Friday, July 31, 2020

Catch the 8.8 Fashionista Comeback on Shopee Live and Win Over ₱450,000 Worth of Prizes

From July 29 to August 7, viewers can tune in to the following fashion challenges, trivial games, and fashion quizzes to win brand giveaways, ShopeePay credits, brand vouchers, and Shopee coins.

Calling all shoppers and fashionistas! Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan is giving away over ₱450,000 worth of prizes at Shopee Live’s 8.8 Fashionista Comeback.
Users can join in the fun with these following Shopee Live activities:
   8.8 Sulit OOTDs: Users can score amazing deals and participate in two featured live stream segments to win cash prizes. For Style on a Budget, viewers have to create a full outfit based on the budget given while Shopee Fashion Icon Day encourages users to post a side-by-side photo of their OOTDs inspired by their favorite fashion icon.
  8.8 Fashion Challenge: On August 7, users can participate in three games, namely Guess Who, Fashion Truth or Dare, Who Wore it Better, for a chance to win up to ₱30,000. To win in these games, viewers should guess the personality based on their iconic looks, answer trivia questions correctly and vote for the live streamer with the best outfit.
  Daily Suki Shopper: From August 1 to 7, there will be one winner of ₱2,000 worth of ShopeePay credits daily. On August 8, two winners can win ₱8,000 worth of ShopeePay credits each. Daily Suki Shopper segment chooses the winners via raffle draw*. To join, viewers must purchase any product during a live streamers’ episode. One check-out is equivalent to one raffle entry.
  Deals and Promos: Aside from discount vouchers and featured brand deals, users can also enjoy exclusive discounts from fashion brands such as:
     Jeiky Jeans apparels up to 75% off
     Shoe King footwears up to 66% off
     Perfect On bags and Vivibag products up to 80%
The Shopee 8.8 Fashion Sale is happening from July 23 to August 8. Shoppers can look forward to free shipping for selected stores, deals as low as ₱8, mix-and-match bundle deals, and ShopeePay fashion vouchers. Users can also enjoy exclusive offers from leading brands such as Silver Kingdom, Hanford, Maybelline, Primer Group, Penshoppe, and iTrends.
For more information about the Shopee 8.8 Fashion Sale, visit
Download the Shopee app for free on Apple App Store or Google Play Store. 

About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It was launched in 7 markets in 2015 to connect consumers, sellers, and businesses in the region.
Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.
Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.


Bata, through SM Foundation, donates shoes for PGH frontliners


Bata Philippines General Manager Arlyn Guanlao and UP PGH Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi during the distribution of Bata shoes at the Philippine General Hospital. Through SMFI, Bata Philippines was able to donate 1,800 pairs of shoes to PGH as part of their “Bata Heroes” project. General Hospital.

Since the onset of the outbreak, Bata through its “Bata Heroes” initiative has been working with its long-standing foundations, charitable partners, government agencies, and other organization to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Bata Philippines donated these shoes as our way of saying thank you to our front-liners for the help that they have extended to the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.” ~Arlyn Guanlao, Bata Philippines General Manager
Bata, a world-renowned shoe brand with over 6,000 retail stores across the globe, partnered anew with SM Foundation (SMFI) in donating 1,800 pairs of shoes for the front -liners of the Philippine General Hospital. This is part of Bata's Global 1 Million pairs donation project.
“I'd like to thank SM Foundation for being ever supportive of our COVID-19 fight here in PGH. You have covered the whole spectrum of our needs from ventilators and now sneakers. Thank you to Bata shoes for having shared their different kinds of sneakers which I'm sure would go a long way into making our front- liners feel appreciated and comfortable when they work.” ~Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, UP PGH Director
Through the years, SMFI and Bata have been collaborating on social good projects. In 2018, they teamed up to construct a new school building for Telabastagan Integrated School in San Fernando, Pampanga. More recently, in March 
One of PGH frontliners showing her worn-out shoes. She was the first to choose from the shoe donation of Bata.

2020 for the distribution of 400 pairs of shoes for the students of Looc Elementary School in Nasugbu, Batangas.

Smart partners with Acer for DepEd-compliant e-learning tools

Incoming students may now avail of a convenient and affordable gadget bundle to help them participate in their online classes this school year, through a new partnership of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Acer Philippines (Acer).
Acer and Smart's Webinar & Media Meet E-Learning Solutions. A gathering of educators and school administrators to discuss and share insights on how much the education landscape has changed, the future teaching and learning post-COVID 19 pandemics, and effective distance learning solutions and tools.
“We believe that e-learning is an important building block under the new normal – where education will be driven largely by digital tools and products. We hope that through this partnership, we can help students make a smooth transition to distance learning, and help make sure that no learner is left behind.”  ~Precy P. Katigbak, FVP and Head of National Key Accounts at Smart
Under this partnership, parents can avail of the Smart School Bundle, which consists of an Acer Aspire 5 laptop, and a Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi.

Under this partnership, parents can avail of the Smart School Bundle, which consists of an Acer Aspire 5 laptop, and a Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi.
The 14-inch Aspire 5 laptop comes with an Intel® Core™ i3 -813OU 2.2 GHz Base Speed with:
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.4 GHz
  • am 8GB DDR4 memory
  • 128 SSD + 1TB HDD


The bundle also already includes a Windows 10 Home OS, and other features that can help students cope with their school requirements.
Meanwhile, the Smart Bro LTE Pocket WiFi can help students connect to Smart’s fastest Long Term Evolution (LTE) network across the country whenever they attend video conferences or submit their homework online.

Education will no longer be the same, we are entering into a new normal.
Adoption of various learning delivery option such as but not limited to face-to-face, blended learnings, distance learnings, and homeschooling and other modes of delivery shall be implemented depending on the local COVID Risk Severity Classification and compliance with minimum health standards, and conduct curricular and co-curricular activities involving gatherings such as science fairs, a showcase of portfolios, trade fairs, school sports, campus journalism, a festival of talents, job fairs, and other similar activities are canceled, except those conducted online. (The IATF resolved).
“We have invested billions of pesos in our mobile phone network over the last few years to and this has enabled us to serve our subscribers well, especially during this pandemic. At the end of the day, our goal is to make sure that our customers have a good experience with us, and that our network can help them achieve their goals in school or at work.” ~Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart
These gadgets are compliant with the Department of Education’s minimum specifications for devices for distance learning, as the country continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from students, this gadget bundle can also provide reliable tools and LTE connectivity to teachers, employees, and other professionals who are also working from home.
“It has always been our mission to enable Filipino students by providing them the tools that they need in their education. With this partnership, we hope to give them not only the means to do their school work, but also the connectivity through Smart’s network, so that students can continue to learn amid the pandemic.” ~Manuel Wong, Managing Director at Acer Philippines
Smart LTE continues to provide the best mobile data experience, particularly for video, to customers across the country. According to independent mobile analytics firm Opensignal’s latest Philippines Mobile Network Experience Report released in April, Smart surpassed the competition in most metrics, including Video Experience, where Smart posted a score of 55, well ahead of competition’s 39.8.
The Smart School Bundle is available at all Acer concept stores and distributors nationwide.
For more information, visit

About Acer
Founded in 1976, Acer is now one of the world’s top ICT companies and has a presence in over 160 countries. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software, and services will fuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. From service-oriented technologies to the Internet of Things to gaming and virtual reality, Acer’s 7,000+ employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit for more information.


Monday, July 27, 2020

Cashless Parking Payment now available at Ortigas Malls

Safety remains a top priority for Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia as they continue to offer cashless options for their products and services that help prevent further transmission of the virus amid the COVID-19 situation. 
Now, consumers can also enjoy worry-free parking transactions as they visit Ortigas Malls as payment is made more convenient with Paymaya, Mastercard, and Visa cashless parking payment. 
Follow GreenhillsTiendesitasEstancia, and Industria for more information on the latest offers and activities by each Ortigas Mall!

The latest initiative from Ortigas Malls in an effort to provide a safer and more convenient malling experience for everyone! 

GCash supports safety of BPO employees


GCash for Business, the enterprise arm of the country’s leading mobile wallet, offers a wide range of business solutions that allow both merchants and users to enjoy a safe and secure cashless experience.
As the Philippines slowly reopens the economy amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country, entrepreneurs and employers alike are prioritizing the health and safety of its customers and employees.
“Even before the pandemic, GCash played a big role in ensuring the safety of employees of Teletech, a global customer experience services and technology innovator who has won awards for being a top employer in the Philippines.” ~Luigi Reyes, VP for Enterprise of GCash
To maintain social distance and minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19, salaries, incentives, and allowances are best dispersed through cashless channels. GCash for Business, the enterprise arm of the country’s leading mobile wallet, offers a wide range of business solutions that allow both merchants and users to enjoy a safe and secure cashless experience. It allows businesses to distribute payroll and allowances to employees through their GCash e-wallets, which can be linked to a GCash MasterCard.
The GCash rewards helped Teletech achieve its goal of gamifying their team’s career path and engagement in a high-touch environment with the launch of the Gamified Talent Engine (GTE). The GCash app gave the employees the liberty to choose the rewards they wanted in a convenient manner in exchange for participation in the program. In some cases, those rewards could be used for daily necessities which helped employees save cash. Adam Jove, one of Teletech’s customer representatives who has been working for the company for seven years, was able to trade his GCash points to buy maintenance medicines to treat his medical condition. GTE Director Jan Rodriguez, added that they observed high utilization of rewards through GCash for supermarket and drugstore redemptions, as they helped usher employees to maximize their benefits while keeping transactions easy and contactless.
“Who wouldn't want to interact, learn, and at the same time get incentives? Self-improvement is in demand and with this platform, you can do it whenever and wherever.” ~Paul Doctolero, Teletech PH Regional Lead
Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), which operates GCash, is part of the portfolio companies of 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines wholly-owned by Globe Telecom Inc.
GCash is available for download on the App Store and Google Play. For more information, kindly visit

Create youw sanitation station with SM Home

Make any space clean and cool with Dyson Pure CoolTM Tower Purifying Fan which detects harmful pollutants in the air and an advanced filtration that captures 99.95% of Particle Pollution and an Air MultiplierTM Technology for whole-room purification.

It is important for every home to have a sanitation station at the door to get everyone into disinfecting and sanitizing before they enter their own home. While the survey for positive cases increases safety and cleanliness must increase as well so that it will also keep our homes clean and safe to prevent the spread of the illness and other unknown viruses with essentials for intense washing, dusting, sanitizing and disinfecting on most touch-infected areas or common surfaces in your home such as doorknobs, handles, light switches, gadgets, and tabletops. 

SM Home, the one-stop-shop for all of your home essentials, has a wide variety of household items for all your sanitizing needs. 

Here is the SM Home’s DIY Sanitation Station Guidto keep your home safe and disinfected:

Stay Safe and keep your sanitizing essentials organized with this multi-function mobile trolley.

  • Set up a table and a mobile trolley near the door entrance. Put all the sanitizing essentials on the trolley and organize them in storage trays.

Thoroughly wash your hand with your favorite foaming hand soap with this Infiniti Touchless Foaming Soap Dispenser.
Lessen the risk of cross-contamination with this Infiniti Automatic Touchless Soap Dispenser.
  • Have a fill of sprayers with alcohol and disinfectants. Choose an EPA-registered disinfectant, a 70% Isopropyl Alcohol and a contactless soap dispenser as you disinfect and wash your hands.

Have a waste bin ready for your used mask and gloves.
  • Have a waste bin to properly dispose of used masks and gloves. 
Do not forget to have a foot bath before you enter your home with this non-slip sanitizing mat.
  • Put a shoe rack and a disinfecting mat outside. Have a foot bath on the disinfecting mat before putting the shoes on the rack. Always keep the mat clean before and after using the mat.
  • If needed, set-up a makeshift changing room with a curtain and ready a laundry basket for changing.

Sanitize your gadgets, wallet, money, keys, doorknobs and toys with this lightweight Landlite Pocket UVC Sterilizer.

  • Sterilize the area with UV light. Use pocket UV Sterilizer in sanitizing your gadgets, keys, wallet, and doorknobs. Do not forget to keep your Sanitation Station clean. 

    Cool yourself with Dyson Pure Cool Me Personal Purifier with its Core FlowTM technology, which directs a focused stream of airflow precisely where you need it.
    Take sanitation into the next level with Landlite UV-C Portable Sterilizer Lamp, which kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and disinfects your home.
    Keep your home safe and sanitize with cleaning and sanitizing essentials from SM Home. These are available at the and shoppers can now place their order online through the SM Store’s Call to Deliver and ShopSM app. For more info and updates, follow them at SM Home at the SM Store on Instagram or visit website.

    Enjoy newly-reopened stores, active lifestyle spaces and convenient online services as you Celebrate Life with Ortigas Malls


    Ortigas Malls is ramping up its offerings and initiatives with more openings of salons and dine-in restaurants. Among the exciting new things to experience at Ortigas Malls are cashless parking, carwash services, curbside pickups, personal shopper services, and the new Active Playground at Greenhills!

    Re-opening of salons and dine-in restaurants
    With people eager to have their hair cut after being in quarantine for almost three months, salons in Ortigas Malls finally opened their doors to mall-goers with strict sanitary measures and 50% capacity, making more room for those who are in need of a haircut, hair recoloring, or a pedicure. 

    Well-loved restaurants in Ortigas malls such as Kimpura, Gloria Maris, Manam, and Wildflour have already started accepting dine-in customers. They don’t only provide safe dine-in options with acrylic dividers and observe allowed maximum capacity with social distancing, but also offer exciting deals to guests!

    Cashless Parking and Car Wash Service
    Customers can now enjoy worry-free parking transactions as they visit Ortigas Malls as payment is made more convenient with PayMaya terminals accepting Bancnet, Mastercard & Visa cards.
    You can even save time by getting a car wash while completing your shopping with Greenhills’ Shop N’ Wash. Mall-goers can request for the carwash service upon entering the parking ground of Greenhills Mall.

    Click & Collect and My Personal Shopper Online Services
    For those who prefer to order online and pick up their own goods, they can still do it safely by collecting all their essential needs from designated pick-up areas through the Click & Collect program available in Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia from 9AM -8PM daily. 

    For those who need extra help in shopping for essentials or completing transactions, Ortigas Malls partnered with MyKuya app to provide personal shopping services for its patrons. Through the app, you can easily pay your bills, shop for your groceries, medicines, food, and other essentials from Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia at the safety of your homes. 

    Catch your favorite sellers at Live Studio
    In an effort to support all tenants as they bounce back from the health crisis, Ortigas Malls is providing an avenue for them to maximize their online presence through the Live Studio  – a content creation 
    hub located inside the mall for all tenants to showcase different products and explain their features in a live feed. Each studio will be equipped with a complete camera and lighting setup for them to shoot their updates, latest deals, and newest products that consumers can watch safely at home. 
    Active Playground for a healthier shopping experience
    Greenhills will also be pioneering the launch of an Active Playground that promotes a convenient space for bikers, joggers, and people who want to have a leisurely workout throughout the day!
    Greenhills will have dedicated bike lanes and bike parking with signages placed throughout the complex to guide bikers and to lead them to the designated parking spaces where they can lock their bikes before shopping. For those that bike for fitness, every day from 6 AM to 8 AM, Greenhills will be implementing “Bike Priority” lanes for bikers.
    To encourage mall-goers to stay fit and active while going around, there will be pop-up challenges in different areas of the mall, encouraging patrons to jump, hop, balance, and have fun. 
    For more information, you may check their official Facebook pages - Greenhills Estancia, Tiendesitas, and Industria.


    Ortigas Malls' Celebrate Life campaign aims to bring positivity and optimism despite the situation the world is currently in as they reopen their doors to all shoppers. Ortigas Malls is also behind the retail favorites Greenhills, Tiendesitas, Estancia, and Industria, thereby enhancing shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences in the city.


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