Nokia Personal Audio keeps the music flowing with new earphones this summer

Nokia Personal Audio is back with two new wireless earphones, and partners with growing online store Techroom to offer the newest Nokia TWS during the 4.4 big sale.

With the success of the Nokia Personal Audio E-series last year, HOLO Space prepares for the upcoming 4.4 sale and adds the Nokia E3110 and Nokia E3100 plus to its growing portfolio, which carefully hand-picked based on customers’ feedback. 

P.E.A. – new consideration in offering new earphones

The fans have spoken! Aside from the features – Pocketability, Ergonomics, and Affordability are the new essential considerations for people to purchase a new pair of wireless earphones.

“There are so many wireless earbuds in the market right now that basically have the same features and designs.” says Igue Bonifacio, Lead – Nokia Personal Audio Philippines. “Through social listening, our team learned that the market would want a comfortable, lightweight, and fashionable piece of tech. For the past months, we’ve been proactively asking for feedback about our products, and through our customers’ inputs we were able to handpick new Nokia Personal Audio devices that the market would love. Even though there are only few new models to be launched, our team is really excited to focus in offering these two aesthetic yet functional wireless earbuds to our fans.” he added.

It’s a pastel summer with Nokia Personal Audio

Aside from having compact battery cases (which makes it a joy to have these earbuds inside pockets), both the Nokia E3110 and Nokia E3100 plus comes in trendy purple that is very in-demand right now!

Don’t worry! For those who like the classics, other colors are also available that will fit every kind of style and personality. 

The Nokia E3110 looks classy in crisp White, and funky in pastel-y Pink, while the Nokia E3100 plus is available in the sharp-looking triple black color way.

Even if these models are focused on aesthetics, they are still equipped with balanced and useful features that make it perfect daily drivers. Don’t be intimidated though, these new gems are incredibly affordable!


New Year, new partnerships with MSMEs

The brand partnered with lifestyle store and rising Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Techroom, known for its affordable gadget finds. Even if they’re a relatively new player in the market, their online stores will be the first to offer the new Nokia Personal Audio earbuds this 4.4 season. Starting March 31, HUGE DISCOUNTS will be offered to its customers until April 8, 2023.

“We’ve teamed up with the growing online store Techroom, as we’ve seen that they have organically created a community that’s really passionate about gadgets. We believe in the capabilities of hardworking MSMEs like Techroom.” said Igue Bonifacio, Lead – Nokia Personal Audio Philippines. “What’s also nice to note is that, even if there are new product launches, Techroom still finds a way to assure their customers that they have competitive offers – which makes them the go-to store of their loyal “Techroomies”. Through their reach and personal approach on customer service, we’re confident that we will be able to tap the authentic market of tech lovers that would really appreciate our products. Techroom is just the start of the many stores as we’re here to support more MSMEs and be their partners for growth.” he added.


From March 31 until April 8, the Nokia E3110 and Nokia E3100 plus will be available at Techroom Online Stores with an introductory offer as low as P599!

ModelSRPTechroom Price4.4 DiscountProduct Benefit
Nokia E3110P1,299P599P700With ENC at this price point
Nokia E3100 plusP1,799P799P1,000Up to 24 Hours Battery Life at this price point
*depending on actual usage.

Be sure to get these new earbuds #OnlyAtTechroom starting March 31. Discount is only available at Techroom’s Lazada ( and Shopee ( official stores. 

Visit Techroom’s social media pages (@TechroomPH on Facebook and Instagram) to know more about the promotion.

The Nokia E3110 and Nokia E3100 plus will also be available at Nokia Personal Audio’s official Lazada and Shopee stores with its suggested retail price.

Nokia Personal Audio


Details and images provided in a recent press release.


The first-ever pocket studio device in the industry, the vivo V27 Series, now officially released

One of the top smartphone manufacturers in the Philippines, vivo, has formally introduced the newest model in its V line-up, the vivo V27 Series. The Aura Portrait Algorithm, a first-of-its-kind technology in the market, is featured in this new flagship smartphone and will up customers’ mobile photography game by putting a studio-level experience directly in their hands.

The vivo V27 5G and vivo V27e are the two models available in this new lineup. Fans may pre-order the vivo V27e from March 22 through March 29 on the company’s official online store, while they can do the same for the vivo V27 5G from April 10 through April 16.

With the vivo V27 Series, branded The Aura Portrait Master, the company urges its followers to project their best aura at all times and in any location.

Easy Way to Take Studio-Quality Photographs

The vivo V27 Series is jam-packed with a fresh innovation in smartphone image technology, just like earlier V series handsets that offer top-of-the-line camera features. The Aura Portrait Algorithm technology, vivo’s most recent innovation, is present in both variations of the V27 Series. vivo’s answer to address all three facets of the light and imaging processing journey is this first-in-industry feature. The first is the Aura Light, a built-in ring light that acts as an additional light source while producing a smoother and more refined effect than the typical phone camera flash.

vivo V27 Launch
vivo V27 Launch

The 50MP OIS Ultra Sensing primary camera, a first in the V Series history of vivo, is the second component of this camera system, particularly in the vivo V27 5G edition. The ultra-large 1/1.56″ sensor size of this flagship sensor allows 145 percent more light intake for a stronger picture quality even in dim lighting conditions. To capture HD quality and vibrant photographs, the V27e variant’s 64MP OIS Ultra Sensing Camera and Super Night Vision feature are available.

Last but not least, this upgrade features vivo’s complete and exclusive line of Portrait Algorithms, which perfectly synchronize hardware and software. The vivo V27 Series’ Aura Portrait Algorithm function, which intelligently adjusts the lighting to the scene – whether day or night – to capture studio-quality portraits, is completed by all three of these elements.

Vlogging Made Easier and More Fun

Up until you get home and realize your images are shaky and fuzzy, great excursions are some of the best times to vlog. The vivo V27 Series, supported by the EIS+OIS Dual Ultra Stabilization function, can help you avoid this accident. Even without additional equipment like selfie sticks and gimbals, this imaging technology enables users to take the most steady video recordings possible.

vivo V27 Launch
vivo V27 Launch

With the help of the vivo V27 5G’s 50MP Eye AF Vlogging camera and the vivo V27e’s 32MP Vlogging lens, vivo also made sure that users could take high-quality films with either the back or the front lens.

Plus, vivo enables its users to produce more creative videos worth-sharing on social media through the vivo V27 Series’ Microfilm feature. This serves as a one stop solution where users can edit vlogs with just a few clicks, access 26 effect templates for free, use built-in professional standard video enhancement software, and enjoy a hassle-free vlog making experience.

Premium Design without Compromising Comfort

The series features fresh colorways that are simple to match to consumers’ individual tastes. The vivo V27 5G variant exudes sophistication with its Emerald Green color scheme, which has been enhanced with the company’s patented photochromic 2.0 technology design. This technology is now more responsive to light, has a faster color-changing process than its predecessor, and is a vivo trademark.

vivo V27 Launch
vivo V27 Launch

The vivo V27e, on the other hand, comes in two striking colorways: Glory Black combined with the sparkling fluorite AG effect for a delicate and opulent finish, and the eye-catching Lavender Purple coloring made possible by vivo’s photolithography technology to generate its dazzling peacock feathers pattern.

In addition to the color schemes of the vivo V27 Series, both models have a sleek and comfy frame. The vivo V27 5G has a 7.36mm 3D-Curved Screen, making it the thinnest curved screen in the history of the vivo V Series.

Powerful Flagship Performance

Inside the vivo V27 5G’s slim and compact body is a MediaTek D7200 4nm chipset that supports Dual-Mode 5G and Dual 5G Standby to balance performance and power consumption. Along with a powerful processor, the vivo V27 Series offers a bigger update with the help of vivo’s Extended RAM 3.0. With this technology,  vivo V27 5G’s 12GB RAM and vivo V27e’s 8GB RAM can support up to 8GB extension that allows multiple and large-scale apps to smoothly run in the background simultaneously. Both variants are also packed with 256GB ROM so users can store as many files as they want.

vivo V27 Series also takes users’ productivity to the next level with its all-day battery which has a doubled life span that can handle up to 1,600 charge cycles. It is also boosted with a 66W FastCharge feature to quickly recharge the phone’s power from 0 to 50 percent in just 19 minutes. 

Pricing and Availability

With vivo V27 Series and its  innovative camera features, enjoy the pocket studio experience and bring out your best aura whenever, wherever you are. Both the vivo V27 5G and the vivo V27e are packed with powerful features inside, giving them the ability to keep up with today’s demanding lifestyles.

The vivo V27 5G is priced at PHP24,999 while the vivo V27e sells at PHP16,999. Pre-order starts on March 22-29 exclusively in vivo’s E-store for vivo V27e variant where fans can take advantage of up to 3 months installment with 0 percent interest via credit cards. On the other hand, the vivo V27 5G variant is available for pre-order on April 10-16.

Early birds can also take home a TWS Bluetooth headset or a vivo VIP Card for every purchase of V27 Series phones online until supplies last.

Get it through Home Credit

Both committed to helping Filipinos with their tech and lifestyle needs, vivo and Home Credit Philippines partnered to offer flexible payment terms and low monthly installment rates. Choose which installment plan works best for you, whether that’s 9, 12 or even 18 months! Use the My Home Credit app for faster, easier and better integrated loan transactions.

  • vivo V27e: Get this premium phone for as low as 10 percent initial down payment and zero interest rate. Choose a flexible installment term of up to 18 months – that’s only PHP877 a month!
  • vivo V27 5G: Grab the vivo V27 5G variant with EIS+OIS Dual Ultra-Stabilization and Sony IMX766V for vivid footages for as low as PHP1,289 a month! Even better, get it for an initial down payment as low as 10 percent and up to 18 months installment.

Earn rewards with your credit card

Major credit card providers also let you purchase this new must-have phone without the hassle. What’s more, earn rewards and build your credit score as you purchase the vivo V27 Series. 

  • vivo V27e: Experience a great deal and pay as low as PHP708.29 monthly for up to 24 months installments – and that’s with 0 percent interest, too! Now you can wear this stylish phone with a minimalist design, thin grip and flat frame as an accessory and seamlessly pair it with your work or casual attire. 
  • vivo V27 5G: Grab this exciting deal and pay as low as PHP1,041.63 per month up to 24 months at 0 percent interest. Experience an immersive gaming session without lag and unexpected performance malfunction as the vivo V27 Series is powered by MediaTek D7200. This high-end processor promises performance boost,  quicker processing speed, and significantly lower power consumption over the previous generation.

To know more about the vivo V27 Series, visit vivo’s official website, or follow them on their official social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Launch event photos by Nix of I Eat And I Wander.

Egg-citing Easter shopping made easy: Top Easter finds on Amazon

With Easter fast approaching, many people are getting into the festive spirit by decorating their homes, preparing special meals, and purchasing Easter gifts for their loved ones. However, with so many options available, it can be challenging to decide what to buy. Thankfully, has a vast selection of Easter-themed items that are sure to make your celebrations special.

Whether you’re looking for Easter candy, decorations, or gifts, has you covered. From classic Easter treats to fun and festive party supplies, you’re sure to find everything you need to make your Easter celebrations unforgettable. And the best part? You can order everything online and have it delivered straight to your door, making shopping for Easter gifts and supplies more convenient than ever before.

To help you get started, here’s a list of the best Easter buys available on From traditional Easter basket fillers to unique gifts that will surprise and delight your loved ones, our list has something for everyone. So, sit back, relax, and let this guide you through the best Easter-themed items available on

1. Easter-themed Candy

Any basket should have an array of Easter-themed candy in a variety of flavors and sizes, making it easy to find the perfect one for your loved one.

2. Easter Bunny Stuffed Animal

A cute and cuddly Easter bunny stuffed animal is a great addition to any basket. Amazon has a wide selection of bunnies to choose from, ranging from small and soft to large and huggable.

3. Easter Egg Decorating Kit

Get creative with an Easter egg decorating kit! Amazon has a variety of kits available, including ones that come with stickers, glitter, and dye to make your eggs look beautiful.

4. Easter-themed Cookie Cutters and Decorating Sets

If you love baking, Easter-themed cookie cutters and decorating kits are a great addition to your kitchen. Get yourself a set in fun Easter-themed shapes like bunnies and eggs.

5. Easter-themed Books

Give the gift of reading with an Easter-themed book. Spark kids’ imagination with fun activities and exciting stories inspired by the holiday.

6. Easter-themed Party Supplies

If you’re hosting an Easter celebration, Amazon has a wide selection of party supplies available, including decorations, tableware, and balloons.

7. Easter-themed Costumes

Dress up for the occasion with Easter-themed clothing! Amazon has a variety of options available, including shirts, dresses, and even bunny ears.

8. Easter Basket

Last but not least, you’ll need an Easter basket to hold all your goodies! Amazon has a wide selection of baskets available, including traditional woven baskets and cute, character-themed baskets. offers a vast array of Easter-themed items that are perfect for celebrating the holiday with your loved ones. Whether you’re looking for candy, decorations, party supplies, or gifts, has everything you need to make your Easter celebrations special. With the convenience of online shopping and the wide selection of items available, there’s no need to stress over Easter preparations.

So, take a look at this list of the best Easter buys on, and let us help you make this Easter one to remember.

Happy Easter!

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  • Fast and free delivery. Get two-day, next-day or same-day delivery to a US address for millions of items.
  • Prime Video. Get access to fresh movies releases and original award-winning Amazon productions.
  • Prime Reading. Get access to a rotating catalogue of e-books and audio books including one free pre-release book every month from editor’s picks.
  • and more!

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Snag great items with or without a membership card via S&R Exclusives on MetroMart

Spring cleaning, pre-summer prep, or maximizing your monthly food supplies, you can score amazing, unique and value-for-money items with S&R Exclusives via MetroMart. Plus, there are lots of fabulous promos like discounts of up to 50% off and Buy 1 Get 1 on select items all through the month! Here are some ideas for products and projects for this March.

Kitchen appliances. It’s time to double down on Cooking and Baking 101 and cook up a storm in your kitchen. You can start simple with a blender and stove, or maybe level up and get a food dehydrator, steam iron or ice cream maker. While you’re at it, check out the other home gadgets that you can upgrade, from shavers & beard trimmers, to air purifiers and electric fans. Are the gizmos available for a Buy 1 Get 1 deal? Pair up with a friend and cook, bake or deep-clean in your homes together!


Stay-Cool Summer Foods. Cool down at home and share cold drinks and treats with the fam. Try different kinds and flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet – at great discounted rates! – with mouth-watering flavors like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Banana, Neapolitan, Praline Butter Cake, Double Strawberry Swirl, Mango & Raspberry, Peach Yogurt, and Rum Raisin.

Spring Cleaning Gear. The onset of a new season is a great time to declutter and refresh your home. Take advantage of the discount prices on storage containers, Egyptian cotton bed sheet sets, bath mats, disinfecting wipes, non-scratch scouring pads, and even milk tea-scented air fresheners. It may not sound glamorous, but having a sleek new stainless steel step garbage can might make all the difference and inspire you to keep your surroundings cleaner than ever.

Fresh Produce. S&R offers great prices for fruits and vegetables in season and at their peak freshness. You can buy by the kilo or smaller quantities that are just right for your household. Stock up on Red Onions, White Onions, Lemons, Leeks, Australian Broccoli, Japanese Cucumber, Seedless Crimson Grapes, Baguio Strawberry, US Raspberry, and so much more. Plus, you can get these with or without an S&R membership card via online delivery with MetroMart, so that’s twice the convenience and cost efficiency!


Are you new to MetroMart? Sign up for a MetroMart account here and enjoy Php200 grocery credit.

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include S&R (with or no membership card required), Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, No Brand, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys”R”Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok at @metromartph.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Upgraded power and storage for vivo Y02s

Launched last December, vivo’s slim yet powerful Y02s just got even more powerful with a storage upgrade. One of the thinnest smartphones in the industry today, the vivo Y02s now comes in a 3GB+3GB Extended RAM and 64GB storage setup to deliver an even more powerful mobile phone experience to vivo users.

Power for all 

With its upgraded storage configuration, the vivo Y02s is set to deliver more productivity and an uninterrupted experience like never before. You can now store all of your important applications, photos, videos, and files for use whenever and wherever you need them. For those who are constantly on the move, this major update ensures that no interruptions such as a sluggish interface or a sudden screen freeze, occur while multitasking or taking a break for some “me time”.

Power up your day

Designed to give you power all day, this device is equipped with a 5000mAh battery capacity that is more than enough to sustain your daily errands. That means having enough power to go through daily online work meetings, photo sessions as you meet up with friends, or even squeezing in some personal time to catch up on the latest TV series. What’s even more, this phone comes with a Type-C Hi Speed Port and a 10W Fast Charge to fuel you more with an uninterrupted smartphone experience.

Power up your style

Be confident as the vivo Y02s is built with a slim (8.19mm) body that makes it easier for users  to secure it safely in the  pocket without having that bulky feeling, leaving you with convenience and comfort while on the go. Its easy-to-hold body frame also allows you to flaunt the vivo Y02s’ unique design to give that vibrant accent to your OOTD. 

Power up your mobile phone adventure

The vivo Y02s’ 6.51-inch HD+ screen with Halo FullView Display allows users to explore an entirely different world with its immersive and interactive mobile phone display. Scream at the top of your lungs for that mobile game moment, or watch your favorite show or movie as if you’re one of the main characters.


This February, vivo extends the love by offering the slim yet powerful vivo Y02s with its massive update of 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage for only Php 5,999! The vivo Y02s comes in two color options: Flourite Black and Vibrant Blue. The 3GB+3GB Extended RAM and 64GB Storage variant is now available at all vivo stores and kiosks in the Philippines, as well as vivo’s E-Store and official stores in Shopee andLazada.

To learn more about the vivo Y02s specifications and order details, visit vivo Philippines’ website: For more information on vivo’s latest news and updates, please head to vivo’s official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channel.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Power Mac Center treats music lovers to special Valentine’s Day deals

Looking for a special gift for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Or a little something your music-loving heart has been wanting? Head on over to Power Mac Center stores and online to find “the one” you’re looking for.

The Apple Premium Reseller is holding a special Valentine’s Day promo, including up to P1,500 off on AirPods, 30% discount on AirPods premium cases, and up to 50% off on participating premium earphones from partner brands Defunc, Marley, Sudio, and Urbanista.

“Like love, music is a universal language. This month, Power Mac Center is celebrating Filipinos’ passion for music by extending big discounts on premium audio accessories that pair perfectly with your favorite Apple devices. Upgrade or make the switch to experience the best quality of sound, so you can sing your heart out whatever mood or situation you’re in,” said Joey Alvarez, Power Mac Center Director of Product Management and Marketing.

Get the AirPods (3rd gen) at P1,000 off when you pay via non-installment modes at any Power Mac Center or The Loop branch nationwide, or online via the Viber Store, Lazada, Shopee, and SM Malls Online app. Promo runs until February 19, 2023only. Meanwhile, you can cop the AirPods (2nd gen) at P1,500 off in the same channels until February 28, 2023.

You can also snag 30% off on participating premium AirPods cases from Elago, Lab.C, and Laut when bought together with AirPods at any Power Mac Center, The Loop, and Mobile Care Service Centers nationwide and at <> until February 19, 2023.

Moreover, a wide selection of in-ear, wireless, and noise-cancelling earphones and earbuds in a variety of colors are slashed up to 50% off retail price. These are available via non-installment modes at all Power Mac Center, The Loop, and Mobile Care Service Centers nationwide, Web Store, and The Loop by Power Mac Center on Lazada and Shopee from February 11 to 19, 2023.

Valid non-installment payment methods include cash, straight credit card, debit card, bank transfer, check, GCash, GrabPay, WeChat, AliPay, Maya, Hello Money, UnionPay, BDO Pay, ShopeePay, QRPH, Power Mac Center eGift Certificate, Home Credit with interest, UpTrade trade-in value/voucher, BillEase, 1 Infinite Access points, and Power Mac Center Gift Certificate.

Two-for-one on training and services

Basecamp, Power Mac Center’s official training arm, is also joining the Valentine’s celebration. Customers can avail of any course at the regular price and bring a companion for FREE! That’s right, it’s two for the price of one, and you can choose from a wide range of creative and technical courses.

Select training courses are also discounted at 20% off. These include macOS Fundamentals, Technical Troubleshooting, Apple Device Support, Apple Deployment and Management, iOS/iPadOS Fundamentals and Troubleshooting, Mac and Windows Integration Basics, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and App Development with Swift. Sessions are conducted by Apple Certified Trainers every Monday to Fridays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except for declared holidays.

These promos are available from February 11 to 19, 2023 only, but the training itself can be scheduled with a Basecamp authorized representative until March this year.

Meanwhile, Power Mac Center’s service arm, Mobile Care, is extending discounts on diagnosis and software fees if you bring with you someone who also needs a repair or software fix for their Apple device. The two devices are entitled to a discount of 14% from February 11 to 19, 2023.

Terms and conditions apply. Shop now at Find other ongoing promotions at Power Mac Center on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Make the most of your night with the more affordable vivo Y22s, now for PHP 11,999!

Unveiled to provide  Filipinos with a device that guarantees a new level of smartphone experience, the vivo Y22s is made even more affordable for its fans to enjoy. Now, everyone can totally rock and max their night out with the vivo Y22s’ new price tag of PHP 11,999! 

Users can take advantage of vivo Y22s’ distinct and powerful features including its massive storage of 16GB Dynamic RAM and 128GB storage, excellent for either entertainment or work productivity without worrying about its performance. To complement its memory capacity, vivo Y22s is equipped with a long-lasting 5000mAh battery paired with 18W FastCharge technology for an uninterrupted fun anytime, anywhere.

Whether you are a student or a professional, the vivo Y22s got you covered with dependable specs that can help you be more productive and efficient. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 processor with 6nm platform technology and a refresh rate of 90Hz, as well as its 6.55-inch LCD HD+ display all work together to give you a reliable companion.

Max out the night with its 50MP SuperNight Camera with multi-frame denoising capability for more vivid after-dark photos. Capture your best angle for that epic nightlife selfie using vivo Y22s’ 8MP Front Camera or be as creative as you want with its nine different impressive portrait styles. 

Conquer every game like a pro with vivo Y22s’ Multi-turbo 5.5 and Ultra Game mode for an immersive “Game Picture-in-Picture” experience plus an Ear Customized Audio effect for your winning game moment.

Choose between its two stylish colorways, the Summer Cyan that exudes sophisticated beauty or the Starlit Blue for an elegant and calm finish. vivo Y22s’ back panel is scratch and fingerprint resistant, thanks to vivo’s frosted anti-glare (AG) surface technology while it boasts the combination of comfort and style with a lightweight built and a sleek 2.5D curvature.

With the new price of the vivo Y22s at PHP 11,999, you can truly maximize your options! Get yours now at any vivo concept store or kiosk nationwide!

To know more information and the latest news on vivo Philippines’ promotions, events, and other announcements, visit vivo Philippines’ official Facebook page or website.

February is full of love, luck and groceries at MetroMart!

MetroMart, the no.1 on-demand online grocery delivery platform, will make it rain discounts and promos in the month-long celebration of their 7th Birthday Sale this February 1-28, 2023.

MetroMart’s 7th Birthday Sale will include Free Delivery promos, discounts for orders on weekdays, discount promos for new and existing users, and weekend ₱7 Sales with leading supermarket partners. Treats for Valentine’s Day will also be available this February.

Please see the MetroMart 7th Anniversary Celebration itineraries below:

Feb 1-28FREE Delivery campaign HBD7Free Delivery for Supermarkets. Up to 6x Use for ALL Users. Applicable for first 1000 transactions. 
HBD7SS Free Delivery for Specialty Stores. Up to 6x Use for ALL Users. Applicable for first 1000 transactions.
Feb 1 – 2
Feb 6 – 9
Feb 13 – 16
Feb 20 – 23
Feb 27 – 28
3-tiered Discount Promo from Mon-ThursMM177Get ₱177 discount on a minimum spend of ₱4,000
Applicable for first 1000 transactions. 
MM277Get ₱277 discount on a minimum spend of ₱5,000
Applicable for first 1000 transactions. 
MM377Get ₱377 discount  on a minimum spend of ₱8,000
Applicable for first 1000 transactions. 
Feb 1-28New User ExclusiveMMNEWGet ₱200 discount on a minimum spend of ₱2,500
Feb 14Valentines Day PromoVALENTINESGet ₱200 discount  on a minimum spend of ₱2,500
from select Specialty Stores
Feb 3-5
Feb 10-12
Feb 17-19
Feb 24-26
₱7.00 ONLY Sale on select items from Fri-SunWeek 1 – S&R
Week 2 – Valentine’s Special (Specialty Stores)
Week 3 – Robinsons Supermarket, Shopwise, The Marketplace and No Brand
Week 4 – Landmark
Feb 15-18
Feb 28- Mar 2
Payday SpecialsFEBPAYDAY100Get ₱100 discount on a minimum spend of ₱4,000
FEBPAYDAY300Get ₱300 discount on a minimum spend of ₱5,000
FEBPAYDAY500Get ₱500 discount on a minimum spend of ₱8,000
MetroMart HBD

Please see the S&R 7th Birthday Sale itinerary below:

Feb 39AM – 2PMPlanters Cheese Curls₱169₱7
3PM – 8PMInessence Potato Truffle Chips₱154₱7
Feb 49AM – 2PMEurocow Whole Milk₱90₱7
3PM – 8PMKitkat Minis Bag₱131₱7
Feb 59AM – 2PMDelimondo Ranch Style Corned Beef₱169₱7
3PM – 8PMPrem Luncheon Meat₱198₱7
*Sale items are subject to availability across S&R branches.

The discounts, product sales and Free Delivery promos of the MetroMart 7th Anniversary Celebration are applicable to ALL USERS of MetroMart. Select terms and conditions apply, in order to avail the discounts and promos. An S&R membership is not required for online orders at S&R via MetroMart. A minimum spend of only ₱2,000 is required in order to avail the discounted items. Only completed checkout of orders within the scheduled day and time can avail the sale items

Customers may also get a free pack of Disney-themed Ziploc sandwich bags from select branches of S&R Landmark, Robinsons Supermarket, Shopwise, and The Marketplace. This gift with purchase deal may be availed for a minimum spend of ₱5,000 within February 9-28, 2023.

MetroMart HBD
MetroMart HBD

The MetroMart 7th Birthday Sale promos are available across all stores via the MetroMart app and website. MetroMart’s online delivery service is available all over Metro Manila and key locations throughout the Philippines, including Iloilo, Davao, Cebu, Tagaytay, Batangas, Pangasinan, and more.

“With the onset of this new year 2023, we commemorate the MetroMart family and the families and communities we serve by providing even more convenient and budget-friendly treats for everyone. We would not have come this far, seven years and still going strong, without our hardworking riders and shoppers, plus the loyal patronage and trust of our customers. Expect to enjoy even more of these discount promos, as we conquer 2023!” MetroMart CEO and co-founder Steffano Fazzini said.

The MetroMart 7th Birthday Sale is registered with DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-160001 Series of 2023.

Are you new to MetroMart? Sign up for a MetroMart account here and enjoy Php200 grocery credit.

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include S&R (with or no membership card required),  Robinsons Supermarket, Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, Super8 Grocery Warehouse, Ever Supermarket, UltraMega Supermarket, and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, No Brand, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys”R”Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok at @metromartph. Order groceries online or download the app via

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

vivo Launches X90 Series Flagship Smartphones Internationally

vivo announced the global launch of X90 and X90 Pro, the company’s latest X90 series flagship smartphones. The series delivers a whole new set of advanced camera features and all-around performance upgrades powered by a state-of-the-art dual flagship chip technology featuring vivo’s exclusive V2 chip, in addition to the company’s continuous collaboration with ZEISS in terms of imaging and camera system innovation, including optics, anti reflective coating, software and system integrations. 

“The new X90 series combines our in-house innovation with some of the industry’s leading imaging technologies to bring consumers a smartphone lineup equipped to tackle some of the most challenging scenarios, such as night photography and videography,” said Spark Ni, Senior Vice President and CMO of vivo. “I’m proud of our progress towards making the flagship X series the industry’s go-to flagship line for all-around superb performance.”

Powerful Imaging Specs, a Big Leap Forward

Honed over the course of more than two years, this generation of the vivo ZEISS co-engineered imaging system brings forward a blend of hardware upgrades and software breakthroughs to offer an unparalleled experience. It boasts improved light sensitivity, aperture, natural color processing, and stabilization for an easy and intuitive point-and-shoot camera experience. X90 and X90 Pro feature triple rear camera systems, each with certified compliance with ZEISS T* Coating.​

X90 Pro pushes the limits of smartphone imaging with a 50MP ZEISS 1-inch Main Camera, 50MP Portrait Camera with a Large Sensor, and a 12MP Wide-Angle Camera. The main camera on X90 Pro uses a 1-inch IMX989 sensor, the industry’s largest to date. Compared with other models with a 1-inch sensor, the f/1.75 large aperture and 3.2 μm large pixel (4-in-1) size of X90 Pro increase the light intake per pixel, allowing for brighter, purer night images. Compared to the GNV sensor used in the previous X generation, the new IMX989 sensor’s photosensitive area has increased by 77%, with its light intake capacity going up by 43%.

The 50MP Portrait Camera features an ultra-sensing portrait lens, with an IMX758 sensor that helps to achieve an aperture of f/1.6. With the support of the stabilization system, an exclusive large-aperture lens, and 4-in-1 sensor technology, it delivers subtly detailed portraits, even in low light.

X90 Pro introduces independent optical image stabilization (OIS) technology, developed by vivo, allowing for more intelligent and precise stabilization correction compared to standard OIS. It also supports Active Centering OIS System, significantly reducing smears between frames and motion blur.

X90 boasts a 50MP VCS True Color Main Camera, a 12MP Professional Portrait Camera, and a 12MP Wide-Angle Camera. The VCS True Color Main Camera optimizes the sensor spectrum to achieve the target RGB colors better, improving native image colors, ensuring color consistency, and lowering the noise level.

Pro-level Camera Features to Capture Life’s Moments, Day or Night

The upgraded sensors, vivo’s exclusive V2 imaging chip, the in-house developed AI algorithms, and ZEISS Optics with T* Coating work together to further enhance the capability of night photography and astrophotography, making the new X90 series the perfect stargazing companion. New tools for unique and professional-grade content creation are also introduced.

4K Ultra-Sensing Night Video is now made effortless with vivo’s Super Night Video 3.0 algorithm, supporting exceptional photosensitivity in extremely dark environments. What’s more, the V2 chip ensures clarity even at high ISO settings with its noise reduction algorithm.

X90 Pro comes with an overhauled Handheld Astro mode to capture the starry sky with greater clarity without the need of a tripod in a matter of seconds. This feature is supported by the device’s enhanced light sensitivity, upgraded stabilization technology and a new AI PD Extreme Night focus technology, that improves focus accuracy. Furthermore, taking landscape moon photos is made possible with the Super Moon mode, available on both X90 and X90 Pro, which combines the hardware upgrades and the new Super Night 3.0 algorithm. At blue hour, the period right after the sun sets, vivo’s sky-segmentation technology optimizes blue-tone colors while its Double Exposure algorithm integrates the landscape and the moon into one stunning image.

AI Night View tackles the challenge of getting the tone just right in night photos. Powered by AI network learning, AI Night View can shoot up to 10 frames in RAW while maintaining a high dynamic range. It recognizes elements such as the sky and human faces in night scenes and carries out segmentation to fine-tune the tone and color of each segment. It processes HDR tones with a color depth of up to 22 bits for more subtle color transitions.

ZEISS Natural Color 2.0 in the new X90 series has been further calibrated to present colors with more authenticity and accuracy, bringing captured images closer to what is seen with the naked eye.

For the first time, a new ZEISS Natural Color Display is now added to screen color style settings, to ensure the captured colors are not affected by the display. Now every individual display of vivo X90 and X90 Pro gets calibrated to guarantee that the color rendition of the display is close to perfect.

Another powerful creation feature is the Zero-Shutter-Lag Motion Snapshot, which makes capturing motion easier than ever before. The zero-second delay means what you see is what you get in key moments, even in low light. In Sports mode and Night Sports mode, the combination of the high-speed shutter and motion detection algorithm can instantly freeze frames, keeping any fast-moving subject clear.

The series also brings new creative effects jointly developed by vivo and ZEISS. The new ZEISS Cine-flare Portrait style simulates the flare effect seen in many classic films. Users can also capture unique miniature landscapes using the ZEISS Miniature Effect. This effect only keeps a small part of a landscape image sharp to generate the illusion of a miniature scene with no post-editing needed.

Powerful Device for All-Around Performance and Gaming

X90 and X90 Pro are equipped for high performance, featuring powerful processing capabilities, a large battery, fast charging technology, and a stunning display, ideal for work or gaming. The dual-chip setup of the new X90 series includes MediaTek Dimensity 9200 and vivo V2 Chip. With Dimensity 9200, X90 Pro and X90 have ultrahigh AnTuTu Benchmark scores of 1.26 million and 1.22 million, respectively, representing a massive leap in performance. X90 and X90 Pro come with LPDDR5X (X90 Pro)/ Enhanced LPDDR5 (X90), Extended RAM 3.0, which adds up to 8 GB of extended memory, as well as UFS 4.0 + MCQ and UFS Deep Defragmentation, offering smooth processing and supporting more active apps.

The new X90 series supports 120W Dual-Cell FlashCharge which, combined with an equivalent 4870 mAh (X90 Pro)/ 4810 mAh (X90) large battery, improves both the charging speed and the battery life. X90 Pro also supports 50W Wireless FlashCharge.

The new X90 series offers two charging modes: fast charging mode and balanced mode. In fast charging mode, X90 Pro can be charged to 50% in 8 minutes and 10 seconds while X90 can be charged to 50% in only 8 minutes. The balanced mode is ideal for everyday charging, taking only 29 minutes for both X90 and X90 Pro to get the battery charged to 100%.[1] Moreover, the devices have 24-Dimension Security Protection and TÜV Rheinland Safe Fast-Charge System Certification for guaranteed charging safety. 

X90 Pro has an Ultra Large Vapor Chamber Liquid Cooling System made with a 24-layer cooling structure and the largest vapor chamber among X Pro models covering an area of 4,002 mm², for more efficient heat dissipation and insulation. Additionally, an innovative frame design reduces the heat transfer from the CPU to the frame, thus allowing for the key areas where the users’ hands touch the phone when held horizontally to remain up to 2℃ cooler in heavy-load scenarios.

X90 and X90 Pro have a 6.78-inch Ultra Vision Eye Protection Screen, bringing cinema-like display effects and professional-grade eye protection. The 3D curved screen features a larger viewing area, 1.07 billion colors and a 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, delivering rich and natural colors. To top it all off, the display boasts HDR10+ and SGS low blue light, low motion blur, low flicker, AI low blue light certifications, as well as a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, ideal for gaming. The X90 series smartphones offer chip-level Smart Eye Protection Mode, developed by vivo and MediaTek to intelligently monitor and control the proportion of blue light in real time while balancing the colors for added eye care. The display is made of a new Q9 luminescent material, which also effectively reduces blue light. High-frequency Pulse-width modulation (PWM) at a high frequency of up to 2,160Hz is used to reduce screen flickering, while 16,000-level smooth dimming helps adjust the screen brightness based on the light conditions, ensuring eye comfort.

The X90 series smartphones also boast a Dual Stereo Speaker and an X-Axis Linear Motor for a more immersive audiovisual experience and rich tactile feedback for top-notch mobile gaming. In X90 Pro, a SpeakerBoost 4.0 algorithm expands the sound field and extends low-frequency range for a more immersive experience, while the X-Axis Linear Motor provides vibration feedback for over 200 different scenarios. 4D Game Vibration is also supported.

Authentic New Design, Premium Experience

The new X90 series comes with a bold new design inspired by the Fibonacci spiral to deliver a balanced and unique look. A horizontal band, or a Skyline, is introduced on the back cover to divide the functional zones clearly. The sectional design balances the visual focus, making the camera module look less protruding.

Drawing on the design of professional cameras, the new X90 series integrates the three rear cameras into one “Big Eye” to create an integrated overall look, representing the powerful camera system inside. Coated with Corning’s Gorilla Glass and ultra-hard, anti-reflective coating on the surface, the overall hardness of the glass lens reaches 6 on the Mohs scale. It is tougher and resistant to drops and scratches and has higher light transmission. In addition, the Big Eye is enclosed within a decorative surgical-grade, stainless steel Halo Ring for lens protection.

X90 Pro comes in a timeless Legend Black color. The back is covered with luxurious pebbled vegan leather, which is environmentally friendly, stain-resistant, and durable. X90 Pro has a rating of IP68[2] for water and dust resistance. X90 comes in Breeze Blue and Asteroid Black, both featuring an exquisite fluorite AG glass back, which is smooth to the touch, and keeps fingerprints and dirt away.

About vivo

vivo is a technology company that creates great products based on a design-driven value, with smart devices and intelligent services as its core. The company aims to build a bridge between humans and the digital world. Through unique creativity, vivo provides users with an increasingly convenient mobile and digital life. Following the company’s core values, which include Benfen*, user-orientation, design-driven value, continuous learning and team spirit, vivo has implemented a sustainable development strategy with the vision of developing into a healthier, more sustainable world-class corporation.

While bringing together and developing the best local talents to deliver excellence, vivo is supported by a network of R&D centers in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Xi’an, focusing on the development of state-of-the-art consumer technologies, including 5G, artificial intelligence, industrial design, imaging system and other up-and-coming technologies. vivo has also set up an intelligent manufacturing network (including those authorized by vivo), with an annual production capacity of nearly 200 million smartphones. As of now, vivo has branched out its sales network across more than 60 countries and regions, and is loved by more than 400 million users worldwide.

*“Benfen” is a term describing the attitude on doing the right things and doing things right – which is the ideal description of vivo’s mission to create value for society.

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Powering your smart home: the top 5 benefits of Amazon Devices

Living in a smart home can make life so much easier and more enjoyable.

An abode equipped with advanced technology and automation systems that can be controlled remotely can bring a host of benefits that vastly improves your way of life.

Thanks to Amazon Devices, living in a smart home is no longer a pipe dream.

Amazon Devices are a range of electronic devices produced and sold by, designed to be used in the home and are often integrated with Amazon’s services and products.

These devices power the smart home in five ways:

Smart home control

With Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, you can control a vast array of smart home devices from lights to thermostats to security cameras, all with your voice. Alexa can integrate with a wide range of devices and platforms, allowing you to easily automate and manage your home.

Amazon devices can also be controlled through smartphone apps, making them easy to use and convenient for a wide range of activities.

This is particularly useful to persons with disabilities or mobility issues. Voice-activated assistants provide greater accessibility and independence by enabling tasks such as turning on lights or adjusting the thermostat without the need for physical effort.


Amazon offers a range of devices for streaming music, movies, and TV shows, including the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Cube. With these devices, you can easily access your favorite streaming services and control playback with your voice.

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
Fire TV Cube with Alexa Voice Remote Pro


Amazon’s Echo devices also make it easy to shop for products with just your voice. You can add items to your shopping list, order products, and even track packages, all without ever having to pick up your phone or computer.

All-New Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 release)
Echo Studio (Charcoal) with Amazon Smart Plug

Home security

Amazon’s Ring brand offers a range of home security devices, including video doorbells, security cameras, and alarm systems. With these devices, you can monitor your home and receive alerts on your phone when there’s any suspicious activity, giving you greater peace of mind.

Ring Video Doorbell 
Ring Alarm Pro, 8-piece kit


Amazon devices can enable health monitoring by providing users with a range of tools and resources to support their wellness goals. Whether through sleep tracking through Halo Rise or managing overall fitness with Halo View, Amazon devices are designed to help users take control of their health and wellbeing.

Halo Rise
Halo View


Finally, Amazon’s devices can help make your daily routines more convenient. For example, the Echo Show can display your calendar, weather forecasts, and news headlines, while the Echo Auto lets you control your smart home devices and listen to music while you’re driving.

Echo Show 15
All-New Echo Auto (2nd Gen, 2022 release)

Thanks to Amazon Devices, your home can be designed to be a more convenient, efficient, and secure living space that can adapt to your needs and make your life easier. It is a home that is connected, automated, and controlled by technology, providing a more seamless, comfortable and enjoyable living experience.

Want to make the most out of your purchases? Sign up for an Amazon Prime membership and enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • Fast and free delivery. Get two-day, next-day or same-day delivery to a US address for millions of items.
  • Prime Video. Get access to fresh movies releases and original award-winning Amazon productions.
  • Prime Reading. Get access to a rotating catalogue of e-books and audio books including one free pre-release book every month from editor’s picks.
  • and more!

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Get up 70% off your fave devices with Power Mac Center’s “Hoppy Go Lucky” Campaign

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the best Apple experience! Apple Premium Reseller Power Mac Center (PMC) marks the beginning of the Year of the Water Rabbit with its “Hoppy Go Lucky” campaign, offering deals on select devices, accessories, repair, services, training, and an exciting raffle.

“As a continuation of our annual celebration of the Chinese New Year, we are ushering in luck and prosperity this Year of the Rabbit with lucky deals and promos for our loyal customers. We especially aim to support those who are looking to make their 2023 more productive and creative. To amp up the celebration, they can take advantage of special promos with up to 70% off so they welcome the new year with their favorite Apple devices,” said Joey Alvarez, Power Mac Center Director of Product Management and Marketing.

From January 18 to 31, Power Mac Center and The Loop stores nationwide, Mobile Care Service Centers, and official online stores (Web Store, Viber Store, The Loop by Power Mac Center on Lazada and Shopee, and SM Malls Online app) are hopping on board with fun promotions.

Manifest luck this year and bring home a double win! Welcome the Year of the Rabbit with savings of up to 70% discount on select RED products in participating stores. iPhone 13 cases, screen protectors, and camera lens protectors from partner premium brands are at up to 30% off when you purchase them with any iPhone 13 device.

It’s definitely ‘everybunny lucky’ when you treat yourselves or your loved ones with exciting deals on select Apple products. PMC slashes P1,500 off on AirPods (2nd gen), up to P7,500 off on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, P5,000 off on iPhone 13 and iPhone 12, and P6,500 off on iPhone 11 all throughout January.

Additionally, iPad (9th gen) is priced at up to P5,500 off the original price, while iPad Air (5th gen) is at up to P5,000 off on select stores from January 18-29.

If you’re looking to take training courses, it truly is your lucky year as they’re at a 20% discount if you enroll until January 31! Now you can learn macOS Fundamentals, Technical Troubleshooting, Apple Device Support, Apple Deployment and Management, iOS/iPadOS Fundamentals and Troubleshooting, Mac and Windows Integration Basics, Pages, Numbers and Keynote, and App Development with Swift. Classes will be facilitated by Apple Certified Trainers from Basecamp — Power Mac Center’s official training arm.

All Mobile Care Service Centers are participating in the fun, too! Get 50% off on diagnostic and software fees on red devices from January 21 to 22.

Power Mac Center has one more special surprise! Three 1 Infinite Access members will win P2,023 1 Infinite Access points, which can be used to pay for purchases (1 point = P1). A single receipt with participating red Apple or non-Apple devices and accessories under the ‘Hoppy Go Lucky’ promo is equivalent to one entry. The raffle runs from January 20 to 31, 2023. Winners will be announced on February 7, 2023 on Power Mac Center’s official Facebook page.

Not a member yet? Sign up at for free to start earning points and enjoy exclusive perks.

Terms and conditions apply. To read the full mechanics and other details, visit

Power Mac Center has long been the go-to store for Apple products and other leading accessory brands among Filipinos for more than 20 years. It has been offering the entire Apple ecosystem, including training, education, and services. Just recently, Power Mac Center obtained the distinction of opening the first Apple Premium Partner store in the Philippines at Power Plant Mall in Makati City.

More information is available at Be in the know of the latest updates by following Power Mac Center on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Furnish your starter home with these essentials from XTREME Appliances

If finally moving to your own home is one of your New Year’s Resolutions, you’d be happy to know that doing so is no longer quite so daunting.

Just by dropping by XTREME Appliances Marikina – your one-stop shop for appliances – you can easily furnish your starter home with all the essential appliances you will need to make it your comfy and cozy haven without having to break the bank.

Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances

To help keep your cool

Sure, fresh off the holiday season, you probably wouldn’t mind the heat so much but just wait until summertime rolls around, you’ll be welcoming ways to keep that mercury from rising.

Shop through XTREME Appliances’ range of air coolers, electric fans and air-conditioners for that gadget that will help you cool off when hot weather comes in.

Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances

To keep your wardrobe fresh

Yep, doing the laundry is one of the most hated household chores there is. But if you’ve furnished your home with a washing machine, or a washer-and-dryer – whether top- or front-loading, laundry day wouldn’t be such a hassle.

Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances

To help you whip up tasty creations

You can hardly get through the day without eating, right?

Don’t worry about having to eat out or order for delivery all the time because you can’t cook at home.

XTREME Appliances has a wide array of gas and conduction stoves, rice cookers, multi-function cookers, steamers and air fryers to help craft a delicious meal.

Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances

You can wake up to a wonderful morning with a hearty breakfast made with XTREME Appliances’ oven toasters, coffee makers, e-kettles or blenders.

Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances

Whether you’re all stocked up on your ingredients or you’re keeping leftovers, you can store them in XTREME Appliances line of refrigerators and freezers.

Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances

To keep you relaxed and entertained

Some of the most fun times spent at home involve rest and recreation.

If you’re game for some movie- or TV- bingeing, watching a live-game or engaing in a videoke sing-along, you’ll be happy you’ve got one of XTREME Appliances digital smart TVs and speakers at home.

Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances

So don’t you worry about setting up your starter home; you can easily outfit it with all you need to make it the place to be with a visit to XTREME Appliances.

Xtreme Appliances
Xtreme Appliances

XTREME Marikina is a franchise concept store owned and run by Artelson Retail Corp. It officially opened its doors last December 15, 2022. XTREME Marikina carries a wide range of appliances, including TVs, refrigerators, speakers, rice cookers, and other small kitchen appliances.

It is located at Unit 10&11 M-R Complex, Gil Fernando Avenue, Barangay San Roque, Marikina City (across Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall). Store is open Mondays to Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.

For more info, email or follow it on Facebook.

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Fight the signs of mouth aging with Listerine Total Care

As we age, our bodies undergo a variety of changes. One area that can be particularly affected is our mouth. Mouth aging can lead to a range of dental and oral health issues, as well as aesthetic concerns.

Personally, I’ve become self-conscious over some of these changes which affects both my comfort and confidence.

So don’t we explore some of the most common changes that occur in the mouth as we age, as well as tips for maintaining good oral health throughout the aging process.

Tooth and Gum Changes

One of the most noticeable changes that can occur in the mouth with age is the loss of teeth. This can be due to a variety of factors, including decay, gum disease, or even genetics. Tooth loss can impact our ability to eat and speak, as well as our overall confidence and self-esteem.

However, tooth loss is not an inevitable part of aging, and there are steps that can be taken to prevent it. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing daily, can help to maintain healthy teeth and gums.


In addition to tooth loss, we can also experience changes in our gums. Gum tissue can recede, which can lead to sensitivity and increased risk of decay. Gum disease, or periodontitis, is also more common in older adults. This condition is caused by bacteria that infect the gums and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Regular dental cleanings and good oral hygiene practices can help to prevent gum disease and other oral health issues.

Changes in Taste

Another common change that can occur in the mouth as we grow older is a decrease in taste sensitivity. This can be due to a variety of factors, including changes in the number and function of taste buds. This can make it more difficult to enjoy food (definitely a dire fate for a foodie like me!) and can lead to poor nutrition if our diet becomes limited as a result. To maintain good nutrition and enjoyment of food, it’s important to focus on eating a balanced diet and incorporating a variety of flavors and textures.

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is another common issue that comes with age. This condition is caused by a decrease in the production of saliva, which can lead to discomfort, difficulty swallowing, and an increased risk of tooth decay. Dry mouth can be caused by a variety of factors, including medication use and certain medical conditions. Drinking plenty of water and using sugar-free gum or lozenges can help to stimulate saliva production and alleviate dry mouth symptoms.


Oral Cancer

Finally, older adults are at an increased risk of developing oral cancer. This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including tobacco and alcohol use, as well as exposure to certain viruses. Regular dental check-ups can help to detect and treat oral cancer early, which can improve treatment outcomes.

Maintaining Good Oral Health

Despite the changes that can occur in the mouth as we age, there are steps that can be taken to maintain good oral health. Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene practices, and a balanced diet can all help to prevent dental and oral health issues. It’s also important to avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol use, which can increase the risk of oral cancer and other health issues.

I’ve come to realize that mouth aging is a natural part of the aging process, but it’s important to take steps to maintain good oral health. By practicing proper oral hygiene and working with our dentists, we can enjoy a healthy, happy smile throughout our lives.


Oral care with Listerine Total Care

Listerine Total Care is a popular mouthwash that is designed to provide comprehensive oral care, serving as an all-in-one solution for a range of dental and oral health issues. Some of its key features include:

  • Antiseptic properties. It contains antiseptic ingredients that can help to kill bacteria in the mouth. This can help to reduce plaque and prevent gum disease.
  • Fluoride. It contains fluoride, which can help to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay.
  • Tartar control. Listerine Total Care can help to prevent the formation of tartar, which can lead to gum disease and tooth loss.
  • Fresh breath. Listerine Total Care can help to freshen breath by killing bacteria that cause bad odors.

To get the most out of Listerine Total Care, it’s important to use it correctly, in particular:

  1. Follow the instructions. Listerine Total Care should be used twice a day, after brushing your teeth. Follow the instructions on the bottle carefully, and do not swallow the mouthwash.
  2. Rinse for the full 30 seconds. To get the full benefit of Listerine Total Care, it’s important to rinse for the full 30 seconds as directed on the label. This will allow the antiseptic ingredients to work properly and kill bacteria in the mouth.
  3. Use a small amount. You do not need to use a lot of Listerine Total Care to get the benefits. Use the recommended amount, which is about 20 milliliters or 4 teaspoons.
  4. Be patient. It may take a few weeks of using Listerine Total Care regularly to see significant improvements in oral health. Be patient and consistent with your use of this mouthwash.

Mouth aging may be inevitable but we can keep its ill effects by maintaining good oral hygiene practices. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing regularly, eating a balanced diet that is low in sugar, having regular dental check-ups and, of course, using Listerine Total Care.

Listerine Total Care is readily available in leading supermarkets and drugstores. You can also buy it from and Lazada.

Product samples were provided for this feature.

Achieve that selfie-ready look for the New Year with the vivo V25 Series

It’s been said many times but bears repeating: capture the moments that make you feel happy, including taking your best selfies. However, it is such a bummer when you look terrific and feel so in the mood to take pictures of yourself, but your photos don’t make the Insta-worthy cut. So to help you rock the pic and look incredibly good with every click this coming year, below are some vivo tips you can follow for snapping fabulous selfies with vivo V25 Series. 

Take advantage of natural lighting 

In taking good selfies, natural lighting is the key. The golden hour of sunrise or sunset is the best time to snap a perfect selfie as it gives your face that instant beautiful glow, providing you with aesthetically appealing pictures. One thing to note though is that harsh lighting can turn things around so make sure to carefully choose the angle of the light. Try to avoid facing the sun directly so it won’t cast harsh and nasty shadows on your face. Once you’ve chosen the perfect outdoor lighting, go on and take a snap with your vivo V25 Series and be amazed at how crisp and clear your selfies will turn out with the help of vivo V25 Series’ up to 50MP Eye AF Selfie ready camera. 

Find your best angle

You’ll never know when photos will be captured so better to always be prepared for candid snaps. One of the important tricks to look your best, especially in group photos, is to find your most flattering angle. Remember, your angle must accentuate your favorite facial features. If you’re unsure which side works best for you, you can always explore and experiment by taking selfies from different angles to know which slant allows you to flaunt your best self. With vivo V25’s massive 256GB storage coupled with 16GB dynamic RAM, you can capture as many selfies as you want to find your best angle without worrying about your device’s memory space and switch between your favorite photo editing apps with ease.

Who said taking selfies are limited to a phone’s front cam? Consider snapping shots using the rear camera as well. Turn the phone upside down on the floor, stretch one foot forward and you’ll be surprised how creative the shot might be. Capture more creative shots even with low lighting using the vivo V25 Series’ Super Night Portrait feature worry free as this night vision device will definitely capture all its glory. Experiment with different angles to make sure you are photo ready whenever and wherever a camera points at you.

Let makeup and filters do the trick

Who doesn’t want to look good in photographs? Surely, not you. Thanks to makeup and filters, you can improve the quality and beautify your selfies. Applying even minimal makeup and utilizing your vivo V25 Series’ filters can add radiance to the skin and allows you to be camera-ready. So don’t hold back and snag some moisturizers, foundations, other face creams to be fully glam before clicking the cam. Feel free to explore your vivo V25 Series’ camera filters too. It is equipped with a Multi-Style Portrait feature that provides a fun and wide array of filters that allows you to present your personality. This feature comes with Motion Blur technology to accentuate the subject while blurring the background, giving your photos a greater sense of depth and story.

Smile and have fun

Going back to the daily grind after the holiday break can make you look haggard but don’t let the RTO rush steal your spotlight. Taking selfies is supposed to be fun and sometimes, cringeworthy even. So loosen up and be as playful as you’d like. Do all the kinds of poses and wackies you want with friends and loved ones — be it simple finger hearts or candid shots of the group mid-laugh. No matter what pose you’re up to, smile and have fun while you do it, and you can’t go wrong. 

Whenever you feel good about yourself, make sure to take a selfie or two (seven more!)  and show off your fun side too, because really, no one is keeping tabs on how many times you take a photo of yourself and the various poses you make. Good thing, the vivo V25 Series houses up to 4830 mAh large battery that can keep up with the fun this holiday and allows you to take photos of things that make you happy from sunup to sundown.

Now available nationwide, the vivo V25 Pro in Surfing Blue and Starlight Black is priced at PHP 29,999 while the vivo V25 and vivo V25e sporting the mesmerizing Sunrise Gold and Diamond Black colorways retail at PHP23,999 and PHP 17,999 respectively.

Filipino fans can also purchase the vivo V25 Series through Home Credit for up to 18 months or credit card options for up to 36 months payment terms both with 0% interest on installment. Head to the nearest vivo stores in your area to get a chance to score additional gifts from vivo until January 31, 2023 from its Paskong La vivo Loca Giveaway Festival. 

Customers can visit vivo’s official website, Shopee, Lazada, and all vivo stores and kiosks nationwide to get their hands on the vivo V25 Series. For more information on vivo’s latest news and updates, please head to vivo’s official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Header Photo by Ketut Subiyanto

vivo smartphones brings memorable Paskong Pinoy moments

Simbang gabi and Noche Buena are two of Filipinos’ most widely practiced traditions during Christmas. Both activities highlight a holy and festive atmosphere and the importance of celebrating the season with our loved ones. It is during these times that we create a lot of special memories – ones that make up most of our stories when chatting with classmates or co-workers after the holidays.

To everyone who wants to spontaneously create wonderful once-a-year moments with family and friends and digitally keep such memories alive for the longest time, vivo got your back! From taking phenomenal photos and videos to multitasking during holiday preparations without interruptions, the vivo V25 Series, vivo Y16, and vivo Y35 are the perfect tools to help you.

Stunning visuals before the crack of dawn

Churches during simbang gabi always have the most beautiful lanterns, Christmas light decorations, and nativity scenes. But it will be disappointing if you cannot capture these in their most beautiful forms – with accurate colors, optimal brightness, and sharp image quality.

vivo Christmas 2022

Good thing the #NightPortraitMaster vivo V25 series is here to make all your simbang gabi moments appear astonishing in photos and videos! The vivo V25 Pro has a 64 MP OIS ultra-sensing camera with extreme night vision which ensures that the darkness wouldn’t steal your chance to save and share stunning photos on social media.

Taking portraits is a must for everyone who wants to remember their simbang gabi experiences.  Show your devotion and eagerness to complete all nine masses by documenting them using the vivo V25 Pro. Its Super Night Mode feature gets rid of overexposed dark faces and backgrounds in heavily backlit scenes. It also helps eliminate stray lights and creates a high contrast level for every photo captured when the sun is yet to rise.

Aside from photos, videos are also a good way to document your bibingka and puto bumbong sessions after the early morning mass and the vivo 25 Pro’s Super Night Mode for videos is perfect for that. It has an O+E stabilization feature that creates videos with reduced noise and more authentic quality even in low lighting.

Planning for holiday get-togethers without hold-ups

One of the things we look forward to every holiday season is eating during Noche Buena with the family. Whether small or extravagant, celebrating with our loved ones through food is always a part of our holiday plans. And Christmas dinner preparations can actually be done more smoothly with the help of a powerful and capable smartphone device such as the vivo Y16.

vivo Christmas 2022

All will agree that every #MemoryisPriceless during the holidays. With its big 4GB + 128GB capacity storage with 1TB expandable RAM and a 5000 mAh large battery, the vivo Y16 is one smartphone that  you can depend on during this season and beyond. There would be no worries about running out of space or battery after downloading cooking recipe files or watching cooking tutorial videos to prepare your family’s favorite dishes. With the help of vivo Y16’s large memory and long-lasting power, you can make greater memories with well-prepared food.

A slow and lagging phone is also a big no for busy people who cannot avoid the digital holiday rush. They need a high-performing mobile device since they search online for the best gifts, chat with loved ones on different social media platforms to ask for their wishlists and do last-minute shopping on e-commerce applications simultaneously. Packed with 256GB massive storage, the vivo Y35  is perfect for multitaskers as it can help run multiple large-scale applications quickly and smoothly without lags and crashes.

Additionally, the #QuickAsAFlash vivo Y35 also prides itself on having a 44W FastCharge– a perfect feature for those hurrying to buy gifts and checking out items in their shopping carts before holiday promos end. With its fast-charging technology, busy people won’t have to wait for a long time before their device powers up sufficiently so they can continue chasing discounts in online shops for only PHP 14,999.

The vivo V25 series, vivo Y16, and vivo Y35 are now available nationwide in all vivo kiosks and concept stores. You can also make the holidays more exciting through Paskong La vivo Loca, vivo’s Christmas giveaway festival. Join by purchasing any participating vivo smartphone model until January 31, 2023. You can also check out the “slim yet powerful” vivo Y02, the latest addition to the Y series line-up. Visit vivo’s official website and follow their social media accounts on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube for more information.

Details and images provided in a recent press release.