Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Meet the Agonsulits: The Squad That Eats Together, Stacks Savings Together with McDelivery

"We believe in being smart with our resources, which means finding quality options that are also affordable. Wais kaming mag-asawa pagdating sa pamilya. Gusto namin mataas na kalidad at murang-mura para sulit. Kaya nga Agonsulit di, ba? (We're wise when it comes to family spending. We want high quality for low cost because that’s what makes it worthwhile. That’s why they call us Agonsulit, right?). Malaking ginhawa ang experience namin sa McDelivery. Sulit talaga! (The experience we have with McDelivery is truly comforting. It’s really worth it!). It’s not just about ordering food; it’s about the convenience, variety, and affordability that it brings to our family's table. Teaching our kids to budget through apps like McDelivery makes money management relatable and real. ~Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo
Meet the Agonsulits: The Squad That Eats Together, Stacks Savings Together with McDelivery

Ryan and Judy Ann Agoncillo, along with their daughter Luna, turn every day into #SavingsGoals in their home, where the vibes are chill and the living is smart. The "Agonsulits" family demonstrates that being frugal does not have to be a drag. It's all about living large without breaking the bank, proving you can keep it 100 with low-cost moves that still deliver all the feels.

Imagine relaxing by a peaceful lake with just your family and nature. There are no expensive setups, only good old-fashioned quality time. That is the Agonsulit style. What about home hacks? Ryan's got it down. A recent viral post revealed that when little Luna had a wiggly tooth, Ryan did not rush to the dentist. No, he simply whipped out some dental floss and gently turned dentist, demonstrating that sometimes the best solutions are the simplest—and cheapest. 

Public transportation is more than just a mode of transportation; it is also a mobile classroom. According to Judy Ann, their eldest daughter Yohan learns about money and how the average Joe lives and travels on buses and jeepneys, rather than in a lecture hall. For the Agonsulits, this is more than just a practical matter; it is a way to stay grounded and connected to their roots.

Money is always discussed in the Agoncillo household. Ryan and Judy Ann keep things real with open discussions about cash flow, ensuring that everyone, from the eldest to the youngest, understands how money works and why saving is beneficial. It's about creating a future that is both secure and bright, and keeping everyone informed ensures that every decision benefits everyone.

When the munchies strike, McDelivery saves the day by delivering big flavors at a low cost. Judy Ann, with her chef's insight, puts it simply: "McDelivery isn't just quick food; it's smart eating. It's about getting our favorite meals without the guilt." The app is a staple on their phones, loaded with deals that make every meal exciting and affordable.

Level up your hangout game the Agonsulit way with the McDelivery App.
  • Movie night magic happens with the Chicken McNuggets Family Bundle (Php599), composed of 20 McNuggets, BFF fries, and three Coke Floats. It’s a blockbuster deal without the blockbuster prices. 
  • Whether you’re Team Big Mac or all about that Quarter Pounder life, the Burgers Family Bundle (Php699) covers all bases with burgers, fries, and Coke floats to please the crew.
  • Feeding the whole squad? The Chicken McShare Family Bundle (Php799) brings the feast with chicken, spaghetti, and Coke floats, making sure no one’s left hungry. 
These aren’t just meals, however, they’re meal savers, making sure the family eats like kings on a jester’s budget. 

In this fam, even the kids are in on the budgeting game. Using apps isn’t just for snaps and laughs; it’s for learning the ropes of digital pesos and cents. 

For those new to the McDelivery experience, there's an added bonus: first-time customers can receive a free six-piece Chicken McNuggets with a minimum order of PHP 500. And it gets better: all users receive free delivery with a minimum order of PHP 450, making it easier and more affordable to indulge in your favorite meals.

McDelivery App Instructions 
  1. Download the McDelivery App in iOS or Google Play. 
  2. In the App, enter the delivery address and confirm your location. 
  3. Choose the delivery option: Delivery, Pick-up or Send to Many. 
  4. Confirm the delivery time: Now or Schedule for Later
  5. Confirm your location.
  6. Order from the Menu, Review your order and click Proceed to Checkout.
  7. Double check the Recipient Details, Delivery Address, Payment Method and Order Summary. Scroll down and click Apply Promo Coupon to avail of free delivery fees.
  8. Choose payment option: Debit/Credit Card, GCash, PayMaya or Cash-on-Delivery. Click Place Order when final.
  9. Proceed to payment. Delivery order is completed once payment has been made.
  10. Monitor your order in the app.
  11. Receive your order within the scheduled time. 

Why not roll like the Agonsulits and turn your next mealtime into a major win? Check out the McDelivery app and snag those family bundles. As Ryan puts it, “Grab the app, pick your fave deals, and watch how you can feast without the fuss. Let’s make those meal moments epic and economical.”

So, when you’re feeling the munchies, remember it’s all about smart choices and chill vibes. Swipe into McDelivery and switch up your meal game—where every bite is about living large without spending big.

Witness the Future: The TCL C6 QLED Pro Brings a Revolution in Visual Quality

“We are very happy to announce the coming of the new TCL C6 QLED Pro  Series.  With its exceptional features and state-of-the-art technology, you can be assured that the C6 Series is definitely worth the wait!.” ~Joseph Cernitchez, TCL Brand Manager 

TCL, a leading consumer electronics brand and one of the world's top two TV brands, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of its latest innovation, the next-generation C series TV. 

Make way for the new TCL C 6 QLED Pro Series, which will offer a quantum leap in color display technology when it launches on May 8.  Be captivated by its outstanding innovative highlights, which redefine image quality.

Kathryn Bernardo, TCL brand ambassador and the most in-demand local actress, will be leading the upcoming launch of the TCL C6 QLED Pro Series.  She'll be starring in a captivating digital video commercial to kick things off in style. Don't miss out on the excitement; stay tuned!

A Higher Quality TV

Building upon the success of the beloved C645 model, this upgrade promises to redefine home entertainment. All shades are brought to life with unmatched depth and brightness on the TCL C655 QLED Pro TVs, providing you with comfort and quality that you will undoubtedly immerse yourself in. 

This TCL C655 TV the T-Screen Pro is an innovative piece of technology that successfully highlights greater and more accurate contrast while eliminating ambient light interference and image halo, resulting in a beautiful picture quality that is crisper and more detailed. 

The TCL C6 QLED Pro Series isn't just a TV, it's an extension of your personal style.  With its sleek design, it seamlessly integrates into any room, transforming your home into a reflection of your unique aesthetic. Experience the perfect blend of cutting-edge technology and timeless design.

Experience a new level of delight with TCL C655 QLED Pro Series TV's hitting the stores soon. For more updates on TCL's C6 Series, log on to https://www.tcl.com/ph/en.

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 https://www.tcl.com/ph/en

SM brings delightful fare, festive discounts with Marilao Fiesta Sale

SM brings delightful fare, festive discounts with Marilao Fiesta Sale

All roads lead to Marilao as SM throws the biggest and most festive sale this summer, with the Marilao Fiesta Sale happening on May 3, 4, and 5.

Shop all you want, as the Marilao Fiesta Sale offers discounts of up to 70% only at SM. Enjoy price slashes on countless items mall-wide while checking out the latest finds from The SM Store, SM Hypermarket, Ace Hardware, Watsons, SM Appliance Center, Our Home, and Miniso.

Whatever your plans are this summer, May 3-5 is definitely the best time to fill up those carts at SM City Marilao.

While shopping, also check out awesome dining deals at affordable prices from selected food tenants at the mall.

Get your calendars and mark May 3-5 all the way from 10am-9pm. Grab the best deals at the Marilao Fiesta Sale in SM! For mall events and updates, follow SM City Marilao on Facebook and Instagram.

Monday, April 29, 2024

Escape the summer heat with Home Credit

Discover the best window-type air conditioners with 0% interest for your ultimate comfort in the hot weather.

Summer has arrived, and temperatures are rising. As we embrace the hot weather, we must prepare our homes to provide us with a cool and comfortable escape from the heat.

This is where Home Credit, the country's leading consumer finance company, comes in, allowing you to equip your home with the right appliance to keep your summer as cool as possible this time of year.

Make this summer a cool one with a window-type aircon from Home Credit 
Home Credit has a variety of offers on window-type air conditioners designed to meet your home requirements. The great news is that they come with flexible payment plans, where you can choose from six to 18 months. You can enjoy all these without worrying about interest, thanks to Home Credit's coolest 0% interest deals valid until May 31, 2024. 

Find out the best window-type air conditioners available through Home Credit and stay cool this summer. 

Stay cool and comfortable all summer with LG 
If you are looking for one of the perfect air conditioners for your home, you can opt for the LG Inverter Window Type Air Conditioner, model LA100GC. Powered by a dual inverter compressor with a 1.0HP cooling capacity, this unit provides efficient cooling while maintaining a quiet operation in your home.  

Weighing 27.1kg, it is suitable for cooling spaces ranging from 18 to 22 square meters. Despite its powerful performance, energy consumption is not a concern thanks to its Energy Control feature. Aside from those incredible features, it also has Wi-Fi connectivity to conveniently manage your appliance with just a few taps from your smartphone or tablet.  

Another excellent choice for cooling this summer is the LG Inverter Window Type Air Conditioner, model LA080GC. This unit boasts similar features to the previous LG air conditioner. However, with a 0.8HP cooling capacity, it is particularly well-suited for smaller spaces ranging from 12 to 17 square meters

Realize summer cooling needs with TCL 
Home Credit also offers the TCL Window Type Air Conditioner, model TAC09CWIUJE for your summer cooling needs. With a 1.0HP cooling capacity, this air conditioner is equipped with AI Inverter technology, which intelligently adjusts performance based on the temperature for optimal energy efficiency.  

Adding to its features is the Whisper-Quiet Operation to ensure minimal noise, with the AC operating at least 42 decibels and the fan mode at 32 decibels. It also has a Smart Control feature, enabling you to adjust settings via app or voice commands. This unit weighs 24kg and is suitable for areas ranging from 11 to 16 square meters. 

Keep your home cool with Condura 
Among the air conditioners you can consider is the Condura Window Type Air Conditioner, model WCONH009EEVC2. Boasting a 1.0HP cooling capacity, this unit can effortlessly cool rooms spanning from 18 to 22 square meters. With a compact design and 26.9kg weight, this Condura air conditioner is built with inverter technology, allowing you to reduce energy use during the summer months. Other than the mentioned features, you can also enjoy a 24-hour timer, an antibacterial filter and sleep and turbo mode.  

Beat the intense heat with Kolin 
Completing your list of window-type air conditioner choices is the Kolin Window Type Air Conditioner, model KAG-75WCINV, featuring 0.75HP cooling capacity. Its cooling performance is perfect for areas up to 17 square meters. With its Full DC Inverter Technology, comprising a DC fan motor, DC module, and DC compressor, this unit ensures excellent cooling this summer season. 

For convenient control access, it features a smart controller so you can manage the unit wherever you are. Additionally, this Kolin air conditioner  is equipped with a Multi-Stage Air Filtration System to make sure the air in your room remains clean. 

Hurry up and grab your ideal window-type air conditioner now! Experience a refreshing summer by taking advantage of Home Credit’s coolest 0% interest deals. You can enjoy this offer when you drop by Home Credit partner stores around the country or visit Shoppingmall.ph.

For pre-approval, just download the My Home Credit Loan App or talk with an available Home Credit sales representative at your preferred partner store. 

Get your appliance repaired or replaced from damages for no extra cost! It even extends your appliance’s warranty for one year after the manufacturer’s warranty period has expired. Just add the Home Credit Protect Appliance Protection to your installments so you can enjoy peace of mind for up to two years for as low as P3 per day. 

To know more about the latest updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit its official website, www.homecredit.ph. You may also follow its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. Customers are also encouraged to download the My Home Credit App on Google Play to learn more about the latest promos and see what’s new in Shoppingmall.ph.  

Home Credit Philippines is a financing company duly licensed and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).  

About Home Credit 
Home Credit Philippines is the lifestyle partner of every Filipino, providing access to credit through fast, convenient, and affordable financing in more than 15,000 partner stores nationwide. The brand offers a wide range of products from smartphones and laptops, home appliances and furniture, bicycles, and motorcycle accessories to electronics and hardware, sports equipment, and many more – offered at low or 0% interest rates in easy monthly installments.  

In its 10th year in the Philippines, Home Credit has served over 10 million Filipinos. Beyond installment financing and related insurance services, Home Credit also offers cash loans, a virtual spending limit named Qwarta, and a credit card for its existing qualified customers. With the My Home Credit app, Filipino customers are just a click away to get the products they want for an elevated lifestyle. 

Get ready for the TCL Anniversary Aircon Promo Just in Time for Summer!

“We are happy to give you this exciting anniversary treat for everyone.  We’re giving a big slash off to our air conditioning units, as we aim to provide our customers with the ultimate cooling solutions for their homes.” ~Mr. Loyal Cheng, TCL Chief Executive Officer 
Get ready for the TCL Anniversary Aircon Promo Just in Time for Summer!

TCL, a leading brand in consumer electronics, as they kicks off the summer season with their Anniversary Promo for the air conditioning category. The TCL Anniversary Promo runs starting March 10 until May 31, 2024.

Summer is almost here, and what better way to welcome it than to indulge and treat yourself to something cool.  TCL, a leading consumer electronics brand, is kicking off the summer season with its Anniversary Promo for air conditioning products. Yes, you heard correctly! TCL is offering the best discounts on their AC units, and the huge savings will astound you.  

Take note, TCL is giving significant discounts on two of their popular air conditioning units namely the CoolPro UV Connect+ and CoolPro Quiet+. Hold on to your seats and dig these irresistible deals on ACs.  

For the CoolPro UV Connect+ Air Conditioners, TAC-10CSD/ME12 - 1.0 HP, from SRP of PHP 38,995 to discounted price of PHP 19,995; TAC-13CSD/MEI2 - 1.5 HP from SRP of PHP 40,495 to discounted price of PHP 21,495; TAC-19CSD/MEI2 - 2.0 HP from SRP of PHP 55,495 to discounted price of PHP 30,995 and TAC-25CSD/ME12 - 2.5 HP from SRP of PHP 63,495 to discounted price of PHP 33,995. 

For the CoolPro Quiet+ Air Conditioners, TAC-09CWI/UJE from SRP of PHP 29,995 to discounted price of PHP 18,995 and TAC-09CWI/UJE from SRP of PHP 32,995 to discounted price of PHP 20,995. 

And that's not all; prepare for the biggest AC launch of the summer season. Make way for the CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Inverter Fresh Air Conditioner set, which will revolutionize your home's comfort. 

“In just a few days, we are launching our CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Inverter Fresh Air Conditioner. It has advanced features and benefits set to change the game in air conditioning units from its innovations and enhanced designs. We’re all excited for it!” ~Mr. Joseph Cernitchez, TCL Brand Manager 

The TCL Anniversary Promo runs starting March 10 until May 31, 2024.  For more information, please visit TCL’s official Facebook page or check out the TCL website at https://www.tcl.com/ph/en.

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 https://www.tcl.com/ph/en.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Bounce your way to PHP 50,000 with Mr.DIY's Bounce and Bingo Challenge

"Don’t miss your chance to win exciting prizes and enhance your shopping experience with MR. DIY. Join us for some bouncing fun and the chance to win big! Registration is open from April 17 to May 17. The challenge is available to all MR. DIY customers and there's no purchase necessary to participate." ~Mark Charles Salecina, Deputy Head of Marketing at MR.DIY Philippines

Prepare to bounce your way to victory with MR.DIY's Bounce and Bingo Challenge! MR.DIY, the go-to destination for big and small home improvement projects, invites you to show off your skills and compete for a chance to win PHP 50,000, among other exciting prizes.

The Bounce and Bingo Challenge is open to all Philippine citizens and residents and will take place from April 17 to May 17, 2024. Participation is completely free, with no purchase required. To participate, simply visit one of the 50 participating MR.DIY stores nationwide and register with a teammate.

Here's how it works:
  • Form a 2-player team (Player A and Player B).
  • Teams have 3 chances to form a Bingo Pattern, aiming to be the fastest to register their time.
  • The top 4 teams in each region will advance to compete in the finals for a chance to win the grand prize of PHP 50,000 cash!

Check out the video link to learn how to play the game: https://bit.ly/BounceandBingoChallenge

In the Semi-Finals, 20 qualified teams will compete, with all travel and accommodation expenses covered by MR.DIY.

The challenge promises not only cash prizes, but also an unforgettable experience for all participants. The regional winning teams will be transported to Manila for the finals, with MR.DIY covering all travel and accommodation costs. Additionally, teams that do not advance to the finals will receive consolation prizes.

Cash Prizes:
  • Grand Prize: PHP 50,000
  • 1st Place: PHP 30,000
  • 2nd Place: PHP 20,000
  • Consolation Prize: PHP 5,000 (for 17 teams)

To ensure fairness, the challenge is accompanied by detailed rules, terms, and conditions, outlining participant conduct and game mechanics. For complete information, please visit the following link: https://www.mrdiy.com/ph/bounce-bingo.

For additional details about MR.DIY’s Bounce and Bingo Challenge, stop by any of MR.DIY’s 50 participating stores. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the promotion by following MR.DIY’s Facebook Page and its Instagram and TikTok accounts. You can also visit MR.DIY’s official website at www.mrdiy.com/ph.

About MR.DIY
MR.DIY is one of the largest home improvement retailers with more than 2,000 stores across Southeast Asia including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, India, and Europe in Turkey and Spain. The home improvement retailer has dedicated itself to making a positive difference in the lives of its valued customers by offering convenience at all its stores nationwide.

All MR.DIY stores are managed directly, and the company often works in collaboration with other mass merchandise retailers or owners of malls or shopfront properties. MR.DIY stores offer a wide selection of — approximately 18,000 SKUs — across 5 major categories, namely hardware; household and furnishing; electrical; stationery and sports equipment products; and others (comprising amongst other toys, car accessories, jewelry, and cosmetics).

The company strives to put customers first by operating an innovative business that is flexible when it comes to providing a wide variety of products, good quality, and value for money, holding true to the company’s motto of “ALWAYS LOW PRICES”. Visit www.mrdiy.com/ph/ for more details.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

TP-Link Unveils Wi-Fi 7 Devices to the Philippines

“TP-Link is the first in the world to release its Wi-Fi 7 products and we are thrilled to be the first to introduce the future of connectivity to the Philippines. With Archer BE230 as the country's first Dual-Band Wi-Fi 7 Router in the market, it represents TP-Link's commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions that empower our customers to stay connected in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. With Wi-Fi 7, we're not only talking about faster downloads and smoother streaming but also unlocking a whole new world of tech advancements for every Filipino. TP-Link's Wi-Fi 7 is designed specifically for high-end users who demand the highest network performance. Whether it's enhancing the online learning experience, supporting the growth of local businesses, or accelerating digital transformation, our products are key to realizing your digital dreams, offering unprecedented speed and efficiency. ~Ben Chen, Country Manager at TP-Link Philippines
WiFi 7 at Your Fingertips with TP-Link’s Archer BE230

Finally, the Wi-Fi 7 experience is coming to the Philippines! TP-Link is poised to set a new standard for high-speed and seamless connectivity in the country with the announcement of its newest product line, which includes routers optimized for Wi-Fi 7 technology and Tapo smart home devices!

TP-Link will release Wi-Fi 7, which is expected to provide a plethora of benefits to users while revolutionizing the way we experience wireless connectivity. In addition to blazing-fast speeds and low latency, features like Multi-Link Operation, 4096QAM, and Multiple Resource Units help optimize Wi-Fi 7, resulting in significantly improved network efficiency. This results in better resource allocation, less interference, and smoother data transmission. It is also expected to provide better coverage than previous generations. Users can enjoy more reliable connections over longer distances, reducing dead zones and ensuring consistent performance throughout their homes or workplaces.

TP-Link, the global leader in networking solutions for more than a decade, is finally bringing the Wi-Fi 7 experience to the Philippines! TP-Link is poised to set a new standard for high-speed and seamless connectivity in the country with the announcement of its latest product line, which includes routers optimized for Wi-Fi 7 technology and Tapo smart home devices.

WiFi 7: Faster, Smoother, Revolutionary

Faster, Smoother, Revolutionary

Wi-Fi 7 represents the next evolution in wireless networking, providing 20% faster speeds than previous generations. Newer technology and developments have also resulted in noticeably lower latency rates for ultra-responsive connections. Wi-Fi 7 routers, with their advanced features and capabilities, enable smoother streaming, faster downloads, and lag-free online gaming, improving all aspects of digital experiences.

TP-Link will release Wi-Fi 7, which is expected to provide a plethora of benefits to users while revolutionizing the way we experience wireless connectivity. In addition to blazing-fast speeds and low latency, features like Multi-Link Operation, 4096QAM, and Multiple Resource Units help optimize Wi-Fi 7, resulting in significantly improved network efficiency. This results in better resource allocation, less interference, and smoother data transmission. It is also expected to provide better coverage than previous generations.

Users can enjoy more reliable connections across larger areas, reducing dead zones and providing consistent performance throughout their homes or workplaces.

New security features and enhancements are also introduced, bolstering overall network protection. With stronger encryption standards and enhanced defenses against emerging threats, users can feel more secure and confident about the safety of their wireless activities.

WiFi 7 at Your Fingertips with TP-Link’s Archer BE230

TP-Link has launched the Archer BE230, the first WIFI 7 router in the Philippines, with significant improvements in performance and user experience. The Archer BE230 is equipped with Multi-Link Operation (MLO) technology, which allows it to manage multiple links at the same time, significantly improving network stability and speed. In situations like these In homes and offices with high network usage, the Archer BE230 effectively reduces data transmission delays and interference.

Notably, transmission speed has increased by 49% * over its predecessor, promising users faster response times and shorter wait times for activities such as data downloads, video streaming, and large file transfers. This increased speed improves the overall online experience, whether for personal entertainment or professional purposes. Furthermore, the Archer BE230 router features Maximum Resource Utilization (MRU) technology, which optimizes resource allocation and improves network efficiency.

The Archer BE230 supports OpenVPN, PPTP, and L2TP Over IPsec, ensuring compatibility with popular VPN providers. Its VPN Client is fully compatible with TP-Link VPN servers as well as most third-party VPN servers, such as Surfshark, NordVPN, Mullvad VPN, ProtonVPN, ExpressVPN, PrivateTunnel, OVPN.com, and PIA. Continuous updates will expand VPN router support to include more advanced VPN protocols. Notably, the TP-Link BE230's VPN performance has tripled, ensuring fast and secure VPN services for cross-border data transmission or protecting personal privacy. This enhancement is especially useful for remote workers and people who have limited access to network resources.

Furthermore, the Archer BE230 router reduces network responsiveness delay by 3.3 times compared to previous models. Whether you're playing games, participating in real-time video conferences, or using latency-sensitive applications, the Archer BE230 provides a more seamless and immediate interactive experience. This upgrade is especially useful for professional eSports players and remote workers who require ultra-low latency, ensuring instantaneous responsiveness without network-induced slowdowns.

The Archer BE230 uses Broadcom's latest WIFI 7 solution, which quadruples USB read/write performance, significantly increasing speeds. Whether transferring large files or performing high-speed data backups, this feature improves both work efficiency and user satisfaction. Combining these technological advancements, the TP-Link BE230 emerges not only as a high-performance router with extensive features, but also as a sophisticated device capable of meeting the most stringent requirements and providing the ultimate network experience. With this router, TP-Link reaffirms its leadership in network technology and commitment to continuous innovation.

Bringing Wi-Fi 7 to the Market with PLDT Home

For years, TP-Link has partnered with the Philippines’ leading digital service provider PLDT Home in delivering exceptional connectivity solutions to Filipino families. Through their strategic partnership, they introduced advanced WiFi Mesh Systems that provide uninterrupted, Fiber-fast internet across every corner of the home, eliminating WiFi dead spots and ensuring that families stay connected. From pioneering WiFi 5 to deploying WiFi 6 Mesh technologies, their collaboration has powered more than a hundred thousand homes, setting new standards for reliability and connectivity in the Philippines.

Today, the two leaders in Philippine innovation are excited to extend this legacy of innovation by introducing the first-ever BE230 Wi-Fi 7 router in the country. This next-generation router represents a significant leap forward, bringing unparalleled internet speeds and bandwidth capabilities that are perfectly aligned with the needs of modern digital households. Existing PLDT Home Fiber subscribers will have early access to this cutting-edge technology with a special retail price.

This partnership between PLDT Home and TP-Link continues to drive the evolution of internet technology in the Philippines, ensuring that PLDT Home’s customers always enjoy world-class connectivity that supports their increasingly digital lifestyles.

TP-Link also Introduces New Tapo Smart Home Line Up

TP-Link also unveiled a new lineup of Tapo smart home products, designed to complement Wi-Fi 7 technology. These offerings include Tapo C425, a wire-free security camera, Tapo
D230S1, 2K 5MP Tapo Smart Battery Video Doorbell, Tapo C720, 2K QHD Smart Floodlight Camera, Tapo T100, Smart Motion Sensor, just to name a few. New Tapo smart home products will be released in May 2024.

Elevate Your Connectivity with TP-Link

Experience Wi-Fi like never before with TP-Link’s and step into a future of unparalleled connectivity. TP-Link offers a range of innovative products, designed to maximize the power of WiFi 7 and redefine your digital experience. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be at the forefront of this technological advancement. Upgrade your network today and embrace the future of wireless connectivity with TP-Link. Visit TP-Link Philippines Concept Store at SM North Edsa located on the 3/F of The Annex building, selected retail partners, and their official Shopee store to purchase Archer BE230 and start your Wi-Fi 7 journey today!

To stay updated on the latest developments and product launches, check out TP-Link’s social media (Facebook | Instagram | Tiktok) or visit the official website.

Ivana Alawi on loving the 100W fast charging and living freely with the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G

“I do everything on my phone, as in! I have meetings on my phone and read comments on my posts. I also watch a lot of other creators’ content and my own TV shows. Kaya sobrang ganda ng Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G because I can do all of this. Gusto ko talaga yung fast charging. I always shoot videos and take photos on my phone, kaya lagi akong lowbatt. With the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G, I can use it kahit naka-charge sya kasi meron din syang MagCase and MagPad. I’m so happy that I was able to try the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G and I loved it. It’s very affordable and has really high specs, so I recommend this to anyone who relies on their phone for their everyday tasks. ~Ivana Alawi
YouTube vlogger and actress Ivana Alawi has everything on her phone. Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G’s fast charging lets her live freely and worry-free.

Ivana Alawi is not shy about sharing her life online. The 27-year-old beauty is one of the Philippines' most popular YouTube vloggers, with over 17 million subscribers and counting. She is also active on Instagram, where she shares snippets of her personal and professional life with her 10 million followers.

Despite her hectic schedule of creating content and filming TV shows like Batang Quiapo, Ivana manages to live freely. It's all thanks to her dependable phone, the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G.

The Infinix NOTE 40 Pro Series, with its groundbreaking 100W All-Round Fast Charge 2.0 and 20W Wireless Charge, is intended to power users' lifestyles. These features are ideal for Ivana, the newest Infinix brand ambassador, as they allow her to quickly charge her phone when the battery runs low. With Hyper Mode, she can charge up to 50% in just 8 minutes.

With 100W Fast Charge + 20W Wireless Charge, Ivana is able to charge the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G at rapid speeds to watch content, take selfies, and more.

Aside from its quick charging capabilities, the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G is ideal for streaming and creating content. Ivana says the clear 108MP main camera and 32MP front camera are "really handy for my selfies and vlogs." The phone's 3D-Curved 120Hz AMOLED Display Corning® Gorilla® Glass also makes it easier to check her shots and watch content in high-resolution 1080p quality.

The Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G is powered by a Dimensity 7020 5G Chipset processor and up to 24GB Extended RAM to ensure a smooth performance. Its stylish colorways, Vintage Green and Obsidian Black, make it a great accessory for OOTD photos.

Ivana is overjoyed and grateful to have discovered a smartphone that can keep up with her hectic schedule and allows her to live her life without worrying about running out of battery. So much so that her entire family now uses Infinix.

She adds that it’s also great for travelers like her because they can be fully charged while touring for hours.

Starting April 25, 2024the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G is available for only P13,999 on ShopeeLazadaTikTok Shop and Infinix kiosks while the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro 4G is exclusively available on Shopee for only P10,999.
Infinix fans can also avail of special promo prices on the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro Series’ launch day. The Infinix NOTE 40 Pro+ 5G will be priced at P11,499 (from P13,999) via Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop. While the Infinix NOTE 40 Pro 4G will be a Shopee-exclusive, retailing for P8,799 (from P10,999). First 100 buyers can get an S1 smartwatch or XE23 Earphones for free. (Limited stocks only)
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A Gen Z Explains Her Gratitude for Her Position at McDonald's

“Nag-join po ako sa McDo noong nag-18 po ako. ‘Yun pong family ko, lima po kami na nakapagtrabaho dito. ‘Yung tito ko po nasa Australia na po at nagtatrabaho rin sa McDonald’s (I joined McDo when I turned 18. My family, including my aunt and uncle have also worked at McDonald’s. My uncle is now in Australia working for McDonald’s). Natutunan ko po sa McDo ay yung kailangan lagi kang ready at enjoy ko lang sa trabaho. Kailangan po mag-enjoy ka kada shift para maganda ang naibibigay mong service para sa mga customers (What I learned in working at McDonald’s is to be always ready and enjoy your work. Enjoying your shift allows you to give a better service to customers). Pag na-enjoy po nila ang experience nila, babalik-balik na po sila. Masarap po yun sa araw-araw na trabaho kasi naalala nila yung pangalan namin at nagpapasalamat sila samin. Kahit ganun kasimple lang, natutuwa po kami (When customers have an enjoyable experience, they would come back to the store repeatedly. This gives us a nice feeling, especially when they remember our name and thank us. Something as simple as that makes us happy).” ~Sheila May Azul

Sheila May Azul has over six years of experience working for McDonald's Philippines. She works at the quick service restaurant right now as part of a crew that is primarily Gen Z.

As a working student who is devoted to her studies, she hopes to follow in the footsteps of her former coworker and manager at McDonald's, who was recently promoted to a higher position.

She and the other members of her crew strive to satisfy customers each and every day.

Engaging the Gen Z Workforce

McDonald's Philippines firmly believes in the practice of empowerment and gratitude. For this reason, it started its "Salamuch Crew" program in November of last year, which encouraged gratitude from a variety of angles.

Through the Salamuch Wall, where they could post their thank-you notes, the Salamuch Box, where they could leave messages for the crew, and the Salamuch Crew Virtual Wall, a digital wall where they could share their Salamuch stories, customers were encouraged to show their appreciation for the hard work and service that the crew members had provided.

“Majority of our crew are Gen Z and there is a different way now in engaging these members of the workforce effectively. It has to be an experience for them and we needed to be creative in how we connect with them. There’s no better time to be part of the McDonald’s Philippines family because we are in a period of aggressive growth. In 2023, we opened 50 stores and this 2024, we’re aiming to open at least 60 new stores and that will continue for the coming years. With more stores that are opening means there are more people needed to run them, therefore we’re opening more employment opportunities for young Filipinos. With our aggressive growth means a bigger workforce and a responsibility for us to improve the employee experience. There are a lot of ways to engage the workforce and one of them is through recognition like Salamuch Crew.~Adi Hernandez, Assistant Vice President for Corporate Relations at McDonald’s Philippines

As of 2023, McDonald’s Philippines has 740+ stores across the country, with close to 60,000 crew, 95% of which are Gen Z.

Opportunities for Growth

“We believe if we recognize our crew and give them a better experience, they would do the same for our customers. We believe that if we do employee experience well, our customer experience would also follow.” ~Ben Marasigan, VP of Human Capital Group at McDonald’s Philippines

Last April 17, the Salamuch Crew program had its culminating activities in over 380 McDonald’s Philippines stores all over the country. One of the branches that hosted the festivities was McDonald’s Quezon Avenue-Ligaya in Quezon City.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

LCF gears up for technology-focused CSR Conference and Expo 2024

"The League's stand is that technological innovations can be properly harnessed, such that their ill effects upon society can be mitigated; and that technology offers an abiding opportunity for corporate collaboration, whether between corporates or with other sectors, to achieve monumental and lasting impact upon societal challenges both new and old." ~Shem Jose W. Garcia, LCF Vice-Chair and Executive Director, Vivant Foundation, Inc.

To help corporates bring about an Inclusive Future through harnessing CSR and ESG.

The much-anticipated annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) event in the country, the 2023 CSR Expo, which is organized by the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF). This year's CSR Expo, themed "Reimagining a New and Inclusive Future," will focus on technology, Al, and digitalization, as well as how corporates can use CSR and ESG principles to make these technologies truly inclusive. This event intends to assist corporations in ensuring that the beneficial effects of technology exceed the negative ones, thereby benefiting the 51% of Filipinos who live in poverty.

In the face of rapid technological advancements and innovations, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) has embarked on a mission to assist corporations harnessing the vast potential of technology for societal benefit through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting. LCF is preparing for the widely anticipated annual event, the 2024 CSR Conference and Expo, which will be held on July 3-4 at the Dusit Thani Manila in Makati City.

The LCF CSR Expo will also allow corporations to learn about and discuss how Al and other revolutionary technologies can help with societal and national development, particularly in areas such as health services, resilience, livelihood, education, financial and cultural diversity, and inclusivity.

"The 2024 Conference will imagine a future where people and communities can harness the power of technology, Al, and the digital space, including the careful implementation of Al and other new technologies to form a truly new and inclusive future if aligned with CSR and ESG principles at the outset." ~Sebastian C. Quiniones, LCF Chair and Executive Director, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc.
Sebastian C. Quiniones, LCF Chair and Executive Director, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc.

A venue for cross-sectoral collaboration
The 2024 CSR Expo expects to bring together over 200 participants, including corporates, actors in social development space, and technology firms that will co-create solutions aimed at achieving meaningful and collective impact.

Outstanding CSR initiatives
LCF is also set to announce the winners of the 2024 Guild Awards on the evening of July 3 at Dusit Thani Manila. The awards program upholds exemplary CSR initiatives undertaken by LCF members.

For the first time, the League will present the CSR Medal of Recognition to non-members to recognize their contributions to their communities. The Medal of Recognition honors the interventional efforts of non-members such as Chambers of Commerce,  Jaycees, Rotary, Kiwanis, and Top 1000 businesses, among others. This special award will highlight firms' contributions in seven theme areas: arts and culture, disaster resilience, education, the environment, enterprise development, financial inclusion, and healthcare.

The 2024 CSR Expo will also have a concurrent exhibit at the Glorietta Activity Center on July 4 to 5, highlighting exemplary CSR initiatives undertaken by LCF members and non-members alike. At least 50 exhibitors are to participate in the exhibit. The Medal of Recognition Awarding Ceremony will also be held at the conclusion of the exhibit.

Established in 1991, LCF is a network of operating and grant-making corporate and family foundations and corporations in the Philippines. The League has continued to be at the forefront of promoting and enhancing CSR practice among its members and the larger business community in the country. Visit the LCF homepage at lcf.org.ph and the 2024 Conference and Expo microsite at bit.ly/2024CSRExpo.

Watsons' Blue Beauty Range Fights Ocean Plastic Waste with Natural Ingredients and Powerful Results

“Ocean-bound plastics have far-reaching impacts, not only on the ocean but also on our habitat. To raise awareness of ocean-bound plastic, Watsons has launched Naturals by Watsons’ Special Edition Blue Beauty range. It features bottles made of 100% recycled ocean-bound plastic, representing an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to promote sustainability. The new range encourages our customers to join us in protecting the ocean and marine life, inspiring them to love their skin while loving the planet. Every decision, no matter how big or small, plays a vital role in protecting our planet. That's why we’ve expanded the number of Sustainable Choices products we offer to 9,700, ranging from skincare, hair care, to personal care products, making sustainable living more accessible. By embracing sustainable choices in our everyday lives, we empower our customers to Look Good, Do Good, and Feel Great with us.” ~Malina Ngai, CEO of AS Watson
Watsons Fights Against Ocean Plastic Waste Through Naturals by Watsons’ Blue Beauty Range

In honor of Earth Day, Watsons, AS Watson Group's flagship health and beauty brand, is pleased to launch Naturals by Watsons' Special Edition Blue Beauty range in Hong Kong, Thailand, and Taiwan, with plans to expand to Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines soon.  

Every year, 14 million tons of plastic enter the ocean, equivalent to the weight of over 140,000 blue whales. By 2050, the weight of plastics in the ocean is expected to exceed that of fish, with ocean-bound plastic being a major contributor. Ocean-bound plastic is defined as abandoned plastic waste located within 50 kilometers of shores where waste management is either nonexistent or inefficient. These impacts affect at least 700 marine.

Naturals by Watsons' Special Edition Blue Beauty collection includes shower gel, body lotion, shampoo, and conditioner. Each product contains over 94% natural ingredients, and every bottle is made from 100% recycled ocean-bound plastic. Customers who choose the new range can actively contribute to the fight against plastic waste in our oceans while also enjoying high-quality, sustainable personal care products. This range is part of Watsons' efforts to support the AS Watson Group's commitment to reducing the overall impact of plastics used in its exclusive brand packaging.

Naturals by Watsons' Special Edition Blue Beauty is set to debut in Watsons stores across the Philippines in mid-May, offering a clean beauty line free of 20 unwanted ingredients. Each product contains a formulation enriched with certified organic Algae sourced from Portugal, which delivers powerful results through natural ingredients that provide deep hydration.

Customers who choose the Naturals by Watsons Special Edition Blue Beauty range are actively contributing to the fight against plastic waste in our oceans while also indulging in high-quality and sustainable personal care products.

About Watsons: 
Watsons is the leading O+O (Offline plus Online) health and beauty retailer in Asia, currently operating 8,000 stores and more than 1,500 pharmacies in 15 Asian, European, and Middle-East markets. 

Watsons is named as the No.1 Personal Care and Beauty retailer in Asia*, providing personalized advice and counseling in health, beauty and personal care on top of its market-leading product range, making customers LOOK GOOD, DO GOOD, FEEL GREAT every day. Watsons is the flagship health and beauty brand of AS Watson Group. 

About Watsons Philippines:
Watsons is the flagship health and beauty brand of A.S. Watson Group, the world’s largest international health & beauty retailer. Today, Watsons is the leading health and beauty brand with successful operations in 15 markets. 

In 2002, A.S. Watson Group joined hands with SM Prime Holdings Inc., the Philippines; leading shopping mall developer. The partnership brought the first Watsons stores in SM Megamall and The Podium (Ortigas). Today, Watsons operates 1000+ stores in the Philippines serving more than 100,000 customers daily. 

Watsons strives to ensure that its customers get the best value for their money through monthly promotions, special offers, and continuous consumer marketing programs. Each Watsons store houses nothing but the best brands from top manufacturers all over the world and also carries its own competitively priced, high-quality private labels and brands. With more than 1000 brands ranging from medicines, cosmetics, and fragrances to personal care items and general merchandise, Watsons Your Personal Store delivers only the best health, wellness, and beauty solutions to each and every customer.