Thursday, June 30, 2022

OPPO and Mineski Philippines Crown their New OPPO Game On Cup Champion


JUNE 27, 2022 – The first ever OPPO Game On Cup tournament ended with power! After beating more than 100 contenders, the top four teams squared off at SM Mall of Asia, Central Atrium last June 26,2022 with AP 2.0 emerging on top. Crowds cheered as they witnessed just how skilled Filipino mobile gamers are with El Ganador Knights, the second placer, not giving up until the very end of best of 5 series.

The exhilaration was non-stop with Blacklist International, world-renowned mobile gaming champions, greeting the audience in between match-ups and giving them firsthand tips on how to power up in every battle. The audience was also treated to a surprise as Blacklist International went against Blacklist International! Half of the world-renowned team coached AP 2.0 and the other half mentored El Ganador Knights LIVE during the event. What a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity indeed!

"The OPPO Game On Cup was such a fun tournament to see just how skilled and powerful Filipinos are at mobile gaming,” shares Coach Bon. “It’s great to see the future of esports in the country and how we can keep pushing the limits on the virtual battlefield!”

The whole playoffs day was a show of power moves where third and fourth placers, K Signs Gaming and Click ESports, gave solid defense and the battles went back and forth in best of 3 games.

The four teams bagged a cash prize pool amounting to P100,000. Each of the champion players took home an OPPO A96, a smartphone Designed to be Powerful, and the rest of the players were awarded OPPO Enco Air2 earbuds.

The tournament was hosted by avid gamer Vince Velasco and broadcasted live on OPPO Philippines Facebook page where it attracted tens of thousands of viewers. The power casters INGANation, Burger Kim and Prof B sustained their energy all throughout the hours-long event.

Do you think you are #DesignedToBePowerful? Stay up to date with the latest OPPO Game On activities and tournaments, join the OPPO Game On Facebook group.

About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 5 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO's employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

Cancer Advocates Gather to call for “Kalayaan ng Kababaihan mula sa Kanser”

Kalayaan ng Kababaihan mula sa Kanser

Filipino women have a long history of fighting for freedom. From the colonial era to contemporary times, they have demonstrated the strength associated with this pursuit. They strive for freedom of speech, freedom to suffrage, and equal rights.

However, as long as diseases like cancer can take hold of their lives, hostage, they are at its mercy, and therefore not completely free. In fact, breast and cervical cancers are among the most common and most fatal cancers in women. In 2020 alone, more than 10,000 Filipinas died of breast cancer and more than 4,000 lost their battle with cervical cancer.


That is why, in line with the Independence Day celebration this June, Hope from Within (HFW) a multi-stakeholder cancer advocacy, spearheaded by MSD in the Philippines is organizing the “Kalayaan ng Kababaihan mula sa Kanser” Women’s Cancers Summit which aims to bring attention to the plight of women afflicted with cancer, empower them, and amplify their voices as they battle the disease head-on.


Kalayaan ng Kababaihan mula sa Kanser

Hosting the event is Ayn Bernos, a Tiktok content creator and one of the influential voices in women empowerment on social media. Following a breast cancer scare last year, Ayn underwent surgery to remove a lump on her breast. She will give voice to the concerns, fears, and hopes of Filipina women who sought liberation from these illnesses.


Understanding triple negative breast cancer


There are many types of breast cancer, one of which is the Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). It is considered aggressive cancer because it grows quickly, is more likely to have spread at the time it’s found and is more likely to come back after treatment than other types of breast cancer. This cancer tends to be more common in women younger than age 40.

Medical oncologist Dr. Josephine Tolentino will discuss the signs and symptoms of TNBC, preventive tips as well as diagnostics tests that will help patients identify TNBC. Dr. Tolentino will also highlight the role of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) in providing holistic treatment and care for patients.

The MDT can include a medical, surgical, and radiation oncologist, a pathologist, a radiologist, a breast surgeon, a psychiatrist, and more depending on the cancer condition. In multidisciplinary care, instead of benefitting from only one expert’s medical judgment, a team of specialists will convene to discuss the most optimal treatment approach for the patient depending on their prognosis. Based on a study, patients with an organized MDT even saw increased 5-year survival rates.

Patients will also learn about several treatment options available for breast cancer which may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted therapy, or a combination of these treatments.

In addition to the medical expert, breast cancer survivors Dr. Gia Sison and Jaymee Joaquin will share their personal stories and give hope to cancer patients, while cancer advocate and celebrity Dianne Medina will narrate the journey of her mom who succumbed to breast cancer.  Guest artists including R&B singer/composer Quest, and indie-pop duo Leanne and Naara, will provide inspiration through their music.

Committed to eliminating cervical cancer

Cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable forms of cancer, as long as it is detected early and managed effectively. Almost all cervical cancer cases (99%) are linked to infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV), an extremely common virus transmitted through sexual contact.


Although most infections with HPV resolve spontaneously and cause no symptoms, persistent infection can cause cervical cancer in women.


In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed its global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem. WHO targets: 90% of girls fully vaccinated with the HPV vaccine by the age of 15, 70% of women screened using a high-performance test by the age of 35, and again by the age of 45, and 90% of women with pre-cancer treated and with invasive cancer managed.

Dr. Efren Domingo, Vice President of the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society will inform attendees of the importance of screening, vaccination, and available treatment options for cervical cancer patients.

Providing healthcare access to Filipinas

Equitable access to quality cancer care has been the dream of cancer patients, survivors, and their families. With the passage of the National Integrated Cancer Control Act (NICCA) in 2019, the government can strengthen cancer control in the country, increase cancer survivorship and reduce the burden on families and cancer patients. This landmark health legislation was designed to provide cancer patients with quality health care services, increase access to innovative treatment options, and provide their families with financial risk protection, among other cancer-relevant items.

Dr. Clarito Cairo, Program Manager for Cancer of the Department of Health (DOH) will share updates on the current and upcoming programs of the DOH that provide cancer care assistance and support to patients. Joining Cairo in this segment is Dr. Cecilia Llave, technical adviser of SUCCESS Jhpiego who will provide insights from the ground regarding cancer care at the community level.

Cancer patients and care groups continue to advocate for the swift and complete implementation of healthcare laws in the Philippines. HFW is committed to renewing hope and reinforcing the fight for Filipino cancer patients through timely and medical-professional-backed information on navigating the cancer patient journey. Content can be accessed through HFW’s  website and Facebook page: and


Cancer can affect anyone. Each one has a role to support cancer patients and survivors by signing the petition on the urgent implementation of the NICCA, which provides benefits that are needed for their treatment and recovery while allowing them a better quality of life. Make your signature matter. Sign the petition by visiting

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Five Things You Can Do with ShopeePay


MANILA, JUNE 28, 2022 - Nowadays, there are mobile apps for just about everything, even for activities like shopping or making financial transactions that we previously could not do online. With thousands of apps available for our use, it's best to choose one with different features so you don’t have to constantly switch between apps. Are you looking for versatility and convenience? Then ShopeePay is for you. To get started, simply download the Shopee app, activate and verify your ShopeePay Wallet. From paying for items on Shopee to sending money, there’s a lot you can accomplish with Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet.

Here’s a quick rundown of the things you can do with ShopeePay so you won’t miss out:

1. Avoid bank fees when you cash in via InstaPay or link your bank account

There are plenty of ShopeePay cash in channels to choose from like payment centers, e-wallets, online banking, debit cards, and more. Aside from these convenient options, did you know that you can also avoid admin fees and cash in for free? One way is to link your BPI or UnionBank account to cash in for free. For those with a different bank, cashing in is also free when you use InstaPay on your bank’s online app—get up to P25 cashback on your first two InstaPay transactions per month. 

To make the experience even more rewarding, you can join the ‘Cash In and Win with InstaPay’ promo and stand a chance to win P100,000 worth of prizes when you cash in at least P1,000 via InstaPay from June 27 to 30. Cash in as many times as you can to earn more raffle entries.

2. Send money to any bank, e-wallet, or Shopee user for free

Need to send money to your friends or family? No need to worry about paying additional fees. The best thing about sending money with ShopeePay is that it’s free, no hidden fees. Choose from different ways to instantly send money— to bank account, e-wallet, scan to send via QR, or try the new Ang Pao feature. You can use ShopeePay Ang Pao to surprise your friends and family during special occasions or to send money to multiple people at the same time without incurring additional charges. Here’s a short video on how to use Ang Pao:

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On top of zero fees, you can also earn money when you participate in ShopeePay’s send money promos until June 30. 

  • ShopeePay Mission - From June 23 to 30, send at least P50 to any ShopeePay user or bank/e-wallet account, and earn raffle entries for every transaction. Eligible users can get a chance to win up to P1,000,000. 

  • Double Ang Pao promo - Get double the amount you sent when you send at least P50 to 40 friends from June 27 to 29 (capped at P200) and to 100 friends on June 30 (capped at P500). 

3. Buy discounted load and data for your mobile phone

We’re used to purchasing prepaid load from reloading stations that usually add extra costs on top of the load. Why pay full price or more when you can call, text, and surf the net with discounted load and data promos from ShopeePay? Get up to 10% discount for mobile load and data from the country’s major networks when you top up your prepaid SIM. Tip: Check out ShopeePay’s flash deals and payday discounts for more offers.

4. Get cashback when you pay your bills 

Whether you need to pay for daily utilities like electricity, water, and internet or personal expenses like loans, insurance, or government contributions, ShopeePay is a one-stop shop for your bills payment needs. Get the most out of your monthly budget with cashback vouchers when you use ShopeePay to pay over 60 partner billers—new users can get up to 100% bills cashback (minimum spend P180, capped at 180 coins). 

5. Access amazing deals in-store and online shopping perks

Check out ‘ShopeePay Near Me’ on the Shopee app to discover deals for as low as P1 from popular food & beverage outlets, retail brands, and more. Avid online shoppers can get more value for money when you pay Shopee purchases with ShopeePay’s exclusive shipping discounts and cashback vouchers. This June 30 Payday Sale, enjoy even more rewards such as sitewide shipping discount vouchers w/ P0 min. spend, up to P1000 off on bills and 10% off vouchers when shopping.

Activate ShopeePay now and start enjoying its benefits. To learn more about ShopeePay, visit Follow ShopeePay’s Instagram and Facebook pages to be updated with the latest promos. 


About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee promotes an inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystem by enabling businesses to digitalise and grow their online presence, helping more people access and benefit from digital services, and uplifting local communities.


Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping homegrown brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.


Shopee is part of Sea Limited (NYSE: SE), a leading global consumer internet company. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology through its three core businesses: Shopee, Garena and SeaMoney.


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.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Capture Vibrant Celebrations in Portrait and join the #ShotOnOPPO Reno Academy


JUNE 2022 – Calling all photographers, professional, amateur and hobbyists alike - it’s time to share your favorite celebrations and join the OPPO Reno Academy! A monthly photography contest, global smart device brand OPPO calls on young Filipinos to participate in the Reno Academy by capturing their favorite vibrant and joyous moments for a chance to be featured on a special OPPO video with celebrity and portrait photographers Magic Liwanag and Andrei Suleik.

A global program empowering portrait photographers, the Reno Academy encourages everyone to tell their story and express themselves through portraits. OPPO believes that portrait photography and videography is for everyone, and that’s why they’re calling users to capture memories, upgrade their skills and share their stories with like-minded individuals from all over the world.


Each month, OPPO releases a theme, prompting participants to express themselves and their creativity, and share them on social media. The first phase in May called for vibrant and colorful summer portraits, while the second theme focused on each person’s unique culture. For the final leg of the contest, photographers are asked to share their favorite celebrations in portrait from June 27 to July 12.


Among the entries, Reno Portrait Masters Magic Liwanag and Andrei Suleik will be selecting three lucky winners to be featured in a digital video on OPPO’s social media pages. The grand prize winner will also take home a Reno7 5G and gift certificates; the second placer will walk away with an OPPO Watch Free and gift certificates; and finally, the third placer will be gifted a pair of OPPO Enco Air 2 earbuds and gift certificates. 


Interested to join? Simply snap a portrait photo of yourself, reveling in a colorful and vibrant celebration and share it on your social media! Don’t forget to tag @oppophilippines and #ShotOnOPPO. Winners will be announced on July 15, 2022.


To know more about the OPPO Reno Academy, visit OPPO Philippines’ Facebook and Instagram pages. 


About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 5 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO's employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

DTI, Jollibee Partner for Buy Local, Go Lokal and #FlexPHridays Campaign

DTI, Jollibee GO LOKAL

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) named the country’s leading fast-food chain, Jollibee, its new campaign partner for its #FlexPHridays national advocacy campaign, an offshoot of the Buy Local, Go Lokal campaign, which is a brainchild of Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez.

“The DTI’s Go Lokal national advocacy campaign—through #FlexPHridays—has been integral to the Department’s whole-of-society initiative to promote and support local businesses amid the pandemic’s impact on the country’s economy. We are glad that Jollibee, a well-loved Filipino brand, is our new partner in this endeavor,” he said.

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DTI launched the Buy Local, Go Lokal advocacy campaign program in 2020 to inspire optimism among micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and stimulate the demand for locally manufactured goods, services, and locally grown fresh produce amid the pandemic. The #FlexPHridays campaign is a spinoff of the Buy Local, Go Lokal campaign to widen its reach and attract more advocates.

The trade chief added, “Capitalizing on the online behavior of consumers, DTI’s #FlexPHridays advocacy campaign invites all Filipino consumers to flex or showcase products they’ve purchased from local businesses. The campaign aims to make this a Friday habit to encourage everyone to purchase locally-made products and express pride in the quality of Filipino products.”

With the new partnership, Jollibee is set to create digital content and promote the #FlexPHridays campaign across their social media channels and feature selected DTI-endorsed MSMEs in the campaign. Every week, different products and services will be promoted via social media including clothing, accessories, and furniture, among others.

Jollibee Foods Corporation, the brand parent’s company, is a staunch supporter of small businesses and has been involved in promoting agro-entrepreneurship for years, advocating for small-scale farming communities through the Farmers Entrepreneurship Program of the Jollibee Group Foundation.

‘Flex’ culture

The campaign leverages the emergent “flex” culture in social media where people take pride in sharing photos of items they own or have recently purchased on their accounts or in different online communities. The overarching goal is to support local industries such as hospitality, arts and crafts, design, fashion, film, video, photography, music, performing arts, publishing, TV/radio, and other manufacturing and services sectors.

Promoting Filipino products

This national campaign aims to further promote local products and services and inspire a sense of pride among Filipino consumers. It is a user-generated campaign (UGC) that allows individuals with social media accounts to be part of the campaign where they create and share content in the form of pictures, videos, testimonials, tweets, and blog posts, among others.

DTI continues to establish strategic partnerships with retailers, manufacturers, industry associations, local government units (LGUs), and government agencies to ensure the sustainability of the campaign and reach a broader spectrum of consumers.

Additionally, people can participate in the campaign every Friday by posting their Outfit of the Day (OOTD), homes, beauty regimen, and so much more that are locally made to promote homegrown products and services. The creators and companies manufacturing Philippine products can be featured, too.

Help local businesses and be part of the #FlexPHriday Movement today. Share your own #FlexPHriday post, too! Follow FlexPHriday’s socials: Facebook: For more info or inquiries on the campaign, you may email Director Marievic M. Bonoan of the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion or Imee Lopez, Go Lokal officer, at

GCash Enables Young Professionals, MSMEs to Unlock Financial Goals


Manila, Philippines - GCash, the Philippines’ number one financial super app, is enabling young professionals and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to unlock their financial goals through the many accessible digital financial services it offers like savings, loans, insurance, and even investments.

GCash recently shared that young professionals are becoming more independent, budget conscious, and open to trying simple ways to earn more while owners of MSMEs struggle to find accessible financing to expand their business and reach more customers.

That’s why GCash has been ramping up its line-up of financial services to help individuals achieve financial freedom while giving micro to small entrepreneurs the lifeline they need to keep their business afloat or the additional funds to support their expansion.

GCash has a slew of services which help users manage their wealth and gain financial security. For one, GSave, a digital savings account, offers a higher savings rate of up to 2.6% per annum than traditional banks, and that lets users access their money 24/7 anytime, anywhere.

GInsure is a one-stop shop for insurance products that’s easy to understand, has a low premium but comprehensive coverage like personal accidents, medical services, car insurance, income loss, and even online shopping, bills, cars, and pets.

The super app also enables individuals and MSMEs to have access to credit. GGives is an easy pay-later option that allows users to purchase gadgets, appliances, furniture and even plane tickets, among others worth up to P50,000 from 85,000 partner stores nationwide and pay for them later up to 24 gives over 12 months; and GLoan, which offers easy and fast cash loans up to P50,000 repayable up to 12 months with low interest rates and are suitable for digital entrepreneurs with growing online businesses.

The mobile app can also help users manage their finances as it provides a real-time record of their digital transactions which can be accessed 24/7 on their smartphone.

Financial literacy and customer engagement through social media

Aside from introducing various digital financial solutions, GCash is also maximizing the use of social media in its drive to educate and engage the youth on the benefits of using the app and learning more about its financial services.

Users can find GCash’s educational content on YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, Instagram where they can learn from financial and medical experts, inspirational celebrities and other social media influencers. These include tutorials, life-goal hacks, and personal stories. They also answer frequently asked questions on finances and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of certain financial products, offer tips to develop the right mindset and behaviors toward money to avoid financial mistakes.
With GCash services and its financial literacy projects, Filipinos can start early on growing their wealth, upgrading their lifestyle and future-proofing their finances.

GCash has been a trusted digital financial platform by millions of FIlipinos especially as its operations is approved and regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Since its launch in 2004, GCash users have increased to over 60 million, covering 83% of the Philippine population. Among them are at least five million merchants using the mobile app to accept digital payments from customers. In 2021, there were five times more active monthly users of GCash than the second largest competitor’s.

To know more about GCash and its financial services, visit


About GCash

GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Financial App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, customers can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1.3k partner billers; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 4.5M partner merchants and social sellers; cash-in and cash-out at over 170k partner agents; and get access to savings, credit, insurance and invest money all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.).

GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) and by the IDC in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs impacting more than 60 million Filipinos in the country today.

GCash Brings Digital Finance Solutions to Sipaway Island Fisherfolk


In an effort to accelerate the digital transformation of the fishery sector, GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet, joined forces with Rare Philippines to empower the financial capabilities of the fisherfolk community in Sipaway Island in Negros Occidental.

Rare Philippines is an international conservation organization that helps communities adopt sustainable behaviors toward their natural environment and resources.

“It is vital that we empower our local fishery sector by providing them access to digital  financial services that can help them thrive and grow their livelihood in the new normal. Our partnership with Rare Philippines can help educate and provide access to local fisherfolk on relevant products and services that can make their everyday lives better,” said GCash President and CEO Martha Sazon.

GCash and Rare Philippines will introduce GCash products and services to fisherfolk and vendors on the island. These GCash products include Send Money, Pay Bills, GSave for a savings account, and GLoans for loans of up to P25,000. Aside from providing them a safe and convenient way of sending and receiving money, these products can also help them manage their budget for monthly bills and even empower them to start saving up for their future.

“Digital technology is indeed a very important factor in accelerating the transformation of the Philippine fishery sector. We are proud to work with GCash as we aim to further contribute to the government’s capacity-building efforts and make a difference in the lives of fishers and their families,” said Rare Philippines Senior Manager for Financial and Market Inclusion Flora Belinario.

With its clear vision of “finance for all,” GCash has also been advocating equal financial opportunities for other Filipinos, such as community organizations and micro, small, and medium enterprises so they can continue to grow their businesses and serve their customers amid the pandemic.

GCash previously launched its GCash QR payment feature with the Antipolo Market Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (AMTODA), Antipolo Sumulong College Lores Plaza Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association (ASCLP TODA), and vendors at the Pasig City Mega Market and Farmers Market in Araneta City.

“In line with GCash’s vision of financial inclusion for all Filipinos, we also hold ourselves up to the highest standards, including the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) approach. From helping other leading companies to local communities of fisherfolk, we continuously strive to make each day better for all,” said Winsley Bangit, GCash Chief Customer Officer.

With over 60 million registered users to date, GCash continues to offer innovative, accessible, and relevant financial products and services for Filipinos to make their lives easier, better, and safer. 

Not yet on GCash? Simply download the GCash app for free on Google Play or the App Store. For more information, visit


About GCash

GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Financial App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, customers can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,400k partner billers; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 5M partner merchants and social sellers; cash-in and cash-out at 232k partner agent network; and get access to savings, credit, insurance and invest money all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.).

GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) and by the IDC in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs impacting more than 60 million Filipinos in the country today.