Tech brand LG gives back, shares the good life to Taal Volcano eruption victims

Due to Taal Volcano’s recent phreatic eruption and the current alert level, more than 26,000 people were forced to seek shelter in temporary evacuation centers, most of them losing their homes and livelihoods. LG Philippines, in keeping with its mission of always giving back to the community, immediately did their part to help alleviate the living conditions of the Batangas evacuees.  

For four days starting January 21st, LG visited the main evacuation centers in the Taal area and staged its popular Laundry Love program, beginning with Alfonso Central School for the first two days, then Kaylaway National Highschool and DOH Rehab Center the following days. LG brought with them ten of their heavy duty washing machines, hoping to give the evacuees access to clean and volcanic ash-free clothing, both from their own belongings and from the donations received as well. Aside from the Laundry Love campaign, LG also conducted medical missions in the area to give physical and optical checkups for the evacuees.

For the children in the evacuation centers, LG treated them with fun games and entertainment, including a Netflix viewing station fitted with two LG UHD TVs, book coloring activities, and giving out popcorn and cotton candies for everyone to enjoy.

LG PH Managing Director Inkwun Heo spearheaded the initiative immediately upon learning of the plight of those affected by Taal’s eruption. “Our heart is with the Filipino people. Corporate Social Responsibility is the backbone of what we do at LG. We sincerely hope that the worst is over for the Taal community, but rest assured that LG will always be there to help in any way we can.”

World Marketing Summit to hold first digital marketing conference in the Philippines

by Edsel Lorete / / 

The Philippines, one of the fastest growing Asian economy in Southeast Asia, will see the light of international marketing in the Year of the Metal Rat. Manila has been chosen to be the next venue for the prestigious international marketing forum World Marketing Summit (WMS) 2020. Founded in 2011, WMS has been forwardly leading a different economic summit aimed at triggering local economic growth in country’s like Dubai, Bangladesh, Japan and next the Philippines. “Marketing is a very powerful tool for growth. It can alleviate poverty, promoting economic growth not only in urbanized cities, but in local communities thriving in business,” said Dr. Fahim Kibria, Marketing Head, World Marketing Summit (WMS). Renowned for its unique of triggerring business growth from the grass root economies, Kibria reiterates that marketing is an enabler for long term community growth, which is the basic premise WMS was originally established. “There is so much growth in the urban cities worldwide. What about those outside the urban setting who can also excel through marketing internationally? It is high these markets be given a chance to internationally grow,” said Kribria. WMS provides tested marketing forums first in Dubai, where business can meet and match with smaller business entities and personalities for wider economic growth. “We wanted to change that urbanized business marketing forum concept. We thought of bringing marketing summit to more people outside so they benefit from marketing opportunities through WMS,” said Dr. Kibria. Formerly a medical surgeon doctor, Kibria joined WMS in the hope summit will eventually spread economic growth through open marketing inclusion of sectors which normally do not benefit from international business or economic forums. “We bring the same business people to talk, set workable business concepts together. However productive that may sound, those attending these summits would simply forget such meetings, staying on instead with their given business concepts.” WHM expanded its target audience to include local business or SMEs thriving with potential to succeed globally given the opportunity. WMS believes expanding forum to public sector greatly benefit marketing growth in develooping countries like the Philippines, which has a closely knitted working culture and attitude.” WMS believes empowering local business and people with right marketing and business skills is the right track to fight poverty on a global scale. “WMS, with its established reputation with business and economic sectors internationally, shall provide certified marketing training for local participants looking to expand their business overseas.” Dr. Kibria believes this is essential for Philippine business to grow and eventually compete with other international marketing communities looking for business partnership opportunities. “You raise their level of business network. The Philippines has so much marketing potentials that can be exploited for global growth, starting from its localized community roots. World Marketing Summit Philippines 2020 is scheduled on February 22, 2020, Solaire Hotel, Pasay City. “We (WMS) have invited known business and marketing speakers for the first Manila marketing summit. It is an exciting summit, and we want Filipinos to greatly experience, excel with their business through a higher level form of marketing,” said Cheryl Motil, Head organizer, WMS Philippines 2020. Veering from typical city centered business summits, WMS Philippines 2020 will kick off its first Philippines summit in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu. “It is the first step before WMS can proceed to SMEs in the provinces. We are talking with LGUs to bring summit to local business, public sector so they can similarly benefit from what the summit can bring to expand more business outside the province,” said Kibria. WMS Philippines 2020 aims to help more grassroot business and aspiring entrepreneurs to grow out their humble beginnings. “It is high time other business, specifically those from the provinces like Cebu, Bicol and Davao, directly benefit from marketing summits like WMS. They can do more for economic growth efforts in the Philippines,” said Motil. World Marketing Summit Phiippines 2020 features international marketing speakers and influencers such Marc Oliiver Opresnik, Marketing Professor, Lueback University of Applied Sciences Germany; Laura Ries, Marketing Strategist, Ries and Ries; Morgan Cerf, Kellog School America; Dominique Hanssens, Research Professor from UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management; and Henry Tenedero, Founder and CEO, Life Skills for Life Success. World Marketing Summit (WMS), which was founded by business and marketing guru Philip Kotler, is a global initiative to shape the future of marketing and create new development approaches through marketing. WMS aims to improve the state of the world by engaging global leaders and entrepreneurs. To create a poverty-free world. “Filipinos are generally link up to each other. It is a good factor for marketing to grow economy, your business connected with the international community. WMS Manila summit will start a series of conferences from Manila to the provinces, helping business and entrepreneurs grow exponentially,” said Kibria.

More affordable Globe at Home Prepaid Devices, up to P3,000 in savings

To connect more Filipino homes to high-speed and affordable Internet, Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi devices are now at much lower prices. 

Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi gets a whole new price cut from P1,999 to just P999. Customers can now get their hands on the reloadable device that is 2x faster, with 2x stronger signal and 2x wider coverage than your usual pocket WiFi for the whole family. Now, everyone in the family can enjoy high speed home internet for their school research, online negosyo, messaging and video calls abroad, and video streaming.

You can also score the world’s first all-in-one device, Globe Streamwatch Xtreme Prepaid for only P1999 from the original SRP of P4999! At over half of its original price, you can level up your home with high quality internet, Google Assistant voice command feature, built-in karaoke, free local TV channels, and internet TV with 1M videos, shows and movies.

“These promos are part of our efforts in preparing our product offerings and technologies for higher data demands of Filipino families especially content streaming,” shared Winsley Bangit, VP at Globe at Home Prepaid. “By giving more value to our device prices and data packages, we aim to connect and empower more Filipino homes with high quality Internet in an ever increasingly digital world.” 

Every purchase of Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi and Streamwatch Xtreme Prepaid device comes with free 10GB of data valid for 7 days. For additional data, customers can avail affordable promos like the new HomeWATCH. For HomeWATCH199, you can get 34GB with FREE 4GB of videos daily to stream your favorite content via YouTube, iWant, Netflix, iFlix, HOOQ, Tiktok and even NBA. 

Managing and monitoring data usage of your Globe at Home Prepaid devices is also hassle-free! Just download the free Globe At Home app via the App Store or Google Play Store, set-up your app profile, and easily activate freebies or load more data for uninterrupted connectivity. 

Experience a whole new level of home Internet with a more affordable Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi and Streamwatch Xtreme Prepaid! Get yours now for the whole family to enjoy via the Globe official online store at, ecommerce sites Lazada, Shopee, Home Credit and Akulaku, or by visiting Globe stores nationwide. 

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Get up to P1,500 cashback using PayaMaya to receive Western Union remittance

PayMaya gives you more options to transact without cash this time with your Western Union remittances. Get more perks and you might just save money using your PayMaya.

Receiving Western Union remittance with your PayMaya account is now even more rewarding. Until February 2, 2020, you can earn a cashback of up to P1,500*, when you receive your Western Union remittance via PayMaya, giving you a rewarding experience when receiving money from your loved ones.

There are so many things you can do with your PayMaya account – from paying your bills from the comfort of your home, sending money to your loved ones, buying prepaid load and gaming pins, to even ordering groceries online to accommodate your busy schedule. 

With the ease PayMaya provides in your daily life, together with the cashback and exclusive promotions available, PayMaya gives you a convenient and rewarding payment experience.

Each time you receive your Western Union remittance through your PayMaya account, you can earn a cashback of P50, P100, or P500. You can get up to a total of P1,500 cashback within the promo period. 

To enjoy this special offer, all you have to do is follow these simple steps:

STEP 1: Claim at least P1,500 Western Union remittance using your upgraded PayMaya account. Just go to the “Add Money” function, tap Western Union, key in your remittance details, and tap receive.

The funds will be instantly available in your PayMaya wallet and can be immediately used for your payment needs.

STEP 2: Spend at least P500 to pay your bills, send money, or shop online or in regular stores.

By letting PayMaya give you additional convenience for your daily tasks, you can earn a cashback of up to P1,500. All that’s left to do now is to wait for the SMS notification for your cashback.   

In addition, PayMaya is also giving you a chance to win P10,000 in PayMaya credits! By completing the steps mentioned above, not only are you receiving your cashback, you also automatically get a chance to win this exciting prize. Ten raffle winners of P10,000 PayMaya credits each will be chosen by February 13, 2020, and will be awarded with this special prize from PayMaya.

Download the PayMaya app now, register, and activate your card to get started. Learn more about our newest offers and promotions by visiting

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GCash enables users to donate to Taal aid efforts 

With the recent eruption of the Taal Volcano, the spirit of Bayanihan became stronger and much more visible with the outpouring of donations and volunteers from the different sectors of the society to help those in need.
Various groups and individuals launched their own donation drives to collect humanitarian aid and bring them to the people who are currently affected by the volcanic eruption in Batangas.
All over the news and social media, the whole world see how Filipinos of different walks of life — from government agencies, humanitarian aid groups, foundations, down to individuals — strengthen one another to help those in need.
“The Filipino spirit of Bayanihan is best displayed during these times, and we at GCash inspired with the outflowing of donations and financial aid to those affected by this calamity. We have since added a new in-app feature to make it more convenient for our users to support relief efforts,” GCash President Anthony Thomas said.
To make it much simpler for individuals to support these causes, GCash, the Philippines’ leading mobile wallet, has partnered with several non-government organizations and foundations to enable its users to contribute any amount to their chosen groups or even individuals via their GCash app.
GCash users simply have to open their apps, click on the “Pay Bills” tile, select “Others,” click on “Tulong Taal,” and input the amount they would like to contribute.
“We at GCash are one with the Filipino people in helping those in need in this time of great need. Through our platform, GCash users now have a more convenient means to aid those who are affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. We have long realized the power of our platform, and we will continue to transform it as a conduit of generosity for the greater good,” Thomas said.
With the advent of financial technology, Filipinos are now more empowered to harness their innate generosity and helpfulness in times of disasters. First launched in mid 2019, GCash for Good enables users to donate monetary assistance to social causes such as disaster relief via their mobile phones. 
Proceeds of the donation drive will go directly to partner organizations such as the Philippine Red Cross, World Vision, Animal Kingdom Foundation, Ayala Foundation, the School of Deaf and Applied Studies, Hope in a Bottle, and ABS-CBN Foundation. These groups are spearheading different humanitarian aid and relief operations for the evacuees.
GCash account holders may also opt to directly send financial assistance to their chosen aid group via their own QR codes posted in social media.
“No amount is too small when it comes to helping others. Each peso is a significant step towards the betterment of the lives of the people in need,” Thomas added.
Aside from the GCash-led donation drive, individuals are also harnessing the power of digital finance to gather donations and launch their own campaigns. Over the past few days, GCash has noted various GCash users receiving money from different people as financial assistance to humanitarian aid.

“It is encouraging for us at GCash to see our platform being used for good causes. This is a huge step for us, as we transform the GCash app to a more socially-significant, responsible and sustainable platform to create an impact on millions of lives in the Philippines,” Thomas said.

AOC-20th Century Fox team up for comedy anime “Spies in Disguise”

Display technology innovator AOC inks a partnership with entertainment movie outfit 2oth Century Fox for the star studded digital animation film “Spies in Disguise”, which features Will Smith and Tom Holland. AOC’s superior technology and specifications have been synonymous with the latest and previous collaborations with Twentieth Century Fox releases. With its enhanced visual technology, AOC is the perfect companion to go to for unstoppable, thrilling cinematic journeys.

Vivid displays only AOC can manufacture

Having supported Twentieth Century Fox in promoting countless blockbusters such as, The Martian, X-Men First Class and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, AOC is the trusted partner to deliver immersive and dynamic cinematic experiences to the audience. AOC’s unrivalled capabilities take viewers through every scene with confidence, strength and power.

Twentieth Century Fox presents a Blue Sky Studios production, “Spies in Disguise,” an animated spy comedy adventure set in the slick, high-octane, globe-trotting world of international espionage. Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is…not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo is forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic…pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril.

The inseparable duo mirrors AOC’s partnerships with the Twentieth Century Fox. AOC is devoted to becoming the go-to, high-tech display solution for users from all walks of life. AOC is a global leader in monitor display technology. Equipped with ultra-high contrast, crispy color depth and incredibly detailed images, AOC has illuminated the lives of a large audience with exceptional ocular experiences. It is the ideal partner to team up with to provide the best support for any endeavor be it gaming, work or leisure. 

The characters’ use of innovative technology coupled with sophisticated spy techniques to save the world from peril are exemplary qualities that distinctly reflect AOC’s capabilities, making the Spies in Disguise film a perfect fit for collaboration.

As the film’s exclusive monitor partner, AOC Philippines held an exclusive film screening on January 16 at SM Aura with select members of the media. Lucky attendees received exciting prizes and merchandise in celebration of the film. The media’s continued support help AOC keep its position as a leading monitor brand in the country.

Aside from the film screening, AOC Monitor is also running a promotion with Spies in Disguise to reward its loyal customers. Until February 29, 2020, every purchase of participating AOC Monitor products at participating dealers and outlets will entitle customers with Spies in Disguise giveaways and freebies. Customers could bring home a Limited Edition Spies in Disguise Wireless Mouse and Keyboard, Limited Edition Spies in Disguise Writing Tablet, and Two SM Movie Tickets worth PHP200 each along with their AOC Monitor purchase.

Property Access Philippines: Easy Way to Buy, Sell or Lease Real Estate Properties 

PropertyAccess Philippines is a rising real estate digital company in Asia that provides users with real estate multi-listings, intelligent data, and analysis. The company connects real estate developers, agents, institutional/retail buyers and sellers, landlords, and tenants across Southeast Asia. Last January 16, PropertyAccess Philippines was launched at The Conservatory at The Peninsula Manila Hotel. Esteemed real estate professionals, from top-performing real estate brokers and agents to leading Philippine and Southeast Asian property developers to international real estate investors, graced the event.

Where it began?
The company was founded in 2018 by two Real Estate moguls: Hiroki Kazato, the chief executive officer, and Shiela Baylon, the chief revenue and partnership officer. 
Kazato is a widely recognized expert in real estate trading and distribution. In 2010, he founded his own company, Real Estate Intermediary Transparency Forum Co., Ltd. which he soon sold to Sony Group and helped establish Sony Real Estate Co., Ltd where he served as an executive.
Baylon has extensive marketing and sales experience in Real Estate Consultancy, and Development and Digital industries. She has lived and worked in the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and now Singapore, and has deep knowledge in different business cultures and substantial exposure in Asian real estate markets.
Kazato and Baylon noticed the vast potential of the Southeast Asian Real Estate Industry after they realized that the demand for properties can be supplied by Southeast Asia. In the pursuit of revitalizing real estate transactions in Japan and the world, the founders bridged a connection between Japan and the Philippines after seeing the fast-growing yet affordable market in the Philippines.

As an online platform, PropertyAccess Philippines aims to make buying, selling, and leasing real estate properties easier for Filipinos to do. It envisions a strong network of international real estate professionals and an efficient online real estate platform that fosters transparency of information and accessibility to wider markets.

During the launch, PropertyAccess Philippines presented its newly designed website with a new user interface and a better user experience journey that will raise the bar of what is currently available in the market. The design is modeled after innovative websites from the two leading markets in the region: Singapore and Australia. Guided by Japanese aesthetic and sensibility, the website looks sleek and easy to understand. It is straightforward and comprehensive. Keeping the target audience in mind, the website is intuitive, loads quickly, and has better flexibility on mobile. 
Real estate agents and brokers can use the website to find customer leads for their property listings. Individuals with properties to sell can also find these agents and/or brokers to help them with the sales. For only ₱999/month, sellers or real estate agents and brokers can post an unlimited number of listings with absolutely no commission sharing to PropertyAccess Philippines.
From there, interested buyers and renters can see the property listings and use the website as a medium to communicate with agents and brokers. They will have access to comprehensive information about property listings and have an easy time communicating with agents and brokers for questions or transactions.
Time to Move Foward 
PropertyAccess Philippines will continue to improve its website that follows its vision of transparency of information and accessibility to wider markets. Buyers can anticipate PropertyAccess providing more information to assist in property searching endeavors. Real estate agents and brokers can count on exposure to the Japanese market through the various events PropertyAccess Philippines has in store for 2020 and the years to come.