SB19’s Justin releases “sunday morning” on streaming platforms

4/15/24

SB19 Justin

 The jazz-infused pop track is a cover of a Maroon 5 hit


Thanks to its growing popularity and demand among music fans, Justin’s “sunday morning” is now available on all streaming platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment.

The track, which reimagines the Maroon 5 classic with a jazz-infused flavor, finds the SB19 member on top of his game. Over funky, irresistible melodies and lighthearted arrangements, Justin delivers a smooth serenade to brighten up the weekend.

The song is produced by RADKIDZ’s Josue, who turned the 2004 smash into a contemporary jam complementing Justin’s personality as an artist.

“sunday morning is one of my personal favorites and it’s one of my go-to karaoke staples since childhood,” the multi-talented pop act said. “I was supposed to perform the song in the Asian leg of the PAGTATAG! World Tour, but the shows got cancelled as we were resolving some internal issues. We took the chance to drop it as one of my solo releases and the rest as they say, is history. The response from the fans was overwhelming that we decided to release it officially on DSPs. We really owe it up to our supporters for the positive reception.” 

Earlier this year, Justin De Dios shared the cover with a performance video set against a backdrop of scenic mountains and blue skies. The video has racked up nearly 800,000 views on YouTube. 

The SB19 singer and creative director also teased the pre-save link of “sunday morning” last Friday, April 12, with a cover art capturing a photo of him wearing a black beret hat and preppy, long sleeves.

“sunday morning” serves as the second song released by Justin as a solo recording artist, following the success of his first single, “surreal,” which has amassed more than three million streams on Spotify alone in less than two months. The latter serves as Justin’s ode to meaningful coincidences and dreams.

Justin’s “sunday morning” is out now on all DSPs.
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Summer Steals & Hot Wheels Await! Shop SM City Marikina's 3-Day Sale & Win a Car!

SM City Marikina 3 Day Sale

Don't miss out on the summer's hottest deals! Mark your calendars and get ready to shop at SM City Marikina this April 19, 20, and 21!

Score huge savings of up to 70% off on your favorite brands - that's the perfect excuse to finally snag that summer wardrobe you've been eyeing. And that's not all! You could also drive away in a brand-new Suzuki Dzire GL MT car just by shopping at the SM City Marikina during the 3-day sale.

Here's why you shouldn't miss this epic event:

Massive Discounts: Get up to 70% off on over 100 brands! Stock up on summer essentials, refresh your home decor, or score amazing deals on gadgets - the possibilities are endless!

Drive Away a Brand-New Car: Every P1,000 purchase earns you an e-raffle entry. Shop on Saturdays and Sundays for double entries, and create an SM Malls Online Account for 5 additional entries - the more you shop, the higher your chances of winning!

Don't miss out on amazing savings at SM Store Marikina! SM Prestige cardholders get an extra 10% off on all purchases on April 19th. Plus, SM Advantage cardholders can enjoy a 10% discount on April 20th and 21st, from 3-7 PM only.

Ready to win and save big? Head to SM City Marikina this April 19-21! Huge savings, summer essentials, and a chance to win a car await at SM City Marikina's 3-Day Sale. See you there!
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The perfect solution for acne-prone skin

4/13/24



Hyaloo Pore Repair Collection is Your Acne-Prone Savior

Having an acne-prone skin can have an impact on our confidence and self-esteem. But thankfully, there have been many advances in skincare to offer solutions for whatever skin issues we might have. One of them is Hyaloo which offers the new Pore Repair Collection, the latest innovation from the Korean skincare brand, that’s rich in Hyaluronic Acid (HA).

HA is a naturally occurring humectant found in the skin, with an impressive ability to hold 1,000 times its weight in water. This means it plumps up skin, leaving it feeling more supple and hydrated, while simultaneously creating a barrier that prevents moisture loss. But the benefits of HA don't stop there! Studies have shown it can also reduce inflammation, a key factor in acne breakouts.

However, for truly acne-conquering results, we need something more. Enter Hyaloo's Pore Repair Collection, the latest innovation from the Korean skincare brand known for its gentle yet effective dermatologist-tested formulas. 

This collection harnesses the power of Hydra-BHA technology, a unique blend of:

 4x Hyaluronic Acid: Delivers intense hydration and plumps skin.

Salicylic Acid: A beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that gently exfoliates, unclogs pores, and fights acne-causing bacteria.

Ceramides: Strengthens the skin's barrier, preventing moisture loss and irritation.

Here's how the 3 products in the collection work together to transform your acne-prone skin:

Hyaloo Pore Repair Foam Wash

This pH-balanced cleanser gently removes excess oil, dirt, and impurities, leaving skin feeling refreshed and calm. Its exfoliating properties unclog pores, visibly reducing acne and redness.

Hyaloo Pore Repair Deep Hydrating Gel

This lightweight, oil-free gel moisturizer is perfect for oily skin. It absorbs quickly, providing intense hydration without clogging pores. It's even gentle enough for use on both face and body!

Hyaloo Pore Repair Matte-Finish Water Cream SPF 50+ PA+++

This non-comedogenic water cream provides broad-spectrum sun protection without leaving a greasy residue. It's perfect for daily use, even on sensitive skin, and leaves your complexion looking matte and shine-free.

Hydration is an essential to any acne-prone skin type’s skincare routine and Hyaloo is here to be your “hya-mazing” best friend. Hyaloo paves the way for clear pores by promoting balanced, clear, and healthy skin through deep hydration. Hyaloo’s Pore Repair collection treats your skin with the gentle care it deserves, while providing potent ingredients to combat acne. All products in the Hyaloo Pore Repair range is vegan, cruelty-free, and fragrance-free.

Ready to say goodbye to acne and hello to hydrated, balanced skin? Shop Hyaloo's Pore Repair Collection exclusively at a Watsons and SM Department Store near you, or online at Hyaloo’s official Tiktok, Shopee and Lazada flagship stores. Follow Hyaloo on social media by checking the hashtag #HyalooPoreRepair and the handle @hyalooph on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram.



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TechLife x realme Summer Hideout Experience at the Aurora Music Festival


TechLife has set the stage for an unforgettable summer with its recent launch of the #ASummerToRemember campaign. Partnering with realme, the smartphone brand, TechLife orchestrated a two-day extravaganza at the Aurora Music Festival in Clark Global City, Pampanga on April 6-7. 

The TechLife x realme Summer Hideout became the epicenter of excitement at the Aurora Music Festival. Attendees were treated to a myriad of experiences, including music, entertainment, and exclusive perks. Notably, the presence of social media influencers Mika Salamanca and Jenny Yeo on Day 1 and Day 2 respectively, injected a surge of energy into the crowd. Their interactions, from engaging in the TechLife Basket Pong to capturing selfies with attendees, epitomized the spirit of the event.

Adding to the allure of the Summer Hideout booth were TechLife brand ambassadors "Tito" Mikee Reyes and "Sizzy" CK de Leon. Their dynamic presence and engaging personalities captivated the audience during an interactive meet-and-greet session. From participating in the TechLife Product Association Game to igniting excitement with a vibrant Q&A session, the ambassadors left an indelible mark on attendees.

TechLife elevated the festival experience by generously giving away Gold and SVIP tickets for both days of the Aurora Music Festival. Lucky members of the TechLife community seized this opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere and enjoy stellar performances by renowned OPM artists. Moreover, attendees had the chance to avail exclusive discounts on a range of TechLife and realme devices, further enhancing their festival experience.

As the echoes of the Aurora Music Festival fade, the excitement continues to simmer with TechLife's upcoming events. The #ASummerToRemember campaign promises more exclusive perks and exciting deals throughout the summer. From the Sulit Sweldo Sale on Lazada (April 13-17) to the TikTokSweldo Summer Sale (April 15-17), TechLife enthusiasts can anticipate a plethora of promotions and discounts on their favorite devices.

TechLife's collaboration with realme at the Aurora Music Festival marks the beginning of an exhilarating summer journey. From unforgettable experiences at the Summer Hideout to exclusive giveaways and future promotions, #ASummerToRemember encapsulates the essence of fun, innovation, and community spirit. As TechLife continues to redefine the summer landscape, enthusiasts are invited to embark on this exciting journey and create lasting memories.
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EastWest Unveils Exclusive Visayas and Mindanao Credit Card Promos: Your Ticket to Paradise

4/11/24


EastWest Bank, one of the fastest-growing banks in the country today and a leader in innovative banking solutions and value-filled customer offerings, is thrilled to announce a series of exclusive credit card promotions across the Visayas and Mindanao regions. Aimed at enriching the travel and dining experiences of its cardholders, these promos celebrate EastWest Bank's commitment to providing unparalleled value and convenience to its customers.

Exclusive Deals for Every Traveler

From the pristine beaches of Boracay to the vibrant city life of Cebu and Davao, EastWest cardholders can now enjoy an array of discounts and perks whenever they travel. With offers spanning deluxe accommodations, sumptuous dining, and exciting leisure activities, EastWest ensures that every getaway is both memorable and affordable.

Highlights of the Promos Include:

Luxury Stays for Less: Enjoy up to 50% off on room rates at select hotels including Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, Bluewater Resorts, Radisson Blu Cebu, Belmont Hotel Mactan Newtown, Savoy Hotel Mactan Newtown, Quest Hotel and Conference Center Cebu, Acacia Hotel Davao, Apo View Hotel, Park Inn by Radisson Davao, and Malagos Garden Resort.

Dining Delights: Savor the flavors of VisMin with exclusive discounts at top restaurants such as Seaside Dampa Grill, Chikaan sa Cebu, Ku-Bu Restaurant + Bar, Da-In Korean Restaurant, Brique Modern Kitchen, Parola Seaview Restaurant, Sutukil by the Bay, FoodLab, and Big Daddy Truck.

More Perks and Savings: Benefit from additional discounts and 0% installment payment on activities and shopping across VisMin destinations, enhancing the overall travel experience.

A Heartfelt Connection to VisMin

These promotions are especially meaningful as they highlight EastWest Bank's deep-rooted connection to the Visayas and Mindanao regions, encouraging every traveler to explore what VisMin has to offer. "Our CEO, Jerry Ngo, hails from Cebu, mirroring our strong ties and commitment to these vibrant communities. We are proud to offer these exclusive promos, inviting everyone to explore the beauty of VisMin," stated Aylwin Tamayo, Head of Credit Cards and Business Governance at EastWest Bank.

"Ultimately, this is an invitation for our customers all around the Philippines to experience the best of VisMin. EastWest’s initiative is more than just a promotion; it's an invitation to discover the wonders of Visayas and Mindanao, as we aim to create more awareness about the long-term value EastWest offers its customers and to encourage more travelers to explore these beautiful regions," concluded Tamayo.

EastWest is inviting everyone to embrace the spirit of adventure and the joy of dining with these exclusive offers for Visayas and Mindanao. Whether you’re a current customer affirming your choice in banking partner, or just on the lookout for compelling reasons to join, these promos are EastWest's way of saying thank you to its customers for their continued trust and support.


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Doja Cat drops deluxe album, Scarlet 2 Claude

Doja Cat

“MASC” music video featuring Teezo Touchdown, out now!

GRAMMY award-winning global superstar Doja Cat drops her deluxe album, Scarlet 2 CLAUDE today via Kemosabe Records/RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment. With this new release, Doja Cat also unveils the music video for her new track off the album, “MASC” featuring Teezo Touchdown. The music video was directed and shot in Los Angeles by Doja Cat and Jamal Peters and made its broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, and MTV Biggest Pop, as well as on the Paramount Times Square billboards.

Scarlet 2 CLAUDE Tracklist

ACKNOWLEDGE ME
DISRESPECTFUL 
URRRGE!!!!!!!!!! feat. ASAP Rocky 
OKLOSER 
MASC feat. Teezo Touchdown 
PISS 
HEADHIGH


Last year, Doja Cat released her highly anticipated and critically acclaimed fourth studio album, Scarlet. The album featured smash hits such as “Attention”, “Paint The Town Red”, “Agora Hills”, and more. Her hit single, “Paint The Town Red” spent three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at No. 1; that marked the first rap song to hit No.1 on the Hot 100 Chart last year. In addition, the song was No. 1 for a total of four consecutive weeks on the Billboard Global 200 Chart. Furthermore, Doja Cat’s fan favorite track “Agora Hills” went No. 1 at Top 40 Radio in February 2024 making it her eighth No. 1 at the format. “Agora Hills” also peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. 

Towards the end of 2023, Doja Cat completed her first-ever North American headline tour, The Scarlet Tour. This year, Doja Cat is set to headline the 2024 Coachella Music Festival on Sunday, April 14th and April 21st. At the start of this summer, Doja Cat will be embarking on the European/UK leg of her Scarlet Tour and performing at various UK music festivals starting on June 9th in Manchester, England before wrapping at the Wireless Music Festival on July 14th. To purchase tickets, please visit https://www.dojacat.com/tour/.
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Stay Connected and Capture Life’s Beautiful Details with realme 12+ 5G

realme 12+ 5G

Get a chance to win a TechLife freebie from April 12-14 while you elevate everyday activities with realme’s newest midrange smartphone

Smartphones have become an extension of one’s self in their daily lives. It’s used in work for sending emails, attending online meetings, and in play for creating and streaming content. The realme 12+ 5G is an excellent choice for everyday activities like staying connected with loved ones, browsing the internet, and capturing life’s beautiful moments through its stunning camera. realme’s latest smartphone effortlessly blends performance and functionality, delivering exceptional results with minimal lag at a mid-range price point.

Here are a few ways to elevate everyday activities with the superior quality of the realme 12+ 5G:

Capture and appreciate details in everyday life

Photography enables users to archive moments that can be looked back on at any time. The 50MP Sony LYT600 OIS Camera turns ordinary photos into movie-level portraits ready to be shared on social media. Its flagship-level sensor promises next-gen photography with the support of Optical Image Stabilization. Aspiring photographers can #BeThePortrait Master with just one click.

Seamlessly handle work meetings and other daily tasks

The realme 12+ 5G becomes an extension of one’s self, and with the ultra-powerful MediaTek Dimensity 7050, workdays become even more efficient. With its 6nm Architecture, the phone has a high level of power efficiency that allows smooth transitions from sending an email, updating a spreadsheet, attending an online meeting, and researching—all with minimal lag and low power consumption. It also has Dynamic RAM Expansion of up to 24GB providing a hassle free experience for doing multiple tasks and shifting between different apps.

Stream content and browse social media

All work and no play makes for a dull day. End a long shift at work by streaming the latest movies and series online. The 120Hz Super AMOLED Display offers a true flagship experience with super fast scrolling, brilliant colors, and incredible clarity. Quickly jump from the real world to viewing reels with ease as this display also supports up to 4,096 levels of brightness, suited for keeping eyes protected no matter how dim or dark surroundings can get.

Never miss a beat throughout the entire day

With a 5000mAh battery, get a full day of usage on the realme 12+ 5G, without having to worry about the longevity of the battery. When power runs low, the 67W SUPERVOOC Charge can get the smartphone from 1% to 50% in 19 minutes and up to 100% in 48 minutes.

Enjoy an exclusive limited-time giveaway from Techlife

Everyday activities are enriched by the cutting-edge capabilities of the realme 12+ 5G. And as an added bonus, members of the Squad are encouraged to anticipate the realme 12+ 5G Freebie Giveaway Activity. Taking place only from April 12 to 14, each purchase of the realme 12+ 5G in 12GB+256GB storage variant (P19,999 SRP) includes a FREE TechLife 10-Blade Remote Control Electric Fan, originally priced at P1,499 SRP. This exclusive giveaway is available at all realme offline stores nationwide.

To learn more about realme’s latest updates, visit the realme official website and follow realme on Facebook.
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LEGOLAND School Challenge 2024 Expands Across Asia and Opens for Registration on April 15th

LEGOLAND School Challenge 2024

Students and Teachers in the Philippines and Across Asia Are Invited to Build Fantastical Worlds in LEGO® Bricks

Attention, young builders from across Asia! Mark your calendars because the LEGOLAND® School Challenge 2024 is throwing its doors wide open. Registration begins on April 15th via the LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort website. This year, we're thrilled to welcome schools from all corners of Asia – including the Philippines, China, Taiwan, India, Korea, and Japan – alongside our friends in Southeast Asia. 

Get ready to bring fantastical worlds to life with LEGO® bricks! Think magical castles, soaring dragons, enchanted forests – the fantastical possibilities are endless in this year's 'World of Fantasy' theme. Amazing prizes worth over PHP 1M (RM100,000) are up for grabs! Winners will be invited to LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort to attend a special LEGO building workshop led by a Master Model Builder and join exciting learning programs at the resort. Judges will be looking for creativity, technical skills, how well your LEGO build captures the fantasy theme, and the smart use of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) ideas.

Building on Success: The Ever-Expanding LEGOLAND School Challenge


The LEGOLAND School Challenge has ignited imaginations since 2022. This awesome competition is where students and teachers team up to showcase their extraordinary LEGO® building skills. Past themes like "Pride of Your State" and "Future Cities" spurred mind-blowing creations. In 2023, a staggering 370 school group submissions poured in from across the ASEAN region, marking an impressive 80% increase from the previous year. 

"The LEGO brick is a universal language of creativity. By expanding the LEGOLAND School Challenge, we aim to build bridges between young builders from diverse backgrounds, fostering collaboration and a celebration of different cultures," said CS Lim, Divisional Director, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort.

How to Enter


  1. Form a team of 4-8 students and 2 teachers.
  2. Register online between April 15th and May 24th on the LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort website.
  3. Dream up and build your ultimate LEGO fantasy creation!

Mark your calendars for April 15th and get ready to register for the LEGOLAND School Challenge 2024. Let your imagination and building skills shine.


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Filipino beauty takes flight: Why local dupes are soaring and why you should join the ride


The Filipino beauty space is embracing a new wave of empowerment: the power of the dupe. Move over, high-end darlings, because local brands are offering exceptional quality at accessible prices, all while catering specifically to Filipino needs and preferences. This savvy shift isn't just about saving money, it's about celebrating local gems and discovering products that truly work for you.

Here's why dupes are dominating the Filipino beauty scene:

Affordability is Key. Let's face it, luxury brands can leave a dent in your wallet. Dupes offer comparable quality at a fraction of the price, freeing up budget for other beauty adventures.

Made for You, By You. Local brands have their finger on the pulse of Filipino skin tones and the unique challenges of our climate. From sun protection to oil control, these dupes are formulated with Filipina concerns in mind.

Hidden Gems Await! The Philippines is brimming with talented beauty entrepreneurs. Dupes allow you to explore these amazing brands, discover hidden gems, and support local businesses.

Quality You Can Trust. Gone are the days of subpar dupes. Today's offerings boast impressive formulas and performance, often rivaling their high-end counterparts.

Beyond the dupes though, what makes local brands stand out is their unique stories and personalities too! Many local brands have inspiring values, making your purchase more than just a beauty product.

Ready to join the dupe trend? Here are some amazing examples to get you started:


EB Matte Colorlock Lippie (P295) - This smudge-proof, one-swipe wonder rivals Nars Powermatte (P2,000) with its buttery smooth finish, perfect for our humid climate. Visit online store here


Careline Tinted Mint Balm (P275) - Get that plumped, hydrated pout without splurging on Tarte's Maracuja Juicy Tinted Lip Plump (P1,800). Visit online store here


Chuchu Beauty Lipstacks (P299) - Get the bold impact of Merythod's Reel Edge Lip Crayon (P995) without breaking the bank! Chuchu's Lipstacks offer bold colors and a comfortable matte finish, all while supporting a locally owned brand with a vibrant aesthetic. Visit online store here


Nichido Final Powder (P150) - Who needs Laura Mercier's Loose Powder (P2,000) when you have Nichido? This heritage, budget-friendly hero boasts superior oil control and a lightweight formula. Visit online store here


Spotlight Serum Cushion Foundation (P895) - This local find offers comparable coverage and a dewy skin-like glow to Laneige's Neo Cushion Glow Foundation (P2,500). Infused with 4x Hyaluronic Acid, Sunflower Oil, Ceramides and SPF 50+ PA++++ protection, Spotlight nourishes your skin while providing that coveted "glass skin" finish. Visit online store here


These are just a few of the incredible dupes waiting to be discovered. Explore the world of Filipino beauty, find local products that work for you, and empower yourself and homegrown businesses in the process.

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UNIQLO MOA Store Set to Reopen with Exciting Upgrades


After undergoing significant updates, UNIQLO’s original MOA store is gearing up to welcome customers once again. This iconic establishment, which first opened its doors in 2012 as the brand’s inaugural Philippine outlet, has undergone a remarkable transformation, boasting a larger space and expanded offerings.

The Evolution of UNIQLO MOA 

Originally introduced as UNIQLO's pioneering store in the Philippines, the MOA branch quickly became a staple destination for fashion-forward Filipinos seeking stylish and functional everyday wear. With its initial 1,550 square meters of retail space, the store thrived within the bustling confines of the country’s largest mall, emerging as a premier hub for UNIQLO’s signature LifeWear.

Bigger and Better 


On May 17, the reimagined UNIQLO MOA store will unveil its grand reopening, featuring an impressive doubling of its floor space to over 3,000 square meters across two levels. This expansion aims to enhance the shopping experience for both loyal patrons and newcomers, with a fresh layout and updated presentations tailored to the evolving lifestyles of Filipino consumers.

Redefined Experiences 

Beyond offering an extensive array of LifeWear garments, the revitalized UNIQLO MOA store will introduce innovative enhancements to the retail experience. Embracing the synergy between in-store and online shopping, initiatives like same-day Click & Collect will seamlessly integrate digital and physical interactions, enriching the overall customer journey.

Indulge in UNIQLO Delights


In addition to its renowned apparel selection, the new UNIQLO MOA store will debut two exciting additions: UNIQLO Coffee and UTMe! Previously exclusive to the brand’s Manila Global Flagship Store, UNIQLO Coffee will treat visitors to locally sourced, premium coffee beans infused with Filipino and Japanese flavors. Meanwhile, UTMe! empowers customers to personalize shirts and tote bags with a diverse range of designs, including exclusive collaborations with local partners.

Embrace LifeWear 

From men’s and women’s apparel to kids' and babies' collections, the reinvigorated UNIQLO MOA store will showcase the brand’s complete LifeWear range. Highlighting essential pieces suitable for all, such as the UNIQLO Core T and BraTop collections, the store will also feature collaborative creations with esteemed designers and pop culture icons.

Save the Date 

Make a note in your calendars for May 17 and join the eagerly anticipated reopening festivities at the UNIQLO MOA store, located on Levels 2 to 3 of MOA’s North main mall. Prepare for an immersive experience brimming with surprises, as UNIQLO unveils a redefined shopping journey like no other.

As UNIQLO’s flagship store in the Philippines undergoes a remarkable transformation, customers can anticipate an elevated shopping experience that merges innovation with tradition. With its expanded space, enhanced services, and diverse offerings, the revitalized UNIQLO MOA store promises to redefine the way Filipinos engage with fashion and lifestyle.

For the latest updates on #UniqloPH and #LifeWear, visit www.uniqlo.com/ph/en/ and follow UNIQLO Philippines on Facebook, @uniqlophofficial on Instagram, and TikTok.
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