Friday, January 29, 2021

ASUS Philippines Officially Announces the Laptop BUILT FOR THE INCREDIBLE: The ASUS ZenBook 14 with ScreenPad

ASUS Philippines

, PHILIPPINES (January 29, 2021) — ASUS Philippines just launched their first product of the year in the Philippine Market this 2021, the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG). In 2020, we have witnessed how to #BeIncredible with the ASUS ZenBook Series in the Philippines, and how it has evolved into the newest Intel 11th Gen models, both boasting the ASUS NumberPad 2.0. This year, ASUS is committed to continuously search for the Incredible as they launch the All-New ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) with the revolutionary ASUS ScreenPad with ScreenXpert 2.0.

The ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) is designed to match the lifestyle of this generation’s young professionals. It is thin and Incredibly lightweight at 1.19 kg, while still being powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. The ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) comes with 16 GB of memory, up to 1 TB PCIe SSD storage, and NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 dedicated graphics to help achieve maximum productivity while keeping in style. The ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) will be available in two stunning colors – the professional and stylish Pine Gray, and Lilac Mist, subtle, sophisticated, and high-end. It also comes with the exclusive ASUS ScreenPad with the latest ScreenXpert 2.0. technology, which features a more intuitive user interface, as well as many convenient shortcuts and functions, allowing quick access to a variety of applications. All these amazing features make the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) the laptop #BuiltForTheIncredible.


Compact Design

ASUS Zenbook

ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) features a highly portable and lightweight design, at just 1.19kg and 16.9mm thin. This makes it perfect for effortless productivity wherever you go, and even for those working at home. It also comes with a 14-inch FHD display with incredibly slim 2.6mm 4-sided NanoEdge bezels that result in a screen to body ratio of 92%. This provides a bigger display area to work on, and an uncompromised screen display. With a maximum brightness of 400 nits, the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) gives users a better visual experience whether indoors or outdoors.



Impressive Specification



Aside from its thin and light form factor, the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) delivers enhanced performance, whether for work or for entertainment use. Featuring the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processors, with 16 GB of memory, up to 1 TB PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD, and a full complement of I/O ports including Thunderbolt™ 4, standard HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, along with a 3.5 mm audio jack and a microSD card reader, ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) ensures maximum productivity and comprehensive connectivity.


Powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 Graphics

The ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) features a powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 dedicated graphics that is capable of accelerating workloads. You can expect up to 1.3x times faster performance over GeForce® MX350 graphics, as well as faster, smoother gaming and creating. It also works seamlessly with NVIDIA® Optimus® technology to give you the perfect balance between long battery life and performance.


High Capacity 16 GB memory

ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) adopts an on-board memory design to allow for a thinner and lighter chassis. It also provides a large 16GB capacity, as well as fast 4266MHz LPDDR4X clock speeds to provide plenty of processing power.


Long Battery Life and Fast Charge for All-Day Use


ASUS Zenbook 14

The ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) is available with a 63-watt-hour battery that offers up to 12 hours of battery life for all-day use, allowing users to work an entire day without charging. Along with better battery life, the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) also offers a fast charge function that charges the battery from 0% to 60% in just under 49 minutes.


USB-C® Easy Charge for power anytime, anywhere


USB-C® Easy Charge support means that ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) can be used with a wide range of standard USB-C chargers (5V-20V). Users can enjoy ultrafast charging with any PD (Power Delivery) certified charger, including the 65-watt fast-charge adapter supplied with ZenBook 14, or juice up your device on the go with airline chargers, portable chargers or power banks! It’s incredibly convenient when there are no wall sockets available, such as flights or in vehicles.


ASUS ScreenPad with ScreenXpert 2.0

ASUS ScreenPad

The Revolutionary ASUS ScreenPad is now more incredible with its upgraded software – ScreenXpert2.0 which combines the ScreenPad mode and Extender mode from the ScreenPad device, so you can now enjoy these two mode at the same time.

The new user experience will be much better and more intuitive than ever, you can enjoy having a bigger space on your main screen and easily manage your side tasks with a second screen- ScreenPad. With ASUS-developed ScreenXpert 2.0 functions and apps, you can easily switch applications between the two screens using App Switcher. Browse through all open apps via ScreenPad using the App Navigator. Try handy new built-in widget and discover more and more convenient usage with apps running on the ScreenPad.

Here are some of the things that you can achieve with this amazing innovation from ASUS.

Phone Call

Access your mobile phone screen and answer calls directly from your ASUS ZenBook 14 with shortcut feature of the Link to MyASUS software in your Screenpad. Working on your laptop while being able to access your mobile phone will make multitasking easier.

Touch pad and ScreenPad switch

Switching your ASUS ZenBook 14 trackpad to ScreenPad Mode and Touchpad mode will be easier this time because you can now switch modes through the Quick Switch button located in the Navigator bar.

APP Switch

Cross referencing between your presentation and reports is made easier with the APP switch features. Move your main screen smoothly to your ScreenPad vice versa by clicking the triangle icon in the navigator bar.

Control Center

The ASUS ScreenPad also added a new Control Center button feature that lets you access the basic function keys such as, App Navigator, Screen Capture, ScreenPad lock and ScreenPad brightness. This also comes in with a floating function key in the upper right corner that can be accessed through the main screen.

APP Navigator

Easily select your preferred apps to be placed on your ScreenPad through the APP Navigator function. This feature is best for those who work on multiple applications and/or documents opened at the same time.

Task Group

Many users often use multiple software tools when working. To help users work efficiently, ScreenXpert 2.0 provides a task group page that allows the creation of task groups. This makes it possible to open multiple applications simultaneously with just one click. Just like in your mobile phones installed applications, Task groups can be named, so it’s easy for users to build groups to suit various types of projects.

The ASUS ScreenPad with ScreenXpert 2.0 is definitely Built for the Incredible, providing you a new way to interact with your laptop and manage the tasks you need while helping you to multitask with no hassle.


The perfect ASUS ZenBook for work from home

ASUS ZenBook

The ASUS ZenBook 14 for sure is the perfect laptop for your work-from-home set-up. Aside from its’ features mentioned earlier that ensures you to get your tasks done, ASUS also made sure to equip you with the right tools and technology to make working from home as smoothly as possible.

ASUS AI Noise-Cancelling Technology

The ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) features ASUS AI noise-canceling audio, which employs machine learning in order to isolate unwanted noise from speech. ClearVoice features for both your microphone and speaker help ensure you’ll hear what everyone else is saying, and that they’ll hear you. Multi-presenter mode also optimizes microphone quality from different positions for a great group conference-call experience.


Free Microsoft Office 2019 Applications

The ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) also comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Office 2019, which means you can already use the popular Office applications out of the box. And since it is a lifetime license, you no longer need to purchase any additional packages, saving you the Php6,995 amount for a boxed version of Office 2019.


ASUS WiFi Master Technology

The WiFi 6 in your ZenBook 14 allows you to load online content in the blink of an eye, and it’s made even better by ASUS WiFi Master technology, which includes ASUS WiFi SmartConnect. WiFi SmartConnect automatically selects the best WiFi source, so your laptop connects seamlessly to the best WiFi signal and known mobile hotspots.


All of these features combined makes the ASUS ZenBook 14 UX435 your best choice for work from home, ensuring you get a great productivity experience while working remotely.


Price, Availability and Specification

ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG

The ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) powered by 11th Generation Intel Core i7, with 16GB Memory and 1TB SSD is priced at only P79,995, while the model powered by 11th Generation Intel Core i5, with 16GB Memory and 512GB SSD is priced at only P64,995. Both are available in Pine Gray and Lilac Mist colors and come with FREE Pre-Installed Microsoft Office 2019 lifetime license valued at P6,995.


You can get the incredible ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG) in select ASUS Concept Stores and ASUS Partner Multibrand stores nationwide. It is also available on ASUS Official E-StoreASUS Official Shopee Store and ASUS official Lazada Store.

Click this link for the complete store list.


For full specifications please see the table below:


ASUS ZenBook 14 UX435EG


Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 processor

Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 processor

Display options

14.0" (16:9) LED-backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz anti-glare panel with 100% sRGB gamut and wide 178° viewing angles

2.6 mm-thin side bezel[i] for 92% screen-to-body ratio

IPS-level (In-Plane Switching)

Operating system

Windows 10 Home


NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 with 2GB GDDR6 memory

Main memory

16 GB 4266 MHz LPDDR4X onboard


Up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD


WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.0


HD infrared (IR) webcam (supports Windows Hello)

I/O ports

2 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C with full range (5 ~ 20 V) of charging

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A

1 x standard HDMI 2.0

1 x 3.5 mm audio jack

1 x MicroSD Reader


ASUS ScreenPad with ScreenXpert 2.0


Certified by Harman Kardon

Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support


63 Wh lithium-polymer battery

AC adapter

65 W Type C power adapter

Output: 20 V DC, 3.25 A

Input: 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal


319 x 199 x 16.9~17.9 mm (with ASUS ScreenPad)





Watch the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG)


Watch the ASUS ZenBook 14 (UX435EG): Built for the Incredible launch at ASUS Philippines Official Facebook Page and get a chance to win exciting prizes if by following the contest mechanics. Contest Period is from January 29-31, 2020 while Announcement of winners is on February 01, 2021.





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.


Bring the luck in this Chinese New Year with a Festive Feast from Lemon Grass

Chinese New Year

MANILA, JANUARY 29, 2021 - After arguably longest celebration of the Christmas season in the world, it’s time to shift our attention to the upcoming Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year has long been celebrated in the Philippines by the Chinese, Chinese-Filipinos, and even by full-blooded Filipinos themselves. As the country continues to battle a pandemic, we can still celebrate safely at the comforts of our home with the help of Lemon Grass’ variety of food offerings.

Lemon Grass Food Services Inc., a catering, canteen, and fine dining business specializing in gourmet Filipino and intercontinental food1, upholds the spirit of sharing food and telling stories on the dinner table through its festive menu, livening up the celebration of a new year of fortune in the Chinese calendar.

Lemon Grass

A classic and a best-seller, Lemon Grass’ crème puffs are a pure delight with their perfect amount of sweetness and a texture that will give your tastebuds a party they won’t forget.

Looking for something in a dozen like the 12 Chinese horoscope animals? Why not try Lemon Grass’ crème puff in a box of 12? – a creamy dessert glazed with caramel giving it a golden shine that resembles the shimmer of gold coins which represent riches and wealth in the Chinese culture. [insert pic here] Add the sweet and creamy mango crèpè to the dessert lineup -- another Lemon Grass specialty—which is sure to light up your taste buds with the perfect balance of creaminess and sweetness.

Mango Crepe

The perfect balance of creaminess and tanginess, Lemon Grass' Mango Crepes are sure to keep you coming back for second servings.

Fish Salad

Lemon Grass’ Fish salad is the perfect food for the health-conscious and for those who wish for prosperity this year

Next is the long-awaited main course. Fish is a must-have during every Chinese New Year as it brings an increase of prosperity, Luckily, Lemon Grass offers a classic favorite among health-conscious customers, fish salad with a side of vegetables and colorful garnish good for 10 to 15 people. Its fish fillet dishes in tartar sauce or lemon butter sauce can be shared with the neighbors when ordered in party trays that are good for 10 servings.

Lemon Grass’ siomai

Perfect for appetizers, Lemon Grass’ siomai is one of the must-haves for welcoming the Year of the Ox.

For these types of celebrations, you can never go wrong with dumplings. Dumplings are a symbol of wealth in the Chinese culture and legend says, the more dumplings you have in the New Year, the more money you’ll make. Luckily, Filipinos are no strangers to the Shumai or Siomai. Lemon Grass offers these locally recreated, deliciously steamed delicacies good enough for 10 people. And for the meat lovers, Lemon Grass offers chicken cordon bleu and chicken galantine, perfect partners for rice and catch-up conversations for the night.

chicken cordon bleu

Crispy on the outside, but soft and juicy on the inside. Lemon Grass’ chicken cordon bleu is the perfect balance of flavors and texture.

“Lemon Grass is committed to making every Filipino dinner table festive this coming Chinese New Year. Although admittedly, the pandemic has been making it challenging for us to continue our business, we feel that it is our duty to our employees to continue so that they can keep their jobs and have a stable source of income. So, with every bite of our scrumptious food, you’re also making another family happy,” shares Lemon Grass owner Ray Anthony Cleofe.

This coming Year of The Ox, go ahead and greet everyone “Kung Hei Fat Choi”, consult Feng Shui experts for good luck, have your Chinese horoscope read, and don’t forget to indulge yourselves in good food as Lemon Grass is just one call or message away to make your meal celebrations at home prepared with love.

To learn more about the services and menu offered by Lemon Grass Food Services Inc., check their Facebook and Instagram accounts.

You Can Win Over ₱2M Worth of Prizes during Shopee’s 2.2 Shopee Milyonaryo TV Special

Shopee’s 2.2 Shopee Milyonaryo

- Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces its 2.2 Shopee Milyonaryo TV Special on GMA’s Tutok to Win this February 2, 5:30-6:30 PM. Viewers can look forward to one hour full of non-stop giveaways such as up to ₱1,000,000 in cash, ₱10,000 ShopeePay credits, and other big cash prizes. Shoppers can also enjoy flash deals from top brands.

Beauty queens Michele Gumabao and Ariella Arida are set to co-host alongside Tutok to Win’s Willie Revillame. There will also be performances by Wowowin’s official dancers.

Key highlights of Shopee’s 2.2 Shopee Milyonaryo TV Special:

Viewers can win up to ₱1,000,000 in cash, watch exciting performances, and enjoy flash deals from the best brands this February 2. Key highlights are as follows:
  • Tutok to Win: Six Watch and Win contestants can win ₱50,000 in cash and an additional ₱10,000 worth of ShopeePay credits each.
  • Shopee Shake: Two Shopee Shake players get a chance to win ₱100,000 each. Tune in to Tutok to Win at 5:45 PM and 6:15 PM to play.
  • Shopee Milyonaryo Spin-a-Wil: Want to win up to ₱1,000,000 in cash? Enter Shopee Milyonaryo Spin-a-Wil by claiming a raffle code from the Shopee app from February 1, 6:30 PM until February 2, 4:00 PM. Only one contestant with the winning raffle code gets to play. A consolation prize of ₱50,000 will be awarded if the wheel lands on bokya.
  • Flash deals: Watch Tutok to Win to avail of flash deals from top brands on Shopee Mall. Get up to 76% off on Tigernu, up to 52% off on Alaska, and discounts and vouchers for Lactum, all available during the TV special!

Shopee 2.2 Cashback Sale

Shopee 2.2 Cashback Sale runs until February 2, 2021. Users can get up to 20% coins cashback on the best brands such as Nestle, P&G Beauty, Abbott, Enfagrow, L’Oreal Group, Unilever, Infinix, Mikana, and Shigetsu.

Users can earn more Shopee coins by using a coins cashback voucher, shopping through shops on Shopee Mall, clicking the Daily Check-In button on the Coins Rewards page, playing Shopee Games, referring a new user to Shopee, and leaving product reviews.

For more information on the Shopee 2.2 Cashback Sale, visit

For more deals, don’t forget to top up your ShopeePay! Top up your ShopeePay wallet with at least ₱300 from February 4 to 10 for a chance to win ₱10,000. Learn more here:

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.

Brandon Vera Back in Philippines, Has Close Eye on Potential Heavyweight Contenders

Brandon Vera

Reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera recently flew from his home in Guam back to the Philippines to wrap up a few commercial obligations, visit family, and just simply check out what he missed.

Vera and wife Jessica welcomed their first child together, Atreyu Timothy Craven Vera, last year in the US territory, and have remained there to ride out the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time Vera has returned to the Philippines since.

“We’re back here in the Philippines to come home for a second, finish filming our movie we started about a virus, before the real virus, and a couple of endorsement commercials,” said Vera.

One thing Vera will be doing this week is keeping a close eye on a couple of particular heavyweight matchups at ONE: UNBREAKABLE II.

ONE: UNBREAKABLE II, a previously recorded event from the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, scheduled for global broadcast this Friday, 29 January features former ONE Heavyweight World Title challenger Mauro "The Hammer" Cerilli of Italy who takes on Russia's Abdulbasir "Dagestan Machine" Vagabov.

Also scheduled for action is four-time Muay Thai and Kickboxing Heavyweight World Champion Alain "The Panther" Ngalani of Hong Kong, who will face Senegalese sensation "Reug Reug" Oumar Kane.

The four men are highly regarded heavyweights, and are all trying to fight their way into a shot at Vera’s ONE Heavyweight World Title.

The 43-year-old Filipino-American combat sports veteran has held the title since winning the inaugural belt in 2015, and reiterates that he’s more than willing to put it on the line against a worthy challenger.

“These guys are amazing heavyweights, each with their own attributes to solve and figure out. I’m excited to see this event, and even more excited to watch and learn. I’m beyond hyped for all the recent signings of world-class heavyweight talent. It makes me nervous, which in turn, makes me train even harder,” said Vera.

“All of them are future opponents. Everyone is when you’re the champ.”

In a recent Global Conference Call with ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship announced its latest renewed partnership with Turner Sports in the United States. On the call, Sityodtong fielded questions from media from all over the world, who asked about a wide range of topics, including the status of the heavyweight division and when Vera can expect to be back in action.

The promotion stated that logistics and contracts were still being figured out, but that fans would not have to wait long to see “The Truth” return to the Circle.

Currently, Vera is expected to face rising star Arjan “Singh” Bhullar of India in his next world title defense, although nothing has been finalized yet and a date has yet to be confirmed. Vera did, however, teased his impending return.

“I would say abangan ‘nyo (wait for it) for the first half of the year,” Vera said.