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Win P150,000 SM shopping money at PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway

More prizes and surprises await the lucky winners of the PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway promo this October and November, with the telco giant adding ten (10) SM Gift Cards worth ₱150,000 each to the prize pool! There’s nowhere to go but up in terms of the stakes, with a whopping ₱5 million cash prize up for grabs in the grand draw on December 8, 2021.

Here’s some better news for shopaholics: The draw dates coincide with SM’s Christmas Season sale, rewarding winners with a once-in-a-lifetime shopping experience to welcome the holiday season!

Planning to join the PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway promo? Keep your eyes on that ₱150,000-worth SM Gift Cards! To get you fired up, here’s what to add to your wish list straight from SM’s upcoming Christmas sale inventory!

1. A wardrobe makeover – Spice up your OOTDs with cool fashion finds from the SM Store! Get that classic Levi’s High-waisted mom jeans  for that all-around casual look and pair it with an SM Woman Puff Sleeve Crop Top.

Complete the look with a Kicks Jelai Lace-Up Sneakers. You can also prepare for that upcoming–and honestly, long-awaited–beach trip with the beach-ready Orange Halter Dress from Coco Cabana and pair it with Crocs Tulum Sandal.

2. A dream home entertainment set – What’s more nostalgic than getting everyone together in the sala, laughing and gushing to some cheesy holiday movie like those good ol’ family reunions? Even with a fewer number of family members to celebrate with at home, you can still continue this tradition with Netflix’s almost unlimited range of flicks and series—just press play. Up the experience with a shiny new Samsung 75″ Real 4K UHD Smart TV set and a Sony Shake X30D high-power home audio system from SM Appliance Center! While you’re at it, it might be time to upgrade your furniture, too, by getting your hands on a brand new Gracen Sectional Sofa from Our Home!

3. Homeschooling essentials – In these days of blended learning, no kid should be left behind. Level up your youngsters’ online school experience with a high-powered Lenovo™ Chromebook C330 laptop from SM Appliance Center, plus a Wi-Fi printer to help them in their requirements. To secure their connection at home without them having to stay put next to the router the whole time, a Wi-Fi mesh system might just be the perfect holiday gift! This add-on ensures strong internet signal coverage wherever they are at home, giving them more movement and space to help in their focus!

4. Work-at-home essentials – Is your trusty computer not as trusty anymore that it’s slowing down your efficiency at work? A nifty Asus X415EA-EK760T laptop from SM Appliance Center equipped with the best specs might just inspire you to work better. Add to cart a pair of high-quality wireless earphones to help you multitask, plus a chic, ergonomic Hank HB Office Chair from Our Home to combat any stressor on the job with utmost comfort. Expect your productivity rate to shoot up soon!

5. Home improvement must-haves – With most of you in the fam toiling through daily life still locked down at home, revamping your space to better fit this new normal mold is now a must. Before rolling up your sleeves for some dirty, DIY sesh, it might be easier to get any kind of job with some nice and shiny-new power tools. A top recos: Black And Decker 18V 1.5AH Cordless Lithium Hammer Drill, Bosch Professional GWS 060 Mini Grinder, and Black and Decker Pressure Washer BW15 – all from Ace Hardware.

Besides the ₱5 million cash prize and the 10 SM Gift Cards each worth ₱150,000, PLDT Home is also gifting one lucky winner with a Play-at-Home Package. Continuing the trend from the previously awarded bundles, the Play-at-Home Package comprises a Sony PlayStation 5, a premium Gaming Chair, and Asus RaptureTouter.

Other exciting prizes for the October-December promo period include a cash gift worth ₱50,000, to be raffled to ten (10) winners.

Over 200 PLDT Home subscribers have already won since the PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway launched in April, with the prizes getting bigger and better each run.

To join the PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway, PLDT Home subscribers simply need to enroll their PLDT account in the PLDT Home Rewards program.

By paying PLDT bills on time, applying for paperless billing, and availing other PLDT services, enrolled subscribers earn Crystals that can be exchanged for shopping and dining vouchers and bill credits for PLDT, Smart, and Cignal subscriptions.

Every five (5) Crystals earned also automatically come with one (1) raffle entry. It’s that simple. The more Crystals earned, the more chances of winning!

New PLDT Home Rewards program registrants can claim 20 welcome Crystals upon registration. That’s easily a lot of raffle entries for more chances of winning!
For more details about PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway, please visit https://pldthome.info/HomeRewardsxSM2021.

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Next-level mobile gaming: The power of the POCO F6

5:44 p.m. June 19, 2024

Hardcore mobile gamers know one thing: intense gaming sessions call for a phone that can always keep up.

As mobile games get more sophisticated while still delivering satisfying action, a phone like the POCO F6 is the kind of device that leaves no doubt about sheer gaming power. That’s because it’s packed with top-of-the-line features that ensure a next-level gaming experience.

  1. A processor that can handle anything

No matter your mobile game of choice, you can be assured that it will never slow down or crash thanks to the POCO F6’s Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor. This chip can reliably handle any new games and apps, regardless of their demand.

  1. A smooth high-refresh-rate display

The POCO F6’s 120Hz CrystalRes AMOLED display makes your whole gaming experience silky smooth and responsive. All the visuals pop out in full vivid and stunning color, making sure you never miss a single crucial detail.

  1. A phone that always stays cool

Gamers know that intense gaming means the phone can get as hot as the action. However, the POCO F6 stays cool, thanks to its LiquidCool Technology 4.0, which ventilates and regulates the device’s internal temperatures so that you can stay comfortable for as long as possible.

  1. A battery that lasts the whole day

The most important thing you need to think about when you’re gaming? It’s how long the phone is going to last. Other phones’ batteries might not be able to keep up during a marathon gaming session, but not the POCO F6—if the charge runs low, it can quickly get back up to 100% with the 90W turbo-charging tech.

So when you need a new phone that needs to catch up with you when you’re destroying the competition, look no further than the POCO F6. It may just be the winning edge that you need in your next game.

The POCO F6 is exclusively available on Shopee and Lazada in three striking colors: Black, Green, and Titanium. The 8GB + 256GB variant is available for P21,999 and the 12GB + 512GB variant retails for P24,999.

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About POCO

POCO is a young independent brand born out of Xiaomi Corporation. As of now, POCO has entered 98 global markets. The POCO philosophy – “Everything You Need, Nothing You Don’t” – drives the brand to focus its research and development efforts entirely on POCO fans’ requirements and feedback. T

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Top AI camera phone HONOR Magic6 Pro now available nationwide with free HONOR Watch GS3! 

9:05 p.m. May 20, 2024

Leading smart devices provider in the Philippines, HONOR, continues to expand all over in the country as it opens its latest HONOR Experience Store in SM City San Lazaro. It marked also the First Day Sale of the impressive HONOR Magic6 Pro, dubbed as the Top AI Camera Phone available in the market, currently priced at P59,999. 

“This incredible Magic AI camera phone to date immensely made waves in the market and now that it’s officially available here in the Philippines, we’re also excited to have a double celebration as unveil our newest experience store in SM City San Lazaro,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President. 

The HONOR Magic6 Pro is available with FREE HONOR Watch GS3 worth Php 11,999 when purchased in physical stores from May 18 to May 31.  

The store was officially opened through a ribbon-cutting ceremony executed by Bluelite Operations Manager Joseph Chua, Bluelite Purchasing Manager Hyacinth Simbulan, SM San Lazaro Asst. Mall Manager Darcy Royo, HONOR PH Brand Marketing Manager Joepy Libo-on, HONOR PH Retails Sales Director Tom Yuan, and HONOR PH PR Manager Pao Oga. 

To extend the fun and excitement, consumers participated during the Guess the Phone Challenge as they familiarize themselves with various HONOR smartphones and identify their lucky pick on the spot.  

HONOR Magic6 Pro’s Pro-Level Specs 

The HONOR Magic6 Pro is known for its impressive camera with 180MP resolution, Second-generation Silicon-carbon Battery with 5600mAh battery capacity, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, Magic Ring, Magic Portal, HONOR NanoCrystal Shield, and IP68 Dust and Water Resistance Certification.  

Available in Epi Green and Black, HONOR Magic6 Pro can be purchased through selected HONOR Experience Stores, and via Shopee (https://bit.ly/Shop_M6Pro_PR), Lazada (https://bit.ly/Laz_M6Pro_PR), and TikTok Shop (https://bit.ly/TikTok_M6Pro_PR)

For more affordable offers, the HONOR Magic6 Pro is also available at Home Credit for as low as P1,719/month with FREE Harman Kardon Luna and HONOR Earbuds X3 worth P11,699. Take advantage of the offer at https://bit.ly/HONORPH_HomeCredit. 

HONOR Lazada Flash Sale on May 19-21! 

Shop for your favorite HONOR devices and enjoy up to P5,000 off on top of Exclusive Vouchers and Freebies only from May 19 to May 21 via Lazada! Get the HONOR 90 Lite 5G for only P8,990 with FREE Band 6; HONOR X9a 5G for P11,990 from its original price of P16,990 with FREE Band 6, HONOR X8b for P11,400 with FREE X5 Earbuds; and HONOR X7b for only P7,600! Check out your orders now at Lazada https://www.lazada.com.ph/shop/honor.  

For more exciting announcements, head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok Shop: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/.

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PLDT Enterprise bags 3 Stevie Awards: Celebrating diverse innovations in Events and Digital Communication

12:34 p.m. May 6, 2024

PLDT Enterprise, the corporate business arm of the leading Philippine telecommunications and digital services provider PLDT, proudly announced its latest victories at the 2024 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

The Philippine Digital Convention (PH Digicon) 2023 VISION: Reimagine Tomorrow’s Enterprise secured a Silver Stevie® under the category of Innovation in the Use of Events and a Bronze Stevie® for Innovation in Business-to-Business Events, while the “Visionaries” campaign received a Bronze Stevie® in the category of Innovation in the Use of Social Media. These accolades once again highlighted PLDT Enterprise’s relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation in the digital communication space.

“We are deeply honored by the recognition bestowed upon us at the Stevie Awards, which underscores our unwavering dedication to business excellence and innovation,” stated Mitch Locsin, First Vice President and Head of Enterprise and International Core Business at PLDT and Smart. “These awards are a testament to our expertise and steadfast commitment to propelling businesses towards success in the digital age. As we continue to garner accolades, they serve to reaffirm our role as a catalyst for transformative digital solutions within the B2B marketplace, and they celebrate our deep-rooted mission to empower enterprises across the spectrum with the tools and services necessary to thrive in an increasingly connected world.”

PH Digicon Uniting and Empowering Visionaries

PH Digicon 2023 VISION: Reimagine Tomorrow’s Enterprise was the most recent leg of the pioneering annual digital conference that once again brought together industry leaders to discuss and explore the future of digital enterprise. The convention offered a platform for businesses to reimagine their operations in the emerging digital landscape.

As the 9th edition of the widely anticipated industry event, it drew a record-breaking number of participants eager to immerse themselves in the latest technologies, hear from digital thought leaders and trailblazers, network with business experts, and participate in on-ground activities such as Digi Grounds, Digi Hub, and SME Zone, to form a shared vision on how to foster the Philippines’ digital transformation.

The event also featured the Start-Up Innovation Challenge, the final pitching and demo day for start-ups to showcase their ideas to industry experts on how to solve everyday challenges using technologies involving Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G, Smart Cities, Immersive Technologies, and Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG). 

The event stood as a hallmark in PLDT Enterprise’s event calendar, not just for its scale but for its role in shaping the dialogue around digital transformation in the region. This year’s theme, “Reimagine Tomorrow’s Enterprise,” resonated deeply with attendees, as the event featured industry experts and thought leaders including prominent C-suite executives who shared their insights into the emerging trends and future of digital business. It served as an incubator for innovative ideas, fostering a space where technology and strategy converged to inspire businesses to embark on transformational journeys.

The success of PH Digicon 2023 VISION: Reimagine Tomorrow’s Enterprise in elevating the conversation on digital innovation is further validated by its Silver Stevie® and Bronze Stevie® Awards, marking it as a pivotal event that not only forecasts the trajectory of digital enterprise but actively contributes to its evolution.

Leading the Industry by Example

The “Visionaries” campaign, on the other hand, was a transformative movement celebrating customer success stories across diverse personas and industries, from SME founders, large enterprise leaders, local government unit partners, to international carriers. It showcased the digital transformation journeys of PLDT Enterprise’s customers and reinforced the brand’s customer-centric approach.

The Bronze Stevie® Award for Innovation in the Use of Social Media through the “Visionaries” campaign is a compelling affirmation of PLDT Enterprise’s leadership by example in the realm of digital storytelling and innovation. This prestigious award is a testament to the company’s success as a digital transformation ally for businesses, showcasing their ability to not just follow but set trends in the dynamic narrative of enterprise technology.

The “Visionaries” campaign exemplifies PLDT Enterprise’s role as an architect of change, demonstrating their expertise in crafting impactful stories that resonate with the audience and galvanize the market. As champions of digital innovation, PLDT Enterprise’s approach goes beyond traditional methods, reflecting a pioneering spirit that is essential for leaders in the digital age.

Raising the Bar for Industry and Innovation

“As we celebrate these Stevie Awards, we’re reminded that at the heart of our innovative endeavors lies our commitment to our customers,” added Locsin. “PH Digicon and the ‘Visionaries’ campaign are embodiments of our promise to propel our business partners and customers to success, ensuring that every initiative is attuned to the needs and aspirations of our clients. This commitment is not just a tagline; it’s a guiding principle that steers our journey towards a customer-centric future. Our accolades in events and digital communication stand as milestones along this path, reaffirming our pledge to support every enterprise in achieving their digital transformation goals,” he concluded.

The Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards are renowned for recognizing innovation in all its forms across the 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The wins at the Stevie Awards, alongside its recent accolades at the ANVIL and Quill Awards, further cement PLDT Enterprise’s position as a thought leader and customer-centric business in the telecommunications and digital services industry.

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