Thursday, July 28, 2022

Shopee, Shopee Xpress Partner with Whisper and World Vision to Empower Young Women to #ShareTheConfidence

MANILA, JULY 28, 2022 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, recently launched the #ShareTheConfidence campaign in partnership with Whisper and World Vision, to educate Filipinos on the importance of menstrual hygiene management.

This initiative is part of Shopee Bayanihan, the company's umbrella CSR arm that seeks to provide support for communities in need through partnerships with various humanitarian organizations. 

As part of the campaign, Whisper pledged to match and donate sanitary products for every Whisper product sold on Shopee from May 28 to June 30. Almost 130,000 young women from World Vision’s partner communities all over the Philippines benefitted from the initiative and received sanitary products through the delivery efforts of Shopee Xpress, Shopee’s logistics arm. Apart from raising awareness on proper menstrual hygiene management, the #ShareTheConfidence campaign also aimed to break the stigma around menstrual health and address the issue of period poverty in the Philippines. 

Last July 22, Shopee and its partners culminated the #ShareTheConfidence campaign with an on-site event in Laurel, Batangas to turn over Whisper sanitary pads to over 85,000 beneficiaries within the area. 

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, shared “Everything we do at Shopee goes back to our main mission of serving the underserved through our technology. We are humbled to partner with Whisper and World Vision to empower Filipinas in need. We look forward to maximizing our platform to deliver even more meaningful initiatives that will benefit communities all over the Philippines.”

With Shopee Bayanihan, Shopee furthers its objective to make e-commerce for everyone by helping communities benefit from the power of digital transformation wherever they are in the Philippines.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Tirso Cruz III Officially Assumes Position as New FDCP Chairman and CEO

NEW Chairman and CEO of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Tirso S. Cruz III has officially assumed his position as the head of the country's national film agency during his visit to the FDCP office in Manila last July 21.


Chairman Cruz and Outgoing Chairperson Liza Diño met to discuss the preparations for the transition process. He was accompanied by his daughter Djanin Cruz, director Joey Javier Reyes, Atty. Patricia Lejano, and Atty. Chris Liquigan. 

Cruz was among the appointed officials who took their oath in the Malacañang Palace before  President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. last July 5. The veteran actor is bringing to the  Agency more than five decades of experience in the film and entertainment industry. 


During the closed-door meeting, former chairperson Diño, along with outgoing executive director Ria Anne Rubia discussed FDCP’s ongoing programs and accomplishments in the last six years  and agreed on the next steps to the transition process. She also led a tour of the Agency’s facilities including the Philippine Film Archive’s film repository.  


Diño expressed her continued support to the Agency’s new leadership, especially during the transition period.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Sing Galing Jukeboss at Fearless Diva na si Jona, Nag-trending ang Media Tour

KAMAKAILAN ay nag-trending sa Twitter ang Fearless Diva of the Philippines na si Jona, na ngayon ay kilala na rin bilang isa sa mga jukebosses ng OG videoke game show ng bansa, ang 'Sing Galing' at 'Sing Galing Kids'.

Noong July 21 ay nagkaroon siya ng “Jona Fearless Day” kung saan nagpa-interview siya sa iba’t-ibang radio and TV programs at nagpasaya ng mga listeners and viewers.

Sulit na sulit ang #JonaFearlessDay Media Tour dahil nag-simula ito ng 9:00am ng umaga at nagpatuloy hanggang 7:00 pm ng gabi. Sinimulan ni Jona ang araw sa mga interviews nya sa News FM Showbiz Chika Atbp. ng Radyo Singko Davao 101.9, iFM 103.9 Baguio, XFM Philippines (na nag-air simultaneously sa  100.7 XFM Davao Region, 97.9 XFM Davao City, 88.5 XFM Mati City, 98.1 XFM Bayugan City Agusan Del Sur, 96.7 XFM Bacolod City, at 100.7 XFM Iloilo City), MYXclusive, Frontline sa Umaga sa TV5, PEP Live, 91.9 Love Radio Bacolod, Yes the Best 101.1 kasama si DJ Lyka Barista, All Out with Rico at Kayla sa RX 93.1, Julius and Tintin Para Sa Pamilyang Pilipino sa One PH, at Q Radio 105.1 Q PM Crew kasama sina Cholo Dela Cruz at Joelle Yuvienco.

Ipinakilala si Jona bilang pinakabagong  jukeboss sa 'Sing Galing Year 2' noong idinaos ang grand finals ng show noong Marso 2022. Bukod sa pagiging jukeboss sa regular edition ng Sing Galing, isa jukeboss din siya sa kiddie edition na Sing Galing Kids, na nagsimula nang umere sa TV5 tuwing Sabado ng gabi.

“Hindi pumasok yan sa mind ko before na someday I’ll be mentoring these kids. Pero along the way, I started dreaming to someday be able to give back to aspiring singers who are going through the same path na pinagdaanan ko rin before,” pahayag ni Jona.

Tutukan ang Fearless Diva na si Jona sa kanyang challenging role bilang jukeboss sa 'Sing Galing' regular edition at 'Sing Galing Kids' ng TV5. 

Makisaya at makitawa sa bawat funny at emotional episode highlights ng Sing Galing! I-follow ang @singgalingtayo sa Twitter, Instagram, Facebook at @SingGaling sa Youtube.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Puregold Channel’s ‘52 Weeks,’ the First-Ever Filipino Tiktok Series


AFTER the successful release of the digital series “GVBOYS: Pangmalakasang Good Vibes” and “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask,” Puregold is set to launch “52 Weeks,” the first-ever Filipino series made for Tiktok.


The 36-episode series was directed by Lemuel Lorca and produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Cahilig. It features rising new talents such as Queenay Mercado, a Tiktok superstar with 12.3 million followers, and Jin Macapagal, the first Ultimate BidaMan winner of “It's Showtime”. 


Derick Lauchengco, the reigning Misters of Filipinas Second Prince, and Herbie Cruz, a Tiktok personality with more than 700 thousand followers, are also part of the series.


“Super happy po ako na naging part ako ng series na ‘to,” Queenay gushes. “Knowing na ito po ang kauna-unahang Filipino Tiktok series, I feel honored po talaga to be cast as leading lady!” Queenay then tells all her followers on Tiktok, “Para sa inyo po ang nakakakilig na series na itoSana po manood kayong lahat at patuloy na sumuporta sa akin.”


Set in the picturesque island of Cagbalete in Mauban, Quezon, “52 Weeks” follows the story of Mina, a bubbly and hopeless romantic who’s a certified NBSB (No Boyfriend Since Birth). Determined to give Mina the love life she’s been missing out on, her best friends Chem and Eya decide to look for the perfect boyfriend for her within 52 weeks.


Puregold President Vincent Co explains how Puregold Channel, their brainchild, came to be. “As online content continues to flourish, we want to further drive Puregold retailtainment and connect with customers, old and new.”

“Puregold Channel is our platform for showcasing fresh and relevant stories. And launching this first-ever TikTok series in the country is another groundbreaking move that we’re proud of,” Co adds.


Follow Gab and Mina’s fun and riveting love story by catching the July 27 premiere of “52 Weeks” on Puregold Channel on Tiktok @puregoldph. 

For more updates, like on Facebook, follow @puregold_ph on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to Puregold Channel on YouTube.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Shopee Sellers Share Two Major Tips On How They Were Able To Build A Successful Business Online

WITH inflation rising and economic recession looming, it may seem difficult for aspiring entrepreneurs to invest in an online business. Despite the economic situation and the challenges it poses, Davao-based Shopee sellers Shiela Reyes-Lao and Lou Putian prove that one can still manage to start an online business and become successful.

In a recent face-to-face event held by Shopee for Davao-based entrepreneurs, both sellers shared how easy it was to join and grow their businesses on Shopee, even in the face of economic uncertainty. 

Tip #1: Just go online, digitize your business

SY Glow Cosmetics owner Lou Putian’s e-commerce journey started when her husband, an Overseas Filipino Worker, was sent home in 2020. “We had little to no income at the time. To continue paying our bills, I started selling bath and body care essentials haphazardly online until some of my loyal customers urged me to set up a Shopee store,” she shared.

In just 2 months after creating an account and learning how to market her products through the platform, her sales greatly increased. “From barely making ends meet then, I’ve now been able to fulfill my dream of purchasing houses for family members and even establishing my own warehouse,” she added.

Meanwhile, Shiela of Cacao Culture, already joined Shopee in 2017. However, she and her team only focused their efforts on the platform after the pandemic affected their operations. “Initially, our Shopee account was only meant to supplement our retail store sales. But when the pandemic hit, we were forced to close down our physical stores and outlets—prompting us to refocus our efforts on e-commerce,” she shared.

Since making the leap to e-commerce, Shiela grew her sales volume 7x. Cacao Culture’s growth and visibility on the platform also encouraged Shiela and her team to carry more Davao-based cacao brands and sell them nationwide.

Tip #2: Maximize Shopee’s convenience, seller tools, and nationwide logistics network

Besides the need to shift to a new income stream, what drew both sellers to Shopee was how easy it was to onboard into and sell on the platform. “With Shopee, all you need is a mobile phone and internet connection,” shared Lou. “The convenience that Shopee offers allows entrepreneurs like me to manage my own business and care for my family, all from the comfort of my own home.”

Having benefited from the seamless Shopee experience to easily bring sellers online, Shiela also highlighted that growing and sustaining one’s business is another story and different kind of challenge. Fortunately, Shopee offers tools like insights and marketing solutions to help sellers further their business growth and visibility. Moreover, Shopee’s continuous logistics expansion nationwide also allows sellers like Shiela to reach more customers.

“As a Davao-based seller, I found it challenging to sell my products online and attract more buyers at the beginning. Through Shopee’s establishment of more hubs in Mindanao and the tools on the platform’s Marketing Center, I was able to attract more customers nationwide by setting up promotions, discounts, and vouchers,” she said.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines said, “It is heartwarming to hear Lou and Shiela’s success stories as it is a testament to what sellers are capable of achieving on Shopee’s platform. Through seller education activities, continuous advancement of platform features, nationwide hub expansion, and other initiatives, we strengthen our commitment to deliver a safe and convenient online shopping experience for both our customers and sellers, no matter where they are in the Philippines.” 

If you want to grow your business online and enjoy the numerous benefits of e-commerce, start your online selling journey with Shopee today. Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Behind-the-scenes at the Presidential Inauguration and a Davao food trip by Sen. Imee Marcos

PLUNGE into another fun-filled back-to-back adventure with Senator Imee Marcos this weekend as she comes out with two delightful new vlog entries on her official YouTube Channel.

Catch the fabulous highlights and never-before-seen sidelights of the inauguration of President Bongbong Marcos as seen through the eyes of his sister Imee, the Super Ate ng Pangulo. 

The vlog features a grand reunion of the Marcos family at the National Museum with Imee’s sons Borgy, Attorney Michael, and Governor Matthew Manotoc in attendance, as well as appearances by such stars as Dawn Zulueta-Lagdameo and Toni Gonzaga-Soriano. 

“It really was a family reunion of sorts after all the lockdowns because of the pandemic,” says Imee. 

“That day was crazy. We were in complete attendance and I felt that almost everyone was in a rush. It was almost impossible to enjoy the occasion and I’m lucky to have a handful of light and fun moments with my family and the guests whom I haven’t seen in quite a while.” 

On another vlog entry, Imee does one of the most requested contents of her YouTube fans as she goes on a food crawl in Davao City. The success of Imee’s Binondo restaurants round-up with her son Borgy spawned this special vlog where Imee sampled the best eats and treats of Davao City. 

The Senator visited iconic culinary destinations such as Crocodile Farm to try its famous ice cream that is made out of crocodile eggs; Dods Ihaw Ihaw to sample its delish tunas; Sana’s Carinderia which is known for its succulent beef tapa and bulalo; Torres Ihaw Ihaw which is a favorite spot of seafood lovers; and Roxas Market that features a variety of fantastic eateries that boasts of Davao’s best homegrown dishes. 

Get a VIP insider access to President Marcos’ inauguration and discover Davao City’s culinary gems and subscribe to Imee Marcos’ official YouTube Channel at 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Join Sing Galing Kids’ Fun and Interactive ‘Kiddiecon’ at Vista Mall Taguig

TV5’s Sing Galing, the country’s original videoke game show, is launching its first-ever kiddie family edition through a fun and interactive Sing Galing Kids Kiddiecon happening this Saturday, July 9, at Vista Mall Taguig.

Kids and their families are invited to join this all-free Kiddiecon full of games, treats, exciting prizes, and musical entertainment that will complete their weekend bonding experience.

They will surely enjoy the activity booths and the ensuing kiddie convention, which will culminate in an entertaining show and a meet-and-greet with the Sing Galing Kids cast led by Randy Santiago, K Brosas, Donita Nose, Ethel Booba, Jona, Morissette, Gloc-9, Zendee, Mari Mar Tua, Queenay, Zendee, Yoyo and Tyronia, and more.

Kids will be “issued” an Arkidia Passport, which will be stamped as they finish the interactive booth activities. With at least 3 stamps, each kid can be given stubs to claim exciting gifts and prizes.

The five interactive booths include the SG Bida-Star Videoke Booth where the kids and their companions can experience being a Singkulit, the SG Singtoker Booth where they earn a stamp by recording and uploading a fun TikTok dance, the Arkidia Basketball Shoot Out where they need to shoot 3 hoops, the Art Booth/Coloring Station where they get to create their own genie artwork, and the Sing Galing Kids Photo Booth with Genie where they earn a stamp by taking a cool and fun photo in costume with Genie.

The fun doesn’t stop there because they also get to satisfy their cravings for free at the various food booths of Eggspert and Waffle Time. And since it’s a Kiddiecon, mommies and daddies can also have their own fun time at the Sulit TV booth where they can learn more about Sulit TV’s exciting offerings.

Come and join this fun-filled Sing Galing Kids Kiddiecon at Vista Mall Taguig this Saturday, July 9, starting at 1:00 PM. For further details, visit TV5 and Sing Galing on Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Marian Rivera’s Top 3 Tips For Homemakers Plus Her Shopee Home Essentials

MANILA, JULY 1, 2022 - Upgrading your home isn’t always easy. And with having so many options but with limited time and budget, sprucing up each space can be a challenge.

But take it from Shopee Primetime Queen and hands-on homemaker Marian Rivera, whose tips on home design and budget-friendly must-haves will help guide you as you do home improvements without breaking the bank:

  1. Always set a budget

Even with her current superstar status, setting a budget for everything is still an important aspect for Marian especially when buying her essentials for home and living. And just like most of us, Marian also looks out for the best deals on Shopee! As for her tip to new homeowners? Marian shares: “Always look for a peg. In that manner, mas makikita mo kung ano yung kailangan mong bilhin, kung anong kulang. [Always look for a peg. In that manner, you’ll see exactly what you need to buy and what’s still missing.]” 

And for 7.7, you can maximize your budget and enjoy shipping discount vouchers, 10% off daily, and ₱49 deals and below when you add-to-cart and check out your home must-haves at the 7.7 Mid-Year Sale. You can also score a variety of ₱7 deals every 15 minutes at 12-1PM and 8-9PM during the Lightning Flash Hour Sale this 7.7 Mid-Year Sale. To know more about these amazing deals, visit the Lightning Flash Hour Sale page on Shopee. 

Want to get an idea on what to check out this 7.7? Here are Marian’s recommended swak sa budget home items to add to your essentials: 

Too much clothes but not enough space? This Hanging Closet Organizer is a lifesaver thanks to its multiple pockets perfect for small items. You can also hang this either inside your closet, in the bathroom, and even in your laundry area. Maximize every bit of space in your home with the help of this Wall-mounted Rotatable Hook and easily mount it anywhere without damaging your walls. Avoid spilling your toothpaste products with the help of this Automatic Toothpaste Dispenser, which also serves as a toothbrush storage to keep your sink neat and tidy. Organize your grocery items with the help of this Refrigerator Storage Box, which has a space-saving design that makes stocking up supplies easier and more convenient.

  1. Know your priorities when it comes to decorating your home

Known for her multiple roles both on and off screen , the most important role Marian considers is being a mom to her kids, prioritizing everything that they need. “Mahilig kasi ako mag-ayos-ayos sa bahay lalo na pag walang ginagawa. Syempre first thing na kinoconsider ko is ang safety ng mga anak ko. Syempre bata, maligalig, mahirap namang makatabig-tabig sila or malapit sa disgrasya so I always make sure na kid-friendly ang mga gamit at ayos namin sa bahay. [I love decorating everything in our house especially when I’m not busy. Whenever I decorate, the first thing I consider is the safety of my kids. Since they’re kids, they’re very active and prone to accidents so I always make sure to have a kid-friendly home design.]

If you’re like Marian who keeps things safe and sound at home, then better consider these budget-friendly and kid-friendly items on Shopee: 

Have a go-to tumbler you bring everywhere? This Protective Bottle Sleeve has a non-slip, anti-scratch, and anti-collision surface to keep your tumbler protected at all times. Make use of this Multipurpose Bath Ladle for your daily home tasks including watering the plants, washing ingredients in the kitchen, or even for your next bath time session with the kids. Avoid cluttering harmful items kids can reach with the help of this Under Desk Organizer, which you can also use for your home office setup. Prevent any accidents in the kitchen with the help of this cute Cartoon Bottle Opener, safe to use in opening bottles and jars with ease. 

  1. Choose convenience when shopping for your home necessities

Marian is an avid shopper, and Shopee is her go-to source for all things home essentials. On what she usually buys, Marian shares: “I am very fond of kitchenwares; mga ingredients ng kung anu-anong niluluto ko, lalo na minsan of course may mga ingredients na mahirap hanapin sa grocery, so sa Shopee agad ako magchecheck. [I am very fond of kitchenwares; some ingredients are hard to find in the grocery, so I immediately check Shopee for those.]

Want to make things hassle-free while cooking? Better add-to-cart these affordable items to have a more enjoyable time in the kitchen:

If you love cooking just like Marian, then go for this Condiments Organizer to help keep your spices in place in an aesthetic way. Make cooking a fun and safe experience with these non-slip Silicone Oven Gloves, which you can use to hold and transfer hot objects. Replace your plastic containers with these Sealed Jar Containers, which come in different sizes where you can store extra ingredients and food items. Always keep your cooking station spotless clean with this quick drying  Multipurpose Kitchen Towel, which you can also use on kitchenwares. 

This 7.7 Mid-Year Sale, don’t miss out on ShopeePay-exclusive load deals, shipping discounts and bills payment cashback vouchers. Thinking of purchasing these home essentials? Make sure to check out with ShopeePay if you’re just like Marian who puts importance on convenience and budgeting.  Access rewarding perks when shopping, as well as exciting deals when you buy load, pay bills, and send money with ShopeePay. Be updated with the latest promos by following ShopeePay’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

To know more about the 7.7 Mid-Year Sale, visit the 7.7 Mid-Year Sale page on Shopee.