Friday, March 1, 2024

Skyro reports strong 2023 performance, expected to triple in 2024 as it expands digital financial offerings for Filipinos


Skyro, a fast-growing fintech provider in the Philippines, continues its commitment to transform the local financial landscape by delivering accessible and affordable digital financial solutions to Filipinos.

Skyro is committed to empowering more Filipinos by offering a range of digital consumer finance products such as product loans, cash loans, and other lending products designed to meet the diverse financial needs of Filipino consumers. These solutions offer a streamlined process, competitive rates, and diverse payment options, providing customers with flexibility and convenience.

Achievements and Business Performance in 2023

In just under two years since its inception as a fintech startup, Skyro has achieved significant milestones and business performance in the fintech industry by the end of last year.

Skyro has recorded significant growth in both applications and usage as it gains traction among new markets and diverse user groups. Notably, in 2023 alone, Skyro achieved an average Compound Monthly Growth Rate of 50%, a testament to the rapid trust and adoption placed in the company’s innovative financial solutions.

Skyro's mobile app had an increase in its number of new and active users by 82.5%, leading to a proportional rise in total app downloads and usage. The brand has grown its network with over 500 partner merchants and a presence in over 2,500 stores nationwide. It has also expanded its workforce from less than a hundred to more than a thousand employees.

Its product loan solution has shown exceptional growth in 2023, generating substantial results more than its initial value. Similarly, the cross-sell products have delivered remarkable outcomes in usage.

Outstanding Performance Under Expert Leadership

Skyro’s co-founders and co-CEOs Nasim Aliev and Arsen Liametov have been instrumental in the company's growth and success.

With a strong experience in financial technology and business development, Aliev oversees key areas such as sales, partnerships, marketing, and customer acquisition, garnering trust from both customers and partners. On the other hand, Liametov is focused on optimizing Skyro's offerings, utilizing his extensive understanding of fintech products and operations. His main areas of expertise include ensuring smooth integration and efficient functioning of Skyro's digital services, all with the goal of meeting market demands while delivering maximum value to Filipino customers.

"At Skyro, our mission is to bring joy into every interaction our customers have with our financial products," shared Nasim Aliev. "We prioritize accessibility, simplicity, and flexibility, supported by an exceptional customer experience. By leveraging a compelling model, we've managed to reduce risk two-fold while achieving profitability, showcasing our strategic foresight and commitment to sustainable growth. We want to create a future where every Filipino has access to the right financial tools and knowledge for achieving success.”

Liametov added, "Our dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction remains unwavering. With a focus on continuous improvement and expansion, we're poised to reach new heights in 2024 and beyond. Skyro is committed to empowering individuals with the financial solutions that would cater to their ever-evolving needs and lifestyles."

Looking ahead to the rest of 2024, Liametov said, "As we anticipate the year ahead, we're filled with optimism, expecting even greater growth and impact for Skyro."

Skyro aims to continue its impressive trajectory into 2024, with expectations of tripling its growth and onboarding half a million customers by the year's end. This ambitious goal underscores Skyro's commitment to expanding its reach and impact in the digital financial landscape of the Philippines, further solidifying its position as a key player in the industry's evolution.

Skyro is a fintech company duly licensed and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). To learn more about digital financial products from Skyro, visit its official website Follow its official Facebook and Instagram accounts to know more about its latest promos and offerings.

About Skyro
Skyro is a fast-growing fintech company based in the Philippines, offering a range of digital consumer finance products such as product loans, cash loans, and other lending products designed to meet the diverse financial needs of Filipino consumers. Launched in August 2022, Skyro has since grown to encompass over 2,500 partner merchant stores and serve nearly 200,000 customers in just under two years of operations in the country.

Focused primarily on digital consumer lending products, Skyro has rapidly emerged as a trusted name in the Philippines, catering to the evolving needs of the market. It is backed by Breeze Ventures, a Singapore-based global fintech venture that is expanding into the fast-growing and emerging markets in Southeast Asia.

Skyro's local operations are powered by Advanced Financial Solutions, Inc. and Jungle Lending, Inc., which are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines. Learn more about Skyro through


Thursday, February 29, 2024

It’s Raining Freebies with up to 50% Discount this HONOR 3.3 Super Sale!


HONOR Philippines, the leading global provider of smart devices, just dropped its exciting 3.3 deals on Shopee (, Lazada (, and TikTok Shop (! Enjoy up to 50% discount on HONOR devices on top of Exclusive Vouchers and freebies!


“Don't miss out on these amazing deals. From our flagship HONOR Magic5 Pro down to our HONOR X6, we have a good deal that you can’t resist! So there’s no better time to shop than now, so hurry,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.


Lazada 3.3 Bonggang Bday Fest


Grab the HONOR Magic5 Pro for Php 10,000 off making it just Php 49,990 with a FREE JBL Flip 5 speakers. HONOR X7a will get a Php 1,000 price slash also and you can maximize your Lazada vouchers to HONOR X6 for as low as Php 3,000!


Shopee 3.3 Mega Shopping Sale


The Best Vlogging Smartphone HONOR 70 5G gets a Php 9,000 slash also with a FREE JBL GO 3 speaker! The classic X Series HONOR X9a 5G and HONOR X8a will also get PHP 2,000 and Php 3,000 off!


TikTok Shop Tripl3 Savings Sale


If you’re gunning for the HONOR Flagships, head on to TikTok Shop as the HONOR 90 5G with 200MP Flagship Camera is also getting a Php 1,000 slash with JBL Go 3 speaker and the powerful HONOR Magic5 Pro is up for grabs for Php 10,000 off with JBL Flip 5 Speakers!


Last, but not the least, the return of the comeback! For a limited time offer, the FREE HONOR Gift Box and Choice X5 Earbuds, both worth Php 4,000 can be yours again when you buy all-new viral smartphone HONOR X9b 5G via all platforms!

All these and more when you shop from March 3 to 7, 2024 on Lazada (, March 3 to 15, 2024 on Shopee (, and March 1 to 3  on TikTok Shop (!


Don’t forget to tune in on HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok: ( for more exciting announcements!



About HONOR 

HONOR is a leading global provider of smart devices. It is dedicated to becoming a global iconic technology brand and creating a new intelligent world for everyone through its powerful products and services. With an unwavering focus on R&D, it is committed to developing technology that empowers people around the globe to go beyond, giving them the freedom to achieve and do more. Offering a range of high-quality smartphones, tablets, laptops and wearables to suit every budget, HONOR’s portfolio of innovative, premium and reliable products enable people to become a better version of themselves.


“Forty-gether Kasama ang Paborito mong Kapitbahay": 7-Eleven celebrates 40 years in the country


7-Eleven, the Philippines’ leading convenience store, has always been a go-to destination for essentials, quick snacks, and affordable meals for all Filipinos. This familiarity is thanks to the delightful years spent with the 7-Eleven community spanning over four decades.


What started as one store in Kamias cor EDSA, Quezon City in 1984 gradually grew to nine  humble branches in 1989, now has over 3,700 stores nationwide, celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Over the years, each branch has become a community hub for shared experiences—meeting landmarks, date places, or just regular hangout spots.


In those four decades, 7-Eleven also came up with iconic treats such as Big Bite, Slurpee, and GULP to treat everyone’s taste buds to a delicious, yet affordable delight. They also partnered with reputable brands such as Romantic Baboy, Lugang Café, Manam, Pancake House, and so many others to bring quality meals more available for all.


Aside from these, the brand also evolved to be a trusted digital services provider with its CLIQQ app wherein customers can purchase items cashless, earn points, and more. ATMs are also present at most branches so customers can easily withdraw or inquire their balances as well as e-wallet services for top-ups and bills payment. 7-Eleven is loved all over the country because they have been consistently providing that signature convenience as the country’s paboritong kapitbahay.


To mark this momentous 40th year, and as a nod to the vibrant community that grewt over the decades, 7-Eleven is celebrating being forty-gether kasama ang paborito mong kapitbahay with exciting promos and discounts.


Kickstarting the festivities is a sweet treat from City Cafe, where coffee-loving customers can sip and savor a medium cup for only P40 on February 29, 2024. Those with a penchant for the iconic Big Bite will also appreciate a delectable P10 discount from Tender Juicy when they pair a Big Bite TJ hotdog with a red drink (GULP medium, C2 Apple 355ml, and Sting Strawberry 320ml) from February 14 to March 12, 2024. Lastly, 7-Eleven loyal customers can unlock a treasure trove of savings with up to 50% off on selected beverages, and snacks such as Kopiko Lucky Day PET 180ml on February 29 only; Lays Cheddar & Sour Cream 170g and Gardenia Chocolate Muffin on February 29 to March 2. Customers can also expect big savings in other items such as Snail White Whipp Soap 100g, Absolut Vodka 700ml and Selecta Pint Double Dutch 450ml (BUY 2, SAVE P40) until March 19, 2024. Truly, nothing beats spending milestones together because 7-Eleven makes every trip to the store guaranteed tipid and sulit.


As the celebrations roll in, the 40th anniversary celebrations are set to amplify all there is to love about the brand that everyone grew up with. The 7-Eleven community can expect year-round thrilling payday sale events and exciting e-raffle promos where they can bag incredible prizes like dreamy travel opportunities, latest gadgets, and so many more.


Cheers to 40 years with 7-Eleven and like us on 7-Eleven Philippines Facebook, follow @711ph on Instagram, and @711philippines on Twitter and TikTok, and visit our website for more information.



Wednesday, February 28, 2024

HONOR Wins 45 Media Awards at MWC 2024


Global technology brand HONOR debuted its new AI-empowered all-scenario strategy with the announcement of the global launch of HONOR Magic6 Pro and the AI PC HONOR MagicBook Pro 16 at MWC 2024 in Barcelona. With the intent-based UI and cross-OS collaboration, HONOR brings the AI-enabled features like Magic Portal and MagicRing, which are widely recognized by the global media.


This year at MWC, HONOR received 45 awards from the most followed and trusted global media. For the first time in the global launch of the HONOR Magic6 Pro, the media praised it. Android Headlines awarded the HONOR Magic6 Pro "Best of MWC 2024", saying that "The HONOR Magic6 Pro is a step up compared to its predecessor, and not only does it offer great cameras, but it shines in various other aspects". Android Police said, that “With the Magic 6 Pro, HONOR is significantly stepping up its hardware game, leapfrogging the competition in some key areas.”. The tech media CNET also commented that “The Magic 6 Pro is among the most compelling Android flagships available this year.” Impressed by the great performance of HONOR Magic6 Pro, the well-known fashion media GQ Spain said, “The HONOR's Magic Pro series is HONOR’s most prestigious, pouring the best hardware and software.”


For the first AI PC in HONOR’s history, the HONOR MagicBook Pro 16 has been showcased for the first time globally, winning global endorsements from global media. Mashable included HONOR MagicBook Pro 16 as their “Best Laptops of MWC 2024”. Android Authority awarded the HONOR MagicBook Pro 16 the "Best of MWC 2024" and commented that "HONOR MagicBook 16 Pro is a powerful laptop designed for the age of AI." Also, Trusted Reviews gave the HONOR MagicBook Pro 16 the "Best in Show" Award, saying that "Features like Smart Picture Search, Smart Document Summary, Text Comprehension, AI Subtitle, and Magic Text hint towards a productive future where AI helps take some of the strain out of daily tasks".


In terms of cutting-edge design inspiration, as an iconic identity of global and premium, the PORSCHE DESIGN HONOR Magic V2 RSR has also been well-recognized by global media. The prestigious industry award "GLOMO Best in Show", which is judged based on the best-of-the-best products on show, was awarded to PORSCHE DESIGN HONOR Magic V2 RSR this year. In the fashion world, global fashion media COSMOPOLITION included this foldable phone into their Editor's tip for London Fashion Week, saying that the "Porsche Design HONOR Magic V2 RSR has been a total game-changer."


For more information, please visit HONOR official website at


Samsung's Neo QLED TV Brings Interactive Musical to Life


MANILAPhilippines  Feb 28, 2024 – Tony Award-winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'' made its Philippines premiere last February 24 at the Blackbox Theater at Circuit Makati, staged by The Sandbox Collective in partnership with ABS-CBN, Star Magic and Teatro Kapamilya, and with Samsung as the official tech and TV partner. Star Magic talents such as AC Bonifacio and Shanaia Gomez star in the production, which follows an eclectic group of teenagers vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime where comedy and shenanigans ensue. 


Samsung, the #1 global TV brand, is proud to play an instrumental role in the production, powering a multimedia approach using their Neo QLED TVs which they exclusively offer. The Samsung Neo QLED TVs used in the musical boast unrivaled picture quality, making them ideal for the production. These TVs were developed with Quantum Matrix Technology for more precise light control in both the darkest and brightest scenes and possess Samsung's unique multi-intelligent processor to deliver the best viewing experience.


With Samsung, the musical not only fosters Sandbox’s vision of developing innovative content that combines artistic disciplines with theater, but also orchestrates a one-of-a-kind immersive and interactive experience that creates a lasting impression on the audience, leaving them wanting more. 


Theater-goers can further elevate their musical experience by visiting Samsung’s booth that features an interactive mini spelling bee activation and eye-catching display of their line of Neo QLED TVs.

Visit Samsung’s booth to experience the Neo QLED smart TVs firsthand and purchase one of your own from Samsung authorized dealers or through


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, home appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions, and delivering a seamless connected experience through its SmartThings ecosystem and open collaboration with partners. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

#TeamSouth: 5 things to enjoy and look forward to in the South


Team South or Team North? The running quip among friends is that Southies ( or Southerners - slang for people living in the South of Metro Manila) have always been adjusting to those living in the North. While this must be true for some, the South has its own offerings that people can enjoy and love. Its strategic location and connectivity are just two of the reasons why RLC Residences chose the area to be the home of its nature-inspired development, Woodsville Crest.


Woodsville Crest, RLC Residences’ soon-to-be Oasis South of Metro is located at Merville, Parañaque making it accessible to Metro Manila’s central business districts (CBDs) and the vibrant lifestyle destinations in the South. Recently, the developer launched Olive, Woodsville Crest’s latest building that offers a holistic living experience for a gentle blend of work, leisure, and community life. Learn more about the perks of living in the South below.



Southies can say ‘Yes!’ to more #TravelGoals this year as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is within reach so flying in and out of the city or the country is such a breeze. Moreover, if you’re living in Woodsville Crest, aside from being just 5 kms away from the airport, there’s an added benefit of being able to have a post-trip relaxation with its nature-inspired design filled with vast open green spaces and multiple relaxing pools.


So accessible (especially to CBDs)!

There are so many places people can go to in the South, thanks to being well-connected to different cities through major roads like the Cavitex-C5 Link, SLEX, and Skyway which has also improved the traffic flow in the area. Additionally, upcoming transportation developments Laguna Lakeshore Road Network Project and LRT-1 Extension are already underway which will soon make the South more accessible than ever. 


Aside from these, future residents of Woodsville Crest can also enjoy being connected to key destinations, thanks to its direct access to Edison Avenue and West Service Roads. Going to work or even leisure destinations  within the area is going to be easy and convenient.


Lots of hangout spots!

When it comes to hangout places, the South boasts of well-loved dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreational options. The Molito Lifestyle Center is a go-to destination for a reason with its curated dining options and shops while still having a laid-back alfresco park at the center. And just a few stones thrown away are Alabang Town Center (or ‘ATC’ as legit Southies call it ;), Festival Mall, which has its own indoor roller coaster, plus BF Homes - which is literally a home to multiple food destinations. South experience won’t also be complete without visiting the relaxing beaches and resorts in Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna. 


Exciting activities!

Culture vultures in the South bask at two of Metro Manila’s top entertainment and leisure destinations: Solaire Resort and Newport World Resorts known for staging world-class plays, musicals, ballet shows, and more. On the other hand, outdoorsy types can also take advantage of the Southwoods Golf and Country Club, while historical sites in Cavite and Laguna also offer a fun yet informative experience to those in search of other activities to enjoy.


Dampa seafood and more

Seafood lovers living in the South are in luck as the area, particularly Parañaque, is a haven for those craving Dampa-style seafood. The Dampa area, a fresh seafood market with accompanying restaurants, is just around the corner. Simply buy your seafood of choice and ask the chefs to cook it how you like.


Aside from this, nearby provinces also offer delectable dishes plus delicacies that everyone can enjoy. Famous Batangas Lomi, Laguna’s sought-after Buko Pie, and Cavite’s Bibingkoy are some of the favorites Southies are proud of.


“There’s really a lot to love in the South and we’re happy to contribute to the long list through Woodsville Crest. With its strategic location, future residents can enjoy the balance of an exciting and peaceful lifestyle,” says RLC Residences Marketing Head Karen Cesario.


For those interested in seeking their sanctuary in the South with Woodsville Crest, visit





Get a Chance to Win an OPPO Find N3 Flip on OPPO's 3.3 Mega Sale


OPPO kicks off summer with incredible price drops, discounts, and freebies available on its official ecommerce brand stores starting March 3 - including a chance to win an OPPO Find N3 Flip in a special raffle! Start adding to cart and collecting the vouchers now to take advantage of the 3.3 Mega Sale for a memorable start to your summer.


Purchase any OPPO device through TikTok, Shopee, and Lazada from March 3 to 7 and get up to 63% off on your favorite OPPO products! OPPO fans can avail of exciting vouchers that can give you Php 1,000 off when you get OPPO Reno6, Reno6 Z, Reno7, Reno7 Z. With a minimum spend of Php 8,999, you may also avail of Php 200 off, and Php 400 off when you purchase at least Php 13,999.


Save more with a wide array of vouchers up for grabs

Shoppers can enjoy limited livestream vouchers worth Php 100 for a minimum spend of Php 4,999. Shipping discount vouchers of Php 50 off for Lazada and Shopee can also be claimed when you spend a minimum of Php 500.


Shopee buyers can also avail 30% off with a minimum spend of Php 3,499 on OPPO products. From March 3 to 7, shoppers can get 0% interest installment via SPayLater for up to 3 months for devices such as the A18, A57 (4+128GB), A76 and Reno6 Z. OPPO fans can also avail 0% interest installment for 6 months via SPayLater for the Reno8 T 5G, Reno11 5G, and Reno11 Pro 5G from March 3-4.


Lazada shoppers can get 20% off capped at Php 1,000 with a minimum of Php 2,499 on OPPO products. For a minimum spend of Php 7,999, Lazada shoppers can get Php 1,200 off.


Watch out for exclusive freebies for every purchase and irresistible bundle deals

Don’t miss out on these exciting 3.3 deals when you check out these OPPO smartphones and devices via OPPO’s official stores on Shopee, Lazada and Tiktok.

     Free S11 Bluetooth Speakers for all OPPO A76 purchases

     Free (YC Pro 7) Headphones for all OPPO Pad Air purchases

     Free Retro Bluetooth Speakers for all OPPO Reno7 Series 5G and OPPO Reno8 T Series 5G purchases

     Free S39 Bluetooth Speakers for all Reno11 Series 5G purchases

     Get the OPPO Band together with A16k for Php 5,099 or with the A17k for Php 5,698 and A18 for only Php 6,598.

     Get the OPPO Band paired with OPPO Buds2 for only Php 1,999

     Get the OPPO Enco Buds2 bundled with the A16k for Php 4,999, with the A17k  for Php 5,598, or with the A18 for Php 6,498.

Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on these great deals this coming March 3 to 7, 2024. Stay updated on the latest offers and deals, visit our OPPO Official Stores on Shopee , Lazada and Tiktok.

Learn more about the OPPO devices by visiting  or follow OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok.

Skyro reports strong 2023 performance, expected to triple in 2024 as it expands digital financial offerings for Filipinos

  Skyro, a fast-growing fintech provider in the Philippines, continues its commitment to transform the local financial landscape by deliveri...