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Saturday, June 10, 2023

"Get Your Hands on the Ultimate HONOR Magic5 Pro: Pre-Order Now for Just Php 59,990!"

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HONOR, the prominent supplier of smart devices in the Philippines, recently introduced the HONOR Magic5 Pro, priced at Php 59,990. This cutting-edge flagship from HONOR is brimming with user-centric advancements, showcasing remarkable achievements in design, display, photography, and performance. It surpasses various industry standards, setting a new bar for an unparalleled user experience.

“This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for! We have finally unleashed the power of HONOR Magic5 Pro! With its groundbreaking technology, it is no surprise that our latest flagship smartphone has disrupted the industry benchmarks. Experience the Real Magic and pre-order now,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

The Brand-new Star Wheel Aesthetics with Gaudi Curve

Adhering to the ‘Eye of Muse’ iconic design, the HONOR Magic5 Pro evolves the concept, redesigning and introducing the Star Wheel Triple Camera system. Paying tribute to Antoni Gaudi, the HONOR Magic5 Pro features symmetry dual-curved ultra-narrow bezels on both sides and a Star Wheel Triple Camera Design sitting as the centerpiece on the back cover, blending the beautiful curves found in natural landscapes and modern architecture into the design of the cutting-edge device, demonstrating the harmonious combination of art and technology.

A Premium Display Debuts at Top of DXOMARK Rankings

Featuring a 6.81-inch LTPO Display with a unique Quad-Curved Floating Screen, the HONOR Magic5 Pro guarantees an immersive viewing experience whether users are browsing, gaming or reading. Equipped with a Novel Display Luminance Enhancement Technology, the HONOR Magic5 Series delivers peak HDR brightness of 1800 nits, ensuring clear visuals even under bright sunlight. With the Dual-Luminance Calibration for typical 120nits indoor brightness and 800nits outdoor brightness, the HONOR Magic5 Pro provides the industry-leading display color accuracy.

The HONOR Magic5 Pro also features a Discrete Display Chipset to improve the visual quality of moving images. While offering an always-on high dynamic range (HDR) effect to enhance video clarity, the chipset delivers a higher frame rate with lower power consumption for a smoother, longer gaming experience. Certified with HDR10+ and IMAX Enhanced, the HONOR Magic5 Pro enables users to enjoy videos and movies with optimized picture quality.

Relieving users’ eye strain, the HONOR Magic5 Pro boasts low blue light emission, as certified by TÜV Rheinland, and Dynamic Dimming that simulates natural light to alleviate eye fatigue. Other innovative eye comfort features include Circadian Night Display for improved sleep quality and an industry-first LTPO display with 2160Hz Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Dimming technology to minimize screen flickering, perfect for those who spend long hours in front of their smartphone.

The HONOR Magic5 Pro turned in an excellent overall display performance, reaching the 1st place of DXOMARK smartphone display ranking with a top score of 151.

An Unrivaled Camera System Crowned 1st Place in DXOMARK for Q1 2023

The HONOR Magic5 Pro has also taken the first place in DXOMARK global camera ranking with a score of 152, making it the highest camera scoring smartphone tested for the first quarter of 2023. The HONOR Magic5 Pro features a powerful Triple Main Camera combination comprising a 50MP Wide Camera, a 50MP Ultra Wide Camera, and a 50MP Telephoto Camera. With an increased sensor size for superior light sensing performance, the camera system produces photos in refined detail every time, no matter the lighting conditions. Ultra Fusion Computational Optics, a computational optical algorithm complementing the camera system, drastically improves image clarity at 3.5x-100x zoom, setting the device apart from other smartphones on the market.

Equipped with the all-new HONOR Image Engine, the HONOR Magic5 Pro debuts an all-new Millisecond Falcon Capture algorithm, enabling users to capture complex scenes with remarkable ease and clarity. Users can also shoot low-light scenes clearly with high speed thanks to Super Night Capture capabilities. In addition, the HONOR Magic5 Pro boasts AI Motion Sensing Capture, which is capable of automatically detecting the highest point of a jump and capturing the frame in ultra-high definition. To put the technology to the test, HONOR has partnered with Guinness World Records, using the HONOR Magic5 Pro automatically to capture the amazing moment of an official world record attempt for the World’s Highest Between-the-legs Slam Dunk.

Enabling budding creators to produce cinematic-level footage, the HONOR Magic5 Pro features IMAX Enhanced Movie Master, empowering users to shoot and edit stunning videos, all on their smartphone.

Enhanced Privacy and Security for All-round Protection

The HONOR Magic5 Pro features a Dual-TEE Security System co-developed with Qualcomm®, offering hardware-level protection for users’ data. Equipped with a Discrete Security Chipset, the HONOR Magic5 Pro provides maximum security for passwords and biometrics like face IDs and fingerprints.

Bringing compelling upgrades to AI Privacy Call 2.0 , HONOR’s groundbreaking solution to sound-leaking, the HONOR Magic5 Pro introduces an industry-first Sound Energy Spatial Control Technology, which generates opposite sound waves to prevent sound leakage for private phone calls. While delivering a 100% improvement in call volume for a clearer communication experience, AI Privacy Call 2.0 ensures that even if the user is in a crowded but quiet environment like an elevator, people nearby cannot clearly catch the caller’s voice.

Flagship Performance Enabled by Cutting-edge Technology

Powered by the latest Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform from Qualcomm®, the HONOR Magic5 Pro delivers an unrivaled flagship performance, enabling enhanced productivity and entertainment at all times. With the industry's first Wi-Fi and Bluetooth standalone antenna architecture, the HONOR Magic5 Pro improves Wi-Fi performance by 200% and reduces Wi-Fi latency by 30% compared to the traditional antenna design in the industry, bringing users ultimate flexibility and mobility for work and play. Supporting 66W Wired and 50W Wireless HONOR SuperCharge, the HONOR Magic5 Pro packs with a super large 5100mAh battery to deliver a full day of uninterrupted usage.

Running the latest MagicOS 7.1 based on Android 13, the HONOR Magic5 Pro offers a range of smart features, such as MagicRing for multi-device collaboration and Magic Text for intelligent text recognition, helping users to further boost their productivity.


Color, Pricing, and Availability

Designed for adventurous spirits, the HONOR Magic5 Pro is available in Midnight Black and Meadow Green, both inspired by the wonders of nature. From June 8 to 15, the HONOR Magic5 Pro will be available for pre-order for Php 59,990 with FREE HONOR Band 6 smartwatch and HONOR X3 Lite Earbuds both worth Php 6,000 at select HONOR and partner dealer stores or online via Lazada (, Shopee (, and Tiktok Shop (

Great news! You can also get HONOR Magic5 Pro via Globe Postpaid Plan 2499 with one-time cashout of Php 17,900.

You can also avail via Home Credit for as low as Php 1,718 per month without insurance, Php 2,085 with insurance, and on a 0% interest installment payment.

For more updates and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok: ( To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Five intriguing urban development aspirations for Metro Manila

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It's not bad to think of the things that could possibly be an intriguing model for Metro Manila, but of course there are basis that ought us to think these kind of ideas. 

Metro Manila is comprised of 16 cities and 1 municipality - is the economic, political, and cultural capital. 

Metro Manila’s forecast of becoming a global power city is challenged by the consequences of rapid urbanization. The UN-Habitat lists the effects of climate change, natural disasters that hamper urban infrastructures and city competitiveness, unequal livability, job creation, and poverty reduction.

Is there a way out of Metro Manila’s challenges? Architect and urban designer Chintan Raveshia, and urban planner and sustainability consultant Tony Chan of Singapore-based Arup emphasize urban development should also consider people’s aspirations, its changing needs and expectations, and the national identity of the residents.

Finding the identity of the city

Raveshia inspires responsible stakeholders to ask themselves first the most fundamental question: “What’s the identity of the city and how do we make its residents proud?”

He quips, “Singapore, a city that is high on everyone’s liveability list, is also working with citizens and grass roots organizations to inculcate a sense of ‘lovability’ for the city. This helps to strengthen the societal bond, increase equity, improve community safety, and exude pride and a feeling of ownership of the city amongst the residents. The balance of liveability, efficiency, and lovability paves the way for a true success of our cities in this climate emergency era”.

For his part, Chan believes that a successful sustainable urban development goes hand in hand with the capability to enhance people’s quality of life. “We must develop and harness models of development that have low-carbon targets, which are also of a human scale, thriving and inclusive; models that are also just, secured and enhances the quality of life for all its residents. In addition, we should look at creative ways to increase local citizen participation as well as new technologies or products that can support the overarching vision and development objectives”, says Chan.

Melbourne is considered by many experts as one of the most liveable cities for the past decade.

If Singapore reclaims lands for more affordable housing and increased integrated city developments and Melbourne builds accessible green spaces to promote social interaction, what plans would best fit Metro Manila’s sustainable and livable future while maintaining its identity? Here are five urban development aspirations Filipinos hope for the country’s main political and economic hub.

1. Accessibility across all social classes
While Metro Manila is the Philippines’ major economic driver – accounting for 32% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) – it’s often challenged in sustaining accessible living conditions for residents across all social classes. UK-based The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked Metro Manila 105th out of 139 cities in the Global Liveability Index 2022. The increasing population density in Metro Manila has resulted in some inconveniences in daily conditions like vehicular traffic situations, least green open spaces, high carbon footprint, inaccessibility to affordable housing, and unequal income opportunities.

Urban planners and developers suggest mixed-use planning in the metropolis and coastal developments because they are crucial to achieving the 15-minute concept. Here, residents across all walks of life are encouraged to live a healthy, affordable, and sustainable lifestyle because residential, commercial, and office spaces are integrated within a single development.

2. Open green spaces for a healthy and sustainable living environment

Despite land scarcity, Singapore manages to be one of the greenest cities in the world with over 400 parks, more than 3,300 hectares of nature reserve, and over 300 kilometers of park connector network.

Studies shows that Metro Manila has only 5 square meters of green space available per person, this number is well below the 9 square meters set by the World Health Organization.COVID-19 had the entire world reassess their health conditions, lifestyle practices, and environmental situations. The impact was even more drastic in Metro Manila due to population density, crowded space, and insufficient parks and open areas.

Aside from improving air quality and enhancing biodiversity, green spaces also moderate temperatures during the warm season.

3. Enhancing Human health and wellbeing
Cities with sufficient healthcare facilities, access to health coverage, and infrastructures that enhance well-being and promote a healthy lifestyle, produce prosperous societies.

The way cities are planned, designed, and executed has a crucial impact on how people live as it presents opportunities and effects on their lifestyles and overall well-being. While there is evident progress in Metro Manila’s health sector, rapid urbanization continues to pose risks in communities due to challenges in overcrowded neighborhoods, vehicular emissions, heavy traffic, pollution, and flood-prone areas.

4. Resilient community
Resilience is the capacity of individuals, communities, and systems to adapt, survive, and grow in the face of stress and shocks, and even transform when conditions require it. Relevant dimensions under the City Resilience Index ( by the Rockefeller Foundation & Arup, other dimensions include Health & Well Being, Economy & Society, Infrastructure & Environment as well as Leadership & Strategy

As Philippines and Manila grows, we face a dual challenge of adapting to climate change and the need to alter development strategies that are increasingly contributing to global warming. Philippines is among the top 10 countries in the world most affected by climate change in the past 20 years, according to the Global Climate Risk Index As an archipelago, impacts resulting from climate change are immense. In addition, metro Manila’s safety and resilience are endangered by various natural disasters.

Natural disasters persist every season due to our geographical location.

Well-planned and executed urban designs have the power to build safe and resilient communities in Metro Manila. Infrastructures like proper bike lanes and walkable streets ensure residents’ safety, accessibility, and comfort, whereas science and technology-based solutions that can build flexible structures, multi-use systems, and technologies can help residents adapt and prepare for changing conditions.

5. Global and competitive city

In 2022, Singapore is placed 3rd in the World Competitiveness Ranking – the small country out of Asia even placed 1st in 2019 and 2020.

Metro Manila is one of Asia’s premier regions. As the country’s engine growth driver, it has growing investments in infrastructures and multitudes of business investments and developments.

The metropolis’ rising potential can further step up by following global models like Singapore, Melbourne, and Hong Kong which created several integrated cities and coastal developments that ushered in a vibrant economy and paved for a better urban lifestyle. These visions create an avenue to further increase opportunities for jobs, better education, better lifestyle, and bustling economic activities.

These can contribute to the Philippines’ national and local economies by driving tourism and infrastructure development while also creating equitable and inclusive communities. These, in turn, create a wider room of opportunities and, therefore, attracts more talent.

Building inclusive and sustainable growth centers
When all stakeholders are listened to and addressed, communities will be energized when introduced to well-designed, master-planned and implemented developments. This will result to a lasting impact on Metro Manila’s future and its residents because it fosters more inclusive growth and makes the urban landscape an extension of their home.

When a city embraces its history, celebrates its milestones, innovates and adopts for the future, and most importantly, nurtures its residents and responds to their aspirations – it is a city working toward competitiveness and unlocking future potential.

How about you? What would you aspire your city to be?

Photos not ours. CTTO

SM Prime and UPLB team up for sustainability scholarship

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In a move to champion sustainable development in the country, SM Prime Holdings Inc. has forged a partnership with the esteemed University of the Philippines Los Baños. This notable collaboration will pave the way for the advancement of the Philippines' environmental agenda.
As part of this esteemed initiative, SM Prime has generously provided a scholarship grant that will enable deserving students to pursue their dreams of attaining an undergraduate degree in the highly esteemed Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology (BSHE) and Bachelor of Science in Forestry (BSF) programs. These courses are specifically designed to cultivate a culture of sustainability, a vital element in the preservation and conservation of our planet.

The scholarship will be awarded to students from low-income households in Pasay City intended to provide better employment prospects and help reduce poverty and inequality, which are major obstacles to sustainable development.

Members of the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) and SM Prime Holdings Inc ink partnership to create scholarships geared towards sustainable development. Present during the signing are (From left) UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources Dean Marlo Mendoza, UPLB College of Human Ecology Dean Dr. Ricardo Sandalo, SM Prime AVP and Head of Marketing, PR, and Communications Rida Reyes Castillo, UPLB Chancellor Dr. Jose Camacho Jr., and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Janette Malata-Silva.


Collaboration for innovation and sustainability

In an interview, UPLB Chancellor Dr. Jose Camacho, Jr. shared his optimism about the partnership, citing the impact of education, especially sustainability-related fields of studies, in social and economic mobility.

“The scholarship will enable more students to pursue their studies in areas related to sustainability such as environmental science, renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture. By investing in education in these areas, we are preparing a new generation of leaders who will have the knowledge and skills to address the complex environmental and social challenges facing our world today,” Dr. Camacho said.

“It will encourage research and development in areas related to sustainability. By providing support for students to pursue advanced studies, we are creating a pipeline of future researchers and innovators who can develop solutions to pressing environmental and social problems,” he added.

Aside from enabling students to pursue their education without financial burden, the UPLB chancellor believes that the scholarship can produce competent leaders capable of solving complex environmental and social challenges, and create a pipeline of innovative researchers.

He further stressed how fostering collaborations and innovation in sustainability between the academic community and the private sector can lead to new environmentally and socially responsible products, technologies, and services that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

SM Prime AVP and Head of Marketing, PR, and Communications Rida Reyes Castillo signed the memorandum of agreement alongside UPLB Chancellor Dr. Jose Camacho Jr. The scholarship formed under the partnership continues SM Prime’s pursuit of sustainable development.

Ripples of social good

SM Prime AVP and Head of Marketing, PR, and Communications Rida Reyes Castillo shared that the partnership between SM Prime and UPLB is a testament to the shared commitment of both institutions towards promoting sustainability and creating a better future for the next generation.

By supporting the education of would-be scholars, SM Prime hopes to create ripples of social good within families and communities, ultimately contributing to the development of a more sustainable and equitable society.

“Improving the well-being of its partner communities and investing in people’s growth have long been among SM Prime’s sustainability pillars woven at the core of its business strategies and operations. As such, SM Prime deems it important to create programs that would provide access to quality education for all, and in the long term, create a pool of proactive human resources who can responsibly carry out and balance the economic, social and environmental aspects of a society’s sustainable development aspirations,” Castillo said.

“SM Prime believes UPLB would be the best partner to support its sustainability initiatives in promoting a conducive learning environment while honing new Iskolars ng Bayan leaders committed to knowledge creation and public service,” she also said.

The SM Prime Sustainability Scholarship is open to students from Pasay City, under UPLB's BSHE and BSF programs with an annual gross family income of not more than PhP150,000.00

For more information, interested applicants may contact the UPLB OSG +63 49 536 3209 or email at

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Unlock and Experience Optimum Relaxation and Detoxification

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Unlock the benefits of optimum relaxation and detoxification with your own sauna at home, as recognized by Dimples Romana, Mr. & Mrs. Maierhofer, Maoui David, Chelsea Robato, and Sol Mercado. Saunas offer a range of benefits for both physical and mental health, including stress reduction, muscle relaxation, improved circulation, and tension release, resulting in a feeling of calm and relaxation. This makes them useful not only for athletes and fitness enthusiasts but also for anyone experiencing physical stress.

ZION Carbon Sauna uses 100% pure carbon heaters to provide heat and steam that increase the body's core temperature, inducing sweating and releasing toxins from the pores. The even distribution of heat and steam can enhance cardiovascular health by improving circulation, promoting the function of blood vessels, and boosting the immune system, which helps to fight off infections and diseases.

OPPO Shares Exciting Reasons to Enjoy the Find N2 Flip with Topnotch After Sales Benefits

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OPPO, a renowned global brand for smart devices, has launched a new addition to their OPPO Find Series, which happens to be their first flip smartphone, the OPPO Find N2 Flip. This smartphone is designed to be pocket-friendly and has a long-lasting battery. With a large outer screen and a sleek design, the OPPO Find N2 Flip allows users to capture more moments effortlessly.

Aside from the innovations and technologies that make it truly a game-changer, new owners of the OPPO Find N2 Flip can also enjoy various perks and special offers for after sales services. OPPO Care provides all Find N2 Flip users with exclusive benefits so they can fully maximize their device and keep it in excellent condition for years to come.

Top Notch Service

Each purchase of the Find N2 Flip also comes with a one-time free purchase of OPPO Care services, available at all OPPO Brand Stores nationwide. OPPO Care ensures users are given the most comprehensive and hassle-free after care services.

Find N2 Flip users are also entitled access to OPPO Brand Stores Premier Lanes which provides expedited and express service so they have reduced waiting time and have more time to make the most of their day. OPPO has exclusive technicians dedicated to servicing all devices such as the OPPO Find N2 Flip. Moreover, OPPO Find N2 Flip users are entitled to International Warranty Service, so should the need arise, they can have their devices repaired at any OPPO Brand Store worldwide.

Find N2 Flip users can take advantage of unlimited Refresh Service and are also eligible for FREE send-in repair service, which means those who have technical concerns with their new smartphones can have their devices repaired for no additional charge.

OPPO Find N2 Flip users don’t even have to head to the mall to retrieve their units once repaired. OPPO offers door-to-door service for customers’ convenience.

Seeing the Bigger Picture

OPPO Find N2 Flip lets people see the bigger picture. It is designed with a generous 3.26”cover screen display, the largest of its kind, giving people more room to explore various functions without unfolding the phone. The vertical layout offers intuitive and seamless viewing, while the screen is customizable with plenty of time-saving shortcuts. With its proven quality and TUV Rheinland Certification, the OPPO Find N2 Flip offers no compromises with better quality and performance.

Superior Power

To help you stay connected all day long, the OPPO Find N2 Flip is equipped with 4300mAh large battery and 44W SUPERVOOC, giving it the largest battery with fastest charging on a flip phone. This smartphone can be used for 20 hours of video streaming, 16 hours of social media, or 6 hours of video calls, perfect for people who want to live life to the fullest. Preserve your battery life with OPPO’s unique features like Super Power Saving Mode, Super Nighttime Standby, and Multi-cooling System.

Sophisticated design for unlimited style 

 Packed with innovative features and a foldable design, this smartphone lets users reimagine photography possibilities, all in a gorgeous and flawless design that you can pop into your pocket. The OPPO Find N2 Flip smartphone comes in two beautiful colors: Moonlit Purple and Astral Black.

Buy Your OPPO Find N2 Flip Now! 

OPPO Find N2 Flip is now available at select OPPO concept stores nationwide for Php 49,999.

With the Globe Plan 1499, you can own the Find N2 Flip with a cash out of Php 28,800 and for Plan 999 with a cash out of Php 33,600. For Smart Plan 1499, there will also be cash out available plus freebies including the OPPO Enco Air3 and OPPO Band 2. For Home Credit, enjoy 0% interest and installment options for 9,12,15,18, and 24 months, with the lowest monthly payment at Php 1,504. Lastly, for all credit cards, customers can avail of the OPPO Find N2 Flip at 6 or 12 months installment at 0% interest.

To know more about OPPO’s latest Find smartphone, visit the OPPO Philippines’ official website at or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

Monday, March 27, 2023

The Yellow Rockets Experienced the Ultimate Rush in Robinsons Appliances' Race to a Minute 2023: Winner of The Last Leg Showdown!

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When was the last time I covered something like this? Well, I think that was before the pandemic and it's really exciting and thrilling to see the participants go for the prize. So, it was an honor to be part of the bloggers that witness this another winning moment with Robinsons Appliances.

So, this is Robinsons Appliances' highly anticipated "Race to a Minute" and has reached its final pitstop at the Galleria South mall in San Pedro City, Laguna. After successful events in Robinsons Valencia, Robinson Galleria Cebu, and Robinsons Tuguegarao, four teams from the Greater Manila Area will compete for the chance to win up to PHP220,000 worth of appliances and gadgets.

According to Donna May San Luis, Marketing Services Manager of Robinsons Appliances, the event is an annual celebration to show gratitude to their loyal customers who have supported them throughout the year. Since its launch in 2017, the "Race to a Minute" has been a highly anticipated event where chosen participants from the four major regions in the Philippines complete tasks for 60 seconds, vying for amazing prizes and thrilling memories.


“For almost a month, we’ve been traveling around the Philippines to bring excitement and fun to Robinsons Appliances' loyal customers. We’re very excited that we’re are finally at the last leg of Race to a Minute, and we’re very delighted to have it here in the beautiful Robinsons Galleria South in San Pedro City, Laguna. This annual Robinsons Appliances event marks our gratitude to our customers who’ve been supporting us throughout the past year,” mentioned by Donna May San Luis.


This year's event is co-presented by Kolin, Sharp, Lex Service, Inc., TCL, GCash, Samsung, and Daikin and it will give away a total of PHP2 million worth of appliances and gadgets. Aside from the prizes, all participants from all legs of the "Race to a Minute" have also received PHP2,000 worth of GoRewards Points.

The "Race to a Minute" is composed of six pitstops wherein players must finish assigned tasks within 60 seconds. Each pitstop will test each member's physical and mental capabilities, with the earliest time they reach the next pitstop giving them a higher chance of receiving the highest-valued prize. Imagine the excitement not knowing if you can complete the task or not and what's interesting is what prizes you'll going to win. Anyway it was really fun being part of this event. Though not a player but there's still the thrill. We just hope that there will be a similar challenge for bloggers. Anyway we'll be watching out for it.


So, who wins in this last leg of the Race To A Minute? Well, there were four teams and top winner is the Yellow Team or the Yellow Rockets, Red Team or Red Cheers on the 2nd place, followed by the third place which is the Blue Team or the Blue Knights, and lastly the Green Team or the Green Brigades. First or last, still they get to win prizes which is not but for exerting great effort in running and solving problems. So, for the Yellow Rockets congrats!!!!

You can watch the action on my Youtube Channel Kwento Ni Toto, to see that excitement!

Joining the event as hosts are MYX VJ Turs Daza and celebrity-mom Elisse Joson. For more news and updates, follow the Robinsons Appliances official pages on Facebook and Instagram or visit

Sunday, March 26, 2023

HONOR X8a, the DSLR Smartphone is now available nationwide for Php 10,990

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The HONOR X8a, the latest addition to the X Series with a 100MP Ultra-Clear Camera, is now available for purchase starting March 25, 2023. The smartphone can be purchased for Php 10,990 at HONOR kiosks and partner stores nationwide, or online through Lazada, Shopee, and Tiktok Shop.

Stephen Cheng, the Vice President of HONOR Philippines, stated that the company is always looking for ways to provide quality products to their fans, and the HONOR X8a, with its 100MP triple rear camera system, is perfect for those who love taking high-quality photos on the go.

The HONOR X8a features top-notch camera and display technology. The smartphone's 100MP Main Rear Camera, supported by a 5MP Wide & Depth Camera and a Macro Camera, allows users to capture high-definition images with vivid details and clarity. The device also has a 16MP Front Camera for selfies.

The HONOR Display Color Calibration technology, combined with the 6.7-inch FullView Display, offers a better viewing experience on a large screen with a screen-to-body ratio of 93.6%. The device is certified by TÜV Rheinland and equipped with low blue light technology, making it ideal for people who spend long hours in front of their screens. It also has a 4500 mAh battery, which can deliver up to 13 hours of music streaming or 16 hours of uninterrupted social media browsing on a single charge.

The HONOR X8a comes in three majestic colors: Cyan Lake, Titanium Silver, and Midnight Black. Buyers can purchase the smartphone via HONOR kiosks, or partner online stores, Lazada, Shopee, and Tiktok Shop. HONOR fans can also avail the HONOR X8a through Home Credit for as low as Php 1,332 per month with 0% interest installment payment.

For more information and announcements, visit HONOR's website and social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Sleep Better with Uratex: The Leading Foam Company in the Philippines Offers Discounts on Sleeping Essentials for World Sleep Day

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Uratex, the top foam company in the Philippines, celebrates World Sleep Day (WSD) and continues to promote the importance of a good night's sleep. WSD, which took place last March 17, emphasizes the value of quality sleep for everyone.

Research conducted by Milieu Insight and Intellect revealed that many employed Filipino adults experience poor quality of life due to stress, leading to difficulty sleeping. The National Nutrition Council in the Philippines also reported that a lack of sleep is linked to several health problems, including brain function and depression. Therefore, it is necessary to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night to boost the immune system.

To address sleep problems and provide sleep solutions, Uratex is committed to developing and innovating products that enhance the sleep experience of every Filipino family. Uratex has spent more than five decades creating sleeping essentials to meet everyone's needs, becoming a trusted sleeping companion for every Filipino.

Mr. Kurt Cheng, Brand Marketing Executive, and Sleep Expert of Uratex Philippines, highlighted the importance of having the right sleeping aids, such as mattresses and pillows, to aid in getting a good night's sleep.

In celebration of World Sleep Day, Uratex is offering up to a 10% discount on selected sleeping products from March 15-31, 2023. This promotion is applicable and exclusive to Uratex Showrooms, Authorized Dealers Nationwide, and the official online store.

Mr. Christian Cheng, Brand Marketing Executive of Uratex Philippines, emphasized the brand's commitment to ensuring that every Filipino gets the best sleep through their products, continuing to champion the value and impact of sleep in our daily lives.

Uratex's range of mattresses and other quality sleep products has consistently been recognized as a Trusted Brand for Mattress category at the Reader's Digest Awards, including the 2022 edition.


To learn more about Uratex and its products, as well as upcoming promos, visit or their official Shopee page at You can also follow /UratexPhilippines on Facebook and @uratex_ph on Instagram for updates and upcoming promos.

For over 55 years, Uratex has been committed to providing comfort through its products and services, enriching lives and creating meaningful moments.

Lee Minho greets Filipinos

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Lee Minho greets Filipinos as the newest addition to the SM Development Corporation (SMDC) family. The country's leading property developer releases an exclusive video greeting from Korean superstar Lee Minho, who was recently named the Most Favorite Actor in the 2023 Hallyu Wave Abroad Survey.


Watch the clip on SMDC's YouTube channel:

#LeeMinhoForSMDC #SMDC #StepIntoLuxury

5 Knock Out and Interesting Reasons Why Lee Min Ho is A Certified ‘Good Guy’

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SM Development Corporation (SMDC) has always been committed to providing top-quality living spaces to its clients, and they have long held the motto "Home of the Good Guys." For them, this phrase encapsulates their values and principles as a leading property developer in the Philippines. So when it came time to search for a brand ambassador to represent the company, it was important that they choose someone who embodied these same values.

After careful consideration, SMDC found the perfect candidate in Lee Min Ho, a beloved South Korean actor and heartthrob. As a prominent figure in the Hallyu wave (the global popularity of Korean entertainment and culture), Lee Min Ho has a massive following that transcends borders and cultures. But it's not just his good looks and talent that won SMDC over; it's his reputation as a genuinely good person.

Here are the five (5) interesting reasons why Lee Min Ho is A Certified ‘Good Guy’ for SMDC.

A philanthropist who set up a donation platform to champion the causes closest to his heart

In 2014, Lee Min Ho founded PROMIZ, a donation platform centered on his core advocacies – children, animals, and the environment. Purchasing products through this platform allows individuals to donate to various charitable causes and organizations, such as disaster relief efforts, children's welfare, and environmental conservation.

Through PROMIZ, the actor aims to encourage people in making a positive impact on the world, inspire others to take action, and make a difference in their communities. PROMIZ has received widespread recognition for its impact.

Family is at the center of his life 

Lee Min Ho is known to speak lovingly about his family. Asked what he likes to do for a good time, he answered, “I spend quality time with my dear family, friends, and loved ones whenever I want to have a good time.”

He hangs out with family, friends, and staff. His values, known for taking good care of the people around him, reflect the education and personality he received while growing up, which keeps him grounded and focused on what truly matters in life.

Humble and passionate about his work

Lee Min Ho has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for many years, having starred in many drama and movie projects. Even with all that fame and success, he is praised for his work ethic, professionalism, and consideration towards others by his co-stars and production staff.

Lee Min Ho is known for his humility, and for being hard-working. Even in his worldwide stardom, he is grounded and focused on his craft, ever striving to improve his performance and create a positive atmosphere on set.

A beacon of hope and motivation

Acting was not always Lee Min Ho’s calling. During his elementary school years, he had a passion for soccer, and has dreamed of becoming a professional player. However, when he suffered a bad injury, he had to give up his athletic pursuits.

This setback led him to explore acting during his second year in high school, which was uncovered to be his true calling. He worked hard to hone his craft, and has, since, become one of the most popular and respected actors in the industry.

Values the unwavering support of his fans

Lee Min Ho has often said that his fans are a source of motivation and inspiration for him, and that he is grateful for their support and love. He has said that his fans' unwavering support has been a driving force in his caree,r and that he will continue to work hard to repay their love and loyalty.

In one fan meeting, he said, "I am always thinking about how I can pay back the love I receive from my fans. I am who I am today because of my fans." He has also spoken about how much he enjoys interacting with his fans and making them happy.


So, what do you think of this?

To stay in the loop about SMDC's newest 'Good Guy,' follow SMDC on its official Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok accounts, or visit the SMDC website.

Monday, February 20, 2023

BlueWater Day Spa is Stepping Up Their Game for Summer 2023 - See What's New!

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BlueWater Day Spa has recently added two new brand ambassadors to their team, just in time for the summer season. The announcement was made during a media event held last February 17, 2023, at Marco Polo Ortigas, with Tessa Prieto-Valdez hosting the event. The new ambassadors are GMA 7's "Pambansang Ginoo" and businessman David Licauco, and Miss World Philippines 2021 Tracy Maureen Perez.

David Licauco shared his experience of being very busy with taping schedules and managing his businesses, and how he always looks forward to his favorite Balinese massage at BlueWater Day Spa after a long tiring week. Tracy Perez, on the other hand, expressed her preference for BlueWater Day Spa's Deep Tissue Massage and IPL Hair Removal service, particularly focusing on areas that usually experience chronic tension.-

(From left) At the launching of Bluewater Day Spa’s newest brand endorsers are (from left) Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Tracy Perez, Bluewater Day Spa Operations Manager Nancy Go, David Licauco, Bluewater Day Spa President Mary Simisim, talent manager Arnold Vegafria, and beauty queens Gwendolyne Fourniol, Ashley Subijano-Montenegro, and Alison Black.

In addition to Licauco and Perez, BlueWater Day Spa also introduced several other beauty queens as their endorsers. The new additions to the roster include Miss World Philippines 2022 Gwendolyne Fourniol, Miss Supranational 2022 Alison Black, Miss Eco Philippines 2022 Ashley Subijano Montenegro, Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2022 Ingrid Santamaria, and Miss Eco Teen International 2022 1st runner-up Beatriz Mcleland. These endorsers shared their gratitude for BlueWater Day Spa for being their haven and hideaway, a place where they can relax and recharge.

Bluewater Day Spa’s newest brand endorsers include (from left) Miss Supranational 2022 Alison Black, Miss Eco Philippines 2022 Ashley Subijano Montenegro, “Pambansang Ginoo” David Licauco,  model and beauty queen Tracy Perez and Miss World Philippines 2022 Gwendolyne Fourniol.

Apart from the new endorsers, BlueWater Day Spa has a long list of celebrity endorsers that includes Binibining Pilipinas 2019 Miss Universe Gazini Ganados, Michelle Dee, Harry Morris, Fabio Ide, and Christian Bautista.

Since 2005, BlueWater Day Spa has been helping Filipinos maintain their balanced state of well-being through its extensive range of treatments. From rejuvenating massages to facials and sculpting treatments that help maintain a toned physique, BlueWater Day Spa offers unique and niche massage services such as the Four Hand Massage, Therapeutic Colonic Massage, and Pregnancy Massage.

Fashion icon, entrepreneur and “Pambansang Ginoo” David Licauco tells Tessa Prieto-Valdez what he loves decompressing with treatments at Bluewater Day Spa.

BlueWater Day Spa currently has three branches located around the metro in Banawe, Quezon City, Eton Square - Ortigas in Greenhills, San Juan, and Estancia Mall in Pasig City. Soon, it will open at The Infinity Tower, BGC. Follow @bluewaterdayspaofficial on Instagram to know more about the BlueWater Day Spa.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Get Ready to Be Blown Away! HONOR X7a and MagicBook X Series: The New Products Taking the PH Market by Storm on February 22nd!

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Following the triumphant unveiling of the ultra-durable phone, the renowned technology company is set to unveil a new range of compact and resilient products, including the HONOR X7a and the HONOR MagicBook X series, which marks the brand's first laptop offering for the year. The launch is scheduled for February 22 and the company is eager to showcase these new products to the world.

HONOR X7a, an upcoming sibling of HONOR X9a 5G, offers more choices to HONOR fans, bringing advanced technology to satisfy one key consumer pain point: batteries die quickly. HONOR X7a can support up to 42 hours of social media browsing on a full charge. For those who are constantly on the go for their jobs, HONOR X7a supports about 42 hours of phone calling or 29 hours of music streaming.

With industry-level innovative battery technologies, the cell of HONOR X7a comes with a higher energy density and a reduced thickness, contributing to the long battery life and the slim form factor of the device. The battery also demonstrates exceptional longevity, capable of maintaining above 80% health even after three years of use.

"We are really excited to be introducing our new devices in the market, an affordable smartphone with 3 days of battery life and our line of laptops that will complete the HONOR ecosystem. To our HONOR fans, stay tuned on February 22!,” says Stephen Cheng, HONOR VP for Marketing.

Meanwhile, HONOR Philippines will be launching two HONOR MagicBook X series that delivers superb performance and a seamless user experience to take users from work to play – the HONOR MagicBook X 14 and X 15.

The HONOR MagicBook X14 and HONOR MagicBook X15 support multi-screen collaboration allowing users to multi-task between different devices. Users can seamlessly connect their smartphone with the laptop, dragging files across and making edits with one single keyboard. A handy fingerprint reading power button enables instant access when starting up the HONOR MagicBook X 14 and HONOR MagicBook X 15 for a more secure and effortless login experience.

HONOR X7a and HONOR MagicBook X series will be officially launched on February 22, 2023 Catch our launch live on HONOR Philippines’ Facebook Page (HONORX7a and MagicBook X Launch Event). #HONORX9a5G #HONORX7a #HONORMagicBookX

For more information and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok: (

Thursday, February 9, 2023

URC Thailand, Filipino-owned company Wins Prestigious FDA Quality Awards for Outstanding Food Manufacturing and Product

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Hey foodies and lifestyle enthusiasts! I've got some exciting news to share with you all today. Universal Robina Corp's Thai subsidiary has just received two awards that solidify its position as one of Thailand's top producers of quality food products.

The FDA Quality awards were given to URC Thailand after they met all the required standards set by the Ministry of Public Health. This included product quality, environmental-friendly product-packaging-process, and the company's sustainability project, UR Green.

Not only did the company win the award for "Outstanding Food Manufacturer" (which it first won in 2020), but its Dewberry Puff Cake Orange was also named "Outstanding Food Product on the major use of local raw materials".

URC Thailand impressed the judges with its quality inspection and assurance program, its compliance with food safety rules, and its corporate social responsibility and sustainability program. The Dewberry Puff cake was especially recognized as 90% of its ingredients are sourced domestically.

"We are proud to contribute to the Thai economy, creating jobs for the Thai people and opening opportunities for Thailand's small businesses," said Tanant Suwanraks, URC's Vice President and General Manager for Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.

URC Thailand has been operating since 1992 and has stayed true to its core value of "delighting everyone with good food choices." The company produces some of Thailand's top snack brands, including Jack 'n Jill mega-brand Roller Coaster, Dewberry, Fun-O, Tivoli, Cream-O, Lausanne, Dynamite, and Lush.

URC Thailand has a long history of winning awards for its quality products, work environment, and push towards sustainability and clean energy.

So there you have it folks, another reason to love URC Thailand and its commitment to providing delicious and quality food, while also being environmentally conscious. Cheers to them!

Saturday, January 21, 2023

A Fresh and Ultra Clear Start to 2023 with the New OPPO Reno8 5G 12GB+256GB in Sunkissed Beige

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New year and refreshed! We all want a new start as we move into the next coming days of 2023. As the new year brings in refreshed goals and new adventures, OPPO helps you start anew with its latest addition to the OPPO Reno8 5G series, the OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB in a dazzling new color–Sunkissed Beige. The latest Portrait Expert comes in a stylish, premium colorway, with upgraded storage, and smoother performance. The latest OPPO Reno8 5G variant can be yours for Php 29,999, allowing you to bring ultra clear portraits to life this 2023.


The new OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB comes in a fresh coat of color in Sunkissed Beige with a beautiful glossy finish that remains resistant to fingerprints and dust. With an updated look, the ultra slim smartphone now also comes with an upgraded 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM - a significant increase from the OPPO Reno8 5G Series’ first release in September 2022, which offers 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM. Now, you can also enjoy capturing ultra clear portraits and keeping more memories throughout the year without having to worry about a “full storage” notification popping up. This larger RAM and ROM enhances and smoothens the overall performance of the new smartphone, lessening lags and increasing its fluency to boost productivity and entertainment.


Rounding up the new features that make the new OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB a worthy investment, is the ColorOS13 based on Android 13. This updated operating system provides a more seamless smartphone experience, with improved multi-device connectivity features like Multi-Screen Connect and Nearby Share, as well as heightened data privacy and protection features like Auto Pixelate and Private Safe. 

Living up to its name as The Portrait Expert, the OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB still carries the same powerful Dual Sony Flagship Sensors that made the OPPO Reno8 5G series a reliable partner in capturing ultra clear portraits in any light. This latest model delivers a 50MP main camera and 32MP front camera that level up your visuals with more color, contrast, and details captured in every shot from Ultra Night Video, Ultra HDR Video, Hyperlapse, and even AI Slow Motion.

Apart from its high-powered camera, the new OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB still packs 80W SUPERVOOC fast charging capabilities, similar to the rest of the OPPO Reno8 5G Series, which allows you to get 50% battery with just 11 minutes of charging. The new variant is also powered by the same Mediatek Dimensity 1300 chip that enables all games, apps, and streaming services to run smoothly all day long boosted with 5G speed.

For Php 29,999, you can start your year right with the new OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB in a new stunning Sunkissed Beige color and now with larger storage. Grab yours now via all OPPO Brand Stores, partner dealers, and OPPO Official Stores on Shopee and Lazada.

For more information on the new OPPO Reno8 5G 12+256GB, visit or check out OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. To get the best care for your OPPO devices, visit your nearest OPPO Care Center or contact us on our website, via Facebook.

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