Tuesday, November 24, 2020


 20 singers from different barangays join month-long competition


Veteran singer-songwriter and hitmaker Rey Valera has returned to “It’s Showtime” to critique the performances of 20 singers from different barangays who are competing in “Tawag ng Tanghalan’s” first quarter finals this year.


The month-long competition began on Monday (November 23), where five finalists were the first to take the stage to dedicate performances to their loved ones, namely Rommel Arellano of Padre Garcia, Batangas, Shan Dela Vega of Calamba, Laguna, Marlyn Salas of Angat, Bulacan, Mara Tumale of Malolos, Bulacan, and Mich Primavera of Angono, Rizal.


 Financial coach shares the importance of having a backup internet plan for a crisis-proof business


Having a back-up internet plan is a way to avert the costs of sudden loss of internet connectivity of one’s primary internet plan. This is the basic entrepreneurial advice that Chinkee Tan, a financial coach, author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur, lives by.  


“As an entrepreneur or homemaker, we cannot afford to lose our internet since we cannot miss inquiries, meetings, and online transactions because it will cost us. So what solution would be perfect? I cannot easily recommend a brand but what I tell my entire team is ‘We need to have a backup internet plan,” said Chinkee in his latest vlog.   

Smart powers PhilPop 2020’s search for next OPM hits

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. continues to champion Original Pilipino Music (OPM) by supporting the 2020 PhilPop songwriting tilt. 


Pushing forward amid limitations of a worldwide pandemic, PhilPop Festival Chair Ryan Caybyab shared, “We’ve planned for this year’s festival way back in 2019 when COVID-19 was nowhere in sight. When the pandemic hit us, we had to make a huge pivot in terms of the execution of most ideas, many of which were originally envisioned to happen in the usual, traditional in-person platform.” 


He added, “We did encounter challenges in executing some tasks. In terms of producing the songs for example, it was quite a different process owing to the restrictions in travel and mobility. But I’m happy to say that PhilPop managed to find ways thanks to the ingenuity of the team and their passion to make things happen.” 

adidas Launches First Regional Shopee Super Brand Day in the Philippines

The adidas Super Brand Day rejuvenates the online sports shopping experience with interactive fitness content, games, and exclusive product deals.  

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, collaborates with adidas to launch “Ready for Sport,” its first regional Super Brand Day (SBD) in the Philippines and across five other markets. Through this collaboration, adidas aims to reinvent the online sports shopping experience to reach and engage more mobile-first shoppers. This effort is part of its growth strategy for e-commerce in the region. 

More people are working out and shopping from home in this new normal, which has led to a boom in demand for athleisure products and sports gear. The adidas Super Brand Day serves to excite users with a fun and interactive shopping experience on Shopee. For instance, users can participate in sports challenges led by KOLs and celebrities to win prizes and access fitness-related content. As live stream shopping continues to gain prominence among shoppers, adidas will host a free workout session on Shopee Live, where users can score discount vouchers and purchase exclusive adidas products.  

Monday, November 23, 2020


Show business is a paradox: it can be lucrative one day, but provide no source on income the next. Enchong Dee knew this from the get-go, and luckily, was equipped to handle the situation, having been raised by parents who taught him how to handle money especially amid a financial crisis.  

"Looking back, when I started earning money, my motivation was 'How will the quality of my life improve?'" Enchong recounted. "Therefore all of the things I spent on are basically for my security, my comfort, and to improve of the quality of my life. Doon ko siya lahat nilagay, so up to now, I feel that I am reaping the benefits of all the right things I did 10 years ago."

Give and receive this Christmas with PayMayaguinaldo

Give back and win big every time you pay with PayMaya!

This Christmas, PayMaya is offering Filipinos more rewards as it launches its "PayMayaguinaldo" campaign, where users have a chance to win as much as 1 million pesos in the Grand raffle draw and an opportunity to help micro entrepreneurs around the country. Users also have a chance to win up to P285,000 worth of prizes to be given away in the weekly raffle draws from today until January 10, 2021.


By going cashless, you can easily earn a raffle entry every time you #ScanToPay via PayMaya QR at any of their partner merchants, use your PayMaya-registered mobile number when you buy items online, or purchase prepaid load and other treats at the PayMaya in-app shop with a minimum of P100 purchase.


Every time you pay with PayMaya, you not only earn a raffle entry to win cash prizes, you also get a chance to help fellow Filipinos. With each purchase, you are also giving a PayMayaguinaldo to help micro entrepreneurs in underprivileged communities as PayMaya will also be donating a P1 million Grand Aguinaldo to Gawad Kalinga to help establish more resilient communities via micro-entrepreneurship around the country.  

Sunday, November 22, 2020

A2Z Channel 11 now on digital TV boxes


A2Z Channel 11, the Philippines’ TV network whose mission is to inspire and entertain, can now be seen and heard more clearly by televiewers as it is available on digital TV boxes in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna and Pampanga. This development was announced recently by Sherwin N. Tugna, Chairman and President of Zoe Broadcasting Network, which owns and operates A2Z Channel 11.


Mr. Tugna said, “We are pleased to share the news that A2Z is now on digital TV after a successful test broadcast conducted early this month. Viewers with digital TV boxes can now watch our programs in superior picture and audio quality, for their enhanced enjoyment.”

Gameboys Level-Up Edition premieres globally on December 30 on Netflix

The popular Filipino web-series will feature refreshed and additional bonus scenes on Netflix 

Watch the announcement here

Netflix will release the popular Filipino BL (Boys Love) web-series, Gameboys, globally as Gameboys Level-Up Edition, featuring never-seen-before scenes. Created by The IdeaFirst Company, the original version of the series will continue to be available on their YouTube page, while Netflix will release the Level-Up Edition worldwide on December 30, 2020


Gameboys Level-Up Edition follows two live-stream gamers, Cairo (Elijah Canlas) and Gavreel (Kokoy de Santos), who are rivals online but get matched in the game of love. They find connection while beating digital and personal obstacles. The series is written by Ash M. Malanum, and directed by Ivan Andrew Payawal. 

Healthy, hydrated skin does not go out of style

Fashion, wherever you are in the world, changes as seasons shift.  When summer transitions into the rainy season, trust the shortest of dresses to become the longest of clothes. 

Fashion also responds to the call of the times. During this pandemic, PPE’s and face masks have become the current IN thing to sport by Manila’s stylish set.

But while fashion adapts to changes, and addresses certain needs, one thing that never goes off season is the need to care for health.  Luckily, the women of today have certainly learned to take a more proactive stance towards their health. Unlike a fashion emergency that may leave a gaping hole, or a loose button, they understand that it may take more than a minor stitch or a small patch to address health conditions.

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