NOKIA 3310 COMING SOON IN THE PHILIPPINES

Nokia 3310 and more will be coming very soon in the Philippines

 

 Nokia 3310 and more, Nokia 3, 5, 6 and 4 feature smartphones, will be coming very soon in the Philippines but for now we’ll have to enjoy these photos. We sat down with HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela for an early lunch and at the same time he gave us some insights on the comeback of Nokia in the market. Nummela brought along 4 color variants of the classic Nokia 3310, Nokia models 3, 5, and 6, and 4 feature phones which are part of global release sometime in Q2 2017. We went nostalgic the moment we held the Nokia […]

SNAPCART MOBILE APP

Snapcart Philippines is now on iOS

 

 Everybody loves shopping. Who doesn’t? And while you’re on it, wouldn’t it be good to know that while you shop for your favorite items, you get cashback rewards from your receipts? That’s what Snapcart does. Southeast Asia’s first real-time shopper engagement mobile app allows brands to connect with its consumers directly by simply analyzing data from shopping receipts. Rolled out last August 2016 in the country, the mobile app has now around 97,000 downloads on Android and is now available on iOS. Snapcart gives its users cashback incentives by taking a snap of receipts from groceries, pharmacies, and cosmetics. Users […]

MOVIECLUB

Vault for Filipino content now available through MovieClub

 

 “Just play, not pay,” says the tagline for MovieClub, a free to download video-on-demand that features a vault for Filipino content such as content creators, studio libraries, film festivals, local and foreign award winners,  and independent films. The best part of it, it’s free! Yup, you don’t have to pay for subscription. It’s absolutely free to watch and download Filipino movies, locally and independently produced, local TV series, music videos, news, and sports. All you have to do is download the app via Google Play. It’s not yet available on Apple Store. You’ll have to wait if you’re using an […]

JUSTICE LEAGUE TEAM 2017 POSTER

Justice is Coming, the League is Here!

 

 Are you ready for the Justice League trailer? Take our money, you Zack Snyder, you! Justice League will have its premiere run on November 17, 2017 and before that trailers and the League’s individual posters have come up on the internet since two days back. Now, would it be exciting to see one of the movie trailers of Justice League alongside some of the behind-the-scenes showing Bruce Wayne checking out Arthur Curry, Diana Prince, Barry Allen, and Victor Stone? Here it is for your fandom pleasure!     And wait! We’ve also tied one of the Injustice 2 trailers here. […]

THE BIKE PLAYGROUND CIRCULO VERDE

The Bike Playground opens at Circulo Verde

 

 The first and only asphalt pump tracks and bike park in Metro Manila is finally open at the Ortigas & Co.’s 10-hectare master planned mix use community, Circulo Verde, in Calle Industria, Quezon City. The Bike Playground brings the outdoor experience closer to your home and office and guarantees an unbeatable biking experience as it simply has so much to offer – the Philippines’ first signature pump track, a 1km Outdoor Trail, and an Outdoor Kids Track. “Combining small town charm with big city dynamism, it is another testament to Ortigas & Company’s commitment in transforming some of the country’s most iconic […]

GO HOTELS NORTH EDSA

Go Hotels opens 2nd branch under Roxaco-Vanguard Hotels Corporation

 

 Business and leisure travelers, occasional tourists and backpackers can now experience quality service accommodation with the newest Go Hotels branch right in North EDSA. Situated along the stretch of EDSA, Quezon City, the new Go Hotels is just a few minutes away from SM North EDSA, the Philippines’ largest mall, and select government offices. Go Hotels North EDSA is the 2nd out of the 5 projects of Roxaco-Vanguard Hotel Corporation, in association with Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC). Overall, it’s the 12th Go Hotels branch in the country. Three more Go Hotels will soon open, Go Hotels Cubao, Timog, and Ermita, Manila […]

JOLLIBEE #LANGHAPSARAPYUM WITH JULIA BARRETTO AND JOSHUA GARCIA

Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia go nostalgic with Jollibee #LanghapSarapYum TVC

 

 If you are wondering “why are Julia Barretto and Josh Garcia dressed in astronaut costumes?” in the new Jollibee TVC and ‘what’s so ‘outer-space’ about the new commercial?’ Below’s the answer. Here’s a bit of a trivia. In the 80s, when Jollibee introduced the Yum Burger with a TV ad that showed the iconic langhap-sarap appeal that crossed boundaries up to foreigners’ taste when it comes to burger, the ad showed two astronauts who’ve just landed on the moon and got smitten by the langhap-sarap Jollibee Yum Burger. To honor the classic langhap-sarap commercial, Jollibee decided to do a remake […]

GLOBE AND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TURNED OVER 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOM TO MANILA SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL

Globe and Habitat for Humanity unveiled Manila Science High School’s 21st century classroom

 

 Last March 17, Globe Telecom and Habitat for Humanity officially turned over to Manila Science High School (MaSci) over the weekend a multi-functional Information and Communications Technology (ICT) laboratory with a collaborative working space that is fit for 21st century learning. Keynote speaker Eva Nacion, MaSci Prinicipal, Batch ’91 Representative, Marga Uy Baula, and 5th District Manila Congresswoman Cristal Bagatsing gave congratulatory words to this momentous occasion. If you’ll remember, MaSci, the first pilot science high school in the Philippines, joined the Global Filipino School (GFS) Program, a long-term educational initiative of Globe to transform select public schools into centers […]

LENOVO INTRODUCES KABY LAKE-POWERED THINKPADS

Kaby Lake powers up the new Lenovo ThinkPads

 

 On March 15, we were invited to the unveiling of the new ThinkPads by Lenovo, the world’s top PC maker, which are powered by Intel’s latest 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor to the Philippine market. The ThinkPad is Lenovo’s brand made for those looking for a dedicated and reliable workstation because of its known durability, robustness, design, and overall performance when it comes to the office. Placing power and performance as the main priority, the ThinkPad is designed to keep in pace with your business, whether at home, in the office, or on the move. “Our work methods are faster […]

GLOBE TELECOM PRESIDENT AND CEO ERNEST CU

Globe Business unveils cybersecurity center to fight cybersecurity threat

 

 Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu, in his keynote, welcomes the newly-operational Globe Advanced Security Operations Center (ASOC) through the company’s information and technology arm Globe Business as it strengthen its position to best aid the Philippines in its fight against cybersecurity threats that continually put the operations of both businesses and government agencies at risk. Cu gave the example of another industry threaten with a ransom by cyberhackers that they’ll attack on their facilities if they don’t pay up. This kind of threat gave way to fully mobilize Globe Business “to put itself in the best position to […]

(L-R) Engr Ramil Aburquez (Topway Builders Inc), Arch. Gabriel Vitales (DQA Design and Planning Inc), Cynthia T Dizon (Everscapes AVP Controller), Joel T Go (Everscapes President), QC Councilor Precious Hipolito-Castelo, Arch. Barnaby Kaw (Topway Builders Inc VP for Operations), Diana T Huang (Everscapes AVP for Corporate Planning), Maura F Guiron (Everscapes Leasing Manager), Ronelo M Alvarez (Asst. Mall Operations Manager for Ever Commonwealth).

Lifestyle strip Calle Bistro rising soon for great dining experience

 

 Great dining experience finds EATS way as the latest in lifestyle strip, Calle Bistro is set to rise soon with stretch of choices; spices that soothe your senses; a sweet gathering for all ages to provide ideal and distinct dining options poised to cater family and friends residing just minutes away from Ever Commonwealth mall. Everscapes, a subsidiary group of Ever Gotesco Group of Companies develops Calle Bistro led the ‘groundbreaking ceremony’ last March 17, 2017 headed by Mr Joel T. Go, Ever Malls President with other Ever Malls Executives like Ms Cynthia T. Dizon, AVP Controlle, Mr. Ronelo M. […]

LUBAO INTERNATIONAL BALLOON AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

How to get to Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017

 

 The Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017 (LubaoIBMF2017) is a yearly hot air balloon festival held in the province of Lubao, Pampanga. As of press time, there are about 30 international balloonist who will be joining to shower the skies with their amazing giant balloons. To top it all, there will be live performances from local band such as Sponge Cola, Parokya ni Edgar, and Bamboo every night (April 6-9) at the festival with the addition of famous international artists like Red Foo (LMFAO) on the last day. Gates will be open from 4 Am to 12 AM. General […]

ROAD SAFETY IDEA HACK GRAB PHILIPPINES

Why collect road safety data?

 

 According to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), the public need to have a better understanding  on what are the real causes of traffic problems. While the government has not enough budget and restrained with limited budget, there is an immediate need to help evaluate the effectiveness of road safety interventions and improvements. “The DOTr, led by Sec. Art Tugade, is strongly committed to address the country’s challenges in road safety and improve the country’s transportation. Accurate and reliable data on road crashes and multi-sectoral collaboration are crucial to achieve these goals,” said DOTr Assistant Secretary for Land Transport and Infrastructure, […]

2017 SIKAT PINOY NATIONAL FOOD FAIR

Adventuresome taste buds enjoy gastronomic delight at the 5th Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair

 

 Since its inception 5 years ago, the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair has attracted a growing number of foodies who eagerly look forward to the opportunity to stock up on their favorite regional delicacies, special spices and condiments, health products, and many more. The Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair is a much-awaited event for foodies missing the comfort food that they grew up with, as well as those with adventuresome taste buds looking for new twists to traditional Pinoy dishes. You don’t need to go that very far. For 5 consecutive days (March 15-19) at the Megatrade Halls of the […]

LAZADA TURNS 5

Lazada turns 5!

 

 Lazada’s upcoming anniversary, dubbed ‘Lazada’s 5th Birthday Surprise’, has been marked as the biggest shopping event of the season. From March 21-23, Lazada will be showering online shoppers with site-wide discounts of up to 90%, low denomination Peso Sales, and time based Flash Sales. There will also be exclusive offerings from its most popular brands, and raffle prizes like vacation packages and real world treats. These were announced during the ‘birthday party’ that Lazada gave as a treat to their friends from the media last March 14, held in Discovery Primea, Makati. Lots of gifts and surprises were given away […]

CONVERSE FACE-OFF 2017

Filipino designers walked in Converse fashion

 

 Well-respected fashion designers, as well as their younger counterparts show off their lifestyle apparel designs through Philippine Daily Inquirer’s fashion Face-Off 2017 with Converse sneakers brand last March 2 at the East Atrium of EDSA Shangri-La Plaza. The PDI Face-Off is a collaboration with Filipino fashion designers and top brands in the country today.   Fashion designers like Caroline Alaba, JC Buendia, Tipay Caintic, Ito Curata, Mike dela Rosa, Rei Escario, Arcy Gayatin, OJ Hofer, Paolo Miguel Jaofar, Wilbur Lang, Rajo Laurel, Patrick Lazol, Michael Leyva, Andrea Lopa, Daryl Maat, Efren Ocampo, Randy Ortiz, KC Pusing, Philip Rodriguez, Thian Rodriguez, […]

7-ELEVEN 2,000TH STORES IN THE PHILIPPINES

7-Eleven welcomes 2000th store in the Philippines

 

 Located at the LV Locsin Building, 6752 Makati Avenue, Legazpi Village in Makati, Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC), country licensee of leading convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, welcomes its 2000th store in the Philippines last March 8, 2017. The newest branch is the latest addition to the 60,000 stores in 17 countries as the global store chain and the largest convenience retailer in the world expands its reach to its growing market around the world. PSC sees this latest achievement as a milestone continuity from their expansion to 1,000 stores in 2014, and now to 2,000 stores in just over 2 years. […]

TARA HYA LEONARDO DISNEY PRINCESS I DARE TO DREAM

Disney Princess: I Dare To Dream aspirant Hya’s story will truly melt your hearts

 

 Inspired by Disney’s iconic princesses and their incredible stories and qualities, Disney Princesses: I Dare To Dream will bring viewers on a magical journey of six young Filipino girls as they pursue their dreams with the help of various mentors headed by Disney legend Lea Salonga with theater actress Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, social educator Efren Penaflorenda, veterinarian Dr. Nielsen Donato, animator Tito Romero, chef Jessie Sincioco, and YouTuber and host Charisma Star. One of the aspiring Disney Princess is Hya Tara Leonardo, who is the eldest among the 6 girls performing from this 12–episodic web series, a first-of-its-kind digital reality-series produced […]

SINING LAKBAY: PHILIPPINE HISTORY IN AUGMENTED REALITY AT THE GATEWAY GALLERY

Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art launched Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality

 

 Sining Saysay: Philippine History in Art marked its second year by changing the way we look at art exhibit through a Sining Lakbay: Philippine History in Augmented Reality at the Gateway Gallery , 5th level, Gateway Tower, Araneta Center in Cubao. Launched on February 22, the digital feature utilizes augmented reality (AR) to recount Philippine history and make it more interesting to the digital-savvy generation. Through the mobile application Layar, 10 paintings from the collection ‘come to life’ on the Gallery visitor’s Wi-Fi enabled digital devices like smartphones and tablets. The Layar can be downloaded for free on iOS and […]

BEA ALONZO FUJIFILM INSTAX MEMORY LANE ALBUM

Bea Alonzo confirms there is ‘forever’ with Fujifilm

 

 “May forever sa Fujifilm,” says Bea Alonzo during an interview with Cera Hernandez for the launch of instax Memory lane kit that includes the instax Mini 8 camera, instax mini Glossy Film 10s, a unique instax Picture Book album made of thick-bordered pages, and a Pen Marker. Bea is Fujifilm Philippines brand ambassador and a proud instax fangirl. She shared to the crowd her many experience with Fujifilm, particularly with instax during the Grand Launch of the Memory lane album held last March 9 at the Function Hall CDE, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Ortigas. “These are my photos,” shares Bea who was […]

KODANDA ARCHERY RANGE EASTWOOD CITY

Unlocking your ‘Green Arrow’ persona at Kodanda Archery Range

 

 If you’re a longtime fan of DC comics and CWs ‘Arrow’, you’ll know who the Green Arrow is. Though there are different story versions from these two references, the Green Arrow is characterized with expertise in archery, using his bow and arrow to avenged his failed city, Star City. According to its online definition, archery is a  “sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive sport and recreational activity.” Remember Robin Hood of Nottingham? Well, if you want to […]

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First dibs on Huawei P10 and P10 Plus

 

 After its announcement at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, we now have the first dibs on the latest Huawei smartphone devices, here in Manila. Spoiler alert, set for April 2017 launch and release, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus sport the Leica Dual Camera 2.0 Pro Edition. Under the hood, the P10 is powered by Kirin 960, octa-core up to 2.4GHz. Memory speed and storage for these two phones are impressive with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The P10 has 3200mAh battery while the P10 Plus with 3750mAh with superior performance Huawei SuperCharge power. On top of […]

GRUPO AGATEP 52ND ANVIL AWARDS NIGHT

Top PR firms win at 52nd Anvil Awards

 

 Anvil Awards is the oldest and prestigious award giving body by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) held annually, since its inception in 1963, to recognize exemplary performance of select public relations nominees. The ANVIL is the symbol of Excellence in Public Relations. It is awarded to outstanding public relations programs, tools and, now, practitioners after careful screening by select PR professionals and judging by a distinguished multi-sectoral jury. Eligibility Any public relations program or tool implemented between October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 was eligible for the 52nd ANVIL AWARDS. Held last Friday, March 10, 5 PM […]

ALASKA IRONKIDS PHILIPPINES

Kids race to the finish line of the local junior version of the international triathlon series, Ironman

 

 As early as 5 AM, children 6 to 14 years old were already awake and got ready for the gun start of Alaska IronKids Philippines, the local junior version of the international triathlon series, Ironman. Triathlon is a race that features three sporting events: running, swimming, and biking. The competition is open to kids who are new to the sport and those who have already joined other triathlon events. For parents, joining a triathlon is a challenging and rewarding way for kids to get fit. Aside from mastering three sports in one, children learn the values of discipline, determination, hard work, sportsmanship, […]

ROBINSONS SUPERMARKET EXPLORE WELLNESS

Shop and “Explore Wellness” at Robinsons Supermarket

 

 Robinsons Supermarket is inviting everyone to healthy living and experience “Explore Wellness” journey through the healthy retail supermarket chain’s campaign, “Route to Wellness.” The Route to Wellness is a year-long campaign as a testament to Robinsons Supermarket’s continuous commitment to strengthening its “We Love Wellness” advocacy that enables it to provide healthier food options and alternatives to Filipino families. Hosted by Kuya Tonipet Gaba, and presented by Coach Jim and Toni Saret, “Explore Wellness” journey kicked-off last March 4 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park where media and customers joined in a afternoon activity sampling products from partner brands such as Unilever, Kojie-San, […]