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TOYCON PH: 2013 16th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair

Deck the halls with toys and hobbies! The season’s cheer comes your way once again with pure enjoyment brought you by TOYCON PH and their brand of creative show with games, hobbies, collectibles and pop-culture merchandise!

This coming holiday weekend, all roads lead to the 16th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair 2023 to be held on December 15 to 17 at the SM Megatrade Halls, 5th floor Building B, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Event Highlights include:
  • MINDStyle Trade Show and Toy Expo
  • Horie Mitsuko, Anime performer and singer Live Meet & Greet c/o TokuSpirits
  • Shonen Anime Voice-actors Meet & Greet c/o CaliCo Toys
  • Philippine Toy Group Association (PTGA) Celebrity Cosplayer Panels
  • CreatiVoices X Voice-dubbing Competition
  • GMA Kapuso Talents Guest appearance
  • Exclusive designer toys and Limited Edition releases
  • The Christmas Cosplay Competition
  • Live charity auctions by TOYFAIR Exhibitors
  • The Annual toy drive for our chosen children’s charities
  • Stage games and contest from our sponsors and merchants and 200 plus booths of toys, comics, anime and pop culture merchandise
  • Plus surprise guests and musical performances!
The 16th Christmas Toys and Collectibles Fair 2023 is presented to you by TOYCON PH in partnership with MINDStyle, CaliCo Toys, Arken Hobby Center, Paint It Fun, Gnarly, Bully Boy Collectibles, Aniporium, Devil Toys, Quiccs, Panasonic, Bostik, GMA Store and Legendary Beast Studios. In partnership with R Collectibles, 313 Figs and Toys, Big Boys Toy Store, Hubbyte, Aezer, Solid Toys, Total Dibs, Nodu Toys, Watta Toys Shop4Fun, Devant, Otaku Rush, Doogee, Victorinox, Fiber Fairy, Image World, Devant, Brandlite. With Event partners, Philippine Toy Groups Association, TokuSpirits and Anime Alliance Philippines.

Buy your tickets at the gate. For more information, check out our website and socials at, and ToyconPH on Facebook and @PHTOYCON on IG and Twitter.


Timothée Chalamet is proud to be a part of “Wonka.”
All the singing and dancing aside, Chalamet, who plays the beloved chocolatier in the film, is most proud of being part of “a joyous movie, that is about bringing a light into a world that is in desperate need of it,” he says.

When Chalamet read “Wonka,” he did feel “the classic thespian challenge—the singing, the dancing.” But when he thinks about the film’s reason for being, “it is to bring joy into the world,” he says. “It’s to encourage dreaming; to encourage the dreamers to continue dreaming; to encourage declaring yourself as you are, who you are, without question. It’s to declare that to share in kindness and enthusiasm is to paint a way forward, not only for yourself, but for those around you. It’s about community, and it’s about community surviving in spaces of erosion. It’s about light and love. I’m so proud to have been a part of that.”

Wonka, an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, tells the story of Willy Wonka’s younger days, when he was just starting out as a chocolate-maker hoping to share his chocolate with the world by setting up shop at the cathedral of candy known as the Galeries Gourmet—with nothing but a few sovereigns (coins) and a hat full of dreams. A prequel to the 2005 hit Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wonka, based on the beloved character created by best-selling children’s book author Roald Dahl, is written and directed by Paul King (Paddington films) and produced by David Heyman (the Harry Potter movies).
To make sure he does the iconic character of Willy Wonka justice, Chalamet worked hard in preparation for the role, especially for the singing and dancing bits. “I had a lot of singing and vocal training with our head of the music department, the British James Taylor, not the other James Taylor,” shares Chalamet. “Also, there was a lot of dance training with Chris Gattelli, a fellow New Yorker and a fantastic choreographer. Then, repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition. It was smart, because by the time the movie started, the physical stamina was there.
“And I have to say that this was the most physically challenging project I’ve ever been on. This was every scene. There’s the enthusiasm of the character coupled with the fact that there isn’t a scene that’s really static. That’s not only great for the story, but it was also a great lesson as an actor. I was grateful to have that run up because of the shape I was able to get into.”

Watch Chalamet talk about “Becoming Wonka” in this featurette:

It helped that he had a great co-star in Calah Lane, who plays Noodle, a smart, cynical, sardonic young orphan who befriends Willy. Chalamet was very much impressed with his younger co-star. “It’s a huge endeavor to be on a project when you’re this young. I was working as an actor at this age, but not on things this long—maybe a day or two here or there. She really has her head on her shoulders; she’s a fantastic actress,” says Chalamet.

Lucky for Lane, there were days on set when she wasn’t the only kid. And Chalamet treasured such days too because they brought about a very positive energy. “The days when we had a lot of kids around, it brought a sincerity, an earnestness and a joy to the set, especially when you’re wearing the burgundy coat and you see the way people are reacting… It was great.”

Get ready for your sweet holiday treat. Wonka opens in Philippine cinemas December 6, one week ahead of the U.S. A perfect Christmas indeed!

About “Wonka”
Based on the extraordinary character at the center of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. “Wonka” is an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

Directed by Paul King, with a screenplay he co-wrote with Simon Farnaby. Produced by David Heyman, Alexandra Derbyshire and Luke Kelly.

Starring alongside Chalamet are Calah Lane (“The Day Shall Come”), Emmy and Peabody Award winner Keegan-Michael Key (“The Prom,” “Schmigadoon”), Paterson Joseph (“Vigil,” “Noughts + Crosses”), Matt Lucas (“Paddington,” “Little Britain”), Mathew Baynton (“The Wrong Mans,” “Ghosts”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water,” the “Paddington” films, “Spencer”), Rowan Atkinson (the “Johnny English” and “Mr. Bean” films, “Love Actually”), Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”), with Oscar winner Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”). The film also stars Natasha Rothwell (“White Lotus,” “Insecure”), Rich Fulcher (“Marriage Story,” “Disenchantment”), Rakhee Thakrar (“Sex Education,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral”), Tom Davis (“Paddington 2,” “King Gary”) and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (“Paddington 2,” “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” “Mary Poppins Returns”).

In cinemas December 6, “Wonka” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Discovery company.

Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #WonkaMovie

Photo Credit: Jaap Buittendijk
Copyright Notice: © 2023 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nissan Philippines Offers Exciting Holiday Service Deals

Customers can avail of a free check-up, free fuel, and discount on parts this holiday season
As the busy Holiday season approaches, Nissan Philippines is making trip preparations more convenient with its Holiday.Hooray.Hot Deals Promotion.

For just a minimum spend of Php 10,000 on parts and services, customers of any Nissan model regardless of year may avail of a 15% discount on select consumable parts, including wipers, brakes pads, tires, and batteries. They will also receive a bonus fuel card worth P300.

Qualified customers can also enjoy a free 30-point vehicle check up, which includes inspection of the wipers, brakes, tires, air-conditioning, and more to ensure that their vehicles are ready for holiday travels.

The promo period is from November 15 to December 31, 2023.
Customers may save on time by availing of the promotion through the Nissan Assist App available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store or through the Online Service Booking at Alternatively, they may visit any participating dealer to book an appointment or contact the Nissan Customer Assistance Center (NCAC) at (+02) 8403-6593 or 0927 600 9557.

For more information on the Nissan Holiday.Hooray.Hot Deals (Ho!Ho!Ho!) Promotion, visit

Take everyday activities to the next level with the realme 11 Series

Score incredible deals on realme 11 Series during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale on Shopee!
Following the successful launch of the realme 11 that finally completes the lineup, each smartphone from the realme 11 Series allows users to perfectly enhance everyday moments. Packed with powerful and innovative features, users can maximize their productivity when it comes to creating content, gaming, or just about anything they put their mind into.

Here are some ways to level up usual activities with the realme 11 Series:

Content Creation
An ongoing trend in social media is creating fun dance trends on TikTok, and with the realme 11 Pro+ 5G, creating content can be done effortlessly and easily. For all those who want professional-level videos, the realme 11 Pro+ 5G is the recommended phone to use. Its 200MP SuperZoom, 32MP Selfie Camera, and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) can help users avoid unnecessary shakes when shooting videos.

Another growing trend on social media is creating accounts for pets on Instagram and showing off their unique personalities. Fur parents can enjoy documenting adorable moments of their pets using the realme 11 Pro+ 5G.

Playing games
For casual and avid gamers looking for high, consistent performance, the new realme 11 has the powerful MediaTek Helio G99 processor. Play everything from arcade games, RPGs, MMOs, and MOBA through this dedicated gaming processor boasting flagship-tier power efficiency with its 6nm architecture along with a powerful ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. All these features combined leave no room for any lags and dropped frames, ensuring top gaming performance every time. The realme 11 also comes at an affordable price, allowing all gamers to experience flagship specs without the extra expense.

Working on-the-go
With hybrid setups becoming a mainstay for most people, a reliable device is needed for multitasking and efficiently finishing tasks in any situation or environment. May it be in transit or while working outside from the office, the realme 11 Pro 5G is the perfect phone for the digital nomad. It includes massive memory, providing 16GB Total RAM with up to 8GB Dynamic RAM Expansion that is capable of handling large files and documents. To complement this, a 67W SUPERVOOC charging system allows ultra-fast charging needed for those back-to-back calls and presentations.

Going Out on Trips with Friends
Capturing moments while going out on trips with friends is essential. With the realme 11 Pro+ 5G and its 200MP OIS Camera plus 100W SUPERVOOC charging system, explore places like La Union and Siargao with full confidence knowing that every single moment can be recorded with ease. Take detailed photos even from a distance with the realme 11 Pro+ 5G, thanks to its 4x In-Sensor Zoom which allows for closer shots without sacrificing quality.

Experience an elevated digital life with the realme 11 Series without breaking the bank
Catch the realme Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale on Shopee happening on November 24-29, and score the realme 11 Series at a discounted price.



Discounted Checkout Price

realme 11 (8GB+256GB)

PHP 13,999

PHP 10,799

realme 11 Pro 5G (8GB+256GB)

PHP 19,999

PHP 16,299

realme 11 Pro+ 5G (12GB+512GB)

PHP 24,999

PHP 21,299

For those who are eyeing other smartphones aside from the realme 11 Series, the realme C33 (4GB+64GB) and realme 9 Pro 5G (8GB+128GB) along with other select realme devices will also be available at a discounted price during the sale campaign duration.

Stay updated on the latest updates and news about realme. Follow the realme PH Facebook page at or visit the official realme website at

Make your Holidays Merrier and Brighter with TCL’s P735 4K UHD TV Christmas Promo!

If there’s one thing about the upcoming holidays, the gift-giving season is always significantly remembered. Light up your festivities and experience a Brighter Screen Christmas as TCL, your trusted home entertainment companion and a leading brand in consumer electronics and TV manufacturing, officially makes the season brighter as they kick off the best holiday deals of the year with their latest offering.

Experience a stunning visual display and level up your TV viewing with the TCL P735 known for its extraordinary features. Dig this, TCL is giving the most remarkable price-drop and it's made more exciting!

Yes, you heard it right! Starting from its original PHP33,495 to an incredible PHP 21,995 for the TCL P735 55” 4K UHD TV!

Want a bigger-than-life TV viewing experience? Then the TCL P735 is an awesome match for you with its cutting-edge features namely the 4K HDR, WCG (Wide Color Gamut), Dolby Vision/Atmos, Google Duo, HDMI 2.1, Far Field Voice, and Edgeless Design. It also has a MEMC 60hz algorithm that reduces motion display blurs, deducts image tearing, and guarantees a silky smooth scene.

TCL’s Brighter Screen Christmas Promo runs from November 15, 2023 until December 31, 2023, at all TCL authorized dealers nationwide. Promo varies with different dealers and retail outlets.

For more updates about the TCL Big Screen Promo, visit TCL’s official Facebook page or visit the TCL website at

Celebrate the holidays with Infinix X-Mas Festival’s special discounts, promos

Shop up to 40% off on Infinix phones, celebrate the brand’s milestones, and more during the Infinix X-Mas Festival.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and leading tech brand Infinix is about to bring more holiday magic with the Infinix X-Mas Festival until December 31. This holiday promo is the brand’s way of giving back to Infinix fans, or XFans, for making it one of the top smartphone brands in the Philippine market.

Infinix has had an electrifying 2023 with the release of new innovations, such as the Infinix ZERO 30 Series and the Infinix NOTE 30 Series. According to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) report, Infinix dominated the top 5 smartphone companies in the Philippines chart with 38.3% in market share for the second quarter of 2023. Infinix also sold the most units on TikTok Shop during 9.9 and 10.10, and Shopee during 11.11.

To celebrate this significant milestone, the smartphone brand wanted to give back to its loyal XFans with the Infinix X-Mas Festival. Infinix is offering exciting discounts, promos, and other surprises for loyal XFans looking for the best gadget deals for the holidays. They have until December 31 to avail these deals and join the exciting raffle draws.

Big discounts and prizes
XFans can avail up to 40% off on Infinix phones on e-commerce platforms, and have the chance to take home exciting freebies with every purchase. Plus, those who purchased an Infinix phone from any Infinix store or online store will be eligible for the X-Mas Lucky Draw. All they need is to scan the store’s QR code to submit their names for the raffle.

The 61 lucky winners will be announced on January 5, 2024, 2pm on Infinix’s TikTok livestream. They’ll have the chance take home the following prizes:
● 50 winners: Ultra Smartwatch
● 5 winners: Infinix ZERO Ultra
● 3 winners: Inbook X2 Plus i3
● 3 winners: Infinix TV 55"

Holiday celebrations
The Infinix X-Mas Festival surprises don’t stop there. Infinix will host an X-Mas Holiday SparX event at Market! Market! from December 10 to 12, 2023 to celebrate the brand’s stellar year. XFans will be able to participate in fun booth activities and win freebies, and even interact with popular Filipino gamers.

There will also be an X-Mas With Fans event exclusive for XClub community members in the Philippines. Infinix’s community is open to welcome new XFans who want to join in the fun this holiday season.

Infinix will be revealing these holiday deals and promotions on its social media and e-commerce stores until the end of the year. Don’t miss out on the exciting holiday discounts and surprises during the Infinix Xmas Festival. Start shopping via Infinix’s online stores on Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop.

For more updates and information, follow Infinix on Facebook page and Facebook Community page, and TikTok.

Decathlon Philippines Celebrates Sports Inclusivity with the Launch of Free To Play: A Sports Festival For All On November 25

Driven by its commitment in making sports accessible for everyone, global sports brand Decathlon Philippines will launch its nationwide sporting event, Free To Play: A Sports Festival For All, on November 25. This one-day event is set to bring expert-led classes in various sports disciplines for free, encouraging everyone to try new sports and start their sporting journeys.

From the success of last year’s edition in Decathlon Masinag in partnership with the French Embassy to the Philippines, Decathlon looks to broaden the playing field for this year.

“Free To Play is our way of reaching out and bringing everyone together through sport,” Hans Iff, President of Decathlon Philippines, shares. “We started Decathlon Philippines with a mission to sustainably make sports accessible to all, and now with passionate teammates, supportive local government units (LGUs) and social impact partners, we offer a playground without boundaries and limitations, where everyone can freely celebrate the wonders of sport with us.”

With the support of LGUs, the program is set to be rolled out simultaneously across four Decathlon stores: Decathlon Alabang (Festival Mall Parking), Decathlon Pasig (Frontera Drive, Tiendesitas), Decathlon Masinag playground and parking area along Marcos Highway, Rizal, and Decathlon Clark (SM City Clark Skyline) at 9:00 AM.

The brand has also partnered with multiple sports organizers to facilitate a wide array of different classes – from static to dynamic, from racket sports to mobility sports, from children to adults, everyone has a place in the Free for All Program.

Climbing aficionados and gymnastics enthusiasts can join classes in the Alabang store, which will be organized by Power Up Gym and Youth Affairs And Sports Development Office. The Angeles City Sports Office, on the other hand, will be at the helm to facilitate free Arnis classes in the Clark store, while Special Olympics Pilipinas will facilitate the trainings in Pasig, Masinag, and Alabang, to open up the playing field for people with intellectual disabilities to discover and celebrate sport. Interested participants are invited to book their slots by signing up on this website:

Check out the Decathlon website at to get the latest event information and to sign up for the sports events.

Unleash Your Personality and Style this Holiday Season with HONOR 90 5G!

For your every mood and style, there’s definitely an HONOR 90 5G for you! Get it and other HONOR gadgets at a discounted price this Black Friday Sale!
The incredible HONOR 90 5G extends its versatility with the introduction of new limited-edition Peacock Blue color. Now available in four colors, HONOR 90 5G reflects the consumer’s personality and needs – suitable for every style of the tech-savvy generation. Great news for HONOR Fans, the leading smart devices provider will also have exclusive deals this Black Friday Sale from November 24 to 26, 2023!

“HONOR 90 5G has launched its limited-edition Peacock Blue, in addition to its current 3 stylish colors designed to cater to and match the preferences and personalities of each user. HONOR 90 5G is favored for its features and advanced technology, but it is also competitive in the aesthetic standards of the technology market,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.
Peacock Blue for those who are not afraid of Color
Peacock Blue is the perfect color for avant-garde enthusiasts. It is unique and sleek, making it a great option for those who channel an energy that stands out among the crowd. HONOR 90 5G Peacock Blue is a limited-edition with a FREE HONOR Gift Box worth Php 2,499 until supplies last.

Midnight Black for the Always-on-the-Go
For the athletic and on-the-go avid users, the longer battery life of HONOR 90 5G can match their energy for up to 2 days, styled with the sleek Midnight Black finish – a classic color for enthusiasts of minimalist taste.

Diamond Silver for the Chic and Classy
Diamond Silver, on the other hand, is a great choice for consumers looking for phones that can match their chic and sophisticated style, with HONOR 90 5G’s triple camera system featuring a 200MP Main Camera with a 1/1.4-inch sensor, a 12 MP ultra-wide and macro camera with a 112° field of view, and a 2MP Depth Camera.

Emerald Green for the Preppy and Earth-tone lovers
There’s also a color for the preppy and earth-tone lovers, the HONOR 90 5G in Emerald Green. As much as green is refreshing to the eyes, HONOR 90 5G is also TÜV Rheinland Certified, passing the low-blue light, flicker-free, refresh rate, color gamut, color accuracy, and ambient light management smart device industry standards.

HONOR Gadgets on Sale this Black Friday!
Consumers can get a whopping Php 9,000 discount on HONOR 70 that comes with a FREE Gift Box worth Php 2,499. While HONOR X6 gets a slash of Php 3,000 – from its original price of Php 6,990 down to just Php 3,990! Moreover, HONOR X9a 5G will be priced at Php 16,340 from Php 16,990 this Black Friday Sale and HONOR Pad X9 will also a great steal at Php 11,590 with a free Magic Keyboard worth Php 2,499.
Lastly, the crowd-favorite HONOR 90 5G will be available for only Php 23,990 from its original price of Php 24,990 with a FREE HONOR Gift Box worth Php 2,499.

Don’t miss out on these exciting deals this Black Friday Sale from November 24 to 26, 2023, available on Shopee (, Lazada (, TikTok Shop (, and HONOR stores nationwide.

For more announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok: ( To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to

Philippine Contenders geared up for triumph at the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals

Made in Philippines as one of the representatives for the upcoming Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals

Made in Philippines (MIPH) and Oasis Gaming emerged victorious in Dota 2 and VALORANT, respectively, in the Predator League 2024 Philippine Finals held in SM North EDSA Cyberzone on November 11 and 12. The victories gave the two teams each a Predator Shield and the honor of representing the Philippines at the upcoming Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals in January 2024.

For the Dota 2 grand final, Made in Philippines faced Smurfers, which beat the Wong "ChuaN" Hock Chuan and Ryan "Raging Potato" Qui-led Neon Esports with a 2-1 reverse sweep. Meanwhile, MIPH had a masterful 2-0 sweep of InterActive Philippines.

In the final, Made in Philippines also swept Smurfers, 2-0 to clinch the title and the Php250,000 cash pot. The runner-up received Php100,000. Neon Esports and InterActive Philippines each received Php55,000.
In the VALORANT championship, Oasis Gaming overcame a 1-0 deficit to get past NAOS Esports, 2-1, in the semifinals. Meanwhile, ZOL Esports overpowered Valhalla in a three-game slugfest to face Oasis in the final. The Oasis team breezed past ZOL Esports, 2-0, to win the championship.

Oasis Gaming received Php250,000 in cash, while ZOL was awarded Php100,000. NAOS Esports and Valhalla each received Php55,000.

For the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on January 13 -14, 2024, Made in Philippines is expected to face intense competition from other powerhouse Dota 2 teams in the region, including Blacklist International, Execration, and defending Asia Pacific Predator League champions Polaris Esports. Meanwhile, Oasis Gaming and ZOL Esports will also face the Filipino-led Team Secret, one of the most revered teams in the VCT Pacific League.

The stage is all set for the Philippine representatives of the upcoming Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals, where 26 teams from across the Asia Pacific region will battle it out for the honor and prestige of being named the next APAC Predator League champions.

The Acer Team (L-R) Paul Toledo, Visual Merchandising Associate;  Rochelle Garcia, Marketing Specialist; April Santillan, Senior Graphic Artist; Princess Laosantos, Senior Marketing Manager; Mia Anillo, Senior Marketing Lead;  and Jafeth Pancho, Marketing Assistant.

For more information and updates about Predator League, visit www.facebookcom/PredatorGamingPhilippines or the official website

Filipinos can now use GCash around the world

Top Ph e-wallet bares plans for international, B2B expansion at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2023
SINGAPORE – The Philippines’ top finance super app GCash debuts its stronger international services at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2023.

In a panel discussion of the annual gathering, GCash president and CEO Martha Sazon unveiled a new feature in the app where users can view real-time foreign exchange rates in select countries such as Singapore, Japan, and the USA.

“Through GCash services, Filipino travelers as well as those who live and work overseas can enjoy the same benefits as those who own credit cards and bank accounts. They can use the app to pay in stores and establishments that accept Alipay+ or accept card transactions,” Sazon noted.
GCash has been growing its reach beyond Philippine shores through its partner, global payments giant Alipay+, by allowing travelers to use the e-wallet for cashless transactions in 17 countries such as Singapore, Japan, and the USA. It has enabled users overseas to sign up for GCash using international mobile numbers in six countries such as the USA, Italy, and Japan.

Through its partnership with Visa, GCash users can make cashless transactions with over 80 million merchants across 200 countries. Customers can order the new GCash Card via the app. Aside from that, they can pay with GCash in establishments that accept Alipay+ by either scanning their QR codes or generating a code.

GCash is a leader in e-wallet and digital financial services for Filipino consumers. On top of its international expansion, the fintech company has begun beefing up its services for enterprise customers.

“I think to really transform the nation we start playing in the B2B space. We can’t just be one of the players, we need to really address the pain points and the friction that’s in the B2B space to make it a more meaningful play for us,” Sazon explained.
Aside from providing digital financial tools for enterprise clients, GCash also offers partner marketing solutions to businesses, both big and small, leveraging the app’s massive reach. Meanwhile, it is giving more focus on how it can help in the digital transformation of nano, micro, small, and medium enterprises (NMSME) with a suite of innovative business solutions.

Sazon was featured in a panel discussion about “Building Unicorns: An ASEAN Success Story” at the Insights stage of SFF 2023. She was joined by Ernest Cu, the chairman of GCash holding company Mynt, and the President and CEO of one of the Philippines’ biggest telecom companies, Globe Group. The panel was moderated by Ryan Huang, Assistant Finance Editor and Senior Producer and Presenter at Singapore’s MONEY FM 89.3.

GCash is the Philippines’ only double unicorn or duacorn with a valuation of over $2 billion. It has evolved beyond its core money transfer business – offering other financial services such as fair lending, investment, insurance, cryptocurrencies, and other lifestyle services.

realme offers unbeatable pre-Holiday deals for Shopee Grand Launch

Get a head start on the shopping rush with limited time deals for the newly launched realme 11 and other realme devices from November 17-23
The holiday season brings so much excitement to everyone as it is a time to give back and look for gifts to give to family and friends. However, looking for quality gifts at discounted prices can be a challenge for shoppers. Luckily, realme Philippines is offering limited time deals at the upcoming Shopee Grand Launch to help with the ease of early holiday shopping. Through its new lineup of products, there are many options to choose for gifts to get from November 17-23:

realme C51
Looking to give someone their first smartphone? The all-rounder, entry-level realme C51 makes the top choice as it is packed with many value-for-money features, including a long-lasting battery at 5000mAh with a capacity to sustain 33W SUPERVOOC charging capabilities. It also comes with a 7.99mm Ultra Slim Design with rounded edges at the corners for easy grip. This smartphone comes in Mint Green and Carbon Black colors. Fans can enjoy up to PHP 1,700 OFF during the sale for realme C51 both in the 3GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB storage variants.

realme 11
realme’s newest release in its Number Series, the realme 11, provides pro and casual gamers alike with a new device to elevate their gaming experience. With its powerful MediaTek Helio G99 processor and 90Hz refresh rate, this easily becomes the ideal choice for those looking for a powerful yet affordable smartphone. Not just limited to performance, the realme 11 also features a 67W SUPERVOOC charging system that allows for fast charging, making more time for their next gaming session. The all-new realme 11 is available in Glory Gold and Dark Glory. During the sale, shoppers can save up to PHP 3,200 OFF!

realme Pad 2
For those who are into creatives and design, give them a tablet that brings their ideas to life. With the realme Pad 2, artists can work on a 11.5” 2K Resolution (1200x2000 Pixels) IPS Display with a 120Hz Refresh Rate which is perfect for creators, especially those who are on the go. This newest AIoT release from realme is also a dream companion for digital nomads as it boasts a standby time of up to 59 days. That’s equivalent to 17 hours of video playback, 190 hours of music streaming, or 24 hours of reading! This is all thanks to a 8360mAh battery that’s 17.7% larger than its predecessor.

Designed to inspire, the realme Pad 2 comes in Inspiration Green and Imagination Grey colors and two storage variants to choose from: LTE (6GB+128GB) and LTE (8GB+256GB), where both will retail at PHP 3,200 OFF during the sale period.

realme Buds T300
For those with an active lifestyle or looking to end the year with various fitness goals, the realme Buds T300 is the ultimate workout partner. These buds are designed to deliver a high quality audio experience while working out with its 12.4mm Dynamic Bass Driver, 30dB Active Noise Cancellation, and 40-hour playback time. Fans can also choose from Stylish Black and Youth White colorways. The realme Buds T300 can be scored at up to PHP 410 OFF at the Shopee Grand Launch.

Beat the holiday shopping rush and maximize Shopee Grand Launch offers!
Early holiday shoppers can check out the realme Official Store on Shopee from November 17-23 and avail of the following deals for a limited time only. On top of this, fans can also enjoy flexible payment terms because every purchase during the realme Shopee Grand Launch is valid for SPayLater. Qualified shoppers for this payment method will have the option to follow their preferred Shopee installment plan. Make sure to redeem the Bigating Vouchers upon check out to make the most out of the Shopee Grand Launch offers.

Item SRP Shopee Grand Launch Discounted Price
realme C51 (3GB+64GB) PHP 4,999 PHP 3,299
realme C51 (4GB+128GB) PHP 6,499 PHP 4,799
realme 11 (8GB+256GB) PHP 13,999 PHP 10,799
realme Pad 2 LTE (6GB+128GB) PHP 13,999 PHP 10,799
realme Pad 2 LTE (8GB+256GB) PHP 17,999 PHP 14,799
realme Buds T300 PHP 1,599 PHP 1,189

Keep posted on realme’s latest updates, head over to the realme PH Facebook page at or visit the official realme website at

Jollibee’s nationwide Joyful Christmas Stores light up the holiday season

Jollibee Davao
Filipinos have always eagerly anticipated Christmas and most consider this as their favorite time of the year. In fact, the Philippines is known as the country with the longest celebration of Christmas!

To further make the holiday season more joyful, Jollibee launched its Christmas campaign last October. With the theme of “Make it Christmas with Jollibee Joy” – it highlights how everyday moments can be occasions to celebrate the joy of the season.

“We want to make sure our customers feel the warmth and joy of the season, be it through our delicious food or their delightful experiences whenever they go to a Jollibee store. We want to remind everyone that even the simplest of joys can make this Christmas extra meaningful and wonderful if it is shared with loved ones”, says Dorothy Dee-Ching, VP - Marketing of Jollibee.
Jollibee BGC
Brightening the Holiday season across the country
One other proof of Pinoys love for the holidays is their penchant for bright Christmas lights and colorful decorations, all of which adds to the happy and festive atmosphere. As part of its Christmas campaign, Jollibee is making sure that its customers can have this delightful experience in their stores.

Jollibee opened their nationwide Joyful Christmas Stores last November 9 with simultaneous events in Manila at Jollibee BGC Triangle Drive, in Davao at Jollibee Quimpo, and in Cebu at Jollibee General Maxilom. Jollibee officials, media and other esteemed guests gathered to launch it in a unique way –through a ceremonial lighting of the stores with a giant socket and plug. This officially commenced the lighting of 10 flagship Jollibee stores across the country, with another 100 stores with their own merry light displays.
Jollibee BGC
Sharing Joy and Happiness this Christmas
For Luzon and Visayas stores, the brand partnered with another world-class brand known for spreading happiness – Coca Cola Philippines. “We are glad to partner with a brand like Jollibee that shares our values and principles. We are both dedicated to offering delightful food and beverages to all, with the same commitment to making the world better and brighter. We invite you to explore Jollibee’s festive stores, perfect for celebrating the Filipino spirit this Christmas season”, said Tony del Rosario, Coca‑Cola Philippines President.
Jollibee BGC
The Jollibee BGC branch went all out with joyful carolers, lively light dance performances, and the ever-adorable mascots to create an unforgettable holiday celebration. Jollibee celebrity endorsers Anne Curtis, Maja Salvador, and Gary Valenciano also joined the festivities and enjoyed the bright lights and colorful displays of the store.

“We launched our Joyful Christmas Stores nationwide so that customers can feel and experience the joy and spirit of the season with their families and friends. We would like to invite everyone to visit our stores to create more lasting memories and make this Christmas the best one yet with Jollibee Joy,” added Ching.
Jollibee BGC

You can drop by any of these branches to experience the magic of a Jollibee Christmas:
· Mega Manila: BGC Triangle Drive; Madrigal; North Fairview; Baras, Rizal; Katipunan; 9th Avenue
· North Luzon: Binalonan, Pangasinan
· South Luzon: Tagaytay Rotonda
· Visayas: General Maxilom DT Cebu
· Mindanao: Davao Quimpo DT

Jollibee Cebu
If you’re not in the vicinity of these flagship stores, don’t worry! All Jollibee branches are also adorned with festive Christmas displays, ensuring that everyone can experience Jollibee Joy this holiday season. You can also visit the Jollibee Facebook page for more details.

For all the latest updates, like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

realme 11 officially arrives in PH, starting at PHP 13,999

Charge Beyond Limits and enjoy up to PHP 2,000 OFF until November 17 only

realme is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated local launch of the realme 11. This innovative smartphone is set to elevate mobile photography experiences with its impressive 108MP ProLight Camera, alongside a host of other exceptional features, including the 67W SUPERVOOC Charge and a powerful MediaTek Helio G99 processor.

Make every moment extraordinary using realme 11’s remarkable 108MP ProLight Camera. This high-resolution camera brings new dimensions to photography, allowing users to capture stunning details, vibrant colors, and superb clarity in every shot. Whether it's a breathtaking landscape, a precious family moment, a night out with friends, or even mundane or little moments in your daily life, the realme 11 ensures that you never miss a beat.

Complementing the realme 11 camera is a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, ensuring swift and efficient performance for a seamless user experience. From gaming to multitasking, the realme 11 stands out as a true powerhouse in its class, offering a smooth and responsive experience for every user.

The realme 11 officially retails for only PHP 13,999 SRP and comes in the Glory Gold and Dark Glory colorways.
Alongside the newest addition to the realme Number Series, the brand proudly introduces the realme Buds T300 that features a 12.4mm Dynamic Bass Driver for an unparalleled audio experience. This pair of high-quality wireless earbuds is designed for music enthusiasts and individuals on the go as it provides a rich and immersive audio experience with its crystal-clear sound. With the inclusion of its 30dB Active Noise Cancellation, these earbuds also ensure peaceful listening, even in the noisiest environments. On top of this, the realme Buds T300 offers an impressive 40-hour playback time to keep the music going all day long, while its touch controls and seamless connectivity make them the perfect companion to the realme 11 for a complete and uninterrupted multimedia experience.

The realme Buds T300 retails for only PHP 1,599 and comes in Stylish Black and Youth White colors. Visit the realme E-Store, Shopee and Lazada flagship stores, TikTok Shop, and offline stores nationwide.

First selling offers
The Squad is in for a treat because realme is offering an early bird discount for the all-new realme 11. Fans can score up to PHP 2,000 OFF when they purchase exclusively during the first-selling on realme’s E-store and official stores in Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok.

Make sure to block off your calendars, add to cart, and get ready to checkout before the promos end:
● realme E-Store: November 9, starting at 8PM, until November 17
● realme official Lazada: November 11, starting at 12MN, until November 13
● realme official Shopee: November 11, starting at 12MN, until November 17
● realme TikTok Shop: November 9, starting at 8PM, until November 17

As for those who prefer to check out the smartphone in person by visiting select realme offline stores nationwide, every purchase of the realme 11 from November 10-19 comes with a FREE TechLife 4.5L See-Through Air Fryer worth PHP 2,799. Join in the fun and play the Mystery Box in select participating realme offline stores from November 10-12 to get a chance to win any of the following:
● TechLife 800W Power Blender worth PHP 2,599
● TechLife 2-in-1 Humidifier worth PHP 1,599
● TechLife Electric Kettle worth PHP 1,299

Stay tuned for more updates and follow the realme PH Facebook page at or visit the official realme website at

UNIQLO kicks off the holiday season with exciting 11.11 sale

Find joy in the everyday with amazing discounts and promos ahead of the holidays

Global apparel retailer UNIQLO gets everyone into a holiday shopping mood with its exciting 11.11 sale, featuring amazing discounts and promos, exclusive freebies, and more. #TreatYourself to #UNIQLOLifeWear shopping and make the most out of these best deals to secure your gifts for yourself and your loved ones ahead of the holiday rush.

11.11 sale’s diverse list of discounted items for your best holiday outfits
UNIQLO’s special 11.11 sale gives you the chance to finally purchase your favorite items at the best prices. Whether you’re planning to spend the holidays abroad or your favorite local spots, these UNIQLO LifeWear pieces are sure to complete your style, while ensuring maximum comfort.

Take advantage of great deals on some of the brand’s signature lines such as the AIRism and HEATTECH products, perfect for putting together your holiday outfits for all those upcoming gatherings.

Sale Overview
Sale date: November 10 to 16, 2023

Available in all UNIQLO stores nationwide, on and on the UNIQLO App

Product Images
AIRism Seamless Type Boat Neck Long T-Shirt (down from PHP 790 to PHP 590)

AIRism Soft UV Protection Pocket Leggings (down from PHP 1,490 to PHP 990)

Drawstring Bag (small) (down from PHP 990 to PHP 790)

HEATTECH Leggings (down from PHP 790 to PHP 590)

HEATTECH Ultra Light Turtleneck Long Sleeve T-Shirt (down from PHP 790 to PHP 590)

Ultra Stretch DRY-EX Shorts (down from PHP 990 to PHP 790)

HEATTECH Crew Neck Long Sleeve T-Shirt (down from PHP 790 to PHP 590)

HEATTECH Tights (down from PHP 790 to PHP 590)

11.11 Click & Collect exclusive treat for you
To further get you in jolly spirits, UNIQLO rewards you for your early holiday shopping. Enjoy a limited-edition UNIQLO Multicase Pouch for every Click & Collect order worth P3,500! It’s the perfect modern accessory that secures your personal stuff and takes your style to the next level.

Learn more about Click & Collect at
. Download the UNIQLO App now and make sure to turn on your notifications to stay updated for 11.11 deals. Visit for more details.

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