Sunday, March 31, 2024


Discover the enchanting allure of LakeFarm Resort in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija, where each moment unfolds into a picturesque memory


Set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Pantabangan Lake, our resort features a captivating hot air balloon, meticulously designed to infuse your stay with romance and wonder. Picture yourself stepping into a fairytale realm, surrounded by vibrant colors and breathtaking panoramas, while you capture cherished moments with your loved ones. But LakeFarm Resort offers more than just a stunning backdrop. With our pet-friendly policy, no family member gets left behind. Bring along your furry companions and unwind in our tranquil ambiance, where relaxation and adventure await without breaking the bank.


Indulge in the awe-inspiring infinity swimming pool, where the serene waters seamlessly merge with the horizon, offering a refreshing escape from the chaos of daily life. Lounge by the poolside, bask in the sun, and let your cares dissolve as you soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you. As night falls, immerse yourself in the magical ambiance of our 5,000 roses blooming under the moonlight. Lose yourself in a sea of rosy hues, where each petal seems to glow with its own inner light, creating a romantic atmosphere that lingers long after dark. 

Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a bit of both, LakeFarm Resort promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you yearning to return. Come, and let the enchantment of LakeFarm Resort whisk you away to a world where dreams and reality intertwine seamlessly. For reservations and inquiries, contact us at: Phone: 0917 891 1836 Email: Located at L15 KM5 Villarica, Pantabangan, Philippines.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Get the OPPO Pad Neo for only PHP 15,999 and the OPPO Enco Buds2 Pro for PHP 2,499 today!


OPPO unveils two IoT devices that complement an ecosystem of innovative, user-friendly, and high–quality technology. The OPPO Pad Neo and Enco Buds 2 Pro are crafted to cater to consumers’ everyday needs and are now available to purchase nationwide.

Pair the latest Reno11 Series 5G smartphones with these two devices and enhance the way you experience media, work on-the-go, or stay connected with your friends and loved ones.

Pad Neo: Improved Screen, More Immersive sound, Longer Battery Life



The OPPO Pad Neo boasts an 11.4-inch 2.4K ReadFit screen with Dolby Atmos and quad-speakers that allow you to have an immersive audio-visual experience with stunning clarity and vibrancy. Its 7:5 aspect ratio provides enhanced comfort and versatility, while still protecting your eyesight with its hardware-level low blue light technology that can filter out and reduce the proportion of harmful blue light under 40% right from the source. Compared to ordinary LCD screens, the Pad Neo reduces potential blue light damage by as much as half, so that you can continue binging and streaming or pull an all-nighter while doing your work without any eye strain.

This is complemented with a massive 8,000 mAh battery with a 33W SUPERVOOC fast charging feature that allows you non-stop and all-day entertainment. You can spend 14.5 hours streaming and watching or just doing your regular tasks.



Seamlessly integrating work and entertainment, the OPPO Pad Neo features smart cross-device connectivity, allowing effortless sharing of content and tasks between compatible devices. It is also powered by the MediaTek Helio G99 processor and equipped with dual 8MP cameras, allowing it to deliver a smooth performance and versatile functionality for all-day usage.

Enco Buds 2 Pro: Better Bass and Overall Sound, Clearer Calls, and More Durable Build

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The OPPO Enco Buds 2 Pro offers an exceptional blend of premium sound quality, durability, and sleek design. It is designed with 12.4mm Extra Large Drivers that will deliver a superior bass quality. It also has the Enco Master Equalizer that allows the earbuds to deliver superb sound immersion and clarity. Not only that, the OPPO Enco Buds 2 allows the users to customize their listening experience with three sound profiles – Balanced, Bass, and Bold. This ensures an audio experience that is tailored to their preferences.

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The OPPO Enco Buds 2 Pro is also Equipped with Dual Mics and AI Clear Call Algorithm that ensures crystal-clear conversations and audio listening by eliminating background noise and enhancing voice clarity.

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Its fresh and lightweight design along with its IP55 dust and water resistance make it the perfect companion for any activity whether you are outdoors or not. Furthermore, its extended battery life of up to 38 hours ensures uninterrupted enjoyment throughout the day, or even jam non-stop listening to your favorite tunes on Spotify. 

Enjoy the smooth and seamless connectivity of the OPPO ecosystem today!

OPPO’s new IoT devices shine because of their key improvements that prove why they’re worth the upgrade or why they should be your top-of-mind next purchase. They’re made even better when connected to the latest from OPPO’s line of Portrait Experts, the Reno11 Series 5G. Find the right OPPO device for you and make the most of its features and innovations today.

The OPPO Pad Neo sells for PHP 15,999 while the OPPO Enco Buds 2 Pro is priced at PHP 2,499. Get yours at all OPPO authorized stores nationwide and on OPPO’s official Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop pages.

For more information about the OPPO Pad Neo and OPPO Enco Buds 2 Pro, visit OPPO Philippines’ official website at and Facebook page.


Driven to push through. Amizah had humble beginnings at Jollibee, failing the application twice for an operations management trainee position before finally passing the screening. But once taken in, she resolved to make it to the top, from part-time service crew to becoming a training manager in only a year to managing seven Jollibee stores in Davao today. 


MANILA, Philippines. – Amizah Jobaina Catubig holds the distinction of being the first female manager of Jollibee Basilan. On top of that, she has led the store to receive its first Gold Award from the company’s Food, Safety, and Cleanliness (FSC) Standards audit within the first year of becoming its manager.

Amizah started as a part-time service crew and now oversees seven Jollibee stores in Davao as an Area Manager (AM).

Today, among all the milestones in her 20-year career in Jollibee Group, she counts how she started her career at the Jollibee Climaco branch in Zamboanga City on January 5, 2003, as one of the most memorable.

A colorful career in Mindanao

It took Amizah, or Jov to her colleagues, three tries before landing a job in Jollibee in 2003.

Out of the 18 applicants at that time, I was blessed to become one of the three who passed and got hired,” she said.

In 2004, she became the cluster’s training manager and led staff training and deployment for new stores in the Zamboanga City area. Three years later, she became an Assistant Manager.

Amizah remained in the Mindanao region for the next eight years, taking on both exciting and challenging stores. She served as Officer-in-Charge of the Jollibee Zamboanga Tumaga kiosk, a branch struggling with sales then. She became the first female Restaurant Manager from Zamboanga at Jollibee Basilan, Jollibee’s 500th store. After this, she had supervisory stints in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay; Vamenta and Kasuwagan, Cagayan de Oro; and Pershing, Zamboanga.

She continued her stint in downtown Zamboanga by handling clusters in Pagadian and Ozamis in 2017 and those in South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat in 2021 at the height of the pandemic.

A challenge matched with resolve

Of all these stints, Amizah considers the one at Jollibee Basilan in 2010 as the most challenging because of a bombing incident at the park in front of the store, which claimed the lives of ten individuals and sowed fear within the community.

Nasa news parati ang Basilan during this time. There were bombings and threats in [the] town. Rizal Park, which is just in front of the store, was bombed,” Amizah recalled. (“Basilan was always in the news during this time.”)


 Alagang Jollibee. With a 20-year career in Jollibee, Amizah is grateful to be part of a company like the Jollibee Group that genuinely looks after its employees’ careers and well-being. Jollibee Group has long committed to providing its employees a nourishing professional workplace culture while sustaining its growth. The company continues to reinforce its global standing after receiving TIME Magazine’s World’s Best Companies award and its second Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award in 2023. 

We felt the impact in the store. We witnessed [how] the customers panicked,” she added.

As a result, store sales suffered. To overcome this, their team beefed up the store’s security workforce and requested police visibility within store premises.

We posted merchandising materials strategically for awareness. We strengthened store Food Service Cleanliness (FSC) Standards and implemented cost-saving initiatives. Our frontliners communicated to our customers in the local dialect for them to feel at home,” she added.

A year after the incident, Jollibee Basilan achieved its first Gold Award in FSC, the prestigious Presidential Awards for Performance Excellence (PAPE). Apart from that, they also achieved a double 100% rating in the corporate audit, another first for the branch, which covers auditing of internal processes.

FSC is Jollibee’s trademark of service: Food (F) served to the public must meet the company’s excellence standards, or it will not be served at all; the Service (S) must be fast and courteous; Cleanliness (C), from kitchen to utensils, must always be maintained.

PAPE, meanwhile, signifies the highest level of accomplishment in Jollibee, characterized by the store team’s achievement of the target sales, profit, FSC rating, and operations team performance requirements.

We were able to turn a negative store into a profitable one,” Amizah happily noted.

Embracing cultures and ensuring standards

Amizah ensured that she embraced diversity and inclusivity in the Jollibee branches she handled.

I am in the position to influence others to embrace the differences, [to] respect the person’s culture and religion. Inaaral ko ‘yung dialect saan man ako ma-assign to really blend in with the team.” (“I learned their dialect wherever I was assigned to really blend in with the team.”) “Pinapakita ko sa gawaAt pinaparamdam ko that we are fair to all,” she said. (“I show by doing. And I make them feel that we are fair to all.”)

All seven Davao stores she currently supervises have received valuable feedback from customers in the Muslim community, particularly for their pork-free offerings that are labeled accordingly on the menu.

Pride in Alagang Jollibee

Jollibee’s unique brand of care extends not only to its customers, but even so to its employees.

Gumanda ang buhay namin because of Jollibee,” she revealed. (We have a better life today because of Jollibee.”)

The eldest in the family, Amizah supported the college education of her three younger siblings, who are now all gainfully employed. She was also able to build her family’s home.


Facing the challenge. Around a year after she took over the Jollibee Basilan branch, Amizah, and the team worked on their goals and eventually earned a double 100% rating in the corporate audit and bagged its first Gold Award in FSC in 2011.


Since her promotion to Area Manager in 2016, she has been extending help to the community where she lives. “I personally pay the utilities of our mosque monthly,” she said.

Born to OFW parents—her mother as a house helper and her father as a family driver in the Middle East—Amizah was raised by her grandparents. She grew up knowing how difficult life could be.

Natuto kaming makisalamuha at the age of 5. Nakitira kami, palipat-lipat sa bahay ng lola at tita namin,” she said. (“We had to learn how to deal with people at age 5. We lived with our grandmother and aunt and would move between their houses.”)

Alagang Jollibee is how she refers to the way the company cares for its employees.

Ang Alagang Jollibee ay madadama mo,” she said. (“You can feel the Alagang Jollibee,” she said). “It fosters a culture that values respect and fairness.”

Amizah is proud to be part of Jollibee. “I take [that] pride where I go, that I work in a company that values its people and promotes Filipino values,” she said.


ArenaPlus, your 24/7 sports betting app, maintains its roles as a champion of the local entertainment scene by bringing entertainment and fun-filled the 26th Kadalag-an Festival in Victorias City, Negros Occidental.

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Held last March 21 to 24, 2024, the 26th Kadalag-an Festival received ArenaPlus’ full support as a platinum sponsor in bringing quality entertainment to the Negrenses. The brand provided several avenues for festival-goers to enjoy the weekend and create memorable experiences.

ArenaPlus installed an interactive booth at Sidlak Victorias Global City, where booth-visitors received premium merchandise and had the chance to win prizes from playing Spin the Wheel and Roll the Dice. To add more fun and entertainment, ArenaPlus also brought Tony Labrusca and Elyson De Dios to perform for an audience. Similarly, the audience was invited to play games and win prizes on stage.



In addition, ArenaPlus made sure to take part in one of the festival’s main events: the Miss Kadalag-an Queen 2024. The brand joined the coronation night last March 22 and awarded Ammeline Alegarbes, one of the pageant’s overall Top 5 candidates, Php 20,000 for winning the Miss ArenaPlus Kadalag-an Queen 2024 title. Jasper Vicencio, President of ArenaPlus’ personally congratulated Alegarbes as he handed the prize.



ArenaPlus continues to work with local organizers to bring more entertainment to various parts of the Philippines, regardless of how far the event and their communities are from the Metro. This effort extends to Visayas-based celebrations like the 26th Kadalag-an Festival in Negros Occidental, solidifying ArenaPlus’ dedication to developing entertainment all over the country.




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 and or download the apps now via the App Store and Google Play.

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Immerse in an extraordinary family bonding experience as SM malls in Marilao, Baliwag, and Pulilan celebrate an exciting Easter filled with bright and colorful kiddie activities. Let your creativity shine with Easter Artventures, where boys and girls can showcase their artistic talents through delightful pastel artworks on March 31 at SM City Marilao and SM City Baliwag and on March 30-31 at SM Center Pulilan.

Don’t miss out on the adorable Easter Costume Contest and Parade at SM Bulacan malls on March 31, where kids age 12 and below can flaunt their cute or fierce costumes and bunny clips. To register, simply scan the QR code and upload a photo of your receipt with a minimum of P1,000 in single or accumulated purchases until March 31, 2024, from any SM tenants where you’ll be competing.

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Furthermore, kids and their families may hop on to fun-filled memories with photo spots at SM Bulacan malls. Seize the day with life-size Easter eggs, bunnies, and treats as perfect backdrop for cherished moments of togetherness.

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It’s also a time of egg-citement for kids, as Toy Kingdom and SM Snack Exchange have fun surprises to make Easter egg-stra special.

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Toy Kingdom has amazing stuff that highlights the Easter spirit. There are adorable bunny headbands, colorful and delightful eggs, bunny plushies, and wonderfully designed pails, baskets, and buckets with bunnies for Easter egg hunting.

Snack Exchange has chocolates, candies, and other sweet treats to celebrate Easter! An egg-citing surprise awaits kids in Kinder Joy and Zaini Egg Chocolates, which come with a toy inside. There are also colorful toy eggs and baskets from Dutche Chocolates, as well as lollipops in festive spring colors, swirls, and Easter shapes like bunny ears and colored eggs. 

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Check out these amazing Easter items at the Toy Kingdom store in SM City Marilao and the Toy Kingdom Express outlet at the SM Store in SM City Baliwag.

Explore the aweSM Easter celebrations at SM Bulacan malls and discover a world of enjoyable happenings and displays. For more information about the egg-citing Easter, visit the official social media pages of SM City Marilao, SM City Baliwag, and SM Center Pulilan.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024


 (L-R) TCL PH Sales Director for Brown Lines Cyd Montebon, Sales Director for Business Development and Diversified Products Jay Guanzon, TCL PH Chief Executive Officer Loyal Cheng, TCL PH Product Manager for Air Solutions Technologies Bert Cheung, TCL PH Marketing Head Shae Yu Xiaoling, TCL Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez with TCL Brand Partners for CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Coleen Garcia and Sarah Lahbati


In line with its 24th year celebration, TCL, a leading consumer electronics brand and one of the world’s top two TV brands, recently revealed the newest and most innovative Air Conditioner to date dubbed as TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner in a media launch event held at the Orchard Ballroom, Ascott Hotel BGC.

TCL Chief Operating Officer Loyal Cheng welcomed the media guests as a program starter and shared the company’s humbling experience and progress over time, “In the past, TCL has always been better known for its Television business, but lately, it has been a surprising development that our Air Conditioner products have also risen to popularity in the Philippine market. I would also like to say that the average growth rate of our AC business has reached an amazing 60%. This inspires us to strive to better ourselves in bringing more innovative and better products to the Filipino people.”


The event also became informative as Mr. Bert Cheung, Product Manager for TCL Air Solutions Technologies, took some time to share valuable insights and presented top key benefits of the latest TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner.



At TCL, we accepted one mission. We want our customers to experience a healthier life by letting them breathe and enjoy nothing but fresh and clean air. With the new TCL CoolPro | Breathe+, your family will enjoy and be assured of breathing healthy and fresh air all the time, you are assured of its superior cooling comfort, eased up by its advanced AI full DC inverter technology and convenience by its IoT capability that is flexible to either Google or Alexa home IoT ecosystems. All these features and benefits came from the years of dedication by my fellow engineers at TCL to bring the Filipino people nothing but the best yet friendly to the pocket of everyone,” Mr. Bert Cheung shared.



TCL PH Chief Executive Officer Loyal Cheng

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Likewise, the launch event even became glittery with the attendance of two top celebrity moms slash fashionable icons who are dubbed as TCL Brand Partners for CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0, namely Sarah Lahbati and Coleen Garcia-Crawford.

In a short Q & A session, both of them shared their personal experiences with the TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner. Both actresses offered insightful commentary from the viewpoint of moms, highlighting the significance of comfort and air quality in establishing a healthy home for families.


Sarah and Coleen also praised TCL for its dedication to sustainability and innovation during the interview portion of the launch event. FreshIN 2.0’s sophisticated air filtration technology and simple interface were emphasized as its significant features, which they felt would be especially helpful for homes containing children.


Coleen enthused, “I want only the best for my son, Amari. That’s why even the air that comes out of the ACs, I’m still going to be strict that it’s pure and healthy. It’s amazing that the TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner has a Visible Air Quality Display that allows you to immediately know the current indoor air condition. The color code quickly allows you to assess whether the air quality in your room is at optimal levels.”

Sarah also raved about how techie the TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner is. “I am very impressed with its ‘Smart Control’ feature, which enables me to adjust the temperature within my household from any location using either the TCL Home App or simple voice commands. For instance, I can activate my air conditioner before entering my room by instructing Google Home.”



TCL Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez with TCL Brand Partners for CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Coleen Garcia and Sarah Lahbati

TCL won’t stop in launching innovative products to help the consumers’ lives easier, this was revealed by Mr. Jay Guanzon, TCL PH Sales Director- Business Development and Diversified Products in his closing remarks.


Mr. Jay Guanzon emphasized in his closing remarks, “Here at TCL Philippines, our mission has always been to Inspire Greatness. We strive to achieve this by continuously offering innovative and design-enhanced products that bring joy to consumers’ lives. However, our journey doesn’t end here. We are committed to bringing even more innovation to the table, not just in terms of AC products but also in appliances in the near future. So stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled for what’s to come.”

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As an introductory promo offer starting April 1-May 31, 2024, TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner Split Inverter will be priced at Php 50,995 for 1HP variant, while the 1.5 HP variant is at Php 54,995. For the window type TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner, the 1 HP model is priced at Php 25,995, and a 1.5 HP model, at Php 27,995 (cash tenders).

TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner is available at all TCL authorized dealers nationwide. For more information, please visit the TCL website at


Master the art of portraits in style and get a chance to win Straightforward merch or a brand new realme 12 Pro+ 5G


Tech meets fashion as realme and local lifestyle brand, Straightforward, collaborate to showcase how the performance and design of the realme 12 Series 5G complement the boundless style of Straightforward in a series of engaging activities poised to set new trends.

During a collaborative fashion shoot, realme and Straightforward worked together to create masterful portraits where the realme 12 Pro+ 5G and the realme 12+ 5G accentuated the effortlessly chic outfits curated by Straightforward.

Set against the dynamic cityscape as backdrop, every detail of the outfits was perfectly captured by the crystal clear 64MP Periscope Portrait Camera and 50MP Sony LYT600 OIS Camera of the realme 12 Pro+ 5G and realme 12+ 5G, respectively. Stay tuned on March 31 at 6PM on realme official Facebook and YouTube pages to get a glimpse of the photoshoot outtakes.

The Art of Portraits powered by realme 12 Series 5G

In a separate experiential activity, realme key opinion leaders gathered for a one-of-a-kind art session called the Art of Portraits led by visual artist Joyce Ignacio as art mentor. Using art kits and the Straightforward DVL Portrait Tote Bag as canvas, the guests painted a portrait inspired by the premium vegan leather and luxury watch design of the realme 12 Series 5G. Everyone was encouraged to be expressive with their artwork in order to create masterpieces that truly reflect their personality.

The afternoon was filled with fun and camaraderie perfectly captured in photos and videos by the realme 12 Series 5G, ensuring that every smile and brush stroke was documented in stunning clarity, allowing everyone to #BeThePortraitMaster.

realme x Straightforward giveaway

realme Philippines is making it even easier for the Squad to hop on the realme x Straightforward hype. To recreate the signature Straightforward look, the Squad can join the What’s in Your Bag? Top 5 Essentials Facebook giveaway to win a coveted Straightforward DVL Valore Bag. realme is choosing 12 lucky winners and to join, they must enumerate their five bag essentials in the comments section of the giveaway post from March 22 to April 12.

That’s not all because the Squad can also cop a brand new realme 12 Pro+ 5G by joining the Portrait Master Challenge on TikTok. For the mechanics, all they have to do is film a selfie video and create 12 stunning poses using the official Portrait Master Magazine template on TikTok. The deadline for submission of entries is on March 31, and the official announcement of the winner is on April 1.

Ready to Be The Portrait Master?

The realme 12 Series 5G is the flagship offering of realme’s popular Number Series, known for its cutting-edge smartphone camera technology. Meanwhile, Straightforward has carved a niche for itself with its collection of timeless fashion pieces. Together, they form an unbeatable duo, blending state-of-the-art tech with effortless style fit for every young Filipino.

It’s not too late to #BeThePortraitMaster because the realme 12 Series 5G is still available on realme’s Lazada Flagship StoreShopee Official Store, and official TikTok Shop.

The realme 12 Pro+ 5G retails for P25,999 and comes in the highest 12GB+512GB storage variant available in two colorways: Submarine Blue and Navigator Beige.

On the other hand, the realme 12+ 5G is available in two storage variants: 12GB+256GB for P19,999 and 8GB+256GB priced at P17,999. It also comes in two colorways: Pioneer Green and Navigator Beige.

For offline buyers, they can visit any realme Store or authorized dealers nationwide to avail of the realme 12 Series 5G through easy installments at 0% interest via Home Credit.

Make sure to be updated with realme’s announcements and new releases by visiting its official Facebook page or website.


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