Wednesday, October 31, 2018

AXA Promo Winner Announced

JC Nazareth (2nd from left) was declared the lucky winner in a recently concluded AXA promotion, which granted him a free trip to Shanghai, China, to catch the NBA China Games 2018 featuring the Dallas Mavericks and the Philadelphia 76ers. As part of the promo, contestants underwent AXA’s Financial Needs Analysis service or took the AXA Health Risk Score test on its website Photo shows Nazareth with AXA Philippines president and CEO Rahul Hora (2nd from left), chief customer officer Amor Balagtas (rightmost), and chief distribution officer Marie Raymundo (leftmost).

It’s an Incredible ZEN Christmas Sale as the ZenFone Max Pro 4GB and other ZenFone Favorites go on One Unbelievable Holiday Mark Down!

It really is the season of giving, as ASUS Philippines presents yet another jaw-dropping ZenFone promo! Beginning the 1st of November, everyone can now enjoy the best of what ZenFone can offer at even friendlier prices – starting with the new official price of the ZenFone Max Pro 4GB variant, from PHP 13,995.00 to an unbelievable PHP 10,995.00.

For more information on this awesome sale, refer to list below:
ZenFone 5Q
·          20-megapixel + 8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle) dual front cameras
·          16-megapixel + 8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle) dual rear cameras
PHP 16,995.00
PHP 12,995.00
ZenFone Max Pro (4GB)
·          Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
·          5,000 mAh battery capacity
·          4GB RAM/64GB ROM
·          16-megapixel + 8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle) dual rear cameras
PHP 13,995.00
PHP 10,995.00
ZenFone Max Pro (3GB)
·          Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
·          5,000 mAh battery capacity
·          3GB RAM/32GB ROM
·          13-megapixel + 8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle) dual rear cameras
PHP 9,995.00
PHP 8,995.00
ZenFone Max Plus
·          18:9 FHD+ Display
·          4,130 mAh battery capacity
·          16-megapixel + 8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle) dual rear cameras
PHP 9,995.00
PHP 7,995.00
ZenFone Max M1
·          5.5”display in a 5” body
·          4,000 mAh battery capacity
·          120-degree wide-angle dual rear cameras
PHP 8,995.00
PHP 7,995.00
ZenFone 4 Max Lite
·          4,100 mAh battery capacity
·          120-degree wide-angle dual rear cameras
PHP 7,995.00
PHP 5,995.00

PH joins World Investment Forum 2018, Calls for Improved Focus on Sustainable Development


THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through Undersecretary for Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG) Nora Kakilala Terrado, participated in the World Investment Forum (WIF) 2018 and joined the universal call to address global investment-related issues and advance sustainable development for all.

Anchored on the theme: “Investing in Sustainable Development,” the WIF 2018 was held from October 22-26 and served as an avenue for world leaders to unite and devise policies, strategies, and solutions that can solve challenges in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.

Organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the forum was opened by Swiss President Alain Berset at the United Nations’ European hub Palais de Nations. The biennial forum gathered 6,000 participants from 160 countries composed of heads of states, high-level government executives, UN officials, and investment stakeholders in the private sector.

Joining the Philippine delegation to the WIF 2018, Undersecretary Terrado represented the country in various discussions and shared with other delegates the initiatives and plans of the Philippines for its digital economy transition as well as the continuous developments of its special economic zones (SEZs). On behalf of the Philippine government, Terrado discussed the importance of improved policies and reforms in areas of trade and investments.

The delegation was composed of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Commission on Audit Director Luzvi Chatto and Assistant Commissioner Lourdes Castillo, Helen Alcantara of the Department of Finance, and Leonard Flores and Roya Malaluan of the City Government of General Santos.

As part of her engagements in the week-long forum, Terrado on October 23 joined the session on “Investment and the Digital Economy,” where leading investors ranging from infrastructure providers, financial backers and digital firms such as Alibaba, Huawei, Vertex, Intel, and Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) participated.

During the session, Terrado discussed investments in the digital economy, along with innovative practices and policies that have facilitated investors in channelling contributions that help close the digital divide. Her special remarks also highlighted the Philippines’ Inclusive Innovation Industrial Strategy or i3s.

The i3s, according to Terrado, complements the government’s thrust to promote an innovation ecosystem in the country—with different sectors partnering to generate more jobs and improved business opportunities.

“The I3S is aimed at growing innovative and globally competitive manufacturing, agriculture, and services, while strengthening their linkages into domestic and global value chains,” Terrado said.

Meanwhile, at the “Ministerial Roundtable on 21st Century Global Investment Policymaking,” which was conducted on October 25 with 15 ministers and other high-level capital officials, the undersecretary shared the Philippines’ experiences in coming up with modern and sustainable development-oriented investment policies.  

Terrado stated that while there is a need for collective action to achieve the SDGs, “policymaking is much slower than the pace of technology.”

“These challenges require more operative engagements with different local institutions involved in the SDG, not only in the government but also in the business sector, civil society groups, the academe, and even in the media,” she said. 

Also, the undersecretary served as a panellist at the session on “Challenges and Opportunities in Special Economic Zones” held on October 26, which highlighted the important role of SEZs as incubators to support SDG initiatives.

At the caucus, she joined Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) officials from China, India, UAE, Brazil, Nigeria, and India, who shared lessons in designing the right infrastructure, facilitation services, and incentives—creating economies of scale and promoting transfer of technology in the zones—to develop zone models that can solve each country’s needs.

Terrado also took the opportunity to cite the high-quality service of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) by operating “non-stop” shops all over the country, enabling the agency to offer red-carpet treatments to investors.

The WIF 2018 consisted of more than 50 parallel events including the Global Leaders Investment Summit, Global Investment Game Changers Summit, private sector-led sessions, “TED-style” presentations, high-profile stakeholder roundtables, networking events, and awarding ceremonies, among others. UNCTAD also organised an “Investment Village,” which featured more than 50 investment promotion agencies around the world including the Philippines.

On the sidelines of the WIF 2018, Terrado also met with UNCTAD officials and discussed technical assistance and capacity building projects for the Philippines in areas of e-commerce and trade facilitation.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the forum whose previous editions took place in Accra in 2008; Xiamen, 2010; Doha, 2012; and Nairobi in 2016.

Listen Up, Metro Manila! There’s an Upcoming Event that is “Fit for You”

Invite your friends and head on to the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent at Ayala Malls Vertis North, Quezon City on November 16, 17 and 18 to have a weekend of fun and excitement at Fitness Revolution Health & Wellness Expo.

Fitness Revolution is a gathering of the entire fitness community led by our country’s most prominent gyms such as Fitness First, Slimmers World, Anytime Fitness, etc. These gyms will be conducting group classes to the public for free during the 3-day expo. On top of that, they will also be handing out vouchers and amazing deals on club memberships.

“The fitness industry is truly tight and competitive. With that said, my team and I created Fitness Revolution to foster camaraderie and support with the end goal of promoting the concept of “health and fitness as an investment” rather than expense,” said Nesh Zamora, creator of Fitness Revolution.

It will be an interactive weekend filled with free activities to highlight and promote various classes offered by our participating gyms. There are lots of activities to choose from such as zumba, yoga, HIIT, parkour fitness, belly dance, kickboxing, pound rockout workout, body combat, women’s self defense, circuit training, cage fitness and many more.

Fitness Revolution will also be the host of major activities such as Archery Attack, indoor obstacle course, and workshops on striking protocol, poi, pole and aerial arts.
This expo will also have our leading fitness brands such as McDavid, Reebok, Puma, Roxy, Quiksilver, among others, to sell products and merchandise with huge discounts. In addition, every ticket entitles you to 15% discount on Nike, Adidas and Asics at Intersport Vertis North.

“Entrance fee is P200 only. You will get a lot out of your money at Fitness Revolution granting that a per session walk-in rate on gyms would usually cost around P500 to P700. Aside from achieving your health goals in one weekend, you also get to shop for loved ones there if you’re looking to avoid the holiday rush,” added Zamora.

Follow Fitness Revolution on Facebook and Instagram to watch out for promotions, freebies and contests. For exhibition and sponsorship, please contact 0917-890-0757.

Health & Wellness Expo
November 16, 17 & 18, 2018
ABS-CBN Vertis Tent
Ayala Malls Vertis North, Quezon City
(Near MRT North Ave. Station)


CEITEX MANILA 2018 is the pioneering ground place for showcase of innovations and breakthrough technologies in world of consumer electronics & information technology. Positioned with Manila as an anchor marketplace, it is the platform for the international business exchange between Asia and the rest of the world where business leaders and pioneering products meet.

The event boasts of participation from corporate players from Asian countries with their western counterparts for the business match-up that will be highlighted by new products display, breakthrough product presentations, dedicated technology areas, professionals & student competition and ground activation of corporate promotion. With 88 exhibitors that showcases the latest in IT and  electronics.

Event Sponsors: BIGWASH Laundry Shop, Inc, HDI System Technologies, Inc.,  Omni-Channel Marketing ACQUA Technology Couture, Blackmagic Design, IndusTreeTV, Skullcandy ThirtySix-O Media Adcon Adv, ALLOY Philippines, Eastern Integrated System and Automation (EISA Marketing), Hotel Sogo, Makeblock Philippines

Monday, October 29, 2018

Get Mad for JackTV’s MADFest 2018

JackTV’s MADFest continues its legacy of going all out with the maddest music, arts and dance playground to hit Manila this 2018. Taking over Globe Circuit Events Grounds in Makati this October 27, gates open at 2PM for 12 hours of non-stop madness.

Unlike previous years, this year’s MADFest looks to represent music, arts and dance equally, offering the stage to both indie and popular artists from the three crafts. JackTV will offer festival goers a playground that caters to each interest, with activities on-going at all three areas simultaneously throughout the day.

On stage catch performances from some of the country’s best local musicians, UDD, Itchyworms, Sandwich, Kjwan, Mayonaise, The Ransom Collective, Tanya Markova, Ang Bandang Shirley, Leanne & Naara, Oh, Flamingo, and many more! 

Check out the live and visual art showcase from up and coming local artists such as Anton Nartea, Showdown Freaks Krew, CVTY Collective, APC Barkada and Keme Boys.

Enjoy full blast dance performances, workshops, and the biggest dance community cypher in the country with appearances from Ken Laput, Mannex Manhattan, Matt X AC, Legit status, UPeepz, and Rock*Well Dancers.

Don’t miss out on the updates and join the conversation at #JackTVMADFest

Also, check out JackTV online at their Facebook Page, their Twitter via @jackTV, and Instagram via @jacktvnetwork.

JackTV is seen on GSAT Ch. 19, Cablelink Ch. 36, and Cignal Ch. 126.

Live to Play and Learn Financial Strategies at Praxis!

A financial literacy program done through a board game that tests the player’s nancial knowledge and help them make better decisions in securing their nancial future. Praxis®
simulates real-life scenarios, teaches players how to make nancial decisions, and gives a glimpse of consequences that come with certain decisions. Its fun and dierent techniques of teaching nancial literacy and introducing the FWD brand is very much aligned to FWD’s vision: to change the way people feel about insurance.

FWD Life Insurance and The Praxis Company’s partnership dates back to 2016. Since then, we have worked closely in bringing to life fun and educational gameplays with the goal
of instilling nancial literacy to Filipinos.

Live to Play: Are You Set for Tomorrow?
is a customized Praxis gameplay that highlights FWD’s newest product proposition, Set for Tomorrow, a life insurance that’s with you in every step of your nancial journey. The game’s scenarios are specic to Set for Tomorrow’s key benets to give the players a better understanding and clearer appreciation of this product suite.

Set for Tomorrow

Life insurance that’s with you in every step of your financial journey.
The most important milestones in every stage of your life deserve to be protected. Set for
Tomorrow provides three affordable and flexible solutions that t your protection needs and make you and your family’s dreams come true, even if you are no longer around.
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Do it today and live a life with less worries!

FWD Life Philippines Launches Set for Tomorrow, Financial Protection for Those You Leave Behind

FWD Life Philippines, one of the country’s fastest-growing life insurers, has introduced a series of
new protection plans that can be tailored to meet individual customer needs.

“FWD’s Set for Tomorrow will provide protection for the people we love and care about. The
coverage amount and period can be customized to any personal situation and budget. Our aim is to
make real and substantial protection accessible to everyone,” said FWD Life Philippines President
and Chief Executive Officer Peter Grimes.

Dubbed Set for Tomorrow, the insurance product has three variants that address the different needs
to take care of those left behind should the unexpected happen—Short Term Cover, Income
Protector, and Estate Protector.

“Set for Tomorrow caters to Filipinos from 18 to 70 years of age, from young urban professionals to
retirees,” Peter added. “With very basic social security, many professionals have an enormous
protection gap.”

Taking responsibility to protect those you love

In today’s uncertain world, FWD’s latest insurance product is there to protect the ones you love.
Three common reasons that lead to financial problems for those left behind include:

  • People have loans and accountabilities that are transferred to their family if they are no longer around.
  • Raising a family requires time and money. Also, if the breadwinner falls away, the family will still need money to continue living a life with dignity.
  • People who build up wealth worry about what they leave behind and especially how to best avoid a family crisis in settling estate taxes and dividing assets. As part of any estate planning solution, long-term insurance coverage is essential to evenly share the assets and ensure those left behind feel equally treated.

Solutions that provide guaranteed protection and give you peace of mind

FWD’s Set for Tomorrow has three variants that meet the needs of the modern Filipino. Short Term
Cover is an affordable term life plan that provides guaranteed life insurance coverage for five or 10

Income Protector ensures that your family can continue their life even if you are no longer around.
Lastly, Estate Protector is a whole-life plan that provides guaranteed life insurance coverage until
120 years of age.

FWD wants to guide people in fitting the right variant, protection amount, coverage period, and
payment terms to the customer’s preferences and abilities. With this in mind, FWD launched online
calculator “Cali”. By answering just a few questions, Cali allows you to determine the best solution
for you and your budget. To find out the Set for Tomorrow plan that’s perfect for your budget and
insurance needs, simply visit

FWD’s Set for Tomorrow plans are now available through FWD Life’s Financial Wealth Planners.
Interested customers may call the 24/7 FWD Customer Connect Hotline at (02) 888-8388 or chat
with a Customer Connect Executive via FWD’s 24/7 Live Chat ( to set an
appointment. The plans will also soon be available at all branches of Security Bank, FWD’s
bancassurance partner.


Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “The Philippines is a country that is extremely passionate about sports, especially martial arts. We have some of the greatest martial artists in Asia that call the Philippines home. One of those athletes is our ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera. Brandon has been itching to get back in action to defend his heavyweight title for some time now, and I am thrilled to announce that he will be returning at ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS. Brandon will have a very tough challenger in front of him in the form of Mauro Cerilli. The two provide an explosive matchup and a good contrast of styles. In addition, we’ve already announced it but I am super excited for the co-main event bout between Eduard Folayang and Amir Khan for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship. It’s going to be an electric evening at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.”

Filipino-American Brandon “The Truth” Vera is a mixed martial arts veteran with a 15-7, 1 NC professional record. He joined ONE Championship in 2014 after competing for over a decade as one of the world’s best martial arts talents. A devastating striker known for his thunderous leg kicks as well as his well-rounded skills, Vera captured the ONE Heavyweight World Championship with a stunning knockout victory over Paul Cheng in December of 2015. In his last bout, Vera dominated Japanese challenger Hideki “Shrek” Sekine to win via technical knockout in the first round, successfully defending his title. Now Vera returns to defend his ONE Heavyweight World Championship once again, this time against Mauro Cerilli.

Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli of Italy is a mixed martial artist with a professional record of 12-2. He is a Cage Warriors Heavyweight Champion and a certified finisher known for his knockout power and submission skills. Cerilli is currently riding a five-bout win streak, with four of those wins ending with emphatic knockouts. In his latest outing, Cerilli stopped Karl Moore of Ireland in just 15 seconds. “The Hammer” now joins ONE Championship and is set to make his promotional debut in the main event of ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS, challenging veteran Brandon Vera for the ONE Heavyweight World Championship.

Former lightweight titleholder Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of Baguio City, Philippines is an alumni of the Philippine Wushu Team, winning 11 medals including three golds at the SEA Games to become a national hero. Not long after his amateur martial arts career, the Team Lakay veteran took up mixed martial arts and became a professional athlete under the guidance of Filipino martial arts pioneer Mark Sangiao. In 2016, Folayang scored his signature victory when he took on Shinya Aoki, shocking the Japanese legend with a third round knockout to capture the lightweight title. Folayang’s childhood hero Manny Pacquiao called him “one of the legends of mixed martial arts in the Philippines,” elevating the Filipino to superstar status. He now faces Amir Khan for a chance to capture the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship.

Former Singaporean Muay Thai champion Amir Khan moved to the United States to attend high school in Louisiana, where he began cross-training in wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu under BJJ black belt Relson Gracie. Upon returning to Singapore in 2014, Khan joined Evolve MMA and became a part of its famed competition team. He then joined ONE that same year, and has since accumulated several highlight-reel finishes, showcasing his immense talent and growing skills. In his most recent bout, Khan shocked highly-regarded Filipino lightweight veteran Honorio “The Rock” Banario, winning by first round submission. A winner of eight of his last nine bouts, Khan has earned a shot at the lightweight title and will face Eduard Folayang for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at

The Itchyworms Return to Singapore to Scratch an Itch

It has been almost a decade since The Itchyworms performed in the city-state of Singapore.
The now-iconic Marina Bay Sands was still under construction, for one, and Universal Studios
was probably still in blueprints.

The last time the band was there in 2008, they performed in a double bill with Marcus Adoro.
First, to serve as his backup band, playing songs from his seminal solo album, Markus Highway ,
and second, to play their own songs. The night ended in an epic extended jam on old
Eraserheads songs.

The years have only made the band’s wanderlust — itch, to borrow from their name — for
Singapura that much more insistent. The hunger for the hawker holy grail that is authentic laksa
is quite real, and so is the thirst for performing in front of new audiences, such as Singapore’s
music-loving folk, whether expats or locals.

Now, the band will finally get to scratch their decade-old itch for Singapore! The Itchyworms
have partnered with the awesome people of Pinoy-powered events group Requiem Rising SG,
to bring you an extraordinary one-night only musical experience. On 03 November, all paths
lead to Hero’s Bar. Whether your hankering is for food, drink, or really good music, it’s sure to
be satisfied.

Photography: Mykehl Casem (Myktography)
Presenters The Itchyworms and Requiem Rising SG
When 03 November 2018
Where Hero’s Bar, 69 Circular Road (Boat Quay Area)
What Time Doors open at 6PM
Front Acts Pinoy Indie groups Samzara and Liger will open for The Itchyworms
VIP SGD 50 (Reserved seating. With meet and greets after soundcheck and performance)
Regular SGD 30
Outlets 470 North Bridge Road, #05-11 Bugis Cube
Iskina Cebu Timbre+, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent
#Sylog Tampines Mall, 4th Floor, Kopitiam Food Court, 4 Tampines Central 5.
Reservations and Inquiries
SMS +65 8468-7155 or +65 9836-7120.
Bandwagon PH
Manila Concert Junkies
Filipinos in Singapore
Pinoy Shows in Singapore
All dates, times, and venues are correct at the time of publication, and may change at the
discretion of the organizers without prior notice

Sunday, October 28, 2018

ASUS Republic of Gamers Closes ESGS 2018 with the Launch of the ROG Phone

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) finally debuted the much-awaited and critically-acclaimed gaming smartphone, the ASUS ROG Phone, taking the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) main stage by storm with much fanfare from hardcore fans. Following its long-awaited Philippine launch, the hardcore gamers’ status symbol will be available for pre-order from October 28 – November 8, 2018 – with the choice to include the full array of its gameplay-enhancing accessories.
“The mobile gaming landscape in the country continues to expand aggressively, giving birth to numerous professional eSports teams dedicated solely to mobile gaming. We’ve supported this growth with ASUS’ mobile products that cater to mobile gamers, starting with the ZenFone Max Pro M1,” shared ASUS Philippines Country Manager George Su. “We take this support one step further with the ultimate gaming smartphone for hardcore mobile gamers, the ROG Phone; a testament to our tireless commitment to empower the local mobile eSports scene.”


Since its grand unveiling during Computex 2018 in Taiwan, the ROG Phone gained notoriety among media, fans, and supporters worldwide, ultimately becoming one of the most sought after smartphones of the year, with crowds from around the globe clamoring for more information on the device, as well as incessantly demanding for its official arrival in their local scene.
The ROG Phone is a game-changing 6-inch smartphone designed specifically for high-performance mobile gaming. With pure ROG gaming DNA at its core, the ROG Phone is the first and currently the only smartphone to be powered by the world's fastest speed-binned 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform with gaming-optimized Qualcomm™ Adreno™ 630 GPU.
The ROG Phone breaks every rule to go where rivals fear to tread–its unique GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system — with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost — sustains blur-free high frame rates in the heat of battle, while its no-compromise Full HD+ AMOLED display blends a blazing 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with gorgeous HDR visuals.
The ultra-comfortable design of ROG Phone includes unique side-mounted ports, and the enhanced, ultra-responsive game controls — including two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback haptics — let gamers focus all their game, giving them the edge they need to win.
On its own, the ROG Phone alone is already an amazing smartphone for mobile gamers. It also goes above and beyond, with a wide array of accessories that make it an even more complete gaming platform.
Whether you fancy a dual-display mobile gaming rig, streaming your mobile games wirelessly to a 4K display, or a full desktop experience on your smartphone, ROG Phone has got you covered.

AeroActive Cooler 

Extra cooling boost, keeping both the phone and your hands cool during those marathon sessions.
Four-speed fan system
Up to 4.7C lower surface temperature
Professional DockImage result for asus professional dock rog phone

Expand the way you play games
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.1 Type-A
USB 3.1 Type-C (DC & digital)
HDMI, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
USB Type-A & Type-C up to 5Gbps
Support PD 3.0, QC3.0
Mobile Desktop Dock
Expand to the max for desktop-style gaming
HDMI 2.0, Gigabit LAN RJ45
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type-A)
SD slot (normal size)
3.5mm combo (headphone and S/PDIF out)
3.5mm microphone
Type-C power (for charging)
USB Micro B 3.0 (PC input)
2x Display port 1.2
GAMEVICE Controller &
ASUS WiGig® Display Dock

Game on the go using the Gamevice, or connect via the ASUS WiGig® Display Dock for immersive big-screen gaming.
GAMEVICE Controller
   Dual Analog Joysticks
   A, B, X, Y Buttons; D-Pad
   R1, L1 Bumpers, R2, L2 Triggers
   R3, L3 Depressable Joysticks
   Pause Button, Back Button
   USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack

ASUS WiGig® Display Dock
   802.11ad with PHY rates up to 4.6Gbps
   1 x USB 3.0; 1 x HDMI
   DC 12V/2.0A output
TwinView Dock

ROG Phone into a powerful dual-screen console for the ultimate gaming and live-streaming experience.
   6-inch (2160 by 1080) AMOLED display
   With ASUS Tru2Life Technology
   10 points multitouch capacitive panel

Station Dock
   Trigger button (L & R)
   Dual speaker with Qualcomm smart amp
   2 x Haptic vibrator
   SD card slot (support SDXC UHS-I)
   6000mAh (typical) station dock battery
   USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
   ASUS AURA RGB Lighting

“We at ASUS ROG are proud of our gaming heritage as the No. 1 Gaming Brand worldwide and in the Philippines. Our expertise and innovations in gaming devices for the past 12 years have given us the advantage of knowing what our gamers need, where they need it. With the ROG Phone, we take our support for our gamer fans to the next level as we culminate our gaming leadership into a handheld device that embodies the lifestyle of the uncompromising on-the-go gamer,” added Su.
For further details, refer to the complete spec list below:

2.96GHz speed-binned Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform
10nm, 64-bit octa-core Processor
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630
6.0” 18:9 2160x1080 AMOLED 90Hz with 1ms response time; 550nits brightness
108.6% DCI-P3; 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Front 2.5D Corning Gorilla 6 glass
Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch (support Glove touch)
Gaming HDR and Mobile HDR supported
UFS2.1 128GB / 512GBGoogle Drive 100GB / 1 year
Accelerator, E-Compass, Proximity, Hall sensor, Ambient light sensor, fingerprint sensor, Gyro, Ultrasonic sensor
Main Rear Camera
Sony flagship IMX363 12MP dual pixel image sensor - 1/2.55" large sensor size, 1.4µm large pixel size
F1.7 aperture, 6.25x light sensitivity in low light photos
26.6mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
6p lens, 78.2° field of view
Instant cameras switching
0.03 seconds phase-detection autofocus
4-axis, 4 stops optical image stabilization
LED flash
Second Rear Camera
120° wide-angle camera
200% wider view for more friends and scenery in the frame
12mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
Front Camera
F2.0 aperture
24mm equivalent focal length in 35mm film camera
84° field of view
Video Recording
4K UHD (3840 by 2160) video at 30 / 60 fps for main rear camera
3-axis electronic image stabilization for rear cameras
Take still photo while recording video
Slow Motion video (1080p at 240 fps)
Dual front-facing speakers
5-magnet speaker with dual NXP 9874 smart amplifier for louder, deeper and less distorted sound effect
Audio Output
Hi-Res audio 192kHz/24-bit standard that is 4 times better than CD quality
DTS:X Ultra 1.0 featuring immersive 3D audio and 7.1-channel surround-sound with enhanced bass response for games or virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR)
AudioWizard with listening profile
Triple internal microphones with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
FM Receiver
FM radio
Wireless Technology
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 & 5GHz, WiFi-direct
WLAN 802.11ad 60GHz (32 Antennas)
Bluetooth 5.0
SIM Cards
Dual SIM dual standby
Slot 1: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
Slot 2: 2G/3G/4G Nano SIM Card
Data rate
LTE Cat13 UL up to 150Mbps / Cat18 DL up to 1.2Gbps
DC-HSPA+: UL 5.76 / DL 42Mbps
DL 5CA and UL 2CA supported
4x4 MIMO and CA w/4x4 MIMO supported
5CA 4x4 MIMO up to 1.2Gbps supported
Side: 48 pin Customized connector
USB3.1 gen1/DP 1.4(4K)/Fast Charging (QC3.0+QC4.0/PD3.0) / Direct Charge
Bottom: Type C connector
USB2.0/Fast Charging (QC3.0/PD3.0)/Direct Charge
3.5mm Audio jack
Operating System
Android™ Oreo 8.1
Power Adapter
Output: 10V 3A, supports up to 30W QC4.0/PD3.0/Direct Charge adapter
158.83x 76.16x 8.3mm


The ASUS ROG Phone will be available for pre-orders starting October 28 until November 8, 2018 only. Citizens of the Republic can place their pre-orders at all ASUS, ROG, and ZenFone Concept Stores and Kiosks nationwide.
The ROG Phone Accessories will only be available at ROG Concept Stores: Capitol of the Republic (ROG SM Megamall), North District of the Republic (ROG SM North EDSA), South District of the Republic (ROG SM Mall of Asia), and Visayas District of the Republic (ROG SM City Cebu).
Each order of the ROG Phone comes with an ROG Phone Jacket, an ROG Phone hardcase, and the ROG Phone AeroActive Cooler as hard-bundles.

As a special pre-order bonus, the buyers who secure the first 10 pre-order slots for the ROG Phone with its complete accessories will also enjoy a special bundle price of up to 30% off; the bundle will include the TwinView Dock Station (PHP 16,995), WiGig® Dock (PHP 13,995), Mobile Desktop Dock (PHP 9,995), ROG Suitcase (PHP 7,995), ROG Phone GAMEVICE Controller (PHP 4,995), and the ASUS Professional Dock (PHP 4,495).
The complete accessory bundle valued at PHP 58,470 will be available as a PHP 40,995 add-on to the base package of the ROG Phone.

The much-awaited and critically-acclaimed gaming smartphone, the ASUS ROG Phone, will officially hit the shelves on November 2018.
Official price list is found at the table below:

ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM
PHP 49,995
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM
PHP 61,995
TwinView Dock Station
PHP 16,995
ASUS WiGig® Dock
PHP 13,995
Mobile Desktop Dock
PHP 9,995
GAMEVICE Controller
PHP 4,995
Professional Dock
PHP 4,495
ROG Suitcase
PHP 7,995
Complete accessory package add-on*
PHP 58,470 PHP 40,995(30% discount)*
                                        *only the first 10 pre-orders are eligible for complete bundle discount

Pre-order buyers will also be required to pay a reservation fee per unit, which will vary depending on which model of the ROG Phone they will avail. The reservation fee will be deducted from the SRP of the ROG Phone during claiming. The pre-order reservation fees are found in the table below:

Reservation fee
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM
PHP 49,995
PHP 5,000
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM
PHP 61,995
PHP 12,000
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM w/ complete accessory bundle
PHP 90,990
PHP 15,995
ROG Phone 8GB RAM + 512GB ROM w/ complete accessory bundle
PHP 102,990
PHP 20,000

Further information on the ROG Phone, as well as other incredible ASUS and ROG products will be shared on the ASUS Philippines official page and the ROG Philippines official page.