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Shop via SM Malls Online mobile app, get free shipping this December

SM has once again elevated the retail experience of its customers by making shopping even more convenient and seamless with the launch of the new SM Malls Online Beta app......»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardDec 2nd, 2020

PH mobile internet speed umangat sa Speedtest Global Index

Manila, Phillippine-Iniulat ng Ookla Speedtest Global Index ang impresibong 14-notch jump sa Philippines’ ranking sa mobile Internet connection speed. Nagtala ang Pilipinas ng average mobile Internet speed na 22.50 megabits per second (Mbps) noong December 2020 kumpara sa 18.49Mbps noong November 2020. Sa kabuuang 118 million tests na isinagawa sa buong bansa- kasama ang bawat […] The post PH mobile internet speed umangat sa Speedtest Global Index appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

WCM Magpily eyes another title in Balinas-Pichay Cup

Woman Candidate Master (WCM) Franiel Angela Magpily will be seeking another online chess title at the Grandmaster (GM) and Attorney (Atty) Rosendo Carreon Balinas Jr. and Mayor Maria Carla Lopez Pichay Free Registration Online Chess Year Ender Tournament (kiddies division, 13 years old and below) set on December 26, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the lichess.org......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

Rent.ph offers free online program to become a Certified Rent Manager

Rent.ph, a nationwide listing for rental properties and property-related services for lessees, lessors, property managers, agents and real estate owners, will be offering a free course on becoming a rent manager in the country on December 21, 2020 through an online webinar. Under the umbrella of Filipino Homes, the largest comprehensive real estate solutions portal […] The post Rent.ph offers free online program to become a Certified Rent Manager appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Paragua, Barcenilla banner tough field in Balinas online chess tourney

Some of the best chess players in the Philippines, led by Grandmasters Mark Paragua and Rogelio “Banjo” Barenilla Jr. and the country’s first WGM Janelle Mae Frayna have confirmed their participation in the Grandmaster (GM) and Attorney (Atty) Rosendo Carreon Balinas Jr. Free Registration Online Chess Tournament (Open division) on December 27, 2020, Sunday, 11 a.m. at the lichess.org......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Great Deals on mobile, broadband plans await at Gift Love, Gift Local Online Sale on Globe myBusiness Shop

For small and medium enterprises, the past few months have been challenging given the loss of income or lower demand due to the restrictions implemented for everyone’s safety. Fortunately, SMEs are now gradually getting back on track, especially those who have embraced digital means to adapt to the new no-contact world......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Metrobank extends free online bank transfers

Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. said Instapay and PESONet transactions done via the Metrobank Mobile App and the new Metrobank Online website will remain free of charges until Dec. 31, 2020......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

The Body Shop is now online

Shopping for your favorite cruelty-free essentials is just a few clicks away as the Body Shop goes on-line at www.thebodyshop.com.ph. Add to your cart The Body Shop’s new products your skin will absolutely thank you for. Autumn is coming, and The Body Shop has brewed up the cosiest scent with Special Edition Vanilla Pumpkincollection. Like […] The post The Body Shop is now online appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

Rediscover Play and Esports at Home at the Biggest Gaming Convention in PH

The much-awaited Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) takes on a whole a new turn—from a completely on-ground event to a virtual one, now fully livestreamed online. PLDT Home, the country’s fastest fixed network, powers the biggest gaming convention in the country that will bring in the best esports and gaming experience virtually on Facebook from October 23 to 25.  The best of Philippine Esports and more! Die-hard Esports fans are in for an epic gaming weekend as six (6) different Esports tournaments take center stage at the ESGS Astra Arena, featuring the most popular competitive titles such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Dota 2, Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, VALORANT and Rainbow Six: Siege. Adding to the thrill is the presence of the very best pro-am teams which will battle head to head in a bid to win the competition’s top exciting prizes. The schedule of the competition is as follows: Legion Games Rainbow Six Siege Open Championship – Oct 23, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Call of Duty: Mobile Tournament – Oct 23, 2020; Legion Games Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Open Championship – Oct 24, 2020; ASUS Republic of Gamers Dota 2 Tournament – Oct 24, 2020; Mountain Dew PUBG Mobile Tournament – Oct 25, 2020; PLDT Home Fibr VALORANT Tournament – Oct 25, 2020. In addition, something to look forward to during the event is the showcase of the latest up and coming video games from top developers – Blizzard, Square Enix, Ubisoft, and Devolver Digital. The Taipei Game Show will likewise join in on the fun as they talk about their featured game titles. Other activities that esports fans can take part in include the ESGS Fan Hall for an exclusive fan experience; the ESGS Indie Fest-the home of indie games; and the ESGS launch pad for product launches.  PLDT Home also brings in exclusive fan meet and greet experience with the country’s top esports and gaming idols. Esports personalities Alodia Gosiengfiao and Dexie Diaz will have an exclusive meet and greet with lucky PLDT Home subscribers. PLDT Home also powers the much-awaited exhibition game match of professional esports team TNC Predator with lucky audience members. Philippines’ fastest fixed network As the leading digital services provider in the country, PLDT Home brings the country’s esports to the next level with its strongest internet connection for the home. PLDT Home Fibr remains the preferred internet connection for the multi-player and bandwidth intensive games as it can reach up to 1Gbps and enables equal upload and download speeds for a lag-free gaming experience. Now that more and more esports enthusiasts are starting to try their hand on online gaming and streaming at home, they need a reliable internet connection that can power up their games. Make sure to level up your gaming experience with PLDT Home Fibr Plan 2999 with speeds of up to 100 Mbps which is perfect for seamless Ultra HD streaming and uninterrupted online gaming on multiple devices. For ESGS 2020 updates and schedules, follow PLDT Home on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PLDTHome), Twitter and Instagram (@PLDTHome)......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

No conditions in China’s move to prioritize PH as vaccine recipient — Sta. Romana

China has not imposed any condition when it included the Philippines as among the priority nations to gain access to its potential coronavirus vaccine, according to a Filipino diplomat. Amb. Jose Santiago Sta. Romana Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said China instead reminded the country to prepare its cold storage facilities amid the highly anticipated breakthrough in vaccine development. China will hopefully announce its mass production of the coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year or early next year, Sta. Romana said during an online Palace press briefing. “Hopefully, mass production and distribution will happen in the near future, as early as November and December in terms of production. And it will depend on our capability to receive the vaccines in terms of our facilities, in terms of distribution,” he said.  “The prospects are bright in terms of a breakthrough in vaccine,” he added. Sta. Romana made clear that the cold storage facilities for the potential COVID-19 vaccines are not conditions set by China but simply a reminder to ensure effective distribution of the vaccine.  “It’s just a reminder that if you get the vaccine and you don’t have cold chain storage, then it’s useless so you have to prepare,” he said, citing information from Chinese drug companies.  He said even if the Philippines is in the “priority list,” the distribution of the vaccine will be a challenge. He said the vaccines must be stored in “freezing conditions” to keep its efficacy.  “If exposed to tropical weather or to normal weather conditions, the vaccine could lose its effectiveness,” he said.So far, Sta. Romana said the vaccines being developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firms have entered phase 3 of the clinical trials. One of the potential vaccines have been approved for emergency use for health workers and other government frontliners. “The Chinese will make an announcement in the near future and then they’ll start their mass production. And once there is the mass production, then I think there will be distribution. Hopefully, before the end of the year; but surely by the first quarter of next year,” he said.  Asked if China has imposed any condition on the Philippines in exchange for the vaccine supply, Sta. Romana said: “No, not at all. Actually, we’re the ones, our condition is that it should pass our local requirements.” When asked if Beijing has pledged the amount of vaccines and if these will be given to Manila for free, Sta. Romana said the matter would entail more discussion. “I cannot give you a definitive answer right now but definitely in terms of number, you know, how they will do it kasi it depends on the—they’re talking of hundreds of millions in terms of production dito sa China. So, the question is iyong distribution and deployment,” he said. “They’re preparing their manufacturing facilities for the mass production of vaccines the moment approval is announced,” he added. Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado has assured that the government has funds that will be needed for the establishment of the cold storage facilities for the coronavirus vaccines. “Surely, as the sun rises in the east, there will be funds for that because the President will never allow that we will run short of the requirements to make sure that we have the storage facilities for all of these vaccines,” he said in the same online press conference. Last week, President Duterte expressed confidence about the safety of the vaccines being developed by China, citing the Asian neighbor is a modern country. He said the government has funds for the vaccine purchase, adding he was just waiting for China or Russia to contact him. “I’d be glad to open up my sleeves because I am confident with their vaccine,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Two Digital Advocates Give Fuel Discounts to Members

Puregold Price Club, Inc. has teamed up with Cleanfuel, the country’s fastest-growing independent fuel company, to deliver the new Fuel Saver Discount promo that allows great savings on your fuel purchases every time you gas up at a Cleanfuel station. Through the Fuel Saver Discount promo, qualified customers can get as much as P2.00 off per liter on Premium95 and Clean91 gasoline fuels and P1.00 offer per liter on diesel. The promo is exclusive only for Puregold’s Tindahan ni Aling Puring or Perks Card members. Puregold President Vincent Co shared that the partnership with Cleanfuel, apart from its innovative services which includes cashless transactions, will provide an additional value to its customers. “We are grateful to partner with Cleanfuel as we know that this is the best time to give our customers an opportunity to save on expenses especially on essential products such as fuel,” said Co. To be able to avail of the fuel discount, Tindahan ni Aling Puring and Perks Card members can get their discount coupons in all Puregold stores in Luzon. Simply surrender the discount coupons to any participating Cleanfuel station and start enjoying the massive discounts that the promo offers. The good news is—there is no minimum purchase required to avail of the promo. As long as you can provide your Fuel Saver Coupon, the promo’s per liter discount is yours for the taking. This means you can save up to P20.00 when you buy 10 liters of Premium95 and Clean91 gasoline fuels, and get P10.00 off on your purchase when you buy 10 liters of Diesel. Meanwhile, Atty. Bong Suntay, President of Cleanfuel Group of Companies, expresses his gratitude with the Puregold partnership. “We are very much excited with this partnership as we view this as a long term commitment with two formidable Filipino-owned companies joining together in bringing brand loyalty to its customer base.” Suntay explained that Puregold has been in the supermarket chain for over two decades operating online through the Puregold Mobile app and with more than 400 stores nationwide. “We are happy with the start of our partnership with Puregold with fuel discounts to their customers. This shows that Puregold and Cleanfuel truly care about their members.” The promo runs from October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Per DTI Fair Trade No. FTEB-104671, Series of 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Internet speed in the time of COVID-19 is everything

Time flies by so fast, and yet, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought our lives to a screeching halt. Nearly seven months into the quarantined life, we have experienced a day that already feels like a week, a week that feels like a month, and with quarantine guidelines restricting us from being with our loved ones, the only way for us to really connect is through the internet. The question now is, how connected are we to be virtually together? In these trying times with everyone cooped up at home, Internet speed has become indispensable. Apart from speed, having a backup is a necessity, what with every family member hogging the bandwidth for Google Hangouts and/or Zoom calls used for either school or work. This is where PLDT Home comes in, thanks to their newly-launched device: the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem. Internet speed is king — even for a backup modem I got to experience firsthand the newest device that PLDT Home recently launched. Having had my fair share of experience with the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid, the newly improved Advance modem is a definite game-changer. How was it? It was not bad — at all. The LTE-Advance experience The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is a plug-and-play device, so installing it is very easy. To put it to the test, I used the device for an entire day, not just as backup, but as my main source of Internet connection. I put it near the window, which is always the advice given for modems to get better Internet connection. The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem features carrier aggregation that is a combination of frequency channels to power LTE to deliver at faster speeds. This enabled me to connect three devices all at once, without having to sacrifice the quality of my Wifi connectivity. The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance is powered by Smart LTE, the fastest mobile network in the Philippines as certified by Ookla. There are also two LAN ports found at the back that allow users to have wired connection for two devices. This is perfect for families with parents working from home and children taking online classes. The verdict Absolutely no jokes were meant when I mentioned above that the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is a game-changer. This is the device that families need at home to better equip them while working from and/or studying at home while also being practical with their internet spending. Because it’s prepaid, families need not worry about adding up to their monthly bills and they can easily load the device when they need it. The modem is a powerful device because of the reliable and stronger Internet connection it can provide to the entire family. PLDT Home really did step up their game with this device, and I repeat — it’s a necessity in households today. Be it for virtual conference calls for work, online classes, or catch up sessions with your loved ones, the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid modem is a device anyone can depend on. Prepaid packages for the family To match the much improved PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem, PLDT Home provided new and affordable FamLoad packages that cater to the Internet needs of families at home. For students, the FamLoad Study 599 comes with 57 GB with 3 GB/day for learning tools like Canvas, Schoology, Gabay Guro, Microsoft 365, and NEO. Those who are film and TV series geeks will also enjoy using the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem, with its FamLoad Video 599 equipped with 40 GB for open access data and 15 GB of YouTube, or the FamLoad Video Plus 599 with 45 GB for all sites and apps or 3 GB of videos daily for 15 days. The new PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is now available via the PLDT Home website and can be delivered fast via Grab delivery. The unit also comes with free 10GB data that’s ready for use and it’s convenient to reload through GrabApp using the GrabPay wallet, Paymaya, myPLDT Smart app, or PLDT Home and Smart’s retailers nationwide. In these trying times, the need to stay online as we opt to do things virtually is at an all-time high, and PLDT Home may just have provided the very device that is now a truly relevant and essential part of the modern new normal home......»»

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

Anti-vaxxer mis-info goes viral

Online misinformation is leaching out from cheap mobile phones and free Facebook plans used by millions in the Philippines, convincing many to reject vaccinations for polio and other deadly diseases......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

Anti-vaxxer misinformation goes viral in the Philippines

Online misinformation is leaching out from cheap mobile phones and free Facebook plans used by millions in the Philippines, convincing many to reject vaccinations for polio and other deadly diseases......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

Banks, mobile payment system waive transaction fees till yearend

More banks and financial institutions are extending the free online fund transfer transactions until the end of the year to support efforts of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to shift to a cash-light economy and cushion the impact of the health crisis......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

Taiwan grandparents become Instagram stars modeling abandoned clothes

Taiwan’s trendiest couple these days are neither young celebrities nor teen influencers — they are an octogenarian duo who run a mom-and-pop laundry service and have become an online sensation by modeling abandoned clothes. Chang Wan-ji, 83, and his wife Hsu Sho-er, 84, have racked up nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram over the last month as their attitude-filled fashion portraits went viral (AFP Photo/HSU Tsun-hsu) Chang Wan-ji, 83, and his wife Hsu Sho-er, 84, have racked up nearly 600,000 followers on Instagram over the last month as their attitude-filled fashion portraits went viral. They have even been featured in the Taiwanese edition of Vogue and Marie Claire. The couple have run a laundry for decades in a small town near the central city of Taichung. Over the years, customers have either forgotten or failed to collect reams of clothing that the couple never felt able to throw away. Grandson Reef Chang, 31, hit upon the idea of using the clothes to alleviate the couple’s boredom. “My grandpa and grandma were staring blankly at the streets because business wasn’t good,” he told AFP. “I wanted to find something new they could enjoy doing.” The pair were naturals in front of the camera. “Modelling these clothes makes me feel 30 years younger,” beamed Chang, when AFP paid a visit to the store earlier this week.  “Many people are telling me ‘You are famous now and you look younger’.” Hsu felt so, too. “I am old in age but my heart is not ageing,” she said. “I like to put on pretty clothes and go out to have some fun.” Worldwide fame It was while modelling other people’s garments, Hsu came to remember that she also had many forgotten outfits in her closet which she has since rediscovered. “I even found some clothes I bought 30 years ago and I can still wear them. It’s a happy surprise,” she said. The couple’s Instagram account — @wantshowasyoung — is managed by grandson Reef.  Chang currently only uses the Line messaging app to make free phone calls but Reef says his grandfather is keen to learn how to make the perfect Instagram post. The account first started going viral abroad and around 400,000 new fans have started following in the past week alone after major international media picked up on their success. Reef said he translates and reads out fan mail pouring in from all over the world. “We’re very moved by the messages,” he told AFP, “Many people are saying that ‘Wantshowasyoung’ is the first happy news they’ve seen in this dark year marred by the Covid-19 pandemic and problems in many countries,” he added. The couple’s worldwide fame has also prompted a few forgetful customers to pick up old clothes, while some local fans have started visiting their sleepy town to see the store. The shop is named “Wan Sho” — a combination of the middle character of their Chinese names. Re-use clothes The couple tied the knot in an arranged marriage six decades ago, a practice then common in Taiwan. Chang said he had thought about retiring but decided to stay on as long as he can as the laundry business has become less labour-intensive thanks to machines.  “Elderly people should keep moving and remain active or we will age faster… When I am working and being kept busy, I don’t have time to worry,” he said. Chang says he has lost count of how many garments have gone uncollected in his shop over the decades but he thinks there are at least 400 items at the moment. Many more have been donated to charities and impoverished families over the years. The couple hope to use their new social media clout to promote the concept of “environmental fashion”.  “Instead of following ‘fast fashion’ and keep buying new clothes, we hope people can see that old and second-hand clothes can be fashionable if you arrange and combine them in new ways,” said Reef Chang.  “This would cause less damage to the earth and the environment.” .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Huawei Developer Day kicks off on August 6

The next instalment of the globally broadcasted ‘Huawei Developer Day’ (HDD) series will focus on how online retailers, businesses, and developers can utilise Huawei Mobile Services’ (HMS) innovative technology to get the most out of a rapidly evolving online retail landscape. Live on Thursday 6 August, the event, titled ‘The Huawei Developer Webinar | Connect LIVEs with E-commerce,’ will demonstrate how Huawei is making live commerce easier, faster, and more immersive than ever. By combining its HMS capability kits into a single ecommerce solution, Huawei can now offer a technological edge over other platforms, providing a truly intelligent live commerce experience.  Developers who attend the free webinar will learn how Huawei can help merchants from multiple industries increase traffic on to their online platform, while simultaneously lowering costs for hosting live ecommerce events. With speakers from partnering companies LiveMe and Kumu among the many due to speak at the event, attendees will gain exclusive insight into creating a richer and more advanced live streaming experience.  “With more consumers and vendors converting to live commerce streaming to sell and buy products, ecommerce is continuing its rapid growth and represent an increasingly large section of the global retail industry. A key priority for Huawei is supporting the expanding number of developers around the world in this field, which is why our next HDD is dedicated entirely to ecommerce and online retailers,” said Peter Gauden, the Head of WEU EcoSystem Marketing at Huawei Consumer Business Group.  “HDD is an invaluable opportunity for developers and retailers of all sizes and sectors to get a head start on competitors and learn how our new and enhanced HMS-based solution can greatly enhance their live commerce capabilities,” said Peter. As well as launching the new ecommerce solution and sharing expert insights into how the global ecommerce sector is becoming increasingly integrating with mobile technology, the hour-long webinar will welcome interaction from the audience through live comments. This ecommerce HDD event is the latest part of Huawei’s commitment to creating an all-scenario smart ecosystem for better experiences, enabling developers to open new doors, and allowing Huawei consumers and AppGallery users to unlock more innovative and unique experiences. The event is part of the ongoing support and resources that developers have access to when integrating with HMS and listing on AppGallery. Huawei’s fully open Chip-Device-Cloud capabilities ensures app experience and innovation is accelerated, while its full life-cycle operation management, extensive brand resources, and expertise in local markets helps developers succeed in business. It also offers one-stop operational support for developers worldwide covering the entire development cycle to incentivise innovation and ensure ecosystem prosperity......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Manila gov’t, Globe Business provide free access to public schools online leaners

The city government of Manila with the help of Globe Business will be providing public school students with free access to online learning. The telco giant through its BatangaMaynilaSurf Plans will also provide 11,000 LTE pocket mobile WiFi devices to the city’s public school teachers as they prepare for the blended learning programs set by […] The post Manila gov’t, Globe Business provide free access to public schools online leaners appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

Duty Free Philippines closes all stores to prevent coronavirus spread

MANILA, Philippines – Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) announced on Wednesday night, March 18, that all its stores will be closed nationwide, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. In a statement, DFPC Chief Operating Officer Vicente Angala said all stores, including airport stalls and the online shop, will ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

Public mobile text alerts vs COVID-19, ipinanawagan ni Poe sa DOH

Manila, Philippines – Hiniling ni Senador Grace Poe sa Department of Health at civil defense officials, sa isang resolusyon,  na magpadala ng public free mobile alerts sa coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak sa bansa upang maibsan ang pangamba at makatulong sa mamamayan na makapili ng tamang desisyon sa sitwasyon nila. Ayon kay Poe, chairman ng Senate […] The post Public mobile text alerts vs COVID-19, ipinanawagan ni Poe sa DOH appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

JoyRide to Join Online Food Delivery Market

Motorcycle-taxi company JoyRide is set to join the country’s food-delivery space, throwing in a Filipino hat in the foreign-dominated food delivery ring. In a statement on Monday, Noli Eala, JoyRide’s vice president for corporate affairs, said since its pilot testing last December, the company will soon add a food delivery option in its mobile app. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2020