Manila Symphony Orchestra Set to Perform in Iloilo

 

 

Music like it has never been played before will soon be heard in Iloilo with the coming of the Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO).
This 55-piece world-class ensemble conducted by Prof. Arturo Molina,  is set for  two performances with a diverse repertoire in its premiere with the Iloilo crowd.
Slated on August 25, 2017, the orchestra will present “Sweet Symphonies: Bach vs. Beatles” at Molo Church while the concert dubbed as “Soundtracks and Symphonies” is scheduled on August 26, 2017 at the Iloilo Convention Center.  Ilonggos will have an inspiring experience of orchestral music that features soundtracks from American and Filipino hit movies.
“Iloilo was once the center of culture and the arts in the Philippines. We have started promoting our visual arts and now, we will focus on the performing arts,” according to Sen. Franklin Drilon, an Ilonggo senator who is a major catalyst in the on-going rapid developments in the city and province.
This musical treat of international standards aims to spark the interest of the local talent pool and a move towards a grander vision for Iloilo and the Ilonggos. It collaborates with the advocacy of the MSO as a vital contributor to the appreciation and enjoyment of music by people from all walks of life.
MSO was established in 1926 by Viennese conductor Alexander Lippay. It is one of the oldest orchestras in Asia and continues to enrich the Filipino’s vibrant cultural life through fine music.
Inquiries about the concerts may be directed to ILED office (33) 335-0333 and 337-8341.
Source: Press Release
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Catch The Chainsmokers Live in Manila

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Here’s your chance to catch The Chainsmokers live in Manila!

After a sold-out concert at the Mall of Asia Arena in 2016, the international EDM-Pop duo The Chainsmokers will be coming back to Manila on September 13, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena as part of their Memories…Do Not Open world tour.

Globe, the #1 mobile brand in the country and the preferred digital brand of Filipinos, is behind many of the premier concerts featuring top international acts including Madonna and Coldplay. And once again, it elevates the entertainment landscape of the Philippines by bringing back the The Chainsmokers to Manila.

In late June, Globe held an exclusive ticket pre-sale for its customers giving them exclusive first access to reserve and purchase tickets. The excitement doesn’t stop there as Globe is giving all its customers a chance to win tickets to the concert! Tickets will be up for grabs for customers who will avail any GoSURF promo or any Globe At Home plan. Every P5 spent these subscriptions is equivalent to one raffle entry, which earns them a chance to win VIP Standing or Lower Box A concert tickets!

To join, Prepaid customers may register by texting RAFFLE REG <Name/Address/Email/Age/Gender> to 2363, while Postpaid and Platinum customers can simply text RAFFLE REG YES to 2363. Globe At Home customers meanwhile are automatically entered into the promo. Draw date is on August 31, 2017. Fifteen (15) lucky winners will experience their best night ever at The Chainsmokers Memories Asia Tour 2017!

Promo period is from July 21 to August 30. For more information visit the website at www.globe.com.ph/chainsmokers, and follow the official Globe Facebook page, and @enjoyGlobe on Twitter.

Source: Press Release

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Davao-Kuala Lumpur Flights from AirAsia

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AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline, has announced its latest route to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with four times weekly direct flights from Davao commencing 21 January 2018.

Operated exclusively by AirAsia Berhad (flight code AK), the new route marks as the fourth direct route from the Philippines to Malaysia after Manila, Cebu and Kalibo.

The launch event was attended by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, Ambassador Alfredo Yao, one of the Filipino investors of AirAsia Philippines and AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador.

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said, “We see Davao City as a major point of growth in the international market, especially with agriculture being the city’s largest industry. Our aim for the city is also to grow it to become a hub for financial, tourism, service and education in Mindanao. The introduction of the direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Davao could not be more timely and is a key step in this direction to empower local players across various economic activities.”

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, who was one of the speakers at the conference said, “Davao has a special place in my heart. It was one of the first cities we flew to when we started our Philippines operations in 2012. In fact, Clark-Davao, which we pioneered, was one of the two maiden routes when we started AirAsia Philippines five years ago. Since then, we have worked to strengthen our network in Davao. In this year alone, we have launched new flights from Davao to Cebu, Palawan and Boracay, and enabled Fly-Thru via Cebu to international destinations such as Singapore, Taipei and Seoul.

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“Today marks the start of the next phase of our commitment to Davao. We believe Davao has the potential to be the international gateway for Asean to the southern Philippines, beginning with this new route to Kuala Lumpur. We strongly support the development of cities outside Metro Manila, and we are confident that by increasing connectivity and accessibility to affordable air travel, AirAsia can help play a role in boosting economic growth in the south. We can’t do it alone and we need airports to share in the responsibility, but together we can make His Excellency President Duterte’s vision of a more prosperous Philippines come true.”

To celebrate the new route, AirAsia is all-in-fares from as low as Php99* one-way are available for booking from 21 July 2017 until 30 July 2017 for the travel period from 21 December  2017 to 28 August 2018. Visit airasia.com or use the AirAsia mobile app on the iPhone or Android devices to enjoy the special promotional fares.

AirAsia Philippines (flight code Z2) currently operates several flights from Davao to Manila, Clark, Cebu, Palawan and Boracay.

Kuala Lumpur or “KL” is the perfect representation of the harmoniously multi-racial Malaysia. From its humble beginnings of a tin mining city, the ‘muddy confluence’ has progressively transformed into one of the most developed capital cities of Southeast Asia. Kuala Lumpur’s world-famous landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC), and the surrounding attractions that host cultural elements from the various ethnicities represented in Malaysia are some must-visit sites when visiting the capital city. Places to visit such as the 421m tall KL Tower, Central Market (Pasar Seni), Petaling Street, KLCC, Malaysia Tourism Centre and Bukit Bintang are all accessible from the free GoKL bus. A day trip to visit other nearby attractions such as Port Dickson, Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Bukit Tinggi, Putrajaya, Batu Caves, and Sunway Lagoon are also ideal from the city centre.

Guests who wish to explore more of Malaysia can also take advantage of AirAsia’s domestic network to the idyllic resort island Langkawi; or fly further to the tip of Borneo Island Kota Kinabalu to marvel at Southeast Asia’s highest peak Mount Kinabalu, discover the mysterious Mulu Caves as well as dive into the world famous underwater world at Sipadan Island.

For latest AirAsia news, activities and promotions, please follow AirAsia on Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).

*Promotional all-in fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes. Terms and conditions apply.

 

Flight Schedule for Davao, Philippines (DVO) – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL)

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Source: Press Release 

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AirAsia Delights Guests with Gourmet Meals at Affordable Prices

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AirAsia  unveiled its latest in-flight offerings featuring the best of Asean flavours, savoury snacks, healthy food selections, variety of beverages, and special gift items and merchandise. The airline which has been voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine straight years formally introduced “Santan inflight menu and catalogue” at a press event held in Bohol in partnership with Amorita Resort.

AirAsia Philippines’ Head of Ancillary Karlo Sanchez said, “We are delighted to offer variety and only the best meals from across the Asean region including our very own Filipino Adobo. These hotmeals are available on all AirAsia flights across our extensive network in the whole of Asean, extending as far as India, China, Australia, Japan and United States.”




Among those featured signature dishes are Thai Green Curry with Rice, an aromatic chicken curry infused with authentic Thai spices served with fragrant white rice, Malaysia’s Nasi Lemak, Singapore’s Chicken Rice, and the Philippine’s Chicken Adobo.

AirAsia’s Santan menu is also adding a new dish for pasta lovers with Chicken Lasagne now available onboard and via online pre-booking. Chicken Lasagne is a tantalizing blend of classic creamy cheese and chicken with assorted vegetables adding a refreshing taste.

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“Gourmet experience onboard doesn’t have to be expensive and as an added value for our guests, we are keeping our pricing at affordable levels and at the same time maintaining the high quality and flavour of all our meals,” Sanchez added.

Combo meals or hot meals with choice of drinks are priced at P180 only and to enjoy greater savings, AirAsia encourages guests to pre-book their meals or to purchase their meals in advance online. Guests who pre-book will be assured of meal availability and will enjoy priority meal service onboard.

AirAsia won the World’s Leading Inflight Service title at the World Travel Awards Grand Finals in December 2016, and was also honoured with the Catering Innovation of the Year award by Onboard Hospitality earlier last year.




Guests, media, and bloggers took part in a Santan food tasting session and interactive activities during the formal launch in Amorita Resort. AirAsia will also host food tasting sessions in select BPO offices and malls in Metro Manila.

Follow the AirAsia Santan journey through the hashtag #AirAsiaSantan and get the latest AirAsia news, activities and promotions on Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).

Source: Press Release

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Globe At Home Gives Families a Weekend of Fun Activities and Free Movies at #StreamFest

Online video content selections are growing so quickly that families can now spend an entire weekend just watching the latest movies, TV shows, and viral clips. To showcase how streaming can be a fun bonding pursuit for families, Globe at Home launched #StreamFest, a weekend of free movies, snacks, and loads of fun activities!

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Families enjoyed free screenings of popular Netflix titles like, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Designated Survivor. HOOQ also streamed movies like Amazing Spiderman 1 and 2, and kids spent an afternoon with the new Tangled series through the Disney Channel Apps.

Globe President & CEO, Ernest Cu

#StreamFest also hosted activities led by top local YouTube creators such as beauty Vlogger Anne Clutz, Cosplayer Chris Cantada, and travel Vlogger Patrice Averilla of AVELOVINIT.

YouTube Creators Chris Cantada, Anne Clutz, and Patrice Overall

#StreamFest is our way of bringing together the best in entertainment so that more families can experience it first hand. Through the streaming activities, we were able to showcase how much their connected life can be better when they watch their favorite content all together. This is also our way of introducing our new GoBIG plans that is part of our mission to connect two million homes around the country with leading edge network technology,” says Senior Vice President of Globe At Home Martha Sazon.

Globe at Home’s #StreamFest kicked off in Cebu last July 1 and 2, and families in Manila experienced the fun from July 7 to July 9 at Bonifacio High Street Activity Center and at UP Town Center in Quezon City.

L-R: Host Bianca Gonzalez, Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu, Country Head of Google Philippines Kenneth Lingan,    Globe At Home Head of Marketing Barbie Dapul, Host Mikael Daez

Every family can continue their #StreamFest at home by availing of the new Globe at Home GoBIG plans, which come with bigger data allocations at affordable rates, and fast and reliable speeds. For Plan 1299, customers can enjoy 300GB of data allocation per month with speeds of up to 5Mbps. Those who want to stream more can avail of Plan 1599, which has a data allowance of 400GB and speeds of up to 10Mbps, or Plan 1899, which has 500GB of data and speeds of up to 50Mbps.

All plans come with 100 GB of data exclusive for YouTube, so families can enjoy content from music videos to recipes, DIY clips, and more.

YouTube Creator Anne Clutz live make-up tutorial

Customers also get six months free access to Netflix and Disney Channel apps for award-winning original content and children’s shows, and a two month subscription to HOOQ for a diverse selection of local and foreign titles.

To check the availability of Globe At Home GoBIG plans in your area, visit https://checkavailability.globe.com.ph. For more information on the new Globe at Home plans, visit the website at https://shop.globe.com.ph/broadband, call the Globe hotline at 730-1010, or visit any Globe Store.

*Source: Globe Press Release
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SM Cares Brings Bears of Joy

 

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Last Christmas, shoppers got a chance to spread the spirit of giving through Bears for Joy. SM shoppers can purchase 2 teddy bears for only Php200 – the shopper can keep one of the bears and the other bear is donated to SM’s chosen beneficiary.

SM City Iloilo recently distributed the cuddly toys to the fortunate beneficiaries – Oton Elementary School and Day Care Centers in Dungon 1 and 2.

 

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Here are SM City Iloilo‘s PR Manager, Troy Camarista and Marketing Officer, Lee Pedregosa handing out the bears to happy kids.

 

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The event was made more special and joyous for the kids with the presence of who else but Jollibee!

 

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SM Cares partnered with One Meal Group in identifying the beneficiaries as well as providing snacks and entertainment. Look at their happy faces!

 

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I hope more and more companies like SM will be a part of child’s happy childhood. Kudos to SM Cares and One Meal Group!

 

 

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Win Tickets and Watch Coldplay Live in Manila: Create your Globe Coldplay story on April 4, 2017

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                      Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams Tour at the Allianz Stadium, Sydney Australia

 

The Coldplay fandom in Manila is undeniably huge. Tickets to their April 4, 2017 concert at the MOA Concert Grounds, presented by Globe were sold out in a day, but Globe will give all its customers another chance to watch the most-coveted concert of 2017.

By registering to any GoSurf promo or subscribing to any Broadband plan, customers can earn raffle entries to win tickets to Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams Tour in Manila”. For Globe Broadband customers, every P5 spent on their bill is equivalent to one raffle entry. Forty tickets are up for grabs as 20 lucky customers will win 2 tickets each.

“We know that music is an integral part in every Filipino’s lives and Globe is here to elevate your music experience by allowing you to enjoy music in a different perspective. With Globe, you can listen to your favorite artists like Coldplay on Spotify, or catch it via live stream from their L.A. concert on YouTube, or even watch them perform live by joining our raffle promo. We want all our customers to get this chance and experience watching their favorite artists here in Manila, or even abroad,” shares Globe Senior Vice President for Consumer Mobile Business, Issa Cabreira.

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“This time, by simply registering to any GoSurf promo or subscribing to a Broadband plan, all our customers can get a chance to win tickets to the most-anticipated concert of Coldplay this 2017.” Cabreira added.

Globe takes entertainment to another level. Just recently, Globe awarded two of its loyal customers, Monique Lim and Cristina Santiago, to watch the band perform at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney Australia last December 13, 2016 through Globe’s “Fly-Away Promo.”

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                  #GlobeColdplay “Fly-Away Promo” winners, Monique Lim and Cristina Santiago.

They won a total of Php 230,000.00 worth of prizes which includes a 4-day, 3-night trip to Sydney with round-trip airfares, concert tickets, hotel accommodation, and pocket money.

“I’ve always been a hardcore Coldplay fan, from Parachutes to A Head Full of Dreams. It just so happened that A Head Full of Dreams is my most favorite amongst their albums. The moment people started screaming and when the show was about to start, I had to pinch myself to feel that I was actually there… about to witness beyond paradise!” shares Lim.

Santiago shares the same fandom as Lim, “When Chris Martin went up the stage for the first time, it was so surreal, that feeling was way over the top. After witnessing and experiencing how their live performances, I will definitely get tickets to their concert here in Manila. We’re so grateful that Globe made it possible for us to experience such a magical concert all the way in Australia. This whole experience is definitely one for the books.”

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Customers can still get a chance to experience paradise and win tickets to the Manila leg of Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams tour by registering to any GoSurf promo or subscribing to a Broadband plan. Learn how to earn raffle entries by visiting www.globe.com.ph/globecoldplay. Follow @enjoyGLOBE (on Twitter) and like Globe Telecom (on Facebook) for updates.

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Star Cruises Announces the First Cruise Ship to Homeport in Manila for Filipinos to Cruise to Taiwan and Hong Kong

 

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Featuring 6 Day/5 Night Cruises to Laoag, Kaohsiung and Hong Kong on board SuperStar Virgo from 19 March to 28 May, 2017;Providing more choices for Philippines outbound tourism
Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in the Asia Pacific, has announced the first-ever homeport deployment of SuperStar Virgo to Manila, providing another tantalizing option for the booming Philippines outbound tourism industry.Featuring 6 Day/5 Night cruises departing from Manila, SuperStar Virgo’s itinerary is the perfect opportunity for Filipinos to enjoy exciting ports of call including:

Laoag, the capital of Ilocos Norte, Philippines, featuring Spanish colonial buildings, baroque churches and white-sand beaches

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  • Kaohsiung, the largest southern port city in Taiwan, a centre of Chinese culture and cuisine

 

  • Hong Kong, a bustling metropolis world famous for shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife.

 

Take advantage of “almost unlimited baggage allowance” on Star Cruises when you need to take home the spoils from an unforgettable vacation!

“Star Cruises was the first major cruise line to recruit Filipinos 23 years ago for our cruise ships and now we are pleased to be the first international cruise line to welcome Filipinos on board Superstar Virgo as our guests from our homeport in Manila,” says Ang Moo Lim, President of Star Cruises. “Worldwide, nearly 25 million people have enjoyed a cruise in 2016 and we are extending this opportunity for Filipinos to join their ranks from Manila – and at an affordable price.”

Benito C. Bengzon, JR, Under Secretary for Department of Tourism welcomed the move of Star Cruises with: “The Philippine Department of Tourism extends its warmest congratulations to Star Cruises as it launches its latest program. We are confident that inclusion of the Philippines in the itinerary of SuperStar Virgo will help strengthen the country’s position as a competitive cruise destination in the region.”

Star Cruises strives to continue to offer a differentiated cruise experience with the added bonus of great savings. An irresistible Early Bird Discount starting from PHP 24,500* Per Person (Twin share) will be accorded for cruise departures on 19, 24 and 29 March 2017; third and fourth persons (Quad share) can enjoy an additional 50% off from PHP 12,250 per person*.

Book now for school holiday fun! Filipino holidaymakers can look forward to setting sail in style and luxury with an all-encompassing cruise voyage comprising of deluxe accommodations, up to 6 sumptuous meals daily, spectacular performances, pampering recreational facilities and much more – all part of Star Cruises promise to deliver exceptional cruise experiences infused with a touch of warm Asian hospitality.

For more information and reservations, please call our appointed travel agents or Star Cruises at (632) 836 6830/ 31/ 32 or visit our website www.starcruises.com.

* Fares shown above are based on twin-share in an Inside Stateroom on SuperStar Virgo, excluding port and gratuity charges, subject to Star Cruises’ terms and conditions.

About Star Cruises

Star Cruises is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong, a leading global leisure, entertainment and hospitality corporation. A pioneer in the Asia Pacific cruise industry, Star Cruises has been operating its fleet since 1993, taking on the bold initiative to grow the region as an international cruise destination with a fleet of six vessels including SuperStar Virgo, SuperStar Libra, SuperStar Gemini, SuperStar Aquarius, Star Pisces and The Taipan.

Star Cruises’ commitment in offering best-in-class services and facilities is reflected in a host of recognitions and accolades received over the years. These include being inducted into the prestigious Travel Trade Gazette’s “Travel Hall of Fame” for a ninth year in 2016 in recognition of winning “Best Cruise Operator in the Asia-Pacific” for 10 consecutive years. Star Cruises was also recently voted “Asia’s Leading Cruise Line” at the World Travel Awards for a fifth year in a row in 2016.

 

About Superstar Virgo

The 13-storey SuperStar Virgo is equipped with 935 cabins, including sea- view cabins and balcony suites. Offering a wide variety of dining, shopping and entertainment choices, her facilities embrace Chinese, international and Japanese restaurants, an alfresco bar, foot reflexology salon and spa, gym, steam and sauna rooms, hairdressing salon, two-level theatre, duty-free shops, a 100-metre mega water slide, outdoor swimming pool, mini golf course, karaoke room, children’s activity centre and more. A calendar of themed entertainment constantly refreshes the onboard fun and excitement, ensuring every voyage is a brand new enjoyable experience.

 

For more information on Star Cruises, please visit:

Website: www.starcruises.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/starcruises

Instagram: www.instagram.com/starcruisesasia

Twitter: twitter.com/starcruisesasia

 

On Star Cruises, every journey is a voyage of discovery and surprise.

Source: Press Kit; images for SuperStar Virgo and Kaoshiung courtesy of Star Cruises

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Proposal Season Comes a-Ringin’

 

“DULL November brings the blast, then the leaves are whirling fast,” says Sara Coleridge in her poem “The Months.”

But, is November really a dull month? Dull, maybe, during the author’s time in 19th century England, but not anymore in this day and age when people look forward to a lot of exciting events slated in the penultimate month of the year.

November is when we observe All Saints’ Day, celebrate Halloween, enjoy the semestral break, and start shopping for the Holidays.

Unknown to many, November is also the start of the Proposal Season – the season for bachelors to get down on their knee and pop the million-dollar “will you marry me?” question.

If you’re among the many wannabe husbands planning to propose to your dearly beloved this Proposal Season, you might first want to consider looking for the most important thing for this historical event – the engagement ring.

 

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If you’re among the many wannabe husbands planning to propose to your dearly beloved this Proposal Season, you might first want to consider looking for the most important thing for this historical event – the engagement ring.

Picking out the best requires much thinking, but a jeweler like Odysseus Suarez can help a guy out in choosing the perfect engagement ring for his bride and make the proposal event a milestone to be treasured forever.

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“The Proposal Season is upon us and we are encouraging those who are planning to propose this year or early next year to start looking for their engagement rings the soonest possible time,” said Mylene Suarez, Odysseus’ better half. “We get a lot of orders during this season, so it is best to order earlier.”

Suarez offers a wide range of engagement rings to choose from. Wannabe grooms can have a diamond ring for as low as Php15,000 and as high as one cares to spend.
Clients can also have their short messages of love engraved inside the ring for free, added Mrs. Suarez.

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But should the process of picking out the right ring proved very difficult for the ones proposing, Odysseus Suarez is also prepared to make it much easier for them with a few suggestions on how to pass the burden to their partners while at the same time dropping a clue.

Interested to avail of Suarez’s assistance may visit his website at suarezweddingrings.com or drop by his nearest showrooms.

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Odysseus Suarez’s unique and highest quality engagement rings are available at Suarez Wedding Rings’ showrooms in Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Cebu, SM Mall of Asia, SM Fairview, Gateway Mall in Cubao, SM Clark and Olongapo, SM Iloilo, SM Lanang in Davao City, and Ayala Centrio in Cagayan de Oro.

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Vivo Reveals Secret to Perfect Selfies with V5 smartphone

 

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Vivo, the top 5 global smartphone manufacturer, today revealed its secret to perfect selfies with the launch of the Vivo V5 smartphone. The Vivo V5 smartphone boasts Perfect Selfie capabilities with its high-quality front-facing camera, fast performance, and upgraded features that ensure great experiences for its users.

“The V5 embodies Vivo’s relentless pursuit of innovation, with technologies and functions that our consumers look for in their device. With the V5 and its industry-leading features, we continue to push the boundaries of a premium mid-range smartphone as we highlight Vivo’s high standards in smartphone design and feature, “ said Vivo Vice President Hazel Bascon.

Premium mid-range elegance

 

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The Vivo V5 sports an all-metal unibody shell black case that comes in champagne gold and rose gold colors. Up front, it features an 5.5-inch 12x80x720HD display clad in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass for protection, giving the V5 an ideal premium feel in the hand. Performance wise, the Vivo V5 is equipped with a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor running at 1.5GHz and paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable via micro SD up to 128GB.

The V5 also features a front-facing fast fingerprint scanner capable of unlocking the smartphone in as fast as 0.2 seconds. It also features fast-charging technology to quickly top-up its 3,000mAh built-in battery.

 

Redefining the perfect selfie

 

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The Vivo V5 features an innovation that is set to be the benchmark of future smartphones. It is equipped with a 20-megapiel Moonlight front-facing camera featuring a ½.78” Sony IMX376 camera sensor coupled with a 5P lens system and an aperture of f/2.0. It also comes with a front-facing soft-light flash that helps illuminate its subjects whenever they take selfie, ensuring that its users can capture perfect selfies anytime and anywhere.

Meanwhile, its rear camera boasts a 13-megapexiel sensor that features phase-detect autofocus that will help users snap photos as they happen.

 

Value-added benefits

Vivo’s V5 smartphone is also equipped with a 32-bit AK4376 digital to analog converter HI-FI chip, as well as a new iteration of its propriety operating system, Funtouch OS 2.6, now based on Android’s 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system.

Among its new features is an improved version of Vivo’s take on multitasking, Smart Split 2.0 which allows users to view two apps side-by-side. Another feature is the Eye Protection Mode, which filters blue light from the screen to protect its suers’ eyesight.

“ With the launch of the Vivo V5, Vivo again sets the benchmark of a premium midrange smartphone with perfect selfie features that one would normally only see in flagship offers. Filipinos will once again have a capable and compelling smartphone choice, and one that can fulfill a wide range of roles in their everyday lives, “ added Bascon.

A Plus for the family

 

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Vivo also revealed its upcoming device that is set to supplement the Vivo V5. The Vivo V5 Plus will feature a similar factor as the Vivo V5 smartphone, at 5.5 inches, but will feature a 1920×1080 display and 20-megapixel dual front-facing cameras that are set to enhance the perfect selfie experience of its users.

Vivo also announced Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry as part of the Vivo family. The two-time NBA MVP and Golden State Warriors pointing guard will serve as the new face of the Vivo V5, highlighting its perfect selfie capabilities alongside local influencers like Mccoy de Leon and Verniece Enciso.

“I’m really thankful for being part of the Vivo family and I’m looking forward to doing more activities with Vivo and its Filipino plans soon,” said Curry.

 

The Vivo V5 Plus will be coming soon on Philippine shores. Meanwhile, the Vivo 5 will be available in Vivo concept stores and major retailers nationwide for PHP12,990. Consumers can also pre-order the V5 smartphone in major retailers starting November 23 to receive exclusive freebies including Vivo peakers, Vivo selfie stick, and a Vivo-branded phone stent.

 

About Vivo

Vivo is a leading global smartphone brand focused on introducing products with professional-grade audio, extraordinary appearance, and a fast and smooth user experience. The company is committed to developing dynamic and stylish products for energetic and passionate young people. The company had retained its position as a top 5 global smarthphone in the IDC Q2 2016 report.

Visit them on Facebook at Facebook.com/vivophilippinesofficial

 

 

Source: Vivo Philippines Press kit

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