Saturday, June 22, 2024

EastWest Joins Vespa Day 2024

EastWest recently participated in Vespa Day 2024 held at The Tent at Villar City in Las Piñas City. This is in celebration of the Italian luxury brand’s 78 th anniversary. The event, which attracted close to 2,000 participants, provided an opportunity for motorcycle enthusiasts to explore the Vespa brand of scooters and mopeds and take advantage of an exclusive EastWest Personal Loan offer:

· Clean Loan - No collateral required.
· Generous Loan Amounts – Up to Php 2,000,000, for the purchase of any of their chosen Vespa scooters, including accessories.
· Flexible Terms - Repayment terms of 12, 18, 24, and 36 months.
· Low Monthly Rate – A competitive monthly rate of only 1.39% across all terms.
· Zero Downpayment – An exclusive zero downpayment offer.

Celebrating the Partnership with Autohub Group

In celebration of EastWest Bank's 30th Anniversary and its "Further for You" concept, the collaboration between EastWest and the Autohub Group (distributor of Vespa as well as other brands like Aprilia, Triumph, and Segway) took center stage at a special event. This partnership exemplifies how EastWest's Personal Loan can make owning an iconic Vespa or other premium two-wheelers a reality, aligning perfectly with the bank's mission to take its customers further in their journey.

Drive Home a Vespa

EastWest invites all motorcycle enthusiasts and prospective buyers to explore the range of scooters from Vespa, a true Italian style icon in the world of mobility since 1946.

For Vespa fans who were not able to avail during the event, the special Eastwest Personal Loan offer is extended for a limited time. Just visit any of the Vespa showrooms or call EastWest’s Customer Service Hotline at +63288881700 for more information.

About East West Banking Corporation:

East West Banking Corporation (EastWest) is a Filipino-owned universal bank. EastWest is a subsidiary of Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC), one of the country’s leading conglomerates with a diverse range of interests including real estate, banking, hospitality & tourism, infrastructure power generation, and sugar. It is not affiliated with any foreign financial institution which may bear the same name.

From L to R: Ches Simon- Finance Manager, Motoitalia Philippines; Christine Chua, Senior Vice President, Autohub Group; Nico Araza- Area Sales Manager, Motoitalia Philippines; Curt Joaquin, Dealer Devt Manager, Motoitalia Philippines; Amie Jane Gonzalez, EastWest Bank; Nicola Capello, Marketing Head, Piaggio Asia Pacific; Rachel Wong, Area Sales Manager, Piaggio Asia Pacific; Bimbo Fontanilla- General Manager- Motoitalia Philippines

Friday, June 21, 2024

Mark Your Calendars! Warner Bros. PH Announces Earlier Release Date for M. Night Shyamalan’s "Trap"

Warner Bros. PH announces that the release date for the newest M. Night Shyamalan film, “Trap,” has moved to an earlier release date. “Trap” will be arriving in Philippine cinemas on July 31, instead of its previous release date of August 7.

Watch the trailer:

A father goes with his teen daughter to her idol’s pop concert, where they realize they’re at the heart of a dark and sinister event. “Trap,” is the latest film from M. Night Shyamalan, starring Josh Hartnett, featuring performances from rising music star Saleka Shyamalan.

Catch “Trap,” in Philippine cinemas on July 31.

MMDA-MMFMP Celebrates Independence Day with 'Freedom from Basura' Initiative

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), through the Metro Manila Flood Management Project (MMFMP), proudly held its special Independence Day celebration event during the national holiday, themed 'Freedom from Basura.' This initiative was staged to further promote environmental awareness and encourage the community to adopt good waste management practices.

Event highlights for the special day included the following activities:

Freedom (from Basura) Wall: Visitors were invited to write their commitment to a greener and cleaner Philippines on the Freedom Wall. Participants then peeled off a plantable giveaway from the wall and planted it in a seedling pot provided at the booth. This activity symbolized the collective efforts of Filipinos towards achieving environmental sustainability.

Role-Trash Trivia: Participants were given the chance to spin a roulette and answer questions or trivia related to proper waste management practices. The trivia questions were categorized into easy, moderately difficult, and difficult levels, offering a fun and educational experience for all ages. Successful participants received special prizes.

Segre-game Time: This interactive game challenged players to shoot blocks with images of different types of solid waste into the corresponding trash bins labeled for proper segregation. This engaging activity aimed to reinforce the importance of waste segregation and recycling.

Displayed Products from Solid Waste Processing Technologies: The event showcased innovative products produced through various solid waste processing technologies. Attendees had the opportunity to see Eco Bricks made by the Solid Waste Granulator and Brick Making Facility, Cocopots produced by the Cocopot Making Machine and Decorticator, Compost generated by the Biowaste Converter, and Charcoal Briquettes and Lilipots created by the Water Hyacinth Processing Facility. These products highlighted the potential of waste materials to be transformed into valuable resources, emphasizing the importance of sustainable waste management practices.

This past Independence Day, we celebrated not only our freedom as a nation but also our commitment to freeing our environment from waste. The recent 'Freedom from Basura' initiative reflects our dedication to fostering a culture of responsible waste management and environmental stewardship among our communities. By participating in these kinds of activities, we continue to collectively contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable Metro Manila,” said MMDA-SWMO Head and MMFMP Component 2 Project Director Dir. Josias E. Syquimsiam, Jr.

The MMDA-MMFMP booth was staged at Luneta Park for a whole day during Independence Day, as the public was encouraged to join in all the festivities and participate in the various activities designed to promote environmental consciousness and community engagement. Almost a thousand IEC materials were also distributed to around 500 booth visitors during the event.

For more information about the 'Freedom from Basura' initiative and other future MMDA-MMFMP projects, please visit the MMDA website or follow us on social media.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Acer U: Charged to Lead Back-to-School Promo Offers Up to P10K Discount and P14K Under Armour Voucher

Back-to-school season can bring its own set of new challenges for students and parents. Between taking tests, fitting in, buying school supplies and uniforms, and choosing the right gadgets to use, it can be a pretty stressful time.

Acer is ready with its “Acer U: Charged to LeadBack-to-School Promo to help make things easier and better for students and parents who are gearing up for the school year ahead. Acer’s laptops are suited for various uses, from intensive study sessions to remote work setups. Their long battery life makes them ideal for learning and work.

The Acer U: Charged to Lead campaign also supports the goal of students and their parents of obtaining an education that is not only about absorbing information but also about transforming knowledge into actionable insight and leadership in action. In an educational environment such as this, Acer believes that students will be prepared for real-world competition.

Acer’s Back-to-School promo features partnerships with athletic lifestyle brand Under Armour and Acer Ambassadors SB19 and G22. From June 14, 2024, to August 18, 2024, you can save up to Php 10,000 and get an Under Armour voucher worth up to Php 14,000 for every purchase of a participating Acer product. The purchased product must be registered for warranty at to claim the voucher.

Acer laptops are partners in learning that feature cutting-edge technology. They adapt to your learning style and pace for a personalized educational experience. We are happy to help make learning more interactive and collaborative for students,” said Sue Ong-Lim, Acer Philippines Managing Director.

For the Acer U: Charged to Lead Back-to-School promotion, Acer Philippines is very proud to have our brand ambassadors SB19 and G22 on board. We are also honored to partner with Under Armour, whose ‘Charged’ running shoes embody the spirit of this campaign as they represent the resilience and vigor necessary for the academic race,” said Princess Laosantos, Acer Philippines Senior Marketing Manager.

For more information about Acer U: Charged to Lead Back-to-School promo and announcements for exciting activities from SB19 and G22, follow Acer Philippines on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and Instagram or visit

Big City, Same Rules. John Krasinski Explores What It’s Like for New York to Go Silent in "A Quiet Place: Day One"

While developing the next installment for the captivating world of A Quiet Place, producer and writer John Krasinski found himself wanting to see how the rest of the world is dealing with this otherworldly crisis. “I especially wondered how people in a big city like New York, with all the chaos and noise there, all the millions of people, would respond,” he says.

Watch the trailer here:

This idea formed into A Quiet Place: Day One, where an ordinary day in New York City turns horrific as creatures rain down on Earth and start slaughtering humans indiscriminately. “I wanted to take a place we all know and put it in extraordinary circumstances,” Krasinski explains. “New York City, whether you’ve been there or not, whether you like it or not, is instantly familiar. And in a world where murderous creatures can appear at any time, from any place they detect a noise, New York is not the best place to be.”

For director-writer Michael Sarnoski, he wanted to center all the chaos of a big city crumbling from an invasion around one point and character, based on the unique execution of the original A Quiet Place. “John took the concept and brought it to new heights, it was so elevated and character-driven,” he says. “The first two movies are about one family, so I expanded the world, but that was just incidental. The heart of it is making sure that the characters’ stories are front and center.”

Given a parameter of being set in New York City, Sarnoski began to build an idea for A Quiet Place: Day One, and sell it to Krasinski. “I gave John a one-minute pitch about a woman who comes to New York on a quest for her favorite pizza just as the world is ending. John’s response was, ‘Yeah! Let’s do it,’” Sarnoski says.

With this, the character Samira was born, and for this crucial role Sarnoski already has an actor in mind. “Lupita was at the top of Michael’s list,” says Krasinski. “She’s a very powerful actress. The role was both physically and mentally challenging — she was effectively terrorized daily - and she handled it brilliantly and elegantly, bringing a combination of bravery and vulnerability to her character.

Lupita Nyong’o was so ready to be part of this silent world, and she delighted in her role as Samira. “It was such a meal to play Samira,” she says. “When the creatures land, she blacks out. When she awakes, it’s an entirely new world where no one will allow her to speak and she has no idea what happened. How many popular films ask an audience to sit and witness silence? It ends up speaking volumes.”

To accompany Samira on her journey, she meets Eric, played by Joseph Quinn, and the strangers bond through trauma and survival. “Joe’s wildly talented,” says Krasinski. “In Day One, he walks the razor’s edge of fight or flight on what is the worst day of his character’s life. He and Samira are trying to survive under harrowing circumstances that force them together. That relationship makes them the heartbeat of the movie.

Watch them try to survive a brand new, horrifying new world as A Quiet Place: Day One arrives in Philippine cinemas on June 26.

Is the Ai Portrait Master HONOR 200 Series Coming to the Philippines?

Leading smart devices provider, HONOR, is still on a high after its successful debut of HONOR 200 Series during VivaTech 2024, one of Europe’s largest tech and innovation showcases. The new HONOR 200 Series has a very promising specs that will redefine the Ai technology.

HONOR 200 Series is really a DSLR killer and HONOR fans across the nation should really watch out whether this will arrive in the Philippines or not. Ai is the name of the game right now and we are confident that we have an edge in this in this category,” HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng said.

HONOR 200 Series seen in Paris Launch

The much-awaited HONOR 200 Series was already launched in Paris on June 12. Inspired from Studio Harcourt’s legendary portrait photography techniques, the HONOR 200 Series uses AI to replicate the studio’s iconic lighting and shadow effects, ensuring studio-quality portraits with every shot.

For more exciting announcements, head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok Shop: (

To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to

BINI Joins Jollibee as New Faces for Cheesiest, Yummiest Jollibee Cheesy Yumburger

Get ready, Blooms and burger lovers! Jollibee, the #1 chart-leader in Filipino fast food, is thrilled to announce the 8-member girl group and rising P-Pop sensation, BINI, as its latest brand ambassadors. Known for their electrifying energy and authentic vibe representing today's generation, BINI is set to bring a fresh flair to Jollibee as the new faces behind the Cheesy Yumburger.

BINI: Bringing P-Pop to Jollibee’s Cheesy Yumburger

Since their explosive debut, BINI has quickly captured hearts and playlists with their infectious tunes, viral dances, and empowering messages. Now, they're ready to conquer taste buds with Jollibee, infusing the fast food brand with their own signature style. Their mission? To share their love for the brand and its cheesiest, beefiest, best-tasting Cheesy Yumburger, which is without a doubt a must-try for everyone who craves a blend of top-notch cheesy and beefy taste.

It’s All About the Vibe

Siyempre na-excite talaga kami when we found out the good news. Teaming up with Jollibee feels like a dream. It’s a brand that’s just as much fun and as vibrant as we are, Also, being a proud Filipina group, we’re so happy that we get to be part of the Jollibee fam” says BINI Jhoanna, echoing the excitement of the group.

The Best talaga para sa’min ang Cheesy Yumburger, it’s also a vibe. It’s about feeling good, having fun, and enjoying the moment, which is what our music is all about too.”

Jollibee’s Cheesy Yumburger, known for its high quality and delicious flavors that match the Filipino taste and lifestyle, is akin to the type of entertainment and style of BINI that has resonated with today’s generation – endearing both brands to its fans.

With this blockbuster pairing, Pinoys can expect more exciting things ahead – with promos and initiatives that are as engaging and spirited as BINI’s performances.

Catch the Wave of Excitement

This latest collaboration is more than just the typical endorsement - it's really a fusion of food, fun, and fandom. Jollibee and BINI are kicking off this partnership with a strong line-up of campaigns and exciting promotions that invite fans to join in on the fun. From special appearances to exclusive content, there are plenty of surprises in store for everyone.

We’re sharing our love for Jollibee and its roster of fan-favorites; but we’re also sharing a part of our journey,” shares BINI Aiah. “We invite everyone to join us as we embark on this adventure with Jollibee. This is a perfect platform to spread more good vibes, positivity and joy through both food and music. It's going to be epic!"

So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the delicious world of Jollibee with BINI and discover why the Cheesy Yumburger is still the talk of the town.

Stay tuned to Jollibee’s social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok for the latest updates, promotions, and more fun with BINI and the Cheesy Yumburger.

Kapamilya Award-Winning Game Show "Everybody Sing" is now Represented by World’s Leading TV Content Distributors Global Agency

Global Agency has included in its portfolio the award-winning weekly prime-time singing game show “Everybody Sing”. The format is an original concept of ABS-CBN Corporation and the Philippines’ first community singing game show that won the 2023 Best Asian Original Game Show - Content Asia Awards and 2021 Best Entertainment Program Host - Asian Academy Creative Awards.

In each episode, the show assembles community groups through music, whether those with the same job, the same hobbies or life experiences, as they seek to win a big money prize. The game highlights the spirit of teamwork that is important in communities.

The show premiered in 2021 and has so far racked up a total of three seasons and 156 episodes on the Kapamilya Channel.

“Everybody Sing” is a unique singing contest with the inspiring goal of uniting community groups through music, whether those with the same job, the same hobbies or life experiences. The show, anchored by a charming host, sets the 50 contestants entertaining musical challenges and gives them the chance to win a big money prize and bond as they have fun. Contestants must complete lines of lyrics as the orchestra halts mid-song, using pictorial and letter clues, rearranging lyrics and guessing songs hummed by the host, before seeking to win the final jackpot. “Everybody Sing” is a joyous celebration of music and its power to bring people together, packed with entertainment for viewers who can share the delight of the contestants.

ABS-CBN is a leading media and entertainment organization in the Philippines that produces award-winning and highly popular entertainment content, feature films, and music for domestic and international audiences across various platforms.

Izzet PINTO, Founder & CEO of Global Agency, said: “We are delighted to be representing worldwide (except US and Canada) our brand new format “Everybody Sing”. Also we are proud to partner with ABS-CBN, which is the leading content provider in the Philippines. “Everybody Sing” is a joyous celebration of music and its power to bring people together, as well as a showcase for the inspiring work and interests of the community groups within our societies. That's why we think it will be in high demand.”

About “Everybody Sing”:

“Everybody Sing” is a unique singing contest with the inspiring goal of uniting community groups through music, whether those with the same job, the same hobbies or life experiences. A series of entertaining musical challenges give them the chance to win big money prizes and bond as they have fun.

A charming and witty host anchors the show, drawing viewers into the fascinating world of the contestants, ranging from nurses, firefighters and flight attendants to athletes and adventurers. The 50 contestants take the stage in groups of 10 to fill in the gaps in songs performed by a studio orchestra.

The groups face a string of challenges as the orchestra plays the songs, seeking to earn money and vital seconds to be used in the final round. Contestants must complete lines of lyrics as the orchestra halts mid-song, using pictorial and letter clues, rearranging lyrics and guessing songs hummed by the host.

In the final stage, they use the seconds earned during the rounds to name ten songs played by the orchestra to win the jackpot. “Everybody Sing” is a joyous celebration of music and its power to bring people together, packed with entertainment for viewers who can share the delight of the contestants.

About Global Agency:

Global Agency, one of the world’s leading TV content distributors, offers a broad portfolio of powerful dramas and innovative formats that continue to capture the imagination of audiences worldwide. Putting customers first, our dedicated team blends top quality and original content with a dynamic marketing approach.

Growing quickly to encompass more than 150 projects, Global Agency has enjoyed international hits with hard-hitting dramas such as 1001 Nights, Magnificent Century, Broken Pieces and Mother; and also draws upon a rich pool of creativity and has diversified into formats such as lifestyle, talent, dating and game shows, achieving success with programs such as Shopping Monsters, Keep Your Light Shining, Perfect Bride and The Remix.

Its executives attend more than 15 major entertainment content market events annually to reinforce its worldwide reach. With its powerful programs, trendsetting formats and innovative strategies, Global Agency is well placed to keep providing ‘Content that Creates Buzz’.

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 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 Bayad enables partners to attain nationwide presence and provides end-to-end support services for efficient payment and collection processing.

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