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Kasama mo sa bawat hirap at ginhawa: These Shopee stories highlight the transformative power of e-commerce and how it changes lives

In the face of adversity, Filipinos have always risen above every challenge by fostering the spirit of bayanihan . This spirit of community and togetherness is what Shopee recognized and strived for when it first launched Shopee Bayanihan — its umbrella CSR arm that aims to harness the power of technology to serve its customers, sellers, partner riders, and all Filipinos across the country.  Today, Shopee Bayanihan continues to evolve as a multifaceted program with various initiatives that cater to the needs of Filipinos. Each of these initiatives are grounded in its main mission to better the lives of the underserved through technology—to be there for every Filipino through every hardship and victory. 

3 reasons why you should check out Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day

Look forward to a more rewarding and exciting shopping experience this 9.9 with ₱1 deals, free shipping with no minimum spend, and an all-new game, 9.9 ShopeePay Shop & Win up to ₱1 million! Shopee has officially launched the start of its year-end shopping season, and this year, the e-commerce platform is giving Filipinos even more reasons to check out. From Mas Mura Sa Shopee* offers, to an exciting new game that will surely thrill shoppers and not-to-miss entertainment, here are what users can expect this 9.9 Super Shopping Day:   1. Discover Mas Mura Sa Shopee deals from August 26 to September 11 Grab a wide range of ₱1 deals on your daily essentials and trending products by visiting the “₱1 Deals” page . Enjoy even bigger discounts when you claim free shipping with no minimum spend that you can use on your 9.9 Super Shopping Day buys. Shopee is also the perfect place to score your favorite brand products at irresistible deals, with thousands of brands offering exclusive discou


Viu Original, K-LOVE is topbilled by five exceptional actors and created by critically acclaimed filmmakers This 2022, Viu is set to premiere the most anticipated Viu Original series, K-Love — a Filipino series made for Korean drama fans by critically acclaimed filmmakers in Hollywood. It is a story that will indeed resonate through the hearts of all the K-drama fans out there as each character’s persona slowly unfolds throughout the series.   What is K-Love (video) - The team behind K-Love is mainly led by Series Creator Corinna Vistan , a Marvel Studios Executive. Corinna worked on 19 of the 29 Marvel films that have been released, was awarded a Gold Clio for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and bagged a Silver Telly in 2016 and 2017 for Doctor Strange and Thor: Ragnarok.  

JCI Senate Philippines and Palawan Pawnshop Group recognize outstanding household service workers in Kasambahay Kasambuhay Pilipinas Awards 2022

Many of us Filipino families consider our household workers or “kasambahays” as family. And why shouldn’t we? From preparing our food to maintaining the cleanliness of the family abode, our household companions we fondly call them “ate,” “manang,” “manong,” and “kuya” are always there to help us in our everyday busy life. Our indispensable ally against dirty clothes, dusty furniture, babysitting, and hunger for delicious food have always been there for us. They are the foundation of a more comfortable and happy home. A modern-day hero of the Filipino family.   With this, the Junior Chamber International Senate Philippines, Inc. (JCI) together with Palawan Group recognizes the valuable contributions of our beloved Kasambahays and honors their hard work, dedication, and integrity with the Kasambahay Kasambuhay Pilipinas Awards 2022.

Home Credit gears to become the ‘lifestyle partner’ of Filipinos, expands services to different sectors

The brand deepens its commitment to Filipinos and presents itself as their trusted ally “Para sa Life” To bring Filipinos closer to the life they want, the country’s leading consumer finance company  Home Credit Philippines (HCPH),  continues to expand its offerings by innovating its products and partnering with more brands and retailers across key categories, such as healthcare, fashion, beauty, and fitness.   As the lifestyle partner of Filipinos, Home Credit has served almost 9 million Filipinos nationwide -- serving as an ally of Filipino consumers -- from achieving every little item in their life’s checklist to the more important investments for their desired future.   Home Credit has been pioneering financial inclusion in the Philippines since 2013. It further strengthens this cause by being at the forefront of advocating financial literacy and practicing responsible lending in the country.


  Janella Salvador stars in her sexiest cover feature to date. The latest Metro cover girl channels the feistiness of her character, Valentina, in ABS-CBN’s take on beloved Mars Ravelo classic “Darna.”    It is the first time this 24-year-old actress is portraying the role of a villain in her decade-long entertainment career, making the experience both challenging and exciting at the same time. From  debuting as the teen darling in “Be Careful With My Heart” 10 years ago, she returns on screen sexier and more empowered than ever, after giving birth to her son Jude. 


  Jodi says win is about showcasing PH talent in Asia ABS-CBN’s “The Broken Marriage Vow” emerged as the Best TV Format Adaptation (Scripted) in Asia at the prestigious 2022 ContentAsia Awards. Lead star Jodi Sta. Maria, who personally received the award with supervising producer Kylie Manalo-Balagtas at the awards night held in Bangkok, Thailand, dedicated the award to the whole team behind “The Broken Marriage Vow.” “Nakakatuwa kasi kung iisipin mo, panalo ito ng lahat, ‘yung buong team na pinangunahan ng aming direktors na sina Connie Macatuno and Andoy Ranay,” she said in an interview with ABS-CBN News. She also lauded her co-stars who gave their best effort to make “The Broken Marriage Vow” a success, saying “it really takes a village to produce such an amazing series.”

PASCUALLAB’S 75th Anniversary campaign wins Excellence Award from the 19th PH IABC Quill 

#PascualLove amongst winners for Communication Management        Pascual Laboratories, Inc.,  one of the top-of-mind pharmaceutical companies¹ in the Philippines earns its first Quill Excellence Award for its 75 th Anniversary campaign,  #PascualLove,  at virtual awarding ceremonies held on August 18, 2022 via         The  19th Philippine Professional and Student Quill Awards  is the Philippine chapter of the global organization International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)’s   award-giving body which recognizes the best communication programs, tools, talents, and academic work.   


Critics describe it as “an engrossing mystery that keeps you guessing until the end.”  Now, local audiences get the chance to unravel the mystery earlier than expected as   Where the Crawdads Sing  sets sneak previews on September 5 & 6 in selected theaters everywhere.  That’s a full week before the film opens wide across the country on September 14.   Fans may check with their favorite theaters for ticket prices and screening schedule.   [Watch the film’s latest trailer at ]

Jon Guelas sets out to conquer the Pinoy music scene

Filipino-British artist Jon Guelas wants to bring his brand of music to the Philippines. Jon Guelas has set out to get in touch with his Pinoy roots and to bring his music to Filipinos. The 22-year-old singer decided to move from England to the Philippines and explore the country and its music. Luckily, Jon has been tapped to host a travel show, Fiesta Filipinas, spearheaded by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Tourism (DoT). This gives him the chance to see the country and experience the culture from all over. The fact that he also gets to try out his favorite Pinoy street food is a plus for him.

Gloc-9 Has A New Propelling Single “Di Umiinom” Featuring Hero

Five down, three more to go! Our   Paboritong Makata   moves along his lyrical journey with what will be his   Pilak   album, a musical celebration to mark his 25 illustrious years in the Philippine music industry. Before the month of August ends,  Gloc-9  unveils  "Di Umiinom" , the 5th single for this upcoming anniversary album and this time around, he shares limelight with  Hero , another young buck in the  Asintada   Management's  stable of talents. Sometimes when someone gets badly hurt and reaches their breaking point, they tend to perform deeds that they don’t usually do, or haven’t done before. Perhaps that act is a coping mechanism to escape all the pain and sadness that they feel. That’s how the song “Di Umiinom” was formulated by the veteran rapper.

Check your crypto wallet for FREE Bitcoin whenever you pay with Maya!

  Plus, get a chance to receive ₱1M worth of Bitcoin, just like Reinzel C! The hype is real—all-in-one money app Maya is giving its users free Bitcoin, plus a chance to take home PHP 1,000,000.00 worth of this popular cryptocurrency – and all you have to do is pay with Maya.    In the past few days, social media was abuzz with Maya users sharing their delightful surprise of randomly receiving free Bitcoin. Digital billboards in various cities prompted specific Maya users by name to check their crypto wallets to see if they are lucky recipients of free Bitcoin. One Maya user, Cebu student Reinzel Cabrera, even received a shocking PHP 1,000,000.00 worth of Bitcoin with virtually no effort – just by regularly paying with Maya! 

Shopee’s new initiative “Barangay Shopee” aims to better the lives of underserved communities

With its mission of bettering the lives of Filipinos across the country through technology, Shopee has helped millions of local buyers and sellers adopt e-commerce seamlessly through its meaningful campaigns and initiatives. In time for its much-awaited double day sale, the 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee launches Barangay Shopee , the newest initiative under its Shopee Bayanihan CSR program, designed to help communities in need by enabling Filipinos to win a sponsored community project for their barangay.  Through this contest, Shopee users from all over the Philippines have the chance to win a community project that will help address the needs of their barangay. Winners of the contest can choose their own community project that all members of their barangay can benefit from, such as a new basketball court, multi-purpose hall renovation, public school supplies, and other community-building projects.

Barbie Almabis to perform at Cinema '76 Café Anonas

Award-winning singer-songwriter Barbie Almabis will take you back to the 2000s via a one-night-only live performance at Cinema ‘76 Café in Anonas, Quezon City on September 2, Friday. Relive your meet-cute memories with all-time favorites “Torpe” and “Just A Smile” along with new songs from her 2021 album “Scenes from Inside”. The door charge costs Php300 for walk-ins and Php250 for early bird registrants until September 1. Both come with a free drink. 

Seoul Vibe drifts to viewers today!

From retro fashion to funky music,  Here's what you can expect from this month’s coolest drive. Chemistry among the star-studded, ensemble cast! Seoul Vibe revolves around the investigation of a VIP’s slush fund during the 1988 Olympics by a crew called the “Sanggye-dong Supreme Team.” The first point to watch  is the star-studded and refreshing ensemble cast. The cast line-up of the Sanggye-dong Supreme Team made headlines early on, as it was composed of the coolest and hottest youngsters set in Seoul’s hottest time, 1988, entrenched in “old-school hip-hop culture.” The best drifter Dong-wook (Yoo Ah-in), SPY DJ John Woo (Koh Kyung-Pyo), navigator whiz Bok-nam (Lee Kyoo-hyung), versatile biker Yoon-hee (Park Ju-hyun) and Sanggye-dong’s own MacGyver Joon-gi (Ong Seong-wu) come together to form the Sanggye-dong Supreme Team. Each character has their own flare, but their seamless teamwork as part of “Bbangkku fam” is unparalleled to even real family, slated to provide the audience w

BREAKING NEWS FROM WILBROS LIVE! Michael Learns To Rock: Back On The Road Tour 2022

Danish soft rock band  Michael Learns To Rock   will be touring the Philippines with their latest tour ‘Back On The Road Tour 2022’ this October 2022. The iconic band will be performing in   Manila   on   October 26   at the   Araneta Coliseum ,   Cebu   on   October 28   at the   Waterfront Hotel Ballroom , and   Davao   on   October 30   at the  SMX Convention Center Davao .   Michael Learns To Rock will serenade their Filipino fans with their well-loved classics. The band’s greatest hits include “That’s Why (You Go Away)”, “Take Me To Your Heart”, “25 Minutes”, “Sleeping Child”, “Paint My Love”, “The Actor”, “Out of The Blue”, “Complicated Heart”, “Nothing To Lose”, “Breaking My Heart”, “You Took My Heart Away”, and many more.


BGYO joins this generation’s Darna in her flight against great danger with the group’s rousing rendition of “ Patuloy Lang Ang Lipad,”   the main theme song of the new ABS-CBN Entertainment series, “Mars Ravelo’s Darna.”   Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate’s latest P-pop offering conveys the excitement and confidence in the program’s titular character, Darna played by Jane De Leon, who embodies heroism, love, and compassion for the people of the fictional Nueva Esperanza.  

ANIMA launches this generation’s Super ERO crew

  Five new superheroes come to light in action sci-fi series to  stream on ANIMA’s Youtube channel Generations of superheroes have come and gone in the history of Philippine shows, each leaving a distinct impact and legacy among viewers.    This year, ANIMA, one of the creative business units of tradigital entertainment company KROMA Entertainment, adds a fresh batch to this super roster as it gears up for the launch of a new superhero-themed series.   As the go-to resource for daring and creator-focused content, ANIMA unveils five new superheroes who will alter the course of mankind in the show ERO , which will kick off via ANIMA’s official Youtube channel this month. Its first three episodes will drop, fittingly, on August 29, National Heroes Day. Succeeding episodes will air every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Timmy Albert Unveils Melancholic Single “Best Mistake”

  You know it in yourself that you want that person back. It isn’t easy living being haunted by that person’s shadows and you can’t seem to find your way out from under them. That’s the overall feel of   Timmy Albert ’s melancholic single “Best Mistake.” This piano-driven track is for those who still can’t find comfort and are desperate to rewind time and do things differently. Perhaps a part of you died along with the memories of that person. Likewise, a part of you still dwells to the idea that there could still be closure, but the truth is everything’s between you are now nothing more but a memory.  (WATCH OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO HERE)

Club Tinder and The House of Collab Show Bring Speed-Matching from URL to IRL!

Bring the kilig vibe from URL to IRL and see sparks fly when Club Tinder meets The House of Collab! Launched in February 2022, Club Tinder is a fun singles event for Tinder members who share the same passions & interests. In its third edition, Club Tinder partners with The House of Collab (THOC), an online reality show that live streams 24/7 on Kumu. Tinder will select eight lucky members to participate in games & speed-matching activities -- experiencing Club Tinder IR L!

Check out what’s in Marga’s bag for this school year!

The pambansang ses shares her recommended gadgets available at Home Credit’s Back-to-School, Back-to-Sulit campaign   Back-to-school season is officially here, and many schools across the country are already welcoming back students to attend classes   IRL.  Surely, backpacks are filled with fresh school supplies, but why not throw in new tech buys for an upgraded learning experience?   From July 15 to September 15, parents and students are in for a treat as the lifestyle partner of every Filipino offers a list of affordable gadgets at the Back-to-School, Back-to-Sulit campaign of  Home Credit Philippines . Through low-interest rates and flexible payment terms, the brand makes these back-to-school products more accessible to Filipinos!   Now for a more  kabog  back-to-school experience ,  check out these top gadgets-- from stylish smartphones to high-performing laptops and notebooks-- chosen by Christian Antolin,  aka   Marga Mukhang Dragon !

This 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee delivers bigger, more rewarding experiences for all Filipinos

Filipinos can count on Shopee to bring more exciting deals, exclusive vouchers, entertainment for all,   and its newest community-building project Driven by its goal of serving Filipinos wherever they may be, Shopee continues to deliver ease and convenience for all through its highly-anticipated double day sales. With the upcoming 9.9 Super Shopping Day, the start of its year-end shopping season, Shopee gives everyone much to look forward to with a new community-building project, the greatest selection of deals, entertaining activities, and exciting prizes. Win a Shopee-sponsored Community Project for your Barangay Beyond offering the best deals through its double day sales, Shopee continues to work towards utilizing its resources and technology to help underserved communities across the Philippines. Especially crafted to welcome the start of the 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee has launched Barangay Shopee , the newest initiative under its Shopee Bayanihan CSR program, where users can w

‘One Year To Go’ Countdown Begins for Biggest, Most-Awaited FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), headed by its Chairman Emeritus Manuel V. Pangilinan, together with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) , officially celebrated the “One Year To Go” milestone leading to FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.   Kicking off the “One Year To Go” countdown is a media conference with the big reveal of the FIBA Local Ambassadors from the Philippines, namely, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and the members of the fabled 2013-2014 Gilas Pilipinas team. As the country’s local ambassadors, they will be embodiments of FIBA’s values and principles upholding responsible, progressive, and team-work centered practices inside and outside the court. 

Jace Roque continues to purge his pain and sorrow with follow-up single ‘Trust’

After returning from a year-long hiatus and making a successful music comeback, PPop artist and Showbiz Royalty, Jace Roque is keeping the ball rolling with his third single, ‘Trust’ which is expected to hit stores on Aug. 12 under Ditto Music Philippines.  Ever since 2017, he has been releasing songs that are a reflection of his journey in lifeㅡfrom overcoming his battles to his stories about the ups and downs of love. His single ‘Trust’, is his most personal track yet. “It is a product of pain and suffering and was written hours after I confirmed that I was being cheated on. I talk about how trust can easily be broken by lies and deception yet I’m also tackling second chances; how I’m willing to make things work while mending my broken heart,” Jace says. Jace also adds, “The production is heavily influenced by 80s synth blended with my signature Pop-EDM sound. The writing style is in the form of a conversation, a summary of what has been said during the confrontation.”


  Benedix joins Karina and Anji in the new season   “Pinoy Big Brother” alumnus Benedix Ramos joins fellow “PBB” alumni Karina Bautista and Anji Salvacion in hosting the new season of ABS-CBN's online talent search "Bida Star" " starting September 5.   Called “Bida Star Versus,” the fifth season of the competition will see male contestants going against female contestants to determine the next Ultimate Bida Star.   "'Bida Star Versus' allows anyone to be part of the contest kahit hindi ka part ng kahit anong talent agency or wala kang formal training. They will hone your talents. 'Bida Star Versus' will help you reach your artista dreams," said Benedix.

5 must-have back-to-school gadgets with Infinix

  The new school year is here–and you should be ready for taking on all the classes and assignments that are coming your way.   Fortunately, it’s not hard to prepare for the return to classes. Other than school essentials and supplies, technology–namely, the latest gadgets and devices–make the learning experience a lot easier and manageable.   There’s still time to grab some of these really useful and convenient gadgets, too. Here are five things you should definitely consider:


Columbia Pictures’ gripping mystery-drama  Where the Crawdads Sing  boasts of the new original song by Taylor Swift titled  Carolina  which she composed after reading Delia Owens’ bestselling novel from which the film was based.   [Watch the song’s lyric video at ]   “About a year and half ago I wrote a song about an incredible story, the story of a girl who always lived on the outside, looking in. Figuratively and literally,” said Taylor Swift. “The juxtaposition of her loneliness and independence. Her longing and her stillness. Her curiosity and fear, all tangled up. Her persisting gentleness… and the world’s betrayal of it.”

Capture meaningful moments this World Photography Day!

Here are 5 of the best gadgets to take your ‘picture-perfect’ shots which you get through Home Credit As we live in a world that seems to be the golden era of photography — how can one define a ‘picture-perfect’ photograph? For professionals, it may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show their skills and passion for capturing powerful photos. while for content creators, it might be a snap of their aesthetically pleasing outfit to be posted on their socials.   However one defines a ‘picture-perfect’ snap, one thing’s for sure — photographs tell powerful stories. And behind every photo is an interesting story to share.   Every August 19, the world celebrates World Photography Day to pay homage to the art and science of photography. And the lifestyle partner of every Filipino  Home Credit Philippines  is encouraging Filipinos to unleash their inner photographer and capture their own ‘picture-perfect’ moments through its plethora of high-performing camera phones available through flex


Scottish actor Thomas Doherty (HBO Max’s  Gossip Girl  reboot) stars as Walter, the lord of the manor holding court over the wedding events in Columbia Pictures’ terrifying horror-thriller  The Invitation  (in Philippine cinemas August 24).   [Watch the film’s trailer at ]   In the film, after the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test…and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she’s at first seduced by the sexy aristocrat host but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history and the disturbing intentions behind their generosity.