:

 

  1. Keep your nutrition in check. To maintain a healthy body while enjoying your sugar rush, it is important to consume a variety of nutrients as vitamins and minerals help the body's functions work properly. 
  2. Eat high-protein meals. This is the most satisfying macronutrient that can knock down hunger, which can also help cut down on sugary snacks or binge snacking.  
  3. Stay hydrated. Hydration is essential for overall health because it supports various bodily functions. Remember to drink enough water throughout the day. 
  4. Sleep your cravings away. Sufficient sleep helps regulate stress hormones, contributing to a more balanced hormonal environment and may lessen cravings associated with stress. 
  5. Surround yourself with a supportive environment. Having a supportive community can positively influence lifestyle choices, making it easier to maintain healthy habits and overall well-being.

 

The Sweet Struggle supports Sun Life’s global diabetes awareness and prevention advocacy. Aside from mounting wellness campaigns, Sun Life has launched various initiatives in support of diabetes awareness and prevention advocacy. This includes hosting its annual charity event SunPIOLOgy in partnership with long-time Sun Life ambassador Piolo Pascual. The Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation Inc. (ISDFI), one of the beneficiaries of SunPIOLOgy, is a non-profit organization that helps to provide critical care for diabetic patients and improve its facilities, such as the Sun Life-ISDFI Nutrition Studio and the ISDFI-Sun Life GoWell Fitness Center.





New album, ‘Everything I Thought It Was’ to be released on March 15th

Pre-order here




Multi-award-winning artist Justin Timberlake releases his new single “Selfish” alongside the music video via RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment.

The pop-infused offering is driven by its infectious melodies and features his iconic soulful vocals. Written by Timberlake, Louis Bell (Taylor Swift, Post Malone), Cirkut (Maroon 5, The Weeknd), Theron Thomas, Amy Allen and produced by Timberlake, Louis Bell and Cirkut, “Selfish” is the first taste of solo music from Justin since his 2018 Man of the Woods record.

The video, directed by Bradley J. Calder (SZA, Tinashe), brings the introspection of the song to life by pulling back the curtain on the production process and blending the line between performance and reality. It’s a raw and honest portrayal of Justin as an artist and person.

Justin’s sixth studio album Everything I Thought It Was is out March 15th. Pre-order HERE.

About Justin Timberlake:

Justin Timberlake is a multi-talented entertainer, recording artist, record producer, songwriter and actor. Throughout his career, he’s sold over 54 million albums and 63 million singles globally, and a further 70 million records as the lead vocalist of *NSYNC.




Justin has won ten GRAMMY Awards across the pop, dance and R&B genres, including his successful solo albums Man of the Woods, The 20/20 Experience, FutureSex/LoveSounds, and his debut solo album, Justified – as well as his collaborations with Jay-Z. He’s garnered over 23 billion audio and video streams globally and won four Emmy Awards for his memorable stints on “Saturday Night Live.”




On the big screen, he’s lent his voice to DreamWorks’ animated franchise phenomena TROLLS, including the third installment, 2023’s TROLLS BAND TOGETHER. His hit record “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from TROLLS was nominated for “Best Original Song” at the 2017 Academy Awards.




Justin Timberlake’s new single “Selfish” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment/Columbia Records. Watch the music video here.




To Stream “Selfish”: https://justintimberlake.lnk.to/selfish

To Pre-Order Everything I Thought It Was: https://justintimberlake.lnk.to/EITIW



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HONOR Philippines kicked off the first quarter of 2024 with a resounding success, witnessing an astounding 512% surge in sales for the HONOR X9b 5G compared to its predecessor, the HONOR X9a, on the first day of sale last January 20.



Stephen Cheng, Vice President of HONOR Philippines, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "It’s a win for our HONOR X9b 5G campaign as we celebrate not just one, but 5-fold increase in growth sales compared to our sales performance for HONOR X9a 5G. It’s only the beginning for Quarter 1 and we’re very grateful to our partners, dealers, and the whole HONOR Community. Thank you for your continuous support and patronage towards our brand. To more successful campaigns!"


The HONOR X9b 5G First Day Sale became the talk of the town, with a notable presence of pre-order claimers observed at prominent locations such as SM Center Angono, SM City North EDSA, SM City Marikina, SM City Bacoor, SM City Fairview, and SM Mall of Asia.


Looking back, HONOR Philippines recently launched the HONOR X9b 5G with the Ultra Tough Challenge, putting the phone's durability to the test—a key feature that sets it apart. Activities such as the Smash Test Relay, Archery, Drop Test, Car Runover, Boxing, and a Team vs. Team Paintball added excitement to the event held in Angono, Rizal.



The Drop Test is highly anticipated by guests that became a favorite as participants earned high scores for landing at the core of the target. During its official teaser, the HONOR X9b 5G was subjected to a 100ft Drop https://bit.ly/HONORX9b5G-100ftDropTest.



Moreover, in comparison to its predecessor, the HONOR X9b 5G boasts an Ultra-Bounce Anti-Drop Display with SGS Five-star Overall Drop Resistance Certification and upgraded IP53 water and dust protection. With a remarkable 108MP rear camera, surpassing the 64MP of the HONOR X9a 5G, the All-angle Ultra Tough HONOR X9b runs on the MagicOS 7.2 operating system, while the HONOR X9a 5G is equipped with the Magic UI 6.1 operating system.








Priced at Php 16,999, the HONOR X9b 5G is readily available on Lazada (https://bit.ly/Laz_X9b_PressRelease), Shopee (https://bit.ly/Shop_X9b_PressRelease), TikTok Shop (https://bit.ly/TikTok_X9b_PressRelease) and various experience stores.


For more exciting news and announcements, head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms for exciting announcements: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok Shop: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/.

Thursday, January 25, 2024




Quench your thirst with a twist as Pepsi introduces its latest creation: the New Pepsi Zero Sugar Lime–real tasting, bold, & different! This exciting addition to the Pepsi lineup introduces a splash of tangy lime to elevate your soda experience. Embodying the bold and different spirit of the new Pepsi Zero Sugar Lime is charismatic actor and influencer, Donny Pangilinan.

What makes Pepsi Zero Sugar Lime stand out is its guilt-free indulgence. This drink offers all the flavors without any sugar. But it's not just about what it lacks; it's about what it adds. The delicious swirl of lime introduces a zesty twist, creating a fun, fruity, and flavorful profile that's sure to make it an instant favorite.

To add more flavor to the mix, Pepsi encourages you to be part of the revolution. Share your bold and different moments with Pepsi Zero Sugar Lime using the hashtags #PepsiMasMasarapMaiba and #PepsiZeroSugarLime. Whether you're sipping it at a party or incorporating it into your daily routine, let the world know that your taste buds have taken a leap into the future of flavor.

Ready to join the flavor revolution? Pepsi Zero Sugar Lime is now available in 320ml cans for purchase in leading supermarkets and PepsiCo’s official online shops. Don't just drink it: experience the bold and different taste that Donny Pangilinan approves of. Elevate your soda game—get your Pepsi Zero Sugar Lime today!



Meet the latest addition to realme’s champion line of smartphones




realme Philippines is set to launch the realme C67 on February 1, 2024. Tagged as “Champion Redefined,” the brand new smartphone is the latest release under the realme C Series. The Squad can tune in to the livestream on Facebook and TikTok from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM to discover how to avail the realme C67 at a limited-time introductory price offer.

Aside from this, realme Philippines has also invited two special guests to join the livestream to talk about the special features of the newest realme smartphone: Tech Expert and Reviewer, Giancarlo Viterbo of Gadget Pilipinas as well as Content Creator and Photographer, Mark Kelvin Aliliran.

As a trusted Tech Reviewer, Viterbo will share his insights from getting early access on the realme C67 and talk about its notable specs, such as the 7.59mm Ultra Slim Design build and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 processor that is positioned as high-performing and power-efficient.

One of the highlights of the realme C67 is the 108MP 3x In-Sensor Zoom Camera that can take high-resolution photos. To know more about it, Aliliran has put the realme C67 to the test to see how the camera works for a street photographer like him. During this segment, users can learn how to use its 3x In-Sensor Zoom, Portrait Mode, and Street Mode among other features that help to easily capture moments in any given situation.

The new champion phone is positioned to redefine the realme C Series as an entry-level disruptor that provides a premium smartphone experience without breaking the bank. It’s for every student, young professional, or experienced worker seeking for the best value, accessibility, and quality features all wrapped in one device.

The realme C67 will become available in Sunny Oasis and Black Rock colorways in either the 8GB+256GB or 8GB+128GB storage variants.


Pre-order details

To get first dibs on the realme C67, the Squad should head to the nearest offline realme store and sign up for the pre-order list from February 1 to 8, 2024 only.

Every pre-order comes with a FREE, brand new TechLife 32oz Flask in white or black. Claiming period starts from February 9 onwards but the Squad can still cop the TechLife Flask during the first-selling period while supplies last until February 18 only.

Fortunately, exciting TechLife freebies are still up for grabs, namely the TechLife 10-Blade Remote Control Electric Fan, TechLife Handheld Fan 2, and TechLife Extension Cord with 3 USB Outlets. The Squad can win these prizes by playing the Dice Game promo from February 9-11 in participating realme stores.

Keep posted on the announcement about the brand new realme C67 by visiting the realme official Facebook page or website.





Bring your friends and family and munch on the cheesiest goodness at EBC in SM City MarilaoSM City Marilao raised the bar by bringing bigger brands and bigger experiences this year, as the mall recently welcomed four specialty brands. New stores such as




Experience the delectable, melt-in-your-mouth goodness of signature cheese tarts at Kumori Japanese Bakery & Café in SM City Marilao.






Kicking off 2024, SM City Marilao introduces Kumori Japanese Bakery & Café. From the word kumori, a Japanese word for cloudy, this crowd-favorite store serves an authentic variety of Japanese breads and pastries that are served fresh daily.





Kumori’s cloud-like, freshly baked artisanal cakes and pastries are now available at the ground level of SM City Marilao.






Furthermore, Kumori also offers signature coffees that are top-tier for their sweet treats. Bite into the clouds and visit Kumori, located at ground level, near the SM City Marilao Foodcourt.






EBC, popularly known as Everything But Cheese, is now serving at the ground level of SM City Marilao.






From one treat to another, EBC (Everything But Cheese), also known as the “cheesiest place on earth,” is now serving at the ground level of SM City Marilao. Finally, Bulakenyos may indulge in the trending cheesy challenge and dive into their exciting menu, including cheese fondue, cheesy fried chicken, cheesy rice bowl, cheesy baked rice, grilled cheese, cheesy burger, and mac and cheese. Likewise, there are options for bigger groups, like cheesekada bundles and party pans.





BLK 513, the Philippines' first activated charcoal-enhanced frozen Greek yogurt, is now serving dark side goodness at the ground level of SM City Marilao.






Bulakenyos need not go far to experience the Philippines' first activated charcoal-enhanced frozen Greek yogurt, as BLK 513 is now serving dark side goodness at the ground level of the mall.





Guilt-free granola and vegan brownies are available at BLK 513 in SM City Marilao.






It’s no secret that yogurt fans are definitely craving BLK 513’s hauntingly unique taste, but it's worth knowing that a cup of BLK may be enjoyed while cutting down on fat as it is gluten-free, along with lots of other health benefits.





Create your own cup of froyo only at YoWell in SM City Marilao.






Completing the froyo fever, YoWell offers a luxurious yogurt experience at an affordable price at the second level of SM City Marilao. Uniquely crafted for anyone who loves frozen yogurt, YoWell serves Yogurt Frost, available in different flavors, and Yogurt Parfait, a healthier ice cream alternative. If you opt to get creative and more personalized with your yogurt, you might as well try their Yogurt-All-You-Can. Here, you may dispense and decorate yogurt all you want and simply pay according to its weight.





Froyo all the way with YoWell at SM City Marilao.









Watch out as SM City Marilao goes full circle in bringing top and trending brands to Bulacan in 2024. Follow https://www.facebook.com/SMCityMarilao for updates.




Manila, Philippines, January 26, 2023 – HONOR Philippines has just announced a delightful surprise for HONOR 90 5G enthusiasts – a FREE JBL Go 3 Speakers for every purchase made from January 26 to February 25, 2024. This offer is a perfect gift for the upcoming heart month and will be available until supplies last.





Stephen Cheng, Vice President of HONOR Philippines, expressed his excitement about this special offer, stating, “This is a treat for our HONOR 90 5G fans as we present it to the market with a FREE JBL Go 3. The HONOR 90 5G has gained popularity among users for its impressive 200 MP camera, and now, it becomes an even more worthy of investment as it comes bundled with a Bluetooth speaker for every music enthusiast.”





The HONOR 90 5G has garnered recognition, receiving the EISA Award for the Best Buy Smartphone for 2023-2024. It boasts premium luxury features, including a 200 MP triple camera, Quad-Curved Eye-comfort Display, 12GB+512GB Super Storage, and a 50MP Selfie Camera, all offered at the attractive price of Php 24,990. The smartphone is available in four color options: Midnight Black, Diamond Silver, Emerald Green, and Peacock Blue.



Avail this promo now via Shopee (bit.ly/Shop_HOHOR905GPromo_PR), Lazada (bit.ly/Laz_HOHOR905GPromo_PR), and Tiktok Shop (bit.ly/TikTok_HOHOR905GPromo_PR), or HONOR Experience or Partner stores nationwide.





For more exciting news and announcements, head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms for exciting announcements: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok Shop: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024


                          


MR.DIY, the go-to family store for everyday needs, is thrilled to join in the festivities of Sinulog 2024 with an array of exciting promotions and activities. Embracing the spirit of Sinulog, MR.DIY aims to enhance the celebration experience for its valued customers.


From January 15 to 21, 2024, MR.DIY presents the Sinulog Pa-Premyo promotion. Customers stand a chance to win a mystery prize when they spend a minimum of P700 at any of the 15 participating stores across [CITY]. The participating stores include Elizabeth Mall, Primeway Plaza, 7Arts Building, Gaisano Country Mall, Super Metro Colon, Ayala Center Cebu, APM Centrale, Paseo Arcenas, Citymall Bacaiso, Springwood District, JAL Commercial Building, Ayala Malls Central Bloc, Jakosalem Cebu, Gmall Cebu, and Guadalupe Commercial Building.





To further immerse customers in the Sinulog experience, MR.DIY has set up Mini Stores in key Sinulog activity areas at Fuente Osmeña Circle and Plaza Independencia. Here, customers can find their essential "budol needs" to ensure they are well-equipped for the Sinulog festivities.








Inspired by their Eco-Bag, MR.DIY has transformed its photobooth into a larger-than-life representation, featuring vibrant neon lights that showcase iconic everyday essentials available at MR.DIY Stores.

                


MR.DIY extends an invitation to all to capture the spirit of Sinulog 2024 at their expansive Eco-Bag Photo Booth situated at Plaza Independencia. Drawing inspiration from their Eco-Bag, MR.DIY has reimagined their photobooth on a grand scale, adorned with vivid neon lights that highlight the iconic everyday essentials found in MR.DIY Stores. Immerse yourself in the lively neon lights, creating enduring memories against this festive backdrop.


MR.DIY takes pride in being the family store that offers Great Value and Great Quality, ensuring that customers find everything they need for their daily lives. This Sinulog, let MR.DIY be your companion in celebrating the festivities with exciting promotions and a memorable shopping experience.


To know more about the upcoming Sinulog deals, head to MR.DIY’s official website at www.mrdiy.com/ph or follow /mrdiyPH on Facebook, and @mrdiy.philippines on Instagram and TikTok. You can also check out MR.DIY’s stores nationwide here: https://www.mrdiy.com/ph/storelocator.





MANILA, PH – (January 24, 2024) - The Sun Life Foundation recently launched an urban gardening program at Comembo Elementary School as part of the Tulong Eskwela project, an initiative in partnership with AHA Learning Center that provides quality education to student-beneficiaries.



The urban garden aims to support the school’s feeding program to help combat undernourishment among the students. It also aims to encourage parents to start the practice at home.



“Aside from providing opportunities to learn, we also want to look after the welfare and holistic health of our student-beneficiaries,” Sun Life Foundation Executive Director Kristine Millete said. “This initiative can help provide them with more sustenance in a more sustainable way.”


During the launch, Comembo Elementary School also hosted “Palarong Pinoy” where students, teachers, and parent-leaders played traditional Filipino games together with Millete and Sun Life executives, including Sun Life Philippines CEO & Country Head and Sun Life Foundation Chairman Benedict Sison, Sun Life Foundation President Alex Narciso, and other members of the Sun Life Philippine Leadership Team. Sun Life Global President & CEO Kevin Strain, who was also in town from Canada, made sure to join the launch and festivities as well.



Meanwhile, the students, parent-leaders, and teachers received gift packs just in time for the holiday season. The event culminated with a scrumptious boodle fight feast.



Tulong Eskwela is a flagship education program of AHA Learning Center. The Sun Life Foundation partnered with AHA Learning Center in 2020 to support teachers, students, and parents pivot towards distance and hybrid learning setup during the pandemic. Since its launch, it has aided thousands of beneficiaries and has helped ease the challenges of learning in a post-pandemic environment.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

From left to right: Sharlene Batin, Philip Barnes, Ng Gyok Oh Lim, David Ng Lim, Thea Pererigno and Jay Gatmaitan


Philippines, January 22, 2024 - Citadines Roces Quezon City brought in all the excitement as it opened its doors last January 19, 2024, painting a new urban lifestyle experience in the heart of the city. Guests were greeted with fun activities, a tour of the property, and delicious food from Citadines Roces Quezon City’s in-house modern Filipino restaurant, Alejo.


The grand opening was optimistic of an inspiring year ahead for Citadines as it was graced by Ascott Country Manager, Philip Barnes, Citadines Roces QC Assistant Residence Manager, Thea Peregrino, General Manager of JG Jinmen Leisures Corporation, David Ng Lim, Matriarch of the Lim Family, Mrs. Ng Gyok Oh Lim, Head of Local Economic Investment and Promotions Office, Jay Gatmaitan and ⁠Regional Director Department of Tourism - NCR, Sharlene Batin who

took center stage during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Their presence highlighted the significance of the moment, as Citadines Roces Quezon City awakened a new chapter in upscale living. This set the stage for an evening filled with exploration, zest, and celebration.





“As we take on this exciting journey, we hope to create a dynamic environment that’s one with the vibrant spirit of Quezon City. We look forward to crafting a future where every guest grows their love for the city in every second they stay with us," said Thea Peregrino, Residence Manager.


Citadines Roces Quezon City understands the pulse of today's urban explorers, offering a seamless blend of comfort, convenience, and style. The property's 185 well-appointed apartments serve as a sanctuary, allowing you to capture the city's vibrant essence while enjoying the privacy of your own space.








With six main room categories: Studio Deluxe, Studio Executive, One Bedroom Deluxe, One Bedroom Executive, One Bedroom Premier, Two Bedroom Premier, and Three Bedroom Premier, everyone can find inspiration in the comfort of Citadines. All rooms are designed to optimize the use of space, putting your comfort as a top priority.








That’s not all - in addition to the well-designed apartments, Citadines Roces Quezon City boasts facilities such as a fitness center, swimming pool, laundrette services, and lounge that’s going to complete your city stay. For those seeking a perfect blend of work and play, the property offers meeting rooms and function rooms equipped with modern facilities, services, and equipment to cater to the diverse needs of professionals may it be for business or entertainment.





Ready for new adventures? Be tantalized at Citadines Roces Quezon City's in-house modern Filipino restaurant, Alejo, with its delectable dishes that set the stage for a culinary journey you wouldn’t want to miss.

Alejo fuses traditional tribal aesthetics and contemporary design elements. With the goal of showcasing the rich tapestry of the Philippine cultural heritage, the restaurant achieves a captivating ambiance that warmly welcomes guests while celebrating the vibrant spirit of the Quezon City community. This is reflected in its well-crafted menu offerings.

“Our culinary philosophy revolves around innovation rooted in heritage, and each plate is a testament to the artistry and passion that defines Alejo's. We invite our guests to embark on a flavorful journey that captures the essence of our diverse culinary heritage," said Kris Espinosa, Executive Chef.

Try out the Soft Shell Crab Okoy, a standout on the menu, which calls for a crunch bite into its crispy and succulent soft shell crab fritters, perfectly paired with the piquant notes of pinakurat vinegar and the refreshing zest of Calamansi vinaigrette side salad. Chow down on the Duck Leg Adobar which features the tender Duck leg confit bathed in oozing adobar sauce.

Beyond the walls of Citadines Roces Quezon City, its strategic location that stands near the Metro Manila Skyway, bridging north and south, offers easy access to the property and its surrounding corporate offices, entertainment options, and bustling shopping centers like SM North EDSA and Ayala Malls Trinoma. The property stands as a gateway to the city's attractions, helping you explore the vibrant streets and hidden gems of Quezon City.

Discover your love for the city with Citadines Roces Quezon City. Grab their early bird promo and get up to 35% off on your stay. For advanced bookings, reservations, and updates, visit Citadines Roces Quezon City’s official website and its social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.





Manila, Philippines, January 23, 2023 – The No. 1 smartphone brand in China, HONOR, officially announced that Jackie Chan is the brand’s Year of the Dragon Ambassador during the HONOR Magic6 series and HONOR Porsche Design launch.




In order to connect technology to more consumers, HONOR has launched a series of New Year-themed activities, services, and benefits in the past. For this year, HONOR prepared a magical New Year's Eve light show that combines modern technology and traditional architecture at the Taiyuan LIFE store. It was a visual feast aimed to bridge technology and art, and the collision of classics and the future to accompany consumers in 2023. On New Year's Eve, HONOR also road-tested HONOR 100 series smartphones equipped with SLR-level photo cameras to help customers take breathtaking New Year's photos.




In light of the symbolism of Dragon being a high-raking status, HONOR introduces Jackie Chan as the brand’s Year of the Dragon Ambassador in China, not only because the award-winning actor live up to the stature of a Dragon but also has the heart that constantly pursues excellence.



In the coming months, HONOR will work with Year of the Dragon Ambassador Jackie Chan to bring a series of exciting activities for HONOR fans and tech enthusiasts alike in China.




For more exciting news and announcements, head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms for exciting announcements: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok Shop: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/.

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