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#TeamGalaxy raves about the AI features of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Series

Samsung unveiled the first of its kind, revolutionary Galaxy AI devices - and content creators can’t stop talking about it! From AI features that make notetaking easy to editing tools that make it effortless to get that perfect shot, get to know why #TeamGalaxy loves the new Galaxy S24 Series.
Janine Gutierrez: Intuitive AI-enhanced camera features anytime and anywhere
For actress and content creator Janine Gutierrez, the Circle to Search with Google feature of the Galaxy S24 Series caught her eye. “It’s very useful for traveling and shopping and things like that. Super ganda I was able to test it out and when we went to Unpacked in California, I can't imagine life without it anymore. It solves so many problems, like when you want to learn more about certain things - before, you have to manually search for it, and it's a hit and miss,” she shared.

The Galaxy S24 Series devices host a smart AI enhanced camera. With this comes the intuitive Circle to Search with Google feature where users can encircle objects from photos in their gallery and the device will automatically show information about the object. Search results will include suggestions on the nature of the item, its brand, where to buy it, and more.
Catriona Gray: A powerful device for a multi-hyphenate Queen
Being a multi-hyphenate productive queen, Catriona Gray lives an on-the-go lifestyle wearing multiple crowns. Some of her favorite things about the Galaxy S24 Ultra are the new AI-enhanced features on the Samsung notes app and the new sleek S-pen.

Catriona can easily create idea boards, inspiration pegs, and even jot down a quick note. “I take down notes for everything- it helps me process information and keep it to refer to later. I love the integration of an S-Pen, it allows the accessibility of when you want to write down [notes], it gives an old school feel, like if you're not a typer, you're a writer, which I am,” she shared.

The Galaxy S24 Ultra is now her new productivity tool but she believes it makes a great fit for everyone, “There are so many different functions, no matter who you are, if your goal is productivity, gaming, communication, content creation, video editing, the S24 Series are all well-rounded devices, fit for any type of lifestyle.”
Bianca Gonzalez: Superior AI capabilities and support for writers
Television host and writer Bianca Gonzalez has a passion for writing and content creation, which are often fueled by a good conversation. She praised the built-in live transcription feature within the Galaxy S24 Series’ voice recording application, along with its AI summarizing feature, which made the perfect tandem to increase her productivity to the maximum level.

“As writers, if you have a 20-minute interview you would transcribe it in an hour, it’s such a time sucker!” Bianca shared. “When I found this feature in the phone, within your voice recorder app, I was like ‘what? Where has this been all my life?’ And it goes hand in hand with the AI summarizing feature. Summarizing long articles into bullet points is very helpful when it comes to research for a piece you're gonna write.”
Jaz Reyes: A Revolutionary phone
For Jaz Reyes, as a digital creator, filmmaker and host, the Galaxy S24 is a revolutionary device that sets a high standard for mobile devices. Jaz likened her experience with the Galaxy S24 Series to the first time she experienced having her own phone.

Her fast-paced life always has her pursuing her passions actively and the Galaxy S24 Series is a perfect match because, as she put it, “The apps I use on the laptop to edit my photos, it's all there on my phone already built in and I don't have to download any other app, and that's amazing on its own,” she shared.

With the newest innovations brought by the Samsung Galaxy S24 Series, from Circle to Search with Google, Live Translate, Transcript Assist, Notes Assist in Samsung Notes, Generative Edit and more, no matter what you are pursuing - your creativity, productivity, travel, leisure or just living the best life every day, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Series is here for you! Check out the perfect Galaxy device for you through samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores, Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com and MemoXpress Online.

Learn more about Galaxy S24 and S24+ at https://www.samsung.com/ph/smartphones/galaxy-s24/ and to find out more about the Galaxy S24 Ultra, visit: https://www.samsung.com/ph/smartphones/galaxy-s24-ultra/.

Pre-order HONOR Magic V2 now for Php 79,999 and Get up to Php 28,000 worth of freebies!

Are you ready to get your hands on the world’s thinnest foldable phone HONOR Magic V2?
HONOR Philippines PR Manager Pao Oga, Home Credit Head of Partner Marketing Anvey Factora, HONOR Philippines Brand Manager Joepy Libo-on, GTM Manager Steven Yan, Country Manager Sean Yuan, Vice President Stephen Cheng, National Training Head Jaynard Lamarca, and PR Supervisor Denis Santos
After the successful launch of the world’s thinnest foldable phone HONOR Magic V2 in the Philippines, more and more has locked in their pre-orders because of the whopping freebies worth Php 28,000 consisting of the HONOR Watch GS 3 and Harman Kardon Aura Studio 4 HIFI Speaker! Get it until March 1, 2024 at any HONOR Experience and Partner Stores or online via Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop!

“Being the leading global provider of smart devices, we, at HONOR, really take pride in this revolutionary product. HONOR Magic V2 is the world’s thinnest foldable phone to date redefining all benchmarks in this category. And how can you resist the pre-order freebies? If I were you, I’ll get it as soon as I can,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

During the much-anticipated launch of the HONOR Magic V2, a customized tasting menu was prepared for all the guests correlated to each hero spec of HONOR’s newest smartphone. The cherry on top, without a doubt, is the surprise performance of Kyla. The Queen of R&B belted some of her hit songs On the Wings of Love, If the Feeling is Gone, and Hanggang Ngayon.
The HONOR X8b with Massive Storage and revolutionary Magic Capsule was also introduced for only Php 12,999! This impressive budget phone is now available at any HONOR Experience and Partner Stores or shop online via Shopee (https://bit.ly/Shop_X8b_PR), Lazada (https://bit.ly/Laz_X8b_PR) and TikTok Shop (https://bit.ly/TikTok_X8b_PR)!
Queen of R&B Kyla performed at the HONOR Magic V2 Launch
The Thinnest of them All
For the first time, HONOR has utilized titanium alloy in the hinge cover, an aerospace-grade material and a pioneering innovation in the hinge design of foldable smartphone industry. Titanium possesses the ideal balance between weight and strength, being lighter than aluminum and stronger than steel. It is a material that embodies the trifecta of ultra-lightness, ultra-toughness, and ultra-corrosion-resistance.

HONOR Brand Marketing Manager Joepy Libo-on revealed the price of the HONOR Magic V2
HONOR took advantage of the additional internal space and fitted a 5000mAh Silicon-carbon Battery within the HONOR Magic V2. Embedding a 5000mAh battery into such a slim and lightweight body is a testament to HONOR's unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation and engineering excellence, choosing the correct albeit challenging path to success.

On top of being the world’s thinnest and lightest foldable phone, the HONOR Magic V2 can also withstand more than 400,000 folds. Its exceptional properties pave the way for worry-free usage, even if the device is folded 100 times a day, ensuring a lifespan of up to ten years.

Secure your pre-order freebies now!
Only until March 1, 2024, you can get a FREE HONOR Watch GS 3 and Harman Kardon Aura Studio 4 HIFI Speaker worth Php 28,000 in total when you pre-order HONOR Magic V2, priced at Php 79,999 only! Head on now to your nearest HONOR Experience and Partner Stores or shop online via Shopee (https://bit.ly/Shop_V2_PR), Lazada (https://bit.ly/Laz_V2_PR), and TikTok Shop (https://bit.ly/TikTok_V2_PR)!

The HONOR Magic V2 can also be purchased through Home Credit, offering 0% interest for as little as Php 1,719 per month for up to 18 months.
To learn more about the full specs of HONOR Magic V2, check out: https://bit.ly/Web_V2_PR. For more exciting announcements, head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok Shop: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/.

Shoot Standout Images: Exploring the Capabilities of the OPPO Reno11 5G's Triple Camera System

Press Release
Every moment is an opportunity to take good photos, paving the way for smartphone cameras to continuously innovate as it becomes a staple feature. Many of us are showcasing our best photos and videos online, aiming to emulate our inner professional photographer or favorite content creators. With the latest advancements, smartphones now offer high-quality cameras that rival traditional cameras in many aspects.

Among the myriad of options available, the OPPO Reno11 5G has emerged as a trailblazer, setting new standards in smartphone photography for its price point. Its groundbreaking triple camera system has redefined the way we capture memories, offering a set of lenses that work in harmony to deliver stunning photos and videos in any setting, proving why it’s worthy to be called The Portrait Expert.
Oppo Reno11 5G main camera boasts Sony LYT600 sensor with OIS for capturing clear,-hi-res photos
50MP Main Camera with Optical Image Stabilization
The main camera of a smartphone is indeed the primary sensor in the camera setup. It plays a crucial role in capturing standard photos in various lighting conditions. With its typically higher resolution and larger pixel size, the main camera can capture details with clarity, producing high-quality images.

One of the main advantages of the main camera is its versatility. It can handle a wide range of photography scenarios, including landscapes, portraits, and everyday shots. Whether you're capturing a sweeping vista or a close-up portrait, the main camera is designed to deliver exceptional results.

Featuring a 50MP main camera with Sony LYT600 sensor, the OPPO Reno11 5G is a powerhouse, with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) that ensures sharp and clear photos in any lighting conditions. The fast f/1.8 aperture lens, combined with a 26mm equivalent focal length, allows for excellent light intake, making it ideal for low-light photography. Whether you're shooting during the day or at night, the OIS ensures that your photos are free from blur, whether you're shooting handheld or using a tripod. With its high-resolution main camera image sensor at its core, the OPPO Reno11 5G is poised to capture stunning photos that are sure to impress.
Oppo Reno11 5G 1x Telephoto Zoom
Oppo Reno11 5G 2x Telephoto Zoom
Best in Class Telephoto Lens for Pro-Level Portraits
The telephoto camera is an integral part of a smartphone camera setup, providing optical zoom capabilities that allow you to capture close-up shots of subjects that are far away. Unlike digital zoom, which simply enlarges a portion of the image, optical zoom uses the lens to magnify the image, bringing distant objects closer without sacrificing image quality. The telephoto camera has a longer focal length than the main camera, which allows it to magnify the image and bring distant objects closer. This makes it particularly useful for capturing portraits or subjects that require zooming in without losing clarity. Whether you're at a concert, a sporting event, or simply trying to capture a beautiful landscape, the telephoto camera allows you to get closer to the action and capture stunning photos with ease.

The OPPO Reno11 5G’s industry-leading 32MP, 2x Telephoto Camera offers a classic perspective similar to that of the human eye, thanks to its 47mm equivalent optical focal length. This makes it ideal for capturing portraits with a natural look and feel. The camera is powered by a Sony IMX709 sensor, which not only captures crisp and detailed photos but also features an RGBW pixel arrangement. This arrangement increases photosensitivity by 60% and reduces noise by 35% compared to traditional sensors, ensuring that your photos are sharp and clear even in challenging lighting conditions.

Additionally, the OPPO Reno11 5G’s telephoto camera, the best in its class, features advanced in-sensor zoom technology, allowing you to enjoy quality zoom performance of up to 5x. This means you can capture crisp shots even when zoomed in, without compromising on image quality. Whether you're capturing portraits, landscapes, or anything in between, the OPPO Reno11's telephoto camera delivers exceptional results that are sure to impress.

Another remarkable flagship breakthrough in computational photography is introduced in the OPPO Reno11 5G, the powerful Portrait Expert Engine that returns from its predecessor. With the help of professional portrait photographers from around the world, the improved Portrait Expert Engine is sure to provide a great portrait shooting experience as it allows Facial Recognition and Subject/Scene Separation, Skin Tone Protection, Clarity and Facial Enhancement and Portrait and Environment Merging.
Featuring the 32MP Selfie camera of OPPO Reno11 5G with stunning and clear selfie content
Ultra-wide Camera advanced optics and a high-resolution Selfie sensor
The wide-angle camera is a valuable addition to any smartphone camera setup, offering a wider field of view compared to the main camera. This wider field of view allows you to capture more of the scene in a single shot, making it ideal for landscape photography. It also reduces the need for physically moving farther away from the subject to capture a wider perspective which can be useful in tight spaces or taking a group photo without having to step back.

The 8MP ultra-wide camera on the OPPO Reno11 5G with the Sony IMX355 sensor captures photos and videos in the highest quality possible, ensuring that subjects stand out in their natural, perfect forms under any lighting conditions. Whether you're capturing people or scenery, the ultra-wide camera delivers stunning results that are sure to impress.

The OPPO Reno11 5G also raises the bar for selfie cameras with its 32MP front-facing camera featuring OmniVision OV32 sensor. This sensor is engineered to deliver the ideal performance-to-size ratio for next-generation selfie cameras, ensuring that every selfie you take is nothing short of stunning. Whether you’re snapping selfies outdoors in bright sunlight or indoors in low light, the OPPO Reno11 5G ensures that your selfies are clear, vibrant, and true to life.

Get Your Own OPPO Reno11 Series 5G Today!
Be your own pro and take stunning photos by scoring the newest Portrait Expert from OPPO! The OPPO Reno11 5G is available for its retail price of Php 24,999 and the OPPO Reno11 Pro 5G for Php 31,999.

Official OPPO E-Commerce Stores
The OPPO Reno11 Series 5G will be available to purchase on OPPO’s official Shopee, Lazada and TikTok Shop channels.

Operators
You can also start your portrait photography journey by getting your new device via your preferred operators. The OPPO Reno11 5G is available through Globe’s Plan 1799 with Php 1,000 cash-out while the OPPO Reno11 Pro 5G is up for grabs via Plan 1999 with Php 2,000 cash-out. You can also score the OPPO Reno11 Series 5G via Smart’s Device Plans and Plans+ 999 with 3 payment options (Straight Payment, DP + Monthly Amortization, 0% Credit Card installment for 12 months).

Home Credit and Credit Cards
The OPPO Reno11 Series 5G is also available in installment plans via Home Credit and Credit Card payment options. Home Credit offers installment plans of 6/9/12/15/18 months at 0% interest in all partnered OPPO stores nationwide. Or you may opt to purchase via credit card, available in 6- or 12-month installments at 0% interest for all credit cards.

My OPPO App User Benefits
Amazing benefits await new OPPO Reno11 Series 5G users when they register and bind their devices in the MyOPPO app. Here are some redeemable perks for OPPO Reno11 Series 5G users until stocks last:

  • 4,500 Mabuhay Miles from Philippine Airlines
  • 100 PICKUP Points from PICKUP COFFEE
  • Billow Minis from BASH
  • Php 200 voucher from Bistro Group
  • Php 100 gift code from Zalora
  • Php 100 gift code from Sodexo
  • Exclusive to new My OPPO users - Php 200 gift code from Zalora
Exciting collaborations and benefits await as OPPO joins forces with stand out industry experts: DJI, MAC Cosmetics, Mabuhay Miles and Smart, to bring OPPO Reno11 users extraordinary technology, taste, beauty, and travel experiences. Stay tuned to OPPO's social media pages for the grand collaboration between OPPO and these industry experts, and get a chance to win amazing prizes.

Stay tuned for more OPPO Reno11 Series 5G news by visiting OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com.ph/ or OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok.

BPI's App Now Officially Available to Huawei Users on AppGallery

Press Release
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), has successfully onboarded its application on HUAWEI AppGallery, aiming for significant growth by reaching millions of new customers through digital channels.

In a joint effort towards enhancing the convenience of Huawei users and Filipino consumers, Huawei Philippines and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) have collaborated to make BPI's services more accessible.

BPI's app joining HUAWEI AppGallery is a major move in embracing digital transformation. Huawei and BPI work together to simplify financial transactions. This partnership shows their dedication to making digital financial services more convenient, contributing to the evolution of Filipino consumer lifestyles.

“We are one with BPI as they continue their thrust to cater to every Filipino, since for Huawei, consumers are its ultimate driving force. Huawei ensures that its products, software, solutions, and applications meet the needs of its consumers. And this is why we are overjoyed to announce that the BPI app is now available in HUAWEI AppGallery. Now BPI can connect quickly and securely with more of their Filipino users online.

Huawei is committed to growing the AppGallery, adding more top and local apps to its repertoire which Filipinos can continue to enjoy. It is filled with fun, informative, and productive apps. And at the moment, it is the third-biggest app distribution platform globally with 580 million monthly active users,” said Peter Peng, CEO of Huawei Philippines, Consumer Business Group.

The BPI app on HUAWEI AppGallery helps Filipinos track and plan their spending for better financial management. This includes personalized recommendations using artificial intelligence (AI) that could offer financial advice, payment reminders or event actionable tips.

“Having the official BPI app on HUAWEI AppGallery allows users to enjoy all our features, enabling them to transact conveniently, efficiently, and securely wherever they are. This launch enables us to cater to more customers and continue to become their trusted financial partner. Our commitment is that the BPI app keeps getting better so they can expect more improvements to serve their evolving needs,” said Fitzgerald Chee, Head of Consumer Platforms, BPI.

“By strengthening our digitalization efforts, we are able to reinvent customer interaction and experience. The availability of the BPI app on HUAWEI AppGallery demonstrates how BPI constantly work towards providing a convenient and secure daily-use financial app, and how the bank supports inclusive online banking for Filipinos,” Chee added.

AppGallery is the official app platform for HUAWEI devices, one of the top global marketplaces with 180 billion downloads and 390 million monthly active users worldwide. It features a broad selection of apps for users in 170+ countries, including popular ones like TikTok, Viber, and other wallet/banking apps like GCash, Maya, Unibank, Metrobank, BDO, and more. As the AppGallery expands, it continues to grow with a diverse selection of top local and global apps, providing users with a wide array of options for download. Huawei also prioritizes user security, ensuring privacy while providing diverse global and local applications for innovative experiences on various devices.

By the end of 2022, the number of monthly active users of Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) had exceeded 580 million, and the number of monthly active users of HUAWEI ID, AppGallery, and Quick App had surpassed 420 million, 580 million, and 170 million, respectively. More than 6.35 million developers worldwide have registered to join Huawei’s developer alliance, and over 228,000 apps have been integrated with HMS Core.

Join millions enjoying top-notch security on Huawei AppGallery and explore the BPI app on HUAWEI AppGallery for easy and efficient financial management with a simple tap!

HONOR X9b 5G Ultra Tough Challenge Shakes Up Guanzon Festival 2024 in Pangasinan!

The HONOR X9b 5G craze continues in Calasiao, Pangasinan with the viral Smash Test!
Leading global smartphone provider, HONOR, shines a spotlight in Pangasinan for the viral HONOR X9b 5G Ultra Tough Challenge with the Smash Test being the consumer’s favorite in testing the durability of the all-angle ultra tough smartphone.

“We are truly touched by the warm patronage and unwavering support shown to us by the vibrant community of HONOR fans in Pangasinan and provide them with the opportunity to experience the remarkable durability of the HONOR X9b 5G through our viral smash test as it continously excel across both our offline and online platforms,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

The HONOR celebration at Guanzon Festival 2024 held in Calasiao, Pangasinan is a resounding success packed with HONOR gifts and prizes. The All-Angle Ultra-Tough HONOR X9b 5G is still available at an affordable price of Php 16,999.
With the cutting-edge HONOR Ultra-Bounce Anti-Drop Display at its core, the HONOR X9b 5G earns accreditation from SGS's Five Star Overall Drop Resistance. Its shock absorption capacity is bolstered by up to 1.2 times, ensuring unparalleled durability and stability, ideal for the demands of modern, on-the-go smartphone users.

Moreover, the HONOR X9b 5G boasts a triple camera system, comprising a 108MP Ultra-Clear Camera, a 5MP Ultra-Wide Camera, and a 2MP Macro Camera. The 108MP Ultra-Clear Camera features a sizable 1/1.67-inch sensor and a wide f/1.75 aperture, enabling it to capture more light and deliver images with striking clarity. Additionally, the camera offers superior optical quality with 3X zoom and an exceptional motion capture engine, guaranteeing that the HONOR X9b 5G produces crisp snapshots with captivating detail.
Priced at Php 16,999, the HONOR X9b 5G is readily available on Lazada (https://bit.ly/Laz_X9b_PressRelease), Shopee (https://bit.ly/Shop_X9b_PressRelease), TikTok Shop (https://bit.ly/Shop_X9b_PressRelease) and HONOR Experience or Partner stores.

To know more about the complete features of HONOR X9b 5G, you may visit: https://bit.ly/HONORPH_X9b_Pressrelease and head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms for exciting announcements: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok Shop: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/.

Still dazzling at 11: Solaire unveils culinary brilliance with Michelin Star Chefs for an unforgettable epicurean journey

Press Release

Solaire Resort Entertainment City, the premier integrated destination resort in the country, has made history by bringing Michelin Star chefs to the Philippines. In honor of its anniversary month in March, Solaire is proud to announce the arrival of these iconic culinary masters for an unforgettable gastronomic experience. This significant occasion will feature the culinary artistry of three renowned Michelin Star chefs, each presenting their signature dishes at Solaire's signature restaurants for dinner at Finestra, Yakumi, and Red Lantern on March 13-16, followed by a lavish buffet brunch on March 17.

Renowned for her culinary passion, Chef Cristina Bowerman elevates her craft through a lens of creativity and innovation. With a bachelor's degree on culinary arts and a specialization in flavor concentration, Chef Bowerman relocated to Rome to become the Chef Patron at Glass Hostaria, a bastion of contemporary Italian cuisine, which she has led for seventeen years. In 2010, she earned a prestigious Michelin Star standing as Italy’s sole female recipient that year. Experience Chef Bowerman’s culinary finesse at Finestra, where a six-course dinner awaits, featuring her signature dishes starting with a modern twist on vitello tonnato, followed by a classic risotto à la meunière, and sumptuous Italian gyoza. Delight your palate with marbled beef wagyu ribeye alongside mulberry reduction, celery root terrine, hot garlic, and oxtail foam. Indulge in a perfect dessert pairing of popcorn and passion fruit dulce de leche, ensuring a perfect finale to your dining experience.
Chef Cristina Bowerman
Hailing from Fukuoka, Chef Goh Fukuyama delved into the world of French cuisine right out of high school. In 2002, he unveiled La Maison de la Nature Goh, a discreet yet stylish establishment renowned for its imaginative French Japanese omakase. This culinary haven achieved notable acclaim, securing a spot in "Asia's 50 Best Restaurants". Boasting a Michelin Star, the restaurant solidified its standing in the culinary world. At Yakumi, indulge in an eight-course dinner featuring a tantalizing array of dishes such as Foie gras monaka, white asparagus cream Fukinotou Blancmange, as well as tuna and fermented tomato. Experience the exquisite flavors of sake steamed abalone and shiitake mushroom risotto, and white fish wrapped in cabbage with the scent of ARIAKE seaweed. Indulge in the rich flavors of Kyushu Kuroge Wagyu beef, a spicy crab curry, and a delightful “white and red” strawberry for dessert.
Chef Goh Fukuyama
Maestro of Sichuan cuisine, Chef Xu Fan, the visionary behind the Michelin-starred Xujia Cuisine in Chengdu, immersed himself in the art of Sichuan-style cooking back in 1991. Renowned for its excellence, his restaurant has been honored with numerous awards, including "The best50" of China's top 50 restaurants for six consecutive years and the Black Pearl 1 Diamond restaurant for five successive years. Specializing in the bold and vibrant flavors of Szechuan Cuisine, Chef Xu takes charge of the Red Lantern kitchen, curating an exquisite eight-course dinner. Savor on dishes such as deep-fried angus beef tenderloin with a tantalizing sweet and sour, spicy sauce, and homemade chicken ball served in clear chicken soup. Indulge in the rich flavors of wok fried rock lobster with litchi and sweet chili sauce and relish the flavors of steamed star garoupa with sichuan green chili, green peppercorn, and premium soy sauce. Savor the succulent braised USDA beef short ribs with sichuan bean paste, truffles, vegetables, and crispy gillardeau oyster served with ginger sauce. Experience the mastery of freshly crafted dan dan noodles and homemade noodles with minced pork. For dessert, delight on sichuan ice jelly as well as mixed nuts with jelly and brown sugar.
Chef Xu Fan
Elevate your experiences with thoughtfully curated drinks by certified Sake Samurai and Sake Master Brewer Akihiro Igarashi and the esteemed Luis de Santos, the first and only Master Sommelier of Filipino descent. Beyond his role as a Master Sommelier, de Santos thrives as a prosperous entrepreneur, presently owning multiple bars and restaurants in Las Vegas. Joining them is Max Solano, one of the West Coast’s most respected and creative mixologists and spirits educators for his innovative and versatile creations. His expertise lies in crafting cocktails using fresh, homemade ingredients and premium spirits sourced from around the globe. His talent has earned him acclaim in various media outlets, coupled with three Las Vegas Bartender of the Year awards.
(left) Mixologist Max Solano and (right) Sake Samurai and Sake Master Brewer Akihiro Igarashi
“As we celebrate our anniversary, we continue to deliver culinary sensations like no other, this rare opportunity to savor Michelin Star fare in the heart of the Philippines promises to elevate their dining experience to new heights. We would like them to experience a symphony of world-class flavors, by bringing in these three Michelin Star chefs who will artfully craft their own menus to spotlight the distinctiveness of their culinary artistry, “says Sebastian Kellerhoff, Vice President for Culinary.
Master Sommelier Luis de Santos
Book your seats now for an excellent Michelin Star anniversary celebration at Solaire. For details and more information, you may email: restaurantevents@solaireresort.com. You can also check out https://www.solaireresort.com or Solaire’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

HONOR X8b with Massive Storage and Magic Capsule, launched at Php 12,999 only!

The newest and hottest smartphone from the leading global smart device provider was launched at Php 12,999 only!
Global leading technology brand HONOR today announced the launch of the new HONOR X8b, an exciting addition to its acclaimed X Series line-up. Boasting extraordinary photography capabilities, immersive display and a stylish design, the HONOR X8b is a versatile and feature-packed smartphone that delivers visual excellence and a unique aesthetic for only Php 12,999!
Advanced Photography Capabilities Powered by Triple Camera System
The HONOR X8b features a triple camera system consisting of a 108MP Main Camera, Wide and Depth Camera, and 2MP Macro Camera, allowing users to capture images with remarkable detail. The 108MP Main Camera is equipped with ISOCELL HM6 mobile image sensor that supports 108 million pixels with pixel size of 0.64um×0.64um, enabling users to capture each moment in exquisite detail and stunning colors. To further enhance performance in low-light conditions, the camera sensor adopts Nonapixel Plus technology, delivering bright and ultra-clear pictures across a wide range of lighting environments.

For selfie enthusiasts, the HONOR X8b features a robust 50MP Selfie Camera, designed to elevate users' self-portrait photography with front spotlight technology and an Auto Switch Field of View (FOV). Whether it's individual selfies or group photos, the camera seamlessly switches to a wider FOV, ensuring every precious moment is captured and preserving the breathtaking backdrop in its entirety.

Ultra-Bright Display for an Immersive Viewing Experience
The HONOR X8b features a state-of-the-art 6.7-inch Eye-comfort Bright AMOLED Display that delivers a next-level visual experience with an HBM brightness of 1200 nits and peak brightness of 2000nits, providing remarkable visibility. With a screen-to-body ratio of 93.7% that supports a resolution of 2412x1080, the HONOR X8b delivers smooth visuals that are sharp and brimming with details. Moreover, the display features a 90Hz refresh rate and 3240Hz PWM Dimming which protects users from eye strain, making it ideal for digital-savvy users who spend a long time on their smartphones.

Stylish Ultra-slim Design for Unmatched User Portability
The HONOR X8b showcases an unbeatable design that combines slimness, convenience, and style. With its ultra-slim profile measuring just a mere 6.78mm, the HONOR X8b stands out as one of the thinnest affordable smartphones on the market, making it easy for users to conveniently slip it into their pockets. Adding to its appeal, the HONOR X8b is also incredibly lightweight, weighing just 166g. With its slim dimensions and modern design, the HONOR X8b is a delight to hold, enabling effortless portability.

Robust Battery Life for Long-lasting Performance
The HONOR X8b is packed with a potent 4500mAh battery that can power the device for long hours, creating a smooth and uninterrupted user experience. With a single charge cycle, the HONOR X8b delivers up to 46 hours of music streaming, 13 hours of video playback, 14 hours of short video clip browsing, or 17 hours of social media browsing, making it the perfect companion for users who are constantly on the go.

Thanks to its 35W Wired HONOR Supercharge technology, the HONOR X8b offers a fast-charging experience where users can charge their smartphones to usable levels within minutes using the provided charger, enabling them to swiftly power up their device and enjoy gaming, music, and video streaming while on the move.

Smart User Experience Fueled by HONOR MagicOS
The HONOR X8b runs the latest MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13, offering a wide range of smart features such as HONOR Personal Knowledge Center, Multi-window switching and APP suggestions. With these capabilities, the HONOR X8b brings the smart user experience to a new level, mobile working more convenient and efficient than ever before.

Pricing and Availability
Designed for the user who values style as well as substance, the HONOR X8b is available in three captivating colors: Glamorous Green, Titanium Silver, and Midnight Black, allowing users to express their individuality and style.

Pre-order HONOR X8b now until February 23, 2024, for only Php 12,999 to get a FREE HONOR Choice X5 Earbuds worth Php 1,499. Head on now to your nearest HONOR Experience and Partner Stores or shop online via Shopee (https://bit.ly/Shop_X8b_PR), Lazada (https://bit.ly/Laz_X8b_PR) and TikTok Shop (https://bit.ly/TikTok_X8b_PR)!

The HONOR X8b can also be purchased through Home Credit, offering 0% interest for as little as Php 519 per month for up to 18 months.

For more exciting announcements, head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok Shop: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/.

The World’s Thinnest Foldable Phone HONOR Magic V2 is now official in PH for only Php 79,999!

Don’t miss HONOR Magic V2 pre-order for freebies worth Php 28,000!
Global technology brand HONOR officially launched the world’s thinnest foldable phone HONOR Magic V2 for only Php 79,999 with exciting pre-order freebies HONOR Watch GS 3 and Harman Kardon Aura Studio 4 HIFI Speaker worth Php 28,000 in total! HONOR Magic V2 is now available for pre-order on HONOR Experience and Partner Stores or online via Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop!

“The HONOR Magic V2 redefines the benchmark for foldable smartphones while prioritizing the essentials of a top-tier slate phone. The ultra-slim device is crafted to offer unparalleled functionality and a sleek, sophisticated design that is unrivaled in the market,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.
HONOR Super-light Titanium Hinge: A Groundbreaking First in the Industry Materials
For the first time, HONOR has utilized titanium alloy in the hinge cover, an aerospace-grade material and a pioneering innovation in the hinge design of foldable smartphone industry. Titanium possesses the ideal balance between weight and strength, being lighter than aluminum and stronger than steel. It is a material that embodies the trifecta of ultra-lightness, ultra-toughness, and ultra-corrosion-resistance, making it the perfect alloy for a plethora of applications.

After numerous verifications and tests conducted by the HONOR research and development team, it has been proven that when it comes to the hinge shaft cover part, the titanium alloy is a superior alternative to other conventional materials. Compared to the aluminum alloy shaft covers, the titanium alloy exhibits an impressive 150% higher strength, making it a much more desirable option material for a lightweight foldable smartphone.

Meanwhile, the titanium alloy intrinsically has a higher melting point of 1650°C, compared to only 650°C in more conventional foldable hinge materials such as aluminum alloys, which also illustrates HONOR’s all-new improved hinge is unparalleled strength.

In addition, HONOR‘s proprietary steel, a cutting-edge material inspired by steel used in tunnel boring applications, has been expertly created for use in the hinge's main body of the HONOR Magic V2. This innovative material offers a perfect balance between thinness and durability, resulting in a slim and robust design that sets a new standard for excellence. This cutting-edge material is 25% thinner and 20% stronger compared to its counterpart in HONOR Magic Vs. What’s more, HONOR’s proprietary steel makes up for 67% of the hinge. Considering that it forms most of the hinge mechanism, the proprietary material complements the titanium alloy to ensure that the HONOR Magic V2 is endowed with the robustness to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use.

Advanced structure
The redesigned support structure of the hinge is significantly improved over its predecessor, with thickness reduced by an impressive 75% and the depth of fold marks on the inner screen reduced by 47%. Furthermore, unique to the HONOR Magic V2’s hinge, an advanced "brake caliper" damping structure comprised of seven set of cams - three set more than that of HONOR’s previous foldables – that provides a more stable and elegant experience with smooth opening and closing. Thanks to the addition of this component, the hinge enables an exceptional free hovering experience with different angles, enhancing user experiences with features like hover photography, hover movie viewing, and hover conferencing, among other practical applications.

Another latest breakthrough is HONOR’s self-developed micro lock, a connective component built with HONOR’s proprietary steel. This minuscule component boasts a size equivalent to that of a mere grain of rice and is 20 to 100 times smaller than its counterparts used in the previous HONOR foldable smartphone. This precision-manufactured, lightweight and robust component is perfectly suited to preventing screen misalignment and creases, ensuring optimal performance.

In HONOR’s pursuit for absolute thinness, even inconspicuous components such as screws are innovated upon. Inside the Titanium Alloy Hinge, custom short screws are used to minimize the height of the hinge structure, and they do so without compromising the robustness of the mechanism.

HONOR's proprietary micro lock, applied to the hinge components' connections, represents a breakthrough in craftsmanship. The fusion of ultra-precise manufacturing techniques and robust materials effectively mitigates fold marks resulting from screen misalignments. Additionally, the custom high-precision nuts - the industry's most accurate and compact nuts (0.75 x φ2.9mm) - offer a one-of-a-kind fastening solution for securing hinge components. This innovative fastening structure outperforms conventional nuts, optimizing space utilization within the device.

Manufacturing
The mortise and tenon integral molding technology allows successful integration of the hinge shaft cover and hinge body, which significantly reduces the internal space and overall thickness of the hinge. HONOR’s innovative approach and its dedication in introducing increasingly "slender" foldable smartphones presents a comprehensive solution to the long-standing issue of thickness in folding displays screens.

Thanks to these breakthrough innovations, the HONOR Magic V2 can withstand more than 400,000 folds. Its exceptional properties pave the way for worry-free usage, even if the device is folded 100 times a day, ensuring a lifespan of up to ten years.

New Architecture for More Space and Power
The traditional "three-layer stacked" screen driver architecture has long been a major obstacle for the putting large batteries in thin and light folding screen mobile phones. By incorporating a groundbreaking "three-in-one" display driver component, HONOR took advantage of the additional internal space and fitted a 5000mAh Silicon-carbon Battery within the HONOR Magic V2. Embedding a 5000mAh battery into such a slim and lightweight body is a testament to HONOR's unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation and engineering excellence, choosing the correct albeit challenging path to success.

HONOR Ultra-thin Bionic VC Cooling System
Smartphones, particularly those with powerful processors and advanced features, require effective cooling systems to prevent overheating, maintain optimal performance, and ensure long-term durability. The HONOR Ultra-thin Bionic VC Cooling System addresses these needs by employing a multi-layer approach, the cooling system incorporates advanced materials such as ultra-thin vapor chamber (VC), ultra-high thermal conductivity graphite, thermal conductivity gel, copper foil, and high thermal conductivity AL middle frame. Despite the constraints of ultra-thin device thickness, this innovative HONOR Ultra-thin Bionic VC cooling system maximizes every inch to deliver exceptional efficiency in cooling.

The bionic VC is designed to replicate the natural thickness of cicada wings, measuring an incredible 0.22mm, and the whole cooling system boasts a cooling area of 29,000 square meters, a 12.5% increase from the previous generation, and adorns the HONOR Magic V2 with another industry-leading accolade.

The Wraparound Antenna Extension Technology 2.0
HONOR has succeeded in developing an ultra-thin antenna, which features a three-millimeter-thin design, making it the thinnest in the foldable industry. Moreover, this sleek design boasts a remarkably 10% higher antenna area than HONOR Magic Vs, delivering the best overall antenna performance in the industry.

Pre-order HONOR Magic V2 from February 21 to March 1, 2024, for Php 79,999 to get a FREE HONOR Watch GS 3 and Harman Kardon Aura Studio 4 HIFI Speaker worth Php 28,000 in total! Head on now to your nearest HONOR Experience and Partner Stores or shop online via Shopee (https://bit.ly/Shop_V2_PR), Lazada (https://bit.ly/Laz_V2_PR), and TikTok Shop (https://bit.ly/TikTok_V2_PR)!

The HONOR Magic V2 can also be purchased through Home Credit, offering 0% interest for as little as Php 1,719 per month for up to 18 months.

For more exciting announcements, head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok Shop: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/.

UNIQLO Philippines arrives at Venice Grand Canal Mall, opens new store with week-long promos

Be one of the first shoppers to enjoy exclusive deals

Mark your calendars as global apparel retailer UNIQLO opens its newest store at the ground floor, San Marco wing of Venice Grand Canal Mall in Taguig City on March 1 with week-long special promos and exclusive offers.
From limited-edition UNIQLO novelty items to free parking, there are tons of exciting rewards that await the first shoppers in the new UNIQLO Philippines store in Mckinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio. Make sure to take advantage of all these deals, available only during the new store’s first week.

Be the first in line to avail the exclusive offers on March 1 to 7 on items ranging from everyday casual wear like the UNIQLO U Crew Neck T-Shirt (from PHP 590 to PHP 390) and the Easy Cargo Pants (from PHP 1990 to PHP 1490). Everyone's favorite, the Round Mini Shoulder Bag (from PHP 790 to PHP 590), is up for grabs, as well as its UNIQLO Marimekko variation. Be ready for summer with these essential Linen items like the Linen Blend Camisole Dress (from PHP 2490 to PHP 1990) and the Linen Blend Easy Pants (from PHP 990 to PHP 790).

Get to collect special UNIQLO pieces during the opening week of UNIQLO Venice Grand Canal. For every minimum-spend of P2,500 on LifeWear items from March 1 to 7, you earn one free UNIQLO Limited Edition Novelty Item through an exciting arcade game of pachinko. Each slot at the bottom of the pachinko board represents the novelty item up for grabs, ranging from a laptop bag to a tote bag, a cooler compartment, a mini-luggage case, and a shoe bag.

More surprises are in store for early-bird shoppers at UNIQLO Venice Grand Canal. From March 1 to 3, the first 100 customers get to enjoy a free Glazed Raised Donut from Randy’s Donuts. Meanwhile, from March 4 to 7, the first 100 customers will receive one P100-off voucher from Grab Philippines.

Finally, get free parking when you shop at UNIQLO Venice Grand Canal from March 1 to 3. For every single receipt with a minimum-spend of P500, you will be given a voucher that renders parking at Venice Grand Canal Mall free for the first three hours.

With all these exciting deals, schedule your next UNIQLO shopping spree at the it’s new store at the ground floor, San Marco Wing of Venice Grand Canal Mall in Mckinley Hill starting March 1.
Stay on top of the UNIQLO store opening date announcements and other updates by following UNIQLO Philippines on Facebook and @uniqlophofficial on Instagram. Visit www.uniqlo.com/ph/en/ for more information.

For more updates, please visit UNIQLO Philippines’ social media accounts, Facebook (facebook.com/uniqlo.ph), Twitter (twitter.com/uniqloph), Instagram (Instagram.com/uniqlophofficial), Twitter (tiktok/com/uniqlophofficial) and UNIQLO Philippines’ website at uniqlo.com.

Download the UNIQLO App via Google Play Store or Apple Store, or visit and shop from the UNIQLO online store at UNIQLO.com/ph.

realme Note 50 now comes in higher storage variant, available on Lazada starting February 21

Press Release

Mark your calendars and catch it first on the realme official Lazada Store
realme is rolling out a 4GB+128GB storage variant for the new realme Note 50 starting on February 21. The new variant will be available in the Midnight Black colorway which will launch exclusively first on realme’s Lazada Flagship Store for only P4,599. During this time, Lazada platform vouchers of up to P1,200 off and free shipping are available upon checkout of realme products, including the realme Note 50 (4GB+128GB).

The higher storage variant of realme Note 50 allows users to store more files, photos, and videos on their device. Aside from that, this can also have up to 8GB total RAM with its 4GB physical RAM plus 4GB virtual RAM thanks to realme’s Dynamic RAM Expansion feature.

Similar to the variant launched in January, the realme Note 50 (4GB+128GB) is still packed with premium features such as the 6.7” 90Hz HD+ Display, thin 7.99mm Ultra Slim Design body and is certified with IP54 Dust and Water Resistance to withstand everyday exposure and usage, as well as minor accidents. Additionally, the Squad can still enjoy the unique Mini Capsule feature to easily monitor their Charging and Battery Status, Data Usage, and Step Tracking.

Last month, the maiden realme Note 50 (4GB+64GB) variant was met with a successful first-selling during its launch on January 23. On TikTok Shop alone, it sold out 4,000 units in just a few minutes after its release.

Following that success, the realme Note 50 (4GB+128GB) is eyed to set benchmarks as one of the most affordable and reliable smartphones in the Ultra Low-End price segment available in the market today.

Don’t miss out because this promo runs for a limited time only. Make sure to be updated with realme’s announcements and new releases by visiting its official Facebook page or website.

Streamline Your Creative Workflow: Master Productivity with the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch

Filipinos are increasingly embracing digital work and evolving learning environments. While laptops are commonly used for education, tablets, particularly the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch, offer a more versatile and user-friendly alternative with superior performance and a longer battery life compared to other laptops - most especially when used with the HUAWEI M-Pencil powered by NearLink and HUAWEI Smart Magnetic Keyboard.

Stunning Display for Dynamic Inspiration
The HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch redefines elegance and portability with its sleek, ultralight design and beautiful color options like green and golden black. It is easy to manage and carry around. And its 94% screen-to-body ratio ensures an immersive visual experience, adapting dynamically to any lighting condition for precise viewing of notes, artworks, photos, and videos. Plus, the vibrant OLED screen enhances the enjoyment of watching your favorite shows, or YouTube Channels, all while maintaining ample storage capacity.

PC-level performance for productivity and creativity
The HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch elevates note-taking with innovative NearLink technology, ensuring minimal latency and precise responsiveness for seamless connection with the 3rd generation Huawei M-Pencil. Ideal for professionals and creatives seeking precision, it replicates the natural flow of pen and paper.

This tablet is a dream for artists, offering spontaneity in their natural style through real-time rendering. Beyond creativity, it's a productivity hub with Huawei's PC-level WPS Office 2.0, where you can enjoy SuperHub, cloud uploads and editing, and Bluetooth printing. The Magnetic Keyboard with touchpad also transforms it into a professional workspace. Whether crunching numbers on PC-level WPS Office or sparking creativity on Mojing Paint, the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch, paired with the Smart Magnetic Keyboard and M-Pencil, delivers an unbeatable experience.
To inspire users with their creative pursuits, Huawei has launched GoPaint Worldwide Creating Activity. This exciting initiative rewards the best artworks made with MatePad with a creation fund of up to $5,000, encouraging a wave of creatives and innovators to explore the limitless possibilities of art with Huawei’s latest products. MatePad users can use supported applications such as Mojing Paint in crafting entries. The competition is open to all from January 5 to February 29, 2024, and can be viewed on the GoPaint page.

SuperHub Technology for Seamless Connectivity
The HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch features SuperHub technology, enabling effortless storage and access to text, photos, videos, and data across multiple devices. No more app-switching hassles—easily copy and paste from various apps or devices. Ideal for organizing presentations, it enhances productivity with seamless connectivity.
Master digital note-taking on the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch anytime, anywhere

With the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch users can utilize the pre-installed Huawei Notes App by getting access to templates, customizing notes, and annotating PDFs directly on the tablet.

Users can even integrate into Huawei's Super Device ecosystem for a connected experience, seamlessly transitioning between devices and ensuring access to notes on the go. And explore collaborative work real-time, effortlessly sharing notes with colleagues or classmates.

Pricing, Availability and Exclusive Offers

The HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch is now available for purchase at all Huawei Experience stores, HUAWEI Online Store, and Huawei’s official stores on Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop. For those seeking a classic design, the 12+256gb variant in the alluring golden black color is priced at PHP 59,999, while the 12+512gb variant comes in an elegant green color priced at PHP 64,999. The HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch also comes with freebies worth up to PHP33,894 including HUAWEI Smart Magnetic Keyboard, HUAWEI M-Pencil, HUAWEI Freebuds Pro 2 and mouse and trade-in token worth PHP8,000 valid from February 2 until February 29, 2024 only.

Take advantage of flexible payment options through credit card for a convenient installment plan of up to 24 months or opt for the Home Credit option, offering a comfortable 18-month installment plan.

Explore the future of note-taking with the HUAWEI MatePad Pro 13.2-inch.

About HUAWEI Consumer BG
HUAWEI's products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world's population. Fifteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. HUAWEI Consumer BG is one of HUAWEI's three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. HUAWEI's global network is built on over 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

For more information please visit: http://consumer.huawei.com

Celebrity photographers share AI tips in mobile photography at the Smart Postpaid Series

Press Release

Celebrity photographers Dookie Ducay and Andrei Suleik took Smart Postpaid subscribers behind the lens recently at the SM Megamall leg of the Smart Postpaid Series to show how they harness the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, the latest flagship device of the Korean tech giant.
AI tools for mobile photography
For Suleik, a photographer of the stars, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra has made his work easier, especially when using the AI functions Generative Edit and Edit Suggestions. He shared that he was hesitant at first to edit photos on a smartphone because he was used to editing photos on his laptop.

“But now that it has Generative Edit and Edit Suggestions, it automatically analyzes the photos that you took and edits it in like two seconds,” he said. “It makes it vibrant; it gives it more life.

He also likes to use the Remaster feature. “From this one, it looks a bit pale,” Suleik said showing the original image. “But after remastering, now it looks vibrant. Actually, it looks like a painting to me!”

Ducay, who has made a mark in fashion photography and advertising, shared that his favorite AI feature on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is the Live Translate. “When we went to Anilao [for a photo shoot], there were a lot of Japanese and I actually used it while chit-chatting with them,” he said.

He also demonstrated how easy it was to edit out people from the photo of a car he took, using the Object Eraser feature. “I’ll just pick the Object Eraser and then encircle the people I want out of the photo and then, for a few seconds, ayan, ‘diba, [they’re gone] - it’s seamless,” he said. Ducay also noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra’s processor is so fast, which is perfect for photographers on the go.

On the hardware side, he is fond of Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra’s camera lens with 5x optical zoom, which is close to what he uses in professional work.

Pro tips for mobile photography
But while AI in mobile photography has somewhat changed the game and made it easier for hobbyists, this serves as a tool to complement one’s eye for good images and skills in handling subjects.

“Top one is ‘capturing emotions’, second is ‘light your background’, third is the editing part,” Suleik said when asked for tips on how to get good photos. He added that one should just take as many photos as they can and “see what looks nice.”

“Don’t get pressured to take photos and try to be perfect. It will take time but it’s always up to you, whatever your style is,” he added.

Ducay echoed Suleik’s tip, “Shoot as many photos as you can because eventually it will train your eyes and you will get better.”

He also shared two practical tips for beginners: “Don’t stand. Try different angles, different views.”

“And if you’re shooting [photos of] people, make them feel beautiful, make them feel that they’re at their best,” Ducay added.

Powered by Smart 5G
Both Ducay and Suilek shared how reliable and strong Smart 5G was during their respective shoots in Batangas and Pangasinan, with the former saying he was uploading photos while en route to the event in Mandaluyong City from Pangasinan.

“With the AI technology of Samsung S24 Series plus the unlimited 5G Smart has, it’s going to be truly an impressive experience with the customers,” said Smart Postpaid Head Shing Dimagiba.

The Smart Postpaid Series is an initiative of the telco giant to teach its subscribers how to maximize AI on their phones, particularly the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. The customers also got a chance to win raffle prizes and even enjoyed waffles in the Smart Store. The next Smart Postpaid Series will be held on March 16 in SM Davao.

At the first Smart Postpaid Series held at the Smart flagship store in SM Megamall last Feb. 10, the subscribers experienced first-hand how beneficial this partnership would be in their lives.

“I think Samsung S24 Ultra is one of the best, if not the best phone this year, [and now that it’s] tied up with Smart Postpaid, the downloading and uploading of files and data are so much faster,” Ducay said. “With the huge coverage of Smart, everything is seamless,” he added.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Ultra is the latest entry in the Samsung Galaxy S24 Series, best experienced with Smart Signature Plans+ 999, which comes with UNLI 5G for 12 months, 20 GB monthly data, Unli All-Net Calls and Texts, Unli Landline Calls, and a Netflix Mobile Plan.

Smart Infinity members, meanwhile, may also get the Samsung Galaxy S24 Series starting with Infinity Plan 3500, which comes with Unlimited Data, Unlimited Texts & Calls to all local networks & landline, and a host of exclusive privileges, such as access to a Personal Relationship Manager, a dedicated hotline for concerns, worldwide concierge, and specially curated perks and events. The 1TB variant of Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is also exclusively available with Smart Infinity.

Order the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra now with Smart Signature and Infinity at Smart Stores nationwide. To learn more about Smart Postpaid offers, visit https://smart.com.ph/Postpaid/GalaxyS24.

HATASUKILIG Feb-Ibig Sweet Treats and Deals

Exciting activities and hatasurprizes await HATASUKIs this love month! 

No HATASUKIs will feel lonely Feb-ibig as local ebike brand HATASU spreads love with their HATASUKILIG Feb-Ibig campaign filled with sweet deals and treats for everyone. 

Known for their safe, value-for-money, and sustainable mobility vehicles, HATASU recently unveiled their month-long campaign rolled out across their concept stores and select multi-brand dealers nationwide starting February 10. No more worries for HATASUKIs with no Valentine date as they can make their RSVP at the participating stores (link) to enjoy hatasweet deals curated just for them!

“February is a beautiful month to celebrate love with our HATASUKIs who have trusted and continued to support the brand and our endeavors. Despite only being a year old in the local market, we have received so much love and we want to give back this love through our HATASUKILIG Feb-Ibig campaign that’s filled with sweet deals and treats for our fans, “ shares HATASU Vice President, Austine Huang.

HATASUKILIG: Feb-Ibig Sweet Treats and Deals at HATASU Concept Stores!

If you're on the hunt for a great last-minute Valentine's Day gift for your special someone or just looking to get the perfect ebike companion, you're in for a sweet deal with the P500 cashback for every purchased item worth P29,990 and above. There are also FREE treats of candies and chocolates for store goers who will like and follow the brand’s official Facebook and TikTok page. This promo will only be available at all HATASU concept stores nationwide. 

STORE ADDRESS

  • HATASU BONGABON, NUEVA ECIJA Brgy. Mantile, Bonganbon, Nueva Ecija
  • HATASU SAN MATEO, ISABELA Brgy 2. National Highway, San Mateo, Isabela
  • HATASU CARCAR, CEBU Perrelos, Carcar City, Cebu
  • HATASU BALAMBAN, CEBU Q-Crib Bldg. Arpili Highway Balamban, Cebu
  • HATASU UBAY, BOHOL Public Market, Poblacion, Ubay, Bohol
  • HATASU TALIBON, BOHOL J.P. Garcia Avenue, Corner Alturas Market St, Poblacion, Talibon, Bohol
  • HATASU TAGBILARAN, BOHOL 05 JS Torralba St. Tagbilaran City, Bohol
  • HATASU ARANETA, BACOLOD LLP Building, Araneta Ave, Bacolod, Negros Occidental (Beside Blip Motors)
  • HATASU MAYOR JALDON, ZAMBOANGA Mayor Jaldon Street Canelar Zamboanga City, Philippines (Manulife Building)
HATASUKILIG: Holiwheels of Love at Select Authorized Dealer Stores! 

HATASU makes the love-month even more exciting with their HOLIWHEELS OF LOVE. Existing and new HATASUKis have a chance to win love-themed starter packs when they spin the Holiwheels love wheel! Existing users can also join by presenting their sales invoice/ purchase receipt or HATASU ebike warranty card to play.  Get a chance to win the following prize packs from HATASU:

Drop by any  participating authorized dealer stores to know your Feb-ibig status and win any of the following: 

  • "IN LOVE" HATASU Gift Pack
  • "IN LOVE WITH MYSELF" HATASU Gift Pack
  • "IN LOVE BUT BROKEN" HATASU Gift Pack

HATASUKILIG: Singles Casting Call Livestream 

No one is left behind during the Feb-Ibig month! For all singles out there, you don’t need to celebrate Valentine’s alone because you can spend it with HATASU during their Valentine’s Day livestream on February 14, 6PM at the HATASU PH Facebook and TikTok pages. Enjoy the night filled with games, surprises and a whole lot of fun! 

Other Activities this February that HATASUKIs can look forward to! 

HATASU Joins Guanzon Fest 2024 

HATASU will be joining the Guanzon Fest happening on February 16-18, 2024 at the Robinsons Place, Pangasinan. HATASUKIs can visit their booth and catch the amazing deals they have prepared including purchase freebies, installment offers and the best part, test drive their current line-up of ebike models. 

HATASU is now available at Gloria Bazar 

HATASUKIs from Misamis Occidental can now get their own HATASU ebike at the Gloria Bazar multibrand store. Visit their store at Don Anselmo Bernad Avenue, Animas St, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental to try and find out more about the ebikes, installment offers and purchase freebies.

HATASU Product Launching at Motorcentral 

HATASU will also soon be available at Motorcentral multibrand stores in South Luzon. Check out below the product launching dates: 

STORE LAUNCH DATE ADDRESS

  • Motorcentral Pulo Cabuyao Laguna February 13, 2024 Eastland II Bldg National Highway Pulo Cabuyao
  • Motorcentral Bacoor Cavite February 14, 2024 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Talaba 4, City of Bacoor, Cavite
  • Motorcentral Biñan Laguna February 15, 2024 Ground Floor, C Morales Bldg. San Antonio Biñan Laguna

Interested in getting your own HATASU ebike? Visit HATASU Authorized Dealer Stores nationwide or check us out at  HATASU LazMall Store.  

For more info and other brand updates, be sure to follow HATASU Philippines on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HATASUPH and on TikTok at https://www.tiktok.com/@hatasuph. Hop On, HATASU Na!

Innovation in a packet: P&G’s Purifier of Water gives Filipino kids a chance at life


Mother and child holding packets of P&G Purifier of Water
Filipino children deserve to live healthy lives in a safe environment. They deserve to pursue their dreams when they grow up. However, millions of children and infants from low-income households are not given this chance to thrive due to waterborne diseases. According to World Vision, access to clean water in the Philippines is being aggravated by the climate crisis. With an average of 20 typhoons visiting the country each year, rural and urban communities sustain significant damage to their sources of drinking water, including waterways and deep wells.

In an effort to help provide children with clean drinking water and arrest the spread of waterborne diseases in their communities, P&G, in partnership with World Vision Philippines, is distributing its Purifier of Water technology as part of its Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program. As of 2023, the organizations have been able to provide over 200 million liters of clean water to almost 50,000 Filipino children and families.

Innovation in a small packet
P&G’s Purifier of Water was developed by P&G scientists in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as a quick and innovative way to purify dirty and unsafe water. This powdered mixture was developed utilizing technology similar to that found in municipal water systems in developed countries. One 4-gram Purifier of Water packet contains ferric sulfate, serving as a coagulant, and calcium hypochlorite, acting as a disinfectant. These ingredients can remove dirt, common waterborne bacteria and viruses, and other pollutants from 10 liters of potentially unsafe water in just 30 minutes.

Sustained support
Since 2012, World Vision has been distributing P&G Purifier of Water packets to households in Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, and Surigao del Sur. Beneficiaries from these areas mostly live along the Agusan Marsh which also serves as their primary water source, aside from rainwater. These areas are susceptible to heavy flooding during strong typhoons, resulting in the contamination of unimproved sources of drinking water.

The CSDW Program is currently in its 12th year of providing clean drinking water to impoverished communities. P&G allocated 3.4 million Purifier of Water packets to World Vision for distribution to Manobo families living along the Agusan Marsh in Agusan del Sur and North Cotabato.

Agusan Marsh covers 15 percent of the country’s freshwater resources. Manobo families mostly live in floating houses, and they rely on rain or a nearby spring for water they use for drinking, bathing, and other activities. However, many children and adults experience stomach problems due to the dirty water they consume.

As one of their primary beneficiaries, P&G and World Vision continuously support the residents of Agusan Marsh through the regular distribution of P&G Purifier of Water. This is especially important during disasters, such as the recent flooding and landslides, which placed Agusan del Sur under a state of calamity.
Flooding and fallen trees in Agusan Marsh last January 2024
The sustained support of P&G and World Vision to Filipino children and families shows their commitment to providing innovative solutions for clean drinking water, especially during times of disaster. P&G's Purifier of Water, with its innovative technology, not only provides Filipino children with access to safe drinking water but also grants them the opportunity to lead healthier and happier lives.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands. Fostering equality and inclusion, supporting our communities and protecting the planet are embedded in how we do business. We believe we have a responsibility to make the world better — through the products we create and the positive impact our brands and Company can have. P&G’s portfolio includes Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.

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