Friday, January 31, 2020

IT’S A STEAL! Get up to a Total of 45% Off on Your Next ASUS ExpertBook, ExpertPC, and All-in-One PC this Shopee 2.2 Sale!

ASUS Expert Series joins Shopee 2.2 sale for laptops, All-in-one PCs, and desktops. For a limited offer, you can now enjoy your own ASUS Expert Series Laptop and PC starting February 2, 2020 until February 4, 2020.
Check out the list and the link below for the summary on the deals, discounts, and freebies you can score during the Shopee 2.2 Sale

 Discounted Price
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Asus D340MC Business Desktop ( Intel® Core™ i5-8400, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD )
Asus D340MC Business Desktop ( Intel® Core™ i7-8700, NVIDIA GeForce GT720, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD )
Asus SFF D540SA ( Intel® Core™ i3-8100, 4GB RAM, 1TB )
Asus SFF D540SA ( Intel® Core™ i5-8500, 4GB RAM, 1TB )
Asus SFF D540SA ( Intel® Core™ i7-8700, 4GB RAM, 1TB )
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Asus Desktop Vivo AIO V222UAK (Intel® Core i3-8130U, 21.5", 4G 1TB) w FREE Genius Keyboard & Mouse
Asus Desktop Vivo AIO V222UAK (Intel® Pentium™ 4405U, 21.5", 4GB, 1TB) with FREE Keyboard and Mouse
Asus Desktop Vivo AIO V272UNK (Intel® Core™ i7-8550U, 27", 4GB 1TB) w FREE Keyboard and Mouse
Asus Desktop Zen AIO ZN242GDT (Intel® Core™ i7-8750H, 23.8, 8G 1TB, 128GB) w FREE keyboard and Mous
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Asus P1440 Business Laptop ( 14", Intel® Core™ i3-8130U, Windows 10 Pro, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD )
Asus P3540 ( 15.6", Intel® Core™ i3-8145U, 15.6" Slim HD, 4GB, 1TB )
Asus P5440 Ultraportable Laptop ( 14", Intel® Core™ i5-8265U, 8GB RAM, 512GB HDD )

About ASUS

ASUS is a multinational company known for the world’s best motherboards, PCs, monitors, graphics cards and routers, and driven to become the most-admired innovative leading technology enterprise. With a global workforce that includes more than 5,000 R&D professionals, ASUS leads the industry through cutting-edge design and innovations made to create the most ubiquitous, intelligent, heartfelt and joyful smart life for everyone. Inspired by the In Search of Incredible brand spirit, ASUS won more than 11 prestigious awards every day in 2018 and ranked as one of Forbes’ Global 2000 Top Regarded Companies, Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Tech Leaders and Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies. 


Canva for Education Launches to Schools Worldwide

Popular online design platform, Canva, last week announced the global launch of Canva for Education, a free product for teachers and students all over the world, at the first educational technology industry show of the year, Bett, in London.

  • Free Canva for Education platform to empower education sector; builds visual literacy in students and facilitates project-based learning
  • Product includes Canva’s premium features, plus add-ons such as education-specific content and templates, an all-new collaboration space, a review workflow, version history plus much more
  • Canva announces partnership with Google for Education

As highlighted in 2019’s Digital Internet Trends report, the global growth of visual content has been accelerated by image-based digital platforms, fueled by the adoption of social media. The ability to interpret, communicate and present ideas visually is critical for students to thrive in today’s world and tomorrow’s workforce.

With Canva’s intuitive drag-and-drop design tools, Canva for Education empowers students to create and communicate their learning visually through posters, worksheets and animated presentations. It also aids educators and school administration to create teaching material, event posters, infographics and reports - just to name a few.
Georgia Vidler, Director of Product at Canva, explained the new Canva for Education offering is tailored to the needs and requirements of schools worldwide, calling out Canva as a “one-stop-shop” for creating and collaborating in the classroom.

“Of the estimated 139,874 educational institutions across the US, over 10,000 are already using Canva. To make Canva for Education a real value-add tool we tailored the content, features and integrations to ensure it solved many pain points for teachers and students all around the world.”
Yani Hornilla-Donato, Philippines Country Manager at Canva, expressed her excitement for the product.

“With Canva for Education, teachers and students are provided a platform for project-based learning. The free access to the tool will also make creating classroom materials even more convenient for teachers. Utilizing our classroom-friendly templates relevant to specific learning goals also allows them to save time and effort.”

Canva for Education provides teachers and students with:

  • Canva Pro - which includes access to millions of premium images, fonts, videos and templates
  • access to an all-new collaboration space for the whole class to design and discuss in one place
  • folders to manage content and to keep track of progress
  • version history
  • animations to help bring student creations to life
  • more educational-specific content
  • a review workflow for teachers to give students feedback
  • peace of mind as Canva for Education is compliant with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 
  • a whole new raft of add-ons perfectly aligned to everyday learning including Google Drive, Google Slides, YouTube, Giphy, Websites and PowerPoint presentations
  • integrations with Google Classroom and Google sign-in methods for class setup

Photo 2: Canva for Education empowers students to create and communicate their learning visually.

“Through our research, teachers also told us a significant number of their students are bilingual. Because Canva for Education is available in over 100 languages – including five right-to-left languages like Arabic and Hebrew – teachers are now able to encourage digital, visual and design literacy while enhancing cultural diversity and inclusion in the classroom,” Vidler further highlighted.

Canva has also provided an integration with Google for Education to further streamline access to all classrooms.

Emma Fish from Google for Education stated the collaboration was a welcomed addition to the organization’s education suite.

“We are very excited to welcome Canva as a Google for Education Partner and include Canva in the Chromebook App Hub. Enabling the use of Canva for Education will provide a seamless, free experience and unleash the creative potential of students on Chromebooks. Canva has deeply integrated with Google across the platform including Google sign-in, integrations with Google Maps and Google Drive, and optimizing for touch Chrome devices.”

“There are 40 million teachers and students actively using Google Classroom. Canva for Education enables teachers to import Classroom class lists to manage their classes globally and has also enhanced classroom collaboration through the development of a dedicated Google Classroom share button,” explained Fish.

With the number of Canva users around the world compounding daily, the development of this offering was not only in response to the needs of educators as a whole, but also aligned with the organization’s most important core value - to be a force for good in the world.

“It’s vital we invest in education - students are our future. We need to do whatever we can to give them the tools they need to stay ahead. Students today are born in image-saturated environments - the era of internet, digital technologies and touchscreens. Through Canva for Education we are doing our bit to help educators teach visual, digital and design literacy to ensure each and every student is well-equipped for their future,” concluded Vidler.

Schools are encouraged to get started and register their free Canva for Education account at:


Launched in 2013, Canva is an intuitive online design and publishing platform with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere. Featuring a simple drag-and-drop user interface and a vast library of templates ranging from presentations, social media posts, posters, invitations to resumes, a huge collection of stock photography, illustrations and fonts, anyone can take an idea and create something beautiful. Canva is available on web, iOS and Android.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Insurance Market is Launching HelperMatch, a Comprehensive (FREE!) Online Service to Perfectly Match Domestic Workers and Their Employers

Recently Singapore was confronted with the fact that 50% of domestic workers do not make it through the first year with their employer. At the root of that issue is often a mismatch in expectations.

To have a good, effective, happy and reliable helper is of immense value to many Singapore families. They are an important pillar of our Singapore society. Yet, this tragic recent statistic of the Ministry of Manpower shows that something is amiss.

Insurance Market has been specializing in data analysis and matching technology. Since 4 years Singaporeans can already compare and buy insurances of up to 20 companies side-by side on the Insurance Market website and select the one that best meets their needs. That same type of technology can also match employers and domestic workers. Besides getting a better match, the site also enables some employers and their helpers to save money by making it possible for employers to do a direct hire and to bypass using an employment agent.

For a transfer maid the process has 6 steps. For a direct hire it is 12. All the steps are neatly set out in the application. It all starts with matching profiles, based on the preferences that employers and workers provide. Next there can be an exchange of messages, followed by an agreement terms, signing of a contract and storage of required documents. An indicator always shows how far the process has progressed. It is entirely free and there is no obligation to buy insurance from Insurance Market (although they of course don’t mind).

Insurance Market has many Maid Insurance customers and this application will support their clients and their helpers and allows Insurance market to make a contribution to a better and happier society. Not only because of the better match, but also because the application will address some of the grey areas and lessen the power asymmetry between employers, agents and helpers. Insurance Market’s core value is to protect happiness through love and care.

The application will be available as a mobile web (and desktop) application hosted on where prospective employers and maids can register and be perfectly matched based on their preferences (analogue to job search, dating, etc.). The application will feature the possibility for detailed search in accordance with preferences, fully informed decisions (based on mutual disclosures), document management and template agreements.

The data of members is PDPA compliant and fully secure and governed and shared by data owner only.

Key Helpermatch Features
  • Totally Free - No need for maid agencies, no costs
  • Full step by step selection and hiring process
  • Detailed search in accordance with preferences
  • Use our detailed template contracts agreements
  • Document Management and (optional) verification services

About Insurance Market

Insurance Market is an online insurance broker that makes processes clear and simple by using automation and transparency. Both the insurance and the foreign worker industries from time to time feature asymmetric access to information and asymmetric power balances amongst its stakeholders. We care for people and therefore aim to use our technology skills to address these imbalances to create a fairer environment, to bring happiness and to prevent coercive behavior.

How does Helpermatch work?

We will help you find a suitable employer or worker for free. The process consists of around 10 steps and starts with matching profiles, based on the information that employers and workers provide. Next it supports the exchanges of messages, the processes of agreeing on terms and the exchange and storage of required documents. At the top of the page you
always see the breadcrumbs-indicator that indicates how far the process has progressed.

The process is entirely for free and there is no obligation to buy insurance from us, but we of course don’t mind.

Only 50% of maids make it through the first year with their employer

That number indicates that current matching and selection processes are performing suboptimal. It further evidences a mismatch in expectations. Helpers also drop out because small problems can become big when they do not have anyone to talk with. The matching process clearly needs to be enhanced and extended. An improved exchange of expectations (on both sides), and proper documentation and monitoring and mediation can contribute to a lower drop-out rate and prevent a lot of heartache.

Solane Donates Trash Cans to Rosario LGU

As part of Solane LPG’s commitment to supporting communities, its containers which were initially used for replacement of vapor cargo line were converted to trash cans and duly donated to the Rosario local government unit, along with used paint cans. A total of 30 fuel drums and 20 paint cans have been redesigned into trash receptacles that will benefit the people of Rosario. Enrique Estolas, Jr. (left), the official representative of Solane LPG officiated the turn over to Municipal Councilor Raul Flores (right).

Get an iPhone 11 Pro Max, Nintendo Switch, and Apple Airpods Pro at 50% Off on Shopee’s 2.2 Sale

MANILA, JANUARY 29, 2020 - If you have been eyeing the latest smartphones, televisions, and earphones, now is the perfect time! On February 2, you can score your dream gadgets for half the price during Shopee’s 50% Off Sale. You can expect exclusive discounts, 50% off flash deals, and cashback vouchers to be given away.

Here are the 10 premium deals to look out for at 50% off on February 2:

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is arguably one of the most exclusive smartphones on the market with its brighter OLED display, triple camera, and incredible battery life. Get the iPhone 11 Pro Max for only ₱47,490 on February 2.

The Samsung 55” Curved Smart TV allows you to immerse yourself in your favorite shows. Built with a UHD processor and HDR function, this curved TV gives viewers amazing clarity and colors. Get the Samsung 55" Curved Smart TV for only ₱21,999 at the Shopee 2.2 50% Off Sale.

Play at home or take your games wherever you go with the Nintendo Switch. It is a perfect purchase for gamers of any age. Get the Nintendo Switch for only ₱10,999 at the Shopee 2.2 50% Off Sale.

The Apple Airpods Pro is one of the most sought-after earphones on the market. It is known for its sleek compact design and noise-canceling technology, making it an essential item in your everyday bag. Get the Apple Airpods Pro for only ₱7,990 at the Shopee 2.2 50% Off Sale.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a slim-looking curved screen and five rear cameras that can capture any shot. It has a massive battery that can give other smartphones a run for their money. Get the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 for only ₱17,495 at the Shopee 2.2 50% Off Sale.

The sturdy Avision 50" Full HD Digital LED TV is the perfect addition to your living room. Enjoy a crystal clear viewing experience with its full HD resolution. Get the Avision 50" Full HD Digital LED TV for only ₱12,999 at the Shopee 2.2 50% Off Sale.

Fulfill your vlogger dreams using the DJI Osmo Pocket HD Stabilizer. As the smallest 3-axis stabilized handheld camera DJI has ever designed, this stabilizer can turn any moment into a cinematic memory. Get the DJI Osmo Pocket HD Stabilizer for only ₱11,349 at the Shopee 2.2 50% Off Sale.

The Vivo V11 is a premium smartphone that rocks a full HD+ resolution, in-display finger scanner, and fast-charging capabilities. Get the Vivo V11 for only ₱9,999 at the Shopee 2.2 50% Off Sale.

The Samsung 27” LED Monitor boasts a slim and stylish profile measuring less than 10mm in width. It has a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a wide viewing angle offering brilliant picture quality. Get the Samsung 27” LED Monitor for only ₱9,250 at the Shopee 2.2 50% Off Sale.

Listening to your favorite music is easier with the JBL T110 Headphones. Lightweight, compact, and durable, these in-ear headphones deliver pure bass sound. Get the JBL T110 Headphones for only ₱349 at the Shopee 2.2 50% Off Sale.

Find out more about the Shopee 2.2 50% Off 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.