Monday, March 19, 2018

Vivo will wow the people again this March with another innovative flagship

Top global phone manufacturer Vivo is set to send the mobile phone industry in frenzy with the release of yet another stunner in their smartphone series. Set to be unveiled March, Vivo’s latest offering promises consumers bigger and better offerings in their mobile phone experience.

“Vivo will offer another innovative flagship phone this March”

Following the success of the V7 plus and the V7 release, word is out that consumers can expect that the new offering will retain all of the V7 phones’ impressive, thumbprint features albeit enhanced and updated with specs that are centered on delivering flawless selfie shots made even by state-of-the-art artificial intelligence beautifying tools. Because it is still dedicated in delivering perfect photos, it should also be expected that the camera will rock a souped up HDR mode. 

Moreover, a buzz on this newest Vivo flagship includes a bigger display complemented by a full HD resolution. As the V7’s successor, the Game Mode feature is expected to still be onboard in the list of specifications along with the futuristic Face ID and fingerprint unlock component.

The mobile phone industry awaits with bated breath as Vivo’s freshest charmer is out in the market. Although the specs are merely founded on speculations, one thing that is certain is Vivo will never disappoint.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have

over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world.

As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young

people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook

(, Instagram (, and Twitter

( accounts.

Friday, March 16, 2018

KUMU: Our Digital Bayanihan

Shop Local. Eat local. Spend local. Enjoy local. Support the local businesses who support the area where you live, work and play. 

Are you like me who loves to support local? Facebook has been around for fourteen years, Viber and Instagram for eight. Here's the good news! Recently a messenger app and media platform built by and for the Filipino community launched the Public Beta version of KUMU. Kumu is the product of a long process — a labor of love and countless hours of work contributed by an extended team of over 60 leaders from the Philippines, the diaspora, and the global tech community.

What is this all about? Why do we need another messenger app? What exactly is Kumu? Read on.

1. A localized communication app for the Filipino people

Localized messenger apps are taking over Asia. Part of it means designing for the realities and constraints of digital communication in Philippines. Our video and voice call technology is powered by a unique real-time communications protocol that is optimized for low connectivity settings

We’ve worked hard to infuse Kumu with a voice and spirit that’s uniquely Filipino. Our stickers are one example of this — saturated not only with Filipino language and slang, but also an undercurrent of Filipino history and mythology, all rendered in vivid color by some of the best artistic talent in the Philippines. We will take the same approach to our brand, our marketing, and everything that we do.

Stickers by Katsy Garcia, Team Manila, Toto Madayag, Neil Fernando, and Geraldine Sy.

2. A media network for the next generation of Filipino creativity

Filipinos are some of the most creative people in the world. But historically, that creativity hasn’t been given the right platform to flourish. People leave the country to be Broadway actors and musicians. The local media landscape remains monopolized and insular. Tapping into our innate creativity isn’t just a matter of expression and inspiration — it’s also the key to surviving the next decade of disruption.

We’re building Kumu’s Explore tab as a platform for the digital creative economy in the Philippines. Beginning with our livestream network, Kumu Explore will be the home to artists, journalists, students, vloggers, historians, musicians, comedians, and all kinds of creative talent from across the global Filipino community. Our curation team will ensure a diversity of voices that represent the best of Filipino talent, and our livestreaming technology will enable a deeper level of interaction and engagement than anywhere else.

3. A digital economy of services that make life easier in the Philippines

The Filipino people are naturally viral. Makati was once named the selfie capital of the world, and the Philippines was ranked #1 in terms of average time spent on social media.

But for the most part, our digital savvy remains very separate from our day-to-day economic needs. Filipinos in the Philippines still have to line up each payday to get their money from the bank; Filipinos abroad still use remittance services with hidden fees and unreasonable exchange rates. The cash economy, which remains king, is a very expensive way of doing business.

Later this year, we’ll be releasing some solutions to make life a little easier. We want remittances, shopping, payroll, food delivery, and Balikbayan Boxes to be as fast and easy as posting a selfie. We want to make everything from day-to-day necessities to other products a more seamless part of the digital experience. For many of these services, we’ll be working with some of the best Filipino innovators to integrate their existing solutions into our platform.

Our goal is to unleash the economic power of one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

4. A movement to take back our internet and unlock the power of the Filipino community

When the internet came about, it promised to be a great equalizer, a way for us to connect and be better together than the sum of our parts. But fast forward several decades and our internet infrastructure, too, has been dominated and throttled by a few multinational corporations. Our social media channels are rigged against us, selling the public conversation to the highest bidder.

At Kumu, our vision is to harness the full promise of the internet and digital technology to unlock the power of the Filipino people. We think that the internet can build stronger communities rather than divide them, make life easier instead of distracting us from what matters. Digital media can inspire us and broaden our imaginations. Kumu hopes to be, more than any single thing, a vehicle to make these possibilities real. We want to be a platform for the future of the Filipino community, a Filipino renaissance that is rising and gaining momentum.

We hope you join us in getting there! We need all the Filipino spirit spirit and energy for the journey ahead. Let’s start our Digital Bayanihan with Kumu.

Kumu is now available on the Google Play and App Store. Learn more :

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pioneer Adhesives DIY planner + Giveaway

DIY or Do-it-yourself is nothing new – we have always made things with our own hands – yet it is on-trend once again.

One of the reasons there has been a swing back towards DIY is that it makes us feel good. Not only can DIY save you cash at times, but it can help to save the planet through recycling and upcycling. 

It can be easy to just go with what is popular when decorating your home but, just like turning up at a party in the same dress as someone else, it is much more fun to create a signature style all your own! No two people will end up with exactly the same result when they undertake a DIY project. 

Good news! Pioneer DIY brings you a wide variety of products that make both creating projects and repairing household fix-its a fun, enjoyable activity. Ranging from fast-acting and high-strength adhesives to practical sealants, there is no limit to what you can make. 

Recently, a dear friend gave me a planner. (I know, first quarter is almost over. 😂) But personally, I liked it. I love the Pioneer Adhesives DIY 2018 planner. Compared to what I'm currently using, this one is handy. I also love how it will let my imagination run wild and unleash my most creative ideas with ease. Each month features different diy projects but what I love most is what's on June, aside from it's my birthmonth, it features DIY cable organizer. 👌 It's always annoying when you see cables everywhere, di ba? Even if you arrange and organize them nicely at first they eventually get tangled and it all becomes a mess. Argh! This would be an easy solution to help keep everything in place. *wink-wink*

Intrigued with the other DIY projects? Join Pioneer Adhesives and MITM giveaway! 3 lucky winners will win Pioneer Adhesives planner. All you have to do is: 

1. Like and follow me on Instagram @madeitthroughmum. 

2. Share one of your best DIY tips and tricks on Instagram

3. Tag the post with the following: #MyPioneerDIY #PioneerAdhesivesDIY #MITMxPioneerAdhesivesDIY (for easy tracking) 

Winners will be announced on March 28, 2018.  You will be contacted via DM when your entry has been selected.

Note: This contest/giveaway is open to Metro Manila residents only.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Meet the 40 finalists vying for the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018

The 40 Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 finalists with final call-back judges: (foreground, seated L-R) top photographer Xander Angeles; Century Tuna Superbods 2016 first runner-up Clint Bondad; Century Pacific Food, Inc. vice president and general manager Greg Banzon; online influencer Nico Bolzico; and PC&V communications president and chief creative officer Ariel Comia (standing, L-R) Century Tuna Superbods 2014 grand winner Sara Polverini; and professional volleyball player Alyssa Valdez

A total of 40 fit, smart, and sexy aspirants from Davao, Cebu and Metro Manila will compete in the finals of the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018.

The finalists consist of 10 Superbods male and 10 Superbods female (18 to 37 years old) and 10 Superbods Ageless male and 10 Superbods Ageless female (38 to 50 years old). 

Superbods male finalists are Luiji Panoso, Angelo Cacciatore, Jules Aquino, Sandro Roman, Elcid Camacho, Anthony Wahl, Farzam Nasirian, Denver Hernandez, Tommy Tiangco, and Tony De Oteyza. 

Superbods Female finalists are Maureen Montagne, Bella Ysmael, Faith Garcia, Queenie Rehman, Amanda Villanueva, Weizel Gulfan, Mariah Nilo, Christine Balaguer, Kim Ross Williams, and Joanna Toledo.

Male finalists in the Superbods Ageless category are Marc Dungo, Albert Adrales, Jerome Salvado, Manny Apilado, Jude Yap, Grech Go, Rob Geronimo, Ari Simangan, Manu Reyes, and Johann Ludovica. 

Superbods Ageless female finalists are Angel Jones, Glenda Bayona, Lois Hunter, Margaret Chua Lao, Anna Cope, Mica Fuentes, Maricel Cruz, Elisse Camarillo, Romela Nacar, and Michelle Garcia.

The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges composed of top photographer Xander Angeles of Edge of Light; Century Tuna Superbods 2014 grand winner Sara Polverini; PC&V Communications president and chief creative officer Ariel Comia; Century Pacific Food, Inc. vice president and general manager Greg Banzon; Century Tuna Superbods 2016 1st runner up Clint Bondad; professional volleyball player Alyssa Valdez; and online influencer Nico Bolzico.

“The hunt for the next Century Tuna Superbods has always been a long and rigorous process,” says Greg Banzon, general manager of Century Pacific Food, Inc. “But this year, we knew it will be even more challenging because of the introduction of the Ageless category. My fellow judges and I really had to be extra discerning in selecting the best of the crop.”

The 40 finalists will participate in an exciting line up of activities throughout the summer: the VIP Night hosted by Raymond Gutierrez and Gelli Victor; the Ultimate Challenge at the Inflatable Island in Subic where the finalists’ mental and physical health will be put to the test. This is hosted by Sam YG and Amanda Fernandez; and the Superbods Weekend which includes a fashion show by Zalora that will feature the finalists on April 7; the fun Underpants Run at Filinvest City in Alabang, Muntinlupa in the morning of April 8 and the Electric Spinning Party in BGC Amphitheater in the afternoon.

On April 12, 2018, the much-awaited grand Finals Night will be held at the Cove, Okada Manila.

The four winners of Century Tuna Superbods 2018 will each receive P500,000 in cash. They will also receive an appliance showcase worth P250,000 from Indesit, Mabe, and Philips; an editorial campaign contract from Zalora; a training contract from Star Magic; a 1-year unlimited elite membership at Gold’s Gym; a May 2018 Mega Magazine supplement feature; P5,000 worth of Vansydical Sportswear; and a special prize from Cove.

One lucky Superbods finalist will take home a brand-new Chevrolet Trax! The winner will be selected based on the transformation videos of each candidate's journey towards becoming a Superbod.

The following special awards will also be given during the finals night: Superbod Beachbod, Superbod of the Night (Best in Runway), Superbods Challenge winners, People’s Choice, Photogenic award and Best in Congeniality.

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 is made possible with the support of Cove Manila, the official venue partner of Century Tuna Superbods Ageless Finals Night.

Major Sponsors: Indesit, Mabe and Philips Domestic Appliances.

Minor Sponsors: Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Zalora, Chevrolet, Gold’s Gym and Star Magic.

Participating sponsors: Shakey’s, Quorn, Gardenia, Vansydical, Sir George Salon and Fudgy Bar 100 Calorie pack.

For more details, updates on events, and registration, visit Century Tuna Superbods on Facebook:

Sunday, March 11, 2018

SM Woman #WhatWomenWant and Coco Cabana's 2018 Summer Collection Launch

The perfect swimwear and resort wear for you is really the one that you feel best in. 

Check out SM Woman's hot trends from hyper botanicals, fun and flirty ruffles, classic black and white suits, sleek and sexy metallics, and suede. 

SM Woman indeed delivers exactly what every woman wants and it will make each one feel like the beach goddess she truly is.

Bituin Escalante


Frenchie Dy

Rona Tai

Cai Cortez

Ruby Rodriguez

It's not about what size you wear, it's about how you wear your size is what SM Woman Plus is trying to imply when it features Bituin Escalante, Radha,  Frenchie Dy, Rona Tai , Cai Cortez and Ruby Rodriguez to walk the runway during the launch of What Women Want - a Women's month celebration for women, by women. 

In celebration of Women's Month, SM Woman and GTW have got the best deals for all amazing and empowered women. 

For the entire month of March, SM Woman is giving all awesome women the best pf the best offers starting with up to 50% off on great selections, buy 1 get 1 on select items, and get freebies when purchasing from participating brands-- all this when you shop at the women's section of the SM Store.


But wait there's more! 

* Get EXTRA 10% off on ALL ITEMS for SM Advantage cardholders EVERY Wednesday this month : March 7, 14, 21 and 28.

* 5% REBATE for a minimum purchase worth P5,000.00 - P9,999.99 for BDO SHOPMORE cardholders and 10% REBATE for a minimum purchase worth P10,000 for BDO SHOPMORE cardholders. BOTH are EVERY Saturday of the month : March 10, 17, 24 and 31.

* Get 2x Points on ALL purchases for SM Advantage cardholders ONLY on March 15 and 30.

So what are you waiting for? It's time we get #WhatWomenWant