Friday, October 18, 2019

OPPO Reno2 Series, Designed to Bring Out the Creative Storymaker in You, Officially Launches in PH

October 2019 - PHILIPPINES - World-leading smartphone brand OPPO takes on today's emergence of video content creation as a creative outlet with the grand launch of the Reno2 Series in the Philippines, which includes both the Reno2 and the Reno2 F. This latest iteration to the successful line of the Reno series is jam-packed with top-notch video-focused specs such as the Quad Rear Camera setup capable of up to 20x Digital Zoom, Ultra Steady Mode, Ultra Dark Mode, and more. These high-grade features allow users to create quality videos, and ultimately sparks creativity in sharing stories. With the OPPO Reno2, #AnyoneIsAStorymaker

The Reno Collective Embraces being Storymakers
The Reno Series values creativity and self-expression through the stories that make up our everyday lives, brought to life by storymakers that make up The Reno Collective. Alongside the Reno2 Series Launch, notable vloggers and content creators were introduced as the official brand ambassadors: Actors Gabbi Garcia and Mikael Daez, fashion and lifestyle personality Laureen Uy, and globe-trotting adventurer Daniel Marsh. These well known icons’ content may differ in theme, but they all share the same goal of creative self-expression in the form of videography, which then inspires others to embrace being a storymaker. The OPPO Reno2 Series’ newest innovation enables one to widen horizons, discover new possibilities, and express one’s self with no reservations.
With a mix of old and new storymakers onboarded, OPPO also launched the “100 Moments” digital campaign that gives a glimpse of 100 diverse stories, all creatively captured with the Reno2. Each distinct story is open for viewing online through the hashtag #AnyoneIsAStorymaker.

The Evolution of Phone Videography with the new OPPO Reno2
More people are seeing the vast potential behind videos as a form of expression nowadays. We also see this with the rise of popular platforms such as Youtube, Instagram, and TikTok, as well as the increased number of videos being churned out online. Videos speak volumes in creating stories, and with smartphones now being an extension to one’s lifestyle, people are more open to sharing stories and expressing creativity through videos seamlessly captured with their smartphones.
With the advent of the rise of video, the OPPO Reno2 takes things up a notch to better capture video content. The Reno2 series was especially designed to allow its users to help budding content creators become more effective storymakers. Thanks to the smartphone’s enhanced Quad Rear Camera consisting of a 48MP main camera, an 8MP wide angle lens, a 13MP telephoto lens, and a 2MP mono lens, supported by 5x Hybrid Zoom and up to 20x digital zoom and the Ultra Wide Angle lens. The Reno2 offers 116° Ultra-Wide Angle view, bringing your stories to life through boundless landscapes day or night. The series enables its users to capture long-distance scenarios in ultra-high quality imaging, whether it be taking videos of your favorite performers at a concert or capturing breathtaking scenery.

The Reno2’s Ultra Steady Mode feature is designed to guarantee stable and smooth videos in the midst of extremely shaky situations. The series is equipped with Optical Image Stabilization and a 60 fps frame rate to compensate for those shaky shots and enhance image stabilization, fluency, and overall image quality. A true testament of eliminating boundaries as you better express yourself.
The Reno2 is equipped with the Ultra Dark Mode, which produces crisp and clear shots even during low light conditions, capable of picking up details invisible to the human eye.
Adding to the Reno2 camera’s roster of video-focused features are the Bokeh Effect Video that adds depth, the Background Noise Reduction feature that cuts out background noise to make the subject’s sounds more focused, and the Audio Zoom feature that allows one to amplify the sound of a subject while zooming in on it.

The upgraded VOOC 3.0 flash charging technology and a large-capacity 4,000 mAh battery will enable its users to a more enjoyable and longer experience. It is also powered by Hyper Boost 2.0, Frame Boost, and Touch Boost to provide a smooth user experience while running on ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0. You can enjoy the immersive video experience on the Reno2’s 6.5” AMOLED full screen made from durable 6th Generation Corning® Gorilla® Glass and the Dolby ATMOS feature to experience surround sound effects when using a headset.

The Reno2 series comes in colorways inspired by nature: options for Reno2 are Sunset Pink and Luminous Black, while Sky White and Lake Green for Reno2 F.
Reno2 F: the next generation of the OPPO F series
With the objective of boosting the OPPO F series’ features, the brand introduced the Reno2 F equipped with a 48MP Quad Rear camera that comes with the Ultra Night Mode 2.0, which offers greater adaptability to a wider range of lighting intensity and optimized night shooting. Amplifying this is the Atmosphere Light for an optimized experience when using the front camera to take selfies efficiently. The Reno2 F also utilizes Electronic Image Stabilization to guarantee image stabilization amidst high-action activities together with 119° Ultra Wide angle adaptability to enable you to capture wider perspectives.

Enhanced Auditory Experience with the new OPPO ENCO Q1

Alongside the Reno2 Series, OPPO has also launched in the Philippines its first wireless noise-cancelling headphones, the OPPO ENCO Q1. The noise-cancelling feature comes in handy in low-frequency noise environments when in transit such as in cars, airplanes, or trains. Designed by the OPPO acoustic team, it cancels out all external noise to enable uninterrupted auditory experience. It is equipped with massive 11.8 mm high-resolution dynamic driver units with PEEK+PU composite diaphragms, resulting in rich mid-range to crystal-clear treble.

Charging time completes within 2 hours and can last up to 15 hours of music play time, 10.5 hours of communication, and 22 hours standby. It is also built with Bluetooth 5.0 that allows stronger connection between the phone and earphones up to 10 meters. The OPPO ENCO Q1 comes with premium design that exhibits elegance and beauty, available in color variants Midnight Black and Sunny Orange.

Get your OPPO Reno2, Reno2 F, and OPPO ENCO Q1 soon!

The new OPPO Reno2 will retail at PHP 28,990 with Muse Bluetooth Speaker worth PHP2,499 as a freebie, while the Reno2 F will retail at PHP 19,990 with O1 Bluetooth Headphone worth PHP2,499 as a freebie. Both will run pre-order period from October 18 to 24, and will be officially be available nationwide on October 25 in OPPO concept stores, authorized dealers, and online via Lazada, Shopee, Akulaku, Argomall, Abenson and Memoxpress.

The Reno2 series will be available in partner operators Globe and Smart. For Globe, the Reno2 will be available on Plan 1,799 online and offline with no cash out starting October 24, while for Smart, the Reno2 will be available on Smart Signature Plan M 1,499 with Php7,500 cash out starting November 8.

You can enjoy the auditory experience as well with wireless noise-cancelling earphones OPPO ENCO Q1 for only PHP4,990 starting October 25 in all OPPO concept stores and authorized dealers nationwide. It is also available via Home Credit for 6 months installment with 0% interest.

To know more about the new OPPO’s latest products, visit the website or check the official Facebook page at

About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since launching its first smartphone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology, Today, OPPO provides customers with a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series, ColorOS operating system, as well as internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 research institutes and 4 R&D centers worldwide and an international design center in London, OPPO’s more than 40,000 employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.


Trade Undersecretary Blesila Lantayona for Regional Operations Group expressed her full support to the Philippine Cacao Industry Council and Cacao Industry Development Association in bolstering the government’s efforts in the sustainable development of Philippine Cacao Industry during the opening of Kakao Konek 2019, the country’s biggest annual event of the cacao and chocolate industry, last October 17 at SMX Convention Center, Davao City. This year’s Kakao Konek highlighted the various locally-made cocoa and chocolate products across the country. The event also conducted technical sessions and discussions about cacao science and agronomy with local resource persons as well as cacao experts from the other countries.

Rene Catalan: Joshua Pacio Is Only Human

Rene “The Challenger” Catalan’s long wait for a shot at the title will come to an end on November 8 as he challenges Joshua “The Passion” Pacio for his ONE Strawweight World Championship.

The veteran Catalan knows that opportunities like this are hard to come by, and he will not let his chance at glory slip at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, when he takes on Pacio in the main event of ONE: MASTERS OF FATE.

“I’m one hundred percent focused on getting this belt,” Catalan said.

“It’s every fighter’s dream to become a World Champion. I’m hungry and determined to win the title.”

Pacio lost and regained the title in 2019, and before the year ends, he will put it on the line one more time. 

For “The Passion”, it’s a chance to further legitimize his claim to the strawweight throne. For Catalan, it presents an opportunity to realize a lifelong dream. The 40-year-old Filipino knows Pacio is beatable, and it all depends on how he executes on fight night.

“Joshua Pacio is only human,” Catalan said.

“Just like every other fighter, he has his strengths and weaknesses. We’re going to try and deal with that in the fight. It all comes down to the game plan we have heading into this. It’s going to be an exciting contest.”

No matter the opponent, there is one thing Catalan will always be proud of and that’s representing his home country on the global stage of competition. He did so in Wushu as an amateur, and continues to do so even now as a professional.

For Catalan, fighting for the Philippines invokes in him a sense of pride and honor.

“I love my country and it is always an honor to represent the Philippines,” Catalan said.

“I’ve worn the flag for most of my athletic career, and I have always considered it a privilege. Through competing, I aim to show everyone the principles of martial arts. I am not just fighting for my team, but also for the glory of my almighty God.”

With both Catalan and Pacio being Wushu striking specialists, the elder athlete believes that this encounter will be brief. However, as a fighter with veteran experience, Catalan knows he must prepare for all scenarios, and be ready for wherever the action takes him.

No one can predict exactly when and how the bout will end, but Catalan says fans should expect an action-packed showdown between two top strawweights.

“Given our styles, it’s not hard to predict this fight will end within the distance,” Catalan concluded.

“But I’m training and preparing to go all five rounds to win a decision if necessary. As a fighter, you have to be prepared for all scenarios.”

PH Bamboo Industry Development Council Identifies New Bamboo Roadmap Strategies to Create more Jobs, Attract Investments

The Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Council (PBIDC) boosts its efforts in addressing the challenges of the country’s bamboo industry. PBIDC Chairman and Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez shared that the council has identified new approaches and strategies to grow the industry that will lead to investments and job creation.

“We are updating our strategies and expanding the list of government agencies as well as private sector partners to be involved in the development of this industry. It will be a whole-of-nation approach to ensure sustainable progress. We are also working closely with long-time bamboo industry advocates House Deputy Speaker Deogracias Victor DV Savellano and the Philippine Chamber of Mines official Atty. Leo Dominguez,” said Sec. Lopez.

During the council meeting on 16 October 2019, strategies were set such as identification of more land suitable for bamboo plantation; sourcing of right species and planting materials; propagation strategies; setting up of treatment facilities; product development assistance; exploration on the potentials of bamboo fiber as well as its byproducts; and inclusion of bamboo in crop insurance. The council is also looking at establishing bamboo industries at the barangay level to provide jobs and business opportunities in the countryside.

The inclusion of the Department of National Defense (DND), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Climate Change Commission, as well as National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) as partner agencies were discussed.

DTI is currently assessing its 101 Shared Service Facilities (SSF) on bamboo processing nationwide. The agency is also consolidating bamboo's market potentials. It will likewise tap the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for skills development, training, and scholarships on bamboo production and processing. Meanwhile, the DTI-Bureau of Philippine Standards will work on setting up standards for bamboo products.

“The goal is to make the development of the bamboo industry more inclusive. Encourage farmers to plant bamboo and provide economic activities in their communities,” Sec. Lopez added.

As one of its initiatives, the PBIDC together with industry partners showcase high-value bamboo-made products at the ongoing Manila FAME. Contemporary designs of Filipino bamboo manufacturers and artisans are featured in the premiere lifestyle exhibitions in Asia Pacific.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Journey Into a One-of-a-Kind Play Course with Jolly Treetop Adventure

Jolly Kids who seek thrilling adventures are in for an exciting playtime this October with the latest set of Jolly Kiddie Meal toys, the Jolly Treetop Adventure!

With the newest set of connectible toys from the country’s #1 fast-food chain, kids can discover different ways of having a treetop adventure with Jollibee and Friends as they swing, spin, slide, and glide around the tree.

Little explorers can join Jollibee in his tree-top swing by pushing down the bug on the trunk. They can also help Hetty collect fresh water by rotating the knob of her wheel, or play with Popo by rotating the tree branch nestled around him.
Jolly Kids can also let Twirlie slide from the sky by moving the lever upward when she reaches the ground and watch Yum fly around the tree in his cable-suspended ride when they spin his wheel counter-clockwise.

Collect and connect all five Jolly Kiddie Meal toys with every purchase of a Yumburger (P80), Yumburger Meal with Drink (P100), Jolly Spaghetti (P95), Jolly Spaghetti Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Burger Steak (P95), 1-piece Burger Steak Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Chickenjoy with rice (P122), or 1-piece Chickenjoy Meal with Drink (P137), each coming with its own Jolly Joy Box.

Let your kids marvel through trees as they go on an exhilarating outdoor adventure with Jollibee and Friends. Help them build their own Jolly Treetop Adventure site, available until October 31, 2019 only. Hurry and start collecting all five Jolly Kiddie Meal toys today by visiting the Jollibee branch nearest you!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Show Must go on for Ballet Manila

An unwavering passion for dancing is what's keeping Ballet Manila, the most solidly trained classical ballet company in the Philippines, resilient and strong after the Star City complex, which housed both Aliw and Star Theaters, recently was razed by fire.

Ballet Manila was all set to stage a breathtaking performance of Giselle as part of its 24th season when Aliw Theater, the original venue of the show and the dance company's home for nearly 20 years, was damaged in the fire.

With the theme park and theaters gutted by fire, many thought that it was the end for the company's 24th season, but Ballet Manila CEO and artistic director Lisa Macuja Elizalde said that they will dance, no matter what.

Macuja Elizalde has expressed her gratitude to the overwhelming outpouring of support and assistance to Ballet Manila. She said that the help Ballet Manila got from the performing arts community enabled them to stage Giselle in a different venue and date.

Ballet Manila's production of Giselle will now be at the CCP Main Theater on October 17, Thursday at 8:00 PM. Tickets for the original dates will be honored, and refunds are also available for those who cannot make it to the new play date.

Despite what happened, the dance company assures that Giselle will still be as sensational as they have originally planned. Fans will still get to witness the timeless tale that has all the melodramatic elements of first love, heartbreak, death, and love beyond death.

To create the perfect atmosphere and intensify the emotional impact, Giselle will have live music accompaniment from the Manila Symphony Orchestra, one of Asia’s first symphony orchestras. The orchestra will be conducted by Alexander Vikulov who has been the music director of Ballet Manila for many years. Vikulov is also a conductor at the Mariinsky Theater of Russia and has appeared at prominent opera houses including the Wiener Staatsoper in Austria and the Teatro Regio di Torino in Italy.
Ballet Manila is one of the pillars of Philippine Ballet. You can show your support by buying tickets to Giselle by visiting any Ticketworld outlet, calling 8891 9999, or going to For more information, visit or

Beat Holiday Stress with RedDoorz 499 Promo

The holiday fever is on! Mall sales, Christmas tiangges and bazaars are up and Chtistmas shopping is on everyone’s mind.

It’s easy to get stressed even just by thinking of how to navigate through the hustle and bustle of the days ahead, how to survive the horrendous traffic and get all one’s Christmas errands done.

RedDoorz, the Philippines’ No. 1 affordable hotel chain and Southeast Asia’s largest, fastest-growing, technology-driven hotel management company, may just have a good solution. For the month of October, RedDoorz is offering rooms at Php 499 for overnight stay at selected RedDoorz hotels nationwide.

This means..

1. You can rent a room to serve as “battle station” while you shop till you drop.

Shopping and walking with all those bags and packages in your arms can be really uncomfortable, plus the chances of you dropping or missing a package or two increases with each new purchase. You wish you could have a place to leave your bags so you can free your hands and do more “battles” at store counters and tiangge queues.

Why not check into a nearby RedDoorz hotel with a 499 Promo? You can deposit all your stuff while you go out and “shop pa more”, maybe even grab a bite or drink in between. You can rest assured that all your belongings will be safe. You can even grab some snooze time if you want.

2. You can beat the traffic with an overnight stay at an affordable but clean and comfy hotel.
The MMDA says traffic is going to get even worse, thanks to Holiday mall sales, night markets and tiangges. A lot of people decide to let the traffic subside by staying at restos or roaming around malls a little bit longer. Only to find out that a thousand other mall-goers are thinking the same thing. The result? You all get caught in the jam, and the traffic is still heavy even up to midnight.

Bypass the stress and the traffic. Check your RedDoorz app and look for the nearest RedDoorz hotel. Book a room and let the thought of the traffic melt away as you enjoy a warm shower, savor the clean sheets and treat yourself – yes, the family too! -- to a relaxing overnight stay. At very affordable rates.

3. You can cook up a quick, low-budget Barkada Party and save big bucks.         

It’s hard to find a get-together place this time of year. Restaurants are fully booked, bars are crowded and event places are too expensive. Instead of looking for a costly place and spending lots of money on food and beverages, why not hold your cozy Christmas party at a nearby RedDoorz? You’ll get a different vibe, lots of time to chill, and while you’re on a low budget theme, you can ditch the fancy foods and just party on chips, finger foods, and drinks.

4. You can have a happy, cost efficient Holidays.

So for the Christmas season, don’t be afraid to pursue your dream holiday staycation. Celebrate Paskong Pilipino with family and friends anytime, anywhere in the Philippines. RedDoorz’s affordable hotel rates – even those not included in the 499 Promo -- lets you experience and enjoy travel as much as you want, near or far. RedDoorz now has 200 partner hotels all over the Philippines from way up north in Baguio, to Pampanga, Metro Manila, Tagaytay and Palawan all the way down south to Cebu, Iloilo, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Tacloban, Bohol, Davao, Cagayan De Oro and Boracay. Your best Christmas celebration yet could be just a RedDoorz away.

Download the RedDoorz app on Google Play Store and App Store to find your perfect location this Holiday season.

RCBC, Liga ng mga Barangay work Towards Financial Inclusion

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has taken the first steps to bringing its digital financial inclusion initiative to grassroots communities as it gets the support and commitment of Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas (LNB).
The LNB led by National President Eden Pineda, presented its national executive board resolution stating that the organization is adopting DiskarTech: Kasosyo sa Asenso as a growth enabler and capacity-building measure for microenterprises in every barangay and its constituents. DiskarTech is a financial inclusion accelerator platform by RCBC that aims to stimulate economic activity to help uplift the unbanked and underserved Filipinos.   
The strategic collaboration will focus on accelerating financial literacy, promoting inclusive digital economy, and empowering local communities. This supports the government digitalization efforts aligned with President Duterte’s 10-point economic agenda on investing on human capital development, and promoting technology and innovation for self-sustaining and inclusive development towards poverty alleviation.
LNB is the official organization of over 42,000 barangays throughout the country. It is committed to providing avenues and assistance to promote welfare and ensure success of the national government’s National Strategy for Financial Inclusion and National Retail Payments System.
“This financial inclusion accelerator will be pervasive throughout the country as it would address the huge gaps in financial services while reducing the number of unbanked and underserved communities,” said RCBC Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer Lito Villanueva.
By adopting DiskarTech, LNB will be taking an active role in leading workshops and programs on financial education and literacy with the assistance of the DiskarTech National Coordinating Team. They will also be engaging its member municipalities to appoint their own DiskarTech Community Leader (DCL) who will facilitate participation of residents and entrepreneurs in the program.
“DiskarTech will pave the way for the real transformation of our communities nationwide as it would provide opportunities to our constituents, giving them the chance to be part of the formal financial system through technology,” said Liga ng mga Barangay National President Eden Pineda.
In an effort to encourage economic activity, partner sari-sari stores or microenterprises will also be identified as Barangay Digital Community Centers (BDCCs) to serve as the go-to hub of every resident for their financial needs - whether it’s paying bills, depositing savings to their accounts, buying  micro insurance or sending money to their loved ones.
With this, RCBC hopes to turbocharge the growth of digital financial transactions in the country from the current one percent to a minimum of twenty percent by next year. Through DiskarTech, this initiaitve hopes to bring to realization the vision of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas of creating a cash-lite and digital economy for greater efficiency, security, interoperability, and affordability.
Joining LNB and 20 other existing partners, a number of private organizations have also signed up recently to join the DiskarTech financial inclusion ecosystem to benefit their respective constituents. These partners include Ka-Entrep Micro and Small Entrepreneurs Organization of the Philippines, Bangko Pangasinan, and Rizal Microbank, among others.
Rural bank Bangko Pangasinan and thrift bank Rizal Microbank also share how DiskarTech would empower the agriculture sector with access to basic financial needs and microfinance loans.

“DiskarTech is an open platform and the way it works is that banks like us can communicate with other banks. Similar to an open banking system, there will be no barriers and it will become interoperable to make it easier to reach and assist the underserved market,” said Gregory De Guzman, Bangko Pangasinan president and COO.

Joseph Lumain, Strategic Partnerships and Special Initiatives head at Rizal Microbank, agrees that DiskarTech will be an effective way to reach numerous individuals at the same time. “Basically, what DiskarTech is offering are the basic services of a bank through digital means. And in an era where almost everyone is tech-savvy, DiskarTech can be the perfect solution to present financial services in an understandable way, and eventually helping answer the issue of financial inclusion.”

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

For the First Time, Top-Ranked NCAA Division 1 Golf Coaches in Manila to Scout Junior Golfing Talent

Junior golfers in the Philippines will get a chance this December to showcase their game and talent and possibly get recruited to some of the best universities in the world!

DreamBig Events, a sports events company dedicated to providing a positive, motivating and challenging platform for young athletes living in Asia to improve their sporting skills is bringing world-class golf coaches for the first time in Asia. Its Gold Series Golf Camp, headlined as The Road To U.S. College Golf, is open to junior golfers aged 12 to 18 years old and will be held at the Orchard Golf & Country Club on December 17 and 18, 2019.

Golf Coaches from topmost schools in the US NCAA Division 1 – UCLA (University of California – Los Angeles), Columbia University and UC Berkeley – will run the two-day golf clinic while actively watching the young golfers participate in the 2-day FCG Golf Tournament.

At the camp, campers will experience guided range and short game sessions that will allow them to sharpen their practice and pre-tournament routines. They will be given instruction that will help them expand their course management skills and prepare them for competition, as well as expose them to US coaching styles and competition at a higher level. The camp is limited to 30 participants only to enable personalized and customized instruction for each athlete.

“This is an exceptional opportunity for young golfers to interact with world-class coaches and glimpse the future of how their game can evolve and take them to places they’ve never been before. Learning under these top-calibre coaches is a privilege that only a few can experience, and to have them right here in Manila to train and teach them is a big advantage in terms of savings on time and travel expenses,” said Akshay Maliwal, Founder and CEO of DreamBig Events.

Maliwal explained that the camp opens up the pathway to college golf in the U.S., which in turn will help athletes develop their athleticism and prepare them to compete on the world stage while they become a legitimate part of the US College athletics ecosystem.

“These camps do not just hone young athletes’ skills, they introduce and familiarize athletes with the college recruiting process and lets them experience, even for two days, a day in the life of a college athlete at a top academic and athletic university,” Maliwal added.

DreamBig Events has been working with coaches from top NCAA Division 1 and Division 3 universities such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, New York University, Tufts and Carnegie Mellon University, Claremont-Mckenna, Johns Hopkins University, among others, for the last three years.

“Asia, the Philippines in particular, is rich in golfing talent that only needs to be discovered and honed. All young talents need is one big break to change their lives and put this region on the world map of golf. It all begins in camps like these. And because our camps offer a wide array of activities, campers have fun as they learn all the good stuff,” Maliwal said.

Interested participants may register now at

Monday, October 14, 2019

Shopee Launches Manny Pacquiao as its Newest Brand Ambassador for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

MANILA, 14 OCTOBER 2019 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao as its newest brand ambassador for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.

Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “We are very happy to welcome the holiday season with the Philippines’ People’s Champ, Manny Pacquiao. He is a globally recognized household name and his commitment to achieving excellence in boxing mirrors Shopee’s commitment to giving Filipinos the best online shopping experience. We are thrilled to partner with him for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.”

Manny Pacquiao said, “I am honored to be working with Shopee as their newest brand ambassador. My partnership with them will allow me to connect to my Filipino fans in a more exciting way and I am very happy to be working with a company that shares the same commitment to being the best.”

Manny Pacquiao joins Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Manny Pacquiao will be featured in a series of initiatives with Shopee to bring fans closer to him:

  • Watch Manny Pacquiao star in Shopee’s latest TVC: stay tuned for Shopee’s latest television commercial starring Manny Pacquiao, which will air on all major TV networks starting October 15.
  • Win signed Manny Pacquiao boxing gloves: Shopee will be hosting a nationwide social media contest where fans stand a chance to win ₱200,000 cash prize and signed boxing gloves.
  • Play Shopee exclusive Manny Pacquiao games: Fan-favorite games, Shopee Catch and Shopee Slice, will sport a new look and feature boxing elements to give users a chance to win Shopee coins and vouchers.

Key Highlights for Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale

From October 15 to November 11, the first wave of Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale promises four weeks of exciting promotions. Key highlights include:

  • Free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend: Users can avail of free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend promotions common.
  • 50% off deals daily: Consumers can score deals up to 50% off on their favorite products.
  • Category fairs: Shopee will be hosting specially-curated category fairs including Mobiles & Gadgets Sale from October 15 to 17 and Beauty Fair from October 21 to 24.
  • Cashback vouchers: There will be daily cashback vouchers up for grabs.
  • Shopee Catch: Users can play Shopee Catch every day at 8PM for a chance to win from a coin pool worth 100,000.
  • Shopee Shake: There will be 11 million Shopee coins to be given away in the iconic Shopee Shake game.
  • Win an iPhone 11 from Shopee Live: Viewers of Shopee Live can stay tuned every Friday at 6PM as Shopee will be giving away one iPhone 11.
  • Exclusive deals from leading brands: Pampers, Silverworks, Bosch, Unilever, Maybelline, Olay, Pantene, Globe, Anker, Safeguard, Watsons, and Huawei will be participating to giving amazing discounts.

Find out more about Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale at

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 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.

ASUS Philippines Leads Educational Advancement Anew, Equips Training Center for Filipino Chinese Cultural and Economic Association (FCCEA)

October 10, 2019 -- ASUS Philipp­ines, together with its long-term partners in ASUS Foundation and the Fil-Chi Love and Care Foundation, showed once more its commitment and might in providing better learning opportunities for educational and career advancement. This time around, ASUS Philippines and its key partners equipped the training facility for the employees of the Filipino Chinese Cultural and Economic Association (FCCEA), with twenty-two (22) units of the ASUS Vivo AiO, an All-in-One PC which is designed to maximize their productivity and intuitive learning.
 “We chose ASUS Philippines and the ASUS Foundation as our partner for this program to ensure that the employees of FCCEA will be provided with the best learning experience,” shares Bella Huang, CEO of Fil-Chi Love and Care Foundation.
“Here, they see ASUS as a great help in bridging digital transformation. ASUS is always on top of our minds, as they are easy to approach, and are always willing to give back to the community in need,” she closed.

Deputy Ambassador James Chu (First row, 3rd from left), Director Herman Chong (First row, 2nd from left), Dr. Jeffrey Cheng Yu a (Second row, 4th from left), and  Bella Huang (First row, 5th from left) together with the members of FCCEA experiencing the ASUS Vivo AiOs in the brand new learning center.

Attended by no less than Taipei Economic & Cultural Office Deputy Ambassador James S. Chu, the grand opening of the newly-quipped learning facility in Binondo, Manila, also highlights the close ties between Taiwan and the Philippines, and how ASUS Philippines continues to be a strong proponent for good international relations between these two neighboring states.
“This partnership with ASUS Philippines and ASUS Foundation is really important. By providing these computers as an instrument, students will learn efficiently. So I think this [CSR] program is one step closer towards a brighter future,” shares TECO Deputy Ambassador James S. Chu.
George Su, Country Manager of ASUS Philippines closes, “We are always driven to stretch our resources to communities in need, of course with the help of our various partners. And as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, it is especially relevant for ASUS Philippines to be more active with our CSR programs. Our business is not just about creating innovative products. It is also our business to build a more incredible world for the greater good.”

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ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 16,000 people worldwide and over 5,000 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,511 awards and earned approximately US$13 billion of revenue in 2017.