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dia maté teams up with IV of Spades’ Blaster Silonga on new single “Dream”

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Promising newcomer dia maté dials down the R&B melodrama for a luscious summertime tune that is built around laid-back melodies, indie-pop influences, and tropical-sounding rhythms. Written by mate herself and produced by IV of Spades’ Blaster Silonga, “Dream” explores the hesitation of commitment and moving forward despite falling in love with someone. According to the 19-year-old artist, the song was inspired by how people sometimes close themselves off subconsciously to protect their heart from the trauma induced by past relationships. “That’s what ultimately holds us back: the fear of being let down again,” the young singer-songwriter says. “ Dream essentially describes wanting to wake up from the past, to pretend it was only a dream.” Upbeat melancholia dia maté originally penned and produced the demo for “Dream” on guitar, but the rising pop/R&B star eventually wanted to revamp the track with a more upbeat and energetic vibe to complement the melancholic appeal of

PLDT Enterprise empowers an ICT revolution

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PLDT Enterprise, the B2B arm of the largest integrated telecommunications company in the Philippines, urges the business sector to revolutionize their organizations by undergoing digital transformation - through the help of its ICT services - in order to stay ahead of the competition and achieve differentiation. In its latest brand campaign “Revolution”, PLDT Enterprise underscores the importance of revolutionary change in business wherein organizations reshape and realign the strategic goals to transform their products and services for customers. PLDT Enterprise, to this end, offers ICT solutions powered by ePLDT that can greatly improve operational efficiency and enhance business resiliency—enabling them to successfully transform and revolutionize their operations. Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Group says, “We at PLDT Enterprise aim to empower businesses to revolutionize their strategies to yield an impactful c

URC’s Thai Subsidiary feted for efforts to cut waste, protect the environment

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Universal Robina Corporation (URC) Thailand’s General Manager Tanant Suwanraks Filipino-owned Universal Robina Corporation (URC) received three prestigious sustainability awards for its efficient waste management process at its production plants in Thailand. URC Thailand was given the 3Rs, 3Rs+, and Zero Waste Achievement Awards by Thailand’s Department of Industrial Works, Ministry of Industry, for its efforts to cut yearly wastes and costs at its factories. These efforts have proven effective at conserving natural resources, landfill space and energy, the company said. “This recognition confirms that we are on the right path towards meeting our corporate social responsibility to protect the environment by reducing wastes coming from our factories through recycling and other methods that maximize use of raw materials,” said URC Thailand General Manager Tanant Suwanraks . The 3Rs, 3Rs+, and Zero Waste Achievement Awards recognize companies that use efficient waste management sy

Authentic Jeans at Forever 21

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This year, global brand Forever 21 is rebuilding a strong denim assortment with its Authentic Jeans collection, which offers new styles, better fits and updated stretch fabric technology. These jeans are made of 100% cotton, making every pair sturdy yet soft and feeling like a second skin. The wash fades naturally over time and the way it breaks in makes it a pair that is uniquely yours. After all, the best jeans are those pairs you feel most comfortable wearing and hug you in all the right places.   These are jeans you will wear over and over again and seem to get better over the years. Forever 21’s Authentic Jeans collection includes Boyfriend Fit Jeans - loose fitting, slouchy, relaxed and at times heavily distressed; Curvy Fit Jeans for well, curvy women with small waists and voluptuous hips; and Skinny Jeans - simple, flattering, and classic. The timeless and versatile Authentic Jeans collection starts at PHP1495. Shop your Authentic Jeans and other fashionable pieces at the comfo

The Highly Anticipated Event Venue Becomes First in Macau to Receive Silver Certification for Environmental Design from Earthcheck

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  Poised to be one of the most advanced MICE destinations in Asia when it opens in the second half of this year, Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) has already garnered multiple awards for MICE and Environmental Design. GICC and Andaz Macau, a vibrant new luxury lifestyle hotel located within the event facility, both received awards from leading MICE publications in China. GICC has also become the first in Macau to receive the coveted Silver Certification for Environmental Design from EARTHCHECK, the world's leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. "We are excited to see GICC building an award-winning foundation by achieving multiple accolades in advance of its opening this year," Kevin Kelley, Chief Operating Officer, Macau at Galaxy Entertainment Group said. "Receiving recognition from China's MICE industry reaffirms the demands of meeting planners searching for new and innovative destinations to host

Over 150,000 people in the Philippines acquire digital skills during COVID-

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Microsoft Corp. recently announced it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, of which over 150,000 are from the Philippines.  This tops its initial goal of 25 million last June . Microsoft Corp. is also extending its commitment to help 250,000 companies globally make a skills-based hire in 2021.  From laid-off factory workers to retail associates and truck drivers, millions of people turned to online learning courses from GitHub, LinkedIn and Microsoft during the pandemic to help prepare for and secure the most in-demand roles, including customer service, project management and data analysis. The announcement, detailed on the  Official Microsoft Blog , builds on the company’s efforts to help people by extending through 2021 free LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn courses and low-cost certifications that align to 10 of the most in-demand jobs. The next stage of the initiative sets a new foundation for a skills-based economy

ePLDT launches first disaster recovery facility in Cebu

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ePLDT, the ICT arm of PLDT Enterprise and the premier provider of holistic digital business solutions in the Philippines, recently launched its first disaster recovery (DR) facility in Cebu. Housed in ePLDT’s VITRO Data Center Cebu 2—the biggest purpose-built data center facility outside Luzon—the disaster recovery facility will enable Cebu-based enterprises in developing their own Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and becoming compliant with global standards. It benefits from all the service level agreements (SLAs) available within the facility which includes physical resiliency and power redundancy—making it an ideal business continuity site for manpower relocation and a backup site for IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster. A disaster recovery facility serves as a data backup site or alternative office space which companies can use to recover and restore its IT systems or operations in the event of a failure or natural disaster. The site is a crucial component of any company