Shop from S&R in Kawit and Imus via MetroMart

One great way to usher in the summer season is shopping online for cool, yummy and nifty finds from S&R.

Shop online from S&R branches in Cavite via MetroMart, the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. These include S&R Imus along Aguinaldo Highway, and the newly opened S&R Evo in Evo City, Kawit.

MetroMart now in Bicol and Davao

Customers can shop from S&R with or without a membership card via their MetroMart account. Score unique, awesome finds from S&R with great discounts and promos when you shop online with MetroMart.

Get FREE Delivery when you use the code SNRCAVITE. This promo is valid for ALL Users, for a one-time redemption within April 1-15, 2023, and applicable for S&R Evo, terms and conditions apply.

Start your online shopping experience and order a wide range of groceries and other essentials via MetroMart. Download the app here.


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.

Header image courtesy of Armand Ansaldo Photography.


Boost your kids’ digital, creative skills with Basecamp’s Design Trail

Kids today are considered as digital natives, making them more perceptive to developments in technology. But as it becomes even more advanced and fast-paced, it must be a challenge to catch up, especially if you are a busy parent. This is where Basecamp, Power Mac Center (PMC)’s official training provider, can step in.

Armed with a mission to equip kids, teens, and young adults with the digital skills critical in today’s modern world, Basecamp’s “Design Trail” and “Vision Hub” workshop series offer fun and age-appropriate digital courses on animation, game design, web design, video editing, and app development. Design Trail for Kids also has non-digital courses on drawing, painting, and science experiments. Enrollees in the Visayas and Mindanao region will also be provided with modules written in Cebuano. Courses will start onApril 11, 2023 and will be ongoing all year long.

“Parents always want the best for their kids, and Basecamp is here to help them provide the best digital learning experience. Just like a real base camp, we serve as a storehouse of food for the imagination and equipment needed by kids to survive the digital wilderness and, figuratively speaking, to scale the mountains ahead. Our courses are conducted by expert mentors who can readily address kids’ natural inquisitiveness and ensure their holistic development,” said Maleng Raysag, Basecamp Head.

Power Mac Center Basecamp
Power Mac Center Basecamp

Basecamp prepares youngsters to be the Philippines’ future animation artists, programmers, and filmmakers. It harnesses the power of Apple technology and equips workshop participants with the knowledge, skills, and aptitude to succeed in their chosen path or simply enjoy exploring their talents and interests. In particular, they can improve the following skills:

Storytelling with iPad

Kids who love telling tales will learn to express their ideas through comics brought to life by technology after completing the Design Trail courses “The Art of Comics” and “2D Animation using iPad.” Designed for those aged 7-10 years old, these courses will strengthen their visual communication skills through creating new characters from basic lines, shapes, and colors.

Older teens and young adults aged 16-21 years old, meanwhile, can enroll in Vision Hub’s “3D Creation and Animation for Beginners,” which takes it to the next level through animation techniques and software tools actually used in the industry.

Power Mac Center Basecamp
Power Mac Center Basecamp

Programming and STEM skills

Today, everything is run by technology, which means that we will need more programmers in the foreseeable future. If your child is constantly immersed in game platforms such as Roblox and Minecraft, might as well get them a more structured training course that can teach them how to build their own Roblox game and publish it on Roblox Studio. They can also familiarize themselves with Minecraft for Education, which is a great tool for learning that builds science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills, unleashes creativity, and engages students in collaboration and problem-solving.

Kids can learn the discipline involved in creating their own games through various software and programming languages, while teens and young adults can hone their skills in web design, video editing, and app development. These digital courses are conducted either online or face- to-face and available year-round so your kids can fit them in their free time.

Non-digital skills

Design Trail for Kids also offers courses designed to develop analog skills such as drawing, painting, printmaking, and manga-creation. In addition, young scientists are invited to discover scientific concepts through hands-on activities and inquiry-based learning.

These non-digital courses are conducted exclusively in person, in order to increase children’s appreciation for the value of hands-on work and imagination. The Basecamp training center is located at 3/L Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Makati City.

Design Trail classes are conducted in the course of 4 days, for 1.5hours each session. Digital courses are priced at P2,500 per student per course for online sessions, and P3,000 for face-to-face classes. Non-digital courses can be availed at P3,000 each. Vision Hub’s online courses are priced at P5,500 per head, per course, conducted over 5 days per course, for 15 hours in total.

For the full list of classes, schedules, and other details, visit Design Trail at Vision Hub at

Limited deals await

As a special treat to early registrants, the first five customers of Design Trail and Vision Hub can enjoy P500 off their training fee, which will be reflected in their invoice.

Ready to spark your kids’ curiosity and nurture their imagination? Book a course now at <> or inquire via <> or +63 908 885 6277. Follow Power Mac Center on Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube to be updated on promotions and special deals on Basecamp training fees.

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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.

Coffee world regains momentum with new trends taking hold of its exciting comeback

The coffee industry could not be expected to escape the global pandemic unscathed. It definitely went through and experienced setbacks. But as the world begins to reign over the effects of the crisis, the coffee world regains momentum with new trends taking hold of its exciting comeback. 

The return to some semblance of normal made customers want authentic, high-quality blends and coffee beverages to be delivered to their doorsteps. Bo’s Coffee has been aggressively giving their customers exactly that in the last few years.

Ready-to-drink coffee all ready to take on the market

In 2018, when ready to drink coffee became one of the fastest growing market segments in Europe, Bo’s Coffee has already been working on its ICED BREWS. With RTD coffee known to be a healthier alternative to sodas, an overwhelming response to the new drink is helping fuel this market’s premium status. 

Three variants are available today: Iced Brew Mocha, Iced Brew Macchiato and Iced Brew Latte already in stores and available for delivery. One can also avail of an assortment of flavored Iced Brew bottled coffee thoughtfully crafted and served in a glass bottle with its Iced Brew Sampler available online.

Bo’s Coffee
Iced Brews
Bo’s Coffee
Kalsada Coffee

Specialty coffees is becoming increasingly, well, special

While most consumers still buy mainstream coffee blends, there’s quite a demand for high- quality coffee. Some reports align with socially conscious consumers looking for real experiences of brewing coffee, and will pay a premium for a good social story. 

Bo’s Coffee has always been a proponent of the local coffee industry that every cup of our coffee celebrates and supports Philippine Coffee, partnering and adopting various coffee communities in the Philippine highlands where the best of Philippine Coffee is grown. 

Such is the story behind the team of Kalsada Coffee, harvesting the season’s bounty of its single origin 100% Arabica Caliking Beans from the rich landscape of Sitio Kisbong in Atok, Benguet. Bo’s Coffee puts the spotlight on Philippine Coffee and prides itself of flavor profiles found in the Philippine highlands. Beans are sourced from the mountains of Sagada, Mt. Kitanglad, Mt. Matutum, Mt. Apo, and of course, Benguet where Caliking Beans will be wrapping up its harvest by the women-led team of Kalsada Coffee.

Coffee as a subscription

A burgeoning industry, the coffee subscription plan is where Bo’s Coffee sends coffee to your doorsteps. While this concept has been around for a few years, the lockdowns brought it forward as coffee fans looked for ways to get their coffee fix while stuck at home. 

When one subscribes to Bo’s Coffee Subscription, receive a box delivery every first day of the month. The box contains 2 bags of Coffee Beans and a welcome kit detailing coffee origins, tasting notes, grind size, and brewing guide. Enjoy one flavor of coffee beans every month in this order: Atok, Ampucao, Sagada, Kitanglad, Matutum, and Apo. So, by the time the subscription needs to renew, you will have tasted the best coffee beans the Philippines can offer. 


Bo’s Coffee is a homegrown specialty Philippine coffee chain with over 100 stores all over the Philippines, 9 in Qatar and soon 50 in the UAE. The Philippines’ largest homegrown coffee brand celebrates coffee putting the spotlight on the country’s highlands.  

Bo’s Coffee prides itself on flavor profiles that have striking taste and body that truly epitomize rich diversity of their geographies. Its Philippine Coffee Origins beans are sourced from the mountains Sagada. Benguet, Mt. Kitanglad, Mt. Matutum and Mt. Apo. Each region, climate and culture contributes to the distinct flavor profile found only in the Philippines.  

‘Your Homegrown Brew’ has been and will remain the brand’s promise in serving Filipinos and the world the best of what home has to offer – Philippine Coffee Origins, its coffee culture, its support and service to local start-ups and social enterprises and its Filipino brand of hospitality.

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

Lumina Homes is looking for digital marketing associates to join its growing team

This could be the first step to your dream of becoming a real estate agent? Maybe we have the first step toward your dream job!

Lumina Homes is actively hiring for over 50 digital marketing associates who would help our offices specifically in Tarlac; Pampanga; Cabanatuan; Tuguegarao; Subic; San Miguel and Baliwag in Bulacan; Tanza in Cavite; Bauan and Lipa in Batangas; Sariaya, Quezon; Sorsogon; Iloilo; Pagadian; Malabalay, Bukidnon; Ozamiz; and Tagum in Davao.

Lumina Homes

The company has been serious in its digital platforms even before the pandemic, so the year 2020 only confirmed Lumina’s innovative attitude in its marketing and sales efforts. 

The past few years entailed active engagement in its own online reservation portal. Lumina is also one of the first housing brands to offer digital home reservation vouchers in online shopping platforms like Shopee, Lazada, and GLife via GCash.

The next phase for Lumina’s marketing team is to maximize its wide presence in the digital world, and reach more aspiring homeowners local and abroad. Therefore, by hiring more digital sales associates, the team can strengthen its force.

While there are chatbots in place, many clients still prefer talking to a live agent—because home owning is considered a major investment.

The perks of the job

The digital marketing associate position welcomes hopefuls into a program with free digital sales modules, so they can gain an in-depth understanding on best real estate digital practices, digital selling trends, and many more. 

This is on top of promo incentives and additional earning opportunities in one of the country’s fastest-growing affordable housing developers.

Lumina Homes

Lumina is inviting graduates of any four-year course for this job opening. Applicants must be at least 25 years old, team player and willing to be trained, with excellent negotiation and presentation skills. Sales experience is an advantage, but fresh graduates are also welcome to apply.

Being a digital entrepreneur is a growing passion nowadays. Achieve it by joining the digital pioneer Lumina Homes and its umbrella company, Vista Land and Lifescapes, and this could be one of your best decisions in life.

For more information or to check more careers in Lumina Homes, visit

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

Sun Life flexes dominance as #1 life insurer in the Philippines

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. (Sun Life) once again flexes its dominance in the Philippine  life insurance industry by ranking No. 1 in both the Total Premium Income and New Business  categories. 

According to a report posted by the Insurance Commission (IC) on its website, Sun Life landed on  the top spot in terms of Total Premium Income, with earnings reaching more than 52.6 billion as  of December 31, 2022. The top position for this category has been held by the company for 12  straight years, proving the stability and solid strength of the organization.  

In parallel results, Sun Life also led in the New Business category by generating more than 9.7  billion worth of new business, eclipsing the figures of the nearest contender within the same  period.  

Alex Narciso, President, Sun Life of (Canada) Philippines, Inc
Sun Life President Alex Narciso
Benedict Sison, CEO & Country Head, Sun Life Philippines
Sun Life CEO and Country Head Benedict Sison

“More than anything, being No. 1 reflects the confidence of our clients who have chosen Sun Life  to be their partner in securing their future. We thank them for the privilege,” says Sun Life President Alex Narciso. “Rest assured that we will continue to strive to be worthy of their trust.” 

Meanwhile, Sun Life CEO and Country Head Benedict Sison lauded the company’s advisors and  employees. “This accomplishment is the result of everyone’s concerted efforts, as we strive to  bring our clients a delightful experience throughout their financial journey. This affirms that  anchoring ourselves on our clients and our purpose to help them achieve lifetime financial  security and live healthier lives will always lead us to great results, and we are inspired to do  more,” he said. 

Now on its 128th year, Sun Life pioneered life insurance in the Philippines and remains to be the  longest-standing insurer in the country. The news about its No. 1 ranking comes on the heels of  the announcement by the Trusted Brand Awards that Sun Life has once again earned the Platinum  Award in both the Insurance and Investment Fund Company categories for 13 years in a row. 

About Sun Life

Sun Life is a leading international financial services organization providing asset management,  wealth, insurance and health solutions to individual and institutional Clients. Sun Life has  operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United  Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore,  

Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2022, Sun Life had total assets under  management of CAD 1.33 trillion. For more information, please visit &nbsp;

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock  exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Details and images provided in a recent press release.

Bo’s Coffee opens its biggest Philippine store in war-torn Marawi

Bo’s Coffee opens the biggest Philippine store in Marawi City in Mindanao staking a long-term commitment to the city’s post-war rehabilitation. 

The grand 250-seater café is set to serve its signature coffee and favorites in the Philippine’s southern regions intending to translate these famously rich and homegrown flavors into warm hugs and doses of hope to a people continuing to rebuild Marawi.

Bo’s Coffee Marawi

With a whopping 882.56sqm floor space, the store concept and design carefully took into consideration and weaved in Marawi’s notable sense of connectedness to its community that is rich in spiritual and cultural histories. Inspirations were taken from the Sarimanok, the Malong and the Torogan House. 

The legendary Sarimanok, a ubiquitous symbol of Maranao art lends its colors to the interiors with a subtle, playful approach. The fabric on the ceiling and walls instead of the usual furniture cover uses the Malong, the traditional garment of mainland Mindanao. The Torogan house traditionally symbolizing high social status, is reflected in the ceiling and bar counters in a modernized design approach. All these start and end with the 360-degree panoramic view of Marawi City.

Bo’s Coffee Marawi

While happiness is assured in a cup of Bo’s Coffee even in the direst of post-war situations, the brand’s presence in Marawi more importantly ensures the provision of employment and business opportunities in the area for a long-term period. In helping Marawi churn its economy, Bo’s Coffee provides its people long-term livelihood aside from world-class coffee experience. 

For 27 years, Bo’s Coffee has promised its market delicious and homegrown products and it has been able to achieve such promise because of the richness and diversity of resources all over the Philippines. But in times of war and calami<es, the communities that serve as gatekeepers to these resources take the brunt of the damage and deserve long-term support from all sectors of society that get to use these resources.

Bo’s Coffee Marawi

About Bo’s Coffee

Bo’s Coffee is a homegrown specialty Philippine coffee chain with over 100 stores all over the Philippines, 9 in Qatar and 2 in the UAE. The Philippines’ largest homegrown coffee brand celebrates coffee putting the spotlight on the country’s highlands. 

Bo’s Coffee prides itself on flavor profiles that have striking taste and body that truly epitomize rich diversity of their geographies. Its Philippine Coffee Origins beans are sourced from the mountains Sagada, Benguet, Mt. Kitanglad, Mt. Matutum and Mt. Apo. Each region, climate, and culture contributes to the distinct flavor profile found only in the Philippines.

Bo’s Coffee Marawi

‘Your Homegrown Brew’ has been and will remain the brand’s promise in serving Filipinos and the world the best of what home has to offer – Philippine Coffee Origins, its coffee culture, its support and service to local start-ups and social enterprises and its Filipino brand of hospitality.

Details provided in a recent press release.

Chef Jessie launches Hapag Movement Menu to support program against involuntary hunger

Renowned Filipino chef Jessie Sincioco is helping feed the hungry in a whole new way.  

Chef Jessie, a top chef who has made meals for global dignitaries, has launched the Hapag Movement Menu, which includes four set meals that patrons may enjoy while also helping address involuntary hunger.  

The special menu is part of Sincioco’s commitment to the Hapag Movement, a Globe-led community program that aims to alleviate involuntary hunger through supplemental feeding and sustainable livelihood opportunities. 

The meal sets, which include a salad, soup, main course, dessert and hot drink, are available for lunch at P1,200 and dinner at P1,500 at Sincioco’s well-loved restaurant, Chef Jessie Rockwell Club in Makati. For every meal served, half of the proceeds will be donated to the Hapag Movement. 

Chef Jessie, Rockwell
Chef Jessie, Rockwell

“I salute Globe for this timely and much-needed movement for the whole country.  We know very well that hunger is a reality here. We make it a point to give back whenever we can. That’s how we came up with the Hapag Movement menu. This way, our diners can support the advocacy,” said the chef. 

The Hapag Movement Menu features a healthy selection of salads for starters and a variety of Filipino and fusion main dishes, from the familiar yet elevated beef morcon and caldereta to fish fillet florentine and baked parmesan-crusted chicken.  

In strengthening her commitment to the Hapag Movement, Sincioco also said she would invite top chefs from the Philippines and abroad to be part of the movement, as well as enlist the help of neighboring restaurants in Rockwell to further the advocacy.

“When I learned about this credible and realistic movement, I did not hesitate or think twice about helping out. Let us all do our part in making this movement a smashing success,” she said. 

Chef Jessie
Chef Jessie

Chef Jessie has cooked and created many dishes for world leaders, big movers in the business industry, well-known personalities, and even the Pope. But what she finds most fulfilling is providing food for the most marginalized in society. 

Chef Jessie supports the Hapag Movement through her company’s membership at the Rotary Club of Makati Business District (RCMBD), which recently signed a four-year partnership with Globe to raise funds for the Hapag Movement. Her Mana Cuisine Corporation is among the earliest corporate members of Rotary to support the undertaking.

“We are excited to have Chef Jessie on board as we continue our fight against hunger in the Philippines. We are grateful for her commitment to find ways to raise funds, including the special Hapag Movement menu. We  look forward to expanding the Hapag Movement globally through enlisting a global network of chefs for the initiative,” said Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer at the Globe Group.

RCMBD earlier pledged to raise P10 million in funds for the Hapag Movement through various initiatives involving individual members and corporations. By making this commitment, the Rotary chapter has become one of Hapag Movement’s most dedicated fundraising partners.

Globe leverages partnerships to raise funds and deliver critical support to affected families. The program aims to rally Filipinos behind a collective effort to feed the hungry and provide empowering livelihood training, as an estimated 15 million Filipinos continue to suffer from involuntary hunger. 

To learn more about Globe, visit

Details 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.

Ben&Ben, Zack Tabudlo, Ebe Dancel and more to headline Zark’s Fest 2023

After a hugely successful debut in 2019, Zark’s Fest returns this summer with their biggest offering in live music and comfort grub.

Presented and produced by Zark’s Burgers, a popular burger joint in the Philippines, and organized by GNN Entertainment Productions, the hybrid festival promises to treat its patrons with an exciting music lineup, more inclusive programming, a dedicated space for lifestyle, crafts, and arts merchants, and most especially, a hearty serving of American comfort food, the Zark’s way.

Zark’s Fest 2023 is happening on May 13, 2023, at Circuit Makati Event Grounds. Headlining the festival are the award-winning and best-selling Filipino band Ben&Ben and 2021/2022’s most-streamed solo artist Zack Tabudlo. The Manila-based food and music festival are also set to feature some of the most prominent names in the local music industry, including Ebe Dancel, Urbandub, Sandwich, The Itchyworms, BINI, Kiyo, SOS, Autotelic, Any Name’s Okay, Lola Amour, Hey June!, and Eli & Six The Northstar.

“We’re coming out stronger this year with a more diverse lineup and activities,” says Zark’s Burgers CEO ZarkVarona. “Make sure to pack your sunscreen as Zark’s Fest brings a festive experience in the best possible way. We’re scaling up our game with headline-worthy music representing various genres and demos, and we’re also holding the event in a bigger, outdoor venue that allows people to move freely around the site and celebrate food, arts, and crafts with their family and friends. What we have is something game-changing and special, and I hope more people will get to experience that.”

This year’s edition ups the ante of the festival format by doubling down on the experience with fair-themed booths and a more family-friendly vibe. “Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone is welcomed and included,” Varona explains. “Hopefully with Zark’s Fest, we’ll be able to deliver a music-filled destination for people from all walks of life.” 

Tickets to Zark’s Fest will go on sale, starting Monday, March 13 at 12 noon at this site with tickets priced at:

  • VIP (P2,500): Express lane, dedicated restroom, 1 free drink, exclusive VIP area near the stage, Zarkada kit
  • Regular: P1,500): General admission
  • Early Entry (P800): Entrance is strictly until 2pm only

Details provided in a recent press release.

SKY Fiber keeps you in the loop with digital trends to watch this 2023

More than ever, the remote and hybrid arrangements in school, work, and events have shown us that everything is moving faster in this digital era. It might even be difficult sometimes to stay updated with the latest tech or hottest trends online.

SKY Fiber has rounded up a couple of digital trends to help keep casual internet users in the loop. At the same time, SKY Fiber continues to provide select Super Speed Plans with improved speed boosts at no extra cost until May 31. Their 50Mbps Plan, for example, is offered at only P1,699 per month but can give speeds of up to 150Mbps until the end of May.

Don’t miss out on this promo as well as the emerging digital trends you can take advantage of this year.  

1.   More people are getting hooked on audio content.

It’s time to join in the craze and diversify your playlists with more music and podcasts. Audio content is perfect for folks that want to multitask or have background sounds while working on other things.

Listen to a new genre or learn something new from today’s popular podcasters. After all, many are embracing “edutainment” or education and entertainment put together as online content.

2.   Smart wearables are becoming the norm.

Still on the fence about using a smartwatch or fitness tracker? Several others have strapped the device on and integrated it into their lifestyles.

Coming from a pandemic, health has become a major priority for most. Smartwatches and fitness trackers can help you monitor key health indicators such as heart rate, sleeping quality, and blood pressure. You can also set it up to remind you to exercise and track your fitness goals.

3.   Online communities foster more support and connection-building.

While online communities have been around for quite some time, the quality of conversations and formats of social media apps have been shifting. It’s less about highlighting individual experiences and more about helping or connecting with other people online.

Don’t shy away from internet forums or chat groups that can contribute positivity to your life. If there’s a community that values the same interests as you, join in the conversation or, better yet, start your own.

Make your online experience more seamless with a reliable internet connection that won’t hurt your wallet. You don’t need to splurge on the most expensive plans because SKY Fiber has an array of high-speed unlimited broadband internet plans with budget-friendly prices ranging from P999 per month up to P2,999 per month.

As an added treat, you can also get up to P400 Mang Inasal e-GCs when you subscribe online to select plans via the official website ( or through SKY’s 24/7 assistant KYLA on the website until March 31.

For more information and updates, follow SKY on Facebook (, Twitter (@myskyupdates), and Instagram (@myskyupdates).

Product details provided in a recent press release.

Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them online with like-minded people as some of the biggest perks of my job.

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.

Boost your digital edge with Power Mac Center’s Basecamp

Basecamp, Power Mac Center’s official training provider, is officially opening enrollment to its March training sessions. With Apple Certified Professionals teaching Apple certification courses, it’s perfect for individuals and groups seeking to reskill or upskill their tech knowhow and boost their competitiveness in the Apple ecosystem.

Courses include Apple Device Support (Mar 7-9), Apple Deployment and Management (Mar 13-14), App Development with Swift (Mar 22-24), Pages, Numbers, and Keynote (Mar 27-31), and Final Cut Pro X (Mar 29-31). Delivered through specialized training methodologies and guided exercises, these are specifically designed to help learners deploy, support, and troubleshoot devices, as well as familiarize themselves with existing powerful applications or even create their own. Customized sessions can also be arranged for groups of at least 10 participants.

Other courses include macOS Fundamentals, macOS Technical Troubleshooting, Mac and Windows Integration Basics, Professional Development for IT and School Administrators, Professional Development for Educators, iOS/iPadOS Fundamentals and Troubleshooting, and 1-on-1 tutorial. There are also VIP courses on On-site Support for Mac or iPhone/iPad, and Zoom Video Conference Support, as well as certification exams, namely, Apple Deployment and Management Exam and Apple Device Support Exam for those looking to beef up their credentials.

“If you want to invest in yourself, Basecamp is the starting point of your digital expedition. It helps people boost their productivity and work competitiveness so they can take advantage of the economic opportunities that the future will bring. Our course offerings are designed to empower individuals to maximize the utilization of Apple technology—whether it’s for growing in their current career, preparing for a new role, or simply for their creative pursuits,” said Maleng Raysag, Basecamp Head.

Fresh name, improved quality of service

Basecamp carries courses tailored for learners across different age groups, i.e., kids, teens, and adults or professionals. Established in 2009 under the former name PMC Business Systems, Inc. (PBSI), it rebranded as Basecamp this year to strengthen its commitment to support Filipinos’ digital skills training needs and prepare them for an even more tech-driven future. Its on-site and online quality training and services equip customers with technical skills that help address the ever-changing demands of the modern workplace, as well as creative skills that enable them to pursue meaningful endeavors and unleash their full artistic potential.

Basecamp has 15 years of experience in servicing the training needs of close to 10,000 enrollees, with more than 50 students with Apple certification. It continuously aims to produce more Filipino Apple certified professionals and uplift the industry to support the growing number of customers in the country.

Invest in yourself! Book a training now at <> or inquire via <> or +63 908 885 6277. You can also visit the training location at the 3rd Level of Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Makati City. Follow Power Mac Center on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube to be updated on promotions and special deals on Basecamp training fees.

Power Mac Center is a recognized Apple Premium Reseller, Apple Authorized Education Reseller, Apple Authorized Training Provider, and Apple Authorized Service Provider in the Philippines. Power Mac Center has become a reliable retail shop and service provider of Apple products to the Filipino consumer.The company has grown to over 90 retail branches, service centers, and training centers nationwide.

Details provided in a recent press release.

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An Exquisite Saga-gyu and Wine Adventure at The Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room

Have ‘A Taste of Japan’ as The Manila Hotel’s Champagne Room invites you to an evening of epicurean journey with its exclusive Saga-gyu dinner paired with bespoke wine.

The most discerning meat fans and wine enthusiasts will be treated to a 7-course dinner featuring dishes curated by our special guest chef from Japan, Hiroki Samata—a classically-trained chef and master butcher whose impeccable knife skills are admired by many.

Saga-gyu at The Manila Hotel
Guest Chef Hiroki Samata. Book your The Manila Hotel stay here.

Chef Samata will exhibit his culinary creativity with a menu that puts the spotlight on Saga-gyu beef which is one of the world’s most revered delicacies. But what makes this illustrious meat stand out among the rest? Saga beef cows live a life of comfort and luxury, nurtured using expert breeding techniques, and are free to relish the infinite beauty of Saga’s natural surroundings. As a result, the cows produce a perfect balance of fat marbled in lean meat, known in Japanese as tsuya-sashi or “glossy marbling” which is the key to its melt-in-your-mouth texture and unparalleled flavor.

To make the dining experience more enjoyable, our partner Titania Wine Cellar will guide our diners with wine pairing nuances using their extensive range of quality wines such as Piccini Memoro Italia Bianco and Chateau Loyasson Bordeaux AOC, to name a few.

Saga-gyu at The Manila Hotel
The Champagne Room. Book your The Manila Hotel stay here.

This elegant night of fine dining and wine pairing will be held exclusively on March 15, 2023 at 7PM at the Champagne Room. Seats are limited to 40 persons and are priced at Php 10,000 nett per person. 

For inquiries and reservations, call (+632) 85270011 or (+632) 53015500 locals 1262-1266, 1300. You may also send an email to or

About The Manila Hotel

The Manila Hotel is situated in the heart of the City of Manila. Defined by its history, elegance, and world-class service, the Manila Hotel maintains to be the choice hotel of the most distinguished clientele. Over the years, The Manila Hotel continuously provides the best services and amenities for a truly memorable experience. It has more than 500well-appointed rooms and 22 function rooms. Apart from these, the hotel offers five-star relaxation and wellness experiences with the Manila Hotel Spa and Manila Hotel Health Club. It has 6 dining outlets, each offering a unique culinary adventure: Café Ilang-Ilang which is a favorite spot for its extensive selection of international buffet delights; The Champagne Room with its Old European style fine dining and also hailed as the most romantic room in Manila—it features French cuisine in a posh, fine-dining setting; Tap Room, an Old English pub-inspired outlet where one can enjoy an evening of jazz music; Lobby Lounge which is ideal for casual dining, aperitif, post-dinner nightcaps, or leisure meetings; Red Jade, a fine dining restaurant that serves authentic Chinese cuisine; and The Deli that offers the hotel’s signature pastries, breads, chocolates, and pralines.  

Book your stay at The Manila Hotel via Klook.

Details and images 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.