Monday, April 30, 2018

Julie Anne San Jose, Barbie Forteza unveil latest Vivo V9 in Velvet Red

Multi-talented artist Julie Anne San Jose belts out high notes during the launch
of the Vivo V9 Velvet Red at SM North EDSA.
 Two of the country’s top stars, Julie Anne San Jose and Barbie Forteza, on Sunday, graced the launch of the newest color of the Vivo V9 smartphone, the Velvet Red, in SM North EDSA. 

Julie Anne led the 5 p.m. show while Barbie graced the 7 p.m. event. The two young artists donned their fiercest red ensemble for their respective segments.

Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne encouraged her fans to get the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red, which she described as a striking color fit for the passionate and the bold. 

“I believe most of my followers are full of energy… So, the Vivo V9 Velvet really fits them. [And] it’s a very reliable smartphone brand. It’s a good innovator,” she said.

Young actress Barbie Forteza charmed fans with her rendition of chart-topping “New Rules”
at the launch of the Vivo V9 Velvet Red.
Award-winning actress Barbie, meanwhile, said that the Vivo V9 Velvet Red is perfect for her because it is her favorite color. But she also highlighted the selfie capabilities of the Vivo V9, which has a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera.

“This phone is smarter than me! It has this artificial intelligence feature that can re-edit photos naturally,” she said. 

They gave away prizes, took selfies with their fans, and performed at the launch. 

Julie Anne sang her version of Parokya Ni Edgar’s “Your Song (My One And Only You),” while Barbie gamely covered Dua Lipa’s “New Rules.” 

Vivo V9 Velvet Red 

Vivo V9 was initially available in two colors, Pearl Black and Gold, when it was launched in the Philippines on March 22. 

In her speech at the SM North EDSA, Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Hazel Bascon explained that the Velvet Red also represents the youthful vibe of the global smartphone brand. 

“Red is for the bold, for the adventurous, for the youthful, for the fashion-forward, for the energetic. Our ardent users are mostly young, hip, and spirited and the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red is a fitting nod to them,” she said at the launch. 

Vivo V9 is now available in Velvet Red! 

The Vivo V9 in Velvet Red also got the same specs with the first two colors. It has a 24MP AI selfie camera, a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, and a 6.3-inch FullView™ Display. 

The Vivo V9 Velvet Red is retailed at Php17,990 at authorized shops nationwide.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

WWF-Philippines Opens Exhibit with Visual Art Ambassadors

Five top visual artists join World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines as art ambassadors to support its biodiversity conservation efforts. For their very first project, BenCab, Elmer Borlongan, Geraldine Javier, Mark O. Justiniani, and José Santos III created limited-edition sculptures, inspired by the organization’s iconic panda logo.  Done in collaboration with Tin-aw Art Management Inc. and Secret Fresh, the show is the initial project of “Art, Heart, Earth,” a WWF-Philippines campaign to work with the cultural sector.

Paint the Town RED with the Vivo V9 Velvet Red

Vivo, 5th largest global smartphone brand, has recently unveiled its newest flagship smartphone in the Philippines—the Vivo V9. The V9, with all its dynamic features, is the perfect smartphone for the young, the hip, and the energetic.  Because the V9 is especially designed for the stylish youth on-the-go, Vivo came up with a special V9 in velvet red color. Velvet red color, a hue representative of passion and adventure, perfects the outgoing and bold lifestyle of Vivo users. 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Will Vivo launch a new variant of V9 in PH?

The latest Vivo V9 is packed with specs that makes it a leader in the industry. It has a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera, a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, and a 6.3-inch 19:9 FullViewDisplay. These and more can be all yours for Php17,990. 

Friday, April 27, 2018

KathNiel thrills fans in their first Vivo V9 Mall Tour

Vivo, one of the top smartphone brands in the Philippines, recently welcomed to its roster of brand endorsers Ivan Dorschner, Edward Barber, and, Elisse Joson--the other  half of the McLisse love team - reuniting with her loveteam partner McCoy De Leon. They joined love Vivo Philippines power couple Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, lovingly known as KathNiel to their avid fans, who were launched as endorsers of the smartphone brand in September 2017. 

Why You Should Love Yourself More

When things get super busy and you care more about others than yourself, we often forget that self-love is also important. Just like how they say in the movies, "how can you love others when you can't begin with yourself?" This 2018, your mantra should be taking care of yourself - that if you look good, you’ll feel great.

Glad to have companies like Watsons reminding us to give ourselves a little more love with its recently launched online video, Check it out and learn a thing or two about self-love.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Acer Introduces “Avengers: Infinity War” Special Notebooks

Attention Marvel Fans! Acer has announced the launch of new Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” special notebooks. Done in collaboration with Marvel Studios, the Aspire 6 Captain America Edition (PHP 54,999.00 SRP), Nitro 5 Thanos Edition (PHP 69,999.00 SRP), and Swift 3 Iron Man Edition (PHP 69,999.00 SRP) will be available in April until supplies last. Prepare to be blow away with your Superhero's counterparts. 

Candidates of San Roque, North Samar Aims for Peaceful Elections

The Candidates for Punong Barangay of the San Roque Municipality pose for a photo with their Mayor. Standing, from right: PSI Jemaimah May T. Cardenas, MLGOO/DILG Jorge B. Durom, 1LT Gicky B. Galanido of 20IB Philippine Army, Atty. Mayor Don L. Abalon, Rolando C. Arellano Comelec Officer.

The Barangay and SK candidates of San Roque, Northern Samar for the coming May 14 elections signed a covenant promising a peaceful and orderly electoral process.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde Performs at the Vivo V9 Mall Tour

Love birds do make great harmony.

Singer KZ Tandingan earned new fans with her powerful performances during her stint on China’s high-rating TV show, Singer 2018. Although she did not make it to the finals, KZ made a mark with the Chinese audience, cementing her title as Asia’s Soul Supreme. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Korean Fusion at Oh My Korean Grill and Chimaek

Being able to travel to Korea twice is quite a privilege to me. I can vividly remember the sights, the sounds and its many different flavors. Back home, I have savored the taste of Korea with Oh My Korean Grill and Chimaek, located at the 139 Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City.

UniKitty! debuts on Philippine TV to brighten your day!

This April, it’s all smiles and good vibes as Cartoon Network is set to premiere its newest animated comedy show UniKitty! to give you more reasons to laugh and be positive!

UniKitty! is the story of Princess Unikitty, the cheerful and whimsical ruler of Unikingdom, whose mission is to spread happiness and positivity throughout the kingdom and prevent Master Frown from doing his bidding. Aiding her in her mission are her clueless but kind-hearted brother Prince Puppycorn, her bodyguard Hawkodile, her friend scientist and inventor Dr. Fox, and her trusted aide, Richard.

The Danish-American fantasy comedy is one of the newest shows on Cartoon Network, developed by Ed Skudder and Lynn Wang based on the character of the same name from the 2014 animated adventure film The LEGO® Movie by Warner Bros. Pictures. In the show, Unikitty is voiced by veteran voice actor Tara Strong, who is known for her work on The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 and Teen Titans, among others. 

Unikitty first appeared on The LEGO® Movie in 2014 as a Master Builder from Cloud Cuckoo Land. The character was considered one of the highlights of the film by fans and critics alike, leading to her getting her own line of mini-figures and playsets, and later, her very own show full of adventure, excitement and dance parties!

Get ready for a whirlwind combo of sparkles, monster punching and fun with Unikitty and her friends every Saturday! Tune in to the first episode of UniKitty! this coming April 28 at 10:15am, only on Cartoon Network.

Watch out for more UniKitty! and enjoy exclusive content featuring your favorite Cartoon Network characters by visiting or be in the loop on social media by connecting with the number 1 kids’ channel on and

Cartoon Network is available on SKYCable Channel 43, SKYCable HD Channel 178, Cignal Channel 35, Cignal HD Channel 110, Destiny Cable (Digital) Channel 43, Destiny Cable (Analog) Channel 51 and Cable Link Channel 26, Dream Satellite Channel 15. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Manila Bulletin, Huawei take centerstage at special photo exhibit

Manila Bulletin collaborated recently with Huawei to mount a one-of-a-kind photo exhibit that will feature the best works of Manila Bulletin’s array of photographers. Their works will also share the spotlight with some of the technology, media personalities chosen by Huawei itself.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Next Big Thing Features the Next Gen Excavators

Monark Equipment Corporation, the official dealer and importer of Caterpillar machines to the Philippines, launched its newest ground-breaking offerings; The Next Generation Cat Excavators 320 and 320GC last April 12 at Megatent Libis, Quezon City. 

Specifically, the 320 excavator boasts the industry’s highest level of standard factory-equipped technology to boost productivity, efficiency and safety. These excavators aim to help various industries in the Philippines who depend on heavy equipment, such as excavators, for their projects and daily production.

LG Helps You Live Happy by Staying Healthy

Your home is more than just four walls and a roof—it is a living space, a sanctuary for resting and restoring the mind, a place for peace with your loved ones. But sometimes modern life has other ideas, filling up our precious time with endless chores. In between making sure our rooms are dust-free, seeing to it that the fridge is well-stocked with fresh produce, and trying to cook healthy food for our families to consume, most of us don’t really get to enjoy home as a space for optimal rest and relaxation. 

Catch Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla at SM Mall of Asia for Vivo V9 Mall tour

Vivo is one of the top 5 International smartphone brands and they are bringing one of their local endorsers at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay this Saturday, April 21, 2018!

Celebrity royalties Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla—together famously known as Kathniel to their hundreds and thousands of fans—will be gracing the Vivo Mall Tour at the Mall of Asia to represent the top smartphone brand to fans, specifically the latest Vivo flagship phone—the V9.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Jollibee’s Toronto store brings a taste of home to Canada’s largest Filipino community

Whenever a Jollibee store opens here in the Philippines, I get a little giddy because it is the go-to fastfood chain for all of us. So imagine how awesome it was for Filipinos and locals alike in Canada’s east coast, because they had an exciting Easter treat as Jollibee opened its first store in the Greater Toronto Area in early April.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

My Top 10 Hello Kitty Shopee Wishlist

All my friends know how much I love Hello Kitty and pink stuff. I know, being 32 means I have to be more mature, but Hello Kitty sparks my inner kid. When my niece asked me "when did you start liking Hello Kitty?", I told her that it was just recently that I began to love her. But it was mostly my friends who influenced me into liking her and buy things with her face on.

And so when it comes to looking for items with Hello Kitty, I have SHOPEE to rely on because they have the lowest price guarantee and free delivery. Do you want to see my Hello Kitty wishlist? Let me tour you to my Shopee shopping cart:

Friday, April 13, 2018

Are You Excited to Find Out the Next Vivo Love Team Endorsers?

Top global smartphone brand Vivo is set to mount a Consumer Launch on April 14, 4:00 pm at the Market! Market! In Taguig City. The said consumer launch would set the stage for a big announcement, a revelation of the smartphone’s next local brand endorser.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless Finalists Slay the Runway with Zalora

The 36 finalists of the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless graced the runway during the Zalora Summer 2018 Fashion Show at the Glorietta Activity Center last Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

AI-powered Vivo V9 surpasses 18,000 pre-orders ahead of nationwide launch

The Vivo V9 gets over 18,000 pre-orders nationwide in less than two weeks

Vivo's newest flagship smartphone, the V9, was yet to be released in authorized stores nationwide, but it had already exceeded pre-order expectations. As of April 5, the Vivo V9 has received over 18,000 pre-orders. The pre-orders started on March 26 after it unveiled the V9 to the press in a summer-themed launch at the City of Dreams Manila on March 22. 

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Spring is in the Air with Bake Cheese Tart

One country that comes to mind when it comes to cherry blossoms and Spring time is Japan. It is a dream destination to most of us, and it definitely is in top of my list. Aside from my favorite sushi, ramen and steak they are famous for their delightful cheese tarts - and Hokkaido's first choice, BAKE Cheese Tart

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Starbucks Philippines Introduces its Mobile App

Good news to all Starbucks Philippines fans! Starting April 3, the Starbucks PH® App, a mobile app providing a fast and convenient payment method for customers at more than 300 stores across the market, is finally launched. The first coffee retailer to offer this innovation in the Philippines, the Starbucks® PH App integrates the popular Starbucks Card payment method and My Starbucks Rewards® on customers’ mobile devices. 

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Vivo V9 Leads the Future in Mobile Technology

The Vivo V9 delivers AI-powered photography and mobile experience with a 90% screen-to-body FullView™ Display
Global smartphone brand Vivo has made its mark in the mobile industry with its trailblazing innovations. For instance, it was the first to introduce smartphones with an incredible 24-megapixel front camera in the V7 and the V7+ as a response to the growing, influential presence of the selfie generation.  

Vivo continues leading the pack with the launch of its new flagship smartphone, the V9. 

Ginebra San Miguel Launches 2018 Limited Edition Jersey

The uniform makes the player – it is a known fact that in basketball, wearing the jersey exhibits more than just tools for recognition against the opposing team. From the colors to the sewn patches, the jersey serves as the representation of the team and all it stands for. This is the philosophy practiced by Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. And for the past four decades, the jerseys of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel have become the embodiment of the team – from its decorated history to its virtues.


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