Monday, July 31, 2023

OnePlus Brings Magic Power to Thailand with OnePlus APAC Smartphone Ambassador, Jackson Wang as a Treat for OnePlus Fans


To celebrate the successful launch of the OnePlus Nord 3 5G, OnePlus APAC thrills fans, media, KOL friends and the channel partners with a magical and powerful on-ground event with the OnePlus APAC Smartphone Ambassador, Jackson Wang, in Bangkok, Thailand. “It’s been an honor being part of the OnePlus family. The OnePlus Never Settle spirit is synonymous with my own values of always improving and reinvention,” Jackson Wang shared.

OnePlus APAC has taken the year by storm following the successful launches of the OnePlus 11 5G and recent OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G and the announcement of the first OnePlus APAC Smartphone Ambassador, Jackson Wang. This powerful collaboration continues to surprise fans of the brand.

It has been an eventful year for OnePlus, and earlier this month, the brand launched the highly anticipated OnePlus Nord 3 5G, the latest addition to the Nord series, an all-rounder that brings to the table an outstanding OnePlus experience with big upgrades to performance, display, and imaging.


OnePlus Nord 3 5G

The latest Nord presents itself as the most powerful OnePlus Nord phone to date, with flagship-level hardware with the four nanometre octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset, offering users a powerful performance of superior speed and battery life management. Continuing the flagship-grade experience, the OnePlus Nord 3 5G comes with 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM, which complements OnePlus’s RAM-Vita software that allows up to 44 apps to run simultaneously. With the drive to Never Settle, OnePlus upgraded the OnePlus Nord 3 5G with 80W SUPERVOOC and 5000mAh battery. This upgrade is more than 10% bigger than its predecessor along with the Battery Health Engine to give an expected life cycle of up to 1600 charging cycles and fast charging from one to 100% in 30 minutes.

Further promoting the flagship experience with the OnePlus Nord 3 5G, the smartphone comes with imaging hardware and software featured in the powerful OnePlus 11 5G flagship device launched earlier this year. With the 50-megapixel Sony IMX890, complete with optical image stabilization and TurboRAW night, OnePlus Nord 3 5G gives users perfect imaging in any situation. True to OnePlus fashion, the OnePlus Nord 3 5G is an elegant and understated work of art with a flat 6.74-inch 120Hz Super Fluid AMOLED display with 450 pixels per inch and up to 1450 nits of brightness designed for seamless and beautiful scrolling anywhere, anytime.

As OnePlus continues its brand expansion in the APAC region, the goal is to push on with the Never Settle spirit and continue to give OnePlus’s loyal fans and supporters greater product offerings and shape the landscape for the smartphone and technology industry across the APAC region.


About OnePlus 

OnePlus is a global mobile technology brand that challenges conventional concepts of technology. Founded on the “Never Settle” mantra, OnePlus creates exquisitely designed devices with premium build quality and high-performance hardware. OnePlus thrives on cultivating strong bonds and growing alongside its community of users and fans. 

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Mapúa University Enhances the Student Experience via Global Classrooms


Manila, Philippines – It has been said that knowledge is power. In this modern digital-driven world, the access to information to fuel this knowledge has been greater than ever. Joining the workforce armed with the tools and global perspective needed to navigate this space is the golden ticket. This was the impetus for Mapúa University to create a more holistic campus experience to prepare its students for a fast-paced future. Their collaboration with Arizona State University enhances these program offerings through its Global Classrooms, where the world is, literally at their students’ fingertips.  

School work, especially for college students, can be quite challenging. Trying to find that balance between attending classes, passing tests, doing extra-curricular work, setting goals, and spending time with family and friends can be overwhelming. Not to mention growing up and navigating the greater space beyond the four walls of the classroom. Psychology major Jade Vincent Raymundo describes the student experience as “Keeping informed as it will be our sword and shield in a world full of uncertainties. There are lots of opportunities everywhere, and those who know about them will be able to utilize and grab each opportunity.” 

Mapúa University, being among the top educational institutions in the country, used these markers as the foundation for the business and health science courses they crafted with Arizona University. The students also have the chance to benefit even more from key pillars - Global Immersion, Real-Experiential Learning, Digital Mastery and Advanced and Immersive Facilities. “One of the good things about studying business at Mapúa is the abundance of resources and endless learning opportunities. It allows us to continuously absorb and apply our knowledge, making our learning journey seamless and dynamic,” points out Business Administration student Angelique France Santiago. “Moreover, Mapúa provides various free resources that greatly benefit business students, further enriching our education.” 


The students also have the chance to benefit even more from key pillars - Global Immersion, Real-Experiential Learning, Digital Mastery and Advanced and Immersive Facilities.

One of the most important innovations brought about by the partnership are the Global Classrooms, driving an internationalized education for its students. They now have the opportunity to share a synchronous learning experience with peers from all over the world, with classes being led by professors from the ASU-Cintana Alliance,while maintaining affordability. “If our students can’t afford to go to the US, then the US can come to their classroom.” shares Dr. Jagdeep Jassel, Dean of Mapua’s business school. “We have Global classroom initiatives and global signature courses which will be taught by an international faculty.” Business Administration student Janna Fel Mari A. Lucea echoes how valuable this resource has been to her as a student.  “The presence of ASU faculty brought a fresh perspective and an international dimension to the classroom, enriching the overall educational environment,” adding positive impact on my learning experience.” She also found the active learning techniques like group discussions, case studies, and collaborative projects as critical in encouraging student participation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Alongside the professors of ASU are special sessions by industry leaders and subject matter experts, helping them gain valuable global perspectives on various fields of study.  

The Global Classrooms have become a cost-effective way to connect students with ASU’s renowned faculty, given that Mapúa also has campuses in Laguna and in Mindanao. Access to the best resource speakers is made possible with minimal impact on tuition and fees. This platform also provides students with access to over 600 online courses offered by ASU's network – enabling them to develop a worldview mindset and prepare themselves for a thriving career. To this, Lucea adds, “The collaboration between local and international professors provided a globalized educational experience and expanded our horizons, enhancing our academic growth and preparing us for a global workforce.” 

Mapúa University takes pride in being able to offer students with a unique experience during their time on campus. Access to globalized and internationalized learning sessions via the Global Classrooms, in collaboration with the ASU-Cintana Alliance, has been a game changer in business and health science education. “Mapúa University provided me with a nurturing and stimulating learning environment that had not only helped me grow academically but has also shaped me into being versatile,” explains accountancy major Aliyah Jem Evangelista. “Meeting people from different programs and departments not only expanded my knowledge beyond my field but it has also exposed me to how our respective fields intersect.” As they approach graduation, these students are guaranteed one thing – a firm foundation driven by Mapúa’s key learning pillars, enhanced by ASU’s worldview, that will set them up for future success.  “Growing up can have many other different meanings,” is how Dr. Jag presents it. “How do we embrace digital? How do we embrace international components? How do we embrace real life work experience? We need to volunteer for this. We want to encourage our students and teachers to opt for this challenge.” 




About iPeople. iPeople, inc. (PSE:IPO) is one of the leading education groups in the country, with approximately 60,000 students. It owns 7 educational institutions which together offer quality education to students across all income segments, with campuses in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Bicol, the Visayas and Mindanao. Its schools include Malayan Education System, Inc. (operating under the name of Mapúa University), one of the country’s leading engineering and technical universities, and its subsidiaries, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao in Davao, and Malayan High School of Science in Manila. Its schools also include the University of Nueva Caceres, the oldest and largest private university in Bicol, National Teachers College, the country’s pioneer private teacher training tertiary education institution, and APEC Schools, the country’s largest chain of private stand-alone high schools in the country. Learn more about iPeople at 

About Mapúa University. Mapúa University is a top-ranked higher education institution in the world, among the top 6% of all the world’s higher educational institutions, and one of only 4 Philippine universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (WUR) 2023. It is also ranked #2 in research in the Philippines by THE.  It is a Quacquarelli Symonds-rated 4 Star institution and among the top 100 universities in Southeast Asia. It also won the Gold Award for Digital Readiness from the prestigious Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards 2022. Mapua is a comprehensive university, with almost a century of cutting-edge education, offering academically excellent programs in Engineering and Sciences, Architecture and Design, Information Technology, Business and Management, Communication and Media Studies, Liberal Arts, Health Sciences and Senior High School. Learn more about Mapua University at 

About Arizona State University.  Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence, and impact. ASU has been ranked as #1 in the US for innovation for 8 consecutive years by US News and Report, the leading U.S. universities ranking system. ASU is also ranked in the Top 100 in the world for academic reputation by Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2021, and #1 Public University in the U.S. chosen by international students, according to the Institute of International Education Open Doors Report 2022. Learn more about Arizona State University at  

About Cintana Education Cintana Education enables universities around the world to increase quality and scale in order to provide more students with the education they need and deserve. Cintana provides world-class expertise and access to its own proprietary resources, as well as those of ASU, a top ranked university that shares its vision of expanding access through growth and innovation. Cintana is also building the ASU-Cintana Alliance, an international network of universities that will work together to meet the rising global demand for high quality post-secondary education. Learn more about Cintana Education at 

Sunday, July 30, 2023

BingoPlus Awards Biggest Jackpot Prize of 62 Million to Lone Winner at BingoPlus Day Jackpot Party

BingoPlus Jackpot

MANDALUYONG CITY – BingoPlus, the country's premier live streaming bingo and 24/7 online sports betting app, ArenaPlus celebrated their company’s triumphant journey towards digitalization with the biggest version yet of BingoPlus Day, an event dedicated to thanking their community and supporters.

Andy Tsui, president of DigiPlus – parent company of both the BingoPlus and ArenaPlus brands – said their successful transition to digital has resulted in top-notch gaming experiences that have changed the way audiences enjoy their favorite games. The apps have brought the games closer and more conveniently to more people via easy access through mobile phone and an internet connection. The PAGCOR-licensed brands also ensure that all activities are safe, legal and responsible.

The July 21 version of BingoPlus Day was marked by generous jackpots, star-studded entertainment and fun activities that involved both in-studio audiences and online viewers.

“It is a celebration of a thousand lives bettered with millions in prizes given to thousands of BingoPlus and ArenaPlus players nationwide,” said DigiPlus president Andy Tsui.

"As your number-one provider of leisure and entertainment for many years now, innovation accompanied by calculated risks is the most important strategy for staying afloat in the business. If there is one thing that the pandemic taught us, it is to adapt to the evolving needs of Filipino consumers and to turn digital," Mr. Tsui added.

Electrifying performances from artists like rapper Andrew E., young star Heaven Paralejo, the dynamic boy group Alamat, and TV host-BingoPlus endorser, Luis Manzano rocked the night. Special appearances by beauties like Ms. International Philippines Angelica Lopez, Binibining Pilipinas 1st runner-up Katrina Anne Johnson, Binibining Pilipinas 2nd runner-up Atasha Reign Parani, Ms. Globe Philippines Anna Valencia Lakrini, and BingoPlus’s own Binibini, Ms. Lorraine Jara added sparkle to the celebration.

BingoPlus Awards

The highlight of the evening, however, was the awarding of the biggest jackpot prize ever in the history of BingoPlus. A jackpot winner received the single jackpot prize of 62 million pesos at the event. Other players also got the chance to win an SUV vehicle, mobile phones and chances to win cash prizes.

BingoPlus and ArenaPlus players also got the chance to But what heightened the excitement of the night were the incredible prizes awaiting our players, ensuring they would relish in the thrill. Among the enticing rewards were an SUV car, mobile phones, and a chance to win cash prizes. Also, the night was a pivotal moment for our cherished jackpot winner last quarter as he received the biggest jackpot award ever amounting to 62 million pesos.

"Tonight, we only reciprocated the support that you (our players) have wholeheartedly given us. We want to show that BingoPlus is all about creating winners. We're thrilled to have you enjoy the games and performances, and the chance to win prizes, prepared exclusively for you," Jasper Vicencio, Total Gamezone Xtreme Incorporated president, said.

“BingoPlus and ArenaPlus remain dedicated to delivering exceptional and entertaining Bingo and sports experiences to all Filipinos. With these brands, you'll indulge in unparalleled fun and entertainment like never before. BingoPlus and ArenaPlus can be downloaded from both Google Play and the App Store,” Vicencio shared.

Luciano Armand Copok Excels in Both Academics and Sports


Manila, Philippines - Luciano Armand Copok recently made headlines by winning Bronze in the 4th Copernicus Math Olympiad and 2 Championships for Golf in the US Kids Hudson Valley Tour and the Oceanside Invitational by SCJGT, all held in the USA.

Luciano Armand, 14 Years Old and a Grade 8 Student from British School Manila, has remarkable success in both fields as he juggles his studies and training simultaneously.

In the recently concluded 4th Copernicus Math Olympiad Global Round, He won Bronze in the Grade 7 - 8 division out of over 100 finalists from 22 countries, demonstrating his intelligence and dedication to the subject. Fellow Filipino Math Wizard Francis Deinmel Legaspi also won in his category. The Copernicus Olympiad is an international competition joined by students from Grades 3 to Grade 12, which aims to enhance and develop their potential by honing their logical deduction abilities and connecting with a like-minded group of people from around the globe.

Luciano Armand was also named Champion for two separate US golf tournaments. He first competed in the US Kids Hudson Valley Tour for Boys 13-14 Years Old Category last July 8 in Freehold, New York. Then moved and claimed another Championship in Oceanside Invitational by SCJGT last July 18 in Ormond Beach, Florida.

His success is a testament to the power of hard work and dedication. He has proven that it is possible to excel at two seemingly unrelated activities and that it is possible to achieve success even when it requires juggling two different pursuits.

Armand's Mom, Ms. Tiffany Chua Copok, is thankful for the support they received for their son's competition journey.

The success of Luciano Armand in both the Math Olympiad and the Golf Tournaments is a reminder of the power of hard work and dedication and a testament that it is possible to succeed in multiple fields.

A CALL FOR HELP FROM CARITAS MANILA to Help those affected by Typhoon Egay

Call for Donations

Greetings in the spirit of charity!

In light of the ravages of Typhoon Egay along with its effects on our brothers and sisters, we are humbly calling for your generosity in helping our brethren who are affected by the typhoon. As Pope Francis reminds us, let us all have the intention of helping others for when we help them, we radiate the love and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.


For your donations, you may call any of our mobile numbers (09175955083 or 09602400864), for a proper acknowledgment of your donations. Moreover, kindly send a copy of your proof of donation containing the following details (Name, Address, Email Address, Mobile Number, and/or Viber Number) to for the issuance of an Official Receipt.


Savings Account Name: Caritas Manila, Inc.
Banco De Oro
- Savings Account No.: 000-5600-45905
Bank of the Philippine Islands
- Peso Savings Account No.: 3063-5357-01
- Dollar Savings Account No. 3064-0033-55
- Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3
- Savings Account No. 000-300-090-2216

For other inquiries, you may call dial 8562 0020 to 25 local 118, 139, 135, or 0917.595.5083.

“For God loves a cheerful giver.” - 2 Corinthians 9:7

Saturday, July 29, 2023

ABC Tech Ventures Inc. Upgrades Educational Tablet to Capture more Filipino Market


Filipino-owned ABC Tech Ventures Inc. is now further expanding its horizon of sharing its expertise and in providing technology to Filipino learners, as it formally unveils its more advanced yet kid-friendly X8, X10, and X10 Plus tablets.

Arvin Arik Carranceja, the chief executive officer of ABC Tech Ventures Inc, said the newly launched X8, X10, and X10 Plus tablets were designed to be more sophisticated for kids with more refined tastes, on top of having a sleeker and more refined look compared to their brightly colored counterparts that are for younger kids.

"All tablets have increased durability to withstand the rigors of daily use by students. Although utilitarian in function, they still have the clean look of more high-end tablets and are available in four colors: charcoal black, azure blue, rose gold, and graphite gray," Carranceja said.

These higher-end models have dual cameras, an 8MP front-facing camera and a 13MP rear-facing one, which should be more than adequate for capturing and documenting anything that is needed for class. The X8 on the other hand has an 8mp rear camera and a 5mp front camera.


Each device is made to be used by a different age group, and the most obvious difference would be the size and storage capacity of the devices.

The X-8 -screen -measures 8.0 inches is best used -by grade s children and has .32GB of storage.

Corning -in with -an upgrade of 64GB of storage -and -a 10.1-inch screen is the X1.0, ABC Tech's offering for high school level learners. The next model upgrade, the XIO Plus, has similar features to the X10, but has a slightly larger screen at 10.4 inches with 8GB and 128GB of storage.

These tablets have specifications that make them the most effective for their target age range, and as the user's estimated education makes more demands of the software they use and the variety of applications they need, the models also increase in _power and processing capability.

This gradation of devices -has proven to -be effective and has paved the way for ABC Tech's _remarkable growth.

This year, the company hopes to-produce 100,000 t ablets and continue -to _build its reputation as the number-one choice for educational tools in the country.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

How the Samsung S-Inverter Air Conditioner Gives Your Businesses a Cool Boost

SAMSUNG S-Inverter

Air conditioners are essential amidst the tropical climate of the Philippines. This is especially true for businesses, which must create a comfortable atmosphere for their guests on top of the services they provide. Energy consumption, however, is still a main concern as expenses are steadily rising due to inflation.

Business owners can cultivate a relaxing ambiance while getting the best value for money with the Samsung S-Inverter. The air conditioner uses the latest and most cutting-edge technology to bring cooler air while using less energy, so entrepreneurs can make their business dreams come true while managing expenses.

Samsung’s innovative air conditioner cools a room 47% faster so customers can enjoy a refreshing breeze even during opening time. The S-Inverter disperses cool air farther and wider, covering an entire room quickly within minutes and ensuring that customers are always comfortable.

Despite its power, the air conditioner is energy-efficient with Samsung’s Digital Inverter Boost technology. This keeps the desired temperature with less fluctuation while reducing energy usage by up to 73%.

The S-Inverter is designed to last longer with Samsung’s proprietary technologies. Triple Protector Plus prevents damage from power surges and electrical currents, while DuraFin™ protects the unit from corrosion. The two work together to bring fewer repairs and replacements. Samsung’s 10-year warranty guarantees long-lasting performance for bigger savings.

Samsung is the best and most reliable option for businesses when it comes to premium, innovative, and modern air conditioners. Discover the newest Samsung S-Inverter and Custom Cool Solution of Samsung Air Solutions at any authorized dealer or on


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‘Kaya Mo Now’: Globe At Home launches GFiber Prepaid, PH’s First Affordable Fully Digital Home Prepaid Fiber WiFi Experience


In a world where connectivity has become a crucial life enabler, having access to a reliable internet connection is extremely important. Such a connection should seamlessly support various internet needs, be it for learning, earning or leisure. But with rising costs of basic necessities, many may think hindi kaya ang fast and reliable connectivity and that they’ll just have to make the best of what they’ve got.

Globe At Home is poised to change that, as it delivers a game-changing innovation that will make Filipinos believe na “Kaya Mo Now.”

In line with its mission to champion the country's digital transformation, Globe launched on Thursday, July 20, 2023, a new product that aims to empower more Filipinos and show them that they can go beyond their limits: GFiber Prepaid – an unlimited prepaid fiber WiFi for Filipino homes.

"Over the years, Filipinos have settled for regular internet services they can afford to meet their and their family's internet needs without realizing that they are limiting their potential. With Globe at Home's latest innovation na “Kaya Mo Now” - GFiber Prepaid - we can now tell them na kahit ano, kaya mo, kaya ng pamilya, kaya now," said Raymond Policarpio, Vice President of Globe At Home Brand Management.

At the GFiber Prepaid “Kaya Mo Now” launch at The Globe Tower in BGC, attendees were given the chance to witness and experience first-hand the power of fiber technology through a Fiber Lab Tour led by a group of experts, the Globe Home Squad. In the immersive session, attendees learned about how fiber optic technology works, experiencing its journey to the household.

Attendees were then brought inside an installation of a GFiber Prepaid-powered home where influencers showcased how this powerful yet affordable prepaid fiber connection can be used for their diskarte in life, among them online learning, live selling, and content creation.

Hosted by a madiskarteng Pinoy herself, Neri Miranda, the event also featured real-life experiences and stories of madiskarteng Pinoy like Imarie Yoshida, a former brand ambassador turned online seller, and Carmencita Bumanglag, a hustling sari-sari store owner. Both have a clear vision of how they want to progress in life, but were limited by poor internet connectivity. Through having access to GFiber Prepaid, they found new possibilities, empowered to keep driving towards achieving their goals.


GFiber Prepaid offers fiber-speed home internet with various affordable loading options that consumers can tailor according to their budget. To ensure that no Filipino family is left behind, Globe at Home offers No Lock Up, Unlimited Pay-Per-Use promos, and a ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ option in partnership with GCash via GCredit and GGives, making it easier for customers to secure their fiber connection.

Beyond expanding its product offerings to cater to more Filipinos, Globe At Home, through GFiber Prepaid, is reshaping the digital landscape as the Philippine’s first fully digital prepaid fiber experience from application to consumption, via the Globe One App. Customers can conveniently apply, schedule installation, track their order, and purchase their desired promos through the app.

Through GFiber Prepaid, Globe takes a step closer towards promoting digital inclusion and enablement, making the battlecry “Kaya Mo Now” come true for Filipinos.