Be Part of the Movement, Unlock a Healthier Way of Living with Nitro Nutrition

 With health becoming more of a key focus than ever for Filipinos, health and wellness company Kyäni Philippines announced the official launch of the Nitro Nutrition Movement in the country this April 21, 2022 at the Okada Manila Hotel, Pasay City.

Kyäni has dedicated itself to combining natural ingredients with the best of modern technology to help people live healthier lives. True to its tagline “Be A Healthier You”, Kyäni products are specifically designed to help people receive the nutrients lacking in a modern diet. For example, many of Kyäni’s products help the body produce more nitric oxide, which is essential in a body’s response to injury and an important reaction to jump-start the healing and repair process.

Kyäni is in over 50 countries and Kyäni Philippines is celebrating its 8th anniversary this April. To celebrate the launch of the Nitro Nutrition Movement , a series of events will be happening on April 23-24, where attendees can learn more about Kyäni and the Nitro Nutrition Movement.

The launch of the Nitro Nutrition Movement Program brings Kyäni a step closer to its goal of helping Filipinos live healthier. “I was here to launch Kyäni Philippines in 2014,” says Michael Breshears, Co-Chairman of the Kyäni Board of Directors. “I am so happy to be back.  Kyäni is all about helping others and we will continue to do that for many more years.” 

The Nitro Nutrition Movement centers around three key concepts: the plan, product, and community.

The Nitro Nutrition plan is a simple two-step plan starting with a 21-Day Reset where you remove inflammatory foods and replace them with clean proteins, fats, and carbs. This plan  is supplemented with Kyäni products (below). The  21-Day Reset is followed by a Monthly Accelerate which will help you make a clean diet stick and reap benefits such as improved metabolism. 

Kyäni’s nature-based products start with the Triangle of Health  – Kyäni Nitro, Kyäni Sunrise, and Kyäni Sunset – which deliver the nutrients you need plus the science to make sure they are absorbed by your body. Kyäni Sunrise is a delicious blend of vitamins and minerals while Kyäni Sunset provides nutrients to support heart health and healthy cholesterol levels.  Kyäni Nitro supports the production of nitric oxide which plays a role in many aspects of health, from brain communication to inflammatory response.

Protein products like Kyäni’s FIT20 and HL5 are included in the Nitro Nutrition plan. They contain grass-fed whey and hydrolized collagen proteins that provide digestive support and help your body develop a healthy inflammatory response.  The latest addition to the Kyäni line of supplements is Origin, a nitro-powered, plant-based shake.  Origin features a perfect balance of plant-based proteins, healthy fats and carbohydrates to help you maintain a healthy weight, recover from workouts, and live the active life you love!  

The Nitro Nutrition Program also creates a community of  members with Facebook groups where they can exchange fun recipes, workouts, and even ask any health-related questions that come to mind. Spanning thousands of members from across the globe, these Nitro Nutrition groups foster a sense of community you can’t find anywhere else. 

According to world-renowned nutrition and fitness expert and Nitro Nutrition co-creator Mark Macdonald, “This will empower you to understand your nutrition and fitness so you can live your greatest health. Focus on starting where you are, with a vision of where you want to take your body and health.  We’re with you every step of the way.”

Kyäni Philippines General Manager Kate Bellosillo urges Filipinos to start their Nitro Nutrition journey today. “With Nitro Nutrition, Kyäni is giving people a way to take back control of their health in a way that’s fun, easy, and full of support,” Bellosillo said. “I highly encourage people to begin their Nitro Nutrition journey as soon as possible—they’ll surely thank themselves for it later on.”

Modess and Miss Universe Philippines encourage young Filipinas to be stewards of their menstrual health

 As the world continues to open up, following years in lockdown, there is a renewed consciousness to stay healthy. For women, this includes taking charge of their menstrual health which was discussed at the #BeNextPeriodReady with Modess event held last April 26, 2022 in partnership with Miss Universe Philippines.  

Awareness and education around what good menstrual health means is the first step in encouraging more women to pay attention to this important area of their health. A second critical factor is support from organizations to provide the resources needed to participate fully in all aspects of life during their menstrual cycle, which include making quality menstrual products available and providing access to proper information and consult. 

The advocacy to educate and encourage young women to pay attention to their menstrual health is one that is shared by both Modess and reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu. 

Sandhu mentioned that she continues to work with different groups and individuals to convert what she calls period poverty to period powerty, so that women everywhere can have greater access to the knowledge and tools they need to improve their state of menstrual health. She also shared her excitement in working with various organizations in the Philippines to help provide Filipino women, especially the teens, with everything they need for better management of their period—physically, emotionally, and socially.

“Part of achieving good health is paying attention to menstrual health which has long been our advocacy at Modess,” said Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc.’s marketing director, Rezel Aquino. “We feel it’s important to ensure that our #GenFree know exactly what to do to keep their menstrual health in check as they take on new challenges and chase after their dreams.”

Highlights of the event included an educational talk on the importance of caring for one’s menstrual health addressed to young Filipina women from reigning Miss Universe Sandhu Harnaaz; a discussion between Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Bea Gomez and Mica Geronimo, a young Filipina teen that addressed common perceptions around a young lady’s monthly period; and a panel discussion between Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu, Miss Universe Philippines Bea Gomez, marketing manager for Feminine Care of Johnson & Johnson (Philippines) Inc. Rehi Dimayuga, and program head of Bantay Bata 163 Levi Ambon-Rata that covered different points of view on menstrual health. In the audience were around 50 teens who are part of ABS-CBN Foundation’s outreach activities for child welfare. 

“It’s important for us to empower and enable Filipina teens to take charge of their menstrual hygiene and health,” added Miss Universe Philippines 2021, Bea Gomez. “We can do this by teaching them what to do, providing them with what they need, and helping them build new and healthier habits especially as they slowly but surely go back out into the world.” 

#BeNextPeriodReady with Modess

Over the last decades, Modess has worked to educate and encourage young Filipinas to take care of their menstrual hygiene and health through various initiatives that teach healthier habits and help provide the necessary resources. Modess products are part of that equation, offering the #GenFree superior protection and all-day comfort.

“Today’s Filipina teens need a pad that can keep up with them as they conquer the new normal,” said Dimayuga. “With Modess, they can be free from worries knowing they are guaranteed up to zero leaks. At the same time, they can feel more confident to make bigger moves towards their passions and dreams even during their challenging red days.”

To equip the #GenFree girls to be stewards of their menstrual health, Modess has prepared #BeNextPeriodReady kits that contain menstrual hygiene essentials such as a portable bidet, door lock, and Modess pads. 

“We have partnered with the ABS-CBN Foundation to further expand our advocacy footprint. In the short term, we will be donating #BeNextPeriodReady kits to 25 communities nationwide to help more teen girls kickstart their journey for better menstrual hygiene and health,” ended Dimayuga.

TeamAsia: 30 Years of #BreakingTheBias and Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace

and reach their full potential. While it can be an incubator of thriving careers, it can also be a place where creeping biases and stifling culture of inequality breeds. 

For companies like TeamAsia, an integrated marketing experience agency, it is imperative that leaders in the workplace ensure that everyone is given equal opportunities to thrive and advance within the organization. It also believes that leaders should similarly veer away from any form of bias, so everything remains fair among employees–treatment, benefits, pay, and career growth.

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From left to right: Nicolle Garrido, TeamAsia’s Senior Public Relations Manager; Joyce Alonzo, TeamAsia’s Account Planner; Elton Gagni, TeamAsia’s Associate Editor; Selena Herrera, TeamAsia’s Art Director; Andrei Carada, TeamAsia’s Senior Copywriter; Beverly Aguilar, TeamAsia’s Senior Human Resources Office; Darell Sapin, TeamAsia’s Web Development Supervisor

In celebration of Women’s Month, TeamAsia’s diverse and multigenerational workforce sat down and answered questions on how the agency breaks biases in the workplace and ensures equality for all.

  1. Do you see or experience equality in TeamAsia? How?

Joyce Alonzo, Account Planner: Yes! Gender equality has always been a key value that I noticed when I joined TeamAsia, with it being a women-led company. And even while this is the case, the diversity of individuals is notable, and I appreciate the amazing experience of picking brains with these experts, no matter their gender. The culture of equality in TeamAsia extends to how every individual is heard. An associate’s voice is as important as a director’s point of view. Because ideas matter more than positions.

Selena Herrera, Art Director: Our Directors and Managers in the agency are a good mix of different kinds of people – of different genders, ages, and walks of life. Even our different teams are composed of an interesting mix of personalities. Anyone can look at this TeamAsia team and say, “I can be part of that!” because there aren’t any limitations for what a brilliant or talented person can look like. 

Nicolle Garrido, Senior Public Relations Manager: Yes, I do. When it comes to handling campaigns or even pitches, everyone in the team is given equal opportunity to lead projects that not only pique their interests but also challenge their expertise. Hence, we all have more room to learn and grow. 

Being a woman-led agency, our leadership team encourages everyone to think outside of the box and fosters a creative and collaborative environment where everyone can share their ideas freely. 

Elton Gagni, Associate Editor: At TeamAsia, you can see, feel, and experience equality everyday because it is the norm. For example, for projects that appeal to a certain market like makeup or skincare, one would immediately assume that it’s going to be an all-female team. What actually happened was our Public Relations lead was female and I along with another male colleague were the Editorial and Media Relations lead. So, it doesn’t really matter what your gender is, as long as you have what it takes to bring that brand to the next level experience.

  1. Do you feel that your ideas and opinions are respected and appreciated in the workplace? How? 

Nicolle Garrido, Senior Public Relations Manager: Yes! As a manager, our Director also trusts us to make decisions for our teams and this has boosted our morale in providing valuable insights and solutions to our teams. I haven’t felt the need to seek my seniors’ approval to raise my thoughts and ideas.   

Joyce Alonzo, Account Planner: Yes, I don’t think I ever had a problem with voicing my opinions. It may be because of my loud personality (haha!) but I also never felt embarrassed in doing so nor felt awkward because it didn’t feel right. We have always been encouraged in TeamAsia to speak up, even in workplace-related challenges that need to be addressed during our operations meetings because the management acknowledges the fact that the people in action on the daily grind are those that need to contribute to the solutions. These meetings and collaborations have always been goal-oriented, never personality-oriented, which allows us a safe space to interact, contribute and solve challenges as a team.

Darell Sapin, Web Development Supervisor: I do. Being one of the elder statesmen of the company, I am also among the people who encourage my fellow TeamAsians to speak up and share their ideas. In an industry where everyone spills one idea after another, it is important for us to hear everyone’s perspective and always put them in consideration. 

Andrei Carada, Senior Copywriter: Yes! TeamAsia is a place where there are both loud voices and small voices, but each of these voices have an equal opportunity to be heard. We have a culture that tells us that it’s not about shouting above each other, but leaning in and listening to discover powerful ideas and insights.

I am one of those loud voices in the room, and my ideas are always heard.  But here, it’s in listening to the ideas of those who don’t usually speak where the true beauty of collaborative work shines. 

  1. How do TeamAsia’s leaders ensure everyone experiences equality?

Beverly Aguilar, Senior Human Resources Officer: In TeamAsia, we listen and incorporate suggestions of team members into our programs and policies to ensure fairness in all aspects. Our President, Monette Iturralde-Hamlin and our Managing Director, Bea Lim are great advocates of women empowerment and equality. They inspired the company to join the UN Women Empowerment Principles campaign to guide us in promoting gender equality and women empowerment in the workplace.  

Selena Herrera, Creatives Manager: Ma’am Monette and Bea are always welcoming and ecstatic about having new people onboard the team, making sure that everyone feels a part of TeamAsia. Down to the details of our pitches and initiatives, there is always a thought to make sure everything we put out represents well the people that need to be represented.

Darell Sapin, Web Development Supervisor: Just leadership by example. Ma’am Monette and Bea live and breathe the essence of equality. Every time they would check our outputs, they would remind us of ensuring that inclusivity and equality are showcased in our work. At the same time, they regularly organize and even lead workshops that allow every member of the organization to grow and hone their skills. 

Elton Gagni, Associate Editor: Everyday is an opportunity to experience equality in TeamAsia. We get paid not based on our gender, but based on our expertise. We are given opportunities not because we are male or female, but because there is room for growth and they believe in one’s capabilities to excel.

As a women-led organization, equality is manifested in every corner of the agency. From workshops and learning sessions to celebrating different occasions every month through Pop Up, even the former and current team members, we’re a diverse and empowered bunch. And this says a lot about how our President, Ma’am Monette and Managing Director, Bea are leading the agency and its people.

  1. As a fellow employee, what are the practices that you do or tips you would like to give to ensure equality in the workplace?

Beverly Aguilar, Human Resources Officer: As the head of HR, I ensure that I deal with every member of the organization and view their concerns objectively. I do my best to always have an open mind, listening to each and everyone of them, reminding myself to never recklessly pass judgment on anyone.  

Nicolle Garrido, Senior Public Relations Manager: I always strive to provide an avenue for the team to freely express themselves and be creative with their outputs, but also learn from the experiences they encounter. Respecting each other’s differences would always be a priority also when it comes to having equality in the workplace.

Joyce Alonzo, Account Planner: Always practice objectivity. It’s effortless to practice equality when people within the organization prioritize the goals before any personal bias. After all, if we want to pursue purposeful work, we must do away with thinking of working for ourselves and think more towards producing great work that impacts others. And by that, we need to set aside our differences in order to make it work.

Just be a good human being. Treat each other as equals and do not set yourself as someone higher than everybody else just because of privilege or self-imposed standards. Being human is thinking that we have our shortcomings, too, and therefore it’s possible that the better ideas can come from other people. 

Andrei Carrada, Senior Copywriter: I believe that it starts with you. It’s realizing that a culture of equality means that you have to make an effort to make an equal workplace. Having this mindset means that you have personal responsibility for making sure that biases don’t creep in. 

  1. Why do you think it is important that a company practices/observes equality in the workplace?

Beverly Aguilar, Human Resources Head: It is significant to have a holistic approach. Equality in the workplace ensures people and employees are given opportunities, equal pay, and especially made to feel that they are accepted for being unique. Our goal in TeamAsia is to have an inclusive environment, where everyone can thrive, excel, and meet the best version of themselves.

Selena Herrera, Art Director: It is important because people shouldn’t be given less opportunities for something that has nothing to do with their work. Man, woman, young, old—people can always surprise you with their ideas. And to remove that barrier of unequal opportunities opens up the workplace to more growth. If an employee sees themselves reflected in their leaders, they will strive for more and for better, knowing that anyone is capable of doing amazing things.

Darell Sapin, Web Development Supervisor: It is important because the workforce has been diverse for a long period now. Lines have been blurred already with people being able to do things that are no longer the norm. It is only natural that balancing the workforce and showing that there is equal opportunity for all should be the course of the companies of today.

Elton Gagni, Associate Editor: Companies should practice and observe equality in the workplace because it is the norm, because it is what should be. A workplace that has equality at its core means they look at an employee, not because of their gender, but based on their merits. It doesn’t matter where you come from, as long as you are able to deliver, and in true TeamAsia fashion, bring people, brands, industries and communities to the next level experience.

For 30 years, TeamAsia has strived to be a company that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equality. It believes that everyone’s unique offerings is what unites and compliments each member of the organization. 

A testament to this commitment is showcased through the agency’s projects. In 2020, as a women-led and women-owned organization, TeamAsia launched MommaCon. It is a virtual conference that opened the discussion on intimate and taboo issues  women and mothers usually shy away from for fear of judgment.

In 2021, the company joined the UN Women Empowerment Principles to continuously maintain gender equality in the workplace. It upholds the international labor and human rights standards and recognizes that business has the stake and responsibility for gender equality and women empowerment. 

As society continues to evolve and progress, TeamAsia will keep on fostering an environment that accepts differences and welcomes growth to help its employees reach their full potential and to further provide nothing less than next level experiences and services to its team, partners and clients. 

To learn more about TeamAsia, its amazing workforce, and its next level services, visit https://www.teamasia.com/.

Celebrate Lazada’s 10th Birthday with up to 57% off on your favorite OPPO Gadgets! 


Lazada’s Epic 10th Birthday Sale is just around the corner–this means exciting deals and incredible treats await OPPO shoppers in this once-in-a-year event. And yes, this time, you will get first dibs on the best deals as OPPO offers up to 57% off on selected OPPO gadgets, such as Reno7 5G, A16 (3GB), and A94.

Starting this March 27, you can also enjoy and take advantage of many exciting vouchers. For instance, you can get Php 200 off for every minimum purchase of Php 9,999, a Php 400 discount for a Php 14,999 minimum spend, a Php 1,000 off for each Reno7 Series purchase, or a free shipping voucher for every minimum spend of Php 500.

OPPO has more treats in store for you for this big birthday sale because you get a chance to have free G25 Bluetooth earphones for all mobile phone purchases for a limited time on March 27, from 12 AM to 2 AM and 8 PM to 11:59 PM.

In addition, amazing freebies await all Reno6 and Reno7 Series orders. For every Reno6 Series purchase, you can have free wireless G25 earphones. Meanwhile, free Q11 Smartwatch and G25 Bluetooth earphones are also available for all Reno7 Series orders.

From March 22 onwards, you can get a free 32GB memory card for all your A16 (3GB) orders.

So, hurry up and save the dates! Add to cart now, and don’t miss the chance to check out the OPPO gadgets you’ve been eyeing and enjoy these exciting deals in the Lazada’s Epic 10th Birthday Sale!

For more updates and detailed promotion mechanics about the sale, visit OPPO’s official website at www.oppo.com/ph or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines. You can also check OPPO’s official stores on Shopee and Lazada.

MAPFRE partners with foodpanda for riders’ insurance

MAPFRE Philippines President Tirso C. Abad and Vice President & Sales Territorial Director Jojie L. Alvarez together with foodpanda Philippines Operations Manager Ron Michael Sanders, Operations Director Patricia Jacinto, and Senior Head of Logistics & Operations Snehasis Despande attended the MOA signing in Makati.

MAPFRE, a global nonlife insurance firm, inked an agreement with foodpanda, the largest food delivery platform in Asia, to provide its delivery riders with Compulsory Third Party Liability (CTPL) insurance.

Through the partnership, MAPFRE will equip thousands of foodpanda motorcycle riders nationwide with CTPL insurance. MAPFRE offers one of the most  affordable CTPL insurance in the market as it provides protection from liabilities arising from death of or bodily injury to third parties.

Foodpanda Operations Director Patricia Jacinto extended her gratitude to MAPFRE for the partnership that protects essential workforce especially in these trying times. “We are truly grateful for this tie-up that benefits thousands of our rider partners. We are hoping this will pave the way for more partnerships that bring peace of mind,” she said.

MAPFRE President and CEO Tirso Abad, on the other hand, appreciated the opportunity to lend a helping hand to frontliners in the food delivery industry. “MAPFRE is beyond honored to provide a good number of our modern day heroes with the protection they need, taking care of them and their essentials while they carry out their noble services,” he added.

Aside from CTPL insurance, MAPFRE offers a wide range of comprehensive insurance products including car, home, travel, and business insurances. For more details, like MAPFRE on Facebook or visit campaign.mapfreinsular.com.

PayMaya gives you your daily dose of good vibes with Feel-Good Deals! Get the perks you deserve with this year-round promo

We all love the feeling of good vibes when we get good deals from our favorite brands and e-Commerce sites. That’s why digital financial services leader PayMaya is spreading the joy with exciting offers with its year-round Feel-Good Deals promo.  

Get your daily dose of serotonin with PayMaya’s Feel-Good Deals starting this March from an extensive list of the country’s best brands -from hotels, restaurants, groceries, and retail merchants.  

 All you have to do is pay for your purchases in their physical or online stores using PayMaya to enjoy exclusive discounts. It’s as easy as scanning to pay via PayMaya QR, paying with your PayMaya number, or using your PayMaya physical or virtual card.  

 “With community quarantine restrictions down to Alert Level 1, consumers are more comfortable with going out to shop, dine, and even enjoy a vacation. PayMaya’s Feel-Good Deals is our way of giving users a much-deserved reward through exclusive deals and discounts. At the same time, this is also our way of showing support to our partner businesses,” said Pepe Torres, Chief Marketing Officer at PayMaya.  

 If you are celebrating a special occasion or if you want to take a break with family and friends, you can book a stay Manila Marriott Hotel, Clark Marriott, Courtyard Iloilo, Sheraton Manila Bay or Sheraton Manila Hotel. For a minimum stay of two nights, enjoy a 30% discount on your room and 20% off on select amenities when you pay with PayMaya.

You can also get 9% off in Agoda when you book from March 15 to April 14, 2022, using the special code PMAYA9MAR. Meanwhile, you can enjoy a 7% discount on bookings from April 15, 2022 to June 14, 2022 with the code PMAYA7APR.   

PayMaya also got your back for your everyday essentials. Get exclusive discounts when you pay for your groceries or food in the Pick.A.Roo app with PayMaya. You can enjoy a one-time 15% or up to P375 off for a minimum spend of P1,500 when you use the code FEELGOODROO.      

On top of these, customers can enjoy freebies when shopping at Waltermart, and a 15% off on any 2 regular-priced items at your fave retail brands like Birkenstock, Hedgren, Res-Toe-Run, Dr. Martens,and The Travel Club and more with PayMaya.   

So what are you waiting for? Get these Feel-Good Deals now with PayMaya! We all deserve the good vibes. If you don’t have an account yet, you can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and register for free. For your daily dose of good vibes, pay with PayMaya! You can visit http://pymy.co/FeelGoodDeals  

   PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, communities, and government.  

As of end-December 2021, it provides more than 44 million Filipinos access to financial services through its consumer platforms. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 63,000 partner agent touchpoints serves as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved access to digital services.  

Through its enterprise business, it is the largest digital payments processor for key industries in the country, including “every day” merchants such as the largest retail, food, gas, and eCommerce merchants, as well as government agencies and units.

Efficient Features for Effortless Productivity and Gaming Experience: OPPO Launches the All-New OPPO A76 in the Philippines

OPPO, the leading global smart device brand, launches the newest addition to its A Series, the OPPO A76, in the Philippines. Equipped with the OPPO Glow Design, OPPO A76 features an upgraded 6.56-inch punch-hole screen with a more responsive and fluid 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate display. It also packs a 5000mAh battery and OPPO’s own 33W SuperVOOC charging to keep users productive and entertained when they need it.

“The A Series continues to be the favorite device of mobile gamers in the Philippines. As we introduce OPPO A76, we highlight our commitment to providing value for money devices that deliver an effortless experience not just for gaming, but also for productivity, ” said Chiqui Tapawan, OPPO Philippines Head of Marketing Communications.

A powerful performance with smooth and long-lasting experience

Powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 680, OPPO A76 delivers a smooth user experience, even while multitasking. Two different memory and storage combinations are offered with the OPPO A76: 4GB + 128GB, and 6GB + 128GB, allowing microSD storage expansion up to 1TB. OPPO A76 supports the RAM Expansion feature, which helps alleviate performance bottlenecks for memory-limited devices.

OPPO A76 is equipped with a 5000mAh battery and 33W SuperVOOC fast charging technology that give users the necessary battery power to stay connected. A 5-minute charge allows phone calls for over 3.5 hours. Battery use is now more efficient with features such as Super Power Saving Mode, Super Nighttime Standby and Optimized Night Charging, ensuring a long-lasting and safe user experience.

Must-have stylish design to stand out

Available in Glowing Blue and Glowing Black, OPPO A76‘s Glow Design makes it visually stunning, feels great in the user’s hand, and still highly durable and resistant to fingerprint smudges and dirt. Users who rotate the phone under bright lighting conditions can see how the back finish subtly changes in color and sparkles.

OPPO A76 features a 6.56-inch HD display that has a remarkable 89.9% screen-to-body ratio. The display is also enhanced with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, making watching videos and playing games a truly immersive experience. Its fingerprint sensor now sits on the side of the phone, making the phone lighter, thinner, and look more refined.

Enhanced software for all-powerful performance

ColorOS 11.1 on OPPO A76 makes the entire user experience effortless and efficient with fluidity with the help of its useful features such as Bullet Screen Message, FlexDrop, Three-finger Translate with Google Lens and upgraded Privacy features. It also features System Booster to ensure a comprehensive smoothness for the phone, and Link Boost 2.0 which allows users to always connect intelligently and enjoy low latency, high-speed internet.

Get your hands on the newest OPPO A76 now!

OPPO A76 is already available starting March 7, 2022 via OPPO Brand Stores and partner dealers nationwide, as well as e-commerce sites Shopee and Lazada, retailing at P11,999. To know more about the latest OPPO A76, visit the OPPO Flagship Store at Lazada and Shopee, the OPPO Philippines’ official website at www.oppo.com.ph or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

Work and Play with the Newest OPPO Watch Free and OPPO Enco Air2 Now Officially Available in the Philippines

OPPO continues to introduce functional smartphones and gadgets to help consumers be more productive from day to night. 

“OPPO ensures that innovation is always at the heart of its products. We understand the importance of a seamless digital experience for a more productive life  whether at work or at home,” said Chiqui Tapawan, OPPO Philippines Head of Marketing Communications . The leading global smartphone brand recently introduced two devices which boast top of the line features perfect for work and play. : 

Time for overall health and wellness

Having trouble sleeping at night? The OPPO Watch Free is the newest smart watch 

exclusively equipped with OSleep which provides comprehensive and personalized sleep monitoring and analysis for before, during, and after sleep. It sends bedtime reminders and analyzes your sleep latency, sleep duration, and sleep phases with features such as deep and light sleep analysis and rapid eye movement (REM) monitoring. It has multiple sensors that are able to detect sleep problems and propose suggestions in a timely manner. 

 Since fitness also contributes to overall health apart from getting quality sleep, OPPO Watch Free  is equipped with  optical heart rate sensor to support over 100 sport modes including built-in professional running courses to help you achieve your fat-burning goals efficiently, a 24-hour heart rate monitor which vibrates to warn you of irregular heartbeat, and gives you “stand up” reminders plus, 5-minute relaxation videos designed to encourage  office workers to relax and stay fit.  

Like most smart watches, it also has a range of productivity  features such as Message Notifications, Incoming Call Notifications, Call Rejection, Find My Phone, and Music Playback Control.

It is light to wear on your wrist and clear to read thanks to its AMOLED HD display which can easily show over 40+ stylish watch faces for you to choose from  or maximize the AI Outfit Watch Face 2.0 feature that lets you create personalized watch faces to match your outfit.

OPPO Watch Free has a long battery life of 14 days. If you’re going outdoors, you don’t need to worry about charging as it just needs 5 minutes to get you a full day of use. 

OPPO Watch Free is available in two color options of Vanilla and Black.

Level up your listening situation

Spare yourself from tangled wires and enjoy the freedom of listening to music wirelessly with OPPO Enco Air2, the newest entry-level earbuds which satisfies your need for quality audio, charming aesthetics, and practical performance. 

The OPPO Enco Air2 provides users with deep, powerful bass, crystal-like midrange, and silvery treble—the perfect combination for an immersive audio experience. The Bluetooth® -enabled earbuds have two new Enco Live sound effects: Clear Vocals and Bass Boost to further enhance their bass performance so listening to pop, rock, or EDM, will give you a live concert-like experience. 

Whether you love mobile gaming or TV shows, the OPPO Enco Air2’s certified low-latency performance will deliver an experience that’s on par with traditional wired earbuds. Users can enable Game Mode with just triple tap to enter low-latency mode—it’s specially designed to improve problems such as out-of-sync audio and visuals, interference, and more. 

The new earbuds are also very ergonomic and light which allow you all day comfort. It can deliver music playback for up to 4 hours without the charging case but when used with the charging case, the earbuds can provide playback for up to 24 hours.

The OPPO Enco Air2 also has an AI Noise Cancellation feature which automatically adjusts the audio when in a noisy environment, and updated smart touch controls. It can also be used 

OPPO smartphone users as a remote camera control for hands-free convenience.

Get a chance to win an iPhone 13 Pro Max and earn cashback rewards from shopping PayMaya and The SM Store bring the best mall shopping experience with exciting rewards  

With more people now going out to buy their essentials and enjoy some retail therapy, PayMaya and The SM Store are making shopping more convenient and rewarding with two new exciting promos!

Shop and get a chance to win an Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max

Five Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max are up for grabs until March 15, 2022, as shoppers can avail of one raffle entry for every P1,000 spent at the SM Store using PayMaya QR. The raffle draw is on March 23, 2022, and the posting of winners will be on March 31, 2022, via PayMaya and The SM Store’s social media accounts.

Meanwhile, shoppers who will reach a total of P3,000 worth of PayMaya QR transactions at The SM Store during the promo period will get a one-time cashback of P200! To get to know more about how you can win an iPhone 13 Pro Max and get a P200 cashback, read the full promo details here:  http://pymy.co/SMStoreQRRafflePromo

Double cashback for new PayMaya users

PayMaya and The SM Store also have something in store for first-time PayMaya users! Those who will register their PayMaya account for the first time from February 1 to June 30, 2022, can enjoy more rewards for their SM Store transactions.

Here’s how to enjoy double cashback at the SM Store:

  • Download the PayMaya app from Google Play for Android users or the Apple Store for iOS users.
  • Register using the invite code “PAYMAYASM”.
  • Cash-in at any SM Cash-in touchpoints to enjoy a 10% cashback. SM’s Cash-in touchpoints include the following The SM Store customer service centers: Bills Payment counters; Business Service Centers; Consumer Welfare Desks; Government Service Express centers; Mall Information Booths; Servicio centers; and The SM Store Bills Payment center in Waltermart branches.
  • Scan-to-pay at The SM Store using PayMaya QR for the first time and enjoy another 10% cashback!
  • Users can avail of a maximum of P500 each for their first cash-in and first-time use of PayMaya QR. Check out the full promo details here: http://pymy.co/paymayasmregistrationpromo

Qualified PayMaya users for the two The SM Store promos can easily claim their cashback rewards on the “Vouchers” section of the PayMaya app. Cashback rewards can be credited anytime from the day of the valid transaction up to 14 business days after the promo period.

“Filipinos love mall shopping and as the public health situation continues to improve, we want to reward our consumers with delightful on-ground experiences. We are happy to work with the country’s largest department store chain, The SM Store, in bringing joy and convenience to shoppers as we also promote the use of cashless technologies,” said Pepe Torres, PayMaya Chief Marketing Officer.

“We are again seeing higher foot traffic in our malls and we are happy to welcome back our long-time mall-goers with the best shopping experience. With this offering with PayMaya, The SM Store shoppers are guaranteed a safe and more rewarding retail experience,” said Dhinno Francis S. Tiu, The SM Store SVP and Head of Business Development.

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, communities, and government. As of end-September 2021, it provides more than 41 million Filipinos access to financial services through its consumer platforms. Customers can conveniently pay, add money, cash out or remit through its over 380,000 digital touchpoints nationwide.

Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 60,000 partner agent touchpoints serves as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved access to digital services. Through its enterprise business, it is the largest digital payments processor for key industries in the country, including “every day” merchants such as the largest retail, food, gas, and eCommerce merchants, as well as government agencies and units.

To know more about PayMaya’s products and services, visit www.PayMaya.com or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

IT’S AN EPIC CELEBRAT-10-N: LAZADA CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF PIONEERING ECOMMERCE IN THE PHILIPPINES

 

  • In-app Time Machine feature takes shoppers through their Lazada journey across the years
  • Signature Lazada Super Party returns with exclusive performances as part of LazLive’s special 10-hour countdown program to Epic 10th Birthday Sale 

 

Marking 10 years of trailblazing the growth of eCommerce in Southeast Asia, the region’s leading eCommerce platform Lazada invites shoppers on a personalized journey through Time Machine, an in-app feature celebrating special moments that added to consumers’ lives across the years. In a 10th anniversary special, Lazada’s LazLive channel also packs in 10 hours of non-stop livestream programs, exclusive giveaways, and celebrity performances at its signature Super Party, counting down to Lazada’s Epic 10th Birthday Sale that starts at midnight on 27 March.

Laz go back in time for an epic eCommerce journey!

As Lazada celebrates some of the biggest eCommerce milestones in the Philippines over the last 10 years, it also invites shoppers to embark on their very own personalized Lazada journey with the app’s Time Machine feature. 

“Spurring the growth of Southeast Asia has been at the heart of Lazada’s mission since our inception as a pioneer of eCommerce in this region. As we mark our 10th anniversary this year, we also celebrate the businesses and communities that make up our ecosystem, for it is their trust in us that has enabled Lazada to become integral to the everyday lives of Southeast Asian consumers as we are today. The Time Machine in-app feature is our way of reminiscing shared moments, and thanking everyone for being on this amazing journey with us through the years.

Looking forward, we also remain committed in our trajectory to chart sustainable growth across our ecosystem and deliver value to our consumers’ lives – from investing in local competencies and enabling livelihoods to uplifting consumer experiences.” said Raymond Yang, Chief Operating Officer of Lazada Group.

With the Lazada Time Machine, users can unlock recent lifestyle insights and discover which of the nine unique shopper profiles they match with, to join in the celebrations of epic moments, big and small, spent on the Lazada App. Check out the Lazada Time Machine feature on the Lazada app and collect additional Lazada Epic 10th Birthday gifts when you share your #MyLazadaTimeMachine profiles on your own social media channels.

“We are proud to be commemorating 10 years of investing into the Philippine digital economy, becoming a top trusted lifestyle destination. In the road ahead, we will continue to empower more MSMEs to transform and scale their businesses. At the same time, with the increasing high-quality assortment and Shoppertainment offerings, Lazada hopes to further uplift our customers’ lifestyles with greater convenience and entertainment every day.” said Ray Alimurung, Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Philippines.

It’s an epic celebrat-10-n at the Lazada Super Party!

In a 10th anniversary special on 26 March, Lazada’s LazLive channel also packs in 10 hours of non-stop livestream programs, including interactive gameshows and exclusive giveaways leading up to its signature Super Party. Online shoppers can take part in the ultimate epic Shoppertainment experience by watching the performances, playing interactive games, and winning exciting prizes—all within the Lazada app! 

Ka-Lazadas can look forward to counting down to Lazada’s Epic 10th Birthday Sale with Lazada’s Brand Ambassadors, including Alden Richards, Bea Alonzo, and SB19 together with Kapuso’s brightest stars with acts by Julie Anne San Jose, Christian Bautista, Barbie Forteza, and more!

Lazada is rolling out top trending acts and musical performances from the best artists in the entertainment industry with a fun-filled night of prizes, awards, and festivity. Three lucky Ka-Lazadas also stand a chance to become the newest Lazada Millionaires at the Super Party! In addition, Lazada is also giving away a brand-new condominium unit worth PHP 2.3M as well as PHP 18M worth of prizes and vouchers at Lazada’s Epic Super Party, which will take place from 10PM to 11:30 PM, March 26, and will be broadcasted on LazLive, GMA Network, GTV, as well as Lazada’s official TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts.

Laz get this party started!

Lazada is upping the ante on its live interactive gameshows, this time by giving online shoppers and aspiring content creators a chance to win up to PHP 10,000 weekly when they showcase their Lazada Buys at Lazada’s content creation platform LazTalent: Kaya Mo? Show Mo! Epic 10th Birthday Sale. In addition, catch the LazLive Shopping Fest shows from March 18-24 to discover early birthday treats, piso deals, and win prizes. Finally, join Rochelle Pangilinan and our LazTalent Superstars for the LazLive Super Shop-a-Thon to discover deals as low as PHP 1 and get a chance to be one of the lucky winners of up to PHP 110,000 on March 27.

Lazada also launched its latest TV commercial starring Kathryn Bernardo, Alden Richards, and Bea Alonzo, where consumers are transported into Lazada City, a vibrant and futuristic retail wonderland, to meet Lazada’s beloved mascot Lazzie and a surprise guest around a colossal birthday cake at the heart of the city to celebrate Lazada’s Epic 10th Birthday.

Lazada will also launch a #ShareYourEpic birthday social media contest across Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. From March 10 to 22, consumers in the Philippines can share their most epic birthday wish on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or Twitter and be one of 10 lucky winners of PHP 10,000 worth of Lazada vouchers. Visit lzd.co/ShareYourEpicWish to view the complete mechanics.

During the Epic 10 Birthday Sale, shoppers can also experience Lazada’s latest AI and AR-powered Virtual Try-On technology when shopping at the LazMall flagship stores of Bobbi Brown, Estée Lauder and M.A.C., and immerse in hyper-realistic virtual makeovers with the beauty brands’ signature products before making a purchase.

Earlier this month, Lazada also lauded 18 outstanding women sellers at its second annual Lazada Forward Women Awards held recently during International Women’s Day on 8 March. The Awards spotlighted the achievements of the award recipients who found their creative niche, challenged social norms and grew the success of their businesses through the Lazada platform. 

Epic treats on Lazada Wallet and Lazada Loans

This March, Lazada users can continue to shop safely online and enjoy this month’s epic deals with Lazada Wallet and Lazada Loans.

With the Lazada app’s Balloon Blast mini-game, shoppers can win rebates for every cash-in of PHP 1,000, PHP 2000, and PHP 5000 on the app. The exciting feature awards users one, three, and eight balloons, respectively. Users may then pop the balloons to win rebates worth up to PHP 5000 x 1 + PHP 50 x 500, or PHP 10 per balloon pop (terms and conditions apply).

To celebrate its 10th year anniversary, Lazada is celebrating with financial partners on Lazada Loans to offer 0% interest for a limited time. Shoppers may sign up on Lazada Loans between the following dates to get the promo:

  • Billease: March 1-31
  • TendoPay: March 21-29
  • Plentina: March 16-18, and 27-29

Don’t miss out on Lazada’s Epic 10th Birthday Celebration with a 3-day sale where shoppers can enjoy nationwide free shipping (no minimum spend), 10% Lazada Bonus Discount for every P1,000 spend, and 10% cashback, a Super Party, and so much more! Visit Lazada to know more.