Monday, June 27, 2022

Capture Vibrant Celebrations in Portrait and join the #ShotOnOPPO Reno Academy


JUNE 2022 – Calling all photographers, professional, amateur and hobbyists alike - it’s time to share your favorite celebrations and join the OPPO Reno Academy! A monthly photography contest, global smart device brand OPPO calls on young Filipinos to participate in the Reno Academy by capturing their favorite vibrant and joyous moments for a chance to be featured on a special OPPO video with celebrity and portrait photographers Magic Liwanag and Andrei Suleik.

A global program empowering portrait photographers, the Reno Academy encourages everyone to tell their story and express themselves through portraits. OPPO believes that portrait photography and videography is for everyone, and that’s why they’re calling users to capture memories, upgrade their skills and share their stories with like-minded individuals from all over the world.


Each month, OPPO releases a theme, prompting participants to express themselves and their creativity, and share them on social media. The first phase in May called for vibrant and colorful summer portraits, while the second theme focused on each person’s unique culture. For the final leg of the contest, photographers are asked to share their favorite celebrations in portrait from June 27 to July 12.


Among the entries, Reno Portrait Masters Magic Liwanag and Andrei Suleik will be selecting three lucky winners to be featured in a digital video on OPPO’s social media pages. The grand prize winner will also take home a Reno7 5G and gift certificates; the second placer will walk away with an OPPO Watch Free and gift certificates; and finally, the third placer will be gifted a pair of OPPO Enco Air 2 earbuds and gift certificates. 


Interested to join? Simply snap a portrait photo of yourself, reveling in a colorful and vibrant celebration and share it on your social media! Don’t forget to tag @oppophilippines and #ShotOnOPPO. Winners will be announced on July 15, 2022.


To know more about the OPPO Reno Academy, visit OPPO Philippines’ Facebook and Instagram pages. 


About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 5 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO's employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

DTI, Jollibee Partner for Buy Local, Go Lokal and #FlexPHridays Campaign

DTI, Jollibee GO LOKAL

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) named the country’s leading fast-food chain, Jollibee, its new campaign partner for its #FlexPHridays national advocacy campaign, an offshoot of the Buy Local, Go Lokal campaign, which is a brainchild of Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez.

“The DTI’s Go Lokal national advocacy campaign—through #FlexPHridays—has been integral to the Department’s whole-of-society initiative to promote and support local businesses amid the pandemic’s impact on the country’s economy. We are glad that Jollibee, a well-loved Filipino brand, is our new partner in this endeavor,” he said.

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DTI launched the Buy Local, Go Lokal advocacy campaign program in 2020 to inspire optimism among micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and stimulate the demand for locally manufactured goods, services, and locally grown fresh produce amid the pandemic. The #FlexPHridays campaign is a spinoff of the Buy Local, Go Lokal campaign to widen its reach and attract more advocates.

The trade chief added, “Capitalizing on the online behavior of consumers, DTI’s #FlexPHridays advocacy campaign invites all Filipino consumers to flex or showcase products they’ve purchased from local businesses. The campaign aims to make this a Friday habit to encourage everyone to purchase locally-made products and express pride in the quality of Filipino products.”

With the new partnership, Jollibee is set to create digital content and promote the #FlexPHridays campaign across their social media channels and feature selected DTI-endorsed MSMEs in the campaign. Every week, different products and services will be promoted via social media including clothing, accessories, and furniture, among others.

Jollibee Foods Corporation, the brand parent’s company, is a staunch supporter of small businesses and has been involved in promoting agro-entrepreneurship for years, advocating for small-scale farming communities through the Farmers Entrepreneurship Program of the Jollibee Group Foundation.

‘Flex’ culture

The campaign leverages the emergent “flex” culture in social media where people take pride in sharing photos of items they own or have recently purchased on their accounts or in different online communities. The overarching goal is to support local industries such as hospitality, arts and crafts, design, fashion, film, video, photography, music, performing arts, publishing, TV/radio, and other manufacturing and services sectors.

Promoting Filipino products

This national campaign aims to further promote local products and services and inspire a sense of pride among Filipino consumers. It is a user-generated campaign (UGC) that allows individuals with social media accounts to be part of the campaign where they create and share content in the form of pictures, videos, testimonials, tweets, and blog posts, among others.

DTI continues to establish strategic partnerships with retailers, manufacturers, industry associations, local government units (LGUs), and government agencies to ensure the sustainability of the campaign and reach a broader spectrum of consumers.

Additionally, people can participate in the campaign every Friday by posting their Outfit of the Day (OOTD), homes, beauty regimen, and so much more that are locally made to promote homegrown products and services. The creators and companies manufacturing Philippine products can be featured, too.

Help local businesses and be part of the #FlexPHriday Movement today. Share your own #FlexPHriday post, too! Follow FlexPHriday’s socials: Facebook: For more info or inquiries on the campaign, you may email Director Marievic M. Bonoan of the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion or Imee Lopez, Go Lokal officer, at

GCash Enables Young Professionals, MSMEs to Unlock Financial Goals


Manila, Philippines - GCash, the Philippines’ number one financial super app, is enabling young professionals and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to unlock their financial goals through the many accessible digital financial services it offers like savings, loans, insurance, and even investments.

GCash recently shared that young professionals are becoming more independent, budget conscious, and open to trying simple ways to earn more while owners of MSMEs struggle to find accessible financing to expand their business and reach more customers.


That’s why GCash has been ramping up its line-up of financial services to help individuals achieve financial freedom while giving micro to small entrepreneurs the lifeline they need to keep their business afloat or the additional funds to support their expansion.


GCash has a slew of services which help users manage their wealth and gain financial security. For one, GSave, a digital savings account, offers a higher savings rate of up to 2.6% per annum than traditional banks, and that lets users access their money 24/7 anytime, anywhere. 


GInsure is a one-stop shop for insurance products that’s easy to understand, has a low premium but comprehensive coverage like personal accidents, medical services, car insurance, income loss, and even online shopping, bills, cars, and pets.


The super app also enables individuals and MSMEs to have access to credit. GGives is an easy pay-later option that allows users to purchase gadgets, appliances, furniture and even plane tickets, among others worth up to P50,000 from 85,000 partner stores nationwide and pay for them later up to 24 gives over 12 months; and GLoan, which offers easy and fast cash loans up to P50,000 repayable up to 12 months with low interest rates and are suitable for digital entrepreneurs with growing online businesses. 


The mobile app can also help users manage their finances as it provides a real-time record of their digital transactions which can be accessed 24/7 on their smartphone.

Financial literacy and customer engagement through social media

Aside from introducing various digital financial solutions, GCash is also maximizing the use of social media in its drive to educate and engage the youth on the benefits of using the app and learning more about its financial services. 


Users can find GCash’s educational content on YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram where they can learn from financial and medical experts, inspirational celebrities and other social media influencers. These include tutorials, life-goal hacks, and personal stories. They also answer frequently asked questions on finances and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of certain financial products, offer tips to develop the right mindset and behaviors toward money to avoid financial mistakes.


GSave’s Ipon Challenge also engages GCash users to post their Savings Tracker on Twitter to help show the ease and importance of saving for their future. Recently, GCash launched “Payaman Series”, video episodes of inspiring personal stories on how GCash ambassadors struggled financially and eventually got back on track with the help of GCash. 


With GCash services and its financial literacy projects, Filipinos can start early on growing their wealth, upgrading their lifestyle and future-proofing their finances.


GCash has been a trusted digital financial platform by millions of FIlipinos especially as its operations is approved and regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.


Since its launch in 2004, GCash users have increased to over 60 million, covering 83% of the Philippine population. Among them are at least five million merchants using the mobile app to accept digital payments from customers. In 2021, there were five times more active monthly users of GCash than the second largest competitor’s.


To know more about GCash and its financial services, visit




About GCash

GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Financial App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, customers can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1.3k partner billers; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 4.5M partner merchants and social sellers; cash-in and cash-out at over 170k partner agents; and get access to savings, credit, insurance and invest money all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.).


GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) and by the IDC in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs impacting more than 60 million Filipinos in the country today.