Monday, October 14, 2019

Shopee Launches Manny Pacquiao as its Newest Brand Ambassador for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, Shopee announces world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao as its newest brand ambassador for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.

“I am honored to be working with Shopee as their newest brand ambassador. My partnership with them will allow me to connect to my Filipino fans in a more exciting way and I am very happy to be working with a company that shares the same commitment to being the best.”  -- Manny Pacquaio


Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “We are very happy to welcome the holiday season with the Philippines’ People’s Champ, Manny Pacquiao. He is a globally recognized household name and his commitment to achieving excellence in boxing mirrors Shopee’s commitment to giving Filipinos the best online shopping experience. We are thrilled to partner with him for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.”

Manny Pacquiao will be featured in a series of initiatives with Shopee to bring fans closer to him:

Watch Manny Pacquiao star in Shopee’s latest TVC: stay tuned for Shopee’s latest television commercial starring Manny Pacquiao, which will air on all major TV networks starting October 15.

Get a chance to win signed Manny Pacquiao boxing gloves. Shopee will be hosting a nationwide social media contest where fans stand a chance to win ₱200,000 cash prize and signed boxing gloves.

Play Shopee exclusive Manny Pacquiao games: Fan-favorite games, Shopee Catch and Shopee Slice, will sport a new look and feature boxing elements to give users a chance to win Shopee coins and vouchers.

From October 15 to November 11, the first wave of Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale promises four weeks of exciting promotions. Key highlights include:

Free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend: Users can avail of free shipping with  ₱0 minimum spend promotions common.
50% off deals daily: Consumers can score deals up to 50% off on their favorite products.

Category fairs: Shopee will be hosting specially-curated category fairs including Mobiles & Gadgets Sale from October 15 to 17 and Beauty Fair from October 21 to 24.
Cashback vouchers: There will be daily cashback vouchers up for grabs.

Shopee Catch: Users can play Shopee Catch every day at 8PM for a chance to win from a coin pool worth 100,000.
Shopee Shake: There will be 11 million Shopee coins to be given away in the iconic Shopee Shake game.
Win an iPhone 11 from Shopee Live: Viewers of Shopee Live can stay tuned every Friday at 6PM as Shopee will be giving away one iPhone 11.


Exclusive deals from leading brands: Pampers, Silverworks, Bosch, Unilever, Maybelline, Olay, Pantene, Globe, Anker, Safeguard, Watsons, and Huawei will be participating to giving amazing discounts.

Find out more about Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale at https://www.shopee.ph/1111.

So what are you waiting for? Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Maine Mendoza, other celebs, shoot beyond limits with new Vivo V17 Pro

Leading global technology company, Vivo, has unveiled its second flagship midrange smartphone for the year through an event that enabled guests to discover and experience innovative technology that lets them shoot beyond limits.


Led by Vivo Philippines Vice President for Channel Sales, Hazel Bascon, and celebrities such as TV and movie actress and brand ambassador, Maine Mendoza, the Vivo V17 Pro grand launch was held at the Shangri-La Hotel at The Fort in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Inside the venue, guests were welcomed by displays and elements that showcased the V17 Pro’s signature Knight Black and Crystal White colorways.


Model and actress Chienna Filomeno danced to the medley of Don’t Call Me, Taki-Taki and Señorita to open the event and build up anticipation for the V17 Pro’s big reveal.

Vivo Philippines Trade Marketing Supervisor, Jomarie Morales talked about the Vivo V17 Pro’s prime features, including its overall design and unprecedented set of 6 cameras. Renowned photographer, Xander Angeles, also shared how he uses the smartphone’s different lenses while showcasing some images he captured.

The highlight of the grand launch was the unveiling of the smartphone’s first ever local TVC, retail price and pre-order details revealing the P21,999 price tag on Vivo’s latest midrange flagship handset.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Get your affordable todo sarap fill with Jollibee’s Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog!

Picture this: it’s merienda time, your stomach’s rumbling, and you’re craving for a snack that you know will never fail to hit the right spot. With so many options, you’d want to go for something that’s definitely filling and enjoyable.


With only so many choices available, you can’t go wrong when you head to the nearest Jollibee and order the Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog—an all-time todo favorite of Filipinos, no matter where they are.

For the price of only PHP 50.00, the Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog gives you your todo toppings, todo sarap fill in one affordable package. Every bite of its meaty sausage, special dressing, generous sprinkling of grated cheese, and ketchup is sure to give you a todo sarap experience—you know you can keep having it everyday, as much as you like!

If your mouth’s already watering for a taste of the best hotdog sandwich you can get for your money, then what are you waiting for? You can get the Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide for only PHP 50.00!

Check out just how todo sarap Jolly Hotdog is in its latest video!

For more updates and info on Jollibee products, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Globe partners with Yondu in creating a program for young, aspiring IT professionals

Technology has become a big part of our everyday lives. There’s always something that can be upgraded or improved, and the opportunities for new innovations are larger than ever. These opportunities come with the need for passionate and driven people who will lead the shift as the Industrial Revolution 4.0 comes to the Philippines.


Globe, in partnership with Yondu, recognized this need and created the Accelerated Cloud Cadetship Enablement Program (AC2E) program. "Globe is providing an opportunity for the next generation of IT professionals to be exposed in Cloud Technology with AC2E program at a young age," Globe Chief Information Officer Pebbles Manalang said.

Globe and Yondu recognize that cloud technology will be a critical enabler of  IR4.0 and is launching this initiative to ensure that the Philippines is able to deliver the talent needed to succeed in the coming industrial revolution.

It can be recalled that Dr. Jose Ramon Albert, Senior Research Fellow of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said during his talk at the recently concluded IR4.0 Summit, that people, business and government need to adapt to the disruption that will be brought about by IR4.0. Adapting to IR4.0 includes training the workforce with the new skills that will be needed to prepare for the future.  

An Overview of the AC2E program
AC2E is a cloud capability build program that offers a holistic technical and professional development plan to aspiring young IT professionals for the duration of seven months.


This premier program is the first of its kind and it aims to produce 25 highly skilled cloud practitioners who are deployment and future-ready. It will launch in November with a series of events until December. Official onboarding and start of the program will be on January 2020 until August 2020.


Fresh graduates (those who have graduated from March 2018 onwards) of a two-year associate course or four-year Bachelor’s course in Computer Science, IT, Engineering, Mathematics, or any STEM-related courses can apply for this program. Most importantly, aspiring applicants should have a high propensity to learn new things, be immensely curious, a team player, and willing to work in a hyper-fast environment.

All qualified applicants will take an online technical assessment which will measure each applicant's technical competency. Out of all these applicants who will take the assessment, 100 qualifiers will be short-listed and will undergo paper screening. The top 50 will be chosen. The top 50 will attend a 2-day workshop and will be narrowed down to the top 30 who will continue with HR assessment and final deliberations.

Selected applicants will be hired by Yondu Inc. as a probationary employee with a competitive salary. They will be reporting in the Globe office at BGC, Taguig for the duration of the program.


For regional hires, a temporary relocation package for the duration of the program will be provided.

Those who pass the selection process will receive an email and SMS confirming they have passed.

What to expect from the AC2E program
Selected cadets can expect an exciting, intensive, and rigorous program. They will develop technical skills through learning sessions and immersions, as well as leadership and professional skills - making for a holistic experience. They will also be mentored and coached by a pool of experts in the IT industry. At the end of the program, the cadets will have the opportunity to work for a high-performing organization and get certification/s in different cloud platforms.

Onboarding will happen for two weeks to make sure that there is enough time for the cadets to be introduced to Globe and Information Systems Group (ISG). During this time, they will also be given other useful information that they will use throughout their journey.

For six months, the cadets will develop their skills and competencies in five major areas, or “stints”. This will be done through immersions and mentoring sessions. After each stint, the cadets will have a revalida where the knowledge, skills, and competencies that they acquired will be put to the test. Certifications will also be given after each track.

To culminate the entire program, a Capstone Project will be given to the cadets. They will group themselves in three’s or in pairs and will have three weeks to use their newly acquired cloud knowledge and skills in creating a proof of concept (POC). This will then be presented to a panel of experts.

The cadets will then graduate and be deployed to their home stints based on their performance throughout the entire program. Additional learning sessions on cloud native and cloud security topics will be offered for the cadets’ further education.

Opportunities After the Program
There are numerous job opportunities that await cadets once they finish the program, particularly in the fields of Architecture, Operations, Development, and Business. Examples of these roles include Enterprise Architect, Solutions Engineer, Cybersecurity Specialist, Infrastructure Operations, Application Developer, DevOps Engineer, Finance Analyst, and Cloud Finance Manager, to name a few.

The AC2E program recognizes the importance of the IT industry in the Philippines, especially with the rise of digital technology. It is a great platform for aspiring IT professionals to encourage innovation. Cadets will be given the chance to have an exciting learning experience that will help hone their skills and expand their horizons.

Interested in being the next Cloud Cadet? Register today! For more further inquiries on this program, contact globeAC2Eprogram@yondu.com

RAKUBOSS.PH brings Freelance sidelines closer to you!

Are you a Freelancer and looking for a perfect client that will match your skills? Redefining the freelance industry is nkw easy with the help of Rakuboss.ph . It will connect you straight to your clients.



Rakuboss is a multifaceted Filipino skills marketplace that supports freelancers from any business sector.

With Rakuboss' user friendly interface, a wide range of clients can seek specified freelance jobs. From lawyers, to realtors, to artists, you name it!

Wanna know how? It's very simple:


Register a Rakuboss account. Fill out all the important details. Show clients who you are, what you do, and what Sidelines you’re offering.Be transparent! Rakuboss values honesty in order to serve clients and freelancers better. Penalties will be applied to profiles that are made to be deceiving.
After making an account, verify your email and you’re good to go! Navigate our website and visit your profile often so you don’t miss out on any messages from clients.
You can now start posting your sidelines. A verified account means you can use the site without charge. There’s no limit to the services you can offer. 


To start, click the “Sell Your Sideline” button on the lower right portion of the website. Fill out the details of your service. Straight forward titles and clear photos are best for attracting clients. Use a landscape image that is at least 1000 (width) x 600 (height) pixels. Submit the sideline for review and the Rakuboss team will verify your listing.
Once your sideline is up, Rakuboss will help you find clients based on the description you’ve provided. Rakuboss brings the clients to you! You can also share your listings to other platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Just find the sideline you want to share on your profile and click on get URL
When deadlines are met with quality work, Rakuboss will confirm the transaction and process your payout. You’ll receive email notifications regarding the process. We’ll walk you through the entire transaction. Our team is always available to help you with any concerns.
For every successful transaction, Rakuboss requires a 6% commission fee. This fee will serve as the budget for the maintenance of the website. Your earnings can be collected using third-party payment providers such as Paypal, Dragonpay, and other local banks. Please note that banks may have an additional charge of PHP50 per transaction.
For more info like @Rakuboss on social media.


Jollibee lets you show off your school pride with all-new Jollibee UAAP Dolls

With Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) underway, fans of the 8 participating schools are all out in cheering for their favorite varsity teams!


For the past years, the UAAP Basketball Season has become one of the most anticipated events in the country, gathering students, alumni, and sports enthusiasts alike to some of the most exciting rivalries in the history of Philippine collegiate basketball.

This season, Jollibee is joining in on the fun competition with a special edition offer that will surely take the UAAP fans’ anticipation to even greater heights.

From now until October 31, fans can go all out in cheering for their teams when they avail of the all-new Jollibee UAAP Dolls! This limited-edition merchandise will surely amp everyone’s excitement as they watch their most-awaited games this season.

The dolls come in 8 varsity jacket designs to represent Adamson University, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, National University, University of the East, University of the Philippines Diliman, and University of Santo Tomas.

Fans can now show off their school pride as they wave their UAAP Jollibee Dolls during game time to rally behind the Soaring Falcons, support the Blue Eagles’ “One Big Fight”, celebrate the “Animo!” spirit of the Green Archers, and bring out the fierce game of the Tamaraws.

With their Jollibee UAAP Dolls, fans can also cheer on the Bulldogs as they turn back their opponents, fire-up the spirit of the UE Red Warriors, show some love for the Fighting Maroons, and support the Growling Tigers as they claw back into contention.

Go #AllForMore and show your joyful school spirit this UAAP Season 82! Cheer your favorite team to victory with the all-new Jollibee UAAP Dolls for only P299 for every Jollibee value meal purchase. Promo is available for dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery, in selected Jollibee stores nationwide.

Visit Jollibee's Facebook page to see where you can get your special edition Jollibee UAAP Dolls: https://bit.ly/2khiYq9

Monday, October 7, 2019

Learning to be a college kid’s mommy

I’m a mom of young kids, and while they drive me crazy sometimes, I tell myself that they will not be this young forever, and I should cherish every precious moment with them.


I was reminded of this again when, during one of those rare mommy me-time with friends (which, like all mommy activities always end up being about our kids), someone shared how nerve-wracking it had been for her to send off her child to college a few months ago.

She was overjoyed that her kid got into the University of the Philippines, but her daughter’s course took her to the Los Baños campus, which was a long way away from their home in Quezon City. We told her that was probably part of the plan—to move away from mommy and daddy so she could be independent. She laughed it off but admitted that was true—weren’t we all like that once?

One thing I wasn’t ready for was my friend’s admission that seeing her child so independent and capable of taking care of herself made her feel less useful as a mother. I wondered if I’d feel that way when my children are grown up.

Anyway, she told us how one time, when her daughter could not come home for the weekend because their class had an urgent project that required everyone to stay, her mommy worries surfaced: what about her allowance, her food, her clothes, etc. She had always replenished her daughter’s needs when she spent the weekend at home. My friend did not know how to send money on a weekend.



Thankfully, there was another child home, who was techie enough to teach her about GCash. Apparently, that’s what her daughter’s classmates use, too, to receive allowances from their parents. My friend immediately downloaded the app and navigated her way through its features with the help of her younger kid.

I was surprised that she had never used the app. Many of us in my mommy circle use it already to pay bills, buy prepaid load, get groceries, etc. Anyway, easily enough, she learned how to cash in at a nearby convenience store and immediately sent money to her daughter’s bank account. That simple thing of being able to attend to her daughter’s need made her feel like a valuable mommy again, she said.


Now, my friend is not only at ease with using the app for sending money, she has also discovered the convenience of using GCash’s money transfers for shopping! I think she’ll snap out of her sentimentality soon, what with the frequent buzz at the door for her shopping deliveries.