Tuesday, January 31, 2023

OPPO Welcomes the Month of Love with Discounts and Freebies at the 2.2 Sale


To all OPPO fans, ready your wallets for the second double double sale of the year! As Valentine’s Day approaches, take advantage of OPPO’s 2.2 sale and treat yourself and your loved ones to some new devices. From February 2 to 6, enjoy great discounts and freebies when you purchase your dream gadgets in-store or online.

Amazing freebies on your purchases

OPPO’s popular value-for-money line, the A-Series, comes with free gifts during this sale period. Purchase the sleek OPPO A16k and get a free memory card. With a long-lasting battery and a 6.52-inch HD + eye-care screen, you can enjoy video chats and your favorite shows on a wide screen anywhere. 

Apart from that, the OPPO A55 also comes with a free remote-controlled selfie stick when you purchase during the sale, so you can make the most of its 16MP ultra clear selfie-camera and the ultra-lasting 5000mAh battery for all day content. 

Apart from these, you also have the option to purchase the A95 in the classic OPPO Glow design with a G25 Sports earphones freebie. The OPPO A95 brings you all the power you need to accomplish all your to-do’s with its 5000mAh battery and 33W Flash Charge capabilities, 8GB+128GB RAM expansion for no lags, and a 48MP AI camera. 

The freebies do not stop there! For Reno fans, OPPO’s Portrait Expert also offers great treats for you. Purchase any OPPO Reno5 Series or Reno6 Series smartphone and get a free Neon Island Deskpad to complete your aesthetic workspace at home or in the office. If you are looking to make an upgrade, purchase #ThePortraitExpert smartphones under the Reno8 series and get a free Q9 Pro Smartwatch. 

Exciting discounts in-store

If those freebies aren’t enough of a sign to purchase your dream OPPO gadgets, make sure to hit up the OPPO Official Stores this 2.2 sale. Enjoy up to 59% off on any purchases you make along with vouchers that can give you Php 200 off on your purchase with a minimum spend of Php 9,999 and Php 400 off with a minimum spend of Php 14,999.

Exclusive discounts and vouchers on Shopee and Lazada

For ecommerce shoppers, you can save on shipping fees with a free shipping voucher where you can get Php 50 off with a minimum purchase of Php 500 storewide. OPPO will also be on livestream on Shopee and Lazada so stay tuned to grab an exclusive voucher of Php 100 off on your purchases when you spend at least Php 4,999. 

Exclusive for Shopee, you can enjoy a 10% off Shopee Mall voucher with any purchase capped at Php 500 when you purchase from the official OPPO store. Use SPayLater as your payment method and get 0% interest on any of these phones for up to 3 months from the date of your purchase: A16k, A16 4GB, A17, A55, A76, A95, Reno5 5G, Reno6 Z 5G, Reno6 5G, and Reno8 Z 5G. 

For Lazada shoppers, take advantage of cashbacks with your OPPO purchases! Capped at Php 500, you can enjoy a 10% cashback when you purchase from the official OPPO store on LazMall. LazPayLater also gives you 0% interest installment for 45 days for any device you choose.

Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on these great deals this February 2-6, 2023. Visit our OPPO Official Stores on Shopee and Lazada.

For more information on any of the OPPO devices, visit https://www.oppo.com/ph/ or check out OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok. To get the best care for your OPPO devices, visit your nearest OPPO Care Center or contact us on our website, via Facebook.



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.



PARAÑAQUE CITY—During the onsite visit held on 30 January 2023, Trade and Industry Secretary Fred Pascual welcomed Mike-Kilo at the Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) MRO facility located at Villamor Airbase. This is in support of the collaboration between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and LTP in promoting the MRO industry in the country. The Lufthansa Aircraft that arrived in the country from Frankfurt, Germany is the first reactivated A380 aircraft of Lufthansa to undergo extensive C-Check in preparation for the increased travel demand.

"With the collaboration of young and talented minds in the aviation and aerospace industry, the Philippines is transitioning to a highly cost-competitive environment that will make its strategic location a viable MRO hub in Asia." Secretary Pascual said.

Likewise, with several Philippine companies that are AS9100 and NADCAP-certified, MRO operation in the country guarantees a wide range of services that will cater to the growing demand of the aviation industry globally.

Since its inauguration in 2020, Lufthansa Technik Philippines has been committed to its role of promoting competence as a MRO for commercial aircraft, including the largest Airbus available.

Further, Secretary Pascual added that "their opening of another hangar last August 2022 is a testament to faith and confidence in the country’s significant role in the global value chain for aerospace."

Through its partnership with the private and public sectors, DTI, through the Board of Investments (BOI), is committed to delivering its promise of making the Philippines the hub for manufacturing and aftermarket services in the aerospace industry. With the Aerospace Industry Roadmap, the Department looks forward to a favorable economic climate for the aviation and aerospace industry by promoting the Philippines as a globally-recognized MRO hub.

Monday, January 30, 2023

What You Should Expect in the All-New OPPO Reno8 T


Global smart device brand OPPO will be unveiling a new addition to their Reno Series in the Philippines, the OPPO Reno8 T. The powerful and all-new Portrait Expert is set to deliver all-around upgrades on camera, design, and performance, and will be officially introduced on February 8, 2023. 

Innovative Triple Camera System with a 100MP main camera

Capture moments in clear detail with the new Portrait Expert, as the OPPO Reno8 T will be the first Reno series phone to include a 100MP Portrait Camera. The camera system also features a 32MP Selfie Camera and a 2MP Microlens with 20x or 40x magnification, another first in the Reno Series. With higher MP, OPPO fans can capture their everyday moments in brighter, clearer and more vivid detail. Meanwhile, the 40x magnification allows users to explore a microscopic world with details remaining as clear as ever. 

All-new Premium Feel and Stylish Design

The upcoming OPPO Reno8 T will continue the brand’s philosophy of producing high-performing smartphones with trendy and elegant designs. Featuring Fiberglass-Leather texture – another first for the Reno Series – a vibrant Sunset Orange hue, and rounded edges, the slim, lightweight design offers a premium experience inspired by luxury leather goods. A Midnight Black variant, featuring the signature OPPO Glow design, will also be available. The OPPO Reno8 T also features an upgraded OPPO Orbit Light, which can be customized based on the user’s color preference.

Superior Performance for a Smooth Experience

To give users a smooth and seamless  mobile phone experience, OPPO has integrated several improved features in the OPPO Reno8 T. It comes out of the box with the latest ColorOS13, which provides users convenient and user-friendly smart features, as well as security while using their mobile phone. The OPPO Reno8 T has also been tested to maintain 48-Month Fluency, allowing users to enjoy their Portrait Expert for up to four years without slowing down. 

Boosting the all-around entertainment experience, the OPPO Reno8 T comes with flagship dual stereo speakers and Ultra Volume Mode to immerse users in their games and videos. 

The OPPO Reno8 T also comes with 5000mAh battery and 33W SUPERVOOC charging technology, which powers up the gadget to 100% in just 67 minutes. Users can also expect 8GB RAM plus 256GB ROM, as well as OPPO’s RAM Expansion technology. 

Coming Soon

The all-new Portrait Expert, the OPPO Reno8 T, will be launched  in the Philippines on February 8, 2023. Stay tuned to https://www.oppo.com/ph/ or check out OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok for more information.


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.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Philippine Halal-Certified Food Products Set to Steal the Spotlight at Gulfood 2023


A delegation of 18 Philippine companies will showcase premium halal-certified food products through a country exhibit at the Gulf Food Hotel and Equipment Exhibition and Salon Culinaire, or Gulfood, to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates from February 20 to 24, 2023.

Led by the Center of International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM), the Philippines’ hybrid participation will consist of manufacturers and exporters of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables; processed marine products; ethnic and gourmet products; non-alcoholic beverages; confectionary, biscuits, and pastries; and other food and beverage categories.

The Philippine participation will highlight small and medium enterprises (MSEs) with halal certification and high-value and innovative products under the banner of the country's collective food promotion program, FOODPhilippines.

CITEM seeks to strengthen the Philippines’ presence in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region through its participation in Gulfood. Gulfood is a renowned international platform dedicated to food and beverage processing in the MEA, attracting more than 98,000 key industry players and decision-makers and over 5,000 exhibitors yearly. As one of the world's largest food and beverage trade exhibitions, Gulfood is instrumental in expanding the Philippines’ market share in the global halal trade.

Banana, one of the Philippines' top food exports, is among the products and ingredients that will be showcased in the Philippine pavilion.

“We want to position the Philippines as a reliable source of fresh, healthy, and natural food products and ingredients to match the trend toward healthier and more sustainable diets. The Philippines' participation in Gulfood 2023 is extremely strategic because the MEA region is one of the biggest markets for halal food, which often overlaps with organic and plant-based food," said Trade Promotions Group (TPG) Assistant Secretary Glenn G. Peñaranda.

Gulfood offers opportunities for Philippine exhibitors to connect with new buyers and expand their markets.

The UAE remains an attractive market for Philippine produce and goods as food exports to the country have remained steady amid the pandemic, according to the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Dubai. It is also the most important import market for halal products in the Middle East along with Saudi Arabia.

“The Philippines' participation in Gulfood is critical to increasing our share of the halal food market. Because of the large population of Filipinos in the United Arab Emirates, there's also a growing demand for Filipino food products. We are confident that this year's participation will yield positive results and aid in the mainstreaming of Philippine food products and ingredients in the long run,” said Dr. Edward L. Fereira, Ph. D., CITEM Executive Director.

The country’s participation in Gulfood 2023 will benefit from the agency’s updated lead generation and digital promotion platforms for the food industry. This year, CITEM aims to enhance the country’s hybrid participation by providing a “365 sourcing experience” with a strategic combination of physical and digital components.

The Philippine pavilion will be located at booths R152 and R174 of the Sheikh Rashid Hall. The Philippines' hybrid participation is organized by the Department of Trade and Industry’s export promotion arm, CITEM, in partnership with PTIC-Dubai.

More products from Philippine Gulfood exhibitors, as well as hundreds of other small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will be showcased at IFEX Philippines, which will be held at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City, Philippines from May 26 to 28, 2023. You can also visit the exhibitors' digital storefronts at IFEXConnect.com or browse stories on the Philippines' rich food culture and culinary landscape at foodphilippines.com.


The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) is the export promotions arm of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

For nearly 40 years, CITEM has established the country’s image as a premier destination for quality export products and services. It continues to set the highest standards of creativity, excellence and innovation to achieve competitiveness in the home, fashion, lifestyle, food, creative, and sustainability sectors.

CITEM is committed to developing, nurturing, and promoting micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), brands, designers, and manufacturers by implementing an integrated approach to export marketing in partnership with other government and private entities.

About FOODPhilippines

FOODPhilippines promotes the country as a source of quality food products and ingredients in physical and/or digital trade shows and business-to-business platforms in priority markets around the world.

Under the FOODPhilippines banner, the Philippines is positioned as an exporter of healthy, organic, natural, and specialty food products and services.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Globe Holds Assisted SIM Registration in 30 Puregold Branches Across PH


To reach more customers across the country, Globe, the leader in Mobile, is opening assisted registration in 30 branches of leading supermarket Puregold as it hopes to cover as many SIM users under its network as possible before the April 26, 2023 deadline.

Globe will hold assisted SIM registration from January 27 to 29, 2023, in select Puregold branches where SIM users facing challenges in registering their SIMs can get the help they need.

“Being one of the country’s leading supermarket brands, Puregold branches across the country get heavy foot traffic and commands a diverse customer profile aligned with our own base. We go where our customers are, and we’re happy to have Puregold as a partner to widen our reach to get their SIMs registered,” said Darius Delgado, Head of Globe’s Consumer Mobile Business.

Cleo Santos, Head of Globe’s Channel Management Group, said bringing Globe’s SIM registration assistance booths to strategic locations in the country reflects its commitment to always put customers first.

“Our customers are always our top priority. They are our North Star. That’s why we’re forging partnerships with leading brands such as Puregold to make our SIM registration platform more accessible to our subscribers no matter where they are in the country,” Santos said.

“We are a proud partner of Globe in their mission to provide assistance to SIM users who have no internet access or lack the tools to register their SIMs. This is our shared goal,” said Puregold President Vincent Co.

Globe’s SIM Registration will be available at the following Puregold Jr and Puregold Price Club branches during store hours from January 27, Friday, to January 29, Sunday:

       Puregold Price Club - Paniqui

       Puregold - Tuao

       Puregold Jr - Bonuan

       Puregold Price Club - Centro Santiago

       Puregold Price Club- Gapan

       Puregold Price Club-Ilagan

       Puregold Price Club - Concepcion

       Puregold Price Club - Cabatuan

       Puregold Price Club - Solana

       Puregold Price Club - Allacapan

       Puregold Price Club - Calapan

       Puregold Price Club - Rosario, Batangas

       Puregold Price Club - Pili

       Puregold Price Club - Sorsogon

       Puregold Price Club - Calauag

       Puregold Jr – Marasbaras

       Puregold Price Club- Borongan

       Puregold Price Club- Carigara

       Puregold Price Club- Kabankalan

       Puregold Price Club - Jaro

       Puregold Price Club - Palo

       Puregold Price Club - Calinog

       Puregold Price Club - Dolores

       Puregold Price Club - Lanang

       Puregold Jr - Tagum City

       Puregold Price Club- Valencia, Bukidnon

       Puregold Price Club - Cotabato

       Puregold Jr- Digos

       Puregold Price Club - Santo Tomas, Davao Del Norte

       Puregold Price Club - Iligan

The booths will be open to all Globe and TM SIM users, especially senior citizens, PWDs, or those using basic/feature phones who need help to register their SIMs.

Registrants should be ready with the following information to complete the SIM registration process:

       Full name

       Date of birth



       Government ID with photo

       Mobile number

Earlier this week, Globe provided support for the NTC-led assisted registration, establishing booths in 15 priority locations from January 25 to 27, 2023. Globe also provided assisted registration for festival goers at the Sinulog Festival in Cebu and the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo. Globe will roll out more SIM Registration assistance booths across the country in February.

Globe’s online SIM registration platform, https://new.globe.com.ph/simreg, is accessible 24/7 for Globe and TM users to register their SIMs. The GlobeOne app will also support SIM registration by February to give customers greater convenience.

As of January 25, Globe has logged over 10.3 million registrations on its online platform. There are 87.4 million SIM users under the Globe network.

McDonald’s Brings Together your All-Time Favorite Cartoon Characters with the Newest Warner Bros Happy Meal Collection!

Warner Bros Happy Meal Collection

PHILIPPINES - January 27, 2023 – The bold and brave heroes of Warner Bros are the latest characters to join the Golden Arches with the launch of the newest Happy Meal collection! Well-loved characters from the Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, and DC franchises make up the Warner Bros Happy Meal collection which will be available in McDonald’s starting today, January 27.

As Warner Bros turns 100 this year, McDonald’s joins the celebration with the release of 24 Warner Bros characters with interchangeable heads and bodies, encouraging kids to practice imagination and creativity as they mix up the characters. With a Happy Meal toy of Batman in front and Starfire at the back, or Aquaman in front or Scooby Doo at the back, parents will be able to give their kids a chance to play pretend with the characters they grew up watching. 

Take kids on a bold adventure alongside the well-loved cartoon characters from Warner Bros with the newest Happy Meal collection— now available at McDonald’s Dine In, Take Out, Drive-Thru, and Delivery! Visit McDonald’s Philippines on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about how kids can go on an exciting and bold adventure with the new Warner Bros Happy Meal collection.