Monday, October 28, 2019

ASSEMBLY GROUNDS At The Rise is North Makati’s new and hip stomping ground

With a prime location that’s a few minutes away from the bustling Makati CBD and known for its vibrant art, music, and food scene, North Makati or NOMA has turned into a land of promise for every young professional, artist, and entrepreneur. Now, NOMA welcomes the community’s newest hub, Assembly Grounds at The Rise.

The two-story community or boutique mall that’s integrated into The Rise combines world-class architecture and interior design with Shang Properties' thumbprint on residential and commercial development. NOMA’s newest stomping ground along Malugay Street has a good mix of restaurants, cafes, services, and essential stores that serve residents of The Rise and its neighbors—all carefully curated with their urban lifestyle in mind.

At Assembly Grounds, the locals at NOMA don’t have to go far to grab their favorite cup of joe with Starbucks Reserve that offers the rarest and the most extraordinary coffee and concoctions.

Foodies looking for different cuisines can find unique discoveries at Assembly Grounds. It has a strong offering of Asian restaurants with Yuki Café and Tong Yang Shabu-Shabu Express. Searching for a taste of home will also be easier as it has Filipino restos like Recipes and the famous Zubuchon. A dinner date with friends over fajitas and mojitos at Fiery Style Southwestern Flaming Grill or a night out with them over chicken and beer at Buffalo's Wings N' Things or a quick bite from 7-Eleven or BreadTalk are also just a few steps away at the new NOMA hub.

Errands are a breeze at Assembly Grounds with the opening of its own branch of BPI, True Value, and Daiso. Finally, like a true one-stop community hub, residents in the area can also enjoy a much-needed me-time at either Nisce Skin Medispa, BOHO by Nail Tropics, Pink Parlour, and /nook/ Salon.

Still, there’s more to come. Diners can look forward to Chatto Bites that offers Americanized Japanese and Asian fast food; Ramen Daisho that’s known for its delectable Japanese ramen served with piping hot creamy broth; Mey Lin Express with its hand-pulled noodles, dim sum, and dumplings; Vinatrang Cuisine has a strong selection of healthy and flavorful Vietnamese food; and Kuya's that offers Filipino comfort food. There are also Premier the Samgyupsal for Korean favorites, popular fast-steak resto Pepper Lunch, and healthy, organic meals from Salad Bowl. Those who prefer something western get to taste exciting flavors from Casa Mia’s Italian dishes and Raging Bull + Burgers’ wagyu and gourmet burgers.

Fruit and milk tea lovers won’t be left behind as the hub will soon open the popular Taiwanese tea shop Yi Fang and Mihimihi that also offers multi-flavored French puffs. Craft beer enthusiasts are also in for a treat at Spektral’s branch in Assembly Grounds featuring its unique selection of craft beers from Cebu, Bacolod, and Pampanga and other specialty liquors.

Assembly Grounds is also beefing up its offering of services, including upcoming Lomi Imua Relaxation Hawaiian Spa, Sanbry Men's Grooming House, Acero Dental Clinic, Besa's Footwear and Bag Restoration, and Security Bank. The go-to NOMA hub also welcomes Tapout Fitness with its unique martial arts infused fitness program, and multi-brand lifestyle concept store, CURATE.

With a knockout selection of establishments and services, Assembly Grounds is a perfect fit for NOMA’s young, savvy crowd. 


Location and Demographic
Assembly Grounds occupies 5,245 sqm in North Makati (NOMA). Integrated into The Rise Makati. this two-storey community mall caters to the growing young professional and families demographics.

More than 20 F&B Outlets
Now serving are the following restaurants

Buffalo's Wings N' Things
Fiery Style Southwestern Flaming Grill
Mey Lin Express
Premier the Samgyupsal
Ramen Daisho
Tong Yang Shabu-Shabu Express
 Yuki Café

For quick bites and coffee/tea:

Starbuck Reserve
Yi Fang Taiwan Fruit Tea

Other food places to look forward to:

Casa Mia
Chatto Bites
Vinatrang Cuisine
Pepper Lunch
Raging Bull + Burgers
Salad Bowl

More than 20 Retail and Service Outlets
Beauty and Wellness services

Nisce Skin Medispa
BOHO by Nail Tropics
Pink Parlour
/nook/ Salon

Opening soon: Lomi Imua Relaxation Hawaiian Spa, Tapout Fitness and Sanbry Men's Grooming House.

Home Furnishing
True Value
Lifestyle and Novelties
Daiso Japan

Banking Services
Security Bank

Besa’s Footwear and Bag Restoration

For inquiries, call 8-298-8000 loc. 4 or visit Follow Assembly Grounds on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @assemblygrounds.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Last Tree Lists How Kids Can Care for the Environment

Award-winning author and commercial voice actor Gutch Gutierrez highlights the importance of caring for the environment in his latest picture book, The Last Tree. Published by Hiyas, OMF Literature’s imprint for children’s books, this post-apocalyptic story uses catchy rhymes and striking illustrations to list the many roles of trees.

As a bonus, the book also features a fun infographic that suggests simple ways to be a good steward of God’s creation. The infographic is doodled by Gutch’s wife, Rory Gutierrez, and lists seven simple ways children (and even adults!) can be a good steward of creation.

Here are some tips listed in the infographic:

Plant a tree once a year. 

As the book shows, a world with no trees is a desolate place. Aside from teaching kids the importance of trees, adults must also encourage children to plant them. This way, kids will learn how to be responsible for the environment at an early age. Not only that, planting trees can be a great bondiié activity between parents and their children, too!

Save water. 

It may sound obvious to many people, but some often take this tip for granted. Simple acts, like closing the faucet after using it, could help save clean water for the use of future generations.

Shop secondhand. 

Not only will buying pre-loved items save you money, you also help reduce the need for raw materials to make more products. This means less need to cut down trees, or mine for coal, or produce harmful chemicals that hurt the planet.

The Last Tree is one of the exciting new offers of Hiyas, OMF Literature’s imprint for children’s books, this 2019. It is available at National Book Store, OMF Lit Bookshop, Passages, and other leading bookstores nationwide for P120.00. The book can also be ordered online through

6 Smart Ways to Encourage Exercise in Kids

Swimming class as part of physical activities

One of the most positive aspects of exercise –beside health benefits– is that it can be really fun. Any kid who has spent summer afternoons outdoors, playing ball, skating or biking can confirm this. However, cars, technology, and entertainment have dramatically changed how much we move.

We are at a point where it is normal not to move during the day. We have normalized a sedentary lifestyle and thus are at risk of making decisions that are not good for the human body over time.

And when it comes to children and exercise, the picture is not getting any brighter. According to the World Health Organization, there are 41 million overweight or obese infants and young children. If current trends continue, that number will increase to 70 million by 2025.

Off the Couch and on the Field: Getting Our Kids to Move and Exercise

So how can we help create healthier lifestyles for kids? The younger your children develop physical activity and good nutrition habits, the more likely it is that they will maintain them for life.

Here are 6 ideas to get your kids off the couch and on their feet:

Make it a family activity.

Kids might be unwilling to exercise if they see it as an additional chore. But if you join them and make exercising part of spending quality time with the family, their attitude will most likely shift. Set an example: bike together, play catch or go on a family hike.

Get the TV out of their room.

It might be tempting for children to stay in bed and watch cartoons or play video games all day long, especially on vacations. To reduce the temptation, place the TV in the living room and suggest playing some active video games to make the most out of their screen-time.

Organize active play dates.

Kids feed on their peers’ company and energy, so why not invite some of their friends ice-skating or swimming? Plus, feeling part of a community and having strong social ties encourages physical activity.

Let your child lead.

Children are more likely to commit to something that was their idea in the first place, so let your child chose the activity the family will engage in. Whether it’s a basketball match or a dance party, try to be encouraging and empowering them to make these small choices.

Use exercise as a means.

Physical activity doesn’t always have to be the final goal, it can very well be the means. If you’re going to visit grandma or to the movies, why not bike or walk there?

Get pedometers for the family.

Kids enjoy measuring things up, so why not get a pedometer – a gadget that counts how many steps you take – for every family member and compare their numbers at the end of each day? A bit of healthy competition might make wonders for your kid’s motivation.

Remember to pair these activities with good, balanced nutrition. You can start your own backyard garden and get your kids involved in making breakfast or dinner. When discussing childhood obesity prevention, we need to focus on physical activity and healthy nutrition, but also on making sure kids feel motivated in a supportive environment.

About Herbalife Nutrition:

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products and programs - since 1980. Herbalife Nutrition offers high-quality, science-backed products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available through its independent distributors in more than 90 countries.

Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists community organizations focused on providing good nutrition. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe.

Herbalife Nutrition has more than 8,300 employees worldwide. To learn more, visit

Saturday, October 26, 2019

World Vision in the Philippines launches “Noche Buena” campaign to give joy to more children this Christmas

Christmas is truly in the air as World Vision in the Philippines kicks off its Noche Buena campaign for 2019, the child-focused organization’s annual initiative aimed at making Christmas celebrations more meaningful and joyful for the most vulnerable children and their families.

World Vision Ambassador Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Advocate Erwan Heusaff showed their support by teaming up in doing the Noche Buena with a Twist challenge. They produced an online vlog where they cooked their own version of one of the young Filipinos’ favorite Noche Buena dishes, Spaghetti.

Everyone is invited to take part in making this a memorable Christmas for the children. By giving a one-time donation of at least P1,000 sponsors and donors can help provide two (2) families with Noche Buena gift that contains ingredients for spaghetti and fruit salad with additions of canned foods and juice drink.

“Christmas can be considered as one of the most celebrated and important holidays for us Filipinos and this occasion is not complete without the Noche Buena. This important feast symbolizes the much-awaited reunion of families as we remember and celebrate the love for family, the season of giving and most especially the birth of Christ,” said Rommel Fuerte, World Vision Philippines Executive Director.

Launched in 2005, the Noche Buena campaign has been one of the most awaited seasons of World Vision’s assisted children across the country, bringing joy to Filipino homes annually.

“I am beyond grateful and honored to be part of World Vision’s Noche Buena campaign and help give more smiles to children and their families this Christmas. I am inviting everyone to help us reach our goal of blessing 28,000 children and their families this coming holiday,” said World Vision Ambassador Jasmine Curtis-Smith.

To know more and donate for the Noche Buena campaign, please visit You may also follow /worldvisionph on Facebook and @worldvisionphl on Instagram for updates.

About World Vision

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

GOLDILOCKS : Cheesy as Can Be!

Cheesy moments are often the best ones to experience. Your heart starts beating faster, mood suddenly brightens, and for a split second, everything is right with the world.  The same feeling can also be felt when you enjoy your favorite snack, such as the cheesy goodness that that comes with every bite of delicious Ensaymada

Ensaymada lovers rejoice! Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop, has a promo that allows you enjoy your favorite merienda time treat even more with their 5+ 1 Cheesy Ensaymada Promo!

When you buy five pieces of Goldilocks’ Cheesy Ensaymada you get one extra ensaymada for free! The promo runs from October 27 to November 14, 2019 and is available for all dine in and take-out customers nationwide.  With over 730 branches, there will always be a Goldilocks store around the corner to satisfy your snacking needs, so head to you nearest Goldilocks store and enjoy this sweet treat while it lasts!

Avail this and other Goldilocks promos at any Goldilocks Store in Luzon! For more information, you may also follow Goldilocks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @GoldilocksPH or visit the Goldilocks website at

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Global Culinary Creations at The Food Hall SM Aura by Chef Carlo Miguel

Over the past several months, The Food Hall at SM Aura has served as Chef Carlo Miguel’s test kitchen where he has had free reign to stretch the limits of his culinary imagination.  Acknowledged in the local culinary scene as a master of premium and innovative burger creations, Chef Carlo has not only perfected his burger recipe, he has also come up with a host of new creations from seafood, steaks, flat breads, pasta, and desserts.  These unique culinary creations inspired by various cuisines across the globe are now on full display exclusively at The Food Hall SM Aura for your dining pleasure!

Off the grill, there is the generously portioned Wagyu BBQ Brisket Platter with 36 hour Sous Vide Wagyu Beef Brisket & Half Rack BBQ Ribs served with French Fries & House Coleslaw and the Miso Glazed Hamachi Collar of char-grilled & miso glazed Hamachi tuna collar and Miso eggplant with steamed rice.

For his latest pasta creations, there are new dishes for both meat lovers and seafood lovers alike!  There is the Seafood Spaghetti of Squid Ink Spaghetti with shrimp, squid, clams, mussels, chili, lemon, & olive oil.  The new meaty pasta on the other hand is the cream based Sausage & Mushroom Pasta of Italian Sausage & Mushrooms in a creamy mushroom sauce.

As an exclusive sneak peek, you will also get to sample ahead of everybody else, Chef Carlo’s special dish for Thanksgiving: the 2 Part Turkey Steaks in Peppercorn Gravy w/ Cranberry Relish & Pumpkin Puree.  

For more down home country fare close to the Filipinos’ hearts, there is the NEW Juicy Fried Chicken Basket of Crispy buttermilk battered Chicken Leg Quarter, Homemade Bacon & Corn Muffin served with crispy Fries.  Because nothing spells comfort food better for Filipinos than Juicy Fried Chicken!

For more exotic Asian & Central American fare, you can savor Chef Carlo’s 3rd generation Beef Cheek Rendang recipe of slow braised beef cheek with Coconut milk and Asian spices served with rice & Shrimp Krupuk or his NEW BBQ Pork Belly with Chimichurri & Pickles starring a Sous Vide Spanish Pork Belly complemented by Salsa Verde, Pickled Onion & Cucumber, and Fresh Cilantro.

And, of course, we all know that a showcase of NEW dishes from Chef Carlo would never be complete without a plethora of his latest burger masterpieces of Steak Cut All Beef patties!    A singular treat for cheese lovers, the Molten Cheeseburger with a melted Cheese Blend, lettuce, tomato, & mustard relish is oozing with creamy & cheesy goodness.  Elevate your taste experience with the Truffle Bleu Cheese Burger with Gorgonzola Cheese, Caramelized Onions, & Truffle Aioli.  A surefire smash hit is the NEW Double Smash Burger of all beef smashed patties, Cheddar Cheese crust, homemade Bacon jam, & Secret Sauce.

For those looking for over the top combination burger creations, there are several delightful selections for you to choose from!  For the burger version of the steak & seafood, there is the Surf & Turf Burger with Steak Cut All Beef Patty, Mozzarella Cheese, Crispy Shrimp, Thai Sweet Chili, & Cilantro Cream.  Want beef 2 ways in a burger? Try the NEW Wagyu Brisket of steak cut all beef patty, 36 hour sous vide Wagyu Beef Brisket, American Cheese, Grilled Onion, & Homemade BBQ Sauce. Want a burger recommendation from them if you wanted to eat a burger like there was no tomorrow?  Well, that looks like a job for “The Kitchen Sink” (everything except the kitchen sink) – Steak Cut All Beef Patty, Wagyu Brisket, Pork Carnitas, Bacon Slab, 3 kinds of Onion, and American Cheese!
And lastly, the piece de resistance, their Foie & Fig Burger – a decadent combination of Steak Cut all beef patty, Brie Cheese, Seared Foie Gras, Balsamic Figs, & Mustard Relish.  Now that’s a handheld burger with a fine dining feel!

As my favorite part... There's always room for dessert!

Located at the 5th level Skypark Dining of SM Aura Premiere in Bonifacio Global City, The Food Hall is a chef curated concept offering a whole range of cuisine options from steak to seafood, flatbreads, pastas, burgers, dessert, and many more.  

A dining destination where you can exclusively enjoy a host of unique creations by Executive Chef Carlo Miguel, The Food Hall is an ideal venue for your family reunions, corporate get-togethers, corporate parties and the like.  

Bespoke dining options are also available at The Food Hall starting at only P 500 per head for their heavy cocktail menu. 

For inquiries and reservations, please call The Food Hall at SM Aura Premiere BGC at 621-4002 or (0917) 8633364.

Another DAE To Remember!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Wear & Care: The Electrolux Guide to Keeping Clothes looking newer for longer

UltimateCare™ 900 Washing Machine

Wear it well without wearing it out! That is the fashion philosophy shared by Electrolux, a leading global appliance company from Sweden, when it comes to clothes. You don’t need a lot of clothes to look stylish – just give them some TLC, especially when doing your laundry.

To help keep your clothes in the best shape, check out these tips from Electrolux FashionCare Ambassador Rajo Laurel, along with the FashionCare Council members Amina Aranaz-Alunan and Bianca King. From washing to storing, these practical hacks will help keep your clothes looking new for longer.

1. Check the Label
Acclaimed fashion designer Rajo Laurel shared that his number one rule when it comes to caring for clothes is to check the care label, which teaches you everything from the temperature, the kind of cycle and even instructions on drying, bleaching and ironing. And if those laundry symbols look like hieroglyphics to you? Executive director and teacher of SoFA Design Institute, and Creative Director of fashion accessories and bag label ARANÁZ Amina Aranaz-Alunan’s practical tip: print out a guide that explains the symbols for laundry instructions.

2. Caring for White Shirts and Tops
A staple in anyone’s wardrobe, the classic white tee is a great piece to build your wardrobe around. It’s easy to dress up and down, going from casual to business-chic. To keep your white shirt looking new, before washing, unbutton your shirt including its cuffs and collar. Check the label recommendations for care guidelines. Use a laundry detergent that contains bleach to really make your whites, white.

And if your white shirt or polo gets wrinkled easily, check if your washing machine has a Steam or Vapour Care setting - this relaxes the fibres and removes odours to bring back that soft, fresh feel to your white top.

3. Caring for Colours
Having coloured pieces is a great way to make a look pop but they are also prone to fading faster than dark or white clothing. To help make sure your coloured garments don’t lose their vibrance, sort your garments by colour before doing the laundry. Bright clothes such as purples, reds and oranges can be washed together, so can bright blues and greens. If a colour stands out on its own, consider washing it alone. Then check the garment for stains and apply a small amount of liquid detergent to the stain and shake gently in water. Turn your garments inside out to minimize rubbing of fibres. Choose a low temperature and avoid hot settings that can cause fading. You can also use a gentle wash cycle.

4. Caring for Jeans
Denim is durable but to make them last longer, especially the coloured and printed denims or anything with a deep indigo wash, you need to give them extra special care. The key to a long life is to wash at a low temperature and avoid over washing. First off, be sure to wear your jeans for as long as possible before they are first washed to give them a comfortable shape and a natural fade. Separate your jeans from white or other brightly coloured clothes because they might bleed colour. Turn them inside out before washing as well.

5. Dealing with Stains
The FashionCare Council members all share that it’s best to deal with stains immediately. Soak or try to wash them off right away. For food and wine stains, Laurel shares that he uses salt and soda water on the stains before washing as these help to lift the stains.

Here are some other helpful tips to remove common stains. For ink stains, blot the stained area with alcohol using a clean cloth and rinse thoroughly.  For coffee stains, first try using cold water through the back of the stain for 10-15 minutes. If the stain is not fully removed, use liquid laundry detergent and a little cold water, or try using dish washing liquid. Gently rub the liquid detergent or dish washing liquid with your thumb to loosen the stain for about five minutes.

6. Proper Storage
The FashionCare Council members also shared that storage can play a role in keeping clothes looking their best. Model and actress, Bianca King advised people to keep their closets neat so you have a full account of everything you own and to know which items should be hung or folded (if it’s a knit or weave). And speaking of hanging, Laurel and Aranz-Alunan both mentioned the importance of using proper hangers - Laurel mentioned avoiding those without foam defense as they could ruin the shape of clothes.

Another advantage of keeping a closet organized is it could help you plan your wardrobe – you can rotate your pieces, as shared by Laurel, to help prolong their life.

7. Find the Right Washing Machine
When asked about effective and reliable ways of caring for clothes, the FashionCare Council agreed that the right washing machine can also help extend the life of your clothes – like the Electrolux UltimateCare™ 900 Front Load Washing Machine, which comes with innovative features that help keep your favourites looking new for longer, even up to 1 year later.  It comes with SensorWash™ which detects dirt and adjusts cycle times to ensure that clothes receive the perfect wash, and UltraMix™ technology that activates detergents so that you can wash at lower temperatures to reduce colour fading*. It also comes with Vapour Care, which finishes the wash cycle with a soft spray of vapour to remove up to 99.9% of allergens and germs**

The UltimateCare900 is also WiFi-connected and through the Electrolux Life App, you can remotely control your appliance, allowing you to choose wash or dry programs and receive notifications on the go. The Care Advisor also provides intuitive guidance to assist you in expertly cleaning up to 48 fabrics and 40 of the most common stains.

King, who wanted a washing machine smart enough to help her decide how to wash her laundry, talked about how her Electrolux UltimateCare™ Front Load Washing Machine “makes my life simpler and actually makes me look forward to doing my laundry!”

Meanwhile Aranaz-Alunan enthused, “I love the features, especially that I can oversee the washing process even when I’m not at home.”

Laurel, who has been using the UltimateCare™ Washing Machine for over a year, said that, “Ever since I invested in my Electrolux UltimateCare™ Washing Machine, my clothes really last longer, and I feel better about it. My clothes are also a big part of my investment, my character and my personality and this has helped me improve a lot and made me so much happier!”

For more information on Electrolux and its products, visit and follow @ElectroluxPhilippines on Facebook and Instagram.

*In comparison between previous model as endorsed by Intertek.
** EFF902BQWA with vapour compared to same model without vapour

Electrolux shapes living for the better by reinventing taste, care and wellbeing experiences, making life more enjoyable and sustainable for millions of people. As a leading global appliance company, we place the consumer at the heart of everything we do. Through our brands, including Electrolux, White-Westinghouse, AEG and Frigidaire, we sell more than 60 million household and professional products in more than 150 markets every year. In 2018, Electrolux had sales of SEK 124 billion and employed 54,000 people around the world. For more information go to

Thursday, October 17, 2019

OPPO Reno2 series, designed to bring out the creative storymaker in you, officially launches in PH

World-leading smartphone brand OPPO takes on today's emergence of video content creation as a creative outlet with the grand launch of the Reno2 Series in the Philippines, which includes both the Reno2 and the Reno2 F. This latest iteration to the successful line of the Reno series is jam-packed with top-notch video-focused specs such as the Quad Rear Camera setup capable of up to 20x Digital Zoom, Ultra Steady Mode, Ultra Dark Mode, and more. These high-grade features allow users to create quality videos, and ultimately sparks creativity in sharing stories. With the OPPO Reno2, #AnyoneIsAStorymaker

The Reno Collective Embraces being Storymakers
The Reno Series values creativity and self-expression through the stories that make up our everyday lives, brought to life by storymakers that make up The Reno Collective. Alongside the Reno2 Series Launch, notable vloggers and content creators were introduced as the official brand ambassadors: Actors Gabbi Garcia and Mikael Daez, fashion and lifestyle personality Laureen Uy, and globe-trotting adventurer Daniel Marsh. These well known icons’ content may differ in theme, but they all share the same goal of creative self-expression in the form of videography, which then inspires others to embrace being a storymaker. The OPPO Reno2 Series’ newest innovation enables one to widen horizons, discover new possibilities, and express one’s self with no reservations.
With a mix of old and new storymakers onboarded, OPPO also launched the “100 Moments” digital campaign that gives a glimpse of 100 diverse stories, all creatively captured with the Reno2. Each distinct story is open for viewing online through the hashtag #AnyoneIsAStorymaker.

The Evolution of Phone Videography with the new OPPO Reno2
More people are seeing the vast potential behind videos as a form of expression nowadays. We also see this with the rise of popular platforms such as Youtube, Instagram, and TikTok, as well as the increased number of videos being churned out online. Videos speak volumes in creating stories, and with smartphones now being an extension to one’s lifestyle, people are more open to sharing stories and expressing creativity through videos seamlessly captured with their smartphones.
With the advent of the rise of video, the OPPO Reno2 takes things up a notch to better capture video content. The Reno2 series was especially designed to allow its users to help budding content creators become more effective storymakers. Thanks to the smartphone’s enhanced Quad Rear Camera consisting of a 48MP main camera, an 8MP wide angle lens, a 13MP telephoto lens, and a 2MP mono lens, supported by 5x Hybrid Zoom and up to 20x digital zoom and the Ultra Wide Angle lens. The Reno2 offers 116° Ultra-Wide Angle view, bringing your stories to life through boundless landscapes day or night. The series enables its users to capture long-distance scenarios in ultra-high quality imaging, whether it be taking videos of your favorite performers at a concert or capturing breathtaking scenery.

The Reno2’s Ultra Steady Mode feature is designed to guarantee stable and smooth videos in the midst of
extremely shaky situations. The series is equipped with Optical Image Stabilization and a 60 fps frame rate to compensate for those shaky shots and enhance image stabilization, fluency, and overall image quality. A true testament of eliminating boundaries as you better express yourself.
The Reno2 is equipped with the Ultra Dark Mode, which produces crisp and clear shots even during low light conditions, capable of picking up details invisible to the human eye.
Adding to the Reno2 camera’s roster of video-focused features are the Bokeh Effect Video that adds depth, the Background Noise Reduction feature that cuts out background noise to make the subject’s sounds more focused, and the Audio Zoom feature that allows one to amplify the sound of a subject while zooming in on it.
The upgraded VOOC 3.0 flash charging technology and a large-capacity 4,000 mAh battery will enable its users to a more enjoyable and longer experience. It is also powered by Hyper Boost 2.0, Frame Boost, and Touch Boost to provide a smooth user experience while running on ColorOS 6.1 based on Android 9.0. You can enjoy the immersive video experience on the Reno2’s 6.5” AMOLED full screen made from durable 6th Generation Corning® Gorilla® Glass and the Dolby ATMOS feature to experience surround sound effects when using a headset.

The Reno2 series comes in colorways inspired by nature: options for Reno2 are Sunset Pink and Luminous Black, while Sky White and Lake Green for Reno2 F.
Reno2 F: the next generation of the OPPO F series
With the objective of boosting the OPPO F series’ features, the brand introduced the Reno2 F equipped with a 48MP Quad Rear camera that comes with the Ultra Night Mode 2.0, which offers greater adaptability to a wider range of lighting intensity and optimized night shooting. Amplifying this is the Atmosphere Light for an optimized experience when using the front camera to take selfies efficiently. The Reno2 F also utilizes Electronic Image Stabilization to guarantee image stabilization amidst high-action activities together with 119° Ultra Wide angle adaptability to enable you to capture wider perspectives.
Enhanced Auditory Experience with the new OPPO ENCO Q1

Alongside the Reno2 Series, OPPO has also launched in the Philippines its first wireless noise-cancelling headphones, the OPPO ENCO Q1. The noise-cancelling feature comes in handy in low-frequency noise environments when in transit such as in cars, airplanes, or trains. Designed by the OPPO acoustic team, it cancels out all external noise to enable uninterrupted auditory experience. It is equipped with massive 11.8 mm high-resolution dynamic driver units with PEEK+PU composite diaphragms, resulting in rich mid-range to crystal-clear treble.

Charging time completes within 2 hours and can last up to 15 hours of music play time, 10.5 hours of communication, and 22 hours standby. It is also built with Bluetooth 5.0 that allows stronger connection between the phone and earphones up to 10 meters. The OPPO ENCO Q1 comes with premium design that exhibits elegance and beauty, available in color variants Midnight Black and Sunny Orange.

Get your OPPO Reno2, Reno2 F, and OPPO ENCO Q1 soon!

The new OPPO Reno2 will retail at PHP 28,990 with Muse Bluetooth Speaker worth PHP2,499 as a freebie, while the Reno2 F will retail at PHP 19,990 with O1 Bluetooth Headphone worth PHP2,499 as a freebie. Both will run pre-order period from October 18 to 24, and will be officially be available nationwide on October 25 in OPPO concept stores, authorized dealers, and online via Lazada, Shopee, Akulaku, Argomall, Abenson and Memoxpress.

The Reno2 series will be available in partner operators Globe and Smart. For Globe, the Reno2 will be available on Plan 1,799
online and offline with no cash out starting October 24, while for Smart, the Reno2 will be available on Smart Signature Plan M 1,499 with Php7,500 cash out starting November 8.

You can enjoy the auditory experience as well with wireless noise-cancelling earphones OPPO ENCO Q1 for only PHP4,990 starting October 25 in all OPPO concept stores and authorized dealers nationwide. It is also available via Home Credit for 6 months installment with 0% interest.

To know more about the new OPPO’s latest products, visit the website or check the official Facebook page at

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