Friday, July 19, 2024

Meet Your New Bath Time Besties for Luxurious Self-Care

Say hello to lavojoy, the latest must-have for all things personal care. We are excited to transform your daily bathing rituals into moments of pure indulgence and relaxation. Our line of shampoo, conditioner, and body care products are designed to be your bath time besties, keeping your hair and skin looking and feeling fabulous.

We believe that bath time should be a sanctuary and an enjoyable experience, a time to unwind and rejuvenate. lavojoy products are meticulously crafted with premium ingredients to nourish and pamper your hair and skin, making sure that every item is a trusted companion in your self-care journey.

Formulated with a unique blend of nourishing skincare ingredients

lavojoy products were meticulously formulated in Australia together with Ron Guba, the leading expert in therapeutic use of essential oils as herbal solution to overcome various health concerns. His long experience and competence contributed to the best quality formulations presented in lavojoy products.

Refreshing fragrances crafted in France to elevate your bath time experience

In order to bring only the best fragrances to make your self-care routine more soothing, lavojoy collaborated with French master perfumer Anne Flipo to develop exceptional scents and aromas. She also created scents for top-notch brands such as YSL, Burberry, Jo Malone London and Chloé. Including natural and exclusive ingredients in your bath time will create an experience like no other.

Transform your everyday routine into something special with lavojoy. Let’s make self- care fun again with your new bath time besties with this haircare series that aims to provide affordable yet effective solutions to your hair concerns.

Hold Me Tight Pro Shampoo and Conditioner

Hair Loss

It is usual to lose around 80 to 100 strands a day as part of hair’s natural cycle. For most people, hair grows back and allows you to maintain a full head of hair. However, external factors like hormonal changes, stress and inherited conditions can interfere with your hair growth cycle, giving you more hair fallout. New strands don’t always grow back, which makes hair care products crucial. In situations like this, Hold Me Tight Pro will be your bestie to help optimize hair growth cycle for a fuller and healthier hair.

Hold Me Tight Pro Shampoo

This hair-care wonder addresses the concerns of those suffering from hair loss. It helps with boosting hair growth and contains Kopexil that accelerates the process. It also has caffeine that stimulates the hair follicles to lengthen its growth phase.

Hold Me Tight Pro Conditioner

Strengthen the hair and condition the scalp with this conditioner that prevents hair fall! It contains vegan-friendly ingredients that strengthen the hair down to the roots and reduce excess oil. It has ginseng that helps stimulates hair growth and ginger that stimulates hair follicles which promotes longer and stronger hair while keeping it smooth and shiny. Thanks to Camellia Seed Oil, Walnut Seed Oil, Argan Oil and Sweet Almond Oil, your hair will stay healthy and nourished!

Out Of My Head Shampoo and Conditioner
Dandruff

The excessive shedding of the top layer of our scalp can mix with sweat, clump together, and become flakes. This flaking can caused by different things like hair being too oily, environment factors, and at times ,stress. Luckily, your companion to combat this comes in Out of My Head Shampoo and Conditioner that deeply nourishing your scalp and helps to control that itch.

Out Of My Head Shampoo

lavojoy’s anti-dandruff shampoo helps with controlling itch and flaking. Enriched with amino acids, it gently cleanses the scalp and hair to reduce dandruff and itching. This is formulated with Piroctone Olamine, which is known for its anti-fungal properties that protect the scalp from dandruff, and Salicylic Acid that gently exfoliates and gets rid of the dry flakes while maintaining scalp moisture.

Out Of My Head Conditioner

This is a must-have that conditions the hair for deep nourishment, formulated with Keratin that helps repair damaged hair and prevents splitting, and Aloe Vera that leaves the hair feeling soft and nourished.

So So So Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner

Damaged

Heat styling, over washing, and harsh chemicals are just some of the causes of dry and damaged hair. This happens when our hair lacks its capacity to hold its moisture.

Luckily, So So So Smooth is here to the rescue! 

So So So Smooth Shampoo

This Hyaluronic Acid enriched-shampoo helps reduce frizz and seals in moisture into every strand. lavojoy’s So So So Smooth Shampoo is enriched with Amino Acid that helps in protein synthesis to rebuild and strengthen the hair shaft, perfect for those who want to combat rough and damaged hair.

So So So Smooth Conditioner

This conditioner deeply nourishes your hair, making it soft and smooth. Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and Squalene that boosts the ability of the hair to hold its moisture, the So So So Smooth conditioner is ideal for those who have dry and frizzy hair.

Ready to make every bath time the best time? Make every shower time pleasurable while achieving your skincare goals with the lavojoy Bodycare series.

Dull Skin

If your skin is lacking luster, it may be caused by dead skin build-up, dehydration, lack of sleep and even skipping exfoliation. Worry no more with Let It Glow Body Wash and Let It Glow Body Serum! Achieve the radiant-looking skin you deserve.

Let It Glow Body Wash

Invest in a body wash that brightens and hydrates your skin while strengthening your skin barrier. This contains nurturing ingredients like Niacinamide to gently evens out your skin tone, Hyaluronic Acid that helps retain skin moisture, and Ceramides to protect and repair your skin barrier.

Let It Glow Body Serum

Formulated with skin caring ingredients such as Niacinamide, Vitamin E, and Ceramides to gently even out your skin tone, and repair your skin barrier, this product will give you the nourishment your skin needs for a healthier, brighter appearance.

Body Acne

Acne is something that nearly everyone deals with at some point. It is caused by dirt, overactive oil glands, and excess dead skin cells. lavojoy Solve It Now is your bestie that will gently exfoliate and calms your skin.

Solve It Now Body Wash

A gentle body wash formulated with Zinc PCA that regulates sebum production and combats acne breakouts is exactly what you need to combat body acne. Enriched with AHA that removes dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and BHA that penetrates deep on the skin get rid of dead skin and sebum, this product is truly an all-time wonder for fighting body acne.

Solve It Now Body Serum

If you’re looking to gently exfoliate and soothe skin to prevent body acne, this one’s for you! Solve it Now Body Serum is formulated with AHA, BHA, Zinc PCA and 4 types of botanical essence with Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid to boost and lock in skin moisture.

Embrace and indulge to your new bath time bestie with lavojoy, from our refreshing shampoos to our hydrating body wash and serum, each product is designed to give you major pampering. lavojoy is exclusively available at Watsons and SM Beauty. Be in the loop and learn the latest deals and offering on our official Lazada, Shopee and TikTok Shop. 

Know more about the brand by following @lavojoy_ph on Instagram and @lavojoyphilippines TikTok and lavojoy Philippines on Facebook.


Thursday, July 18, 2024

Empower Students' Productivity with Home Credit's Back-to-School Laptops

Upgrade your student's learning experience with Home Credit's 0% interest deals this back-to-school season. Explore top-notch laptops for enhanced productivity and a seamless educational journey.

Discover Sulit-Skwela Laptops with Home Credit

Equip your students with the essential tools for the upcoming academic year with Home Credit Philippines' Sulit-Skwela offer. Benefit from 0% interest deals until September 30, 2024, on a variety of laptops tailored to meet modern educational requirements. Enjoy flexible installment plans ranging from six to 18 months for a hassle-free shopping experience.

Enhance Learning with Leading Laptop Options

1. Acer Aspire Lite AL15-51M-55R1 Laptop: A powerful yet lightweight option with an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor and 8GB of RAM. Ideal for everyday school tasks and demanding applications, featuring a generous 512GB internal storage and a 15.6-inch display for an immersive visual experience.

2. Asus VivoBook 16 X1605ZA-MB065WS Laptop: Experience seamless multitasking with an Intel Core i5-1235U processor and 8GB of RAM. Comes with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021 pre-installed, offering a user-friendly interface and ample 512GB storage.

3. Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3i 15IAH8-83ER0023PH Laptop: Designed to meet academic needs with a 15.6-inch screen, Intel Core i5-12450H processor, and 16GB of RAM. Features a spacious 512GB SSD storage for quick access to files and a lightweight design for portability.

4. Huawei MateBook D16 12th Gen i5 Laptop: Enhance productivity with an Intel Core i5-12450H processor and 16GB of RAM. Boasts a user-friendly Windows 11 OS, a 16-inch display, and robust features to support students in their studies.

5. MSI GF63 Thin 12VE-088PH I7 RTX4050 Black Laptop: A multitasking powerhouse with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12650H processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 graphics card, and 8GB of RAM. Enjoy fast Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and a vivid 15.6-inch display for detailed visuals.

Upgrade Your Student's Learning Experience Today!

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For the latest updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit www.homecredit.ph and follow their official social media accounts. Enhance device protection with the Home Credit Protect Device Protection plan for peace of mind and convenient repair services. Trust Home Credit Philippines, a licensed and supervised financing company by the SEC and BSP, for your educational needs.

Maya: Your Guide to Lifestyle and Financial Wellness

Achieving a state of optimal physical and financial well-being goes beyond mere resolutions; it involves cultivating habits that empower you on a daily basis. If you find yourself veering off course from your fitness and financial goals midway through the year, fret not—each day presents a fresh opportunity to realign, whether it pertains to your health or monetary matters. Just as maintaining physical fitness necessitates mindful choices, securing your financial future entails deliberate planning.

At Maya, the premier Digital Bank in the Philippines, we stand ready to assist you with practical strategies that will enrich your journey towards improved health and financial stability.

Commence with a Clear Vision

The initial step is to establish clear objectives for both your health and finances. Whether your aspirations involve a dream vacation, establishing an emergency fund, or striving for a healthier lifestyle, having a well-defined strategy will keep you on course. Document your goals, break them down into manageable actions, and set deadlines. With Maya, monitoring your progress and adapting your plan as necessary is seamless. Explore Maya's Time Deposit Plus and Personal Goals features to commence saving for your future ambitions. Opt for Maya Savings to witness your funds flourishing daily, ensuring that your money is diligently working for you.

Evaluate Your Current Habits

Conduct a candid assessment of your existing habits—both in terms of physical wellness and financial management. Understanding your current position is crucial for setting the stage for success. This self-awareness serves as the cornerstone for positive transformations. Remember, some victories may require time, while others are readily attainable.

Incorporate Sustainable Changes

Integrate modifications that seamlessly integrate into your daily routine for the long haul. Whether it involves incorporating an additional glass of water into your daily regimen or earmarking a portion of your income for savings, consistency is paramount! Direct your finances towards Maya Savings and earn a competitive interest rate of up to 15% per annum, ensuring a steady growth of your money with each transaction.

When exploring financial options, compare the offerings of traditional banks with Maya's compelling rates. Maya Savings guarantees a consistent growth of your funds while you navigate through your daily activities.

Practice Self-Compassion

Enhancing your habits may pose challenges, but remember to derive pleasure from your daily rituals as you progress towards your objectives. Strike a balance between financial prudence and self-indulgence, recognizing that judicious spending with Maya Savings seamlessly aligns with your financial goals.

Are you prepared to embark on the path towards financial autonomy and a healthier lifestyle? Initiate your banking journey with Maya today! Visit maya.ph and mayabank.ph for additional details. For valuable tips and insights, follow @mayaiseverything on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok, and @mayaofficialph on Twitter.

Monday, July 15, 2024

Converge expands eLearning access for under-resourced students

Education is the only treasure I can give that no one can ever take from you.” 

Incoming second-year college students Arvie Sino Cruz, Daniella Mae Adrales, Maristelle Quiñones, and Andrea Candice Alvarez always keep this teaching in mind as they carve their way to their most prized college degrees. 

Growing up, they regard education as of utmost importance as their parents instilled in them that it is the path that will take them to a good career someday, uplifting not only their lives but also their families. 

Dedicated to getting good academic remarks, the four students make the most out of their available resources, such as mobile data, just to comply with school requirements.

Converge connectivity beneficiaries (from left) Daniella Mae Adrales, Andrea Candice Alvarez, Maristelle Quiñones, and Arvie Sino Cruz.

So, when schools went distance learning mode from face-to-face classes during the pandemic then, the four struggled with the immediate transition as they did not have the financial capacity to avail of premium fixed-line broadband plans.

“Sa course ko, sobrang importante ng internet kasi kailangan namin mag-research, at manonood ng videos para mag-advance study. Kailangan ko rin makipag-communicate sa teachers and classmates ko,” said Arvie who is taking Applied Mathematics - Information Technology Track as a scholar at Far Eastern University. 

They also could not fully rely on their phones to attend their day-to-day classes. Mobile reception in their area is poor, and mobile data can be as expensive as postpaid internet since users need to reload when they max out or their plan expires.

Knowing the difficulties these students faced through a letter from the community parish that also supports the education of the four students, in 2021, Converge took action to power up their connectivity for free until they finish their studies.

The students no longer had to worry that they might get disconnected during their online class and they can now count on unlimited and dependable connectivity to take part in all their online learning activities, synchronous or not.

“Sa bahay kasi namin, wala talagang signal kahit anong network. Sa dulo kasi 'yung bahay namin so, dati, lalabas pa po ako ng bahay. Minsan, aakyat pa ako sa bubong para maghanap ng signal. Ngayon, abot na abot na po 'yung internet,” said Maristelle, a BA Communication student.  

Daniella Mae Adrales made sure to make the most out of her free internet connection by dedicating internet use at home for school research only. 

For Daniella, since she became a connectivity beneficiary of Converge, her whole family experienced the difference that a decent internet connection makes, especially her siblings, who are still in junior high school, and her parents who also attend occasional online fellowship at church.

“Nu'ng nagka-Wi-Fi po kami sa Converge, sobrang convenient kasi mas mabilis ‘yung signal at kahit anong app pwedeng gamitin lalo na po kapag gumagamit kami ng Zoom at Google Meet,” said Daniella, who studies Internal Auditing. 

The free internet connection was also particularly beneficial for Andrea whose family used to spend almost half of his father’s monthly salary just for prepaid Wi-Fi load. 

“Since 'yung internet ngayon ay prevalent na, napaka importante talaga n'ya lalo na may mga pagkakataon na malalayo 'yung libraries at talagang 'yung students, online na kumukuha ng information at resources lalo na para sa mga research project. Nag-a-advance na rin 'yung technology at kailangan po nating makapag-adapt para makahabol din po tayo,” said Andrea. 

With the connectivity support from Converge, these students were adequately equipped to focus on online class discussions, instead of stressing if their mobile plan could still hold on for the next class. No wonder, the four completed their Senior High School with honors. 

These stories continue to inspire Converge to provide connectivity support for students striving in school to achieve their dreams. Recently, the company unveiled its BIDA Fiber Internet Scholarship Program, which seeks to extend free fiber connectivity to incoming senior high school students, powered by its low-cost postpaid product BIDA Fiber. 

The program is open to incoming Grade 11 students enrolled in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) track in public schools. 

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Tara, Kape! A Guide for Every Crew and Every Brew at SM Supermalls in the East

Calling all coffee lovers! SM Supermalls is your one-stop shop for every kind of coffee break, whether you're catching up with friends, fueling a study session, or unwinding solo. This guide will help you find the perfect cup and the ideal cafe for your coffee companion:

Catching Up with the Crew:

Friendly Faces, Lively Buzz: Head to established chains like Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf or Dunkin' at SM City East Ortigas. Their spacious seating areas and familiar menus are ideal for catching up with a group of friends. Share stories over classic brews or indulge in flavored lattes and grab a box of donuts for a sweet group treat.

Fueling Focus with Officemates:

Power Up, Huddle Up: For a more focused catch-up with colleagues, head to a cafe with ample seating and reliable Wi-Fi. Starbucks at SM City Taytay is a familiar favorite, offering a variety of coffees, teas, and light bites to fuel your brainstorming session.

Team meetings over coffee at Starbucks SM City Taytay

Deep Dives with Your Confidant:

Quiet Corners, Big Conversations: Escape the crowds and seek a haven at cafes like J.Co and Ethel Flour Confections. These hidden gems often have a warm, intimate ambiance and well-trained baristas who can guide you towards unique coffee experiences. Discuss life's big questions over a slow pour-over coffee or a pot of shared herbal tea.

Calming vibe at Ethel Flour Confections at the Ground Level of SM City East Ortigas

Solo Sips for Self-Care:

Me-Time with a Minimalist Vibe: Recharge and reconnect with yourself at a tranquil cafe like Zullo Coffee and Loaf at SM Center Angono or Honey Glaze Bakery & Kitchen at SM City Taytay. Their clean aesthetic and focus on ethically sourced beans create a space for quiet reflection. Order a single-origin brew to savor the unique flavors and pair it with a healthy granola bar for a mindful solo break.

Me time at Zullo Coffee and Loaf at SM Center Angono: Indulge in a good book or catch up on your thoughts while you sip on their expertly brewed coffee. It's a moment of pure relaxation and self-care just for you.

Senior Citizen Social Hour:

Relaxation and Camaraderie: For a relaxed social experience, consider BBK Bibingka and Coffee. Their comfortable seating and familiar atmosphere are perfect for catching up with fellow seniors over a cup of senior citizen discounted coffee. Enjoy their signature bibingka for a delightful afternoon treat.

Students on a Budget:

Caffeine Fix without Breaking the Bank: Fuel your studies at a student-friendly cafe like Mcdonald’s McCafe. Their affordable coffee selections and grab-and-go snacks are perfect for budget-conscious students. Pair Cereal Milk Iced Latte with a delicious apple pie for a quick and satisfying study break.

McCafé by McDonald's offers delicious coffee at student-friendly prices, making it a perfect choice for busy mornings or afternoon pick-me-ups.

On-the-Go Coffee Cravings:

Quick Pick-Me-Up: For those constantly on the move, Krispy Kreme at SM Center Angono offers convenient coffee pick-up options. Don't forget to grab a breakfast donut for a complete on-the-go meal.

Krispy Kreme offers a quick and delicious caffeine fix on-the-go. Grab a cup of their signature coffee and you're good to conquer your day.

Bonus Tip: Take advantage of SM Supermall promotions at SM Malls Online. Download the app and get special deals on coffee and making your coffee break even more enjoyable. Remember, the perfect cup isn't just about the coffee itself. It's about the company you keep and the memories you create. So grab your coffee crew and let the good times brew! Tara, Kape at SM Supermalls!

Century Tuna Crowns the Superbods 2024 #BestYouEver Grand Winners

Century Tuna Superbods 2024 Grand Winners  Jether Palomo and Justine Felizarta 

Inspired more than ever, Century Tuna, the no. 1 tuna brand in the Philippines, crowned Jether Palomo and Justine Felizarta as the Grand Winners for Century Tuna Superbods 2024 #BestYouEver, outshining the 36 finalists.

The star-studded Finals Night took place at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay, showcasing the culmination of the prime fitness and wellness competition in the country.

Highlights of the Event:

- Grand Winners: Jether Palomo and Justine Felizarta were declared the Century Tuna Male and Female Superbods Grand Winners, respectively. They each received a PHP500,000 tax-free prize.

- Runners-up: Patrick Patawaran and Jessica Marasigan were recognized as the runners-up.

- #BestYouEver Movement: The event celebrated the finalists' exceptional stories, their journeys towards physical transformation and personal growth, and their advocacies on self-love and self-improvement.

Performance by Kathryn Bernardo: Century Tuna Superbod Kathryn Bernardo spearheaded the #BestYouEver movement with a breathtaking performance alongside the iconic dance group, GForce.

Filipino indie band Lola Amour entertained the audience with their viral songs, including “Raining in Manila”.




Powerhouse Judges: The esteemed panel of judges included Miss Universe 2015 and Century Tuna Endorser Ms. Pia Wurtzbach-Jauncey, Primetime and Box Office Queen and Supermom Ms. Marian Rivera-Dantes, Philippines' Original Heartthrob Mr. Aga Muhlach, and Actor and Public Servant Mr. Richard Gomez. They were joined by industry leaders Ms. Carol San Pedro, Mr. Carlo Endaya, and Mr. Greg Banzon.

Actor Robi Domingo and Miss Universe 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel hosted the event.

The Superbods finalists showcased their healthy and fit physiques and inspiring #BestYouEver stories, captivating the audience with their charms and charisma while wearing Bench Activewear, swimwear, and resort wear.

The Top 8 Male and Top 8 Female Superbods faced the judges in the question-and-answer portion. Top 16 Superbods grand finalists were Jether Palomo, Jeff Ong, Aaron Davis, Carlo Adorador, Patrick Patawaran, Naia Ching, Nikko Nackaerts, Michael Ver Comaling, Justine Felizarta, Jessica Marasigan, Imelda Schweighart, Morena Carlos, Inka Magnaye, Julia Sucgang-Bonoan, Brooke Barredo, and Keylyn Trajano.

Numerous special awards were presented to the finalists, recognizing their achievements in various categories. Among the special awards received by the Century Tuna Superbods during the Finals Night were the following: Slay the Runway awarded by Jojo Bragais - Jether Palomo and Jessica Marasigan; Super Stunner (Photogenic) - Aaron Davis and Jessica Marasiga; Perfect Smile Award awarded by Urban Smiles - Jether Palomo and Jessica Marasigan; People’s Choice Award - Jether Palomo and Inka Magnaye; Bench Active Lifestyle Icon Award - Aaron Davis and Hazel Ortiz; Superdad and Supermom Award - Carlo Adorador, Imelda Schweighart, Enzo Bonoan and Julia Sucgang-Bonoan; Unstoppable Award from Anytime Fitness - Carlo Adorador and Jasmin Ariola; Ageless Award - Derick Hibaler and Miaow Ayesa; Flex Like a Superbod awarded by Masflex - Jether Palomo and Brooke Barredo; Best Yesterday awarded by Garmin - Jether Palomo and Inka Magnaye; Fitness Breakthrough Award - Angel Mallari and Keylyn Trajano; Belo Skincare Sensation Award - Aaron Davis and Jessica Marasigan; and E-commerce Superstar Award - Jether Palomo 

Quotes from the Winners:

Jether Palomo: “You can authentically show who you are as a person. Ultimately, I didn't fall apart but fell into place. Now I wanna be able to use that social platform to continue to inspire others on their fitness journey on becoming their best you ever.”

Justine Felizarta: “Winning Superbods is more than just a title for me. Even when there are a lot of challenges and obstacles along the way, I strive to be the best version of myself. I want to inspire more people to go out of their comfort zone and chase their dreams no matter how big it is.”

Century Pacific Food Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mr. Greg Banzon expressed pride in the Century Tuna Superbods 2024 #BestYouEver finalists, congratulating Justine and Jether for their exceptional performance. He encouraged them to continue inspiring others to be the best versions of themselves.

For more information, please visit:

- Website: https://centurytuna.ph/

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/centurytuna

- Instagram: @centurytunasuperbods

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Indulge in Coffee Bliss: Unveiling the Ultimate Coffee Experience at SM Supermalls This July

Coffee, the beloved elixir that fuels our daily lives, holds the power to connect, uplift, and delight. From the comforting morning ritual to the energizing afternoon pick-me-up and the soothing evening treat, coffee weaves moments of joy and togetherness into our lives.

This July, SM City Grand Central, SM Center Sangandaan, and SM City Valenzuela beckon all coffee enthusiasts to embark on a sensory journey like never before at their revamped coffee havens. Step into these vibrant spaces, transformed into inviting Coffee Hangout Spaces, where you can relax, socialize, and immerse yourself in the essence of coffee culture.

 


Discover enchanting centerpieces, cozy chill pods, and captivating installations that elevate your coffee experience to new heights, promising not just a cup of coffee but a memory to cherish and Instagram-worthy snaps.

Pair your favorite brew with delectable artisanal desserts from renowned coffee spots like Would U Like Specialty Coffee at SM City Grand Central, Cotti and Pickup Coffee at SM Center Sangandaan, and The Brewed Buddies at SM City Valenzuela. Don't miss out on exploring the Coffee Market at these malls, where local micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises showcase their finest blends for you to savor.

Whether you prefer a creamy latte to kickstart your day, a leisurely chat over coffee with friends, or a bold espresso to unwind, SM Supermalls caters to all your coffee cravings with a diverse range of options.

Stay updated on all things coffee by following SM City Grand Central, SM Center Sangandaan, and SM City Valenzuela on social media. Join us in turning ordinary days into extraordinary coffee-filled adventures this July. Embrace the magic of coffee and create unforgettable moments at SM Supermalls!

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Sing for Joy Singing Competition Grand Finals at SM City Marikina

Excitement is in the air as WOW Fiesta Videoke, in collaboration with SM Appliance Center, gears up for the grand finale of the Sing for Joy singing competition on July 12, 2024, at SM City Marikina.

This prestigious event not only marks the culmination of a thrilling competition but also serves as a tribute to the illustrious 40-year career of Mr. Gary V in the entertainment industry.

As the esteemed Brand Ambassador of WOW Fiesta, Mr. Gary V's remarkable contributions to the music industry will be celebrated, inspiring both aspiring singers and the audience at large. Contestants of Sing for Joy will showcase their talent by performing Gary V's iconic songs, vying for lucrative cash prizes and coveted WOW Fiesta videoke units. Additionally, a special award, "Gary V's Pick," will be presented to a standout performer on this momentous occasion.

Adding to the star-studded lineup, JV Decena, the newest Brand Ambassador of WOW Fiesta Videoke and WOW Audio Speakers, will grace the event with an electrifying intermission performance and join the panel of esteemed judges.

Mechanics reference

Monday, July 8, 2024

A Glimpse into Noble Life International: A Celebration of Health and Wellness

(L-R : Nancy Deocareza, Business Development Director; Dra.Marlene Agabon, Bio-Chemist Professor and Naturopath; Lila Baylon Macapinlac, Noble Life International CEO/President; Dr. Romeo Orteza, Clinician-Integrative Medicine and Complementary & Alternative Medicine; Dra Geraldine Emperador, Clinician-Integrative Medicine &Lifestyle; Ms. Liza Ting, Health Invest)  

Last July 4th, I had the privilege of attending a remarkable event hosted by Noble Life International at The Hub in Cyberpark Araneta. The atmosphere was electric with excitement, filled with people eager to learn about the company's innovative health and wellness products.

Noble Life International, a company dedicated to promoting holistic well-being, showcased three key products: Cleanse, Cryptomonadales, and CryptoPPARs. Each product, meticulously crafted with natural ingredients, aims to address specific health concerns and empower individuals to take control of their well-being.

The event was more than just a product launch; it was a celebration of real-life stories, testimonials, and the transformative power of these products. I was deeply moved by the heartfelt experiences shared by individuals who have benefited from using Noble Life International's offerings.

Cleanse: Contains soluble and insoluble fibers, helps pre-biotics and pro-biotics to function more efficiently and helps to bind toxins together for removal through execration and reducing its re-absorption.
Contain a protein substance that regulates our body's metabolic mechanism of blood sugar. Cellular nutrients in a balanced form are easily absorbed and utilized by our cells. Strengthen immunity, antiviral, & antibacterial property.
PPARS Plus is a product in capsule form which contains two powerful properties or ingredients. Combing the ability and function of PPARS AGONISTS (a powerful Cell Activator by being a Receptor) and RESVERATROL (from Grape Skin Extract) known in BioMedicine and Molecular Pharmacology Medical Studies to have Therapeutic Agents and has a wide medical trials in the area of Cardio, Neuro, Metabolic, Fatty Livers and even Obesities.

Cleanse, a powerful detoxifying formula, has helped many individuals achieve a sense of renewed energy and vitality. Cryptomonadales, a unique blend of natural ingredients, has shown promising results in supporting overall health and well-being. CryptoPPARs, a revolutionary product designed to target specific health challenges, has garnered significant attention for its potential to promote optimal health.

Hearing real-life stories firsthand solidified my belief in the potential of these products. I was particularly inspired by the passion and dedication of the Noble Life International team, who are truly committed to making a positive impact on people's lives.

My takeaway from the event was clear: Noble Life International is not just about selling products; it's about empowering individuals to live healthier, happier lives. I was so impressed that I'm eager to try these products myself and experience their benefits firsthand.

If you're looking for natural, effective solutions to support your health and well-being, I highly recommend exploring Noble Life International's products. Their commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction is truly commendable.

To learn more about Noble Life International and their products, visit their website or connect with them on social media.

Converge Launches Internet Scholarship Program to Bridge the Digital Divide for Filipino Students in AY 2024-2025

The four scholars of Sta. Maria Della Strada parish, ,were the inspiration of Converge in coming up with the Fiber Internet Scholarship Program.

In response to the increasing importance of internet access for education and the growing cost of connectivity in the Philippines, Converge ICT Solutions Inc., a leading fiber broadband provider, has introduced an internet scholarship program aimed at supporting 10 underprivileged public school students in senior high school. This initiative falls under the brand name of their postpaid fiber plan BIDA.

Maria Grace Y. Uy, the President of Converge, highlighted the disparity in access to technology among students, emphasizing the risk of falling behind global standards in education. She expressed the company's commitment to addressing this issue through the launch of the BIDA Fiber Internet Scholarship Program. By providing free internet access to disadvantaged students, Converge aims to empower them to unlock their full potential as learners and contribute positively to society.

The official launch of the BIDA Internet Scholarship Program was done through a webinar announcing the program requirements with Converge employees in attendance. 
The program's focus on enhancing access to education aligns with Converge's dedication to supporting Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Quality Education (SDG 4) and No Poverty (SDG 1). The company has been actively involved in promoting education, having previously collaborated with the Department of Education to facilitate remote learning during the pandemic.

The BIDA Fiber Internet Scholarship Program is open to incoming Grade 11 students enrolled in public schools, specifically those pursuing the STEM track and ranking in the top 10% of their graduating class. By providing these students with internet access, Converge aims to level the playing field and create equal opportunities for all, irrespective of their socio-economic background.

The four girls were the first beneficiaries of the free Converge internet for a year, for senior high school students. 

This initiative comes at a time when broadband internet remains financially out of reach for many Filipinos, particularly those from underprivileged backgrounds. The Philippines has been noted to have one of the highest monthly internet costs among ASEAN countries, making connectivity a luxury for some. In contrast, the BIDA Fiber postpaid plan offers an affordable option at P 888 per month, providing high-speed internet for up to six devices without any data limitations.

Prospective applicants for the scholarship program can submit their requirements between June 25 and July 10, with the scholarship recipients set to be announced on July 30. Through initiatives like the BIDA Fiber Internet Scholarship Program, Converge is actively working to bridge the digital divide and empower Filipino students with the tools they need to succeed in the digital age.

Sun Life Makes Financial Planning Fun for Everyone with Play for Life: A Game of Choices

The online version of Play for Life has officially launched!

Get ready to level up your financial game because Sun Life Philippines has just dropped a game-changer! Play for Life: A Game of Choices, launched at a star-studded event on July 6th, 2024, is here to make financial planning fun and accessible for everyone.

Play for Life: A Game of Choices is now live!

This free, single-player game, available on the Sun Life website, lets you dive into real-life financial scenarios and make crucial decisions that will help you reach your goals. It's like a real-life financial simulator, but way more engaging and exciting! You'll be having so much fun that you won't even realize you're learning valuable lessons along the way. And if you're looking for a more social experience, a multi-player version is coming soon!

Those interested to learn more about Sun Life's new game, Play for Life: A Game of Choices, may visit https://playforlife.sunlife.com.ph

Available in all Sun Life branches nationwide!

Sun Life is bringing the fun of Play for Life directly to communities across the Philippines with tabletop board game versions available in all Sun Life branches. So, whether you're in the city or a small town, you can experience financial planning in a whole new way.

To find a Sun Life branch near you, visit www.sunlife.co/WhereToFindUs 

Fostering financial inclusion through new board game versions!

Sun Life is committed to making financial literacy accessible to everyone, especially those who need it most. That's why they've created special versions of Play for Life specifically designed for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), business owners, and professionals. These interactive games offer a fun and social way to learn financial concepts tailored to their unique needs.

To play these new board game versions of Play for Life: A Game of Choices, reach out to a Sun Life financial advisor by visiting https://www.sunlife.co/TalkToAnAdvisor .

Empowering Filipinos with financial solutions to play the game of life!

To further spread the Play for Life excitement, Sun Life has released a new digital video commercial featuring their brand ambassadors, Donny Pangilinan, Piolo Pascual, Matteo Guidicelli, and Sarah Geronimo, playing the board game version. This video showcases the fun and engaging nature of the game while highlighting the importance of Sun Life products and solutions in achieving financial goals.

Step into the world of Play for Life!

For an even more immersive experience, Sun Life is bringing Play for Life to life! You can navigate a giant board game and make real-life choices at:

- SM Sta Rosa: July 27-28, 2024

- SM Lanang, Davao: August 24-25, 2024

- SM Iloilo: September 14-15, 2024

You can also play tabletop board game versions with friends, family, and even Sun Life financial advisors!

Win a trip to Japan, Vietnam, and Giftaway vouchers worth up to $10,000!

Sun Life clients can win amazing prizes, including a 100,000 travel voucher to Japan and Giftaway vouchers worth up to P10,000, just by playing Play for Life! Simply participate in any of the mall activations or play the online game and submit an entry. Non-Sun Life clients can also win a trip to Vietnam and Giftaway vouchers by playing the online version and filling out the "Double the Pot" form.

To learn more about Sun Life's Play for Life client promo, visit https://sunlife.co/PFLMechanics .

"Play for Life marks a significant step forward in Sun Life's goal to make financial literacy fun and accessible for all Filipinos," said Carla Gonzalez-Chong, Chief Client Experience and Marketing Officer of Sun Life Philippines. "Play for Life aims to equip Filipinos with the knowledge and confidence to make informed financial choices and achieve their life goals."

To learn more about the Play for Life public promo, visit www.sunlife.co/PlayTalkWinMechanics .

So what are you waiting for? Join the Play for Life movement and start making your financial dreams a reality!

Friday, July 5, 2024

OPPO Reno12 Series 5G: GenAI Features and BSS (SEVENTEEN)

OPPO Reno Experts BSS (SEVENTEEN) teases the highly anticipated OPPO Reno12 Series 5G with exclusive videos

Customers stand a chance to walk away with a limited-edition BSS Souvenir box or exclusive BSS postcards with every purchase of the OPPO Reno12 or Reno12 Pro, or when they participate in store activities

Global leading smartphone brand OPPO is once again joining forces with BSS (SEVENTEEN) for the highly anticipated OPPO Reno12 Series 5G, following the successful launch of the portrait expert OPPO Reno11 F.

Previously, BSS, comprising members HOSHI, DK, and SEUNGKWAN from the renowned South Korean boy band SEVENTEEN, had captured unforgettable memories on the OPPO Reno11 F and utilized its key features such as Smart Image Matting, AI Portrait Retouching, and AI Eraser to express their truest selves not only on their social media, but also in their work. In fact, the OPPO Reno11 F most recently made numerous appearances in SEVENTEEN’s ‘Cheers to Youth (청춘찬가)’ MV on YouTube.

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This time around, the OPPO Reno Experts BSS (SEVENTEEN) will be showcasing the upcoming OPPO Reno12 Series 5G in a series of exclusive videos. As BSS (SEVENTEEN) is one of the first to have a hands-on experience of the revolutionary smartphone series, fans will be able to look forward to them sharing their impressions of OPPO’s AI Phone. This will be followed by a series of videos which will feature them highlighting the mighty functions of the OPPO Reno12 Series 5G.

The OPPO Reno12 Series 5G features a stunning new look with a Futuristic Fluid Design and a suite of breakthrough GenAI features covering a range of everyday uses. With the newly updated AI Eraser 2.0, users can easily remove passing strangers in photos with a simple tap. For even more imaginative possibilities, AI Studio can create digital avatars or artistic portrait styles from just one single user photo.

To celebrate the release of the OPPO Reno12 Series 5G, which will launch on July 12, fans who purchase the OPPO Reno12 5G or OPPO Reno12 Pro 5G will have a chance to get their hands on a limited-edition BSS Souvenir box or BSS postcards. For more information on OPPO Reno12 Series 5G, visit OPPO Philippines’ official website at www.oppo.com.ph and Facebook page.

Upgrade Your Back-to-School Tech with Home Credit's Sulit-Skwela Offers

Enhance Your Academic Year with 0% Interest Deals on Laptops, Tablets, and Smartphones for Students.

In today's digital age, students heavily rely on technology to excel in their studies. However, outdated devices can impede their learning experience, especially when struggling to keep up with the latest school applications and requirements. To address this challenge, Home Credit, the leading consumer finance company in the Philippines, is proud to introduce its Sulit-Skwela offers, ensuring that students are equipped with the latest gadgets for a successful academic year.

With the Sulit-Skwela deals, Home Credit users can take advantage of a wide array of back-to-school essentials with 0% interest deals until September 30, 2024. This exclusive offer includes laptops, enabling students to upgrade their tools for school-related tasks such as document creation, presentations, video editing, and more.

Moreover, the promotion extends to smartphones and tablets, essential for communication, note-taking, and research purposes. Customers can also benefit from the 0% interest deals to update their home printers, crucial for generating study materials and submitting printed assignments as required by teachers.

To make the deal even more convenient, buyers can opt for flexible installment plans ranging from six to 18 months, ensuring that the back-to-school season does not strain their finances. The Sulit-Skwela offer is available at over 15,000 Home Credit partner stores nationwide, spanning across more than 75 provinces. For seamless transactions, users can download the My Home Credit Loan App for pre-approval of product installments or consult a Home Credit representative at any partner store.

Explore Home Credit's back-to-school offerings by visiting Shoppingmall.ph, where a diverse selection of laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other essential learning devices awaits. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity with Home Credit's Sulit-Skwela promo! Upgrade your student gadgets—whether laptops, tablets, or smartphones—before September 30, 2024, to ensure a smooth and productive academic journey ahead.

For more updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit their official website at www.homecredit.ph. Stay connected with their official social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Customers are encouraged to download the My Home Credit App on Google Play to stay informed about the latest promotions and offerings on Shoppingmall.ph.

Worried about device damages? Home Credit has you covered! Enjoy free repairs or replacements for your device, along with an extended warranty for one year beyond the manufacturer's warranty period. Simply add the Home Credit Protect Device Protection plan to your installments for peace of mind for up to two years, costing as low as P3 per day.

Home Credit Philippines is a reputable financing company licensed and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

Foundever™ in the Philippines Recognized for Leading Workplace Diversity During Pride Month

Foundever™, a prominent player in the customer experience (CX) industry globally, is not only marking Pride Month with enthusiasm due to its vibrant LGBTQIA+ community but also for its recent accolade at the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. The company proudly took home the 2024 Silver Stevie for Innovative Achievement in Diversity & Inclusion.

The award recognizes Foundever™ for establishing a pioneering and impactful model workplace for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In a country where inclusive policies are still a rarity, Foundever™ stands out as a beacon of progress in the Philippines. A 2018 study by the Philippine LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce revealed that only 17% of employers in the country have structures in place to protect LGBTQIA+ individuals from discrimination.

Pat Haluag, the VP for Global Operations and Chairman of Pride at Foundever™, emphasizes that creating a safe environment for employees transcends physical spaces. At Foundever™, the focus is on fostering a culture that not only acknowledges and celebrates diverse identities but also respects the unique needs of every individual along the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. This inclusive atmosphere is vital for ensuring that employees feel secure, inspired, and empowered to realize their full potential.

CELEBRATING LOVE, ACCEPTANCE, DIVERSITY.  Foundever™, a global leader in the customer experience (CX) industry, is one of the few employers in the country that makes diversity, equity, and inclusion an integral part of the workplace culture and environment--to ensure that LGBTQIA+ employees' rights are respected, their needs fulfilled and that they are allowed to thrive professionally and personally.

Pride at Foundever™ serves as an Employee Resource Group (ERG) that provides support to LGBTQIA+ employees and allies. It aims to address issues of injustice, eliminate barriers, and combat discrimination within the workplace. The remarkable growth of Pride at Foundever™, from a small group to 3,281 members by December 2023, reflects the increasing commitment to diversity and inclusion within the organization.

Employee satisfaction at Foundever™ is evident through the company's eNPS score. The substantial rise in the eNPS score from 20.5 in 2021 to 62.6 in 2023 underscores Foundever's dedication to employee well-being and engagement.

To commemorate diversity and inclusivity, Foundever™ launched a series of events in June that welcomed LGBTQIA+ members and allies. Haluag encourages everyone to participate in these events, celebrating the unity and strength that stem from embracing diversity and inclusivity. By proudly displaying their colors, employees at Foundever™ showcase the organization's commitment to creating a safe and supportive environment for all.