The World’s Thinnest Foldable Phone HONOR Magic V2 is now official in PH

Global technology brand HONOR officially launched the world’s thinnest foldable phone HONOR Magic V2 for only Php 79,999 with exciting pre-order freebies HONOR Watch GS 3 and Harman Kardon Aura Studio 4 HIFI Speaker worth Php 28,000 in total! HONOR Magic V2 is now available for pre-order on HONOR Experience and Partner Stores or online via Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop!

“The HONOR Magic V2 redefines the benchmark for foldable smartphones while prioritizing the essentials of a top-tier slate phone. The ultra-slim device is crafted to offer unparalleled functionality and a sleek, sophisticated design unrivaled in the market,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

HONOR Super-light Titanium Hinge: A Groundbreaking First in the Industry Materials

For the first time, HONOR has utilized titanium alloy in the hinge cover, an aerospace-grade material and a pioneering innovation in the hinge design of the foldable smartphone industry. Titanium possesses the ideal balance between weight and strength, being lighter than aluminum and stronger than steel. It is a material that embodies the trifecta of ultra-lightness, ultra-toughness, and ultra-corrosion resistance, making it the perfect alloy for a plethora of applications.

Advanced structure

The redesigned support structure of the hinge is significantly improved over its predecessor, with thickness reduced by an impressive 75% and the depth of fold marks on the inner screen reduced by 47%. Furthermore, unique to the HONOR Magic V2’s hinge, an advanced “brake caliper” damping structure comprised of seven set of cams – three set more than that of HONOR’s previous foldables – that provides a more stable and elegant experience with smooth opening and closing.


The mortise and tenon integral molding technology allows successful integration of the hinge shaft cover and hinge body, which significantly reduces the internal space and overall thickness of the hinge. HONOR’s innovative approach and its dedication to introducing increasingly “slender” foldable smartphones presents a comprehensive solution to the long-standing issue of thickness in folding display screens.

New Architecture for More Space and Power

The traditional “three-layer stacked” screen driver architecture has long been a major obstacle for putting large batteries in thin and light folding screen mobile phones. By incorporating a groundbreaking “three-in-one” display driver component, HONOR took advantage of the additional internal space and fitted a 5000mAh Silicon-carbon Battery within the HONOR Magic V2.

HONOR Ultra-thin Bionic VC Cooling System

Smartphones, particularly those with powerful processors and advanced features, require effective cooling systems to prevent overheating, maintain optimal performance, and ensure long-term durability. The HONOR Ultra-thin Bionic VC Cooling System addresses these needs by employing a multi-layer approach, the cooling system incorporates advanced materials such as ultra-thin vapor chamber (VC), ultra-high thermal conductivity graphite, thermal conductivity gel, copper foil, and high thermal conductivity AL middle frame. Despite the constraints of ultra-thin device thickness, this innovative HONOR Ultra-thin Bionic VC cooling system maximizes every inch to deliver exceptional efficiency in cooling.

The Wraparound Antenna Extension Technology 2.0

HONOR has succeeded in developing an ultra-thin antenna, which features a three-millimeter-thin design, making it the thinnest in the foldable industry. Moreover, this sleek design boasts a remarkably 10% higher antenna area than HONOR Magic Vs, delivering the best overall antenna performance in the industry.

 Pre-order HONOR Magic V2 from February 21 to March 1, 2024, for Php 79,999 to get a FREE HONOR Watch GS 3 and Harman Kardon Aura Studio 4 HIFI Speaker worth Php 28,000 in total! Head on now to your nearest HONOR Experience and Partner Stores or shop online via Shopee (, Lazada (, and TikTok Shop (!

The HONOR Magic V2 can also be purchased through Home Credit, offering 0% interest for as little as Php 1,719 per month for up to 18 months.

For more exciting announcements, head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms: Facebook (, Instagram (, and TikTok Shop: ( To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to

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Life ‘n Arts Festival: A celebration of a bountiful harvest of culture, diversity and creativity

What happens when you transform an Art Fair into a Fiesta? It metamorphoses into something more profound we call an Art Festival. A celebration of a bountiful harvest of culture, diversity, and creativity encompassing the traditional and contemporary forms of dance, music, theater, literature, visual arts, and other mediums of creativity. With this context, over 90,000 individuals had the enriching experience of immersing themselves in the arts at the heart of Laguna this February, widely recognized as Art Month nationwide.

Bursting with vibrant music, dazzling dance performances, and captivating art exhibits, the Life ‘n Arts Festival pulsated with a spirit of joyful community. This lively celebration, now in its second year (previously known as the Laguna Art Festival), truly lived up to its name, offering a kaleidoscope of experiences that breathed life into art and brought people together. The idea for this festival was inspired by Lerma Julian, who is also marking the 21st founding anniversary of her gallery, Life n’ Arts.

This three-day celebration was the ultimate dream for every art enthusiast and especially art collectors, as 28 exhibitors and over 300 artists showcased their latest collections. Among the participating galleries were: Life ‘n Arts Gallery, Omvi Gallery, Daloy Likha Art Gallery, Kambal Gallery Hong Kong, Nami Art Gallery, M Gallery, Quadro Art Gallery, Unified Artist Society, FAVA INC. Gallery, Nañola Gallery and Art Natin Gallery. While the works of master artists like Raul Isidro, Al Perez, Juno Galang, Augusto Santiago, Fidel Sarmiento, Jun Rocha, Ram Mallari, Otep Bañez, Dante Enage, Ronald Castrillo, Cameron Castrillo, Emmanuel Nim, and many more were celebrated and became bountiful delight for the eyes and the heart.

To enrich the event further, art workshops and demonstrations were led by master artists such as Fidel Sarmiento, Jun Rocha, Augusto Santiago, and others. Acknowledging that in the arts, skill alone is not enough, art academicians were also invited to deliver a series of art talks and lectures that stimulated participants’ minds and inspired creative processes. These activities provided participants with the opportunity to engage in two learning dimensions: psychomotor skills and a cognitive understanding of art.

The Festival kicked off last February 2, 2024, with the Bear Pouring Workshop, which was led by the Life ‘n Arts teachers. Other highlights included the oil pastel demonstration by AAP Maestro Fidel Sarmiento, the bonsai art demo by Richard Tuppil, and performances by MMCL Shape, Caritas Don Bosco, and Leah Cortina. This year’s newest addition to the program, the Cosplay Parade, and Competition, was also a highlight of the day, leaving the community joyfully celebrating art through cosplay.

Clay sculpting demo by Lito Mondejar.

On its second day, February 3, 2024, the Festival started with a crochet workshop led by Teacher Marie Tecson, and a clay sculpting demonstration by Manilito Mondejar. In the afternoon, a polymer workshop was conducted by Playground PH followed by an On-the-Spot portrait of Jun Rocha with Marriannelle Baccay as the live-portrait model. To lighten the day, the Miriam College Music Club serenaded everyone around. The day ended with a Fashion Talk led by the Fashion Institute of the Philippines, followed by a magnificent fashion show featuring the exquisite works of their incredibly talented designers.

On the final day, February 4, 2024, the festival concluded with a pottery workshop led by Evan Venegas of Ay! Putik Studio. This was followed by an art talk featuring visual artists Jarvie Madronero, Abbey Romina, Yana Ofrasio, and Rommel Rico. Maestro Augusto Santiago also showcased his unparalleled skills with on-the-spot portraits having Maria Thea Judinelle Casuncad as the live portrait model. In the afternoon, the celebration peaked with the Battle of the Canvas 2 On-the-Spot Painting Competition, featuring over 40 participants divided into two categories: artist and student levels. Meanwhile, ACTS Manila dazzled the crowd with impressive ballet performances. The program continued with Mommy Lala’s engaging arts and crafts activity, culminating in closing performances by DLSU-IS SHS, bringing the festival to a memorable end.

Battle of the Canvas 2 Winner – Shanra Kate Gilongos.

The event’s undeniable success was a testament to the strong sense of girl power leadership led by Ms. Lerma Julian and Leah Cortina. Their dynamic leadership was complemented by the combined efforts of Alaire Ann Lazaro and Michaella Cullo from the marketing department, contributing to the event’s seamless execution and remarkable achievements.

A heartfelt thank you is also extended to the generous sponsors: Liquitex, Winsor and Newton, Abstrak Canvas, East Asia, Pebeo, Franchise Manila, I Heart Art, Pizza Hut, Union Bank, and Ash Tech. Additionally, esteemed partners such as Ayala Malls Solenad, National Commission for Culture and Arts, Art Association of the Philippines, City of Sta. Rosa Laguna, Sangguniang Kabataan ng Brgy. Sto. Domingo Sta. Rosa Laguna, Elood Aesthetic Bar, Fashion Institute of the Philippines – Sta. Rosa, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna, Miriam College Nuvali, De La Salle University Integrated School, DLSU College of Business Administration and Accountancy Student Government, St. Scholastica’s College Westgrove, Xavier School Nuvali, ACTS Manila, and The Philippine Star as a media partner, played a pivotal role in making the event more impactful.

A heartfelt thank you is also extended to the generous sponsors: Liquitex, Winsor and Newton, Abstrak Canvas, East Asia, Pebeo, Franchise Manila, I Heart Art, Pizza Hut, Union Bank, and Ash Tech. Additionally, esteemed partners such as Ayala Malls Solenad, National Commission for Culture and Arts, Art Association of the Philippines, City of Sta. Rosa Laguna, Sangguniang Kabataan ng Brgy. Sto. Domingo Sta. Rosa Laguna, Elood Aesthetic Bar, Fashion Institute of the Philippines – Sta. Rosa, Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna, Mir

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Spain Tourism Board Appoints Marta Fernandez Martin as Spain Tourism Counsellor

Marta Fernandez Martin was appointed Spain Tourism Counsellor for South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand last September 2023. She was originally from Zaragoza, Spain. Having graduated from the University of Zaragoza with a Degree in Legal Studies, she completed her international training in Brussels, where she worked for an NGO dedicated to the protection of Human Rights.

In 2008, she joined the Spanish Administration as a career civil servant, where she has held various positions of responsibility in the Ministries of Economy, Finance and Tourism. In particular, she has been senior advisor to the Secretary of State for Public Administrations and for the Undersecretary of Economy, as well as Head of Cabinet of the Undersecretary of Industry, Trade and Tourism and Director of Cabinet of the Secretary of State for Tourism.

The new Tourism Counsellor is very much aware of the importance of ensuring economic, social, and environmental sustainability in the tourism sector. For this reason, during her years in this position, she is committed to the firm objective of promoting responsible tourism that guarantees the sustainability of destinations and the well-being of the local population, promoting knowledge of inland Spain. In particular, Marta wants to reinforce the historical ties, the knowledge of Spain’s rich gastronomy, its cultural heritage, and the incredible natural and scenic resources that Spain offers to outbound travelers from the Philippines.

Similarly, the Spanish Counsellor of Tourism is in favor of promoting active and accessible tourism for all, taking advantage of Spain’s favorable weather conditions that allow the practice of various sports every day of the year.

Here are interesting facts about Spain:

International tourist arrivals to Spain in 2023 exceeded forecasts 

Tourist arrivals and spending at the destination are at record highs, an extraordinary starting point to continue working and improving the quality of its tourism industry in 2024. By the end of 2023, Spain registered a total of 85 million visitors; surpassing the pre -pandemic benchmark in 2019.

The 8th Centenary of Toledo  Cathedral

 This year, the Toledo Cathedral begins the commemorations of its 800th anniversary, which will last until 2026. One of the activities that is worth mentioning is the ”Lúmina Catedral de Toledo“ nighttime cultural visit that combines art, light, and sound. For more information, visit:

Spain on top of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2023

According to the Restaurant Magazine, one of the world’s most influential cuisine & beverage magazines, Spain continues to stand as a global gastronomic beacon, with three of its restaurants securing top positions in the 2023 ranking. Leading the charge is Spain’s Disfrutar, second spot on the list; Diverxo and Asador Etxebarri, ranking third and fourth, respectively. The culinary landscape of Spain boasts further gems such as Quique DacostaElkano, and Mugaritz, contributing to the nation’s dazzling culinary scene. For more information, visit:

Oviedo: 2024 Spanish Gastronomic Capital

 This year, the north of Spain becomes a gastronomic hub, specifically the region of Asturias and its capital, Oviedo. Visitors have one whole year to discover why this city is so popular amongst Spaniards with dishes that include fabada, cachopo, its 100 varieties of cheese, its fish and shellfish from the Cantabrian Sea, or its famous cider, to name just of few of its delicacies.

UNESCO World Heritage Monument’s Anniversaries

 Five of the most unique World Heritage Monuments in Spain are approaching their 40th anniversary, having been designated in 1984 by UNESCO. These include La Alhambra in Granada, Burgos Cathedral, Monastery and the Escorial in Madrid, The Historic Centre of Córdoba, and the Works of Antoni Gaudí.

For more information on Spain visit or for inspiration follow @spain on Instagram.

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Kathryn Bernardo renews her contract as brand endorser for TCL Philippines

TCL Electronics, a leading consumer electronics brand and the world’s top two TV brand, renews its enduring partnership between one of the country’s most beloved celebrities and the most influential endorser Kathryn Bernardo as their brand endorser.

“I just renewed my contract with TCL Electronics so I am very excited with the partnership that we’ll be doing this year,” Kathryn enthuses during the contract signing session held at her studio.

The partnership was sealed at Baked Studios last February 6. Present in the contract signing were Loyal Cheng –  TCL PH Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shae Xiaoling Yu – Marketing Head and Joseph Cernitchez – Brand Manager.

(L-R) TCL Marketing Head Shae Xiaoling Yu, TCL PH Chief Executive Officer Loyal Cheng, TCL Brand Endorser Kathryn Bernardo & TCL Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez.

This partnership is truly a match made for Kathryn as she vividly remembers her childhood having their TCL TV and the bonding moments with her family. Having grown up with the TCL brand, “I would remember that big gray box, there was no smart TV before and I have good memories with that TCL TV because every night after I finish my homework, we would go to my parent’s room just to bond and watch our favorite shows and cartoons.”

She continues, “I didn’t expect that one day, move forward to 2023 when I first became their brand endorser. I’m so grateful and it’s also a humbling experience for me because I grew up with TCL and now, they’re offering other products like air conditioner, washing machine, and refrigerators.”

Aligning with TCL’s brand message of “Inspire Greatness,” Kathryn’s journey on becoming the most-sought-after actress in the Philippines has become an inspiration to a lot of people. She has become a perfect embodiment of empowerment and ambition that continues to illuminate and inspire more. Likewise, TCL continues to strive harder to develop and roll out innovative products to uplift the Filipino lifestyle.

As for TCL, the executives have all praises for the 27-year-old actress in helping the brand to set the trail as a leader in the industry.

“We are very thrilled to have Kathryn once again as our brand endorser. She embodies the company’s vision to provide products that inspire and empower people to pursue greatness in their lives,” TCL Electronics Philippines CEO Loyal Cheng says.

Kathryn will be headlining upcoming campaigns for TCL products such as TVs, Washing Machines, Air Conditioners and Refrigerators.

“We are planning for a lot of things for Kathryn for this partnership and we are very happy to have her onboard once again.  She’s a perfect match for TCL. She has become an inspiration for a lot of people.  Just like TCL’s brand message, she also strives to ‘Inspire Greatness’ that is why a lot of people also aspire to be successful like her,” says Shae Xiaoling Yu, TCL’s  Marketing Head.

“I’m looking forward to a lot of exciting launches for TCL products. I’m also grateful that we have partnered once again. For someone who have grown up and loved TCL ever since as a kid, it’s such a happy feeling to be part of their biggest campaigns this year,” Kathryn testifies.

TCL Electronics is also set to launch its newest air conditioner model in a few weeks. Likewise, TCL has a growing list of innovative consumer electronic products—from TVs and smart appliances such as Washing Machines, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, and Air Purifiers. The company strongly upholds its promise to continue to Inspire Greatness for more Filipinos.

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RCBC Secures Double Victories in The Asset Triple A Digital Awards

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), the Philippines’ fastest-growing and leading digital challenger bank, has once again proven its excellence on the global stage, clinching two prestigious awards from The Asset, a renowned international organization. RCBC was honored as the ‘Philippines’ Digital Bank of the Year’ and also received recognition for ‘Philippines’ Best ATM Project,’ reaffirming its commitment to hyper-scaling digital solutions rooted in financial inclusion.

RCBC’s success stems from its comprehensive digital banking ecosystem, epitomized by its flagship app, RCBC Pulz, the pioneering financial inclusion application RCBC Diskartech available in Taglish and Cebuano, and the expansive grassroots-oriented mobile-point-of-service network RCBC ATM Go, all integrated under the RCBC Moneybela program. These innovative solutions caught the attention of The Asset Triple A Awards judging panel for their demonstration of excellence and effectiveness.

The Asset Triple A Digital Awards employ a rigorous judging process led by global industry experts with decades of experience in evaluating top organizations. Judges utilize in-depth conversations and data analytics to select the best-in-class solutions in the industry, ensuring the highest standards of recognition.

In the past year, RCBC’s performance has remained robust, fueled by strategic investments in digital solutions. RCBC ATM Go witnessed a remarkable 46% increase in transaction volume and a 44% surge in transaction value, achieving a remarkable 100% nationwide coverage across all 82 provinces, including remote areas. RCBC Pulz experienced a notable 127% surge in transaction volume and a 34% increase in transaction value since its relaunch, while RCBC Diskartech saw a remarkable 115% increase in transaction volume and a 138% jump in customer deposit size.

RCBC achieved these impressive results through strategic collaborations with national and local government units to enhance financial and digital literacy among Filipinos. The bank also announced the availability of digital bank accounts with RCBC Pulz for Filipinos worldwide, further accelerating its industry-leading position.

Lito Villanueva, RCBC’s Executive Vice President and Chief Innovations and Inclusion Officer, expressed the bank’s dedication to innovation and customer-centricity, emphasizing the importance of maintaining its prestigious position in the industry.

“We are immensely grateful for The Asset’s stringent judging process, which underscores our commitment to excellence. These two awards are a testament to RCBC’s hard work and reflect Filipino excellence, creativity, and ambition,” said Villanueva.

“As the only Philippine bank recognized in these categories, we are honored and motivated to continue creating solutions that align with our vision and mission of being a customer-obsessed bank. We hope that this recognition inspires the Philippine fintech community to aggressively pursue financial inclusion for all Filipinos,” added Villanueva.

RCBC’s remarkable growth trajectory has positioned it as the fastest-growing bank in the country, ascending from eighth position in 2018 to fifth in 2022 among the Philippines’ largest privately-owned banks in terms of assets. The bank’s numerous global and local accolades include consecutive awards as the Philippines’ Best Bank for Digital by Asiamoney, the Eye on Innovation Award by Gartner, the YouTube Challenger Award for its innovative digital ad campaigns, and top rankings in customer service surveys conducted by reputable organizations such as the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Statista.

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HONOR Philippines gathers over 500 jumpers to raise awareness for heart health

The “HONOR Your Heart: A Jump Rope Workout for the Philippine Heart Center by HONOR Philippines in partnership with Jump Manila” was a huge success after over 500 participants joined the donation and awareness drive on heart health with the total proceeds going to the beneficiaries of the Philippine Heart Center.

“This partnership has been truly meaningful for all of us in HONOR. What better way to shed light on heart health than during love month, right? We celebrate love every February, yet we know very little of our heart health. With the success of HONOR X9b 5G, a platform has opened for us to raise awareness on this important matter,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

“As long as we have a platform and as long as there are brands like HONOR Philippines that are willing to support this great cause, we will always aim to raise awareness on heart health,” said Jump Manila Founder Erwin Ng.

Held during the Car-Free Sunday Mornings at Ayala Avenue last February 11, over 500 jumpers flocked together in hopes of raising funds and awareness for the Philippine Heart Center. The jump rope workout, led by Jump Manila, was enjoyed by the participants. Food and refreshments were also sponsored by Fitbar, Gardenia, and Sip.

HONOR X9b 5G was put on a test yet again as the participants tried its viral smash and drop tests. First seen to destroy a hallow block and watermelons, the HONOR X9b 5G was seen to be smashing a hard-shelled coconut.

Priced at Php 16,999, the HONOR X9b 5G is readily available on Lazada (, Shopee (, TikTok Shop ( and HONOR Experience or Partner stores.

To know more about the complete features of HONOR X9b 5G, you may visit: and head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms for exciting announcements: Facebook (, Instagram ( and TikTok Shop: ( To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to

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Pop Superstar Dua Lipa releases her new single ‘Training Season’

Dua Lipa fans rejoice! After teasing the new single on social media, and giving a powerful performance of it at the Grammys, the pop superstar has finally released “Training Season” – complete with a dance-inducing music video!


 A new era for Dua

Earlier this month, Dua kicked off the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards with an electric medley performance of “Training Season,” “Dance The Night,” and “Houdini.” She’s also set to perform at the BRIT Awards on March 2nd, where she’s nominated for three awards – Artist of the Year, Best Pop Act, and Song of the Year for “Dance The Night.”

“Training Season”  is all about embracing her singlehood and dating life without feeling any pressure of finding the “right” one.  Dua shared, “I had been on a string of bad dates, and the last one was the final straw. The next morning, I arrived at the studio to Caroline [Ailin] and Tobias [Jesso Jr.] asking me how it went, and I immediately declared ‘Training season is over.’ And like the best ‘day after’ debriefs with your mates, we had a lot of laughs and it all quickly came together from there.”

With lyrics such as “Are you somebody who can go there? ‘Cause I don’t wanna have to show ya. If that ain’t you, then let me know, yeah. ‘Cause training season’s over,” Dua sends a message to her listeners about knowing her worth. This relatable message, together with an electrifying dance beat, guarantees another can’t-be-missed track from the singer.

“While it is obviously about that feeling when you are just absolutely done telling people – men specifically in this case – how to date you right, it is also about my training season being over, and me growing with every experience. I have never felt more confident, clear, or empowered,” Dua added.

The official “Training Season” video, which captures Dua’s sentiments perfectly opens with her voicemail being flooded with apologetic messages and second chance requests. As the song continues, Dua sits alone while she’s surrounded by men vying for her attention, and the room begins to spin into chaos. It’s the perfect balance of fun, bold, and edgy.

A highly anticipated release

Filipino fans have eagerly awaited the release of “Training Season,” which comes as no surprise since the country has Dua’s largest fanbase in Asia-Pacific. In fact, the Philippines boasts of aggressive streaming and fanbase growth for Dua compared to the rest of Asia. Through the years since her initial rise in 2017, the pop star’s streaming volume in the country has far outpaced her streaming volume across Asia – even compared to Indonesia, which has nearly double the Philippines’ Spotify users.

Dua’s legacy in the Philippines is undeniable, and was established primarily due to her success with songs such as “New Rules,” “Don’t Start Now,” “Levitating,” “Dance The Night,” and “Houdini.”

 Back-to-back hits

Dua’s certified platinum sophomore album Future Nostalgia solidified her position as both a critical success and top radio performer. The Grammy-nominated record was the longest running top 10 album by a female artist on the Billboard 200 in 2021, and spawned multiple worldwide hit singles, with “Levitating” earning certified diamond status and the title of Billboard’s No. 1 Hot 100 Song of 2021.

Last November, Dua returned with the euphoric club-ready track “Houdini,” which went straight to No. 1 on the UK Airplay charts and drew in over 12 million YouTube views within 24 hours, and garnered immediate praise across the board – from Rolling Stone and Billboard, who said the track is “an immediate blast,” to Pitchfork and Vogue, who called it “a pop masterclass.”

“Houdini” followed Dua’s hit song “Dance The Night” from the box office sensation Barbie, which landed on the Oscars shortlist and earned nominations at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, and the Grammy’s. With “Training Season” joining the roster, Dua continues to prove that her journey as a global pop superstar is far from over.

Stream ‘Training Season’ now!

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Uma Nota: A Harmonious Blend of Brazilian and Japanese Flavors

After captivating the palates of diners in Hong Kong and Paris, Uma Nota invites guests to embark on a sensory journey that harmoniously blends Brazilian and Japanese culinary traditions.

Located at the heart of Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Uma Nota draws inspiration from the historical migration of the Japanese to São Paulo, weaving a rich tapestry of cultural influences. In each carefully crafted dish, it captures the essence of this journey, seamlessly blending the precision of Japanese culinary artistry with the bold and vibrant flavors synonymous with São Paulo.

Designed by Asmaa Said, founder of  The Odd Duck Studio, it unfolds as a sensory journey through four distinct realms. The Living Room, with its striking ‘Hanging Tree’ installation, seamlessly transitions from upscale dining to a vibrant, seductive evening space. The Bar fosters an intimate social atmosphere, while Tropicalia pays tribute to the 70s Tropicália movement. The Meiji  Room, with its Japanese mural, honors the rich heritage of the mass Japanese migration to São Paulo during the Meiji era.

Main dining

Uma Nota’s menu is a celebration of diverse flavors, seamlessly blending culinary traditions. From the enticing Coxinhas de frango to the elegant Wagyu No Brioche,  each dish harmoniously combines premium and flavorful ingredients. Exclusive selections like the WX Tomahawk MS7 and Japanese A5 Wagyu Striploin elevate the entire experience. Notable offerings also include the Crab Udon, Hotate Tiradito, Unagi Roll, and the robust Robalo Assado showcasing culinary innovation. For vegetarians, the enticing Berinjela offers a unique twist. Cap off the meal with the indulgent Amor Por  Chocolate  and Uma Nota’s signature Ube Cheesecake. Its menu is a culinary journey that transcends boundaries, delivering a symphony of flavors with every dish.

Co-Founders of Uma Nota

Complementing its exquisite culinary offerings is a thoughtfully crafted Drinks Menu, ensuring a perfect pairing for every palate. Dive into the vibrant world of Brazilian mixology with the iconic Caipirinhas, skillfully combining Cachaça Yaguara, sugar, lime, and a choice of fresh fruit. Experience the unique fusion of flavors in the Kyoto Sour, featuring Atago No Matsu sake, grapefruit, green Tabasco, lemon, and agave. Indulge in the Maluco Carioca, a signature Brazilian limeade masterpiece crafted with Cachaça Yaguara. For a truly innovative libation, savor the Uma Nota Cup Noodle, blending Plantation 3 stars, homemade toasted coconut liqueur, pineapple, cucumber, lime, and sesame oil. The Drinks Menu is a testament to creativity, offering a harmonious balance to the culinary symphony on the plate.

Alexis Offe, Co-Founder of Uma Nota, shares his excitement, stating, “Uma Nota has always been a celebration of cultural harmony, a symphony where Brazilian and Japanese influences dance together. Our journey into Manila is more than just an expansion; it’s an immersion into the rich tapestry of flavors and experiences unique to this vibrant city.”

He adds that the difference with Hong Kong, Manila will be elevating the experience, big events will become a regular part of the program, promising a dynamic atmosphere that goes beyond the ordinary. Uma Nota Manila is not just a venue; it’s a destination for those seeking a thrilling blend of entertainment, design, and immersive experiences.

Carnaval show

Uma Nota’s Executive Chef Gustavo Vargas has developed a menu that caters to every palate, whether you like it raw, from the wok, grilled or baked.

On his menu, Executive Chef Gustavo Vargas adds, “We’ve been hard at work collaborating with Kyle Ureta, our Manila Head Chef to create dishes that bring together the bold flavors of Brazilian and Japanese cuisine while catering specifically to the local palate. In a city known for its diverse food scene, we’re confident that our menu, crafted in harmony with local influences, will offer a delicious and unique dining experience.”

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7s Super League, AIA Revolutionize Football in the PH

The much-anticipated inaugural 7s Super League is set to kick off on March 10 at the McKinley Hill Stadium, ushering a new era of football excitement in the Philippines. Organized by 7×7 Football Philippines, this revolutionary league promises to redefine football in the country with its unique seven-a-side format.

Embracing innovation and thrilling gameplay, the 7s Super League introduces a fast-paced and dynamic style of football. With a compact field and smaller teams, matches are expected to be high-scoring and action-packed, delivering an exhilarating experience for fans.

Elite teams comprising top-tier football talent from various cities across Metro Manila will compete in the league’s debut season. Among the seven participating teams are the Alabang South Supers, BGC Soldiers, Pampanga Strikers, Paranaque Super Nets, Quezon City Heroes, Siniloan GOM Blues, and Pasig City Pirates.

With a blend of local and international players, the 7s Super League adds a global dimension to the competition, offering fans exciting matchups and diverse playing styles that contribute to the rich tapestry of football in the Philippines.

(From left): Brian Poe Llamanzares, Pantheon Holdings President, Anton Del Rosario, 7×7 Philippines Founder & CEO, Melissa Henson, AIA Philippines Chief Marketing Officer, Ethan Lee, 7×7 Philippines Executive Director, Javier Lopez-Sans, La Liga representative, and Andre Tani, Arsenal Content Marketing President .


Anton del Rosario, CEO and Founder of 7×7 Football Philippines, expressed his enthusiasm for the league’s launch, emphasizing its potential to revolutionize football in the country. “This will be a game-changer for football in the Philippines,” said del Rosario. “The unique format, combined with the caliber of players involved, promises to deliver an unforgettable football experience.”

He also highlighted the league’s commitment to its “7×7 Goals of J.O.Y,” focusing on creating Jobs, providing Opportunities, and nurturing the Youth through football.

During the media conference, del Rosario shared that the league will serve as an outlet for players to be professionals in the field.

AIA Philippines, a longstanding sponsor of the 7s Football League, is thrilled to extend its support to the new 7s Super League. The league’s founder, Anton, shares AIA’s vision of providing a career path to young football players, aligning perfectly with AIA’s mission of helping Filipinos live healthier, longer, and better lives.

As a consistent sponsor of 7s Football events since 2018, AIA’s partnership with the 7s Super League underscores its dedication to supporting football programs nationwide and internationally. Through this collaboration, AIA aims to provide a platform for all players, offering them a continuous pathway to success in the world of football.

“AIA Philippines understands the needs of its customers and provides holistic solutions that include life protection, health insurance, savings, education, retirement, and investment,” said del Rosario. “Thanks to AIA, we are able to give players the opportunity to showcase their talent on a bigger stage with the 7s Super League.”

Prepare for a football spectacle like never before as the 7s Super League takes center stage. Stay tuned for a season filled with intense matches, incredible goals, and unparalleled football excitement.

About the 7s Super League

The 7s Super League is the premier football competition in the Philippines, introducing a dynamic seven-a-side format to elevate the sport to new heights. Organized by 7×7 Football Philippines, the league aims to provide a platform for top-tier football talent, create an engaging fan experience, and contribute to the growth and development of football in the country. Follow the 7s Super Football League on Instagram or for the latest updates and exclusive content.

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Okada Manila Elevates Adventure to New Heights with the Launch of Thrillscape

Okada Manila, dubbed as Manila’s grand icon, continues to expand its diverse offerings with the launch of its latest attraction, Thrillscape. Designed as the ultimate destination for adventure seekers, Thrillscape offers an unparalleled experience with its 32 high-energy obstacles, promising a blend of excitement, a challenge of skills, and fun.

Aimed at providing unique and memorable experiences, Okada Manila’s Thrillscape aims to revolutionize the concept of leisure and fitness. With the tagline “Masters of Skill, Experts of Fun,” Thrillscape is more than an obstacle course; it is a dynamic interactive tag arena where individuals who are at least 4 feet in height can test their agility, push their limits, and challenge themselves to take on a new adventure.

Experience the Thrill: What to Expect at Thrillscape

“Thrillscape bridges the gap in entertainment offerings for young teens and adults, providing a lively, engaging space that encourages physical activity, teamwork, and sheer enjoyment,” said Vikki Aquino, Director of Spas, Recreation & Kids Club at Okada Manila.

The obstacle course is vast and varied, capable of accommodating up to 120 guests simultaneously. With over 30 engaging obstacles, participants can navigate through the different challenges, accumulate points, and experience an exhilarating activity. The obstacle course is designed to be an inclusive space, welcoming individuals of various fitness levels, including aspiring athletes, people looking for adventure, foster bonds, and those seeking a fun way to stay active. “Our athletic coaches are here to guide participants through each challenge, ensuring an exciting, safe, and rewarding adventure. This is not just for individuals but would also be a wonderful group activity among friends and colleagues, and even families,” Aquino added.

Thrillscape is located at the ground floor of Okada Manila’s Coral Wing, Crystal Corridor. The course is open on Mondays to Thursdays from 12 nn to 8 pm and Friday through Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm. Packages start at PhP 499 inclusive of a band tracker, 2 games, and use of lockers.

The Thrillscape experience does not end at the obstacles. After a challenging course, participants also have varied options to experience Okada Manila’s range of offerings, including extensive dining options.

 About Okada Manila

Okada Manila, Manila’s Grand Icon, is renowned for its world-class facilities and stellar service, combining the best of Japanese culture with the warmth of Filipino hospitality. Okada Manila is a Forbes 5-star rated property, which underscores its exceptional service.

Expansive and luxurious, Okada Manila has 993 well-appointed rooms, the country’s largest gaming floor featuring over 3,000 electronic gaming machines, an expansive Retail Boulevard and an array of restaurants offering a world of flavors. The resort further sets itself apart with an exclusive indoor beach club, and one of the world’s most spectacular multi-color dancing water fountains. All these facets converge to solidify Okada Manila’s status as one of the Philippines’ premier destinations.

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