Shopee Launches the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to Support Frontliners Amidst the Pandemic

Shopee Launches the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to Support Frontliners Amidst the Pandemic

From September 18 to 20, frontliners can receive Shopee discount vouchers, mobile load, and data from Smart and Unilever’s brand vouchers 


MANILA, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to provide frontliners a special digital bundle they can use for personal needs. From September 18 to 20, frontliners can avail of the exclusive digital package that includes free shipping vouchers from Shopee, ₱100 off vouchers from Unilever, and ₱100 mobile load plus 1GB worth of internet from Smart.


The Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Package aims to support the rising heroes diligently battling the pandemic. These include: 

Health Care Workers (Hospital admin and janitorial services, Health and service personnel in LGU facilities)
Medical Professionals (Doctors, Nurses, Medical Technicians)
Police officers and Military Personnel
Coast Guards
Government Agencies (LGU workers, admin staff)
Delivery and Logistics Providers (Food, restaurant, medicine, logistics company drivers and riders)
Security Guards
Mortuary Services Personnel

Starting September 18, frontliners can avail of the package by signing up on the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Package microsite in the Shopee App. Here is the link: https://shopee.ph/m/frontliner-package. 

Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “As the nation continues to combat the spread of the pandemic, it is essential for us to step up and support our Filipino frontliners who are at the forefront of this fight. With leading brands such as Smart and Unilever, we launched the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to provide frontliners with exclusive vouchers and deals to support them and their families during this period. Every one of us has a role to play in this fight, and we are committed to doing what we can to help our frontliners and the local community.” 

Kay Veloso - Palisoc, Head of E-Commerce at Unilever Philippines, said, “Unilever seeks to build purposeful and meaningful partnerships, and we are grateful to work with Shopee on this initiative that values and rewards the contributions of our frontliners. We continue to find ways to extend assistance and ‘malasakit’ where it’s needed through our purpose-driven brands.”

As the frontline workers continue to dedicate their time and effort to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, Shopee understands the importance of helping frontliners stay connected with their loved ones. As part of this initiative, frontliners can receive mobile load and data to communicate with their families during this challenging period.  

Precy P. Katigbak, FVP and Head of National Key Accounts at Smart, said “We want to bridge the distance between frontliners and their family members, that is why we are thrilled to partner with Shopee to provide frontliners with load and data they can use to contact their loved ones. As part of the country’s largest and only fully integrated telco, we want to help people stay connected, and this campaign is ideal for solidifying our vision to lead, inspire, and create a better tomorrow.”

The global pandemic has affected millions of people around the world. With frontliners working tirelessly to serve others, Shopee will continue to introduce initiatives like the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to give back to our modern-day heroes.

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Who will win Century Tuna Superbods 2020?

 Nadine Lustre and Alden Richards

Century Tuna Superbods Ambassadors

You've seen the candidates and their dedication to a healthy lifestyle. Now, it all boils down to who among the Century Tuna Superbods 2020 finalists will reign supreme! Happening on September 19, 2020, the event will show the new faces of fitness in the country as Century Tuna holds Everybod Superbod 2020: The Finals.

Who will win Century Tuna Superbods 2020?

The Finals will take place after a series of digital competitions that allowed the Superbods to show what it truly means to #StayStrong amid the pandemic. They showed off their diet and fitness regimen, as well as empower others to pursue their own journeys towards a healthy lifestyle. Of course, they also became a source of hope, motivation, and inspiration as they opened up about their advocacies and encouraged their fans to take care of their physical and mental wellbeing in the new normal.

Following the challenges, the finalists will face each other one last time during The Finals where one male and one female grand winner will receive Php 500,000 each, as well as other amazing prizes.

During The Finals, Century Tuna will be also naming the winners of the special awards namely Superbods Ageless Awards, the Superbods Advocacy Awards, and the Superbods Social Impact Awards.

Other awards to be given in The Finals include Mr. and Ms. Dermaworld, Mr. and Ms. Congeniality, and Mr. and Ms. Photogenic.

There will also be eight winners of the digital challenges. Four winners will be selected for the Kraver's Canteen #FishEveryDay Challenges, two for the Fitness Challenge, and another two for the Stay Strong Challenge.

To help determine the winners, Century Pacific Food, Inc. executive vice president and chief operating officer Greg Banzon, Century Tuna marketing director Carlo Endaya, triathlete and SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas, GMA Network senior assistant vice president for alternative productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, actress, mom and fitness advocate Isabelle Daza, and actress and the ultimate Ageless fitspiration Alice Dixson will be part of the esteemed panel of judges.

Of course, The Finals would not be complete without this year’s Century Tuna Superbods ambassadors Alden Richards and Nadine Lustre. The two stars will be joining top celebrity Marc Nelson as hosts of the highly anticipated event.

You may catch Everybod Superbod 2020: The Finals on September 19 at 5:00PM on Century Tuna's official Facebook page. It will also be televised on GMA on September 27 at 10:05AM. For more information, make sure to like and follow @centurytuna on Facebook and @centurytunasuperbods on Instagram.

Sanofi launches campaign to bridge gaps in Caring for Patients with chronic diseases

In its effort to build a healthier Philippines, Sanofi Philippines turned towards empowering mothers and spotlighting their critical role in managing their family’s health. The global pharmaceutical company recently launched their new campaign entitled Panatang Sanofi with the Pinay matriarchs at the heart of their advocacy.

Sanofi launches campaign to bridge gaps in Caring for Patients with chronic diseases


“The mother is the cornerstone of the Filipino family. She is caring and selfless when it comes to attending to her family’s health,” said Amal Makhloufi Benchouk, Country Lead of Sanofi Philippines. “This is the kind of lifetime commitment we strive for in Sanofi as we build a healthier Philippines. There is no greater embodiment to our panata than our beloved mothers.”

Makhloufi was one of two speakers during the recently concluded online discussions entitled “Healthier/PH Sessions: Continuity of Care for a Healthier Philippines,” where she exchanged thoughtful dialogues and shared insights in front of an audience consisting of moms.

“As moms, we cannot afford to be sick or else who will take care of the family?” exclaimed Broadcast Journalist and the event’s moderator, Niña Corpuz. “A lot of us have to really be more proactive. It's really better to be informed and to be educated about potential health concerns so that we know that what we're doing is the best thing for our family.”

In response to the disruption that the pandemic has caused across the country’s healthcare system as well as a growing fear and apprehension towards seeking medical consultation for risk of contracting the virus, the Company has initiated programs in order to deliver better care.

The Company has reinforced its Empower Program—a program for patients with diabetes; as well as launching WeHealth, a program that aims to connect patients with doctors, at any time and place.

“What the Empower Program ensures, especially during this pandemic, is the continuity of care for persons with diabetes,” Makhloufi explained. “They will be provided with holistic care and linked to the appropriate healthcare experts who will stay in constant touch and even do weekly check-ins with the patient.”

Speaking on the recently launched WeHealth, the Sanofi Executive explained that the program is a proofpoint for the company’s unwavering commitment and panata to ensuring that families have access to the proper care they deserve. 

“WeHealth is an e-Health Ecosystem that aims to connect Filipinos with their doctors or health service providers from the safety of your own home and this can be crucial during the pandemic because you’re eliminating the risk of exposure,” Makhloufi intimated. 

“Even before the pandemic, Sanofi Philippines has been aiming to bridge the gaps that many Filipino families face when it comes to accessing consultation and treatment,” the Country Lead shared. “This is where we want to play a role and it’s part of our mission to build a healthier Philippines.”

Globe gives back to loyal customers with 0917 National G Day Festivities

Globe’s Biggest Amateur Mobile Legends Cup


It is National G Day! 

September 17 or 917 does not only signify Globe’s iconic and original prefix, it also marks the start of Globe’s annual celebration that recognizes and gives back to its loyal customers through exciting rewards and surprises. This is the time when Globe and its partners come together to delight its millions of customers.


Globe gives back to loyal customers with 0917 National G Day Festivities


Given the challenging times we are in, Globe aims to make this year’s National G Day a way to empower and enable its customers as they face the new normal. By providing unique experiences and rewards, customers will be able to regain control of their lives and recreate better days not just for themselves but for others as well.

“More than our annual tradition, it is our way of recognizing our customers for their loyalty and support” said Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu. “This year’s unusual circumstance does not stop us from making our 0917 celebration more meaningful. Let us come together to create better days with National G Day, packed with rewards and surprises for all our customers.”

For this year, the digital celebration comes in many forms, each focusing on making customers more productive, entertained and delighted.

The most awaited G Chance the Raffle

Globe’s biggest raffle of the year will  begin on September 17. Globe customers will get their raffle codes from the Globe Rewards or Globe at Home apps. They may also use their reward points to turn them into more raffle codes.  

At the G Chance the raffle, customers have the chance to win prizes that they can use to work, learn, and play at home. These exciting prizes include 5G smartphones, gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch, Segway Ninebot, Samsung products, Xiaomi Mi Box, Globe Rewards points, GCash credits, and so much more!

Customers can also use their Globe Rewards points to get 917 lifestyle essentials, shoor experiences and discount codes for Konsulta MD, Puregold, Health Now, Healthway Clinics, Zalora, Grab, Lazada, Shopee and other partners.

G Music Fest, A Music Festival Right at Home

A treat for all music-lovers, come together and feel the electric energy and unbridled fun by being part of Globe’s online music festival.  

The G Music Fest lines-up international band LANY and favorite local acts namely The Juans, Massiah, Kiana Valenciano, UDD, SB19, Ben & Ben, and December Avenue.

Globe customers can stream the music fest for free on September 26, 4PM through GlobePH, Globe’s Facebook page.

Globe’s Biggest Amateur Mobile Legends Cup

Gather your friends, sharpen your skills, and be one of 1,000 teams that will compete at the G Legends Cup! With a prize pool of P600,000, this is the biggest amateur Mobile Legends tournament for Globe customers. Interested teams must redeem their tournament codes via Globe Rewards app. Once they receive a tournament code, they need to go to globe.com.ph/NationalGDay and enter that code on the team registration form.

The list of participating teams will be announced on September 17 with the best of the best battling out for the top spot at the G Legends Cup finals on September 24. The emerging top 64 teams will also be rewarded with cash prizes that they will receive through their GCash accounts. 

Usapang diskarte for your business with G Summit

For this year’s National G Day, Globe myBusiness has also something in store for entrepreneurs. On September 23, Globe myBusiness will host the first-ever G Summit 2020 - Usapang Diskarte: Pivot your Business to Success. 

Business owners will hear from local and international experts like Josh Linkner, #1 most booked innovation speaker, new york times bestselling author and business leaders from Google, Taxumo, and CIA Bootleg Manila. Attendees will learn about business opportunities in the new normal, running a business amidst uncertainty and how innovation and digital transformation can help you turn a challenge into a business opportunity. 

G Summit aims to bring Filipino businesses together into fulfilling the vision of transforming the Philippines into a digitally empowered nation. 

“The National G Day is a celebration we look forward to each year because it is our opportunity to give back and say thank you to our customers and partners who have been with us throughout the years,” said Globe Marketing Services Hub Head Jenny Echevarria. “We at Globe will continue to recreate our products, services, rewards and experiences so it remains relevant, unique especially in these extraordinary times.”

Know more about this year’s National G Day by downloading the Globe Rewards app and Globe At Home app.

6 hacks to make your Solane LPG last longer


When using LPG cooking gas, remember that blue flame is good, while red, yellow, or orange means that the LPG gas isn’t being used to its full potential

6 hacks to make your Solane LPG last longer


One of the most used equipment at home during the pandemic and community quarantine is the gas stove. However, it is important to conserve cooking gas and use it efficiently.

To help you use cooking gas efficiently, Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, suggests these effective and smart tips you can try at home:

Cook efficiently

Make sure all the ingredients you need are measured, chopped, peeled and within easy reach once you start cooking. This way, you don’t waste any cooking gas while you prepare your food.  

Avoid cooking without a lid

Open vessel cooking or cooking without the lid increases cooking time and uses more LPG. On the other hand, when you use the lid, you trap the heat, build steam, thus, reducing LPG usage. Using the lid also locks in the moisture of the dish.

Reduce the flame once boiling starts

Once the pan is heated and the food is boiling, reduce the flame to conserve energy. Lowering the temperature will also lessen the chance of scorching the food and having it stick to bottom of the pan, which can be difficult to clean.

Use a pressure cooker

Pressurized steam speeds up cooking, which saves time and consumes less LPG, especially compared to open-lid cooking. Utilizing a pressure cooker also keeps the nutrients of food intact – a great way to stay healthy amid the pandemic.

Check your cylinder upon order

Be sure to check the LPG cylinders well upon purchase or delivery. At Solane, the well-trained riders perform the 7-point safety check — an exclusive service provided for Solane home delivery customers nationwide. The service includes weight-checking and proper installation of regulator and valve connection.   

Clean your burner regularly

To check if your burner is clean, observe the color of the flames. Blue flame is good, while red, yellow, or orange means that the LPG gas isn’t being used to its full potential. Clean your burner at least once a month with lukewarm water, baking soda and a scrub brush.

Be smart about your LPG usage by following these tips suggested by Solane. To know more, visit www.solane.com.ph and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/solane.ph.

Moment Group restos go cashless with PayMaya

 

Whether it’s Filipino classic dishes, a Japanese fusion feast, or a burger binge and more, fans of various restaurants under The Moment Group (TMG) can now safely enjoy their favorite cuisines and pay cashless for their orders as the company partners with PayMaya for a total cashless experience online or in stores.

Moment Group restos go cashless with PayMaya

The Moment Group (TMG) operates some of the country's most sought-after restaurant brands that include Manam, Din Tai Fung, Ooma, 8 Cuts Burgers, Mo’ Cookies, Shawa Wama, Phat Pho, Mecha Uma, and Bank Bar.

Foodies can now use their PayMaya e-wallet accounts as well as any credit, debit, or prepaid card to pay for their favorite meals when they order at TMG’s website (www.momentfood.com) which is now powered by the PayMaya Checkout payment gateway.

Additionally, TMG can now accept cashless payments for VISA, Mastercard, and JCB cardholders, as well as PayMaya QR, using the PayMaya One all-in-one Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals in their Metro Manila store branches, allowing for a safer contactless in-store payment experience.

PayMaya is the leading payment company in the Philippines with the widest deployment of Android-based POS terminals in the Philippines, with its PayMaya One device being adopted by major supermarkets, restaurants, service providers, and government agencies across the country.

“The safety and convenience of our loyal patrons is a top priority for The Moment Group, and offering cashless payments for our online and physical stores in partnership with PayMaya goes a long way towards reinforcing that. We want to continue serving everyone with good food alongside a safer payment experience across all our channels," said The Moment Group Co-Founder and Creative Director Abba Napa.

As the food and restaurant industry adopt to new measures brought by the global COVID-19 pandemic, TMG has upgraded its operations by activating their online ordering website and by expanding their offering to include frozen, pre-cooked, and ready to heat meals at groceries and convenient stores. 

“Cashless is now fast becoming the default payment option when dining in or ordering food online. We’re glad to partner with The Moment Group in adopting PayMaya’s end-to-end cashless payment solutions to provide its customers and store frontliners a safer and more seamless payment transactions, whether they prefer ordering online or dining in their branches,” PayMaya President Shailesh Baidwan said.

As a way to curb the spread of the COVID-19 disease, TMG is now utilizing PayMaya’s cashless payment solutions in their ordering website and store branches as it allows them to protect their store frontliners and customers from handling cash which can further spread the virus.

In compliance with the guidelines on the implementation of minimum health protocols issued by the Department of Trade and Industry, the food and restaurant industry is instituting health and safety protocols, including making cashless acceptance part of the standard options of doing business under the New Normal.

To know more about the One by PayMaya device and other PayMaya Enterprise solutions, visit http://enterprise.paymaya.com

Shopee Powers the New Normal with 9.9 Super Shopping Day, with Over 12 Million Items Sold in the First Hour on September 9


Brands and sellers enjoyed strong sales growth, with 700,000 items sold in a single minute at its peak


Shopee Powers the New Normal with 9.9 Super Shopping Day, with Over 12 Million Items Sold in the First Hour on September 9


MANILA, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, concludes its most successful 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Powered by Shopee’s robust ecosystem, 9.9 Super Shopping Day delivered super entertainment and shopping deals for users and a supercharged economic recovery for sellers and brand partners, with over 12 million items sold in the first hour on September 9.

Terence Pang, Chief Operating Officer at Shopee, said, “The strong support that consumers, sellers, and brands have shown towards 9.9 Super Shopping Day heartens us. We had a simple goal for 9.9 Super Shopping Day this year, and that was to help our communities emerge stronger from the effects of a global pandemic. It includes supercharging recovery for our sellers and brand partners while creating a super shopping experience for users. I am delighted by another year of record-breaking performance, which reflects our commitment to grow together with the people and businesses we serve.”

Shopee delivers on its three commitments for 9.9 Super Shopping Day

9.9 Super Shopping Day acted as a springboard for economic recovery as sellers and brand partners in the region maximized their visibility and sales on Shopee. Participating brands and sellers enjoyed strong sales growth, with 700,000 items sold in a single minute at the peak of September 9.

Shopee’s robust ecosystem ensured buying and selling remained seamless even as shopping activity peaked during 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Sellers and brand partners leveraged Shopee’s integrated logistics network to fulfill their orders. Simultaneously, users enjoyed seamless transactions with a wide array of payment options on Shopee, including its mobile wallet ShopeePay. 

Shopee also offered a super collection of entertainment throughout 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Users enjoyed all-day fun and earned special rewards with Shopee’s supersized range of in-app games, with 250 million water requests on the crowd-favorite game, Shopee Farm. 

Users actively tuned in to Shopee Live to connect with celebrities, sellers, and brands during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day period. The number of hours spent watching Shopee Live streams increased 3 times from an average day, highlighted by countdown and marathon streams on September 9 that celebrated 9.9 Super Shopping Day with users across the region. Shopee Live also gave users new ways to discover and shop the latest trends, with 2.5 times more items purchased during live streams in this period compared to an average day.

Highlights of 9.9 Super Shopping Day in the Philippines

9.9 Super Shopping Day was also a major success in the Philippines. Home & Living was the most popular product category on September 9 as Filipinos turned to Shopee to spruce up their household.

Filipinos from all walks of life made the most of 9.9 Super Shopping Day to meet their shopping needs, in line with the increasing importance of online shopping during the new normal. In particular, men actively shop for smartphones, while face masks were hot favorites among women. Home decors were very popular among users aged 18 to 34, while users aged 35 to 50 mainly shopped for eyeglasses.

Pang closed, “9.9 Super Shopping Day kickstarts the year-end shopping season in our home region and this year, and it also marks the start of our efforts to pave the future of e-commerce in the new normal. We will work even harder to delight users while propelling sellers and brand partners to new heights in the months ahead, including our upcoming 10.10 Brands Festival.”

Shop the 9.9 Salamat Shopee Sale at https://shopee.ph/m/99-thank-you-sale

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Pru Life UK promotes financial literacy among Filipino families

 


Pru Life UK promotes financial literacy among Filipino families

A free webinar featuring Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home resources to make learning more enjoyable

Sept. 02, 2020 – Taguig City. Pru Life UK, in partnership with Prudence Foundation and Junior Achievement Philippines, is bringing financial literacy to every household through “Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home: Financial Literacy Basics for Filipino Families”. The free public webinar, taking place on September 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM via Zoom, invites parents and their children, aged seven to 12 years old, to participate and learn basic money management skills.

“In these extraordinary times, it is imperative that Filipino families empower their kids to be future-ready, especially around money matters. By offering the Cha-Ching learning and experiences online, we hope to reach out to and educate more people on basic money management,” says Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Marketing Officer.

The webinar will be hosted by lifestyle and children’s TV presenter Tonipet Gaba and Pru Life UK’s own Mary Jane Pangan. It will also feature two education and finance experts as guest speakers.  Dr. Queena Lee-Chua, a multi-award-winning mathematics and psychology professor and the author of Study Smart: What Parents, Students, and Teachers Should Know, will lead the session “Introducing Money Concepts to Kids” and share tips with parents on how to teach their children about financial matters. Joining her will be Dr. Mary Joy Abaquin, the founder of Multiple Intelligence International School and author of 8 Simple Secrets to Raising Entrepreneurs. She will discuss different ways to develop the entrepreneurial skills of children in her session “Start Them Young: Instilling the Financial Growth Mindset to Kids”.

To make the webinar even more exciting, the event will also feature interactive money-related games and special prizes for children. A lucky participant will also win a brand-new tablet through a raffle.

The webinar is part of Pru Life UK’s We DO Education commitment, which aims to help more Filipinos become money-smart. In June, Pru Life UK and Prudence Foundation launched the Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home initiative to provide online and printable materials to parents, helping them teach their children easy-to-learn money management concepts like Earn, Save, Spend, and Donate. These resources, including music videos, topics for discussion, and engaging activities, can be accessed and downloadable for free on the website, www.cha-ching.com. 

“We understand the important role that parents play in shaping their children’s financial future. By making the learning process more fun and inspiring, we aim to help cultivate more financially-responsible behaviors among both parents and children in the Philippines,” says Marc Fancy, Prudence Foundation Executive Director.

To join Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home: Financial Literacy Basics for Filipino Families, register at link

For more information, visit the Pru Life UK website at prulifeuk.com.ph or the Facebook page at facebook.com/prulifeukofficial.

Leading Brands and MSMEs Gear Up for Shopee’s Highly-Anticipated 9.9 Super Shopping Day


 Various brands and sellers are ramping up operational and marketing efforts to offer an elevated shopping experience at 9.9 Super Shopping Day 


MANILA, AUGUST 27, 2020 - Brands and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are gearing up for Shopee’s signature annual shopping event, 9.9 Super Shopping Day. With more Filipinos going online-first for their shopping needs, the highly anticipated 9.9 Super Shopping Day provides brands and retailers the opportunity to reach more customers and amplify their online presence.

This year, 9.9 Super Shopping Day takes on greater significance in the Philippines, as the nation continues to combat the pandemic and uphold social distancing efforts. The 9.9 Super Shopping Day acts as a springboard for recovery for brands and MSMEs, and is in line with the new normal where consumers are now online-first. Shopee is working closely with brands and MSMEs to bring shoppers the most comprehensive assortment of products at 9.9 Super Shopping Day. It includes greater logistics integration and marketing support, which will help brands and MSMEs make the most of the spike in demand. 

Leading brands and MSMEs such as Aukey, Vivo, and Playbookstore have outlined their goals and their plans this 9.9 Super Shopping Day.   

Aukey

Aukey, an electronics and mobile tech accessories company, is stepping up logistics coordination with Shopee and optimizing their marketing efforts to maximize higher user traffic at 9.9 Super Shopping Day. “We want to give our customers the best shopping experience with better deals and faster deliveries. It is why we ensure that our inventory can meet the increasing online demand. We also have a dedicated logistics team that keeps track of orders on Shopee, helping us optimize the delivery process so that customers receive their parcels as soon as possible. Along with that, our social media ads will run before the live sale to ensure that our target customers will see our offers during the shopping event.” says Janine Mangahas, Brand Manager for Aukey Philippines. 

Mangahas added, “Besides, Shopee offers a wide range of payment options to meet our consumers’ differing needs. It’s especially vital for brands like us who want to reach more clients and customers who don't have debit or credit cards.” 

vivo

Meanwhile, vivo aims to give their customers the best possible deals at 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Tess Xian, Digital Manager for vivo Philippines, says, “We believe that our products help customers stay connected with their friends and loved ones, especially during these difficult times. With this, we plan to offer exclusive discounts on selected smartphones on Shopee and vouchers to provide greater cost savings for our consumers. ” 

“Also, we find the paid search ads on Shopee very useful because it helps customers find what they are looking for more efficiently. Shopee’s social features such as Shopee Feed and Stories let us engage our fans more easily on the app, making it easy for our customers to stay up-to-date on our latest updates. Besides this, we can build consumer trust in our product quality and our brand image by posting positive product reviews on Shopee Feed,” Xian added. 

Judy Wong, @playbookstore

Sellers such as Playbookstore are also mapping out their plans for 9.9 Super Shopping Day. After being on Shopee for three years, Judy Wong, the owner of @playbookstore on Shopee, is a veteran in big campaigns like 9.9 Super Shopping Day. “We prepare as early as possible, with our marketing team, designing all our photos and homepage to follow the overall theme of the campaign. During the preparation phase, we worked closely with the Shopee team to set targets, and they always shared with us tips on how to hit those targets, which has been very helpful,” she said. “Also, we find ShopeePay useful as it makes online shopping more convenient, easy, and secure for our consumers and us. With ShopeePay, our consumers can easily make online payments when they purchase from us. They are also able to make these purchases with the ease of mind because ShopeePay follows strict security standards and is supported by strong infrastructure as well as 24h Customer Service teams to respond to customer queries.” she added. 

Ruoshan Tao, Head of Marketing at Shopee Philippines, said, “We appreciate the strong support from MSMEs and brand partners for our 9.9 Super Shopping Day. This year’s key commitment for 9.9 Super Shopping Day is to supercharge recovery for local MSMEs, sellers, and brands, and Shopee has rolled out a wide range of support measures to help them achieve success with us. We will continue to empower businesses of all sizes to unlock growth opportunities at our signature shopping event and deliver our users’ best experience.” 

Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day

The Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day will run from August 19 to September 9, 2020. It will feature exciting promotions like free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend, daily flash deals for as low as ₱9, and bigger discounts when shoppers use ShopeePay. Consumers will also get huge discounts up to 90% off on leading brands, win exciting prizes via in-app games and many more.

For more information on the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day, please visit https://shopee.ph/m/99.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

InLife, IHC offer 3-in-1 COVID-19 cover

Total ProtectER - Life insurance, HMO coverage, daily hospital benefits ALL-IN-ONE


Insular Life (InLife) and its HMO subsidiary, InLife Health Care (IHC) recently launched a total protection plan that combines term life insurance, hospital income, and health care solution

InLife, IHC offer 3-in-1 COVID-19 cover

Called “Total ProtectER,” it is a timely insurance package with three main benefits: six-month term life insurance, daily hospital income for six-months, and a one-time emergency care health plan. 

“While it is true that the government continues to foot hospital bills of COVID-19 patients through PhilHealth, there is a limit to these benefits. Therefore, if you are a breadwinner, self-employed, a freelancer, or someone who just started to work, it is advisable to get Total ProtectER as a safety precaution because COVID-19 is covered under the term insurance and hospital income benefit of this product,” said InLife Sr. Executive Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer Raoul Antonio E. Littaua.

For the emergency care element, although pandemic diseases such as COVID-19 are not coverable under standard insurance policies, IHC has taken this on under an ex-gratia basis at least until December 31, 2020.  

“I hope our kababayans will take advantage of this opportunity while it is still available. This is a good way to take charge of one’s health needs at a time like this,” added Littaua.

Total ProtectER provides life insurance benefits of P500,000 upon death due to natural or accidental causes, a P3,000 daily hospitalization income for up to 15 days if confinement is at least four days due to accidental injury or sickness (up to 15 days per hospital confinement, and a maximum of 90 days total hospitalization) within the six-month coverage period, and a one-time coverage of up to P100,000  on outpatient and inpatient care for emergency cases due to accidents, viral and bacterial illnesses, and specific conditions. 

The emergency care benefit is valid for one year or up until it is used, whichever comes first. Since no medical exams are required – just a health declaration – to purchase the product, customers may get it directly from IHC’s online store at https://shop.insularhealthcare.com.ph/total-protect-er.html.

There are two Total ProtectER premium rates to choose from: P11,750 or P12,450, with the latter including emergency care in Metro Manila’s top 6 hospitals. It is for individuals aged 18 to 64 years old. 

On its 110th anniversary, InLife continues to offer products and services that are relevant to its customers’ needs. 

For more information on Total ProtectER, interested parties may chat via https://shop.insularhealthcare.com.ph/ or  email support@insularhealthcare.com.ph

Shopee Outlines Three “Super” Commitments for 9.9 Super Shopping Day, in Line with the Growing Significance of E-commerce in the New Normal

 

Shopee Outlines Three “Super” Commitments for 9.9 Super Shopping Day, in Line with the Growing Significance of E-commerce in the New Normal

Shopee aims to provide a super ecosystem, supercharge recovery for sellers and brands, and deliver a super collection of entertainment and deals at its largest annual 9.9 shopping event 

MANILA, AUGUST 18, 2020 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces the return of its signature annual shopping event, 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Shopee’s fifth 9.9 shopping event will feature four weeks of entertainment and shopping deals in all seven Shopee markets.

The 9.9 Super Shopping Day this year takes on greater significance as communities step up their recovery efforts and adapt to the new normal. Shopee outlines three commitments: provide a super ecosystem, supercharge recovery for sellers and brands, and deliver a super collection of entertainment and deals.

Terence Pang, Chief Operating Officer at Shopee, said, “9.9 Super Shopping Day has a special meaning for all of us at Shopee. We created 9.9 in 2016 to unlock the potential of e-commerce for our region, and it has become an annual celebration that brings millions of people together. It also holds greater importance than before, as consumers increasingly depend on e-commerce for their shopping needs, and more businesses go online to uncover growth opportunities amid the global pandemic. 9.9 Super Shopping Day reflects our commitment to support our communities. It will deliver the best shopping experience for users and provide a springboard for sellers and brands to increase their online sales.”

Shopee outlines three commitments for 9.9 Super Shopping Day:

1. Provide a super ecosystem

Ensuring quality and reliability with secure payments and logistics offerings

Consumers expect quality and reliability in e-commerce, as online shopping becomes the new normal. To meet these evolving needs, Shopee continues to enhance its logistics and payment infrastructure to make buying and selling online much more seamless.

In 2020, Shopee ramped up offerings for its integrated mobile wallet ShopeePay and partnered with leading payment providers for smooth and secure transactions. These have generated robust growth in the use of digital payments among users, brands, and sellers on Shopee.

Shopee also improved its logistics capabilities to support the increasing scale and frequency of online shopping. In preparation for 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee is tightening integration with logistics partners and optimizing its warehouse operations in the region. These enable sellers and brands to fulfill orders more efficiently, allowing them to maximize sales and boost customer satisfaction even as shopping activity peaks.

2. Supercharge recovery for sellers and brands

Helping brands and sellers maximize sales growth with e-commerce

9.9 Super Shopping Day kicks off the year-end peak shopping season in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is the highlight of Shopee’s efforts to help businesses of all sizes to digitalize, recover, and succeed in the long run with e-commerce.

Last April, Shopee introduced its Seller Support Package for sellers and SMEs,  to cushion the pandemic’s impact by lowering costs, offering capital support, and boosting sales. Shopee also simplified e-commerce for SMEs and sellers by upgrading its Seller Center, including a new Marketing Center that lets sellers customize store campaigns and product promotions more conveniently.

Local and international brands are turning to Shopee to grow their online businesses, with 70% more new brands opening Official Stores on Shopee Mall in 2020. Shopee has stepped up its efforts to help brands grow their online presence, highlighted by the launch of Google Ads with Shopee in partnership with Google. It is a first-of-its-kind marketing solution for brands to seamlessly create, manage, and monitor Google ads campaigns for their Official Stores on Shopee Mall.

9.9 Super Shopping Day is a major milestone for sellers and brands, as they will receive increased customer traffic and visibility on Shopee. They can build on this momentum by tapping on exclusive engagement tools such as Shopee Live and Shopee Feed to further attract users and boost sales, creating a springboard for continued growth.

3. Deliver a super collection of entertainment and deals

Curating a wide variety of in-app games, live streams, and promotions

Shopee will continue to surprise and delight shoppers at 9.9 Super Shopping Day. On September 9, users can shop countless deals from 10 million sellers and 15,000 brand partners across the region, while enjoying exclusive content and rewards on Shopee Live and Shopee’s in-app games. In the Philippines, 9.9 Super Shopping Day will run from August 19 to September 9. 

9.9 Super Shopping Day will feature all-day content on Shopee Live that entertains, inspires, and connects users with their favorite sellers, brands, and celebrities. In the Philippines, users can enjoy their favorite Shopee Livestreamers showcase their talents on Shopee Live’s Got Super Talent series during the peak of 9.9 Super Shopping Day. 

Users can also win endless rewards from a massive array of in-app games on Shopee, including popular game Shopee Farm, which is played 7 billion times across the region. A major highlight is Shopee Games Day, which offers 24 hours of upsized Shopee coins and exclusive prizes.

Pang closed, “9.9 Super Shopping Day has come a long way since it first started. Shopee’s spirit to grow together with our communities remains unchanged, even as we adapt to a global pandemic. As we kick off the year-end shopping season, we will continue to work hard for all our users, and we look forward to another unforgettable 9.9 Super Shopping Day.”

Find out more about 9.9 Super Shopping Day here https://shopee.ph/m/99. 

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

About Shopee 

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It was launched in 7 markets in 2015 to connect consumers, sellers, and businesses in the region.

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

The new Jollibee App makes ordering your favorites faster and more convenient!

 

Jollibee takes its delivery service another step further as it introduces the all-new Jollibee App. Giving Filipinos more convenient and faster ways to order, the country’s number one fast-food chain scales up its services across digital platforms, catering to more customers as they bring them their Jollibee favorites in the safety of their homes.

The new Jollibee App makes ordering your favorites faster and more convenient!

Featuring a user-friendly design and interface, the Jollibee App allows users to experience the joy and comfort of easily ordering their Jollibee favorites with just a few swipes from their mobile phones. Customers can download the app then create an account. They can save their addresses to make future deliveries faster and more convenient, and get notified of the exciting new offers from Jollibee. Heightening the experience, the Jollibee App also features a store locator so users can conveniently find the Jollibee outlet nearest them. On top of this, customers can also schedule their deliveries and enjoy exclusive deals with the promo coupons available in the app.

The Jollibee App also features the restaurant’s full menu, so everyone can order all their favorites in one convenient mobile app! They can enjoy the classic Jollibee Chickenjoy, Jolly Spaghetti, and Yumburger. If they’re in the mood for more, they can also opt for the Super Meals and get a taste of everything they love at Jollibee.

Users can as well choose from multiple payment options. They can pay in cash upon delivery or do online payments via PesoPay portal. Senior Citizens and PWDs can also avail their regular discounts when they order online through the Jollibee App.

“With Jollibee as a market leader in the QSR (quick service restaurant) industry, we are always exploring different solutions to suit the demands of an ever-evolving market. Now that technology plays a huge part in our lives, we’re making our services available across online channels to create a more joyful and convenient customer experience for Filipinos,” said Francis E. Flores, Jollibee Global Brand CMO and JFC Philippines Country Business Group and concurrent PH Marketing Head.

Aside from the mobile app, people can also take joy in this online experience as they order their favorites from Jollibee’s new and enhanced delivery website, www.JollibeeDelivery.com.

Download the new Jollibee App on Android and iOS.


You can now order Solane via FB chatbot

 

Now you can order Solane LPG via its new FB Messenger chatbot.

Meet, Sunny, Solane's new online chatbot that makes ordering LPG gas a lot easier especially amid the pandemic.

This new and convenient chat service from the country's leading LPG brand is accessible via a few taps on FB Messenger.

To get started, visit Solane LPG's official Facebook page and send a private message. If it is your first time to send a message to Solane, you will be asked if it is okay to collect some personal information with the commitment that the company abides by data privacy guidelines. Then, just click "Yes" to proceed.

If you already have a chat history with Solane, just type your message to automatically activate the chat service.

Then, click "Place Order" and Sunny will ask you to provide the necessary information so they can process your order. After you have provided the required details, Sunny will connect you to a live agent for the final processing of your order. It’s that simple!

In addition to assisting with LPG orders, Sunny can also help with your inquiries and feedback. The chatbot is also ready to offer safety facts, free recipes, and many more. On top of that, if you’re interested in Solane business opportunities and earning extra income during the public health crisis, such as becoming an official Solane distributor, Sunny can also walk you through it.

Aside from the chatbot, you can also conveniently order a Solane LPG through the Hatid Bahay landline, 8887-5555; the nationwide text hotline, 0918-887-5555; or via Solane’s mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on the Google Play and App Store.

To know more, visit www.solane.com.ph or follow @solane.ph on Facebook.

Infinix Expands In Philippine Market; Rolls Out Latest Offering Note 7


Manila, Philippines, - Infinix, a premium online-driven smartphone brand designed for today’s young generation, has unveiled its newest smartphone model NOTE 7 targeting the mid-market segment seeking a high-performance yet affordable and stylish alternative. The launch also coincides with its comeback in the Philippine market and kicks off a series of exciting new product reveals in the coming months.

 Infinix Expands In Philippine Market; Rolls Out Latest Offering Note 7

Infinix, which has been focused on sales and distribution on e-commerce platforms since its first entry into the Philippine market in 2015, is banking on renewed optimism among Filipinos being one of the top Internet and social media natives around the world, and one of the most discerning smartphone consumers.

We are very proud to launch NOTE 7 to global markets. NOTE 7 carries forward the DNA of Infinix by offering the most premium smartphone experience and powerful features through stylish designs, trendy technologies, and high-quality hardware to software experience. NOTE 7 is the device that combines Infinix’s technological innovation strength with our deep insights into our target consumers’ real needs to deliver an overall enhanced experience for all types of content consumption and user scenarios. We are confident that both our fans and new users will be amazed by the NOTE 7 when exploring and perusing unlimited new wonders with cutting-edge technology in the newest yet most price-friendly NOTE 7 in its price segment.” said Benjamin Jiang, Managing Director of Infinix Mobile.

The Infinix NOTE 7 comes in with a 6.95” HD Infinity-O display, the biggest punchhole display ever from Infinix; MediaTek Helio G70 CPU performance, ideal for elite mobile gamers; a 48MP Quad AI Camera, boasting the highest pixel count in its price range; industry-leading 18w super charge 3.0; and XOS 6.0 operating system based on the latest Android™ 10 system, elevating global users’ smartphone experience to a whole new level. Launching the Note 7 is a key milestone for Infinix’s NOTE series, bringing powerful, innovative and exciting enhancements to consumers by fulfilling a broad range of daily use scenarios from: non-stop picture taking, work, social, to gaming, movies, entertainment and more.

The new NOTE 7 comes in 3 mesmerizing color designs such as Forest Green, Aether Black and Bolivia Blue with subtle patterns in the reflective glass, all at a favorable the retail price of P7999 with a special launch price P7499.


The new NOTE 7 comes in 3 mesmerizing color designs such as Forest Green, Aether Black and Bolivia Blue with subtle patterns in the reflective glass, all at a favorable the retail price of P7999 with a special launch price P7499.

Fantastic Large Screen & Strong CPU to Seamlessly Bridge Work and Daily Life 

Smartphones have become an indispensable tool in people’s daily work and private life. A smartphone that allows people to switch between diversified needs and scenarios every day is ideal for modern consumers.

Packed with a 6.95’’ HD + Infinity-O display and MediaTek Helio G70 CPU performance, NOTE 7 makes for a well-rounded tool that seamlessly bridges daily work and play.

For those who want to be efficient during working hours, its high-definition Infinity-O display and strong CPU performance can offer a fantastic viewing experience and smooth multitasking capabilities for whenever users are video calling with business partners, checking emails, taking notes or browsing web pages for quick research.

For those who want fun and style during their leisure hours, NOTE 7 users can indulge and experience epic entertainment moments all from the palm of their hands; with awe-inspiring cinematic viewing effects, an incredible gaming experience, and smoother multimedia engagements made possible by the super large screen and a powerful CPU that optimizes performance. Especially, NOTE 7 with MediaTek Helio G70 makes it an ideal choice for game lovers to enjoy guaranteed nonstop gaming, faster response time and ultra-smooth gaming experience.

NOTE 7 with 6.95’’ HD + Infinity-O display


 Superior Camera Experience that Let Users Shoot Like A Pro


NOTE 7 boasts a 48MP Quad Camera, allowing users to create ultra-high-resolution photography under a diverse range of scenery conditions and different layout modes. No matter whether it is a beautiful sunset, a backlight street view, a selfie or even highlights from a nightout, the camera is able to capture it all—with crystal-clear clarity and lifelike beauty.

Shooting videos in low-light has never been this easy with NOTE 7’s outstanding low-light performance. With a 1080P low-light video camera recording at 30fps, pixel 2.8μm, it will be able to capture each detail and color even in the dark without the flash. The unique 1080P low-light video camerocamera allows NOTE 7 stand out among other mobile products within its target market segment. Meanwhile, powered by advanced AIS (AI Image Stabilization), users can also capture incredible blur-free, handheld shots even in low-light conditions using Night Mode.

NOTE 7 can accurately sense movement and stability as well as amplitude and eliminate it, creating super steady action shots; this enables users to effortlessly take high motion videos without the blur and shakiness, instantly immortalizing otherwise fleeting moments of fun. Furthermore, a 16MP front camera means that every selfie users take can be stunning, turning a selfie into a self-portrait in just one second. 


Powerful Performance to Unlock an Enjoyable and Ultra-Smooth User Experience

A smartphone’s sound quality is an important part of the device. The NOTE 7 packs a powerful punch with its dual stereo speakers featuring DTS and audio optimization to produce crisper, louder and more balanced sounds regardless of content format—movies, games, music and more)—providing the same great sound effects and experience with or without headphones.

The NOTE 7 houses a longer-lasting 5,000mAh battery and powerful fast-charging technology, reaching 18W charging speeds that gives users’ worry-free, full-day guarantee of capturing their day and night life on the move. It is also faster and more intuitive with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for unlocking the phone with a tap in an instant, upgrading the fluidity of the smartphone connection experience.

Equipped with the latest operating system of XOS 6.0 built upon Android™ 10 system, NOTE 7 also introduces a whole new user interface, with snappier performance and exciting new features. Users can customize their phones to suit their own tastes with the latest features, such as Dark Theme and Android 10 Gesture Navigation.

Availability

NOTE 7 will be available in the Philippine market starting Aug 13th on e-commerce platform Shopee at P7,999. Early birds will be able to get special price of P7,499. For more information about NOTE 7, please visit https://www.infinixmobility.com/ph/


Specifications:

 

 

NOTE 7

Network:

4G/3G/2G

OS Version:

Android™ 10

Processor:

G70

Display:

6.95-inch HD+ Infinity-O

Battery:

5000mAh

Selfie camera:

16MP FF with display flash light

Rear camera:

48MP+2MP+2MP+ Low light Video Camera with

Quad Flash-Light (6GB + 128GB)

48MP+2MP+2MP+AI Lens (4GB + 64GB/4GB + 128GB)

Memory:

4GB RAM+64GB ROM / 4GB RAM+128GB ROM/

6GB RAM+128GB ROM

Colors:

Forest Green, Aether Black, Bolivia Blue

 

About Infinix

Launched in 2013 and targeting the young generations, Infinix Mobile is a premium online-driven smartphone brand. With “THE FUTURE IS NOW” as the brand essence, Infinix aims to allow consumers to stand out in the crowd and to show the world who they really are. Infinix is committed to providing the most cutting-edge technologies, bold and stylish designs, keeping consumers on trend and up-to-date. Infinix’s portfolio spans five product lines – ZERO, NOTE, HOT, S, and SMART; empowering users to own innovative technologies and experience intelligent lifestyles! Infinix has a presence in more than 30 countries around the world, covering Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South Asia. For more information, please visit: http://www.infinixmobility.com/