Tuesday, December 22, 2020

TECNO Mobile launches new AI-powered, revolutionary TECNO Spark 6 Series - A smartphone for the masses

Recognizing the evolving need for high-performing, multi-tasking and affordable smartphones during these challenging times, global premier mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile has launched its latest innovation, the TECNO Spark 6 Series.

The TECNO Spark 6 Series is smartly designed for work and play, and is competitively priced to give locals the best value for their hard-earned money. Price ranges from PhP3,990 to PhP6,490. The Spark 6 Series is packed with six upgraded features - a unique camera system designed to elevate photographic immersion to the next level, bigger screen, more generous memory and storage, boosted processing speed, enhanced video call experience, and a fun Bluetooth audio share feature.

Ye Yuan, Deputy General Manager of TECNO Mobile, said: “Now more than ever, the smartphone is a necessity. It is an essential link to the outside world – for remote working, online learning, staying in touch with loved ones, getting news, and for entertainment. Our goal is to make advanced, innovative smartphones more accessible to more people. TECNO Mobile’s smartphones are affordable, and that includes the latest TECNO Spark 6 Series. We continue to develop our smartphones with the consumers’ changing needs.”  

The Spark 6 Series comes in three (3) amazing variants – Spark 6 4GB RAM+128GB, and Spark 6 Go in 4GB RAM +64GB and 2GB RAM+32GB. These all have a high performing, impressive battery life, and a sleek, simple yet bold design. The Spark 6 Go variant was the first to be released this November, and is available in all TECNO Mobile partner retail stores.

Here are some of the features packed into the powerful Spark 6 Series that everyone can enjoy:

Spark 6 Go

  • A 13-megapixel AI Dual camera and 8MP front camera, AI lens with 18 different scene detection, up to 95% recognition rate and upgraded algorithms. The 13-megapixel primary lens supports 4x digital zoom with F-1.8 big aperture that captures more light at night, and processes image details more finely.

  • Various shooting modes for the AI Dual camera, including Bokeh, AI Beauty, and AI HDR, among others. Full picture details and quality are greatly improved, plus a dual rear flash fills light in dark environments to ensure better photos.

  • A Bluetooth Audio Share feature that can connect to multiple wireless Bluetooth headsets at the same time, enabling users to listen and watch with friends. 

  • A 6.52 inches dot in display screen with 20:9 screen aspect ratio and 720 x 1600 resolution for a wider, clearer, immersive display effect, rich color contrast, and great visual experience.

  • A 5,000 mAh battery that stays charged longer, ideal for photography, gaming, browsing, video streaming and music. 

  • HiOS for a more intelligent and convenient user experience, with a brand new dark theme feature that uses less phone battery and causes less eye strain.

Spark 6

  • A 16-megapixel AI quad camera with a depth lens. This 16MP primary lens can work as a macro lens, and AI lens with AI Scene Detection that can recognize 18 different scenes with a 95% recognition rate.

  • Quad lens that provides high definition portraits, macro photos, and immersive AI video experiences with features like ‘Video Beautify’, ‘AI Beauty’, ‘AI Body Shaping’, and ‘AR Interaction’.

  • Android Q with a G70 processor, and 4G long-term evolution (LTE) network connectivity for improved performance, and allowing for a wide range of user customization. The operating system is also equipped with utility applications that allow users to free up memory, freeze applications, limit data accessibility for specific applications, and other useful features. 

  • A Bluetooth Audio Share feature that can connect to multiple wireless Bluetooth headsets at the same time to enable users to listen and watch with friends. 

  • A 6.8-inch high-definition (HD) dot in display screen that gives a perfect screen ratio for an extremely sharp display and much broader viewing experience. 

  • A 5,000 mAh battery that ensures top conditions for photography, gaming, browsing, video streaming and music with every full charge. 

The Spark 6 Series is available at TECNO Mobile partner retail stores, and comes in three models – Spark 6 4GB RAM+128GB priced at PhP6,490, Spark 6 Go 4GB RAM+64GB at PhP5,490, and Spark 6 Go 2GB RAM+32GB for only PhP3,990. For a complete list of stores, visit http://bit.ly/TecnoStoresPH

To stay updated on products and the latest offering from TECNO Mobile, visit www.tecno-mobile.com/ph and follow TECNO Mobile Philippines on Facebook.

Monday, December 21, 2020


Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol continues its campaign to be Filipino families’ ally in germ protection in the new normal as they welcome newlyweds, Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati, together with their adorable kids Zion and Kai, as their brand ambassadors. 


Richard and Sarah, who got married in a solemn ceremony earlier this year, celebrated their new life together in quarantine. While being stuck at home was an opportunity for them to spend more time together as a family—planting, painting and playing all sorts of games, they also needed to go through a lot of adjustments as a family.  

One adjustment that they had to do was to look for better ways to protect their family against germs, with the threat of the virus still continuing up until now. They found their newest ally in Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol, which promises a higher level of protection against germs and viruses.  

“We believe in innovative products. Not only does Defensil come from a company we trust, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol is also recommended by experts,” said Sarah.  

“And since we use alcohol more frequently to sanitize, I also like how it not only kills germs and bacteria, but also has moisturizer to not dry our skin,” she added.  

One way to prevent the spread of germs is regular disinfection of hands and high touch surfaces using a rubbing alcohol. To provide a higher level of defense against germs in the new normal, the Philippine Society for Microbiology is recommending Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol. 

Created by Beauty Elements Ventures Inc, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol kills 99.9% of germs to give Richard and Sarah’s family the peace of mind that they are well-defended. It starts to kill germs on contact and upon constant use, provides up to 12-hour protection.  


Celebrating the holidays is surely going to be different for the Gutierrez family this year. For Richard and Sarah, social distancing is something that they’re keeping in mind as they celebrate the holiday season, along with making sure that everyone sanitizes and disinfects using Defensil.  

The family wishes to go on a local holiday trip with family bringing their new ally, Defensil. With this, Sarah shares three simple tips to fellow parents on how to keep their family safe from germs during the holiday season.  

First, social distancing is a must. Second, always wear a mask. It is important for parents to teach their kids the importance of wearing masks, which help to prevent the transmission of the virus. And, lastly, always disinfect with an alcohol that makes sure you and the family are well-defended— like Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol.  

Worried about germs? Keep your family safe with Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol! The Gutierrez family uses Defensil for its germ-killing action and long-lasting protection, so they can spend more worry-free and germ-free quality time together. For protection that's real, choose Defensil Watch this video!


To know more about Richard and Sarah’s newest ally, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/defensil.philippines.  


Defensil 70% Isopropyl Alcohol was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli or E. coli and Candida albicans

Sunday, December 20, 2020



Before the pandemic, our family loved road trips and adventures. It has been our family goal, to travel at least once a year and explore new places. Our travel adventures has brought us to Bohol, Boracay, Cagayan de Oro, El Nido, Coron, Puerto Princesa and Baguio.

Me and my husband, planned this year (2020), to start our own couple travel adventure. We were supposed to visit Sydney last March-April. It was a bittersweet experience though... because my trip pushed through but because of the pandemic, my husband's trip was cancelled. It was supposedly our first out-of-the-country trip as a couple.


Ever since I arrived last April 2020, I have not gone out of our village. I only go out > to do brisk walking in the village, or buy at the village market. My husband is the one in charge of going out of the house to buy the necessities.

It was surreal, really, to be living like this. We terribly miss the trips, the fresh air, the long drives, the beach!  But we know that we need to be cautious for our family's safety. We cannot let our guards down, just because we miss and we long to travel. I believe that it is WISE to wait.

The only thing that makes life bearable -- are the food trips that we do -- at home. When we crave for certain kinds of food, we just order online. Or the husband go out and order a take away.


Our favorite - subway sandwich!  Buti na lang there's a new #SubwayPh promo. 

From Dec.16 to Dec. 31, 2020 -- you can go to your nearest Subway branch and choose from Ham, Sliced Chicken, Roasted Chicken, Sliced Chickenand Ham, Smoked Chicken, Spicy Italian, Pulled Pork, Italian B.M.T., Steak and Cheese, Meatball Marinara, Subway Melt and Subway Club. Buy any of these 6-in variants + 16 oz drink and get your second order at 40% off!


1.   It is all about setting the mood. For our Subway experience, we decided to do a picnic set-up. We brought the outdoors in! So we can still picnic on the safe side!  As a certified plantita, I loved the elements of my plant babies in the background. 

2.   Get comfy and relax. Setting up a few cushions and a favorite throw rug, will definitely give out that chill vibe that we all need. Especially for work at home people like us. This picnic idea breaks the monotony of associating the house now as an office!

3.  The most important aspect of a home-picnic >> the food!  We are such huge fans of Subway Steak and Cheese and Pulled Pork! We got our awesome sandwiches at the SM North Edsa, the Block.  

Being at home during these days of pandemic - you just need to be creative and break away from the boring routine. All you need is a little imagination and good food to satisfy your cravings!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


The Holiday season brings people together because of the joyful festivities and the mouthwatering feasts.  The celebrations may turn out to be a little different this year but Century Park Hotel is definitely keeping the yuletide traditions alive with the reopening of Century Tsukiji, the hotel’s Japanese food outlet, on December 1, 2020. Get ready for loads of delightful treats and offers coming your way.  

Kickoff December with an Eat-All-You-Can Special featuring classic Japanese delicacies. Customize your filling meal by choosing from the following categories: appetizer (potato salad, kani mango salad, kani krunch maki, yasai itame, vegetable tempura and yasai salad), main course (ebi tempura, chicken teriyaki, tenderloin teppan, salmon belly teppan, pork tonkatsu, buta kakuni, chicken karaage and yakiniku), rice (steamed rice, mixed fried rice, vegetable fried rice and beef fried rice), soup (miso and corn miso) and dessert (tiramisu, matcha cake, Hokkaido cheese cake, vanilla ice cream and strawberry ice cream).   

At only P999 net per head, the fantastic Christmas feast is available daily from 11:00AM to 2:30PM. Check out the menu below for the complete selection.   

This holiday deal gets even better!  Enjoy additional dishes like salmon & tuna sashimi and ramen on December 24 – 25 & 30 - 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021 for only P1,450 net.  

Ramen lovers will also swoon over the Unlimited Ramen offering. Choose from among five warm bowls of delight, namely: tonkotsu ramen, chashu negi miso ramen, niku shoyu ramen, tori age yasai ramen and niku to uminosachi yaki ramen.  These creations are paired better with sushi delights such as shake chizu, kani kyarameru, california maki, kappa maki and kampyo maki. Relish this unlimited culinary treat for as low as P699 net.   

Other Japanese cravings from the a la carte menu and set meals are also available for your enjoyment.  

Protocols such as temperature check, disinfection, filling out of health declaration form upon entrance, social distancing, one-way policy and wearing of masks will be enforced.   

“We are excited to welcome guests once again to Century Tsukiji.  After the reopening of Atrium Lounge a few months ago, the comeback of our Japanese outlet is a refreshing development.  It shows the resilience of the hospitality industry and love for good food is not something that even the pandemic can change,” says Anthony Tan, Century Park Hotel’s General Manager. 

Exhilarating times are just about to commence at Century Park Hotel Manila. We look forward to spending the holidays with you over an indulging blowout.  For more information, contact us at 8528-5855 or 0917-633-2497, via SMS or Viber.