Juan Earth: Saving Planet Earth One Footprint at a Time

by E. Lorete / http://www.inslashout.wordpress.com / http://www.inslashout.blog.com

Saving Earth is everybody’s business. No one is, exempted, including Filipinos. Juan Earth, an environmental advocacy of the pr group Write on Track, pushes that protective advocacy specifically for mother earth, but with public participation constantly in the works. One of these defining activities is Juan Earth, which combines pop music and marketing environmental campaign, heeding specifically the young millenial generation to pay attention and more importantly, take action in preserving Earth from simple human actions that contribute our footprint to planet’s degredation. Participants, mostly youth and environmentalists sharing weekend time for a single earthly cause. Sailing with a live concert concept, participants were thrilled to see, apart from teasing environmental reports from Haribon Foubdation and BCDA, UP One Earth and other pro environment groups, Silent Sactuary. Participants or concert fans were treated to a dog pampering weekend, where dog owners shared their pet owner experiences with other furry pets at heart. But the best part of Saving Earth, apart from the learnings about caring for Mother Earth, Write on Track’s yearly advocacy brings together the youth to take part, be one with other environmnetalists, and while openly learning from their experience transmitted through personal dedication to bring about change in the development and care of Mother Earth’s depleting natural resources. Write on Track is actually a PR marketing group that advocates for nothing but public activities that is not detrimental to planet Earth’s future and growth. Juan Earth offers an exceptional pop training ground for young environmental advocates through their common interest set by music, leadership and love for community support activities that create public awareness for planet Earth’s selfless welfare and continued growth. Activity included an array of booths that talk about caring for animals, something close to planet care advicacies in the Philippines. 

Charming Beijing: Bridging Manila and Beijing’s Tourism Wonders

by E. Lorete / http://www.inslashout.wordpress.com / http://www.inslashout.blog.com

Are you raring to fly – see other countries in time or for the Christmas holiday? China, given the Philippine’s nurturing cultural and diplomatic relations with this country, launched “Charming Beijing: Beijing Tourism Promotion. The activity, which was openly attended by members of the two country’s tourism board, travel industry and members of the digital on-line media, was given a special tour by Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development of the many historic sites and experiences travelling Filipinos can witness for themselves on their next vacation flight to China. 

Highlighted with a fitting exhibit right at the heart of SM Aura in Taguig, guests present were given a glimpse of the charm and beauty of China’s momentous capital that is Beijing. Showcasing a video themed “The Silk Road Bridges East amd West, New Beijing Resonates With People” featured China’s historic endeavors revitalizing the once majestic silk road’s eminence int the modern times. 

“Today, we hope to use this opportunity to promote Beijing Tourism, deepen tourism cooperation between China and the Philippines, let more Filipinos understand China, understand Beijing, and further expand Beijing’s reach and connection in the Philippines tourism market,” said Li Zing, Director of Legal Affairs Department, Tourism Department, Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development.

Treated to a spectacular Dragon dance to bring more luck, members of China and Beijing tourism authority highlighted The Great Wall of China through this Beijing Wall Experience hihglighting the many things you can experience visiting this strategically military wall that protected China from invaders, theats from external forces. Chinese art was likewise featured through “I Heart Beijing”, a caligraphy workshop exposing audience to the beauty and wonders of Beijing culture while other were driven through an exciting 360 degree video capture participants can play characters in Chinese garments they can immediately post on their personal social media websites. Another great highlight was the Lion Dance executed by the Rui Dragon and Lion Dance Group, followed by a teasing Wushu exhibition by the Philippine Cultural College Wushu Lion and Dragon Team. 

Teasing audience knowledge of Beijing culture presented, audience were likewise drawn to a fun test were they can identify key highlights of the Beijing tourism map sites, and while enjoying sample items given to participants who gets the right answer for every cultural question about Beijing, China.
“The Philippines and China are geographically close, and has a long history together. The long standing friendship between the two countries has helped the two countries achieve good results in cooperation in the fileds of economics, trade, culture and tourism,” said Li Zunjing. China, with Christmas season is active in the Philippines, also revealed discounted flights, hotels for Filipinos taking the Beijing visit through “Charming Beijing” promotional season. 

“Filipino tourists will find Beijing as a disctinctly memorable destination for their bucket lists. On the Otherhad, Beijingers and other visitors from North China can happily explore the Philippines by going on island-hopping, beach holiday, scuba diving and other water sports, nature and adventure, culture and heritage, education, shopping, medical and wellness travel, and farm tourism,” boast Glen Agustin, Director of Department of Tourism’s Office of Product and Market Development Office. 

For more information about Beijing and Charming Beijing promotion, Inslashout suggest visiting http://www.visitbeijing.com or follow and like “Visit Beijing” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube with hashtags #CharmingBeijingPH and “WeHeartBeijing

SM ‘Share-A-Smile’ Fair- Walt Disney Philippines Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday with mall shopping caravan 

by E. Lorete / http://www.inslashout.wordpress.com / http://www.inslashout.blog.com

Mickey Mouse is 90 years old! That is how much fans of the famed Walt Disney cartoon character have come to like the bubbly personality that is Mickey Mouse. In celebration of Mickey’s big 90th birthday, SM Mall and The Walt Disney Company Philippines has teamed up for spectacular Mickey Mouse experience wih. ‘Share-A’Smile’ – a retail campaign with SM celebrating Mickey’s 90th anniversary in the Philippines.

Being a friend of every child, including Filipino kids, SM and Disney team up aims to bring smiles into everyone who have come to love Mickey Mouse throughout their lifetime, and that includes children of this generation. Celebrating a magical milestone, campaign has come up with Mickey Mouse inspored merchandise – from shirts, toys, bags, and so much more – to bring the festive birthay celebration to everyone in the Philippines.

Starting this September until October 31, SM shoppers will have a grand time enjoying an immersive Disney/ Mickey Mouse immersive retail experience across 10 SM Supermalls participating in Metro Manila. 

“Coming together to share smiles among mall-goers, we are honored to partner with Disney as they celebrate a magical milestone of giving unparalleled joy to kids and kids-at-heart,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing.

“Mickey (Mouse) has become a friend of every kid and everyone who is a kid-at-aheart. This year marks our miletone year as we are celebrating 90 years of fun, laughter and smiles that Mickey Mouse has brought to fans all over the world,: shared Veronica Cabalinan, Country Head of The Walt Disney Company, Philippines. “We are happy to be collaborating with SM in a series of celebrations, activations and retails promotions that will allow Mickey to celebrate his anniversary with all his Filipino fans.”

For its launch, SM and Disney Philippines lead a festive grand opening at the atrium of The Block in SM City North Edsa. The activity, which was highlighted by dance number by Mickey Mouse and SM Mall’s teen models, included showcasing newly designed eveyday Disney clothings and merchandise children can wear for parties, get togethers or just going out having fun like Mickey did in so many ways making children happy worldwide! 

Shoppers can choose from 60-exclusively designed Mickey Mouse inspired shhirts from SM Youth’s clothing line. Available until October 31st, Mickey Mouse T-Shirts highlight “60 Tees for 60 Years” – basically telling story of iconic Disney comic character and how that presence remain iconic even for today’s young generation.

With Mickey Mouse upstaged, Disney and SM are releasing special edition Mickey and Minnie (Mouse) plush toys marking milestone of both partnering companies. The merchandise will be available at SM Mall’s Toy Kingdom nationwide. And for a minimum Php1,000 purchase for any Mickey Mouse ‘Share-A-Smile’ / SM 60th merchandise or Mickey Mouse classic products, shoppers are entitled to a limited edition tote bag, which comes in four exclusive designs, for free! 

Share-A-Smile SM and Disney collaboration ignites with a roving caravan, which means SM shoppers in SM North Edsa (September 17-30), SM Megamall (October 2 to 16), SM Mall of Asia (October 1 to 12), SM Aura (17-26), SM Southmall (October 18-31), SM Fairview (October 2-16), SM Manila (September 26-30), SM San Lazaro (October 2-16), SM East Ortigas (September 15-23) and SM Marikina (October 18-31) will get a chance to shop for signature Mickey Mouse 90th Birthday merchandise – just in time for the upcoming Christmas shopping season.

For more information about SM and Disney’s ‘Share-A-Smile’ caravan mall activities in Metro Manila, Inslashout suggest logging on http://www.smsupermalls.com and spread the word about the shopping festivity using the official #MickeyTrueOriginal #EverythingsHereAtSM. 

 

Vivo rakes 16% share of Philippine smartphone market for second quarter of 2018, sale input attributed to aggressive Vivo V9, Vivo X21 and Vivo V11 consumer campaign 

by E. Lorete / http://www.inslashout.wordpress.com / http://www.inslashout.blog.com

Smartphone brand Vivo up its market value this time gaining 16% of Philippine smartphone market share for second quarter of 2018. Achievement was detailed via a report from the recent market research of Counterpoint Research. 
Market report said 16% growth is attributed to Vivo’s extensive digital marketing presence and major shopping malls and viable campaigns and promotions. Marketing campaign include Vivo positioning with corporate partnerships and consumer branding with its celebrity studded campaigns drawing young millenial smartphone market in the Philippines
Market ranking, particularly for consumers looking for a stable smartphone they can count on for the holiday season or for anything requiring extensive multitasking using one smartphone of choice, shows Vivo’s extensive market reach that would eventually catapult smartphone among the top three consumer preferred smartphone not on in Asia region, but in particular the Philippines.

Inslashout details the market report…

Vivo gained 16% market share of smartphone in the Philippines this is because of its intensive marketing efforts, that includes digital marketing, presence in major malls and viable campaigns and promos, sustainable media relations, as well as corporate partnerships elevate Vivo to be one of the best in the consumer brand. The reletntless Vivo launching this year that started with the phenomenal Vivo V9 followed by the fingerprint scanner designed Vivo X21 and most recently the Vivo V11, the smartphone brand has attracted mainstream consumer market with smartphone design’s high end features offered in consumer friendly retail prices. 

Here is a brief spec hint on the following top selling Vivo Android smartphones launched this second quater of 2018:

1.) VIVO V9 (New SRP Php14,999)
Vivo V9 is your everyday Android smartphone. Fast connecting and energy saving, Vivo V9 details with a super clear 6.3-inch full-view display. It is engine is smooth since it leans on the all new Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset, which combines high performance for apps but consuming less energy in the process. It comes with dual rear cameras (front 24MP). System runs on latest Android 8.1 Oreo.

2.) VIVO X21 (New SRP Php 24,999)
Vivo X21 pioneered Vivo’s shift to an on screen fingerprint scanner and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. Engine specs details with faster but generally energy saving Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE processor. Phone inputs for storage ups with higher 6GB RAM, witAI cameras.

3.) Vivo V11 (SRP Php19,999)
Vivo latest smartphone offer to Philippine market is the Vivo V11. Highlighting on a smoother and more integrated AI features, Vivo V11 beautifully details with 6.41-inch Super AMOLED screen. It is a first for Vivo boasting a 19.5:9 aspect ratio + super slim bezels. Vivo improved on V11’s In-Display Fingerprint scanner. AI technology option has been expanded to V11’s super clear 25-megapixel AI selfie camera, 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear camera. Engine processing is smooth since V11 leans on fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor + 6GB RAM. It means more phone storage that you can manage faster while multitasking.

Vivo’s spec and technical mobile advancement (sold for less) gives it a primary edge over pricey high end smartphones offering similar high end mobile/ wireless features

OPPO-Telco Smart sign up deal engaging LTE migration, launching consumer friendly phone kit bundle package

Moving to 4G/ LTE will help your smartphone’s enhancing digital wireless features evolve with new services detailed for wireless multitaskers market. And what better way of enjoying fast data or 4G/LTE than with a new agreement between OPPO and telco Smart Communications! 

PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is teaming up with popular smartphone brand OPPO in ramping up LTE smartphone adoption among its customers. 

Under the partnership, Smart and OPPO are offering the OPPO A71 phone kit bundle to Smart, TNT and Sun users at a discounted price to encourage more customers to upgrade their devices to LTE. LTE allows customers to experience overall faster download and upload speeds that they can use to stream video, play mobile games, send files on-the-go and share photos on social media.

Present at the signing ceremonies were PLDT-Smart SVP and Head of Consumer Business Market Development Oscar Reyes Jr, PLDT-Smart FVP and Consumer Marketing Head Andrew L. Santos, Smart Vice President for Prepaid Marketing Carlo Endaya, OPPO Vice President for Channel Sales Zen Han, OPPO Vice President for Marketing Jane Wan, and OPPO Vice President for Operations Garrick Hung.

“Our vision is to enable Filipinos to enjoy the fastest data connection with Smart LTE. We want to do this by equipping every Filipino with an LTE smartphone. Hence, Smart joins forces with OPPO to bring an LTE smartphone that allows our subscribers to level up to LTE and do this in an affordable way,” Santos said.

OPPO A71, one of OPPO’s best-selling smartphones, is available for P5,988, discounted from its original price of P6,990 while supplies last. The OPPO A71 phone kit bundle comes with an LTE upgrade SIM for existing Smart, TNT and Sun customers. First-time LTE SIM upgraders also get a free 1GB open-access data valid for 3 days upon successful upgrade, which customers can use for accessing social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube, chat apps like Viber, and games like Mobile Legends, for example. 

“OPPO and Smart share a mission, and that is to empower the customer with the latest technology and innovative products,” said Wan. “We’re partnering with Smart to bring LTE-ready and up-to-date smartphones at affordable prices to more customers.”

LTE migration campaign
As Smart accelerates its LTE migration campaign, the number of LTE handsets now surpass the number of 3G phones on the Smart network. The number of new LTE handsets in the Smart network also rose by 75% in the first half of the year.
As a result, the average revenue per user (ARPU) among prepaid subscribers increased just three months after the SIM upgrades. As more subscribers upgrade to LTE, mobile traffic on Smart’s network also grew by 79% in the first half of the year, higher than the industry year-on-year growth of 54% for the same period.

Under Smart’s Level Up to LTE campaign, customers are encouraged to upgrade to an LTE-capable smartphone and an LTE SIM to be able to fully enjoy Smart’s upgraded networks.

“To enjoy LTE, our subscribers need only to remember three things: SPD – short for SIM, Place, and Device,” Santos said, adding that subscribers who are still using non-LTE SIMs can easily get an LTE Upgrade SIM at Smart Stores, Sun Shops, and sari-sari stores across the Philippines.

All Smart, TNT and Sun subscribers can check if their SIMs are LTE-ready by texting SIMCHECK to 5832 for free. They can also check if their location is LTE ready by accessing smart.com.ph/LTE.

“To fully experience Smart LTE, customers must have an LTE-capable device like the OPPO A71, which is an LTE smartphone with excellent specs. Our subscribers can now avail of this affordable smartphone at OPPO Stores, Rulls, PC Express, Comworks, and other device chains,” Santos said.

OPPO A71 comes with a 5.2” LCD display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, and is available in Champagne Gold and Blue.

Network upgrades
Alongside device partnerships, Smart is also continuously upgrading its network. As of end-June, Smart has installed over 3,900 new LTE base stations across the country, not only to expand LTE coverage but also to lay the ground for LTE-A, which can provide even greater capacity and speeds to users with capable smartphones. This puts the total count of LTE base stations at over 12,600.

Underpinning PLDT and Smart’s fixed and mobile network roll-out is the expansion of PLDT’s fiber optic transmission and distribution network. At 204,000 kilometers, PLDT’s fiber footprint, the most extensive in the country, also supports Smart’s mobile network by providing high-capacity fiber connections for LTE base stations.
As a result of integrated network transformation effor

Honda launch two mass affordable, gasoline efficient/ anti-theft motorcycles

by E. Lorete / http://www.inslashout.wordpress.com / http://www.inslashout.blog.com

Metro City traffic is a spectacle in the Philippines! It is a given, and not mentioning daily trending, motorist spectacle for every Filipino striving to make ends meet. While there are alternative choices to beating traffic, nothing can beat the mobility of a motorcycle when traffic hit EDSA or any underlying streets in cities like Metro Manila.
Honda heard that call a long time ago, and it is giving Filipinos practical riding options launching not one but two grand everyday, not mentioning fuel efficient, motorcyces to keep our day on track! Inslashout gives you the details below…

 
Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI), the number one motorcycle manufacturer and distributor in the Philippines, today introduces the All-New CLICK125i and CLICK150i at the press conference at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. Giving its first up close look to the media and public, this new premium and modern sports Automatic motorcycle is now ready to be the Game Changer for Filipino riders.
 
The unveiling of the All-New CLICK is attuned to Honda Philippines’ ONE DREAM campaign, which aims to reach out to more Filipinos through their interests, with the message that Honda is part of their journey towards their dreams.
 
“The launch of the new AT models marks our commitment to accompany Filipinos as they strive to achieve their dreams. Honda will continue to make innovations that will bring a new level of riding experience to our customers,” said Mr. Jomel Jerezo, General Manager and Department Manager for Motorcycle Business Planning Department.
 
All-New CLICK 125i
The All-New CLICK125i is powered by a 125cc Liquid-cooled, PGM-FI engine with Enhanced Smart Power and an ACG starter, making the model fuel efficient at 53 km/L. The model comes with the Combi Brake System and Park Brake Lock for added safety features.
 
Topping it off is the advanced full digital meter panel which provides real-time fuel consumption, battery and change oil indicator, trip meter, and digital clock.
 
The new design makes a bold statement with its modern bold decals andAll LED Lighting System (Dual Keen Headlight with position light, Tail Light, Front and Rear Winker). It also has a sporty muffler design with aluminium end cap.
 
It comes with an 18-Liter Ubox, making it a perfect storage place for a full-faced helmet or other riding necessities, equipping riders for any trip on the road.
 
The All-New CLICK125i comes in four modern color variants, namely the Anchor Gray Metallic, Vivid Blue Metallic, Nitric Orange, and Space Magenta Metallic. Price starts at Php 74,900.
 
All-New CLICK 150i
The All-New CLICK 150i is powered by a 150cc, Liquid-cooled, PGM-FI engine with Enhanced Smart Power and an ACG Starter and Idling Stop System, which gives the bike a fuel economy of 52km/L.
 
The CLICK 150i also equipped with a full digital meter panel and an all LED Lighting. Meanwhile, it exclusively comes with a 3D emblem proudly signifying its name.
 
For more convenience and added security, the model also brims with advanced features namely theSmart Key System with keyless lock and unlock, ignition on/off, Anti-Theft Alarm, and an Answer Back System. It also comes with new sporty wheel design with wider tubeless tires, wavy disc brake and a sporty aluminium pillion steps.
 
The All-New CLICK 150i is now available in four premium colors which are Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic, Matte Solar Red Metallic, Matte Crypton Silver Metallic, and Pearl Fadeless White, with an introductory price of Php95,900.
 
For more information, please visit the official website atwww.hondaph.com or http://www.facebook.com/hondaph/.

Deal with your “Exes Baggage” at SM Cinema

Relationships come and go! It is a fact of life! But what happens when old relationships flare up once more? What would you do, and would you give in to a second chance temptation or move on?  It is a game most people play to love and regret. Which one are you? Find out when you get to see at SM Cinemas the latest pinoy romantic flick Exes Baggage.

Would you take a chance on someone new when you’ve just had your heart broken? Ready your tissues as SM Cinema features the much awaited reunion movie of real life ex-lovers Carlo Aquino and Agelica Panganiban, Exes Baggage.

Fans of CarGel can see one of the biggest 90’s love teams once again after their last project together in 2014. While the two are still good friends in real life, their supporters cannot wait to witness their undeniable chemistry on the big screen.

Directed by Dan Villegas, Exes Baggage tells the story of two individuals who find each other in a time of heartbreak and healing. Pia (Angelica Panganiban) and Nix (Carlo Aquino), both recently having their hearts broken, instantly feel a connection when they meet at a bar. This connection quickly turns into a relationship. But are they ready for another commitment when wounds from their previous relationships have yet to heal?

Catch Exes Baggage in SM Cinema branches nationwide starting September 26, 2018. Book your tickets through the website, http://www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app. You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!