Friday, July 21, 2023

Must Read! How to Treat Yourself Good in Small and Big Ways

As people continue to spend more time at the office or in school, days can feel longer and extra tiring than usual. But no matter how hectic your days can get, it’s nice to find time to reward yourself so you can stay motivated.

Take a break with a rewarding cup of Swiss Miss

Celebrate your daily achievements, whether big or small, by indulging on simple yet enjoyable treats. Here are some activities you can do to reward yourself.

Put on a face mask for 15 minutes

The beauty of face masks is that it can be applied easily and only takes about 15 minutes to use. This is a perfect reward to give yourself before going to bed after a long day. It can also be a good way to relax when you need a breather in between your tasks.

Schedule a relaxing massage

Spending a good chunk of your time in the office and on the road can take a toll on your body. Try booking a massage session to help improve your physical well-being and to give your body a much-needed rest.

Enjoy a yummy home-cooked meal

A delicious meal can help put you in a good mood, especially if it is a dish that you made for yourself. Treat yourself for a productive week by trying out a new recipe.

Catch up on your favorite series

Sit back and chill at home with your go-to TV shows on your downtime. It can be a K-drama, reality show, or any entertaining series that catches your eye.

Go on a walk

On weekends, bask under the sun and enjoy nature. Visit a nearby park for a breath of fresh air and enjoy an overall relaxing morning. You can even bring your furbaby along for a bit of playtime, or go to the mall for a quick retail therapy.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a cozy cup of Swiss Miss

Cozy cup of Swiss Miss

A great way to cap off your day is to whip up a warm, cozy cup of Swiss Miss. Made from premium ingredients, this powdered chocolate drink is a satisfying reward that you can enjoy daily. Choose from its various flavors (Milk Chocolate, Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate) to satisfy your sweet cravings after a stressful day. You can even spice things up by enjoying it over ice or with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

No matter how busy you may be, remember to find time to treat yourself good in small and big ways. Swiss Miss is a quick and delicious reward that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere.

Swiss Miss is available in leading supermarkets and Universal Robina Corporation (URC)’s official stores online. 

For more information, follow the Swiss Miss Philippines Facebook page.

Dara Joins Sarah Geronimo and DonBelle as Acer brand Ambassadors on Acer Day Concert Set on August 6 at SM MOA Arena

The much-awaited annual Acer Day celebration has returned with a superior, more exciting lineup of activities. Alongside bigger promotions on Acer products, the brand has set bolder goals to provide innovative products that enhance productivity and elevate the digital experience. This year's theme, #AceYourWorld, is about empowering and motivating individuals to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

Acer Philippines is also organizing an Acer Day concert on August 6, 2023, at the SM MOA Arena headlined by Asia’s Popstar Royalty, Sarah Geronimo and DonBelle, who are undoubtedly two of today’s hottest young multi-hyphenates.

True to its theme of #AceYourWorld, Acer Philippines announces that Sandara Park, also known by her stage name Dara, is joining the Acer Day concert as one of its ambassadors.

Dara truly fits the theme of this year’s celebration because she is an ace who has conquered stages worldwide with her talent and charm. The youth look up to her because she has achieved her dreams despite whatever challenges came her way,” said Sue Ong-Lim, General Manager at Acer Philippines.

Dara studied in the Philippines and rose to fame here via a reality show search. She moved to her homeland Korea and joined the group 2NE1, one of the bestselling groups of its time until its disbandment in 2016.

Dara continued to be active as a performer and variety show host. She is revered and admired as Korea’s favorite noona because of her beauty and amiable personality. Despite her fame, Dara has never forgotten the Philippines. She continues to visit the country and maintains her friendship with people who were part of her life here. Dara is affectionately referred to as the “Pambansang Krungkrung ng Pilipinas.”

Dara’s solo mini album “Sandara Park” was released on July 12. The album has five songs, including the title track, “Festival.” This is Dara’s first album under Abyss Company.

Join Acer Day and find out how you can #AceYourWorld.

For more information about Acer and Acer Day, follow Acer Philippines on its social media platforms: @AcerPH on Facebook, @acerph on Instagram, and @acerphils on Twitter, or go to

Check Out the Main Trailer for the Much-Awaited Korean Romantic Comedy "Behind Your Touch"

Starting August 12, prepare to laugh out loud with the newest Korean romantic comedy "Behind Your Touch" featuring the most charming cast lead by Han Ji-min, Lee Min-ki, and SuHo.


A psychic vet and a detective join forces to crack small-town cases - but their skills are tested when they unravel a chilling serial killer mystery.

"Behind Your Touch" premieres August 12 only on Netflix

ABS-CBN Wins Media Company of the Year at the Golden Laurel 2023 for the Sixth Year in a Row

ABS-CBN, the country’s leading content provider, bagged a total of eleven awards, including Media Company of the Year for the sixth year in a row, at the Golden Laurel: The Batangas Province Media Awards 2023 held at the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas on Thursday (June 20).

Award-winning host and actress Charo Santos-Concio was given the prestigious Sotero H. Laurel Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the Philippine entertainment industry, while “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” the Philippines' longest and most celebrated drama anthology program, was presented with the Meritissimus Award for Drama Anthology.

It has been an honor and privilege for me to serve the Filipino audience since my early days as actress in “Itim,” as the host of the longest running drama anthology, “MMK,” as president and CEO of ABS-CBN, and now as Tindeng in “Batang Quiapo” on weeknights. Your loving support has been a source of strength and motivation for me to keep doing what I have been doing throughout the years,” Charo shared.

ABS-CBN’s noontime program “It’s Showtime” was recognized as the Best Variety Show, while advocacy-driven legal drama anthology “Ipaglaban Mo!” bagged the Best Documentary Show award.

Other winners include Joshua Garcia (Best Drama Actor), Esnyr Ranollo (Most Outstanding Content Creator), and Princess Kathryn “Kulot” Caponpon (Breakthrough Batangueño Social Media Child Personality).

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN News’ flagship program “TV Patrol” won the Best News Program award, while its anchor Bernadette Sembrano-Aguinaldo took home the Female News Anchor of the Year award. The company’s website,, was also awarded as the Online News Website of the Year.

Patuloy namin itataguyod ang katotohanan sa abot ng aming makakaya. Sana sundan niyo kami san kami mapanuod digital o TV. Huwag niyo kami iiwan dahil mahal na mahal namin kayo,” Bernadette said.

Organized by the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas, the Golden Laurel Awards aims to recognize the institutions, shows, and personalities that made significant contributions in the Philippine entertainment industry.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Ivana Alawi Renews Contract with ABS-CBN

Actress and social media sensation Ivana Alawi remains a Kapamilya as she signed an exclusive network contract with ABS-CBN last Wednesday (July 19).

"I feel so happy and I feel so blessed. I am here where I’m supposed to be," Ivana said. “I have three things that I’m very very thankful for. Of course, unang una sa mga bosses po natin dito sa ABS-CBN, maraming maraming salamat sa tiwala, sa suporta at sa pagmamahal niyo sa akin. Of course to my manager, kuya Perry, Star Magic, Sir Lauren, maraming salamat.”

ABS-CBN COO of broadcast Cory Vidanes expressed her gratitude to the Kapamilya actress for staying with ABS-CBN.

Maraming maraming salamat, Ivana, sa patuloy mong pagbigay ng tiwala at pagpapahalaga sa ABS-CBN, sa aming lahat, at sa ating mga Kapamilya. I assure you that we will continue to take care of you and we will build an even stronger relationship as I promised you. Maraming salamat sa sinseridad, sa pagmamahal, at sa pagpili mong manatili kasama namin sa pagbibigay saya, inspirasyon, pag-asa, at serbisyo sa lahat ng Pilipino sa buong mundo,” she said.

Present at the contract signing were ABS-CBN chairman Mark Lopez, ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, ABS-CBN head of TV Production and Star Magic head Laurenti Dyogi, Star Magic’s Alan Real, and talent manager Perry Lansigan.

'The Voice' Jed Madela performed "Akin Ka Na Lang," the theme song of "A Family Affair," while Robi Domingo hosted the contract signing event.

Meanwhile, Ivana said she is busy undergoing workshops and going to the gym to prepare for her upcoming projects this year.

We’re doing teleseryes this year and meron ding mga movies. So ‘yun, maraming exciting na projects na parating,” she said.

In the coming years, Ivana hoped that she gets to work with Coco Martin, Joshua Garcia, and KathNiel.

Ivana signed her first exclusive contract with ABS-CBN three years ago after being part of "Mea Culpa: Sino Ang May Sala" and "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano." She had her first lead role as Cherry Red in the revenge drama series "A Family Affair" with Gerald Anderson, Jake Ejercito, Jameson Blake, and Sam Milby last year and starred with Vice Ganda in the blockbuster movie “Partners In Crime.”

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Honor Launches Magic V2, The World’s Thinnest and Lightest Flagship Foldable Phone

HONOR, the leading global provider of smart devices, has recently unveiled a new generation of premium folding phones, commencing with the thinnest and lightest foldable HONOR Magic V2. HONOR redefined folding screen mobile phones with innovative technology that breaks boundaries and goes beyond the expectations of the developers. HONOR Magic V2 has achieved a closed thickness of 9.9mm.

In the process of thinning and lightening, the HONOR Magic V2 has kept its requirements high for product sturdiness and durability. The HONOR Magic V2 series is the world's first mobile phone that has passed the Swiss SGS high-reliability folding quality gold standard certification.

It can withstand 400,000 folding durability tests. Even after 200,000 foldings, the screen crease only changes by 36μm, equivalent to a hair, half the wire diameter. In addition, the external screen of the HONOR Magic V2 series is equipped with second-generation nano-ceramic glass, and its drop resistance performance is 30% higher than that of the previous generation of materials.

Multiple “firsts” in the screening industry

In addition to being as thin and light, the recently unveiled foldable phone has also achieved multiple “firsts” in the folding screen industry: it is the world’s first folding screen mobile phone that supports zero-risk dimming and eye protection with both internal and external screens.

The HONOR Magic V2 series attaches equal importance to the specifications and quality of the internal and external dual screens and has also brought a comprehensive evolution to the screen. Both internal and external dual screens support 3840Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, brighter and more eye-friendly. HONOR Magic V2 has also passed the TÜV Rheinland flicker-free certification, reaching Zero risk dimming eye protection level.

Both the internal and external screens of HONOR Magic V2 support the touch operation of the stylus and support quick and intelligent operation functions such as smart lasso, smart literacy, magnifying glass, cross-app color picking, pen shorthand, etc., making the function release of the stylus more convenient. Fully, let the creative inspiration jump at the tip of the pen.

The screen is equipped with the second-generation Snapdragon 8 leading-edge processor, a self-developed radio frequency enhancement chip, and a new generation of HONOR Qinghai Lake dual batteries with longer battery life.

The HONOR Magic V2 measures 9.9mm when folded, and 4.7mm when unfolded, 
making it jaw-droppingly thin and light

Superb Wide-screen Experience

Through the evolution of system capabilities, HONOR and its partners have jointly built a folding screen ecology, and carried out comprehensive large-screen adaptation and experience optimization, making the control easier, the adaptation more delicate, and the perception more intelligent. At the same time, HONOR Magic V2 supports a comprehensive split-screen mode, which can meet users' various needs for application screen ratio, primary and secondary allocation, and use sequence in various scenarios.

The newly optimized "one-step drag and drop" operation method can realize the free manipulation of the split-screen window, which significantly reduces the difficulty of getting started and operating the split-screen, making the interaction more comfortable and efficient.

HONOR Magic V2 has also added a multi-angle hovering function, which can be used in various application scenarios, including watching movies, conferences, music, shooting, office, etc., especially the hovering camera function, whether it is folded horizontally or vertically, you can enjoy the exclusive folding screen experience.

HONOR Magic V2

For the actual usage scenarios of folding screen mobile commerce, HONOR Magic V2 has also newly upgraded the HONOR document function, providing functions including smart collection, smart creation, global handwriting, and format conversion; the newly upgraded HONOR Notes can realize more powerful and intelligent Audio and video note recording; HONOR Magic V2 also supports the HONOR Parallel Space function for the first time, which not only allows work and life materials to be stored separately, data can be safely isolated, taking into account the convenience and privacy of work and life, but also enables independent parallel use of dual-space applications, as if putting a second mobile phone into the folding screen.

While pursuing a thin and light body, the HONOR Magic V2 series uses a new generation of Qinghai Lake dual batteries, with an average thickness of only 2.72mm. In the body space of a thin and light folding flagship, it has achieved a large capacity of up to 5000mAh.

More powerful HONOR devices

In addition to HONOR Magic V2, the tech brand launched HONOR Tablet MagicPad 13, HONOR Watch 4, HONOR Smart Screen 5, and other innovative full-scene new products at this new product launch conference.

HONOR Magic V2 is now officially released in China. It comes in two versions: 16GB+256GB and 16GB+512GB, priced at 8,999 yuan and 9,999 yuan, respectively. HONOR Magic V2 Ultimate Edition provides 16GB+1TB storage capacity, priced at 11,999 yuan.

For more information, visit the official website of HONOR at

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Groove to Barbie the Album at this Exclusive Dance Blowout Party on July 20

Much anticipation has surrounded Barbie the Movie, and it's no secret that the same can be said about its soundtrack. The songs featured throughout the film have been revealed one by one, from superstar Dua Lipa's electrifying "Dance the Night" to rap queens Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice's "Barbie World," which is an iconic take on Aqua's song "Barbie Girl."

Another exciting addition to the Barbie the Album is the high-energy track from K-Pop group FIFTY FIFTY "Barbie Dreams," which also features Atlanta bred rapper Kaliii. The track uses an interpolation of Janet Jackson's "Together Again," adding a hint of nostalgic appeal.

With such a diverse and talented set of artists, it's no wonder that even its soundtrack is adding to the film's hype. Luckily, Filipino fans who are excited to listen to the entire Barbie the Album are in for a treat – Warner Music Philippines is partnering with the Studio Dance Club for an exclusive album pre-release Dance Blowout Party! This event is set to happen on July 20th, 2023, 7 PM, a day ahead of Barbie's world premiere.

Barbie's night out

Attendees will have the chance to dance the night with five dance instructors who will teach all the Barbies and Kens to move to the album's tracks. Everyone is invited to come in their best Barbiecore and Ken-ergy outfits – a perfect match to the venue's Barbie-inspired décor.

Themed Barbie and Ken drinks will be available for all of the attendees, and dinner will be served on the house. A disco-themed photo area will also be set up inspired by Dua Lipa's 'Dance the Night' music video.

To get an invitation to this dance-fueled night, interested attendees simply have to sign up through this form.

It's a Barbie world!

Those who can't attend the dance party can still catch other colorful, Barbie-fied activities. One of these is the BarbieLand set up on the SM Mall of Asia Atrium, where anyone will be able to step into Barbie's world. This includes life-sized displays, Barbie-themed donuts and drinks, and a mirror-and-jukebox set-up to sing along to the album's hottest pre-released tracks, and take fabulous photos in the process.

Additionally, an advanced screening for Barbie the Movie is set to happen, along with none other than the Divine Divas – Precious Paula Nicole, Viñas Deluxe, and Brigiding. This dazzling trio will be performing to the album's pre-released tracks, further adding to the excitement that the Barbie movie already brings.

Barbie the Movie premiers worldwide on July 21, 2023, and premiers in the Philippines on July 19, 2023. The Barbie the Album deluxe version is set for release on July 28, 2023.

Are You Looking for the Sweet Treat of Your Dreams? The New Presto Premium Cookie is the Answer!

Some snacks have a permanent spot in our hearts because they are integral to our childhood - case in point: Presto Peanut Butter Cookie.

For some, it was their go-to merienda during recess, the treat they shared with their high school crush, or the snack their barkada would munch on when they hung out after class.

If you happen to love it, we have amazing news for you. Your favorite childhood cookie now has a new and more decadent version: Presto Premium!

Just imagine, the classic, creamy peanut butter Presto cookie sandwich but enveloped in a thick, smooth, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate coating - that's Presto Premium. The richness of the chocolate and the nuttiness of the peanut butter make an irresistible combination that rewards your taste buds with every bite.

Enjoy it as a mini reward for powering through your to-do list, share it with your colleagues at work, or get your barkada together and take a trip down memory lane while savoring this fan-fave cookie in a new way.

Presto Premium Cookie offers deliciousness at a budget-friendly price. This delectable treat is available for a limited time only (August, 2023 or until supplies last). You can get a box of 12 two-piece packs for just Php 162.00 (SRP). That's a total of 24 chocolate-coated peanut butter cookies!

So, peanut butter fans, chocolate lovers and Presto Peanut Butter Cookie loyalists, make sure to try the new Presto Premium while it's still available. It can very well be the sweet treat of your dreams!

Shop Presto Premium at select supermarkets nationwide and online via Lazada. For more information, visit Presto Creams' official Facebook page.

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