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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

HONOR Philippines is ready to dominate 2023

2022 has been the biggest breakthrough for HONOR Philippines – from relaunching the brand to unveiling its first set of devices in the market. Since the comeback in September, HONOR has introduced a tablet. 2 smartwatches, and 6 mobile phones.



Dubbed as a magical comeback, HONOR officially set foot in the Philippine market again in August 2022 and has been unstoppable since then, launching a tablet, two smartwatches, and six mobile phones in just a span of four months.

To excite HONOR fans, the leading global smart devices provider teased that 2023 will be a very busy year for them – more launches, events, and exciting treats for consumers.

“2022 is just the beginning for HONOR Philippines and we are taking the brand to even greater heights come 2023. We have a very solid lineup for the whole year and you definitely don’t want to miss what we will be bringing from the HONOR ecosystem.” said HONOR Philippines Vice President for Marketing, Stephen Cheng. “The expansion of our markets and channel partners is in the works already, and we will stay committed to focusing on creating innovations for everyone. For us, there’s really no way to go but up.”

Since the relaunch, HONOR has opened and established more than 600 stores composed of kiosks and multi-brand stores. In fact, HONOR is now present at 17 dealers: Abenson, Cellboy, EC Panda, MemoXpress, Octagon, Present, Rules, Silicon Valley, Globe, Lazada, Shopee, and Kimstore.

HONOR indicated an increase of 366% in its manpower since its launch to augment the workforce for the company. Now, in three months’ time, HONOR currently has at least 1,000 employees including promoters to cater to newly opened stores in the country.


HONOR recently hinted the launch of its highly-anticipated foldable flagship HONOR Magic Vs, and while fans patiently wait for it, here’s a rundown of what HONOR has launched so far.



HONOR 70 5G


HONOR 70 5G carries the industry’s first 54MP IMX800 Super Sensing Main Camera, bringing users incredible enhancements in smartphone photography. It also takes pride in the revolutionary Solo Cut Mode, an innovation enabling users to simultaneously produce a group video and a portrait vlog that spotlights a specific person.

#BestVloggingPhone HONOR 70 5G is equipped with a 4800mAh large-capacity battery supported by high performance 66W HONOR SuperCharge power brick. The screen of HONOR 70 5G supports 1.07 billion colors, 100% DCI-P3 and HDR 10+, bringing users vivid colors in sharp and crisp detail. Available in Midnight Black, Titanium Silver, and Emerald Green, you can get the HONOR 70 5G for PHP 26,990.


HONOR X Series


HONOR X6, X7, X8, and X9 boast SuperCharge feature for all-day connectivity and productivity. The series also offers big screens providing better display, most especially the HONOR X9 which has 90hz refresh rate and 94% screen-to-body ratio. The X series brings promising camera features for mobile photography and videography. HONOR X6 and X7 have a 50 and 48MP main camera respectively while both HONOR X8 and HONOR X9 have 64MP. All are packed with wide and macro lenses and bokeh effect.

Available in Midnight Black and Titanium Silver, the HONOR X6 is priced at Php 7,490 while HONOR X7 and X8 is at Php 9,990 and Php 12,990 respectively. The HONOR X9 debuted at Php 14,990 in Midnight Black and Ocean Blue colors.



HONOR Magic4 Pro

The Power of Magic. HONOR Magic4 Pro introduces one of the most powerful and versatile camera systems on an HONOR smartphone to date: 50MP Wide Camera with customized 7P Lens, 50MP Ultra-Wide Camera, 64MP Periscope Telephoto Camera, a Flicker Sensor, and an additional brand-new custom-made image processor.

Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G Mobile Platform, the HONOR Magic4 Pro delivers blazing fast performance and incredible battery efficiency across all typical usage scenarios. The 6.81-inch next-generation LTPO Display delivers fluid, vibrant visuals with support for adaptive refresh rate to help users conserve battery.

Available in Black and Cyan, the HONOR Magic4 Pro is priced at Php 52,990.


HONOR Pad 8


As the first HONOR tablet in the Philippines, the HONOR Pad 8 delivers an exceptional entertainment experience with all-round smart features and a sleek and premium design. Boasting an impressive 12-inch 2K HONOR FullView Display. The HONOR Pad 8 pushes industry benchmarks to deliver an immersive visual and audio experience.

The tablet packs an extra-large 7250 mAh battery for all-day connectivity that supports up to 14 hours of offline local video playback, or 10 hours of learning online. HONOR Pad 8 is available in Dawnlight Blue for PHP 17,990 with a FREE Smart Keyboard worth PHP 5,990.


HONOR Band 6 and HONOR Watch GS3

HONOR also has two affordable yet high-profile smartband and smartwatch: the HONOR Band 6 and HONOR GS3.

HONOR Band 6 has long-lasting capabilities lasting 2 weeks compared to other available smartwatches in the market. The top-of-the-line smartwatch HONOR GS3 has higher consumer expectations with its music playback, alarm clock, flashlight

You can buy HONOR products and catch amazing deals at any HONOR kiosks and partner stores nationwide or online at Shopee (https://bit.ly/HONORPHShopee), Lazada (https://bit.ly/HONORPHLaz) and TikTok Shop (https://bit.ly/HONORTikTokShop).

Friday, December 23, 2022

I lost my baby this Christmas!


It's been 21 days since I lost my furbaby, Crumpy. He is my 17-year-old Maltese who has been with me for almost half my life. He passed away due to old age. 



I had him right after college and he was there in all the milestones in my life like landing my first corporate job, getting married, relocating to Manila, and later on in Bacolod, etc. I celebrated all these happy moments including all our birthdays and Christmases with him. With every major change --- he was there. 



Actually, even in the "not-so-happy moments," we were in it together too and he helped me get through it. I was able to get through "adulting" because I had a dog to take care of. In my darkest moments when I just want to end it all, he gave me a reason for living because all I would think of is "who would take care of him when I am gone?" 

And now.. 2 days before Christmas, my heart is empty. I have never felt more alone. I have a supportive husband and a loving family however when it's all quiet, the feeling of loss creeps in and I just miss him so bad. 

No matter how much I love Christmas. It's just so hard to be merry and bright at this time of the year. I am the type of person who gets excited to put up Christmas decorations as early as September 1st but now, we don't even have a Christmas tree. 

The past 3 weeks were a blur. I barely remember anything aside from working. To be honest, I feel like a robot. And now that we are on a holiday break, everything starts to sink in. 

I miss you, Baby Crumpy. I really do. 

For now, let me just quote what Ed Sheeren said, "I wish that heaven had visiting hours and I would ask them if I could take you home." 

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Yanthy Releases Debut Singles and Launches Album Christmas Hymns for Him

Homeschooled music prodigy, Yanthy, has just released 10 new singles via Distrokid that will be part of his debut album titled Christmas Hymns for Him, scheduled for launch on the First Sunday of Advent.


The album Christmas Hymns for Him is Yanthy’s Grade 8 homeschool project for school year 2022-2023. He made his own musical arrangements of some of the oldest Christmas songs ever made and performed them on the piano. He recorded all ten singles in his album from home. He was also the one who did the sound engineering of these singles with the help and guidance of his dad.

To enable Yanthy to achieve all these, his parents got him music coaches and teachers who taught and guided Yanthy while working on his project. Among them was Hanzel Estrella, a composer, singer, musical arranger, voice coach and former Madrigal Singer from the UP College of Music. Yanthy had online lessons on music theory and making musical arrangements with him.

Yanthy released his first four singles last October before his 14th birthday. His debut single Silent Night was released on October 6. This was followed by O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, O Come, All Ye Faithful, and Away in a Manger.

Then, he released 6 more singles to complete his album in November. All of Yanthy’s singles are now live and available for listening in at least 20 music platforms worldwide including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and YouTube Music. His album was produced by his parents.

“God has blessed Yanthy with an amazing gift in music! I’m so grateful that we were able to discover it while he was still young and that Yanthy chose to use his giftedness to serve God and His Church,” said Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag, Yanthy’s mom who homeschools him and who suggested this project to Yanthy late in September this year.

“We hope that through the songs included in Yanthy’s album, people would be reminded that we celebrate Christmas because of Jesus, the King of Kings, who came to save us,” she continues.

The album will be launched at Mary, Mother of Good Counsel on November 27 at the end of the 8:30 AM Mass.

You may read more about this amazing boy from the award-winning e-book titled YANTHY: God’s Little Pianist, which won in the Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards. This book was authored by his mom, who is a multi-awarded author and blogger.  


You may also follow Yanthy on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/musicianyanthy) and YouTube (https://youtube.com/@YanthysMusic). Click here to go to Yanthy’s official YouTube Artist Channel.

About Yanthy

YANTHY taught himself to play the piano when he was only 5 years old. He later had formal piano lessons after his parents observed that he was determined to learn the instrument. He has been homeschooled since birth. He started serving as a church pianist for daily evening Masses and Sunday afternoon Masses at Mary, Mother of Good Counsel Parish in Paranaque at 7 years old. He continues to serve as a pianist in their parish now that children are again allowed to go back to church.

Monday, December 19, 2022

HONOR foldable phone coming to PH soon?

HONOR unfolds their next-generation foldable flagship HONOR Magic Vs which boasts state-of-the-art design, a revolutionary display, and unparalleled performance setting new benchmarks for foldable phones.


Leading global smart devices provider, HONOR, announced the launch of the HONOR Magic Vs. This all-new foldable flagship pushes industry benchmarks in design, display, performance and user experience – making it the perfect companion for business and entertainment. Empowering young budding creators to fulfill their creative potential.

“We are thrilled to introduce our next-generation foldable flagship, the HONOR Magic Vs, which packs groundbreaking innovations and exceptional user experience into an elegant and stylish design,” said Stephen Cheng, Vice President for Marketing. “The HONOR Magic Vs will be our very first foldable flagship to debut in overseas markets and we are confident that it will deliver huge advancements, transforming how people all around the world use their smartphones.”

An Industry-leading Foldable crafted with a Groundbreaking Hinge Design and Large Dual Display

Exceptionally slim and lightweight, the HONOR Magic Vs is 12.9mm thin when folded and weighs just 261g, making it the industry’s lightest foldable smartphone currently, and a delight to carry around. It also packs with a super-light gearless hinge carefully crafted with a single-piece casting processing technology, which drastically reduces the number of components of supporting structure used in the hinge while maintaining its durability and sturdiness. The HONOR Magic Vs is able to withstand over 400,000 folds, equivalent to more than ten years of use with 100 folds per day, creating a new first in foldable smartphone design.

Outperforming existing foldables that often come with a long and narrow external screen, the HONOR Magic Vs boasts a 6.45-inch display when folded, with a user-friendly 21:9 aspect ratio and a 90% screen-to-body ratio, allowing users to view content and input text with remarkable ease. When unfolded, the HONOR Magic Vs delivers a tablet-like experience with an extra-wide 7.9-inch internal display, perfect for users who seek effortless multi-tasking and more screen real estate to enjoy all their favorite content.


Computational Photography and Unrivaled Day-long Performance

The HONOR Magic Vs features the proprietary AI-enabled HONOR Image Engine and triple-camera system comprising a 54MP IMX800 Main Camera, a 50MP Ultra-Wide & Macro Main Camera, and an 8MP 3X Optical Zoom Camera, allowing users to capture captivating images in stunning detail, delivering a superior photography and videography experience.

HONOR’s new foldable phone delivers flagship performance with Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, and enhanced GPU and CPU performance that enables a faster and smoother user experience. It also supports the 66W Wired HONOR SuperCharge enabling the battery to be fully juiced up to 100 percent within just 46 minutes.

The HONOR Magic Vs comes in stunning colors: Orange, Cyan, and Black and is set to be available in the Philippines very soon. 

For more information and announcements, you may visit:

Website: www.hihonor.com
Facebook: (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines)
Instagram: (Instagram.com/honorphilippines/)
TikTok: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines)

Thursday, December 15, 2022

COMCO Mundo continues to make waves in Southeast Asia and the Middle East and Africa

COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises (COMCO Mundo) is concluding the year 2022 with key milestones as it continues to make waves in the Southeast Asia and the Middle East and Africa markets.


COMCO Mundo, which recently unveiled its newest global headquarters in the Philippines’ Makati Central Business District, is the parent and umbrella organization that houses trailblazing enterprises and ventures such as COMCO Southeast Asia (SEA), COMCO Middle East & Africa (MEA), SEA Wave Pop Culture Studio, Citizen COMCO Advocacy Program, COMCO Alumni Society, and TARO Digital AOX.

With affiliate network presence in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, COMCO Southeast Asia continues its thrust of meaningful storytelling as it bagged various industry recognitions garnering a total of 140 awards from prestigious local, regional, and international award-giving bodies since its inception in 2016. The most recent wins and citations were from Marketing Interactive Asia’s PR Awards Asia-Pacific, PRCA APAC Awards, Campaign Asia Pacific’s PR Awards Asia, CIPR Global Excellence Awards, The Gold Standard Awards, Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards, Stevie Awards, and IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) Quill Awards.

The Agency also continued to strengthen its client portfolio for its 6th year, winning major accounts such as APL GO, ASEANA City, AXA, European Union, Frit-Oh, Kone, Lalamove, MR. DIY, PHILUSA Corporation together with its wide range of brands (Rhea Generics, Cleene Alcohol, and Cotton, Cleene Clio, Babyflo Baby Care, and Love My Honey), Phinma Education, Remy Martin, Skechers, and Uratex; and renewing clients Eastern Communications, Lamoiyan Corporation, Jobstreet, LENOVO, Sunlife Asia Service Center, Takeda, Teleperformance, World Vision, and WWF. From 2021 to 2022, COMCO SEA grew its team by 61% and has a retention of 62%. Of its homegrown talents who started as apprentices and associates, 44% have been promoted to supervisory and management positions.

In the MEA region, COMCO Middle East & Africa continues to reap success on its first year handling notable brands from various industries including Belcanto and Eden at Dubai Opera, Central Park Towers, Electric Pawn Shop, Global Educational Supplies & Solutions 2022, Hyde Hotel’s Katsuya and Hudson Tavern, Nolte K├╝chen, Holiday Inn Science Park, Issei at Radisson Damac Hills, Last Seen Live, Maison D’Vie, The Vault Real Estate, Tres Marias Coffee and Yas Plaza Hotels. The game-changing agency is also responsible for Empire Movies’ hottest premiers for the year including Bullet Train, Brahmastra, The Woman King, Lyle Lyle Crocodile, and Where the Crawdads Sing. It was also declared as the official PR agency of the Middle East Film and Comic Con 2023 and Najah Abu Dhabi and Dubai 2022.

In addition, COMCO MEA, together with COMCO SEA, recently conducted property roadshows for Philippine property firm RLC Residences in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as among the group’s first of many synergy initiatives. The teams will continue to showcase its strength in cross-regional PR through its new client, EZRA COUTURE, a trailblazing UAE-based fashion house that has dressed royals and celebrities like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Shakira, Nicole Scherzinger, Paris Hilton, Sonam Kapoor, Pia Wurtzbach and Heart Evangelista.

COMCO Mundo Group Chief Executive Director and Lead Strategic Communications Counsel / Partner and Co-Founder Mr. Ferdinand L. Bondoy bagged the Gold Award for the PR Champion of the Year (Agency) at the PR Awards 2022 in Asia Pacific of Marketing Interactive Asia. He was also recently elected to the Regional Board of PRCA APAC (Public Relations and Communications Association Asia-Pacific) based in Singapore, the only Filipino to be elected in the position. He was also appointed anew to be part of the London-based CIPR’s (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) International Committee and the Lead for Online Events, representing not only the Philippines but also Southeast Asia and the rest of Asia-Pacific. In the Philippines, Mr. Bondoy is also a Board Trustee of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines serving as Corporate Secretary and Chair of Digital and Public Relations Committee and Youth and Student Programs.

Meanwhile, Camp COMCO Mentorship Program, the groundbreaking and proprietary talent incubation initiative, industry linkage course, and apprenticeship platform of COMCO, is also opening its 19th Cycle in the last quarter of the year. For over 6 years, Camp COMCO has already produced 100 graduates from 18 cycles and received multiple recognition for its contribution to the industry.


As part of its thanksgiving to all of its partners and supporters, COMCO Mundo also successfully conducted the early "Holiday Movie Night with COMCOmigos” attended by more than 250 media, bloggers, clients, industry colleagues, Camp COMCO Mentorship Program alumni, and COMCO Mundo League staff. The activity was supported by APLGO, Eastern Communications, Jobstreet, LENOVO, Mediplast, MR.DIY, Philusa Corporation (Albatross, Cleene, and Mediplast), Starkaffea, and Teleperformance. COMCO also successfully held the virtual "Game Night with COMCOmigos”, another Christmas Thanksgiving Event this time with media, bloggers, content creators, and online communities from the provinces across the Philippines.

“Amid threats and challenges to businesses, we in COMCO Mundo League continue to thrive as we are driven by our goal to share stories that connect, ideas that transform, and campaigns that make a difference through our unique brand of Meaningful Storytelling. The year 2022 is the time where we cultivated the seeds of our 10-year master plan and we are looking forward to a more exciting new year as we continuously unfold the next phase of our ventures. Thank you so much to our COMCOmigos, our friends in our various publics for their unwavering support to COMCO all these years,” said Mr. Ferdinand L. Bondoy.

To know more about COMCO Mundo, visit comcomundo.com. Follow them on social media: facebook.com/comcomundo on Facebook, linkedin.com/company/comcomundo, and @comco_mundo on Instagram.

Friday, December 2, 2022

'WORST Experience of being a Dog Owner' - Hope this will not happen to you!

'Deciding whether to euthanize your dog or not' is the WORST experience any fur parent will have. 


If you are new to my blog, Crumpy is my 18-year-old furbaby. Due to old age, his health has been declining for the past few months. The normal life span of his breed is just 12-15 years old so, somehow you know that he is nearing the end. We have been working with our vet for the past few months but sadly, there is just so much we can do. Despite all the interventions and care, we do not see any improvements. He is not sick with a disease or fatal illness like parvo, etc. but his body functions are slowly shutting down. It is only a miracle that can save us now.

Our vet is PRO-life and I am happy that we are aligned in keeping Crumpy as comfortable as possible, however, being so helpless seeing your loved one suffer --  you will want to try and do everything. So, we visited another vet for a second opinion and to see if there is still anything else we can do for Crumpy.

Then, I heard the most painful medical advice -- it's time you euthanize your dog. 

The doctor is brutally frank and had been trying to convince us that it is the right thing to do. However, I can't find the courage in my heart to make the decision. 

Am I being selfish? Am I just prolonging his suffering? What if there is still a chance? (If you read the book, The Choice by Nicholas Sparks, it will teach you to never lose hope even if there is zero chance of survival.) 

And to tell you -- I honestly don't have answers. I am lost and this is just the worst. I wish no one will have to go through what I am going through right now.

So, if you are a fur parent, spend time with your dogs. Hug them and let them know that you love them so much. We have our friends, jobs, hobbies, gadgets, etc. but our dogs, they only have us. Their lives revolve solely around us. 

After all, your dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Holiday Gift Guide: 9 HONOR Gadgets to Upgrade Your Lifestyle



‘Tis is the season to be jolly with HONOR! Many of us are already looking for perfect gifts for our loved ones this coming Christmas season – we know it can be quite overwhelming but luckily, we have our reliable tech products that really suit everyone’s lifestyle needs.

And this coming holiday season, HONOR, the leading global provider of smart devices, answers our worries about what to perfectly give to our loved ones and friends!

Ultimate Vlogging Experience

If your loved one loves doing video content and wants to be a content creator someday, HONOR 70 5G is the most ideal present for them!

HONOR 70 5G is the first camera phone to use the latest camera sensor of Sony, the Sony IMX800 Super Sensing Dual Main Camera with Solo Cut Mode for vlogging.

Starting Dec. 2 until 31, you can get the #BestVloggingPhone at its retail price Php 26,990 with FREE Band 6 worth Php 1,999. Freebies will only be given to the first 200 walk-in buyers on any HONOR kiosks nationwide.



Enhance Your Photography Skills with Magic

If your loved one is a photo enthusiast or wanderer who loves capturing the best moments of their lives, HONOR Magic4 Pro is the perfect gift idea for them!

The HONOR Magic4 Pro introduces one of the most powerful and versatile camera systems on an HONOR smartphone to date. It has a 50 MP Wide camera with a customized 7P Lens, a 50 MP Ultra-Wide Camera, a 64 MP Periscope Telephoto Camera, Flicker Sensor, and an additional brand-new custom-made image processor.

Running the latest Magic UI 6.0 based on Android 12, the HONOR Magic4 Pro supports a range of HONOR signature smart life features. The device is also compatible to do multi-screen collaboration and seamless interconnectivity features with HONOR laptops and tablets.

Available in Black and Cyan colors, the HONOR Magic4 Pro is priced at Php 52,990.

Enjoy Fitness and Healthier Lifestyle

To be fit is a lifetime commitment. It is a fact that when you live an active lifestyle, it radiates wonders to your everyday aura, productivity, and overall well-being. If your loved one is into fitness and wellness, why not give them an HONOR Watch GS 3 or HONOR Band 6?

HONOR Watch GS3 supports more than 100 workout modes such as walking, swimming, cycling, and more. It can automatically detect and show you what workout mode you are doing. It can also easily track your calorie count, heart rate, and blood oxygen level. The battery lasts around 2 weeks allowing users to enjoy the full benefits of a better lifestyle.


On the other hand, HONOR Band 6 has a large selection of 95 workout modes to track your physical exercises. Even if you want to do exercise underwater, HONOR Band 6 will precisely record your performance for your reference.

Long-lasting Xperience

When we are doing a lot of tasks and we are always on the go, it is a must-have that our phone is powered fully to last the day long.

The X series boasts SuperCharge feature. HONOR X7 and X8 have 5000mAh High-Capacity Battery with 22.5W HONOR SuperCharge for all-day connectivity and productivity. Meanwhile, HONOR X9 boasts a 4600 mAh battery with 66W Supercharge that charges 50% full in 15 minutes.

Available in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Titanium Silver, theHONOR X7 is priced at Php 9,990. Meanwhile, HONOR X8 is priced at Php 12,990 with free HONOR Band 6 to first 200 walk-in customers at HONOR kiosks nationwide, until supplies last . The HONOR X9 debuts at Php 14,990 in Midnight Black and Ocean Blue colors. Lastly, HONOR X6 is priced at Php 7,490 available in Titanium Silver and Midnight Black.

Promoting Productivity and Upgrading Learning Efficiency

For those who prefer to keep things light, there’s also the HONOR Pad 8 priced at Php 17,990. If your loved one is fond of binge-watching series or movies on Netflix and Disney+, this is the perfect gift for them! HONOR Pad 8 comes with an eight-speaker stereo surround sound that gives you a better listening experience.

This tablet also supports multi-screen collaboration. It interacts with your mobile phone on the same screen, letting you seamlessly drag and drop photos and videos, making it easy to collaborate on the same files.

Monday, November 28, 2022

How To Choose The Best OTC Cough Medicine

For many people, coughing is one of the most annoying symptoms of a cold or flu. Naturally, we seek relief to end our discomfort and feel better. But which over-the-counter medications are the most effective? This short guide explains what you need to know about colds, flu, and coughing. You'll also learn about options in homeopathy medicine for dry cough.


Why We Cough When We're Sick

You may be surprised to learn that coughing does have a purpose. Its primary job is kicking out foreign invaders. Our central nervous system triggers the coughing reflex when it detects unwanted stuff in our airways — stuff like smoke, dust, pollen, food particles, and excess mucus.

When nerves in our airways detect foreign bodies, they send signals up the vagus nerve to the brain stem, which then signals back down the vagus nerve to activate the diaphragm and muscles near the ribs. Those muscles contract, the lungs fill will air and the epiglottis closes. Once the pressure in the lungs is at its highest point, the epiglottis reopens. That built-up air exits through the airways and the mouth, taking the foreign bodies out with it.

Consider Your Symptoms

Symptoms don't occur without causes, especially with upper respiratory infections. Coughing is meant to protect us from foreign invaders, including viruses and bacteria. These pathogens are extremely small, some measuring less than 0.1 microns in diameter. So, how does coughing help? Well, it's not coughing alone that does the job: Coughing plus mucus equals an eviction notice for viruses and bacteria.

Our immune systems prompt our bodies to produce more mucus in the upper respiratory tract, effectively sweeping up pathogens in a sticky tide of water, salt, proteins, lipids and loose DNA. Wet coughing expels all this mucus plus the microbes trapped inside. By comparison, dry coughing results from irritation in the airways. Wet coughing is productive: Dry coughing is not.

As you browse through cough pills online, you'll want to keep your symptoms in mind. Unproductive dry coughing can be addressed with a cough suppressant plus an antihistamine to calm overactive immune system responses. If coughing isn't the only reason for your discomfort, a multisymptom medication may be your best bet. Besides coughing, they also target congestion, running noses, watery eyes and body aches.

Understanding Labels

Checking out medication labels is always a good thing, especially with cough suppressant drugs. Traditional over-the-counter medications contain compounds like dextromethorphan, a common cough suppressant, and guaifenesin, an expectorant that thins and breaks up mucus. However, some of these come with side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness and stomach upset. Other compounds, such as the vasoconstricting decongestant pseudoephedrine, aren't recommended for people with chronic illnesses like cardiovascular disease or diabetes.

Fortunately, alternatives to standard OTC meds can provide symptom relief without side effects. Some contain botanicals like echinacea and eucalyptus to target symptoms and boost immunity. Others, like Cough Control from Brillia Health, use antibodies to substances our bodies manufacture. Cough Control includes antibodies to bradykinin and histamines, two chemicals that can trigger coughing and chest congestion. Targeting these substances not only reduces symptoms, but they can also speed up recovery.

Super Christmas Sale for Car Accessories!

PartsPro is holding its very first in-person Christmas Clearance Sale at Met Live Mall in Pasay City on December 4, 2022.


Expect amazing deals and discounted items from so many brands! Items are priced for clearance, with as much as 80% off!! It’s the perfect place to do your holiday shopping for yourself, or if you have friends and family who love cars and car accessories.

Deals will be available from AutoClinic, Gyro Fuzion, AutoPerformance, GW2 Trading, Trading Corp., NMCI Trading Corp., Waido Marketing, Eneos, Rota, Autoplus, Imprint Customs, Riken, Aisin, Amsoil, Partshub, Chemical Guys, and PartsPro themselves will be there selling super sale items from 11am to 10pm.

Here's a sneak peek at what's on sale this December 4. 
Make sure to check back from time to time since we will be updating the list. :) 

Also, PartsPro is sponsoring a one-of-a-kind InterClub meet, with Grupo Toyota, Civic Club, Mazdatech, WRX/STI Club, 86/BRZ Club, Montero Sport Ph, Kicks Club, Navarra Nation, TACP, Altis Club and Legends of the 90s. Look out for the Drive-Thru Car Show wherein clubs will have their best cars rolling through the Show & Go. 

This will be live-streamed on PartsPro's Facebook page.

It's an all-day event for the whole family. There is a great selection of food and drink options in the mall, and one of the largest kiddie play areas. 

So, make it a family Sunday outing at the PartsPro Christmas Clearance Sale and see you there! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Shopee brings joy to Filipino users and businesses during Shopee’s 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale

Shopee recently concluded one of its biggest sales of the year, the 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale, by giving users a rewarding shopping experience and providing a platform for success for businesses of all kinds. Local sellers experienced a 4 times uplift in sales versus a regular day, while shoppers enjoyed a total of ₱62 Million in savings on 11 November alone as they start their Christmas shopping. 


Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines shared, “Our aim is to give a sense of joy through Shopee – for shoppers to have the most rewarding shopping experience, and for businesses to find success on our platform. The goal is for more Filipinos to experience the convenience of e-commerce so sellers and brands can connect to them whether through mas mura deals, livestreams or our exciting new initiatives, such as Shop to Win Gold.”

Sales grew for local sellers and brand partners this 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale

● The 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale aimed to stimulate sales for local brands and businesses, and connect businesses to Shopee’s digital ecosystem on the platform. One local seller saw a 7 times uplift in sales during 11.11. Local shops that proved to be the favourites among users were Luckiss, Mumu and Willet.

● Shopee Mall also saw an uptick in sales across the board as shoppers were enticed by exclusive deals. This is especially so for the essentials and personal care products category, with Uni-Care, Unilever Beauty and Cblue PH registering the top spikes in items sold on 11.11.

Holiday trends among shoppers in the Philippines focus on getting Mas Mura Deals

● Along with the overall big savings, one Filipino user was also the most wais when it came to their early Christmas shopping, recording over ₱45,000 worth of savings in a single checkout.

● Home & Living, Health & Personal goods and Women’s Apparel were the leading categories as Filipinos improved their homes, replenished essentials and treated themselves to fashionable clothes.

● Women's shoes, dresses and face masks were the most-searched keywords, showing that users were already planning ahead for their holiday get-togethers.

Big prizes, entertainment and convenient cashless payments drove even more users to the Shopee app

● There were over 2.7 million entries for Shop to Win Gold as users got excited to get a chance to bring home gold bars, or claim a year’s supply of groceries or electricity.

● Users were also treated to thousands of hours of livestreams with over 115 million viewers watching all over the country during the campaign to interact with and claim deals from their favorite local sellers and brands.

● More Filipinos made the most of the convenience and perks of ShopeePay, with the platform seeing a 2.5 times uplift in shoppers who paid using ShopeePay for the first time and over 3 times more orders paid via ShopeePay compared to a regular day.

Bring more joy to your Christmas shopping when you download the Shopee app from leading app stores and follow Shopee Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Stop Being Anxious About the Small Things

I have been worried about missing the bus or being late to work.
I have been worried about losing my cell phone or simply misplacing my keys.
I have been worried about forgetting to return a call or failing to reply to an email.
I have been worried about missing a deadline.
I have been worried whenever I had to decline a request no matter how valid the reason is.
I have been worried that I do not meet other people's expectations or that others wouldn't like me.
I have been worried about what other people might say and many times I stop myself from doing what I want.

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, nervousness, and inability to relax.

I know that feeling anxious is normal and that I was dealing with it okay.

However, the past few weeks allowed me to experience a different kind of anxiety. The fear of losing a loved one is such a dreadful feeling. Seeing them sick each day is just awful and worse, there is nothing you can do about it. It's heartbreaking. The fear was real.



This experience made me realize that I have been anxious about so many little things in life when in fact, these are just material things or temporary concerns that we can fix or change. Petty things as some will call them.

I realized that it is time to go easy on ourselves. Learn to let go of the small, irrelevant concerns that cause you anxiety. Let your efforts be enough. Life doesn't have to be perfect. You don't even have to please everyone.

It is important that we learn to choose our battles because there are far bigger monsters and challenges that we should be worried about.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Filipinos turn to Shopee’s 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale as over 150M deals were up for grabs in the Philippines

With Christmas quickly approaching, Filipinos turned to Shopee for irresistible deals and exciting rewards during this year’s 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale. Local sellers and brands were eager to give shoppers much to look forward to as they offered over 150 million deals on the platform.



Local shopping trends early into the 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale:

● Filipinos jumped at exclusive mas mura deals for their favorite Mobile Gadgets, Home and Living, and Health and Personal essentials just in time for the holiday season.

● In the first two hours, local sellers found success during the highly-anticipated sale with 15x uplift in items sold as compared to a regular day with one local seller completing almost 40,000 orders of face masks.

● Residents from Metro Manila, Cavite, and Bulacan were especially eager to take advantage of the best deals this 11.11. 

Filipinos can look forward to even more exciting deals with the best value-for-money all throughout the 11.11 Mega Pamasko sale until November 13. For more details on the sale, visit Shopee’s Mega Pamasko Sale

Content creators David Guison, Nins Po unlock success, new goals with Lazada's LazAffiliates

In making things work against all odds and seizing every opportunity to turn them into success, Filipinos take deep pride in being resourceful or “madiskarte”.


Lazada's newly launched LazAffiliate app provides access to features that enable content creators to easily identify trending products that resonate with their audience, so they can focus on generating engaging content to grow a community while also earning commissions. LazAffiliate partners can also track generated orders and earnings through the app.


"Lazada continuously works towards opening up more opportunities in the digital ecosystem and encouraging creativity. With the new LazAffiliate app and revamped program, our goal is to enable existing and aspiring content creators to generate income while creating more personalized and meaningful content to connect with their audiences,” says Ricardo Ortuoste, Head of User Growth at Lazada Philippines.

 

Successfully monetizing their creativity and social reach through the LazAffiliate program, which now offers increased commissions for LazAffiliate partners, are content creators Nins Po, also known as “Mommy Nins”, and David Guison.

 

Mommy Nins, a makeup artist turned mom-influencer, has been a LazAffiliate since 2019.  She shares that LazAffiliate allows her to build a brighter future for her child. At the same time, it lets her help small brands thrive by recommending their products to her followers. According to Mommy Nins, the LazAffiliate program is an easy way to earn some side income.

“I get a lot of questions from moms, asking if I earn from the simple affiliate links ko sa bio. I tell them yes, and I also teach them how to become a LazAffiliate as well. Lalo na ngayon na may app na, it’s so much easier,” Mommy Nins says, adding that her very first Lazada Affiliate link created in 2019 continues to bring in commissions for her today. “Even if you’re a full-time mom, it’s made simpler now kaya easy to earn more with LazAffiliate.”



Meanwhile, David, a lifestyle and fashion influencer, credits the program for reigniting his passion for content creation, while helping him make extra income. “I can definitely say that it really helped me bring back the fire in content creating,” David says. “And now it’s made even simpler, especially with the new LazAffiliate app. This is a huge motivation for me, and I’m sure it will be for other content creators as well.”

Anyone can participate in the LazAffiliate program and kickstart their affiliate journey with Lazada. Simply select from thousands of brands and MSMEs offering a wide and trendy assortment, and generate unique Lazada affiliate links to include in your content posts sharing #LazadaFinds with friends, family, and followers on your favorite social platforms. A portion of every successful purchase made using the links you promote is then granted as commission.



The LazAffiliate app was launched in the Philippines this October at Kondwi Makati, Manila. Close to 200 guests were taken back to the 90s and early-2000s, as everyone dressed up in their best 90s- and Y2K-inspired fits and enjoyed the era’s defining music. Aside from David and Mommy Nins, the event was attended by some of the most prominent content creators including Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Bella Racelis, Marj Maroket, and Janina Vela. Lazada Philippines CEO, Carlos Barrera, officially opened the first-ever LazAffiliate in-person event, which was followed by an exciting party with KatDJ spinning tracks to hype the crowd. The event also served as Lazada’s expression of gratitude to its loyal affiliates and an opportunity to meet newer members of the growing LazAffiliates community.




The LazAffiliate app is currently available for android users. It will be available for IOS in November 2022.

Sign up now on lzd.co/LAZAFFSIGNUP and become a LazAffiliate today! For more information, visit lzd.co/LAZAFFPROGRAM, or click on the LazAffiliates icon found in the Lazada app Account section.

 #AddToCartAddToLife by shopping on #LazadaPH at https://www.lazada.com.ph/

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Why HONOR 70 5G’s Solo Cut Mode Feature makes it the #BestVloggingPhone


Aside from having strong support from Google, the HONOR 70 5G is the first camera phone to use the latest camera sensor of Sony, the Sony IMX800 Super Sensing Dual Main Camera with Solo Cut Mode for vlogging. The HONOR 70 5G brings remarkable videography innovations. Launched last October 18 for only Php 26,990, this vlogging phone has been making a buzz in the industry because of its feature not present yet in any smartphone. Not to mention it comes with a free JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker worth Php 6,999. 

 

 *Khalil Ramos enjoying the use of Solo Cut Mode* 


How does Solo Cut Mode upgrade vlogging experience?

The newest HONOR 70 5G features a 54MP Dual Main Camera with Sony IMX800 Image Sensor, Dual 1080P HD videos, and a 3-stop zoom full view that captures every corner. The powerful camera is equipped with the industry’s first Solo Cut Mode perfectly made for content creators, wanna-be vloggers, and even students with intense video deliverables at school. 

 

Solo Cut Mode is so simple and easy to do. When opening the camera, you just have to select ‘more’ then select ‘solo cut.’ Pick your subject and make the most of the Solo Cut Mode. You may click the link below to see how it works:

Khalil Ramos - https://www.instagram.com/p/CkIxtiZhyQM/ 



Multi-videos for One Take Recording



Sanya Lopez using the multi-video recording: front and rear cameras


The HONOR 70 supports multi-video recording, with its 1080p video shooting and a resolution of 2520 x 1080 pixels. With just one shot, users can now use the front and rear cameras simultaneously or choose from the following modes to make the vlogging experience fun, exciting and engaging.


  • Front to Rear Seamless Recording: Users can switch between the front and rear cameras when recording video content.

  • Dual View Recording (Front & Rear Cameras): Users can record on the front and rear cameras at the same time. Dual-view shows what is captured by both cameras side by side.

  • Picture-in-Picture (Two Rear Cameras): Users can record simultaneously with the Super Sensing Camera and the Ultra Wide Angle Camera. Dual-view shows what is captured by both cameras side by side.

  • Fast-Slow-Motion Recording: This mode supports both fast and slow-motion recording, allowing users to be creative and record content in both fast and slow motion. This brings a unique format to video content.

 

OTHER VIDEO RECORDING CAPABILITIES OF HONOR 70 5G

 

The HONOR 70 5G delivers 4K video recording in 30fps in standard video recording that allows its users to produce portrait vlogs. Equipped with an exceptional Dual Main Camera featuring a 54MP IMX800 Super Sensing Main Camera with the industry’s first 1/1.49-inch sensor, a 50MP Ultra-Wide & Macro Main Camera and a 2MP Depth Camera, the HONOR 70 delivers an advanced imaging experience. 

 

Bringing remarkable videography innovations, HONOR 70 delivers 4K video recording in 30fps in standard video recording that allows its users to produce portrait vlogs. Equipped with an exceptional Dual Main Camera featuring a 54MP IMX800 Super Sensing Main Camera with the industry’s first 1/1.49-inch sensor, a 50MP Ultra-Wide & Macro Main Camera and a 2MP Depth Camera, the HONOR 70 delivers an advanced imaging experience. 


With HONOR’s Person Re-Identification and Person Temporal Tracking Technology, this breakthrough feature allows users to spotlight specific persons in group videos. Even if your subject is out of frame, it can automatically return even if the subject being spotlighted leaves the frame while recording, taking your creative vlogging to a whole new level.


Stunning Immersive Viewing Display


Delivering unmatched visuals, the HONOR 70 comes with a 6.67-inch OLED 58o Curved Display and 1.51mm ultra-slim bezels on both left and right frames, bringing users an exceptional screen-to-body ratio. The screen supports 1.07 billion colors, 100% DCI-P3 and HDR 10+, this screen provides users with vivid colors and immersive entertainment experiences with sharp, crisp details.



Revamped Dual Ring Camera Design 


As a tribute to Rolleiflex's classic twin-lens reflex cameras, the HONOR 70 5G continues the classic N-Series Classical Dual Ring Design and features an axisymmetrically Evolved Dual Ring camera design. The top ring has a 2MP depth camera and a 54MP Super Sensing Main Camera, while the bottom ring has a 50MP Ultra Wide and Macro Main Camera and a flashlight.




GMA Artists: Khalil Ramos and Bela Padilla unveils the Classical Dual Ring Design



Ultra-Long Battery Life and with Powerful HONOR SuperCharge



HONOR SuperCharge: 60% in 20 minutes


The HONOR 70 is packed with an ultra-large 4800mAh battery to deliver a full day of uninterrupted use for all-day productivity. The HONOR 70 delivers a fast-charging experience with the 66W HONOR Wired SuperCharge technology, users can juice up HONOR 70 to 60% from 3% in just 20 minutes using the included charger, ensuring users can rapidly power up their device.  

Pricing and Availability


Designed with advanced coating technologies to deliver a premium look and feel, the HONOR 70 5G is available in 2 splendid and fashionable color options of Midnight Black and Crystal Silver. 

Customers can still pre-order the HONOR 70 5G and get a FREE premium JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker worth Php 6,999 until October 28, 2022 in the following stores:

Home Credit also offers 0% interest up to 18 months, for as low as Php 1,082.07 / month.