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Sunday, October 29, 2023

Home Credit makes the holiday season merrier with Marian Rivera, 0% holiday deals

The Filipinos’ financial partner welcomes new ambassador, unveils the best holiday offers to help achieve goals this festive season

Home Credit Philippines, the country’s leading consumer finance company, officially introduces celebrated actress Marian Rivera as its latest brand ambassador to welcome a merrier holiday season.

Widely recognized for her iconic roles in television series and movies, Marian has made a mark as a multifaceted talent. She is also a successful entrepreneur, a renowned model, a talented dancer, an excellent TV host and a TikTok star.

While she takes on various roles in her career, Rivera is unwavering in her dedication as a mother of two and a wife, always prioritizing her family’s needs to provide them with the life they truly deserve—a trait perfect fit for the brand as she embodies the aspirations of every Filipino.

“Marian Rivera represents the nature of Filipinos—being able to provide their loved ones and even themselves with the life they desire. As we welcome her to our Home Credit family, we are confident that her values will resonate with our customers. Together with Marian Rivera, we look forward to making this holiday season truly special for Filipinos,” Shiela Paul, Home Credit’s Chief Marketing Officer, said.

The Great 0% Festival

Alongside the introduction of its newest brand ambassador, Home Credit also unveils a range of holiday offers for the Filipinos to pursue their personal and family goals with confidence this holiday season.

Among these deals include the back-for-a-limited-time promo, The Great 0% Festival, which offers 0% interest rate offer on various installment payment options, ranging from six to 18 months. Available through Home Credit partner stores or, this offer covers a variety of lifestyle and tech products, including mobile phones, laptops, appliances, furniture, and more, allowing users to realize their goals and make this holiday season unforgettable for themselves and their loved ones.

“As the country’s trusted partner ‘Para Sa Life,’ we want to enable our users to turn their personal and family goals into reality this holiday season. Our 0% interest rate offer on various lifestyle and tech products are not just financial services but relevant tools for the Filipinos to achieve the lifestyle they aspire for themselves and their families, especially during this festive time of the year. We hope that celebrating the holidays is a time when dreams are fulfilled and aspirations are realized,” Paul concluded.

To know more about the latest updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit its official website, You may also follow its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. Customers are also encouraged to download the My Home Credit App on Google Play to learn more about the latest promos and see what’s new in the Marketplace.

Home Credit Philippines is a financing company duly licensed and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

Friday, October 27, 2023

6 Things You Need to Know Before Going to Big Bad Wolf Bacolod


Finally, the World’s Biggest Book Sale, Big Bad Wolf Books, continues its grand tour around the Philippines as it now sets to take over Bacolod City with irresistible literary offerings from November 3 to 12, 10 AM to 10 PM at SM City Bacolod, North Wing, Ground Floor.  

As someone who's crazy about books, my heart jumped with joy when I first heard the news that they are coming here in Bacolod.  I know my fellow bookworms and bibliophiles feel the same way too!

Anyway, let us all make the most out of the experience and today, we are sharing with you 6 things you need to know before going to the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale 

1. Unbelievable Discounts Await: Up to 95% Off!

Just in time for the holiday season, Big Bad Wolf Books is bringing brand-new books to the City of Smiles. Shoppers will be thrilled to discover exclusive discounts of up to 95%, with titles as low as P20! 

2. Expect thousands of books available! 

The choices are very extensive -- you can expect books from different genre: self-help, young adult, fantasy, horror/ mystery, reference, children and a lot more.

Books from our favorite authors like Paulo Coelho, Rick Riordan, Dan Brown, Mitch Albom, Neil Gaiman, James Dashner, Stephen Covey will also be available. 

There are DK, Miles Kelly, Disney and Lego books for kids too! 

For kids-at-heart and fan collectors, you can expect to see DC/ Marvel graphic novels,  Starwars and Harry Potter/ Wizarding World books. (I got almost all of my Harry Potter companion books from BBW and they are such a steal!) 

INSIDER INFO: We know this is the 4th leg of the book tour but be assured that these books are NOT simply leftover stocks from the Cebu and Iloilo leg. BBW has shipped a fresh batch of books (a.k.a. big container vans) exclusively for Bacolodnons and Negrenses to enjoy. 

3. Your book shopping is for a GOOD CAUSE.

Big Bad Wolf Books is not just about selling books; it's about fostering a love for reading. In this spirit, the book sale proudly brings its Red Readerhood initiative to Bacolod, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga, providing an opportunity for learning to those who need it most by pledging 1,000 books. 

So if you are feeling a little guilty going over your budget, take comfort that this is for a good cause. (LOL!) and you most certainly deserve all the books you want. 

4. It's a holiday gift shopping destination! 

I know many of us prefer to give books as gifts especially for kids, and Big Bad Wolf offers books for all ages. Surely, you will find a perfect gift that will fit your budget. 

Some of favorite finds are: 

  • Illustrated Classics
  • Activity Tin Cans
  • Board/ Bath Books for Babies
  • 3D/4D Augmented Books
  • Treasury Books 

This is indeed the perfect opportunity to stock up on gifts and reading materials for the holidays. 

5. A Fresh and Innovative Shopping Experience

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale brings an exciting twist to your shopping experience! The layout at SM City Bacolod has been meticulously designed to provide readers with a fresh and innovative arrangement. This thoughtfully curated setup will elevate the browsing experience, ensuring that book lovers can easily explore the vast collection, discovering new titles of all genres across SM City Bacolod’s North Wing, Ground Floor. See and experience it for yourself! 

6. Zero (0%) Installment Promo  

Another key partnership that keeps on giving is Big Bad Wolf Books’ continued collaboration with Metrobank, providing cardholders with a 0% installment promo for three (3) months with a minimum purchase of P3,000. 

If you don't have Metrobank, that's still okay. They also accept other credit/ debit card payments.


For more information regarding Big Bad Wolf Books’ grand return to the Philippines, please visit:





About Big Bad Wolf Books

The Big Bad Wolf Books was founded by Andrew Yap and Jacqueline Ng in 2009 and first launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the words of the company’s founders, Big Bad Wolf aims to cultivate reading habits, increase English literacy worldwide, and build a new generation of book lovers by making books more affordable and accessible to everyone.

One of the company’s best highlights is its Book Sales, which is popular among book lovers around the world. As a global reading advocacy initiative, the sales aim to encourage people of all ages to discover the joys of reading, inspire them to pursue their dreams, and, importantly, empower them with the knowledge to realize them.

Currently, Big Bad Wolf’s Book Sales have toured 15 countries and 37 cities. Among these include different cities in Asia like Malaysia, Cambodia, Manila, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. The company has also begun branching out to book readers outside the Asia Pacific, having held book tours in Tanzania, Kenya, and the United Arab Emirates. 

Monday, October 23, 2023

Tips on How to Avoid the Holiday Rush Stress

The holiday season is a joyful time, but it can also be filled with stress, especially when thinking of gift ideas for your loved ones and doing your holiday shopping. The pressure to find the perfect gifts, navigate crowded stores, and manage your budget can turn the season into a headache.

With some planning, you can enjoy a stress-free holiday shopping experience, discover exciting gift ideas, and even consider convenient payment options to make the most of your budget. These five Wais Tips shared by Home Credit, the country’s leading consumer finance company, can help you breeze through the process of buying presents and avoid the hassle of the holiday rush!

Make a list.

Santa is not the only one who benefits from making a list! Create a detailed shopping list that includes the names of the people you want to give gifts to, your gift ideas for each of them, and the shops where you can find those items. Having a list will keep you organized, help you stay on track, and reduce the likelihood of forgetting anyone or anything.

Set a budget.

Before you start shopping, establish a clear and realistic budget for your holiday spending. Check your list and allocate a specific amount for each person. Sticking to your budget will help you avoid overspending and refrain from experiencing financial strain during the holiday season.

Start early.

The early bird gets the stress-free shopping experience! Don't wait until the last minute to start your holiday gift shopping, and purchase gifts well in advance of the holidays. Starting early allows you to take advantage of sales and discounts, avoid the holiday rush, and ensures that you have plenty of time to find the perfect gifts without feeling rushed or pressured.

Explore installment deals.

One of the best-kept secrets of hassle-free holiday shopping is taking advantage of installment deals. Home Credit is your go-to destination for this. They offer an extensive range of 0% interest rate installment deals on a variety of products.

Home Credit also makes it easier for you to check amazing holiday sales through its official website or My Home Credit App. You can also check, an online shopping platform for all authentic smartphones, laptops, gadgets, and home appliances. This platform helps you find the best deals in stores near you, making it much easier to apply for zero-percent interest rate installment plans and get pre-approved in minutes. You can also chat with a live Sales Agent for more information.

By choosing installment plans, you can spread the cost of your purchases over manageable periods, keeping your finances in check during the holiday season.

Home Credit also has your back beyond gift shopping. If unexpected bills or the need for extra holiday funds arise, Home Credit offers Qwarta and Cash Loan* to help you navigate the financial challenges seamlessly. With these alternative payment options, you can enjoy the holiday season while having the financial freedom to purchase what you need and experience what you want at your own pace.

Stay tuned for more deals and discounts!

This holiday season, make a commitment to stress-free shopping by following these expert tips. Watch out, as well, for Home Credit’s biggest and grandest holiday offerings yet. Stay tuned for more 0% interest rate installment deals and other flexible loan offerings for a wide range of products, including mobile phones, tablets, laptops, home appliances, furniture and more!

To know more about the latest updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit its official website, You may also follow its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. Customers are also encouraged to download the My Home Credit App on Google Play to learn more about the latest promos and see what’s new in the Marketplace.

Home Credit Philippines is a financing company duly licensed and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).

*Available to select qualified users

"CLiQQ to 7-Eleven" Color Fun Run is happening on November 12, 2023 at the New Clark City, Tarlac

70 days until the end of 2023! How are you so far with your fitness goals? 

Are you a little behind and needing to catch up? 

Are you on the right track and simply looking for another challenge? 

Or are you simply someone looking for something fun and exciting with your friends and family? 


We are thrilled to announce that CLiQQ will be holding its 1st Fun Run entitled "CLiQQ to 7-Eleven"  at the world-class sports complex, New Clark City, Capas, Tarlac. 

If you are not familiar, CLIQQ is 7-Eleven's loyalty program (formerly Every Day! Rewards) where you earn points every time you buy at 7-Eleven. All you need to do is show your loyalty barcode found on your CLIQQ app. I have been using the CLiQQ App since 2018 and it has a lot of perks and special promotions. There was even a time that they offered 1 peso hotdogs and coffee. (Sobrang sulit!) 

By the way, you can get 1 CLiQQ point when you have your CLiQQ barcode scanned every time you buy at 7-Eleven store.

TIP: You can also use the CLiQQ app to convert points to wallet credits, buy load and make payments. 

And now, aside from giving rewards, 7-Eleven is also committed to bringing FITNESS in our digitally connected world since they want HEALTH as the number 1 priority of their loyal customers at 7-Eleven. They plan to do this by bringing fun, excitement and colors. 

Thus, 7-Eleven is inviting you to join the "CLiQQ to 7-Eleven" Color Fun Run on November 12, 2023, Sunday at 5:30 AM. 

Participants can join 3 categories: 2KM, 5KM and 11KM:

We’re glad that they included a 2KM category where kids and non-runners can join too! (If you are wondering, the ideal distance for kids under 9 years old is 2-2.4km) 

This is going to be huge!  In fact, they are expecting 5,000 runners.
Are you ready to be a part of history? 

I know that the pandemic has kept us indoors for long enough, so it’s time to go out, be active, and spread COLORS as we join the upcoming "CLiQQ to 7-Eleven" Color Fun Run. 


  1. Go to 

  2. Click the "REGISTER NOW" button on the upper right corner and fill out the details. 

  3. Choose your Race Category. There are different corresponding fees and inclusions per category. After a successful registration, you will receive an Order Confirmation email. 

  4. Once received, proceed to any 7-Eleven stores to pay for your registration. You can pay using your CLiQQ Wallet, CLiQQ Points, Cash or a combination of those. After paying, the store staff will give you a payment receipt for the transaction. 

For faster transactions at the store, I saved a screenshot of my order confirmation email so I can easily access it just in case my mobile internet is slow or not working. 

IMPORTANT: Choose a store that is accessible and convenient for you since that’s where you will claim your run kit. Please note that this may not be changed because your orders will automatically be routed to the store.  You are not allowed to make any changes once you have paid. 


For participants who have registered and settled their payments until October 31, 2023, claiming of race kits starts on November 7 onwards. You may claim your run kits until November 11, 2023. 

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s all have some fun and invite your friends and family to register today!

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Jobstreet by SEEK named runner-up at the YouTube Works Awards Southeast Asia 2023

Leading online career platform Jobstreet by SEEK was announced as a runner-up at the recently concluded YouTube Works Awards Southeast Asia 2023 with its video campaign series “Hire Real Talent”.

Jobstreet by SEEK’s three-part video series is considered as one of the most innovative and effective campaigns on YouTube in the past year. It was nominated for “The All Action Hero,” a category that recognizes brands that maximize the action-oriented features of YouTube to effectively achieve its goals and encourage conversion and/or awareness.

YouTube had garnered over 750 applications from across Southeast Asia, with Jobstreet by SEEK being only one of the 12 Philippine brands that were announced as finalists such as Nestle, Lazada, and GCash to name a few.

The Hire Real Talent campaign aims to bare the realities of hiring candidates on social media while encouraging hirers to utilize legitimate job platforms to target the right candidates. Jobstreet by SEEK went with a satirical and witty take on the matter to show hirers that seeking talents through social media may not bring them the best-suited candidates which can result in an inefficient recruitment process. Social media lacks identity verification, making it hard to distinguish real from fake accounts. Users often lack professional profiles and work experience information unlike in job platforms, making it difficult for employers to assess candidates.

In the first video, the applicant being interviewed had a display photo of a newly set-up social media account—anonymous, lifeless, and unrecognizable. As for the second video, the applicant shown was unidentifiable due to their profile photo being a family portrait. Lastly, in the third video, the applicant is seen to have had work experience in a fictitious restaurant, making it difficult to determine factual information about them.

The annual YouTube Works Awards, in partnership with research firm Kantar, recognizes and celebrates campaigns to champion the brilliant minds behind them. This year, it made its comeback bigger and better by bringing the competition all throughout the Southeast Asian region, presenting new categories and a jury brimming with local experts and brilliant minds.

“Being named as having one of the most effective campaigns this year is an incredible honor as we’ve seen a lot of exceptional executions over the past period, so we are extremely grateful for the YouTube Works Awards for recognizing our campaign. We will continue on creating content that will not just get the interest but also educate our audience to remain the most trusted career and talent platform in the Philippines,” shares Dannah Majarocon, Managing Director, Philippines, Jobstreet by SEEK.

To watch the shortlisted video series, visit the following links:

● Hire Real Talent: Sam Juan the Avatar -
● Hire Real Talent: Franz Bob the Chef -
● Hire Real Talent: The Family -

To learn more about Jobstreet by SEEK, visit

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow invites STEM students to propose tech solutions for social impact

Launched for the first time in the Philippines, Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow aims to unleash the creativity and potential of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students in discovering social solutions with the use of technology. In partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Solve for Tomorrow aims to provide opportunities for top students to transform emerging ideas into action and unlock their full potential as future leaders. This global program has successfully helped over 2 million people and has reached beyond the boundaries of 50 other countries, including the Philippines, as the latest addition this 2023.

Samsung is inviting public science high school students from Grades 8 to 10 to showcase their groundbreaking ideas that can positively impact communities and create a better tomorrow. Participating schools can form teams with a maximum of four (4) students and one (1) faculty advisor for every entry. There will be no limit to how many teams can join per school.

The team should identify a local community or an environmental sustainability problem and provide a design proposal outlining sustainable and feasible solutions with the help of technology. The proposal can be in a slide presentation format (5 slides maximum) or a Word document (2,500 words maximum). After completing the proposal, teams must submit their entry via the Solve for Tomorrow registration site before or on November 3, 2023.

Ten shortlisted teams will have a chance to be coached by Samsung experts, and present their proposals to an esteemed board of judges. The Grand Prize winner will receive Samsung devices worth up to ₱650,000 for their school, ₱190,000 worth of Samsung devices for the team and their teacher adviser, ₱100,000 cash prize for team members, and P 20,000 cash prize for faculty adviser. Full mechanics and prizes can be found on the official website.

Here are just some of the solutions developed by winners of Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow from around the world.

Looking for a study buddy? TAZ’s App got your back

Indeed, wherever young innovators triumph, each convenes to develop solutions for a better tomorrow. TAZ, the winning team from Malaysia in 2021, from St. Francis Institution, Malacca, developed an app that helps Malaysian students around the country to connect with study buddies who share similar interests and help them acquire access to a variety of learning materials nationwide and equip their peers with time management tips.

PathFinder System: Key to safer spaces in schools

A gunshot detection and evacuation system was one of the 2022 Solve for Tomorrow’s grand prize winners in the United States. Designed by students from Porter High School, Texas, the PathFinder system addresses crowd stampedes caused by a threat of an active shooter. It aims to ensure students' safety inside their school and ease the fear of school shootings. It essentially eradicates false alarms and its LED lights change color to indicate the proximity of danger while pointing out the safest way out. It was one of the smartest prototypes proposed in the competition, as it is highly functional and sustainable.

Support athletes during competitions with the Human Health Band

With an innovation that aimed to assist athletes on their road to victory, Strawberry Crest High School from Dover, Florida, was awarded one of the four grand-winners for Solve for Tomorrow 2023. With a Human Health Band designed to monitor an athlete’s body temperature and prevent heat-related deaths, the team conducted thorough research on making this project feasible and sustainable to save lives using recycled fabrics and developed software.

Join Samsung in its mission to help build a better future and be part of the country’s very first Solve for Tomorrow competition. The deadline for submission is November 03, 2023. Interested applicants can learn more and submit their entries at the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow site:

*DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-176096 Series of 2023

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Home Credit PH recognizes 10-millionth customer, commemorates 10 years of being the Filipinos’ financial ally

Taguig City, Philippines –To celebrate Isang Dekadang Saya of being the Filipinos’ financial ally, Home Credit Philippines (HCPH), the country’s leading consumer finance company, has recently recognized its ten-millionth customer, France Janina “Ica” Abion, at a grand event held in SM Novaliches.

Ica, a 27-year-old mom and bank teller started her Home Credit journey in August this year. Recounting her experience, she revealed that at the time of purchase, she and her partner were looking for a smartphone that could meet her everyday work hustle at the Riverbanks Mall in Marikina City.

However, when she finally found the perfect device, her available cash fell short of the overall price—PHP 14,000. Fortunately, a Home Credit sales associate approached them and introduced a convenient and affordable payment option.

“The sales associate who assisted us was not only friendly but also informative. They thoroughly explained the terms and conditions of Home Credit, including the minimal requirements, one-minute approval process, different installment options, payment procedures, and more. This was when I became convinced to choose Home Credit as my preferred payment method for my smartphone,” she continued.

During the transaction, Ica shared that she only paid a down payment of PhP4,000 and opted for an 18-month installment plan. This allowed her to secure the smartphone she needed while also effectively managing her monthly expenses as she only has to pay PHP800 per month.

Unexpected Blessing

Ica might already be satisfied with her new phone, but little did she know that an unexpected blessing was about to grace her life just a few weeks after her purchase.

“Nearly a month after buying my new phone, Home Credit reached out to me while I was at work. Seeing an unfamiliar number on my cellphone screen, I hesitated in answering their calls.

However, after a few more tries to reach me, a text message and an email letting me know that I was the ten millionth customer of Home Credit were sent to me,” she added.

Fortunately, Home Credit was able to finally get in touch with her, and they assured her that it was indeed real. The company formally honored Ica via a grand event last Sept 24 where she was awarded a grand total of PHP100,000; and a waived payment for her smartphone.

Overwhelmed with emotion, she expressed, “I really could not believe that I am Home Credit’s ten-millionth customer. With a one-year-old baby boy and another child on the way, this is a great help for me and my partner. We are deeply thankful to Home Credit,” she concluded.

A decade-worth of innovative financial services

With this 10-millionth-customer achievement, Sheila Paul, Chief Marketing Officer of HCPH, took a moment to reflect on the company’s incredible journey during the event.

“Since Home Credit’s inception in the country in 2013, we have remained committed to delivering innovative financial services—be it product installments, cash loans, virtual credit, and more—to allow Filipinos to live the life they want. Home Credit has also continually enhanced its services to ensure an exceptional customer experience. Today, Filipinos can enjoy the convenience of one-minute approvals with just a single valid ID at over 15,000 outlets to realize their needs, such as gadgets, appliances, furniture, and many more,” Paul shared.

Paul also expressed her gratitude to the more than 10 million customers who trusted Home Credit over the years.

“We are grateful to every Filipino who placed their trust in us, allowing us to improve the lives of many. Rest assured that we will continue to innovate our services to help us elevate the quality of life of the Filipinos,” she added.

An entertaining night of celebration

As a gesture of appreciation to its customers, the grand event was filled with entertaining segments led by Valeen Montenegro, a celebrated actress and comedian who served as one of the event’s hosts. The occasion was made more exciting by the performances of renowned singers Darren Espanto and Moira Dela Torre.

“I am honored to be a part of the Home Credit family as we celebrate this remarkable milestone. As a member of this family for some time now, it is heartwarming to witness its continuous growth. May Home Credit keep on empowering the lives of every Filipino financially, helping them achieve their needs,” Montenegro conveyed.

To know more about the latest updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit its official website, You may also follow its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. Customers are also encouraged to download the My Home Credit App on Google Play to learn more about the latest promos and see what’s new in the Marketplace.