Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Canva Launches #DesignForACause to Support UNHCR's Refugee Education Program


People who believe in creativity know that design can make a difference, whether it’s for a school report, a client presentation, or even a personal post on social media. Design platform Canva, which offers tools for eye-catching graphics through its awesome suite of features, is encouraging everyone to get creative for a good cause.

Canva has partnered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to launch #DesignForACause — an initiative that encourages creators from around the world, to submit drawings of one thing that makes them smile.

Canva will select 200 winning designs and convert them into Canva elements for sale. When the digital elements are purchased by any of Canva’s users (for $1USD), this will be donated to UNHCRs refugee education projects around the world.


With many Filipinos spending most of their time at home, Canva and UNHCR are inspiring people to get in-touch with their creative side, and empower at-risk children. The raised funds will help to enroll refugee children into quality, primary education across 14 countries, as part of its Refugee Education Program.

To join, here are three simple steps on the Canva website under Design for a Cause:

1. Draw anything that makes you smile, on any medium.
2. Upload your image by taking a photo or scanning your drawing and saving it as a PDF or JPEG.
3. Submit your details using the online form. Drawings by children under the age of 13 will need to be submitted by their parents or guardians. If the child’s drawing is selected, the parent/legal guardian will be contacted for permission to share the child’s name as a winner.

Maisie Littaua, Head of Growth for Canva Philippines says, “Filipinos are innately creative and we’re known to have the value of malasakit in our DNA. With #DesignForACause, your creativity has the power to help school-age refugee children receive an education – which is something that every child deserves. We believe that this simple act of designing can go a long way in making a difference to the lives of the children, who hold the key to the future.”

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Ben Stiller says, “Design for a Cause invites people to be creative while showing their support for refugee children and helping them access education. Working together we can make a difference and aim to put smiles on the faces of refugee youth around the world.”

Thursday, November 19, 2020

MyPhone Ready to Accommodate e-Learners with New Offer

MyPhone myT8

The first Filipino phone brand is set to release myT8 this week, a new Android tablet that is perfectly built for the new way of learning.

Following the announcement of blended learning early this year, MyPhone instantly worked on creating gadgets that are fit for students and their educational needs.

With the release of a new tablet this week, another is on its way to release before the end of this year.

According to MyPhone’s Vice President Kevin Tan, the new MyPhone tablets are unique than the other tablets the phone brand offers.

“These tablets to be released are built for the Filipino students and we made sure that these tablets can support all the online needs of the students”, he said.

When asked about the affordability of the gadgets, he assured that it is the number one criteria of the phone brand and has always been loyal to its market by offering affordable and quality products.

“The market do not need to worry as we will continue to offer what we’ve been offering to them ever since,” VP Tan said

“Although we’ve been continuously giving affordable gadgets for the past years, we do not let quality suffer as the price goes down,” he added.

With myT8 specifications of 32GB ROM and 2GB RAM, 4,000mAh, and 4G/LTE SIM slot, it is offered and labeled as ‘online learning capable’

myT8 will retail for only P3,999 and will be available at select MyPhone outlets nationwide and on Lazada within this week.

For Luzon and Visayas, here is the list of MyPhone stores where you can score myT8 over the weekend:

Apalit, Pampanga
SM Pampanga
SM Downtown
SM Baguio
SM Fairview
SM Manila
SM Mall of Asia
Ali Mall
SM Cebu

For more information and updates, like and follow MyPhone’s official social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit www.myphone.com.ph.

Philippine Craft Kings, JuggiesPH put Local Craft Beer on Centerstage


Filipinos are among the best beer drinkers in the world. Not only do they consume a whole lot of the golden brew, they are also beer connoisseurs and adventure-seekers when it comes to what fills up their beer mugs.

Underneath the world of flowing commercial beer is a sub-universe of very impressive, locally brewed craft beer. Small, usually independent craft breweries aim both for variety and quality, tickling the fancy of young-and-slightly-older discerning drinkers at bars, parties, hotels and watering holes. Philippine Craft Kings (PCK) started bringing the craft beers into the mainstream in 2013, penetrating the Philippine beer scene with just one brand, then growing to more than 20 partner breweries serving more than 100 beer variants at present.

From non-alcoholic drinks like ginger ale, butter beer and soon, club soda, PCK and JuggiesPH have the works: light and sweet beers, lager, pilsner, pale ale, dark beer, stout, wheat beers and lagers, from 4.8% to 10.5% alcohol content.

Now that most bars are closed and social interaction is limited, Philippine Craft Kings lets its market still enjoy the beers like before in Juggies -- insulated, tap-equipped containers with a freshness valve and comes with a key to unlock the easy-pour function. Juggies come in 2-liter and 5-liter options and can keep the drinks ice cold and fresh for up to three days.

PCK/JuggiesPH CEO Jazel Justiniani Paraiso said they have responded to the limitations and challenges imposed by existing protocols by creating party packages and out of town packages made up of beer choices and their best pica pairs. “People can place their orders online and we deliver the Juggies along with the party packages. That way families and small groups can enjoy drinking beer and munching on tapas, snacks, cheeses and other food pairings in the privacy and safety of home.”

“Beers and drinks served in a Juggy are freshly brewed and kegged the same day they are ordered. They arrive cold and the Juggies -- which are reusable and recyclable -- are easy to use,” Paraiso added.

PCK/JuggiesPH meets and works together with the brewers and listen to the unique stories behind the beers. “Filipino beer brewers are amazing because they are adventurous, creative and true masters of their craft. Every time there’s a new beer we let our customers know so they get the chance to taste new and limited releases. We bring the story of the beers and the brewers out to the market. And that’s how we help support the local craft beer industry,” Paraiso said.

In October, PCK/JuggiesPH opened up a Juggies Filling Station at Brick and Mortar in BGC and one in Quezon City so beer drinkers can have their fill and continue to enjoy good times at home.

The craft beer industry is growing not just in the Philippines but in Southeast Asia. Currently valued at $134 million, it is projected to grow to $400 million by end 2021.

For more information and to have a Juggies experience, visit juggies.ph or contact JuggiesPH through info@juggie.ph or 0917 514 8118.