Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Go Beyond the Galaxy to witness the real Magic on June 8


Launched at the Mobile World Congress 2023 earlier this year, the leading technology brand HONOR Philippines today dropped the release date of HONOR Magic5 Pro in the country. As the latest iteration of the HONOR Magic Series line-up, the all-new HONOR Magic5 Pro boasts significant breakthroughs in design, display, photography and performance, beating several industry benchmarks to deliver the superb flagship smartphone on the market today.


Continuing the strong legacy of its flagship predecessors, the HONOR Magic5 Pro adopts enhanced hardware with discrete chipsets, and advanced technologies, combining the best software solutions to deliver a superior flagship that is a class apart.


To make a mark of its superb specs, HONOR linked up with the official Guinness World Records to snap a successful attempt at doing the highest between-the-legs slam dunk.  Poland's Piotr Grabowski achieved the feat at a facility in London in January 2023, and HONOR was there with the upcoming HONOR Magic5 Pro flagship to capture it.


Right after its global release, the HONOR Magic5 Pro has seized the #1 position in the DXOMARK Smartphone Display ranking for the first quarter of 2023.  It is also highly recognized during MWC 2023, receiving awards from various tech authorities.


HONOR Magic5 Pro will be officially launched on June 8, 2023 and you can catch it live on HONOR Philippines’ Facebook Page (


For more updates and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok: ( To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to



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

It’s raining deals, freebies, and more in the OPPO 6.6 Mega Sale




Leading global smart device brand OPPO is getting ready to brighten up rainy days with storewide discounts, vouchers, special freebies, and bundle deals in this OPPO 6.6 Mega Sale.


Get cozy and comfy binging on your favorite TV series or listening to music, and upgrade your experience with a new OPPO smartphone.


From June 6-8, get up to 59% discount when you purchase OPPO’s smartphones, namely the A16 4GB, A17k, A17, A55, A76, A95, A78, Reno6 Z, Reno6 5G, and Reno8 T in OPPO’s  official Shopee and Lazada stores.


Apart from the big discounts, you can get 10% cashback on Lazada with a cap of PHP 1000.


You can also be one of the 6 lucky winners in the 100% Cashback Raffle when you purchase any OPPO smartphone on June 6 via Shopee or Lazada.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


Enjoy a shower of freebies and gifts exclusively available on June 6!


Be one of the buyers to get special gifts and freebies with any purchase of the following phones on June 6.


The OPPO A16k will come with a Bluetooth speaker, perfect in setting up the mood in having your well deserved me time. A free memory card will be given to those who  purchase the OPPO A16 4GB and OPPO A55, allowing for more storage space for your photos and important files.


Have friends over and take the perfect groufie photos with a free remote-controlled selfie stick when you purchase the OPPO A76. 


Reno8 T Series shoppers will get a free Neon Island desk pad while Reno 6 Series buyers will receive a Bluetooth speaker and a remote-controlled selfie stick to enjoy.


And if you weren’t able to get your hands on OPPO’s newest foldable smartphone, now is your chance to get it along with free gifts! The first 12 buyers of the OPPO Find Flip N2 on June 6 will get a free OPPO Enco Air3 and OPPO Watch Free!


Save more with OPPO’s Rainy Bundles

Make the most out of your budget with the stylish OPPO A series bundles available from June 6-8.


Get the OPPO Band together with either the A16k for Php 6,099, the A16 4GB for Php 7,599, or the A55 for Php 8,599.


If you’re a music lover, you can avail the Enco Buds2 bundled with the A16k for Php 6,299, with the A16 4GB for Php 7,799 , and with the A55 for Php 8,799.


Get more discounts with overflowing voucher choices

Shoppers can also get  Php 100 Livestream vouchers for a minimum spend of Php 4,999. You can also enjoy free shipping vouchers of Php 50 off for Shopee and Lazada  when you spend a minimum of Php 500.


Lazada shoppers can also get the Lazada Bonus that entitles them to 10% off capped at Php 1,000. Aside from this, you can also use LazPayLater and get 0% interest installment for up to 45 days on any purchase at the OPPO official store.


Purchase from Shopee and you will get a 15% off Shopee Mall voucher capped at Php 1,000. If you use SPayLater, you can get 0% interest installment for up to 3 months for smartphones like the A16 4GB, A17k, A17, A55, A57 4GB, A76, A95, A78, Reno6 Z, and Reno8 T.


Before saving up for the rainy days, be sure to catch all the best deals and bundles from OPPO at the 6.6 Mega Sale!


Visit OPPO’s official store in Shopee and Lazada to start browsing. For more information on any of the OPPO devices, visit or check out OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok.










For more details, please contact:


Danica Gigante                                                                                    Jom Villarta

PR Manager                                                                                     Media Relations Strategist

OPPO Philippines                                                                                  Bridges PR                               

                                                                                                               +63917 184 0301


About OPPO

OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of 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 provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 5 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO's employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Piso Sale is on its way! HONOR drops its biggest deals yet this 6.6 Midyear Sale!

Piso Sale on your favorite HONOR smart devices? Yes, please! Leading smart devices provider in the Philippines, HONOR, is giving away amazing deals up to 50% worth of discounts, exclusive freebies on selected items, free shipping, and more when you check out via Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop from June 6-8!

“We are dropping our biggest sale yet for our HONOR fans! Get our powerful smartphones, laptops, and gadgets at affordable prices from our partner online stores. From the indestructible HONOR X9a 5G, to HONOR X8a with 100 MP Ultra-clear Camera, and the HONOR X7a with three-day battery life – we got you! We’ll also be having a Piso Sale, where you can check out selected HONOR smart devices for just One Peso! Make sure to head to our Online Stores for this Midyear Sale, and avail these awesome deals!” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.

Get Free Shipping MAX, Cash on Delivery, and up to 24 months of warranty when you check out from Lazada this 6.6 Midyear Sale! Freebies are also available on selected items, so go ahead and check out your favorite HONOR devices from the platform!


Freebies such as Freebuds Pro worth Php 1,590 await HONOR Fans when they check out HONOR X7 and X8 on Shopee! Promo runs only from June 6 to 8, so make sure to add to cart HONOR’s powerful smartphones and gadgets this Midyear sale.

Don’t fret because TikTok is also here to give you exclusive deals and perks when you check out from HONOR Philippines’ TikTok Shop! Get up to Php 2,000 worth of discounts on selected mobile phones, and freebies such as Earbuds Pro and Limited Edition Speakers! And yes, Free Shipping is also available this Midyear Sale from June 6 to 8!


Get these and more when you check out via Lazada (, Shopee ( and TikTok Shop ( from June 6-8, 2023. Freebies are subject to availability and will be on a first come, first served basis.


For more information and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok: (



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



Monday, May 29, 2023

7-Eleven to bring lucky customers to five international cities in new EsCUPades promo


Traveling takes off once again as restrictions are eased across the globe – and convenience store giant 7-Eleven Philippines rides on the era of revenge travel as it returns with a promo that will have the public rushing to its neighborhood stores.


Called 7-Eleven EsCUPades, the promo will bring five (5) lucky 7-Eleven customers to some of the world’s trendiest destinations: Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo, Seoul, and Paris. One winner will be chosen per city, and each winner will get to travel with four (4) of their loved ones with round trip economy airfare plus accommodation for the whole group.


7-Eleven’s signature City Cafe and Gulp drinks will serve as the participating products for the promo. To join, customers just need to drop by their nearest 7-Eleven store and purchase a medium City Cafe or a large Gulp drink with a cup labeled with their destination of choice. There are two ways to earn an e-raffle entry: one, by scanning the QR code found on the cup and providing their personal details in the promo website, or two, by using the CLiQQ app during their transaction where they can garner two e-raffle entries.


Launching this special treat to even greater heights, 7-Eleven will throw in P200,000 pocket money to the prize of the winner of the most popular destination – or the destination which will sell the most City Cafe or Gulp cups.


7-Eleven declares this as one of their biggest promos yet, and invites the public to rack up as many e-raffle entries as possible during the promo duration of May 31 to July 25, 2023.


Ready to see the world with family or friends? Visit the nearest 7-Eleven store to earn an entry to the most exciting escapade yet! For details, please visit or


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

Saturday, May 27, 2023

HONOR sets foot in Caloocan, opens 5th experience store in SM City Grand Central


The leading smart devices provider, HONOR Philippines, has opened its fifth Experience Store in SM City Grand Central in Caloocan.


This milestone was officially launched by HONOR Philippines Country Manager Sean Yuan, Vice President Stephen Cheng, Brand Manager Joepy Libo-on, PR Manager Pao Oga, GTM Manager Steven Yan, Cellboy Chief Operating Officer Johnson Lim, Chief Finance Officer Harold Lim, and Assistant General Manager for Sales and Operations Paul Mykhel Oilvar. Flocks of HONOR fans attended the program to celebrate yet another milestone with the brand.


“We’re onto our third Experience Store in Metro Manila – fifth overall in the country, and it still feels bizarre to see the brand grow this much in just under seven months. With the continuous support of our loyal customers and HONOR fans, you can count on us to also continue giving quality products and services to more Filipinos,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.


HONOR launches the National Leg of Magic Moments Awards 2023


HONOR fans were visibly excited not only with the engagement games the store had prepared for the afternoon, but also with the announcement of the HONOR Magic Moments Awards 2023. Members of the HONOR Philippines Official Facebook Community may win HONOR smart devices by participating in four different themes: The Moments, We, On The Way, and Video Moment. The contest will run from May 24 until June 4, 2023, so join the community now ( and submit your entries!



It’s HONOR Payday Sale!


HONOR is also offering discounts and perks through its Payday Sale from May 29-30! Get free shipping and up to Php 750 worth of discounts when you purchase HONOR devices through your favorite online stores – Shopee (, Lazada (, and TikTok Shop (

The newly-opened HONOR Experience Store in Caloocan is located at Level 4 Cyberzone Area of SM City Grand Central. More HONOR Experience stores will open in June: SM City Mall of Asia, SM City North EDSA, SM City Southmall, and SM City Sucat.

For more announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok: ( To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to


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

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Worry-free Pain Relief with Alaxan


When it comes to pain, Filipinos are well-known for being “matiisin”, enduring the toughness of our daily grind so we can better provide for our loved ones.  We often try to ignore the aches and pains due to our fear that medicines will have a negative effect on our body.  But there’s no need to tolerate body pain, as effective yet safe medicines are available as found by researches. The question is: which formulation provides quick, worry-free pain relief?

Ibuprofen + Paracetamol: The most effective way to combat body pain

The combination of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol is the most effective over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicine among OTC pain medicines studied according to a 2015 scientific review[1] by the world-renowned independent research institution, Cochrane. Cochrane evaluates health interventions, best known for their systematic reviews, which select only high-grade clinical researches in assessing the effectiveness and safety of medicines.

Among the different formulations studied, which include ibuprofen, naproxen, paracetamol, and aspirin, the combination Ibuprofen+Paracetamol had the highest success rate in providing pain relief. This combination works because while paracetamol and ibuprofen are both painkillers, they also have different mechanisms of action. As a combination, it has both analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, indicating that it can reduce pain and swelling which also causes pain.

Ibuprofen+Paracetamol can work together to effectively fight body pain. According to Unilab Medical Director Dr. Jonas Policarpio, “On one side, ibuprofen inhibits the release of prostaglandins; while on the other side, paracetamols reset the pain threshold in the brain,      harnessing synergies to be able to provide better potency even at low doses while maintaining an excellent margin of safety. Their actions then become complementary, and the effect is synergistic. It’s like a one-two punch.”

A low-dose combination for a safe pain relief

The same review of studies has also shown that the combination of Ibuprofen+Paracetamol has less adverse effects than placebo which proves that Ibuprofen+Paracetamol is not likely to cause serious harmful effects on our body when used at the recommended dose.

When assessed whether individually or as a combination, Paracetamol is generally perceived to be harmless, but Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs are perceived differently. On the contrary, Ibuprofen has been found safe when used as directed.

A scientific paper titled “Ibuprofen Safety at the Golden Anniversary: Are all NSAIDs the Same? A Narrative Review”[2] did a comprehensive analysis of published researches on NSAIDs. It concluded that Ibuprofen is ranked among the safest of the NSAID pain relievers. NSAIDs are not all the same when it comes to safety profile. “Risk for GI adverse events, (cardiovascular) side effects, renal, and hepatotoxic effects are very low with ibuprofen compared with other NSAIDs”. This means that Ibuprofen was found to have a very low risk of harm to the gastrointestinal tract, heart, kidney, and liver when taken at the recommended OTC dose.

Another finding of this research was that the health risks were more associated with high therapeutic doses. 200mg Ibuprofen is low in comparison to these prescription-grade medicines.

Among the OTC medications in the Philippines that utilize the effective combination of Ibuprofen+Paracetamol is ALAXAN.  It combined a lower level of Ibuprofen & Paracetamol (200mg Ibuprofen and 325mg Paracetamol) to improve its safety profile while harnessing the synergistic effect of the 2 ingredients.  It offers relief of mild to moderately severe pain such as muscle pain, arthritis, rheumatism, sprain, strain, tendonitis, backache, stiff neck, tension headache, dysmenorrhea, toothache, pain after tooth extraction and minor surgical operations.

Trusted by many Filipinos for decades, there has been no serious side effects attributable to Ibuprofen+Paracetamol (ALAXAN). That is because of its low-dose combination of Ibuprofen & Paracetamol. This along with following the right dosage helps Ibuprofen+Paracetamol (ALAXAN) to deliver worry-free pain relief for Filipinos.

Proper Dosage is a Must

As with any treatment, following the recommended dosage is a must. For adults and children 12 years and older, the proper dose is 1 tablet or capsule every 6 hours. Do not take longer than 10 days, unless directed by a doctor.  Consult your doctor too if you have any serious medical condition.  Like any medicine, do not take Ibuprofen+Paracetamol if you have allergies.

For more information about Ibuprofen+Paracetamol (ALAXAN), visit their Facebook Page at @AlaxanFastRelief or visit their website: more about Alaxan. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

[1] Cochrane (2015). Non-prescription (OTC) oral analgesics for acute pain - an overview of Cochrane reviews (Review).

[2] Varassi et. al (2019). Ibuprofen Safety at the Golden Anniversary: Are all NSAIDs the Same? A Narrative Review.

Watsons Supports the Philippine Pharmacists Association 2023 National Convention


Watsons, the country's leading health and beauty retailer, is proud to support the Philippine Pharmacists Association (PPhA) 2023 National Convention.


Themed "Transformational Pharmacy Practice for Sustainable Healthcare", the event is slated from May 23 to May 25, at the SMX Convention Center Clark in Mabalacat City, Pampanga.


“We understand getting healthy can sometimes be overwhelming. Pharmacists are essential to successful health outcomes as they enable customers to communicate their health needs and ask questions,” noted Jared De Guzman, Watsons Customer Director, adding that creating an approachable and friendly environment in stores has been key to connecting with customers. “Watsons pharmacists always infuse their expert advice with warmth and empathy — and this makes all the difference.” 


In support of PPhA, Watsons has put up three fun and interactive booths at the convention.


One is for Watsons’ Own Brand Products which includes a whole gamut of exclusive high-quality products for health, wellness, and beauty.


There is also a recruitment booth and a Watsons Club booth. Watsons Club is a loyalty program that allows its members to enjoy exclusive benefits and promos at Watsons.


Fun games and exciting prizes await PPhA 2023 National Convention delegates at the Watsons booths.


Each booth has a QR code that visitors can scan to access the Watsons pharmacists quiz. If they answer all five questions correctly, they can win an 'I Love Watsons Health Brands' tote bag filled with exclusive Watsons products. Meanwhile, Watsons Club members enjoy an additional perk as they can play more games and win even more prizes.


PPhA 2023 National Convention delegate with their ‘I  Love Watsons Health Brands' tote.

The totes are filled with exclusive Watsons products.


In addition, conference participants can sign up to become a Watsons Club member and enjoy exclusive programs and exclusives at the Watsons Club booth.


Watsons offer a wide range of health products from medicines, vitamins, supplements and other wellness essentials available in 1000+ stores nationwide. To find a Watsons store near you, visit Watsons store locator.


About Watsons


Watsons is part of the Health and Beauty Store chain of A.S Watson, the largest health, beauty, cosmetics, and perfumery retailer in the world. Today, Watsons H&B Asia is the leading health and beauty chain in the continent with successful operations in 13 markets. In 2002, A.S. Watson Group joined hands with SM Prime Holdings Inc., the Philippines' leading shopping mall developer. The partnership brought about the first Watsons stores in SM Megamall and The Podium (Ortigas).


Today, Watsons operates 1000+ stores in the Philippines serving more than 250,000 customers per day. Watsons strives to ensure that its customers get the best value for their money through monthly promotions, special offers, and continuous consumer marketing programs. Each Watsons store houses nothing but the best brands from top manufacturers all over the world and also carries its own competitively priced, high-quality private labels and brands. With more than 1,000 brands ranging from medicines, cosmetics, and fragrances to personal care items and general merchandise, Watsons Your Personal Store delivers only the best health, wellness, and beauty solutions to every customer.


Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Local farmers in Calabarzon to receive training on modern farming techniques

SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI) has taken another step in its mission to enhance the agriculture and entrepreneurial skills of farmers. The organization recently launched the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan on Sustainable Agriculture Program (KSK-SAP) across various locations in Calabarzon. 

Beginning with its launch in Padre Garcia, Batangas on April 13, 2023, the program has since been extended to Silang, Cavite, Batangas City, San Pablo, Laguna, and Calamba City. SMFI is also set to provide free agri-skills training to local farmers in other parts of the region to help other beneficiaries uplift their families and communities.

Empowering local farmers 

The local farmer-beneficiaries will undergo a two-phased program, spearheaded by its partner school Moca Family Farm RLearning Center, Inc.  

The said program kicked off with an immersive 14-week training program, designed to equip participants with essential skills and knowledge in agriculture. The modular training curriculum covers topics on the latest agri-technology updates, capacity building, financial literacy, product development, and market opportunities. Through these comprehensive modules, KSK-SAP aims to empower and enhance farmers’ agricultural practices and explore avenues for sustainable growth. 

As a highlight of the program's first phase, KSK-SAP farmers will join the SM Sunday Market, a collaborative initiative between SM Foundation and SM Supermalls. This platform offers trainees a valuable opportunity to showcase their agricultural produce and gain firsthand experience in institutional selling. Through this market opportunity, participants can not only generate income but also cultivate their expertise and experience in the sales and marketing aspects of their agri-businesses.