Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Tanduay Celebrates the Holidays With Cocktails Filled Flavors of Home

'Tis the time to unite with family and friends, whether they're close by or distant, and Tanduay has crafted a lineup of cocktails guaranteed to infuse gatherings with a hint of warmth and tropical joy.

Whether your gathering is an intimate event, an e-numan, or a lavish celebration with guests from around the globe, these beverages from the top-ranked brand will remind them of the rich flavors of the country that we all call home.

Manila Tan

As the Pinoy classic goes, there’s simply no place like Manila. For family and friends who are flying in for the holidays, this smooth cocktail is a sweet reminder of home. It’s easy to prepare and requires just three ingredients with a cherry on top.

  • 2.5 oz Tanduay Asian Rum Gold
  • 1.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • Dash of Bitters

Garnish: Cherry
Glass: Coupe

Stir in all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice until completely chilled. Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with cherry and serve.

Asian Persuasion

Picture this: the aroma of tropical fruits and the smooth indulgent notes of rum setting the tone for an unforgettable virtual gathering with your buddies from all over the world. You don’t need to be a seasoned mixologist to create the Asian Persuasion. All you need are these easy-to-find ingredients (listed below) that include the award-winning Tanduay Asian Rum Silver that’s made from the best-quality sugarcane.

  • 1.5 oz Asian Rum Silver
  • 3 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice

Garnish: Lime Peel and Cherry
Glass: Rock Glass

Shake all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a rock glass. Garnish with lime peel and cherry.

Boracay Sunset

One of the most popular beaches in the world, Boracay is a Philippine destination that many people aspire to visit. It offers the best that the country has to offer -- a beautiful beach and warm and friendly people. With the Boracay Sunset, you get to remind yourself and your friends of the many riches the country offers in a flavorful cocktail that is no-fuss to make.

  • 2 oz Boracay Rum Coconut
  • 1 oz Tanduay Rum White
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 0.25 oz  Lime Juice
  • 0.25 oz Grenadine

Garnish: Pineapple Slice and Cherry
Glass: Hurricane Glass

Shake all ingredients together with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a tall glass with fresh ice and top with grenadine. Garnish with pineapple slice and cherry.

Keep in mind that the holiday season is a special time and maybe even the only time that you can gather most of your family and friends to celebrate. Enhance the festivities and create lasting memories with these specially crafted cocktail recipes for your joyful gatherings.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

foodpanda logistics to celebrate Ka-panda year-end party

“The event embodies our heartfelt appreciation for the contributions of our delivery partners nationwide. We want to celebrate and thank all our delivery partners, no matter where they're from, so we're inviting Ka-pandas from provinces too, not just Metro Manila. We've lined up popular and trendy games we know our Ka-pandas will love! We want them to have a blast while grabbing awesome prizes. There will be amazing performances lined up from local artists like Salbakuta, ALLMO$T, Yeng Constantino, 6 Cycle Mind, and Rico Blanco. We want this to be an event to remember. This year-end party serves as a testament to our commitment to building a supportive community among our delivery partners and showcasing the spirit of gratitude during this festive season. We're here for our Ka-pandas every step of the way. From fun events like the year-end party where they bond with fellow delivery partners, to our panda Patrol Hub assisting their concerns all year-round. It's about continuously supporting them and creating an inclusive environment where their voices are heard, their needs are met, and their hardwork is appreciated.” ~Ruben Mariano, foodpanda Logistics Operations Manager

foodpanda logistics is set to host its highly anticipated 'Pau-tastic Event ng Taon' for the second consecutive year, promising a grand nationwide year-end celebration dedicated to their Ka-panda delivery partners. 

Scheduled for December 20 at the Globe Circuit Events Ground in Circuit Makati, this event aims to commemorate the hard work and dedication of these modern-day road heroes while fostering a sense of community and appreciation.

With over 2,000 delivery partners expected to attend, this year's festivities promise an array of delights, designed as a gesture of gratitude and a testament to the significant contributions of the delivery partners in ensuring efficient and timely service to customers.

According to foodpanda logistics Operations Manager Ruben Mariano, what sets this year's celebration apart is the special inclusion of Ka-pandas from provinces across North Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 

The 'Pau-tastic Event ng Taon' Year 2 promises a day brimming with engaging activities such as raffles, games, and specially curated music to entertain and honor the delivery partners.

Adding to the excitement, local artists and bands are set to grace the stage for an electrifying concert experience for attendees. 

foodpanda logistics has also joined hands with government partners like Pag-IBIG and PhilHealth, and brand sponsors such as PepsiCo, Selecta, New World Diagnostics (NWD), Motivo, Caltex, POSH, JUANLIFE, Jollibee Food Corporation, and The Generics Pharmacy (TGP), to make this celebration possible.

The 'Pau-tastic Event ng Taon' Year 2 will be streamed live via foodpanda riders' official Facebook page and pandaridersPH's official TikTok account, allowing a broader audience to join in and witness the festivities.

Supporting Ka-pandas nationwide

Throughout the year, the pandaPatrol: Hub on Wheels ventured into various cities and provinces nationwide, organizing engaging games and activities while serving as a support hub for delivery partners. At the upcoming event, the pink-colored bus will also be present to serve as a redemption booth where Ka-pandas can redeem foodpanda logistics merchandise. A Rider Support Express booth will also be at the event, further showcasing the company's commitment to supporting its delivery partners.

About foodpanda logistics:
foodpanda logistics Philippines handles the transportation and delivery of goods of its clients, through its accredited delivery partners. It is officially registered with the Securities and Exchange Commision and regulated by the Department of Information Communication Technology (DICT). 

MR.DIY Christmas “Budol” Village Unwraps at Ayala Malls One Ayala

During the festive holiday season, MR.DIY cordially invites you to join us for the exciting launch of our Christmas Budol Village at Ayala Malls One Ayala Activity Center. From December 18 to 20, 2023, this special event offers a unique chance to indulge in last-minute gift shopping at unbeatable prices and participate in our game booths for a shot at winning delightful prizes.

Gift Shopping at Always Low Prices
Don't let the hustle and bustle of the season stress you out. Join us at the MR.DIY Christmas “Budol” Village for a unique shopping experience where affordability meets quality. Discover a treasure trove of gifts for everyone on your Christmas list, all available at Always Low Prices. Hurry, as the village doors swing open only from December 18 to 20, 2023 – an event you wouldn't want to miss!

Budol Village Activities

Convenient Gift Shopping: Simplify your last-minute Christmas shopping with a diverse range of affordable and practical gifts, from Stationeries, Car Accessories, Furnishings, Household items, Pet Accessories, and Toys.

Christmas Moments Captured: Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with our free Christmas-themed backgrounds. Capture and share your best Christmas memories with loved ones.

Game Booth surPRIZES: Elevate your shopping experience by trying your luck at our game booths – the claw machine and falling sticks. Win extra prizes with every purchase, adding an extra layer of excitement to your holiday shopping.

More Budol Discoveries at MR.DIY Level 4

Explore even more "budol" discoveries at the MR.DIY store on level 4. Uncover a collection of quality products that cater to your everyday needs, ensuring you leave with not just what you want, but at prices that delight.

MR.DIY Ayala Malls One Ayala Grand Opening Promotions

GWP (Gift with Purchase): Receive a free Rainbow Umbrella or Water Tumbler with a minimum spend of P500.

Lucky Shoppers Promo: Unwrap a mystery gift when you spend at least P1000, adding an element of surprise and joy to your festive shopping spree.

In the spirit of giving, MR.DIY invites you to embrace the warmth of the holiday season at Ayala Malls One Ayala. Join us for a celebration of affordable shopping, exciting games, and a festive atmosphere that captures the true essence of Christmas.

To know more "budol" discoveries, head to MR.DIY’s official website at or follow on Facebook, and on Instagram and TikTok. You can also check out MR.DIY’s stores nationwide here:

Monday, December 18, 2023

DITO Bigay Todo and ating Pasko

"Our aim is to reflect the Filipino culture of giving, which becomes more salient and alive during the Christmas season. For us, it is all about giving back to our customers and empowering communities through our products and services. We want them to be able to enjoy the full benefits of the TODO lifestyle - one that is digitally connected and thus able to unlock vast opportunities to move ahead in the future." ~Evelyn Jimenez, DITO's Chief Commercial Officer
DITO also collaborated with emerging creators from the digital art community and veteran artists from the Art Association of the Philippines, the longest-running and one of the most influential artist organizations in the country.  The youngest telco player worked with emerging and veteran artists to develop custom designs for DITO Jackets.

DITO celebrates Christmas to the fullest and goes TODO with generous offerings

The Filipino Christmas is always about giving and spreading joy. DITO Telecommunity, the rapidly expanding telecommunications company, is committed to providing DITOZENs with comprehensive access to the enhanced mobile and internet capabilities of 5G, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the extended and joyful holiday season in the country.

DITO's new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Eric Alberto reaffirmed the brand's commitment to uniting communities with an empowering 5G technology and network that enhances lives.

This year's theme, "DITO Bigay Todo Ang Ating Pasko," is comprised of generous deals and value-packed offerings- all-out data promos, affordable & premium mobile postpaid plans, and high-speed 5G-powered broadband products- that allow DITOzens to level up their digital experience.

Subscribers can avail of DITO Advance Pay this holiday season, which allows them to enjoy data, calls, and texts for only Php 713 for one year! 

DITO's Chief Commercial Officer Ms. Evelyn Jimenez expressed her gratitude for the brand's customers, partners, and supporters for supporting its products and services.  She also highlighted the youngest telco player's commitment to enable Filipinos to enjoy the full benefits of the TODO lifestyle - one that is digitally connected and thus able to unlock vast opportunities to move ahead in the future.

DITOZENs can get a free Samsung case with their free Samsung Galaxy A23 5G smartphone when they avail of a DITO FLEXPlan Handset 1688. The FLEXPlan Handset 1688 comes with   50GB data and bonus 50GB 5G data per month, UNLI all-net calls and texts and 12 months of Prime Video subscription.

DTO Home’s UNLI 5G Postpaid WiFi also makes the perfect gift! Customers can enjoy the introductory offer of Php 745 per month for the first six months with internet speeds of up to 500Mbps+. 

DITO Chief Enterprise Revenue Officer Atty. Adel Tamano thanked the brand’s media friends and partners for their constant support, which has helped the telco achieve company milestones such as  successful product launches, network expansion,  and the growing number of DITO subscribers. 

Meanwhile, DITO Rewards also gives more reasons to be merry this Christmas with huge prizes to be won by all DITOzens - from gadgets to all-in local and international trips.  These are just a sneak peak of the many offerings DITO is rolling out especially for the holidays.

Gift of color and connection 

Just in time for the Christmas season, DITO also collaborated with emerging creators from the digital art community and veteran artists from the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP), the longest-running and one of the most influential art organizations in the country. 

As part of the "DITO Bigay Todo Ang Ating Pasko" campaign, the collaboration called the “DITO Art Collab,” empowers the Filipino creative collective by giving them a platform to showcase their work and use their creations to inspire and connect communities.  

DITO worked with emerging artists, Ginoe and Jomer Haban and AAP’s several veteran artists including Robert Fernandez, Angelito Florendo, Danilo Santiago, and the organization’s President, Fidel Sarmiento, to develop custom designs for DITO Jackets. This unifying fashion piece harps on the company's brand values, from its commitment to bringing the Filipino forward and contributing to nation-building to offering simple but innovative products that disrupt the norm and foster authentic connections. 

To know more about the valuable offerings and promos inspired by the "DITO Bigay Todo Ang Ating Pasko" campaign, check out

DITO Telecommunity Links: 
Instagram: @ditophofficial
Twitter: @DITOphofficial 
Viber: @ditophofficial

About DITO Telecommunity
DITO Telecommunity Corporation, is the newest major telecommunications provider in the Philippines after it was awarded a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity by the National Telecommunications Commission in 2019.

DITO commits to provide world class, fast, affordable, and secure telecommunications services that endeavors to connect and empower Filipino communities wherever they may be and aims to see a day where data access is no longer a privilege, but a right for everyone.

DITO is a Filipino company and is a consortium that includes Udenna Corporation and China Telecommunications Corporation. 

Mas Pinalamig na Paskong Pinoy Handog ni Sangkap Claus and BGYO

Sangkap Claus has come to town bearing a special gift for all: Chowking’s SuperSangkap Halo-Halo, ang #SuperSangkapNgPasko! Made with 13 unique halo-halo ingredients, this super sangkap dessert is the all-you-need palamig para sa mainit na Paskong Pinoy!

Chowking and Sangkap Claus set-up a special Christmas tree at NAIA terminal 3 with special QR codes to redeem a SuperSangkap Halo-Halo at any Chowking branch via or the Chowking App, perfect for balikbayans who are back home for the holidays. The tree will be up beyond the holidays, so anyone traveling could get their halo-halo fix no matter the season! Sangkap Claus will also be visiting select Chowking nationwide dala ang #SuperSangkapNgPasko, so watch out!

And that’s not all! PPop sensation BGYO also teamed up with Sangkap Claus to release their new Christmas jingle. ACEs all over the country could now bop it out to ‘Halo-Halong Saya’ while feasting on their idol’s favorite SuperSangkap Halo-Halo.

Make your different holiday moments even sweeter and cooler with the Chowking SuperSangkap Halo-Halo, a treat na bagay na bagay sa halo-halong kulay ng mga Pinoy celebrations any time of the year. Available in all Chowking stores nationwide, all-year-round. 

About Chowking
Chowking is the #1 Chinese restaurant in the Philippines since 1985. In 2000, the Jollibee Group, one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the world, acquired Chowking and placed it under its Fresh N' Famous Foods subsidiary.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Prepared to craft a fresh culinary experience this holiday season? Explore pasta recipes for your upcoming festive gatherings

And just like that, it’s again the most beautiful time of the year! Christmas is just around the corner, bringing with it the familiar hustle and bustle of last-minute preparations for festivities and gift shopping. While these tasks may seem daunting, there's a certain joy awaiting you and your loved ones once they are completed.

During the holiday season, one tradition that every household takes seriously is preparing their Noche Buena. While classic favorites like spaghetti, macaroni, and fruit salad are customary, why not expand your culinary repertoire and try something new for the family? You might just stumble upon a new favorite that adds a special touch to your celebration.

Pasta is a common ingredient in many celebratory dishes, thanks to its versatility and ability to complement a variety of ingredients. To enhance your Noche Buena menu, here are some elevated pasta recipes that you can prepare using a high-quality pasta brand such as El Real Pasta.

Here’s a double win for pizza and pasta lovers! This dish combines two beloved courses that kids, and even the picky eaters, won’t be able to resist. While it looks complex, this dish takes approximately 25-30 minutes to make. All you’ll need are El Real Elbow Macaroni, tomato sauce, quick-melting cheese, pepperoni, and ground beef. These are common ingredients for both pizza and pasta dishes. If you want to stretch the flavors, use dried oregano or basil for that extra kick. Season it as you like. Check the full recipe here.

El Real Pizza Pasta

We picture green, leafy veggies, tart fruits, and croutons when we think of salad. But not all salads have to be green. Some can be sweet, savory, and packed with protein, like the Grilled Chicken Salad. If you have some grilled chicken leftover from previous salusalos, this recipe is a great way to reuse and avoid unwanted food waste. Mix your leftover chicken with cooked El Real Elbow Macaroni, pineapple tidbits, raisins, hard-boiled eggs, and ham. You can zhuzh things up by customizing your own salad mix. Read the full recipe here.

El Real grilled chicken salad

Who says you can’t add sesame to spaghetti? This pasta dish made with El Real Spaghetti is a must-try if your family loves Asian fusion flavors. The distinct flavor of the sesame oil blends well with the savory flavors of the mushroom, chicharo, and bell peppers. Complete this pasta dish with seasoned chicken breast as your protein. Click here for the full recipe.

El Real Sesame Chicken Spaghetti

Here’s a no-fail recipe that your family will surely love: cheesy spaghetti. While it might not sound as unique as you think it is, you can make it your signature dish by using different ingredients. For instance, instead of using hotdogs, you can try to mix in diced Christmas ham to your dish for a different flavor experience. Make it more special by using El Real Sarap Bundle Pack (El Real 900g Spaghetti + 800g Sweet Style Spaghetti Sauce). This is a great addition to your Noche Buena feast and, not to mention, a great way to use up leftovers. Click here for the full recipe.

Make Christmas more meaningful by whipping up unique pasta dishes using El Real Pasta

Sulit and special
Making new and unique pasta dishes this Christmas is easier when you have great pasta to help you complete your recipes. Plus, Noche Buena feels extra sulit and special when you cook with El Real Pasta. Your unique salusalo need not exceed the budget because El Real makes quality, affordable pasta that is rich in iron.

So moms, don’t forget to try unique and tasty pasta recipes with El Real Pasta this Christmas! For more delicious holiday recipes, go to Real Pastabilities website, and visit El Real’s official Facebook page for more cooking tips. Got unique recipes in mind? Share them on Facebook and tag El Real.

El Real Pasta is a product from Universal Robina Corporation (URC), makers of well-loved Pinoy brands such as C2 Cool and Clean, Great Taste Coffee, Jack ‘n Jill Piattos, Magic Crackers, Cloud 9 and Maxx. Visit to learn more about URC’s delightful snack and beverage brands.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

TCL and Abensons join together to launch the newest C755 'Ultra Game Master' QD-Mini LED TV

“We are very happy to be doing this launch with Abenson. We know that everyone is very excited with this event and with the newest C755 ‘Ultra Game Master’ TV.  Get ready to elevate your gaming experience with it. It is loaded with a whole lot of features to break the barriers in QD Mini LED technology.” ~Mr. Joseph Cernitchez, TCL Philippines Brand Manager

The biggest promo for TCL C755 this merry season is here! Customers will also get to experience the elevated gaming experience at Abenson Quezon TCL and Abensons join together to launch the newest C755 'Ultra Game Master' QD-Mini LED TVAvenue Flagship Store.

The most stellar moment this season has arrived! TCL, a leading brand in consumer electronics and TV manufacturing and the World's Top 2 TV brand together with Abensons join forces to herald the coming of the C755 'Ultra Game Master' QD-Mini LED TV through a formal launch. The event, which was held at the Abenson flagship store at Quezon Avenue, was highlighted with gaming activations to spotlight on this supreme TV main features. 

(L-R) Apple Ma, Abenson Marketing Manager; Au Mendoza, Abenson Vice President for Operations; Shae Yu Xiaoling, TCL PH Marketing Head; Charlie Wang, TCL PH Deputy Director of TV Category; Cyd Montebon, TCL PH Sales  Director for TV Category; Jay Guanzon, TCL PH Director of Whitelines and Business Development; and Joseph Cernitchez, TCL PH Brand Manager

TCL & Abenson also announced their special promotion just in time for the launch of the C755 ‘Ultra Game Master’ QD-Mini LED TV. The biggest promo this season is here. Get the newest C755 with the biggest savings. If you buy it in cash or straight payment on your credit card. You get to have a huge discount.

For 98 inch C755 TV, get it for only Php249,995 with Php100,000 savings plus freebies. For 75 inch C755 TV, get it for only Php99,995 with Php40,000 savings plus freebies. For 65 inch C755 TV, get it for only Php67,995 with Php26,000 savings plus freebies. For 55inch C755 TV, get it for only Php53,995 with Php20,000 savings plus freebies.

Home vibe area of the 4th floor, Abenson Quezon Ave

Speed up at the Driving Simulation Area

At the Oculus Virtual Reality Area

Ongoing from December 15 until 31 and exclusively available in all of Abensons Flagship Stores namely San Fernando, Quezon Avenue, Greenhills, North Edsa, Ascott, Alabang Madrigal and in Waltermart Makati
“It’s an honor to be TCL’s partner in bringing the latest innovations. We are truly excited to be a part of this official Philippine launch of TCL’s newest Ultra Game Master TV – where the world of gaming and cutting-edge TV technology converge! Us at Abenson, we love amazing products. It’s our mission to bring the good life to Filipinos and I know this new TCL C755 QD-MiniLED 4K TV is going to be a gamer’s favorite. From stunning visuals to immersive soundscapes, the TCL C755 will deliver the ultimate experience -- without breaking the bank. Whether you're a seasoned gamer, a tech enthusiast, or just curious about the latest advancements in home entertainment, you're in for a treat!.” ~Ms Apple Ma, Abenson Marketing Manager

Abenson Marketing Manager Apple Ma

TCL and Abenson have also put up a gaming booth accessible to the public from December 15 to 17. Customers are invited to experience various gaming equipment alongside the TCL C755 at the fourth floor of Abenson Quezon Ave branch.

Good news for Abenson’s shoppers, their loyalty program, Abenson Rewards, is here to make every customer's purchase more rewarding too. Members can enjoy exclusive deals on top of their cashback program. If you’re not yet a member of Abenson Rewards, sign up now and membership is absolutely free!

The TCL C755 ‘Ultra Game Master’ QD-Mini LED TV takes your gaming experience to extraordinary heights. This exceptional TV boasts of precise light control and dimming zones across the screen, ensuring superior picture quality, color precision, and gaming features.

Experience next-level gaming with the best elevating technology in action dubbed as the Game Master 2.0. Unlock advanced display and audio experience by trying smoother streaming with the TCL Game Master.

TCL Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez

Get to know more about TCL C755 Ultra Game Master and level up your gaming experience at the 4th floor of Abenson Quezon Avenue ongoing from December 15-17. Check out for the TCL C755 promo details.

For more information about the TCL C755 Ultra Game Master QD-Mini LED TV, go to



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

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Heartwarming ‘treat day’ gifts for you and your loved ones

Many Filipinos love giving gifts to their loved ones, especially during the holidays.

If you’re looking for heartwarming “treat day” gifts for the holiday season, or just because you want to make someone’s day, here are some ideas:

  • For the movie lovers: Catch a fun movie in the theater
Watching a movie alone can be liberating and relaxing. If there’s a movie out right now that you’ve been eyeing for months, don’t hesitate and book that ticket for your day-off.

You can also share the fun with your family. Find a movie that all of you can enjoy, like a comedy or slice of life drama. Make sure that it’s kid-friendly as well if your kids or pamangkins will be tagging along.

  • For the kikay shoppers: Retail therapy at your favorite stores
Update your wardrobe and wellness kits with a much-needed shopping spree, especially after you get your paycheck. Don’t forget to get a thoughtful gift for your friends and family, especially if they can’t come with you. It can be new clothing, accessories, or beauty products that they’ve been checking out on their favorite online shops. They will appreciate you treating them to nice stuff, even on regular days.

  • For the expressive gift-givers: A warm chocolate drink and a sweet letter
The chilly Christmas weather calls for a warm chocolate drink. Express your love in a sweet way by treating friends and family with the Swiss Miss Bliss Pack, which comes in a beautiful box where you can write a sweet, heartfelt letter to show your appreciation to your family and friends. This limited-edition holiday gift pack also comes with a limited-edition mug that they can use anytime, anywhere to treat themselves good.

Make the holidays extra special by treating your friends and family with lovely gifts such as the limited-edition Swiss Miss Bliss Pack. This indulgent drink will satisfy your sweet cravings and give you and your family a rewarding experience with every sip. It’s easy to make so, if you’re spending quality time with loved ones, you can surely savor the moment. You can serve this anytime, even when there’s no special occasion so you can #TreatYourselfGood.

Grab the new Swiss Miss Bliss Pack while supplies last. It’s available at leading supermarkets and online stores via Lazada, Shopee, and URC’s TikTok Shop, for Php 112.00 (SRP) a box.

For more information, visit Swiss Miss Philippines’ Facebook page at

Women leading tech: SNAP executive recognized as visionary for digital transformation

“Together, we embraced change and made things happen to ensure we accelerate value creation for our business and our people. We transformed the way we think and operate through data-driven, smart, and innovative solutions. As we embrace the challenges of the future, we remain dedicated to innovation, growth, and sustainability. We strive to inspire others to join us on this journey of transformation, working together with our ecosystem of partners to create a cleaner, more prosperous future for the Philippines.” ~Maria Theresa Cabigon, SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) Group’s Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Officer
SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) Group’s assistant vice president and chief information officer Maria Theresa Cabigon was honored as one of Digital Pilipinas’s Spark Asia 200 Digital Leaders of 2023.

Maria Theresa Cabigon, the Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) Group, was recognized as one of the Spark Asia 200 Digital Leaders by Digital Pilipinas. She received this honor for her innovative contributions as a business leader in driving the digital transformation movement in the Philippines, with a focus on Southeast Asia. The official awarding ceremony took place at SMX Aura in Taguig City on November 21, 2023.

The event was one of the many activities during the Digital Pilipinas Festival x Festival of Festivals, a week of tech-centered festivities organized by Digital Pilipinas, in partnership with market research firm Tangere, to celebrate technology and innovation champions in the Philippine business landscape.

Cabigon attributed the continuing success of SNAP’s digital initiatives to a united team that espouses positive change, from the management level to its team members.

Led by Cabigon, SNAP has made bold moves in recent years to forward its digital transformation

Led by Cabigon, SNAP has made bold moves in recent years to forward its digital transformation, launching notable projects such as a workflow management system, data warehousing and management, and SNAP-specific artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning models. The company’s in-house data science upskilling program has already produced 9 citizen data scientists and expects 15 more from an upcoming batch.

Cabigon believes that business leaders and prominent industries have a responsibility to harness technology for the greater good, which is why SNAP’s efforts transcend beyond energy production as they find more avenues to help advance digital literacy and data innovation in the country. 

About SNAP:
SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) is a joint venture of Scatec and Aboitiz Power Corporation (AP). 

Scatec is a leading renewable energy solutions provider, accelerating access to reliable and affordable clean energy in emerging markets. As a long-term player, they develop, build, own and operate renewable energy plants, with 4.6 GW in operation and under construction across four continents today. They are committed to growing their renewable energy capacity, delivered by their 800 passionate employees and partners who are driven by a common vision of ‘Improving our Future’. Scatec is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ‘SCATC’.

AP is the holding company of the Philippines-based Aboitiz Group’s investments in power generation, distribution, and retail electricity services. It advances business and communities by providing reliable and ample power supply at a reasonable and competitive price, and with the least adverse effects on the environment and host communities.

SNAP owns and operates the 112.5-MW Ambuklao and 140-MW Binga hydroelectic power plants in Benguet; the Magat hydroelectric power plant which has a nameplate capacity of 360 MW and maximum capacity of 388 MW on the border of Isabela and Ifugao; and the 8.5-MW Maris hydro in Isabela. The non-power components such as dams, reservoirs, and spillways are owned, managed, and operated by the government. 

Filipino rapper WAIIAN captures the simplicity of everyday life on “Pablo” music video

“It’s about living life and making music out of it and making music to live a life. I want listeners to recognize the energy that I put into these songs. Luckily, I’ve met people along the way who helped translate my vibe into music. Somehow, it adds extra sauce and interesting layers, sonic-wise.” ~Pablo, the Solo Mission Act

The jazzy, laidback tune serves as the focus track off his third studio album, WEYAAT? Filipino hip-hop artist WAIIAN offers a generous heap of slice-of-life goodness on the music video of “Pablo,” his new single under Sony Music Entertainment.

The MV captures a day in the life of Pablo (his real name), where he finds happiness and contentment in the simplest of things. The Joshua Cecario-helmed visuals depict a young man who lives in the present day and enjoys his routine, from spending time in his home studio to navigating familiar and far-flung places with his motorcycle ride—all lovingly filmed to present moments of beauty that surround him every single day.

Written by WAIIAN himself and produced by Tatz Maven, “Pablo” solidifies his reputation as one of the most exciting young bloods in Philippine hip-hop. The laid-back tune serves as the focus track off his third studio album, WEYAAT?, which was released on December 1, 2023.

The nine-track album is thematically diverse but distinctly shaped by his keen sense of self-awareness. Led by the last track of the same name and new single “Pablo,” "WEYAAT?" is a slang for “WAIIAN, where you at?,” which is his way of reintroducing himself to the world after a three-year sabbatical in music. The groovy but sonically eclectic record also features collaborations with Kashira, a music production company founded by critically acclaimed producers and musicians U-Pistol, Tatz Maven, and Calix.

WAIIAN’s WEYAAT? is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment. Watch the music video here.

About Sony Music Entertainment
At Sony Music Entertainment, we honor the creative journey. Our creators shape movements, culture, communities, even history. And we’ve played a pioneering role in music history, from establishing the first-ever music label to inventing the flat disc record. We’ve nurtured some of music’s most iconic artists and produced some of the most influential recordings of all time. Today, we work in more than 100 countries, supporting a diverse and distinctive roster of talented creators at every level and on every stage. Situated at the intersection of music, entertainment, and technology, we bring imagination and expertise to emerging products and platforms, embrace new business models, and employ breakthrough tools—all to support the creative community’s experimentation, risk-taking, and growth. And we form deep, trusted, cause-based partnerships to uplift and empower communities around the world. Sony Music Entertainment is part of the global Sony family. Learn more about our creators and labels here.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Gaming and holiday fun collide with the Infinix Holiday SparX at Market! Market!

During the Infinix X-Mas Festival, leading smartphone brands delighted XFans with a day full of holiday cheer at Infinix Holiday SparX, held at the Market! Market! Activity Center from December 10 to 12.

Infinix Holiday SparX brought together XFans for significant discounts at the event and sales booth. Attendees had the opportunity to explore Infinix's latest smartphones, such as the recently released Infinix ZERO 30. They created cherished holiday memories with friends at the AI Photobooth, participated in casual 3v3 games to enjoy Infinix's impressive gaming features in the Gaming Zone, and engaged in additional enjoyable activities like the Lucky Words Draw and Shooting Zone.

The opening last December 10 welcomed XFans with a grand event hosted by Jelith Ramos and Chacha Pega. There was a friendly Mobile Legends: Bang Bang match (MLBB) featuring Infinix ambassadors Cherizawa with Team Pampamilya and Yskaela with Team Pride of Orcas. Cheriza and Team Pampamilya came out victorious in the intense match-up. Team Pampamilya was also the grand winner of Infinix’s Guard Your Goddess Miya tournament. Infinix has been the official sponsor of the MLBB Professional League (MPL), where the brand promoted the local gaming and esports scene.

Media attendees and XFans got a chance to take home exciting raffle prizes and freebies from Infinix. The fun doesn’t stop as XFans can still get a chance to take home more prizes by participating in Play and Post, a Daily Raffle draw, and the Online Raffle draw. Winners will be given goodies, such as an Ultra Smartwatch, an Infinix ZERO Ultra, Infinix ZERO 30, and P10,000 worth of MLBB diamonds.

Infinix has had an electrifying 2023 as it was named the top smartphone brand in the Philippines. As a way to thank the dedicated XFans, it kicked off the Infinix X-Mas Festival in December, with the Infinix Holiday SparX as the brand’s onground Christmas thanksgiving celebration. XFans can still visit the Holiday SparX activity area until December 12.

The Infinix X-Mas Festival campaign will run until December 31, 2023. XFans shouldn’t miss out on special discounts and promos until then. Infinix could even extend these promos until January 2024, so watch out for that!

Don’t miss out on the chance to take home Christmas goodies from the Infinix X-Mas Festival. For more updates and information, visit Infinix Philippines’ official websiteFacebook page, and TikTok. Be an XFan today and join the Infinix Facebook Community page.

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About Infinix:
Infinix Mobility is a rapidly emerging technology brand that designs, manufactures and markets an expanding portfolio of smart devices worldwide under the Infinix brand, which was founded in 2013.

Targeting today’s youth with first in class technology, Infinix creates trendy, powerful and attainably priced smart devices that bring the latest technology on the market to users around the world at a time when they need it at a price that they want.