Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Revolutionize Your Smartphone Experience with the HONOR X7a: Longest Battery Life, Stunning Display, and Impressive Camera System!

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Listen up, tech enthusiasts! The popular global tech brand, HONOR, has just released their latest smartphone, the HONOR X7a. And trust me, this baby packs a punch.

First off, let's talk about the battery life. With a 6,000mAh battery, the HONOR X7a boasts the longest battery life of any HONOR X Series smartphone to date. That means up to 42 hours of social media browsing, 42 hours of phone calls, or 29 hours of music streaming on a single charge. Plus, with HONOR Smart Power Saving Technology, you won't have to worry about constantly searching for a power outlet.

But wait, it gets better. The HONOR X7a also features 22.5W HONOR SuperCharge, which means you can enjoy over 10 hours of music streaming with just 30 minutes of charging. Talk about convenience!

The display on the HONOR X7a is nothing to sneeze at either. With a 6.74-inch HONOR FullView Display and a 90.07% screen-to-body ratio, you'll feel completely immersed in whatever you're doing. Plus, with TÜV Rheinland certification for low blue light emissions, you can use the display for extended periods without worrying about eye strain.

And let's not forget about the camera. The HONOR X7a features an impressive 50MP Ultra-clear Quad Camera system that lets you capture all of life's precious moments in stunning detail. And for all the selfie lovers out there, the 8MP Front Camera is perfect for snapping high-quality portraits.

With a large 128GB storage drive and the ability to expand storage by up to 1TB with a MicroSD card, you won't have to worry about running out of space for all your photos, videos, and music.

The HONOR X7a is available in three stylish colors - Titanium Silver, Ocean Blue, and Midnight Black - and is priced at an affordable Php 7,990. And from February 22 to 28, 2023, you can even get a free pair of HONOR Earbuds worth Php 1,590 with your purchase.

So, if you're in the market for a new smartphone that won't break the bank but still delivers on performance, the HONOR X7a is definitely worth checking out. Head over to HONOR's website or one of their partner online stores - Lazada, Shopee, or Tiktok Shop - to snag one for yourself.

Monday, February 27, 2023

HONOR Unveils Worldwide Release of HONOR Magic5 Series and HONOR Magic Vs During MWC 2023

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HONOR, a renowned global technology brand, revealed its fresh and innovative approach to technology called "Tech to Inspire" during the Mobile World Congress 2023. HONOR's latest dual-flagship strategy was brought to life at the event, and the HONOR Magic5 Series and HONOR Magic Vs were announced as the newest additions to the successful HONOR Magic Series line-up, now globally available. These smartphones promise to provide an exceptional flagship smartphone experience to users all over the world.

George Zhao, the CEO of HONOR Device Co, Ltd., expressed his commitment to meet the real needs of their customers through a human-centric approach to product innovation. Their goal is to offer intuitive technology solutions that enhance people's daily lives. He highlighted the HONOR Magic5 Pro, their latest flagship all-rounder, and the HONOR Magic Vs, their first foldable flagship to be launched in the global market, as smartphones that exceed industry benchmarks in every aspect of the smartphone user experience. Their vision is to enable a smarter life for everyone.

Introducing the All-New HONOR Magic5 Pro

Packed with a whole host of significant upgrades, the all-round flagship HONOR Magic5 Pro boasts impressive breakthroughs in design, display, photography and performance, beating several industry benchmarks to deliver a best-in-class user experience.

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

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 to date. 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 TM, 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 unrivalled 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.

Bringing the HONOR Magic Vs Foldable Phone to the Global Market

As HONOR’s very first foldable flagship to debut outside of China, the HONOR Magic Vs boasts exceptional design, display, and performance upgrades, taking the foldable smartphone experience to the next level. The perfect companion for jet-setting entrepreneurs as well as those who put mobile entertainment above all else, the device offers the ultimate blend of style and substance.

Robust Meets Portable: Introducing A Groundbreaking Hinge Design

The HONOR Magic Vs is exceptionally slim and lightweight, measuring just 12.9mm thin when folded and 267g in weight. Despite its compact form factor, the HONOR Magic Vs features a 5000mAh battery, the largest battery capacity among foldable smartphones under 270g that are available today.

Contributing to the light weight of the HONOR Magic Vs is a revolutionary Super-light Gearless Hinge that has been carefully crafted using single-piece casting technology, reducing the number of structural components from 92 in the previous generation down to just 4. Boasting exceptional durability, the hinge can withstand up to 400,000 folds as tested by TÜV Rheinland, which is equivalent to more than ten years of use based on 100 folds per day, setting a new benchmark for foldable smartphone design.

Thanks to the sophisticated structure of the hinge, the HONOR Magic Vs folds tightly without a gap and has an almost fully flat screen when unfolded, a feature that competing foldable devices on the market do not offer.

Dual Display Delivers an Exceptional Viewing Experience

To help boost productivity to the max, the HONOR Magic Vs features a user-friendly 6.45-inch external display with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 90% screen-to-body ratio. When unfolded, the HONOR Magic Vs delivers a tablet-like experience with an extra-wide 7.9-inch internal display, enabling users to multi-task and view content with remarkable ease.

Packed with professional eye comfort solutions, the HONOR Magic Vs features Dynamic Dimming, Circadian Night Display, and 1920Hz Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Dimming, the highest frequency ever achieved in the current foldable smartphones markets, to effectively reduce the effects of digital eye strain and fatigue.

Superior Configurations for a Powerful User Experience

The HONOR Magic Vs is equipped with an impressive rear triple camera system comprising a 54MP IMX800 Main Camera, a 50MP Ultra-Wide & Macro Main Camera and an 8MP 3X Optical Zoom Camera, delivering an exceptional photography experience, no matter the shooting scenario.

Powered by the Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform from Qualcomm, the HONOR Magic Vs delivers enhanced performance with higher power efficiency for a faster and smoother user experience. With HONOR's Turbo X engines, it strives to bring you longer battery life and a smoother experience.

The HONOR Magic Vs runs the latest HONOR MagicOS 7.1 based on Android 13. In addition to MagicRing for multi-device collaboration and Magic Text for intelligent text recognition, the foldable flagship features Smart Multi-window and APP Extender to support multi-tasking across applications and within the same application, respectively, helping users save time and achieve more in life.

Color and Availability

Designed for adventurous spirits, the HONOR Magic5 Pro is available in Black and Meadow Green while the HONOR Magic5 is available in Black and Blue, all inspired by the wonder of nature.

The HONOR Magic Vs will be available in two stunning colorways, Cyan and Black. For more information and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website www.hihonor.com or social media platforms: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorphilippines/) and TikTok: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines).

GoTyme Bank Launches Mind-Blowing 3D Mapping Technology at Palacio de Memoria Event!

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Get ready to be blown away, folks! GoTyme Bank just pulled off a launch event that was out of this world. I'm talking about their "Rewards Boosted" extravaganza held at Palacio de Memoria in Paranaque on February 9, 2023. They didn't just go big, they went HUGE!

Partnering up with Cebu Pacific and Go Rewards, GoTyme Bank brought out the big guns with their experimental 3D mapping video technology. And when I say big guns, I mean an actual airplane! They mapped video footage onto the airplane, runway, and even water, creating a mind-boggling display that had everyone's jaws on the floor.

Guests couldn't stop raving about the experience. Miss Trans Global 2020, Mela Habijan, was in complete awe. "It was so creative and well-thought-out. This is just the beginning of more incredible innovations to come. With GoTyme Bank, Cebu Pacific, and Go Rewards making travel more accessible and fun, I can't wait to explore the world again!"

Even video creator Miss Nate was caught off guard. "I've seen the plane at Palacio before, but this was on a whole other level. It was such a fun and refreshing way to spice up the atmosphere of the event. I can't wait to see what they come up with next!"

So, if you think you've seen it all, think again. GoTyme Bank just set the bar higher than ever before. Who knows what kind of mind-blowing technology we'll see next? But one thing's for sure, GoTyme Bank is on the cutting edge, and they're not afraid to push the boundaries.

JC Regino's New Single "Idolo" is a Beautiful Tribute to April Boy Regino and His Adoring Fans!

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Get ready to be hit with all the feels as singer-songwriter JC Regino collaborates with his dad’s two brothers, Vingo and Jimmy, to release a new single titled ‘Idolo.’ The heartfelt song is JC’s thanksgiving offering to his father’s fans who have shown their unwavering love and support for the April Boys throughout the years.

JC wrote the song six months after his father passed away but couldn’t seem to finish it. However, after his birthday last year, he was struck with inspiration and remembered the song. He then went on to complete it in September 2022. The process was tough, especially because his uncles, Ninong Vingo and Tito Jimmy, were in America and had already stopped singing. But JC managed to convince them to join him in creating the song, and they recorded their parts separately, which were then pieced together.


The best part? JC didn't expect GMA to accept the song for release, so it was initially planned to be uploaded to YouTube for fans to hear. But the Kapuso Network gave the green light, which is a massive relief for JC. "Sobrang saya ko po kasi hindi ko po inexpect na tatanggapin ng GMA ‘yung awit namin," he said. "Talagang worth it ‘yung pagod, hirap, at oras sa paggawa ng awit na ito."

And as for the song itself, JC explained the choice of title, “Idolo” was because fans have idolized April Boy Regino and the April Boys. They’re the real stars of the show. JC believes that the fans deserve to have a song dedicated to them, and he’s happy to be the one to offer it.

So, mark your calendars for February 24, and prepare for a wave of emotions as JC Regino and the April Boys' 'Idolo' become available on all digital streaming platforms worldwide. And as JC continues to write and create music, we can only hope to see more heartfelt songs that will touch our hearts and souls. Keep on shining, JC!

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Who Is the Mysterious Figure Behind the Bulletproof White Escalade That's Got Everyone Talking?

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Have you seen this enigmatic figure cruising around town in their bulletproof ride, seemingly above the law? Rumors are circulating that this prominent individual is using a white Escalade in his/her escapades but what's intriguing is that he/she uses the vehicle using a plate number 7, which is exclusively for government officials. He/she use this plate number to avoid the pesky rules and regulations of the road.

But what could be the reason for such  bold behavior? According to our 'bubwit' whisperer, allegedly this person may have many enemies, which could explain the use of the Escalade's special features and license plate. However, it's not just their need for protection that's raising eyebrows.

According to our 'bubwit' whisperer, there are also whispering about this Escalade owner's alleged involvement in environmental degradation, their questionable citizenship status, and their close ties to a certain politician. It's a mystery how this person can afford such a luxurious vehicle, considering they don't hold any political position that would warrant a special plate.

At around 10 million pesos, this Escalade is certainly in the same league as another well-known Filipino's ride, Manny Pacquiao. Could this be a case of keeping up with the Joneses, or is there more to this Escalade owner than meets the eye?

One thing's for sure, his/her brazen use of the bus lane on EDSA has put up a red angry emoticon on commuters and authorities. We'll probably have to keep our eyes peeled for more sightings of this enigmatic figure and his/her flashy ride.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

"Broken Blooms" producer Benjie Austria credits Jeric Gonzales for local and international recognitions.

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Rainy days or not, fans continue to be delighted by the successes achieved by their idols. One of these is Jeric Gonzales, a talent of GMA Sparkle who continues to demonstrate his acting prowess. Of course, Benjie Austria, the producer of the movie "Broken Blooms", is also making waves. Jeric is currently leading the pack with the number of awards he has received as Best Actor in various international film festivals such as the Harlem International Film Festival in New York, Mokho International Film Festival, Tagore International Film Festival in India, and Montelupo International Film Festival in Italy.


Because of these achievements, he is among the 33 personalities who were honored by the President and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). This was conferred at the 15th Ani ng Dangal Awards of the NCCA, led by President Bongbong Marcos and First Lady Louise Araneta-Marcos last February 22, 2023, at the Ceremonial Hall of Malacañan Palace.

These accomplishments are not just for Jeric but also for the entire production team, especially for Benjie Austria who provided support to Jeric and their movie. In an interview with Benjie Austria, "Of course, I am happy and overwhelmed that he received international recognition as the best actor in Harlem, New York, so thank you to the government for acknowledging this through NCCA since this is a first venture project under Bentria productions."

This is a great honor not only for Jeric but also for the entire country. The Dangal of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts pays tribute to artists who demonstrate their skill and talent in the field of arts and culture.

"Broken Blooms" is a first venture project of BenTria Productions and stars Jeric alongside veteran actors such as Therese Malvar, Boobay, Royce Cabrera, Lou Veloso, and Ms. Jaclyn Jose. Despite the pandemic, their film continues to compete in various international film festivals.

With every success achieved by Filipino artists, not only are they showcasing their excellence but also their production team. These are the people behind the camera who tirelessly work to make a successful movie a reality.

Friday, February 24, 2023

HONOR Teams Up with Guinness World Records to Unveil Revolutionary Camera Feature on HONOR Magic5 Pro at MWC 2023

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HONOR has teamed up with Guinness World Records to showcase the new camera feature of their upcoming HONOR Magic5 Pro. The camera will be launched on February 27th at MWC 2023 and will feature a basketball player attempting to break a world record.

The AI camera of the HONOR Magic5 Pro will capture the athlete's best moments and behind the scenes footage.

You can check out Guinness World Record's social media page and HONOR's social media page for more information.

The global launch of the HONOR Magic5 Pro will be at MWC 2023 on February 27th at 8:30 PM (Philippine time).

You can watch the live launch on this link: https://goo.su/n8r. Use the hashtags #HONORMagic5, #HONORMagicVs, and #MWC23 to join the conversation.

She's Sexy, She's Beautiful, She's the Star of 'Lagaslas' - Manang Medina, Watch what she does in the movie!

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Vivamax is in again for another beauty in its long list of sexy actresses. It has just welcomed a new nymphet to their latest film offering, "Lagaslas" - the stunning Manang Medina from Olongapo. This may sound different but we're used to hear the word 'manang' as a part of our respect for the generations ahead of us (elders) but this time it seems that we're in for an unlikely quonotation of the term - a more sexy and erotic. While she (Manang Medina) may not be a traditional "manang," she is certainly an actress ready to take the world by storm, even if it means shedding her clothes to do so. As it implies in an interview, “Artista po ako. Teatro po ang training ko. Basta kung ano ang dapat sa ikagaganda ng istorya, handa ko itong gawin.” [I am an actress. I trained in theater. Whatever is needed to make the story more beautiful, I am willing to do.] And based on the recently-released teaser for the film, it seems that she fully lives up to her promise.

Anyway, 'manang' or not, she will definitely a new color to expect in Vivamax color pallette of sexy stars.

To define about the title, "lagaslas" in Filipino can be describe a gush of water or can be used as a sense of sensuality or eroticism, as it implies a slow, steady, and tantalizing flow or drip.

"Lagaslas" tells the story of Edmar, a young man played by newcomer VR Relosa, who becomes infatuated with his neighbor Karisma (played by Manang) after catching her bathing. What begins as a simple peeping habit soon turns into a full-blown obsession, as Edmar becomes fixated on Karisma's naked body.

To his surprise, Karisma doesn't get angry when she finds out about Edmar's voyeuristic tendencies. Instead, she invites him to explore her body more intimately, leading to a series of steamy sexual encounters.

Edmar believes he is the luckiest man in the barrio, but his world comes crashing down when he discovers that Karisma's stepfather has been doing the same for years. Faced with this shocking revelation, Edmar must decide what to do next.

The movie is directed by Christopher Novabos, which is crafted to balance eroticism with storytelling. With Manang Medina's captivating performance and a plot that keeps audiences guessing until the very end, this is a film that is not to be missed. Watch it exclusively on Vivamax.

Rico Blanco Goes Sci-Fi in New Music Video "Palibot Libot"

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Renowned singer-songwriter and producer Rico Blanco has once again dazzled audiences with his latest single, "Palibot libot," under Sony Music Entertainment. The accompanying music video, directed by Cris Escolano and co-directed by Blanco himself, delves into the world of science fiction, presenting a story of humanity grappling with hopelessness. Featuring Blanco, model Tuti Pon, and a robotic figure named "The Entity," created by Richard Somes, the video takes viewers on a thrilling journey through a set that looks like a wreckage from an unknown planet.

Production Designer Justine Arcega-Bumanlag is thrilled to have worked with the team, capturing the imaginative vision of the material. Blanco aimed for a classic-looking music video that stands the test of time, avoiding the use of computer-generated imagery. The end result is a visually stunning work of art that perfectly complements the song's poignant message.

"Palibot libot" reflects on the complexities of love and relationships, inspired by one of the characters in a series that Blanco filmed in La Union last year. The song explores the uncertainty that often thrives between friendship and romance, emphasizing the beauty of the complications that come with love. It is an honest portrayal of the reality that love is not always perfect or synchronized, but it is these imperfections that make it all the more beautiful.

According to Pon, she had an enjoyable experience playing the female lead, embracing the intricacies needed to portray her character convincingly. "It was definitely a new experience for me, and I'd do it again if I got the chance," she shares.

"Palibot libot" will be part of Blanco's fourth studio album, set to be released under Sony Music Entertainment. Watch the music video now to experience the creative journey and imaginative vision of this incredible artist.

About Sony Music Entertainment:
At Sony Music Entertainment, we are proud to celebrate the creative journey of talented artists like Rico Blanco. Our passion for music has driven us to pioneer new business models, employ breakthrough tools, and support the creative community's experimentation, risk-taking, and growth. As part of the global Sony family, we work in over 100 countries, nurturing talented creators at every level and on every stage. We also form deep, trusted, cause-based partnerships to uplift and empower communities around the world. Join us on this journey by discovering our talented creators and labels today.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

UNIQLO's New Collection: Perfect for a Spring/Summer Wardrobe Refresh

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Get ready for some stylish and comfortable fashion as UNIQLO, a global apparel retailer, announced the launch of their latest Uniqlo U 2023 Spring/Summer collection! This fabulous collection is designed by the Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his team at UNIQLO R&D in Paris, and it's all about "A Sense of Ease".

With clothes that make life easier, the Uniqlo U 2023 Spring/Summer collection offers a modern and versatile wardrobe that is centered around comfort and convenience. The collection features layering pieces in soft, matte cotton, refreshing AIRism cotton, and airy utilitarian outerwear with unexpected yet thoughtfully considered proportions.


The color palette of this collection is playful yet elegant, blending understated neutrals with bright pops of green, orange, yellow, purple, and pink. The collection offers a complete range of versatile basics for both men and women, with unexpected details and proportions that will keep you looking stylish and feeling comfortable all season long.

For women, the collection offers refined, seamless activewear that's interchangeable between exercise and everyday life. It also includes soft and easy tailoring, a fresh staple sheer shirt with patch pockets in matte-finish cotton, and slightly curved jeans with a fitted leg to create a fresh silhouette. Men can enjoy the wide-cut seersucker striped shirts and cotton shorts, an oversized utility jacket, and a crew neck 3/4 sleeve T-shirt with a boxy fit. Additionally, the collection features utilitarian and effortless parachute pants with adjustable drawstrings at the hem.

The accessories in the collection are no less impressive, with BLOCKTECH hats, jet caps, and a new bucket bag in two sizes that perfectly blend form and function. The beloved drawstring shoulder bag from the previous season is also making a comeback.


In total, the collection includes 27 items for women, 23 items for men, and 7 accessories. The UNIQLO U 2023 Spring/Summer collection is a well-designed and thoughtful collection that perfectly blends modern and timeless fashion. It offers a sense of ease and comfort that's perfect for any occasion, whether you're going for a run, heading to work, or just enjoying the summer sun. So don't miss out on this fabulous collection and get ready to elevate your fashion game!

Lineup and Pricing Items

Special Website: https://www.uniqlo.com/ph/en/contents/collaboration/uniqlo-u/23ss/

UNIQLO R&D Centers

Uniqlo U is a collection of “Future LifeWear Essentials.” The world-class designers and patternmakers in the Paris design team reimagine everyday clothing using innovative materials and new, contemporary silhouettes. Each season is designed with the highest precision and in pursuit of a simplified, modern wardrobe.

UNIQLO R&D Centers are places for experimentation, spaces to try new ideas, innovate and create. The Paris R&D Center complements other UNIQLO R&D Centers in Tokyo, Shanghai, New York, and Los Angeles.

Christophe Lemaire

Christophe Lemaire has been designing his namesake collection since 1991. He has also served as Artistic Director of Lacoste and Artistic Director of women’s ready-to-wear at Hermès. In 2015, he partnered with UNIQLO, resulting in the UNIQLO AND LEMAIRE collaboration collections for Fall/Winter 2015 and Spring/Summer 2016. Christophe Lemaire was appointed Artistic Director of the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center in 2016, where he and his handpicked team of designers create the Uniqlo U collection.

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.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Muslim Community Furious Over FPJ's Batang Quiapo Episode?

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The new TV series, FPJ's Batang Quiapo, received a warm reception from fans and viewers after its first episode aired. The show features talented actress Miles Ocampo and is produced by popular actor Coco Martin. However, the show recently faced criticism from the Muslim community due to an episode that portrayed the community in a negative light.

Fernando Poe Jr., or FPJ, is a beloved figure in the Muslim community, not just for his films, but also for the respect and recognition he gave to the community in his work. It was disappointing that the Batang Quiapo series offended the Muslim community, even though the episode in question was fictional. The scene depicted a Muslim character tolerating theft, which many viewers found offensive and inaccurate.

Many people expressed their disappointment with the episode and criticized the Batang Quiapo team for stereotyping Muslims. In response to the criticism, Coco Martin personally went to the office of Senator Robin Padilla, a prominent Muslim figure in government, to apologize for any offense caused by the episode. He admitted that he didn't know much about Muslim culture and assured the senator that he and the team would work to learn and understand more about it.

Here's some part of the public statement made by Senator Robin Padilla.

"...Nais kong ipaalam na personal po na pumunta sa aking tanggapan si Ginoong Director Coco Martin upang ibigay po ang kanyang paliwanag sa kontrobersyal na bahagi ng kanyang teleserye. Personal ko pong narinig at nakita at naramdaman ang sinserong paghingi ng paumanhin ng aking kapwa actor at director sa lahat po ng mga nasaktan sa nasabing paglalarawan. Mga mahal kong kapatid, ako na po ang naggagarantiya sa mabuting kalooban ni Ginoong Coco Martin at sigurado po akong wala siyang masamang intensiyon kanino man. Inaamin po nya na kulang ang kanyang kaalaman sa Islam, kung kaya't sa halip po na ating kutyain ang kanyang pagkukulang, ako na po ang nananawagan po sa inyo upang atin itong sama-samang bunuan.

Sampu po ng mga bumubuo ng Batang Quiapo, sila naman po ay nangangako na mas magiging maingat at sensitibo sa pagsasalarawan ng mga sektor lalo't higit po kung nakasalalay dito ang imahe ng kultura, tradisyon, at maging relihiyon.

Tunay na mayaman po at makulay ang komunidad ng Muslim sa ka-Maynilaan, partikular po sa Quiapo na tumatagos sda libu-libong pahina ng ating kasaysayan..."

[(translation) "I want to inform everyone that Director Coco Martin personally came to my office to explain the controversial part of his teleserye. I personally heard, saw, and felt the sincere apology of my fellow actor and director to all those who were hurt by the said portrayal. My dear brothers and sisters, I guarantee the good intentions of Mr. Coco Martin and I am sure that he has no ill intentions towards anyone. He admits that he lacks knowledge of Islam, so instead of criticizing his shortcomings, I appeal to you to help us build a better understanding together.

The members of Batang Quiapo, in cooperation, promise to be more careful and sensitive in depicting sectors, especially when the image of culture, tradition, and religion is at stake.

The Muslim community in Ka-Maynilaan (Manila), particularly in Quiapo, is truly rich and colorful, which runs through thousands of pages of our history."]

This incident is an opportunity to learn more about the Muslim culture and stop judging people based on appearances or stereotypes. Coco Martin and the Batang Quiapo team have committed to doing better in the future and promoting more accurate and respectful representations of the Muslim community.

“FPJ’s Batang Quiapo,” which is inspired by the original story of Regal Films, on weeknights at 8 PM on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, iWantTFC, and Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. The show is also available to viewers in and out of the Philippines on iWantTFC, while viewers outside of the Philippines can watch on The Filipino Channel (TFC) on cable and IPTV.

Experience a Day to Remember: 10 Amazing Places to Visit in Quezon City for Couples

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Love month isn't over yet. You still have more time to make your love one the most happiest. In case you haven't experienced visiting some of the best places in Quezon City, here are some that we can share from Kwento Ni Toto.

Quezon City is the largest city in the Metro, with that it is truly filled with lots of exciting places to visit. Each location is distignuished because of their name, specialty, event, and some other things that make it extravagant. It is the perfect destination not only for a Valentine's Day date but for the whole year gala or sweet moments. Its diverse range of attraction and activities makes it more fun to visit. From a simple romantic a romantic picnic, a scenic hike, or a luxurious dinner, Quezon City has something to offer and for you to enjoy.

Here are our top 10 best places that you can visit in Quezon City for a Valentine's Day date or for the whole gala and sweet moments.


La Mesa Ecopark - Located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, La Mesa Ecopark is a scenic and peaceful place to spend Valentine's Day. You and your partner can enjoy a picnic, take a scenic hike, or just relax in the lush surroundings.


Maginhawa Street - Maginhawa Street is one of Quezon City's most popular dining destinations, offering a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and bars. You can enjoy a romantic dinner in one of the many romantic restaurants in the area.


UP Diliman Campus - The University of the Philippines Diliman campus is a beautiful and peaceful place to spend Valentine's Day. You can take a romantic stroll around the campus, have a picnic, or enjoy a scenic bike ride.

Quezon Memorial Circle - The Quezon Memorial Circle is a beautiful and historic park that is the perfect place for a romantic picnic or a leisurely walk. The park features a large statue of former Philippine President Manuel L. Quezon and a memorial museum.

Araneta City - Araneta City is a large shopping and entertainment complex that is perfect for a Valentine's Day date. You can catch a movie, go shopping, or enjoy a romantic dinner in one of the many restaurants in the area.


Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center - The Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center is a beautiful park that is perfect for a romantic picnic or a scenic hike. You and your partner can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and observe the local wildlife.

Eastwood City - Eastwood City is a large shopping and entertainment complex that is perfect for a Valentine's Day date. You can catch a movie, go shopping, or enjoy a romantic dinner in one of the many restaurants in the area.


 Original Pares Retiro - If you and your special someone is in for a gastronomic date experience this place for you. Located in N.S. Amoranto St, just look for that red and white store on the corner. 


Timog and Morato area - This is one of the best places if you like bars, music, and food. You can enjoy and see the night life in Quezon City.


Las Casa Filipinas de Acuzar - Situated in the heart of Quezon City on Roosevelt Avenue. It is an events space where you can experience the heritage vibe of the Las Casa Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac Bataan. What's making this place interesting is its the best place for photoshoots.  

Whether you're looking for a romantic picnic, a scenic hike, or a luxurious dinner, Quezon City has something to offer for Valentine's Day. With its diverse range of attractions and activities, you're sure to find something that you and your partner will enjoy.

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