Friday, July 29, 2022

How Flexible Learning Can Help Your Child Reach Their Full Potential

 

The Filipino school system has been the same for 100 years, with children boxed into traditional classrooms and rigid class schedules. But as we’ve observed since the beginning of the pandemic, learning does not have to be restricted to the boundaries of a classroom.

 

Each child is unique. They differ in how much time they need to learn something, what sparks their interest, and what tools and resources work best for them. So why pigeonhole all students into one outdated learning setup? For many children, flexibility is key to helping them reach their full potential. This is exactly what APEC Schools’ SmartClass offers. An innovative e-homeschooling program, SmartClass is designed for independent, curiosity-driven learners.

 

 

Limitless learning

 

While the traditional setup might work for some, many students today require more breathing room to grow. As a home e-schooling program, SmartClass allows the Filipino child to learn from the comforts of their homes.

 


Whether they want to breeze through a lesson or to slow down for more in-depth understanding, students can go at their own pace. This way, they no longer have to adjust to their classmates’ learning needs, ensuring that they completely understand the lesson.

 

Instead of revolving around grades and tests, SmartClass focuses on honing problem-solving skills. Independent learners are tasked to conduct research and work on case studies across two or more subjects. This way, SmartClass students are empowered to take control of their education and develop critical thinking and creativity.

 

 

A solid support system

 

Aside from improving the traditional homeschooling paradigm, SmartClass also lets parents be more involved in their child’s education. Unlike most traditional homeschooling curricula where the parent is the child’s primary and only educator, SmartClass parents receive support from professional teachers, coaches, and coordinators through one-on-one consultations.

 


Such a support system ensures that the student is on track and that they’re inspired to learn, so parents can rest assured that they’re giving their child quality education. In fact, SmartClass has the seal of approval from Ayala Corporation and the Yuchengco Group — two formidable conglomerates that partnered to create APEC in line with their commitment to nation-building through affordable but quality education.

 

 

An adaptive, future-ready curriculum

 

With the advent of technological tools, children now have more access to resources that previous generations could not even imagine. Embracing the ever-changing digital world, SmartClass is an innovative learning system that’s built for the future.

 


As the Filipino child’s educational needs change, so too should the learning systems adapt and evolve. With SmartClass’s flexible learning, the next generation will be empowered to take control of tomorrow.

 

 

To learn more about how SmartClass can enable your child to learn without limits, watch this video.

 

Parents determined to enable their children’s success with adaptive learning institutions may reach APEC Schools at apecschools.edu.ph, email admissions@apecschools.edu.ph, or contact (02) 7720 2620.

 

 

About APEC Schools

Established in 2013, APEC Schools is a chain of private high schools in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, the Bicol Region, and Mindanao. It’s a partnership between two conglomerates committed to helping the country grow through affordable but quality education, the Ayala Foundation and the Yuchengco Group. APEC Schools is committed to improving the quality of education in the country and modernizing education programs while keeping them affordable.

 


Shopee, Shopee Xpress partner with Whisper and World Vision to empower young women to #Share The Confidence

 


Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, recently launched the #ShareTheConfidence campaign in partnership with Whisper and World Vision, to educate Filipinos on the importance of menstrual hygiene management. This initiative is part of Shopee Bayanihan, the company's umbrella CSR arm that seeks to provide support for communities in need through partnerships with various humanitarian organizations.

 

As part of the campaign, Whisper pledged to match and donate sanitary products for every Whisper product sold on Shopee from May 28 to June 30. Almost 130,000 young women from World Vision’s partner communities all over the Philippines benefitted from the initiative and received sanitary products through the delivery efforts of Shopee Xpress, Shopee’s logistics arm. Apart from raising awareness on proper menstrual hygiene management, the #ShareTheConfidence campaign also aimed to break the stigma around menstrual health and address the issue of period poverty in the Philippines.

 

Last July 22, Shopee and its partners culminated the #ShareTheConfidence campaign with an on-site event in Laurel, Batangas to turn over Whisper sanitary pads to over 85,000 beneficiaries within the area.

 

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, shared “Everything we do at Shopee goes back to our main mission of serving the underserved through our technology. We are humbled to partner with Whisper and World Vision to empower Filipinas in need. We look forward to maximizing our platform to deliver even more meaningful initiatives that will benefit communities all over the Philippines.”

 

With Shopee Bayanihan, Shopee furthers its objective to make e-commerce for everyone by helping communities benefit from the power of digital transformation wherever they are in the Philippines.

 

 About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee promotes an inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystem by enabling businesses to digitalize and grow their online presence, helping more people access and benefit from digital services, and uplifting local communities.

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping homegrown brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

 

Shopee is part of Sea Limited (NYSE: SE), a leading global consumer internet company. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology through its three core businesses: Shopee, Garena and SeaMoney.

 

May sweldo na! Treat yourself with deals up to 50% off on budol-worthy gadgets and fan-favorite beauty brands on Shopee

 


Who doesn’t love payday weekends? Aside from having the time to relax and unwind, our replenished bank accounts allow us to reward ourselves. This July 30, Shopee is giving its users an extra special treat with up to 50% off on bestselling electronics and beauty products, 10% off vouchers, free shipping with 0 min. spend, and 100% bills cashback!

 

Be sure to go to Shopee this July 30 to catch exciting deals from leading brands when you watch the Shopee Budol Live: Grand Electronics Sale. Even more, you can also level up your skincare regimen with sweet deals on Shopee Beauty’s wide selection of beauty and skincare items. For more details, here’s what you can expect during Shopee’s July 30 Payday Sale:

Catch Joyce Pring and Show Suzuki give out irresistible deals at the Shopee Budol Live: 


Grand Electronics Sale


Need advice before buying something? Catch host and content creator Joyce Pring and radio DJ Show Suzuki as they showcase must-have tech and home appliance products on Shopee Budol Live this July 30. From 11 AM to 2 PM, watch as Joyce share tips on how to spruce up your home and tries out trending appliances from Gaabor, Deerma, and Han River. Stay tuned in as Show demos the newest mobile phones and gadgets from OPPO, Logitech, and Bavin so you’re more informed before you make that upgrade. Check out during the stream to enjoy more rewards like deals up to 50% off, discount vouchers, and up to 10,000 Shopee coins.

 

Pamper yourself with exclusive offers from these Shopee Beauty Luxe brands


Beauty and skincare lovers rejoice– Shopee Beauty has sweet deals and discounts just for you! Enjoy savings up to 50%, exclusive bundles and discounts as you level up your beauty regimen with the following brands:

 

     Up to 33% off on sleeping masks and expert hydration products from Laneige

     Up to 50% off on bestselling Japanese eye makeup and skincare from Beautybox

     Up to 30% off on BaByliss, the brand for reliable hair styling dryers, curlers and trimmers

     Up to 20% off on crowd-favorite sunscreens from Anessa

     Even more special offers and exclusive bundles from Innisfree, Sasa, NUXE, Philips and Cetaphil

 

Check out these deals and more by visiting Shopee Beauty.

 

 

Get bigger rewards when you shop with ShopeePay

 

Take your pick and add to cart this payday. But first, register on this site, verify your ShopeePay wallet, and send money for the first time on July 30 or 31 to receive free ₱500. Replenish your budol fund this payday by cashing in at least ₱1,000 via InstaPay to get ₱50 cashback. Surprise your friends with Ang Pao which they can use to pay for their Shopee finds, bills, load, or other transactions—send money to 100 friends and get ₱300 cashback. If you’re a first time Ang Pao user, you get a bigger cashback of ₱500! Watch out for the 8.8 ShopeePay Festival for a chance to win up to 1M by sending money. For updates, visit ShopeePay’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

 Visit the July 30 Payday Sale to learn more.

 

About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time.

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.

About Shopee Mall

Shopee Mall is the region’s leading online mall offering one-stop access to a wide range of international and local brands and retailers. Shoppers can enjoy three guarantees delivered by Shopee Mall -- 100% authentic products, free returns and free shipping. With always-on deals, entertainment and a robust loyalty programme, Shopee Mall offers an unparalleled online shopping experience and best value all year round.

About ShopeePay

ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in the Philippines in 2019, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to make online payments on Shopee, top-up their wallets, and transfer and withdraw funds.

 

ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them capture new opportunities.

 

ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Group. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology.

  

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Calling K-food fans: 7-Eleven now has Korean snacks including the famous egg drop sandwich

 


The Hallyu or Korean wave continues to come in surges, with series, movies, and music ruling Filipinos’ pop culture consciousness. Everywhere we look, there is something Korean to enjoy, and now, there will be fresh and delicious Korean treats to consume as 7-Eleven brings the Korean trend to its stores.

 

The convenience store giant launches today 7-Fresh K-Style Snacks, the Seoul-inspired line from its 7-Fresh Asian series. The series, which started with Japanese rice snacks and kani salad, now adds delectable Korean snacks to its yummy yet value for money fares: The K-Style Plant-based Chicken Burger (P95) made with UnMEAT patties, pillowy buttery brioche bun, and authentic Korean glaze perfect for the health-conscious grubbers; K-Style Garlic Cream Cheese Bun (P49) made with buttery soft bun and generous special cream cheese garlic filling for the cheese lovers; and the all-time favorite K-Style Egg Drop Sandwich (P85) with buttery brioche loaf bread, sweet and savory egg drop dressing, and made extra special with Aguila Gourmet Meats ham.

 

Each K-style snack is made with fresh ingredients to ensure their top quality and taste. They can be enjoyed individually or bought for groups of friends and family and are perfect to go with a K-drama binge watch or while listening to K-pop hits. They are also an ideal snack companion for busy students, office workers, and just about anyone who wants a Korean-inspired treat anytime of the day.

 

The introduction of 7-Fresh K-Style Snacks is 7-Eleven’s effort to expand its fresh selection for customers, while also responding to the growing Hallyu food trend which has become a hit in the Philippines and worldwide.

 

7-Fresh K-Style Snacks are available beginning today, July 27, in select 7-Eleven branches. K-Style Egg Drop Sandwich is available in Rizal, Paranaque, Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, and Quezon City only. K-Style Garlic Cream Cheese Bun and K-Style PlantbBased Chicken Burger are available in Rizal, Paranaque, Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Quezon City, Muntinlupa, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, and Quezon only.

 

Like us on 7-Eleven Philippines Facebook, follow @711ph on Instagram, and @711philippines on Twitter for more information.

 

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

MR.DIY Gives Exciting Treats and Prizes at National Customers’ Blowout this July!

 


As part of its 4th anniversary celebration this July, MR.DIY, your one-stop shop for home improvement, invites everyone for a weekend of prizes and great deals at the National Customers’ Blowout!

Happening this July 29 to 31, 2022, the National Customers’ Blowout gives Filipinos more chance to get great discount and value for money when they go to any of the 26 participating MR.DIY stores nationwide.

The participating stores for MR.DIY’s National Customers’ Blowout this July are TM Centerpoint, Plaridel Bulacan-FS, Primark Macabebe, Naguilian, Xentro Santiago, San Fernando La Union, Primark Cainta, Lipa City Batangas, iMall Famy Laguna, Naga Centro, San Juan Batangas, Iriga City, NCCC Mall Palawan, iMall Canlubang, Primark Catanauan, Festival Mall, Timog Avenue, Wilson San Juan, Puregold Cubao, Puregold Tayuman, Tutuban Center, 888 Chinatown Square Bacolod, Gaisano Super Metro Colon, Ayala Center Cebu, Dipolog, and L' Arcada.

MR.DIY shoppers who will spend a minimum purchase of PHP 450 in a single receipt from July 29 to 31, 2022 on the participating stores will be getting a free MR.DIY Rainbow Umbrella!

Shoppers from the participating stores will also have a chance to win even more exciting prizes in the Lucky Shoppers promo. The first 100 customers with a PHP 1000 minimum spent on a single receipt this July 30, 2022 will be receiving surprise gifts from MR.DIY, which includes a MR.DIY Rainbow Umbrella and a mystery prize! Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. 146608 Series of 2022.

Join the National Customers’ Blowout and receive exciting deals and prizes by visiting any participating MR.DIY store near you!

To learn more about MR.DIY and its products, visit www.mrdiy.com/ph. You may also follow /mrdiyPH on Facebook, and @mrdiy.philippines on Instagram and Tiktok for updates and upcoming promos.

About MR.DIY

MR D.I.Y. is the largest home improvement retailer with more than 2,000 stores across Southeast Asia including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, India, and Europe in Turkey and Spain. The home improvement retailer has dedicated itself to making a positive difference in the lives of its valued customers by offering convenience at all its stores nationwide.

All MR. D.I.Y. stores are managed directly and the company often works in collaboration with other mass merchandise retailers or owners of malls or shopfront properties. MR. D.I.Y. stores offer a wide selection of — approximately 18,000 SKUs — across 5 major categories, namely hardware; household and furnishing; electrical; stationery and sports equipment products; and others (comprising amongst others toys, car accessories, jewelery, and cosmetics).

The company strives to put customers first by operating an innovative business that is flexible when it comes to providing a wide variety of products, good quality, and value-for-money, holding true to the Company’s motto of “ALWAYS LOW PRICES”

J&J Philippines donates Hexetidine Bactidol® to the Philippine Red Cross for new normal protection

 


Committed to its goal of making care available to all, Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc. (J&J Philippines) continues its support to organizations which provide healthcare essentials to communities. The company’s most recent donation is of 3,000 bottles of Hexetidine Bactidol® oral antiseptic to help alleviate sore throat for immediate protection in the new normal, through the healthcare giant’s ongoing support to the Philippines Red Cross for inclusion in their COVID-19 care kits to be distributed in communities urgently in need.

 

“It’s been over two years and even though our COVID-19 restrictions are now considerably lighter, it is undeniable that we are still living and dealing with the pandemic. We want to continue with the assistance we have been extending to ensure that fellow Filipinos stay healthy,” said Chili Perez, sr. brand manager for Bactidol®. “And so, it is our hope that these self-care essentials will help in a big way in staying protected at all times.”

 

"The Philippine Red Cross would like to thank J&J Philippines for their donation and their vote of confidence towards the Philippine Red Cross. This donation will go a long way towards providing quality life-saving services that protect life and dignity of Filipinos in vulnerable situations” says Richard J. Gordon, Chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross.


 About Johnson & Johnson

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress. That’s why for more than 130 years, we have aimed to keep people well at every age and every stage of life. Today, as the world’s largest and most broadly-based healthcare company, we are committed to using our reach and size for good. We strive to improve access and affordability, create healthier communities, and put a healthy mind, body and environment within reach of everyone, everywhere. We are blending our heart, science, and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity. Learn more at www.jnj.com. Follow us at @JNJNews.

 



Saturday, July 23, 2022

Shaping Future Filipino Tech Leaders with Shopee's Global Leaders Program

The rapid growth and development of the tech industry over the last decade calls for a new way of molding future tech leaders. In order to keep up with the fast-paced industry, there is a need to equip future leaders with a global perspective and a constant desire to learn. Part of equipping them with such skills includes expanding their scope of work to enable them to gain new competencies and exposure to different peers, colleagues, business functions, teams, markets, and more—all of which are crucial in training future tech leaders. This is exactly how Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, develops young leaders in tech. The Global Leaders Program (GLP) is Shopee’s 2-year flagship graduate program open to final year students and young professionals with up to two years of work experience. The program consists of 4 rotations among Shopee’s different departments, 2 of which are overseas. Throughout the duration of the training, participants are given the chance to receive mentorship from senior management, work on the end-to-end processes of highly impactful projects, and gain exposure from the various departments of both local and international Shopee markets. Recently, Shopee Philippines welcomed its newest and biggest batch of GLP associates through a casual mixer to get to know one another, meet their senior management mentors, and heed advice from GLP alumni. The event introduced participants to the vibrant and collaborative culture at Shopee, and gave them a better understanding of what to expect as they begin their journey. Karen Perez, Head of People at Shopee PH, shared “We are thrilled to welcome our largest batch of Global Leaders Program associates to date. As they embark on their journey at Shopee, it is our privilege to provide them with mentorship, a dynamic work environment, and meaningful work experiences. We are deeply committed to honing the skills of local talent and we look forward to delivering even more opportunities to help young Filipino professionals reach their full potential.” This year’s batch of GLP associates is a diverse mix of fresh university graduates as well as previous Shopee Apprentices and interns. Included in the batch is Graciel, a GLP associate currently assigned to Shopee Xpress. She was a 2021 graduate of the Apprentice Program, Shopee’s flagship internship program. As an Apprentice, she worked under the Seller Operations and SeaMoney Credit team. Likewise, Neal and Lovella, were participants of Shopee’s year-round internship program under the Marketing and Consumer Insights teams, respectively. A year later, they are now GLP associates and will begin their first rotation under Business Development. On the other hand, Alyana had extensive internship experience in the fields of e-commerce and marketing. She was able to successfully channel her knowledge and skills to begin her journey as a GLP associate under the Marketing team. Alyana, one of this year’s GLP associates currently completing her first rotation under the Marketing department, shared “There is no better place for me to build my career in tech than at Shopee. As an avid user of the app, I am excited to gain a new perspective on e-commerce through this experience. I am confident that the collaborative work environment and the mentorship that I receive from industry leaders will help me grow as a professional and further my career in tech.” For Luca, another associate who started the first part of his GLP journey under the platform’s integrated mobile wallet ShopeePay, the overseas rotation aspect of the program appealed to him the most. He shared “The GLP offers participants such a unique learning experience. I am looking forward to completing my rotations abroad and gaining regional exposure from the different Shopee markets at such an early stage in my career. I believe there’s so much that I can learn from immersing myself in different cultures and working under different departments and hopefully apply in our local context.” Meanwhile, Graciel, who was previously a Shopee Apprentice, begins her GLP journey with Shopee Xpress. “With the many processes and initiatives that we take on as GLP associates, it’s important to remember that it’s okay to ask for help. I’m grateful that Shopee fosters such a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork because I learn a great deal from asking questions and seeking advice from my mentors,” she shared on her experience navigating the workspace. Shopee is always on the lookout for local talent keen on becoming drivers of growth. Those looking to challenge themselves and build a career in tech may visit https://careers.shopee.ph/. -END- About Shopee Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee promotes an inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystem by enabling businesses to digitalize and grow their online presence, helping more people access and benefit from digital services, and uplifting local communities. Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping homegrown brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce. Shopee is part of Sea Limited (NYSE: SE), a leading global consumer internet company. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology through its three core businesses: Shopee, Garena and SeaMoney.

Friday, July 22, 2022

A Closer Look at The Competitors of This Year’s Red Bull Dance Your Style Philippines




Following the announcement of Red Bull Dance Your Style in the Philippines, the top 16 competitors will face off at the National Finals to determine the country’s representative. The major event is set to go down this July 23 at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater.

 

Red Bull recently took a deep dive into the top 16 and provided a closer look at each competitor. The diversity of the competitors in terms of dance style was shown, but their shared passion for dancing and drive to represent the country was evident.

 

“I think going into this battle, it’s more about representing yourself, being true to your style because you never know whom you could actually impact.” shares Jesse Gotangco, one of the Top 16 dancers, when asked about his mindset heading into the National Finals. “Getting into the battle on the 23rd, First of all, I just want to have fun, represent myself, do my thing and hopefully entertain the audience but at the same time, uplift all my fellow battlers to do their best, so (whether we) win or lose, we get a good match.”

 

Part of representing the country in the World Finals is showcasing a piece of the country to the world. When asked about the incorporation of Filipino culture into the dance styles, Hip-Hop and Locking dancer Kristina Cabochan explains, “I think something very different in the Philippines is we’re very raw, and we’re very expressive, so andoon lagi yung damdamin [the emotions are always there]. I don’t think you can get far as a dancer in the Philippines if you’re just pure technique because you’re not connecting with people. I think that’s something very Filipino that we bring into the people.”

 

The winner of the National Finals will move on to the culmination of Red Bull Dance Your Style at the World Finals at Johannesburg, South Africa in December, where the overall champion will get the crown and title as the best dancer in the world.

 

What is Red Bull Dance Your Style?

Red Bull Dance Your Style is a global dance competition set out to find all the best dancers from all over the globe. They’ll be gathering together in one place for an intense dance battle set to test the diversity of their move-set and prove that they are the best dancer in the world.

 

Unlike other major dance competitions with professional judges, the crowd will play a crucial role in determining the winner of each battle. The crowd participation means the dancers will really need to express their personality and passion through their dancing. They’ll need to win the crowd to move past their opponents.

 

Witness who will carry the pride of the Philippines by checking out the official event website: https://www.redbull.com/ph-en/events/dance-your-style-ph

 

For more updates and news about the upcoming Red Bull Dance Your Style event, visit https://www.redbull.com/danceyourstyleph, and the following social media pages:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redbulldance | Instagram: @redbullph and @redbulldance

 


 

About Red Bull

Red Bull gives wings to people and ideas. As a functional beverage, we give wings to people by vitalizing the body and mind – supporting their dreams and aspirations through their passion for music and dancing.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

World Vision welcomes the school year with the launch of Back-To-School 2022www.worldvision.org.ph/back-to-school-campaign.j

 



With school season fast approaching, World Vision Philippines launched its Back-To-School Program to help enable and empower children to have joyful experiences in this school year and beyond.


According to the World Bank, learning poverty reached an all-time high in the Philippines last 2021, with 90% of children still unable to read by age 10. The same report found that only 26.9% of Filipino students had broadband internet access, while distance schooling only covered 20% of children in the country. Even with access to online learning, children ages 12 and below have been found to have trouble focusing on on-screen lessons. Because of this, many children miss out on the development they need at such a young age. 


With the Back-To-School Program, World Vision aims to help the most vulnerable children continue schooling despite the pandemic and other calamities plaguing the country. By distributing learning kits to students, learning modules to remote communities and financial aid to families at risk, the organization hopes to provide vulnerable communities with the support they need to bring back joy and hope to students as they begin a new school year.


Rommel Fuerte, the National Director for World Vision Philippines, said, “Many students who do not have access to school essentials feel limited and unmotivated to attend their classes. Our hope is that by providing students with what they need for the school year, they will be able to feel more confident and hopeful in working towards their dreams. With your help, we can change lives for the better and enable children to have more joyful school experiences in the near future.”


World Vision Ambassadors and Advocates also shared their heartwarming messages in support of this year’s Back-To-School efforts.


“School is such a great place to be in. I have so much fun playing with my classmates, writing and learning many interesting facts. I’m also happy for the other children like me who can experience this joy and excitement with the help of World Vision, kind-hearted donors and sponsors,” said World Vision Advocate Scarlet Snow Belo.


“These times have been difficult for parents, with the struggles of working from home. Imagine how difficult it must be for students and children as well, to not have social interactions with their fellow classmates,” said World Vision Ambassador Jasmine Curtis-Smith. “If children are having difficulties adjusting now, what more those who have no proper access to internet? What more those who have no basic learning materials like crayons and notebooks?” she shared.


“With just PHP 1,000, which we can set aside over a few weeks, we can help two children get the school supplies they need for the rest of the school year,” Jasmine added.


Since 2020, the Back-To-School Program has managed to donate nearly 88,000 learning kits and 36,000 learning modules to vulnerable communities across the country. By supporting this campaign and donating PHP 1,000, you can help more vulnerable children get the assistance they need to start this school year with joy and hope in their hearts.


For more information, visit www.worldvision.org.ph/back-to-school-campaign.


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

COMCO SEA bags 30 awards and 4 top award nominations for 2022 Quill Awards

 


Trailblazing communications agency COMCO Southeast Asia received 30 awards and 4 top award nominations for various projects from the prestigious 19th Philippine Quill Awards of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). This year’s Quill Awards, titled ‘MOVE,’ is the biggest one yet with winners selected from a pool of over 800 entries after rigorous evaluation and deliberation.

COMCO SEA was nominated for Agency of the Year and the Top Award in Communication Management for the second season of the Write to Ignite Blogging Project under the ‘Media Relations’ and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ categories, as well as the Top Award in Communication Training and Education for the Camp COMCO House Wars.

In Division 1 of the awards, centered around Communication Management, COMCO SEA won 19 awards in various projects, some of which include COMCO’s Blazing Sapphire: 5th Anniversary Celebration and “Meaningful Storytelling: The COMCO Southeast Asia Brand Evolution.”

The Agency received 2 awards in Division 3 for Communication Training and Education with the Camp COMCO House Wars and “Igniting Social Good: The COMCO Southeast Asia and World Vision Cause Marketing for Good Initiative.”

COMCO SEA was also recognized for its excellence in Communication Skills under Division 4, receiving 9 awards for numerous projects including Eastern Communications’ “Championing High Touch - Eastern Communications' Blink and Our Strong Tomorrow Thanksgiving Night” and its “Igniting Southeast Asia's Pop Culture - The SEA Wave Digital Magazine”.

COMCO Southeast Asia is a global award-winning communications agency with its headquarters in the Philippines and connections in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. It has recently launched COMCO Middle East & Africa based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has worked on more than 90 local and international brands. After receiving a total of over 135 awards from local and international award-giving bodies, COMCO continues to push for its brand of Meaningful Storytelling to Ignite Brand Love, Social Change, Talent Growth, and Regional Collaboration.

To know more about COMCO Southeast Asia, visit comcosea.com. Follow them on social media: facebook.com/comco.southeastasia on Facebook, linkedin.com/company/comcosea and @comco_sea on both Instagram and Twitter.

 

 

About COMCO Southeast Asia

COMCO Southeast Asia, based in the Philippines and with affiliate network presence in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, is a powerhouse and global award-winning integrated communications agency. With the unique brand of Meaningful Storytelling, the Agency has done groundbreaking works for more than 90 local, regional and international brands including reputable development and humanitarian organizations. COMCO SEA has been awarded twice as Agency of the Year 2nd Runner-up at the IABC Quill Awards; Agency of the Year - Silver Award at the ASEAN PR Excellence Awards; Finalist for Boutique PR Consultancy of the Year at Campaign Asia Pacific’s PR Awards Asia, PRCA APAC Awards, Marketing Interactive’s PR Awards Asia-Pacific and the global CIPR Excellence Awards; and 135 metals from various local and international award-giving bodies.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Entravision MediaDonuts inks partnership with Carousell Media Group

 


Entravision MediaDonuts, a leading digital marketing performance and branding solutions platform in Asia-Pacific has signed a partnership agreement with Carousell Media Group for Carousell in the Philippines and Cho Tot in Vietnam, as their official reseller. Carousell Media Group is the number one recommerce marketing platform in Greater Southeast Asia. Recommerce or reverse commerce is the selling of previously owned, new or used products, online.

                                                    

Through this partnership, brands can advertise on premium real estate in Carousell’s e-commerce space while leveraging its advanced contextual and audience targeting capabilities. Carousell Media Group has a database of 58 million registered users across Greater Southeast Asia (Carousell, Mudah.my, Cho Tot, OneKyat, Ox Street, and Refash). Millennials comprise 70% of this targeted group of highly engaged consumers with buying intent. According to SimilarWeb PH, Carousell Philippines is the number 1 online classifieds in the Philippines with 5.4 million monthly visits.

 

In addition, advertisers can leverage on Connect, Carousell Media Group’s off-platform solution, to engage consumers across the open internet through millions of other publishers across mobile and web app inventories. Powered by The Trade Desk technology, the leading independent DSP, this feature allows brands to target and retarget users throughout their buying journey.

 

“Our recommerce marketplaces across the region have emerged from the pandemic in an extremely strong position. More consumers are shopping for secondhand items, growth has accelerated, and the interest from brands has soared. As we scale our media offering in the Philippines, we are excited to partner with Entravision MediaDonuts to connect advertisers with passionate communities and sustainability-conscious shoppers,” said JJ Eastwood, Managing Director of Carousell Media Group.

 

Pieter-Jan de Kroon, CEO of Entravision MediaDonuts, noted, “The Philippine internet economy

has reached USD 17 billion, and is expected to grow to USD 40 billion by 2025. Entravision MediaDonuts is in the Philippines to provide on-ground support to all marketers expecting the best-in-class solutions for their digital media campaigns.”

 

On the partnership with Carousell Media Group, de Kroon shared, “We are very excited to represent Carousell in the Philippines, which will help advertisers achieve superior performance at scale. The digital media landscape is evolving fast in the Philippines and we’re seeing a very interesting opportunity, especially in the e-commerce space. Therefore, this partnership will be a game changer for all companies eager to exceed their media and business objectives by implementing sophisticated campaign strategies and levering Carousell’s targeting capabilities.”

 

About Entravision MediaDonuts

Entravision MediaDonuts is a leading digital marketing performance and branding solutions platform serving eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Our services include world-class commercial partnerships with Twitter, Spotify, Grab, and TikTok, among others. Entravision MediaDonuts is a business unit of Entravision, a leading global advertising, media and ad-tech solutions company connecting brands to consumers by representing top platforms

and publishers. Learn more about our offerings at www.mediadonuts.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.

 

 

About Carousell Media Group

The Carousell Media Group (CMG) is the media arm of the Carousell Group and offers advertising solutions for brands and agencies across all marketplaces – Carousell, Mudah.my, Cho Tot, OneKyat, Ox Street, and Refash. With tens of millions of users in 8 different markets across Greater Southeast Asia, Carousell Media Group provides scale and reach to advertisers.

Monday, July 18, 2022

ShopBack To Celebrate Its 7th Birthday Alongside Global Brand Refresh



ShopBack, Asia Pacific’s leading shopping and rewards platform, is celebrating its 7th year of providing a rewarding shopping experience for over 30 million shoppers across the Asia Pacific. 


As part of its commemoration and global brand refresh, ShopBack is pulling out all the stops for its 5.2 million loyal shoppers in the Philippines. From July 18 to 24, shoppers can enjoy deals for as low as ₱7 and flash cashback opportunities of up to 50% courtesy of ShopBack’s 600 partnered merchants such as Lazada, SHEIN, Shopee, Klook, Samsung, Edamama, Nike, Agoda, Uniqlo, Air Asia, FoodPanda, and so much more. 


Mark the date and fill up those shopping carts as every day for the week starting July 18, ShopBack will be offering irresistible cashback and voucher deals for every category.


  • July 18 - Health & Beauty

  • July 19 - Marketplace Day

  • July 20 - Sports & Tech Day

  • July 21 - For Mom & Baby

  • July 22 - Travel Day

  • July 23 - Food & Groceries

  • July 24 - Fashion Day


So, regardless if it’s for future travel plans, the latest smartphone, or a fitspiration, ShopBack has got you covered.


ShopBack: For The Wins

A significant part of ShopBack’s rebranding revolves around the tagline, “For The Win.” This is focused on empowering shoppers to celebrate every little victory with a rewarding shopping experience, regardless of the significance of what they’re celebrating.


“ShopBack believes in the power of small wins, applied consistently and continuously, and we work relentlessly to deliver smarter ways to shop and pay,” says Henry Chan, CEO and Co-founder of ShopBack. “We hope that the rebrand brings out this message more strongly to our shoppers.”  


“As we grow our network of partners and global brands, we will continue to engage shoppers across multiple touchpoints, help partners gain visibility and sales, and support them in achieving their own victories through small wins,” he added.


The global rebrand refresh is a new chapter for ShopBack and the beginning of a brand new landscape for shoppers to celebrate their wins under a unique and rewarding shopping experience.


For more information and updates, visit the official ShopBack website at https://www.shopback.ph/ and the following social media pages: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram



About ShopBack: 

The ShopBack Group is Asia-Pacific’s leading shopping and rewards platform, serving over 35 million shoppers across ten markets. Founded in 2014, ShopBackers across the region come together with a singular mission: to make shopping rewarding, delightful, and accessible for all.

More than half a billion shopping trips start with ShopBack each year. ShopBack offers smart shopping experiences to users while helping brands and retailers increase outreach and engage shoppers.


For more information, kindly contact:

Mark Anthony Pineda | Media Relations | Centaur Marketing

markanthony@centaurmarketing.co | pr@centaurmarketing.co


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