Wednesday, January 30, 2019

6 Ways to Get Lucky this Chinese New Year at SM Supermalls

How do you attract good luck?

When it comes to ushering in good fortune, Feng Shui can help you prepare for the positive energy that the Year of the Pig brings. Feng Shui expert Marites Allen says that it isn’t that hard to practice. The more you do it, the better you get. Here are some tips on how to attract good energy, fortune, and luck this Chinese New Year:

1. Wear colors that symbolize the element of Fire or Metal. Dress in red, pink, and orange, but don’t forget to add colors that represent Earth – yellow, ocher, or brown – to balance out the flows of inner energy. Shop for fashionable clothes in lucky colors at The SM Store.

2. Eat food that is dominant in colors red and white. Among hundreds of lucky food, dim sum is one of the luckiest as it translates into having prosperity and good family life. Indulge in Chinese dining at SM’s one of many buffet or Chinese restaurants, and family Dining Deals from January 21 to February 5!

3. Reimagine your office space. Relieve stress at work and eliminate negative energy by applying Feng Shui techniques in your workspace. Clean out the clutter and tidy up your desk Mari Kondo-style by organizing them in storage boxes, which you can buy at SM Home.

4. Say hello to accessories. Feng Shui does not only apply to clothing, but also to various accessories such as jewelry, handbags, shoes, and many more. At SM’s Prosperity Bazaar, you can find lucky fruits, plush toys, and trinkets that are perfect for decorating personal spaces until February 5.

5. Witness a dragon dance. Who would want to miss a signature lion dance during Chinese New Year? At SM, families can watch Prosperity Performances like the Lion and Dragon Dance and Feng Shui Master, as well as the Chinese Character Parade to add excitement to the festivity. Catch it on February 2, 3, and 5!

6. Scan & Share Your Luck. Scan QR codes in participating SM malls and shake your luck away with the Digital Hongbao where you can win special prizes. Scan as much codes to redeem more gifts until February 5! Check out SM’s Facebook Page for more info.

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit and its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts: @smsupermalls.

Former Champion Geje Eustaquio Remains Optimistic About His Future

Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio admitted to being careless against Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes following his unanimous decision loss in the main event of ONE: HERO'S ASCENT last Friday, 25 January at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

The Baguio City native surrendered the ONE Flyweight World Title in front of his hometown crowd to the Brazilian grappling wizard after five grueling rounds.

"Moraes' bread and butter is his jiu-jitsu. I have to admit there were times when I got careless because I wasn't able to defend a few takedowns," said Eustaquio.

But despite all that Eustaquio still firmly believes he was the rightful winner of the epic trilogy.

"But if you saw the fight, I was the one to score even when he's in the mount position. I throw punches, elbow strikes, my elbow was even in pain from hitting him in the head,” he explained.

"His striking is ok, but I think it's fair to say that my striking is better. That's the way I look at it. The only thing he did was a near submission."

Initially gunning for a finish, there were instances when “Gravity”  managed to stun his foe but what stood out in the match was Moraes’ Suloev Stretch in the fourth round.

That near-submission attempt was what many believe won the match for Moraes, including ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.

Eustaquio said he would have to thoroughly watch the contest again to come up with an objective assessment, but he respects the judges' scorecards nonetheless.

"Regarding the decision, they're pointing out that I got stuck far too long in a leg lock. In my opinion, of course, I have to study the fight again and learn," Eustaquio stressed.

"But it is what it is. What hurts more is that there were two Filipino judges. But I have to stay positive, and I respect the judges' decision at the end of the day."

To say that the defeat was an affliction would be an understatement, but Team Lakay is willing to go back to the drawing board to once again shoot for their lost World Titles.

"I've been through this before. It's time to get back to the drawing board," said Eustaquio.

"It hurts to smile, but we are people of the mountains and there is no mountain we cannot conquer."

DTI Pitches PH Trade and Investment Opportunities to Swiss Businesses

ZÜRICH – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC)–Geneva organized a Philippine Business Roundtable for Swiss companies in Zürich, Switzerland on 22 January to highlight the positive macroeconomic fundamentals of the Philippines (PH) and to promote the country’s trade and investment opportunities. The roundtable was co-organized by the Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) and the Swiss-Asian Chamber of Commerce (SACC).

DTI Assistant Secretary Angelo Taningco presented updates on the PH economy and identified factors that make it an attractive investment destination for Swiss businesses. He cited certain areas for boosting trade and investment between PH and Switzerland such as in aerospace, agriculture, electronics, healthcare, IT-BPM, and food and beverages. He likewise discussed opportunities under the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) between PH and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

In a previous statement, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said that these roundtable meetings with global companies and business chambers will “be our venues to present the huge opportunities in the country that has a fast-growing and more robust economy with meaningful economic strategies and reforms.”

“The Philippines is on a break out and it is the best time to partner with us, given the country’s strong macroeconomic fundamentals,” Asec. Taningco said during his keynote presentation. The Roundtable was opened by Philippines Ambassador to Switzerland Denis Lepatan while Ambassador Manuel A.J. Teehankee, permanent representative to the World Trade Organization, also joined the discussion.

“I encourage Swiss companies to look to the Philippines,” SACC President and Philippine Honorary Consul Urs Lustenberger said during the session. S-GE’s Alberto Silini, in a short video, also enjoined Swiss companies to use the free trade agreement as an entry point to the large, growing Philippine market.

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce and 14 companies from the pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, logistics, equity investments, software development, and research and development sectors actively participated in the open forum.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Get Set for Double the Discounts at Shopee 2.2 Double Double Sale

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches the Shopee 2.2 Double Double Sale from January 26 to February 2, featuring twice the savings for Filipino users. Key highlights include up to 90% off top brands across all categories including Oppo, Quaker, Head & Shoulders, and Robinsons Appliances, free shipping starting at ₱199, flash sales as low as 22, and ₱7 million worth of Shopee coins up for grabs.

Shopee 2.2 Double Double Sale also promises twice the fun with the second installment of its latest live in-app game Shopee Quiz, after a hugely successful debut during Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. With up to 2 sessions daily from January 26 to February 2, Shopee is doubling the star power by inviting popular homegrown celebrities such as Robi Domingo and Iya Villania to host Shopee Quiz.

Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “We launched Shopee 2.2 Double Double Sale to kick off the second month of 2019 on a high by providing our users with twice the savings and fun. We have worked closely with brands, sellers, and partners to deliver even more unbeatable deals on Filipinos’ favorite categories and brands. In addition, we have also invited top Filipino stars on Shopee Quiz, to bring users even closer to their favorite celebrities. We are very excited to launch our first big sale of the year and we welcome everyone to join us for Shopee 2.2 Double Double Sale.”

Double the fun and savings with 10 days of massive promotions


From 26 January, Shopee users can indulge in 8 days of promotions and games till February 2. Key highlights include:
  • Up to 90% off top brands on Shopee Mall, including Oppo, Quaker, Head & Shoulders, and Robinsons Appliances. Shoppers can also enjoy greater savings with free shipping starting from ₱199, flash sales as low as 22, and ₱7 million worth of Shopee coins up for grabs.
  • Back-to-back themed days every 24 hours starting January 26. Users can watch out for 2.2 Flash Sale Day on January 26 with 9 rounds of flash sales; and 2.2 Vouchers Sale on January 30 offering countless vouchers from a wide range of categories and brands.
  • Daily sessions of Shopee Quiz at 9PM, with an additional session on February 2 at 12NN promising an upsized pool of Shopee coins.

For more information about Shopee 2.2 Double Double Sale, visit

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.


About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support. Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s e-commerce destination of choice.

Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment.

Shopee, a Sea company, was first launched in Singapore in 2015, and has since expanded its reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Sea is a leader in digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services across Greater Southeast Asia. Sea's mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology, and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol SE.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Promil Four i-Shine Talent Camp 7 Encourages Kids to Join and Nurture the Gift

Each child is born with a talent that can appear in any form. Various activities can unlock their potential that’s just waiting to be discovered. From singing to acting, and anything in between, your child’s gift can be nurtured through Promil Four’s i-Shine Talent Camp 7, a summer talent development program in partnership with experts to help kids 6-11 years old become their very best.

Kids and parents were more than ready to discover and develop their child’s talent and passion as Promil Four launched the newest season of its talent development program, the i-Shine Talent Camp 7 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theatre in Taguig. As the brand stays true to its mission of nurturing the gift, the next generation of awe-inspiring kids will be guided to reach their full potential in the fields of performing and visual arts through mental, physical and social stimulation workshops.

To help kids reach their full potential, aspiring i-Shiners will engage in interactive learning workshops managed by only the finest experts/mentors of the country. Teachers Robert Alejandro and Kara Escay from Papemelroti for the Art Camp, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab returns as the camp master for the Music Camp, while Teacher Georcelle Dapat-Sy of the G-Force Dance School leads the Dance Camp. Furthermore, Audie Gemora heads the Theatre Camp, whereas Lisa Macuja-Elizalde guides the Ballet Camp.

All six mentors were presented during the launch of i-Shine 7, which also featured a talk by Dra. Leticia Peñano-Ho, President of the Philippine Center for Gifted Education. Dra. Ho discussed what giftedness is, how to spot and nurture it, and the importance of documenting a child’s journey to further help them develop their skills.

Also lending her knowledge and talent was a self-taught freelance photographer and “Promil kid” Shaira Luna who shared some photography tips during her Creative Documenting & Scrapbook Making Workshop. Meanwhile, the launch was hosted by seasoned actress Dimples Romana, who has been hosting the i-Shine Talent Camp ever since its beginning.

From singing to acting, and anything in between, your child’s gift can be nurtured through Promil Four’s i-Shine Talent Camp 7. Promil’s philosophy is to instill the importance of not only proper nutrition, but also proper parenting and guidance to fully support a child’s proper growth and mental development. This is in line with the brand’s advocacy of actively involving parents in helping nurture the gift of their child.

Promil Four i-Shine 7 Camps will run from April to May 2019, and will be administered not only in different cities around Metro Manila, but also in more locations around the country like Batangas, Cebu, and Davao to allow kids outside Metro Manila to experience what i-Shine has to offer. As it is important to hone and encourage kids’ talents at a young age, there will be a grand recital after the camp duration to showcase what kids experienced and learned during the camps.

Past i-Shiners include Lucas Magallano of season 2 and Yesha Camile of season 3 who, after the camp, went on to let their talents shine through special performances in various events.


Since 2009, Promil Four’s iShine Talent Camp has continued to evolve in helping mothers nurture the gift of their children by providing experts in various fields who personally design the summer talent camps for the children. Promil’s philosophy instills the importance of not only proper nutrition, but also proper parenting and guidance to fully support a child’s proper growth and development.

Get 1 Million Points, Unlock Millions of Travel Possibilities with GetGo

The lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific is making every Juan’s travel goals come true
with the Points to a Million Promo. Starting January 25, 2019, members who convert their
credit card points to a minimum of 2,000 GetGo points can earn an additional 300 GetGo

But wait, there’s more surprises coming your way! Members can also earn raffle entries for a
chance to win 1 million GetGo points! Every 1 point converted is equivalent to 1 e-raffle

With this much GetGo points, there’s no better time than now to bring out those travel
bucket lists and start flying anywhere and anytime, as often as you want! Experience the life
of a millionaire and enjoy hopping in and out of the airport as you explore the best of Cebu
Pacific’s local and international destinations for free.

Bring your family and friends to backpacking trips in the Philippines to try the thrilling
activities in each province. You can also spend long weekends going on shopping sprees at the
hottest shopping destinations in Seoul and Japan, or have an epic culinary adventure all
around Asia as you visit food cities like Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, and Taipei to taste
the best local street food and modern dishes that each place has to offer.

The Points to a Million Promo is open for GetGo members who own any of the participating
credit cards from the following banks: UnionBank, Citi, BPI Credit Cards, Asia United Bank,
Bank of Commerce, EastWest Bank Credit Cards, RCBC Bankard, Security Bank, Robinsons
Mastercard by Metrobank, and BDO.

Don’t let your hard-earned credit card rewards points go to waste and convert it to GetGo
points now to claim the free trips you deserve. The Points to a Million Promo runs until March
31, 2019. Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 1036, Series of 2019.
For more information on memberships and partners, visit Stay updated
on the latest promos by liking GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Convert those credit card points into GetGo points now for a chance to be a Points millionaire! Plus, earn 300 bonus GetGo points for every successful conversion of a minimum of 2,000 GetGo points.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

An Afternoon of Thankful Hearts

Once again, members of Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN) and Metrobuzz Bloggers proved how teamwork can make a difference as their Get Together party this year became successful and filled with fun and camaraderie.
The Thanksgiving party was held on January 5 at Salu, a popular Filipino cuisine in Quezon City.
FBN and Metrobuzz members took the advantage of the annual gathering to caught up with old pals, met new fellow online influencers and socialized with PR groups and brand representatives.

FBN currently has almost 2,000 members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers from around the Philippines to interact with other members from different parts of the country.

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This year’s celebration was made possible by the support of the following regular and generous sponsors:
  • PNP-NCRPO Chief Director General Guillermo Eleazar
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Friday, January 25, 2019

ProPak Show Goes to PH

Featuring 292 world-leading manufacturers from 29 countries, including 9 international pavilions from China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom, the trade exhibition showcases the best and latest technology, machines and solutions for industry from large scale manufacturing to MSMEs.

Similarly, DTI sees the importance of good packaging in enhancing the marketability and competitiveness of Philippine MSMEs and so the Department has been working with UBM through efforts such as Pack Pinas! and ProPak Asia to broaden the horizons of MSMEs in their product packaging options.

“Packaging is very important. When we started introducing Product Development to a lot of our MSMEs, it was so difficult to convince them to change the color, the design, the way they do things, until an event had to take place, a trade fair had to happen. Product prototypes were the ones making money and it was a realization among MSMEs that they had to innovate, they had to be more creative. They had to find out what the market needs so that they can sell more. Before, we look at packaging only to protect the product, making sure that we have a longer shelf life for the products. But now, more than that, packaging in the words of Secretary Ramon Lopez, is your form of advertisement,” said Trade Undersecretary Zenaida Cuison-Maglaya to the thousands of participants.

Last year, DTI and PIP sent more than 500 MSMEs to the ProPak Asia 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Aside from the exhibits, ProPak Philippines has also started to conduct seminars to discuss latest industry developments, trends and techniques in supply and innovation for the food, drink and pharmaceutical processing and packaging industries.

On its first day, the trade show garnered almost 4,000 trade visitors composed of food processors, importers, distributors, manufacturers and other industry stakeholders.

The trade exhibition is slated to run through January 24-26, 2019

SSI Offers 30th Anniversary Promo with Citi!

Leading specialty retailer SSI Group Inc. celebrates its 30th anniversary with an exclusive Lucky Holiday Promo in partnership with Citi, valid until January 31, 2019.

This exciting promo gives Citi credit cardholders a chance to win generous prizes with every straight retail transaction or 0% Citi PayLite purchase at any SSI Group stores.

Purchases made using Citi Visa credit card can win P30,000 SSI Purple eGifts. Moreover, purchases made using Citi Visa or Mastercard credit cards may win P300 or P3,000 SSI Purple eGifts. Winners with a qualified purchase will receive an instant notification and instructions on how to redeem the eGifts - valid for use in over 100 SSI Group stores/premium brands and other Giftaway merchants!

With the 30th anniversary theme The Curated Life, SSI moves forward and elevates the definition of enhancing lives, through its curated selection of brands and lifestyle concepts from all over the world.

SSI Group Inc. is a distributor of top international brands in fashion, cosmetics, home furniture and more. These brands include MAC, Zara, Calvin Klein Jeans, Givenchy, Gucci, Pottery Barn, Muji, SaladStop!, TWG Tea and many more.

To learn more about the premium brands under the SSI Group Inc., visit For more information on the SSI Lucky Holiday Promo, visit

10 Things to Know When Buying a Secondhand Laptop

Buying a used laptop is a smart and practical move, especially when you want to save a little cash but still get a good deal. With so many used laptops being sold online, however, knowing which one to choose can be quite daunting.

“There is a huge market for secondhand gadgets, especially for laptops. Based on OLX’s Data Hub, the most searched gadget by our users is the laptop. About 40% of searches for computers are laptops,” says OLX Goods & Services head Rambo Joinani. “As long as one knows what to look for, buying a pre-owned laptop is a smart and economical option. We’d love to share some pointers to help our users find the best laptop that fits their needs.”

So before you close that deal on that pre-loved laptop you’re eyeing, read these 10 useful tips from OLX, the country’s leading classifieds platform:

1. Know your needs
Trim down your choices by identifying your specifications. Are you looking for a laptop that’s good for basic use like sending emails, web surfing, basic office functions, and picture sharing? Or will you be using it for intermediate applications like basic creative software and advanced office duties? Another possible use is for advanced functions like gaming, web hosting, or music/photo/video editing. Knowing what you will be using it for will help lead you to the best used laptop suited for your needs.

2. Do your research
Before making your purchase, make sure to read user reviews on different laptop brands and models. See what people are saying about brand performance over time. It also pays to do a background check on the sellers to make sure that they have a good history in the community.

3. Get to know the original price list for new laptops
Before purchasing a used laptop, make sure to compare the secondhand price with the brand-new price. You can start off your price survey on OLX, which has an extensive amount of listings of both brand-new and pre-owned laptops. Knowing and comparing the prices will help you make an informed decision whether you’re better off buying a used laptop or a brand-new one.

4. Check the specifications 
Once you have made a shortlist of possible laptop units you want to buy, check the inclusions that the seller will be providing aside from just the unit. Make sure all the pertinent details of the laptop are made available to you. This includes the original software CD, recovery CD, drivers, backup media, and licenses of the software. Very important: Be sure to check if the preloading operating system is genuine.

5. Examine the ‘inside’ of the laptop
Ask the seller if it is possible to check the motherboard to test how responsive and fast the laptop is. Observe if it heats up fast or makes loud noises when you start it up.

6. Look at the physical condition
Many buyers wish to purchase used laptops that look brand-new and spotless. If the external appearance matter to you, you might want to check if there are any dents or cracks because these might lead to bigger problems for the used laptop in the long run.

7. Examine the laptop screen
Check the condition of the screen. It’s not worth the purchase if the screen flickers or has uneven brightness because it could mean there are loose connections that cannot be repaired.

8. Perform a thorough battery check
The great thing about laptops is that they can be used even when unplugged. Thus, its battery life is important. Most laptop batteries have a lifespan of three years, so if it’s a used laptop, it’s possible that its battery will have a limited standby time. Be sure to check this before making your purchase.

9. Inspect the ports and peripherals 
Try out all the ports, headphone plugs, HDMI, SD card slots, CD/DVD drive, and other inputs, which are essential for an easy file transfer or other recreational purposes. These are attached to the motherboard and may get costly to replace.

10. Verify wireless connectivity
The value of a used laptop decreases if it can’t connect to WIFI. Before buying, make sure that it can connect to WIFI networks without hassle.

Search for the best secondhand laptop for your needs only at


About OLX

OLX Philippines is part of the OLX Group, the world’s leading classifieds platform in growth markets. It is available in more than 45 countries and over 50 languages. OLX connects local people to buy or sell brand-new and pre-owned items and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Every month, hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world are already using OLX’s online marketplace to find and sell a wide range of products, including furniture, musical instruments, sporting goods, cars, kid and baby items, motorcycles, cameras, mobile phones, property, and much more.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

ASUS Philippines Announces ASUS Premium Care (APC) Warranty Extension Package

Laptop computers have become a necessity due to its convenience for everyday users—be it for work or play. However, owning one takes a lot of investment, both financially and emotionally, and sudden and unexpected issues can not only disrupt work, but also bear undue stress because of the inconvenience of going through repairs and uncertain warranties.
With the constant aim of improving its user’s experiences, ASUS goes one step further to offer the excellent after-sales service to its end-users. Enter the ASUS Premium Care (APC) program, a warranty extension and service upgrade package available to end-users who have purchased their devices within the last 90 days.
For a cost of PHP 3,499.00, APC is a perfect tool for end-users to extend the longevity of their devices, allowing them to upgrade their existing device warranty from the standard two-year global warranty to a country’s first, industry-leading three-year GLOBAL warranty recognized in over 50 countries worldwide. Comparable three-year warranty packages from competing products only cover local warranty at a cost of up to PHP 6,300.00.
Select ASUS and Republic of Gamers (ROG) users also have the option to extend their two-year global warranty to a three-year warranty, or change their warranty to a two-year local on-site warranty (exclusive to users from Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao only)
All ASUS laptops are eligible for the additional 1-year APC warranty extension package, with a few select models eligible for an optional change to the on-site warranty upgrade.

To avail of the APC package, end-users first need to check if their device is qualified and matches the product indicated in the APC package they want to avail. For on-site warranty eligibility, end-users should check if their area is covered by ASUS Authorized Service Providers (ASPs) via
Upon confirmation of their eligibility, end-users must register for an account at, and register their product to tie it into their account. Afterwards, end-users may proceed to the Service Package Activation tab on the website and input their APC package details.
In addition to accessing their warranty status on the website, end-users can also check service center locations, as well as status of their warranty and repairs via the MyASUS mobile app. A 22-day turn-around time commitment ensures that their service requests are as smooth and convenient as possible.
ASUS Premium Care packages are available exclusively in ASUS and ROG Concept Stores nationwide. Click the link to find out more:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

ASUS Republic Of Gamers introduces refreshed line with RTX-powered Strix II Gaming Laptops

Manila, Philippines -  ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announces the arrival of the refreshed ROG Strix Gaming laptops to be powered by next-generation NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics, featuring real-time ray-tracing technology for more realistic gaming experiences and supreme performance.
Following ROG’s announcement of its full line-up of RTX-powered gaming products during CES 2019 in Las Vegas, ASUS ROG Philippines has revealed the pricing and availability of the first wave of gaming laptops to hit the market. Starting January 29, end-users who want to experience the next level of gaming technologies can get their hands on the ROG Strix SCAR and Hero GL504 and the ROG Strix SCAR GL704 powered by up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070.
“As the world’s number one gaming brand, we are proud to also be the first to enable end-users to experience the latest in gaming with the arrival of RTX-powered ROG laptops locally,” said George Su, ASUS Country Manager for Systems Business Group. “We believe that ROG is the ideal platform for the newest RTX GPUs, matching its innovative high performance with ROG’s class-leading features and technologies that truly make our gamers’ experiences overwhelming.”

The ROG Strix SCAR II comes in 15.6” and 17.3” flavors available with the same 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. Both versions are draped in a shooter-inspired motif that uses splashes of camouflage to create a unique aesthetic fit for the battlefield. Highlighted WASD keys further reinforce the SCAR’s roots and ensure that you can easily find the home row for FPS gaming.

Both versions of the ROG Strix SCAR come with options of either an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM, or an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM. All variants are equipped with an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM, and 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD + 1TB SSHD for storage.

15” FHD, 144Hz 3ms
RTX 2060 6GD6
ROG Bag + ROG Impact Mouse + ROG Eye sculpture
PHP 119,995
17” FHD, 144Hz 3ms
RTX 2060 6GD6
ROG Bag + ROG Impact Mouse + ROG Eye sculpture
PHP 124,995
15” FHD, 144Hz 3ms
RTX 2070 8GD6
ROG Bag + ROG Impact Mouse + ROG Eye sculpture
PHP 144,995
17” FHD, 144Hz 3ms
RTX 2070 8GD6
ROG Bag + ROG Impact Mouse + ROG Eye sculpture
PHP 149,995

ROG Strix Hero
The ROG Strix Hero is optimized for MOBAs and ideal for gamers who want subtler styling. Its contrasting textures and cyber-text patterns are more restrained than the aggressive aesthetic of the SCAR II, making the Hero II more approachable for wider audiences.
Powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics, the ROG Strix Hero will enable higher frame rates in the latest MOBA Games, and guarantee that it will run whatever next-gen game you throw at it. Like with the SCAR, NVIDIA Optimus ensures that battery life and power will be conserved whenever the discrete GPU isn’t being used.
The ROG Strix Hero will be available at a later date.

15” FHD, 144Hz 3ms
RTX 2060 6GD6
ROG Bag + ROG Impact Mouse + ROG Eye sculpture
PHP 119,995

ROG Zephyrus S (17in) GX701 - Cutting Edge Over the Horizon
Another compelling announcement made by ASUS ROG during CES 2019 comes in the form of the world’s slimmest 17” gaming laptop powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. The ROG Zephyrus S GX701 is the first-ever Zephyrus series model that carries a 17-in display.

Taking its cues from the original Zephyrus S GX531, the ROG Zephyrus S GX701 sports the same super-narrow bezel 144Hz/3ms Full HD screen, but adds NVIDIA G-SYNC and Optimus technology into the mix, as well as delivering a PANTONE®-validated panel. Cooling its ultra-powerful RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU is the same patented Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) and dual 12-volt fans and a robust thermal management system.

The ROG Zephyrus S GX701 will come with up to 24GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM and up to 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD storage. Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

ROG Unleashed program

Acknowledging the commitment of the members of the Republic in bannering their gaming setups online, ASUS ROG also launches the ROG Unleashed program to give back to its end-users. All ROG notebooks will come bundled with an ROG Eye Metallic Sculpture—definitely a welcome addition to a hardcore gamer’s corner.

About ROG
Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at