Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Experience the soundtrack of your life with CloudFone’s Spotify edition devices

Filipinos love music. They listen to different songs wherever they are, depending on their current disposition in life – making every song relevant and significant. It is undeniable that music is very much integrated in the day-to-day lives of everyone.

Mobile tech innovator CloudFone recognizes this love of Filipinos for music, and the how more and more people are staying plugged in, listening to music, whether through their mobile phones, tablet devices, or even through desktops.

To further defy boundaries and address the growing wants and needs of today’s youth, CloudFone has partnered with Spotify in order to bringing a revolutionary device to life. Spotify is the the world’s most exciting global digital music streaming service. Now, through the CloudFone Thrill 500x, CloudFone Thrill 500x+, Cloudpad 702q, Filipinos will now be able to access any song they want and create playlists to fit every mood they are in.

Living up to its track record of being an innovator that pushes the limits and challenges existing norms, CloudFone, through its visionary Chief Executive Officer, Eric Yu, said this is the first time that Spotify has partnered with a mobile phone brand -- another true pioneering achievement for the young company.

“We are known in the industry as a pacesetter, leading light, a pioneer when it comes to introducing new and exciting technologies in the Philippines and making them within the reach of many Filipinos. This partnership with Spotify further reinforces this and paves the way as we materialize our aspirations and vision as a business, and this will definitely not be the last time you’ll hear about it,” declares Yu.

The CloudFone & CloudPad Spotify Edition series consists of the following line-up: the CloudFone Thrill 500x, CloudFone Thrill 500X+, and the CloudPad 702q. Here’s a run-down of specs for each smartphone and tablet device:
All these products have Panorama and High Dynamic Range (HDR) modes, Smile Detection, Voice Command controls, Zero Shutter Delay, and high-def video recording. You can now capture those special, stunning, captivating and wacky moments and memories on the street or just about anywhere in full, vivid and colorful detail—and without missing a beat.

The partnership between CloudFone and Spotify is definitely one that will rock the Philippine market for smartphones and tablets, an endeavor that will endear CloudFone and Spotify closer to the hearts of its Filipino consumers. We can all expect more industry-shaking efforts to come from this young company in the very near future, which are all part of its vision to further grow as a responsible and innovative business that aspires to make technology within every Filipino’s reach.

For more about CloudFone and its lineup of impressive Spotify-edition mobile digital devices, visit; “Like” their Facebook page,; follow them via or

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

GetGo gives you a chance to explore the world for FREE

Travel the world without the booking hassles! And the better news is you might experience all the fun for FREE!

How would you like to explore the countless beautiful tourist destinations in the Philippines, all for free for an exciting 80 days? Join Juanderlust and be the Chosen Juanto discover and experience all the amazing travel spots that the country has to offer.

To join the online contest that gives you the chance to travel around the Philippines, simply visit the website at andfill out the registration form. You must also answer the question, “Why should you be the Chosen Juan?” in 300 characters or less, and make a 1-minute video responding to the same question. The contest is open to everyone, even international travelers, as long as they have a passport and a valid VISA to travel the Philippines in early 2016.

The Chosen Juan will receive up to Php2.5 million worth of exciting prizes, which includes a laptop, a GoPro camera, and miscellaneous travel fees on top of their thrilling 80-day free adventure. Successful entrants will also get a free GetGo membership card inclusive of points for a more seamless and rewarding travel experience around the Philippines.

The newest lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific,GetGo, enables loyal customers to easily earn rewards points whenever they fly with Cebu Pacific or convert their credit card loyalty points to GetGo points. They can redeem and use these GetGo points to book local or international flights within the Cebu Pacific network. It also gives customers access to other exclusive promos and add-on services from the airline.

So, do you want to be the Chosen Juan and have the best time of your life traveling around the Philippines for 80 incredible days? Submit your entries now and get a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

To avail of aGetGo card, simply visit, click JOIN, fill out the application form, and for only a P150 membership fee, have your personalized GetGo card delivered to your doorstep.

For more information on GetGo’s merchant partners, on-going promos and events, you can visit or follow GetGo’s official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts @GetGoPH. is a Philippine with over 1,800 hotel and resort partners in different parts of the country. The company seeks to help every Filipino travel more with value for money accommodations in every corner of the country. is an online vacation accommodation service, providing varied and unique places globally for the travelers' convenience. The company encourage people from all over the world to list and rent out their properties to travelers, helping locals earn extra income while providing travelers with accommodations for every occasion.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Why you should invest in a new refrigerator

Refrigerator units have seen drastic improvements over the last decade. What your mom used to own may look similar on the outside but what is inside may no longer match the technology of the recent models.  Whether it’s your first time buying a refrigerator or replacing the old clunker you have, careful consideration needs to be taken before making your purchase. Refrigerators are long-term appliance investments and taking the time to study the features and how they fit your needs will help you enjoy this big purchase in the next few years.

Phillip Trapaga, General Manager of Midea Philippines expresses, “The advantage of updating your home appliances is that you also get to enjoy technologies that better suit the standards of your modern lifestyle. With our lifestyles changing, it is normal to expect our technologies to keep up with them.”

First thing to consider when shopping for a new refrigerator is its electric consumption. Old fridges may use up to more than twice the energy of a new model. This means electricity is not being used efficiently and leads to higher utility bills.

“Appliances operating at lower energy rates are now very popular among homeowners because of the heightened awareness about the country’s current power situation,” says Trapaga. He continues, “Still, these consumers still look for quality and features that can meet their high standards.”

The French Door Refrigerator from global appliance manufacturer Midea is a good example of how energy efficiency meets quality. This home partner cuts down on electrical consumption by almost half than the conventional refrigerator, making it friendly to electric bills.

Innovative refrigerator models keep food fresh for a longer period of time compared to old fridges. Equipped with High Moisture Retention Technology, Midea French Door Refrigerator maintains an optimum level of humidity that keeps food fresh for a longer period of time. This is complemented by the Multi-airflow System which makes sure the temperature in each compartment is uniform.  Additionally, this model from Midea has a UV light feature called the Photocatalytic Degradation Technology which aids in the breakdown of pesticides found in fruits and vegetables, making them safer for consumption. At the same time it’s also equipped with Photosynthetic Preservation Technology which replicates the natural environment of fruits and veggies prolonging their lifespan.

Be on the look-out for special features that only recent units have. Midea’s French Door Refrigerator’s Ice Maker and Japanese Ag+ filter block which purifies the water, ensuring in clear ice cubes ready in the freezer.

The size of the fridge which mainly depends on the needs of your family should also be taken into consideration. With new and clever designs of the new models, you can store up to a month-worth of supplies which means less trips to the grocery.

Midea’s French Door Refrigerator can fit up to 20 baskets of groceries. Social butterflies who love throwing parties will also be pleased with its roomy interiors which can accommodate large platters, trays, and serving dishes. Its two doors that open in the middle also double as shelf space for condiments and canned drinks.
Aesthetics should never be compromised for quality and efficiency. Midea makes sure that all its appliances fit into modern homes with their tasteful and stylish designs. The Midea French Door Refrigerator’s stainless steel design adds a sophisticated touch to any kitchen layout.

Trapaga concludes, “This is the advantage of modern appliances. They are designed with the consumer in mind, but on a more personal level. They are not just home appliances anymore but more of life partners.”

To learn more about Midea’s French Door Refrigerator and other home solutions, visit and like their Facebook page at for updates.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Innovation in the field of Marketing: 2015 Agora Awardees

One of the most respected Filipino organizations recently honored outstanding men and woman in marketing as they showcased remarkable creativity and innovation in the said field.

The Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) recently bared its new set of Agora awardees for 2015 have displayed overall excellence in the marketing field. This year’s Honorary Agora Awardee and keynote speaker, Department of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr. (center), in his speech, expressed honor and humility for being chosen to join the roster of past Agora awardees and likewise voiced his full admiration and respect to these outstanding individuals.

The Agora awardees for various categories are (from left): Jose Ma. Concepcion III  (representative Ramon Lopez), President  and Founding Trustee of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc., for Outstanding Achievement in Advocacy Marketing; Mario Bernardo Santos (representing Arthur Tan, President), of Integrated Microelectronics, Inc. for Outstanding Achievement in Export Marketing; William Tiu Lim, President and CEO, Mega Global Corporation for Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Large Scale; Catherine Salimbangon, Vice President of Organique, Inc. for Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Medium Scale; Lourdes Blanquita Banzon Falcon (wife of Raul Falcon - Country Manager) from Procter & Gamble Manufacturing (Thailand Ltd.) for Outstanding Achievement in Overseas Marketing; Carlo Katigbak, CEO of ABS-CBN Corporation, voted Marketing Company of the Year; David Guerrero, Creative Chairman, BBDO Guerrero Inc. for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Communications; Dr. Nol Montalbo, CEO, Mont Albo Wellness Corp. for Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Small Scale; Dr. Carl Mark Miniano, Dean, College of Business Administration, Adamson University, Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Education; and Benjie Yap, Vice President, Homecare and Foods of Unilever Philippines, for Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Management.

These awardees will join the elite group of The Agora Circle, composed of world-class Filipino marketers who displayed out-of-the-box thinking and trailblazing achievements. The Agora Circle’s mission is to enable the sharing of strategies and best organization practices to further enrich the Philippine marketing industry.

Past PMA President (1991), Past Agora Awardee (1994) and Chairman of Mansmith and Fielders Inc., Josiah L. Go, is the Chairman of the Board of Judges for the Agora Awards.

The 36th Agora is organized by the Philippine Marketing Association. Dubbed as the “Oscars of Philippine Marketing,” The 36th Agora was held recently at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay City.