PLDT Home Fibr-Sony PS4 signs pact, bringing gaming to your living room

by Edsel Thadeus O. Lorete/ /

Who does not love gaming? It is part of what anyone living part of their lives, including lifestyle, on-line. 
It is what prompted the country’s leading broadband service provider PLDT Home Fibre and Sony PS4 to talk, put up a gaming partnership that would compliment the country’s gaming community to get all the Playstation games they have been meaning to play on a single broadband connectivity, and this comes as a bundle for anyone with or is subscribing to PLDT Home Fibre for fast broadband internet connectivity. 

For an additional P749 per month, and this comes bundled with the Sony PlayStation 4 home gaming conssole, within a set 36-months period. “And for an additional P100 at P849 per month, subscribers of package bundle will have a blast getting first hand dib of a complimentary copy of the upcoming digital game Unchartered 4: A Thief’s End when it launches on May 10. 

The new game picks up the from that point where retired forrtune hunter Nathan Drake is held back into the world of thieves. PLDT said this partnership with multinational entertainment giant Sony is timely, and since PLDT Home Fibr was the first to deliver the country’s fastest internet broadband speeds marking 1GBPS, perfect for high browsing, and for PSP gaming experience without the network glitch of poor internet connectivity. 

A Fibr subscription from PLDT lets you browse in high speed multiple websites, mixing video conferencing and video streaming with the country’s first symmetrical speed service. PLDT Home Fibr is presently available in over 1,600 Fibr powered villages nationide, including Valle Verde 1-6, Forbes Park, Dasmarinas Village and Ayala Alabang Village. 

Hailed by professional gamers worldwide for for its immersive experience through rich and high fidelity graphics, the Sony PS4’s custom chip contains eight x86-64 cores and a state of the art 1.84 TFLOPS graphics processor with 8-GB of ultra-fast GDDR5 unified system memory. Sony said these bridging gaming console features “translates to easier game creation and enhanced richness of content achievable on the platform.” 
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Bigger postpaid, broadband value for Sun *

In its effort to consistently arm more Filipinos with best value connectivity, Sun recently announced its new and exclusive postpaid and broadband offers to the members of USANA Philippines distributor group XTRM 1-11 — arming the group with practical mobile solutions where they can get more than what they pay for.
XTRM 1-11 is a distributor group of USANA products in the Philippines. The group is founded and led by the husband and wife tandem of Billy and Pin dela Fuente and currently has 150,000 members from different parts of the country.
“As XTRM 1-11 forges partnership with Sun, we see that Sun’s vision to empower our fellow countrymen with practical choices is really a step towards the right direction,” says Group Head and First Vice President for Wireless Consumer Division of Smart Kat Luna-Abelarde. “Through this partnership, we at Sun can now complement their dedication, perseverance and commitment by providing them with practical connectivity tools where they can get more than what they pay for.”
From this partnership, Sun will roll out practical yet effective exclusive offers to XTRM 1-11 members, headlined by Best Value Postpaid Plan 399. Through this, they can enjoy unlimited Sun texts, unlimited Sun calls, 250 texts to other networks, non-stop Facebook access, and a free Oppo Neo 5S. Other offers in Sun’s roster of exclusive offerings include Postpaid SIM-only Plan 249 and Sun Broadband Surf 699, which comes with Non-Stop Surfing and 2.5 GB data allocation. Those who will opt for the Broadband offer can also avail of the Alcatel Pixi 3 10 2-in-1 Tablet Laptop
But what makes these offers significant for XTRM 1-11 members is that through these exclusive plans, members will be able to receive official text broadcasts from XTRM 1-11, free browsing to the USANA website, and soon, their very own mobile application. Through this partnership, no XTRM 1-11 member will get left behind.
“Nakakatuwa kasi with Sun’s practical offers, we can maximize our potential further,” says XTRM 1-11 founder Billy dela Fuente. “XTRM 1-11 is all about personalization, being direct to the consumer, and helping improve the lives of others. We saw the same thing with Sun wherein the offers are fair, personalized, and practical. This will definitely help us in our business. I saw how eager was Sun is to help us in our business. That’s why we’re really excited about this partnership.”

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April-icious Campaign: Torque’s biggest summer gadget discount sale giveaway

by Edsel Thadeus O. Lorete / /

Buying a mobile phone, perhaps a tablet for your next summer trip, your graduating honor student? You are in luck since Torque, one of country’s top selling mobile device manufacturers, is giving out as much as 60% in mobile device sale discount for summer.

Dubbed TORQUE’s April-icious Mobile Deals Summer Campaign, it means that anyone buying a device from Torque this summer will surely get a fitting shopping treat, with smashing discounts hitting up to 60% on phones and tablets for Torque Mobile phones and tablets. 

What is best about this timely summer promo, and expect this to compliment your meager shopping budget, is that Torque marked down not just several but 40 different devices for Apri-licious Deals, and deal will remain until supplies last.
Discounted deals shall apply to Torque’s basic phones, smartphones, and tablets alike, including the more popular DROIDZ Span, which will be discounted 63% , from the original P3,499 desk price to only P1,299. 

The DROIDZ Span, if you are not familiar with Torque’s DROIDZ series, is a user friendly 5-inch Android phone boasting dual cameras, one 5MP and the front 3MP, perfect for outdoor shoots. It is designed with capacitive menu keys, complimented with a 9.8mm thin slim profile. The April-icious Mobile Deals pricing makes it one of the most affordable 5-inch Android phones in the country.

Torque’s DROIDZ Slate HD gets a 29% discount, from P5,499 to only P3,888, making one of the most affordable phablets selling below the 4k price range. Feature inlcudes a 5.5-inch IPS HD display, 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, more than enough to store your music, videos and work files. Design retains sleek and svelte 7mm-thin phablet type body.

For other devices on sale, particularly DROIDZ series, with April-icious Mobile Deals sale, INSLASHOUT and Torque suggest checking out the complete gadget by visiting the nearest Torque Mobile concept stores, kiosks, and retail outlets.

Double citation for Caltex’s Fuel Your School Bag Project

Caltex Fuel Your School bags Silver Anvil AwardTwin win in promoting STEM education

Caltex Fuel Your School (CFYS) was yet again recognized for helping teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects to 103,000 students and aiding 600 educators from the most-needy senior public high schools in Metro Manila.

Mere weeks after bagging first place at the Amcham CSR Excellence Awards, CFYS took home the Anvil Silver Award for Public Relations Program: Directed at Specific Stakeholders External Communities category during the 51st Anvil Awards held by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP). 

CFYS is the local version of Chevron Corporation’s global social investment program to support and improve education by providing public school teachers with much needed teaching materials and equipment in STEM subjects, a timely support for Metro Manila’s highest need public high schools that will teach grades 11 students for the first time this school year. Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex fuel and lubricants, fanned awareness about CFYS through the students’ natural affinity for social media. 

The combined efforts of the project partners and the teacher/student beneficiaries amassed more than 6.1 million digital impressions, showing the success in spreading awareness of the project. Caltex Facebook page gained another 18,198 page likes increase, while CFYS project reaped an impressive 36,149 project likes.

PRSP and 51st Anvil Award Committee chairman Ronaldo Jabal said, “We are looking for programs that impacted a lot people in the community and in the organization as well. Caltex Fuel Your School has clearly demonstrated this goal making it a deserving awardee for the Silver Anvil Award.” Jabal also affirmed that Caltex FYS’ objective and impact to its beneficiaries and the society was a standout and that it enlivened the essence of corporate social responsibility.

Chevron Philippines Inc. is the marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants. CPI is committed to contribute to the development of education in the country through its Energy for Learning program that supports educational program to provide learning and livelihood skill to disadvantaged people.

Big discounts, freebies for 777 Swerte Panalo, Cherry Mobile Gadget Festival for 2016!

by Edsel Lorete / /

Expect great discounts, promos for Filipino mobile gadget brand Cherry Mobile. On its 7th glorious year, the all time Cherry Mobile annual promotion dubbed 777 Swerte Panalo, which is part of brand’s initiative of giving back to its partners and consumer for their continuous patronage, will be hving bigger and better dicounts, exciting activities, freebies and launching new mobile devices priced to consumer’s pocket budget. 

“Cherry Mobile Festival has always been exciting since we launched it 7 years ago. But this year, Cherry Mobile ensures that customers will get more of what they have purchased on a daily basis, because we want them to feel that, “Everyday is a Cherry day.” says Michelle Ngu, Cherry Mobile Vice President

Cherry Mobile, for starters, will showcase in-house concept store activities at its shops in SM Megamall and SM San Fernando starting April 1, and Ali Mall Cubao, SM Dasmarinas and SM Clark Pampanga on April 3. Cherry Mobile customers who will be making purchases of any Cherry Mobile or Cherry Prepaid products on these dates, will get exclusive chance to win glorious prizes and purchase discounts.

INSLASHOUT details the activities set for some of these exciting Cherry Mobile festival events for 2016:

1.) Cherry Mobile Lucky 7 Hits. This promotion provies big and special customer discounts, and it will be held on selected Cherry Mobile stores to be announced next. 

2.) Cherprize Araw Araw. This promotion will give out up to Php3 million worth of instant prizes for lucky Cherry Mobile customers. It is open to purchases of Cherry Mobile smartphones bundled with Cherry Prepaid SIM purchases. Promo period starts today March 31 up to May 31, 2016. 

TO QUALIFY, CUSTOMERS WILL NEED TO ACTIVATE THEIR CHERRY PREPAID SIM AND TEXT THE <keyword> CHERPRIZE <Name>/<Age>/<Address> and send to 2179 within the promo period stated. Customers will receive an SMS if registration is successful. Cherry Mobile draw dates are set on the following period: April 8 / May 6, April 15 / My 13, April 22 / May 20, April 29 / June 01

3.) May Bonus Ka!. Cherry Mobile gives out additional treats for any customers buying Cherry Mobile Phone bundled with Cherry Prepaid SIM

4.) Everyday is a Cherry Day. The new Cherry Mobile Campaign that will feature the new Cherry Mobile jingle with pop TV and Movie celebrity brand amabassadors James Reid and Nadine Lustre 

5.) Barangay Cherry Mobile. The promotion shall include various Cherry Mobile store activations, attracting Cherry Mobile fans and customers while enjoying festive promotional activities. 
The Cherry Mobile 2016 grand promotion starts today March 31 until May 31, 2016. Patronize more Filipino products. Everyday is a Cherry day with Cherry Mobile!

Epson pioneer world’s first 25,000 3LCD Projector

by Edsel Thadeus O. Lorete / /

Making waves is synonymous with premiere printer and projector brand Epson. And it aims to lead, starting with this new and smashing 3LCD projector. Inslashout got the hit directly from Epson, and we would like to share this moementous development to Epson’s Philippine market.

Epson, the world’s leading projector manufacturer*1, has announced it will this year launch a lineup of 3LCD business projectors with a laser-light source. The projectors, which include the world’s first-ever 25,000-lumen 3LCD projector*2, are also the first to include inorganic 3LCD panels with a laser light source including an inorganic phosphor wheel*2. 

Thanks to Epson’s newly developed laser light source and proprietary 3LCD technology, the new lineup will offer customers outstanding performance, and includes a 4K-compatible lens and the world’s first zero offset ultra-short throw lens*3: Confirming Epson’s commitment to the high-brightness segment, the new projectors are the result of sustained research and development. Offering mind-blowing image quality, reliability and flexibility, the lineup will include seven models ranging from 25,000 to 6,000-lumens. Epson will announce full product specifications later in the year, and there are plans for the projectors to be launched within Southeast Asia by this year.

Epson has in recent years steadily increased its lineup of projectors in this class for applications including large exhibition rooms, concert halls and outdoor signage. The high-lumen projector market is forecast to grow by 125% by 2020*4, and the company is continuing to invest heavily in developing technologies and products to meet those expanding needs.

“We are delighted to announce Epson’s first ever 3LCD laser projectors for business,” said Siew Jin Kiat, Regional General Manager, Epson Visual Instruments Division. “Not only do these products offer customers the outstanding value and performance you would expect from the global projector market leader, but they demonstrate Epson’s firm and ongoing commitment to the high-lumen market. We are confident that these high-brightness projectors will fully demonstrate the quality and other benefits that Epson brings to the market, and will continue to expand our lineup of 3LCD projectors tailored precisely to meet the needs of customers in this segment.”


The advantages of Epson’s new lineup of 3LCD laser projectors are as follows:


Image quality

With a highly efficient light source, Epson’s 3LCD laser projectors are well suited for large venues such as auditoriums and concert halls. Using Epson’s proprietary 3LCD technology, the new projectors are capable of reproducing spectacular images with outstanding levels of color brightness.


Epson’s original LCD panels and phosphor wheel are made of inorganic material with superior light and heat resistance. Combining these in a laser projector results in bright, vibrant images for extremely long periods, and 20,000 hours of maintenance-free use*5.


Epson’s lineup of 3LCD laser projectors is designed for every venue and application. Rotating 360 degrees and fully tiltable, a large variety of lenses ensures that these projectors can be installed in a wide variety of locations for projection mapping, signage and a host of other applications. 


*1 Largest unit share of the market for 500-lumen and higher projectors. (Source: Futuresource Consulting Limited, 2001-2015)

*2 According to Seiko Epson research (as of December 2015)

*3 Allows a short throw projector to be placed closely and unobtrusively against a wall or other surface.

*4 Source: Futuresource Consulting Limited

*5 Approximate time until brightness decreases 50% from first usage. Measured by acceleration test assuming use of 0.04 – 0.20 mg/m3 of particulate matter. Time varies depending on usage conditions and environments.


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Important Note: Epson products and services vary by region. Please refer to your local Epson sales company for details of products and services available in your region:


About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies. 

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 72,000 employees in 93 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.


About Epson Southeast Asia

Since 1982, Epson has developed a strong presence across major markets in Southeast Asia. Led by the regional headquarters, Epson Singapore PteLtd., Epson Southeast Asia spans an extensive network of 10 countries, and is responsible for delivering and supporting Epson’s cutting-edge consumer and business digital imaging products to the customers of these markets through its comprehensive infrastructure of over 360 service outlets, 10 Epson solution centres and 8 manufacturing facilities.


About Epson Philippines 

Epson’s corporate presence in the Philippines commenced in 1998. It grew rapidly into a billion peso company in a span of a few years from its establishment due to its client-oriented approach in its business management style by its dedicated and innovative staff members and officers. Epson Philippines has an extensive network of 77 Authorized Service Centers nationwide with more than 200 dealers and more than 800 shops across the Country. For more details, please visit our website ( or our Facebook page ( 


For product inquiries and technical support, please contact Epson Customer Care at: Metro Manila:(02) 441-9030; Toll Free: ​1-800-1069-37766 (PLDT), 1-800-3-0037766 (DIGITEL) or visit the Epson Customer Care website:;





Faster payout for education policies *

Every parent aims to give his child a good college education. Through an education policy, parents are assured that no matter what happens, their child will have funds for a collegedegree.
Philam Life understands the real life needs of its customers and knows how important education is for its policyholders. The company has constantly delivered on its promises and has promptly released over P9 billion in education pay-out to its policyholders.

To make education payout release faster and more convenient for its policyholders, Philam Life launched the Direct Deposit payment facility—through which Scholar Gold policyholders will get their policy benefits credited directly to their bank account.

As part of the campaign to promote the Direct Deposit facility, Philam Life recently held an electronic raffle promo to the early enrolees of the Direct Deposit facility by giving away brand new Apple iPhone 6 to five (5) lucky Scholar Gold policyholders.    

The winners of a brand new Apple iPhone 6 are: Juan Daoang of Pangasinan, Felicitas Evangelista of Malate, Manila; Melchor Mandadero of Parang, Marikina; Ammie Altavano of Angono, Rizal and Wilma Aquino of Pangasinan.

One of the winners, Mr. Juan Daoang, who came all the way from Pangasinan, shared that he has Philam Life education policies for his three children. When he learned about the new Direct Deposit facility from his last visit to the Philam Life Customer Service Center in Dagupan City, he immediately applied for it. Now with the convenience of the Direct Deposit facility, Mr. Daoang will be able to withdraw tuition funds directly from his bank account, without having to travel great distances.

Another winner of the electronic raffle, Mrs. Felicitas Evangelista and her husband didn’t have a child of their own. Instead, Mrs. Evangelista invested in a Philam Life Scholar Gold education policy for her nephew, Nathaniel, who is a third year Computer Engineering student at Bulacan State University. Because the Evangelista couple lived and worked in Manila and their nephew was in Bulacan, the responsibility of claiming the benefits went to Nathaniel’s grandfather. Since he is not the policyholder, he always went through the process of presenting authorization documents to claim the policy benefits. Now with the new Direct Deposit facility, the education benefits will be directly credited to Mrs. Evangelista’s bank account, which she can easily transmit to Nathaniel’s grandfather.

“We understand the real life needs of our customers so we are shifting to paperless and online transactions. Thanks to innovative technology, we are able to give our customers like Mr. Daoang and Mrs Evangelista a faster and more convenient way to receive their policy benefits,” said Philam Life CEO Axel Bromley.

The Direct Deposit facility is just one of the ways that Philam Life is undertaking to make financial planning easier for customers.

For more information about Philam Life, please visit

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