Wednesday, April 17, 2024

SM Supermalls hosts comeback tour for Filipino K-Pop boyband HORI7ON

SM Supermalls hosts comeback tour for Filipino K-Pop boyband HORI7ON

Prepare to be captivated! HORI7ON, the newest South Korean-based Filipino boyband, has embarked on a comeback tour across the Philippines. 

In collaboration with MLD Entertain PH, SM Malls Online announces an exclusive partnership with HORI7ON, allowing fans to treat themselves to never-before-seen HORI7ON merchandise.

HORI7ON's Day Tour at SM City Baliwag promises an electrifying lineup of events beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at Mall Atrium. 

But that is not all! HORI7ON's exclusive photos from their new digital single "LUCKY" and the Friend-SHIP album, along with other special merchandise, will be available exclusively through SM Malls Online. Secure the exclusive HORI7ON suitcase box set, which is only available through SM Malls Online and on-site sales. Purchasing this special product not only grants you access to the Manila showcase event in SM malls, but it also enters you into a drawing to attend the exclusive VIP Fan Meet, where 30 lucky winners will meet their idols up close and personally.

To know more about SM Supermalls’ exciting events, visit or follow @SMSupermalls on social media.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

UnionBank Wealth Management Ignites 2024 with Dynamic Strategies for Scaling Wealth

(UnionBank Wealth Management Chinese New Year Market Outlook. From left to right: UnionBank Investment Management and Trust Corp. (UBIMTC) President and CEO Eric Lustre, UnionBank Wealth and Brokerage Head and UFSI Board Director Therese Chan, UnionBank Chief Marketing Officer Albert Cuadrante, UnionBank Institutional Banking Head, Chief Customer Experience & Digital Channels Head / City Savings Bank Chairperson of the Board Ana Aboitiz-Delgado, UnionBank Consumer Banking Head and UnionBank Financial Services and Insurance Brokerage Inc. (UFSI) Chairman of the Board Manoj Varma, UFSI President and CEO Ramon Tejero, and UnionBank and UFSI Independent Director Roberto Manabat, with the Philippine Ling Nam Athletic Foundation)

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) Wealth Management is doubling down on its commitment to helping you scale your wealth to success in 2024 by providing expert and global investment insights that allow you to make the best decisions.

Make the most of this promising year as UnionBank Wealth Management empowers you to achieve prosperity like never before with solutions provided only by the best in the industry—from wealth management by a team of experts to convenient banking that can be tailored to your specific needs.

UnionBank Access and UnionBank Elite 
For those at the beginning of their wealth journey, UnionBank Access is the perfect service. Customers in the Access program: get VIP treatment with priority queueing at UnionBank Wealth Branches, get preferential foreign exchange rates (for travel or investment purposes), have exclusive time-deposit rates, enjoy free ATM withdrawals with higher transaction limits (in country and abroad), can enjoy cross-border fund transfers via UnionBank Online, and can link multiple deposit accounts to their UnionBank Access debit card.

UnionBank Elite customers, on the other hand, enjoy the service of a team of wealth experts providing holistic support comprised of: a Service Banker, Wealth Acquisition Officer, Investment Specialist, and Insurance Specialist to provide insights and guidance that will help keep them on track to meet their financial goals. UnionBank Wealth Elite customers are able to access Global Investment products without opening off-shore accounts, have free international ATM withdrawals, and can transfer cross-border funds to any account in the world with no outgoing fees.

Exclusive market outlook events

(UnionBank Wealth Management Chinese New Year Market Outlook. From left to right: Host Issa Litton, UFSI President and CEO Ramon Tejero, Allianz Global Investors Head of Product Specialists for Multi Asset in Asia Pacific and Portfolio Manager Michelle Leung, Fidelity International Client Portfolio Strategist Christopher Wong

The UnionBank Wealth Management elevated banking experience gives you access to exclusive events designed to enhance your relationship with the bank. Most recently, UnionBank Wealth Management held two extremely successful market outlook events in Metro Manila and Cebu. The events were meticulously planned to provide clients with valuable insights and trends, allowing them to make informed financial decisions.

During the events, UnionBank Wealth Management's two global fund house partners discussed the most recent financial shifts and prospects worldwide. Fidelity International's Christopher Wong and Liao Shuangwei provided investment insights on long-term megatrends, emerging markets such as India, and taking a defensive approach in less volatile sectors. Michelle Leung of Allianz Global Investments discussed how to navigate a dynamic landscape, the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) across industries, and other opportunities in new markets like Japan.

Event host Issa Litton and UnionBank Financial Services and Insurance Brokerage Inc. (UFSI) President and CEO Ramon Tejero moderated a panel discussion with fund house speakers to expand on the topics covered and answer questions from the audience's Elite and Access program members.

With the expansion of the wealth business since UnionBank's acquisition, you can expect higher quality service and support from experts who are constantly looking for new ways to raise the bar and make every transaction meaningful. 

To learn more about UnionBank Elite and UnionBank Access, visit and

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Alfonso Brandy returns to Alfie Alley Year 2, the ultimate celebration of street culture, art, music, and drinks

With the echoes of last year's phenomenal success still echoing, Alfonso Brandy is happy to announce the highly anticipated return of Alfie Alley for a second year. This nationwide event is set to energise the streets of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao with exciting street culture, music, art, and Alfonso Brandy's unrivalled taste.

Alfie Alley made his debut in Metro Manila on April 15, 2023, and captivated the hearts of Tropang Alfie in Lipa and La Union last November. This event drew approximately 5,000 Alfonso Brandy fans, commonly known as Tropang Alfie. These gatherings exemplified the essence of street culture, highlighted by the beats of music, the brightness of art, the excitement of games, and the various flavours of Alfonso Brandy.

For almost two decades, Alfonso Brandy has been an important part of Philippine culture, providing locations for Tropang Alfie to gather, create memories, and celebrate life. Alfie Alley Year 2 exemplifies this steadfast commitment, providing a more pleasurable and immersive experience that promises to be the year's highlight.

Mark your calendars for April 19, 2024, as Alfie Alley Year 2 takes over The Pop Up Katipunan. This year, we're amping up the festivities with a stellar lineup of musical talents, including Ace Banzuelo, Sud, Autotelic, John Roa, and Sandwich, guaranteeing an unforgettable night of celebration. Join our engaging games at the Light, Zero, and Platinum booths for a chance to win exclusive merchandise, all while savoring your favorite Alfonso Brandy in various serves – neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail.

Alfie Alley Year 2 aspires to be more than just an event; it will be a cultural phenomenon that honours the power of community, the beauty of art, and the joy of music. With an enlarged scope and a commitment to provide an unforgettable experience, this year's celebration is ready to establish a new benchmark for street culture events in the Philippines.

Don't miss out on any updates for Alfie Alley Year 2. Follow us on our social media channels:

We warmly invite every member of Tropang Alfie to join as we make Alfie Alley Year 2 a monumental celebration of our shared culture, creativity, and camaraderie. Maki-TROPArty na!

About Alfonso Brandy

Celebrating over twenty years in the Philippines, Alfonso Brandy has become synonymous with moments of joy, friendship, and celebration. It's not just a drink; it's a catalyst for creating lasting memories and bringing people together, embodying the spirit of Filipino hospitality and warmth.                                                                                                                                
As we look forward to Alfie Alley Year 2 and beyond, Alfonso Brandy is excited to continue building this legacy with Tropang Alfie.

Beat the Heat, Win Big: Play TCL's Feelin' FreshIN' Game Now!

Get Ready to Win with TCL's 'Feelin FreshIN' Online Game!

TCL, a leading brand in consumer electronics, is making the summer even more enjoyable with its 'Feelin' FreshIN' Online Game. Now is the best time to show your FreshIN spirit and win the ultimate cooling companion, the latest TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner!

The TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool 'Inverter Air Conditioner, dubbed the coolest and freshest innovation, is designed to provide you with unprecedented comfort clarity. 

When compared to other brands' conventional air conditioners, the TCL FreshIn Series Inverter Air Conditioner provides a more comprehensive and advanced solution. It aims to improve the brand's image by emphasizing freshness, health, and comfort in living spaces.

Make your dream of owning the TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool 'Inverter Air Conditioner a reality by participating in this summer's coolest game. 

To join, simply follow these steps! Visit any appliance store, take your best 'FreshIN' selfie with the TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 background, and post it on Facebook or Instagram. In your caption, complete the sentence: "TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+ Inverter Air Conditioner makes me feel ___________." Use the hashtags #FeelinFreshIN #TCLCoolPro #BreathePlusLiveCool and tag @TCLPhilippines on Instagram and Facebook in your photo.

One lucky winner will receive the brand-new CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+ Inverter Air Conditioner (1.5 HP), with two additional winners receiving a consolation prize of the Compact+ 1Hp Window Type AC (1.0 HP Remote).

The TCL ‘Feelin’ FreshIN’ Online Game runs from April 14 to May 25, 2024.  The announcement of winners is on May 31, 2024. Stay tuned on TCL’s official Facebook page or check out the TCL website at

About TCL Philippines:
TCL Electronics (HKG:1070) is a fast-growing consumer electronics company and a leading player in the global TV industry. Founded in 1981, it now operates in over 160 markets globally. TCL specializes in the research, development, and manufacturing of consumer electronics products ranging from TVs, audio, and smart home appliances. Visit the TCL home page at

Friday, April 12, 2024

Summer Sizzles with SM City Grand Central's 3-Day Sale

Summer Sizzles with SM City Grand Central's 3-Day Sale

Three things to love about today: it's a new month, summer has arrived, and prices have no choice but to drop dramatically with SM City Grand Central's 3-Day Sale!

Summer will get even hotter as SM City Grand Central offers its first three-day mall-wide sale on April 19, 20, and 21. Great discounts of up to 70% will be applied to countless items throughout the mall. Shoppers can take advantage of exclusive markdowns, awesome freebies, and special promotions on a wide range of home accessories, beauty services, gadgets, lifestyle products, and more from SM Supermarket, Ace Hardware, Miniso, Our Home, Watsons, and SM Appliance Center, as well as over 200 other stores in the mall. 

For added excitement, lucky shoppers may win the 3 DAY SALE raffle promotion. By simply presenting a minimum purchase receipt of P1,000.00, shoppers can win a brand-new Suzuki Dzire GL MT. Shoppers can also double their chances of winning by shopping on Saturday and Sunday. 

Excite your retail senses and get your shopping bags ready as we gear up for the next few months of 2024! Snag the best deals at SM City Grand Central's 3-Day Sale! For mall events and updates, follow SM City Grand Central on Facebook:

TCL Anniversary Bash! Grab the 55 - Inch TV, P635 for Lower Prices

TCL Anniversary Bash! Grab the 55 - Inch TV, P635 for Lower Prices

TCL Electronics, a leading consumer electronics brand and the world's number two TV brand, is continuing to provide exciting treats to their loyal customers in honor of their 24th anniversary this month. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity and receive a significant discount on the stunning 55" TCL P635 television!

It's time to catch your breath and dig this! Get a massive discount of only Php20,995, down from the standard retail price of Php30,995. That is a Php8,000 price reduction from its original cost.  

And that is not all! When you buy the new TCL 55" P635 during this promotional period, you will also receive a free TCL S332W soundbar worth P4,095, which will improve your audio experience and create a truly immersive viewing environment.

The TCL P635 TV features High Dynamic Range (HDR), the most recent standard for UHD content, which provides a superior viewing experience with striking brightness, exceptional shadow detail, and vibrant colors.

This TV model also incorporates AIPQ 2.0, a new quad-core processor designed to optimize overall hardware and software performance, thereby improving the entertainment experience. A chipset that supports the TCL algorithm processes content in real time, detecting the environment and upscaling display and audio. Pictures are optimized based on their content, so oceans appear bluer and rainforests appear lusher.

Meanwhile, audio quality is dynamically compensated based on volume, reducing signal and speaker distortion and providing a more authentic auditory experience at all sound levels.

When it comes to aesthetics, TCL P635 is created with a 3-sided edgeless-less design allowing a full-screen and wider visible viewing experience, which just feels right amongst all the ac.

The TCL P635 Anniversary Promo runs from April 15 to May 15, 2024.  For more information, please visit TCL’s official Facebook page or check out the TCL website at

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About TCL Philippines:
TCL Electronics (HKG:1070) is a fast-growing consumer electronics company and a leading player in the global TV industry. Founded in 1981, it now operates in over 160 markets globally. TCL specializes in the research, development, and manufacturing of consumer electronics products ranging from TVs, audio, and smart home appliances. Visit the TCL home page at

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

81 Enthuasiasts from Luzon gather at the Tamiya Mini 4WD Race at SM Center Pulilan

The crowd gets excited as they witness the Tamiya Mini 4WD Race 2024, attended by at least 81 enthusiasts from different parts of Luzon.

Tamiya Mini 4WD Race recently held at SM Center Pulilan, participated by enthusiasts from different parts of Luzon.

SM Center Pulilan, The Kwik Hobby Shop, and Tamiya Tiangge Online have collaborated to bring one blazing event this summer: the Tamiya Mini 4WD Race 2024, which was recently held at the Mall Atrium.

At least 81 enthusiasts from various parts of Luzon participated in the exciting event, including Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Baguio, Laguna, Marikina, Las Piñas, Pasay, and Quezon City. The event's highlight was an exciting mini 4WD race and car show.

Enthusiasts from different parts of Luzon gather for the Tamiya Mini 4WD Race 2024, recently held at the SM Center Pulilan Mall Atrium.

Joren Pascual from Las Piñas won the championship, followed by Jervin Santos from Bustos, Bulacan, and Wilson Balagtas from Calumpit, Bulacan, who finished third and won the Farthest Non-AR category.

Meanwhile, Adrian Santos of Pampanga was declared the winner of the car show competition with a total score of 98%.

Collector cars amazed the crowd at the recent Tamiya Mini 4WD Race 2024 held at SM Center Pulilan.

The Tamiya Mini 4WD Race 2024 is one of many exciting activities planned for the summer at SM Center Pulilan. Keep an eye out as the mall rolls out full-speed activations to cater to the province's fun and entertainment needs. Visit the official Facebook page of SM Center Pulilan for the most recent updates.