Monday, April 18, 2016

LG Opens G5 Pre-orders for Philippine Customers One of the world’s most anticipated smartphones to be available in the country this month

MANILA, Philippines — LG Electronics’ latest flagship smartphone, the LG G5, sold over 15,000 units in South Korea on its first launch day last March 31, 2016.  Record-breaking sales figures for the G5 far exceeded that of the LG G4, which kicked off its phenomenal run with 5,000 units sold on the first day in South Korea, one of Asia’s leading smartphone markets.

The new smartphone, which features a unique modular design and compatibility with a wide-range of innovative accessories, made a big splash at the Mobile World Congress 2016. The G5 clinched the Best Mobile Handsets and Devices Award, the top honor at the annual event held in Barcelona.

The LG G5 and Friends were designed and developed to give our consumers a more playful smartphone experience,” said Jay Won, LG Philippines VP for Mobile Communications. “Our strong sales figures recognize our efforts to bring a truly unique innovation to the global market, and very soon, to the Philippine smartphone scene.”

Be the first to play
With its unique modular design, the G5 allows users to take their mobile experiences and tech needs to the next level. They can turn the device into a camera with dedicated hardware and increased battery life, a high-fidelity music player, or as the hub of the Friends—a collection of fun companion devices—with the new digital eco-system LG Playground.

For the first time, LG’s flagship comes with a set of Friends devices to suit your lifestyle.

Among others, the LG CAM Plus turns the LG G5 to an instant digital camera. Designed for a seamless experience for capturing photos, there’s a dedicated shutter button which allows users to half-press to automatically focus on a subject before taking photos. It also has a dedicated knob which can control zooming in and out, as well as effortlessly switching from its default 78-degree normal lens rear camera to 135-degree wide angle lens. Simultaneously take photos while shooting videos with LG CAM Plus’ dedicated recording button. The module also comes with an additional 1,200 mAh battery embedded, allowing users to shoot photos and videos as much as they please.

LG Philippines will accept pre-orders starting April 18 until May 1, 2016, with the devices rolling out as early as May 3. Apart from the additional one year extended warranty, customers who pre order their G5 units will also get a free LG CAM Plus (worth P3,000), and the LG Quick Cover Case (worth P1,500) which allows users to answer calls without having to flip the cover open.

Registration and reservation are accepted at LG concept stores, partner dealers, and Lazada.PH by visiting Customers can pay the P 5,000 pre-order fee through cash, straight payment, or credit card. Remaining balance can be paid when the customer claims their unit from May 3 onwards. G5 customers must present the official receipt and a valid ID to claim the LG G5 and freebie at the stores they registered at.

For more information on the LG G5 pre-order process and other mobile innovations, visit, or  like the LG Mobile Philippines Facebook page, or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

PLDT Smart SME Nation gears up for its biggest tech summit for MSMEs TechIsland 3.0 to equip businesses for holistic digital transformation

Manila, Philippines – PLDT Smart SME Nation’s annual business convention for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) is back, this time to help Filipino MSMEs discover uncharted terrains in the ever changing digital landscape.

Now on its third year, TechIsland aims to educate, enable and empower MSMEs to solve real life business challenges through technology. In the past years, the forum focused on introducing MSMEs to ICT solutions for business. According to VP and PLDT Smart SME Nation Head Mitch Locsin, TechIsland 3.0 will now focus on “conquering new territories and markets in today’s dynamic business by harnessing digital tools and platforms.”

“We’ve already established that digital is here and it’s here to stay,” he said. “Now that everyone is on it, it’s time to challenge the standard business mindset and give our MSMEs a new perspective in managing their businesses, capturing and expanding their markets and handling competition. Online is where the action is, and we’re giving MSMEs the tools to thrive and survive in the digital arena.”

Happening on April 22 at the Harbour Tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the highly anticipated business-to-business ICT forum is expected to draw in over a thousand participants including industry leaders, multinational organizations, start-ups and MSMEs from various industries. Unlike in previous years where participation was limited to IT practitioners, this year’s TechIsland 3.0 is now open to more people including professionals in the fields of marketing, sales, engineering, finance and procurement.

This year is also historic in TechIsland history because, for the first time, slots will be open to the general public on a first-come-first-served basis. 

The formidable line-up of plenary speakers include PLDT EVP, Head of EICB and ePLDT CEO Eric R. Alberto, DENTSU Jayme Syfu Chief Executive Officer and “Chairmom” Merlee Jayme, PLDT Chief Strategy Officer Winston Damarillo, and Uber Manila General Manager Laurence Cua, among others.

Registration to TechIsland 3.0 is free. For more information on how to be part of this historic gathering of ICT leaders and innovators in the Philippines, go to

Have a Summer Made of Joy in Resorts World Sentosa Singapore with Jollibee

Jollibee invites Filipino families to join the Singapore Summer Made of Joy raffle promo to enjoy free passes to Universal Studios in Resorts World Sentosa and other Singapore attractions.

MANILA – Jollibee Chickenjoy, in partnership with premier destination Resorts World Sentosa Singapore, lets families experience the most joyful and exciting summer bonding with the Singapore Summer Made of Joy Promo. With the promo, families can enjoy more of their favorite Chickenjoy while getting more chances of winning one of the 30 Resorts World Sentosa Singapore family vacation packages. The thirty winners will each get an all-expense-paid three-day, two-night stay at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore for a family of four, with free passes to Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, and Adventure Cove Waterpark.

Every Chickenjoy piece bought entitles customers to a raffle ticket, which can be dropped off in designated boxes found in all Jollibee stores nationwide. Get the two-piece Chickenjoy Value Meal and get two raffle tickets; you can also share the joy with your family and friends with an eight-piece Bucket and get eight raffle tickets! The promo has been extended until April 30, 2016, and the more Chickenjoy you buy, the more chances of winning.

‘Edutainment’ for the whole family
With the Singapore Summer Made of Joy Raffle Promo, the whole family can bond together through a variety of learning and leisure activities. They can relive the magic of blockbusters with movie-themed rides at Universal Studios Singapore through an impressive variety of attractions, explore ocean life at the sprawling S.E.A. Aquarium, and have a wet and wild great time at the Adventure Cove Waterpark.

All these educational and entertaining experiences make Resorts World Sentosa Singapore a great partner for Jollibee in creating joyful experiences for Filipino families.

Hurry and grab more of your favorite Chickenjoy and you might just be headed to an unforgettable summer getaway with the whole family!

For more information on Jollibee’s Singapore Summer Made of Joy Raffle Promo, watch the video ( and visit the Jollibee Facebook page.


ADP Philippines associate Portia Adrao (left) hands over a solar lantern to an Aeta community elder during an outreach program organized by ADP CIRCLE’s Community & Learning Pillars at Villa Maria, a community for indigenous people in Porac, Pampanga. ADP Philippines gave solar lanterns to 40 families in the hope of lighting up the households in their community, which is still without electricity. ADP CIRCLE (Corporate Involvement and Responsibility to the Community, Learning and Environment) is the corporate social responsibility program of ADP Philippines with the objective of supporting its associates’ commitment to giving back and helping improve communities. To learn more about ADP and its Social Responsibility efforts, visit (Photo by Ian VaƱo)

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