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Online Shop Like a Pro

Online shopping is fun, convenient, easy and sometimes therapeutic. You get to compare prices, find online discounts, save quite a bit, get more for less. And since it’s Christmas season, there is this irresistible urge to online shop. So sharing here are some of tips for making the best of your online shopping this gift-giving season!

Do lots of searching. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of online shopping is that you can compare similar items at many different stores to find the best bargain. Resist to urge to order the first item that you see; oftentimes, you may find a less pricy identical item at another retailer.

Browse the sale section first. It’s a breeze to search through the discounted merch online, no worry about digging through heaps of “red-tags. You can quickly find a piece that appeals to you. Make use also of coupon and special offers. Don’t have one? Google it! Search ‘retailer name’ discount code, open the first 5 years and hunt for a valid code.

Read customer reviews. Reviews can be a great help in the decision-making process. Reading reviews and ratings can benefit you a lot while shopping for a particular product. These can provide you with more realistic details about the quality. It will help you understand whether the product is worth your money or not.

Fill your wishlist or cart, then edit! Add everything you love to the shopping cart, and then edit down later. By compiling all your favorites in one single place, it’s much easier to compare and decide which pieces you really need. The website might also come back to you with a discount for those items.

Put your budget on the price filter. Restrict yourself with the budget first before you start looking for your favorite dress.

Follow your favourite online shopping website on social media. All e-commerce websites offers promotional discounts and make their shoppers aware of the last minute sales through their social media pages. So, keep track of these pages and follow them.

Avoid dynamic pricing traps. Online retailers are able to offer different pricing depending on your purchasing habits by tracking your internet surfing. So erase your browser’s cookies, log out of your account and search using an “incognito” tab.



The new R17 Pro brings you deeper into night’s most enchanting moments, with powerful night shot settings that coax light through the dark to gently capture their allure. With its F1.5/F2.4 smart aperture cameras and OIS optical stabilization, even the faintest rays converge in clear, luminous images, and its AI Ultra-clear Engine means the press of a key is all you need to frame the night in moving clarity. When night falls, let the R17 Pro unveil the beauty around you. It also features the new Snapdragon 710 chipset, 8GB RAM, under-display fingerprint scanner, 3,700mAh with SuperVOOC charging and is priced atP38,990.

Ekonic Trinity Art Series powerbank

Ekonic Trinity Art Series power bank is a limited edition power bank with the art of one of DC Comics’ most prolific artists in high-quality print. It comes in 3 variants: Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. It has an 8,000mAh LiPo battery with 2x 5V/2A output and 3-4hours charging time. SRP is P1,399.

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

Powered by a 1/2.3-inch CMOS 12MP sensor, the Mavic 2 Zoom is DJI’s first foldable consumer drone with zoom with up to four-times zoom, including a two-times optical zoom (24 – 48mm). It offers up to 31 minutes flight time, 44 mph max speed, 905g takeoff weight, 3-axis gimbal for steady shots, 8GB internal storage, SD card support up to 128GB. You can also enjoy live view in real time during flight and record 4K videos at higher bitrates with advanced H.265 compression. Other functions include ActiveTrack 2.0, Dolly Zoom, Omnidirectional Obstacle Sensing, Hyperlapse, Low-Noise Design, HDR Photos. The retail price of a Mavic 2 Zoom, including the drone, battery, charger, remote controller and four pairs of propellers, is P76,300.


Vivo V11i Fairy Pink

The limited edition V11i in Fairy Pink is reminiscent of the swoon-worthy millennial hue that fashionistas all over the world hailed as the color of now. Do not be fooled by the Vivo V11i’s outer beauty because it is an overall powerful phone in one splendid compact – as you would be able to enjoy the 25-megapixel front camera, the 6.3-inch screen with the Halo FullView Display and the 16MP+5MP dual rear camera. And this beauty is a steal at only P15,999!

Avita LIBER Laptop

LIBER is a new journey of self-discovery through art and humanity in technology. Where the form of a laptop remains, it on top features chic and interchangeable form factors to reveal your true colors. Having no compromise to a silky metallic body with the thinnest part of only 5mm and weight starting from 1.37kg (13.3-inch) or 1.49kg (14-inch), it comes with an ultra slim and light design that unburdens you on the go. Made for the best work and entertainment experience, it is marked with a high-performance speed with Intel Core i7, 512 SSD and 8GB RAM, particularly useful in handling complicated operations and visual contents.


Capture precious memories through great quality photographs and amazing videos with this new mirrorless digital camera, featuring such as a high magnification electronic viewfinder, a horizontal tilting rear LCD screen, and an extended battery life of up to 430 frames. It is armed with a built in pop-up flash and native ISO of up to 12,800 and equipped with a phase detection autofocus system and a newly developed autofocus algorithm.  You can easily transfer the X-T100’s files instantly with its built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology and printing and sharing images as it is also compatible with the FUJIFILM instax SP-3 printer.


OHome HydroGen Plus

OHome’s HydroGen Plus is a hydrogen water generator that converts regular drinking water into hydrogen-rich water. Utilizing a platinum electrode which is made in Japan, the HydroGen Plus is a portable device that individuals and families can take with them for easy access to hydrogen-rich water. The HydroGen Plus can also be a source of recovery drink after a workout or for hydrating in school or at work. Its compact design means anyone can have hydrogen-rich water anytime, anywhere. Available for P8,250 in Rustan’s Department Stores, Lazada, Shopee and OHome’s showroom.

Intel Optane-powered Nitro 5

Housed in a sleek black and red body, the Nitro 5 offers crushing audio thanks to the marriage of Acer’s TrueHarmony and Dolby Audio Premium, an intense high definition IPS display, a strategically placed 802.11 ac wireless antenna and 2×2 MIMO, and a plethora of ports to connect to almost any secondary device. It sports an 8th generation Intel Core processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and a GTX 1050Ti in tow. It comes with Intel Optane Memory that makes regular HDDs perform just like an SSD; giving the best of both worlds when it comes to speed and storage capacity. Get the Acer Nitro 5 Intel Optane-powered laptop Core i7+s for only P69,999.


LG’s latest OLED TV combines the strengths of the 4K OLED display with the powerhouse capabilities of the Smart Brain α7 Intelligent Processor to make sure all TV functions and features are working well together for a seamless user experience (UX). Users can effortlessly switch from watching their favorite show on cable TV to catching the latest episode of their favorite Netflix series to connecting their mobile devices to surf the Internet. LG has equipped the B8 OLED TV with a Dolby Atmos sound system as well as voice command feature to control the TV. And its sleek design is also perfect for any home as it easily blend with your decor.


Microsoft 2019

Growing businesses will benefit most from Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium, which covers the best tools and applications for organizations with up to 300 people. Additional paid licenses will support a full suite of Office apps on multiple iPhones, iPads, and iMacs/MacBooks. Furthermore, it is equipped with additional features like Exchange (email syncing), Teams (virtual team hangouts), SharePoint (content sharing and management), Skype for Business, Outlook Customer (customer data management), and Bookings (customer-initiated actions), which will help businesses compete better and thrive in the modern world. Priced at P9,900.

Brother Multi-Function Centre T4500DW Printer

  • Refill Tank System
  • Scan, copy, fax and automatic 2-sided print
  • Up to 22/20 ipm print speed3
  • Up to 5.5 sec (Mono) / 6 sec (Colour) first print-out time4
  • Up to 1,200 x 4,800 dpi print quality
  • 2.7″ colour LCD touchscreen and full keypad
  • 250 sheets standard paper tray
  • 100 sheets multi-purpose paper tray
  • Ultra high yield ink bottles of up to 6,500 pages (mono) / 5,000 pages (colour)
  • Wireless and network connectivity
  • Brother iPrint&Scan, Apple AirPrint, Mopria, Google Cloud Print
  • USB Direct Printing
  • SRP: P39,950.00

GoPro HERO 7

The GoPro new flagship Hero 7 Black action camera is the highest spec of the new action cam series. he Black Edition comes with new gimbal-like stabilization technology called HyperSmooth, making every video shot more stable than previous GoPro devices. The P24,690 HERO7 Black also brings several other new features, including improved audio, live-streaming to sites like Facebook, and a fancy new timelapse mode called ‘TimeWarp’. It is also battle-tested and water resistance up to 10m/33ft without a housing.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The HUAWEI Mate 20 series is Huawei’s most powerful and advanced smartphone to date. Aside from the long-life battery, powerful next-gen matrix camera design and highest performing system on chip (SoC) to date, it is packed with Huawei’s mobile AI chipset, boasting the industry’s most sophisticated process technology that offers #AHigherIntelligence.

Now if you are looking for a postpaid plan that can handle your most intensive tasks and to match your crazy and busy lifestyle, then Smart’s GIGA X Plans are what you’re looking for. Huawei Mate 20 Pro yours at Smart GIGA X Plan P2,599 per month with5GB Open Access Data Allocation, 10GB Data for Video Streaming, 60 Minutes All-Net Calls, Unlimited All-Net Texts and Data Rollover. Avail the Smart GIGA X Plans and choose the perfect plan for you through this link:

iPhone XS Max

iPhone Xs Max is the most advanced iPhone ever, taking the vision for the future of the smartphone to a new level, featuring stunning 6.5-inch Super Retina display. It brings an improved dual camera system that offers breakthrough photo and video features, A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, faster Face ID, wider stereo sound, longer battery life, splash and water resistance, the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, a beautiful new gold finish that joins silver and space gray, and introduces Gigabit-class LTE for even faster download speeds as well as Dual SIM to iPhone through the use of a nano-SIM and digital eSIM. It also offers a more immersive experience with over 3 million pixels for videos, movies and games, offering the largest display ever in an iPhone. Available at Beyond the Box outlet for 24 months 0% installment with select banks for the following prices: 64GB – P76,990, 256GB – P86,990 and 512GB – P99,990.

One Plus 6T

the OnePlus 6T is packed with some upgrades coming from its predecessor. It now flashes a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with dew drop notch, Snapdragon 845 chipset complemented with Adreno 630 graphics, 3,700mAh battery w/ OnePlus Fast Charge, and Android 9.0 Pie OS with Oxygen OS skin. For security options, it now has a trendy in-display fingerprint scanner along with its Face Unlock technology. The OnePlus 6T is armed with dual-rear camera setup composed of a 16-megapixel f/1.7 sensor and 20-megapixel f/1.7 shooter. It is mounted with 16-megapixel f/1.7 front snapper, as well, for good selfies. To elevate mobile photography, it now supports Nightscape HDR and studio lighting mode. The top-end 8GB RAM/256GB ROM model is priced at P37,490 and is available at Digital Walker branches with 18 months of warranty.

Nokia 5.7 Plus

The Filipino mobile gaming experience is taken a notch higher awith the new Nokia 5.1 Plus. Combining stylish design and powerful performance in one amazing smartphone, the Nokia 5.1 plus is all set to deliver reliable performance to its Filipino fans. With a MediaTek Helio P60 processor, it certainly gives users one of the best deals in terms of entertainment and gaming experience. The Nokia 5.1 Plus joins the Android One family of Nokia smartphones, offering an experience designed by Google that is smart, secure and simply amazing. It is also ready for Android Pie. The Nokia 5.1 Plus may be availed at authorized online Nokia mobile resellers MemoXpress and Argomall for P12,990.

Honor Play

With the first smartphone to be equipped with the all-new GPU Turbo upgrade and the Kirin 970 AI Flagship Chipset, the Honor Play surpasses industry standards. It was designed specifically to satisfy every casual and hardcore mobile gamers’ needs by delivering an optimum, high-end performance. In addition to its competitive internal software and hardware, the Honor Play boasts of a 6.3” FullView Display, and promises an extended battery-life. It is available in black and blue, with a RAM of 4GB, and with up to 64GB expandable storage via microSD card slot up to 256GB for only P15,990.

Realme 2Pro

The first widely available model with super-view notch full screen,Realme 2Pro has a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio. Realme 2Pro comes in colours such as Black Sea, Blue Ocean, and Ice Lake to match the current fashion trends. It carries the magic Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE processor that features high- performance and low power consumption, equipped with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM, a 3500mAh battery, comes with 16-megapixel rear dual cameras and a 16-megapixel front camera.

Shop ‘Til You Drop with Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Since Christmas is the most celebrated holiday in the Philippines, and Filipino shoppers are known to start their holiday shopping earlier, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan Shopee returns with the biggest Christmas sale of the year, Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.

Users can look forward to discounts of up to 99% off all categories, daily free shipping promotions, and an upsized coins pool of over 12 million Shopee Coins to be won from Shopee Shake.

12 Million Shopee Coins up for grabs for Shopee Shake

Shopee is bringing back its iconic in-app game, Shopee Shake, this time with an upsized pool of over 11 million Shopee Coins up for grabs. As a special treat this Christmas season, users will also stand a chance to win surprise Shopee Shake prizes, including roundtrip tickets to Australia, Malaysia, and Japan sponsored by Cebu Pacific. Shopee Shake will be happening twice daily, and nine times on 12.12 Shopee Shake Day on December 3 and 12.12 Big Christmas Sale on December 12.

Exclusive perks for Shopee users

On top of thousands of deals from leading local and international brands including Maybelline, P&G, Mossimo, Unilever, Wyeth, Platinum Karaoke, ASUS, and Unisilver Time, and many more; shoppers can also look forward to additional perks[1] presented in collaboration with Shopee’s exclusive 12.12 partners.

For more information on the Shopee 11.11 – 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, visit Download the Shopee app for free on the App Store or Google Play Store.

FWD Life PH Launches ‘Set for Tomorrow’ Protection Plan

FWD Life Philippines, one of the country’s fastest-growing life insurers, has introduced a series of new protection plans that can be tailored to meet individual customer needs.

According to FWD Life Philippines Marketing Head Roche Vandenberghe, the insurance product has three variants that address the different needs to take care of those left behind should the unexpected happen—Short Term Cover, Income Protector, and Estate Protector.

Set for Tomorrow is a series of new protection plans that can be tailored to meet individual customer needs. It caters to Filipinos from 18 to 70 years of age, from young urban professionals to retirees. With very basic social security, many professionals have an enormous protection gap.

FWD also wants to guide people in fitting the right variant, protection amount, coverage period, and payment terms to the customer’s preferences and abilities. With this in mind, FWD launched online calculator “Cali”. By answering just a few questions, Cali allows you to determine the best solution for you and your budget. To find out the Set for Tomorrow plan that’s perfect for your budget and insurance needs, simply visit or scan the QR code on the side.

Interested customers may chat with a Customer Connect Executive via FWD’s 24/7 Live Chat ( to set an appointment.

HYPE: Newest Transport Network Company

HYPE Transport Systems, Inc. one of the newest all Filipino transport network companies (TNC) recently held its first ever HYPE FEST, a gathering of drivers, operators, and the public; as the TNC goes full swing in its operations to serve the riding public.

Mr. Nicanor Escalante, HYPE Transport Systems, Inc. President said: When we first envisioned HYPE, we had a vision to provide the Filipino riding public a viable choice. We wanted the Filipinos to have the power to choose the most affordable, the safest, the most convenient, and with the most number of transport options possible.

 “We are proud to say that as the Filipino riding public has begun to support HYPE, more and more of our drivers – both TNVS and taxi cabs; will continue to enjoy more and more earnings by using the app, and will most definitely enjoy more surprises from us and our partners,” Escalante further said.

To learn more about HYPE Transport Systems, Inc. visit their website at; and their Facebook page

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