Monday, December 21, 2020

Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol introduced newest Ambassadors

Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol is welcoming Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati, and kids as brand ambassadors

Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol continues its campaign to be Filipino families’ ally in germ protection as they welcome newlyweds, Richard Guttierez and Sarah Lahbati, together with their adorable kids Zion and Kai, as their brand ambassadors.

Richard and Sarah’s family also needed to go through a lot of adjustments in the new normal. One adjustment that they had to do was to look for better ways to protect their family against germs. They found their newest ally in Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol, which promises a higher level of protection against germs and viruses.

About Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol

One way to prevent the spread of germs is regular disinfection of hands and high touch surfaces using a rubbing alcohol.

To provide a higher level of defense against germs in the new normal, the Philippine Society for Microbiology is recommending Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol.

Created by Beauty Elements Ventures Inc, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol

·        kills 99.9% of germs to give people the peace of mind that they are well-defended.

·        It starts to kill germs on contact and upon constant use, will provide up to 12-hour protection.


Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol is also a pharmaceutical grade alcohol, which means that it has passed the strictest quality standards of the Philippine Food & Drug Administration (FDA). To know if an alcohol is pharmaceutical grade, people can check the label.


Isopropyl Alcohol Label 101: Pharmaceutical vs. Cosmetic Grade Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl Alcohols are registered under the Philippine FDA as either Pharmaceutical or Cosmetic Grade. To know the difference, the front label of a pharmaceutical grade alcohol shows the product’s generic name enclosed in a box. Meanwhile, the back label should show a DRHR number, which is the FDA Production Registration Number, proving that the product has passed the highest FDA Standards for isopropyl alcohol.

Check out this infographic for more info!


Saturday, December 12, 2020

Go beyond resilience to renaissance –UnionBank President and CEO


Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) held the seventh iteration of its E-Talk Tales webinar series last December 9, wherein UnionBank President and CEO Edwin Bautista gave an overview of the Bank’s milestones in the past year and how it went from providing help for Filipinos to survive the pandemic to creating a better digital normal for everyone.

UnionBank made headlines in May this year after being named ‘second most helpful bank in Asia-Pacific’ in the BankQuality Consumer Survey on Retail Banks that was conducted in April.

This helpfulness was evident in UnionBank’s commitment to ensuring that its essential banking services remained accessible and reliable 24/7 during the enhanced community quarantine period, a time when uncertainties ran rampant and the needs of customers could change at any time.

The Bank helped the government in the disbursement of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) cash assistance to 700,000 beneficiaries 
amounting to P4.9 billion. It also assisted partner Local Government Units (LGUs) in the distribution of cash or loan proceeds to constituents.

UnionBank has also helped countless micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) digitize amid the pandemic through its MSME platform GlobalLinker, and through MSME-leaning platforms Sentro, SeekCap, and bux, which are offered by its fintech spinoff UBX. To date, more than 27,000 online shops have already been made using Sentro, SeekCap now has more than 16,000 MSME signups, and bux has over 92,000 users. GlobalLinker's user base is also now at more than 38,000.

Another sector of society that UnionBank was able to assist especially at the height of the pandemic were teachers, with the help of its thrift bank subsidiary CitySavings Bank. To date, CitySavings has extended a total of P26.1 billion in teachers' loans, P3.2 billion in motorcycle loans, and 2.9 billion in MSME loans to beneficiaries.

And now, with the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror, UnionBank has begun the next major phase in its digital transformation journey, going full-speed ahead from merely displaying its resilience in the face of an unprecedented global health crisis, toward a renaissance in innovation and co-creation.

UnionBank has been a leader in the practice of the agile methodology, which enables the Bank to react quickly to any situation and achieve innovation at a much faster rate. But the Bank knew it had to become much faster. So, to do this, the company started migrating to an even faster way of working: DevSecOps.

Short for “development, security, and operations,” DevSecOps is an ideology that aims to integrate security into every stage of the development-deployment cycle. With this new methodology, the Bank has been able, among other advantages, to test new features that they develop much faster and deploy the said features on an almost real-time basis. Moving forward, DevSecOps will play a key role in the creation of new services for the Bank.

Aside from DevSecOps, another key element of the Bank’s digital renaissance is data science and AI. This will be implemented across various verticals within the Bank, from mobile banking to credit, from algorithms to operational enhancements, among others.

"This is really the time wherein, together we can usher in a renaissance in the area of banking and technology. It's an area where the Philippines can not only be a fast follower, but can actually be a trailblazer in the banking world,” Bautista said.

To know more, visit their official pages:

Unionbank of the Philippines at, UBX at, Unionbank GlobalLinker at, and CitySavings at

Friday, December 11, 2020

RISING ERA DYNASTY, Inc. (RED) gets to the heart of today’s health crisis


Rising Era Dynasty (RED), distributors of natural and organic high-quality nutritional products, advocates health and wellness through a holistic approach, ensuring these products are of the highest quality and optimum potency, very vital requirements to what we are now facing globally.


As a fast-growing movement, RED continues to educate people on the importance of health and wellness and the impact of Organic Farming as means to Restore, Enhance and Defend the state of mother earth and the future of mankind.


RED is a trailblazer, not only in their support for today’s growing need of a nutritional revolution against viruses and the likes, but also in enabling this need to pave the way to Restore, Enhance and Defend a person’s desire to Abundance and Prosperity. By creating a business platform with a campaign for well-being, every person has the opportunity to attain Financial Independence and Time Freedom. Now that the majority of us work from home, the possibility of reaching out to more people is limitless.


“RED is totally dedicated in providing and delivering outstanding quality products and services that will improve lives. Our vision is to be known as a top-of-mind brand for all our innovative and superb quality products.  Expect our total commitment to exceptional standards of performance and productivity and we are willing to embrace new ideas and learn continuously to create a long-term value for our consumers, our people and business partners”, says RED President and CEO Jayant Red Era. “RED’s products are organically grown, manufactured and developed in the highest proprietary process and standard and are highly-essential items as we partner only with the best scientists and doctors together with a high-quality performing manufacturing company to achieve all these”, Era adds.


Top selling wellness products of RED which can help build a strong immune system are the GoEssentials consisting of RED GoGreen, RED GoZyme, and RED GoDefend. The newest member under the GoEssentials team is the GoWhite Glutathione capsules. To serve the rising clamor for beauty products, RED also has natural organic soap bars: RED Natural Organic Whitening Soap, RED Organic Sea Salt Soap, and RED Organic Algae Soap. And they also have the highly-preferred organic solution for soil and plants – Grand Humus Plus and Grand Humivet for livestock. To beat the bite, RED has an anti-mosquito lotion to beat the rising and fatal mosquito borne diseases such as Dengue, Zika Virus, Malaria and Chikungunya.’

To further serve the need for health and wellness problems, RED added vital products such as GoProtect, GoBreaker, GoProsgeum and GoHeart&Brain. Lastly, they also have premium healthy coffee blends with Ginseng & Tonkat Ali, Spirulina & Ganoderma, and Kacip Fatimah.

For more information about RED, visit or find them on Facebook


Monday, December 7, 2020






SM Bears of Joy is an annual project of SM Cares, SM Supermalls, and Toy Kingdom to encourage shoppers to share the holiday seasons’ joy with the children in need.  This year, SM Cares honors the bravery and selflessness of the frontliners with the special Bears of Joy -- Kit the Doctor, Heart the Nurse, Ace the Soldier, and Max the Police.  

These cute and cuddly Bears of Joy can be purchased at all SM Supermalls nationwide, online stores of Toy Kingdom, and The SM Store.  For only 200Php, you will get to purchase 2 Bears of Joy, one for you to keep and one for the mall’s partner beneficiary.  With this campaign, shoppers will have the opportunity to share and put a smile on the faces of children in need while commemorating our courageous frontliners during this pandemic.

For SM City Taytay, you can find the Bears of Joy booth near the entrance of the SM Store at the Ground level of Building A.

SM City Marikina’s Bears of Joy booth is located at the right side of the Main Entrance beside the carpark cashier.

For SM City East Ortigas, you can find the Bears of Joy booth at the Main Atrium near the Christmas centerpiece.

SM Bears of Joy project runs from Nov. 4 – Dec 25, 2020, in time for this season of caring and sharing.

SM Cares is the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls which handles initiatives to support communities, promote social inclusion, and care for the environment.  SM Cares’ advocacies include programs on Persons with Disabilities, Environment, Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Senior Citizens, and Children and Youth.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Run out of snack ideas for the family?

As a mom of three active kids, I am always concerned about what they put into their mouths. Is it healthy? Will it sustain them? Snacks are a big thing in our house! Lalo na kapag weekdays because may online class/ modular sila. 

The challenge is always something tasty AND healthy. Kailangan lagi tayo ready. Today, I will share with you how to prepare this super easy and nutritious Blueberry Pistachio Parfait.

Blueberries are low in fat and sodium, have just 80 calories per cup. 👌
Blueberry Pistachio Parfait 


  1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
 1 cup Farmers Best Frozen Highbush Blueberries,
 1/4 cup lightly salted pistachios, chopped
  2 tablespoons honey

Layer half of the yogurt, blueberries, and pistachios between 2 serving glasses. 
Repeat layers. 
Drizzle with honey. 

Substitute coconut milk yogurt or almond milk yogurt for a dairy-free alternative.

 Note: If using frozen blueberries, rinse before use.

 Enjoy!!! 🤤

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Jollibee launches the New Ready to Cook Garlic Pepper Marinated Chicken

Jollibee presents a new family-favorite chicken dish to try at home


Jollibee innovates with a new way to bring restaurant-quality food to Filipinos with an exciting and delicious new meal anyone can easily prepare at home. Presenting the New Jollibee Ready to Cook Garlic Pepper Marinated Chicken, a first from the Philippines’ top quick service restaurant chain.


Get ready to wow everyone at home with restaurant-quality chicken that absolutely hits the right spot. It also doesn’t take too much effort to make, which makes it perfect for those who have to balance making meals with everything else they have to do.


The New Jollibee Ready to Cook Garlic Pepper Marinated Chicken gives you the flavorful experience of a restaurant-like meal that you can quickly cook in the comfort of your own kitchen. This absolutely delicious chicken is marinated in tasty garlic pepper sauce, providing goodness that will delight the whole family and be their new favorite at home.


“Filipinos are looking for new food experiences and are excited to try new flavors,” said Cathleen Capati, AVP for Jollibee’s Bestsellers and Ready to Cook products. “That’s why we came up with an innovative new product in the Ready to Cook Marinated Chicken, something amazing that they can easily and quickly make at home.”


Preparing this meal is easy: It can be oven-baked by pre-heating the oven at 200 C and then baking for 25-30 minutes or until cooked, or pan-fried by pre-heating cooking oil and frying for around 15 minutes.


The New Jollibee Ready to Cook Garlic Pepper Marinated Chicken gives restaurant-quality goodness for P250. Starting December 1 in selected Metro Manila stores and coming soon to Provincial Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, you can have it safely delivered to you via the Jollibee Delivery App,, and #87000! It’s also available via Drive-Thru and Take Out.


For more info and updates on Jollibee products, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Essential Nutrients of Blueberries Plus No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

Our family’s medical history is one of the reasons why I keep an eye on our lifestyle. I take extra measures to help reduce the risk of cancer and this involves daily exercise and a balanced diet.


I choose foods that are high in antioxidants like fruits and veggies because they protect our body from free radicals. These nasty free radicals can damage our cells and contribute to aging and diseases, such as cancer.


One of the fruits with the highest levels of antioxidants is the yummy blueberry. Though miniature in size, they are also proof that, when it comes to nutrition, good things do come in small packages.


These are the four essential nutrients of blueberries:


1. Blueberries contain Vitamin C

In just one serving, you can get about 15% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps support the immune system and promotes wound healing.


2. Blueberries are a good source of dietary fiber.

A handful of blueberries can help you meet your daily fiber requirement. Dietary fiber may reduce the risk of heart disease and adds bulk to your diet, which may help you feel full faster.


3. Blueberries are high in Manganese.

Manganese helps the body process cholesterol and nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein.


4. Blueberries are rich in Vitamin K.

Vitamin K refers to a group of fat-soluble vitamins that play a role in blood clotting, bone metabolism, and regulating blood calcium levels.

Blueberries are low in fat and sodium, have just 80 calories per cup and contain a category of phytonutrients called polyphenols. This group includes anthocyanins, which are compounds that give blueberries their blue color. Anthocyanins are a class of compounds with antioxidant effects.

I’m so thankful that blueberries are available in the Philippines throughout the year. We can enjoy fresh blueberries from the U.S. from April to September. Meanwhile, frozen blueberries from the U.S. are in stores year-round.

Farmers Best Frozen Highbush Blueberries

I recently prepared a No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake for the family. Check out the quick and simple recipe below:



2 cups crushed graham crackers

½ cup melted butter

1 pack all-purpose cream 250ml

1 cup cream cheese

½ cup condensed milk

Farmers Best Frozen Highbush Blueberries



1. Combine graham crackers and butter. Mix well. Set aside.

2. Beat all-purpose cream, cream cheese and, condensed milk until smooth and fully incorporated.

3. In a container, layer graham crackers, cream mixture, and blueberries alternately

4. Keep in the refrigerator to keep cold. Serve chilled.


I wasn’t kidding when I said it’s an easy-peasy recipe. You can make this blueberry cheesecake in half an hour. It’s delicious, too! It has the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It’s so creamy good!


One important thing to note, though, is that frozen blueberries are as healthy as fresh blueberries. They’re frozen straight from the farm, with all the good stuff locked in - nutrients, freshness, and flavor. An advantage it has from fresh blueberries is that it has a longer shelf-life and can stay in the freezer for months. You just need to thaw them before use, or not at all when you want to make cold blueberry smoothies or fruit shakes.


Interested in frozen blueberries from the U.S.? You can find Farmers Best Frozen Highbush Blueberries in the frozen aisle of supermarkets. Exclusive to Rustan's Supermarket outlets are brands offering frozen U.S. blueberries like Essential Everyday and Sunny Select.


I’ll feature my Blueberry Pistachio Parfait on my next blog. Please stay tuned!


Blueberry Pistachio Parfait 

Want to win packs of frozen blueberries from U.S. Blueberries-Philippines? I gotcha! 


Just prepare your favorite dish, snack or beverage using U.S. blueberries and share a photo of your finished product and the recipe on your personal FB or IG.


Make sure to follow and tag me and U.S. Blueberries-Philippines on FB and IG. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #MITMxUSBlueberriesPHL, #MommyBloggersPH and #USBlueberriesPHL.


Hurry! Three (3) winners will be chosen. You can post your entries until December 9, 2020. Winners will be announced on my FB and IG on December 11, 2020. 





Saturday, November 28, 2020

‘Be Still’ Gospel Album now streaming on YouTube, Spotify and Soundcloud

A song that was created for someone who was going through a difficult time in life has now evolved into something that anyone who has been through tough times can relate to. Whenever we encounter problems or hardships, the tendency is to either fight or fly. This song however tells us to do the opposite: Be Still.

Be Still is a praise album created by Maria Chew along with some of her closest friends. It differs from other praise albums in the sense that each song has its own story to tell and is aged through time.

The Creation

The sound of each song is an expression of how unique God’s creativity flows through every individual. Some chords are unpredictable, some will surprise you, and the creators mostly used 7th & 9 chords in their music. Paired with the unique arrangements by Eric Pablo, this resulted in ensuring that every song is a different experience.

Creating this album for Maria has been a lifelong dream but as with anything worth doing, there were hardships and challenges, the main one being that of scheduling. In God’s perfect time, despite the fact that the creator, singers, and arranger live in different countries, things started to fall into place and in one day, the singers, the recording studio, the sound engineer and everyone’s schedule all matched.

The Singers

The singer for “Be Still” which is the song cover is Jenny Pagalilauan. Maria and Jenny used to be bandmates but lost track of each other and then reunited with the help of Facebook. Jenny was the perfect choice because she has a strong solid mature voice, especially when reaching high notes. She sings 3 more songs in the album: “Fullness of Joy,” “Wonderful Savior”, and “Lord of My Life”.

Faith Purificacion sings “Touch My Heart” which is a creation of Pastor Eric as well as “He Restores My Soul” which is a collaboration between Maria and her eldest daughter.

The only male singer in this album is Zaldy Reblora. He is from the music ministry of the church that Maria used to attend to and his voice is perfect for duets as well as “I Pray in Jesus’ Name” which is a song that was composed 20 years ago.

The Cover Song

“Be Still,” is very applicable in today’s predicament, and in any situation people may have. When we are stressed, when we have no peace, when we don’t know what to do, just be still, and seek God. He will give us peace that passes all understanding. Trust in Him because He cares for you. And even when we are happy, be still and meditate on the goodness of God in your life.

This is why the song was chosen. In this day and age where everyone is in a hurry to post, like, share, comment, and just get on with things, it is important to remember that we need to be still and stay still. This is the only way we can communicate with God and hear His message for us. Be still.

Listen to the song “Be Still” through SoundCloud, You Tube, Amazon Music, Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify, and also on other digital stores worldwide.

To listen to the song, click the link here:

Be Still (Track #5 of the album "Be Still") - YouTube

Friday, November 27, 2020

More Than You Expect: POCO Launches the All-New Entertainment Beast POCO M3


POCO establishes its global independence as it unveils its latest budget smartphone, featuring a powerful camera, 6,000 mAh battery and FHD+ display

Building on its renowned smartphone lineup, POCO Global today announced its independence, as well as its brand-new entry-level smartphone, POCO M3. Boasting a 48MP triple camera setup, 6,000 mAh battery, a beautiful FHD+ smartphone display, and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 662 chipset, POCO M3 is the next “it” device for young entertainment-on-the-move enthusiasts. 


POCO M3 marks the debut of POCO Global’s M-series: the brand’s foray into an entirely new category. The new product line builds on POCO Global’s success competing with top-of-the line flagships with its F-series, as well as the impact of its X series in the mid-range category, opening the brand up to a new set of global tech lovers. 


POCO Brand Independence

With this latest launch, POCO Global is ushering in a new era as an independent brand. This significant milestone was enabled by the overwhelming support of its global fan base, which helped the brand accomplish several notable achievements since its initial POCO F1 device debuted in 2018


·        The brand entered more than 35 global markets within three years; 

·        POCO F1 reached over 2.2 million shipments*; 

·        Overall, the brand has sold over 6 million* POCO phones globally.


“These tremendous results underscore consumers’ overwhelming endorsement of POCO’s brand philosophy – ‘everything you need, nothing you don’t – and we remain focused on bringing innovative technology to consumers without all the unnecessary frills.” said Kevin Qiu, Head of POCO Global.


“The POCO philosophy embodies an attitude we all strive for - to be different and confident. As a newly-established independent brand, we’re looking forward to continuing to deliver technology that matters in an ever-evolving world.”

POCO M3 - More than you expect

Superb battery life without compromises 

Equipped with the largest battery capacity in its class, POCO M3 guarantees even the most avid gamers will be fully powered to browse, connect, and stream throughout the day with its mighty 6,000mAh high charge cycle battery. The phone is expected to last over 5 days under light usage, and slightly below 3 days under moderate usage. It takes roughly 1.5 days** for the battery to be fully drained under heavy usage. Meanwhile, POCO M3 packs a punch with its specially-designed battery, built to withstand high temperatures and nearly 2.5 years** of usage without notable degradation, ensuring a long-lasting experience.  

In addition to its durability, POCO M3 provides a faster and more consistent charging speed for users on the go with its MIUI ultra battery saving mode and 18W fast charge. The device comes with a 22.5W in-box charger and supports reverse wired charging, offering enhanced convenience. 


“POCO M3 brings a truly elevated experience to our users, offering one of the largest batteries in the industry for long-lasting security,” said Angus Ng, Head of Product Marketing, POCO Global. “This massive battery allows you to spend more time doing the things you love, including streaming, listening to music, and recording videos using the triple camera setup. We’re flipping the device category on its head with POCO M3, providing more than you expect at every level.”


Stunning display for endless entertainment

A true entertainment beast, POCO M3 sports a 6.53” FHD+ Dot Drop display with 2340x1080 high resolution, along with an impressive 1,500:1 contrast ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio for a dazzling edge-to-edge viewing experience. Its Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 front screen offers ample protection against drops and scratches, while its anti-fingerprint textured back cover provides a secure grip and superior light-weight feel. POCO M3 is equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that enables a minimalistic front screen design without compromising user accessibility. 


POCO M3 is easy on the eyes in more ways than one – it’s TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certified, meaning users can watch hours of content with minimal eye strain. Boasting a dual speaker system with dust blaster, POCO M3 provides superior sound with powerful bass for an immersive indoor entertainment experience. 


48MP triple camera set-up with bonus photography features 

Ready to take your photography skills to the next level, POCO M3 flaunts an attractively priced  48MP triple camera on the smartphone market, supported by a 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile, your selfie game is sure to stay strong thanks to the device’s 8MP selfie camera.

And the fun only continues with POCO M3’s creative new software offerings. Movie frame gives photos a cinematic flavor, while Time-lapse leverages various speed values to capture different scenes. Night Mode enhances photos taken in dark environments by boosting the color contrast, while Color focus can make specific tones pop so you can stand out like a stud. Capturing killer moments and upping your social game has never been easier! 


Delivering brilliant mobile performance without breaking the bank 

Featuring a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 662 processor, POCO M3 delivers a brilliant experience never seen before in this price tier. With Qualcomm® Adreno™ 610 GPU, you’ll get a smooth gaming and video experience – and the opportunity to store high-quality photos at half the size. POCO M3’s 11nm processor delivers higher performance, less heat production and lower power consumption, making it a must-have device in its category. With its UFS storage promising higher performance, speed, and multitasking, you will edge out the competition when it comes to opening apps and games quicker than your opponent. 

Experience effortless entertainment from the palm of your hand with the smooth operating system. The MIUI Game Booster allows you to track CPU and GPU usage in real time, while the voice changer brings a little spice to your gaming experience. What’s more is you can cast your screen onto an external monitor, making sure your friends can join in on the fun.


Distinguish yourself from the others with a unique design


At less than 200g, POCO M3 delivers a stylish design that won’t weigh you down. The device comes in Cool Blue, POCO Yellow, and Power Black, and in a material that ensures you won’t lose your grip. The redesigned side-mounted fingerprint scanner is easily accessible allowing you to unlock your phone in a jiffy, and includes a smaller groove and rounded corners to minimize sharp edges. POCO M3 also offers 20% more battery life with its 6,000 mAh battery weighing less than competitors.

Pricing and Availability


POCO M3 will be available in The Philippines in two variants – 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB, in Cool Blue, POCO Yellow and Power Black. From November 27, both variants will be available for purchase online exclusively on Xiaomi Official Store Global on Lazada at a price of PHP 6,990 and PHP 7,990 respectively. 

As part of the first sale in The Philippines, a 48-hour deal for both variants will be available on November 27 and 28 at early bird prices of PHP 5,990 (4GB+64GB) and PHP 6,990 (4GB+128GB), a PHP 1,000 price drop from their recommended retail prices.


In addition, those who purchase POCO M3 on November 27 from 00:00 to 02:00 will receive a free gift, Mi In-Ear Headphones Basic Piston Earphone, while stocks last.


POCO M3 Quick Specs:

Battery & Charging

6,000mAh (typ) battery

18W fast charge

In-box 22.5W charger


Reverse wired charging

(No reverse wired charging cable included in the box)


6.53" FHD+ Dot Drop display

Contrast ratio: 1500:1

Brightness: 400 nits (typ)

Color temperature adjustment

Sunlight mode, standard mode, reading mode 2.0

TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification

L1 Widevine certified


Cool Blue, POCO Yellow, Power Black

Dimensions & Weight

162.3mm x 77.3mm x 9.6mm, 198g


Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 662

11nm energy-efficient manufacturing process

Qualcomm® Kryo™ 260, Octa-core CPU, up to 2.0GHz

Qualcomm® Adreno™ 610 GPU

3rd gen Qualcomm® AI Engine


LPDDR4X RAM + UFS 2.1/2.2 storage

4GB+64GB, 4GB+128GB

(UFS 2.2 is only available on 4GB+128GB variant)

Rear Camera

48MP+2MP+2MP AI triple rear camera

48MP main camera

      1/2" sensor size

1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, 0.8μm pixel size

f/1.79, 6P lens, AF

2MP macro camera

1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4, FF

2MP depth sensor

1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4

Night mode, Movie frame, Time-lapse, 120fps slow motion video

Front Camera

8MP front camera

1.12μm pixel size, f/2.05


Dual SIM slots + 1 microSD

Expandable storage up to 512GB

2.4GHz/5GHz WIFI

Bluetooth 5.0

IR Blaster

FM radio (with headphones)


Side-mounted fingerprint sensor

AI Face Unlock


Dual speakers

Hi-Res Audio certified

3.5mm headphone jack


MIUI 12 for POCO, based on Android 10    


*Data from Canalys and internal sales team   

**All data regarding charging and battery are obtained from the lab. Results may vary based on individual conditions.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Give your family the added protection with Rani-C


Limited edition Rani-C defense kit available now

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


To know more about Rani-C, follow on Facebook.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

SM Supermalls Virtual Magical Christmas Centerpiece Launch


Christmas is almost here! Not even the pandemic can take away the beloved tradition of Filipino families to celebrate this joyous season at SM. Let the wonderful, magical and truly merry Christmas at SM drive away the blues! Sama sama tayo sa Pasko sa SM!

All throughout November and December, come and be dazzled by these exciting Holiday surprises that await you at SM:

Christmas Launches. On November 6, SM Supermalls treats everyone to a virtual, magical feast! Twelve different SM malls will light up their magnificent Christmas displays — from SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall to SM Seaside City Cebu and SM CDO Downtown Premier! SM truly brings the magic of Christmas online through fireworks, orchestra, and whimsical characters! All the SM malls nationwide follow suit with their own magical Christmas light up on November 7 and 8. Mallgoers will be delighted with a special lighting ceremony for hope and inspiration amid the pandemic, as well as singing flash mobs, cute Christmas characters, and surprise gifts.

To watch the full program, click this link:

Christmas Chorale. What’s Christmas without some music? Feel the merriments of the season by watching Holiday choir performances at select SM malls this December. Meet up with your family and friends at SM and enjoy some Holiday tunes! It will surely be an awesome experience! No need to worry because strict safety protocols are in place at SM malls, so you can just focus on the magic of the celebration.

Christmas Markets. It’s the season of giving! Help MSMEs bounce back from the negative impact of the pandemic by buying your Holiday essentials and gifts at SM’s nationwide Christmas Markets from November 9 to January 3. As part of the Kasama Ng SM campaign and DTI’s Buy Local, Support Local, the Christmas Markets will feature unique local products and goods so shoppers can buy from small businesses and help them bounce forward and recover.

Selfie with Santa. Don't fret - SM has made sure you won't miss your annual selfie with Santa this year! You can pose with a virtual Santa Claus safely and via augmented reality at SM. Wanna give it a try? Simply scan the AR markers located in select areas in SM malls and have a photo with virtual Santa. Don’t forget to share your Holiday snaps online to your family and friends!

SM Bears of Joy. Starting November 4 until Christmas Day, SM Supermalls is giving back through its annual Bears of Joy campaign. This time around, shoppers can collect special medical frontliner Bears of Joy. Throughout the Christmas season, you can buy a pair of bears for P200.00 – one bear for you to keep and the other for charity.

TikTok Fam Contest. Have fun with your family and spread some Christmas joy by joining the TikTok Fam Contest. Simply showcase your dance moves to your favorite Christmas song in your favorite SM mall and you can get a chance to win exciting prizes!

For more information, visit or follow @smsupermalls on all social media platforms.


Friday, October 30, 2020

Halloween @ Home: Recreate the Chills and Thrills with Globe At Home

Watch it live on Globe At Home’s Facebook page on October 31, 10 AM

Any ideas on how you will celebrate Halloween, especially for the kids who got used to Trick or Treat? We really can't take the kids out just yet, but we set up some decors for Halloween and are going to push thru with trick or treat at home.

To make this year's Halloween more fun for the family, join Globe At Home’s Halloween @ Home, a virtual event thru Facebook Live on October 31. Catch everyone’s favorite celebrity family, the Arellanos with Drew, Iya, and their kids, as they take over Globe At Home’s Facebook page to share their fun Halloween traditions at home! The livestream program will start at 10 AM and will be open to the public. Save the date:


At the same time, Globe At Home customers get exclusive access to the games, freebies, and chances to win raffle prizes on that day from 10 AM to 5 PM.


Take a selfie and make it wacky with frames and stickers at the Photo Fun Area. Mini-games and prizes also await you when you hover your mouse on the Mystery Manila, Ayala Malls, and GCash booths. Finally, attendees can check the latest offerings of Globe At Home by clicking on the information and product Booths. Visit to know how you can be a part of this virtual celebration.


Enjoy new and upgraded experiences with your whole family with a fast and reliable internet connection with Globe At Home visit


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Bust a move and win P50,000 with the Solane Dance Challenge!

Bust out your dance moves and get a chance to win P50,000

Get your bodies moving, bust out your winning dance moves and get a chance to win P50,000 by joining the Solane Dance Challenge social media contest!

Participants may check out the Solane Dance Challenge, set to the new brand jingle, which is already uploaded on leading LPG provider Solane’s official Facebook page ( 

How to join?

Joining is easy! Participants who want to join the contest must form a dance crew and produce their own dance video following the exact choreography of the Solane Dance Challenge which was created by the dance crew Live, Love, Party. Each group must consist of 2-5 members only aged 12 years old and above and could be made up of friends, officemates or family members, making it the perfect opportunity for bonding moments amid the pandemic!

All entries must be submitted before November 27, 2020 and uploaded on the Facebook account of the team’s representative with the caption, “Hi! We are (participants’ names or team name) from (participants’ city or town) and this is our #SolaneDanceChallengeOfficialEntry. Please like/love and share! Thank you! #SolaneDanceChallenge”

Aside from uploading the video on Facebook, the representative must also fill up the registration form via and upload it on the said website to qualify. The video must be in MP4 format.

All entries will be judged based on the following criteria: 10% number of Facebook likes/reactions, 40% choreography (synchronization, skill, mastery), 30% creativity, and 20% overall impact for a total of 100%.

The team in the first place will take home Php50,000 plus one (1) year free supply of 11kg of high-quality and safe Solane LPG and Solane freebies. The dance crew in second place will win Php30,000 plus six (6) months free supply of 11kg Solang LPG and Solane freebies, while the team in third place will take home Php10,000 plus six (6) months free supply of 11kg Solang LPG and Solane freebies. Other dance crews will also receive consolation prizes of Php 2,000 and Solane freebies per team.

Participants who wish to join purely for fun are free to post the dance challenge on any of these social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or TikTok using the hashtag, #SolaneDanceChallenge.

Don’t miss out on this chance to have fun with family and friends and show off your dance moves and creativity with the Solane Dance Challenge. To know more, visit or Solane’s official Facebook page