WeTV Chooses Globe as First Philippine Telco Partner to Bring Exclusive Asian Content

 

WeTV Chooses Globe as First Philippine Telco Partner to Bring Exclusive Asian Content


In the words of Oscar-winning storyteller, Bong Joon Ho, ‘once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.’ The exploding popularity of Asian content in recent years proves that what matters most to today’s audience is a compelling and well-told story.  Asian stories are entrancing more viewers around the world,  and Filipinos for their part have embraced these tales with eagerness and excitement.  


As part of its commitment to deliver premium Asian premium content to its users, WeTV, teams up with Globe as its first telco partner in the Philippines to help bring beloved Chinese, Korean, Thai and local content to Filipinos.


Aside from popular Korean dramas, Anime, and Boys Love stories, WeTV also offers a great deal of compelling original content Filipinos will surely fall in love with. “At Globe, we are committed to bringing Filipinos the best Asian blockbuster movies and hit series,” says Chelo Flores, Director for Video and Music Squad of Get Entertained Tribe.  “That’s why we’ve partnered with a new gamechanger in the world of video-on-demand services. We continue to bring the best of Hollywood and local content, and NOW, we're bringing in more exciting Asian stories to our loyal customers.”

Echoing Globe’s excitement for its partnership with WeTV, Georgette Tengco, WeTV Country Manager, expresses, “WeTV believes in the compelling storytelling powers of Asian countries, and we’re more than happy to bring Filipinos the local and regional shows and movies we all know and love. We look forward to working with Globe Telecom in bringing in more amazing content for everyone to enjoy.”

 

Leading the roster of titles VIP users can enjoy on WeTV are the ABS CBN Primetime Bida series, including Ang Probinsyano, available to stream 50 hours ahead of all other platforms and free TV, as well as the inspirational drama Huwag Kang Mangamba and Init Sa Magdamag which starts streaming 46 hours ahead. Other content offerings are the popular anime show My Hero Academia 5, Korean drama The Sweet Blood, and Thai drama Lovely Writer. WeTV has such a diverse content library that caters to different spectrums of fans and interests, with new titles constantly added in, ensuring fresh and top-quality shows and movies for viewers to binge-watch to their hearts’ content. All of these and more can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere with a click of a finger.

Everyone can watch content on WeTV for free but Globe customers can opt to enjoy an uninterrupted ad-free experience and earlier access to new releases, simply by purchasing WeTV VIP vouchers for as low as P149 for 30 days via the GlobeOne app or GCash. Mobile customers can also text WETV 149 to get 30 days of WeTV VIP premium subscription.

Aside from that, Globe Prepaid customers can enjoy WeTV’s wide breadth of content by registering to Go+ promos, which gives them up to 15GBs of extra data for their GoWATCH apps.   For their part, Globe Postpaid customers who apply or renew to the new GPlan can also enjoy a free 3-month WeTV VIP subscription.


Wonderful stories help provide people a much-needed escape when a break from reality is needed. That’s why Globe, together with WeTV, will continuously work for their subscribers to have many stories to choose from, to free their minds, lighten their hearts, and help them discover new ways to enjoy life.

The WeTV app is available to download on the App Store and Google Play.


Over ₱15 Million Worth of Prizes at Stake at Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale TV Special and Catch Rising K-Pop Act Treasure!

 

Win Over 15 Million Worth of Prizes and Catch Rising K-Pop Act Treasure at Shopee’s 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale TV Special

Meanwhile, shoppers can enjoy free shipping, daily ₱1 deals, and 20% cashback at the 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale


Shopee invites everyone to enjoy exciting deals, prizes, and performances at the Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale TV Special, Shopee’s biggest TV Show to date. Filipinos can watch the fiesta themed-celebration, broadcast live from Araneta Coliseum, by tuning in to GMA-7 and Shopee Live on June 6, 2:00-3:30 PM. Until July 7, users can also enjoy free shipping, daily ₱1 deals, up to 20% cashback, and more at Shopee’s 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said

Shopee welcomes the second half of the year with a bang as we launch the Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale. We’re proud of all the milestones we’ve achieved in the first half of the year, and starting with this campaign, we look forward to reaching new ones. With our supersized 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale and TV Special, Shopee aims to spread joy to Filipinos, cater to their needs, and remain a valued partner to our brands and sellers.

 

Here are the highlights of the Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale TV Special:

 

   Over 15 million worth of prizes. During the TV Special, viewers can catch three Shopee Shake sessions, where they can win either 300,000 and a Chery Tiggo 2; 500,000 and a Chery Tiggo 2; or a BMW X3. One lucky Shopee Milyonaryo winner can also claim the 1,000,000 jackpot prize, plus a house and lot sponsored by Frontrow. Aside from cash prizes and giveaways, viewers can claim over ₱7,000,000 worth of vouchers from Shopee.

 

     Exciting appearances from local and international celebrities. K-Pop fans can tune in to the star-studded TV Special to watch Korea’s hottest rising boy group, Treasure, as they perform hits such as “I Love You,” “MMM,” and “My Treasure.” Viewers can also catch local celebrities such as Shopee brand ambassador Willie Revillame, who will also be hosting the show; Jennylyn Mercado; Rhian Ramos; Michele Gumabao; Glaiza de Castro; Mikael Daez; Mark Herras; Gloc-9; Sef Cadayona; Skusta Clee; Flow G; Mark Maglasang; and finally John Lloyd Cruz, who is set to make his TV comeback since his hiatus in 2017.

 

   Big promotions from leading brands. Shoppers should stay tuned during the show to enjoy exclusive flash deals from go-to household, food, and tech brands such as Huawei, Reckitt, GSK, Pampers, Domino's, Bonchon, Century, SC Johnson, OPPO, Potato Corner, Globe, Smart, and Moonleaf.

 

Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale

Users can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, daily ₱1 deals, and 20% cashback on several categories at Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale, which runs until July 7.

Shoppers can look forward to discounts up to 90% off on brands such as:

●     P&G Beauty

●     Olay

●     NIVEA Philippines

●     Abbott Philippines

●     Equal Philippines

●     Maybelline

●     Akari Lighting Philippines

●     Del Monte

●     Mentos and Chupa Chups

●     Colgate-Palmolive

●     Havaianas Philippines

●     Unilever Beauty

●     OPPO

●     vivo

●     Enfagrow

●     GSK

●     Deerma Official Store

●     Eufy

●     Soundcore

●     Tough Mama Appliances

●     INSPI

●     Shigetsu

●     Mikana

●     Organic Skin

●     Silver Kingdom

●     Lucky Silver

●     Crown Jewelry

●     Colourette

●     Revlon

●     Kleenfant

●     INSPI Kids

●     Organic

●     Crown

●     The SM Store

●     Ida Wallpaper

●     Nestle

●     Xiaomi

 

Shoppers can also easily top up their ShopeePay wallets through their debit cards and other convenient channels to enjoy more promotions such as: 

●     A chance to win ₱20,000 by topping up a minimum of ₱300 on June 5

●     Free shipping with no minimum spend and up to 66% coins cashback on June 6

●     ₱10 worth of data for only ₱1 on June 6

●     Up to 25% cashback on bills payment

●     ₱1 Deals from brands such as McDonald’s, Jollibee, Chowking, and more


For more information on the Shopee 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale, check this out!

 

Brother products win in the 2021 iF Design Awards

 

Brother products win in the 2021 iF Design Awards

 


Continuing its 14-year streak of design excellence, Brother Industries, Ltd. has won big in 2021 iF DESIGN AWARDS, taking home five recognitions for its various products and electronics.

The iF DESIGN AWARDS is an independent design competition organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH, and one of the most celebrated and valued symbols of design excellence in the world, with around 10,000 submissions from 60 countries.

Four of Brother’s products won an iF DESIGN AWARD:

  • Machine tools CNC UI D00: This is a touch-panel user interface that allows for the control of Brother SPEEDIO CNC Machine tools, which are used primarily in metal processing workshops.
  • P-Touch Cube P910BT: The P-Touch Cube P910BT is the flagship model of Brother’s smartphone-compatible label printers, designed mainly for business use.
  • My Stitch Monitor: This is a smartphone app to control Brother’s 10-needle single-head embroidery machine, the Entrepreneur Pro X PR1055X. It allows users to monitor the progress of embroidery projects and device status more conveniently on their phones.
  • DS-940DW, MDS-940DW, DS-740D, DS-640 mobile scanners: Brother’s mobile scanner series allows users to scan documents and cards wherever space is limited, be it in the office or out in the field. The series features different sizes and feature sets for different needs, such as small, lightweight scanners or scanners with more advanced features such as double-sided scanning, wireless LAN, microSD card storage, and battery power.

Of all the award-winning and innovative Brother products that have earned recognition this year, the scanner series is available in the Philippines, except for the MDS-940DW.

“Brother’s win in the iF DESIGN AWARDS is a testament to our commitment of providing customers with the highest-quality products and electronics for their everyday home and office needs. We guarantee that we will bring them only the best at all times,” said Glenn Hocson, President of Brother Philippines.

 

2021 marks the 14th consecutive year that Brother has won in the iF DESIGN AWARDS, racking up a total of 78 all-time awards since 1982.

For more details and info on Brother winning designs, you may access it here. For Brother products, customers may visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BROTHERatyourside/. They can also call the Brother Helpdesk Hotline at (02) 8 581-9898, or through the toll-free line at 1-10-BROTHER or send an email to helpdesk@brother.com.ph.


NutriAsia makes Mother’s Day Masarap, Masaya for Quezon City Mothers

 NutriAsia makes Mother’s Day Masarap, Masaya for Quezon City Mothers

NutriAsia, the leading manufacturer and distributor of condiments and sauces in the Philippines, made Mother’s Day more special by distributing gift packs to moms residing in Quezon City.

Underprivileged mothers from across six districts in Quezon City were able to receive gift packs containing various NutriAsia products, allowing them to make the holiday more Masarap, Masaya with their favorite dishes. 

 

“Along with NutriAsia, we would like to celebrate the love and sacrifices that mothers give and make for their families every day. However, we also recognize that not everyone is fortunate enough to celebrate the holiday in the way that they’d like, especially with the challenges of this pandemic. So this year, through our gift packs, we want as many Filipinos as possible to enjoy this special day with the food that makes them the happiest,” said James Lim, Corporate Marketing and Communications Head of NutriAsia.

Treat your mom or your family to a special home-cooked Masarap, Masaya meal, no matter the occasion by visiting https://nutriasia.com/recipe/ or following NutriAsia on Facebook

Maximize Your Ganda with Maxi-Peel

Kamusta naman ang skin-care mo besh? Achieved na ba ang pimple-free and beautiful skin goal mo? Ang hirap i-mnaintain diba? with all the stress, negativity, and pollutants sa balur that can contribute sa skin impurities, I'm sure may maghe-hello na pimple jan and worse magka-darkspots ka ulit. huhu, I know, because yan din ang issues ko with my skin lately. 

How about trying something new? Something that can give you the chance to Maximize your Ganda? A new product from a trusted brand that can deliver the smooth, glowing, and clear skin they are looking for. Now that I got your attention, Say hello to Maxi-Peel Zero. 



Maxi-Peel Zero is an all-in-one ANTI-ACNE product that delivers clear, smooth, and glowing skin with micro-exfoliant fluid that is made up of Skin Renewal Micro-Exfoliants and Skin Vitamins that penetrates, cleanses, and exfoliates every layer of your skin without peeling and redness. 

Key Ingredients: 

  • AHA for Smoothening
  • BHA for Pimple-clearing
  • Vitamins A for Anti-Acne
  • Vitamin C for Brightening 
  • Vitamin E for Moisturizing

Know more about Maxi-Peel Zero, It's an exfoliation combined with a gentleness of facial cleanser. Also, It's much easier to use, less regimen vs the other solution. And with that, this can be used every day, with no peeling and no redness.

Complete this skincare set with the following Maxi-Peel Products: 


Maxi-Peel Sun Protection Cream 

  • Non-greasy, light-weight cream that easily penetrates the skin
  • Protects exfoliated skin from sunburn and hyperpigmentation
  • Contains Benzophenone 3, Octyl Methoxycinnamate and Zinc Oxide that guarantee optimum protection from UVA and UVB rays
  • SPF 20 further shields skin from harmful UV rays that contribute to skin damage





Maxi-Peel Moisturizing Cream

  • Non-greasy, quick-absorbing cream
  • Provides maximum moisture to keep skin soft, smooth and supple
  • Helps protect skin from dryness experienced during exfoliation
  • The perfect complement to Maxi-Peel Exfoliant Solution or MXP Zero





  • A multi-benefit product that combines effective skin perfecting coverage + intense sun protection (packed with SPF 20) + significant lightening for skin that looks naturally more even, smooth and renewed








Morning Regimen: Use Maxi-Peel Facial Wash, Sun-Protection Cream, and the Concealing Cream
Night Regimen: Use Facial Wash, Maxi-Peel Zero, and Moisturizing Cream.

With all these ingredients and Maxi-Peel products combined with regular application and inclusion on your skincare regimen, I'm sure ma-achieve mo ang clear, smooth, and glowing skin! Check-na-Check to Maximize your Ganda!


So what are you waiting for? 

Buy na sa Maxi-Peel Official Store on Shopee!

Perfect Timing because Today, May 22, is Maxi-Peel's Brand Featured Day 

Discounts and sale awaits! 

PhilCare bringing First Home Care Telemonitoring Service for COVID-19 Patients

 Amid the influx of COVID-19 patients in hospitals, PhilCare -- one of the Philippines’ most preferred health maintenance organizations (HMO) -- has launched the country’s first-ever service that aims to provide the utmost care for COVID-positive patients without leaving their homes.



PhilCare is now offering COVID Home Care Telemonitoring, an exclusive online consultation service for members who tested positive for the viral disease. 

PhilCare bringing First Home Care Telemonitoring Service for COVID-19 Patients

It allows affected members to receive advice from PhilCare’s Home Care doctors through video call, thus saving them from the need to visit the hospital and from spreading the disease, given there are now more infectious variants. It also saves their loved ones from possibly getting infected.

Based on the PhilCare CQ Wellness Index, which was conducted during the first lockdowns in 2020, seven out of ten Filipinos said that they were afraid to go to a hospital or clinic for fear of contracting COVID-19. Interestingly, nine out of ten said that they were afraid of a “second wave” of the virus. 

COVID-19 cases in the Philippines began resurging last March, a year after the World Health Organization declared the pandemic.

Concerned patient-members will need to have with them a copy of their COVID-positive confirmatory RT-PCR or antigen test results to avail of the service. It also has to be indicated whether they have mild or moderate symptoms, or are asymptomatic.

Mild COVID-19 symptoms include the following: 1) fever below 37.8°C, 2) loss of sense of smell or taste, 3) muscle aches and headaches, 4) sore throat or runny nose, 5) absence of marked breathlessness, and 5) normal or fairly normal appetite.

Moderate COVID-19 symptoms, meanwhile, include the following: 1) more troublesome cough than those with mild symptoms, 2) fever of at least 37.8°C, 3) breathlessness during exercise or walking up the stairs, 4) slight soreness in coughing, 5) feeling tired, but still able to move comfortably, and 6) eating impeded by breathing.

Concerned members may, then, avail of this service by accessing DigiMed PLUS via PhilCare’s website at www.philcare.com.ph and clicking “Member Gateway” under the Gateway menu. Members registered in the Member Gateway may then log-in, while unregistered PhilCare members just need to sign-up.

Once inside the Member Gateway, members should select “DigiMed PLUS,” then onto “Do Digital Consult.” Afterward, they should select “COVID Home Care Telemonitoring” to set an appointment with a doctor for a video consultation, then indicate “COVID Positive Telemonitoring” as their chief complaint before confirming their respective requests.

“We recognize how difficult it has been for many of our fellow Filipinos, especially those positive with COVID-19, to get the medical care they need with the emergency rooms becoming crowded and our healthcare system becoming overwhelmed. Our aim for the COVID Home Care Telemonitoring is to help alleviate that burden and provide Filipinos with the same quality of care possible without leaving home,” said PhilCare President and CEO Jaeger L. Tanco.

“The ability for people to engage with doctors quickly and seamlessly through smartphones, laptops, and other gadgets mark a significant shift in modern healthcare. This venture is not just about helping solve health concerns but doing it as fast and as efficient as possible with the technology as the driver,” he added.

The COVID Home Care Telemonitoring is just one of the services under PhilCare’s new Home Care umbrella of services, which includes its Home Care Medical Service and its MedHub Mobile clinics, open to both PhilCare members and non-members.

The Home Care Medical Service makes PhilCare the first HMO in the country to offer services such as laboratory, ECG, chest x-ray, and even COVID-19 testing (RT-PCR and antigen) right at your doorstep.

Mobile MedHub, meanwhile, is PhilCare’s clinic on wheels that aims to bring medical consultation services closer to homes and offices within Metro Manila. Aside from consults, the MedHub Mobile clinics also offer basic annual physical examination (APE), ECG, pap smear, drug testing, and onsite vaccination.

“We are thankful to have launched the PhilCare CQ Wellness Index last year because it enabled us to better respond to the medical needs, not just of our members, but more importantly, of the general populace. The findings of this groundbreaking study on the state of health and wellness of Filipinos amid the pandemic drove us to develop new programs that address their concerns in this crisis,” Tanco said.

realme Buds Q2 launches on May 20, guarantees ‘audio made even better’



 realme Buds Q2 launches on May 20, guarantees ‘audio made even better’ 

The no. 1 smartphone brand in the Philippines is set to launch its latest 
TWS offering with better style, quality, and listening experience.



In just a short period since its launch in 2018, the country’s no. 1 smartphone brand realme has emerged as one of the best-selling TWS brands in the Philippines, with an overall brand portfolio of over 150,000 users as of April 2021.

Following the impressive market performances of the realme Buds Q and the realme Buds Air series, realme continues to strengthen its position in the AIoT (artificial intelligence of things) category with the upcoming launch of its newest TWS (True Wireless Stereo) device -- the realme Buds Q2.

Promising audio made even better, the realme Buds Q2 offers improved style, listening experience, connectivity, and quality, that digital-savvy Filipinos are sure to appreciate. 

Better listening experience

The realme buds Q2 offers a 20-hour Long Battery Life so you can binge up to eight movies or listen to 400 songs uninterrupted. With its built-in 40mAh battery in buds and 400mAh battery in charging case, the realme Buds Q2 gives 3-hour single continuous calling time and 5-hour single continuous listening time. It also quickly recharges at 2.5 and 2 hours for the buds and charging case, respectively, through Micro-USB. 

Its 10mm Dynamic Bass Boost Driver that uses high-quality PEEK & TPU polymer composite diaphragm also gives an incredible sound experience. Using the brand’s updated Bass Boost + solution found in recent realme smartphone models, the Buds Q2 further unlocks the bass potential for real heart-thumping music.

Get perfect sync between video and audio while playing games or watching movies by switching to the realme Buds Q2’s low latency Gaming Mode, which reduces latency by as much as 51% and transfers sound from your phone to the Buds Q2 in just 88ms. Plus, enjoy clearer and more engaging conversations with significantly reduced surrounding noise during calls. The realme Buds Q2’s single microphones form a powerful noise reduction system supported by the ENC noise cancelling algorithm.

 

Better control and connectivity

The realme Buds Q2 also offers instant connection with Bluetooth 5.0 technology and ensures high transmission speed, powerful anti-jamming capability, low power consumption, and stable signal even at a distance of up to 10 meters between the buds and your phone. 

Also featuring Intelligent Touch Control, you can switch between music, calls, and activate gaming mode more intuitively with the realme Buds Q2’s intelligent touch feature.


Better style and quality

Incorporating the cut-shape aesthetic of kaleidoscopes into the earbuds’ cobble-shaped design, the realme Buds Q2 stands out from the rest of the TWS devices in the market. In order to reduce the weight, realme Buds Q2 also applies a streamlined internal structure design so that the weight of the whole body is as light as 39g. A single headphone is as light as 4.1g, even lighter than an A4 paper, and very comfortable to wear on the ear for a long time. It also comes in perfectly complementing colors sleek Black and stylish Blue.

Lastly, the realme Buds Q2 has an IPX4 water resistance rating to prevent splash, rain, and sweat from damaging the device in everyday use scenarios. At the same time, it also passed strict tests during the production process to ensure it faces the complex daily use.

With all these new and improved features and more, the realme Buds Q2 is sure to upgrade every Filipino’s tech-driven lifestyle. Be sure to catch it when it officially launches on May 20. Want first dibs? Hit the like button on Shopee and keep your eyes (and ears!) peeled for updates!

The realme Buds Q2 is an impressive addition to the brand’s TechLife ecosystem that aims to make every young Filipino live more conveniently and efficiently daily with a full-circle digital experience driven by a powerful mix of audio, wearables, smart TVs, smart home devices, and smartphones.

For more info and updates on the realme Buds Q2, follow realme on Facebook at facebook.com/realmePhilippines, @realme_PH on Twitter, and @realmephilippines on Instagram. #QualityAudioStylishDesign #realmeTechLife

Just click, then eat! Kenny Rogers Roasters launches online delivery website


It’s a dilemma as old as time – you’re just going about your day, scrolling leisurely on social media when you feel the cravings start to hit. You catch yourself daydreaming about warm, inviting muffins, delicious side dishes, and the mouthwatering, savory roasted chicken that Kenny Rogers Roasters is best known for. You want your Kenny Rogers Roasters favorites, and you want it now. But how?

Just click, then eat! Kenny Rogers Roasters launches online delivery website

Worry no more about the hows and the whens – Kenny Rogers Roasters is taking food delivery to a whole new level. Bringing their menu straight to your devices, and your orders fresh and deliciously healthy right at your doorstep with just a few clicks, Kenny Rogers is launching their brand-new website! It’s simple, straightforward, and easy to navigate. What’s more, you can access it on any device, whether you’re using a desktop, laptop, tablet or even your mobile phone, which means you can order from Kenny Rogers anytime, anywhere!



Focused on your customer experience and satisfaction, the website is packed with awesome features. If you’re worried about delivery delays, or you want to know where your orders are coming from, you can locate any Kenny Rogers store near you! Skip queues and waiting times by placing your order days in advance, perfect for planning special occasions at home. The website also offers a wide range of payment options – pay with online wallets like PayMaya or Gcash, with your credit or debit card, or wait for your order to arrive and pay upon delivery!

The website launches today May 17, and special treats await those who will order online. Remember those crowd-favorite Kenny’s Corn Muffins you wanted so much? You can satisfy those cravings and have more for later with their BUY 1 TAKE 1 Half-Dozen Promo, exclusively available for online orders from May 17 to 23! There will also be other surprises in store, so make sure to follow Kenny Rogers Roasters on Facebook and Instagram to be notified.

Sounds tempting? Visit https://kennyrogersdelivery.com.ph and give in to the feeling! Order online from Kenny Rogers now – just click, then eat!


Need more convincing?

Check out this video for more information on the website launch!

 

IM Learning - the YouTube channel for kids who loves to learn.

The traditional schooling setup is almost impossible these days. And the struggle is real for home learning too. It's truly very challenging for our kids and even for us parents. I know, because we were from traditional schooling and shifted to homeschooling just in time before the covid 19 pandemic was announced.

Parents and the kids must learn quickly and adapt to the unique challenge of shifting from traditional schooling to home learning. The transitions can be very demanding especially for parents who are working, and most particularly for those who aren't used to homeschooling, and as for me, patience is really a virtue and needed at all times.

IM Learning - the YouTube channel for kids who loves to learn. 

Good thing that the IM Learning channel is here to help! With the advancement of technology, truly it can make our lives easier and homeschooling can be better. The IM Learning channel on YouTube has lessons on video to help kids learn better and more. 


Online classroom or Digital Classes still has their ups and downs, wonky internet connection or bad reception, noisy ambient from the neighborhood, etc. that can result in a child to loses focus and concentration. And with that thought, IM Learning aims to produce high-quality kids’ content for children who love to learn available anytime, anywhere! Also, videos are FREE to access for all learners! 

Start learning now with hosts Learning Leo and Learning Lisa as they explore different topics in primary education.

Check this out! Available IM Learning Lessons:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Values
  • Arts
  • English


So, why not turn your child's screen time to be more educational by viewing IM Learning lessons today!

Shopee and Unilever Say Yes to Equal Opportunities!

Shopee and Unilever Say Yes to Equal Opportunities! Continues to Support Local Sellers through its Positive Beauty Campaign 


As more Filipinos shift to online shopping for their daily necessities, many businesses are also turning to digital platforms to widen their reach and establish a strong online presence - especially the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). To cater to the growing number of online sellers, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, continues to partner with organizations to support MSMEs who are looking for better opportunities in e-commerce.

Mano Amiga sellers share how Shopee and Unilever helped them grow their businesses

In 2020 Unilever and Mano Amiga, a non-governmental organization that advocates for community transformation and inclusive growth through education, first partnered with Shopee for their Beauty That Cares Campaign, to offer assistance to 25 micro-entrepreneurs. Through this partnership, Mano Amiga sellers gained a strong understanding of e-commerce and learned how to maximize the digital space’s full potential. Sellers had access to monetary funding, entrepreneurship training programs, and Shopee’s e-commerce tools to help them expand their reach. Two Mano Amiga sellers share how Unilever and Shopee supported their business growth:

Cecilia Comia of C plus D Design (https://shopee.ph/designbycplusd) used to run a food business and even designed her own food stalls, but due to the pandemic, she had to shut down her food business and focus on selling decal stickers and labels instead. “We started our business in 2018 with a passion for good design and we wanted people to appreciate and see how small design details can change an entire product or experience,” she said. The strategy shift, although promising, posed some obstacles. “The competition is tough online. Reaching a wider audience and achieving effective customer engagement are both constant challenges. We are still struggling when it comes to establishing our business. The prices of our competitors are tough to match,” she added. "Shopee and Unilever provided her with the much-needed support. “Unilever’s program connected us with Shopee. It gave us an edge in terms of knowledge in selling online. Unilever’s financial assistance also helped us with our cash flow and allowed us to increase our stocks and improve our equipment.”

Janette Lagundi of JTL Trading (https://shopee.ph/alexandermoses_0503) For Janette Lagundi, a mother of two, it was tough when she first started her online business. Despite having no prior entrepreneurship experience, she decided to start selling cleaning products and home decor items such as Himalayan salt lamps, to get her family through the pandemic. She admitted that it was difficult for her to adjust to selling on e-commerce platforms as she was not very tech-savvy. Through learning the ropes at Shopee, Janette saw her business thrived. “Because of Shopee, not only are my sales increasing, my store is also gaining better recognition through plenty of promotions. I learned a lot about selling online through the training programs and masterclasses. I am determined to explore more opportunities on e-commerce, and I’m glad that Shopee and Unilever helped me adjust and adapt amid the pandemic,” she said. She added that the support from Shopee and Unilever helped her family immensely. “This business is my bread and butter and I feel more confident in growing my business because I am more competent now. Because of this opportunity, I can provide for my children.”

To support the transition and growth of MSMEs in the digital landscape, Shopee partners with Unilever once again to give MSMEs a spotlight at their Yes to Positive Beauty Sale this May 17 to 19, 2021. The campaign is part of Unilever’s renewed purpose and commitment to bring about positive change through real actions - to do more good, not just less harm, for people and the planet.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are proud to partner with Unilever to support a cause that aims to uplift the lives of local sellers and their loved ones. Shopee believes that every Filipino entrepreneur can succeed in e-commerce as long as they have the right tools, opportunity, and platform. We will continue to collaborate with brands like Unilever to support the local communities, their livelihood, and their families.”

“Yes to Positive Beauty is a movement for all Filipinos to champion a new era of beauty and personal care that’s inclusive and sustainable. As the number one beauty and personal care company in the country, we acknowledge the part we play in being a force for good, and Yes to Positive Beauty encompasses our commitment to do this through our brands. This includes championing for equal opportunities, which we have been able to do through our continued partnership with Shopee and Mano Amiga, as well as lending a helping hand to MSMEs, especially those greatly impacted by the current crisis.” Dorothy Dee-Ching, Vice President for Beauty and Personal Care at Unilever Philippines,

To provide consistent support for the sellers, Shopee’s relationship managers worked closely with them to create irresistible discounts to attract more customers, and also assisted them in mapping out advertisements for their products via social media. With the sale happening in just a few days, both sellers are preparing to stock up on their inventory to meet the expected increase in demand. To support sellers like Cecilia and Janette, check out the Yes to Positive Beauty Sale this May 17 to 19, 2021.

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GCash Futurecast 2021: The Country's Undisputed #1 E-wallet Shares a Peek Into its Newest Innovations for the Year!

 

GCash Futurecast 2021: The Country's Undisputed #1 E-wallet Shares a Peek Into its Newest Innovations for the Year!

 

Introducing new in-app products and services to make finance easy, approachable, and accessible to all Filipinos!

 

From starting out as an e-wallet for making fast & secure online transactions to being the undisputed #1 mobile wallet app in the Philippines, GCash is now transforming itself once again to respond to the call of the times by launching new products & services to further its vision of making Filipino lives better everyday, with finance solutions made for all.

 

GCash as a platform has enabled Filipinos with digital finance which is easily accessible through their phones. With 1 in 3 Filipinos currently using the app after growing its user base from just more than 20 million in January 2020 to over 40 million to date, GCash is going beyond just providing seamless & secure transactions through cashless payments.  This does not stop the leading mobile wallet to just be still and not look forward to the future. The organization has anchored its thrust towards building robust financial services offerings, extending the app capabilities to fit the lifestyle of its users, empower businesses and entrepreneurs across different enterprise sizes, and anchor the app’s ecosystem, partnerships, and capabilities to be a change agent and to commit to doing its part of nation-building.

Martha Sazon, President and CEO of GCash

Martha Sazon, President and CEO of GCash

 

With new financial & lifestyle services, GCash now allows its users to shop, save, invest, get insurance coverage, and more -- all within the GCash app. That not only means having a more frictionless user experience and convenience for all, but more importantly, it means that many Filipinos will now have access to services that could help unlock a better every day, and eventually, a brighter financial future.

“We want to make a real difference in the lives of every Filipino and break the existing boundaries to enable financial freedom. We envision a Philippines where people have equal access to financial opportunities and lifestyle choices, where everyone, whether rich or poor, has a chance to unlock and achieve their dreams,” shared Martha Sazon, President & Chief Executive Officer of GCash.

 

Unlock Your Financial Potential

 

GCash continues to stand by its commitment of making finance accessible to all with its 2021 suite of affordable products & services built to kickstart success for everyone.

Consumers can now unlock their life goals at any stage with GInvest, the new easy investment feature found in the GCash app that lets you invest for as low as P50 in professionally-managed local and global funds.

 

Amidst the pandemic, those who are looking for affordable coverage can turn to GInsure, where they can get insurance for medical emergencies such as Dengue, COVID-19, and accidents for as low as P300. With this, consumers can also get financial assistance via Cash For Medical Costs and the recently launched Cash For Income Loss due to any cause - all accessible through GInsure within the GCash app.

 

For easy money management, GSave is the fully digital, secure, and hassle-free savings account that was built in partnership with CIMB Bank, wherein the only requirement to start is an ID and a smartphone. It’s fully accessible once the account is created; and has no maintaining balance, no fees, and no initial deposit.

 

As a better alternative to high interest loans and borrowing money for emergencies, GCredit serves as a fully-verified user’s personal credit line within the App, with the ability to provide those with high GScores up to P30,000 credit line and up to 3% prorated interest rate; the earlier the due is paid, the lower the interest rate.

 

“At GCash we want to be able to democratize access to financial services,” shared JF Darre, Head of Financial Services and Advanced Analytics of GCash.  “We aim to break down barriers of entry for Fillipinos and make them realize that saving, investing, or even insuring one’s finances can be accessible to all.”

 

Unlock a new lifestyle with GLife

 

With the aim to provide more than just convenience, GLife is an e-commerce feature within the GCash app that now allows users to shop and avail themselves of exclusive deals from a wide array of merchants including GOMO, Gong Cha,  Kraver’s, McDonald’s, Puregold and PureGO, Lazada, Recess, Boozy, Bo’s Coffee, Mama Lou’s, GawinPH, KFC, Datablitz, Cherry Shop, Gameone, Goama Games, and more. Users and merchants alike can leverage the GCash payment system making it an easier e-commerce experience for everyone, and making GCash the new super life app.

 

“Accessible right from the GCash dashboard, you can already enjoy more than 25 brands across retail, food, gaming, entertainment and transport. And we have more coming every week that will surely cover all your lifestyle needs.” said Winsley Bangit, Chief Customer Officer of GCash.

 

Unlock The Entrepreneur in You with GCash QR on Demand

 

As part of its mission to help mobilize the economy and support all types of entrepreneurs, GCash introduces GCash QR on Demand: a new and better way to securely send and receive money without having to worry about “wrong sends” due to incorrect numbers, or giving away personal information such as their mobile numbers. Users can easily generate their own Personal QR and use this in place of giving their GCash number, for safe and hassle-free payments whether for personal use or for small businesses.

 

For fellow Filipinos abroad, GCash intends to aid and empower OFWs to take control of their finances by making the same products and services accessible to them. Every OFW with a verified account can now cash-in to his/her own GCash wallet via international remittance partners, and remit those funds instantly in the app. Through GCash’s upcoming GPadala service, OFWs can also send money to a non-GCash user for cash pick up anywhere in the country.

 

“We have great ambition for 2021 for MSMEs and Filipinos in every corner of the globe; we know how this whole sector will be more critical than ever for our economy, and GCash can make a real difference in this sensitive situation. People need it. The country needs it.” shared Fred Levy, Chief Commercial Officer of GCash.

 

Unlock Social Impact

 

As part of its holistic sustainability agenda for 2021-2025, GCash is one with the nation as it aligns itself with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. This includes pursuing efforts beyond business results such as helping make financial literacy and education accessible for all.

 

Plans to make this happen include the Kaya Mo, GCash Mo Roadshow, the design and roll-out of Future-Ready Hackathons, and the launch of G NA! IDEAS Para Sa Pinas. This 2021, GCash continues to pursue collaborations to achieve even bigger things with efforts like GCash For Good and the GForest platform.

 

“At the end of the day, we will all go back to our core purpose— to help one another in times of need and indeed unlock our desired impact on the society as a whole,” said Chito Maniago, GCash’s Vice President of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.

 

GCash is all about breaking existing boundaries through efforts to democratize access to financial opportunities and lifestyle choices, while making sure that all these innovations and initiatives lead to a better and healthier community for all.

 

Pediasure Plus Up to 30% off on Shopee Super Brand Day Sale!

Nutrition for the Whole Family.  Abbott and Shopee collaborated together aiming to help and improve nutrition at every stage of life for people in the country. Having the initiative across six countries, that includes the Philippines, will be having a Shopee Brand Day in May.

Abbott and Shopee Celebrate Family Nutrition Day by Encouraging Families to Eat Right and Live Healthy


The Nutrition for the Whole Family Campaign aims to nurture families to live fuller lives through good nutrition, and through this program, families will receive nutrition tips, engage with nutritionists and get to select a range of Abbott's science-based nutrition products for children and adult.

Today, consumers are prioritizing their health by being more mindful of their diets. Eating is just no longer about taste and sustenance -  nutrition has become a key element in living better and healthier. According to Abbotts annual brand health study, Filipino consumers are engaging in outdoor activities like gardening as well as taking vitamins and minerals to supplement their health and wellness habits.

More people are shopping for health-related products such as nutritional supplements on Shopee. Shopee's health category continues to grow meeting the also growing demands online. Abbott and Shopee want to support families in choosing the right products for their nutritional needs.

PediaSure Plus is the Number 1 Child Nutrition Supplement in the Philippines. Did you know that a glass of PediaSure Plus provides COMPLETE, BALANCED nutrition? Also, a nutritional supplement powder drink that is clinically proven to provide optimal nutrition for healthy growth, development, and immunity for picky eaters. PediaSure Plus helps provide 100% of daily Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intakes (RENI). Pediasure plus is for children aged 3 and up.


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"Proper nutrition is the foundation for living your best life. That's why Abbott strives to strengthen communities around the region through the power of science-based nutrition as we believe that with good nutrition, every stage of life can be a healthy one Through our partnership with Shopee, we can empower more families to choose nutritious food by providing valuable information and tips as well as a range of specialized nutrition products to eat healthy. -Dr. Jose Dimaano, Medical Affairs Director Asia-Pacific at Abbott


"It is crucial for consumers to get access to reliable information when shopping for health-related products. As such, we're happy to work with Abbott, a globally trusted brand, to launch this campaign that educates consumers on nutrition in a fun and interactive way. We invite consumers to join us and learn about science-based nutrition tips, as well as shop for Abbott's high-quality nutritional products through this Super Brand Day." lan Ho, Regional Managing Director at Shopee

Starting May 12 until May 14, Shopee shoppers can access the following special content features:

Nutrition Tips: A healthy immune system is supported through good nutrition. Consumers can receive nutrition tips on the Alagang Abbott Facebook Page to discover the different nutrients and how they help fight against illnesses and infections.

Shopping Guide: Good nutrition starts with making smart choices in the store. Abbott product listings on the Shopee platform will feature the nutrition benefits of the products to help consumers select the right specialized nutrition supplement according to their needs.


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