Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Experience NO-EXPIRY Data with Smart's Magic Apps Promo

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has launched the new Magic Apps, which provides NO-EXPIRY data for specific apps.

For only P99 for 3 GB, users can now enjoy freedom from expiring data allocation when using popular apps like Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, YouTube, Gmail, and TikTok.

This new promo caters to a wide range of needs - from social networking and communication to video streaming and email. Smart customers can now stay connected, be more productive, and keep themselves entertained without worrying about the date of data expiration or keeping track of usage.

Magic Apps is also available in the following packages with increased data inclusions: P199 for 9 GB or P399 for 36 GB.

Be Always on with Smart Magic Apps

We are thrilled to offer our customers worry-free data usage with Magic Apps, allowing them to stay connected to their essential apps without interruption. This innovation makes it easier for subscribers to keep up with friends and family, seamlessly enjoy their favorite content while keeping up with the rest of the world as they benefit from Smart’s superior network coverage,” said Lloyd R. Manaloto, Head of Prepaid at Smart.

This promo is perfect for subscribers seeking value-packed data offers. Regular data purchasers may opt to buy in bulk and use it over an extended period. Frequent travelers, who may not use their data consistently every month, can rely on NO-EXPIRY data to stay connected whenever they return. Additionally, devices that use small amounts of data occasionally can maintain connectivity without the worry of data expiration.

Users can conveniently register for Magic Apps by logging into the Smart App or by dialing *123#. Smart subscribers can also avail of the offer at convenience stores, the Smart Online Store, or through their preferred mobile wallets.

Moreover, subscribers can still register to Smart Magic Data, which offers NO-EXPIRY open access data for P99 for 2 GB, P199 for 6 GB, P399 for 24 GB, P499 for 36 GB, P599 for 48 GB, and P699 for 60 GB.

Smart Magic Apps is powered by Smart's award-winning mobile network, recently recognized for delivering the Philippines’ Best 5G Coverage Experience by independent network analytics from Opensignal. To learn more about Smart Prepaid offers, visit https://smart.com.ph/Prepaid/liveforrealand follow @livesmart on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

First Day of Ticket-Selling for "Nasa Atin ang Panalo" Concert a Massive Hit, Thousands Flock to PUREGOLD Qi Central

Thousands of enthusiastic and eager fans are flooding Puregold Qi Central on Tuesday, June 18, hoping to secure tickets for Puregold's much-awaited "Nasa Atin ang Panalo" Thanksgiving Concert, set on July 12, 7p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum.

Excitement is in the air as people from different places gather and form a massive turnout on the first day of ticket selling, reflecting the fans' dedication and love for Filipino music, and the concert's sought-after headliners - the nation's girl group BINI, P-Pop boy band SB19, rapper Flow G, and popular band SunKissed Lola, who has a special performance for the event.

The long lines at Puregold Qi Central underscore the fans' anticipation for the Puregold Thanksgiving Concert, which promises to be a spectacular showcase of Filipino talent.

Puregold has expected the overwhelming response, as Blooms, A'Tin, Dolores, and Flow G followers have been making noise on social media since the concert announcement.

Aimed at inspiring Filipinos by honoring phenomenal Pinoy music and the success stories behind them, the “Nasa Atin ang Panalo” Concert is a part of Puregold’s celebration of reaching a milestone of 500 stores on its 25th year.

Puregold marketing manager Clinton Ching shares his thoughts on the huge turnout on the first day of ticket-selling. "We are overwhelmed that we are able to present this one of a kind event that will bring together powerhouse talents to so many Filipinos and ka-Puregolds,” he says.

Puregold anticipates that there will be more fans clamoring for tickets after the initial ticket redemption.

Ching adds, “For those unable to attend today’s ticket-selling event, additional selling days will be announced. Stay tuned to Puregold’s official social media channels for updates and further information on upcoming ticket-selling days.”

Bayad and MyEG Philippines Seal Partnership, Promoting Accessible Payment Options for Government Services

Bayad, the pioneer brand in the outsourced bills payment collection system in the Philippines, and now a full-service fintech company, seals its partnership with MyEG, a market leader in electronic solutions providing online automation and government payment services in Malaysia and the Philippines.

Under the partnership, MyEG Philippines will integrate its biller brands with Bayad, allowing Bayad’s physical and digital touchpoints to accept payments for government institutions such:

Landbank of the Philippines – Link Biz
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)
Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)
Department of Health - Metro Manila Center for Health Development (DOH-MMCHD)
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), and different Local Government Units (LGUs)

Bayad President and CEO Lawrence Y. Ferrer underscored “Financial inclusion plays a significant role in regaining the country’s economic growth. As industry movers, we are one with MyEG Philippines in enabling accessible payment solutions through our Bayad Centers, our partner establishments, and our mobile and web applications – the Bayad App and Bayad Online. All our efforts in Bayad are anchored in simplifying the payment experience of our kababayans as we help them elevate their standard of living.”

MyEG PH President and CEO Ann T. Saldaña also shared, “MyEG Philippines remains steadfast in its commitment to digitalization and enabling seamless government transactions. Through our partnership with Bayad, we will be able to provide convenient payment options that will help Filipinos secure their financial future. From government contributions, permits and important documents, all these can now be settled in real time.

We share the same goal with Bayad in strengthening the country’s financial inclusion and in fostering trust and confidence in our stakeholders.”, added Saldaña.

For fintech institutions like MyEG PH that are interested to be part of Bayad’s extensive bills payment collection network, you may send an email to partnerships@bayad.com. Bayad enables partners to attain nationwide presence and provides end-to-end support services for efficient payment and collection processing.

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Willie Revillame Unveils WIL TO WIN: His TV5 Comeback

In a surprise Facebook Live, Willie Revillame, one of the most well-loved Filipino television hosts known for his unique brand of entertainment, has announced the title of his grand comeback show on TV5, “Wil To Win.”

The rebranding of his social media pages from “Wowowin” to “Wil To Win” marks his exciting partnership with MQuest Ventures, Inc.

“Wil To Win” captures the spirit of determination of every Filipino to win in life. Revillame shared the inspiration behind the new title, emphasizing, “Pag may Wil to Win, lahat kayang gawin!” This powerful message reflects the seasoned host’s belief in perseverance and the potential within everyone to achieve greatness.

With a renewed focus on inspiring success and championing fun, the revelation of the new show’s dynamic logo also encapsulates the essence of the program’s commitment to deliver thrilling surprises and exciting prizes for the whole Kapatid community.

In anticipation of the show’s launch, Kuya Wil will hold the Grand WINference – an interactive telethon on June 20, 2024, allowing fans and the media to ask questions and gain insights into what the new show will offer. The event can be watched through Wil to Win and TV5’s official social media accounts.

For more information, follow facebook.com/WiltoWinOfficial.

HONOR Magic V Flip with Massive Cover Display set to Launch this June

Leading smart devices provider, HONOR, teased the newest addition to the Magic Series and it comes in a high-end foldable flip – the HONOR Magic V Flip

HONOR confirmed that the smartphone will be launched in China on June 13.  

We’re still waiting for updates regarding the availability of HONOR Magic V Flip and if it will come to the Philippines. This is exciting news for HONOR fans should we have a go signal. Therefore, stay tuned!” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.  

HONOR Global mentioned that the HONOR Magic V Flip will have a massive screen and will be available in three fashionable colors. Further specs will be revealed soon on its grand launch.  

For more exciting announcements, head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms:

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

PascualLab Takes Sponsored Youth from World Vision on a Learning Journey

Pascual Laboratories, Inc. (PascualLab) and international charitable institution World Vision’s partnership took an exciting turn on June 4 as one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the Philippines’ welcomed sponsored youth to an exclusive tour around the company’s manufacturing plant. PascualLab volunteers and sponsors took the students ranging from elementary to high school through an immersive trip at PascualLab’s Quality Assurance, Warehouse, and Production areas as well as a trip down memory lane to PascualLab’s rich history of innovation.

In his welcome speech SVP and Chief Manufacturing Officer Higinio “Jun” Porte inspired the students to pursue their dreams whether small or big, be it in the health industry or outside of it. World Vision Interim National Director Jun Godornes through Public Affairs Manager David Rioferio shared: "Our long years of partnership with PascualLab has significantly helped improve the well-being of the most vulnerable children through programs in health and nutrition, education, including values formation and spiritual nurture, child protection and participation, savings and livelihood, disaster preparedness, and emergency response."

Major Donor Engagement Specialist Monseratt Luna specified: "Thank you for not just allowing but providing the lens for these children to see the world in your perspective, enabling them to be educated in the field of pharmaceuticals and the impact it has on improving lives." 

Fellow Specialist Christine Penaojas, ended: "We truly felt the #PascualLove through this well-organized trip that enlightened us too on how we’re so aligned in values because of injections of faith all throughout." 

PascualLab and World Vision encourage interested participants to sponsor children via https://www.worldvision.org.ph

"ASAP Natin 'To" Shines Spotlight on Piolo, Grae, Kyle, and "Pamilya Sagrado" Cast + Gary, Ogie, Regine, Zsa Zsa Bring Special Tribute Songs this Father’s Day

Witness a star-studded show as the cast of ABS-CBN’s newest family drama “Pamilya Sagrado,” led by Piolo Pascual, Kyle Echarri, and Grae Fernandez, the stage this Sunday (June 16) on "ASAP Natin 'To" on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.

Give a warm welcome to Piolo, Kyle, Grae, Shaina Magdayao, Tirso Cruz III, John Arcilla, Joel Torre, Rosannna Roces, Mylene Dizon, Aiko Melendez, Daniela Stranner, Jeremiah Lisbo, Alyanna Angeles, Micaela Santos, JC Galano, Ron Angeles, Apey Obrera, Rocky Labayen, Marvin Yap, River Joseph, Emilio Daez, Sean Tristan, Austin Cabatana, Luis Vera Cruz, Dustin Mayores, Miggs Cuaderno, Valentino Jaafar, Isaiah Dela Cruz, and Beaver Magtalas as they take center stage on “ASAP” for the premiere of “Pamilya Sagrado.”

Regine Velasquez will also sing the series’ theme song “Ulit Ulit,” while Jeremiah, River, Emilio, Sean, Austin, Luis, Dustine, Miggs, Valentino, Isaiah, and Beaver deliver a fresh dance performance with D’ Grind.

Celebrate Father’s Day with Regine, Gary, Ogie, Zsa Zsa, Randy Santiago, Janno Gibbs, Erik and The Company as they deliver heartwarming tribute songs for fathers this weekend.

Join the weekend party with Kim Chiu, Lovi Poe, Belle Mariano, Darren Espanto, Alexa Ilacad, Maymay, AC Bonifacio, Chie Filomeno, Jameson Blake, Jeremy Glinoga, Fana, Krystal Brimner, Sheena Belarmino, Ken San Jose, OPM groups BGYO and 1621BC, alongside Legit Status and G-Force, as they bring the house down with their electrifying performances of trending hits.

Continue the dance hype with disco divas Precious Paula Nicole, Brigiding, and Vinas De Luxe as they perform their new song “Oh, Divine Diva.” Joining them on stage are Loisa Andalio and Anji Salvacion with D’ Grind.

Get ready for a grand opening performance as Gary, Regine, Ogie, Zsa Zsa, Erik, Darren, Jona, Yeng Constantino, Klarisse De Guzman, Kyla, and Jason Dy sing several international hits. Follow it up with a collab number from Martin Nievera and Darren alongside MNVRS Ignite.

Sing your hearts out with “ASAP” divas Jona, Yeng, Kyla, Klarisse, Sheryn Regis, Frenchie Dy, and Bituin Escalante as they deliver stunning renditions of “Dream Girls” songs.

Enjoy fresh performances from Maki, Klarisse, and Yeng, who will be singing their new songs. Joining in on the fun this weekend are hosts Robi Domingo and Edward Barbers.

Watch all these acts from the country's longest-running and award-winning musical variety show, "ASAP Natin 'To," this Sunday, 12 NN on local TV via Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney TV, A2Z, and TV5, online through Kapamilya Online Live and iWantTFC, and worldwide via TFC.

TCL's 115" X955 Max: The TV That Redefines Home Entertainment

After much anticipation, TCL, the Philippines' No. 1 Panel TV Brand, and top 2 in the Global TV market, unveils the colossal TCL 115" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV. This technological marvel boasts the largest screen ever from TCL, delivering an immersive display experience that will redefine how you watch movies, shows, and games. Prepare to be captivated by stunning detail, vibrant colors, and a whole new level of home entertainment!

The TCL 115" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV reigns supreme as the titan of Mini LED screens. Boasting an unmatched size that sets a new standard for home entertainment, this TV isn't just big - it's a feast for the senses. From the moment you turn it on, prepare to be captivated by a world of stunning visuals, breathtaking detail, and colors that come alive.

There’s no stopping us now! We’re finally introducing the TCL 115" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV! It’s the most anticipated moment among TV fanatics, and it’s finally here,TCL Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez said.

The Ultra Realistic TV Screen

The TCL 115" X955 Max isn't just a TV; it's a gateway to a luxurious viewing experience unlike any other. It’s also the world’s first 115" TV to be available for consumers. Get ready to be transported to another world with the TCL 115” X955 Max. This awe- inspiring TV features over 20,000 local dimming zones, creating a level of picture quality that's simply breathtaking.

Imagine yourself completely immersed in the action, captivated by the sharp details and lifelike contrast. The microscopic Mini LED lights paired with high-precision lenses work in harmony with these local dimming zones to achieve pixel-level light control. Every scene – from dark, suspenseful thrillers to vibrant action movies – appears with stunning detail and depth.

Immerse yourself in a world of dazzling color with the TCL 115” X955 Max. This incredible TV features QLED Pro technology, producing a jaw-dropping 10 billion colors. Imagine every scene bursting with life, with details so vivid they feel real.

But QLED Pro isn't just about creating a dazzling screen display. TCL prioritizes long- lasting performance, utilizing advanced materials that ensure color stays true and vibrant for up to 100,000 hours. QLED Pro also delivers a professional-grade color palette, covering 98% of the DCI-P3 standard, while a 25% increase in brightness ensures everything on the screen looks stunning. With QLED Pro, your home cinema experience becomes a celebration of color, detail, and professional-grade quality.

The TCL 115" X955 Max pushes the boundaries of picture quality with a peak brightness of 5,000 nits and a phenomenal 50 million to 1 contrast ratio. This innovative technology, combined with precise light control, ensures stunning visuals. Experience deep blacks, vibrant highlights, and a level of detail that rivals reality.

The AiPQ Pro Processor in the TCL 115" X955 Max is a game-changer. This advanced AI chip acts like a smart brain, constantly analyzing and learning from real-world details. It stores this information and uses it to optimize the picture on the fly, resulting in stunning visuals with vibrant colors, excellent contrast, and crystal clarity that rivals the natural world.

Sound that pulls you into the action! The TCL 115" X955 Max isn't just about the picture. It features a top-of-the-line ONKYO 6.2.2 Hi-Fi System, renowned for its immersive sound. With 12 speakers and 240W of super peak power, this system creates a captivating soundscape that puts you right in the heart of the action.

Sleek design, versatile placement. The TCL 115" X955 Max features a stylish ultra-slim design that complements any décor. This versatile TV can be mounted on the wall, placed on a TV stand, or used with a floor stand, allowing you to customize its placement to your preferences.

For more updates on the TCL 115" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV, log on to https://www.tcl.com/ph/en.

Friday, June 14, 2024

BGYO Grooves Through Love in New Song "Gigil," Dominates the iTunes Charts in PH, Saudi Arabia, UAE

BGYO expresses adoration for a potential love in the group’s new single “Gigil.”

The Filipino boy group also released its performance video which captures the allure of a brewing love matched with a fresh and upbeat sound that showcases a new side of members Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate.

This time, they have taken more control in expressing their ideas and vision through their music.

Before we recorded the song we would meet on what we could do to make it more kami,” Mikki said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.

It can be sexy or cute. If mapapanood niyo yung performance video, we wanted to be colorful. 'Yung manggigigil ka sa sobrang ka-cutan,” JL added.

“Gigil” was produced by FlipMusic’s Bojam and composed by Julius James “Jumbo” De Belen and John Michael Conchada. The track has already earned 116,000 streams on Spotify while its performance video garnered over 100,000 YouTube views in a week after its release. It also dominated the iTunes chart in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and was featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday Philippines.

Earlier this year, BGYO released the old school-inspired track “Patintero” which has reached 1.8 million streams on Spotify. They also performed “Uuwian” from the soundtrack of “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” along with JL who released his solo version of the song. Meanwhile, Gelo and Mikki collaborated with Maymay Entrata on the song “Kalma Kahit Magulo” from the soundtrack of “High Street.”

The OPM act is gearing up to bring fun and excitement in “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim’s” fanmily day to be held at Market! Market! activity center this June 15 (Saturday), 4pm.

Feel the groove of BGYO’s latest single “Gigil” available on various streaming platforms. Stay tuned with BGYO by following @bgyo_ph on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and subscribe to their official YouTube channel, BGYO Official.

Empower Your Dad’s Health this Father’s Day with Smart and mWell

This Father’s Day, Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) and mWell are set to empower dads with an exclusive and all-in-one health and wellness deal with the Smart Health Pass.

From June 15 to 21, 2024, Smart subscribers can redeem a PHP 399 worth Health Pass for only 199 GigaPoints via the Smart App, for a thoughtful Father’s Day gift.

The limited-offer Smart Health Pass provides all-in-one access to health and wellness features for the recipient, including:

• 1 Doctor Consultation: Access to a free 24/7 video consult with primary care doctor 
• Free e-Medical Certificate and e-Prescription: Obtain a digital medical certificate and prescription at no extra cost. 
• Free Lab Request: Get lab referrals as needed. Patients can then conveniently book a lab or diagnostic service through mWell HealthHub. 
• Accident Insurance: Enjoy P20,000 worth of accident insurance, valid for one month. 
• mWellness Score - a free tracker that measures physical health based on daily activities – exercise, light activity, steps and sleep 
• Mind Health Score - provides insights and access to rich repository of content, guided meditations, and on-demand resources tailored to enhance your mental well-being

This Smart Health pass is part of Smart’s commitment to making health and wellness accessible and affordable for more Filipinos.

Alex O. Caeg, Head of Smart Consumer Wireless Business, emphasized the significance of this initiative. “The Smart Health Pass is the perfect opportunity to give back to our dads this Father’s Day. This collaboration with mWell also allows us at Smart to enable our subscribers’ dads with an instant health package so we hope our customers can take advantage of this gift of wellness,” he said.

At the heart of mWell lies our passion for making health and wellness accessible, available, and affordable to anyone, anytime, anywhere. With the Smart Health Pass, Smart subscribers can provide their fathers with all-in-one access to mWell’s health and wellness features, including the mWellness Score, Mind Health Score, and 24/7 Teleconsult. The Health Pass makes for a perfect gift for our superdads who deserve nothing but the best,” said Chaye A. Cabal–Revilla, Chief Executive Officer of mWell.

How to avail

To redeem the Smart Health Pass, simply follow these steps:

1. Download the Smart App: Available on the App Store and Google Play. 
2. Sign-Up or Log-In: Use your Smart credentials to access your account. 
3. Redeem the Health Pass: Select the Smart Health Pass for 399 points and use 199 GigaPoints to avail of the discounted offer.

The code is valid until December 31, 2024, and the pass remains valid for 30 days once activated. This provides ample time for dads to make the most of their health and wellness benefits.

The Smart Health Pass not only offers immediate health benefits but also includes access to the mWell app, featuring tools like the mWellness Score for tracking daily fitness activities and the Mind Health Score for mental wellness assessments.

Apart from the teleconsultation, e-medical certificate, e-lab test referrals, and accident insurance, the Smart Health Pass powered by mWell provides a holistic approach to ensure dads can monitor and improve their overall well-being,” said Dexter Chan, Head of Content Business Development at Smart.

Celebrate Father’s Day by giving the gift of health and wellness. Visit the Smart app to redeem the Smart Health Pass and empower your dad to live a healthier, happier life. For more details, visit https://smrt.ph/GetSmartApp.

Monday, June 10, 2024

P-Pop Powerhouse G22 Takes the Lead as Acer Philippines' New Brand Ambassador

Acer Philippines’ new brand ambassador, P-pop group G22, is all about girl power! G22 joins P-pop kings SB19 in promoting Acer’s much-awaited #AcerU2024 Back-to-School campaign. The campaign tagline “Charged to Lead” taps into the universal drive toward self-improvement and leadership. It reflects the dream of students and their parents for a brighter future where education goes beyond learning facts and knowledge is used to make a difference.

G22 is coming fresh from its stint at the Chinese music reality show “Show It All” where they showcased their superb singing and dancing skills and their incredibly aesthetic style. The show is a performance exchange program by Lay Zhang and MangoTV for idols. Managed by Cornerstone Entertainment and dubbed “P-pop’s female alphas,” G22 is composed of AJ, Alfea, and Jaz. 

They debuted with the single “Bang” in 2022. G22 has been recognized as the Rising P-pop Group of the Year at Asia’s Pinnacle Awards and the Best Female P-pop Group at the Saludo Excellence Awards.

Acer remains dedicated to its commitment to support Filipino talents as they strive to reach their maximum potential and achieve the success that they deserve,” said Princess Laosantos, Acer Philippines Senior Marketing Manager.

Acer Philippines sees G22 and its journey as a reflection of the company’s efforts to break down barriers between people and technology.

G22’s determination to succeed in a cutthroat world resonates with the inner ambition of students and their parents. At Acer, we believe in a future where education is about absorbing information and transforming it into actionable insight and leadership in action,” said Sue Ong-Lim, Acer Philippines Managing Director.

Follow Acer Philippines on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and Instagram to watch out for the exciting # AcerU2024 Back-to-School campaign, or visit www.acer.com.

Jamie Rivera Sings "Ningas ng Pag-asa," The Filipino Version of Jubilee 2025 Hymn "Pilgrims of Hope"

OPM singer Jamie Rivera has released the inspirational song “Ningas ng Pag-asa,” the Filipino version of the Catholic Church’s official hymn for Jubilee 2025 “Pilgrims of Hope.”

Maestro Francesco Sequeri composed “Pilgrims of Hope,” which is also the theme of The Jubilee 2025.

The song was adapted into Tagalog by Jamie and released under ABS-CBN's Inspire Music label. It features the group 92AD, who also gave life to the year 2000’s “Jubilee Song (The Great Jubilee)” composed by Fr. Carlo Magno Marcelo.

Jamie, also known as the Inspirational Diva, is the singer behind renowned praise songs “Only Selfless Love,” “Tanging Yaman,” “We Are All God’s Children,” and many more. Last year, she released collaboration singles “3 in 1” and “Faith, Hope, and Love.”

“Ningas ng Pag-asa” is now available on various music streaming platforms. For more details, follow Star Music on Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

ABS-CBN Board of Directors Appoints Charo Santos-Concio as Director

ABS-CBN Corporation has appointed former ABS-CBN president and CEO Ma. Rosario “Charo” Santos-Concio to its board of directors.

In a disclosure to the stock exchange on May 30, ABS-CBN said the company’s Board of Directors elected Charo as a director, filling the board vacancy left by the passing of Atty. Augusto Almeda-Lopez.

Charo served as ABS-CBN president and CEO and held various roles in the company including chief operating officer, chief content officer, president of ABS-CBN University, executive advisor, and head of Channel 2 Mega Manila Management.

She was named Asian Media Woman of the Year by ContentAsia, Woman of the Year by the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, and recipient of the Gold Stevie Award in the Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia, or New Zealand in the Stevie Awards for Women.

Charo graduated as a cum laude of St. Paul’s College in Manila with a degree in Communication Arts. She also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2007.

For other updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Threads, or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Sings "Ulit Ulit," OST of ABS-CBN Family Drama "Pamilya Sagrado"

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid gives a powerful rendition to “Ulit Ulit,” the official theme song of the most awaited ABS-CBN family drama “Pamilya Sagrado.”

“Ulit Ulit” is a song of love and betrayal composed and produced by ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo.

Music fans hailed the OST on YouTube for its genuine heartbreaking feels.

One viewer said, “Hauntingly Beautiful!!!!! Grabe talaga kumanta si Queen Regine! Damang dama mo! Ang gandaaaa ang galing!! Mapanaket!! Nag iisa ka Songbird!!!

Another online viewer commended the vocal layering heard in the theme song. “Grabe yung vocal layers. Ang sarap pakinggan. Hindi lang basta nagkukwento si Regine sa kantang ito, talagang sinigurado niyang maipaparating niya rin yung emosyon na nais iparamdam ng kantang ito.”

“Ulit Ulit” also features back-up vocals from Kapamilya artists Lyka Estrella and Trisha Denise.

Piolo Pascual leads the powercast cast of “Pamilya Sagrado” with Kyle Echarri and Grae Fernandez. It is set to premiere on Monday (June 17) at 8:45pm on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, Kapamilya Online Live, and TFC. The series also streams 48 hours before its TV broadcast on iWantTFC.

Check out Regine’s “Ulit Ulit” song on “Pamilya Sagrado” and on various music streaming platforms. For more details, follow Star Music on Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Ticket Mechanics for the Much-Awaited July 12 Puregold "Nasa Atin Ang Panalo" Thanksgiving Concert

It’s time for music fans to get their shopping carts ready! By buying groceries at Puregold, loyal Puregold members can get tickets to the highly anticipated “Nasa Atin Ang Panalo Thanksgiving Concert” featuring all four of the supermarket brand’s newest ambassadors BINI, SB19, Flow G, and SunKissed Lola.

As host of the Nasa Atin Ang Panalo, which will be held at the Araneta Coliseum on July 12, Puregold is giving its most loyal members the chance to get tickets to the show just by purchasing their regular household provisions.

As Puregold Senior Marketing Manager Ms. Ivy Hayagan-Piedad happily asserts, it is a way for the retailer to give back to its most trusted and steadfast patrons.

This concert is ultimately a celebration of the panalo stories in our lives,” Hayagan-Piedad points out. “We are encouraging our loyal Aling Puring and Puregold Perks members to make the most of the opportunity to enjoy this blockbuster crossover event in local music.”

Puregold President Vincent Co concurs with the sentiment, saying, “Our Aling Puring members and Puregold Perks card holders are an integral part of our business. We aspire to give them an exciting thanksgiving concert so together we may celebrate the 500th store milestone of Puregold.

All interested Puregold patrons need to do is spend a minimum purchase at the chain’s Qi Central branch on June 18, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. 

Ticket seating will depend on the amount on the customer’s single purchase receipt as listed below:

P1,800 = General Admission
P3,500 = Upper Box
P4,500 = Lower Box
P5,500 = Patron
P7,000 = VIP (Seated or Standing) with soundcheck

This promo is open only to members of Puregold’s Tindahan ni Aling Puring Program and holders of the Puregold Perks card, so be sure to sign up for these loyalty cards soon.

Customers must likewise be aware that each cardholder is entitled to a maximum of two tickets. A ticket redemption booth will be available inside Puregold Qi Central, where cardholders of Puregold Aling Puring or Puregold Perks may secure tickets. You must present your card with its number and member name clear and readable.

As the ticket promo will only happen once - on June 18 from 12nn to 3pm - and at a single, specific Puregold branch, promo participants must expect a strong clamor for tickets. Only in-store purchases will be eligible for the promo; online and phone orders will not qualify.

Fans will be informed of the remaining availability of tickets per seating tier through a visible ticketing monitor at the redemption area, and through announcements from Customer Service and roving Puregold personnel.

Regarding concert regulations, minors must be accompanied by adult ticket holders who must sign a waiver before entering the venue.

Holders of tickets must remember that said tickets are not for reselling, and Puregold will not be liable for any damage resulting from the unauthorized sale of tickets. The retailer likewise reserves the right to deny entry or cancel tickets deemed to be fraudulent or sold through unauthorized channels.

On a final note, Puregold is spurring all concert goers to savor the fun and music at the Nasa Atin ang Panalo concert and give thanks for all the panalo stories life has to offer.

Sunday, June 09, 2024

TNT Rolls Out Fast, Easy, and Convenient Digital Delivery for eSIMs

TNT subscribers can now order embedded SIM or eSIM via digital delivery.

This means TNT users may now simply order their TNT eSIM from the Smart Online Store (https://store1.smart.com.ph/view/2695/) and have their SIM via QR code conveniently delivered to their email instantly.

Upon receiving their TNT eSIMs, users only need to scan the unique QR code and register to activate it and start enjoying data, call, and text services paired with TNT’s affordable offers powered by Smart’s award-winning mobile network.

The Smart Online Store is easily accessible on any mobile or web browser, so users won’t have to download and log in to a separate app just to order their eSIM. It also accepts a wide range of cashless transactions such as Maya, GCash, SPay, DragonPay, and more.

‘Simulan ang Saya’ with TNT eSIM

We are making it easier for our TNT KaTropas to switch to eSIM, which is designed to perfectly complement our affordable offers. Now that it’s available via digital delivery, our subscribers can instantly and seamlessly make the most out of eSIM technology, powered by Smart’s superior network,” said Lloyd R. Manaloto, Head of Prepaid at Smart.

"With eSIMs, users can switch networks without hassle and without the need to buy a physical SIM, making the process of managing mobile connectivity simpler and more efficient," said Jerome Y. Almirante, VP and Head of Innovations and Digital Services at Smart.

TNT offers its Prepaid eSIM for only Php89, which includes up to 21 GB of FREE data, plus 10 mins All-Net Calls and 100 All-Net Texts, enabling users to quickly connect online and communicate with loved ones and friends from the get-go.

Users can also enjoy TNT's offers such as the recently launched promo TNT TikTok Saya 50, which comes with Unli TikTok plus 3 GB open access data for apps and sites and Unli Texts to All Networks, valid for three days for only Php50.

Compatible with the latest eSIM-capable handsets from Apple, Google, Huawei, and Samsung, among other device brands, the TNT eSIM offers a hassle-free experience for mobile users. As there is no physical SIM card, eSIM users will not have to worry about the lack of a SIM slot in their device or losing or damaging their physical SIM.

Moreover, the eSIM enables users to enjoy multiple lines even if they only have one physical SIM slot in their handset. With the eSIM, they may now conveniently switch between two or more accounts or SIM profiles on their phones.

TNT is powered by Smart's award-winning mobile network, which was recently recognized for delivering the Philippines’ Best 5G Coverage Experience by independent network analytics from Opensignal. To learn more about TNT offers, visit https://tntph.com/ and follow @tntph on Facebook, IG, X, and TikTok.

Thursday, June 06, 2024

In Celebration of "World Gin Day," Ginebra San Miguel Names its Newest Batch of Gin-is-In Ambassadors Atty. Oliver Moeller, Mikee Quintos, and Boss Toyo

Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI), the maker of the world’s largest selling gin, names Jayson Luzadas aka Boss Toyo rapper and host of the popular Youtube show, Pinoy Pawnstars, the showbiz newcomer and heartthrob lawyer of Cebu, Atty. Oliver Moeller, and GMA Sparkle Talent and content creator, Mikee Quintos as the new ambassadors for the next “Gin-Is-In” campaign. They were introduced during the World Gin Day celebration at Novotel Manila, attended by friends from the media, social media celebrities, and brand ambassadors.

Through the “Gin-is-In” campaign, GSMI aims to ignite a greater appreciation of gin’s outstanding qualities that separate it from other liquor categories, as it is a drink that is ‘Cool, Clear, and Versatile.’

Gin has a distinct aroma and taste profile, which can be attributed to juniper berries and select botanicals that give it a cool and refreshing vibe. Gin’s clear quality is ensured by the meticulous distillation process that delivers purity of essences. Gin is also a versatile drink that you can mix in many ways depending on the occasion on your choice.

Gin is Cool

Rapper and content creator Boss Toyo, known for his buy-and-sell business “Pinoy Pawnstar,” boasts a collection of over 400 cool, unique, and valuable memorabilla previously owned by celebrities and personalities. 

For Boss Toyo, Ginebra San Miguel’s 190-year history as a brand makes it cool. A refreshing shot of gin helps him unwind after a busy day of deal-making. The crispness and botanical notes of gin is the perfect way to cap off his deals.

Gin is Clear

A new face in the showbiz industry, Cebu-based Atty. Oliver Moeller understands the importance of clear communication in sharing his legal, fitness, and sports advocacies as a public figure. 

Atty. Oliver appreciates the clear character of gin as a spirit that truly fosters connection and good times, as he enjoys it to drink with friends.

Gin is Versatile

Much like a well-crafted gin, Mikee Quintos brings a range of talents that allow her to excel in the entertainment industry. As an actress, Mikee is game to portray and act out any role. What Mikee loves about gin is the endless possibilities of cocktails out there. No matter the day or mood, there's a perfect gin cocktail that goes with it.

GSMI is thrilled to have three exciting and authentic personalities who perfectly embody the unique characteristics of gin – Boss Toyo is ‘Cool like Gin,’ Atty. Oliver is ‘Clear like Gin,’ and Mikee is ‘Versatile like Gin.’

As part of World Gin Day festivities, here are five pocket events scheduled on June 8 - Takas Bar in Katipunan Quezon City, Southvibes in Dasmarinas Cavite, Olive Bar in Angeles Pampanga Tambayan sa Pardo in Cebu City and GG Sisig in Davao City featuring music and games sure to make these affairs unforgettably fun. For the rest of the Saturdays in June, Gin is In promotions will give away prizes when patrons order the featured gin drinks.Gin is truly in on World Gin Day and everyday.

“Kapatid, Manood at Manalo!” Win Over P1M Worth of Prizes from TV5 TodoMax Primetime Singko Block

TV5 makes primetime viewing much more exciting as it gives away over P1M worth of total prizes in the “Kapatid, Manood at Manalo!” promo, which runs from June 10 to July 19, 2024.

Viewers can easily join by tuning in to TV5’s TodoMax Primetime Singko block every night from 5:30PM to 10:15PM and counting the red balls that appear in the upper right corner of the TV screen.

Participants must correctly guess the total number of red balls per night and submit their answer via TV5’s official Facebook Messenger account with their full name, residential address, email address, and mobile number.

All correct entries will be entered into a daily raffle, with one lucky winner announced during the following day’s primetime commercial breaks. Non-winning daily entries will be eligible for the weekly draw, with winners announced every Monday. All non-winning entries from the daily weekly draws will still have a chance to win the grand draw, the winners of which will be revealed the week after the promo ends.

Big cash prizes are at stake, including P5,000 each for daily winners, P50,000 for weekly winners, and as much as P500,000 for the grand draw. There will also be lots of lucky winners of Sulit TV boxes from TV5.

Watching TV truly and literally becomes a rewarding experience with TV5! Don’t miss your chance to be the next big winner by counting red balls as you watch your favorite shows on TV5 every night. Make sure you tune in starting June 10 to TV5’s TodoMax Primetime Singko from 5:30PM to 10:15PM and start winning amazing prizes!

For more information about the “Kapatid, Manood at Manalo!” promo, follow TV5’s official social media pages and read the full mechanics on https://www.tv5.com.ph/kmm.

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

In Celebration of 140 Years of Juan Luna's Masterpiece "Spoliarium," LG OLED TVs Illuminate Artistic Legacy at National Museum of Fine Arts

LG Electronics, a global leader in technology and innovation, proudly announces its partnership with the National Museum of the Philippines, furthering its commitment to supporting cultural heritage and promoting the arts. The announcement was made during a special event held at the National Museum of Fine Arts, where Mr. Nakhyun Seong, Managing Director of LG Philippines, expressed LG's pride in being part of significant celebrations aligned with the Philippines' rich cultural heritage.

"At LG, supporting the arts and culture is an integral part of what we do," said Mr. Seong. "We are honored to collaborate with the National Museum of Fine Arts for the 140th anniversary of the masterpiece 'Spoliarium' by Juan Luna. Through our donation this National Heritage Month, we hope that more people will be able to enjoy the enhanced interactive experience and offer visitors a deeper understanding and appreciation of Luna’s significant work and its historical context."

LG's commitment to the National Museum extends beyond this donation, as highlighted by Mr. Seong: "The installation of LG OLED AI TVs illuminates the artistic legacy of the National Museum of Fine Arts. The partnership between LG and the museum signifies a synergy between cutting-edge technology and timeless artistry. LG is committed to the National Museum of the Philippines and its causes in the arts, aiming to foster greater appreciation and accessibility to cultural heritage."

During the event, Director-General Jeremy Barns of the National Museum also addressed the audience, acknowledging the importance of modernizing cultural institutions for today's generation: "It's a challenge for the National Museum today to make museums accessible to the modern generation. The addition of LG OLED AI TVs will greatly enhance our ability to engage visitors and provide them with enriching experiences."

(From L-R) LG Philippines Product Director for Home Entertainment, Mr. Yongwoo Park; LG Philippines Managing Director Mr. Nakhyun Seong; National Museum of the Philippines Director-General Jeremy Barns, CESO III; Deputy Director-General for Administration Atty. Ma. Rosenne Flores-Avila and National Museum Deputy Director-General for Museums; Jorell M. Legaspi at the official turnover of the World’s Best LG OLED TVs at the Old Senate Session Hall of the National Museum of Fine Arts.

Mr. Yongwoo Park, LG Product Director for Home Entertainment, provided insights into LG's latest advancements in home entertainment during the event. "It’s a privilege for our TVs to be an integral part of your lives," said Mr. Park. "Our Home Entertainment vision - 'Sync to You, Open to All' - is guiding how our TVs are becoming windows onto different experiences. With your partnership, we’re continuing our OLED leadership, now in our 11th year. It is our commitment to continue to break new grounds, to push the boundaries of entertainment."

(From L-R) Drew Arellano, Bianca Yao, LG Philippines Product Director for Home Entertainment, Mr. Yongwoo Park, Gretchen Ho, and Mikee Reyes

Angelica Dumlao, Product Manager for TV, detailed the features of the LG OLED AI TV 2024 lineup, emphasizing the role of AI technology in enhancing the viewing experience. "The Alpha11 AI Processor offers four times the performance of its predecessor, allowing LG OLED AI TVs to recognize users and personalize experiences according to their preferences. The event also showcased LG's QNED TVs, known for their vibrant colors and exceptional brightness, as well as LG Soundbars essential for elevating the surround sound experience.”

(From L-R) National Museum Deputy Director-General for Museums; Jorell M. Legaspi; Deputy Director-General for Administration Atty. Ma. Rosenne Flores-Avila; National Museum of the Philippines Director-General Jeremy Barns, CESO III; Sportscaster Mikee Reyes; Gamer Bianca Yao; Host Gretchen Ho; LG Philippines Managing Director Mr. Nakhyun Seong; LG Philippines Product Director for Home Entertainment, Mr. Yongwoo Park; LG Philippines Product Manager for TV Angelica Dumlao; TV Personality Drew Arellano

LG enthusiasts and avid users also shared their experiences with LG OLED AI TVs. TV host and cinephile Gretchen Ho expressed her admiration for the LG OLED AI B4: "As a cinephile, having LG OLED AI B4 is like having a cinema experience right in your home. Whenever I see my documentaries and movies on the screen, the colors are so vibrant and the details are so clear, it feels like I’m still immersed in my travels. And it’s not just about the movies – even regular TV shows and streaming content look amazing. The deep blacks and vibrant colors really make everything pop. LG OLED AI B4 truly brings out the best in every film and video, making it perfect for both movie nights and everyday viewing.”

Ms. Gretchen Ho with the LG OLED AI B4

Drew Arellano, a devoted family man and renowned TV personality, offered heartfelt insights into LG OLED AI TVs, reflecting on their transformative impact on his family's entertainment. "For me, as a family man, LG OLED AI TVs are more than just cutting-edge technology; they're a gateway to unforgettable moments shared with loved ones. Drew marveled at LG's technology, expressing admiration for features like Al Picture Pro, which imbues every frame with authentic realism. With Al Sound Pro, every detail of the soundscape resonates with lifelike clarity, creating an immersive audio experience. OLED G4, powered by the new Alpha11 AI Processor, provides you with the ultimate home theater viewing experience. Combined with Brightness Booster Max, peak highlights reach a new high, which is 150% brighter than conventional OLEDs.”

Mr. Drew Arellano with the LG OLED AI G4

Bianca Yao, aka Biancake, an avid gamer, shared her enthusiasm for LG OLED AI TVs, particularly the LG OLED AI C4, which she described as a game-changer for gaming enthusiasts. "For us gamers, OLED is the number one TV in gaming. The LG OLED AI C4’s gaming capabilities really set it apart. The low input lag and fast response time ensure a seamless gaming experience, making it a favorite among gamers like myself. It gives me next-level gaming experience with ultimate speed, and real-time response for an easy way to win”. Bianca underscored the advanced features of LG OLED evo AI G4 and C4, noting their support for 4K 144Hz and NVIDIA G-SYNC, which elevate the gaming experience to new heights.

Ms. Bianca Yao, aka Biancake, with the LG OLED AI C4

Sportscaster Mikee Reyes highlighted the LG QNED AI TV's exceptional features, stating, "My next-level screen delivers vibrant colors and detailed picture quality from any angle." He mentioned how the TV's vibrant colors and detailed picture quality enhance the viewing experience, especially for sports enthusiasts like himself. With its enhanced contrast and brightness, comparing it to a thrilling game day experience at home. He also appreciated the convenience of the Sports Alert feature and its Quantum Dot and NanoCell technologies for delivering rich colors and advanced motion handling, ensuring clearer and smoother viewing of fast-paced sports. Lastly, he lauded the TV's sleek design, noting its slim profile and compatibility with ultra-big screens, such as the new 98” QNED, which offers an expansive viewing experience ideal for a home theater setup.

Mr. Mikee Reyes with the LG QNED AI

In closing, Ms. Mayan Salapantan, LG Philippines Head of Corporate Marketing, emphasized LG's commitment to integrating advanced technology with timeless art to enhance cultural experiences. She expressed pride in supporting initiatives that bring people together, spark creativity, and promote education, aligning with LG's brand promise of “Life’s Good” and brand mission of creating a better life for all through smart life solutions.

Life's about more than having the latest technology, rather, it's about the experiences technology creates that impact our lives. LG Electronics Philippines delivers consumer electronics through top-of-the-line home entertainment appliances that prepare Filipinos for their greatest moments. LG promises to bring "Innovation for a Better Life" nationwide - from Luzon, to Visayas, and Mindanao. LG OLED AI products are available via lg.com/ph and through its flagship stores in Lazada and Shopee. 

For more information, visit and follow their social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and Youtube (@lgphilippines).

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