Monday, June 24, 2024

Embrace the Sweet Comfort of White Dove Sweet Lullaby, Ang Bagong Himbing-Bango for Your Little Ones

 


Moms want the best for their babies, which is why Personal Collection, a proudly Filipino-owned direct selling company, recently unveiled Sweet Lullaby, a sweet and comforting new scent of White Dove. Infused with DreamScentzTM Technology, White Dove Sweet Lullaby offers bagong himbing-bango for babies now available in powder, lotion, wash, and shampoo.

White Dove Sweet Lullaby brings a sweet, gentle breeze, cradling your little ones in a dreamy haze of comfort and peace. It's reminiscent of a lullaby sung with notes of fresh apples and citrus fruits, blended with the scent of sweet roses and peonies, providing a soothing and comforting experience. Plus, it's gentle and safe for your baby's skin as it is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested.

As we continue to experience changing weather conditions, keeping babies fresh and ensuring they sleep well at night or during nap time becomes extremely challenging. White Dove products infused with DreamScentz™ Technology, is clinically proven to help improve sleep quality, enabling a deeper, longer, and more restful sleep—a perfect partner for moms all year round to envelop babies in a sweet embrace.

Provide your baby with lasting comfort beyond bath time with White Dove Sweet Lullaby Baby Wash and Baby Shampoo, made with natural milk protein extract to keep their hair soft and skin moisturized. It's tear-free and gentle on the eyes, giving moms and babies a relaxing and joyful bath experience.

A baby's delicate skin requires extra care. Strengthen their natural skin barrier after a refreshing bath with White Dove Sweet Lullaby Lotion. Its Triple Moisture Formula, Pentavitin™, and natural milk protein extract deeply hydrate the skin, providing up to 48-hour hydration for your little ones.

Complete this nurturing care with protection using White Dove Sweet Lullaby Powder enriched with natural milk protein extract, giving gentle and hypoallergenic care for babies. Its sterilized talc absorbs moisture and features a wetness barrier to repel dampness, while its sun-protective formula shields the skin from harmful rays of the sun.

Enjoy each baby care routine with peace of mind and soothe your little ones with the gentle embrace of White Dove Sweet Lullaby powder, lotion, wash, and shampoo—all infused with DreamScentzTM Technology.

Shop White Dove Sweet Lullaby products now on Shopee and Lazada.

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About Personal Collection

Personal Collection Direct Selling, Inc. is one of the leading direct selling companies in the Philippines with over 650 branches nationwide. With hundreds of quality products in nine different categories, it has given life-changing opportunities to hundreds of thousands of Filipino dealers, empowering them to reach the Great Life for their families.

 


Sunday, June 23, 2024

OPPO's Multiple Research Achievements Shortlisted for Global Top AI Conference CVPR 2024, Continuously Consolidating AI Phone Technology

 


The prestigious CVPR (Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition), a leading global event in computer vision, officially commenced in Seattle. This year, OPPO made a significant impact with several of its latest research papers being selected for presentation, encompassing a range of AI-related topics. Moreover, OPPO's flagship AI phone, the Find X7 Ultra, and the newly launched OPPO Reno12 were demoed at the conference, showcasing numerous innovative AI phone features. Through these contributions, OPPO continues to influence the global advancement and democratization of AI phone.


"OPPO is deeply engaged in the CVPR each year, and this year, our achievements are particularly noteworthy," stated Billy Zhang, President of Overseas MKT, Sales and Service at OPPO. "AI has always been a pivotal area of investment for us, and the rising trend of AI phone enables us to innovate the user experience once again. CVPR provides an excellent platform for OPPO to discuss and exchange ideas with global partners about our latest advancements in computer vision and other AI-related fields. Our involvement in CVPR also underscores OPPO's strong commitment and determination in the realm of AI phone."

 

With Major Papers Selected for Conference, OPPO AI Research is Flourishing

This year, OPPO Research Institute and various R&D teams achieved significant recognition with 11 papers selected for presentation at CVPR. These papers span key research areas including image restoration, digital human generation, video segmentation, dynamic motion capture, dynamic scene image synthesis, multi-view 3D object detection, and 3D rendering, highlighting some of the most innovative directions in AI phone.

 




In the field of digital human generation, OPPO has introduced a groundbreaking approach with UltrAvatar—a method for creating drivable 3D virtual humans. Utilizing a diffuse color extraction model and an authenticity-guided texture diffusion model, UltrAvatar can generate drivable 3D virtual humans from a single image or a line of text. These virtual humans are indistinguishable from real human features, achieving a level of detail that captures every inch of skin color and texture on a person’s face, significantly enhancing the realism of virtual interactions.

 

Another notable contribution, the UniVS, presents the industry’s first universal large model for video segmentation. This model is uniquely capable of meeting diverse real-world video segmentation needs, allowing for the segmentation of all objects within a specified category and responding to textual descriptions for targeted segmentation.

 

These selected papers not only represent cutting-edge advancements in AI but also position OPPO as a leader propelling the mobile industry into the AI-driven era.

 

Additionally, the CVPR 2024 NTIRE RAIM (Restore Any Image Model) challenge, co-organized by OPPO Research Institute's Y-Lab and the Visual Computing Laboratory at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, was a resounding success. This challenge encouraged researchers to address real-world industrial challenges, develop methods for accurate high-quality image restoration, and promote the application of these technologies in industry. The NTIRE RAIM challenge attracted participation from over 200 teams globally. And finally, Team MiAlgo's research emerged as the winner, clinching first place in the competition.

 

Going forward, OPPO will robustly support the AI developer ecosystem, fostering close academia-industry collaboration to bridge the two.

 

Find X7 Ultra Debuts at CVPR, Sparking Interest in AI Phone Innovation

OPPO's flagship AI phone, the Find X7 Ultra, made a remarkable debut, quickly becoming a highlight of the event. Additionally, Liang Jie, the senior imaging algorithm engineer at OPPO Research Institute's Y-Lab, was invited to present a report on OPPO's imaging technology at the conference. The powerful AI imaging capabilities of the Find X7 Ultra and OPPO's innovative generative AI applications captivated both the academic and industrial AI communities. 


This year signifies OPPO's official foray into the AI phone era, with the Find X7 Ultra emerging as the most advanced AI phone from OPPO to date. It boasts the OPPO HyperTone Image Engine, the most sophisticated computational photography system currently on the market. This engine enables OPPO Find X7 Ultra to produce exceptional photos with minimal computational footprint, turning every shot into a masterpiece.

 

The OPPO AI Eraser feature, launched alongside the Find X7 Ultra, showcased to CVPR attendees OPPO's ability to seamlessly integrate AI technology into consumer devices for user-friendly experiences. The OPPO AI Eraser allows users to easily remove unwanted elements from an image and generate replacement content with a single click. Since its introduction, this feature has revolutionized photo editing, averaging 15 uses per day per user, making it one of the most popular features.

 

OPPO also showcased several exploratory features through real device demos at CVPR, highlighting the future direction of OPPO's AI technologies. Among these was the Style Transfer Demo, which utilizes the ShaderNN lightweight deep learning architecture. ShaderNN represents the first inference engine supporting the full graphics stack (OpenGL & Vulkan) for real-time mobile graphics and imaging applications, showcasing OPPO's strengths in on-device generative graphics AI processing.

 

Solidifying Foundations, Continuously Promoting the Democratization of AI Phone

At the beginning of the year, OPPO strategically established OPPO AI Center, directing company resources towards enhancing AI capabilities. This initiative has not only integrated and strengthened OPPO's research across various AI fields but also aimed to deliver the ultimate AI phone experience. It has bolstered OPPO's technical foundation in the AI phone sector and showcased impressive research outcomes at this year's CVPR.

 

This year's CVPR also marks OPPO's continued presence at top international AI conferences, following the participation at events such as MWC, Google Cloud Next '24, and Microsoft Build. OPPO is actively collaborating with global partners to advance the development of AI phones.

 

In early June, OPPO officially announced its strategy to make AI phones accessible to everyone, targeting the equipping of approximately 50 million OPPO smartphones with generative AI features by year's end, spanning all OPPO’s smartphone product lines. This move underscores OPPO's long-term commitment and strategic determination to enhance AI integration in smartphones.

 

Looking forward, the innovative research outcomes from OPPO, combined with advanced technologies from partners like Google, Microsoft and MediaTek, will further propel OPPO’s mission to spearhead a global movement in the democratization of AI phone.

 


                                       

 

About OPPO

OPPO is not just a smartphone company but a technology company that serves global users and integrates software, hardware, and service. Established in 2004, OPPO launches its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO also provides its users with ColorOS operating system and internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO has footprints in more than 60 countries and regions, with more than 40,000 employees dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

 

 

 


Beyond serving customers, this McDonald’s Manager saved a customer's life

 


Quick thinking, presence of mind, and instilled with the values that his employer has taught him, a McDonald’s Philippines store manager saved the life of a customer who suffered a sudden heart attack.   

McDonald’s NLEX Drive and Dine Manager Bryan Bondoc’s swift response and application of first aid skills made sure the customer received timely assistance. Last April 12, Bondoc promptly performed CPR on the customer, while crew member Jerico Cardiente, also trained in CPR, continued the procedure. Meanwhile, two crew members attended to the customer while Bondoc's colleague, Maribel Guina, called for an ambulance. According to the rescue team who arrived at the scene, the customer would’ve lost his life if the team didn’t observe the CPR protocols. The customer is now in recovery at the Philippine Heart Center. 

Bondoc was recently recognized by the company and had received many praises for his courageous act and going the extra mile to help a customer in need. 

When asked how he felt about being applauded by his peers and leads, Bryan said he felt motivated to continue to help others. “Nakakamotivate po makatulong pa sa iba,” Bryan said. (It motivates me to continue to help other people). 

Being Equipped with the Right Skills, Mindset, and Values 

“Bryan’s story is a reminder of the impact one can make on other people when they are equipped with the right skills, mindset, and values,” Ruben Marasigan, VP for Human Capital Group of McDonald’s Philippines said. “His actions exemplify McDonald’s values of being Customer-driven, Malasakit (empathy), and Teamwork. Best of all, it showcases the company’s focus on being customer-driven in that they prioritize our customers’ well-being, especially in circumstances like this,” Marasigan added.  

Bondoc has been with McDonald’s Philippines for more than ten years. He was a working student back in 2009 when he was hired as part of McDonald’s People Support in Makati. When the quick service restaurant opened a store in Malabon, he became a pioneer member of the branch. He later joined McDonald’s Drive and Dine in NLEX where he was eventually promoted to manager. 

He has learned many things throughout his employment at McDonald’s Philippines and his recent experience with a life-saving situation shows how important it is that companies invest in their employees’ training and development. Providing Bondoc and his fellow employees with first aid training equipped them with the necessary skills to save another person’s life.  

 

Required po kaming umattend ng First Aid Class (We are required to attend First Aid Class),” Bondoc shared. He added that with the training, he learned about the importance of doing the procedure step-by-step and having presence of mind because someone’s life is in your hands. 

Equipped with the skills and values to go the extra mile in serving customers, Bryan Bondoc found his Best Me here at McDonald's, thanks to his experience.

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About McDonald’s Philippines

 

McDonald’s Philippines master franchise holder Dr. George T. Yang -who oversees and sits as chairman for 40 years- founded and brought the first McDonald’s store to the country in 1981. Since then, McDonald’s in the Philippines has been a formidable player in the country’s quick-service restaurant industry, having grown a store network of over 700 nationwide. McDonald’s Philippines continues to aspire to make a difference in communities where it operates through its charity of Choice, Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines.

 

 

How Selsun Blue helps fight off dandruff and give you healthy hair all year round

 


The end of summer doesn’t mean we’re safe from dandruff. With the rainy season’s unpredictable weather, there’s even more reason to take extra care of our scalp. On sunny days, all the warmth and sunshine can make it sweat more. On rainy ones, high humidity can increase moisture and oil on the scalp. Both can lead to the overgrowth of Malassezia globosa, a yeast-like fungus that thrives on scalp oils, causing the scalp to overreact and produce those white flakes.

 

Solving dandruff any time of the year can be as simple as going for a quick shower with scalp health expert Selsun Blue, which offers a line of effective shampoos that are tough on dandruff and great for hair. It’s formulated with Selenium Sulfide 1%, a powerful anti-infective and anti-fungal agent that targets the root source of flaking and itching by slowing down the growth of the dandruff-causing fungus on the scalp. It also comes in three variants that deliver more benefits for both scalp and hair. 

 

Selsun Blue Pro-X Extra Strength Anti-Dandruff Shampoo is the best pick for the toughest dandruff problems. It’s also perfect for getting extra relief as it has a cooling menthol effect that soothes the scalp, reduces itchiness, and keeps you feeling fresh all day. Menthol even has antimicrobial properties that can inhibit the growth of yeast and bacteria on the scalp, providing additional protection from dandruff.

 

Prolonged sun exposure and high humidity can also leave your locks dry, brittle, frizzy, and unmanageable. Selsun Blue Pro 2-in-1 Anti-Dandruff Shampoo can help bring life back to those strands. It’s a shampoo and a conditioner in one convenient formulation. It doesn’t only clean the scalp, but it also has the moisturizing goodness of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5 to nourish and hydrate hair and make it healthy and radiant.

 

Selsun Blue Pro Extra Moisturizing Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, meanwhile, can tame those dull and damaged locks caused by outdoor activities or extra hairstyling with three conditioning ingredients that work together to retain moisture and repair damaged hair and leave it smooth, soft, and silky with every use. It contains Honey Extract that’s long been known as a natural conditioner that adds shine to dull strands as well as amino acids Arginine HCL and Lysine HCL that can help strengthen hair and prevent breakage.

 

Fight off flakes and enjoy a fresh, itch-free scalp and healthy hair all year round, just take your Selsun Blue pick and use it at least twice a week for best results. Find Selsun Blue at Watsons and Mercury Drug branches and online through the Mentholatum store on Lazada and Shopee.

 

Learn more about hair and scalp health, head over to selsunblue.com.ph and follow @SelsunBluePhilippines on Facebook and @SelsunBluePH on Instagram.

Friday, June 21, 2024

OPPO's Multiple Research Achievements Shortlisted for Global Top AI Conference CVPR 2024, Continuously Consolidating AI Phone Technology

 


The prestigious CVPR (Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition), a leading global event in computer vision, officially commenced in Seattle. This year, OPPO made a significant impact with several of its latest research papers being selected for presentation, encompassing a range of AI-related topics. Moreover, OPPO's flagship AI phone, the Find X7 Ultra, and the newly launched OPPO Reno12 were demoed at the conference, showcasing numerous innovative AI phone features. Through these contributions, OPPO continues to influence the global advancement and democratization of AI phone.


"OPPO is deeply engaged in the CVPR each year, and this year, our achievements are particularly noteworthy," stated Billy Zhang, President of Overseas MKT, Sales and Service at OPPO. "AI has always been a pivotal area of investment for us, and the rising trend of AI phone enables us to innovate the user experience once again. CVPR provides an excellent platform for OPPO to discuss and exchange ideas with global partners about our latest advancements in computer vision and other AI-related fields. Our involvement in CVPR also underscores OPPO's strong commitment and determination in the realm of AI phone."

 

With Major Papers Selected for Conference, OPPO AI Research is Flourishing

This year, OPPO Research Institute and various R&D teams achieved significant recognition with 11 papers selected for presentation at CVPR. These papers span key research areas including image restoration, digital human generation, video segmentation, dynamic motion capture, dynamic scene image synthesis, multi-view 3D object detection, and 3D rendering, highlighting some of the most innovative directions in AI phone.

 


In the field of digital human generation, OPPO has introduced a groundbreaking approach with UltrAvatar—a method for creating drivable 3D virtual humans. Utilizing a diffuse color extraction model and an authenticity-guided texture diffusion model, UltrAvatar can generate drivable 3D virtual humans from a single image or a line of text. These virtual humans are indistinguishable from real human features, achieving a level of detail that captures every inch of skin color and texture on a person’s face, significantly enhancing the realism of virtual interactions.

 

Another notable contribution, the UniVS, presents the industry’s first universal large model for video segmentation. This model is uniquely capable of meeting diverse real-world video segmentation needs, allowing for the segmentation of all objects within a specified category and responding to textual descriptions for targeted segmentation.

 

These selected papers not only represent cutting-edge advancements in AI but also position OPPO as a leader propelling the mobile industry into the AI-driven era.

 

Additionally, the CVPR 2024 NTIRE RAIM (Restore Any Image Model) challenge, co-organized by OPPO Research Institute's Y-Lab and the Visual Computing Laboratory at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, was a resounding success. This challenge encouraged researchers to address real-world industrial challenges, develop methods for accurate high-quality image restoration, and promote the application of these technologies in industry. The NTIRE RAIM challenge attracted participation from over 200 teams globally. And finally, Team MiAlgo's research emerged as the winner, clinching first place in the competition.

 

Going forward, OPPO will robustly support the AI developer ecosystem, fostering close academia-industry collaboration to bridge the two.

 

Find X7 Ultra Debuts at CVPR, Sparking Interest in AI Phone Innovation

OPPO's flagship AI phone, the Find X7 Ultra, made a remarkable debut, quickly becoming a highlight of the event. Additionally, Liang Jie, the senior imaging algorithm engineer at OPPO Research Institute's Y-Lab, was invited to present a report on OPPO's imaging technology at the conference. The powerful AI imaging capabilities of the Find X7 Ultra and OPPO's innovative generative AI applications captivated both the academic and industrial AI communities. 

 

This year signifies OPPO's official foray into the AI phone era, with the Find X7 Ultra emerging as the most advanced AI phone from OPPO to date. It boasts the OPPO HyperTone Image Engine, the most sophisticated computational photography system currently on the market. This engine enables OPPO Find X7 Ultra to produce exceptional photos with minimal computational footprint, turning every shot into a masterpiece.

 

The OPPO AI Eraser feature, launched alongside the Find X7 Ultra, showcased to CVPR attendees OPPO's ability to seamlessly integrate AI technology into consumer devices for user-friendly experiences. The OPPO AI Eraser allows users to easily remove unwanted elements from an image and generate replacement content with a single click. Since its introduction, this feature has revolutionized photo editing, averaging 15 uses per day per user, making it one of the most popular features.

 

OPPO also showcased several exploratory features through real device demos at CVPR, highlighting the future direction of OPPO's AI technologies. Among these was the Style Transfer Demo, which utilizes the ShaderNN lightweight deep learning architecture. ShaderNN represents the first inference engine supporting the full graphics stack (OpenGL & Vulkan) for real-time mobile graphics and imaging applications, showcasing OPPO's strengths in on-device generative graphics AI processing.

 

Solidifying Foundations, Continuously Promoting the Democratization of AI Phone

At the beginning of the year, OPPO strategically established OPPO AI Center, directing company resources towards enhancing AI capabilities. This initiative has not only integrated and strengthened OPPO's research across various AI fields but also aimed to deliver the ultimate AI phone experience. It has bolstered OPPO's technical foundation in the AI phone sector and showcased impressive research outcomes at this year's CVPR.

 

This year's CVPR also marks OPPO's continued presence at top international AI conferences, following the participation at events such as MWC, Google Cloud Next '24, and Microsoft Build. OPPO is actively collaborating with global partners to advance the development of AI phones.

 

In early June, OPPO officially announced its strategy to make AI phones accessible to everyone, targeting the equipping of approximately 50 million OPPO smartphones with generative AI features by year's end, spanning all OPPO’s smartphone product lines. This move underscores OPPO's long-term commitment and strategic determination to enhance AI integration in smartphones.

 

Looking forward, the innovative research outcomes from OPPO, combined with advanced technologies from partners like Google, Microsoft and MediaTek, will further propel OPPO’s mission to spearhead a global movement in the democratization of AI phone.

 


GH Mall spotlights local brands, young entrepreneurs at NAKAKALOCAL and GH Bazaar with Kiddo-Preneur

 


Greenhills, also known as GH, is a popular hub for local goods. It supports the endeavors of MSMEs that sell beautiful handicrafts, yummy delicacies, precious pearl accessories, and other wares that avid shoppers love. These stores also see a lot of traction during special holidays.

 

MSMEs play a big role in the success of GH, so Ortigas Malls in partnership with PhilStar wanted to put the spotlight on these local stores and brands with NAKAKALOCAL from June 21 to 23 and Kiddo-preneur: Entrepreneurial Fair from June 29 to 30 at the East Wing Atrium of GH Mall.

NAKAKALOCAL: A diverse selection of food, fashion, and art

In collaboration with PhilStar, NAKAKALOCAL will highlight the talent of Millennial and Gen Z entrepreneurs, who will share their specialties in food, fashion, and art. They will be given a chance to showcase their creations in the MSME Spotlight.

 

Food booths will feature a wide selection of cuisines, including scheduled free tasting for interested foodies. There will also be a Tikim Time Speed Eating Challenge, where contestants will be challenged to eat as quickly as possible within a 1 to 2-minute timeframe.

 

For fashion, shoppers can enjoy stylish options. They can also take chic OOTDs at the #NKKLKOOTD Mirror Selfie Corner. Lastly, art booths will offer various works in different mediums while enjoying live music from local acts.

 

NAKAKALOCAL will hand out stamp cards that they can use to collect stamps after purchasing products. One stamp is equivalent to one access to the experience booths, Tarot Reading Booth or Quick Draw Photo Booth.

 

GH Bazaar with Kiddo-Preneur



GH Mall is also giving kids and teens a chance to show off their entrepreneurial skills at the GH Bazaar in partnership with Kiddo-Preneur. This event will feature booths by kids aged 7 to 17 years old, where they will market and sell their products to cultivate their entrepreneurial mindset at an early age and stimulate boundless innovation. The bazaar will also invite inspirational people who will share their insight to young and veteran entrepreneurs alike.

 

Transformative entrepreneurship development program to cultivate the entrepreneurial

mindset at an early age & to stimulate boundless innovation

 

The culminating event of GH Bazaar will hand out awards for Best Booth Design, Most Innovative Product, Best Salesperson, and Top Sales.

 

Don’t miss out on these exciting bazaars and support local MSMEs at GH Mall.


Is the Ai Portrait Master HONOR 200 Series coming to the Philippines?

 


Leading smart devices provider, HONOR, is still on a high after its successful debut of HONOR 200 Series during VivaTech 2024, one of Europe’s largest tech and innovation showcases. The new HONOR 200 Series has a very promising specs that will redefine the Ai technology.

 

“HONOR 200 Series is really a DSLR killer and HONOR fans across the nation should really watch out whether this will arrive in the Philippines or not. Ai is the name of the game right now and we are confident that we have an edge in this in this category,” HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng said.

 

HONOR 200 Series seen in Paris Launch

 

The much-awaited HONOR 200 Series was already launched in Paris on June 12. Inspired from Studio Harcourt’s legendary portrait photography techniques, the HONOR 200 Series uses AI to replicate the studio’s iconic lighting and shadow effects, ensuring studio-quality portraits with every shot.

 

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/. 

 


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 enables people to become a better version of themselves. 

 

Embrace the Sweet Comfort of White Dove Sweet Lullaby, Ang Bagong Himbing-Bango for Your Little Ones

  Moms want the best for their babies, which is why Personal Collection, a proudly Filipino-owned direct selling company, recently unveiled ...