Thursday, December 28, 2023

FamTABulous Christmas: Celebrate your family holidays with the Galaxy Tab A9 Series What makes this Tab a family-friendly tablet?


s officially gift-giving season, and finding the perfect yet practical gift suitable for the whole fam can be daunting. But look no further –  Samsung’s got you covered with the classically stylish Galaxy Tab A9 Series that the whole fam will truly love! From an expansive and brighter display the whole family can enjoy to a secured digital ecosystem for the kids, you can surely be at ease as you and your family go about celebrating the best holiday of the year.


A reliable entertainment hub anywhere you go

Whether you’re on a road trip, at the airport waiting for your flight, or at a hotel enjoying your vacay with the fam, there’s no limit to the fun you can experience! With the Galaxy Tab A9+, you have the most reliable entertainment hub at your fingertips. It comes with an 11” display and a high screen 90Hz Refresh Rate for smooth and fluent animation so you can be fully immersed in your favorite movie, show, or game. Even while you're outside, you can double the fun as you binge-watch your fam’s all-time favorite holiday films and series.


That’s not all! With the Dual Speakers (1.0W) for the Galaxy Tab A9 and Quad Speakers (1.2W) for the Galaxy Tab A9+, all supported by Dolby Atmos,  jamming on the road with your holiday playlist with family and friends is just a few taps away.


The Edutainment tablet for the whole family

Let your kids enjoy their screen time safely with Samsung Kids on the Galaxy Tab A9 series. With family-friendly activities to both entertain and encourage them to learn, develop, and flourish, Samsung Kids helps your child safely enjoy the digital realm.


Complete with a child-friendly camera and internet access, your child will follow fun characters like the stylish Crocro, Cooki the aspiring chef, music-lover Lisa, the creative Bobby, and new friends Leo & Finn, kids build, create, and practice new skills with age-appropriate projects that will satisfy their minds and teach science and math.


Samsung Kids also has functionalities to help your kids develop good digital habits. You can set limits on playtime as well as give access to specific contacts and apps. You even have access to a usage report to see what your child is doing or make sure they’re only seeing what’s appropriate. Samsung Kids provides a safe environment for your child to learn and play.


It's also super easy to use - simply tap on Samsung Kids in the Quick Panel and use the same PIN or biometrics set for your device to enter and exit the app. No need to memorize yet another password. If you need to adjust the settings, long press the Samsung Kids button.


Gear up for your most productive holiday yet!

If you are looking for a portable work setup that best performs during the busiest season, the Galaxy Tab A9 Series has got your back with the DeX Mode, a function that lets you use your tablet like a desktop.


This feature lets you be in work or school mode anytime, anywhere. With the DeX Mode enabled, you can maximize the Galaxy Tab A9 Series by opening up to two apps using the Galaxy Tab A9 and three apps with the Galaxy Tab A9+. You can even quickly connect the Galaxy Tab A9 to an external display device such as a TV or monitor so you can share your output with your clients in a slick fashion and watch throwback videos and photos of the fam during reunions and other occasions.


The Galaxy Tab A9 Series is also coupled with up to 8GB of RAM, which promises less multitasking latency. Your high-definition data, movies, and images are also saved on the integrated 128GB storage. You can save more room for more memories and worry less about its bin space with a microSD card that increases capacity by up to 1TB.


Seize and indulge in FamTABulous gadgets for incredibly low prices!

Get more of what you pay for and experience all the fun and learnings on a tablet for a price that starts at P8,990 for the Galaxy Tab A9 Wi-Fi variant and P10,990 for the LTE variant. You can also grab the 5G version of Galaxy Tab A9+ for P18,990, while the Wi-Fi version can be yours for only P14,990.


Catch these fantastic gadgets at, Samsung Experience Stores, and Samsung Authorized Stores nationwide, or go to


To learn more about the Galaxy Tab A9 and A9+, visit


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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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An HONORable Year: Take a Look at the HONOR Gadgets Launched this 2023


It is still not too late for presents! Here's a trip down memory lane for all the HONOR gadgets that were launched this year that can give you an idea for your well-deserved year-end gift! From budget phones to prestige gadgets, HONOR has the best deals that’s worth your money.


“The Holiday Season is not yet over, so we give you this list of HONOR gadgets released this year for your needs and most importantly, for any budget that you may have,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.


Elegance Meets Quality


Capturing memories can be disappointing when not shot right. This holiday season, HONOR Magic5 Pro is the best gift for memory hoarders. It ranked first in DXOMARK for the best camera smartphone when first released and was rated the best at Mobile World Congress 2023 for its triple rear camera quality which includes a shooter, ultrawide camera, and periscope telephoto camera, almost functioning like a compact DSLR. Alongside its inviolable 5100mAh battery quality, water and dust resistance technology, and huge storage memory, HONOR Magic5 Pro is the best gift to not miss ephemeral moments.


On the other hand, the crowd favorite HONOR 90 5G has a 200MP Flagship Camera, stylish and jewelry inspired design if you’re looking for a flagship-level smartphone without breaking the bank. An even more affordable option is the HONOR 90 Lite 5G with a very capable 100MP camera.

Your Deserved Value-for-Money


The HONOR X5 Plus, HONOR X6a, HONOR X7a, and HONOR X8a are budget phones that won’t let you down. HONOR X5 Plus is a steal at an affordable price with its MediaTek Helio G36 processor that has a capacity of 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD. HONOR X6a also has a quad-camera setup at the back with the main shooter being a 50-megapixel wide lens while the selfie camera is a 5-megapixel shooter. Main difference would be the storage capacity between the two phones. HONOR X7a is a great value for its battery capacity that can last up to 3 days on a standby mode and also offers a great camera quality with its quad camera setup: 50-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Lastly, HONOR X8a is a great option for entry-level phone photography with its 100MP Camera.


Worth it Durability


The first-launched phone of HONOR in the Philippine market this year is still the apple of the eye for durability. HONOR X9a 5G is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of Internal storage.


Indulge in Productivity


For students, working adults, and even for grandparents who find joy in playing games in a wider screen, HONOR Pad X9 is the ideal choice. It has an 11.5 Inches display powered by Snapdragon® 685 4G Mobile Platform. Lastly, HONOR Magicbook X14 and HONOR Magicbook X15 with very capable Intel processors are known for its eye care technology, especially made for preventing eye strain due to longer hours of screen exposure.


Gifts Galore with HONOR

Exciting FREE Gift Boxes worth Php 2,499 also await fans of other HONOR smartphone units including HONOR Magic5 Pro for Php 59,990, HONOR 90 5G for Php 24,990, HONOR X9A 5G for Php 16,990, HONOR 90 Lite 5G for Php 12,990, and HONOR X7A for Php 7,990. Such items will be the perfect gift for any age paired with the FREE Gift Boxes suitable for each user’s needs and favorite specs.

The early bird catches a complimentary gift this upcoming Holidays! Avail yourself of these amazing holideals in any HONOR Experience and Partner Stores and online via Shopee:, Lazada:, and TikTok Shop:


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



About HONOR  

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

Friday, December 22, 2023

Let the slay bells ring with fuss-free, pretty holiday lip looks


From donning party chic at the office Christmas gathering to looking your best in case you get caught under the mistletoe with your crush, the busy holiday season is always a great time to elevate our lip game.


Adding even the slightest dash of lip color defines the feature that shines when you smile or laugh—boosting your confidence and your mood in a single swipe! For your holiday looks, there are tons of effortlessly chic, wearable, and fuss-free makeup ideas to consider. You can vamp up your fits with ombre lips or embrace the cooler weather with strawberry makeup look. Or you can go bejeweled with some eye-catching makeup in icy silver, glittery gold, or vivid pastels that all go best with a subtle and natural shade of pink or that trendy lip liner-and-gloss combo.


Whichever you’re going for, complete your look with Mentholatum LipCare Water Colour Lip Balm. It should be your go-to balm as it delivers a sheer, natural color. It’s complete with a nourishing, melt-into-your-lips formula with flower oils such as jasmine and chamomile extracts that keep your lips petal-soft and plump. This limited-edition offering is a beauty must-have for quick everyday application especially during this season of festivities, or for easy makeup looks that call for MLBB shades. Just line your lips and glide this on, and you’re all good.


Mentholatum Water Colour Sugar Coral

Mentholatum Water Colour Sweet Pink

Mentholatum Water Colour Charming Red

It’s also a versatile lip product. Water Colour Lip Balm can be a great primer, making it the perfect base for any lip pigment or used as a lip topper to give you that stylish high shine finish. You can even get creative by applying it with your other favorite lippies to achieve that ombre lip effect! It’s offered in three gorgeous shades to match your look: Charming Red, Sugar Coral, and Sweet Pink. Now available exclusively at Watsons, it’s a thoughtful stocking stuffer for your friends who could use a multifunctional daily lip balm that moisturizes, adds a natural tint, and delivers an on-trend sheen. 


If you’re looking to tick off that “something unique” on your gift list, Mentholatum LipCare also offers LipIce Magic Color that glides on clear, then changes to your own unique subtle pink hue to enhance the natural beauty of your lips. Pick the Strawberry for its fresh and sweet berry flavor, or Fragrance Free to keep things simple.


Shake off all the holiday stress and slay on with the handy and playful Mentholatum LipCare Water Colour and LipIce Magic Color.


Check out Mentholatum LipCare at selected Watsons branches nationwide, or shop online at and at the official Mentholatum store on Lazada and Shopee.


Keep your lips moisturized and healthy with more lip care products and tips from @mentholatumlipcareph on Facebook and Instagram.

Porsche Design and HONOR Join Forces to Combine Cutting-Edge Technologies with Functional Design


Giant technology brand HONOR, and luxury lifestyle brand Porsche Design have announced a strategic partnership to create cutting-edge smart devices that combine exceptional design and advanced technology. The collaboration aims to deliver a range of high-end products, offering consumers a sophisticated and luxurious electronic experience that embodies the best of both brands.


“HONOR’s human-centric design melds with Porsche Design’s brand philosophy to create intelligent luxury products that will accelerate the mobile lifestyle of tech enthusiasts and Porsche aficionados alike. This long-term collaboration between HONOR and Porsche Design opens exciting new opportunities to bolster our growth in markets around the world,” said George Zhao, Chief Executive Officer of HONOR.


The excitement surrounding this limited-edition collaboration escalated with a teaser poster showcasing Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the original designer of the iconic Porsche 911, who also created the world’s first all-black wristwatch. The poster highlighted the goal of becoming a future classic, paying homage to Porsche's design legacy.


According to Stefan Buescher, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche Lifestyle Group, the exclusive partnership with HONOR is a milestone for the further expansion of Porsche Design’s iconic electronics product portfolio as Porsche and HONOR share the same goal to become leaders in the modern luxury segment of smart devices.


HONOR and Porsche Design will introduce their first jointly developed smart device in China in January 2024.


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



About HONOR 

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

Thursday, December 21, 2023

COMCO Mundo announces major promotions on its Epic 7th year


To cap off its “Epic 7 Years” celebration, global award-winning and powerhouse communications group COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises announces major promotions for its various business units.


As the group of companies continue to grow, COMCO Mundo announced the promotion of Joyce Yu as Account Operations Director and Business Unit Administrator of COMCO Southeast Asia, the New PR and Smart Social agency of the group.  As a seasoned communications expert, Joyce specializes in Public Relations, Advertising, Events and Activation and Branding. Ms. Yu successfully spearheaded COMCO SEA’s PR campaigns and events the European Higher Education Fair 2022 and 2023, Eastern Communications, Philusa Corporation, Remy Martin, World Vision, Alaxan, Lalamove, Teleperformance, Jobstreet, Skechers, LaLiga, and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), among others.


COMCO Mundo also continues to discover and develop millennial and Gen Z talents through the Camp COMCO Mentorship program, an intensive and comprehensive talent incubation initiative, industry linkage course, and apprenticeship program designed to transform communication, marketing, and multimedia arts students and fresh graduates into revolutionary practitioners of the new disciplines and global practices of New PR and Smart Social. Included in the major promotions this year were the top graduates of the industry-acclaimed Camp COMCO Mentorship Program and Grand Champions of the House Wars pitch competition, the culminating activity and test for Camp COMCO apprentices where they develop strategic communications plans for actual brands and organizations.


Starting with homegrown talent Queenie Resmundo from Camp COMCO Cycle 2’s House Flying Fox, she is now the Agency’s newest Senior Account Operations Manager and Business Unit Administrator Pro Tempore / Partner for COMCO Southeast Asia. Jam Bufi, a graduate of Camp COMCO Mentorship Program Cycle 5, has been promoted to Associate Integrated Communications Manager and Business Unit Administrator Pro Tempore for TARO AOX Inc., the specialist agency for digital, emerging technologies and integrated communications of COMCO Mundo.


Paula Sison from Camp COMCO Cycle 19’s House Flying Fox continues to expand her skills and craft in the PR industry as well as demonstrate her leadership potential as she takes on her new role as COMCO Mundo's Senior Executive Initiatives and Communications Officer. Also qualifying for accelerated promotion are fast-rising young PR practitioners Mabel Villanueva from Camp COMCO Cycle 15’s House Bearcat and Gabbie Marcelo from Camp COMCO Cycle 18’s House Whaleshark who are now Brand Communications Officer and Executive Initiatives and Communications Officer, respectively. With her groundbreaking performance from her apprenticeship to her actual career practice in COMCO, Narah Faigal from Camp COMCO Cycle 15’s House Whaleshark also earned an accelerated promotion to Multimedia Arts Officer.


Demonstrating her exemplary work and leadership potential, Hiacynth Ablanez from Camp COMCO Cycle 17’s House Hawksbill got an early promotion which is ahead of her anniversary. She now holds the position of Senior Digital and Social Associate of TARO AOX Inc. Breakthrough graphics designer Gabby Gonzales from Camp COMCO Cycle 16’s House Bearcat is also promoted to Senior Multimedia Arts Associate.


In addition, with her expertise and experience in Finance and Accounting Management, Mhyles Mercado was given an accelerated promotion and is now COMCO Mundo’s Corporate Services Supervisor.


“As the years passed by, we have witnessed our talents’ commitment, passion and excellence in our craft. We are incredibly proud of them! We can’t wait to see a brighter future for COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises as we continue to mentor and hone these amazing talents who carry out and showcase our unique brand of meaningful storytelling,” said Mr. Ferdinand L. Bondoy, COMCO Mundo’s Group Chief Executive Director and Lead Strategic Communications Counsel / Partner and Co-Founder.


To know more about COMCO Mundo, visit Follow them on social media: on Facebook,, and @comcomundo on Instagram.





About COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises

A global award-winning and powerhouse communications group, COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises is a collective of agencies and programs dedicated to advancing the communications profession and related disciplines such as digital, media, advocacy, training and education, and entrepreneurship, among others; to be a force for social change; to nurturing talent growth and workplace community culture; and to championing borderless collaboration. The COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises is comprised of COMCO Southeast Asia, COMCO Middle East & Africa, TARO AOX Inc., SEA Wave & Spice Multimedia Content Studio, Camp COMCO Alumni Society, and Citizen COMCO Advocacy Program.


COMCO has been awarded Medium Consultancy of the Year in Asia Pacific at PRCA APAC Awards,  Agency of the Year 2nd Runner-up at the IABC Quill Awards for three consecutive years; Agency of the Year – Silver Award at the ASEAN PR Excellence Awards; Finalist for Boutique PR Consultancy of the Year at PR Awards Asia, Marketing Interactive’s PR Awards Asia-Pacific, Campaigns Asia Pacific Awards; and the global CIPR Excellence Awards; and 150 metals from various local and international award-giving bodies.

Monday, December 18, 2023

foodpanda logistics to celebrate Ka-panda year-end party


foodpanda logistics is set to host its highly anticipated 'Pau-tastic Event ng Taon' for the second consecutive year, promising a grand nationwide year-end celebration dedicated to their Ka-panda delivery partners.


Scheduled for December 20 at the Globe Circuit Events Ground in Circuit Makati, this event aims to commemorate the hard work and dedication of these modern-day road heroes while fostering a sense of community and appreciation.


With over 2,000 delivery partners expected to attend, this year's festivities promise an array of delights, designed as a gesture of gratitude and a testament to the significant contributions of the delivery partners in ensuring efficient and timely service to customers.


According to foodpanda logistics Operations Manager Ruben Mariano, what sets this year's celebration apart is the special inclusion of Ka-pandas from provinces across North Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. “The event embodies our heartfelt appreciation for the contributions of our delivery partners nationwide. We want to celebrate and thank all our delivery partners, no matter where they're from, so we're inviting Ka-pandas from provinces too, not just Metro Manila.”


The 'Pau-tastic Event ng Taon' Year 2 promises a day brimming with engaging activities such as raffles, games, and specially curated music to entertain and honor the delivery partners.


"We've lined up popular and trendy games we know our Ka-pandas will love! We want them to have a blast while grabbing awesome prizes,” Mariano shared.


Adding to the excitement, local artists and bands are set to grace the stage for an electrifying concert experience for attendees. “There will be amazing performances lined up from local artists like Salbakuta, ALLMO$T, Yeng Constantino, 6 Cycle Mind, and Rico Blanco.”


foodpanda logistics has also joined hands with government partners like Pag-IBIG and PhilHealth, and brand sponsors such as PepsiCo, Selecta, New World Diagnostics (NWD), Motivo, Caltex, POSH, JUANLIFE, Jollibee Food Corporation, and The Generics Pharmacy (TGP), to make this celebration possible.


“We want this to be an event to remember. This year-end party serves as a testament to our commitment to building a supportive community among our delivery partners and showcasing the spirit of gratitude during this festive season.”


The 'Pau-tastic Event ng Taon' Year 2 will be streamed live via foodpanda riders' official Facebook page and pandaridersPH's official TikTok account, allowing a broader audience to join in and witness the festivities.


Supporting Ka-pandas nationwide


Throughout the year, the pandaPatrol: Hub on Wheels ventured into various cities and provinces nationwide, organizing engaging games and activities while serving as a support hub for delivery partners. At the upcoming event, the pink-colored bus will also be present to serve as a redemption booth where Ka-pandas can redeem foodpanda logistics merchandise. A Rider Support Express booth will also be at the event, further showcasing the company's commitment to supporting its delivery partners.


"We're here for our Ka-pandas every step of the way. From fun events like the year-end party where they bond with fellow delivery partners, to our panda Patrol Hub assisting their concerns all year-round. It's about continuously supporting them and creating an inclusive environment where their voices are heard, their needs are met, and their hardwork is appreciated," Mariano assured.



About foodpanda logistics:


foodpanda logistics Philippines handles the transportation and delivery of goods of its clients, through its accredited delivery partners. It is officially registered with the Securities and Exchange Commision and regulated by the Department of Information Communication Technology (DICT).


MakatiMed earns Hall of Fame honor at the 2023 DOH Hospital Star Awards


Makati Medical Center (MakatiMed) has received the prestigious Hall of Fame award at the 2023 Department of Health (DOH) Star Awards. It is the first and only hospital in the National Capital Region to achieve the feat, consistently surpassing the highest standards of DOH.


The 2023 DOH Hospital Star Awards highlighted MakatiMed’s outstanding performance across various divisions assessed by DOH surveyors in October 2023. The comprehensive evaluation encompassed critical areas of hospital operations, including infection control, antimicrobial stewardship, quality management, employee satisfaction, clinical practice guidelines, social and community responsibility, human resource development, patient satisfaction, public health programs, risk assessment, and management.


Saturnino P. Javier, MD, Medical Director and Co-President and CEO of Makati Medical Center, expressed that the Hall of Fame distinction is a collective triumph of MakatiMed’s clinical, paramedical, and corporate leaders.


“This accolade is a tribute to the relentless dedication of every member of the MakatiMed family – from our frontline healthcare providers to our support staff. It is a testament to their unwavering commitment to serve and heal, reflecting our ongoing mission to deliver exceptional healthcare to our patients,” Dr. Javier stated.


For more information, please contact MakatiMed On-Call at +632.88888 999, email, or visit  Follow @IamMakatiMed on Facebook and Twitter.

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