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DITO launches new prepaid promo Level-Up Socials

3:23 p.m. June 8, 2024

DITO Telecommunity introduces DITO Level-Up Socials, an all-new mobile prepaid Data promo packed with big data allocation designed for Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Threads, and WhatsApp usage.

One may argue that social media is the new poster boy for modern communication.

For instance, we always access our Facebook and Instagram to share life updates and interact with the world around us. Be it a fun travel getaway, a new achievement unlocked, or daily routines at home, we curate our feeds with IG-worthy photos, post stories showing our day, and create aesthetic reels to share our best moments and life happenings. Moreover, we also use these social apps to promote our businesses, support causes, and catch up on the latest news and trends.   

Staying in touch with family and friends has also been easier through instant messaging apps like Messenger and WhatsApp. We bond over group chats by sending funny videos and memes while video calling our best friends to share the latest chika, making socializing more fun, faster, and convenient.

Indeed, social media has become an integral part of our lives by providing a platform for entertainment and information, supporting businesses, and fostering communities. Therefore, having access to affordable and generous data is no longer optional but a “must-have” to stay online and connected anytime, anywhere. 

At the forefront of providing affordable and value-packed data subscription is DITO Telecommunity, the fastest-growing telecommunications provider in the country, which now officially launched DITO Level-Up Socials — the newest and exciting mobile prepaid data subscription that offers high-speed and affordable data allocation for Meta apps (Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Threads, and WhatsApp), giving Filipinos more reasons to love DITO!

This new prepaid promo aims to provide bigger data allocation so Filipinos can level-up their socials and experience the best of Meta apps at a pocket-friendly price, enabling them to continuously like, heart, and share photos and create video contents for the world to see!

“The launch of Level-Up Socials underscores DITO’s commitment to continuously provide affordable and reliable connection to all Filipinos. Through this, customers can now enjoy subscriptions packed with generous data allocations for META such as Facebook, Instagram, Threads, Messenger, and WhatsApp,” said Evelyn Jimenez, DITO Chief Revenue Officer for Consumer business.

With DITO Level-Up Socials, customers can enjoy a total of 7GB data (3.5GB for Meta Apps + 3.5GB all-access data) for only PhP 50, valid for three days. Other Level-Up Socials data subscriptions include Level-Up Socials-20 packed with 2.5GB data (2GB for Meta Apps + 500 MB all-access data) valid for one day and Level-Up Socials-70 with a total of 10GB data (5GB for Meta Apps + 5GB all-access data) valid for seven days. 

For users looking for higher data allocation and a longer validity period, Level-Up Socials-299 comes with a total of 40GB of data (35GB for Meta apps + 5GB all-access data), valid for 30 days. Level-Up Socials-399 has a total of 60GB data (50GB for Meta Apps + 10GB all-access data), while Level-Up Socials 499 and 599 have a total of 75GB data (60GB for Meta Apps+ 15GB all-access data) and 90GB data (70GB for Meta Apps + 20GB all-access data), respectively.

“In this increasingly digital and interconnected world, we’re adding this exciting new product to our portfolio to give our prepaid customers more options for their data subscriptions, especially for Meta apps enthusiasts. Filipinos are heavy users of social media, since we love to stay in touch with our family and friends online; hence, through Level-Up Socials, we are enabling them to stay connected and empowering them to create and share more content for the people they love,” Jimenez added.

Prepaid customers can now purchase DITO Level-Up Socials promos via the DITO App and DITO Authorized Retailers and Partner Stores nationwide. 

For more information about DITO Level-Up Socials and other prepaid promos, visit


TikTok enhances safety, transparency for Filipino community with new initiatives

7:01 p.m. July 16, 2023

TikTok, the world’s leading short-form video platform, is taking further steps to ensure a safer and more transparent platform for its Filipino community. In response to the evolving digital landscape and the rise of AI-generated content (AIGC), these initiatives are designed to maintain a secure environment, uphold community guidelines, and ensure users can trust the content they encounter on the platform.

Strengthening Community Guidelines Enforcement

As part of its ongoing efforts to safeguard its community, TikTok recently published its Q1 2024 Community Guidelines Enforcement Report. During this period from January 1 to March 31, 2024, TikTok removed 4.26 million videos in the Philippines for violations of its Community Guidelines. Of these, 99.7% were removed proactively, and 95% were taken down within 24 hours.

To further enhance transparency, TikTok updated its Community Guidelines in April to provide clearer rules and introduce new features that help creators understand and comply with policies. Available in English and Filipino, these guidelines include detailed definitions and outline moderation practices for features like Search, LIVE, and the For You feed, ensuring policies are clear and accessible to all users.

Advancing AI-Generated Content Transparency

In response to the increasing prevalence of AI-generated content, TikTok has implemented new measures for transparency. Since May, TikTok has automatically labeled AI-generated content uploaded from specific platforms. This initiative is part of a collaboration with MediaWise, a program of the Poynter Institute, and the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA), making TikTok the first video-sharing platform to adopt C2PA’s Content Credentials technology. These labels aim to provide users with clear context about the nature of the content they consume.

Educating the Community with Media Literacy Tools

To support its community in navigating AI-generated content and combating misinformation, TikTok is launching new media literacy resources. Developed in collaboration with experts, these resources are integral to TikTok’s broader strategy to enhance user understanding and foster a more informed community. As part of this initiative, TikTok has partnered with MediaWise to release 12 educational videos throughout the year. These videos aim to teach universal media literacy skills and explain how TikTok’s AI-generated content labels can help contextualize content. This partnership underscores TikTok’s commitment to educating its community and fostering a more informed user base.

Expanding AIGC Labeling Through Partnerships

Building on its efforts to ensure content transparency, TikTok has extended its auto-labeling capabilities for AI-generated content created on other platforms. By integrating the ability to read Content Credentials from C2PA, TikTok automatically recognizes and labels AI-generated content, with plans to expand this to audio-only content soon.

In the coming months, TikTok plans to attach Content Credentials to its content, ensuring transparency even when content is downloaded, allowing users to utilize C2PA’s Verify tool to identify AI-generated content and understand its creation details.

Driving Industry-Wide Adoption

In its mission to promote industry-wide adoption of Content Credentials, TikTok has joined the Adobe-led Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI). As the first video-sharing platform to implement Content Credentials, TikTok is at the forefront of encouraging transparent content practices across the industry. The gradual increase in auto-labeled AI-generated content on TikTok is expected to grow as more platforms adopt this technology, fostering a more transparent digital landscape.

For You Feed and Creator Code of Conduct

To further enhance safety, TikTok has introduced new standards that will temporarily restrict accounts that repeatedly violate content standards. These accounts and their content will be harder to find in search, with creators being notified and given the option to appeal.

Additionally, TikTok published a Creator Code of Conduct outlining the standards expected from creators involved in TikTok programs, features, events, and campaigns. This code reinforces TikTok’s commitment to maintaining a safe and inclusive platform.

Through these measures, TikTok continues to focus on helping its community, especially creators, understand its rules and enforcement methods to ensure a safer experience for its users. By embracing continuous innovation and collaboration, TikTok strives to create a secure and inclusive space for creativity and connection.

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SM Prime, DTI empower MSMEs with 83 SM mall spaces, training, mentorship

(L-R): SM Prime Chairman of the Executive Committee Hans Sy and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual

9:15 p.m. July 12, 2024

Good news for Micro-, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs)! SM Prime Holdings (SM Prime) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) solidified a partnership through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing ceremony held on July 1 at the SM Prime Headquarters.

This collaboration empowers MSMEs with prime mall space in 83 SM Malls nationwide, aligning with the One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines program. Besides providing space, SM Prime offers MSMEs discounted booth rentals, training programs on product development, marketing, financial management, and mentorship opportunities with experienced business leaders.

SM Supermalls’ President Steven Tan (3rd from left) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Alfredo Pascual (3rd from right) with (L-R): SM Supermalls’ Assistant Vice President for Operations Royston Cabunag, SM Supermalls’ Vice President for Operations Junias Eusebio, DTI Undersecretary for Micro-, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSME) Development Group Cristina Roque, and DTI-Bureau of Market Development, Promotions, and One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines Director Marievic Bonoan
Key signatories from SM and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) sign the Memorandum of Agreement.
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary for Micro-, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSME) Development Group Cristina Roque

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DTI National Food Fair celebrates local flavors at SM Megamall

8:26 p.m. July 11, 2024

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) successfully concluded the 10th National Food Fair at SM Megamall’s Megatrade Halls 1-3, held from July 3-7, 2024. This premier event showcased the rich flavors of the Philippines and empowered over 200 Micro-, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs).

Food enthusiasts enjoyed a bounty of fresh produce, regional specialties, and delectable treats from all corners of the country. Attendees had the opportunity to stock up on pantry staples, explore health-conscious options, and discover unique ingredients to elevate their cooking skills.

(L-R): Megatrade Hall’s Maite Quiogue, SM Supermalls’ Assistant Vice President for Operations Royston Cabunag, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary for Micro-, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSME) Development Group Cristina Roque, Guest of Honor Winnie Chua-Go, SM Megamall Assistant Vice President for Operations Christian Mathay, SM Supermalls’ Vice President for Corporate Marketing Grace Magno, DTI-Bureau of Market Development, Promotions, and One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines Director Marievic Bonoan, and SM Megamall Assistant Mall Manager Isabella Manjon

(L-R): Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary for Micro-, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSME) Development Group Cristina Roque, Guest of Honor Winnie Chua-Go, and DTI-Bureau of Market Development, Promotions, and One Town, One Product (OTOP) Philippines Director Marievic Bonoan

The 2024 Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bagong Pilipinas National Food Fair brings together the best food and flavors from all 16 regions.

Fresh pomelos and other local fruits take center stage at the National Food Fair in Megatrade Hall.

A potential buyer gets ready to take home bottled Bicol Express and Laing at the 10th National Food Fair in SM Megamall.

Crispy, salty, and packed with nutrients —these water spinach chips are the perfect healthy snack.

Bottled honey and baked fruit crisps, all made with local ingredients.

Davao del Sur and Misamis Oriental’s chocolate products are crafted from premium cacao beans.

Quality golden salted eggs from Rizal.

A variety of coconut products from San Pablo, Laguna.

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