Friday, December 22, 2023

Catch these exclusive Holideals gifts from PLDT Home this Christmas


PLDT Home is playing Santa this Christmas with overflowing gifts for families. The PLDT Home Holideals promo is back with a trove of rewards including exclusive deals, treats, and chances to win smart entertainment and appliance packages.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Learning Hub equips QC community with free Internet access and digital tool

In line with its commitment to make digital services accessible for Filipinos and to help uplift lives across the country, PLDT Home, together with Zone V Camera Club and the Virlanie Foundation, launched The Learning Hub in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City. This initiative aims to empower Filipino students and their communities through reliable broadband internet connectivity, linking them with the rest of the world, and providing much-needed access to quality learning resources. The Learning Hub in the photo is at Brgy. Bagong Silangan, Quezon City.

PLDT and Smart Communications Director, President, and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio and Zone V Camera Club President Angela Panlilio with beneficiaries of the Virlanie Foundation

The Learning Hub seeks to provide Filipino children with a free-to-use learning space, powered by fast internet connection from PLDT Home and learning tools such as computers with digital applications. This initiative was likewise designed to unlock livelihood opportunities to benefit low-income families, while also offering communities with a safe entertainment hub. 

“PLDT has long been committed to building a digitally-inclusive Philippines where communities are empowered through technology. Connectivity has become a human right, and we believe in the project’s goal of helping provide quality education to ensure that no learner is left behind,” said PLDT and Smart Communications Director, President, and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio. “We want kids in these communities to have access to the internet’s global databank and create a learning hub.”


"Witnessing the transformative impact that The Learning Hub will have on our beneficiary communities will be amazing. The potential for a graduating student to positively influence their family's life is profound, and we are honored to be part of such meaningful change,” said Angela Panlilio, President of the Zone V Camera Club which donated the gadgets for communities to use.


“The Learning Hub is a very helpful program, and it fits our foundation’s goals of providing quality education to children,” said Arlene Fernandez, Executive Director of Virlanie Foundation,  an organization that provides a safe space for children of abuse. 


The Learning Hub also aims to become a sustainable initiative, aligning the PLDT Group with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) by boosting the country’s overall digital inclusivity. It likewise supports PLDT and Smart's continuing contributions to the UN SDGs – particularly SDG 1: No Poverty and SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth – and reinforces the Group’s broader goal to promote technologies that foster educational and livelihood opportunities.

Friday, December 15, 2023

Shopee Live hits a 50x uplift in holiday orders on the successful 12.12 Mega Pamasko Sale

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in the country, joined the country’s holiday shopping season with an outstanding 50x uplift in orders on Shopee Live, an interactive live-streaming feature in Shopee during its 12.12 Mega Pamasko Sale. With the gifting season in full swing, the first two minutes of the highly anticipated sale resulted in a whopping 12 million items sold on Shopee Live across markets. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Santa's Bringing You a New Smartphone This Christmas: You Deserve It!

Ring! Ring! Ring! Hear that? It's the melodious chime of a brand-new phone waiting to be unwrapped this Christmas to celebrate your achievements, hard work, and sacrifices throughout the year.

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Parents and kids create special jolly memories at the Jollitown Kiddie Fair


Kids and their parents had the jolliest time at the Jollitown Kiddie Fair, held recently at the SMX Convention Center. The event served as the jolliest bonding experience for families, with its engaging learning activities, unique games and challenges, interactive shows, and all-day, all-around fun helping create special memories they’ll remember for a long time.

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

‘Tis the season of gift-giving: Home Credit’s ultimate gift guide this holiday season

Finding the ideal presents for your loved ones is becoming more and more important as the holiday season draws near. While it may be the most delightful time of year, one of the obstacles that most people have during this season is making a lot of decisions while staying under a specific budget.

Monday, November 06, 2023

Get the Party Started with Lionsgate Play's Non-Stop Entertainment, this November

As celebration season gears up, Lionsgate Play is all set to fuel your festive fervor with its exhilarating November lineup. Not just your run-of-the-mill titles; these meticulously curated offerings are designed to quicken your pulse and inject a dose of adrenaline into your festivities. Say goodbye to downtime and hello to non-stop entertainment that will keep your heart racing and your spirits high this party season!

Sunday, November 05, 2023

Home Credit makes the holiday season merrier with Marian Rivera, 0% holiday deals

To celebrate a happier holiday season, Home Credit Philippines, the top consumer credit firm in the nation, formally announces renowned actress Marian Rivera as its newest brand ambassador.

Monday, October 09, 2023

Syndeo HydraFacial: An Advanced Non-Invasive Facial Treatment for All Skin Types

Syndeo HydraFacial is a next-generation HydraFacial system that offers a truly personalized and effective facial treatment experience. It is a non-invasive, three-step procedure that cleanses, extracts and hydrates the skin, all while delivering essential nutrients and antioxidants.

Ginhawa sa Kalusugan Ngayong Tag-Ulan: Prepare for the rainy season with these necessities

A change of seasons brings both relief and health issues when the cooling rains replace the sweltering summer heat. While the rain provides a much-needed respite, it also brings with it health issues that are especially noticeable at this time of year. 

Monday, September 25, 2023

11 Years of Luminisce: The Evolution Just Keeps Getting Better

It's been an incredible 11 years of constant development, innovation, and advocacy for a holistic approach to beauty. Luminisce goal has always been to really improve the lives of our #SKINvestors. As Dr. Kaycee Reyes says, “life is about continuously making yourself better, not just by improving your looks, but also making yourself better in each aspect of your life.”

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

PLDT undisputed as fastest Internet service provider for five straight years



PLDT Inc. (PLDT) has achieved a five-peat win at the Ookla® Speedtest Awards™ 2022 -- a first for PLDT, and for the Philippines.  

Madiskarte Moms PH community celebrates three years of supporting Filipino mompreneurs with Gawad Madiskarte 2023

The community of women entrepreneurs, Madiskarte Moms PH (MMPH) is bringing back Gawad Madiskarte to honor outstanding mompreneurs with over P1 million worth of prizes including  ASUS laptops PLDT Home broadband connection, one-year Canva Pro subscriptions, cash, and mentorship.

Experience the Magic of Sunsets at Crosswinds Tagaytay.


Enjoy the sunset's ethereal radiance as it descends and fills the sky with a blaze of hues that look like brushstrokes bursting off a canvas. Nothing brings joy to the sight, stirs the soul, and makes one appreciate life like a stunning sunset.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Save Big with Groceries Day: foodpanda's Spectacular Grocery Sale Happening on August 18 to 20!

Get ready for the most anticipated event of the year as online food and grocery platform foodpanda unveils Groceries Day - an extraordinary three-day shopping extravaganza happening from August 18 - 20, 2023. This is the ultimate opportunity for online grocery aficionados who know how to work hard and shop smart. Whether you're an existing foodpanda app user or a fresh face in the foodpanda family, Groceries Day is your ticket to indulge in an unmatched experience of incredible deals and discounts on a wide range of grocery items, exclusively available on the foodpanda app.


"We are thrilled to announce Groceries Day, the biggest grocery sale of the season. This event is our way of giving back to our valued customers, offering them unparalleled savings and convenience in their grocery shopping experience," says Danielle Eleazar, Head of Marketing at foodpanda Philippines. 


Groceries Day offers customers incredible deals and discounts across an assortment of grocery items on the foodpanda app. This fantastic opportunity also allows customers to revel in big savings, with discounts of up to 70% and an additional P300 discount using the code: GROCERDAY.


In a unique offering, a bunch of your favorite brands have come together to make Groceries Day an unforgettable experience. Some of these awesome brands are Selecta and PepsiCo, serving up treats like Selecta’s Supreme Best Seller ice creams, Ruffles, Cheetos, FritoLay, Lay’s Truffle, and Quaker Oats. Not to forget, Nature Spring, URC, Colgate and Palmolive are also part of this exciting lineup.


“In today's fast-paced world, we understand the struggles that come with traditional grocery shopping - the long queues, crowded aisles, and the endless search for elusive items. We know how precious your time is, and that's why we've meticulously crafted Groceries Day to be the ultimate solution for all your grocery needs. Empower yourself as you navigate through our thoughtfully curated selection of products, each one chosen with your needs in mind. More than just an event, Groceries Day is a transformative journey into a new era of grocery shopping. Our unwavering mission is to arm you with the tools to shop smart, all from the comfort of your home." adds Eleazar.


During this three-day extravaganza, customers can expect an array of exceptional deals and discounts, so they can save up on their grocery shopping. Whether you are stocking up on everyday essentials, planning a special meal for your family, or simply looking to save money, Groceries Day is the perfect occasion.


So mark your calendars for August 18 - 20, 2023, and join us on the foodpanda app to embark on a one-of-a-kind grocery shopping journey. 

For more information about Groceries Day and the incredible offers available, visit, where you'll find a complete list of partner merchants and top necessities that will be part of this spectacular event. Also like and follow the official social media accounts on FacebookInstagramTwitterTiktok and Youtube.


Sunday, August 06, 2023

Brittany Announces Plans for Luxury Leisure Development

Brittany Corporation, the luxury residential subsidiary of the country's largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc., announces plans to roll out new leisure projects in some of the country's finest tourist areas in response to increased demand from the high-end market.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Living More, For All: Cultivating an Affordable Healthy Lifestyle in the Family

With the growing expense of living, the new generation of Filipino families is becoming more realistic. Nowadays, they like to keep everything as cheap as possible, including their meals. While this is a more sustainable and creative option, some families forego overall nutrition in order to save money. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Education consumes 51% of Filipino household income—WorldRemit

More than 51% of a Filipino household’s monthly income goes to covering educational costs, a new report by WorldRemit revealed.


The digital cross-borders app released its third year of global data and findings to understand how the cost of school supplies impact families around the world. The price of uniforms, stationery, and extra supplies like bags across 21 countries were compared from 2022 to 2023.


In the Philippines, the cost of school supplies rose by 16%. 


“We have to think about frequency of use in relation to these school supplies. As children are more likely to go through stationery like a pencil quicker than wearing down a uniform, the higher cost adds up over time. And if there is more than one student in a household, these costs multiply accordingly,” said Earl Melivo, Head of Asia Pacific at WorldRemit.


According to Melivo, more remittances are sent from June and July to pay for tuition fees and school supplies in time for the opening of classes in August.


Amid global economic circumstances, 40% of observed countries are expected to pay more than their monthly income on school supplies. In countries outside of North America, Europe, and Australia, cost differences were far more drastic, where yearly changes averaged an increase of 78%.


Data from the United Nations states that 1 in 9 people worldwide rely on money sent from friends and relatives who have migrated abroad for work. According to Social Weather Stations, 7% of Filipino households have a family member working as an OFW, 75% say these OFWs regularly send money back home.


As of 2022, the Philippines had the third highest remittance inflows in the Asia and Pacific region at 11%.


“Education is one of the top reasons people send money back home. For Filipino families, especially those whose monthly income just suffices for daily needs, remittances from overseas supplement their ability to afford essential school supplies, as well as manage steep costs like tuition, transportation and childcare,” said Melivo.

Friday, June 02, 2023

My Lip Filler Journey with Luminisce' Lumi Lips

Women used to have just collagen as a choice — gone are the days when women had this as the only option. Have you ever considered Lip filler to enhance your lips, especially in this day and age when fuller, plumper lips are frequently seen as younger than your real age and enhancements are simply within our reach?

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Summer Weekend Escape at Crosswinds Tagaytay

It's the ideal getaway for the summer—a beautiful but dynamic lifestyle location that has gained popularity among both locals and visitors.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Are You Summer-Body Ready?

Now that summer has arrived, it's time to show off those abs, seductive curves, and flawless summer skin! But the question is—  Are You Summer-Body Ready?

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

All about Woodlands International Homeschool

When you are already a parent, all you want is the best for your child— you're always concerned about his/her welfare especially if they reach the schooling age. You start to worry constantly about your child whether he will be safe at school or even during his travel going to school and from your place.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Embrace summer days with Mr. Hat Gulaman Summeryenda

Welcome summer days with tropical and nostalgic treats we all grew up with – gulaman!  Make Summeryenda times more memorable while staying cool and hydrated with Mr. Hat Gulaman’s distinctly Filipino flavors – buko pandan and mango.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Save More with Maya

Have you already started year 2023 with your financial goals? Everybody wants to have enough money to last the entire year. Don't worry if you're seeking for a means to kickstart your financial goals this year. Your one-stop online bank, Maya, has you covered.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Discover Erich Gonzales' Secret to a Blooming Love Month

Love Month is one of the perfect times for a romantic dinner date with your loved one, and what's a better accompaniment to a romantic evening than a glass of wine? Little do most people know, the key to a healthy heart can be found in the very drink that sets the mood for a memorable night. We're talking about resveratrol, the magical ingredient found in red wine.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

#HerFirstLove : Selfless, Unconditional, Constant

Beyond romantic love, there's so much more to celebrate this season— I celebrated the sweet and unbreakable love of my family. ❤

Budget Home Date Hacks this Love Month

Aside from our significant other, we also celebrate love this month for our family, friends, and even for ourselves. 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Watch Maxene Magalona’s Valentine’s Day Video for #HerFirstLove

We can find all kinds of love in this lifetime, but nothing compares to a first love. Sometimes, it’s not the first person that gave them kilig, nor the puppy love that gave us butterflies when we were kids—for some of us, our first love actually began at home. 

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Give Your Skin that much-needed love this Valentine’s Day

For a number of very good reasons, self-love is highly regarded. Majority of us concur that having the ability to be happy with one's identity without looking for external validation is both a need and a right. It encourages development, healthier life choices, and eventually success as we define it comes from truly believing that our very presence is reason enough to be deserving of compassion.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Crispy Beef And Potato Tacos: Let’s Taco ‘Bout It!

Do you love beef tacos but hate the after taste of raw onions? Sit back, relax, and go on reading this as I share with you how I found an alternative for onions and level up the usual American-style taco fillings with mashed potatoes!