Nov 29, 2020

Need a fast connection? No worries, Grab and Globe At Home Have Got You Covered!

Need a fast connection? No worries, Grab and Globe At Home Have Got You Covered!

Paying bills and purchasing necessities with the use of e-wallets have been a growing trend especially in a time where most people are still not comfortable going outside to run errands or buy something at the mall. Leveraging on this demand for quick and safe service, Globe At Home has partnered with Grab Mart to bring its products and services closer to Filipinos.

In need of an affordable and reliable internet connection at home? Starting November 24, 2020, customers can conveniently purchase Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi and Xtreme Home Prepaid WiFi devices on GrabMart. Now you can expect your new prepaid WiFi device to arrive at your doorstep within 60 minutes from ordering via the Grab app.

With shareable and loadable data, you can share, surf, and watch with everyone at home! It even comes with 10GB of Free Data!

To order, just open the Grab app and tap Grab Mart. Select the [Globe At Home store:] and choose the device you wish to purchase, proceed to payment, and have your Globe at Home Prepaid modem in an hour or less. You can pay through [Credit, Debit, Cash and Grab Pay].

Make the most out of your devices by registering to HomeSURF199 and HomeWATCH199! Starting November 28, surf more and do more with HomeSURF199 that comes with up to 30GB of data – 23GB open access data plus 1GB daily allocation for Google, Youtube, Viber, WhatsApp, and other apps good for 7 days. With HomeWATCH199, on the other hand,  you can stream your favorite movies and series with 7 days of 6GB open access data and 4GB daily allocation for Netflix, iWant, Viu, and streaming platforms.

Download the Grab app for free on the Apple App Store and Google Playstore. To be updated with the latest news on this partnership, visit
Nov 28, 2020

adidas Launches First Regional Shopee Super Brand Day in the Philippines

adidas Launches First Regional Shopee Super Brand Day in the Philippines

The adidas Super Brand Day rejuvenates the online sports shopping experience with interactive fitness content, games, and exclusive product deals

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, collaborates with adidas to launch “Ready for Sport,” its first regional Super Brand Day (SBD) in the Philippines and across five other markets. Through this collaboration, adidas aims to reinvent the online sports shopping experience to reach and engage more mobile-first shoppers. This effort is part of its growth strategy for e-commerce in the region. 

More people are working out and shopping from home in this new normal, which has led to a boom in demand for athleisure products and sports gear. The adidas Super Brand Day serves to excite users with a fun and interactive shopping experience on Shopee. For instance, users can participate in sports challenges led by KOLs and celebrities to win prizes and access fitness-related content. As live stream shopping continues to gain prominence among shoppers, adidas will host a free workout session on Shopee Live, where users can score discount vouchers and purchase exclusive adidas products.  

Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Sports and athleisure is a growing category as more of our users turn to online shopping for convenience and to get the best deals. We’re excited to partner with adidas in bringing their first Super Brand Day to Shopee, where users can enjoy a more interactive experience when shopping for adidas products. We’re confident that our Super Brand Day campaign’s popularity will boost their online visibility, traffic, and sales. We remain committed to supporting brands in achieving their e-commerce ambitions through our robust suite of brand solutions.”

Starting November 26, Shopee users will get to access three days of special features on Shopee Live, take part in games and activities, and enjoy promotions on the official adidas store. Users can look forward to:  

Exclusive adidas originals on Shopee: The adidas Originals Flower Pack for women and Patch Work Pack for men will be available exclusively on the adidas official store on Shopee. 

Special Promos: Shoppers can also enjoy up to 50% off and a “Buy 3, get an additional 55% off” promo. On November 27-28, users can look forward to discount vouchers up to 15% off.  
adidas ‘ReadyforSport’ LIVE workout on Shopee Live: Viewers can join a 20-30 minute workout session led by a qualified instructor. They can enjoy vouchers unlocked at the end of the session as a reward for completing the workout. Shopee Live viewers can also win exclusive adidas originals. All featured adidas products will be available for purchase on their official store on Shopee Mall.  

Special adidas edition of Shopee Catch: Users can earn points by playing the in-app game, where they will have to catch adidas merchandise using an adidas sports bag while avoiding bombs. Users can exchange points for Shopee coins and adidas discount vouchers. In addition, players can also win discount vouchers of up to 30% off. 

Check out the official Shopee store of adidas at
Download the Shopee app for free on the App Store or Google Play Store.

Nov 26, 2020

Globe named as one of Top 30 ‘Global Rising Star’ telcos in the World

Globe named as one of Top 30 ‘Global Rising Star’ telcos in the World

 In a time where fast and reliable connectivity has become a daily necessity, Globe is stepping up its game to deliver all the tools that customers need to stay on top of life in the digital normal. The company has recently been named one of the Global Rising Stars at the Opensignal[1] Global Mobile Network Experience Awards 2020, owing to its continuous improvements innovations in mobile technology and service.

Created by independent mobile analytics firm, Opensignal, the Global Rising Star citation is given to the top 30 telco operators across the globe whose customers have seen the greatest improvement in mobile network experience in the last year, between the first half of 2019, and the first half of 2020.  Globe has made impressive progress in Opensignal’s four critical measures of the mobile network experience, namely Video Experience, Download Speed Experience, Upload Speed Experience and 4G Availability, and even bagged a Global Rising Star award for Video Experience – a feat described by Opensignal as “requiring tremendous effort.”

Globe’s fast and reliable internet connection has become an essential in today’s world, enabling a multitude of activities across Filipinos from all walks of life. Remote employees can now transform their homes into a workspace where they can continue making a living for their families, with video calls and online meetings an integral part of their day. Students who have shifted to distance learning can also take their classes and access learning materials online throughout the school year.

[1] Opensignal Awards – Global Mobile Network Experience Awards 2020 based on independent analysis of mobile measurements recorded during the period January 1 – June 28, 2019 & 2020. © 2020 Opensignal Limited.

Apart from work, the strong connectivity provided by Globe has proven ideal for those pursuing the hobbies and pastimes they love. With its improved video experience, the possibilities are endless for customers – they can stream their favorite movies in high definition, watch online concerts without a fuss, and even learn a skill or two through YouTube! For gamers, Globe’s improved latency allows them to seamlessly play and be competitive with their friends online.

In order to keep up with the modern Filipino’s need for fast and reliable internet, Globe is accelerating its network improvements to deliver higher capacity and expanded coverage for more people. This includes 1) upgrading all its cell sites to 4G/LTE; 2) speeding up 5G availability where it matters, and 3) fast-tracking fiber rollout to homes. These are all crucial enhancements to power the digital lives of all Filipinos, making each day better, easier, and more enjoyable.

We are extremely proud of the recognition given by Opensignal. This signifies our commitment to our customers that we will always find ways to improve their Globe experience that goes beyond connectivity," says Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu.

As Filipinos recreate a better normal for themselves and their community, Globe will continue to do everything possible to empower them with services and offers that match whatever their lifestyles need. That way, every Filipino can move forward into 2021 with courage and confidence  to face whatever lies ahead.

Nov 23, 2020

Give and receive this Christmas with PayMayaguinaldo

#PayMayaguinaldo : The Merrier Way this Christmas

Give back and win big every time you pay with PayMaya!
Give and receive this Christmas with PayMayaguinaldo

This Christmas, PayMaya is offering Filipinos more rewards as it launches its "PayMayaguinaldo" campaign, where users have a chance to win as much as 1 million pesos in the Grand raffle draw and an opportunity to help micro entrepreneurs around the country. Users also have a chance to win up to P285,000 worth of prizes to be given away in the weekly raffle draws from today until January 10, 2021.

By going cashless, you can easily earn a raffle entry every time you #ScanToPay via PayMaya QR at any of their partner merchants, use your PayMaya-registered mobile number when you buy items online, or purchase prepaid load and other treats at the PayMaya in-app shop with a minimum of P100 purchase.

Every time you pay with PayMaya, you not only earn a raffle entry to win cash prizes, you also get a chance to help fellow Filipinos. With each purchase, you are also giving a PayMayaguinaldo to help micro entrepreneurs in underprivileged communities as PayMaya will also be donating a P1 million Grand Aguinaldo to Gawad Kalinga to help establish more resilient communities via micro-entrepreneurship around the country.  

“Even though our Christmas celebrations won't be the same as they have been before, there are a lot of creative ways where families can keep the holiday spirit alive. Through our 'PayMayaguinaldo' campaign, we hope to inspire hope and generosity among Filipinos as we offer them more reasons to give to their friends and families, share their blessings to their officemates, and even give back to underprivileged communities whenever they pay using their PayMaya accounts," said Mark Dee, Head of Growth and Marketing at PayMaya.

A Christmas store in your hands

On top of the exciting prizes from the PayMayaguinaldo raffle promo, you can also enjoy instant discounts and vouchers from top brands and merchants when you visit the PayMayaguinaldo Christmas store in the PayMaya app.

Shoppers can get exclusive deals offered by brands such as Unilever, Goldilocks, Rustan's, Boozy, Sariwon Korean Barbecue, Soban K-Town Grill, Boteyju, Wingzone, Pepi Cubano, Papermoon, FreshMart, Memo Xpress, Vamos, and Pet Warehouse, among others which they can enjoy when you pay using their PayMaya account at these merchants.

Check the PayMayaguinaldo Christmas store to know which new brands are offering discounts so that you can get the best value for your money when you do your shopping with PayMaya!

PayMaya is the #BetterQR for your holiday shopping

And because shopping for gifts in malls has become a time-honored tradition among many Filipinos, PayMaya is also offering a safer, more convenient, and even more rewarding shopping experience with the #BetterQR this holiday season!

Get to enjoy the following perks in various malls around the country when you #ScanToPay with PayMaya QR:

THE SM STORE: Take home one of the 100 motorcycles being given away when you #ScanToPay at least P1,500 at The SM Store until January 15, 2021.

MEGAWORLD LIFESTYLE MALLS: Get an instant P200 cashback when you spend an accumulated amount of P2,000 PLUS a chance to win P10,000 when you #ScanToPay at least P500 using PayMaya QR at participating merchants in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls (Eastwood City, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Forbes Town, Southwoods Mall, Uptown Mall, McKinley Hill, Newport Mall, and Festival Walk Mall Iloilo) until January 10, 2021. You can enjoy the P200 cashback reward twice during the promo period, for a total of P400 savings!

POWER PLANT MALL and SANTOLAN TOWN PLAZA: Enjoy exclusive perks and prizes when you shop at participating merchants using PayMaya QR. Stay tuned for more details!
"PayMaya is really the #BetterQR when it comes to shopping for your friends, officemates, and loved ones this holiday season. You not only get to stay safe while shopping in your favorite malls, you also enjoy the convenience and the exciting rewards whenever you pay cashless using PayMaya," said Raymund Villanueva, Business Head for QR Ecosystems at PayMaya.

The best way to give this holiday season 

With all these exciting offers, using PayMaya is clearly the best way to give gifts to your loved ones this Christmas season – especially for ninongs and ninangs who prefer to stay at home in the holidays.  

With PayMaya on hand, you can easily take advantage of the exciting PayMayaguinaldo offers and get a more rewarding experience when you choose to shop for your gifts at PayMaya’s partner establishments online and in-stores, or send treats to your inaanaks purchased from the PayMaya in-app shop. If you’re the type who lets your inaanak buy their own gift, you can easily send them aguinaldo money via PayMaya from the comforts of your home! 

PayMaya enables all kinds of creative ways to give this season—the joy is in discovering them and making your loved ones happy! 

Getting PayMaya and paying for your purchases during the holidays using the app is very easy. Just download the PayMaya app at and register an account using the invite code BETTERWAYTOPAY to earn P100, to find out what it’s like to go cashless with the fastest, safest, and most rewarding, to pay for anything online and in stores! Remember, for everything you need to pay, don’t pay cash. PayMaya! 

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, and government. Aside from providing payments acceptance for the largest e-Commerce and "everyday" merchants in the Philippines, PayMaya enables national and social services agencies, as well as local government units, with digital payments and disbursement services.         

Through its app and wallet, PayMaya provides millions of Filipinos with the fastest way to own a financial account, with the widest 57,000 Add Money touchpoints nationwide. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya remittance agent network of over 30,000 partner touchpoints nationwide serves as last mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved with access to services. To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Nov 22, 2020

The joy and appreciation of family togetherness is at the heart of Jollibee’s new Christmas campaign

Directed by Pepe Diokno, Jollibee's new video gives a reminder that being with your family brings an unparalleled sense of joy even in these challenging and difficult times.

The joy and appreciation of family togetherness is at the heart of Jollibee’s new Christmas campaign


The country’s beloved fast-food chain recently launched a new campaign in time for the Christmas season that reminds everyone that amid these trying times, being with family is one of the things that we ought to be most grateful for.

The new short film, done in collaboration with its creative agency McCann Worldgroup Philippines and directed by Pepe Diokno, tells a heart-warming story of gratitude, joy and love for family as seen through the eyes of a child.  Using a real-life family as talents and with an accompanying original song composition, Jollibee aims to convey that despite all that we are going through, our family will remain as our greatest source of joy.  
The film captures what a typical Pinoy household looks like in today’s new normal. Familiar scenes of parents working from home, students busy with online classes, and grandparents restricted to the confines of home.
But as the video progresses it also reveals to us another undeniable truth; that this pandemic also comes with a silver lining. This is the renewed appreciation and rediscovered joy for what is most important --the priceless quality time that we can now enjoy with our family. And as the approaching Christmas season will probably be celebrated in a more intimate and simpler way, the fact that it can be shared together with a whole, healthy, and happy family is something that people are and should continue to be most grateful for.
“It may be difficult to find joy in every day amid these trying times, and especially as we’re accustomed to festive gatherings during the Christmas season. But this period also reminded us to view what’s happening from the eyes of a child and treasure what we have in our lives right now   — it’s family, the love and joy we share, and the heart-warming support we provide one another,” said Jollibee Foods Corporation Philippines Country/Regional Marketing head and concurrent PH Marketing Head, Francis Flores.
Celebrate the warmth of family with Jollibee’s new video that you can watch on Jollibee Studios and the Jollibee Philippines official Facebook page.

Cake Creations: The Heart of Special Celebrations

Red Ribbon Cake Creations
Tiramisu Meltdown, NEW Yema Caramel, and Black Forest – make every moment sweeter, every milestone more memorable & special.

Cake Creations: The Heart of Special Celebrations

Heart Evangelista shares with us how we can make our loved ones’ important moments more special despite the pandemic

Heart Evangelista. With her many talents and all that she has accomplished in and out of showbiz, perhaps unknown to many is that she’s also quite down to earth, with a sweet and soft spot for her loved ones. Even with all the uncertainties that we all are facing, Heart believes that there are many reasons why we must honor and celebrate our loved ones especially on their most special moments. Celebrating in a special way the important milestones in our and our loved ones’ lives - birthdays, anniversaries, or holiday get-togethers — is one way to show our love. 

Heart Evangelista

Red Ribbon’s newest endorser Heart Evangelista believes that we must honor and celebrate our loved ones on their most special moments— milestones when we can truly express our love through Red Ribbon Cake Creations.

“I know we face very challenging times,” Evangelista says. “But, amid all of this, there’s always a reason for us to be grateful, to treasure and appreciate the times we get to spend with those we love—even if it’s just, say, a video call for example. Because it’s our family, our friendships, the memories that are truly precious. So, why not show your love by adding a special touch—a delightful treat—to these priceless moments?”

Thus, it comes as no surprise that Heart Evangelista is the newest endorser of Red Ribbon Cake Creations – the brand’s line of impressively delectable round cakes! Making every moment sweeter, every milestone more memorable & special, Red Ribbon Cake Creations is truly the heart of every Filipino’s special celebrations.

There’s Red Ribbon’s classic Black Forest — a luscious chocolate cherry-creamy masterpiece. With layers of decadent, moist chocolate fudge cake layered with fluffy cream and delectable chocolate cherry filling, topped with chocolate shavings and cherries.

Bursting with creamy caramel cake goodness, the newest addition to Red Ribbon’s Cake Creations line, Yema Caramel cake, is made from delectable chiffon cake layered with creamy, melt-in-your-mouth yema caramel icing and filling, garnished with toasted cashew nuts.

Last, but definitely not the least, is the Tiramisu Meltdown - made with choco chiffon, cream cheese, and just a hint of coffee flavor.

Indeed, as Heart Evangelista says, cherishing those special moments with loved ones is something we must learn to cultivate especially in times like these. And with Red Ribbon Cake Creations, we can truly make these occasions even more special!

Red Ribbon Cake Creations is available nationwide for take-out, call & pick up in Red Ribbon branches near you, or for delivery through the Red Ribbon Hotline #87777, and Red Ribbon RIA on Facebook Messenger. You can also order through GrabFood, Foodpanda or LalaFood apps. 

Check out Red Ribbon’s official Facebook page (Red Ribbon Bakeshop) for the updated store list and latest offers.
Nov 19, 2020

Give your family the added protection with Rani-C

RANI - C Defense Kit Sodium Ascorbate Vitamin C

Give your family the added protection with Rani-C
Limited edition Rani-C defense kit available now

Since January this year, the Department of Health (DOH) continuously appealed to the public to frequently wash hands, observe proper hygiene, hydrate, eat nutritious food, and wear protective gears like face masks and face shields as preventive part of measures against COVID-19. 

With La Niña well on its way, creating erratic and extreme weather patterns, many Filipinos are now even more susceptible to various infections that may weaken one’s immune system. And as the threat of the coronavirus continues to loom, any form of additional protection has never been as crucial.

This is usually in the form of vitamin supplements, especially Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that can decrease inflammation, boost one’s immune system, and promote wound healing. While Vitamin C can easily be found in many fruits including oranges, melons and vegetables like bell peppers and broccoli, some people might not be getting the recommended dosage of the vitamin. 

In comes Sodium Ascorbate Rani-C, a non-acidic Vitamin C supplement specifically manufactured to provide Filipinos the added daily dosage they need at an affordable price and without the discomfort many get when they take the acidic counterparts available in the market.  

At only ₱4.00 per capsule, Rani-C is one of the most affordable supplements available in the market. This ensures that Filipinos can safeguard their and their family’s immune health without hurting their wallets, especially during the pandemic. 

To further assist Filipinos’ from the threats of the virus and other infections, Rani-C is offering a limited edition Rani-C Defense kit. 

Available until supplies last, you may now get the Rani-C Defense Kit, which includes one Rani-C box with 100 capsules and a free 500ml Sure-Guard 75% Ethyl Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Gel for only ₱400.00. 

Head out to any Watsons and Mercury Drug nationwide, or check out Watsons Online, and give your family the added protection they need with Rani-C. 

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Nov 16, 2020

Support Lysol's Disinfect to Protect mission: Lysol encourages consumers to purchase Christmas bundle packs

Pula, PRC’s adorable bear and 2 units of 340g Lysol Disinfectant Spray are included in the special Christmas bundle
A Gift of Health
Pula, PRC’s adorable bear and 2 units of 340g Lysol Disinfectant Spray are included in the special Christmas bundle 

Support Lysol’s Disinfect to Protect mission
 Lysol encourages consumers to purchase Christmas bundle packs
Following the forging of a strategic partnership with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) early this year, which is aimed at bolstering its Disinfect to Protect mission, Lysol reaffirms its commitment to PRC as it continues to protect vulnerable communities by breaking down the chain of infections and ensuring everybody is protected from COVID-19 and other illnesses.
Towards this end, Lysol is encouraging consumers and the public to support PRC. Firstly, by donating to the COVID-19 Samaritan’s Fund, which makes available COVID-19 testing to the most susceptible and vulnerable groups. Secondly, by adopting Pula, PRC’s adorable bear, which can be owned in a special Christmas bundle pack consisting of 2 units of 340g Lysol Disinfectant Spray.
For every purchase of this special holiday-themed pack available in supermarkets nationwide, Lysol hopes to create further awareness on the efforts undertaken by PRC. Moreover, the special holiday-themed pack makes for an excellent gift for friends and family, reminding them to always practice good hygiene to Disinfect to Protect.
These worthwhile initiatives come at the heels of Lysol’s Php 36 million donation to  PRC for the construction of a molecular laboratory in Cagayan de Oro City and towards the strengthening of COVID-19 mass testing among vulnerable groups in the country. The said facility, located at the Capitol Compound in CDO, completed its construction and passed the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine’s (RITM) proficiency test in September.
Equipped with 2 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines that can process 2000 tests per day, the facility is in operation since September 19th, 2020 after receiving its accreditation as a certified COVID-19 testing center. With this latest development, more people in the region can now get the COVID-19 test they need so that they can feel better assured about their safety when returning to work.
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Lysol cannot stress enough about the importance of disinfecting the home and the workplace, frequently-touched surfaces, by using their superior line of products: from disinfectant sprays to multi-action cleaners—tested that has been proven effective against the COVID-19 virus. Furthermore, Lysol also stresses on the importance of proper handwashing, another effective line of defense against viruses.
Truly, we can all do our share in contributing towards the meaningful Disinfect to Protect mission. For more information, check-out the official Philippine Red Cross Facebook page at

Shopee Brand Ambassador Kris Aquino Surprises Three Families this Christmas with Special Deliveries


Shopee Brand Ambassador Kris Aquino Surprises Three Families this Christmas with Special Deliveries

Last November 10, Kris Aquino brought joy to Filipino families with early Christmas presents from Shopee

MANILA, NOVEMBER 13, 2020 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, together with its new brand ambassador Kris Aquino, surprises three Filipino families with special deliveries just a few weeks before Christmas. With the festive season just around the corner, Shopee started the online initiative, My Shopee 11.11 Christmas Wish, asking users what they wanted to receive this holiday.

Most wishes were simple, heartwarming, and centered on earning enough to feed their families and sustain their current livelihood. Each of the three families received ₱50,000 in cash, ₱10,000 worth of ShopeePay credits, and a specific wish granted. On November 10, Shopee brand ambassador Kris Aquino personally delivered the gifts right to their doorsteps. 

Ramel Magale, 25

Ramel Magale works in the restaurant delivery service to support his parents and younger siblings. Shopee grants his wish for a motorcycle and can now deliver food to customers easily. 

 Lorna Nonong, 38

Lorna Nonong is a housewife, mother to three children, and caretaker to a relative with special needs. She sells seafood online while her husband works as a family driver. Shopee gave her a refrigerator and sari-sari store package to help support her family during these challenging times. Kris Aquino also donated an extra ₱10,000 cash to help support her relative with special needs.


Eugenia Peñaranda, 45

Eugenia Peñaranda is a housewife and mother to seven children. She cleans laundry for a living and her husband works as a family driver. Shopee granted her wish of a washing machine to make her work less tedious, school supplies for her children, and a sari-sari store package for an extra source of income.

 Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are more than excited to spread joy and kindness to our Filipino users through My Shopee 11.11 Christmas Wish. Christmas has always been a highly anticipated holiday in the Philippines and we want to take this opportunity to create happy and meaningful memories with our users during this season of giving. We are grateful to have Kris Aquino interact and engage with these families in need and we will continue to come up with initiatives like this to bring joy to the Filipino community and spread the benefits of online shopping to everyone.” 

Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale
The Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale features exciting promos such as free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend, 20% cash backs, and  ₱1 deals. Today, shoppers can also enjoy all-day discounts up to 15% off and 50% off flash vouchers when they use ShopeePay. Consumers can also get huge discounts on leading brands, win exciting prizes via in-app games, and many more.

For more information on the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, please visit

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

Nov 15, 2020

Araneta City brings holiday cheer online with much-awaited giant Christmas tree lighting


The Holiday season just got brighter as Araneta City and some of your favorite stars joined together – virtually this time around – to light up the iconic Giant Christmas Tree at the City of Firsts last November 14, Saturday.

Araneta City brings holiday cheer online with much-awaited giant Christmas tree lighting

This much-anticipated Christmas tradition, now on its 39th year, brought some Holiday cheer far and wide with Araneta City’s holiday theme “Comfort and Joys at the City of Firsts.”
“We understand how the pandemic has affected everything, including the way we’ll welcome and celebrate Christmas. We want to offer a holiday comfort to the public in the safety of either our stores or their homes. And through this virtual Christmas tree lighting, we are looking forward to giving joy and hope this season,” according to Marjorie Go, AVP for Marketing of Araneta City.
The event came online for the first time and was streamed through YouTube or Facebook. It was hosted by singer Anna Ramsey for the pre-event program, and TV host Robi Domingo for the main program.

Gracing the event are Tawag ng Tanghalan champion Janine Berdin, The Voice Teens alum Jeremy Glinoga, and box-office star Vice Ganda who will virtually perform and join the tree lighting ceremony. Araneta City also partnered with Coke Studios in bringing indie band December Avenue to set the Christmas mood in the virtual event.
Netizens who tuned in to the entire program can have a chance to win an entertainment showcase, Noche Buena packages, and other exciting prizes that will surely make Christmas merrier!
“Though the tree lighting event is going digital this year as a safety precaution, the public is still free to visit the giant Christmas Tree at the Times Square Food Park along General Roxas Avenue anytime this season for holiday snaps and selfies,” Go said.
The virtual Araneta City Giant Christmas Tree lighting was brought to us by Coca-Cola, Coke Studio, Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdog, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Philippines Graphic, Pilipino Mirror, Novotel Manila Araneta City, Purefoods Fiesta Ham, Magnolia Quezon del Bola, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Dairy Queen.
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Nov 13, 2020

Globe At Home Partners with Abenson and Electroworld to Offer Device Bundles for Work-From-Home and E-Learning

 Globe At Home Partners with Abenson and Electroworld to Offer Device Bundles for Work-From-Home and E-Learning

Working and learning from home is the current norm nowadays. With this, it’s important to make sure that you are equipped with the right tools such as a trusty laptop and a fast and reliable home internet connection to enable you to stay on top of things at school or work more efficiently, saving you time to do other things that you love.

Fortunately, Globe At Home has partnered with gadget and appliance retail chain, Abenson, and their sister company Electroworld Philippines to offer an amazing bundle that can help you get your hands on these tools at a more affordable price.

Starting from October 20 to November 20, customers can get a FREE Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi unit when they purchase Lenovo IDEAPAD S145 from Abenson and Electroworld branches nationwide. View the list of participating branches and While at it, make sure to inquire and ask assistance from helpful Abenson and Electroworld in-store staff to know the best which unit fits your needs and budget.

Your newly purchased Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi comes with free 10GB of data that you can use to watch, learn, and earn. Attend video meetings and online classes seamlessly and without worries by registering to any HomeSURF and HomeWATCH promos through the Globe At Home app, GCash, Lazada, Shopee, or your nearest retailer. Now you can do more and achieve more even from home with Globe At Home, Abenson and Electroworld!
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You could be the Next Millionaire just like Mommy Rona Jane! #SalamatShopee

26-year-old Rona Jane Juco from San Fernando, Pampanga is the second winner in two days for the Shopee Milyonaryo jackpot prize

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Nov 10, 2020

Daikin now Available at over 180 Appliance Retailers Nationwide


Daikin, the world’s leading air conditioning manufacturer, recently launched its Time to Split campaign, an initiative that seeks to change the traditional window type aircon culture in the Philippines. Part of that campaign is ensuring availability to as many Filipinos as possible by making Daikin’s energy efficient split type air conditioners available in over 180 major appliance retailers nationwide.

Daikin now Available at over 180 Appliance Retailers Nationwide

“More than a sales campaign, Time to Split is the main driver of our long-term strategy in the Philippines,” said Takayoshi Miki, President of Daikin Philippines. “As more and more Filipino consumers experience high electricity costs, Daikin hopes to shift the traditional Window-Type Aircon Culture to an Inverter Energy-savings split-type mentality.”

With many Filipinos staying at home to help contain the spread of COVID-19, electricity consumption per household has notably increased, leading to higher than normal electricity bills due to increased use of air conditioning. This has led to Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi recently calling for the ‘conscious consumption’ of energy.

In line with the Department of Energy’s call for conscious consumption of energy, Daikin seeks to shift the Filipino mindset towards energy efficient split-types over traditional window-type air conditioners. Inverter air conditioners are well known for their precise control and outstanding energy efficiency, particularly compared to non-inverter models. According to Daikin, this is due to the inverter’s ability to vary capacity by adjusting operating frequency.

“At Daikin, we fully support the government’s call for the efficient use of energy,” said Miki. “Through our Time to Split campaign, we hope to advocate for the use of highly efficient split-type inverter aircons, not just to lower usage cost of our customers, but to also protect our environment from the harmful effects of using non-inverter window type aircons.”

The Time to Split campaign is being led by Daikin’s D-Smart line, the company’s latest batch of inverter split-types with lower SRPs compared to its counterparts in the market. According to Miki, the proprietary DC inverters in its new split-types can reduce electricity consumption, resulting up to 60 percent real energy savings. 

For a limited time, consumers can get discounts on installation fees until December 31, 2020. Visit Daikin’s dealer locator  to find the nearest appliance retailer or authorized dealer in your area.

Ever Bilena holds biggest 11.11 blowout sale on Lazada and Shopee

Get up to 50% off in Ever Bilena’s biggest 11.11 sale on Lazada and Shopee

Looking for gift ideas to give on Christmas? Or planning to stock up new makeup products for the holidays? Prepare your carts because Ever Bilena, one of the country’s leading cosmetic brands, will be holding its biggest blowout sale with deals up to 50% off and free shipping this November 11 on Lazada and Shopee.

Ever Bilena holds biggest 11.11 blowout sale on Lazada and Shopee

Achieve the perfect low key glam like Viy Cortez by availing of the limited edition Ever Bilena x Viy Line bundle for only Php253. This includes the Ever Bilena Sculpt and Strobe, EB Advance Perfect Eye Brow, Viyline Water-base Tint V2. This limited offer will be sold on Ever Bilena and ViyLine Shopee and Lazada stores on 11.11 only.

There’s more! Make the most out of the 11:11 sale and add to cart three Blush Rush of any shade to get one Rosy Trio for free! This is the perfect gift to give away to your loved ones, friends or for yourself for Christmas!

Don’t miss out on these great exclusive deals from Ever Bilena only on 11.11 on Ever Bilena Lazada page ( and Shopee ( To know more about Ever Bilena, visit their Facebook ( and Instagram (   
Nov 6, 2020

Dairy Queen brings a Berry Merry Christmas with new treats


It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And to make your ho-ho-holidays extra special, Dairy Queen is unwrapping new treats that will spread some much-needed Yuletide cheer! Get ready for a strawberry-filled celebration this season with DQ’s Berry Christmas Fest.

Dairy Queen brings a Berry Merry Christmas with new treats

To put you in a cheerful mood, DQ is launching three Blizzard festive flavors. Each Blizzard is made with creamy vanilla soft serve that will make you dream of a white Christmas, elevated further with deliciously tart and sweet strawberry sauce. You have Berry Oreo Blizzard which comes with luscious strawberry sauce and crushed Oreo cookies, perfect for cookie lovers. For those craving a new take on a much-loved classic, there is Berry Cheesecake Blizzard which comes with strawberry sauce and cheesecake bits. If you’re the type who wants an all-day breakfast pick me-up, Berry Brekky Blizzard with strawberry topping and crunchy corn flakes will surely satisfy your cravings!

For a dessert that even Jack Frost can’t resist, try the new Berry Parfait! With layers upon layers of frozen goodness, it’s a sweet treat for the eyes and for the palate! Made with creamy vanilla soft serve mixed with crunchy corn flakes, topped with luscious strawberry sauces, and finished off with whipped cream and crushed graham, it’s the perfect dessert to bring in the festive cheer. 

To top it all off, add the perfect show-stopping centerpiece for your Noche Buena or even any other family dinner with the Berry Christmas Blizzard Cake. Available in 8” and 6” cake rounds, this 100% ice cream Blizzard cake will surely take your holiday gathering to new heights. 

You can enjoy these treats for dine-in and take-out or have it delivered to your doorstep by calling 8911-11-11, via or through their delivery partners
For more information about the latest news, offers and promos from Dairy Queen, follow them on Facebook and Instagram. 
Nov 5, 2020

Get Ready to Experience Optimized Power and Performance with Infinix’s New ZERO 8

 Infinix’s New ZERO 8

Get Ready to Experience Optimized Power and Performance with Infinix’s New ZERO 8

With today’s digitally connected world, smartphones can be considered an extension of one’s self with how it is integrated in everyone’s daily life - may it be for work, gaming, photography, or entertainment. As such, one needs a phone that is reliable and powerful so they can keep up with life’s daily demands.

What makes a phone powerful?

To premium online-driven smartphone brand Infinix, it boils down to four things: CPU performance, memory capacity, battery life, and screen refresh rate. Fortunately, all these and more can be found in Infinix’s latest flagship phone, ZERO 8. After two years of polishing, the ZERO 8 is finally here and is guaranteed to deliver in performance and advanced features ideal for individuals with fast-paced lifestyles.
Equipped with the MediaTek Helio G90T chipset and a built-in cooling system, the ZERO 8 has a far better CPU and GPU performance over phones in the same price range, which makes for a seamless gaming experience. On top of that, it also has 8GB of RAM for faster performance and 128GB of internal storage for all the apps you want to install.

The ZERO 8 also has one of the most advanced screens in today’s smartphone landscape with a 6.85 inch 90HZ refresh rate screen, presenting 90 frames of image per second for a clearer and smoother experience, and an FHD+ dual punch hole screen for ultra-high-definition picture quality with professional color management technology.
For For those who are always on-the-go, the ZERO 8’s 4500mAh has the capacity for a full day of usage so they don’t have to worry about running out of battery in the middle of doing something important. Charging is also made fast and easy with its 33W Super Quick Charge feature that can charge up to 70% of the total battery life in just 30 minutes.
Aside from power and performance, the ZERO 8 also boasts of its rear high-definition quad-camera system, the Sony IMX686, which is considered to be the best Sony camera in the industry right now. The 64MP main camera and 1/1.7 large sensor make the photo details clearer. Its dual-selfie camera, on the other hand, features a 48MP+8MP resolution for clear, ultra-wide-angle selfies or group shots. Combining heavyweight photography hardware with clever algorithms, results across photo and video capture are standout.

Experience optimized power and performance firsthand. ZERO 8 will be revealed on November 5 via Lazada and will be available for special launch price of PhP 11,990 on November 11 (Regular price: Php 12,990).


Zero 8



OS Version:

Android™ 10


6.85-inch FHD+ 90Hz refresh rate




Helio G90T

Selfie camera:

48 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm
8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm

Rear camera:

64 MP+8MP+2MP+2MP




Black Diamond Sliver Diamond


Nov 4, 2020

Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program


Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program

Looking to start your own business? Check out Mekeni’s reseller program

One of the things that the coronavirus 2019 pandemic made us realize is that we should always have plan B, especially in terms of source of living.
Due to the pandemic, the unemployment rate in the country has reached an all-time high with around 4.6 million jobless Filipinos in July. Though this has eased as compared to the unemployment rate in April, most Pinoys are still finding it hard to get back on their feet.
If you are among the Filipinos whose livelihood is affected by the pandemic and economic recession, Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program might be just for you.
Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program is a reseller program intended for those who wish to start their own home-based business. It was launched by Mekeni, one of the biggest food manufacturers in the country, to help Filipinos put up their own home-based business in this time of pandemic.
For as low as P1,500, you can kickstart your own Mekeni reseller business. All you have to do is sign up via Mekeni’s Facebook page (www.facebook/mekeniph). Your application will undergo verification and assessment, and in a week, you may already start your business.
“We all have a role to play amid the pandemic; and for us here at Mekeni, it is all about making sure that our communities are given the opportunity to flourish and thrive even in the most difficult times. We will never get tired of helping this new breed of Pinoy entrepreneurs achieve their aspirations,” Prudencio Garcia, Mekeni president quipped.
To date, Mekeni has many successful resellers nationwide. Through its Home2Home Partners Program, it has helped a lot of unemployed and temporarily displaced workers affected by the pandemic. The company tapped its distributors all over the country to serve the demand.
“During the pandemic, we are grateful to Mekeni because we are able to also help those who temporarily lost their jobs by giving them an alternative source of income,” said Shiela Alfons, exclusive distributor from Davao.
“Malaki ang naitulong ng Mekeni sa amin dahil ito ang aming pangunahing pinagkakakitaan. Bukod dito ay natutulungan pa naming magkaroon ng trabaho, dagdag kabuhayan at kita ang aming pamilya, kaibigan, at aming mga suki, at ngayon ang iba ay nahikayat na rin naming magbenta lalo na ngayong panahon ng pandemic,” added Jenalyn Silvestre of Tarlac.
Aside from individual resellers, Mekeni also looks into tapping dealers and wholesales to be able to cater to more interested resellers nationwide.
Aside from income security, Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program can also be a good donation option. If you are looking to help Filipinos pull through this pandemic too just like Mekeni, you can gift the package to a beneficiary. The help is more long term as what you are giving them is a chance and hope to start their own business.
“There is always something you can do to help others. With our Home2Home Partners Program, we hope that we can spark inspiration and motivation to go on despite the challenges we are facing,” Garcia added.
If you are interested to become a Mekeni reseller or to donate a reseller package, send a message through Mekeni’s official Facebook page at to know more.