New Everest Sport boosts SUV portfolio of Ford Philippines

Ford Philippines recently launched the new Ford Everest Sport as it continues to expand its SUV portfolio with the addition of a new variant in its Ford Everest line-up. The new Everest Sport features an enhanced design and a host of driver-assist technologies that will help widen the appeal of the Ford Everest among customers…

Viruses are harmful: Here’s one way to protect yourself

Staying healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is just as important as following such public health measures as social distancing and frequent handwashing. Good nutrition, exercise, and a nutraceutical like Pro-IG colostrum that makes use of the tested benefits of bovine colostrum against viral and bacterial infections are crucial in keeping the immune system in…

School’s about to start. Find a bag that fits your style

Herschel pack (Photo from: Herschel Supply Co. Philippines Facebook)

Summer is about to end, it’s time to pack your bags and say goodbye to summer. Whether you are a Herschel person or a Jansport guy or even a The North Face type, your choice of bags speaks to your needs and style. If you haven’t found the best bag for this school year, we’ve…

Smart LTE is fastest in the Philippines: J.P.Morgan study

BETTER COVERAGE. Smart is re-equipping its cell sites to use low-frequency bands such as 700 MHz and 850 MHz to provide better indoor coverage. It is also deploying high-frequency bands like 1800 MHz and 2100 MHz to increase the cell sites’ capacity to handle mobile data traffic.

Smart Communications is delivering the fastest LTE service in the country, with average download speeds steadily improving through the months, a J.P.Morgan study showed. In an April 2017 report based on the actual mobile experience of OpenSignal app users, J.P.Morgan said Smart “leads in overall LTE download speeds and at regional levels.” The OpenSignal app…

Gift for adventurers? R.O.X helps you pick right one

If you still haven’t decided what to give that special group of people in your life, those daring adventurers who make the outdoors their weekend stops, the R.O.X. Gift Coach may just have the answer for you. More and more people have discovered the fun and excitement of forest treks and mountain jaunts, and chances…

Original Pino brings you Chef Tatung’s ‘From Heart to Platter’ menu

Tinolang manok, kare-kare, and adobong pusit alongside The Original Pino’s popular dishes and delicacies are on the menu this week when Cebu’s best value-for-money restaurant presents the best of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao as prepared by renowned culinarian Chef Tatung. “From Heart to Platter with Chef Tatung” begins August 24 at The Original Pino, where…

Forever 21 to launch Style Insider in Cebu

Forever 21 stylists in action. On June 8, Style Insider will be launched in Cebu.

Forever 21 is launching on June 8 in Cebu the Style Insider, a styling service that is the first of its kind from any high street brand in the Philippines. The launch, happening in the Forever 21 store in the Northwing at SM City Cebu, will be hosted by model and TV host Mia Ali…

Ipanema Summer Sunscream returns to Cebu

PARTY, PARTY! Party with the hottest and best talents in the country's music scene. This year's Ipanema Summer Sunscream is among the final shows for Urbandub and Kamikazee, which had announced plans to disband in 2016.

The country’s biggest summer music festival, the 2016 Ipanema Summer Sunscream, is taking place on May 21 in the Green Lagoon Park in Compostela, Cebu. Top-billed in the event are Filipino rockstar Bamboo Mañalac, actress Bela Padilla, and international club DJs Jason Dewey (USA) and Danny Kay (UK). Four of the country’s best bands, <…

PLDT, Smart offer 3 simple tips to protect passwords

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Following the cyber theft of voters’ records from the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) database, PLDT and Smart Communications are encouraging their subscribers to take precautions to protect their online privacy and security. According to published reports, the data breach disclosed voters’ personal information such as their names, birthdates, home and email addresses, the full names…

Megaworld’s 8 Newtown Boulevard picked ‘best condo’ in Cebu

AWARDS. 8 Newtown Boulevard took the Best Condo Development in Cebu as well as the Best Residential Interior Design and Best Landscape Architectural Design awards in the 2016 Philippine Property Awards held recently in Makati City.

Megaworld’s residential development 8 Newtown Boulevard located within the 30-hectare Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City won big at the 2016 Philippine Property Awards held recently in Makati City. 8 Newtown Boulevard took the Best Condo Development in Cebu as well as the Best Residential Interior Design and Best Landscape Architectural Design awards, making it the…

Singtel Group’s Go Ignite opens doors to local startups

The most promising local growth startups working on solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, content delivery, cyber security, or customer experience enhancement space have a new opportunity to scale their business through Go Ignite, the recently-announced alliance of the Singtel Group with its European counterparts. The alliance, comprising the innovation arms…

FWD shakes up Visayas, brings “Live to Move” to Cebu

WORKOUT. “Live to Move” is centered on the FWD Motion, a four-minute workout specially designed by fitness coaches Jim and Toni Saret (above) to provide Filipinos the health benefit equivalent to an hour’s worth of exercise. (Photo from FWD Philippines website)

A 30-minute run to kick start the day. Biking to and from work. Yoga classes thrice a week after work. A trek to the mountains on weekends, then an out-of-town trip to recharge after a hectic month. If any of these are part of your routine, then you’re most likely part of the growing population…

Make Your Own Havaianas 2016 turns Japanese

April marks the onset of full-on sizzling summer in the Philippines. It also marks one of the most anticipated events in the calendar, Make Your Own Havaianas. From April 22 to May 1, step into a celebration of self-expression and creativity inside All Flip Flops SM Seaside City at the lower ground floor of the…

Get the Sony PS4 with a PLDT HOME Fibr bundle

Following a historic year marked by successful partnership launches with renowned global brands like iflix and Fox Entertainment Channels for content, and Microsoft and Intel for the TVolution Stick, PLDT HOME, the digital services unit of leading telco PLDT, is back in the spotlight, this time to herald the arrival of a new era in…

Smart starts deployment of LTE-Advanced mobile service

SUPERIOR EXPERIENCE. For Smart subscribers using LTE-A capable devices, this translates into superior experiences when using various data services, particularly bandwidth-heavy services like video- and audio-streaming, and gaming.

PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications (Smart) has begun to roll out the country’s first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) service, which can provide significantly higher data speeds than existing LTE services using a capability called “carrier aggregation.” Initially deployed in Boracay, Aklan, one of the country’s leading tourist destinations, Smart’s LTE-A service there has posted speeds of up…

Emperador generates P7 billion net income in 2015

EMPERADOR's wine cellar in Spain.

Emperador Inc., the world’s largest brandy company, reported a net income of P7 billion on revenues of P43.6 billion last year, inclusive of foreign operations. The company made the highest quarterly net income in the fourth quarter of 2015, amounting to P2.26 billion, showing a 38% year-on-year increase versus the fourth quarter of 2014 and…

Megaworld net income soars to P10.4 billion in 2015

IN CEBU. The 6 Newtown Boulevard in The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City.

Megaworld, the country’s largest developer of integrated urban townships and the biggest lessor of office spaces, has breached the P10-billion mark in net core income for 2015. The company’s core profit reached P10.40-billion (net of P181-million non-recurring gain from P10.58-billion), up 10.58% from last year’s P9.40-billion (net of P12.16-billion non-recurring gain). “We already have a…

PLDT HOME bags best digital innovation award in CIO Asia for data sharing service

PLDT HOME, the home digital services unit of telecoms leader PLDT, has been recognized for its leadership in digital innovation in Asia for its pioneering data sharing initiative, done in partnership with Smart Communications (Smart), in the recent CIO Asia Awards. PLDT HOME won in the Leadership category and is one of only five outstanding…