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Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardNov 28th, 2020

Find the perfect Vivo phone this Christmas

Christmas time in the Philippines usually means countless reunions, overflowing food (and drinks), and a year’s worth of stories from friends, family, loved ones and the like. .....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 24th, 2019

Define your style with trendy Vivo S1 Pro

Find out why Vivo's new smartphone, the Vivo S1 Pro, is the perfect phone for every style......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2019

Review: Vivo Y55 a perfect everyday phone

Review: Vivo Y55 a perfect everyday phone.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 19th, 2016

Robinson brings the heat as Miami beats New Orleans

Duncan Robinson tied the most made triples on Christmas ever as the Miami Heat beat the New Orleans Pelicans, 111-98, to start the NBA’s holiday quintuple-header Friday. Robinson racked seven three-pointers to finish with 23 points while helping head coach Erik Spoelstra remain perfect on Christmas. Spoelstra moved to 8-0 on Christmas as coach of […] The post Robinson brings the heat as Miami beats New Orleans appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

Perfect holiday gift fit for every user& rsquo;s lifestyle

Give your loved ones the gift of clear and vibrant digital TV viewing this holiday season with GMA Affordabox......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

Jose Mari Chan, Nico Bolzico& rsquo;s unlikely holiday collab& nbsp;& nbsp;

There are a number of powerhouse music collaborations, but the latest one featuring legendary crooner and Christmas icon Jose Mari Chan alongside funnyman Nico Bolzico may just be the most surprising -- a perfect way to greet the holiday season and double up on the festivities......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 21st, 2020

Spirituality of Christmas

Most people have a fantasy of what a perfect Christmas should be......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

Globe donates employee Christmas Party funds to COVID-19, disaster beneficiaries

Prior to the pandemic, Filipinos would already be flocking to local malls and tiangges for the perfect Christmas decors, presents, and Secret Santa gifts. Kitchens are abuzz with potluck preparations, while restaurants and function halls are fully-booked for Christmas parties. Loved ones abroad start to fly home and airports are at full capacity. All over […] The post Globe donates employee Christmas Party funds to COVID-19, disaster beneficiaries appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Convenient shopping via AllToys Christmas Express

Christmas shopping is an activity a lot of people look forward to—going through hordes of clothes, toys, trinkets, and whatnots in search for the perfect gifts for your loved ones......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 14th, 2020

Win a Ford EcoSport, P10k worth of items with vivo Christmas promo

vivo, the leading global technology company, will play Santa this Christmas by giving away a brand new Ford Ecosport and other premium prizes through its #vivoSealedWithAWish campaign......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020

vivo V20 SE gets P2,000 discount with vivo holiday deals

Been wanting to #BeTheFocus with the vivo V20 SE since its recent release? Well you’re in for an early Christmas treat as the ultra-thin and stylish smartphone will get a P2000 discount this December as part of vivo’s holiday deals......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Win a Ford EcoSport, P10,000 worth of items with vivo Christmas promo

vivo, the leading global technology company, will play Santa this Christmas by giving away a brand new Ford Ecosport and other premium prizes through its #vivoSealedWithAWish campaign......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

Gifts of prestige for christmas

Christmas is near and Casa de Memoria offers the perfect gift for those who are near and dear to you......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

LANY spotted with latest vivo flagship phone in leaked TVC

Ahead of vivo’s upcoming launch for its V20 series on October 23, the soon-to-be unveiled flagship phone was spotted in a leaked television commercial (TVC) featuring vivo PH brand ambassador LANY, who recently released their latest album “mama’s boy” last October 2......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Experience seamless gaming and screen time with vivo Y30& rsquo;s superior battery life

There is no doubt that screen time have doubled, if not tripled, with everyone cooped in their homes, making their smartphones the on-demand resource for outside world access, social updates, and most especially, gaming. Being glued to the phone screen for the most part of the day, there’s a need for a smartphone that can withstand the varied high-volume usage of all types of smartphone users, and vivo’s Y30 model is exactly the model built for that......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

Ceaselessly Play your Favorite Mobile Games All-day

With global lockdowns prompting a spike in mobile gaming, vivo, the leading global technology company, released its power-packed and gaming capable vivo Y30, now available in vivo’s official online store, Shopee and Lazada, and vivo concept stores and kiosks nationwide. The latest addition to its best-selling Y-series, the vivo Y30 allows users to play games, stream music, and enjoy their favorite films and TV shows all-day thanks to the phone’s 5000mAh battery and 6.47-inch Ultra O display. Besides its powerful battery which allows for “non-stop play all day” and ultra-clear HD+ display, mobile gamers will be in for a treat as the smartphone is equipped with vivo’s renowned Ultra Game mode and an updated Multi-Turbo 3.0 processor with the tech company’s industry-first vivo Process Guardian (VPG) that helps speed up and increase performance. Moreover, the vivo Y30 comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB ROM which is more than enough to seamlessly play and store top mobile games. The smartphone also packs an AI Triple camera setup with a 13MP main camera, 2MP super macro camera, and a 2MP bokeh camera and comes in elegant Dazzle Blue and Moonstone white colorways. Get the brand new vivo Y30 today and play all day for just P9999 via the vivo official store, Shopee, Lazada, or through vivo concept stores and kiosks nationwide. You can also purchase the gaming smartphone in 6-month installments at 0% interest via Home Credit and participating credit cards. To learn more visit vivoglobal.ph.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Moviegoer: TWO WOMEN

JUST A THOUGHT: Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. —Lao Tzu TWO WOMEN: They were icons in their fields, one in the movie world, the other in lifestyle journalism. They ought to be remembered, not only for the marks they made  in their lifetime, but just as importantly, for the color and vibrancy with which they lived their lives. Here’s hoping the heavens will still make women of their caliber, with that bravura, generosity, and sense of style, with matching humor, in the days to come.    Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda and Ethel Soliven-Timbol, two feisty, accomplished women, died within days of each other this September.      ‘’Manay’’ Ichu, as she was fondly called by all, was 77. Ethel T was 80. Both suffered from lingering illnesses. JOLLY GOOD FELLOW: For all her sophistication and pedigree, ‘’Manay’’ Ichu, industry pillar and heiress to the legacy of Sampaguita Pictures, was the easiest person I have had to deal with in the movie business. Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda She was always casual and jolly in her conversations, and showed genuine interest in the other person. She was simple as she was grounded. In the late 1970s, I joined her on a coverage of a movie her outfit, MVP Productions, was filming in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. On the first day of shoot—the film was “Dyesebel” — early the next morning, the set was filled with young actors and actresses,  either half-naked or in swim suits. Dyesebel herself, Alma Moreno, wore pearly shells on her breast and a fishtail. Ichu surprised everyone by showing up at the beach, wearing high heels and a formal white gown. She said she dressed that way because she wanted to create a happy, glam-filled set. OLD SCHOOL, OLD WORLD:    ‘’Manay’’ Ichu could be playful. She loved to laugh. Tell her a bad joke, and she’ll still laugh for you. I guess that’s her way of showing she cares for you and your presence. Or maybe, she was just being polite. Politeness comes with the territory. Marichu is so old school, so old world, that her death can be compared to the passing of an era, such as the Philippine Commonwealth. They don’t make men and women like them anymore.  People who are gentle, genteel, elegant. To the end, she lived up to the demands of that bygone era she was brought up in. She wrote letters to friends by long hand. Her last letter to me was written in 2019, in which she enclosed a basket of tinapang bangus from Pangasinan. She sent Christmas cards delivered at your doorstep. She wrote sympathy notes when someone dear passes on. She was everything this new world has ceased from being. COLOR IN JOURNALISM: Throughout her lifetime, many couldn’t understand her. She wasn’t a woman for nothing. Ethel Soliven-Timbol, 80, who reigned as Lifestyle Editor of the Manila Bulletin from 1976 to 2007,  was a tough nut to crack. She was feisty, all right, yet she could also be very funny and witty. Ethel Soliven-Timbol She gave color to journalism by speaking her mind, what first came to it, regardless of audience, location, or circumstance. Often, that remark could be biting, which sent people cowering in fear, or in awe. An old school journalist, Ethel demanded perfection from her writers. She screamed over wrong grammar or syntax, swore at PR persons who wrote bad press releases. On a good day, in the middle of editing and closing pages, we would hear her sing out loud, as if she was alone in the big newsroom, nonchalantly. But, that was Ethel, she could get away with most anything. She was queen, after all, and who cared if she couldn’t sometimes hit those high notes? SOFTY SIDE: We, Ethel’s long time colleagues at the Bulletin, also knew the lady’s other side. She could be soft and tender, like the slice of moisty chocolate cake she would offer me in the afternoons when her desk would be flooded with all sorts of pastries and food from everywhere, from people who worshiped at her feet for a square inch of space in her most sought after section.   Dianne Feinstein said, ‘’Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstriped suit.’’ Ethel did one better. She dressed elegantly at all times, never forgetting she was one tough lady whose voice was to be taken seriously at all times, whether or not she was joking, or just being her spoiled-little-rich-girl self. Bye, Ethel!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

realme PH goes all-out at 9.9. sale, score discount promos up to 38% off

The Ber months are officially here, commencing the longest Holiday season in the world. realme Philippines, the lifestyle partner of the youth, kicks off the Filipino Christmas season by offering exclusive discounts at the much-awaited Lazada and Shopee 9.9. Sale......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 5th, 2020

vivo defines what being mobile is like in 2020 with latest campaign

As most of the country enters a fifth month of community quarantine, a lot of people are beginning to feel stuck and trapped in an endless cycle. What was once a somewhat exciting lifestyle filled with discovery has now become a sedentary one......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 10th, 2020

What’s in style? Safe shopping.

Rustan’s goes all out with safety measures, including the latest in disinfection and sanitation. THANK YOU FOR SMOKING. Rustan’s utilizes Spanish technology Sanivir, which contains active ingredients proven to kill bacteria, molds, and coronavirus These extraordinary times have completely shifted the definition of so many ordinary words. Take, for example, “weekends.” What does a weekend even mean, when everyone is living their weekends day in, day out? People cooped up inside their homes, Netflix and chilling (or pacing, depending on current anxiety levels), wearing their Natori Fortuna Mandarin all day, as governments all over the world caution to shelter in place.  Or “homecooked.” Everything’s veritably homecooked now—whether it’s cooked in your home, by you, or cooked in somebody else’s home, by an upstart baker you support because she’s your niece, or by your favorite chef, who is left with no choice but to create his oeuvres from his home kitchen.  Or “luxury.” Let’s be honest. Luxury—its BC (before Covid) definition—contained overused keywords like glamour, opulence, indulgence, lavishness. But times, they’ve changed.  Fancy things now seem so unnecessary, so excessive, so out of touch, so…pointless—in a world that has hastily pivoted back to the basics. Sipping tea from a Royal Albert 1980 Roseblush cup doesn’t seem as luxurious as being able to score some actual, hard-to-acquire Gold Yen Zhen tea from TWG, even if you have to gulp it from those ubiquitous bamboo cups.  The pandemic has changed what luxury meant. Now, luxury is the feeling of being safely ensconced in our cocoons, safe from the virus, safe from the madding crowds. Safety is luxury. To be more accurate: Luxury is being safe, while experiencing as few inconveniences as possible. One Home, One HopeMarketers and entrepreneurs are now realizing, after putting in all necessary work to convince their clients to come back, that a sense of safety is beyond physical, it is psychological. It’s Plexiglass with perception, masks coupled with marketing.  Brands, to successfully ride out these challenging times, need to do more than just tick off government checklists—they need to bank on their legacies, their ethos, their abiding sense of connection to loyal clientele.  AT YOUR SERVICE. Rustan’s opened up a Sanivir desk to allow its customers to avail of its method In the travel industry, as it is in the retail industry, it’s about leveraging on your loyal clientele’s sense of home. “Home” is no longer just their place of residence, but their familiar zones. It’s about “feeling at home.” As people start to nervously and grudgingly go out, they will only want to stay and explore sacred spaces where they’ve “felt at home.” Luxury retailer Rustan’s understands this well. “Our goal for the past 70 years has always been to serve the community with great service and to provide a safe environment that feels like home,” Nedy Tantoco, chairman of Rustan Commercial Corporation, says. “In this new chapter, we are committed to the idea of ‘One Home, One Hope.’ As an establishment that has been a second home for many shoppers, we will stay dedicated in implementing thorough safety protocols to ensure that our employees and shoppers are protected and can visit us with ease of mind.” And this is why higher-end businesses like Rustan’s will flourish, despite the financial challenges Covid-19 brings. They have the space, and they obviously can very well afford to put stringent safety measures in place. Precise precautions are in their DNA. These are establishments that cater to the VVIPs, whose exacting standards they’ve always tried to meet.  And it’s not just loyal clients who will seek out these private spaces—the occasional and habitual shopper will gravitate toward businesses that offer them this hushed environment. Going inside cramped little boutiques have lost their novelty, and many will shirk away from places that tend to be crowd favorites.  At Rustan’s, shoppers have always counted on the intimacy of the shopping experience. Unobtrusive but alert sales personnel have always kept their distance as you scan the racks, and there’s always a sense of quiet order—a serene retail floor space, backed by an efficient team who anticipate your needs and who move with the fluidity of a well-directed orchestra.  This efficiency will be in full display when you visit the store again—that is if you still haven’t since it reopened in June.   Opened after three months of closure, the luxury retailer has implemented, in compliance with government regulations, security measures like foot baths, thermal scans, hand sanitation, and mandatory wearing of masks. You’ll also see staff repeatedly disinfecting touchpoints like escalator rails and elevator buttons, and alcohol dispensers are going to be ubiquitous.   RETAIL WONDER. Sanivir is perfect for retail spac-es as smoke is dry and won’t stick to clothing Managers, sales associates, security personnel, and cleaners are all wearing masks, face shields, and goggles. But it’s the little touches that will remind you how they’ve set the bar high—sanitation boxes are placed in fitting rooms for clothes that are not purchased, fitting rooms are sanitized after every use, and store personnel are required to steam the clothes before putting them back on display.  At the payment counter, all credit cards will be sanitized, and packages will be disinfected before being handed to the customer. At the store’s East Café, tables are separated with plastic shields, and so are the wash basins in the restrooms, which will each have a sanitary officer, whose only job is it to disinfect the toilet after every use.  And that’s just the stage. Backstage, it’s just as—if not more—exacting. Introducing Sanivir, the latest in disinfection technology “Even in our employees’ canteens we have placed plastic shields to protect each of our employees while they are having their lunch break,” Nedy says. The company has required all returning employees to be tested for Covid-19.  Rustan’s is also continually disinfected using Sanivir, a technology introduced in the Philippines by chemist Pinky Tobiano of KPP Powers Commodities, who is also CEO of Qualibet Testing Services. “Sanivir is a smoke disinfectant from Spain, which contains glutaraldehyde and orthopenyl phenol—two active ingredients have been tested that can kill bacteria, molds, and viruses that have been proven against coronavirus by laboratories in EU.” PINKY’S PROMISE. Pinky Pe Tobiano, the chemistwho brought the technology to the Philippines “It was great timing and serendipitous that we found the product right before the pandemic escalated to the level it is now,” Pinky tells Manila Bulletin Lifestyle. “Sanivir was both an innovative and unique product that addresses the problem we currently have—it is easy to use, cost-friendly, effective, and safe.” It is a perfect disinfectant for a retail space—it only utilizes smoke, is dry, and won’t stick to clothing. “When Pinky introduced to me her disinfection program, I immediately asked her to do my father’s house and my own house,” Nedy shares. “I was so satisfied with the service that I asked her if she could open a service desk at Rustan’s to allow our customers the chance to avail of this disinfecting method. It’s so easy. Any housewife can do it. It allows us the ease of disinfecting without a fuss. It also works for our cars. The service desk has been open for two weeks at Rustan’s Ayala Avenue. And I am happy to say that it has met full acceptance with quite a number of Rustan’s customers.” Its ease of use is an advantage. “Just open the can, remove the plastic cover of the wick, set on a flat surface, light the wick, and leave for the next six to eight hours. The smoking process lasts for only one to two minutes, then disinfection takes place for the next six to eight hours,” Pinky says. “That’s good for 14 days.” And the cost? Surprisingly very minimal.  “One can of Sanivir of 25 grams is P1,750 and it’s good for 14 days for a room of 30 to 50 square meters,” Pinky says. “The cost per day is only a P125 investment. If you have five people in the room, the investment per person per day is only P25.”    But for those who are not in the mood to shop in-store, Rustan’s online service has amped up its service. Apart from its website, fortuitously launched a year ago, you can also tap the Personal Shoppers on Call Service, where sales associates respond to you on Viber, after which you can have your items delivered to you, or picked up by the curbside. Nedy shares, “And very soon, we will launch our Rustan’s Concierge Service, where customers can call a single number, and will be immediately assigned a personal shopper to attend to their needs.”  Now, many ways words and concepts are redefined in these troubled times—but having your own personal shopper, one who’ll do your shopping for you as you leisurely read the latest Kevin Kwan Sex and Vanity book in the comfort of your home?  We’re guessing that that’s a definition of luxury that won’t likely ever change—unprecedented crisis or not.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2020