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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

CCP Closes Women's Month through A Soft Launch Of The Special Issue Of Vlf Anthology By Women Playwrights

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THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, through its Intertextual Division, will have a soft launch of the special anthology of the Virgin Lab Festival fully staged plays on March 31, 2021, 2pm at the CCP and CCP Intertextual Division Facebook Pages as part of the Center’s celebration of National Women’s Month. Entitled “ELEMENTAL: MGA BABAENG MANDUDULA AT MGA ELEMENTO NG DRAMA,” the said e-book will be formally launched online likewise during this year’s Virgin Labfest which will be held from June 14 to July 6, 2021.  The e-book can be downloaded for free. The plays selected for this volume were chosen from the works by women that were staged from various editions of the Virgin Labfest, the annual theater festival that provides a venue for the emerging and established Filipino playwrights to present their unpublished, unstaged, untested and untried works to the theater-going public.  The works by women were selected to serve as samples to help define and explain the elements of a p

Rapper/producer Zelijah dives deep into teenage nostalgia on “17”

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Zelijah takes a trip down memory lane on his new song “ 17 ,” out today via Sony Music Philippines. Trading verses with fellow hip-hop artist Ellis G on bossa-infused, lo-fi beats and stripped-down guitars, the Filipino rapper/producer strikes a balance between honing a music palette that distills the algorithm-driven sounds of today and approaching the intersection of various music styles with a pop flair. According to Zelijah, “17” was supposed to be a sad little tune about cherishing the best years of our lives in a bubble, tucked away from the hassles of adult responsibilities. “But the vibe it gave us when we were working on the song was just purely nostalgic so we thought of writing the lyrics about the 2012 and 2017 era where both of us were 17 years old,” the multi-talented artist admits in a statement. “Personally, this age bracket is where we worry less about the world and only think about ourselves and all the mundane things— free from our life problems.” Zelijah prod

Japan-based Crowdfunding Platform, Strengthens Operations in Asia

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Airfunding , a global donation-based crowdfunding platform is gearing up to become Asia's No.1 Crowdfunding Platform. Kiheitai Inc ., a Tokyo-based digital company that owns the crowdfunding site called  Airfunding  is further expanding its presence across Asia Pacific.  Airfunding  recently launched its marketing efforts for the second quarter of 2021 in the Asia Pacific. The new effort will enhance its global presence across Asia Pacific Region, supporting its operations in other countries like Mexico, Columbia, Japan, the Philippines, and Russia. By expanding and strengthening APAC Market,  Airfunding  g aims to be the number one global crowdfunding platform in the region. Airfunding  is a fundraising platform that specializes in small-scale projects made by individuals, groups, or local NGOs, for a personal cause, community initiative, an event, or just anything that needs funding.  It is a keep-it-all crowdfunding platform, so project owners keep the entire amount collecte

PLDT Enterprise launches Smart Bro 5G for businesses

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The largest integrated telecommunications provider PLDT, through P LDT Enterprise  and  Smart,  unveils the  Smart Bro 5G Plans for business—equipping  more enterprises with the latest in technology, running on the country’s fastest mobile network. All Smart Bro plans today under PLDT Enterprise are 5G ready, with Smart Bro Plans 1899 and Plan 3500 which include 90GB and 200GB respectively. For a limited time, the group is extending an exclusive offer to include a free Samsung Tab A 8” with every Smart Bro 5G order to those who will pre-order starting March 10. With this introductory bundle, working from anywhere has been made even easier and with faster broadband speeds. Jojo Gendrano, FVP & Head of PLDT Enterprise Core Business Solutions, emphasized how Smart Bro 5Gfor business plans  “can unlock better efficiency and elevated ways of working for (our) customers, especially in the new normal hybrid and on-the-go work set ups, where most enterprises rely on strong internet con

#WatchSM YouTube Channel gives away P100K shopping money

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SM Supermalls officially launches #WatchSM, its newest entertainment channel on YouTube. It’s the first shopping mall branded entertainment YouTube channel in the Philippines that aims to let SM fans across the globe experience aweSM fun and play anytime, anywhere with their favorite Pinoy celebrities and online influencers plus YouTube sensation herself, SM Elevator Girl, Cheridel! "SM Supermalls has been dedicated to serving our shoppers online and offline. With the ongoing pandemic, we continue to raise the bar in terms of expanding our omnichannel presence so that we can still bring the joy of being at SM to wherever our shoppers are – and #WatchSM is a natural extension of that," said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing. To kick off the launch, #WatchSM YouTube channel will air back-to-back-to-back livestreams on March 20, 2021 at 11:00am. You can tune in and enjoy the pilot episode of #LOLwithCheridel where SM will be giving away a

Make the Switch with Watsons Vitamins and Supplements

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Stock up on Evening Primrose Oil and Glucosamine which help improve joint health. Boost your immunity and strengthen your bones, teeth and muscle with Vitamin C + Zinc +Vitamin D in passion fruit flavor . . . support your nerve health while enjoying the orange flavor of B complex . . . see a more beautiful world Billberry Complex, which is perfect eye care for those who are always in front of laptops and mobile devices . . .   reduce acne, eczema, and help relieve symptoms of PMS, hot flashes, and breast pain with Evening Primrose, which boosts women’s health. The newest range of Watsons Vitamins and Supplements has 64 products for overall wellness and immunity building to beauty and dietary supplements. These are just some of the exciting finds in the newest range of Watsons Vitamins and Supplements. Discover over 64 new products in various formats – tablets, capsules, softgels, and effervescent tablets for overall wellness, immunity building as well as beauty supplements. These quali

SB19 stakes its claim to global domination with larger-than-life single “What?”

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  After exciting the public with impressive teasers that raised the bar to global standards, SB19 finally unravels a new music era that not only elevates their sense of creative aptitude and sonic ambition, but also uncovers their range and discipline as thespians of their own craft. Released via Sony Music Philippines, their new single “ What?” stakes its claim to global domination with a contagiously massive sound that’s larger and louder than life. Veering away from the glossy, dance-pop tunes and anthemic ballads of Get In The Zone , SB19 are pushing the envelope production and songwriting-wise on their latest track, as they command supremacy of P-Pop’s explosion in the global market without resorting to formulaic tricks and pandering to trends. This time, the acclaimed boy band are transcending the genre that positioned them to become the formidable stars that they are now: comfortable with the convergence of personalities, styles, and influences — while embracing a musicalit

To Rent, To Own- that's the big question

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  If you’re starting a family or just wanting to invest in something that will give you a huge ROI in the future, stay with me as I will reveal the pros and cons of renting and owning a home.   Let’s face it, acquiring a house is a dream for most families with regular incomes. However, it can be overwhelming and confusing but let me help you make your mind at ease before you step a huge step in your life. There are many things that you should consider before owning or renting your first-ever property . One of the things you should consider is the taxes, maintenance, personal expenses, and if you will be using the property as your investment.    Do you think it's time? In some countries, it has not been a custom to move out from their parents' home when they reached a certain age but there will be a time when they should be moving out. Do you think you have already reached that point? Let’s face it whether you will be moving out, there might be a huge possibility that

ePLDT first in PH to rollout Salesforce Commerce Cloud

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NOTE: This photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 global pandemic. (L-R) Fay Ocampo, Head of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances of PLDT Enterprise; Rhoda Rose R. Bernabe, Enterprise Service Provider Head of IPC Customer Revenue Group; Abraham Cuevas, Enterprise Account Director of Salesforce Philippines; Gerard de Guzman, Regional Manager of Salesforce Enterprise Business Service Cloud; Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups; Tahsin Alam, Regional Sales Director of Salesforce Enterprise Business Group; Joseph P. Verzosa, Enterprise Collab & Alliances Head of IPC Customer Revenue Group ePLDT, the ICT arm of PLDT Enterprise, is the first in the Philippines to launch and offer Salesforce Commerce Cloud which is a cloud-based ecommerce solution that simplifies personalized shipping experience for businesses and their end customers. Salesforce Commerce Cloud will enable businesses to adopt a unified, intelligent digi

Ben&Ben to light up Manila skyline with first drone show

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Ben&Ben are set to make the impossible possible by headlining The Inevitable Drone Show—the first of its kind to feature a music performance with drone lights show illuminating the Manila skyline in synchronized fashion. Presented by SMART 5G, the eco-friendly and innovative show will surely grab headlines as Rizal Park and its nearby areas will get to experience the modern lights show LIVE on February 26 (Sunday) at exactly 7pm. It will also simultaneously air on Ben&Ben’s official Facebook page. To accompany the picturesque storytelling in the sky, the award-winning Filipino collective will be performing an extended version of “Inevitable”—the acclaimed song that was used as a soundtrack and a music score for SMART 5G’s romantic sci-fi TVC featuring Korean drama superstars, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin. For their part, Ben&Ben immediately said yes to participating in this initiative that explores the creative possibilities of aerial entertainment, easily becoming the first Fil