Step up your mobile experience with the Nokia 1 and Nokia 8110 4G

HMD Global brings accessible mobile communication technology with new Nokia phones

 

Today’s fast-paced, digital-driven world may connect and empower people in new and exciting ways not known nor explored in the past. But it also creates a gap for those who find it difficult to keep up with the latest technology. Sometimes some find new technologies and devices inaccessible and complicated, causing them to be left out of the digital world.

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, brings reliable mobile phones that deliver not only innovation but also technology with a purpose—technology that is accessible to everyone.

Shannon Mead, country manager of HMD Global Philippines, said:

“We make sure that at HMD Global, we provide mobile experience customized to the needs and style of our diverse markets. More than the promise of innovation, we create technology that is accessible and reliable without compromising premium quality. The Nokia 1 and Nokia 8110 4G are innovations designed to optimize experience with functions and features that can keep up with any pace.”

Nokia 1: The complete first smartphone

Designed for first-time smartphone users, the Nokia 1 is equipped with a quad-core processor, front and rear cameras, 4G connectivity and dual-SIM support, elevating the feature phone experience in an accessible smartphone package.

With the Nokia 1, stepping up to smarter mobile experience has never been easier. Packed in a refreshingly familiar design and promising the reassuring quality of a Nokia phone, the Nokia 1 also brings back Xpress-on covers, allowing users to personalize their phones through a range of playful, vibrant colors.

Running on the latest Android Oreo™ (Go edition), a version of Android for devices with 1GB RAM or less, the Nokia 1 comes with a new range of apps from Google designed to run faster while consuming less data. With fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps on Android Oreo™ (Go edition), you get 2x more available storage out of the box.

 

Nokia 8110 4G: The hero sidekick

Whether it’s to minimize the daily digital buzz or to find the perfect companion phone that’s ready to take on everyday challenges, the Nokia 8110 delivers more than an ordinary feature phone can offer. This newest member of the Originals family brings a familiar and easy-to-use classic interface with an intuitive tactile keypad and slide-to-answer and end-call features, plus an addictive upgraded Snake game.

The Nokia 8110 is a durable phone that delivers crystal-clear VoLTE calls. With its 4G connectivity, users can access apps such as Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Search, Facebook and Twitter while performing basic tasks such as sending and receiving emails, importing contacts, and syncing calendar with Outlook and Gmail. The Wi-Fi capability lets Nokia 8110 serve as a portable hotspot, letting you share internet connection with up to 10 devices at once.

Reliability amid changing times

Packed with all the qualities expected of a Nokia phone, the Nokia 1 and Nokia 8110 4G are breakthroughs of accessible technology focused on elevating user experience. The phones’ design and performance emphasize durability and reliability to cater to the needs of their target users.

The Nokia 1 is available in Warm Red and Dark Blue while the Nokia 8110 4G comes in Traditional Black and Banana Yellow. Both come at an affordable price of PHP3,990.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables

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Snacking company Mondelez Philippines unveils its latest product Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables, which combines the delicious taste of Cadbury chocolate in a spoonable format with exciting treats inside.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables Lands in the Philippines
 
Latest product from Mondelez Philippines enters growing parent-to-child segment
With the goal to become the best snacking Company in the world and create more moments of Joy, Mondelēz International has launched a new and delightful entry product in its Southeast Asia Markets. Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables is especially created to provide consumers enhanced product experiences and bonding opportunities with their kids.
In Southeast Asia the Company has seen emerging trends which influence how consumers purchase and enjoy snacks, including shifts in income which lead consumers to seek enhanced product experiences.
To address this growing consumer trend in the area, which is a focus for investment, the Company has launched Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables in Malaysia and the Philippines. During its product launch in an exclusive event at The Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Arlene Amante, Brand Manager for Chocolates of Mondelez Philippines, enthusiastically introduced the product as the Company’s first entry into the growing parent-to-child chocolate segment.
“Lickables combines the well-loved taste of Cadbury Dairy Milk in a unique spoonable format. To delight families, it comes with an exciting themed prize toy inside. The brand is proud to launch Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables in Southeast Asia with beloved Pokemon character toys too!” Amante explained.
Creating Moments of Joy Through Taste and Experience
 
In emerging economies like the Philippines and Malaysia, income shifts have challenged the traditional definition of a consumer. Mondelēz International has noted that growing middle-class consumers now demand for products and formats which fit their lives and growing families. They seek enhanced brand experiences which go beyond the first bite.
As for Filipino families, Amante said, “Our insights have shown the trend in income shifts affecting the parent-to child segment. Parents’ lives have grown to be hectic. Because of this, their interests lie in spending time with their family, who still come first in their priorities.” She added, “To address these lifestyle needs, Mondelez Philippines will continue to expand into consumer white spaces or new categories, creating meaningful innovations to turn ordinary moments into joyful experiences, just like with Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables.”
As a new entry in the Market, particularly in the Philippines, Mondelez Philippines created excitement for Filipino families through teaser campaigns leveraging on social media and the internet, which are key touchpoints in consumers’ lives. Amante announced that in the coming months, the market will see and hear more from Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables in the channels and mediums they prefer like online, TV, billboards and radio.
“Through brands like Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables, we invest in creating more moments of joy by bringing together the delicious taste experience and bonding spirit of being with a loved one,” Amante said.
With different Pokemon toy freebies that can be collected and a suggested retail price of P46.50 in the Philippines, Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables can now be availed at your favorite supermarkets and convenience stores.

Celebrating Smiles Through Art

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Creating a brighter future for children with clefts – through art.
Visit The Artway at Solaire until September 2. Artwork sold will benefit Smile Train programs in the Philippines. Featured artists include Jon Ray FernandezDanger SanchezCamy Francisco CabralAlbrecht Behmel and artists from Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation Philippines, Inc..

Acts of Kindness Hosts Art Exhibit Benefitting Smile Train, the World’s Leading Cleft Charity

 

On July 19, Acts of Kindness and Solaire Resorts and Casino unveiled, “A Celebration of Smiles: Creating smiles and second chances at life through art,” an art exhibit benefitting Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft charity. The exhibit is being held at Solaire’s The Shoppes Artway.

The exhibit features artwork by local and international artists, and some of Smile Train’s former cleft patients. The artwork will be available for sale until September 2 and will help raise funds and awareness for children with clefts in the Philippines.

“We are grateful that Acts of Kindness is hosting this art exhibit to help raise awareness for Smile Train and our local programs here in the Philippines. Through this initiative, not only is Acts of Kindness able to showcase local and international talent, they are also able to help create a brighter future for children born with clefts,” said Kimmy Coseteng-Flaviano, Area Director for Smile Train in Southeast Asia.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Smile Train to help fund various local programs to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care for Filipinos.

Celebrating Smiles Through Art

The art exhibit showcases pieces from Roberto Sanchez, a DJ and entrepreneur by trade, but creatively a self-taught artist; Jon Ray Fernandez, an airline professional turned mixed-media artist; Camy Cabral, a full-time artist with a background in design and advertising; and Albrecht Behmel, an award-winning artist and best-selling writer whose works have been shown in  Paris, Beijing, New York, Moscow and London. Despite coming from different backgrounds with different styles of artwork, these artists came together to offer their pieces all for a good cause.

Apart from the seasoned artists, some of the artwork is from Smile Train’s former cleft patients including: Julia Robert CapiliAngel IboPearl Angeli MirandaJervy Hobo and Nickson Cabote. Having interacted with the guests, these individuals have shown how far they’ve come since their initial cleft surgery.

“We hope that we can continue to raise awareness for children with clefts in the Philippines and all over the world through these small acts of kindness,” says Flaviano. “We want to continue to spread smiles and encourage others to do the same.”

For more information about Smile Train’s global efforts and to make a donation, please visit smiletrain.org. Follow Smile Train Philippines on Twitter and Instagram @SmileTrainPh, and like us on Facebook at @SmileTrainPhilippines.

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About Smile Train

Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. To learn more about how Smile Train’s sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit smiletrain.org.

About Acts of Kindness

About Acts of Kindness is an initiative that supports various causes and charities through art. They are able to establish brand awareness, social consciousness, and human interaction to drive trust, civic responsibility and humanity to today’s busy world by engaging in online and on-ground initiatives. The exhibit will be open for public viewing until September 2, 2018 at The Shoppes Artway, Solaire, Entertainment City, Parañaque City.

SINGAPORE ZOO PRESENTS RAINFOREST LUMINA, A FIRST IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Award-winning wildlife park celebrates 45th birthday with multimedia night walk through the rainforest; Themed “We are one”, Rainforest Lumina sheds light on how humans, animals, and nature are connected.

 

Singapore’s award-winning wildlife attraction celebrates its 45th year since it first opened in 1973 with a new, illuminated multimedia night walk on the wild side that promises a sensory feast for visitors.

 

Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, unveiled Rainforest Lumina – the first such seasonal event to be staged in Southeast Asia – in a special preview event.

 

From Sunday, 1 July 2018, a one-kilometer stretch within the zoo’s tropical rainforest will awaken the senses as visitors walk through 11 different zones and meet the Creature Crew, a group of unlikely heroes who will take visitors on a whimsical adventure along the paths of their enchanted world.

 

Created by award-winning multimedia entertainment studio Moment Factory and set up with careful consideration to minimise disturbance to the park’s animal collection and native wildlife, Rainforest Lumina will take visitors on an immersive journey as they encounter interactive and mesmerizing installations and uncover a side of the zoo that has never been seen before.

 

See the rainforest in a whole new light

With the overarching theme “We are one”, Rainforest Lumina seeks to drive home the message that humans, animals and nature are inter-connected, with each having a vital role to play to sustain life on earth. The transformation of the Singapore Zoo into a magical landscape of lights and sound, coupled with the interaction with the Creature Crew, will take guests on the spellbinding journey that will spark inspiration at every turn and nurture empathy for nature and wildlife.

 

Tomorrow’s Pioneers

Opening as one of the world’s first “open-concept” zoos, the Singapore Zoo started with a modest collection of about 300 animals. Today, the Singapore Zoo welcomes 1.9 million visitors each year and is home to over 2,400 animals representing more than 300 species, of which 34 percent are threatened in the wild. The Zoo has also been successful in breeding critically endangered species and has established itself as one of the best zoos in the world, gaining worldwide recognition.

 

Adding to an already well-rounded experience, the Singapore Zoo will make use of immersive technology to provide visitors with a fresh experience. It will include Rainforest Lumina’s innovative use of light, multimedia and interactive elements, as well as an engaging narrative to heighten the night walk experience.

 

Mr Mike Barclay, Group CEO of Mandai Park Holdings, said, “We have been redefining experiences and storytelling since the Singapore Zoo opened its doors to our first visitors in 1973. We observed that walking through the zoo’s rainforest setting at night awakens all your senses and we wanted to find an innovative way to allow all our guests to also enjoy this exciting experience. Rainforest Lumina is an interactive and illuminated night walk that leads visitors on a multimedia-enhanced journey designed to celebrate the wonders of the natural world.”

 

“It has been a great collaboration between Moment Factory and Wildlife Reserves Singapore as we developed a new, unique multimedia experience for guests at the Singapore Zoo”, said Mr Jonathan St-Onge, General Manager, Lumina Series, Moment Factory. “Rainforest Lumina is the latest addition to our Lumina series and is inspired by Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s mission and the zoo’s unique landscape. Rainforest Lumina uses interactive elements, projection mapping, lights and a soundscape to create an immersive attraction that will allow guests to rediscover the zoo at night and to reconnect with nature in a magical way.”

 

Ms Carrie Kwik, Executive Director, Attractions, Entertainment and Tourism Concept Development for the Singapore Tourism Board said, “We are excited to support the Rainforest Lumina as part of the Singapore Zoo’s 45th anniversary. The Zoo, which has won several regional and international accolades, is an iconic attraction in the region for both visitors and Singaporeans. Its constant software enhancements play an important role in refreshing our diverse offerings and enhancing Singapore’s appeal as an attractive tourist destination with new and varied experiences to look forward to with each visit. We hope the Rainforest Lumina experience will attract even more visitors to the Zoo during this special season.”

 

Mr Barclay adds, “Beyond being a multimedia attraction, the deeper message of Rainforest Lumina is a call for everyone to come together to protect and preserve the wildlife we share our planet with.”

 

Rainforest Lumina is a seasonal attraction which will run between 7.30pm – 10.30pm each night. More information on Rainforest Lumina can be found at www.rainforestlumina.sg

 

Myths and facts about weight-loss supplements

Losing weight requires a lot of dedication and hard work and may involve physical and emotional costs. It is hardly surprising that many prefer the easy route by taking weight-loss supplements. While almost all weight-loss supplements are marketed as beneficial for the body, some may actually be harmful to one’s health.

 

Nutrition experts debunk certain claims about weight-loss supplements and reveal possible health risks.

 

Myth #1: Weight-loss supplements are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Truth: The US FDA does not have the authority to review dietary supplement products for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed. It only steps in when a “dietary supplement” is found to contain harmful substances.

 

Myth #2: Weight-loss supplements alone are enough to lose pounds.

Truth: Weight-loss supplements cannot substitute for healthy eating and regular exercise. Many weight-loss supplements’ labels include a disclaimer that they do not guarantee a specific weight-loss benefit, that individual results may vary and, to get the most benefit, they must be combined with proper diet and exercise.

 

Myth #3: Supplements like Hoodia, green tea and bitter orange aid in weight loss.

Truth: Green tea, bitter orange and the African herb hoodia have not been scientifically proven to burn fat. In fact, hoodia has not been studied in humans. It is also unclear if it curbs appetite. Green tea contains a fair amount of caffeine, which may result in some weight loss initially, but it will not burn fat. Too much caffeine can affect the heart rhythm and disturb sleep. Bitter orange has synephrine, an alkaloid found in plants, that can be dangerous to health as it increases heart rate and blood pressure.

 

Myth #4: “Natural” is safe.

 

 

 

While some supplements may result in weight loss in the short term, they may have long-term adverse effects on the body, which may not be able to handle the stress of dramatic weight loss or process artificial food and supplements. They may be unsafe for those with existing medical conditions or those who need to lose a lot of weight.
If you feed your body the right kinds of food, avoid unhealthy snacks and adopt other healthy habits, you should be able to rebalance and reboot your metabolism naturally. Nothing beats fresh and good food to improve health and promote healthy weight loss.

 

Havas Ortega responds to the call of digital transformation and the innovation mindset – Jason Drilon to lead Build & Innovation team

As the marketing landscape continues to change in the face of new trends and technologies, digital transformation emerges as an essential response to this change. The biggest companies in the country are shaping their acquisitions and strategies to fit a digital, fully integrated future.

Havas Ortega has stepped up to the plate by setting up its own Build & Innovation team, headed by creative technologist Jason Drilon, whose career spans over a decade and a half in providing innovative and creative solutions for some of the largest brands in the world. Drilon’s body of work includes years in BBDO Guerrero, JimenezBasic Advertising, Ogilvy and Mather, and Bates 141.

Drilon previously worked at Havas Ortega between 2011 and 2015 as their Head of User Experience + Technology and Creative Collaborator. He worked in an internal unit, Collab, which integrated several disciplines, including design and technology, to provide innovative and creative ideas for Havas’ brands. During this time, he was instrumental in developing Havas Media APAC’s HEARTbot (Havas Engagement-Activated Response Technology Robot), a platform that can connect social media behavior such as likes and hashtags to electronic switches that can turn on lights or activate machines. The project sought to help brands achieve more meaningful connections with their consumers, through engagement and participation.

He was then given the opportunity to work at The LEGO Group in Billund, Denmark, where he stayed for two years as the Lead Content Strategist for LEGO City, LEGO Minifigures, LEGO BOOST and LEGO House. He was in charge of UX design for desktop and mobile, digital content strategies, ideation and production, and digital project management on these brands, cementing his multi-disciplinary expertise in technology, strategy, and creative solutions.

Drilon’s homecoming to Havas Ortega marks the beginning of the agency’s next leap into digital transformation. Heading the Build & Innovation team, he will help provide innovative solutions that leverage the latest technologies and trends in design, and build apps, platforms, and user experiences for Havas Ortega’s clients.

“Innovation is an oft-misused term in the industry that just wants to grasp at anything new. My goal is to provide solutions and strategies that are truly innovative in meaningful ways, which engage with consumers and their needs. I’m happy to be working once more with Havas Ortega and seeing what I can contribute in this digital era. My experience outside the country has certainly given me brand-new perspectives, and I’d like to take this opportunity to give back,” Drilon said of his appointment.

CEO Jos Ortega looks forward to the work of the Build & Innovation team, advancing his vision of the agency providing a truly integrated marketing and communications solution for their clients. “Digital isn’t the future – it’s the present. Through our Build & Innovation team, Havas Ortega will help more brands achieve their business objectives with creative solutions tailored to the digital era.”

The new Jollibee Bistek Burger Steak is a flavorful, savory~sour hit!

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Jollibee’s latest rice meal variant is sure to be your newest go-to!

Craving for the distinctly savory flavors of the Pinoy favorite Bistek Tagalog? Jollibee, the country’s number one fast-food brand, has you covered with its latest offering: the all-new Bistek Burger Steak!

This savory-sour twist to a classic Jollibee favorite evokes all the deliciousness of Bistek Tagalog with the 100% pure beefy goodness of a Burger Steak patty, a generous serving of sauce with just the right sourness, and fried onion toppings. Indulge in the Bistek Burger Steak with a serving of steamed white rice and you’ve got a delightful, Bistek-Sarap, Beefy-Linamnam Ulam that will hit all the right spots.

“Introducing this distinctly Pinoy twist to a classic favorite like Burger Steak is proof of Jollibee’s commitment to continuous product innovations and delivering new flavor profiles aligned with the Filipino palate,” said Mari Aldecoa, Jollibee Marketing Director for Core Products. “Our development team has worked tirelessly to ensure that this new offering packs all the goodness of Bistek, from the 100% beefy-linamnam patty to the savory-sour sauce and onion toppings.”

The Bistek Burger Steak will be available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide starting July 23, 2018 for only PHP 55.00* for the one-piece Solo meal.

For more information on Jollibee’s latest products and promos, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook and follow @Jollibee on Instagram and Twitter.

*Prices may vary across different locations; delivery charge not included