Friday, July 30, 2021

Hotel DreamWorld, One of the Best Hotels in Cubao

Hotel DreamWorld

Cubao is one of the numerous southern suburbs of Quezon City which is, in turn, one of the largest cities and the former capital city of the Philippines.

Explore the best of Cubao! Whether you want to experience the city like a tourist or follow the locals, your whole day may not be enough to enjoy this place so it will be a good idea to get a place where you can stay. Knowing Cubao there are a lot of options to choose from but if what you want is a 3 hotel that is not pricey and meets your standards on cleanliness, comfort, and facilities that you need in your stay check out Hotel DreamWorld Cubao.

Hotel DreamWorld Cubao is a hotel that have 100 Air-conditioned rooms with a shower and 24-hour room service, also includes amenities such as free WiFi and an LCD TV. A quick walk in the iconic landmark such as the Smart Araneta Coliseum, and if you love shopping there are malls nearby like Ali Mall, SM Cubao, Farmers Plaza, and Gateway Mall.

The executive room that I've stayed is Aqua Pod that has an Atlantis feel in it spacious and have the comfort that I need. Another thing is about the noticeable update that they did in order to comply with the public health standards and safety protocol to ensure the safety of their guest against the threat of coronavirus. They have a glass barrier in their front desk hand dispenser, temperature scanner, social distancing stickers,ff and contactless tracing thru the Stay Safe App.

You can order food from your room because the menu is readily available for you, WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, tour or ticket assistance, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at Hotel DreamWorld Araneta Cubao. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Quezon City hotel.

Explore the best of Cubao! Whether you want to experience the city like a tourist or follow the locals, and stay at Hotel DreamWorldCubao where you can escape reality and live your dream world. Aside from Araneta Cubao, they also have branches in North EDSA and Las Pi├▒as.

For more details and updates you can also check their social media accounts: 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/HotelDreamWorld
IG: https://www.instagram.com/hoteldreamworld_ph/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hoteldreamworld
Website: http://hoteldreamworld.ph/

Text Reservation: 0912-413-3333 (SMS or Viber)

About Hotel DreamWorld

Initially conceived as a drive-in motor hotel geared towards travel-weary guests, Hotel DreamWorld has expanded its services and offers due to its growing number of walk-ins. Retaining its unique room ambiance of distinct dream-like getaways, Hotel DreamWorld offers a different kind of resting areas that will momentarily shield guests from the real world.

Hotel DreamWorld is owned and managed by the Global Comfort Group Corporation (GCGC), a Filipino-owned conglomerate that owns several well-known local hotels.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Shopee Rolls Out New Features on Shopee Live to Help Sellers Boost Views and Increase Sales in time for the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale

Shopee Starmall muntinluoa

Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee is excited to launch two new in-app features that aim to help our online sellers grow on our platform. Our sellers are a big part of our business, and we will continue to support them by providing the necessary tools to help them engage with their customers more. Shopee will continue to offer Filipinos a fun and interactive experience.”

The new Livestream Flash Sale in-app feature lets sellers promote their discounted products, attract more views, and boost orders during a live stream. The Livestream Flash Sale also lets bargain hunters score the best possible deals and enjoy real-time discounts online just like how Filipinos used to hunt for bargains at bazaars and tiangges pre-pandemic.

In addition, sellers can now easily view their live stream data to acquire useful insights to help them strategize and further enhance their Shopee Live streams. With the new in-app Business Insights feature, live streamers can access the number of unique and total views, total likes, and confirmed orders from the live stream. This lets streamers gauge what their viewers like and what the best-selling products are, so sellers can cater their product selection to viewers’ preferences and achieve better sales. 


Shopee Live has enabled brands and sellers to better reach and engage Shopee users across the region. More consumers and businesses are adopting Shopee Live to entertain themselves and connect with one another, with 450 million views on Shopee Live during the year-end 12.12 Birthday Sale in 2020. 


These newly launched features are just two of the many things users can look forward to this coming 8.8 Megal Flash Sale. Until August 8, they can get free shipping vouchers, enjoy daily flash promos, and exclusive deals when checking out using ShopeePay. To learn more about the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale, visit  https://shopee.ph/m/8-8


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 & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time. 

 

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

 

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Reward Yourself at Shopee's End-of-Month Sale: ShopeePay Petsa de Panalo!

Shopee End of Month Sale

MANILA, JULY 28, 2021 - Make the most out of your suweldo this month with the ShopeePay Petsa de Panalo Sale happening today until July  30, 2021!

ShopeePay, an integrated mobile wallet, offers a variety of digital services and cost-saving deals that enables Filipinos to seamlessly embrace the cashless lifestyle. Users can buy load & data from major telco networks, pay bills to over 40 billers, and pay with ShopeePay at any of its partner merchants. In addition, Filipinos can also enjoy exciting promos such as ₱1 deals, 90% off on their favorite products, and ₱999 deals on fashion, beauty, personal care, lifestyle, electronics, and baby products during the sale.  


Here are exciting things users can look forward to this coming Petsa de Panalo Sale:


  • Bills Cashback: Earn coins when paying for bills with ShopeePay.* New digital users can enjoy 50% bills cashback (capped at 180 coins), while all users can get 20% bills cashback (capped at 80 coins).

  • Exclusive ₱1 Deals: Users can add to cart Deals Near Me e-vouchers to redeem a variety of deals for only ₱1 -- these include discounts for Puregold, Potato Corner, McDonald’s, Jollibee, Seaoil, and more!

  • Mobile Load Discounts and Flash Deals: Users can also enjoy exclusive digital bundles such as  ₱5 load for  ₱1 and  ₱10 data for  ₱1. 

  • Top up and Win ₱20,000: Users who top up at least ₱300 get the chance to win ₱20,000 cash prize! 

  • Exclusive Discounts: Shopee offers users the best promos from 90% off on select items to ₱999 deals on various categories such as Health, Beauty, and Electronics.



Beauty - Sace Lady Makeup Beauty Set


Health - Portable Nebulizer



Electronics - MXQ Ultra HD TV Box 



Personal Care - Mini Air Purifier Necklace 



Electronics - HP 2TB Flash Drive



To check out more deals from ShopeePay Petsa de Panalo Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/m/petsa-de-panalo-sale.


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 & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time. 

 

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

 

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businessesd include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.


About ShopeePay

ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in the Philippines in 2019, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to to purchase load, settle their bills, make online payments, and make offline payments at thousands of partner merchant locations--offering users a seamless and enjoyable e-wallet experience.


ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them capture new opportunities. 


ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Group. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology.

Good Vibes Tayo DITO: Get exclusive premium items from Viber when you purchase your DITO sim with a friend!

DITO Sim

Manila, Philippines - Newest telecommunications player DITO Telecommunity has teamed up with Viber, one of the most popular messaging apps in the country, for Good Vibes Tayo DITO - an exclusive promo from July 23 to August 31, 2021, where consumers can avail of exciting Viber Premium items when they purchase their DITO SIM cards in pairs.

"At DITO, our goal is to empower Filipinos through stronger connectivity with our fast, reliable, and value-for-money data services. By partnering with Viber Philippines, we are hoping to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience of the country's most preferred messaging app to more subscribers all over the country," said Jasper Evangelista, DITO's Brand & Marketing Director.

The Good Vibes Tayo DITO promo is just one of the many programs DITO and Viber have in store for Filipino subscribers. Now, Viber users can enjoy connecting with their family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones non-stop using DITO's reliable and affordable data promo offers.

"Viber is looking forward to expanding its calling and messaging services to more Filipinos all over the country with this exciting partnership with DITO, a new and dynamic telecom company," said David Tse, Senior Director, Asia Pacific at Rakuten Viber. "We are focused on our shared goal of providing services and programs that enable people to keep stronger, more secure and seamless personal and professional connections that impact their daily lives."

DITO promo

DITO Sim Promo


The Good Vibes Tayo DITO promo will be available in select DITO stores and partner stores. To join the promo, customers must purchase two (2) DITO SIM cards from participating DITO stores, activate the SIM cards, and register their DITO numbers using the Viber app. Once registration Is complete, the pair will be entitled to join a lucky draw and win exclusive Viber premium items such as plush toys, notebooks, tumblers, and other exciting prizes!

Check out the official social media pages and websites of DITO (www.dito.ph) and Rakuten Viber (https://www.viber.com/en/) for the full list of participating stores and more details on the promo mechanics.

GCash Brings Businesses in Araneta City’s Farmers Market into the Future

GCash Araneta City

The cost and risk of doing business during the pandemic has gone up drastically, especially for market vendors who earn their income on a daily basis interacting with people and oftentimes in crowded spaces. With strict health protocols, crowded areas like markets have been challenged time and time again by the potential increase of infection, making it more difficult to get through in their respective businesses. 

But now, thanks to GCash, the leading mobile wallet app in the country, MSMEs like market vendors have a safe and convenient method of payment for its buyers through the app’s QR on Demand feature. This will first be rolled out in Farmers Market as GCash’s partners with Araneta City to make the famous market a model for a cashless palengke. With the virus being able to remain for 28 days on paper currency, With the probable risk of paper currency exchange, having cashless transactions reduces the likelihood of infection by minimizing physical transfer. Furthermore, cashless transaction also allows the vendor and vendees to practice social distancing required by the government, making cashless transaction a surefire way to ensure survivability of MSMEs during this pandemic.

"Even before the pandemic, Araneta City has been introducing digital solutions to provide convenience to its patrons. Now, the ‘City of Firsts’ continues to do so by encouraging vendors of Farmers Market to offer cashless payment options to customers via GCash,” said Martha Sazon, GCash president and chief executive officer. “For our part, we will continue to innovate our digital offerings and partner with institutions that would help us achieve this goal of giving financial access for all Filipinos." 

The leading e-wallet app introduced QR on Demand as part of its mission of financial inclusion for all, which includes supporting all types of entrepreneurs. The QR on Demand is a new and better way to securely send and receive money without having to worry about “wrong sends” due to incorrect numbers, or giving away personal information such as their mobile numbers. 

Users can easily generate their own QR Code and use this in place of giving their GCash number for safe and hassle-free payments ─ whether it’s for personal use or for small businesses. 

"As an essential establishment, Farmers Market has remained open to the public regardless of the quarantine classification imposed by the government. We have always maintained that all market personnel, vendors, and shoppers will observe compliance with health and safety protocols. We value the cashless payment platform provided by GCash as a welcome addition to our strict anti-COVID measures," according to John Castelo, Araneta City's Senior Vice President for Business Development.

GCash’s partnership with market vendors of Farmers Market at Araneta City is just among its initiatives to provide equal financial opportunities for Filipinos. Recently, GCash enabled up to 15,000 jeepney drivers to receive alternative income sources through the app under the Service Contracting Program, in partnership with Sakay.Ph. The app also provides PUJ drivers and commuters with a safe and cashless transaction option amid the pandemic via P2P QR Codes on the GCash app. 

Not yet on GCash? Simply download the GCash app for free on Google Play for Android, Apple Store for iPhone and iPad users, or Huawei Gallery to enjoy this exciting offer from GCash and airasia.

To know more, visit https://www.gcash.com/business.


About GCash

 

GCash is the leading mobile wallet in the Philippines. Through the GCash app, customers can easily buy load; pay bills at over 600 partner billers in the app; pay at more than 7,000 online partners; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines; pay using QR codes at over 130,000 partner merchants nationwide; save money while earning interest; and invest money at local and global funds -- all through the convenience of their smartphones.

 

GCash is part of the portfolio companies of 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines wholly-owned by Globe Telecom, Inc. GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs impacting more than 40 million Filipinos in the country today.

BRAVE CF’S PROVEN EUROPEAN TRACK RECORD COULD IGNITE MMA BOOM IN ITALY

BRAVE CF’S PROVEN

Seef District, Bahrain - 28 July 2021

History, arts, and food will forever be associated with the rich culture of Italy. But little did many living outside Europe know that sports in the country has a long tradition.

Like in most European nations, football is widely popular in Italy. The national team has won the FIFA World Cup on four different occasions, most recently in 2006.

Meanwhile, automobile racing comes in as a close second with many Italian engineers and drivers having contributed much to the said sport.

When it comes to combat sports, Italy has produced a handful of notable names such as fencer Edoardo Mangiarotti and professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino.

But as far as mixed martial arts (MMA) is concerned, it has not caught on yet. All that could change on August 1st as BRAVE Combat Federation makes its first venture on Italian soil.

The Bahrain-headquartered outfit is set to host BRAVE CF 52: Bad Blood in the beautiful city of Milan, featuring a Light Heavyweight World Championship clash between middleweight titleholder Mohammad “The Latest” Fakhreddine and Mohamed “L'Ambiance" Said Maalem.

It is a welcome development for The Golden Cage--a local MMA promotion that has been spearheading the sport's rise from obscurity in the country since 2017.

It has been an uphill climb for the Italian MMA scene. Despite churning out top-caliber competitors like Marvin Vettori, Alessio Sakara and Alessio Di Chirico, it still does little to prevent many talents from leaving home to find greener pastures as opportunities range from low to none.

Ardent to push MMA into greater heights in Italy, The Golden Cage found an ally in BRAVE CF, an organization that has held 51 shows in 22 different countries—seven of which are European nations such as Northern Ireland, England, Sweden, Russia, Slovenia, Romania and Belarus.

“We have visited so many countries throughout our journey to help facilitate a global ecosystem for MMA. Our goal, apart from national sports development, is also to bring a positive change to MMA that will see the best talent from each country becoming global stars with talent being the only variable,” BRAVE CF president Mohammed Shahid stated.

"There are plenty of European fighters who are yet to be given an opportunity and we look forward to showing the excellence of European fighters to the world," the head honcho added.

For 2021, Europe has been the center of BRAVE CF’s attention, kicking off the year with a stacked card in Sochi, Russia last January.

The company upped the ante last June 4 by staging its maiden show in Minsk, Belarus, catering 11 high-octane bouts that managed to feature six up-and-comers from the host nation.

On August 1, BRAVE CF will be breaking new ground, widening its footprint in the continent.

With the foothold that BRAVE CF has already established in Europe, Swiss standout Kevin Ruart feels that Italian MMA could benefit the most from the promotion's forthcoming foray in Milan, Italy.

"BRAVE CF has top-level fighters on their roster that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Aside from that, they offer world-class production. Look at the events they held in the past. The production value is second to none. Truly marvelous," Ruart said.

“Combining good cage action and world-class production, I think that's the brand of MMA the Italian people will have to watch and will turn them into fans of the sport. And BRAVE CF can offer that to them."

Italian fans are in for a treat as their very own Enrico “The Killing Machine” Cortese gets the spotlight in the co-headliner as he squares off with Russian grappling wizard Rustam Chsiev.

Italy Brave

The rest of the explosive main card will likewise serve as a showcase for a host of the very best international talents in MMA.

Former BRAVE CF Featherweight World Champion Elias “Smile” Boudegzdame will make his much-awaited return as he is slated to face France’s Brice “Lion Kid” Picaud.

On the other hand, former BRAVE CF Welterweight World Champion Abdoul “Lazy King” Abdouraguimov looks to continue his ascent in his new division by locking horns with 2021 Knockout of the Year candidate Nursulton Ruziboev.

Chechnya-born Swiss standout Husein Kadimagomaev is scheduled to battle Agshin “Warrior” Babaev of Azerbaijan, while 2020 BRAVE CF Breakout Fighter of the Year awardee Mochamed “The Beast” Machaev takes on Gamzat Magomedov.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Sanofi Celebrates International Self Care Day with Power To Love Yourself Completely Online Event

Sanofi

Manila, Philippines — In celebration of International Self Care Day, Sanofi Philippines held an Instagram Live event called Power to Love Yourself Completely to discuss topics related to self care. Sanofi invited MommaNManila founder Michelle Aventajado and She Talks Asia Co-Founder and CEO Lynn Pinugo to talk about self care, with topics such as how to teach kids about self care, and how working millennials can take care of themselves while working from home.

In line with the Global Self-Care Federation’s theme, #SelfCarePromise, the event also invited everyone to share their self care promises online, empowering the viewers to take the step towards taking care of themselves even in the smallest ways.

Promoting a holistic approach to health is a big part of Sanofi’s Panata, and encouraging others to practice self care is a part of this. Jill Ong-Lim, Group Brand Manager of Sanofi Consumer Healthcare shared, “We need to realize that self sare in itself is the goal. Not just for others, but just for yourself. ”

Janeena Chan moderated the discussion, sharing her own experience and tips for practicing self care. “Your reality is shaped within your mind, so as long as you know that you can get back up again, you’ll be okay.”

For Lynn Pinugo, it’s important that we know the difference between self soothing and self care. “Self soothing are those emergency routines that we do when we’re feeling bad, while self care are the things that you do so you build emotional agility. For self care, it’s the things you do so you don’t gas out, it’s more for the long term.”

As a mom, Michelle Aventajado also pointed out that self care can be anything simple. “Self care can be so many things. For me, it’s waking up early enough and having quiet time for myself, reading my bible and drinking coffee. For me, it’s to rest when I’m tired, stop when I’m overwhelmed, pause and reflect. And when my kids see me doing that, I’m setting an example.”

The event was attended by over 100 participants who shared their own self care promises via the comments section.

Sanofi Philippines encourages everyone to make their own self care promises via selfcarepromise.org and share them on Instagram, tagging @sanofi.ph, with the hashtags #SelfCarePromise, #ISCD21, and #HealthierPhilippines.

Watch the video here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CRqhk6KHr5c/

MSME Week 2021 to Recognize Outstanding Entrep, Inspire Others

MSME Week 2021

DAVAO CITY – This year’s celebration of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Week will highlight optimism amid the current uncertainties.

Since March 2020, the local entrepreneurs have been facing several challenges because of the global health crisis. In the meantime, a number of them had decided to suspend their operations until things get better, while others completely closed their businesses.

The MSME Week 2021 is seen as an avenue to promote entrepreneurship and inspire more local entrepreneurs to continue despite the setbacks since the government has been doing its best to extend the necessary assistance.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 11 Regional Director Maria Belenda Q. Ambi said that the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic cannot be denied. Hence, the Davao Region MSME Development Council, together with the National MSMED Council, will make the MSME Week 2921 celebration on August 2 to 6 special for them.

“Despite the lifting of the Enhanced Community Quarantine and opening of the economy, some of the MSMEs have remained incapable of bouncing back. Their cash flows are still tight and could not sustain their operation,” Ambi said.

With the theme “Makabagong MSMEs: Bagong Pag-asaLaban sa Pandemya,” the virtual celebration is expected to spread hope and continuously inspire the MSMEs. Among the lined up discussions are Improved Business Climate on day 1; Improved Access to Finance on day 2; Enhanced Management and Labor Capacities on day 3; Improved Access to Technology and Innovation on day 4; and Improved Access to Market on day 5.

The week-long celebration will be culminated with the Search for the Most Outstanding MSMEs in the New Normal awarding. This is to give recognition to those who have overcome the hardships and challenges brought about by the pandemic.

“This will look into how the entrepreneurs turned the pandemic into a season of opportunities and how they have continued to thrive amidst economic hardships and uncertainties. Their success stories will surely bring inspiration to many,” the DTI official shared, adding that these inspiring MSMEs will be the face of competitiveness, innovativeness, and resilience.

Since January this year, DTI 11 has already assisted a total of 13,998 MSMEs through various programs such as product development, capacity building, marketing and promotion. The office is targeting to assist 23,000 MSMEs at the end of the year.

Ambi encouraged everyone to participate in the region’s MSME Week 2021 celebration and follow the DTI 11 official Facebook page (DTI Region 11) to get updates about the upcoming event.