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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Top 10 reasons to give Samsung Galaxy A23 5G with its specs and features as a Christmas Gift



It truly is a season for joy and its officially the holiday season! Giving gifts and exchanging cards will certainly be more joyful as face-to-face reunions, celebrations, and christmas parties are back in full force.

To find out what makes these awesome 5G smartphone can help you succeed in today’s fast-paced world. Let me share with you some ideas to make someone happy this gift giving season with its specs and features every user can definitely enjoy.

Samsung understands that young professionals rely heavily on their smartphones to stay connected and be their most productive selves. I myself rely on mobile phones other than laptop, I do most of my jobs online with different brands and online clients. With that, Samsung has combined the latest and most efficient smartphone features in their new Galaxy A Series devices: the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G so users can multitask, work hassle-free, and enjoy recreational moments through super smooth gaming and streaming. On the next-generation mobile data network, the power of 5G fast speeds changes the way you experience and share content — from super smooth gaming and streaming, to ultra-fast sharing and downloading.




The Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is a midrange smartphone that features a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a 120Hz screen refresh rate, 50MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear cameras with OIS, and an 8MP selfie camera.

It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, Android 12 OS, and One UI 4.1 interface. There's also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 5G connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi, Dolby Atmos audio, and 128GB of expandable storage. A large 5,000mAh battery powers the device with support for 25W fast charging technology via USB Type-C.


Wait theres more here are the Top 10 reasons to give Samsung Galaxy A23 5G as a Christmas gift:

1. A rich viewing experience with super smooth scrolling



Take in more, all at once. The Galaxy A23 5G's 6.6-inch Infinity-V Display gives you room to see and do more. With FHD+ technology and a 120Hz refresh rate, the content you see every day will look smoother and sharper, guaranteeing smooth and uninterrupted viewing.

Equally as important as the phone’s connectivity, battery, and performance is its display. The Galaxy A23 5G are equipped with vivid, immersive screens to make sure you are able to appreciate all types of content in awesome detail.
*Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.6" in the full rectangle and 6.4" accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the camera cutout.**Refresh rate may vary by application. Some certain applications or game interfaces may support less than 120Hz due to reasons like compatibility.***Image simulated for illustrative purposes.


2. Multi-lens Camera, multi-perspective photography



The multi-lens camera on the Galaxy A23 5G takes photos to the next level. Get crisper, clearer shots with the 50MP OIS Camera, expand your viewing angle with the Ultra Wide Camera, customize focus with the Depth Camera and get closer to details with the Macro Camera.


3. Shoot stable video like a pro


Capture your world on-the-go. With OIS, your Galaxy A23 5G records your videos more smoothly and captures finer details even in low light.


4. Get the full picture with Ultra Wide Camera



Similar to human eyesight, the 5MP Ultra Wide Camera sees the world with a 123-degree angle of view, adding more perspective to everything you shoot.


5. Power that keeps you going



The 5,000mAh (typical) battery lets you keep doing what you do, for hours on end.

Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated capacity is 4,860mAh.

Multitask for hours on end with the Galaxy A13 5G's high-capacity 5000 mAh battery. This allows these smartphones to run for up to 40 hours without the need for constant recharging, ideal for work-from-anywhere arrangements. Whenever you do have to juice up, the smartphones are also equipped with fast charging capabilities—25W for the Galaxy A23 5G so you can quickly pick up where you left off.


6. Unlock your phone with your fingerprint



With the fingerprint sensor built right into the power button, one seamless motion gets you into your phone.


7. Your privacy protected


Keep your personal photos, videos, files, apps and data safe inside Secure Folder with the defense-grade Samsung Knox security platform, which protects your information from malicious attacks. Add your password or fingerprint so that only you can access your data.

Another great thing about the Galaxy A23 5G is their massive storage. While 128GB Internal Storage can already do wonders when it comes to saving your files, the memory of both phones is also expandable up to 1TB. This comes in handy whenever you have to save large conferencing apps, or huge presentations and documents, so you can keep them wherever you work.


8. Protect what matters to you



Built into the phone's hardware and software from the start, Samsung Knox protects your phone from the minute it's turned on. Offering multi-layered security, it defends your most sensitive information from malware and malicious threats.


9. Less loading time = more productivity

As go-getters, we can’t afford to be weighed down by unreliable Wi-Fi connection. Good thing the Galaxy A23 5G are both equipped with hyper-fast 5G connectivity. This means less loading time for web pages and apps, leading to efficiency and faster performance online. Living life as a digital nomad and juggling tasks even while out of town? These smartphones can be your companion as you work anywhere!


10. Multitask and scroll away

Being able to multitask is an important skill to have, especially given our hectic schedules. Luckily, the Galaxy A23 5G can help you do just that, as they deliver lag-free performance and can switch tabs and take on heavy apps without issues. And to make it more awesome, the Galaxy A23 5G boasts a RAM Plus feature that gives the smartphone up to 6GB additional RAM to provide a more seamless performance.


Achieve awesome goals in the workplace with an awesome 5G smartphone! Its reliability and strong connectivity will definitely strengthen the way today’s hustlers communicate and nurture a healthy and more productive working environment.

The Galaxy A23 5G are available in Awesome Blue, Awesome Black, and Awesome Orange. 



To know more, visit any Samsung Authorized Store or samsung.com/ph.

For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.


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.
 


















 

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, memory, system LSI, and LED solutions. 

Share the joy of celebrating with your family this holiday season with Subway’s Pork Patty BBQ Sub



Subway® prepares a new flavor with Pork Patty BBQ Sub, the holiday treat that will satisfy your craving!
 
The new Subway® Pork Patty BBQ Sub features a soft and tender pork patty, paired with Subway®’s original spicy and smoky BBQ sauce made with the right balance of spices to give you the mouthwatering taste.
 
To complement your meal, add in your favorite Mint Choco Chip Cookie, to satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy a delightful feast with the people who are worth the happiness that every bite can give.
 
From Php 185 for the 6-inch sub, Php 360 for the footlong sub, Php 195 for the wrap, and Php 265 for the salad, or make it a meal with a 22-oz drink and 2 pieces of cookies for an add-on price of Php 120, valid for dine-in transactions only. Delivery price varies accordingly.
 
Grab these meals from December 7, 2022 until January 31, 2023!

For more information on the latest Subway® #EatFresh and #BetterChoice promos, visit www.fb.com/SubwayPhilippines.





Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Tickets to Head in the Clouds Manila and Enjoy GCash’s Exclusive Offers



Live events and concerts are on the comeback, and if there's one way to give yourself a well-deserved treat before the year ends while also getting an early Christmas gift, purchasing tickets to the biggest music festival of the year doesn't sound like a bad idea. With Head in the Clouds Music and Arts Festival coming to the Philippines this December, GCash is making sure you achieve your concert goals by not missing out on getting tickets!
 
GCash lets everyone enjoy their hobbies and passions by giving them access to a range of financial services with exclusive offers. Now, there’s no need to wait in line or stress about how to pay for passes thanks to GCash’s GCredit or GGives features.
 
GCredit, which extends convenience to GCash users to purchase tickets to Head in the Clouds through a "book now, pay later" system. Qualified users with GCredit receive a credit line of up to PHP 30,000, which you can use to pay for your online transactions instantly, payable within 30 days.
 
GCash also has a lending feature called GGives, which offers light and flexible installment payment plans depending on how many months you want to pay for your purchase. GGives is also available for Head in the Clouds Manila tickets and can be selected when paying online or offline via QR.
 



How to Purchase Your Tickets to Head in the Clouds via GCash

VIP and GenAd 2-day passes are now available for sale via the SM Tickets website. To purchase your ticket, create an account or log-in at smtickets.com then tap the 
Head in the Clouds Manila banner to add tickets to your cart.
 
Review your order and select GCash as your payment option. Eligible users may maximize GCash’s pay later options when paying for their tickets using either GCredit or GGives. Finally, confirm your GCash payment and wait for your confirmation receipt to appear!
 
 


With music festivals making a comeback, don't miss out on the chance to see Asia's best performers on the Philippine stage on December 9 and 10, featuring global acts Jackson Wang, NIKI, Joji, Rich Brian, eaJ, and YOASOBI. Fresh off their homecoming show for their Where You At world tour, GCash is proud to present Filipino boy band SB19 to perform exclusively on the first day of the festival. SB19 joins some of the country’s best homegrown talents who will be taking the stage during the two-day event.
 
Look no further for ways to celebrate the season and enjoy that music festival experience you've been missing! The Head In The Clouds Music and Arts Festival by 88rising is dedicated to showcasing Asian artists from all around the world. Head in the Clouds Manila will take place on December 9 and 10 at the SM Festival Grounds in Paranaque City.
 
For the latest news on the biggest music festival to hit Metro Manila, follow Head in the Clouds Manila on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Head in the Clouds Manila is presented by Globe and sponsored by GCash.
 



















 
 
About GCash
GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Finance App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, 71M registered users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,600 partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 5.2M partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only double unicorn in the Philippines.
 
GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) and by the IDC in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs.


Friday, November 25, 2022

Data Privacy organization advocate to be globally competitive in data protection in major conference

“As the world emerges from the pandemic, the incidence of data breaches and cybercrimes will continue to increase as most businesses and individuals were forced to go online. Our YearEnder always aims to prepare data protection professionals for the coming year. We are grateful that practitioners and thought leaders from the government shared their expertise at the event.” ~Sam Jacoba, NADPOP Founding President said at the 5th Annual NADPOP YearEnder: Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in 2023 conference that happened today at the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Manila Bay Hotel


The National Association of Data Protection Officers of the Philippines (NADPOP), the country’s first non-government organization that aims to help transform the Philippines into a Global Center of Excellence for Data Privacy and Cybersecurity called on the public and private sectors to work together to uplift the Data Protection profession in the Philippines.

With the overall theme this year is “Strengthening Competencies. Building Capabilities.” the first face-to-face event of NADPOP when the pandemic started hosted two hundred plus attendees who are mostly Data Protection Officers (DPOs), Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and CXOs.

The keynote speakers from the government include National Privacy Commission Chairman John Henry Naga, Department of Information and Communications Technology Undersecretary Denis Villorente, Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Lord Villanueva, and Comelec Commissioner Nelson Celis. From the private sector, Citibank Regional Data Privacy Officer Dondi Mapa and PH-CERT/CC Chairman and Founder Lito Averia led the speakers.

The YearEnder was preceded by the 1st Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Professionals’ Summit that introduced NADPOP’s eight Data Protection Enabling Capabilities which outlined a data protection maturity roadmap for organizations. Some of the speakers of the summit include the following: Leah Besa-Jimenez, PLDT Group DPO;  Laxmi Russel, Accenture Inc. Senior Data Privacy Counsel; Princess Ascalon, Asia Pacific Privacy Policy Leader at IBM; and, Engr. Pierre Galla of USAID’s Better Access and Connectivity (BEACON) Activity.

Talino Venture Labs x BayaniPay's Partnership with BDO

"On behalf of East West Bank, I applaud BayaniPay's progress in using our digital banking technology to provide omnichannel banking as a service to underserved customers. This means that Bayani Pay customers can enjoy the same quality of service, whether they're banking with their mobile devices or transacting at their local East West Bank branch." ~Parker Shi, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of East West Bank


Talino Venture Labs x BayaniPay's Partnership with BDO Media Gathering. Delivering a comprehensive infrastructure for finance between the US and the Philippines that lowers costs, increases convenience, and adds security.

Talino Venture Labs, an award-winning inclusive platform for global banking, announced BayaniPay’s partnership with BDO, the country’s largest bank, and the launch of its new services, which will be powered by BDO Bills Pay, the largest direct payment service from the US to the Philippines.

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𝐁𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐧𝐒𝐏𝐚𝐲 has raised $4.5 million in seed finding from East West Bank, Wavemaker Partners, and Talino Venture Labs to make global banking available to all global professionals 

Together with ππƒπŽ π”π§π’π›πšπ§π€, BayaniPay will bring new and exciting financial solutions to Filipino ericans. 

Earlier this year, BayaniPay contracted with East West Bank, the largest independent bank headquartered in Southern California, to offer Filipino American customers banking services, including a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) insured checking account. East West Bank joins BDO Unibank, the Philippines' largest bank; Asian Journal, one of the leaders in the Asian American media industry; and Seafood City, the largest Filipino-owned supermarket chain in the U.S., in BayaniPay's roster of industry-leading collaborators.

This collaboration positions BayaniPay as the first cross-border, digital financial service for the Filipino American community, which is 4.2 million strong and accounts for $146 billion or 14.4% of the Asian American market in the United States: a segment that has been previously underserved by traditional banks and other financial institutions.

BayaniPay offers easy, convenient, and low cost cross-border financial services from the United States to the Philippines. Its customers enjoy a host of benefits from its feature-rich platform, including access to a digital checking account, a debit card that maximizes spending power, and zero fee remittance and market-leading forex rates for Filipino Americans who are sending money home.











Expanding global financial services powered by BDO Unibank

In cooperation with BDO Unibank, BayaniPay will deliver more financial solutions to Filipinos in the U.S. soon.

BayaniPay is collaborating with BDO Unibank to enable its users in the U.S. to directly pay services in the Philippines through paycode technologies. Local businesses and services can simply provide Filipino American customers paycodes that they can use for easy and convenient cross-border payment of bills, tuition and school fees, medical expenses, and even real estate.

By working together with Bayani Pay, BDO Unibank continues to find ways to provide convenience to global professionals.


Breaking ceilings in the digital banking landscape

Within its first three months in the market, BayaniPay disrupted the digital remittance industry by offering, through BDO Unibank, zero fees and market-leading exchange rates. Its neobank expansion allows customers to open a digital bank account with a Visa debit card in the United States through East West Bank-enabling faster, frictionless cross-border payments and rewards on customer transactions.

Since announcing its expansion, BayaniPay has gained over 7,000 users and its work in disrupting the global banking landscape has caught the attention of many digital publications, including Forbes and American Banker.

"We are excited about how quickly BayaniPay has grown since we first launched. Our ongoing efforts are driven by the desire to eliminate the financial hardships of new immigrants and minority communities." ~Winston Damarillo, BayaniPay CEO

The fresh capital from East West Bank and Wavemaker Partners will allow BayaniPay to expand the technology team as the company scales its product lineup and expands into more geographies.

"Streamlining cross border payment systems have become more urgent than ever as remittances grow in scale from overseas workers. Unfortunately, even in this day and age, existing remittance methods remain painful and expensive for the average remitter. BayaniPay is addressing this pain point with their suite of payment solutions that simplifies the various types of remittances. Whether the need is peer-to-peer, consumer-to-business or business-to-business, BayaniPay has created intuitive solutions to make this payment journey a simple and cost effective exercise," ~Eric Manlunas, Founder and Managing Partner of Wavemaker Partners

BayaniPay is a fintech company, not a bank. U.S. banking products and services are offered through East West Bank, Member FDIC.

For additional media inquiries and investor relations, please contact:

Talino Venture Labs
Raphael John Oriel / Ria Monica Valdez
Corporate Development
roriel@talinolabs.com
www.talinolabs.com

Talino Venture Labs
Karlo Morales
Chief Marketing Officer
kmorales@talinolabs.com
www.talinolabs.com


For more information, visit bayanipay.com.
















About BayaniPay
BayaniPay's mission is to use technology to break down the borders in banking and level the playing field for all global professionals. Based in Los Angeles, its mobile-first service empowers global professionals working abroad to take financial care of their families and communities back in their home countries. BayaniPay Inc. is a collaboration among Talino Venture Labs, The Asian Journal, East West Bank, and Wavemaker Partners, and is the authorized agent of BDO Unibank, the Philippines' largest bank. 

Celebrate Together this Holiday Season with UNIQLO's LifeWear

“One of the most enduring Christmas traditions in the Philippines is gift-giving. It is the perfect way to show our love and care for each other. When we give to each other, we celebrate togetherness this holiday season. We hope that our special offers, promotions, and events in the coming weeks can add more warmth and comfort to everyone’s lives.” ~Geraldine Sia, UNIQLO Philippines COO


A special Holiday offers and exciting surprises from November to December. Gift giving comes easy this holiday season with LifeWear. Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO has exciting offers, novelties, and events throughout November and December. UNIQLO has exciting offers planned for you, your family, and your friends--from LifeWear pieces to exclusive novelty items. With UNIQLO, you can definitely find items for everyone, making it the perfect Holiday gifting destination.

A Lighting Ceremony with special performances from Mr. Jose Mari Chan and The Juans. With a UNIQLO Gift Box made of LED Screen to feature customers’ Holiday messages to their loved ones.





A special Holiday offers and exciting surprises from November to December. Gift giving comes easy this holiday season with LifeWear. Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO has exciting offers, novelties, and events throughout November and December.


Celebrate Together this Holiday Season with LifeWear.






All New Novelties
UNIQLO has also planned to start distributing one-of-a-kind novelties during its key events. This includes a 3-piece Travel Organizer, a Cable Organizer, and the UNIQLO Planner.


Exciting Events
Customers are in for a treat as UNIQLO will hold a tree lighting event to officially welcome the holiday season.

UNIQLO presents special Holiday offers and exciting surprises from November to December. Gift giving comes easy this holiday season with LifeWear. Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO has exciting offers, novelties, and events throughout November and December.




Bring warmth with LifeWear
The Fall/Winter 2022 Collection of UNIQLO’s LifeWear is called Today’s Classics. It comprises wardrobe staples that have been redesigned to suit todays’ lifestyle. Customers can shop for warmer and lighter outerwear, stylish dresses and blouses, functional and comfortable bottoms, and HEATTECH items. HEATTECH is made from bio-warming material, providing warmth without bulk. It uses technology to convert body moisture into heat, keeping you comfortable all winter or in cool chilly climates.

Holiday shopping can also be guilt-free as sustainability plays a key role in this season’s collection. Denim pieces require much less water during production and select jackets and fleeces are made from recycled plastic bottles.





UNIQLO Holiday Key Opinion Leaders
Jose Mari Chan, who embodies the spirit of a Filipino Christmas, celebrates the Holiday with UNIQLO again this 2022. He will be joined by Filipino pop band, The Juans, for a new holiday jingle that will be played in all UNIQLO stores nationwide.


Easy Gift Giving
Personalize your gifts with the Holiday Gift Charms. It comes in 3 designs – a Gift Box, Christmas Tree and a Christmas Stocking, all with a space to write your message at the back. Available in-stores when customers get a paper bag or a gift bag along with their purchase.


MEGA Sales Days
Customers can complete their Christmas shopping lists with mega sales across November and December. It will begin with 11.11 Shopping Fest with limited offers from November 11 to November 17, followed by the Thank You Festival from November 25 to December 1. The Thank You Festival is UNIQLO’s way of showing its gratitude to customers who have shown their continued support and appreciation throughout the years. Wrapping up the shopping, and in time for any last minute gifting ideas, would be the 12.12 Shopping Fest from December 9 to December 15.


All New Novelties
UNIQLO has also planned to start distributing one-of-a-kind novelties during its key events. This includes a 3-piece Travel Organizer, a Cable Organizer, and the UNIQLO Planner.


Exciting Events
Customers are in for a treat as UNIQLO will hold a tree lighting event to officially welcome the holiday season.




Jose Mari Chan and The Juans will also serenade guests to add to the Christmas cheer with a Tree Lighting Ceremony on the month of November 23 at Glorietta 4, Dolphin Park. The event will also be streamed live in uniqlo.com/ph/en/special-feature/live-station for everyone to watch.

Families can join the Kids Gift Giving Day this December 1 at UNIQLO Westgate Alabang, where children can select items they’d like to give to their loved ones, and a child in need. To join, simply download the UNIQLO App where sign-ups would open towards the latter part of November.

Followers can shop for LifeWear pieces in real-time on the livestream of Live Station Episodes for Thank You Festival on November 25 and 12.12 on December 9.




For more updates, please visit UNIQLO Philippines’ Holiday feature page at https://www.uniqlo.com/ph/en/spl/holiday-gifting and download the UNIQLO App via Google Play Store and Apple Store.

Follow UNIQLO Philippines’ social media accounts, Facebook (@uniqlo.ph), Twitter (@uniqloph), Instagram (@uniqlophofficial), Viber and TikTok (@uniqlophofficial).
 
 















About UNIQLO LifeWear
Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.
 
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam, J Brand and Helmut Lang. With global sales of approximately 2.3 trillion yen for the 2022 fiscal year ending August 31, 2022 (US $16.6 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2022 rate of $1 = 138.7 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.
 
UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 2,400 stores across the world, including Japan, Asia, Europe and North America. In 2010 UNIQLO established a social business in Bangladesh together with the Grameen Bank and currently there are around 20 Grameen-UNIQLO stores, mostly located in Dhaka.
 
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.  For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.









Globe Business Annual Christmas tradition Gift Local to advocate its support for local businesses

“We host Gift Local every year to serve not just as a platform for MSMEs to reach more customers during Christmas, but also as a means to make them experience the lasting impact of digital innovations in growing their businesses. This time of the year accounts for the highest sales for businesses, and we want to make sure our MSMEs are able to make the most out of this season. And this is why we continue to rally shoppers to support local businesses through Gift Local. For every gift that you buy from Gift Local, you bring countless smiles to others by helping grow a small business, by giving livelihood to local communities, and by putting food on the table for countless others. One small act creates a huge impact, so share joy this Christmas one gift at a time with Globe Business Gift Local. ~Angie Po, Product Marketing Head of MSME Group, Globe Business

 
Now in its 3rd year, Gift Local Live Selling will feature partner MSMEs and their local products on December 2, 7:30 p.m. via the Globe Business Facebook page.

Gift Local aims to help MSMEs achieve success one gift at a time through giving them the opportunity to reach a wider market and showcase curated products from small businesses.

For the country’s micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), the Christmas season presents opportunities as Filipinos celebrate the holidays this year with greater freedom to go out, get together, and of course, shop!





It is also that time of the year when entrepreneurs face the most challenges: from tracking and fulfilling orders to managing logistics and keeping inventory. This is why since 2017, Globe Business has been hosting its annual Christmas tradition Gift Local to advocate its support for local businesses.




Among participating merchants are Kapelipino, Daniel Baker, OLLOCAL PH, Lumi Candles, Big Al’s, Bayongciaga, Artisanat Handmade, Kurimu, Magkawas Beauty and Wellness OPC, Witty Will Save The World, Michee Mich, Terralane Ph, Cubo Essentials, and Habi Lifestyle. 












 
Participating Gift Local merchants get a chance to use ChatGenie, which helps scale up their enterprises online during this busy season.
 


ChatGenie is an In-App Commerce Platform that allows MSMEs that currently get orders manually via chat on Facebook, Instagram, Viber, and GLife on GCash to have an organized online store in these top apps. This digital solution allows merchants to sell, collect payment, arrange shipping and even track delivery in one dashboard.
 



With this offer, MSMEs can enjoy the benefits of a Starter plan for FREE with no purchase commitment until the end of the year, including a messenger store function even after the live selling event.
 



Learn more about the products and offers to watch out for at the Gift Local Live Selling by visiting the event page here.