Martes, Oktubre 25, 2022

OnePlus 10T5G: The New Ultimate Performance Flagship Device

Never settle and experience the new OnePlus 10T5G by checking its burdenless and borderless display, top-notch camera, and smoother performance. 

With the recent launch of the OnePlus 10T5G, smartphone fans quickly recognized its innovative features, making it the ultimate-performance flagship device. Featuring its high-quality specs and faster and smoother experience for users, you can never go wrong with its capability to offer the best for your entertainment and productivity needs.  

Curious about these features? Here’s why you should not miss the OnePlus 10T5G. 

A gaming and entertainment beast 

As the mobile gaming and entertainment landscape continuously evolves, smartphones are expected to keep up with the capacity needed for a smooth user experience. Fortunately, devices like the OnePlus 10T5G now feature the Snapdragon® 8+ Gen1 mobile platform.  

The Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1’s octa-core CPU offers 10% faster CPU performance, its Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU offers up to 10% faster GPU clock speeds, and its AI Engine is up to four times faster than its predecessor while offering up to 20% better performance per watt. This enables you to get the most out of your heavy gaming and entertainment experience while using less power. The chipset is even improved with the large offering of RAM and internal storage by having two variants: 8GB + 128GB or 16GB + 256GB

Additionally, the OnePlus 10T5G's 3D Cooling System 2.0 is perfect for your gaming needs. It is equipped with state-of-the-art materials making the OnePlus 10T5G the most ambitious and industry-leading cooling system ever developed by OnePlus. 

On-The-Go Companion 

If you are the type of person that is always complaining about your battery draining, the OnePlus 10T5G offers a 4800mAh battery packed with a 150W SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition charging system. This is the fastest charging technology in the entire OnePlus ecosystem so far. 

With this technology, it can power up your phone up from 1 percent to approximately 28 percent in 3 minutes, getting you up to 5 hours of YouTube usage. With this technology, you can also charge your battery from 1% - 100% in approximately 19 minutes

Snap and shoot the best moments with the best camera features 

Level up your photography game with the OnePlus 10T5G as it revolutionizes photography with its flagship triple camera. The flagship triple camera has a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, and a 2MP macro lens. These three cameras can help you take the best portrait and landscape photos. The OnePlus 10T5G is also equipped with a 16MP front camera for your picture-perfect selfies. 

OnePlus 10T5G also has ICE 2.0 algorithm that enables users to shoot multiple pictures faster, Super HDR that captures the best shots even in a backlit environment, and Nightscape 2.0 which can take the best low-light pictures. 

Durability and style in one smartphone 

When it comes to its style, the OnePlus 10T5G boasts its futuristic design a burdenless and borderless display–this means you will never worry about the durability of your smartphone without sacrificing the signature OnePlus design. 

This latest device is equipped with certified industry-leading glass hot-bending technology to achieve the unibody glass and make the smartphone look more premium and elegant. This technology made it possible to curve one entire piece of glass as a back to give the phone the best hand-feel. The overall display of the OnePlus 10T5G is brand new OLED FHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate from BOE, making it a smartphone with the best viewing experience.   

Meanwhile, the timeless beauty of nature inspires the overall look and feel of the OnePlus 10T5G. Each unit is only 8.75mm thick and is crafted with Dual AG with LDI for Moonstone Black color and the Multi-image tech for Jade Green color.  

Don't miss the chance to evolve beyond speed 

Check out this latest device from the brand that never settles! The OnePlus 10T5G is now available on Shopee and, starting September 9 on Lazada, for only PhP 35,990 (8+128GB variant). 

To learn more about the OnePlus 10T5G, visit the OnePlus Philippines' official website at You can also check out the OnePlus Philippines' official Facebook page. 

CitySavings, DAR sign Government Employee Loan Agreement

READY TO SERVE: CitySavings President and CEO Lorenzo T. Ocampo and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Conrado M. Estrella III proudly show the signed Memorandum of Agreement between the parties that officially kickstarts the Government Employee Loan Program for DAR. Together with them are CitySavings FVP - Salary Loans Business Head, Julian Aboitiz, and DAR Undersecretary for Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Office (FASPO) Jesry T. Palmares.

City Savings Bank (CitySavings), the thrift bank subsidiary of Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), and a proud member of the Aboitiz Group, signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), which will enable the Bank to offer a salary loan facility to DAR employees nationwide. This was held together with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing between DAR and Pilmico, another Aboitiz company, last October 14, 2022, at the Aboitiz Head Office, NAC Tower, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Secretary Estrella expressed appreciation for the DAR’s continuing partnership with the Aboitiz Group.

“I am glad that it is the mission of the company, together with CitySavings, to give these farmers and Agrarian Reform beneficiaries the chance to really improve their lives via livelihood and financial inclusion projects. With this MOA signing today with the Department of Agrarian Reform, City Savings Bank will be able to extend easily accessible, value-adding loan services to all your employees across the country. We will be deploying our Loan Rangers so that your employees do not need to go to our physical branches.” ~Lorenzo T. Ocampo, CitySavings President and CEO

This, he said, supports the Bank’s thrust in creating an innovative and seamless banking experience for its customers.

“Thank you for the opportunity for DAR to have access to other types of loans. And we promise we’ll pay off these loans!” ~Conrado M. Estrella III, Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary

Apart from the salary loan facility, CitySavings will also conduct Project Per@parasyon, its practical wealth management program, for DAR employees. This is part of CitySavings’ corporate social responsibility initiatives as it advocates financial literacy.

“Simple is Good” - the CitySavings tagline - captures its offering of straightforward banking services, as well as a wide range of mass market financial products to further promote financial inclusion. CitySavings is forging ahead to become the leading digital mass market bank in the Philippines.

About City Savings Bank:
City Savings Bank, Inc. (CitySavings) is the thrift bank subsidiary of Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) and a member of the Aboitiz Group. It is one of the largest thrift banks in the country, providing a wide range of mass market financial products and services, such as salary loans to public and private school teachers, pension loans to GSIS and SSS pensioners, motorcycle loans, company employee loans, government salary loans, and traditional deposit products.

Today, CitySavings has more than 140 branches nationwide. It is well on its way to becoming the leading digital mass market bank in the Philippines, paving the way for inclusive and sustainable prosperity across the country.

Lunes, Oktubre 24, 2022

Get fiery with Subway’s Chicken Mala Sub!

Subway’s much talked-about secret recipe sub has finally been revealed! With a fiery introduction, Subway’s Chicken Mala Sub has set our world on fire with its perfect combination of spice and tang!

As discussed in Sam YG and DJ Chacha’s podcast, “Lecheng Pag-ibig To!”, a podcast on love, relationships and everything in between, one way of keeping the fire of relationships alive is by trying out new experiences together. Exploring new taste experiences in food is a surefire way to keep that love burning!

Mala is the secret recipe behind the new ingredient, concocted with burning passion that can surely be experienced in every bite. One of the most popular flavors in China and many parts of Asia, this spicy blend is made from chili peppers, aromatics and spices like garlic, ginger, star anise, cinnamon, and cardamom, mixed with the ever-popular mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorns.

Subway’s Chicken Mala sub is available for a limited time and will be made available ‘til 31st of  December 2022 or until supply lasts. Chicken Mala is available in 6-inch & footlong subs, wrap, and salad.

In-restaurant prices for Chicken Mala:
  • Ala Carte – P135 (6-inch sub)
  • P260 (footlong sub)
  • P145 (wrap)
  • P215 (salad)
  • Regular Meal (w/ 22oz drink + 2pcs cookies) – P220 (6-inch sub), P345 (footlong sub), P230 (wrap), P300 (salad)

Valid for dine-in and takeout transactions.

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Linggo, Oktubre 23, 2022

SM Prime build better, greener offices

E-com Centers at the Mall of Asia Complex

Many people have become more aware of the importance of sustainability in everyday living during the two years that the world faced the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Environmental awareness has caught on through practices such as shifting to paperless, reducing plastic use and planting more trees. For property developers, taking part in this movement means transitioning into green buildings and developments.

Such is the case for SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), a publicly listed subsidiary of SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) that is committed to building innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities. SM Prime is future-proofing its developments to be more responsive and adaptive to community needs and the effects of climate change in line with comprehensive sustainability goals ranging from energy to ecology.

Over the years, SM Prime has continued to elevate its approach to building and development of community spaces. All these green initiatives have been recognized by reputable and well-known organizations such as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) which awarded Conrad Hotel Manila and SM Aura Premier the Gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

"When we build, we build with the community in mind. This is why it is important to integrate sustainability in our developments and operations. We remain committed as an environmentally-conscious and responsible integrated property developer ready to serve the ever-changing needs and aspirations of our communities and stakeholders. Incorporating sustainability in property development means having the whole life cycle of a building in mind. We invest a tenth of our capital expenditure to ensure that sustainability is integrated into our properties as we carefully plan our developments for our communities, the environment, and future generations.~Jeffrey Lim, SM Prime President

Building green office spaces
SM's Commercial Property Group is renowned for balancing green design features with operational and practical considerations, enabling more companies and locators to enjoy environmentally sound commercial developments.

The CPG's flagship properties are its five E-com Centers - all future-forward buildings catering mainly to technological, business process outsourcing, and Fortune 500 companies. All five E-com Centers are located in the MOA Complex. Each building has a proportionate amount of green open spaces and communal areas where workers can socialize and decompress from work.

CPG further promotes sustainable practices with its LEED gold-certified office buildings, solidifying its foothold and commitment to building green offices and commercial developments. These certifications are a testament to SM Prime's dedication to reducing its contribution to global climate change-all while enhancing the quality of life within its communities.

The ThreeE-com Center boasts architectural wonders and green features that eventually earned its LEED Gold certification. These include water recycling for landscape and non-potable use. The building is fitted with glass windows that minimizes heat from entering the building,
allowing tenants to use less air conditioning. This 15-storey, semi-circular twin-tower office building features function and aesthetic complemented with state-of-the-art facilities. While it was the first office building in the Mall of Asia Complex to receive such an honor, the new FourE-com Center also recently achieved the same certification-designed with its tenants' needs in mind, improving work-life balance and office culture accordingly.

Both designed by globally renowned firm, Arquitectonica, the Three and Four E-coms are unique amongst business centers.

"We designed the E-coms to functionally meet the BPO industry's need for large, continuous floorplates, but also sculpted them in interesting ways so as to allow views and airflows between the buildings, while also, of course, giving them interesting architectural identities. At the same time, their landscaped podium decks create attractive communal green spaces for the tenants; they are envisaged to be interconnected via landscaped skybridges in the future. The combination of all these factors, architectural design and green spaces, have made the E-coms highly attractive to multinational companies and brands." ~David Zaballero, Arquitectonica Director

SM Mega Tower

Meanwhile, SM Prime's tallest skyscraper located along EDSA will also join the company's growing roster of LEED-certified green buildings. Called Mega Tower, the 50-story office building is future-ready as it provides spaces that respect both its tenants and nature itself.

Strategically located in the busy Ortigas Centre, the 50-storey LEED registered skyscraper is flexibly designed to meet the requirements of both corporate and BPO tenants. Though its design is highly sculptural, each floorplate remains efficiently planned - combining functionality and iconic identity.

In close collaboration with the SM Group's other business units, the CPG's multi-segment or mixed-use approach maximizes the socio-economic potential of its buildings and developments.

As a result, SM's commercial developments are connected to our malls, residences, and parks and civic spaces. Notably, they are all easily accessible to transport hubs to ensure mobility for pedestrians and the commuting public. This interconnectivity, alongside each property's green and safety features, reduces the company's carbon footprint, attracts more tenants and locators, and encourages greater productivity among its workforce.

Find out more about SM Prime and the SM Green Movement-- visit and

About SM Prime
SM Prime Holdings Inc., one of the leading property developers in Southeast Asia, is committed to providing safe and sustainable spaces for its stakeholders. Its development strategy is anchored on the responsible use of resources. In the communities it serves, it is able to promote resource conservation, environmental protection, and disaster resiliency by implementing solutions for water, waste, and energy management.

SM Prime is a key player in the SM Green Movement that aims to improve the quality of life of communities through sustainable solutions to promote a green planet, green living and a green culture.

Martes, Oktubre 18, 2022

66TH Merzci Blumentritt Manila Branch Grand Opening

Merzci Bread & Pastries, producer of Bacolod’s best food pasalubong, finally lands in the Capital City of the country – Manila!

Merzci Pasalubong recently held its grand opening of its first ever branch in the City of Manila last Friday, October 14, 2022 . The said event was graced by CM & Sons CEO & President Jonathan Manuel T. Lo & family.

The store is strategically – located along Blumentritt Road - a major road in Manila, Philippines. It runs through the border of the City of Manila and Quezon City from Rizal Avenue in Santa Cruz district to G. Tuazon Street in Sampaloc district, to bring the yummiest and tastiest products to more Filipinos in the Luzon regions.

This is the company’s 66th branch to be opened since it started in 1995. The company aims to expand and reach more clientele in Negros, Panay, Cebu, even in the Mindanao and now in Luzon. Where it has been receiving a lot of inquiries for distribution of the best – tasting Filipino delicacies that has to offer.

Manileno fans of Merzci Pasalubong Treats will surely delight on its best – selling items like special biscocho, cashew-topped butterscotch, delicious piaya, crunchy barquillos, assorted mouth – watering tarts, and enjoy the famous hot – off - the – grill piaya.

Merzci’s newest branch is located at 1637-1639 Blumentritt, Corner Oroquieta Streets, Sta. Cruz, Manila.

This branch is also set up to cater to wholesalers and dealers who are interested in partnering with the company in distributing delicious Merzci products in other parts of the country. Interested seller may get in touch directly at the branch or contact 0917.708.8783 / 0917.700.7747.

1637-1639 Blumentritt Road - Oroquieta Road
Santa Cruz, Manila, Metro Manila 1014

Mobile: 0917.708.8783 / 0917.700.7747

Operating Hours:
Weekdays: 6am - 10pm
Weekend: 6 am - 9pm

Facebook: @MerzciPasalubongPH
Instagram: @merzcipasalubongph



About Merzci Pasalubong
MERZCI is the trade name of CM & SONS FOOD PRODUCTS, INC. It is the leading bread and food pasalubong producer in Bacolod City and the island of Negros. It carries a wide array of product lines, namely; BAKESHOP, FAST FOOD, PASALUBONG, and PURIFIED WATER.

The company maintains optimum standards in its manufacturing processes and is constantly updating and improving its product lines. Along with its constant improvements, it strives to deliver customer satisfaction by bringing the highest "Value for Money" to its customers.

As of October 2022, the company is manned by a 2000-strong workforce more or less, with each department effectively working together to produce and maintain quality products for its customers.

Linggo, Oktubre 16, 2022

UBX: Success in digital transformation should be rooted in customer-centric approach

“UBX was born out of the digital movement of Union Bank in 2018. At the time, what was noted was that digital platforms were acquiring customers and this demanded a certain type of skill. Investment in developing platforms was a must and so #IncludeEveryone came from this. At the individual level, we definitely use human centered design principles and simple language as the customer onboards and creates the account themselves. For the corporate side, the challenge is how to invite them over to our ecosystem. To quote our CEO, sometimes you have to do non-digital and non-scaleable things, to bring them to scale. Data is key for us in the success of the product because trust in the system is very important in open finance. How do you build trust in the system to verify if there is a real person behind the application to open an account?” ~Iris Yacat, Chief Operations Officer and Chief Customer Experience Officer of UBX

UBX, the leading open finance platform in the Philippines, revealed during The Asian Banker Finance Philippines 2022 that providing a human touch to technical solutions is the secret behind the success of its commitment to #IncludeEveryone in the digitization of finance.

The Asian Banker Finance Philippines 2022 is the leading annual conference for fostering sustainable innovation not only among financial institutions but also among disruptors and related players. This year, digital transformation takes the center stage in the programme as banks, financial institutions, fintech and large technology companies discuss the future of the industry in the country.

UBX’s open finance platform also allows its partners to connect financial institutions to the largest payment networks in the Philippines. While it offers technological end-to-end solutions to individuals and businesses of all shapes and sizes, the reality remains that the digital divide in the country has rendered some of them hesitant to take the leap. 

Yacat explained that it is important to model the platform from different perspectives: the customers and the businesses. 

Hence, UBX is not satisfied with being just a digital finance platform, but it goes beyond its mandate by offering services, training, process review, developments to clients to help them understand how the system works.

One example of UBX’s groundbreaking innovations is AKIN, an open ecosystem which provides individuals with more control over their personal information, allowing them to transact freely and securely through one digital identity. At the core of AKIN’s operations is the concept of self sovereign identity (SSI), which empowers users to manage their own information and decide who gets access, anytime, anywhere. On the flip side, there is the ability to create an identity for the corporation and control data access as well through the know-your-customer (KYC) process. 

Part of the customer-centric approach, according to Yacat, is understanding where users are coming from. In the age of information, data security is the primary concern of both corporations and individuals.

She further explained that UBX has a data privacy officer to make sure they are compliant with the latest rules and regulations. 

The recent policy of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Open Finance has posed a challenge to banks and financial institutions to up their game when it comes to customer confidentiality. Now more than ever, major financial service providers are required to cooperate with each other and the public sector to achieve this goal.

“It is an honor to be alongside the biggest players in the industry, all like minded individuals and institutions who are just as committed to financial inclusion as UBX. More than giving us an opportunity to share our milestones and discoveries, it was truly an enlightening experience to participate in the discussions on the trends that are shaping the landscape of digital finance in the Philippine.” ~John Januszczak, UBX President and CEO

Among the other key points discussed in the conference are the psychological and cultural changes brought about by the digital transformation of banks, the risks and advantages of decentralized finance (DeFi), and the regulation of the digital market in the ASEAN region. 

For more information about the company and this article, please visit




About UBX
UBX is the financial technology venture studio and fund of UnionBank of the Philippines. UBX is predicated on a future where financial services are invisible: seamlessly embedded into the experiences and activities that truly matter to businesses and people. For partnerships, email us at 

Biyernes, Oktubre 7, 2022

Subway’s secret recipe!

As it turns out, Sam YG and DJ Chacha heard from a certified Marites in a Facebook group community called Sublovers PH that Subway has a secret recipe in store. This secret recipe sounds very familiar to them because this has been abuzz on Tiktok, Facebook, and Instagram. Checking trends on social media, it is always being talked about too. This secret recipe is very intriguing because this was also being mentioned on tv, radio and in the newspapers all the time.  What could this really be about? Why do people keep talking about this?

In Sam YG and DJ Chacha’s podcast, “Lecheng Pag-ibig To!”, a podcast on love, relationships, and everything in between, the secret recipe in keeping the fire of relationships alive was a hot topic.  One of the ingredients in this recipe is trying out new experiences together, and one way of doing that is through exploring food.

Visiting their favorite Subway restaurant, “Try our Secret Recipe!” signs will greet guests as they walk in.  Ask the sandwich artists what the secret recipe is, they will only say it was still a secret.  All you can do is order the sandwich to satisfy your curiosity!

Subway’s secret recipe has the perfect kick of spice and tang. This secret recipe is highly recommended for people who love their sub spicy. Its distinct flavor will leave the taste buds wanting for more and more. 

Want to be in with us on this hot little secret? Head on now to your favorite Subway restaurant and try out their secret recipe. This secret recipe surely won’t disappoint!

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