Smartbro unveils the best deal ever of Ipad Mini 2 in Davao

Aug 8, 2016

Who wants to own an iPad mini? 

Well, Davaoenos are lucky because Smart Bro is giving us the easiest and most affordable way to own an iPad mini powered by Smart's fast and reliable LTE technology.

This is an exclusive package, you get an iPad Mini 2 for only P599 per month which will let you enjoy 1.7GB monthly data and a bonus offer of free 1.1GB of video streaming on Youtube, iFlix, Dailymotion and Vimeo for the first three months. This is just an additional P300 to the monthly service fee of Smart Bro Plan 299.

Smart Bro's best iPad Mini 2 deal is in time for the celebration of the Kadayawan Festival, Smart Bro, the country's leading mobile broadband under Smart Communications, has the best iPad Mini 2 deal and is part of with the brand's ongoing Brokada road trip across the country with our favorite Smart Brokada celebrities including beauty queens Bb. Pilipinas-Universe MJ Lastimosa and singer Michael Pangilinan.

The Smart Brokadas MJ Lastimosa (center) and Michael Pangilinan (second from left) with PLDT and Smart Bro Execs. 

The Brokada road trip has conquered Manila, Baguio, Bohol, CDO, Cebu and Ilocos, and is set to invade more major cities nationwide. This time, the Brokada road trip goes o Ologapo, Zamboanga, Bulacan and Iloilo.

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PLDT HOME celebrates strongest connection with Regine Series live in Davao

Jul 27, 2016
Davao, are you ready?

PLDT HOME celebrates strongest connection with Regine Series live in Davao

Asia's Songbird is coming!

OPM icon and PLDT HOME Ambassador Regine Velasquez is coming to Davao to perform live via the widely popular Regine Concert Series. 
PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali with Regine

Powered by PLDT HOME, the musical extravaganza is a show of gratitude from the country’s number one digital and multimedia services provider for the massive support throughout the years.

The concert series, which was extended for a second year due to its unstoppable success, aims to help promote the titular Regine Telset Series—a set of limited edition landline phones available for only P99 per month—launched last year to great acclaim, with stocks running out fast as soon as it was made available to the public.

Its initial kickoff last April 10 at SM Bacoor in Cavite was followed by another full house gig at SM City Pampanga. From one jampacked mall to another and in response to insistent public demand, the Regine Concert Series is finally on its way to the Queen City of the South on July 30 for its much-awaited VisMin debut.

The Cebu leg will feature a 10-piece band helmed by award-winning musical director Raul Mitra, with a special performance by Your Face Sounds Familiar first runner-up Michael Pangilinan.

PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali said, “The Regine Telsets, when bundled with PLDT HOME DSL, form the foundation of a digitally connected and smart home. PLDT HOME has been making it big in the hearts of Cebuano families, and we look forward to helping them forge the strongest connections with their families through powerful connections and world-class music.”

After Cebu, the Regine Concert Series will then be scheduled for a Davao stopover on August 6 at SM Ecoland. Fans will be in for a free world-class musical treat as Regine performs her well-loved hits.

For more information on the Regine Telset Series, visit

Brighten up your day with refreshing new Starbucks Frappuccino® flavors

Jul 25, 2016

Recreate your fun-filled adventures with new Starbucks Frappuccino® flavors – Mango Fruit Jelly Yogurt and Strawberry Fruit Jelly Yogurt. Starting July 26, get that much needed zesty boost with these new beverages boasting a delicious combination of chilled yogurt and fruity swirl blended with ice.

“The all new Mango Fruit Jelly Yogurt and Strawberry Fruit Jelly Yogurt Frappuccino® Blended Beverages are a delightful combination of fruity taste in a sweet jelly, layered with the smooth texture of yogurt. Reminiscent of a creamy parfait, these Frappuccino® Blended Beverages are inspired by our customers’ love of sweet fruit, making them the ideal beverage to lighten up one’s day,” said Keith Cole, head for marketing at Starbucks Philippines.

Delight in the sweetness of fresh mango or strawberry perfectly balanced by a hint of tartness from the yogurt for a mouth-watering beverage. To energize your day, the Mango Fruit Jelly Yogurt Frappuccino® perfectly blends honey-citrus sweet mango sauce with yogurt, topped with a layer of mango fruit jelly with real mango bits. Meanwhile, the equally refreshing and irresistible Strawberry Fruit Jelly Yogurt Frappuccino® features a visual treat with the yogurt blended with strawberry sauce puree topped with strawberry jelly with strawberry bits.

“Starbucks continues to innovate with new flavor and texture combinations to meet our customers’ expectations for the Frappuccino® Blended Beverages,” said Cole.

For a total gastronomic experience, pair these new beverages with Starbucks featured food item, Triple Chocolate Truffle Cake – a moist buttery white chocolate sponge cake with generous layers of milk and truffle finished with dark chocolate ganache and white chocolate shavings.

Triple Chocolate Truffle Cake
You can also go for light but filling new core food items like the Maple Pecan Danish, a light and flaky Danish pastry with maple filling and topped with chopped pecans, perfect for a quick breakfast; Chicken Cannelloni, an al dente pasta filled with chicken flakes and topped with creamy tomato sauce, you can have for your lunch; and the Pan Au Chocolat, which features two chocolate batons wrapped in 100% French butter croissant dough and finished with chocolate drizzle that will satisfy your sweet tooth.


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Beat the summer heat with these refreshing Starbucks Frappuccino® Blended Beverages

Apr 18, 2016
Summer is here and what better way to escape the heat of summer and cool down than with the newest  Frappuccino® Blended Beverage, the Roasted Marshmallow S'mores Frappuccino®Blended Beverage and returning favorite, the Summer Berry Panna Cotta Frappuccino® Blended Beverage. Both available starting April 19.

The new and returning summer blended beverages – Roasted Marshmallow S’mores and Summer Berry Panna Cotta – both let you celebrate the sweetness of summer. Inspired by the distinct taste of roasted marshmallows with chocolate sandwiched between graham crackers, the Roasted Marshmallow S’mores Frappuccino® Blended Beverage evokes happy memories of summer outings at the beach with family and friends. 

The returning summer favorite, Summer Berry Panna Cotta Frappuccino® Blended Beverage, combines Panna Cotta with different types of berries to create a beautifully layered Frappuccino® Blended Beverage and topped with whipped cream and a tart berry drizzle. After enjoying these summer beverages, you can join the Starbucks Frappuccino® & Friends Photo Contest by uploading your photos to the Starbucks Philippines Frappuccino® website ( from April 19 to 30, 2016 for a chance to win a pre-loaded Starbucks Frappuccino® Card.

Meanwhile, brewed coffee lovers can also celebrate the spirit of adventure with a cup of perfectly brewed coffee in store or at home. With the refreshing citrusy flavor of Starbucks Kati Kati Blend™ and Starbucks VIA® Sweetened Iced Coffee, Starbucks Reserve® El Salvador Montecarlo Estate and Starbucks Reserve® Burundi Murambi, your brewed coffee – iced or hot – will surely keep you energized this summer. 

To further provide a cool little haven from the scorching heat, Starbucks Philippines will also have a series of Meet Me at Starbucks for a Summer Frappuccino® Party from April 26 to May 31 where you can enjoy live summer music, a One For You, One To Share (Buy One, Get One) promo on the Roasted Marshmallow S ‘mores Frappuccino® blended beverage, 10% off on summer mugs and tumblers and other exciting treats. Check out the Starbucks Philippines’ Facebook page ( for more details. 

Achieving Better Sleep with the Sleep Specialist

Apr 15, 2016
Insufficient sleep is now a becoming a major health concern in the Philippines. Today, Filipinos are having trouble sleeping due to poor lifestyle habits. Lack of sleep is quite alarming, as it can greatly affect the performance of an individual and lead to chronic diseases. It leaves the individual out of focused that can resort to road accidents and occupational errors. It also increases the probability of an individual to develop depression or other chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.

“Sleep is an essential part of our well-being. It allows our bodies to recover from daily activities and more importantly, it leaves our minds refreshed to gather and process information. It also affects our emotional stability and decision making.” says Cherry Tan, Marketing Director of Uratex Philippines.

A recent study shows that the Philippines has been ranked as one of the countries in Southeast Asia with poor sleeping habits. More than half of Filipinos sleeping less than six hours a day. There are a number of factors that attribute to this such as unbearable traffic, constant access to the Internet, busy work schedules, and uncomfortable sleeping environments.

“There are ways to help battle this problem. It is important to change our current lifestyle to achieve quality sleep,” says Tan. According to the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM), there are 10 Commandments of Sleep Hygiene. These are as follows: maintain a fixed sleep schedule; reduce daytime naps in 45 minutes or less; avoid intake of caffeine such as those in coffee, tea, most sodas, including chocolate 6 hours before bedtime; avoid heavy, spicy or sweets 4 hours before bedtime; exercise regularly but not before bedtime; maintain an ideal sleep temperature in a well-ventilated room; block out noise and light as possible; limit use of the bed to sleeping; and finding comfortable bedding.

“Promoting good sleep has always been the sole mission of Uratex. Simply put, we help improve sleep routines by adapting to a healthier lifestyle, a positive mindset towards life, and choosing the correct mattress that can support our body’s shape and contours,” explains Tan.

For more than 48 years, Uratex has been recognized as the country’s industry leader in manufacturing foams and mattresses. As a commitment to excellence, it continues to innovate itself by applying latest technologies and research to deliver exceptional comfort and support in every mattress.

Uratex offers different technologies that cater to a person’s sleeping needs. As summer is fast approaching, there is a need to maintain an ideal sleep temperature that can reduce tossing and turning during the night. Uratex’s latest collection include the Uratex Airlite Foam Mattresses which combines 3D spacer fabric and open cell technology to allow air to flow freely in the mattress, for a cool sleep. 
For a more luxurious comfort feel, Uratex Premium Mattress presents the Senso Memory Ultima Mattress. Formulated with Hydragel® technology, its premium memory foam is infused with gel beads which absorb heat and provide optimal airflow. It has been proven to lower body temperature by up to 2ÂșC than those of a traditional memory foam, helping you to fall asleep faster. As an added feature, Sanitized® treatment is applied to safeguard against growth of bacteria, odour, mildew, and dust mites.

Aside from its product offerings, Uratex partners with different organizations in its pursuit for better sleep. Recently, the Philippine Society of Sleep Medicine (PSSM) partnered with Uratex in celebrating the World Sleep Day. The 2016 campaign, “Good Sleep is a Reachable Dream,” expresses a desire for everyone to attain a good, sound sleep. The PSSM held symposiums to discuss about the important elements of good sleep which are “Duration” or the sufficiency of sleep to become well rested and alert the following day; “Continuity,” which means sleep time should be continuous and unbroken; and “Depth,” that sleep should be deep enough to be restorative or invigorating.

To find out more about the Sleep Specialist, call the Uratex Consumer Hotline (Domestic Toll Fee), 1800 10 888-6800 or visit

Starbucks new Beverages, Foods and Promos this Easter!

Feb 29, 2016
Celebrate fresh beginnings and explore espresso in a whole new way as Starbucks debut a brand new line of beloved Macchiato beverages.

Coffee drinkers are sure to fall in love with the rich, complex flavors of the all-new Starbucks® Chocolate Hazelnut Macchiato, Starbucks® Roasted Caramel Macchiato, and Starbucks® Caramel Macchiato Frappuccino® – as well as classic fan favorite, Starbucks® Caramel Macchiato

Starbucks’ passion for all things coffee continues to blossom with these new beverage innovations. Let’s take a look at each of these beverages from Starbucks Philippines:

ROASTED CARAMEL MACCHIATOThe Roasted Caramel Macchiato is for the true caramel lover. Delight in its layers of smooth, velvety milk, top quality espresso, and deliciously rich caramel taste.
Short - ₱ 150 |   Tall – ₱ 160 |   Grande ₱ 175 |   Venti– ₱ 185
Our most popular Caramel Macchiato in a Frappuccino® variant. Enjoy the same delicious taste of smooth milk, caramel drizzle, and a shot of our best quality espresso, but in a fun Frappuccino® form.
Tall – ₱ 150  |   Grande ₱ 160    |  Venti– ₱ 170

Our Chocolate Hazelnut Macchiato combines layer upon layer of delicious chocolate and hazelnut flavors with our best quality espresso.
Short - ₱ 150 |  Tall – ₱ 160 |  Grande ₱ 175 |  Venti– ₱ 185

For Starbucks Card collectors out there - these cards will sure be a delight to have:

Taking a page off Greek mythology, Starbucks calls her the Siren. The Siren is hand-painted with water colors and represents the change of the season.
Available starting February 23 for an initial consumable load amount of ₱300.
Purchase limit of five (5) activated Special Edition Siren Cards per customer per day

EASTER EGG DIECUT CARDSDelightfully decorated eggs are a highlight of any Easter basket. Hop inside a Starbucks store and you’ll find the perfect egg. It’s time to get “eggcited” for the season!
(This is a barcoded Starbucks Card)
Available starting February 23 for an initial consumable load amount of ₱500 each.
Purchase limit of one (1) of each Easter Egg Card design per customer per day.

A medley of sweet and savory delights
Whether it’s for lunch or a light snack, Starbucks got new food items that you can enjoy with your favorite coffee.
For those who are abstaining from meat this Lent, Starbucks is offering these two for you!
Farmer’s ham and sharp parmesan cheese layered on sweet savory brioche French toast.
₱ 170

FISH AND POTATO WRAPA tortilla wrap filled with moist breaded fish fillet, baked potato wedges and egg mayo dressing.
₱ 165

TUNA WASABI TURNOVERFlour tortilla filled with wasabi tuna flakes topped with crunchy Japanese bread crumbs and roasted nori strips.
₱ 120

Promotion Period: February 23 to April 18, 2016

Starbucks Macchiato Promotions
Moreover, to make the Art of Macchiato appreciation more interesting, Starbucks Philippines has organized once again a “Team Macchiato” promotions where the winning flavor will be on “Buy One, Get One” offer on March 7, 2016. The complete mechanics are the following:

1.From February 23 to March 4,2016, Starbucks Philippines will run an online poll to ask fans
2.which of the two (2) featured Macchiato beverages is their favorite. Fans can vote on what team they’re on: Team Roasted Caramel or Team Chocolate Hazelnut. Voting will be per region (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao).
3.Voting will be done through where fans will be required to register through their e-mail address or through their Facebook account.
4.The winning Macchiato beverage per region (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) will be celebrated with a special “Buy One, Get One” offer on March 7, 2016 in all Starbucks stores nationwide.
5.The Macchiato Buy One, Get One event is valid only for the winning Macchiato beverage (hot and iced, of any size) for each region.
6.Promotion will run in all Starbucks stores nationwide.

Gandiva Archery Range now in Davao City

Feb 25, 2016

Gandiva Archery, the first-ever indoor archery that opened last January 9, 2016 at the Adventure Zone 4th Level of the Gaisano Mall of Davao promises a fun, fulfilling experience that's good for the mind and body.

Among their basic offerings includes archery packages, range rentals, equipment selling, equipment repairs and servicing. The archery is planning to offer soon archery lessons, outdoor archery range setup and facilitation.

Gandiva aims to popularize archery as a sport and widely open for both archery enthusiasts and first timers in archery looking for a new hobby.

Gandiva, named after the celestial bow in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, was first put in 2008 at the SM Mall of Asia to support archery as a sport and the Department of Education's efforts to promote the bow and arrow physical sports on a grass-root level.

Here are some of the photos during the opening:
The people behind Gandiva and guests of honor during its opening.

For more information, reservations and updates kindly email or visit website