Friday, December 15, 2023

Are you a Chickenjoyer? Fans Share Stories Behind Their Favorite Chickenjoy in New Jollibee Ad


Jollibee’s new campaign shows why Chickenjoy remains to be the country’s best choice for fried chicken - it’s not only delicious, but it’s also a cultural icon that has fosterered joyful connections among millions throughout the years.

The campaign goes beyond the crispy, juicy goodness of Chickenjoy and unveils the stories and sentiments that make every Chickenjoy lover a part of a massive community - the proud Chickenjoyers.

For Chickenjoyers, Chickenjoy is not just a meal; it's an experience that’s enjoyed by individuals and families alike for its crispy and flavorful skin, juicy and tender meat, and signature gravy. As a tried-and-tested classic, Chickenjoy has stood the test of time and has been part of many memorable moments or life events of customers, earning its place as a frontrunner in the industry.

You know you’re a Chickenjoyer when you not only love the taste, but also have a deep connection to it - whether it’s through sweet childhood memories or unmatched moments of satisfaction,” said Mari Aldecoa, Jollibee Philippines Assistant Vice President for Masterbrand and Chicken. “Every time one bites into Chickenjoy, they are reminded of why it’s their favorite. Jollibee loves Chickenjoyers just as much and aims to give back the same kind of joy to its valued customers.

Jollibee’s new ad brings to life what it truly means to be a Chickenjoyer, showcasing the diverse emotions and memories associated with this iconic dish.

The Crispylicious, Juicylicious, best-tasting Jollibee Chickenjoy is available nationwide for PHP 82.00 (1-pc. solo meal). Drop by your nearest Jollibee branch and indulge in its crispy, juicy goodness via dine-in, take out, or drive-thru. You can also have it delivered via the Jollibee App, JollibeeDelivery.com, #87000, GrabFood, and Foodpanda.

For all the latest updates, like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

Trailer: “Bob Marley: One Love,” a Film Celebrating the Life and Music of the Legendary Musician


First he changed music. Then he changed the world. Based on a true story and produced in partnership with the Marley family, "Bob Marley: One Love" opens in cinemas February 21. Kingsley Ben-Adir stars as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch plays his wife Rita. 

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/VyfUMCfCFno

"Bob Marley: One Love" celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, "Bob Marley: One Love" is in theatres February 21, 2024.

Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton, Tosin Cole, Umi Myers, Anthony Welsh, Nia Ashi, Aston Barrett Jr., Anna-SharĂ© Blake, Gawaine “J-Summa” Campbell, Naomi Cowan, Alexx A-Game, Michael Gandolfini, Quan-Dajai Henriques, David Kerr, Hector Roots Lewis, Abijah “Naki Wailer” Livingston, Nadine Marshall, Sheldon Shepherd, Andrae Simpson, Stefan A.D Wade

In Philippine cinemas starting February 21, Bob Marley: One Love is distributed in the Philippines by Paramount Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

More Than 300 Brightest Kapamilya Stars Gather for #ForeverGratefulChristmasSpecial, The #ABSCBNChristmasSpecial2023 Airs on December 16 and 17


More than 300 of the brightest Kapamilya stars gathered again at the Araneta Coliseum for the first time after three years to thank and spread joy to fans at the Forever Grateful: The ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2023 that will air this weekend (December 16 and 17).

Airing on Kapamilya Online Live (YouTube and Facebook), Kapamilya Channel (8:45 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 p.m. on Sunday), A2Z (8:45 p.m. on Saturday and 10:15 p.m. on Sunday), iWantTFC, and TFC, the two-part ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2023 will entertain viewers with world-class performances from various Kapamilya artists and entertaining song and dance numbers from Star Magic artists, Kapamilya leading ladies, leading men, love teams, and more.


The cast of different ABS-CBN shows including "FPJ's Batang Quiapo," "It's Showtime," "Pira-Pirasong Paraiso," "Nag-aapoy na Damdamin," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Senior High," “It’s Your Lucky Day,” and "I Can See Your Voice" will also treat viewers with stunning performances.

One of the must-watch production numbers is Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s surprise song and dance performance of “I’ll Be There for You,” the theme song of the hit sitcom “Friends,” which is dedicated to the fans.

Miss Universe Philippines 2023 Michelle Dee also made a surprise appearance, serenading the crowd with an anthem that screams ‘Pinoy Pride.’

Another exciting highlight from the Special that viewers should not miss is when everyone went full force on stage to sing ABS-CBN’s 2023 Christmas Special ID, “Pasko Ang Pinakamangandang Kwento.”

Experience a weekend filled with fun and love by watching the Forever Grateful: The ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2023 this December 16 and December 17 on Kapamilya Online Live (YouTube and Facebook), Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, iWantTFC, and TFC.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

MMFF 2023 Recommends: BROKEN HEARTS TRIP Starring Christian Bables, Iyah Mina, Petit, and Jacklyn Jose


"Broken Hearts Trip," a film produced by first-time movie producer BMC Films in partnership with Smart Films, features the lives of five brokenhearted LGBTQ individuals who are given a chance to in some of the most stunning destinations in the Philippines.

Award-winning actor Christian Bables takes on the role of the show’s host and judge with two other judges Tart Carlos and 2016 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Jaclyn Jose.

Teejay Marquez, Marvin Yap, Petit, Iyah Mina, and Andoy Ranay will portray five LGBTQIA+ individuals as the reality show’s participants who will be confronting their pasts and navigating the road to recovery throughout the movie.

After enduring countless heartaches, frustrations, and seemingly endless grief, they are finally offered the opportunity of a lifetime when a corporate agency sponsors a reality competition titled ‘The Broken Hearts Trip.’ The show takes them on a series of journeys to some of the most stunning tourist spots in the Philippines, namely: Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu; Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte; Magdalena, Laguna; Lobo, Batangas; as well as Bangkong Kahoy Valley and Mt. Banahaw in Dolores, Quezon.

But there’s a catch! To continue in the competition, the contestants must remain single at the end of their journey. A one-million-peso cash prize awaits the last gay man or trans woman standing — the chosen one.

In each destination, in each episode, one is spotlighted as they confront their past and navigate the road to recovery. While not every step and activity may go exactly as planned, each experience offers a valuable lesson. The journey continues, but will they make it to the next destination?

Will it be a pursuit of money or a quest for love? It’s the perplexing question that each participant must answer as their experiences grow more enriching and exciting. In the final leg of the show, one winner will emerge with not only the prize but also a fresh lease on life.

Also in the cast are Jay Gonzaga, Ron Angeles, Argel Saycon, Arnold Reyes, Kevin Posadas, and Sinon Loresca.

The film is under the direction of Lem Lorca who narrates the reasons why moviegoers should include this movie in their list this Christmas, "I believe na nakapasok siya [sa MMFF] because of the merits of the film. Mahuhusay yung mga artista ko. They have the track record, especially si Christian nga every year nananalo.

"Ang writer namin [Lex Bonife] just won sa Venezuela ng writing for Siglo sa last movie namin. So, I have to give credit to the people behind the camera and nasa harapan ng camera na. I think we’ve given more than 100 percent of our time and talent here na feeling ko, deserve nilang makapasok sa MMFF. Dapat panoorin para ma-justify."

"Broken Hearts Trip," which will hit cinemas nationwide on December 25 as part of the 49th edition of the annual Metro Manila Film Festival.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

HONOR Achieved 200% Sales Growth According to Fortune Global Forum 2023


Global technology brand HONOR is leading the way in foldable innovation and eye comfort technology, achieving an estimated 200% growth in overseas markets this year. HONOR focused on human-centric innovations; a part of the enlightening discussion titled “A New Intelligent World: What’s Next for Smart Devices” at the Fortune Global Forum 2023 in Abu Dhabi.

We believe human-centric innovations will enable new possibilities for the next generation of smart devices. Foldables are on the cusp of going mainstream, on-device AI is paving the way for a transformative era, and human-centric technologies, such as eye comfort display technology, are enhancing human-device interaction experiences. From our perspective, this is what’s next for smart devices,” said Dr. Ray Guo, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of HONOR Device Co. Ltd.

One million Foldable Phones Milestone

According to the World Health Organizations (WHO), at least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment or blindness globally, of whom at least 1 billion have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed. This pain point became HONOR’s top priority by integrating eye comfort display technology, investing more than $140 million on display technology R&D, and developing over 500 display-related patents.

In the past, some core user pain points of foldables were not yet solved – namely portability, durability, and battery life. Now, devices like the HONOR Magic V2 are as thin and light as a regular flagship smartphone, while delivering all the benefits of an immersive foldable screen. The HONOR Magic V2 is tested to withstand at least 400,000 folds, representing great durability, and includes silicon-carbon battery technology for all-day battery life.

After solving these consumer pain points, HONOR has recently hit a significant milestone in manufacturing 1 million foldables from its factory. Its Magic V2 is currently the No.1 best-selling foldable in China market, capturing 25% share of the expanding foldable market as a single model, according to industry analysis firm Omdia.

The growing scale of production demonstrates how HONOR is driving the industry’s supply chain forwards – and that the industry is maturing. Surpassing this milestone of 1 million units shows that the supply chain is reaching a stage of mass production where the manufacturing process is more automated and efficient.

Unleashing the Potential of On-device AI

Moreover, AI was undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated topics of discussion. HONOR has invested in AI for years, having debuted platform-level AI to enhance the smartphone user experience with intention-based AI services. During the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit in October, HONOR unveiled that its upcoming HONOR Magic6 smartphone will feature On-device LLM powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform. HONOR believes in a hybrid AI model, utilizing on-device AI for personalized content and services while ensuring user privacy with data staying on the device.

For more information and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website www.hihonor.com or social media platforms: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok Shop: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). 

To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/. 

Live-Action ‘Yu Yu Hakusho’ Trailer Unveils Trailblazing Visual Effects


Ahead of the eagerly awaited debut of Yu Yu Hakusho next week, the trailer is giving fans a taste of the groundbreaking visual effects that bring to life the intense battles between humans and demons, setting a new standard for live-action adaptations.

The five-episode series captures the essence of the original best-selling manga by incorporating supernatural elements in a way that appears realistic. This was made possible through the collaboration with Scanline VFX, known for their work on major Hollywood productions.

To what extent CGI-characters can be shown close-up depends on the distance from the camera, whether there’s dialogue, and the facial expression,” said visual effects director Tomofumi Akahane. “With Scanline VFX on board, we were able to reach higher than any other Japanese title and achieve a quality where the average viewer won’t be able to tell that CGI is actually CGI.”

The team made use of the latest performance capture technology, with 170 cameras filming the actors simultaneously in 360 degrees. This allows director Sho Tsukikawa to choose the best angle afterward as if moving a single camera, resulting in realistic CG character assets that seamlessly interact with the live-action elements.

Recreating battles between humans and demons

As the setting of Yu Yu Hakusho includes the Human World, the Demon World and the Spirit World, the team had to create many of the demons from scratch. And the battles between humans and demons were among the most difficult to recreate visually from the manga, especially the scenes with the Toguro Brothers - the Elder Toguro can distort his body and the Younger Toguro can expand his muscles.

The body size of the actors and the characters are different, so it was really hard to change the scale. It wasn’t just a matter of changing their height, we needed to ensure that the sight lines of the opponents were accurate,” said visual effects advisor Ryo Sakaguchi, who was the first Japanese visual producer to win a Scientific and Technical Award at the Oscars. The team ended up creating and printing 3D models of the Toguro Brothers, and attaching them to the actors for the shoot, so that it was easier and more natural for those acting opposite them.

Moreover, as many of the actors were not used to working with CGI during shoots, the production team came up with various ideas to help the actors perform, including having a stunt person wear blue clothes and fight opposite the actor.

How do actors imagine an enemy that isn’t actually in front of them?” asked action director Takahito Ouchi. “No matter how much you tell them that an enemy is there, they need to get fired up enough to make it seem like they are really fighting. And that realism is born from the passion of the actors.

Based on the manga : Yoshihiro Togashi “Yu Yu Hakusho” (Shueisha Jump Comics), it stars Takumi Kitamura, Jun Shison, Kanata Hongo, Shuhei Uesugi, Sei Shiraishi, Kotone Furukawa, Ai Mikami, Hiroya Shimizu, Keita Machida, Meiko Kaji, Kenichi Takito, Goro Inagaki, and Go Ayano. Premieres December 14, 2023 only on Netflix.

Watch the trailer HERE.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Eastwest Bank's Magenta Race 2022 Recognized as "Best CSR Initiative" by the Digital Banker


EastWest, one of the fastest-growing banks in the country today, was recently awarded “Best CSR Initiative” by The Digital Banker at the Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards for the Bank’s project “Magenta Race,” a virtual run/walk and cycle for breast cancer.

In its debut year, EastWest employees rallied to raise funds for breast cancer detection and prevention of the beneficiaries of Philippine Foundation for Breast Care Inc. (PFBCI), also known as Kasuso.org. This was done through the launch of the very first Magenta Race - a virtual run/walk and cycle for breast cancer, which was able to raise a significant amount through the employees’ personal donations. The choice of magenta, a deeper shade of the pink that is associated with cancer awareness, wishes to express EastWest’s deeper commitment to this cause.

A total of 145 employees took part in the first ever EastWest Magenta Race, with 94 joining the run/walk, and 51 joining the cycle race. Proceeds coming from the registration fee, which included Magenta Run shirts, were collected as donations to PFBCI. But, notably, many of those who could not join the race itself still purchased shirts or made an outright donation to aid in the contributions.

Leading the Charge in the War Against Breast Cancer

During the awarding, EastWest expressed gratitude for the acknowledgement of their efforts, while also committing to continued efforts in the name of women and the fight against breast cancer.

Thank you for this incredible honor. We at EastWest are humbled to accept the best CSR Initiative Award, and we would like to extend our gratitude to The Digital Banker for seeing and recognizing our efforts. In the Philippines, breast cancer is the top illness among women, and EastWest being powered by 66 percent females, led by a female President, and founded by the first Filipina President in the banking industry, we wanted to support a cause that touches the hearts of so many of our people,” said Carmina Jeanne D. Roque, EastWest Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications.

So, we organized the Magenta Race, uniting our employees in a virtual race to raise funds for the Philippine Foundation for Breast Care. We are grateful for the unwavering support of our EastWest family. Our people showed incredible dedication, with many participants and generous contributions, and this recognition is a testament to the power of unity and commitment within our community. We at EastWest are determined to make a difference, to save lives, and to continue our journey of empowerment and awareness. Let’s keep the magenta flame of hope and compassion burning bright in our hearts,” concluded Roque.

Second Magenta Race Continuing the Legacy

Now on its second annual run, EastWest carries on its advocacy for breast cancer awareness by inviting more bikers and runners to participate. The second Race kicked off last October 13 with 119 runners and 29 cyclists.

For the ongoing and future Magenta Race events, EastWest and its employees will continue to don their running shoes, hop on their bikes, or simply extend their support through the purchase of a T-shirt, knowing that every stride, pedal, and purchase makes a difference in this battle against breast cancer.

Monday, December 11, 2023

Kapamilya Breakout Loveteam KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad Headline First International Movie "Toss Coin"


Kapamilya stars and breakout loveteam KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad take center stage in their international movie debut, "Toss Coin," directed by the award-winning and Philippines’ highest-grossing film director, Cathy Garcia-Sampana.

The story revolves around the unexpected encounter between Kiko (KD) and Pia (Alexa) and the enchanting love story that unfolds amidst the vibrant streets of Hong Kong.

Playing a delightful game of hide and seek, Kiko and Pia embark on a journey that unravels into a sweet and touching romance exploring the themes of destiny, belief, and the courage to embrace opportunities.

KD and Alexa shared their excitement working on their first international microfilm with Direk Cathy, deeming it a proud moment in their careers. “Pinagyayabang ko siya, ang maka work si Direk Cathy. It’s an honor to be chosen to do this. Sabi ko nga, we have to impress them and be fun to work with,” said Alexa.

Alam naman natin na si Direk Cathy is a master of RomCom, I was very shocked and nervous, but Alexa and I talked na we’re going to bring our A game and we want to make the story shown to everyone,” KD added.


After directing the highest-grossing domestic film in Philippine history “Hello, Love, Goodbye”, shot in Hong Kong, Direk Cathy once again emphasized the beauty of the city by bringing out the authenticity and human connection within the film through the scenic backdrop of Hong Kong and the compelling chemistry of the lead actors.

While I personally like the city’s human touch and culture, this time, I had the opportunity to show the other side of Hong Kong, highlighting the beautiful architecture of the buildings and the intersection between artistic galleries and vibrant murals that blended perfectly with the story and Kdlex’s chemistry,” she shared.

“Toss Coin" is one of the three microfilms featured in "Hong Kong In The Lens By Asian Directors” produced by CJ ENM Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Tourism Board.


The "Hong Kong In The Lens By Asian Directors" project has been chosen to be part of the 20th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival with two other micro films “Hong Kong, Within Me” from Korea directed by Director Kang Yun Sung, the Korean director and screenwriter of "The Outlaws,” which is the third highest-grossing restricted film in South Korea since 2017. While, “Zi Mui” from Thailand is directed by Thai director Nattawut Poonpiriya, the director and screenwriter of “Bad Genius,” Thailand’s highest-grossing film since 2017. All three microfilms will be available on tvN Asia and Viu starting December 11. It will also be aired on A2z and Kapamilya Channel. For film updates, follow ABS-CBN Films on Facebook, X, TikTok, Instagram, and Threads.

ABS-CBN Receives Asian Academy of Creative Arts Legacy Award


ABS-CBN, the leading content provider in the country, was given the first-ever Asian Academy of Creative Arts Legacy Award at Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA) Gala 2023 held at Chimes, Singapore on Thursday (December 7).


Head of ABS-CBN International Productions Ruel S. Bayani received the award on behalf of the company and thanked the men and women of ABS-CBN, local and international partners, advertisers, and Kapamilyas all over the world.

Our story is far from over. We shall continue to champion Filipino talent on the global stage and mentor the next generations of global storytellers. ABS-CBN as an organization has survived the most seemingly insurmountable obstacles and challenges. At the heart of its 70 year history as a company is our shared character. They say that character is destiny and hopefully this same character will be ABS-CBN's enduring legacy,” Direk Ruel stated.


In 2020, ABS-CBN's government license was not renewed and was forced off-air, that's where their story could've ended but it didn't. They pivoted, forged partnerships, and became a major content producer,” said Clement Schwebig, the 2023 Asian Academy Creative Awards Chairman and President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Discovery for India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea, during the presentation of ABS-CBN’s award.

The Asian Academy Creative Awards, which is organized by the Asian Academy of Creative Arts, honors excellence across multiple platforms including television, feature films, digital, mobile, streaming, and any other technologies in the entire Asia Pacific region.

Sunday, December 10, 2023

PUREGOLD CINEPANALO Film Festival Awards Full-Length Film Grants to Four Established, Two First-Time Directors


Six much-coveted film grants now await participating filmmakers in the highly anticipated Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival, which initially promised only five slots for the full-length film category. Following meticulous evaluation of the outstanding shortlisted entries, the six finalists, consisting of four seasoned and two aspiring directors, will move on to the final stage of the competition: film production.

Vincent Co, President of Puregold, obviously thrilled about the development, stated, "The vision for Puregold’s CinePanalo Festival is to establish it as a platform for local filmmakers to showcase their talent. I am especially delighted to see two up- and-coming directors earning well-deserved spots in the roster, highlighting the panalo spirit and inclusivity of this competition."


Making it to the prestigious list of finalists is Bacolod-based director and “newbie” in the industry Kurt Soberano, with “Under a Piaya Moon”. An actor, director, and writer, Soberano has so far crafted short films such as "Golden Bells" (2022), "Sa Balay ni Papang" (2021), and "Azucar" (2019).


Also earning a coveted slot for the grant is award-winning filmmaker, writer, and actress Sigrid Bernardo, with “Pushcart Tales”. Known for her outstanding work in acclaimed films such as "Anita's Last Cha-Cha" (2013), "Kita Kita" (2017), and "UnTrue" (2019), Bernardo has received awards and nominations from several local and international film festivals.


Another accomplished director and actor, Raynier Brizuela, makes it as a finalist in Puregold CinePanalo’s official full-length film category with her entry, “Boys at the Back”. He is known for his contributions to films like "Video City: Be Kind, Please Rewind" (2023), "Mang Jose" (2021), and "Asuang" (2018), and his nominations from FAMAS and Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival.


Puregold CinePanalo also awarded a film grant to Joel Ferrer for his entry, “Road to Happy”. An actor, director, and writer, Ferrer boasts an extensive portfolio of 15 films and series, including "Hello World" (2013), "Baka Siguro Yata" (2015), and "Woke Up Like This" (2017). He has also received accolades from local and international film festivals.


Rounding up the initial list of five finalists is Carlo Obispo, with “A Lab Story”. An accomplished writer, director, and producer, Obispo has made a mark with notable films including "Purok 7" (2013), "The Baseball Player" (2022), and "Gasping for Air" (2016), and has likewise received awards from reputable award- giving institutions.


In a surprising twist, Puregold CinePanalo boosted the winners’ stock with the "Producer's Choice," which was awarded to Eugene Torres for his film "One Day League: Dead Mother, Dead All". This expanded the final count of full-length category finalists to six slots.

The talented Eugene Torres, an actor, producer, and director, is noted for his short film "Yujin" (2017) and contributions to films such as "Deleter" (2022) and "Gatilyo" (2019).

Each of the six finalists will receive a grant of P2,500,000 to aid in the production costs of their full-length films. Likewise, finalists are entitled to free color grading by Optima Digital, and a grocery package from Puregold. All film entries must have a minimum runtime of 90 minutes. The deadline for their submission is set for March 1, 2024.

The selected films will have their premiere showing at the Gateway Cinemas in Araneta City Cubao during the Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival proper, which runs from March 15 to 17, 2024. Potential regional screenings may follow.

The distinguished selection committee for Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival includes veteran film and television director Jeffrey Jethurian; award-winning filmmaker Victor Villanueva; Puregold senior marketing manager Ivy Hayagan-Piedad; Lyle Gonzales of Republic Creative; and Puregold CinePanalo festival director Chris Cahilig.

Ivy Hayagan-Piedad shares her excitement over what comes next. "Navigating through so much talent and creativity during deliberations was no walk in the park. The finalists’ films are very refreshing, and I cannot wait for people to witness these cinematic masterpieces."

Meanwhile, Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival Director Chris Cahilig highlights Puregold’s role in this endeavor. "We will forever be grateful to Puregold for making this possible. It's not just about seasoned directors showcasing their works; it's also about allowing fresh new talents a shot at their aspirations. Thank you, Puregold, for giving space to diverse voices in the film industry.

Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival previously named 25 promising student filmmakers as finalists in the short film category, underscoring the commitment of Puregold to foster emerging talents. By providing a platform for young filmmakers to show their creativity and vision, the festival also reaffirms Puregold’s advocacy for the Filipino youth.

Enjoy Effortless Gifting and Exciting Rewards with PALAWAN PAY PERAGALO PAMASAKONG Promo


Christmas holds a special place in every Filipino household, making it the most anticipated holiday of the year. As soon as the Ber months roll in, the air is filled with the cheerful melodies of Christmas songs, and vibrant decorations adorn homes and streets alike. One of the most cherished traditions is gift giving or “pamasko”. This much- awaited tradition involves parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and especially godparents delighting children or godchildren with carefully wrapped gifts or money tucked inside red envelopes, all placed beneath beautifully adorned Christmas trees.

However, despite the joy and excitement that Christmas brings, the holiday rush is an undeniable reality. Traffic jams become an everyday challenge as everyone hustles to attend parties and purchase gifts. Furthermore, for some Filipinos, distance separates them from their families, preventing them from spending the holiday season together.

Whether people find themselves constantly on the go, immersed in a hectic schedule, or physically distant from their loved ones this Christmas, they don't need to worry about finding the perfect gifts for everyone on their list - PalawanPay's "SEND GIFTS" option has made sending presents easier than ever, eliminating the stress on your schedule and budget.

The "Send Gifts" feature enables users to seamlessly transmit their "peragalo" (cash gifts) to another PalawanPay e-wallet or any of the over 10,000 Palawan Express Pera Padala outlets nationwide. The feature also includes a "send-to-many" option, allowing users to send their "peragalo" to up to 10 people simultaneously in each transaction. Users can add a sweet, simple, and personalized greeting using Palawan's e-cards, making it perfect for events such as birthdays, weddings, Christmas, and other special occasions. Apart from this, the “Send Gifts” feature also has an option to send to Palawan Express Pera Padala branches with the same maximum number of 10 receivers which they can claim in any of the 10,000 Palawan Express outlets nationwide. The Palawan Group of Companies aims to make people’s Christmas happier and merrier with this new feature.

Thanks to PalawanPay’s user-friendly e-wallet, everyone can now send gifts and connect with their loved ones, anytime, anywhere this Christmas season. But the holiday spirit doesn't end there — PalawanPay's Peragalo Pamaskong Promo promises exciting prizes for every transaction, making it a truly merry Christmas for everybody.



Participating in the Peragalo Pamasko Promo is both simple and rewarding. To join the promo, follow these easy steps: 

  • Download the PalawanPay app
  • use the "SEND GIFTS" feature
  • send a minimum of Php50 to at least two receivers 

Users can earn up to 5 entries and are open to individuals aged 13 and above. Spread the joy of the season by sending gifts to your loved ones from November 13 to December 31, 2023. It's a Win-Win for both sender and receiver with PalawanPay – the receiver receives the gift promptly, while the sender stands a chance to win one of the 3 brand new Yamaha NMAX, 10 of the PHP 10,000 PalawanPay credits, or 2 of the PHP 50,000 PalawanPay credits! Join now, mga Suki. For more promo details, please go to https://www.palawanpay.com/promos/.

This Christmas, let PalawanPay be your partner in spreading joy and connecting hearts, bringing the true spirit of the season to life. Experience the ease of sending love and gifts with PalawanPay - because the most meaningful presents are the ones that bring people closer, regardless of the miles between them.

Download the PalawanPay App now from the Apple Store, Huawei App Gallery, or the Google Play Store, and start sending your holiday cheer!

P-Pop Groups YGIG and PLUUS Collaborate For The 1st Time For Christmas Single “Maligaya Ang Pasko”


Just in time for YGIG’s first debut anniversary and PLUUS’ recent love song release, SBTown in cooperation of Universal Records Philippines spoil fans with an early Aguinaldo through their rising P-Pop groups’ collaboration Christmas song “Maligaya ang Pasko.”


Maligaya ang Pasko literally means “The Christmas is happy/merry,” and it’s also a play word for Maligayang Pasko which means “Merry Christmas!” This song entails how a guy desperately aims to win the heart and spend Christmas with the girl he likes. However, his attempts all ended with a climactic rejection. But don’t fret because YGIG and PLUUS are here to bring you laughter and Known for their powerful sibling dynamics, YGIG and PLUUS have been untiringly giving their all with their consistent song releases, where YGIG had a two-month-long comeback for their YLGOIVGE album release, and PLUUS with their two singles, Missing You and Shining Star. This exciting collaboration added fuel to the fiery support of WeGo (fans of YGIG) and SUM (fans of PLUUS), especially after YGIG’s Maeg joined as PLUUS’ Justin’s leading lady in PLUUS’ Shining Star music video.

Apart from this collaboration song, YGIG and PLUUS have been actively promoting through their joint local mall tours (WeGo SUM-all Tour), TV appearances on All-Out Sundays (GMA) and ASAP Natin ‘To (ABS-CBN), magazine feature (PARCINQ), and many other events.

An even remarkable performance can be recalled from two groups back when they represented the Philippines during the Jeonju Music Festival 2023 in South Korea last August. For the last quarter of the year, these groups wanted to end the year merrily with a song that can warm the cold season and give joy not only to fans and P-Pop enthusiasts, but also to everyone who might spend their holidays in solitude.

This collaboration Christmas song is the 6th officially released song of both groups: YGIG having Shaba-Shaba, Doob Doob, Touchdown, BB (Beautiful Boy), and IDKY; while PLUUS having My Time, Cross My Heart, Amigo, Missing You, and Shining Star. YGIG (stands for “You Go I Go”), is a six-member girl group composed of Alexei, Hazelyn, Jewel, JM, Maeg, and Vien. PLUUS (from “Plus, Us”) is also a six-member boy group composed of JL, Justin, Haro, Gab, Theo, and Yen. Both groups are bound to establish their names in local and international scenes representing Filipino culture and music.

Stream “Maligaya Ang Pasko” on Spotify and Apple Music.

 
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