Watch now! See how #TeamGalaxy DonBelle is doing awesome with their new Galaxy A Series devices

Samsung Galaxy A Series brand ambassadors Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano, known as DonBelle, have finally revealed what they’re up to with the official launch of their newest video featuring the new Galaxy A Series. Awesome is what they’re doing as they highlight how incredible life can be when you’re doing what you love, especially with the new Galaxy A33, A53, and A73 5G.

Samsung’s latest video features #TeamGalaxy DonBelle as they showcase how the new Galaxy A Series amplifies their winning moments in gaming and content creation. The Samsung Galaxy A33, A53, and A73 5G are great for gamers and creators who want to explore new things, be in control of their passions, and achieve an awesome endgame that allows them to live the life they’ve always desired.

With the device’s Ultrafast 5G Performance and Snapdragon 778G 5G Processor on the Galaxy A73 5G, DonBelle showcases their gaming prowess, resulting in the fastest and smoothest gameplay possible. The video also demonstrates how nothing can stop the fun—not even a splash of water—with the Galaxy A Series smartphones’ IP67 Water and Dust Resistance rating.

DonBelle’s time together is made even more delightful by the Galaxy A73 5G’s 32MP front camera and 108MP OIS Quad Camera, which allow them to capture and create awesome moments that are crisp, vivid, and crystal clear.

For DonBelle, the Samsung Galaxy A Series has all of the best features that fuel them to accomplish more and do awesome things they love. Watch and enjoy the video here: Galaxy A x DonBelle: Awesome Is What I’m Doing!

The Galaxy A Series devices are available now
Achieve an awesome endgame just like #TeamGalaxy DonBelle and do fun, amazing things with these new devices from Samsung.

The Galaxy A53 5G is now available on Samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores and Authorized Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com and MemoXpress Online at the following prices:

Galaxy A53 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 25,490 SRP
Galaxy A53 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 23,490 SRP
Galaxy A53 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 22,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)

Customers who want a more affordable smartphone can check the Galaxy A33 5G, which is also available at the following price points:

Galaxy A33 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 21,990 SRP
Galaxy A33 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 19,990 SRP
Galaxy A33 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 18,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
Galaxy A33 5G (8+128GB) in Awesome White – PHP 19,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)
Galaxy A33 5G (8+256GB) in Awesome White – PHP 21,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)

Both the Galaxy A53 5G and A33 5G come in Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Peach variants.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy A73 5G comes in Awesome Gray, Awesome White, and Awesome Mint, and is now available at the following prices:

Galaxy A73 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 29, 990 SRP
Galaxy A73 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 27,990 SRP
Galaxy A73 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 26,990 SRP (Online Exclusive)

For more updates, follow Samsung Philippines on their official channels:

Samsung Philippines:
Website: https://www.samsung.com/ph/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SamsungPH
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samsungph/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/samsungphilippines
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamsungPH

To know more about the new Galaxy A Series devices, visit samsung.com/ph.

Safe Samsung Shopping
Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores.

Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

To find the nearest Samsung Experience Store, visit samsung.com/ph/samsung-experience-store/locations.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

MR.DIY Celebrates 4 Years With Super Anniversary Salebration This July!

Get ready for a month-long treat of exciting deals and prizes as MR.DIY, your one-stop shop for home improvement, celebrates its fourth year and 254 stores nationwide with the Super Anniversary Salebration this July!

Starting July 1 until July 31, 2022, MR.DIY customers can enjoy up to 30% off on selected items with no minimum spend, as well as a chance to win great prizes for its raffle promo.

Everyone can join by spending a minimum purchase of PHP 500 at any MR.DIY stores nationwide, scan the promo QR code and answer one simple question, and finally, submit your entry to stand a chance to win.
There will be one lucky winner who can win home the grand prize of PHP 200,000. Other amazing prizes include Honda Click 125i as 1st Prize (2 winners) and PHP 1,000 worth of MR.DIY Gift Vouchers as 2nd Prize (10 winners). For additional details about MR.DIY’s Super Anniversary Salebration, visit www.mrdiy.com/ph. With DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-144938 Series of 2022.

Join the Super Anniversary Salebration and receive exciting deals and prizes by visiting your nearest MR.DIY store!

To learn more about MR.DIY and its products, visit www.mrdiy.com/ph. You may also follow /mrdiyPH on Facebook, and @mrdiy.philippines on Instagram and Tiktok for updates and upcoming promos.

About MR.DIY
MR D.I.Y. is the largest home improvement retailer with more than 2,000 stores across Southeast Asia including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, India, and Europe in Turkey and Spain. The home improvement retailer has dedicated itself to making a positive difference in the lives of its valued customers by offering convenience at all its stores nationwide.

All MR. D.I.Y. stores are managed directly and the company often works in collaboration with other mass merchandise retailers or owners of malls or shopfront properties. MR. D.I.Y. stores offer a wide selection of — approximately 18,000 SKUs — across 5 major categories, namely hardware; household and furnishing; electrical; stationery and sports equipment products; and others (comprising amongst others toys, car accessories, jewellery, and cosmetics).

The company strives to put customers first by operating an innovative business that is flexible when it comes to providing a wide variety of products, good quality, and value-for-money, holding true to the Company’s motto of “ALWAYS LOW PRICES”.

Upgrade and win! Samsung makes an awesome 2022 with the new Galaxy A Series

Samsung continues to prove that awesome is for everyone this 2022. This year alone, Samsung expanded the Galaxy A Series, bringing durable designs, stylish new colors, and flagship-like features at affordable prices.

In the first half of 2022, Samsung introduced the 108MP camera of the Galaxy A73 5G and the powerful 5nm Exynos 1280 processor of the Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G. Samsung has also made awesome even more affordable with the new Galaxy A23 and Galaxy A13.

While these new smartphones are more budget-friendly compared to earlier releases, the Galaxy A23 and Galaxy A13 are packed with features that are surely an upgrade. Here’s what makes them awesome:

Snap memories with the 50MP main camera

Both the Galaxy A23 and A13 have a Quad Camera setup featuring an impressive 50MP main lens. The smartphone encourages experimentation with the other lenses, including the 5MP Ultra Wide camera that copies human eyesight and captures more of the scene in the frame. Its 2MP Macro camera highlights tiny details, while the 2MP Depth lens adjusts the depth of field and brings the focus to the subject.

The Galaxy A23 boasts the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology, which records smoother videos that capture finer details, even in low light.

See the world with a vivid display
Samsung’s new smartphones are not just awesome at creating content. They work great for consuming it, too. The Galaxy A23 and A13 have a 6.6” TFT V-Cut Display. Both feature FHD+ technology, making streaming, video calls, and gaming sharper, crisper, and clearer.

Store everything with a huge storage space
Save thousands of photos, hours of videos, and important work documents with the smartphone’s 128GB of internal storage. This can be expanded up to 1TB, which means there’s no need to delete files to free up space.

The Galaxy A23 and Galaxy A13’s new and improved features are the best and most innovative smartphones for first-jobbers. These are available in all authorized Samsung Stores and online at the following prices:

Galaxy A23 (Awesome Black, Awesome White, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Peach)

Galaxy A23 (6+128GB) – PHP 13,990 SRP

Galaxy A13 (Awesome Black, Awesome Blue, and Awesome Peach)

Galaxy A13 (4+128GB) – PHP 10,490 SRP
Galaxy A13 (6+128GB) – PHP 11,490 SRP

Safe Samsung Shopping
Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores.

Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

To know more about the Galaxy A Series, visit samsung.com/ph.

About

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

Shopee expands presence in Mindanao with a series of seller onboarding initiatives and the establishment of new hubs

As part of its continuous efforts to bring a fun and seamless online shopping experience to more Filipinos across the country, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, expands its serviceable areas through the establishment of new Shopee Xpress hubs across Mindanao. Through these new hubs in Davao City, Davao Del Sur, Davao Del Norte, and other areas, local sellers are provided with greater opportunities to expand their business through e-commerce and compete at a national level. For Davao to Davao purchases, both shoppers and sellers can now enjoy shorter delivery times.

Shopee also partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to hold its first Shopee University Roadshow in Davao City. The masterclass educated Davao-based sellers on how to grow their businesses with e-commerce and onboarded new sellers to improve the overall online selling experience for Filipinos. Shopee also held another live seller engagement event in Davao City, Shopee Kumustahan, wherein representatives from the platform held roundtable discussions with local Shopee sellers to know more about their experience and get insights on what can help drive their business forward.

“Here at Shopee, we are always driven by our objective to make e-commerce accessible to everyone. Through the Mindanao hub expansions and conducting educational workshops, our goal is to equip local sellers and business owners with the necessary knowledge and tools to make the most out of their e-commerce journey with Shopee,” shared Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines.

If you want to grow your business online and enjoy the numerous benefits of e-commerce, start your online selling journey with Shopee today. Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee promotes an inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystem by enabling businesses to digitalize and grow their online presence, helping more people access and benefit from digital services, and uplifting local communities.

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping homegrown brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is part of Sea Limited (NYSE: SE), a leading global consumer internet company. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology through its three core businesses: Shopee, Garena and SeaMoney.

Overseas Filipino Workers get a chance to win up to PHP 500,000 with Pru Life UK

Pru Life UK rewards OFWs in achieving their financial goals and securing a better future for their families.

Leading life insurer Pru Life UK is giving Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) an opportunity to win up to PHP 500,000 with the Balikbayan Raffle-PRUTektadong OFW Special.

To join, interested OFWs can earn one raffle entry by simply signing up via www.PRUTektadongOFW.com for a free virtual financial consultation with a Pru Life UK agent once they are back in the Philippines. OFWs will be guided on how to set and achieve their financial goals, manage their finances better, and get tips on how to secure their families’ future.

Additional raffle entries will be awarded to those who will answer the OFW survey and are existing Pru Life UK OFW customers.

“Overseas Filipino Workers are our modern-day heroes and we want to give them a chance of boosting their journey to financial wellness through our Balikbayan Raffle,” Pru Life UK President and Chief Executive Officer Eng Teng Wong said. “This is one of Pru Life UK’s efforts to thank them for helping their families and the economy by sharing valuable money lessons on their journey to financial wellness through our free financial consultations.”

Aside from the PHP 500,000 prize, qualified OFWs can also win a roundtrip ticket worth PHP 150,000 to any domestic or international destination of their choice in the grand draw on August 5. Pru Life UK will also give away ten (10) Puregold vouchers worth PHP 5,000 for each monthly raffle covering the three-month raffle period.

“Pru Life UK strongly advocates financial education and we want our brave OFWs to get the same chance in learning to handle their finances well despite the distance,” Wong added.

The no-cost and no-purchase required Balikbayan Raffle-PRUTektadong OFW Special Raffle will run until July 31, 2022 and is open to OFWs aged eighteen and above.

To know more about Pru Life UK and this promo, please visit www.prulifeuk.com.ph.

About Pru Life UK

Established in 1996, Pru Life UK is the pioneer of insuravest, or investment-linked life insurance products, in the Philippines and is one of the first life insurance companies approved to distribute US dollar-denominated investment-linked life insurance policies in the country. Since its establishment, Pru Life UK has expanded its reach to over 190 branches in the Philippines, with the biggest life agency force of about 35,000 licensed agents.

The company ranked first (1st) among the country’s life insurers based on the Insurance Commission’s Full Year 2021 rankings in terms of new business annual premium equivalent. Pru Life UK is headquartered in Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Pru Life UK and Prudential plc are not affiliated with Prudential Financial, Inc. (a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America), Prudential Assurance Company (a subsidiary of M&G plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom), Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company, Prudentialife Plans, Inc. or Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc. (all Philippine-registered companies). Pru Life UK is a life insurance company and is not engaged in the business of selling pre-need plans.
For more information: www.prulifeuk.com.ph

Reward Yourself Everyday with the NEW Great Taste Supreme

Catriona Gray celebrates her everyday wins like a queen with Great Taste Supreme

For many people, having a cup of coffee is a simple act of rewarding oneself. There’s that appetizing aroma, the comforting warmth, and the calmness surrounding the ritual of sitting down with a fresh cup.

If you can relate, you’ll be happy to know that your favorite coffee mix brand is treating you to two new flavors for your everyday indulgence: Great Taste Supreme Toffee Hazelnut and Great Taste Supreme Black Forest Latte.

Now, you can reward yourself with an indulgent cup of coffee every day for an affordable price!

Relish the nutty linamnam goodness of Toffee Hazelnut, topped with exciting choco brown mallows.

Or, savor the choco-cherry linamnam taste of Black Forest Latte topped with delicious cherry red mallows.

Your wins — big or small — deserve a reward, whether this means waking up on time for work, working hard on a project, finally catching up with your friends, finishing a great workout, having a well-deserved me-time, or just whenever you feel like treating yourself.

Even better: you can cop these rewarding coffee indulgences for just P8 SRP per 26g sachet from your nearest supermarkets, convenience stores, or at Universal Robina Corporation (URC)’s official stores online.

Try the newest feel-good, everyday reward: Great Taste Supreme Toffee Hazelnut and Great Taste Supreme Black Forest Latte. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this!

P&G, and Philippine Red Cross’ COVID-19 Bakuna Buses partnership vaccinates over 52,000 people

Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines has helped Philippine Red Cross vaccinate over 52,000 vulnerable individuals – more than three times its initial target of 15,000 individuals in the CALABARZON area.

In September 2021, P&G donated over 5 million pesos to fund PRC’s COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinics, popularly known as “Bakuna Buses”. The initiative prioritizes reaching highly vulnerable Filipinos who find it difficult to go to LGU vaccination sites, which includes senior citizens, persons with disabilities, bed-ridden patients, and persons with special needs. P&G’s support was able to deploy three mobile vaccination mobile clinics to at least 150 barangays in the CALABARZON area and has helped inoculate 52,427 individuals—a total of 123,224 COVID-19 doses.

To further boost PRC’s ongoing vaccination efforts, P&G Philippines also partnered with Robinsons Supermarket through the Victory Over Virus donation drive program. With every selected P&G hygiene product such as Safeguard, Head & Shoulders, and Oral B purchased in participating Robinsons Supermarket and Robinsons Easymart stores, P15.00 was donated to the cause. After 2 months, P&G and Robinsons raised a total of Php 1,691,880.00 and will help vaccinate over 2,000 senior citizens in rural areas in Region IV-A. The donation drive ran from November 15, 2021, until January 14, 2022.

“I would like to express my gratitude to Procter and Gamble (P&G) for its generous support of the PRC’s vaccination program. P&G is one of our significant partners in delivering efficient and effective vaccination services. With their help, PRC was able to administer 123,224 COVID-19 vaccine doses, fully vaccinating 52,427 individuals,” said Sen. Richard J. Gordon, Chairman of PRC.

PRC will continue to support the government efforts on COVID-19 vaccination for the next two years until the end of 2023. In fact, the organization has already brought its Bakuna Buses to Mindanao, targeting to vaccinate 50,000 more people across the Philippines by the end of the year. The Bakuna Buses in the Mindanao region are currently being supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands.

GSMI leads World Gin Day celebration in PH with ‘Gin Bar Crawl’ challenge

After more than two years of pandemic disruptions, Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI), the maker of the world’s no. 1 selling gin, returns to celebrate World Gin Day (WGD) in true Ginebra fashion. The celebration consists of month-long activities, highlighted by a media launch on June 10 to kick off the nationwide Gin Bar Crawl challenge that starts on June 11.

Held every second Saturday of June, WGD was first celebrated on June 13, 2009, in Birmingham, England. GSMI led the first WGD celebration in the Asia Pacific region in 2014, coinciding with the 180th anniversary of its flagship brand, Ginebra San Miguel. Since then, the WGD celebration in the Philippines has become a much-awaited, month-long event for gin enthusiasts.

On June 10, four of the country’s top professional mixologists will take centerstage to craft one-of-a-kind cocktails based on GSMI’s gin products. It promises to be an unforgettable gin experience, stirring up the senses.

GIN BAR CRAWL

People who are trooping back to the bars after a long hiatus are in for an exciting and unique experience with the Gin Bar Crawl challenge. Gin lovers are invited to try five specially-concocted signature drinks made with GSMI gin products (Ginebra San Miguel, GSM Blue, GSM Premium Gin, and 1834 Premium Distilled Gin) or buy a GSMI featured product at any of the 30 partner establishments nationwide on June 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25 from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.

Participants will be given a Gin Passport with five sticker slots. All they need to do is buy the five different signature WGD cocktails from the partner bars and have their Gin Passports stamped with five corresponding stickers. One drink is equivalent to one sticker. Those who complete five stickers will receive a WGD Finisher Pack, consisting of three GSMI products, and a finisher T-shirt.

GIN IS IN: COOL, CLEAR, AND VERSATILE

The gin-drinking culture is very much alive in many countries, especially in Europe. Gin has been around since the 17th century but it has remained popular, hip, and loved by many to this day. The enduring fame of the drink can be attributed to its cool vibe.

The rise of the craft gin movement has also spurred a collection of unique blends that everyone — especially the young, can enjoy. Gin’s clear, pure quality is derived from a rigorous distillation process that brings out its best flavors. Gin is also an ideal drink for its versatility, as it can be enjoyed straight or mixed with other ingredients in a cocktail. With an abundance of flavors and accessibility, gin continues to be an all-time favorite among spirits.

In the Philippines, gin is synonymous with brand Ginebra San Miguel. It is the country’s pioneering gin and the oldest consumer brand still in the market today.

The brand, already an award winner as early as the late 1900s, was originally a drink for the wealthy—popular among both peninsulares and insulares. To this day, Ginebra San Miguel continues its legacy of excellence. Its white spirits line has been a consistent Gold Quality Label awardee of the Monde Selection International Quality Institute.

Reaping accolades both locally and internationally, Ginebra San Miguel is the epitome of excellence. Every bottle of Ginebra San Miguel goes through a stringent production process to ensure optimal quality. As a testament to the strength of its brand name, variants such as GSM Blue, GSM Blue Flavors, and Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin, have been introduced to cater to different market segments.

NEW INNOVATIONS

GSMI continues to innovate and cater to the varied tastes of its different markets.
Among its latest creations is the 1834 Premium Distilled Gin. Infused with classic juniper berries, and unique Philippine botanicals such as Sampaguita and Calamansi, 1834 appeals to sophisticated tastes.

Another exciting new product from the GSM Blue Flavors is the GSM Blue Cosmopolitan. This new flavor is a mix of sweet and tangy notes from Cranberries and Lime. Patrons of the GSM Premium Gin will also have a more exquisite experience with its new look and enhanced flavor of natural ingredients such as juniper berries, botanical essences, and citrus flavors.

GSMI also previously released the Ginebra San Miguel Hari, a 1-liter version of the flagship brand, Ginebra San Miguel that is designed for group drinking. Packaged in a bigger Frasco or Kwatro Kantos, the Hari is the perfect size for a barkada or family of four to five. The Ginebra San Miguel Hari also bears the Ginebra San Miguel label with the iconic St. Michael logo made by National Artist Fernando Amorsolo.

“Through our World Gin Day activities, we hope that more Filipinos will gain a deeper appreciation of gin and enjoy a unique gin-drinking experience made more special by GSMI’s world-class products,” said GSMI Marketing Manager Ron Molina.

Apart from the Gin Bar Crawl challenge, other WGD activities include online videos on the gin attributes and gin-drinking experience as well as pocket events on June 11 in Baguio, Naga, Cebu, and Davao to drum up the celebration.

For list of partner bars and restaurants for the Gin Crawl challenge, see attached.

GSMI is the producer of Ginebra San Miguel, the world’s largest-selling gin according to leading global drinks journal Drinks International. GSMI’s other quality distilled spirits include GSM Blue Light Gin, GSM Blue Mojito, GSM Blue Margarita, GSM Blue Gin Pomelo, Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin, 1834 Premium Distilled Gin, Antonov Vodka, Añejo Gold Rum, Primera Light Brandy, and the Philippines’ no. 1 Chinese wine Vino Kulafu.

World Vision Celebrates 65th Anniversary by Launching the Childhood Rescue Campaign

World Vision Advocacy and Campaign Specialist Caroline Veronilla, World Vision Resource Development Director Jun Godornes, World Vision Field Operations Manager in Mindanao Beth Delgado and World Vision Operations Director Ajab Macapagat

In celebration of its 65th year milestone, World Vision Philippines shared over six decades’ worth of providing better future for vulnerable children through a virtual media launch held last May 30, 2022. The event featured an impactful campaign launch for “Childhood Rescue” with Bianca Umali as the campaign’s lead celebrity ambassador.

World Vision’s “Childhood Rescue” aims to focus on the most dangerous places where children and their communities have been greatly affected by armed conflicts such as Marawi.

The Marawi siege in 2017 has caused thousands of young Filipinos to live amidst armed conflict, political unrest, and ongoing instability even until today. It has displaced at least 350,000 people, including at least 200,000 children, according to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DREAMB).

In these places, children are extremely vulnerable to violence, poverty, and abuse. The Childhood Rescue Campaign advances World Vision’s purpose— protecting the lives, welfare, and rights of children, especially those who are living in the most dangerous places.

World Vision representatives and media attendees show their support for the Filipino children and World Vision’s Childhood Rescue Campaign with a symbolic photo op

As part of national initiative Task Force Bangon Marawi, World Vision’s Childhood Rescue campaign responds to these urgent and arising challenges with effective interventions, and crisis recovery programs to address the needs of internally displaced families and children since 2017.

World Vision hopes to increase support and raise more donations for its ongoing child welfare projects, “Bangon Marawi” and “Child Protection”. Both programs aim to cover a total of 10 barangays with 6,559 children as target beneficiaries this 2022.

Jun Godornes, Resource Development Director of World Vision, said during the official media launch, “Given the challenging situation of dangerous areas in the Philippines that may take a very long time to resolve, there is a constant threat that a Filipino child’s life can change for the worst in an instant. Despite this situation, World Vision is doing its best to ensure that these children don’t miss out on having a joyful childhood and a hope for a peaceful future. We invite everyone to support our Childhood Rescue campaign. Let’s help these vulnerable children living in Philippines’ fragile locations. Together, let’s bring hope, joy and justice to all children.”

Aside from the Childhood Rescue program launch, World Vision also unveiled its new campaign, and future projects in time for its 65th Anniversary celebration. With the mission to bring “Hope, Joy and Justice for All Children”, World Vision aims to reach the most vulnerable children and transform their lives.

Bianca Umali, a World Vision Ambassador, recalls her experience in Marawi and the significance of her support for World Vision’s advocacies

Kapuso star and actress Bianca Umali shared her experiences as a World Vision ambassador and expressed her support for the Childhood Rescue campaign through a video message shown during the media launch.

“World Vision has given me the opportunity to become an ‘ate’ to these vulnerable children. Every small effort in helping them goes a long way,” Bianca shared as she recalls her trip to Marawi with World Vision. “Every child deserves to have a childhood. Let us all come together for these children because I believe that they are the future.”

With a total of 47,302 individuals including 16,875 children assisted by the organization’s efforts, World Vision remains committed to serving more affected families and assisting in rebuilding communities to help provide a safe place for children.

For more information and how you can support World Vision’s Childhood Rescue please visit www.worldvision.org.ph

Be a social media star and do awesome content with the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G

More than 82 percent of the Filipino population, or 92.05 million people, utilize social media on a regular basis, according to We Are Social and Kepios. Of them, 9.6 percent are aged 13 to 17, while 12.8 percent are aged 18 to 24. These numbers represent Gen Z, a new generation of hustlers eager to share their lives online. With the Samsung Galaxy A73 5G, Samsung is empowering them to be the next social media superstars.

The new smartphone is the ideal device for every Gen Z content creator looking to shoot viral-worthy Instagram reels and photos, YouTube vlogs, and TikTok videos.

The Galaxy A73 5G’s Quad Camera is designed for creators in mind, headlined by the 108MP Wide-Angle lens which captures more light and details for unmatched clarity. This is supported by a series of innovations to ensure that every shot is picture-perfect:

The 108MP remosaic and 12MP binning shots capture more details and brightness, while the Big Pixel Sensor reduces noise so photos are always clear. Hybrid Optic Zoom brings far-away subjects closer without losing image clarity.

Even Instagram Reels and TikTok videos look more professional with Optical Image Stabilization and advanced VDIS technology. They work in sync so footage is always stable and smooth. Enhanced HDR keeps details and colors vibrant, no matter the lighting condition.

Capture the crowd with the 12MP Ultra Wide Camera, customize focus with the 5MP Depth Camera and get closer to the details with the 5MP Macro Camera. The 32MP Front camera on the other hand captures high-resolution selfies and Instagram Stories. Creators may also go live wherever they are thanks to the smartphone’s IP67 rating, which makes it water and dust-resistant.

Social media superstars aren’t always creating content. They also spend time browsing social media to find inspiration and trending challenges. Viewers are transported around the world with the vibrant colors of the 6.7″ Full HD+ Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O Display. Its 120Hz refresh rate improves video playback, scrolling, and switching between applications on the smartphone, making the viewing experience smooth and even more lifelike.

Samsung knows that online trends come quickly and change just as fast. The Galaxy A73 5G performs faster and smarter with the Snapdragon 778G 5G processor. When paired with ultra-fast 5G connectivity and a long-lasting 5,000mAh battery life, creators can keep up with all the latest challenges online. When the battery runs low, the 25W Super Fast Charging technology powers up the phone in just minutes.

Awesome Offers and Freebies for Everyone
Enjoy flexible payment terms with participating credit cards for as low as PHP 1,166.25/mo for 24 months for the Galaxy A73 5G. Pay via Home Credit for only PHP 1,202.00/mo at 0% interest for 18 months.

Samsung Care+, a dedicated product support service covering accidental damages, repairs and more, will be available for FREE to cover 1-year of services for Galaxy A73 5G in select markets.

Do more of everything with a FREE Samsung Keyboard worth PHP 2,199, plus FREE 6 months of 100GB OneDrive Storage when you purchase the Galaxy A73 5G in Authorized Samsung stores nationwide.

Starting May 1 to 31, get awesome game boosters to give you the edge! Buy the Galaxy A73 5G in Samsung.com and select Samsung Experience Stores to get the Mobile Legends Galaxy Chest which contains an exclusive Mobile Legends Box Sleeve, a Silicone Cover with Strap worth P1,999, a Mobile Legends Strap worth PHP 1,199, 5000 Mobile Legends Diamonds worth PHP 5,000, and surprise Mobile Legends merchandise.

The new Galaxy A73 5G comes in Awesome Gray, Awesome White, and Awesome Mint. It is widely available in Samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores and Authorized Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com and MemoXpress Online at the following prices:

Galaxy A73 5G (6+128GB) – PHP 26,990 SRP (online exclusive)
Galaxy A73 5G (8+128GB) – PHP 27,990 SRP
Galaxy A73 5G (8+256GB) – PHP 29, 990 SRP

Safe Samsung Shopping
Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores.

Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

To know more about the new Galaxy A Series devices, visit samsung.com/ph.

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