Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Rico Blanco rocks SMDC Date Night

SM Development Corporation (SMDC) held yet another successful run of SMDC Date Night on May 24 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. This time, renowned Filipino singer-songwriter Rico Blanco performed. SMDC is aware of the significance of establishing meaningful connections with their customers.

Performing his hits such as ‘Wag Mong Aminin, Palibot-libot, and Liwanag sa Dilim, the rockstar extraordinaire captured the hearts of the crowd with a nostalgic medley of classic OPM songs that guests jumped to, swayed to, and sang along with.

Prospective buyers and investors enjoyed a night of captivating live music, delectable food, and compelling investment deals from SMDC — an exclusive experience which the 2022 DOT Property Southeast Asia awards “Developer of the Year” curates for their investors.

Before ending his set list, Rico Blanco took the time to thank the attendees and encouraged them to “Step Into Luxury” with SMDC by purchasing a unit at any of their premiere developments: Gold Residences across NAIA Terminal 1, Glam Residences in EDSA, Quezon City, Sands Residences along Roxas Boulevard, and Sail Residences in the Mall of Asia Complex.

SMDC Date Night is a monthly event that serves as a venue for property seekers and homebuyers to connect with SMDC’s property specialists and gain one-night-only discounts on SMDC’s pre-selling and ready-for-occupancy developments. The event has already featured artists including social media sensation Gigi De Lana and The Gigi Vibes, ‘Prince of Pop’ Erik Santos, and ‘Asia’s Nightingale’ Lani Misalucha.

To know more about SMDC, its developments and upcoming SMDC Date Night events, follow SMDC on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Tiktok, or visit the SMDC

Cebu Pacific Honors Top Corporate, Gov't Accounts in 10th CEBBIZ Awards

“Through these awards, we hope you will all accept our gratitude for keeping Cebu Pacific strong despite the challenging times, and for helping the airline soar high again.” ~Arlene Tena, CEB Director for Passenger Sales and Distribution, told the awardees during the awarding ceremony
Cebu Pacific officials with the awardees in the 10th CEBBIZ Awards during the awarding ceremony at Dusit Thani Manila.

Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), the Philippines’ leading carrier, recognized its top performing corporate and government accounts at the 10th edition of the CEBBIZ Awards.

In a ceremony that took place at Dusit Thani Manila in Makati City, 24 accounts from the country's top 1,000 companies, government agencies, small and medium enterprises, labor and shipping sectors were given the CEBBIZ Award.

A special award was also given to the Department of Budget and Management - Procurement Service as CEB’s invaluable partner for 2022.

The CEBBIZ Awards is an annual event that aims to recognize CEB’s top corporate account producers. The 2023 ceremony, which recognized the previous year’s top producers, was the first since 2019 after the awards were suspended for three years due to the pandemic.

To further show appreciation for their endeavors, CEB took the awardees on a visit around Albay to explore the province’s stunning landscapes, delicious cuisine, and vibrant culture. Misibis Bay Resort Philippines, the Albay Provincial Tourism, Culture, and the Arts Office, and the Provincial Government of Albay collaborated on the tour.

CEB is firmly in place for full recovery this year as it restores its pre-COVID network and capacity, aided by its unbeatable seat sales, widest domestic network, and reinstatement of its international destinations.

The airline currently flies to 35 domestic and 23 international destinations across Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Earth Aircon Cleaner a do-it-yourself anti-bacterial aircon cleaner

“Ang Init!” Yes since summer heats up the month almost everyone is raving in shouting those words. I feel you! And who saves the heat of the weather its non other than our aircon. But we also need to take good care of using it and pamper it in cleaning and making it more usable whenever the heat is on in the air. It's not easy to maintain a cool, clean air in your aircon units. 

That is why I am glad I discovered Earth Aircon Cleaner a Japanese do-it-yourself anti-bacterial aircon cleaner that removes odors, germs and molds from aircon units.

Benefits of using Earth Aircon Cleaner
  • Makes aircon cleaning DIY
Allows you to save from the high cost of hiring professional aircon cleaning services.
  • Easy to use for anybody who owns an aircon unit
Can be used on both split-type and window-type aircons
  • Powerful Jet Trigger Nozzle
The power jet trigger nozzle creates enough pressure to clear out dust inside the aircon fins and coils
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Removes unpleasant odors emanating from the aircon
  • Kills 99.9% of germs and viruses
  • Makes air cleaner and healthier

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Get started on your fitness journey without breaking the bank at the Lazada Run!

“When I think of fitness, I think of me-time.” ~Bea Fabregas-Ramos, Events host, radio DJ, mom of one, and online fitspiration

Enjoy discounted rates on the Lazada Run during Lazada’s 6.6 Wow Sulitipid Sale

Running is often considered one of the most accessible forms of exercise and a great way to get fit—all you need is a good pair of running shoes and the great outdoors!

Now, what better way to kickstart a new fitness activity than by signing-up for the upcoming Lazada Run on July 2, 2023 at the SM Mall of Asia? 

On June 6, tickets will go on sale for ONE DAY ONLY during Lazada’s 6.6 Wow Sulitipid Sale! Make sure to register and enjoy a WOW discount of up to 10% off on 21KM, 10KM and 5KM categories and the 1KM Kid’s Run.

You can also avail of WOW deals with discounted group rates, which you can enjoy with these easy steps:

STEP 1: Identify your group discount category, sign up and check the waiver process!


Be sure to check out the FAQs page as well as the TERMS AND CONDITIONS page.

STEP 2: Settle payment 

Send an email to and copy with the subject “[Company Name/Group Representative Name_LazadaRun 2023]” and include the discount tiering and amount breakdown per race category in the body.

Only one representative per email or group must send the email. You will receive a billing confirmation from Run Rio. Once confirmed, the group representative must pay via bank transfer and email proof of payment.

STEP 3: Collect your race packs!

All joiners, including those who signed up individually, can pick up their race packs at Block 16 / SM Concert Grounds at the SM Mall of Asia Complex on June 29 - 30 (Thursday - Friday, 2PM - 10PM) and July 1 (Saturday, 9AM - 5PM)

At the Lazada Run media launch last April 26, Coach Corinne of 808 Studio agreed that running is a great form of exercise for any budget and every fitness level.

“What I’m looking forward to the most [during the Lazada Run] is seeing everyone achieve their goals and just be happy to be there–it’s the community aspect.” ~Coach Corinne, 808 Studio

Registration for the Lazada Run will end on June 27, 2023, or until slots run out, whichever comes first. The Lazada Run promises to be a WOW, one-of-a-kind experiential run you wouldn’t want to miss, so gather your family and friends and take advantage of the sulit 6.6 fees and discounted group rates available! 

For more information, visit the Lazada Run Page via the Lazada App, and the official Lazada Run Philippines Facebook  Page.

The Prestiz Effect: Gifting A Better Life To Newlyweds

Choosing the ideal present can be a daunting task as wedding season approaches. Would it be advisable for us to decide on customary things like porcelain or flatware? Or could it be something more intimate and practical?

Prestiz is a household appliance brand that has made a significant impact on the lives of newlyweds. The brand's collection of AV, kitchen, and lifestyle appliances provides exquisite gift options that emphasize practical functionality and are ideal for any couple to receive. These products are designed to improve daily living.

Epic Encounters on a Screen
First, the Prestiz Smart Android 11 TV, available in sizes from 32" to 50", is more than just an entertainment powerhouse. It provides newlyweds with the perfect avenue to unwind, enjoy their favorite shows or simply connect over a thrilling movie. And with Google Assistant and Air Mouse features, it's not just a TV, it's a smart companion ready to answer queries, set reminders for date nights, or swiftly navigate through content. It’s a gift that grows with them, shaping their experiences, and creating countless shared memories.

Sounds of Togetherness
Audio plays a significant role in our lives, and Prestiz’s HT-4234 2.1 home theater speaker convertible soundbar understands that. This transformative soundbar, doubling as a home theater speaker, delivers crystal clear audio, ensuring the couple's favorite tunes, movie dialogues, or simply the ambient sounds of a meditation app resonate in pristine quality. It's more than just a speaker but an instrument making sweet melody for the couple to delight in. 

The Heart of the Home
In the kitchen, Prestiz raises the bar with its GS-B31BG Infrared gas stove and gas range. Cooking is a labor of love, often acting as a bonding activity for couples. The infrared gas stove’s efficient cooking technology shortens meal preparation times, allowing more quality time together. It even comes with an oven rotisserie that introduces couples to a world of culinary possibilities, inviting them to explore and create new recipes or perfectly roast a chicken on a lazy Sunday afternoon. These appliances aren't just about cooking; they're about creating heartwarming experiences.

Laundry: A Spin Towards Leisure
Last but not least, the Prestiz WMA-B480TS automatic washing machine eases one of the less exciting household chores, laundry. Its smart features simplify washing, granting newlyweds the luxury of time. It's not just about clean clothes; it's about freeing up time to nurture their relationship.

Prestiz's home appliances are not just gifts but foundations for building a comfortable, joyful life together. By offering solutions to everyday challenges, these appliances seamlessly merge into the hustle and bustle of daily life enhancing routines, and creating space for love and togetherness. Let’s think beyond the customary this wedding season and gift the newlyweds an ally in their journey of married bliss with Prestiz.

Be sure to visit Lazada – Prestiz or Shopee – Prestiz Philippines to shop for the perfect gift today. 

To know more about Prestiz visit their website at

Go All-Out with TCL’s Big Screen Promo

Get a 65 inch P635 TV at a special promo price of Php 28,995

Get big savings and freebies when you buy P Series 65” TVs

Everyone has always aspired to have bigger TV screens.  For one, a larger screen allows you to become more immersed in what’s happening on screen. It becomes a ‘bigger than life’ experience for your viewing pleasure and lastly, it gives an advantage of being able to display more information at once. 

Planning to purchase a bigger screen TV? Then this is your lucky day! TCL, a leading brand in consumer electronics and TV manufacturing  officially announces the Big Screen Promo.  

Going big doesn’t have to be super extravagant. Now, you’ll finally achieve it. Get a 65 inch P635 TV at a special promo price of Php 28,995. With the P635 TV, you get to enjoy stellar features such as  HDR 10, Google TV, Ok Google, Dolby Audio, Dynamic Color Entertainment, HDMI 2.1 and is equipped with AIPQ2.0 to optimize overall hardware and software performance, enhancing the entertaining experience. The P635 also has 3-sided edgeless-less design allowing a full-screen and wider visible viewing experience. 

Avail of a special bundle price of Php34,995 when you buy the new 65 inch P735 TV and get a Free Air Conditioner unit

But that’s not all! You get a chance to avail of a special bundle price of Php 34,995 when you buy the new 65 inch P735 TV and get a Free TAC-06CWM/F (Air Conditioner) unit. 

With P735 TV, you get to experience extraordinary features like the 4K HDR, WCG (Wide Color Gamut), Dolby Vision/Atmos, Google Duo, HDMI 2.1, Far Field Voice and Edgeless Design.It also has a MEMC 60hz algorithm that reduces motion display blurs, deducts image tearing and guarantees a silky smooth scene.

TCL’s Big Screen Promo runs from May 25, 2023 until June 25, 2023 at all TCL authorized dealers. 

For more updates about the TCL Big Screen Promo, visit TCL’s official Facebook page or visit 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

Havas Ortega and the Philippine Junior Marketing Association Runs MADWORLD for the 11th Year

“MadWorld represents our continued dedication and commitment to youth education through mentorship and counsel, as well as nurturing the future talent pool of the marketing industry in the Philippines.  We are privileged and honored to have industry rockstars as our resource speakers and supporters of PJMA’s largest annual event.” ~Jos Ortega, CEO of Havas Ortega Group and co-founder of PJMA’s MadWorld
Havas Ortega and the Philippine Junior Marketing Association's MADWORLD Celebrates 11 Years of Inspiring Early Philippine Marketers

With over 300 member schools and attracting a membership of more than 50,000 marketing and business students, the Philippine Junior Marketing Association (PJMA) stands at the forefront of invigorating creative education. 

Its flagship event named MadWorld was established more than a decade ago, and its inception is a clever portmanteau of “marketing and advertising”. Its name seemed fitting to showcase the changes in the marketing and advertising landscape. MadWorld continues to bring new insights among its attendees as they learn how to adapt to the industry’s fast-changing innovativeness.

Jos Ortega, CEO of Havas Ortega Group and co-founder of PJMA’s MadWorld, found that making a network of mentors and acquiring industry-specific knowledge to the aspiring marketers helps better prepare them for the professional world. Naturally, he sought to make the process easier. The conference and its activities that lead up to the main event day stem from Ortega’s desire to cultivate his personal advocacy on youth education. 

Through MadWorld, the PJMA and Havas Ortega collaboration includes year-long mentorship and activities that will help prepare the PJMA MadWorld leaders to launch the event. This takes form in internal program activities, where best practices are discussed and shared. One activity is the MadWorld Bootcamp, a full-day session with topics centered to support the theme for the year. Each mentor is carefully selected based on their expertise to ensure access to the latest in creative, digital, and media education. Mentors of the agency include C-suite and Director-level leaders like Chief Digital Officer Shayne Madamba on “Digital in Marketing” and Creative Director Gerry Cacanindin on “Creativity Matters”.

Throughout the years, the contribution of Havas Ortega in creating award-winning meaningful work showcases how they are making a meaningful difference to brands, businesses, and people. In this continued partnership, PJMA marketers are right to earmark strategies and practices from the agency’s examples. 
This year, the big event returns to SM Mall of Asia Arena on June 3. Ortega will be giving a keynote about outsmarting trends. Considering the ever-changing marketing landscape, aspirants can gain valuable insight on how to be an early adapter. Ever passionate about bringing diverse minds, the Country Channel Partnerships Lead of TikTok, Joseph Albert Meñez, the Managing Director of Universal Music Philippines, Enzo Valdez, Canva’s Head of Growth, Maisie Littaua, and the Editorial and Creative Director of Adobo Magazine, Chaz Requiña will also be guest speakers.

Ortega is proud to say that year after year, thousands of junior marketers from around the Philippines attend the event. This will be the first live event since the pandemic, Ortega is excited to continue the conversation. MadWorld: Playing the New Spot will happen on June 3, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

About Havas Ortega Group
A fully integrated media & communications group that is committed to create a meaningful difference for brands, businesses, and people. Established in 2012, Havas Ortega provides the most comprehensive marketing services and offerings across media, creative, digital, PR and healthcare & wellness disciplines. A village model housed under one roof, while boasting a unique and unparalleled entertainment offering through its parent organization Vivendi. (

Local farmers in Calabarzon to receive training on modern farming techniques

KSK-SAP farmers and partners from San Pablo City, Laguna

SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI) has taken another step in its mission to enhance the agriculture and entrepreneurial skills of farmers. The organization recently launched the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan on Sustainable Agriculture Program (KSK-SAP) across various locations in Calabarzon. 

Beginning with its launch in Padre Garcia, Batangas on April 13, 2023, the program has since been extended to Silang, Cavite, Batangas City, San Pablo, Laguna, and Calamba City. SMFI is also set to provide free agri-skills training to local farmers in other parts of the region to help other beneficiaries uplift their families and communities.

Empowering local farmers 
The local farmer-beneficiaries will undergo a two-phased program, spearheaded by its partner school Moca Family Farm RLearning Center, Inc.  
The said program kicked off with an immersive 14-week training program, designed to equip participants with essential skills and knowledge in agriculture. The modular training curriculum covers topics on the latest agri-technology updates, capacity building, financial literacy, product development, and market opportunities. Through these comprehensive modules, KSK-SAP aims to empower and enhance farmers’ agricultural practices and explore avenues for sustainable growth. 

As a highlight of the program's first phase, KSK-SAP farmers will join the SM Sunday Market, a collaborative initiative between SM Foundation and SM Supermalls. This platform offers trainees a valuable opportunity to showcase their agricultural produce and gain firsthand experience in institutional selling. Through this market opportunity, participants can not only generate income but also cultivate their expertise and experience in the sales and marketing aspects of their agri-businesses.

To prepare for the second phase of the program, SMFI will also assist the farmers in formalizing their respective groups. To boost their earning capactiy and contribution to economic growth, the foundation will support them in creating a sustainable and profitable farming community through the assistance of its partner agencies. 

KSK-SAP originated from the vision of SMFI’s founder Henry "Tatang" Sy Sr. to establish a sustainable initiative that would uplift the farming skills, food security, and livelihood know-how of low-income Filipino farmers. Over the years, the program has evolved into a comprehensive training program that generates opportunities for skills development, employment, and livelihood.

Since its inception in 2007, KSK-SAP has helped more than 28,000 marginalized farmers from rural and urban areas across the country, fueling their entrepreneurial and farming capabilities. As a result, some of the program's graduates have turned into seasonal suppliers for the SM group and other local markets.

SM Foundation’s KSK-SAP is conducted in partnership with SM Supermalls, TESDA, DA, DSWD, DOST, DTI, DOT and partner farm schools.

Acer Expands Support for SpatialLabs Developers with Suite of Tools that Enable Stereoscopic 3D Experiences

Acer announced an expansion of developer tools for its industry-leading SpatialLabs™ technology, providing more avenues to develop glasses-free, stereoscopic 3D experiences on Acer SpatialLabs Pro devices. With its new Unity plug-in support, developers from various industries and practices can utilize SpatialLabs Pro devices when creating stereo 3D content and applications. Acer’s OpenXR runtime for SpatialLabs has been certified, enabling developers to use OpenXR protocols when building stereo 3D content and applications on SpatialLabs’ commercial displays. The Acer SteamVR Bridge helps unlock the potential of stereo 3D for VR application developers to deliver enhanced immersive experiences when using SpatialLabs Pro devices. 

Pro Suite Developer Program: Unity Plug-in

Acer has launched its support for the Unity plug-in, extending its reach to more creators across various fields, including education, architecture, construction, medicine, and more, alongside the Unreal plug-in. As a widely used platform for creating stereo 3D content and applications, more professional developers can take advantage of the Unity plug-in’s existing tools and verticals to enhance their experiences and help present their models in their true 3D form on Acer SpatialLabs Pro Devices, without the need for specialized glasses. 

Acer OpenXR Runtime 

Acer has successfully reached conformance for its OpenXR Runtime, making SpatialLabs Pro devices conformant with OpenXR. As a long-standing member and contributor of the Khronos OpenXR working group, Acer embraces open standards and is committed to building an accessible ecosystem for its hardware solutions. 

Acer’s latest milestone benefits the extended reality (XR) developer community by unlocking additional device choices to showcase their creations with high-resolution, glasses-free stereoscopic 3D. Content and application creators may enjoy the synergy of OpenXR’s cross-platform, high-performance API for faster innovation and Acer’s extensive experience in delivering immersive, stereoscopic 3D visuals through its SpatialLabs solution. The OpenXR runtime is also made available for Acer SpatialLabs Pro device users to utilize OpenXR-compatible applications such as AutoDesk VRED 2023, and Blender. 

Acer SteamVR Bridge 

With the availability of Acer’s proprietary SteamVR Bridge driver, developers of VR applications, ranging from virtual tours to art exhibits, and educational content, can convert their creations on Acer’s SpatialLabs Pro devices to deliver captivating imagery and clarity to users without the need for VR headsets. SpatialLabs Pro device users may also leverage the Acer SteamVR Bridge with NVIDIA Omniverse™ to streamline workflows and broaden their viewing options for enhanced stereo 3D projection of complex graphics, visual effects, and simulations. 

Visit the SpatialLabs Developer site for more information on the latest updates and experience the SpatialLabs Pro devices firsthand as it will be on display at COMPUTEX from May 30 to June 2, 2023 at Booth no. M0820, 4F, Hall 1, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan. 

About Acer 
Founded in 1976, Acer is one of the world's top ICT companies with a presence in more than 160 countries. As Acer evolves with the industry and changing lifestyles, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another, creating ecosystems and opening up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. Acer's 7,700 employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit for more information. 

SM Prime’s second annual integrated report receives multiple recognition from international organizations

“We are honored to receive these awards as a recognition of our commitment to provide transparent reporting in our sustainable practices. We value all our stakeholders, and we strive to enrich the quality of life of the Filipino people.” ~Mr. Jeffrey Lim, SM Prime President

SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), one of the leading integrated property developers in Southeast Asia, has been recognized by three international award-giving bodies for excellence in transparent Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting for its 2021 Annual Integrated Report entitled "Together, We Rise".

SM published its sustainability reports since 2013 even before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mandated sustainability reporting in the Philippines. SM Prime further promotes transparency and accountability by informing investors and stakeholders of its ESG performance and impacts, decision-making processes, and competitive positioning value in the sector.

At the summit of international recognitions, SM Prime bagged accolades from the biggest and most coveted awards competition in the business world called Stevie® Awards. The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards recognizes business innovation across the entire Asia-Pacific region, whereas IBAs is one of the first and most highly anticipated awards programs of the Stevie Awards that features a wide variety of categories relevant to every facet of the workplace that is open to all kinds and sizes of organizations globally. SM Prime was awarded the Bronze Stevie® Winner at the 2023 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards program and Silver Stevie® Winner in the 2022 International Business Awards (IBAs).

Also, in the regional scene, the company won a Silver Rank in the Asia Sustainability Reporting Rating (ASRRAT) 2022, a sustainability report ranking by the National Center for Sustainability Reporting (NCSR). ASRRAT’s rating system employs criteria based on GRI Standards compliance, GHG disclosures transparency, and alignment with and support of the UN SDGs, among other factors. 

The international recognitions are a testament to SM Prime’s active role in championing sustainability across its operations as it continues to be a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities, thereby enriching the quality of life of millions of people. 

Acer Unveils its First Eco-Friendly Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Router Made with PCR Materials

“We are thrilled to expand Acer’s portfolio of network devices with the launch of the Acer Connect Vero W6m Wi-Fi 6E mesh router, engineered with support for Wi-Fi 6E tri-band connectivity to provide swift and secure connections with vast network coverage within any home or office locations. The performance-driven router is also the latest addition to our growing Vero line of eco-conscious products, embodying Acer’s commitment to fulfilling its environmental responsibility and helping minimize carbon footprint.” ~Wayne Ma, General Manger, IoB, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.

Acer Connect Vero W6m hits peak speeds of up to 7.8 Gbps with tri-band AXE7800 throughput while featuring 30% PCR plastic in its casing and a dedicated Eco mode, combining high performance and energy efficiency.

Acer today unveiled the Acer Connect Vero W6m mesh router, its first eco-friendly Wi-Fi 6E router that incorporates post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials in its chassis and features an Eco mode for efficient energy consumption. The router is powered by a quad-core 2 Ghz processor and includes a bundle of enhanced connectivity, coverage, and security features, including Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band AXE7800[ ,2] capability and compliance with Radio Equipment Directive (RED) EN 303 645 articles 3.3 Cyber Security Standards.

Fast and Seamless Wi-Fi 6E Connections 

The Acer Connect Vero W6m, Acer’s first eco-friendly router, comes with Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and conforms with security standards set by the European Commission’s Radio Equipment Directive. Capable of supporting Wi-Fi 6E Triband (2.4 Ghz/5 Ghz/6 Ghz[1,2]) AXE7800 throughput, the device provides speeds of up to 7.8 Gbps to deliver fast, stable internet connections when online. The Wi-Fi 6E router can also be paired with up to 4 units and features impressive network ranges of up to 465 m2 on a dual mesh system and up to 930 m2 on a quad mesh system to help eliminate dead spots in larger coverage areas[1,3]. Powered by a quad-core 2 GHz A53 processor with 1 GB LPDDR RAM and 4 GB memory capacity, the Acer Connect Vero W6m is engineered to keep up with high-bandwidth requirements. 

The new Vero router also gives great importance to data protection and security as it is the first Wi-Fi 6E mesh router to pass EU EN 303 645 (RED) Cyber Security Standards. It also comes with a dedicated WPS button for effortless network security setups. The router is further optimized with intelligent device/application recognition and standard LAN and WAN ports for added connection flexibility.

Eco-Conscious Inside and Out

Designed with the environment in mind, Acer’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions is reflected in every aspect of the device, from its chassis to energy-efficient features. It also utilizes 100% recyclable paper in its packaging. 

The Acer Connect Vero W6m’s minimalistic and compact aesthetic is made with 30% PCR plastic and painted with a cobblestone gray finish to let it blend in with any office or home setup. The dedicated Eco mode function optimizes the router’s power consumption, along with other connected devices by managing their sleep time when not in use and efficiently regulating its data frequency distribution. 

Pricing and Availability
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via

Visit Acer’s press kit for product images and specifications, or visit the Computex press room to see all announcements.

About Acer 
Founded in 1976, Acer is one of the world's top ICT companies with a presence in more than 160 countries. As Acer evolves with the industry and changing lifestyles, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another, creating ecosystems and opening up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. Acer's 7,700 employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit for more information. 

A boost in delivering quality healthcare

“Nakikita ko ang sitwasyon nila na ultimo pamasahe, wala sila. Iniisip ko, wala man lang akong maibigay na gamot sa kanila. Para sa akin, hindi ko man sila lubos na mapagaling, lalabas sila sa facility na magaan ang pakiram dahil sa tinatawag nating TLC (tender loving care). It takes time to prepare and attend to the next patient. Kailangan pa namin takpan ng kumot o ilock ang pinto ng center para magkaroon ng privacy ang mga pasyente. Dahil dito, isa lang ang naaaccommodate namin. Minsan, hindi sila komportable dahil nakikita ng iba yung procedure na ginagawa namin sa kanila. Malaki ang connection ng renovation ng center sa pagsasaayos ng kalusugan ng aming komunidad. Kaming mga health workers ay mas eager na sa pag-pasok sa trabaho at mas marami na kaming pasyenteng mabibigyan ng serbisyo at matutulungan. Dahil maganda na at maaliwalas, nakakatulong ito para gumaan ang pakiramdam ng pasyente bago pa man sila gamutin.” ~Tarita Ann Ballasteros, Brgy. District 1, Cauayan, Midwife
Brgy. Cataggaman Pardo Health Center health workers cater to the general medical needs of its community in the newly renovated health center.

In 1971, the Philippines launched the Community Health Organization Program to classify health services into primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. As part of this initiative, barangay health stations were created to ensure that primary healthcare improves the overall health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. 

Since then, these local health centers have played a crucial role in improving the health outcomes of Filipinos. They have not only provided general healthcare services but also served as agents during the COVID-19 pandemic and helped with the vaccination rollout. Additionally, they continue to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent diseases, particularly among vulnerable populations.

Adequate facilities for improved healthcare

SM Foundation (SMFI) has made it its mission to provide adequate facilities and upgraded equipment to boost health centers as they fulfill their mandate of delivering quality health care, even amid the pandemic.

Pursuing its mission, SMFI and UNIQLO Philippines traveled to the cities of Tuguegarao and Cauayan in Cagayan Valley and upgraded two health facilities serving thousands of Filipinos. Beyond the new infrastructure, health workers see it as a chance to put forth the services they have always drawn from the heart.

In Brgy. District 1, Cauayan, Midwife Tarita Ann Ballasteros has tended to patients from low-income households, who barely have money to spare for the fare going to the facility and to buy medicine. She would then give the best care she can offer to compensate for the limitations of their center.

Before, they had to use curtains as improvised medical partitions or lock the health center’s door to provide comfort to women seeking reproductive health care or pregnant mothers coming in for prenatal checkups.

Through the upgrade, the Brgy. District 1 Health Center had its own room for maternal and child health services, equipped with necessary medical tools. It was also fitted with a breastfeeding area and a designated space for immunization.

The upgrade served as the boost they needed to complement the TLC they have always given their community.

A change for the better

Sharing the same passion for health care service is Corazon Tanguilan, a Barangay Health Worker from Brgy. Cataggaman Pardo Health Center in Tuguegarao City. 

“As a healthcare provider, hindi po namin gaano iniisip ang kalakihan ng aming health center. Ang importante po ay taos pusong pagbibigay ng serbisyo sa patients namin. Nasa kalooban po namin kung paano namin gagawing maayos pagpapatakbo ng aming operasyon. Sira po ang aming mga tiles. Mahirap po ito dahil baka madulas o mapaano ang aming mga pasyente na kadalasan ay buntis at mga bata. Kaya nilagyan na lang po namin ito ng masking tape para makaiwas sa aksidente. During immunization days, may mga pregnant mothers na darating for prenatal check-up. Ine-entertain namin sila dahil hindi namin puwedeng pauwiin ulit at pabalikin pa. Mahalaga po ang sapat na espasyo para maisagawa ang infection prevention and control measures. Kaya mainam po ang ginawa ng SM Foundation na pagpapalawak ng health center namin para sa kaligtasan ng patients namin. 27 years na po ako sa serbisyo at bihira po ang health center na naka-aircon at well-ventilated. Kaya ngayon pong naisaayos na po ito, tiyak po ako na mas maeengganyo ang constituents ng  namin na pumunta sa aming Center.” ~Corazon Tanguilan, Barangay Health Worker from Brgy. Cataggaman Pardo Health Center in Tuguegarao City

Through their dedication, they strived to accommodate the healthcare needs of their patients despite unfortunate working conditions–from broken tiles, cracked wall paint, and damaged cabinets to limited electric fans for ventilation.

Due to the center’s layout and space limitations, it became even more difficult for them during the pandemic. With sick children, pregnant women, and TB-DOTs patients, it felt like a weight was pressed against their chests as they hoped to safely accommodate all patients while implementing social distancing.

As their center was rebuilt from the ground up, they felt relief and gained renewed optimism to improve their operations.

In addition to the installation of new equipment and facilities, complemented by cosmetic improvements such as fresh paint and tiles, the upgraded health centers now include designated rooms for maternal care, medical check-ups, and TB-DOTs treatment. The spacious and well-ventilated lobby provides a warm welcome to the people of Tuguegaraonos, encouraging them to pursue healthy living and become valuable contributors to the growth of their city. 

NY-Based Bartending Expert on the Versatility, Unique Flavor Profiles of Tanduay Rums

Tanduay rums come in a wide range of different expressions, with each product offering its own unique flavor.

“From the complex Double Rum that has aged up to 18 years, to the Especia Spiced Rum that has a touch of sweetness and is very approachable - you can drink them just by themselves. I use both at Blu, and they are so easy to work with. They make my job easier. The future between Tanduay and I is bright, I look forward to collaborating with the brand as much as possible. For the past 8 years, each of my roles was an amazing experience. I learned a lot every single day. From Switzerland to London, London to New York - my most important focus was to never settle, always keep growing and setting new goals for myself.” ~Jeremy Le Blanche, New York-based concept beverage director and bartending veteran

Le Blanche has been in the bartending industry for 11 years. He studied hospitality for five years before working as a barback/bartender, another four years for degrees, and one year for his bartending license.

I became intrigued with mixology and culinary professions. I love how I get to be      creative and innovative with my cocktails but also strive for consistency, so every     customer gets the perfect cocktail whether it’s made by me or anyone on my team. I love that my role allows me to push the boundaries of what’s possible and to make my cocktails an immersive sensory experience for our guests. It is all about marketing now to make Tanduay grow in the US, so more people know about it and have the chance to try it. The same goes for restaurants and bars or anything - being excellent isn’t enough, you have to be unique and have great marketing to connect with people. He came to Thyme bar to meet with me and we had an instant camaraderie that we have been able to build on over the years. The New York team at Tanduay is amazing and are very supportive.” ~Jeremy Le Blanche, New York-based concept beverage director and bartending veteran

Le Blanche shared that traveling around the world opened his mind and made him discover new horizons.

I became intrigued with mixology and culinary professions. I love how I get to be      creative and innovative with my cocktails but also strive for consistency, so every     customer gets the perfect cocktail whether it’s made by me or anyone on my team. I love that my role allows me to push the boundaries of what’s possible and to make my cocktails an immersive sensory experience for our guests. It is all about marketing now to make Tanduay grow in the US, so more people know about it and have the chance to try it.” ~Jeremy Le Blanche, New York-based concept beverage director and bartending veteran

Le Blanche said that New York is a great city to showcase creativity as it is constantly growing, evolving, and always has an incredible energy at any hour.

Asked how Tanduay would stack up against other brands, Le Blanche said that the product is “very good, very clean.”  He shared that Tanduay Double Rum and Especia Spiced Rum by Tanduay are his two favorite expressions at the moment.

The rum market, however, is very competitive.

The same goes for restaurants and bars or anything - being excellent isn’t enough, you have to be unique and have great marketing to connect with people. He came to Thyme bar to meet with me and we had an instant camaraderie that we have been able to build on over the years. The New York team at Tanduay is amazing and are very supportive. When I first tried the product itself I thought wow, this is very high quality rum and will be easy to incorporate into my cocktails. It’s unique and makes it easy for me to suggest something new to people. Once they try one of our Tanduay rum cocktails - they usually want to order another.” ~Jeremy Le Blanche, New York-based concept beverage director and bartending veteran

Le Blanche explained that one can make the most amazing cocktails, but it will not be picked up by the public if it is not promoted well. 

Le Blanche first learned of Tanduay when he met its New York brand ambassador, Matt Robertson, on social media.

Le Blanche likes the fact that the rum is from the Philippines as it gets people’s attention.

“Learning that industry experts like Jeremy likes the flavor profile of Tanduay rums and see their potential in cities like New York is a testament to the brand’s strict adherence to quality and focus on product research and development. It is also a testament to Filipinos’ craftsmanship and ingenuity as all Tanduay products are proudly made in the Philippines and use the best sugarcane in the country.” ~Marc Ngo, Tanduay International Business Development Manager and Senior Brand Manager

Founded in 1854, Tanduay is an iconic brand in the Philippines. It has received numerous international awards for its various rum products and continues its domination of the rum category in the country. It was named the World’s Number 1 Rum for five consecutive years by Drinks International Magazine, based on its sales. It has also received the “Brand of the Year” award for seven consecutive years.

Acer Announces New Swift Edge 16 with AMD Ryzen 7040 Series Processors and Wi-Fi 7

  • The Acer Swift Edge 16 unites performance and portability in a thin-and-light chassis, powered by AMD Ryzen™ 7040 Series processors[ ], up to AMD Radeon™ 780M graphics, and AMD Ryzen™ AI on models with select processors.
  • Vibrant visuals are presented on its 16-inch 3.2K OLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, and 500 nits peak brightness 
  • The secured-core PC with Microsoft Pluton and Windows Hello helps keep data protected from cloud to hardware
  • Up to Wi-Fi 7[1] connectivity and fast-charging compatibility, along with vital ports keep users powered on and connected when on the move

The refreshed Acer Swift Edge 16 (SFE16-43) laptop, designed for dynamic professionals requiring high computing capability, productivity, and portability from their hardware. The lightweight laptop is powered by AMD Ryzen™ 7040 Series processors[1] and up to AMD Radeon™ 780M graphics for next-gen performance and visuals, and features AMD Ryzen™ AI on select models with select processors, enabling the device to keep up with today’s AI demands and more. 

The Swift Edge 16 showcases a stunning 16-inch 3.2K OLED display with an upgraded refresh rate of 120 Hz and support for 100% DCI-P3 color gamut to provide true-to-life colors and images. The Windows 11 laptop also boasts compatibility with up to Wi-Fi 7[1], Microsoft Pluton, and a range of smart features so users can stay connected to fast wireless connections and have private data secured. 

Visually Striking Design and Display
The Acer Swift Edge 16 exudes confidence as it flaunts an eye-catching design frame and color display capabilities that are sure to make heads turn. Its ultra-thin and light magnesium alloy chassis measures a mere 12.95 mm (0.51 inches), weighs only 1.23 kg (2.71 lbs), and is finished off with a sleek olivine black coating. Users can indulge themselves with cinema-grade viewing on its 16-inch 3.2K OLED panel (3200 x 2000) with 120 Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut support, and 0.2 ms response time. Combined with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 500 nits peak brightness and VESA DisplayHDR™ True Black 500 certification, the OLED laptop offers precise and high-contrast colors to be enjoyed. The TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe®-certified display also helps reduce blue light exposure for added comfort during extended viewing periods. 

Optimized Performance and Security with AI Power 
The Swift Edge 16 takes advantage of the latest AMD Ryzen™ 7040 Series processors[1] for pure performance speeds and power efficiency that keeps the laptop running longer when unplugged, while also leveraging up to AMD Radeon™ 780M graphics for immersive visuals. Featuring AMD Ryzen AI on models with select processors, the dedicated engine ushers in new AI experiences such as real-time video quality enhancements for video calls. Thanks to the built-in Microsoft Pluton security processor, enabled by default, the Switch Edge 16 supplies added protection to help defend against sophisticated attacks, while the fingerprint reader supporting Windows Hello allows for biometric authentication to the Windows 11 PC.

The AMD Ryzen-powered laptop also comes with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM[1] and up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage[1] for quick data transfer, lower latency, and faster load time, while its TwinAir cooling technology with enhanced fan and air inlet keyboard designs helps keep the device running at full speed. 

Smart Features and Seamless Connections with Wi-Fi 7 
The latest version of the Swift Edge line comes with support for up to Wi-Fi 7[1], boasting enhanced speeds of up to 5.8 Gbps, low latency of under 2 ms, and multi-link capability for fast and reliable wireless connections. The Swift Edge 16 is also equipped with a bundle of smart features to help boost overall productivity and ease of use. With support for Window Studio Effects, users can present themselves in their best light during video conferences with its 1440p QHD webcam with automatic framing, gaze correction, and advanced background blur. The webcam also features Acer’s Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) and Acer PurifiedVoice™ with AI noise reduction to provide elevated video call experiences. It also includes a full-sized keyboard and a range of essential connectivity ports; two USB Type-A ports, dual USB 4 Type-C PD 65 W ports with fast charging and display capabilities, HDMI 2.1, and a Micro SD card reader.

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