Saturday, April 30, 2022

Ben&Ben captures fearlessness in pursuing romance with 2022 single “Paninindigan Kita”

Ben&Ben captures fearlessness in pursuing romance with 2022 single “Paninindigan Kita” 

Ben&Ben captures fearlessness in pursuing romance with 2022 single “Paninindigan Kita”. The song marks another chapter in the band’s career with its incredibly effortless songwriting and anthemic pop sound. Filipino folk-pop collective Ben&Ben marks a new era in music with the release of their 2022 single “Paninindigan Kita.” Written by Paolo and Miguel Benjamin, the upbeat pop song captures the fearlessness of fighting for someone you love despite the disapproval from the people around.

“It is also an ode to a lover that might be hesitant to take a step forward in the relationship. It's a heartfelt song that gives a balance between understanding where the lover is coming from, and a gentle reassurance that the one singing the song is ready and sure, after learning a lot so far about life and love.”

Expressing persistence in pursuing romantic love, “Paninindigan Kita” hits the emotions even more majestically with layers of melodic guitar lines, dazed harmonies, and deft arrangements. With the help of their long time producers and friends, Jean-Paul Verona and Sam Marquez, the track soars in mythic spectacle while maintaining a pop-leaning sound.

“We really wanted to be unapologetically ourselves and let our natural tastes flow deep into the core of the song arrangement.”

Paninindigan Kita” holds a special place in the band’s catalog, with it being the first song that they recorded in an actual studio since the pandemic started. Ben&Ben made the entire song at Spryrta, the same place where they recorded their multiplatinum full-length album, Limasawa Street.  

“A definitely memorable part of the whole recording was doing the whole song in the excess of a day, working from 10am to 6am and rushing to the airport to catch a flight to Cebu only a few hours later.”

It’s worth noting that “Paninindigan Kita” sounds incredibly effortless as far as songwriting and creating melodies are concerned. This time, Ben&Ben takes pride in bringing to life their emotions though a song, and celebrating how universal some stories are, regardless of its specifity in details.

“We were able to block out the noise and focus on simply speaking to our Liwanag. As compared to before, we're a bit more open in the way we speak, and we're a bit more bold and confident with our attitude towards the subject of love, especially because the writer has matured and gained a deeper understanding of how love works.”  

This year, the nine-piece ensemble hopes to share their music more to a global audience. With “Paninindigan Kita” marking an entirely different phase in creative and goal-setting terms, Ben&Ben is all set for bigger things in their career moving forward. 

Paninindigan Kita” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.

Friday, April 29, 2022

#51 Astra Pimentel, Sandigan ng Bawat Pilipino

It is indeed a hot topic nowadays all over the Philippines how hot the the politics as a topic nowadays, and only more than a week from now we will be having our national election day. Many may have noticed I don't often posts anything about politics on my wall, but there is this one senatorial candidate I am proud to known and be elected because I believe she deserves a seat in the senate.

Honestly, at first I am not so familiar who (#51) Astra Pimentel, after I knew about who the politician to cover I started searching online for Who is Astra Pimentel. I get to know her during the event and sincerely listen to her wisdoms, advocacy, and future plans. Even though Astra Pimentel comes from the Pimentel political family, she has her own identity, She wanted to be the “voice” of the indigenous peoples (IPs) in the Senate, because she belongs to the IP community. Her parents were Talaandig and Higaonon tribe. Her grandfather was a combination of Maranao and Maguindanao. She found it very endearing that there should be a voice among the IPs in the Senate because there are so many issues that need to be addressed. If elected as senator, Pimentel said she would focus on tourism for job creation and poverty reduction

I really admire women who runs any position in the government, we need someone like Astra Pimentel. What also struck me the most is about what she said "Hindi nyo po kelangang lumapit sa'kin, ako po mismo ang lalapit sa inyo." 

Who is Astra Pimentel

Astravel Pimentel-Naik, born in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, a government employee. She was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as executive director of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas in 2018. She worked at the office of Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III as assistant to the chief of staff. She was also a coordinator for PDP-Laban. Naik is a distant relative of Senator Pimentel.

Her will Focus on the Senate:
  • OFW's
  • Women and Children
  • Indigenous people IP
  • Tourism (Agri and Eco-Tourism: Job Creation)
  • Federalism

Alongside PDP-Laban 11point Aged for continuity:
  1. Fight Against Corruption
  2. Eradication of Poverty
  3. Strengthening Peace and Order
  4. Ending the Pandemic 
  5. Defeating Communist Terrorism 
  6. Economic Recovery 
  7. Defense and Foreign Affairs 
  8. Employment
  9. Education 
  10. Decentralization and Local Government 
  11. Charter-Change and Federalism 

Astra Pimentel's other plans include:
  • She would focus on tourism for job creation and poverty reduction. Tourism will not only strengthen our economy. Tourism will strengthen MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) as well, because thriving businessmen and 'yung mga maliliit natin na mga (our small) businessmen ay magkakaroon ng oportunidad para sila ay lumawak ang kanilang negosyo (will have the opportunity to expand their business). The more tourists that we have, the more opportunity for people to have food on their table.
  • She would also work on expanding the Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act to provide opportunities for students who did not finish at the top of their class. Scholarship should not be limited only to those students na nagpakita ng kanilang katalinuhan (who show intelligence).
  • She would push for transportation for IP children, especially those living upland. The infrastructure program of the government should be continued up to the far-flung areas. Wherever there are Filipinos living in the countryside, dapat mayroong (there should be) access to road
  • She said she would lobby for measures to construct rural infrastructure aimed at improving agricultural productivity.
  • Farmers will also be given training courses and seminars to help them learn more about the various aspects of agriculture.

With the support of his husband sir Mohamad Ali “Coco” Naik of AKO OFW PARTYLISTS (#10), who advocates and keepers organization of OFW for giving service and welfare in providing additional OFW wards at hospitals, pension plan, OFW village, OFW advisory council in every barangay  and  other livelihood programs for all OFW families.

We both need them in the senate together we could have a parents in the senate that will take good care of the family (nation) for a better country. 

I am supporting them to WIN so let us vote them #51 Astra Pimentel sa Senadao and #10 AKO OFW PARTYLIST.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

AKARI launches its latest line of innovative, value-driven air coolers in the PH market

We are really feeling the heat of summer already and all fans are on  to cool us down. In time with summer AKARI launches its latest line of innovative, value-driven air coolers in the PH market.

AKARI remains steadfast in its commitment to provide innovative, value-driven, and high-quality air coolers and rechargeable fan products to millions of households in the Philippines.

A great option to beat the summer heat, AKARI AIR COOLER is the leading partner of choice to cool your living space without having to break the bank. 

Unlike the bulky and wide built coolers in the market, AKARI AIR COOLER has modern and compact structure with air purifying features that get rid of allergy-inducing agents and impurities inside your home. Its honeycomb filters have a great capacity to retain more water and cool the air more quickly. Best of all, it lasts longer, and requires less maintenance.

AKARI AIR COOLER also makes use of ionizers to help make the air quality better. Aiding in trapping contaminants in an indoor environment, ionizers eliminate pollutant particles that contribute to health complications such as asthma, chemical sensitivities, and breathing problems. In addition, it helps promote relaxation and improve sleep. 

Aside from providing high-performance, portable air coolers, AKARI gives consumers an opportunity to make informed purchase based on convenience, efficiency, and overall appeal. It has a comprehensive range of air coolers that brings enough wind strength to sustain long, uninterrupted cooling.

One of its models, ARFC-12C is a rechargeable air cooler that can be very useful during power interruption. If cooling performance, portability, and power efficiency are three things that you look forward to in an air cooler, this is the best pick for you.

Whether you’re looking for a thoughtfully designed air cooler with the best features in terms of form and functionality, or a pocket-friendly option that’s enough to cool you down in a variety of situations, AKARI has it all covered for you. Stay cool anytime, anywhere with AKARI.

Expect more products to be launched soon as AKARI aims to bring cost-effective products goods with the right style and functionality in every Filipino Home. Visit AKARI’s official website to purchase its latest selection of home, space, and office items.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Grab turns Filipinos’ summer pigil to gigil this tag-init with exciting activities and promos

The surprise flash mob led by AC Bonifacio marked the launch of Grab's hottest deals and offerings that will allow Filipinos to turn their pigil to summer gigil— no matter the budget!

Last April 20, Grab Philippines surprised the lunchtime mall crowd of Market! Market! with a flash mob led by Tiktok superstar AC Bonifacio and a swarm of dancing Grab riders. Signaling the start of summer, the flash mob launched Grab’s Gigil sa Summer Megasale, which offers discounts of up to 50% off!

Grab turns Filipinos’ summer pigil to gigil this tag-init with exciting activities and promos. With its wide offerings and promos this summer, kahit mga statue napa-indak sa gigil para simulan na ang tag-init kasama ang Grab! 

Tiktok superstar AC Bonifacio led Grab rider-partners as they danced to the Grab Summer Jingle in Market! Market!

Marking the start of the summer season, Southeast Asia’s leading superapp for everyday essentials Grab surprised mall-goers of Market Market in Taguig with a flash mob led by Tiktok superstar AC Bonifacio and a troop of Grab delivery-partners. Held on April 20, the surprise flash mob signaled the launch of Grab’s hottest deals and offerings that will allow Filipinos to turn their pigil to summer gigil— no matter the budget! 

Turning Filipino’s pigil to summer gigil with Grab

The past two summers might have felt like a blur, with most Filipinos stuck at home doing the same things over and over again. But with a semblance of normalcy back again, Filipinos are done holding back and are more than ready to take back the summers that they’ve missed!

To start a new and much more exciting summer season, Grab welcomed the tag-init with a living statue museum at Market Market’s activity center where scenes of the past two summers were put under the spotlight. From being glued to their couch in front of their electric fans instead of enjoying the beach breeze, to being forced to have virtual hangouts instead of being outdoors— the living statues captured the pagpipigil that Filipinos had to endure in the pandemic. 

But to mall-goers’ surprise, Grab delivery-partners swarmed the activity center while dancing to the latest Grab Summer Gigil Jingle and bringing with them different summer essentials available through GrabFood, GrabMart and GrabExpress. Not being able to hold in their gigil any longer, the living statues broke character and also joined in the fun of the Grab Summer Gigil dance. Now having all the essentials they need to make this a summer to remember, the statues ended the number with new poses showing how excited they are to release their summer gigil with Grab this tag-init

Adding to the summer surprise, dancer and Tiktok superstar, AC Bonifacio also joined the mob and gave the crowd a performance to remember! 

Check out what happened during the Grab Summer Gigil flash mob through this VIDEO and join Grab’s #SummerPigilToGigil TikTok Dance Challenge for a chance to win a trip to Palawan this tag-init

Grab Gigil Megasale April 18 to May 18

Bringing summer essentials anytime & anywhere with this season’s hottest promos and offerings

Filipinos no longer need to spend the season within the four-corners of their rooms nor search far and spend a lot for their summer plans, because Grab is bringing summer to Filipinos at every budget at Grab’s Gigil sa Summer Megasale from April 18 - May 8! Weekly deals and promos are also up for grabs until May 29, 2022! Here are the promos one shouldn’t miss out on this summer:


  • Every Mondays-Fridays from 1-4pm enjoy special freebies with your orders from select merchants.
  • Use promocode TAGINEAT to get 30% off from selected GrabFood merchants with minimum spend starting at P500. Discount is capped at P250.
  • Make weekends extra exciting with GrabFood’s summer weekend steal promos, just use promocode EATSSUMMER for a 25% off discount on GrabFood orders with a minimum purchase of P500 with a maximum discount of P200 every Saturday and Sunday from 1-5PM. 
  • Use promocode GRABSUMMER to get P150 off on GrabFood orders with just a minimum spend of P600

  • Every Mondays-Fridays get up to 50% off on select merchants and items on GrabMart

  • Spice up your weekends more fun by using the promo code ADDTOCART to get Free Delivery + 500 GrabRewards points plus P100 off on your next order with a minimum spend of P700 
  • Get Free Delivery with minimum spend of P900 using the promo code GRABSUMMER

  • Get Piso Delivery Fee with the use of the promo codes P1SODEL (for 1st GrabExpress delivery), P1SOPABILI (for 1st GrabExpress Pabili request), P1SO4HOURS (for 1st GrabExpress 4 Hours delivery), 4WHEELSDEALS (for 1st GrabExpress MPV delivery), exclusive for new users only
  • Get P59 Flat Fare for GrabExpress 4 Hours with the promo code 4HRTIPID
  • Use the promo code PWEDEPABILI to get P99 Flat Fare for GrabExpress Pabii
  • Get 15% off on all GrabExpress services, just use the promo code GRABSUMMER

To make this summer season far more exciting than the previous ones, GrabFood users from Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan can enjoy a huge delivery fee price drop this summer! From P59, GrabFood delivery will now only be P39! Best thing yet, there’s no minimum purchase or promo code needed, talk about savings for your every craving!

With every Filipino now more than ready to leave their summer pigil behind, it’s the perfect time to release that long-suppressed summer gigil! With the help of Grab, everything needed to make the summer season one to remember is just a few taps away! Embrace the summer gigil with the newest Summer Jingle of Grab through this video.

No matter where you are, who you’re with and even if you’re on a budget, Grab’s got you this summer. Download the Grab app or visit to learn more about this season’s hottest deals and offerings from GrabFood, GrabMart, and GrabExpress! 

About Grab
Grab is a leading super app platform in Southeast Asia, providing everyday services that matter to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto over 214 million mobile devices, giving users access to millions of drivers, merchants, and agents. Grab offers a wide range of on-demand services in the region, including mobility, food, package and grocery delivery services, mobile payments, and financial services across 397 cities in eight countries. (

Allianz PNB Life partners with SOS Children’s Villages for youth mentorship program

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Allianz PNB Life for this endeavor. We at SOS Children’s Villages believe that every Filipino child deserves to be empowered. Through the ‘YouthCan!’ program, and with Allianz PNB Life’s help, we will be able to equip children in need with the tools, skills, and outlook to be able to rely on themselves when they pursue an independent living.” ~Romil I. Rayos Del Sol, OIC and Deputy National Director
From left to right: SOS Children's Villages Head of Corporate Relations Admore Rae Alzate, Allianz PNB Life President and CEO Alexander Grenz, SOS Children's Villages OIC and Deputy National Director Romil Rayos Del Sol, and Allianz PNB Life Chief Marketing Officer Gino Riola were present at the recent MOA signing between the two organizations. They memorialized their formed partnership with a photo op.

SOS Children’s Villages is a private, non-government organization that aims to provide a normal family environment for abandoned, neglected, or orphaned Filipino children. It also works to strengthen and uplift the communities it serves by giving parents the boost they need to support their families through health, education, and livelihood programs, and disaster and crisis response.

Allianz PNB Life continues to advocate for the secure future of Filipinos, especially the youth. Together with SOS Children’s Villages, the leading insurance brand in the world officially launched the “YouthCan!” mentorship program last Monday, April 11.

“Just like SOS, we believe that every Filipino, especially the Filipino youth, deserves a sustainable life and a secure future. We trust that ‘YouthCan!’ will allow Allianz PNB Life to make this possible. We are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise with the youth we will be mentoring, and we are positive that they will be prepared for what the future has in store for them, thanks to ‘YouthCan!’.” ~Alexander Grenz, Allianz PNB Life President and CEO

SOS Children’s Villages is a private, non-government organization that aims to provide a normal family environment for abandoned, neglected, or orphaned Filipino children. It also works to strengthen and uplift the communities it serves by giving parents the boost they need to support their families through health, education, and livelihood programs, and disaster and crisis response.

The “YouthCan!” Program was launched globally in 2017, with the goal of presenting the youth with opportunities to be economically productive, transforming the participants into dynamic leaders and independent, self-reliant individuals through one-on-one mentoring relationships, as well as virtual training sessions and web-based learning tutorials.

This ties in with Allianz PNB Life’s mission, which is to secure the future of every Filipino. Through “YouthCan!”, volunteers from the company will be partnered with an SOS mentee and are tasked with helping them acquire practical skills through training programs, job shadowing opportunities, and internships. 

“‘YouthCan!’ is a great opportunity for us here at Allianz to make meaningful contributions to the lives of young Filipinos. We know that this program can inspire and encourage a new generation of leaders, opening doors for them to employment through skill development and access to networks, so we are very grateful for this continued collaboration with SOS.” ~Gino Riola, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Sustainability

For more information on Allianz PNB Life, as well as the products and services it offers, please visit

Sunday, April 24, 2022

The Kid Laroi returns this year with highly anticipated single “Thousand Miles”


After peaking at No. 1 on iTunes and Spotify Philippines chart last year with the inescapable crossover hit “Thousand Miles,” GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum recording artist The Kid LAROI returns with his highly anticipated first single this year "Thousand Miles."

LAROI taps powerhouse co-producers Andrew Watt and Louis Bell on a track that explores the intricacies of modern relationships. 


It is accompanied by the blockbuster music video directed by Christian Breslauer. Watch it HERE. In the visual co-starring Katarina Deme, LAROI does something he’s never done before, and literally faces himself.
“Thousand Miles” takes on new meaning as the accompanying visual proves to be provocative, poetic, and powerful as LAROI confronts his one true rival.

The Kid Laroi’s “Thousand Miles” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music. Watch the music video here.


The Kid LAROI crashed landed at the forefront of pop music and changed it with an inimitable vision of his own. Braving a tumultuous childhood beset with hardship, trials, and tribulations, he quietly emerged as a cultural force with a future-facing style, bordering pop, hip-hop, alternative, and rock without ever staying still for too long. Along the way, the 18-year-old superstar has earned dozens of gold, platinum, and multiplatinum certifications, toppled the Billboard Hot 100 with the quadruple-platinum “Stay” (feat. Justin Bieber), and captured #1 on the Billboard Top 200 with his F*ck Love project. He has tallied billions of streams on his rise, as he proves to reach new heights with his forthcoming 2022 album.

Art is Hope at The SM Stationery Tiktok Artfest 2022

Art is Hope at the SM Stationery TikTok ARTFEST where you can create your own inspiring work or be one of their lucky raffle winners. Promo runs until May 31, 2022.

Are you like me who loves to watch tiktok videos? The annual SM Stationery ArtFest combines inspiration with modern technology - and great prizes – in its TikTok Artfest: Art is Hope  Contest.

Art, after all, is said to be a source of healing and home during difficult and uncertain times. During the pandemic, some found comfort in sketching and drawing; while others have unleashed their creativity with some DIY craft kits like Miniature woodcraft, and Slime Making.

Sakura Micron Pigma is the Go-To fineliner pen that is smooth, crisp, rich ink colors and won’t smear or bleed-through on most papers.

Go for Sustainable art tools like this Faber Castell eco pencil Pitt natural charcoal pencil.

A joint project of SM Stationery, with brands Faber Castell, Sharpie, Elmer’s, Sakura, Artline and Artherapy, the contest encourages shoppers to share their art journey on TikTok to inspire others, and have a chance to win exciting prizes.

The Artherapy Artist Bundle includes a Canvas Panel, a tabletop Easel, Artist Brush Set, an art caddy and an apron.

Reveal the rainbow art of Scratch Magic with a wooden stylus.

Every P500 worth of sponsored brands Artherapy, Elmer’s, Artline, Maped, Sharpie, and Faber Castell in-store at the SM Stationery section or online at and at the  entitles one to join the contest. There are two categories: Adult (ages 18-50) and Kids (ages 12-17).

Artherapy DIY GEM Sticker Art Activity Set

Diamond Art is a hobby where you stick “diamond” jewels onto a pattern to look like a mosaic.

Prizes include P10,000 worth of SM Stationery items and a Realme Cellphone for 2 Winners in the Adult Category and 2 Winners in the Kids Category. There will also be weekly prizes worth P5,000 for six winners in the Art is Hope raffle.

Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe 3D wood craft

Create an artwork, show the progress of your artwork on TikTok, and show why this signifies that Art is Hope. Upload your art TikTok and make sure to tag @smstationery and put these hashtags #SMStationeryArtFest2022 to qualify. The announcement of winners will be announced on May 31, 2022.

Draw with delight with the fine brush nib of the Artline Colouring Marker Stix.

Form your own squishy jelly slime with Elmer’s Rainbow Jelly Slime Kit.

Unleash your inner DIY-er and mark anything you want with Sharpie Stained Brush Tip Marker and Retractable Permanent Markers.

The SM Stationery TikTok Art Fest 2022: ART IS HOPE is in partnership with Sharpie, Faber Castell, Artline, Artherapy, Elmer’s, Sakura and Realme. Also, Be one of the lucky winners with the SM Stationery #ArtIsHopeRaffle. Simply, follow @smstationery and their brand partners on TikTok and comment on their post using #SMStationeryArtFest2022 and #ArtIsHopeRaffle hashtags. Winners will be announced on May 31, 2022. For more info, visit our website and follow us on Instagram and Facebook in smstationeryph.