Friday, September 30, 2022

The Reno8 Z 5G captures your best moments in the clearest detail

More than just documenting everyday moments, users take photos and videos to experiment with their creative side and advance their smart phoneography skills with their handy gadgets. Part of the latest Reno8 Series dubbed as #ThePortraitExpert, the Reno8 Z 5G allows them to explore new technologies and features to make their portraits stand out. 

Thanks to its triple camera setup, the Reno8 Z 5G records life in ultra clear portrait with a 64MP Main Camera, Depth Camera for creative bokeh shots and Macro Camera for ultra-fine details as close as 4cm. Each moment can be captured with amazing detail, well-balanced light and rich colors thanks to the phone’s AI-powered algorithms. 

Zoom into the smallest detail 

For photographing images in clear and abundant detail, the Reno8 Z 5G utilizes the 108MP Ultra Clear Imagery feature. Giving twice the megapixels of its main camera, the gadget can shoot any static scene in unreal levels of detail, no matter how much users zoom in.

Snap in a flash

The Reno8 Z 5G comes with ICE technology that powers its Flash Snapshot feature. This allows users to capture clear photos in motion, at speeds up to a hundredth of a second. From action shots on a playing field to dance moves in a concert, the Reno8 Z can get quick snaps with great clarity.

Keeping the selfie game strong

Sunny days and bright nights are no problem with the Reno8 Z 5G’s Selfie HDR. This feature makes sure to highlight the right parts of a subject’s face, while also balancing the colors and light level. Selfies will never be the same, as users can get excellent clarity on their face and background, even with strong backlighting. 

Added creative flair to portraits

The Reno8 Z 5G allows creativity to soar, thanks to its unique algorithm-based photography modes. With Bokeh Flair Portrait, DSLR-like quality can now emerge from smartphone portraits, thanks to illuminated subjects and stunning blurred bokeh backgrounds. Meanwhile, AI Colour Portrait can make any photo stand out on the feed, by transforming the background to a moody black and white palette, to go along with the vibrant subject. 

With the latest Portrait Expert in hand, portraits are sure to be even more rich and vivid. 

The OPPO Reno8 Z 5G is now available for Php19,999 via OPPO Brand Stores, partner dealers and official online stores on Lazada and Shopee. For more information, visit OPPO’s official website at or the official OPPO Facebook page

About OPPO
OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 5 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO's employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Ballet Manila's "Rise!" ushers in the renaissance of live performances

"We will come back leaner but stronger. It's great to be back with a real live performance. There's nothing like live performances after two years of video, filmmaking, and teaching ballet online. They say seeing is believing. We can do it and we have done it. Yes, we will soar. We all need each other to make this happen, not just Aliw, Ballet Manila, but all of the creative industries. We are here for tou and we can do this together." ~Lisa Macuja Elizalde, Prima Ballerina and Ballet Manila Artistic Director and CEO

Ballet Manila's "Rise!" ushers in the renaissance of live performances. The double bill show is a rare treat for fans it will feature all the beloved elements of performing arts such as opera, popular, OPM, and orchestral music.

Echoing a message of hope and light amid a time of uncertainty and fear, Ballet Manila's new show captures the essence of rising through adversities and fulfilling Macuja-Elizalde's well-publicized "phoenix rising" pronouncement after the home theater was razed by a fire.

Much more than just incorporating a phoenix's nature of rebirth and new beginnings, the special performance is also a clewbration of the return of live performance. "Rise!" is a double bill show that will begin with a pop program entitled "Ballet & Ballads" and a retelling in ballet of the opera "La Traviata" as choreographed by Lisa Macuja Elizalde. 

While the moving performance of Ballet Manila is the centerpiece of the much-awaited production, "Rise!" is a rare treat for fans.

Featuring the highly respected conductor Maestro Gerard Salonga as the musical director and orchestra conductor, the show will be graced by renowned artists, including pop singer Bituin Escalante who is touted as one of the country's best female vocalists. Award-winning opera singer Jade Riccio and multi-talented singer Ivan Nery are also headlining the show. 

Supporting these prominent artists is a powerhouse creative team, led by Prima Ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde as overall artistic director, theater artist Michael Williams as the stage director, playwright Luna Inocian as the scriptwriters and Gerardo Francisco Jr. and Martin Lawrance as choreographers. There is a 12 person opera ensemble and a 60-piece bespoke orchestra handpicked by the Maestro Salonga himself.

The fire, the pandemic, and the challenges before this amazing comeback - Macuja-Elizalde believes they gave the company the opportunity to rest, recover, rebuild, and rethink their future - reinventing both the theater and Ballet Manila to become leaner, meaner, better, and ready to adapt to any kind of change that the winds may bring.

"Rise!" will be staged on the 7th of October at 8PM and on the 9th of October at 5PM at the Aliw Theater. 

Tickets are available exclusively through Ticketworld, visit or call Ticketworld hotline at 8891-9999. For more information, visit

For inquiries or to book a space at Aliw Theater, visit

Monday, September 26, 2022

Emery a new perfect starter home, at the Lumina Pilar subdivision in Bataan

Kabarangay, Lumina Homes recently launched Emery Pilar Bataan, a new perfect starter home, an even more perfect starter investment at the Lumina Pilar subdivision.

Having your own house and lot is always something to be proud of. Having your own house and lot gives you the liberty to design it creatively according to your taste, and to renovate things for  the design that you wanted. At the same time, owning a real estate allows you to pass this on to your children, securing them a great place to live in the future. 

Ms. Tessie Lanot, Marketing Head (North Luzon)

Buying your first home is truly a big decision. One of the most sale properties nowadays is Lumina and by that they are launching their 2nd project in Sto. Tomas, Batangas.

Investing in real estate in the Philippines may sound scary especially if you are putting in your entire life’s savings towards your dream home. But fear not – because everyone has to start somewhere when it comes to buying a property. 

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๐Ÿ Building Type: Single Story
๐Ÿ Floor Area: 22 sqm

๐Ÿ Min. Lot Area: 36 sqm
๐Ÿ Construction System: Reinforced Concrete
๐Ÿ Features: Living and Dining Areas, Kitchen, Toilet & Bath, Bedroom & Service Area.

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  • Main - Table & Bath: Ceramic Tiles
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  • Interior: Skim Coated Finish
  • Exterior: Skim Coated Painted Finish
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  • Interior: Painted Fiber Cement Board
  • Exterior: Pre-painted Metal Spandrel
  • Main: Painted Steel Door
  • Service: Painted Steel Door
  • T&B: PVC Door
  • Bedroom: Flush Door
  • Front / Rear: Steel Window
  • Counter: Concrete Slab with Tiles
  • Dual Flush Water Closet
  • Low Flow Telephone Shower Heads
  • Handheld Bidet
  •  Type: Pre-painted Rib Type
  • Concrete Plastered Painted Finish
  • Steel Frame Gate Painted Finish 

With an introductory price of Php 6,002.00 a month, this new house and lot model is definitely worth your investment. Situated a few minutes away from Vista Mall Bataan and near your everyday essentials, you get both an ideal place to live in and a potential source of income. 

You can get an extra ₱500 off by using my promo code ๐๐‹๐Ž๐†๐†๐„๐‘๐’๐๐‡๐ˆ๐‹๐ˆ๐๐๐ˆ๐๐„๐’ when you reserve your Lumina home. Go to now know more.

Friday, September 23, 2022

MetroMart launches tandem PISO SALE with FREE Delivery

“As all Filipino families gear up for the holiday season, our MetroMart family wants to provide these amazing deals and discounts, working together with our merchants and partners. In our own way, we help bring the Christmas celebrations, plus the spirit of giving and family togetherness, to fruition.” ~Stefano Fazzini, CEO and co-founder of MetroMart

MetroMart is having another PISO SALE this weekend!! Everyone can grab great deals from True Value and Handyman this weekend on kitchen tools, food storage, hardware items, and more.

Power up your pre-holiday shopping spree with the True Value-Handyman PISO SALE, exclusively available via MetroMart app and website. From September 24-26, 2022, select items can be purchased for only  ₱1.00 when you order and get it delivered via MetroMart across select branches of True Value and Handyman.

The tandem PISO SALE of True Value and Handyman will have various items available within a scheduled time per day, and the promo can be availed until supplies last. The selections include kitchen tools, different food storage containers, storage solutions, and more. The first 200 orders from True Value and Handyman will also get FREE Delivery when they meet the minimum order spend.



*Products are subject to availability from different True Value and Handyman branches.

The True Value-Handyman PISO SALE promo is applicable to New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A min. spend of ₱2,000 is required in order to avail the 1-peso sale items. Only completed checkout of orders within the sale period can avail the discounted items.

New to MetroMart? Get a ₱200 discount for a minimum order of ₱2k. Use the promo code “MMNEW” on the MetroMart app or website upon checkout. This is applicable across all stores and supermarkets for New customers, valid for one-time use until October 16, 2022.
MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include  S&R (with or no membership card required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys”R”Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @metromartph. Order groceries online or download the app via

Order your groceries through, or download the app on iOS or Android app store.

MetroMart Philippines is the #1 on-demand online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include S&R (no membership required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys R Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in less than 2 hours! Over 160,000 products are available with our 500+ partner supermarkets and partner specialty stores. 

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Four reasons why these wireless earbuds are ideal for Gen Z’s real and virtual worlds

Known to be multi-tasking masters and digital natives, Gen Z consumers will surely love the Galaxy Buds2 Pro not only for its cool aesthetic, but also for the practical functionality it delivers as it helps users go back and forth across real and virtual worlds. Whether it’s streaming music while studying or working, watching videos while finishing up chores, or simply escaping to a world of their own with a thoughtfully curated playlist, an immersive audio experience should be every Zoomer’s ultimate non-negotiable.

Samsung officially launched its best and most premium earbuds yet—the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro, boasting a new sleek design, immersive audio, and crystal clear sound perfect for today’s generation. With its exciting features, Samsung’s latest hearables are designed to complement the dynamic lifestyles of Gen Z.

Known to be multi-tasking masters and digital natives, Gen Z consumers will surely love the Galaxy Buds2 Pro not only for its cool aesthetic, but also for the practical functionality it delivers as it helps users go back and forth across real and virtual worlds. Whether it’s streaming music while studying or working, watching videos while finishing up chores, or simply escaping to a world of their own with a thoughtfully curated playlist, an immersive audio experience should be every Zoomer’s ultimate non-negotiable.
Here we list down the top reasons why Samsung’s most premium earbuds yet are ideal for Gen Z’s lifestyles:

  • 1. Tune out the world around you with Intelligent Active Noise Control
In today’s world where everything has transitioned to virtual space, having a device that has intelligent Active Noise Control (ANC) technology pays off. This feature comes with a fully adjustable level control, automatic voice detect, and the capability to block up to 99% noise—letting users have better focus as they turn up or tune out the world around them and hear only what’s meant to be heard. Those who love to speak during online calls don’t have to worry either, because having this feature also means having a three-mic system with high Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) Windshield Sound Technology, which delivers clear and crisp sound.
  • 2. Listen to sounds the way they were intended to be heard
There’s nothing more satisfying than hearing the sounds of a song move from the left ear to the right ear, grooving into the music instead of with it. This is why the Galaxy Buds2 Pro features Hi-Fi 24-bit audio that produces better mids and highs. It is also custom-built with powerful 2-way speakers with sound by AKG that offer rich and balanced audio. Lastly, it has a 360-degree audio mechanism that can deliver theater-like sound that follows the user’s head movements for an exceptional immersive listening experience.
  • 3. Seamlessly integrate within your tech ecosystem
Using multiple devices is one of the best tricks in the book for those who lead hectic lives and try to balance their responsibilities with their passions and hobbies. That’s why it’s important that a pair of earbuds allows seamless switching between multiple devices—all without losing its great sound quality. With the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, transferring from one device to another is easy because it gives its users a connected experience.
  • 4. Enjoy non-stop listening with long-lasting battery
Incredible earbuds sport a long-lasting battery life of up to 18 hours, at the very least in the cradle. It is even better if it comes with a simple, fast-charging feature and an IPX7 water resistance rating, which the Galaxy Buds2 Pro has. Having these will make uninterrupted audio activity possible, no matter what users intend to accomplish for the day.

With the right wireless earbuds, brilliant sound can be enjoyed in every aspect of life. Such seemingly tiny devices can open new possibilities and, in fact, be a daily companion to achieve professional, leisure, and even wellness and fitness goals. Listening to distraction-free, multidimensional music boosts focus and performance not only at school and work, but also during outdoor activities as well as workouts and yoga sessions.
The Galaxy Buds2 Pro checks all the boxes in what Gen Z users must look for in earbuds, making it the ultimate premium gadget accessory for everyday use. The Galaxy Buds2 Pro is now available for only PHP 6,495 in three trendy colors: Bora Purple, Graphite, and White via, Samsung Experience Stores, Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee,, and MemoXpress Online.
From September 2 until September 30, customers will enjoy 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro with every purchase of the Galaxy Watch5 or the Watch5 Pro. When purchased with the new Galaxy Z Fold4 or Z Flip4, they can enjoy 30% off on the Galaxy Watch5 Series, and 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro.

Safe Samsung Shopping
Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores.
Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

To find the nearest Samsung Experience Store, visit

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

CSMC tackles challenges and opportunities of the DOH with latest webicon

“The COVID-19 pandemic magnified existing gaps in the healthcare sector,” she said. “The bright side of this is that the acknowledgement of these gaps has provided some impetus for the government to fast track the implementation of universal healthcare initiatives and opened opportunities for additional funding of health programs and services. The government has guaranteed that every person will be enrolled in PhilHealth. Having said that, there must be a commitment to paying the premium of the PhilHealth members who cannot afford to pay it.That is one way of increasing the equity base of PhilHealth.” ~Dr. Esperanza I. Cabral, Former DOH Secretaries

Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) recently held its 13th webicon entitled “Challenges and Opportunities of the Department of Health – CSMC Healthcare Summit” last Sept. 9, Friday. The event was livestreamed via Zoom and on Facebook.

For this webicon, CSMC brought together top professionals in the field of medicine and healthcare to discuss different topics and issues that need to be addressed by the Department of Health (DOH) and its incoming secretary. The webicon was moderated by the President of the Philippine College of Physicians, Prof. Diana A. Payawal.

The panel of speakers consisted of former DOH Secretaries Dr. Esperanza I. Cabral and Dr. Manuel M. Dayrit, former DOH Undersecretary Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa, and the current President of the Philippine Medical Association Dr. Minerva P. Calimag.

Opening the webicon was Cabral, who provided a discussion on the Universal Healthcare Law.

Dayrit shared his insights on healthcare financing and how to facilitate the effective alignment of policies, programs, and funds.

“We must be able to use our budgets wisely and support those chronically underfunded areas and sustain them over time. Hopefully by doing that, and by financing health as the country develops socioeconomically, we move closer to what we call a health financing transition.” ~Dr. Manuel M. Dayrit, former DOH Undersecretary
Herbosa stressed the importance of pandemic preparedness and gave his recommendations on the improvement of health infrastructures.

“What happened during the COVID-19 pandemic showed us that many things can be done through digital technology,” he stated. “Digital technology can be used to fast track the implementation of services to remote areas via telemedicine and digital health services. This can help make Universal Healthcare a reality.” ~Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa, Former DOH Undersecretary
Finally, Calimag talked about health human resources, and what improvements can be made to the distribution of doctors and nurses in the Philippines, especially to the more remote parts of the country.

“Most healthcare professionals are centered in cities. And yet, we have many geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas. Healthcare reform will demand a shift towards a new breed of generalists to meet healthcare needs and absorb the impact of increased access to care under Universal Healthcare.” ~Dr. Minerva P. Calimag, President of the Philippine Medical Association

To end the webicon, a Q&A session was held, with all the speakers taking part in answering participant questions.

Through the session, CSMC President and CEO, Mr. Raul C. Pagdanganan asked the speakers for their suggestions on how the national leadership can increase the equity base of PhilHealth, which is also experiencing the after effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CSMC is committed to using the webicon format to help shape the conversation around the healthcare landscape in the Philippines. By bringing in experts and leaders in their respective fields, CSMC webicons tackle difficult topics and discuss new developments in medicine and public health. Previous webicons discussed the shift of COVID-19 from pandemic to endemic, self-care strategies for workers during COVID-19, detection and treatment of cancer, and more.

For more information about the programs and services that CSMC offers, please visit CSMC is also on Facebook, like and follow them at


Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) is a 269-bed private tertiary hospital located in West Greenhills, San Juan City. The hospital is known for its pioneering and world-class services in the fields of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Cardiology, and Minimally Invasive Surgery. CSMC boasts of some of the most respected medical professionals today with expertise in a variety of specialties, ensuring that patients can access the healthcare that they need and deserve. With a commitment to clinical excellence and a dedication to compassionate care, CSMC is one of the most sought-after medical institutions in the country today. 

Ray's Hot Chicken The hottest chicken is finally in town!

“We were supposed to open early 2020 but got delayed due to the pandemic. At the height of the lockdowns, dine-in transactions almost became impossible, but food cravings remained, so delivery was the best option especially for work-from-home individuals. This is the reason we launched Ray’s at that time. This was a 24/7 food delivery concept that was open for franchise. And we were overwhelmed by the reception. Our customers loved our food and the concept behind our creations. Now, we are expanding our brand by opening physical stores across the metro. This is also our way to support local Filipino product.~Zark Varona, Ray's Hot Chicken Founder

Ray’s Hot Chicken started as a food delivery service last September 2020.

The hottest chicken is finally in town! Ray’s Hot Chicken aims to conquer the emerging fried-chicken sandwiches offering affordable, hassle-free, crispy, spicy, and juicy chicken sandwiches, with a sizeable serving. 

Varona said it had reassessed its strategy and saw an opportunity to introduce a 24/7 delivery concept. This has allowed the team to launch a new food product that satisfies the Filipino craving for delicious and surprisingly filling meals suitable for delivery in the midst of the pandemic.

Ray’s Hot Chicken specialize in Nashville style Hot Chicken, which is dipped in chili oil and its very own Nashville hot seasoning. This signature crispy chicken sandwich features a massive slab of crispy boneless chicken coated in their original spicy seasoning. It’s sandwiched in fluffy tasty buns and has a delicious sauce that beautifully complements the spice.

Today, Ray’s Hot Chicken has finally opened its very first dine-in/take-out branch in SM City Fairview and its first franchised store located in Project 8, Quezon City. It has also grown to 12 delivery-only locations all over Metro Manila.
On top of these developments, every month, Ray’s Hot Chicken strives to create a new chicken sandwich flavor. They also have the “Hottie of the Month,” wherein they collaborate with local hot sauce suppliers to be featured on their menu. 

For September, Ray’s Hot Chicken is proud to introduce its Hottie of the Month: Carolina Reaper Hot Chicken Sandwich. This is specially made to bring forth an extreme fiery sensation from the world’s hottest pepper the Carolina Reaper.

September Promos

Ray’s Hot Chicken will also hold two promos for the whole month of September. The first one is the P149 Hot Chicken Sandwich Promo. To avail this, customers may show proof of any of the following: Liked, followed, and shared Facebook or Instagram post of the P149 promo post; or a personal Facebook or Instagram post or story tagging the official Facebook, Instagram, or Tiktok accounts of Ray’s. This is strictly valid for dine-in transactions only, with no minimum order required.

The other promo gives customers free side of their choice (Corn, Mac n’ Cheese, Fries, or Nachos) per burger purchased. This is valid for orders made via GrabFood or FoodPanda, with no minimum order required. 

The menu of Ray’s Hot Chicken features core products such as its wide array of chicken sandwiches, hot wings, and burrito. 

For more information and for franchise opportunities, you may visit its official Facebook page, RaysHotChicken); Tiktok account, @rayshotchicken; and Instagram page,

Kyndryl Introduces New Platform, Kyndryl Bridge, to Orchestrate IT Estates and Drive Business Growth

“Dealing with complexity is what Kyndryl does best, and what customers need most. Kyndryl Bridge will be a way for our customers, and Kyndryl, to run their mission-critical infrastructure and digital transformation journeys better. Kyndryl is committed to transforming how IT services are delivered, and Kyndryl Bridge is core to our long-term strategic mission to grow our ecosystem of alliance partners, use tools and IP to create a robust advanced delivery system, and ultimately dedicate more expertise and focus to best serve customers at scale.” ~Martin Schroeter, Kyndryl’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

The  latest offering from IT leader Kyndryl that brings transparency, order and greater access to best-in-class technology to its customers.

Kyndryl Introduces New Platform, Kyndryl Bridge, to Orchestrate IT Estates and Drive Business Growth. Platform brings transparency, order, and greater access to the latest technology innovations for customers.

The Kyndryl Bridge is a new open integration platform that generate actionable insights. Its intelligent management tools, powered by automation and AI, will provide technology leaders with real-time understanding to prevent downtime and better forecast future needs and costs. Its capabilities have, on average, reduced the number of incidents per server per month for enterprises by 74 percent.

Kyndryl (NYSE: KD), the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, today announced a new open integration platform giving business leaders real-time insights into their complex IT estates, and unprecedented control over customizing their mission-critical operations.

Kyndryl Bridge leverages Kyndryl’s core technology strengths. It marshals decades of expertise, operational data patterns and IP to generate actionable insights that redefine how enterprises improve and accelerate their AI-powered analytics and business objectives. In doing so, it creates an uninterrupted path between digital business and the tech that drives it. Kyndryl Bridge is designed to meet customers where they are today, enabling interoperability that maximizes the value of tools they already know and trust.

Across the global economy, digital modernization efforts sit at the top of today’s business agendas, with 60 percent of CIOs citing it as their most critical growth driver in 2022. However, business and technology complexity — along with a shortage of critical IT skills — has slowed progress for most enterprises. Kyndryl is accelerating its customers’ digital business journeys by innovating to deliver solutions through platform-enabled services.

"Enterprise IT leaders today are responsible for the management of increasingly-complex IT estates that demand greater oversight, interoperability, and AI-powered analytics to avert challenges and downtime. The ability of Kyndryl Bridge to connect the many tools, workflows, and processes in which enterprises have spent years investing, while delivering real-time, actionable insights and recommendations, is a powerful proposition for enterprises throughout the global economy." ~David Tapper, program VP, Outsourcing and Managed Cloud Service at IDC

Kyndryl Bridge integrates and connects the complex management and process tools that enterprises throughout the global economy rely upon. Its capabilities have, on average, reduced the number of incidents per server per month for enterprises by 74 percent.

“By enabling leaders to focus less on managing IT systems, they can build and support their digital business strategies while freeing up IT resources for higher-value work. It provides greater access and control over critical tools, and Kyndryl experts in cloud, data and AI, security and resiliency, mainframe modernization, and other important aspects of the IT estate.” ~Antoine Shagoury, Kyndryl’s Chief Technology Officer

Designed with configurability in mind, Kyndryl Bridge is evolving to deploy ready-made, industrial scale solutions from Kyndryl and its broad and growing partner ecosystem. Its intelligent management tools, powered by automation and AI, will provide technology leaders with real-time insights to prevent downtime and better forecast future needs and costs.

“As customers accelerate their digital transformation, Kyndryl’s new digital integration platform can help provide rich data insights, solutions automation, and services delivery expertise. Kyndryl Bridge is a big step forward to enable Kyndryl and Cisco to deliver business outcomes our joint customers are demanding.” ~Nick Holden, Vice President, Cisco Global Strategic Partners and Co-sell

For customers, the platform maximizes the benefits of native multi-cloud capabilities and delivers an ‘as-a-service’ (aaS) operating environment. It is designed to be a strategic digital hub, that will continue to expand and grow over time, connecting Kyndryl’s advanced technology and tooling with a deep bench of industry expertise and forward-thinking innovators across virtually every sector of the global economy.

For more information, visit

About Kyndryl
Kyndryl (NYSE: KD) is the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider serving thousands of enterprise customers in more than 60 countries. The Company designs, builds, manages, and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Honoring the Warriors this World Lymphoma Awareness Day

“Lymphoma exists. For someone who was diagnosed with Lymphoma and know nothing about the disease if people knew more about this cancer that can actually affect even the younger ones, maybe we could have been more aware of our health (and) the symptoms that Lymphoma can do to our body.” ~Jeanne, a Lymphoma Cancer Survivor

Lymphoma Philippines, a non-profit organization for Lymphoma patients, survivors, and caregivers aiming to spread awareness on medically-approved Lymphoma-related campaigns in the country.

If the pandemic has taught the world anything, it is how important it is to value the gift of good health and live a free life. The fear of getting sick is now even more understandable because it has put everything into perspective. The world was indeed scared by the truth of COVID-19, but cancer fighters and survivors have actually experienced this reality for a much longer period of time.

On this year's World Lymphoma Awareness Day, the neighborhood joins together to celebrate cancer survivors, fighters, and their families while also raising awareness of the disease.

Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the immune system’s infection-fighting cells called lymphocytes. The lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and other areas of the body contain these cells, and Lymphoma leads lymphocytes to change and increase out of control. Common symptoms include enlarged lymph nodes, chills, weight loss, fatigue– all of which are more likely to be caused by other conditions, such as an infection, which is why getting checked by a doctor is important for proper diagnosis.

It is one of the top 15 cancers in the Philippines, affecting around 11,000 Filipinos every year. Yet with lack of awareness, authorities estimate a larger number of patients that are left undiagnosed.

Infection-fighting lymphocytes of the immune system are where lymphoma, a type of cancer, first appears. These cells are found in the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and other parts of the body. Lymphoma causes lymphocytes to change and multiply uncontrollably. Common symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, chills, weight loss, and fatigue. Since these symptoms are more likely to be brought on by other conditions, such as an infection, a doctor's examination is crucial for a correct diagnosis.

It ranks among the top 15 malignancies in the Philippines, where it affects over 11,000 Filipinos annually. Authorities think that a greater proportion of cases go undiagnosed due to ignorance, nevertheless.

In order to raise awareness of medically-approved Lymphoma-related campaigns in the nation, Lymphoma Philippines, a non-profit organization for Lymphoma patients, survivors, and carers, has as its objective. In order to educate more people and offer desperately needed assistance to those in need, including pushing for improved healthcare, cancer survivor Jheric Delos Angeles and his wife Anna Tapel-Delos Angeles founded a network of Filipino patients and their families.

“It’s very hard. The agony is double. During the pandemic, going to the hospital was difficult and scary for cancer patients like me. As it is, we cannot afford to get COVID.” ~Rhiz, a Lymphoma cancer patient, shares her experience living with the disease amidst the pandemic

Christine, a Lymphoma patient caregiver, echoes Rhiz’s sentiments regarding hospital visits. On top of that, their income was cut off for a time during the lockdown and they had to rely on their savings to continue medication.

While Lymphoma is considered to be a curable cancer if diagnosed early, access to treatment is a challenge as costs related to the disease can range from one million pesos to three and a half million pesos depending on the hospital and treatment protocol.

Recognizing these challenges, Lymphoma Philippines hopes to continue spreading information and possibly save lives. As part of its efforts, the organization along with The Carewell Community Foundation, EPCALM, KAYA, and The Philippine Cancer Society, also in partnership with Takeda Healthcare Philippines, held a public online event to mark the World Lymphoma Awareness Day, and shared practical information beneficial to Filipino Lymphoma patients and their families. This includes:
  • Mental wellness advice for patients and their loved ones
  • A private Facebook group for patients and their loved ones where they can get information and support from each other
  • Patient navigation that helps patients in their journey from diagnosis to post-treatment and connects them with the right agencies and groups
  • Emotional support groups in partnership with Kanser sa Adolescents and Young Adults (KAYA) and The Carewell Community Foundation
  • Social work services that can assist patients in their journey

“It is an unimaginably difficult journey for patients and their loved ones living with cancer. Having gone through it myself, a strong support system is crucial in the journey and we at Lymphoma Philippines are committed to lending help however possible.” ~Jheric Delos Angeles, Lymphoma Philippines co-founder

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