Friday, April 29, 2022

Score a limited-edition realme phone, the new Colgate electric toothbrush, 50% off on Unilever bundles, 45% off on Dreame vacuum cleaners, and more unbelievable deals from your favorite brands at the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival!


MANILA, APRIL 29, 2022 - Looking to upgrade to the latest smartphone, stock up on groceries, or try out highly-reviewed beauty products? You can do all that and more while enjoying greater savings when you shop at Shopee’s 5.5 Brands Festival! Until May 7, gear up for an exciting week full of awesome deals and discounts from your favorite brands, free shipping w/ 0 min. spend, 10% off vouchers daily, and 50% off brand bundles. If that’s not enough to get you excited, Shopee is offering users sitewide free shipping daily with 199 min. spend from May 1-5, so you can truly make the most of your shopping.

Exciting offers and exclusive launches from leading brands

The Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival is the perfect place for techies to upgrade their gadgets. Gamers can look forward to the new realme 9 Pro+ Free Fire Edition, which features a sleek design, powerful gaming performance, and freebies guaranteed to satisfy fans of the popular mobile game. Meanwhile, self-care enthusiasts can score the new Colgate Electric Toothbrush for a smart way to personalize their oral hygiene regimen.

Aside from these exclusive product launches, the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival offers a wide assortment of brand deals that value-seekers can take advantage of. With 50% off brand bundles until May 7, big savings await shoppers who stock up on family essentials and skincare staples from leading brands like Unilever Beauty, GSK, innisfree, Belo Essentials, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, and many more.

Irresistible brand deals at the 5.5 Super Brand Days

Mark your calendars for Shopee's back-to-back Super Brand Days! Enjoy exclusive promos and bigger discounts from your favorite brands from April 29 to May 4: Shopee-exclusive Olay x BT21 freebies when you spend a minimum of ₱1,299 and ₱1,699, Buy 1 Take 1 deals on Belo's best-selling skincare essentials, and deals up to 47% off on must-have tech items from Huawei!

Shoppers can also enjoy up to 83% off from leading brands including: GSK, Nestlé, OPPO, Pampers, P&G Beauty, Unilever Beauty, infinix, Colgate-Palmolive, Abbott, realme Official Store, Ace Hardware, Powerhouse PH, Metrosunnies, DITO and more.

Bigger rewards and seamless shopping experiences for loyal brand shoppers

Want to make the most out of your purchases and avail of special perks from well-loved brands? Sign up for the Brand Membership Program of your choice to enjoy welcome gifts and earn brand loyalty points for every purchase! On May 5 from 6pm-9pm, earn 3x more points when you shop from brands such as L'Oreal Paris, Incerun, Vonda, and Zanzea. Use these points to redeem exclusive vouchers and gifts that let you save more when you buy from your favorite brands.

Maximize your checkout experience when you shop Fulfilled by Shopee products this 5.5. Look for Shopee Mall items from featured brands tagged with “Fulfilled by Shopee” to enjoy discounted group shipping rates, Buy 1 Take 1 deals, and exclusive bundles from Nutricia, Enfagrow, Nivea, Nestle, Lactum, Cerelac, Asia Brewery, Johnson and Johnson, B Coffee, and Kleenfant when you check out this May 5 to May 7. To know more about the 5.5 Brands Festival, participating brands, and deals you can look forward to, check out the 5.5 Brands Festival page.

Win up to ₱1,000,000 and get brand deals for as low as ₱1 with ShopeePay this April 30

To prepare for the 5.5 rush, use ShopeePay for all your transactions and reap the rewards. Join the ShopeePay Milyonaryo promo and get a chance to win ₱1,000,000 by sending money with ShopeePay—enjoy instant transfers to any bank, e-wallet or Shopee user with no hidden fees. To qualify, simply go to your Shopee App, register via ShopeePay Milyonaryo, and start sending money. As an additional perk for new ShopeePay users, you will also receive a P200 bonus when you register here and send at least P50 to any bank, e-wallet, or Shopee user for the first time on April 30.

Get free shipping and cashback vouchers when you use ShopeePay to checkout these unbelievable deals. Be on the lookout for ShopeePay ₱1 Brand Deals on April 30 and score items at ₱1 from brands such as Maybelline, Logitech, Lactum and more when you pay with ShopeePay! On top of these, you can also look forward to more offers when you use ShopeePay for your load and payment needs. Get up to 50% off on load across all networks and up to 100% cashback on your monthly bills from over 60 billers this April 30.

Take advantage of the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival and watch out for the April 30 Payday Sale to get 10% off vouchers daily, free shipping w/ 0 min. spend, and 100% cashback so be sure to shop from your favorite brands. Visit the April 30 Payday Sale page for more info. 


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.

About Shopee Mall

Shopee Mall is the region’s leading online mall offering one-stop access to a wide range of international and local brands and retailers. Shoppers can enjoy three guarantees delivered by Shopee Mall -- 100% authentic products, free returns and free shipping. With always-on deals, entertainment and a robust loyalty programme, Shopee Mall offers an unparalleled online shopping experience and best value all year round.

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 make online payments on Shopee, top-up their wallets, and transfer and withdraw funds.

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.

Power All Day With Summerific Payday Offers From TECNO Mobile


MANILA, PHILIPPINES/ xx APRIL 2022 – TECNO Mobile, knows exactly how to make payday weekend even more spectacular, with huge, hotter-than-summer deals on its best-selling mobile phones and accessories at the TECNO Mobile Flagship Store in Lazada and the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee Mall. Staying true to its commitment to deliver innovative, high-performing smartphones to emerging markets, these offerings meet both the needs and budgets of TECNO Mobile’s consumers. The brand strives to enable every Filipino to experience advanced mobile technologies that enable them to stop at nothing in their pursuit of excellence, truly making TECNO Mobile the premium smartphone brand for all. 

Epic Lazada Payday Deals

You’ve never seen anything like these massive deals coming to TECNO Mobile’s Lazada store on payday weekend. Get Php 1,000 off on the POVA 5G smartphone, which you can buy for only Php 11,990 during the sale. A CAMON 18 price drop is also happening on April 28, from Php 9,499 to Php 8,599. Also on April 28, get a Spark 8C at just Php 5,499, from its original price of Php 5,999.


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From April 28 to 30, 2022, enjoy special CAMON 18 bundles, also in Lazada. CAMON 18 plus TECNO Buds 1 will be sold at Php 10,279, discounted from its regular price of Php 10,599. You can also buy CAMON 18 bundled with TECNO Buds 2 for just Php 9,099 , from its retail price of Php 10,498. TECNO Buds 1 will be offered at a special Buy 1 Take 1 deal as well, for only Php 2,129, on these dates. Buy 1 Take 1 on TECNO Buds 2 will also be available for just Php 1,739.

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Stellar Shopee Offers

Visit the TECNO Mobile Shopee store from April 29 to May 1, 2022, and save up to Php 2,000 on select smartphones. Shoppers will also get a free DITO Family Sim Pack (Trio) with each purchase. 

Accessories Hot Summer Sale

TECNO Mobile’s AIoT devices are the perfect match to any of its smartphones, adding functionality that elevates your lifestyle. Get your TECNO Watches, Buds, and more at up to 10% off until May 31, 2022 at the TECNO Mobile Flagship Store in Lazada. 

Scan To Win With POVA Neo - Extended until May 15!

Win big with TECNO Mobile’s Scan To Win With POVA Neo Promo, which now runs until May 15, 2022. Every purchase of participating TECNO Mobile smartphones entitles a customer to join, for the chance to win fantastic prizes, including Yamaha Mio Gear 125cc Motorcycles, Samsung 50" UHD Smart TVs, the latest smartphones and AIoT devices from TECNO Mobile, and cash rewards. For more details, visit (link).

Don’t miss any of the sizzling deals at the TECNO Mobile Flagship Store in Lazada and the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee Mall. Stay updated on all the latest promos when you like and follow TECNO Mobile Philippines on Facebook. Visit to learn more about your favorite TECNO Mobile smartphones and gadgets.


About TECNO Mobile

TECNO is a premium smartphone and AIoT devices brand. With “StopAt Nothing” as its brand essence, TECNO is committed to unlocking the best contemporary technologies for progressive individuals across global emerging markets, giving them elegantly designed intelligent products that inspire consumers to uncover a world of possibilities. 

TECNO understands the needs of consumers from different markets and provides them with localized innovations and design breakthroughs demonstrated through their mastery of serving consumers who are “young at heart” and never stops pursuing excellence. TECNO’s portfolio spans across smartphones, tablets, smart wearables and AIoT devices made for consumers in over 70 emerging markets world-wide.

For more information, please visit

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Perfect First Home, Ideal Investment

In looking for what will probably be their first real estate investment, young business executives, and upwardly mobile professionals have needs specific to their age, status, and lifestyle. They want more than just a home but also a place where they can relax, reinvigorate, and recharge their batteries after a stressful day navigating the urban jungle.

The disruption caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic has also given rise to certain requirements that may not have been considered priorities before. Now, people are looking for living spaces that will also ensure their health and well-being, a retreat after a hard day at the office or a substitute office when they have to work from home in a blended business environment.

Right at the heart of Alabang central business district is Studio N, Filinvest City’s latest and premier residential development, which is designed to meet the expectations, aspirations and the evolving needs of the young market.  The future-ready condominium, which is now in a pre-selling phase, is ideal for young people looking for a living space that will allow them to live, work if necessary, and play.

Studio N is located in Filinvest City’s Northgate Cyberzone, an award-winning information and technology park registered with the Philippine Export Processing Zone that is headquarters to many technology-centered companies and businesses. It offers unparalleled accessibility to recreation sites, learning facilities and medical institutions.

Semi-furnished units that boast of top facilities and amenities are available through flexible payment schemes. Prospective buyers can enjoy a life of convenience, simplicity, comfort and ease, as well as peace and quiet with the condominium’s 24/7 security services.

Daphne Mae Odra-Sanchez, first vice president of Filinvest Alabang Inc., says,  “Being located in a prized master-planned township that houses Metro's biggest IT Hub, and its modern and innovative amenities and facilities make Studio N  the perfect investment for new and young professionals and business executives wanting to make their first real estate purchase a truly wise and potentially profitable use of their money. It is also a solid investment for those simply wanting to add to their assets.”

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new development project was held on March 24 at Studio N Parking Lot building, Block 50B Lot 5.

You may visit Studio N’s latest model unit at The Saleshub, Pacific Rim Cor. Commerce Ave., Filinvest City, Alabang.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Nielsen: ONE Championship Ranks Top 5 for Global Viewership and Engagement Among All Major Sports Properties

25 April 2022 – Singapore: ONE Championship™ (ONE) ranks top five in viewership and engagement among all major global sports properties, according to a recent report by Nielsen titled, “Year in Review: Sports Consumption Evolution.”


[Download the Nielsen report here]


ONE ranked #2 overall in 2021 digital viewership, rising from its #4 ranking in a 2020 Nielsen report, with over 13.8 billion video views across Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. It sits just behind the #1-ranked NBA, which boasts over 14.5 billion for 2021. The UFC fell two spots to #5, with 6.6 billion.1

In terms of digital fan engagement, ONE is #4 on Facebook at approximately 16.6 thousand average engagements per post, trailing only UEFA Champions League (#1), EPL (#2), and LaLiga (#3), while coming in four spots ahead of UFC (#8). ONE also ranked #4 on YouTube, #11 on TikTok, and #17 on Instagram in average engagements per post.2


ONE also continued its rapid digital follower growth, increasing its fanbase to approximately 42.7 million (+24%) across Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube from 2020-2021 — trailing only the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (+73%), UEFA EURO 2020 (+35%), and F1 (+31%).


ONE also exhibited rapid growth on TikTok, increasing its followers by 146% in 2021 — second only to F1 as the fastest-growing global sports property on the Gen Z-dominated platform.3


In cumulative reach on global broadcast television in 2021, ONE ranked #4 behind the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (#1), UEFA EURO 2020 (#2), and UCL (#3), but ahead of F1 (#5), NFL (#7), NBA (#8), and UFC (#9). Cumulative reach measures the number of unique viewers who tune in to watch at least one minute of a TV broadcast.4


According to Nielsen, ONE also ranked #11 in 2021 broadcast hours with 10.7K hours on metered TV channels, despite challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.5


About Group ONE Holdings
Group ONE Holdings (ONE) is Asia’s largest global sports media platform with a broadcast to 150+ countries around the world. According to Nielsen, ONE ranks among the world’s top 5 biggest sports media properties for viewership and engagement. Through its marquee sports properties (ONE Championship and ONE Esports) and its passionate millennial community, ONE is a celebration of Asia’s greatest cultural phenomena, Martial Arts and Gaming, and the deep-rooted values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion. ONE broadcasts across 150+ territories with some of the largest networks and digital broadcasters, including Star Sports, Beijing TV, iQIYI, One Sports, Abema, IB, NET TV, Vidio, Startimes, Mediapro, Thairath TV, VieOn, Skynet, Mediacorp, Spark Sport, Match TV, Dubai Sports, RedeTV and more.


1,2,3Source: Nielsen Analysis (data sources: Social Blade, Fanpage Karma, Jan 2021 - Dec 2021)

4Source: Official local TAM (Television Audience Measurement), AGF/GfK Germany, Kantar Spain, Auditel/Nielsen Italy, Mediametrie France, BARB UK, Ibope Kan- tar Argentina (x2.93 multiplier to approach total population) Brazil (Cov% applied to Total Population 211m), Mexico (x2.31 multiplier to approach total population), CSM Media Research China, Video Research Japan, Nielsen Indonesia (x4.88 multiplier to approach total population), Malaysia (x1.49 multiplier to approach total population), Myanmar (x4 multiplier to approach total population), Philippines, South Africa, Thailand and USA, AMI Vietnam, Glance.

5Source: Official local TAM (Television Audience Measurement), AGF/GfK Ger- many, Kantar Spain, Auditel/Nielsen Italy, Mediametrie France, BARB UK, Ibope Kantar Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, CSM Media Research China, Video Research Japan, Nielsen Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand and USA, AMI Vietnam, Glance.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation makes Education Accessible to Grassroots Communities with 100th ALS Center

Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation

REBUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES THROUGH EDUCATION. Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation (CLFI) supports the rehabilitation of Marawi by providing learning tools and devices in Amai Pakpak Central Elementary School (APCES) for its alternative learning sessions. In the photo: (L-R) Fatime Mognie, Chief of the Curriculum Implementation Division; Anna Zenaida Unte-Alonto, OIC of Schools Division Superintendent;  Amai Pakpak Central Elementary School teachers and ALS educators.

Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI), the social responsibility arm of Cebuana Lhuillier, the largest micro financial service provider in the country, celebrated the launching of its 100th Alternative Learning System-Community Learning Center (ALS-CLC) at Amai Pakpak Elementary School in Marawi City.

The 2017-armed conflict caused massive destruction that displaced a great majority of Marawi city’s population. As the local community leaders work towards rebuilding the lives of affected individuals and families, CLFI extended assistance to Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division Office of Marawi to foster recovery and learning continuity amid present conditions. CLFI donated ICT equipment and supplies for the ALS teachers in Amai Pakpak Central Elementary School.

“As part of its inclusion advocacy, CLFI is always committed to provide accessible quality education for all, especially for the underserved Filipinos. To significantly help the rehabilitation efforts of Marawi, we focused our efforts on education—ensuring that children and adult learners have access to basic education,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier.

To fully equip the newly established ALS-CLC in Marawi City, CLFI donated learning tools and devices, including laptops, printers, LED TV, Wi-Fi routers, and load cards -- which will further enable ALS teachers to facilitate online and modular learning sessions for 400 registered ALS learners.

OIC of Schools Division Superintendent, Anna Zenaida Unte-Alonto, receives the learning tools donated by Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation Inc.


“The entirety of the city schools division of Marawi would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our great partner, Cebuana Lhuillier. All these will help our educators and learners to adapt to the new system of education under the new normal,” OIC Schools Division Superintendent, Anna Zenaida Unte-Alonto said.

Driven by its advocacy to make education accessible, CLFI has always been a staunch supporter of DepEd’s ALS program. Since 2013, CLFI has been supporting ALS community learning centers to give out-of-school youth and adult learners a second chance at education.

The 100th ALS-CLC sponsored by the Foundation is a testament to our firm belief that all Filipinos should have access to quality education. We are elated to see how the company’s advocacy for education can uplift both young and adult learners and help improve their lives,” First Vice President and Group Head for CLFI, Jonathan Batangan said.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Why Disaster Preparedness Should be Part of Your Plan

Typhoon Odette, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

The Philippines has long been considered calamity-prone and vulnerable to disasters. In fact, it placed third among all the highest-risk countries worldwide, according to the World Risk Report of 2018.

A big contributor is the country’s geographical location and make-up. As an archipelago, the Philippines is composed of many small islands and is surrounded by water. It is also located within the Typhoon belt and the “Ring of Fire” and between the Eurasian and Pacific tectonic plates. Thus, natural occurrences such as typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, are almost always a disaster waiting to happen - literally.

Just recently, the Visayas and Mindanao regions suffered from the devastating effects of Typhoon Odette. Taal Volcano’s last eruption was only in 2020, and it affected more than 736,000 people. Filipinos constantly experience a barrage of natural disasters, and yet, a study from the Harvard

Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) in 2018 shows that 47.5% of all the respondents said they have not done anything to prepare themselves for a disaster within the past five years, and only 36% feel prepared enough.

November 2013. Tacloban, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, known as Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was one of the most intense tropical cyclones on record.

Still, there seems to be hope in encouraging Filipinos to start prioritizing their safety and investing in disaster preparedness. In the same Harvard study,4 many of the respondents said if they had enough funds and resources, they would definitely be willing to prepare ahead. This shows that, in spite of it all, Filipinos do want to be ready.

So, what can we as individuals do to make sure that we are well-equipped when the next typhoon, earthquake, or volcanic eruption hits? The first step is to know your location well. Is it prone to flooding? How far away is it from the nearest volcano? Is it close to a fault line? All this information can be found with just a click of a button, thanks to digitalized documentation efforts led by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). (Link:

Once you have assessed your location’s vulnerabilities, now you can actively prepare yourself and your home for any incoming calamities. Check your house for any damages, and if it is made from materials that can withstand ground movement or strong winds. Keep a Go Bag with emergency resources accessible, both in your homes and places of work. 

SM Lanang Premier in Davao has a rain water catchment tank with a capacity of 600 cubic meters

Finally, make it a habit to listen to the radio and the news for any updates, and monitor your local government unit’s social media for any announcements. Familiarize yourself with as many routes as you can to your nearest evacuation center. Schools, barangay courts, and even malls like SM Supermalls often open their doors to receive evacuees in times of crisis.


SM DRR Facilities: (Left) Automated Weather Stations: SM Prime Holdings, Inc. has inked a partnership with the Manila Observatory for the “High Definition Clean Energy, Climate, and Weather Forecasts for the Philippines” Project, a data-driven system that utilizes automated weather stations (AWS) and high-performance computer modeling to provide clean energy and weather forecasts up to five days in advance. (Right) SM has also installed Earthquake Recording Instrumentations (ERI) on all malls for earth movement real time monitoring being recorded in an ERI dashboard.

SM, as a responsible member of the community, has taken disaster resilience as a necessary investment to help ensure that our communities thrive. SM allots 10% of its capital expenditures to incorporate disaster-resilient features, of which installing water management design features is one of them. By ensuring that its investments, employees, tenants and partners are resilient, no Filipino will be left behind.

“It is simply not a matter of if, but when,” said Hans T. Sy, Chairman of the Executive Committee of SM Prime Holdings. “We already know that there will always be another typhoon, another earthquake, another natural calamity. Our best bet to avoid personal losses and damages is to be ready for when it comes.” 

SM Marikina stands tall above a 23-meter Marikina River water lever rise because it sits on 246 stilts and an additional 20 meters farther than the suggested 90-meter distance from the Marikina River centerline. 

Some of SM’s notable resilient infrastructure is SM City Marikina and SM Mall of Asia, designed to help mitigate the effect of flooding in the community. Most SM malls feature disaster-resilient designs including SM City Puerto Princesa in Palawan wherein the mall es elevated approximately 1.40 meters from the City Road, thus preventing it to be flooded from the heavy rain throughout the year. SM City Consolacion in Cebu has an adequately designed draining system discharging to adjacent creek and area surface drain along the perimeter walls.

SM Seaside City Cebu 

SM Seaside City Cebu's protection against storm surges is provided by elevating the site above mean sea level, thereby allowing the mall to be a place of refuge during times of flooding. The complex road was constructed 4.0m (not 3.0m) higher than the city road. Instead of flood barrier walls as a solution to the threat of flooding, the building's main floor was also elevated at 4.0m (not 4.5m) from the complex roads. The first level was designed to be a parking area with a 4.0m elevation difference from the main floor.

“We often ask ourselves – how else can we make it better for the people? We don’t want to just simply build malls, but more importantly, we make sure that our developments improve the lives of the community by adding disaster-resilient features to help mitigate the potential effects of disasters,” Sy added. 


SM Prime, one of the leading integrated property developers in Southeast Asia, remains committed to its role as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities, thereby enriching the quality of life of millions of people. Sustainability and Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience form part of SM Prime’s core business strategies. It ensures that its risk-informed investments catalyze sustainable development and positive change in the communities where it operates.


For more information on SM Prime Holdings and its other programs towards disaster preparedness, visit their website at