Turn PayDay Sales into #PayMayaPayDaySave

Turn PayDay Sales into PayDay Save with PayMaya 


 Save up to P1,500 when paying for your Meralco bill, Spotify Premium subscription, and so much more!  

There’s truly nothing like treating yourself after all your hard work every PayDay - from splurging on a good meal at your favorite restaurant, to finally buying that air fryer you’ve been eyeing for a while. While these PayDay sales and 10.10 budols are enticing, it's also important to ensure that you're spending your sweldo smartly, and not simply giving in to impulse buys that you'll soon regret. 

Digital payments leader, PayMaya, lets you do just that with its #PayMayaPayDaySave offers - giving you massive savings of up to P1,500 when paying for the things you need like your Meralco bill, or the things that elevate your day like a Spotify Premium Subscription for your daily soundtrack needs, from October 10 to 17, 2021.   

Now you can indulge in spending your hard-earned sweldo on yourself and on your loved ones without feeling guilty – because you know you’re spending smartly with PayMaya. Your go-to e-wallet has also partnered with your favorite brands to ensure that you get to shop with only legit items - no more worrying about getting scammed or not getting your money's worth. Say goodbye to 10.10 budols, and hello to saving while you spend with these offers! 

Save up to P500 on your Meralco bill when you settle it via the PayMaya app for the first time – with a minimum spend of P1,500. Within a few taps on your smartphone, you can already complete your transaction and enjoy the 33% savings (max of P500) as a cashback that you can use to treat yourself later! 

You can also enjoy up to P150 in savings when you settle other bills on the PayMaya app. When you pay a minimum of P1,000 for any of the 600 billers featured on the app, you’ll get 10% savings if you’re a new user or 5% savings, if you’re a returning user, max of P150 as a cashback.  

When shopping for your groceries and other essentials, be sure to scan-to-pay via PayMaya QR to enjoy safer transactions and save up to P200 at your go-to supermarket or retail store for a minimum spend of P500. First time PayMaya users will get to enjoy a 20% cashback on the transaction while returning PayMaya users will get 10% cashback as savings at establishments like Robinsons Supermarket, Shopwise, Super8, AllDay, Waltermart, Mercury Drug, Watsons, The SM Store, Abenson and many more!  

First-time Spotify users can now purchase Spotify Premium subscription plans and enjoy savings of up to P194. Get up to 100% cashback off your first month when you use your registered PayMaya mobile number to pay, to access more than 70 million music tracks and 2.2 million podcasts. This offer is applicable for the following Spotify Premium Plans:  
  • Student (P65) Monthly Subscription Plan  

  • Individual (P149) Monthly Subscription Plan  

  • Duo (P169) Monthly Subscription Plan  

  • Family (194) Monthly Subscription Plan 

You can also rack up savings when shopping or ordering online – be it for a nice meal for your family, or a new kitchen must-have. Simply pay with your PayMaya mobile number at your go-to website or at the in-app MayaMall to save up to P200. Just be sure to spend a minimum of P500, to get a 20% cashback for first-time PayMaya users, and 10% cashback for returning PayMaya users. You can enjoy this deal with brands including  Jollibee, McDonald’s, Bonchon, Frankie’s, Army Navy, 8cuts, Ooma, Landers Pick.a.roo, AllDay, and many more!

Save up to P100 when you purchase digital vouchers, prepaid airtime load, and gaming pins at the PayMaya in-app ShopWhen you spend a minimum of P200, you’ll get a 10% cashback if you’re a first-time PayMaya user or a 5% cashback if you’re a returning user. Enjoy these extra savings when buying gaming pins like Steam, Xbox, Mobile Legends, PUBG, and Valorant; transportation credits from beep, and Grab; and lifestyle subscriptions like Viu and even Tinder for yourself or for a friend!

On top of these savings for your wants and needs, you can also get an additional reward of P200 when you complete these Smart Spending Goals with PayMaya:  
  • Cash-in worth at least P5,000 to your PayMaya Account   

  • Send Money worth a minimum of P1,000 to a verified PayMaya user using the PayMaya Send Money Feature  

  • Purchase a min. of P200 from the In-App Shop OR Pay a Biller in the PayMaya App worth at least P1,500   

  • Scan to Pay with PayMaya QR for a min. spend of P500 OR Pay with their PayMaya-registered number for a min. spend of P500 

With PayMaya, it’s easy to stretch your sweldo to cover both your wants and needs – and even save a little extra so you can have a payday with no regrets.

To check out all available offers, simply go to the Missions tab on your PayMaya app. From the app homepage, just click the profile button at the upper right side of your app, choose Missions, and see the full list of ongoing offers from merchant and biller partners.

Download the PayMaya app from Android Playstore or iOS App Store, and register to enjoy the safety, convenience, and additional savings when paying for your wants and needs!

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, enterprises, communities, and government. Through its enterprise business, it is one of the leading payments processors for "everyday" merchants in key industries such as retail, food, transportation, utilities, and e-commerce.

It provides more than 38 million registered users access to financial services through its consumer platforms. Customers can conveniently cash in, pay, cash out, and remit through its over 300,000 digital touchpoints nationwide. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of 55,000 partner agent touchpoints nationwide serves as last-mile financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved access to digital services. For more information, visit www.PayMaya.com

Nestlé local coffee buying up 39%, joins TESDA to train coffee scholars

Together with TESDA, Nestlé remains steadfast to its commitment in nurturing the next generation of coffee farmers and uplifting their livelihood.


Nestlé local coffee buying up 39%, joins TESDA to train coffee scholars

When you start your mornings drinking coffee that is locally manufactured with beans grown in the country, you are directly contributing to the livelihood of the hardworking Magkakapeng Pillipino.

As the country’s only large coffee manufacturer and the leading buyer of domestically grown Robusta beans, Nestlé Philippines is deeply committed to help grow the local coffee industry through the NESCAFÉ Plan, a long-term program that seeks to boost the supply of local Robusta coffee while helping farmers increase their yields and incomes from coffee farming, in the process uplifting their quality of life. The company's strategy is to favor and push for the local sourcing of raw and packaging materials in its manufacturing. 

Significant increase in local coffee buying 

Today, Nestlé Philippines announced that in crop year 2020-2021, its local coffee buying had increased by 39 percent, following an increase of 27 percent in 2019-2020. These increases are attributed to higher yields because of intensified classroom and hands-on training for Robusta coffee farmers, and greater availability of credit for farming, aspects of coffee production in which the NESCAFÉ Plan is actively involved. Nestlé Philippines aims to continue increasing direct buying from individual farmers and farmer groups as a component of the NESCAFÉ Plan.

Nestle continues to support our local coffee farmers by buying 39% more Robusta coffee beans in 2020


At present, coffee consumption in the country totals approximately 100,000 metric tons while local production stands at only about a fourth of demand. While the Philippines is an ideal country in which to grow coffee, production has decreased by 3.5 percent with consumption increasing by 8.8 percent annually in recent years.

According to the Philippine Coffee Industry Roadmap 2017-2022, the continuous drop in production has been caused by various factors such as an increasing number of coffee growers shifting to other crops, old age of trees with limited or no rejuvenation, poor farm practices and limited knowledge on appropriate coffee technology among farmers, aging farmers, limited access to certified planting materials, and limited access to credit. Still another factor is climate change with its adverse effects on agriculture. 

Due to the gap between supply and demand, local manufacturers are forced to import raw coffee from Vietnam and Indonesia, which the country can very well produce for itself.  The shortage in supply represents ready-made opportunities for local coffee growers. 

Notwithstanding the complex challenges, with the right policies and technologies, with sufficient investments and support from both the government and the private sector, and with adequate economic benefits and incentives for land owners and farmers as well as producers, the local coffee sector can achieve self-sufficiency in the future.

“Given our involvement in coffee manufacturing in the country, we have a major responsibility to take a key role towards building a progressive coffee industry. This involves growing enough so that there will be no need to import coffee, and includes helping farmers become agripreneurs, observing equitable labor practices on the farms, and respecting the environment. That is why we are deeply committed to the continuing implementation of our NESCAFÉ Plan as a vehicle for driving coffee sustainability,” said Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO Kais Marzouki.  

A banner component of the NESCAFÉ Plan called Project Coffee+ in collaboration with GIZ, the German development cooperation agency, has been training 1,500 farmers in Sultan Kudarat and Bukidnon intensively over the past three years to approach small-scale coffee farming as a business. The initiative is on track in doubling the participants' average yields per hectare.    

Nestle visits the Maramag coffee buying station

 

Upskilling coffee farmers with TESDA 

Recently, Nestlé Philippines signed an agreement with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to provide scholarships for farmers, particularly smallholders, youth, women, and Indigenous Peoples in Mindanao, where 80 percent of the country’s coffee is grown. The partnership aims to strengthen and empower farmers by providing them proper training in coffee production, based mainly on the Farmer Business School for Coffee training materials developed by Project Coffee+. 

Last June and July, the first three batches – each composed of 25 farmer scholars, began training in Coffee Production Level II at the Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. The 25-day training module teaches and trains participants the fundamentals of modern coffee growing and entrepreneurship. 

This year, there are 450 initial scholarship slots allotted for Bukidnon and Sultan Kudarat. Nestlé and TESDA intend to expand the project to other locations. 




Nestlé Philippines relaunches iconic brands Nestlé Carnation and Nestlé Milkmaid

Nestle Carnation & Milkmaid
 

Nestlé Philippines relaunches iconic brands Nestlé Carnation and Nestlé Milkmaid 

In time for the celebration of its 110th year presence in the country, Nestlé Philippines is strengthening its commitment to provide high quality, tasty, and nutritious products to Filipinos by re-launching two of its well-loved and iconic Dairy Culinary brands, NESTLÉ CARNATION and NESTLÉ MILKMAID. These brands have a deep and rich history not only for Nestlé Philippines but for every Filipino household especially during special occasions.
Nestle Milkmaid Full Cream packaging

Known as the “cooking milk”, Carnation was the first brand to introduce Evaporada and Condensada to make creamy, milky, affordable dairy solutions accessible to a wider set of consumers. The all-familiar red and white can with the iconic chef’s hat has been a staple in the creation of many favorite Filipino dishes and desserts through the years.

Staying true to the promise of providing premium quality goodness, Nestlé Carnation Evap is now made with more milk (vs. previous formulation) and comes in an easy open resealable pack.
The New Nestle Carnation Evap

Nestle Milkmaid, on the other hand together with the iconic milk lady, has the distinction of being the first brand sold by Nestlé Philippines when it opened in 1911 as the Nestlé and Anglo Swiss Condensed Milk Company. It is considered as the gold standard in condensed milk as it is the only full cream sweetened condensed milk that’s made with 100% pure cow’s milk.

“Consistent with Nestlé’s purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come, we are delighted to relaunch our Carnation and Milkmaid brands that have been a big part of Nestlé Philippines’ relationship with Filipino families. We strengthen our commitment as the Kasambuhay of Filipinos, providing high quality and nutritious products, and driving programs that make a difference in society and for the planet,” said Rosalyn Simba, Business Executive Officer for Food and Dairy Culinary, Nestle Philippines.
The new Carnation Condensada

For Filipinos, Christmas days just aren’t complete without the special Fruit Salad or Carbonara the same way that Summer always call for the perfect beverage - halo-halo and mais con yelo – all made better with Nestlé Carnation and Nestlé Milkmaid! 

10 Exciting Things to Look Forward to at 10.10 Brands Festival, Shopee’s Biggest Brands Sale of the Year



10 Exciting Things to Look Forward to at 10.10 Brands Festival, Shopee’s Biggest Brands Sale of the Year

 Get ready for performances from K-Pop group ITZY, the biggest deals and giveaways from your favorite brands, and more


Whether we realize it or not, most of us tend to be brand loyalists whenever we go shopping on or offline. Once we find certain brands we like, we stick to them.

Brand sukis, don’t miss out on the biggest deals from your favorite brands at the 10.10 Brands Festival, Shopee’s biggest brands sale of the year. Aside from big discounts, you can also enjoy branded giveaways, exclusive deals, and the best entertainment on Shopee. Check out this handy guide for all the things you can look forward to at Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival:
 
  1. Deals and discounts from trusted brands
At the 10.10 Brands Festival, expect the biggest discounts from all your favorite brands across categories such as electronics, personal care, home and living, groceries, beauty, and more. Look for your go-to brands in the photo below:

  

  1. Free shipping with no minimum spend
Shopping feels more fun when you don’t have to worry about additional charges. This October 10, enjoy shopping from all your favorite brands minus the shipping fees.

 

  1. ₱1,000 brand vouchers
Going on a shopping spree? Don’t forget to claim vouchers for more discounts. Check your favorite brands’ Shopee pages until October 10 for a chance to grab daily discount vouchers worth up to ₱1,000 off.

 

  1. Big brand giveaways
Who doesn’t love freebies? Over 80 lucky winners can win 430,000 worth of giveaways, such as personal care items, electronics, and appliances, from over 30 participating brands. All you have to do is follow the featured brands of the day until October 10. Check out the giveaway schedule here: https://shopee.ph/m/big-brand-giveaways.

 

  1. Easy shopping guides: Add to Cart Top 100 Deals and Kim Chiu’s picks
Excited by all the awesome deals at the 10.10 Brands Festival, but can’t quite decide which ones to snap up? Check out Shopee’s Add to Cart Top 100 Deals for a quick roundup of all the best items you shouldn’t miss out on: https://shopee.ph/m/top100.

 

Shopee's newest brand ambassador, Kim Chiu, also shares a few product recommendations from the 10.10 Brands Festival. After all, she’s not just one of the most popular entertainers of her generation—with her passion for shopping, she’s also something of a tastemaker. Here are Kim’s top picks:


  1. An exclusive performance from popular K-Pop act ITZY
MIDZY, tune in to Shopee Live this October 10, 10:00-11:00 PM, to catch exciting performances from K-Pop girl group ITZY! You can also enjoy a pre-show featuring K-variety-inspired content, official ITZY merchandise, and a signed giveaway.

 

  1. A chance to win 1,000 coins with the #10BrandFaves contest
This October 9-10, download the #10BrandFaves template from the Shopee Feed, fill it in with 10 of your favorite Shopee Mall brands, and post it on your Feed with the hashtag #10BrandFaves for a chance to win 1,000 Shopee coins.

 

  1. An opportunity to win ₱10,000 worth of ShopeePay credits with 10.10 Brand Budols contest
Want to splurge on your favorite brands? Join the 10.10 Brand Budols contest for a chance to win 10,000 worth of ShopeePay credits. To participate, take screenshots of branded product listings on your wishlist and post them on your Shopee Feed with the hashtag #1010BrandBudols and 10.10 Feed stickers.

 

  1. And an extra chance to win free money
You can also win 100 worth of free money in the form of ShopeePay credits. If you’ve never made a purchase from Shopee before, just activate your ShopeePay wallet, sign up at this link, and verify your account until October 12 to become eligible for the promo. If you’re an existing user, just follow the same steps and make a purchase worth at least 100 using ShopeePay within the promo period.

 

  1. More exclusive perks with ShopeePay
For more exclusive perks at the 10.10 Brands Festival, go cashless when you buy load, pay bills, and scan to pay with ShopeePay at thousands of merchants nationwide. Get up to 50% discount on mobile load. Pay bills and get up to 50% cashback from Meralco, Maynilad, Globe, Smart, and over 60 partner billers. Lastly, enjoy ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Potato Corner, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Moonleaf, Seaoil, and more partner merchants.

 

Make sure to activate and top up your ShopeePay wallet through online banking, debit card, and over-the-counter partners to enjoy a safe and rewarding payment experience at the 10.10 Brands Festival.

For more deals from your favorite brands, visit https://shopee.ph/m/10-10.

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

Essilor celebrates better vision with World Sight Day

 
#Essilove2021 #EssilorPh #WorldSightDay #PutVisionFirst
Essilor celebrates better vision with World Sight Day



Essilor celebrates better vision with World Sight Day 

Since the outbreak began in 2020, people have been spending a major part of their days looking at their screens, especially as schools and work have shifted virtually. As a result, there have been increased cases of eye strain, eye fatigue and myopia progression. This year, Essilor celebrates better vision with World Sight Day and their mission to help everyone in the world to “see more, be more and live life to its fullest”

“Our sense of sight is essential to our day to day living. But with increased screen time during the lockdown we were exposed to UV and harmful lights, we have pushed our eyes to the limits which may have led us to experience eye strain and eye fatigue more often,” said Ms. Jinky Navo-Palteng, Marketing Manager of Essilor PhilippinesThe celebration of World Sight Day reminds everyone to visit their eye doctor regularly and good eye health habits.”

From left: Essilor marketing manager Jinky Navo, Essilor lens consultant Dr. Anthony Ayson and Essilor consumer marketing executive JV Velasco

During a media presscon via Zoom, Dr. Anthony Ayson, Essilor Philippines Lens Consultant, gave insightful presentations and discussed about eye health and how Essilor has improved lives with better eye sight through its various brands like Varilux and Crizal.

Meanwhile, JV Velasco, Essilor Philippines Consumer Marketing Executive, invited participants to join “Essilove: Celebrate Better Vision” Night.   As a leader in the eyecare industry, we are committed to promoting World Sight Day among our stakeholders in a powerful way. ” said Velasco.

As part of the celebration, Essilor has lined up a series of exciting events to celebrate World Sight Day 2021. It will kick-off with the EssiLove Night, a digital concert featuring Ben&Ben to raise awareness about poor vision and the need for regular eye exam. The online concert treat will be aired live on Essilor’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EssilorPhilippines) on October 14, 2021 at 7PM. Essilor also developed a Facebook profile banner that users can post along with their profile picture to raise awareness on better eye health.

Viewers can get the chance to win exciting giveaways from Essilor when they share a selfie while watching the EssiLove Night and post it using the hashtags #WorldSightDay and #EssilorwithBen&Ben or they can also opt to join the digital quiz, answering questions alongside the Ben&Ben performance.


In addition to celebrating better vision Essilor has extended its Multi Pair promo where customers who buy one (1) prescription eyeglasses can purchase 50% off on the second pair until December 31, 2021. They can visit and book an appointment online at our partner optical shops at Essilor website www.essilor.com.ph.

This World Sight Day, everyone is invited to go and give our eyes some TLC with Essilor. Let us put our vision first! To know more, visit https://www.essilor.com.ph and for more updates, follow Essilor Philippines’ Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EssilorPhilippines.

Nestlé to plant 3.5 million native bamboo clumps and trees in the Philippines


#KasambuhayForTheEnvironment
#KasambuhayForTheEnvironment #NetZero
Nestle to plant 3.5 million native bamboo clumps and trees in the Philippines


Nestlé to plant 3.5 million native bamboo clumps and trees in the Philippines


Nestlé launched a new initiative to plant two and a half million native bamboo clumps and a million trees over the next three years in the Philippines. This reforestation effort supports Nestlé's goal to plant 200 million trees by 2030. It also forms part of the company's plan to scale up actions in regenerative agriculture and deploy nature-based solutions to absorb greenhouse gases and contribute to achieving Nestlé’s net-zero target by 2050.

Chris Johnson, Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Chief Executive Officer, Zone Asia, Oceania and sub-Saharan Africa, said: "We are facing a global climate emergency today. Forests stabilize the climate because they store significant amounts of carbon, maintain healthy water and soil systems, and provide habitat to plants and wildlife. Millions of livelihoods also depend on healthy forests. Planting trees in areas where we source our ingredients helps protect and restore food systems. It helps our supply chain and the local communities that grow our ingredients to be more resilient."

Alaistar Jones, Major Projects Manager (Asia Pacific) of One Tree Planted underscored the importance of carbon insetting and the role of reforestation in tackling climate change.

Nestlé is conducting this new reforestation initiative with One Tree Planted, a non-profit environmental organization focusing on global reforestation, and EcoPlanet Bamboo Group who champions the industrialization of bamboo as a sustainable fiber source. Nestlé has kicked off its global reforestation program across the Americas supported in part by its ongoing partnership with One Tree Planted, before expanding it to several countries.

The project is targeting the island of Mindanao for this reforestation initiative. Nestlé sources coffee beans from this region. Planting bamboo native to the Philippines in this sourcing region (known as ‘insetting’) aims to absorb greenhouse gas emissions, conserve local biodiversity, improve water quality and restore degraded soils.

Camille Rebelo, founder and Chief Operating Officer of EcoPlanet Bamboo said that bamboo is vital in forest restoration when it is planted in the right place and setting.

Nestlé's reforestation initiative is a pillar of the company's Forest Positive strategy, which looks beyond stopping deforestation, to protecting and restoring forests over the long term.  It aims to make a positive impact on the critical agricultural areas where Nestlé sources its ingredients. In addition, it contributes to advancing regenerative and equitable farming systems that help conserve and restore the world's forests and natural ecosystems, while promoting sustainable livelihoods and respecting human rights. This supports the company’s efforts to accelerate the transition to a regenerative food system.

This reforestation effort in the country adds on Nestlé Philippines' wider sustainability efforts. Nestlé Philippines is taking a leadership role in tackling climate change by pioneering major environmental programs.

Leading the launch is Kais Marzouki, Nestlé PH Chairman and CEO (upper right), joined by Alastair Jones, One Tree Planted Major Projects Manager (upper left), Camille Rebelo, EcoPlanet Bamboo co-founder and COO (lower left) and Emily Kunen (lower right), Nestlé Climate Delivery Leader for Forests.

"We recognize that there is much more to do, and this new reforestation initiative will strengthen Nestlé Philippines in pursuing our programs tackling urgent environmental issues. We will continue our trailblazing involvement in the private sector as a Kasambuhay, a trusted companion for the environment, as a force for good," said Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO Kais Marzouki.

Last April, Nestlé Philippines made commitments supporting the country's Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce GHG emissions by 75% by 2030. Today, 71% of Nestlé Philippines' electricity comes from renewable resources, and 77% of its packaging is designed for recycling.

PLDT, Smart launch ‘Internet of Possibilities’ to enable a truly connected world for businesses

PLDT, Smart launch ‘Internet of Possibilities’ to enable a truly connected world for businesses

 

(Manila, Philippines – October 6, 2021) PLDT and Smart, through its B2B arm PLDT Enterprise, have officially launched their newest digital offering called the Internet of Possibilities by PLDT and Smart which aims to open up new possibilities for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and deployment among enterprises and consumers in the country.

During the Philippine Digital Convention 2021, PLDT Enterprise Core Business Solutions FVP and Head Jojo Gendrano introduced PLDT Group’s latest solution—a first in the country—to help push IoT solutions further across different industries. 

Jojo Gendrano
PLDT Enterprise Core Business Solutions FVP and Head


“We are very excited that we are finally bringing the power of IoT to businesses in the Philippines as we see a huge opportunity to leverage the power of this technology. It’s a powerful tool that is set to transform the way Internet of Things applications are deployed and managed in the country,” said Gendrano.

The Internet of Possibilities by PLDT and Smart is a unified platform for the effective management of connectivity and usage of a multitude of connected IoT devices within enterprises. It seamlessly integrates existing business processes into a common, open platform for data and insights that can be used to open unlimited business growth opportunities to various industries.

“Our thrust at PLDT Enterprise is to enable business growth and help companies make possible what we all thought was impossible. With its capabilities to simplify and optimize the deployment of IoT applications, the platform is set to transform the way businesses conduct their operations,” Gendrano shared.

The Internet of Possibilities by PLDT and Smart empowers industries by allowing full control, visibility, transparency, and self-care among their connected IoT devices. It is designed to give businesses more ways to be efficient with time and resources by improving business processes through automated workflows. Among others, this includes the ability to monitor assets connectivity easily through data usage and status monitoring. 

The transportation and logistics industry, for instance, can now easily set up and activate fleet of connected vehicles nationwide using a single user interface with just a push of a button at their own pace and time.  

Meanwhile, it allows the monitoring of health care devices for better patient care for the healthcare sector. Other industries that can benefit from the said platform include manufacturing, education, utilities, and even consumers.

“PLDT Enterprise and Smart have always been investing in the digital future of businesses in the Philippines. Internet of Possibilities by PLDT and Smart is a breakthrough all-in-one platform that opens up new horizons of opportunities where technology meets human capability,” said Jovy I. Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head of PLDT and Smart Enterprise and International Business Groups.

“Our goal is to make it easier for our business customers to adopt these kinds of solutions for their business needs, deploy them faster and more affordably—enabling enterprises to turn data into real-time actionable information,” Hernandez added.

Internet of Possibilities by PLDT and Smart is expected to build tomorrow’s smarter communities and cities and open doors to the next wave of innovation for consumers, homes, and enterprises.

For more information, visit pldtenterprise.com


Win Big Giveaways from Your Favorite Brands at Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival

 


Win Big Giveaways from Your Favorite Brands at Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival

Here’s how you can win ₱430,000 worth of prizes from over 30 of your go-to brands

Heads up, brand sukis. At Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival, you’ll enjoy not just the best deals and discounts from trusted brands, but also free shipping with no minimum spend, ₱1,000 off brand vouchers, and exciting Big Brand Giveaways amounting to 430,000 worth of prizes!

 

Leading up to October 10, you can look forward to daily free vouchers, bundles, newly launched items, and even a lifetime supply of products from your favorite electronics, personal care, health, fashion, and home brands. Check out some of the prizes you can expect from your favorite brands below: 

Health and personal care items

Get the chance to indulge in a little self-care and stock up on skincare, makeup, toiletries, vitamins, face masks, and more.

 

Mom and baby essentials

Provide your baby with only the best diapers, bathroom essentials, and milk formula from mom-trusted brands.

 

Instant home makeover must-haves

While staying home, make your house feel as comfortable as possible with beddings, storage solutions, and laundry supplies.

 

Groceries and pantry checklist

Save some money on groceries with freebies for your kitchen and your fur babies.

 

Fashion statement pieces

Look cute and put-together with these freebie tops and accessories, whether you’re just lounging around at home or going out for work.


Electronics and appliances upgrade

It’s time to retire the broken-down appliances in your kitchen or home entertainment center, and replace them with these brand-new giveaways.

 

To win these exciting prizes and more, just follow the featured brands of the day! Over 80 lucky winners will be drawn randomly. Set reminders for the giveaway schedule and check out the prizes here: https://shopee.ph/m/big-brand-giveaways.

 

Aside from brand giveaways, you can also win 100 worth of free money in the form of ShopeePay credits at the 10.10 Brands Festival. If you’ve never made a purchase from Shopee before, just activate your ShopeePay wallet, sign up at this link, and verify your account until October 12 to become eligible for the promo. If you’re an existing user, just follow the same steps and make a purchase worth at least 100 using ShopeePay within the promo period.

 

For more exclusive perks at the 10.10 Brands Festival, go cashless with ShopeePay when you buy load, pay bills, and scan to pay at thousands of merchants nationwide. Get up to 50% discount on load from Globe, Smart, TM, and TNT. Pay bills and get up to 50% cashback from Meralco, Maynilad, Globe, Smart, and a growing list of partner billers. Lastly, enjoy ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Potato Corner, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Moonleaf, Seaoil, and other partner merchants. Activate your ShopeePay wallet and top up through online banking, debit card, and over-the-counter partners.

 

For more deals from your favorite brands, visit https://shopee.ph/m/10-10.

 

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

 


On National Taco Day: Taco Bell turns the taco emoji into one you can actually eat

 



On National Taco Day: Taco Bell turns the taco emoji into one you can actually eat

The taco is arguably one of the most popular food items in the world. It’s well-loved by a lot of people that it's not uncommon to find in internet pop culture, and it has its own dedicated day to be celebrated. It even has its own emoji!

If you're one of the many across the world who are avid lovers of anything tacos, then you're in luck, because Taco Bell is joining the celebrations on National Taco Day with a limited offer that will allow you to turn that taco emoji into the real thing—the Taco Bell National Taco Day promo!

To join, look for specific promotional materials on Taco Bell's official channels that feature a tacomoji QR code. Scan the QR code with your smartphone and then reply with a taco emoji and that's it! If you're successful, you'll receive a message on how you can score a free Crunchy Beef Taco from Taco Bell on October 4! 

Take a bite of Taco Bell's signature crunchy taco shell filled to the brim with chunky bits of perfectly seasoned beef and topped with a special sauce, lettuce, tomato bits, and shredded cheese. It’s an all-time favorite classic that will surely satisfy your any craving!

You'll get to enjoy this offer with a minimum purchase worth P299. The offer is available exclusively for dine-in (in select stores) and take-out in all Taco Bell branches nationwide on October 4, 2021 only, so you better mark that calendar if you don't want to miss this delicious offer!

“This National Taco Day, we’re holding a nationwide taco party and everyone’s invited,” said Khaela Araneta. “In time for this year’s celebrations, we are excited to launch our one-day tacomoji campaign globally. Join us by visiting your nearest Taco Bell branch on October 4, and let us all savor the spec-TACO-lar flavors of the Crunchy Beef Taco as we celebrate this well-loved food item!”

Be one with the whole world in celebrating National Taco Day on October 4 with this latest offer from Taco Bell! Visit https://tacobell.com.ph/ to learn more and give the brand a like and a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest updates and promos.

Tech Lovers’ Gift Guide: The Do’s and Don’ts When Buying Gifts this Holiday Season

Tech Lovers’ Gift Guide: The Do’s and Don’ts When Buying Gifts this Holiday Season

Tech Lovers’ Gift Guide: The Do’s and Don’ts When Buying Gifts this Holiday Season


MANILA, PHILIPPINES – September 27, 2021 – Are you the type of person who loves giving gifts but hates the holiday rush? It’s always a struggle to look for the perfect gift for every single one of our treasured loved ones but if they are tech-savvy or people who love to stay updated and equipped with the latest technology then you came to the right place. 

What seems to look like another pandemic holiday made gift hunting harder for everyone. Due to the pandemic, we have a very limited time and even budget to shop for our holiday gifts. But don’t let this stop you from giving the perfect gifts because we will teach you the Do’s and Dont’s when buying gifts for your tech-savvy loved ones this Holiday season.


DO: Check the gadgets they have vs. what they wish to have

 
These tech-lovers are always on the lookout for gadgets that can make their lives easier. Before listing down your gift ideas for them, make sure to do a little eavesdropping on the gadgets that they already have to make sure what you’re buying for them is something they don’t own yet.

DO: Consider your options

 
There are a lot of tech brands offering great deals especially this holiday season but stay on the lookout for brands that offer not just great deals but products that fit the needs and wants of the one you’re buying for. Taking extra time to study the specs and the features of the gadgets that you’re gonna give them will surely mean a lot. 
 
Youtube tech-content creator, Mary Bautista’s Reno6 Series review. Watch here. 


DO: Watch and read reviews

After carefully considering your gift options, do not just jump off the bus and purchase. Make sure you read multiple reviews and compare the most common compliment and issues the gadget you’re eyeing is getting from these reviewers. There’s a lot of youtube reviews and blogs available at your disposal. No idea where to start? 

Smartphones have become a popular gift item lately especially during this time when everyone’s pivoted to a more digital lifestyle. When purchasing a smartphone as a gift, The first step is to consider if your recipient is they are more of a content creator or a gamer.into Gaming or Content Creation like their favorite influencers then search for your best options after.

Recently, the leading global smart device brand OPPO launched the newest edition of their Reno Series, OPPO Reno6 Z 5G, and OPPO Reno6 5G. Dubbed as the Portrait Master of many content creators, the Reno6 Series allows you and your loved ones to capture your #EveryEmotionInPortrait with its industry-leading camera features Bokeh Flare Portrait, Portrait Beautification, and AI Palette perfect for your friends and family who love to take their social media on another level. Check this OPPO Reno6 Series review from Mary Bautista to get things going. 

The OPPO Reno6 Series is also perfect for your aspiring e-sports player family members because aside from its built-in 8GB of RAM and 128GB of ROM, it is packed with smart gaming features such as Game Focus Mode and Quick Startup that will surely elevate their gaming experience. 


DON’T: Wait until December before you start your Holiday Shopping


 
You don’t need to wait until it’s December before you do your holiday shopping because as early as now, brands are continuously offering special discounts. Stay updated by following their social media pages for their promo announcements or subscribe to their mailing list to be one of the first to be in the know of their special offers.

For those looking into buying a new smartphone, OPPO is offering huge discounts and freebies that will surely make your holiday shopping easier and better as early as now! 

Get 40% Off on OPPO Band, OPPO Enco Buds, OPPO Enco Air, and OPPO Enco X when you buy any of the best-selling latest OPPO smartphones from the A and Reno Series.

As if that’s not enough, every Friday to Sunday starting September 17, you are also entitled to a free Q11 Smart Watch worth PHP2,699 when you purchase any of the OPPO Reno6 Series.

These offers apply to selected participating stores nationwide from September 17 to October 3 only so make the most out of these holiday discounts now.

To know more about the latest OPPO promotions and participating stores, visit its official website at www.oppo.com/ph or via Facebook at OPPO Philippines.

@aci_girl