Yondu commits to more innovations and partnerships to support PH businesses

Technology matters now more than ever. When the pandemic struck, many businesses struggled to cope with the sudden shift to digitalization amidst physical restrictions. Currently, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for MSME digitalization and innovation as 60% of jobs in the country come from the sector.

Yondu, the top IT solutions company wholly owned by Globe, enables the digitalization of businesses with its holistic solutions, innovations, and different partnerships. The company enables its clients to navigate into the new digital economy through more affordable services.

Ryan Paguio, who oversees BFSI (banking, financial services, and insurance) as Yondu’s Vice President for Enterprise Solutions, emphasized the importance of adapting to the situation and noted that Yondu aspires to build a partnership with clients who offer use-cases relevant to their business journey. In turn, Yondu provides them with expertise.

Yondu was quick to address the challenges of the pandemic through its innovations. It also helped companies build resilient, safe, and productive work environments through new technological tools that enable workers to deliver KPIs even from home.

Among the sectors Yondu helped was the BFSI sector which they provided with expertise in pivoting key resources, processes, systems/applications, and workflows such that digitalization can be pursued by these institutions in the manner best-suited vis a vis current state, regulatory compliance, legacy systems, among others. Yondu also offers expert services, managed services, custom development, and software factory to business owners to improve their IT resources.

For retail and manufacturing industries, Yondu provided eCommerce solutions including all features of a digital storefront and the integration of payment gateways and delivery channels.

The company also developed an eCommerce platform called Vessell to help business owners with limited budgets. It includes a mobile app packaged with a web app, omnichannel eCommerce integration and management, and a rewards and e-raffle capability for marketing.

These are just among the many innovations and solutions that Yondu is developing to help businesses better cater to their target audiences. Yondu promises consumers new apps from their BFSI providers while BFSI can expect more use cases to improve their IT-related journey.

Gail Campo, who handles Retail and Manufacturing as Yondu’s Vice President for Enterprise Solutions, reiterates how Yondu can help businesses.  “Competing in a digital-first business environment is the core challenge for manufacturers and retailers, and Yondu helps address this by providing tailor-fit solutions.“

Find out more about Yondu and talk to their team to request more information on their website

Get up to 50% Off in Aveeno products this 11.11!

 The weather is now transitioning welcoming the cooler ber months. With the cold breeze, it draws moisture away from the skin resulting in very dry, itchy skin. Thanks to the new improved formula of Aveeno Skin Relief with Triple Oat Complex, it soothes and protects skin in as fast as sixty seconds. 

Don’t let very dry, itchy skin stop you as Aveeno has special promo deals this 11.11 – get as much as 50% OFF with your favorite Aveeno products! What are you waiting for? Check them out in Lazada and Shopee on November 11, 2022!

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Aveeno Products SRP 11.11 Discount
Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash 532ml + FREE 354ml      1,425.00                      796.00 
Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion 532ml + FREE 354ml      2,132.00                  1,193.00 
Buy 2 Take 1 Aveeno Skin Relief Lotion 71ml          648.00                      428.00 
Buy 1 Take 1 Aveeno Stress Relief Lotion 354ml      1,554.00                      745.00 
Buy 1 Take 1 Aveeno Energizing Lotion 354ml      1,554.00                      745.00 
Buy 1 Take 1 Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash 236ml          798.00                      395.00 
Buy 1 Take 1 Aveeno Baby Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash 236ml      1,198.00                      595.00 
Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisture Cream 227g + FREE 140g      1,165.00                      686.00 

Lazada link: https://s.lazada.com.ph/l.6vZ 

Shortened link: https://bit.ly/Aveeno1111 

To get to know more about Aveeno promos, follow Aveeno on their social media pages @aveenoph.   

Get the new and improved Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel this 10.10

 As Filipinos welcomed the ber months last September, not only did the countdown to Christmas begin; so did the big double digit sale season! Truly, it is the beginning of a wonderful time for more budols and adding to cart some of our favorite items for home improvement, make-up, and most especially the holy grails for skincare. 

This October 10, Neutrogena offers amazing promos and deals as we celebrate the big 10.10 blowout. You can add to cart new and improved formulation of Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel for up to 44% off in Johnson & Johnson’s Philippines official Shopee online stores.

Start this season merry with youthful glass skin only with Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. 

Don’t get left out and grab it now at a discount in Shopee on October 10, 2022. Also available in Lazada from October 10-14, 2022. 

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel 50g + FREE Hydro Boost Water Gel 15g x2

To get to know more about Neutrogena promos, follow Neutrogena on their social media pages @neutrogenaph.   

*Available while supplies last

**Available in participating leading retail stores

UnionBank celebrates 40 years: Innovating and empowering Filipino businesses Holds Future Forward Awards for Clients

The Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines has always been at the forefront of embracing and pioneering innovations in the banking sector. It has consistently pushed for developments in mobile banking and the expansion of digital channels.  Among the many firsts for the Bank are: the first among its peers to start a bank website; spearhead online banking; launch the country’s first electronic savings account (EON), introduce the first chatbot, implement the first fully-digital account opening, and fully-digital branch called The Ark, to name a few.

UnionBank recognizes the value of nurturing relationships with partners like corporations and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) who continue to stay, believe, and remain working together with the Bank through the years. As part of its celebration of its 40th anniversary, UnionBank recently held an appreciation event, the Future Forward Awards for its partners. 

As UnionBank President and CEO Edwin R. Bautista shared, “Our success today has been a product of our co-creation efforts, looking ahead into the future and preparing for the evolution of banking. “Together, we can be future forward and leap to being a bank of enduring greatness.”

Moving Future Forward

The Future Forward Awards acknowledged the vision, dedication, and hard work of partners who supported and closely collaborated with UnionBank for the design and successful execution and implementation of the Bank’s digital business solutions. 

There were three main award categories: 

Steadfast is an award given to long-time clients of UnionBank who became supporters and partners of the Bank’s innovative quests. Recipients were recognized as having been vital to growing the bank’s core transaction banking business over time, paving the way for its digital transformation. The awardees include both a leading bookstore/office supplies chain and a pioneering laser-printing/paper copying technology company. 

The Pathfinder award was given to Corporate and MSME clients who collaborated closely with the Bank for it to be able to create and refine its business solution products, which then became instrumental for these clients’ financial growth. Among the winners of this award are a leading pharmacy chain and an active community of mothers/entrepreneurs.

Finally, the Trailblazer, is an award for digital forward thinkers. Just like UnionBank, they are clients who think out of the box, find new ways to engage customers, grow their enterprise, and improve their business processes. These awardees are role models to other companies of what it means to innovate in the digital age. Recipients of the award such as the country’s premier micropayments service and a multinational investment/financial services company, all built their ecosystems with UnionBank’s solutions and integrated their services with the Bank. They are committed to building a future driven by growth and innovation. 

“No matter the size or scope of their business, one common denominator among all awardees is the dedication to ingenuity and progress,” said Bautista. “These businesses are the ones with the vision to shape what the future could be. We couldn’t be prouder to work with them.”

Innovation never stops

UnionBank’s digital transformation is an ongoing journey, continuously raising the bar with the end goal of improving customer experience and operational efficiencies.  During the event, UnionBank highlighted one of its game changing product Unified Payments and Collections Solution, also known as UPAY for Business. 

UPAY was created with the vision of helping enterprises offer complete payment channels to its customers. UPAY provides a complete suite of payment channels that clients may integrate with, made more simpler, housed under one platform. The UPAY platform can even track payments until these get settled to a business account and tagged as paid in its system. 

“It doesn’t just make the payment process easier for business,” clarified Samantha Lacorte, Vice President and Product Owner, UPAY for Business. “Clients now have a wider range of choices when settling their payments. They also get added peace of mind with real-time confirmation and settlement of their transactions in a breeze.”

Overall, UPAY creates a payment experience that is beneficial for both payee and payor –something that captures the spirit of innovation crucial to UnionBank. 

Client partners can continue to look forward to more UPAY features that leverage the InstaPay Person-to-Biller feature coming soon! This will enable scanning a QR code to quickly pay bills and invoices in real-time. 

For UnionBank, the possibilities are endless, the recipients of the awards are testaments to how close partnerships can result to business growth. Congratulations to all Future Forward winners! 

Cult-favorite K-beauty brand Saturday Skin arrives in the Philippines

K-beauty brand Saturday Skin is, quite literally, a weekend in a bottle. With products powered by superfruits that leave your skin feeling refreshed and renewed as if everyday were Saturday, it’s no surprise why this cult-favorite is a must-have for all K-beauty fans. Today, every Filipino K-beauty enthusiast can now get their hands on the full set of Saturday Skin line exclusively available in Adora department stores and its official website Adora.ph.

Sidney Beck, founder and executive vice president of Saturday Skin, shared how her fun, easy, and straightforward approach to skincare is evident in the products that the brand has put out: “For me, true K-beauty is meant to be something that you look forward to every morning and night – that moment that you enjoy and also relaxes you.”

Saturday Skin products are backed by its exclusive Cha-7 es Complex™ peptide formula that supports the skin’s natural regeneration – giving users that weekend glow. Each product also promises a clean and conscious formula, free of harmful chemicals.

“By having Saturday Skin in Adora Philippines, we hope to attract customers who want to find the next best version of themselves, whether it’s by adding to their beauty routine or opting for clean beauty,” said Kaye Maclang, Division Merchandise Manager – Beauty Lifestyle, Rustan’s Philippines.

For only Php 1,300, K-beauty fans can start achieving that refreshed and renewed look that we see every day with our favorite K-celebrities. Try the rise + shine gentle cleanser – a soft, whipped cleanser that combines a hydrating gel with a bouncy, creamy texture that leaves skin super- fresh, healthy-looking. It also has apple and peach extracts that whisk away impurities without stripping the skin for a fresh, revitalized complexion.

Also available is the award-winning yuzu vitamin c sleep mask that was named the 2021 Soko Glam Best of K-Beauty and 2021 Elle Canada Best Sleep Mask. This gentle and innovative mask is enriched with both vitamins and minerals that works overnight to relieve, replenish & renew the skin. Price starts at Php 1,450.

Getting that natural glowy finish Filipinos love is now easier with Saturday Skin and its lineup of refreshing products perfect for a K-beauty weekend recipe. Order today from Manila’s most inspirational center of fashion, beauty, accessories, and jewelry – Adora Philippines.

Wine o’clock: A sip of luxury at Landers Superstore

Landers Arcovia in Pasig City turned into a playground for wine enthusiasts as it recently kicked-off  “A Sip of Luxury”, a wine festival where guests experienced some of the finest wines and spirits exclusively available at Landers.

The launch featured four international wine connoisseurs who imparted their knowledge on the fundamentals of wines and the brands they are representing. 

Loik Matheiu and Kurt Ducusin from Pernod Ricard gave a background on Jameson beverage and Jacob Creek, respectively. Meanwhile, Wine Brothers’ Gloria Eunice Canlas talked about the wide selection of wines and beverages from Woomera, while Atty. Ryan Jan Cruz from Hadelaar Corp. shared his expertise on the Abbazia and Santa Conchita wines. 

During the event, guests were treated to a lavish spread of aperitifs and cocktails to accompany the free-flowing drinks.  Lucky guests also won special raffle prizes and gift packs from Landers and participating wine brands.    

Don’t miss this exciting wine and spirits festival! From the launch in Landers Arcovia, “A Sip of Luxury” will be at Landers Balintawak until September 25 and will be moving to Landers Alabang West on Sept.29 – Oct.2; Landers Otis on Oct. 6-9; Landers Uptown Bonfacio on Oct. 13-16; Landers UP Town Center on Oct. 20-23; and Landers Cebu on Oct. 27-30. 

Wine lovers also get the chance to win a free trip for two to Bourdeaux, France where they can feel like a real sommelier as they tour the famous wine region and stay in a charming chalet. To join the raffle, simply shop for a minimum of P1,500 from any participating wine brands and you can earn one raffle coupon!  

Throughout the wine festival, Landers Superstore members can enjoy exclusive Buy One, Get One wine offers  when they shop in-store or online at www.landers.ph. 

To know more, visit Landers PH official website https://www.landers.ph/ and follow their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LandersPH/, Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/landersph/ for more updates.

Achieving youthful glass skin has never been this simple #GlassSkinSimplified

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September 2022 – Nobody appeared to have planned for the complicated days, new routines, and difficulties that everyone has had to face because of the past few years of lockdown. We had to deal with a variety of stressors, which had an impact not only on our lives but also on our skin. While the world came to a standstill, we do not just feel older, we also look older; fine lines, wrinkles, and dryness creep up on us as we navigate into “adulting”. 

As the world opens, and we are all ready to go back either to the office or meeting up with friends whom we’ve not seen for years, we want to go out and face the world looking our best. However, we are also faced with new skin stressors, including heat from the sun as well as pollution from our daily drive and work-related stress. We ask ourselves “Is there a simple solution for me to obtain that youthful glass skin?”. Simplifying our skincare routine is something that most of us want after the past couple of years. 

Fortunately, there is a simple solution for you to get that youthful healthy glow. The new and improved Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is tripled-charged with the superior formula of hyaluronic acid, amino acids, and electrolytes for maximum hydration.  Its unique, lightweight gel-cream formula absorbs quickly, and gives 48-hour hydration for plump, glowing skin.

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“Having youthful, glass skin doesn’t need to be complicated, and the new and improved Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is your simple solution in this”, says Bea Bravo, J&J PH senior marketing manager for Skin Health brands. “As the *#1 Dermatologist recommended skincare brand in the US, Neutrogena has always been rooted in science. We have been constantly innovating our products to provide the best solutions for your skin needs.” 

Hydrate deep within for youthful, glass skin with the new Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel’s new triple-charged formula. Hydro Boost Water Gel and other Neutrogena favorites are available in Watsons and in official Johnson & Johnson Shopee and Lazada pages.

For more information on how to achieve youthful glass skin using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost range, follow Neutrogena on their social media pages @neutrogenaph.   

LRMC celebrates National Tourism Month by rediscovering Metro Manila through visual arts

In celebration of National Tourism Month, private operator of LRT-1 Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), is teaming up with two organizations: Urban Sketchers Quezon City (USK QC) and Fujifilm XA-3 Community Philippines to help more Filipinos in rediscovering the beautiful and historic places in Manila that are easily accessible by taking the LRT-1.

To kick-off the month-long celebration, artist members and other participants will get to draw and sketch on location the excellent hubs for Philippine culture and history in Manila through the activity “LRT-1 ikotMNL Sketch Walk: Urban Sketchers QC goes to Manila”. 

Happening on 10 September 2022, LRMC will get artists together to visit public parks and open spaces near LRT-1 stations, and to capture the essence of a place or tell a story through sketching. The event is open to all sketchers of all artistic levels – no drawing experience necessary. It will be an opportunity to learn more about urban sketching techniques through a talk to be given by representatives of USK QC. Interested individuals for the sketch walk should pre-register online by visiting bit.ly/lrt1ikotmnlsketchwalk2022.

A week after the sketch walk, LRMC will showcase a plethora of colonial architecture, historical open spaces, and other Instagram-worthy tourist destinations in Manila by engaging photographers through “LRT-1 ikotMNL Photo Walk with Fujifilm XA-3 Community Philippines” to capitalize on a traveler’s desire to capture a unique perspective of Manila through photography.

Happening on 17 September 2022, participants in the photo walk will get the chance to join different photographers in exploring the best of Manila and inspire people to communicate hope through photos that feature ecological, cultural, and historical tourism. This event is open to all aspiring and professional photographers, whether Fujifilm XA-3 user or not, seeking to stimulate their imagination while letting their feet and creativity roam free. Interested individuals for the photo walk should pre-register online by visiting bit.ly/lrt1ikotmnlphotowalk2022.

Recognizing that tourism is inevitably linked to transport, participants of the sketch walk and the photo walk will visit three LRT-1 stations, namely United Nations, Central Terminal, and Carriedo, which are known for many nearby interesting tourist sites.

The LRT-1 ikotMNL Tourism Month celebration will culminate with a pop-up exhibit that will bring together the stories, sketches, and photographs from the sketch walk and photo walk activities. The exhibit will be located at LRT-1 Doroteo Jose Station, and will open on World Tourism Day on September 27, 2022 until October 31, 2022. 

ikotMNL was launched in 2018 as a tourism campaign, in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and local tour operators to promote rediscovery of Metro Manila’s historical spots and landmarks that are accessible by riding the LRT-1. Through LRT-1’s ikotMNL, local and foreign tourists can rediscover more Metro Manila since they can take the train and have more time to explore for food, shopping, museums, and parks.

USK QC is part of a global network that likes documenting everyday experiences and showing the world, the country, and the city through on-location drawings and sketches with members coming from diverse backgrounds and possess different artistic skill levels.

Fujifilm XA-3 Community Philippines is a group of photographers using Fujifilm XA-3 with goals of helping and guiding fellow users to maximize their cameras and share their experiences in photography. The group organizes various events like photo walks in the metro to tell stories and inspire people. 

For more updates and info on the LRT-1, follow LRMC on Facebook at facebook.com/officialLRT1, Twitter at @officialLRT1, or download the ikotMNL mobile app for free on Google Play and App Store.

Hello Glow is the #1 skin care set brand in the Philippines

According to the latest Beauty and Personal Care 2022 report by Euromonitor International, a London-based market research company, Hello Glow is listed as the #1 top ranking brand for skin care set for two years in a row.

The market research firm discloses Hello Glow’s market share at 51.7% and 52.7% in 2020 and 2021 respectively; overtaking multinational brands like Nu Skin, Avon, Shiseido and Loreal in this category.

Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Inc.’s Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Denice Sy-Munez founded the brand in February 2020, just before the country went into lockdown.

“We saw that there was demand for a safe and credible option for rejuvenating sets and sold the set first through direct sales dealers and resellers,” says Sy-Munez, who started the brand with only one product – the Hello Glow All-Natural Whitening Set, which sold over a million sets in its launch year.

Hello Glow has since released three additional variants under the skin care set category; namely the Advanced Rejuvenating Set, the Acne Defense Set, and the Blemish Miracle Set.

Hello Glow’s unique selling point? All of the brand’s skin care sets are dermatologist-recommended and have undergone clinical testing to ensure efficacy. “The skin sets do not contain any hidden FDA-banned ingredients, we are FDA-compliant and the label is as transparent as it can be!” adds Sy-Munez.

The brand has been recognized on multiple occasions by international award giving bodies as well. Hello Glow has won Gold from the 2021 IPRA (International Public Relations Association) Golden World Awards for an all digital campaign, while Sy-Munez was the Gold Winner at 2022 TITAN Business Awards for Beauty & Cosmetics as founder for Hello Glow.

Hello Glow is available in thousands of touch points. The brand is carried by over 20,000 registered resellers nationwide, and is distributed across 5,000+ physical retail outlets including department stores, drug stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores.

Save up to 47% at the Huawei Super Brand Day Sale on Lazada

Amazing deals, free gifts worth up to P12,000 plus vouchers on September 22!

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Have you started thinking about what to get for your family and friends this Holiday season? Then, check out the wide array of Huawei gadgets on sale at the Lazada Super Brand Day Sale! Enjoy exclusive deals and discounts for up to 47% off on September 22. 

Powerful PCs and Tablets perfect for WFH, homeschooling and on-the-go setup

Whether you’re working from home or in the office, a reliable PC is a must. Something that can power you through the day, handle all lengthy work hours, calls and tasks to be completed. The Huawei MateBook D 15 2021 Intel® Core™ i3 (8+256GB) for only P24,799 (SRP P31,999) only at the Lazada Super Brand Day sale. 

The MateBook D 15 2021 i3 (8+256) is designed with portability in mind, a sleek and thin body that weighs 1.53 kg and has a thickness of only 16.9mm. You also wouldn’t have to worry about plugging external devices as it has three USB ports, one HDMI port, one USB-C, and an audio jack perfect for classic listeners who don’t want to let go of earphone wires.  

Yet if you are looking for something that can replace your PC from time to time, best to check out the Huawei MatePad 10.4 2022. This amazing tablet can help boost your productivity as well as creativity while you’re at home juggling work and even personal tasks. Get the Huawei MatePad 10.4 2022 for only P12,599 (SRP P18,999). 

It is highly likely that homeschooling will stay longer and what better way to improve your children’s distance learning than providing a powerful yet affordable tablet? The Huawei MatePad T 10 (2+32) features a 10.1 inches touchscreen that could cater to your child’s daily online needs, from e-learning to entertainment. You may also opt to use it for your personal shopping and more! 

The Huawei MatePad T 10 enables kids to explore age-appropriate content via exclusive access to Kids Corner. It also goes further with six-layered protection for their eyesight. So with that, kids can play, learn and enjoy the different optimized display effects for different scenarios. Other important features perfect for modern parenting are customized screen time schedule and kids access to other apps. Buy the Huawei MatePad T 10 for only P7,740 (SRP P11,999). 

Smartwatches that can keep you in shape 

Christmas is just around the corner and what better gadget can you give to your loved ones than the gift of fitness? Get your own Band 7 Smart Band to stay active and healthy for only P2,099 (SRP 2,599). 

Of course, nobody can finish a high-intensity workout evening without some music. So make sure to check out the Huawei Freebuds SE for only P1,999 (SRP P2,499). The Freebuds SE has excellent audio quality with smart experience, and also comes with a comfortable and ergonomic fit, to ensure a

comfortable listening experience for long hours. This amazing earbuds has an active noise cancellation and wireless bluetooth connection to keep you motivated in finishing your routine.

But, if you’re looking for something an all-day health management smartwatch, get the WATCH GT3. You can choose different wristbands depending on your style preference starting at P7,990 (SRP P11,999). The WATCH GT3 comes in two sizes – 42mm and 46mm, and has a built-in digital personal trainer. It records and analyses the user’s workout data, and intelligently identifies the basic period, lifting period, consolidation period, and reduction period according to the user’s current athletic ability level and goals, then adjusts the training intensity and gradually increases the training volume to gradually improve athletic ability.

Here are more offers and gifts during Lazada’s Super Brand Day Sale: 

CATEGORY PRODUCT SRP LAZADA SUPER BRAND DAY SALE NEW PRICES
SEPTEMBER 22, 2022
PC MateBook D 15 2021 i3 (8+256) 31,999 24,799
TABLET MatePad T 10 2020K WiFi 4+64GB 11,999 7,740
MatePad 10.4 2022 WIFI 4+128GB 18,999 12,599
WEARABLES Band 7 2,599 2,099
WATCH GT 2 46mm Fluoroelastomer Matte Black  6,699 5,990
WATCH GT 2e 46mm Graphite Black 6,990 4,690
WATCH Fit New 4,999 3,690
WATCH GT3 42mm Leather 11,999 7,990
WATCH GT3 42mm Fluoroelastomer 11,999 8,490
WATCH GT3 42mm Elegant 13,999 9,890
Scale 3  1,499 790
FreeBuds SE  2,499 1,999
FreeBuds 4i 3,599 2,590
SMARTPHONE nova Y70 9,999 8,499
nova 8i 13,999 10,990

You may also get an additional 10% discount voucher capped at PHP1,000.00. So what are you waiting for? Visit the HUAWEI’s Flagship Store on Lazada and get hold of these amazing deals at the Super Brand Day Sale this September 22! 

 

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