HONOR is announcing new high-profile devices on September 2 at Europe's biggest tech show: IFA

HONOR’s testing lab for their new consumer devices

Backed with impressive innovations and upgrades, the Global technology brand HONOR is set to announce their newest technology at IFA 2022, Berlin, Germany. IFA, or Internationale Funkausstellung, is Europe's biggest tech exhibit where the giant brands, like Samsung and Apple, often showcase the latest devices for consumers. The date is September 2, and the time is 5 PM local Berlin time, a.k.a. CEST, which means 11:00 PM in the Philippines.

The brand has not confirmed yet their upcoming device line up to be released initially in the Philippines. HONOR’s theme “Embracing the Connected Future” at IFA 2022 is a great opportunity for Filipino consumers to know what exciting devices to watch out for!

HONOR is preparing a live stream with an embedded YouTube video that will be accessible when the event kicks off. Filipinos can easily access the live stream from this link:

In HONOR’s keynote at IFA 2022, George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co. Ltd. will talk about a new connected reality.

George Zhao, CEO of HONOR

Having announced its official comeback to the Philippines with local partners this 2022, HONOR aims to become an iconic technology brand for Filipinos and globally, creating a smart world for all through its powerful products and services. CEO George Zhao's keynote at IFA 2022 will address how HONOR is ushering a paradigm shift for smart living solutions to enable device interoperability between smartphone, tablet, PC, and wearables. Meanwhile, Tony Ran, President of HONOR Europe, will share further details regarding how European consumers benefit from the new HONOR Smart Life products.

With a consistent focus on research and development, HONOR is committed to new technologies. "They are designed to empower people around the world to go beyond themselves and give them the freedom to achieve and do more." George Zhao emphasizes.

George Zhao and Tony Ran will speak about their company goals as well as the new breakthroughs of HONOR in the connected future at IFA 2022.

Tony Ran, President of HONOR Europe

About HONOR  

HONOR is a leading global provider of smart devices. It is dedicated to becoming a global iconic technology brand and creating a new intelligent world for everyone through its powerful products and services. With an unwavering focus on R&D, it is committed to developing technology that empowers people around the globe to go beyond, giving them the freedom to achieve and do more. Offering a range of high-quality smartphones, tablets, laptops and wearables to suit every budget, HONOR’s portfolio of innovative, premium and reliable products enable people to become a better version of themselves.

For more information, please visit the HONOR Philippines Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/HonorPhilippines

Shopee’s new initiative “Barangay Shopee” aims to better the lives of underserved communities

Shopee’s new initiative “Barangay Shopee” aims to better the lives of underserved communities

Barangay Shopee grants community wishes such as basketball courts, multi-purpose hall renovation, and more

With its mission of bettering the lives of Filipinos across the country through technology, Shopee has helped millions of local buyers and sellers adopt e-commerce seamlessly through its meaningful campaigns and initiatives. In time for its much-awaited double day sale, the 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee launches Barangay Shopee, the newest initiative under its Shopee Bayanihan CSR program, designed to help communities in need by enabling Filipinos to win a sponsored community project for their barangay.

Through this contest, Shopee users from all over the Philippines have the chance to win a community project that will help address the needs of their barangay. Winners of the contest can choose their own community project that all members of their barangay can benefit from, such as a new basketball court, multi-purpose hall renovation, public school supplies, and other community-building projects.

Starting August 25 up to September 9, users can join Barangay Shopee by posting video entries on Facebook and submitting the link via the Barangay Shopee page in the app. Joining the online contest can be done in three simple steps: 
  1. Create a 1-2 minute video with at least 3 barangay members and answer the questions:
      Bakit kayo ang dapat tawagin na “Barangay Shopee”?
      Paano pwedeng tulungan ng Shopee ang inyong Barangay?

  1. Post the video on Facebook, following these requirements:
      Follow and tag @ShopeePH on Facebook
      Post is public
      Use the hashtag #BarangayShopee in the caption

  1. Submit the link to your video via the Barangay Shopee page in the Shopee app.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, shared “We are thrilled to be launching our newest initiative, Barangay Shopee. In everything that we do, we work towards our main mission of bettering the lives of our users, sellers, and communities through technology. Through Barangay Shopee, our goal is to foster the community spirit of barangays from all over the Philippines, and uplift them by providing them with a community project that their whole barangay can benefit from. We look forward to crafting even more initiatives that will help make e-commerce more accessible for all.”

Barangay Shopee is the newest initiative under Shopee Bayanihan, the company's umbrella CSR program that seeks to harness the power of technology to help communities benefit from digital transformation, wherever they are in the Philippines.

To learn more about how you can join and win a Shopee-sponsored community project of your choice for your barangay, visit the Barangay Shopee page in the app. Download Shopee for free on App Store or Google Play Store.

5 Things from Our Pinoy Childhood That We’ll Always Love

5 Things from Our Pinoy Childhood That We’ll Always Love

Most of us turn to our childhood for the nostalgia of simpler, more carefree times. A simple mention of a funny or meaningful event from our childhood is enough to get us reminiscing with family and friends. It instantly takes us back to a totally different way of life, making us miss the old times.

This is why we treasure items from the past. Memories and sentimental value make it difficult for us to part with them. Whether it’s things we used to enjoy as kids, pamana keepsakes from our parents, or little things we occasionally used to get as treats, these items from our childhood will always hold a special place in our hearts.

CDs and cassette tapes
Today, we listen to our favorite artists with just a few taps on our smartphones. But back in the day, we still had to go to our favorite music store to grab a cassette tape or CD of their latest and greatest hits. Then, we would pop them into either a Walkman or CD player to listen to the tracks. For music lovers and collectors with a taste for the classics, keeping most, if not all, these music mementos is a must! 

Piko, tumbang preso, and other street games

Before the days of smartphones and online games, us Pinoy kids had the streets as our playground. Playtime meant spending an entire afternoon with our friends outdoors. Who doesn’t remember classic street games like piko, tagu-taguan, luksong baka, and tumbang preso, or the thrill of running away from the taya in a round of habulan? We all looked forward to those fun times spent outdoors, and to this day, many of us still know how to play these games by heart! 

Jolen, jackstones, and other classic Pinoy toys

Aside from the street games mentioned above, many of us also loved collecting, trading, and playing with simple toys like yo-yos, paper dolls, jolen, jackstones, and teks. Some of us would even painstakingly make our own tirador and saranggola, with plenty of help from our parents. One thing is for sure – we’re all guilty of spending a big portion of our baon to expand our collection of these classic toys! 

Film cameras

Many of us were also guilty of playing with family cameras as kids. It was always fun pretending to be photographers, taking snapshots of things we found interesting. However, with only 24 or 36 shots in a roll of film, we had to make every shot count! Fortunately, with film photography now getting popular again, we can still keep shooting with these vintage cameras and relive our days as budding photographers!

Jolly Spaghetti

Part of every Filipino’s childhood is rushing to Jollibee to have their favorite meals like the sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti. Just one bite instantly takes us back to fond memories of celebrations and bonding moments with family through the years. There’s no surprise that the meatiest, cheesiest, sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti remains a firm favorite of both the young and the young-at-heart mula noon hanggang ngayon. 

Jolly Spaghetti is available for only PHP 55 Solo and PHP 215 for a Family Pan in all Jollibee stores nationwide. Satisfy your cravings and have it safely delivered to you via the Jollibee Delivery App, JollibeeDelivery.com, or #87000. Also available for Dine-in, Drive-Thru, and Take Out! 
To stay updated on Jollibee products, like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

#JollibeePH #MulaNoonHanggangNgayon

The Biggest TikTok Dance Challenge #TideProtectodor is here: Here’s how to join


The Biggest TikTok Dance Challenge #TideProtectodor is here: Here’s how to join 

It’s time for moms and members of working communities to show off their dance moves for a chance to win P50,000

A year after Tide Perfect Clean’s #FlexYoKCK craze swept across social media that had Pinoys flexing their perfect white Kwelyo, Cuffs and Kilikili, Tide returns with an even bigger and more rewarding dance challenge.

From the powerful detergent and its NEW variant Tide Perfect Clean Odor Defense comes #TideProtectodor! Launched in partnership with J&T express, the campaign will surely have moms and members of working communities grooving with how the NEW Tide Perfect Clean Odor Defense removes microdirt and protects against malodor. The best part? Those behind the top ten Tiktok videos of the challenge will get to be part of the exciting #TideProtectodor online event, while one lucky winner will take home a cash prize of P50,000.

The NEW Tide Perfect Clean Odor Defense cleans what others simply can’t. It goes after deeply-seated microdirt that seeps into your clothes over time, which can also cause bad smell or malodor. With the NEW Tide Perfect Clean Odor Defense, microdirt and malodor are not only eliminated but you also stay protected from them. Your clothes stay amoy freshly clean so you can feel confident all day.

Everyone is already taking on the #TideProtectodor challenge thanks to the NEW Tide Perfect Clean Odor Defense’s much-valued multiple cleaning and protective actions. Entries are coming from different working communities who are exposed to microdirt and prone to malodor, from celebrities to everyday people.

TV and social media star Luis Manzano has already joined in on the fun with his entry. He leads the way by showing off #TideProtectodor challenge’s moves, busting out the bouncing, gliding and arm-waving of someone protected from pawis, usok, at odor with the NEW Tide Perfect Clean Odor Defense.

@luckymanzano Nagpractice ako nang maraming beses para maperfect tong sayaw, pero hindi ako nagaalala sa amoy na sanhi ng malodor dahil protektado ako gamit ang Tide Odor Defense! Sali na sa #TideProtectodor Dance Challenge! Protektado ka na, may chance ka pa manalo ng 50,000 cash! #Ad #PaidPartnership #Sponsored ♬ original sound - Lucky Manzano

Meanwhile, vlogger Junnie Boy Velasquez demonstrated to everyone how it’s done with his highly-energetic post with the caption, “Ganito kasi yan, pre! Tide Odor Defense lang talaga ang numbawan dahil tanggal maolodor na, protekatado ka pa sa malodor! ANG GALIIIINNNGG!!”

@junnie.boy Ganito kasi yan, pre! Tide Odor Defense lang talaga ang numbawan dahil tanggal maolodor na, protekatado ka pa sa malodor! ANG GALIIIINNNGG!! #TideProtectodor #Ad #PaidPartnership #Sponsored @tidephilippines ♬ Tide Protectodor - Tide Philippines

Even dancing security guard Gene Fernandez, who captured the hearts of netizens with his joyful dancing while in uniform, made sure he won’t miss out on the craze. “Ganito and energy ng amoy freshly-cleaned buong araw dahil sa Tide Odor Defense,” his caption reads.

@genboy3 Ganito ang energy ng amoy freshly-cleaned buong araw dahil sa Tide Odor Defense! Protektado ka pa sa malodor! Join the #TideProtectodor challenge at Manalo ng 50,000 cash! #PaidPartnership #Ad #Sponsore#TideProtectodor #Ad #Sponsored #PaidPartnership ♬ original sound - GUARDY

As someone who’s always on the road, delivery rider Rhic Maniego knows a thing or two about exposure to microdirt. He joined the #TideProtecodor challenge and invited everyone to take part for the chance to win the cash prize. Teacher Christian Mae did the same with her entry, emphasizing that anyone is prone to malodor and that the NEW Tide Perfect Clean Odor Defense protects us against it.

@rhicmaniego26 Buong araw na delivery? Amoy freshly-cleaned pa rin dahil sa Tide Odor Defense! Join #TideProtectodor to win 50K cash! #Ad #PaidPartnership #Sponsored #fyp #grab #neutohouseph ♬ Tide Protectodor - Tide Philippines


@christianmae22 Problema mo rin ba ang amoy kahapon kapag maghapong work? Don’t worry may NEW Tide Odor Defense. Tanggal ang microdirt na sanhi ng malodor. Protektado ka pa sa malodor! #TideProtectodor #Ad #PaidPartnership #sponsored ♬ Tide Protectodor - Tide Philippines

The NEW Tide Perfect Clean Odor Defense’s #TideProtecodor challenge is open to all moms and members of the working community, such as security guards, sales ladies, vendors, and teachers, among others. To join for the chance to win P50,000, simply upload a video of your own take on the #TideProtecodor dance using the campaign hashtag, jingle, and branded effect. Make sure to wear your uniform to represent your job, if applicable.

Entries will be judged based on creativity, entertainment, virality, and compliance. The contest runs from August 12 to 19, 2022. See the full mechanics of the challenge on https://www.facebook.com/TidePHOfficial/.

What are you waiting for? Show everybody your dance moves now and win P50,000 while you’re at it with the NEW Tide Perfect Clean Odor Defense’s #TideProtecodor challenge.

Kapuso, Kasambuhay ng Kalikasan: GMA Network, Nestlé PH Partner for Plastic Waste Advocacy

Mr. Kais Marzouki, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Philippines and Atty. Felipe Gozon, Chairman and CEO of GMA Network

Kapuso, Kasambuhay ng Kalikasan:
GMA Network, Nestlé PH Partner for Plastic Waste Advocacy


The Philippines is one of the world’s biggest sources of plastic waste. With only 33 percent of total plastic waste in the country disposed of in landfills or dumpsites and just nine percent recycled, plastic pollution has become a complex problem that requires a whole of society approach.


As a major food and beverage manufacturer, Nestlé PH has made local sustainability commitments in line with Nestlé’s global ambition and roadmap to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. With plastic as a significant source of GHGs, the company is taking a leadership role in tackling plastic waste towards a waste-free future. Among its pioneering initiatives in the country, Nestlé PH is the first multinational fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) firm to achieve and maintain plastic neutrality, recovering the equivalent volume of plastic packaging it puts out in the market.


Timed with the celebration of its second year of plastic neutrality this month, Nestlé PH has inked a partnership with leading broadcast company, GMA Network, to intensify consumer education and encourage collective action on plastic waste. Through the years, the GMA Network has launched various environmental initiatives under its Kapuso ng Kalikasan advocacy.

In a virtual ceremony, Atty. Felipe Gozon, Chairman and CEO of GMA Network and Mr. Kais Marzouki, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Philippines, signed a memorandum of agreement for the partnership.


We believe that our partnership with GMA Network can help move the needle to involve more consumers in creating a lasting, positive impact on the environment. GMA has the credibility, reach and influence to mobilize people for the cause of sustainability and ultimately the regeneration of the planet,” said Mr. Marzouki. “If we put all our efforts together, we can make a difference. Our joint campaign to build awareness on the impact of plastic waste can go a long way.”


"With this partnership, we will be able to communicate that it does not take a lot to become environmentalists. Through our joint efforts, Nestle and GMA will inspire Filipinos that through basic acts at home, like proper waste disposal, power and water conservation practices, creative recycling and  re-purposing, and even simply embracing a less material lifestyle, all these  can make a big difference”, said Atty. Gozon.


The advocacy campaign will feature relevant and timely educational content and sustainability practices focusing on plastic waste management.

GMA Network and Nestlé Philippines join forces to address the environment crisis and inspire Filipinos to play an active role.

Dengue still unstoppable; prevention key to minimize risk

Dengue still unstoppable; prevention key to minimize risk


Not all mosquitos are created equal. Only the Aedes aegypti can carry the dengue virus with deadly results like a serial killer!


Identifiable by its black and white stripes on the legs and white lyre-shaped markings on its thorax, Aedes aegypti usually bite two hours after sunrise and a few hours before sunset. They may also bite at night as long as they’re in well-lit areas.


A day-time serial killer, no doubt.


Dengue cases increased by a disturbing rate of 83-percent in the first six months of 2022 to 65,190 cases compared to the 35,715 in the same period last year, based on date released by the Department of Health (DOH).


While there’s no specific cure for dengue, medical practitioners can treat its symptoms. For now, the best way to deter the “serial killer” is through prevention.


Dengue’s comeback may be attributed to a number of factors such as frequent rainfalls this wet season. Downpours create ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes. While warm temperatures caused by climate change hasten their growth and development.


Containers with stagnant water like bottle caps, gutters, trash cans, and planters should be emptied and cleaned. Decluttering also eliminates potential hiding places.


Using mosquito repellent regularly and bundling up in light-colored clothing that doesn’t expose the skin may work.


Window and door screens, mosquito nets or the lightweight plastic screens can stop pesky bugs from entering your home.


People with dengue may experience fever, muscle aches, joint or bone pain, rashes, headache, nausea or vomiting, and eye pain for two to seven days. Its severe symptoms are belly pain and tenderness, bleeding from nose or gums, vomiting blood or blood in the stool, and feeling tired, restless or irritable.


Some dengue symptoms are similar to other illnesses, including COVID-19, so it’s important to immediately seek medical assistance.


Of course, it helps to have an insurance policy like Malayan Insurance’s Vital Cover since it provides family and loved ones a financial safety net through death benefits in case their severely sick dengue patient takes a turn for the worse.

Aside from dengue, Vital Cover policyholders are also covered for COVID-19 and chikungunya. It comes with COVID-19 cash assistance benefit, daily hospital income allowance for COVID-19, medical reimbursement for accidental injuries, and accidental death coverage. Policy holders can access Medimate 24/7 teleconsultation and emergency services assistance.