The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts offers exclusive deals on SOS to ramp up local tourism efforts

One of the leading locally-owned hotel groups, The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts (BH&R) pushes its effort to support and revive tourism in the country by joining Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International’s (HSMA) September Online Sale (SOS) from September 15 to October 15, 2021.

SOS aims to contribute to local tourism recovery and bring back public confidence for safe travels. BH&R’s properties – The Bellevue Manila, B Hotel Quezon City, and The Bellevue Resort – Bohol will continue to participate in this year’s online sale, and bring distinctive, safe, and worry-free experiences to its guests.

In this year’s SOS, BH&R is offering the following best value hotel and resort packages that can be used anytime until December next year:

  • The Bellevue Manila
    • Ensaymada Overload Voucher – The best-selling Ensaymada in town is on an exclusive buy 3, get 1 free sale at Php285! People can choose from various flavors such as Ube, Malolos, Leche Flan, Chocolate, and Plain.
    • Phoenix Court Dimsum & More Voucher – Relish on Phoenix Court’s dishes with only Php1,500, good for two persons. Enjoy this 28% off by yourself or as a gift.
  • B Hotel Quezon City
    • Stay at B Room Promo – Experience staying in a Superior Room at B Hotel QC with only Php 2,799 per night. This promo includes a Php500 food and beverage (F&B) credit, and an additional 10% discount.
    • Steak Experience at Johnny’s Steak & Grill – Enjoy a grilled steak perfection with a four-course steak experience for only Php2,499, good for two persons. This includes a complimentary two glasses of house wine and 25% off from its regular price.
    • Gift Voucher at Johnny’s Steak & Grill – Either use it for yourself or as a gift, this voucher applies a 15% discount from its regular price and is already good for two persons.
    • Intimate Feast – For the price of Php10,999, 10 guests will be able to indulge with three-course plated lunch or dinner, one round of iced tea, one bottle of house wine, and use of the function room for four hours.
    • B Blissful Package – For wedding preparations, this package would best suit the bride and groom as they can choose whether to avail of two nights stay in a Superior Room with breakfast for two or an overnight stay in two Superior Rooms with breakfast for four, for only Php15,888. This includes congratulatory wine and cheese platter, permission to shoot in designated areas, complimentary use of one mannequin, Johnny’s Steak and Grill gift certificate worth Php2,000, and a 10% off discount on additional rooms.
  • The Bellevue Resort – Bohol
    • Seas The Day (Day Use Promo) – For only Php988 per person, guests can enjoy Php800 worth of food and beverages (F&B) credit in their Marea restaurant, beach access, use of the infinity pool, and use of game and non-motorized aqua sports facilities.
    • Pair-fect Moment (Romantic Dinner for Two) – Enjoy a four-course set meal with a personal butler, and a matching romantic set-up by the beach, garden or view deck for only Php 4,999.
    • Te-reef-fic Get-away (Room only and Room with Breakfast) – Guests can have their overnight stay in a Superior or Deluxe Room with or without breakfast for two. There will also be discounts in F&B, spa services, boat rentals, and complimentary use of non-motorized aqua sports facilities. All for only Php3,999 and Php4,999 respectively.
    • Let’s Sea-lebrate! (Themed Party Package) – Celebrate your day at the resort with its themed party package for only Php13,888 which you can choose from kiddie, slumber to pool party. Packages include complimentary use of venues for 4 hours, food, and more.

*Terms and conditions apply for all properties

As part of the BH&R’s commitment to safer tourism, all its hotels are implementing stringent measures to maintain public health standards set by the government to enable people to travel with ease.

This exclusive sale runs for a limited time only. For more information, email The Bellevue Manila at irdps@thebellevue.com or call (632) 8771-8181 local 2300, B Hotel Quezon City at ressupervisor@thebellevue.com or call (632) 8990 5000, and The Bellevue Resort – Bohol at sregalado@thebellevuebohol.com or call (6338) 422 2222.

Gear up with MSI’s Back to School Promo

It is once again that time of the year where school starts right around the corner. MSI, a world leader in producing high-performance and innovative laptops, is ready with its back-to-school promo that starts on August 1 and lasts until September 30, 2021.

Students of different backgrounds, whether they are gamers by night, studious types, or artistic individuals, and coming from all sorts of diverse strands from arts, business, engineering, to even from the sciences, can all gear up for this upcoming school year when they purchase their MSI gaming, or business and productivity laptops that come with various freebies that can be worth as much as PHP 11,000. Freebies such as gaming headsets, backpacks, neck pillows, wireless mouse, external HDD, and many more are up for grabs!

Make the most out of your school experience with MSI

The hustle and bustle of school have its own challenges, especially while people are still stuck in their homes. MSI’s GF Series, Modern 14, SummitE15, and Stealth 15M are perfect for facing tough tests and tedious artworks and projects while doing synchronous online classes. Students do not have to worry about laptop lags as these laptops are built for long and robust performance.

The thin and light laptops, GF series are made foron-the-go students that can carry their laptops everywhere, coming in at 1.86kg. These laptops are built to withstand the heavy loads of school and gaming with their heavy-duty performance, but also made to be stylish with their sleek framework, having a 21.77mm build. It is a good thing these high-end series laptops come with gaming backpacks, gaming headsets, and a gaming mouse when bought on MSI’s Back to School promo, as this perfectly pairs with GF series’ aesthetic and mobile design.

MSI’s Back to School Promo also includes the brand-new Katana GF Series. These laptops are inspired by the swift power of the Katana, designed by famed Japanese illustrator Tsuyoshi Nagano, who is noted for his work in the “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” video game series. The Katana GF66 is set to inspire users and students with it being powered by NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series graphics and featuring independent number pads, even on the smaller 15-inch variant. These laptops are more than just entry-level gaming configurations; they are your first partner for long-lasting battles in online school and the virtual world.

The Modern 14 on the other hand, boasts its style and high performance. Powered with the AMD RYZEN 4000 series processor, these laptops last up to 10-hours on-the-go and are perfect for gaming, productivity, and content creation. These laptops are made to last as they are engineered to withstand the high demands that come with everyday student work, gaming, and online classes.

Meanwhile, the Stealth 15M is perfect for students who love to multi-task as this laptop expands ones’ vision across multiple displays with HDMI and Thunderbolt™ 4. Students may also enjoy up to 8K resolution output via Thunderbolt™ 4 for some extra productivity and fun.

For students of Business, Statistics, Mathematics, and students who like to pull an all-nighter who require high performance of computing, SummitE15 is a perfect choice. Its portability and performance are boosted with the latest 11th Gen Intel® processor and NVIDIA® GeForce GTX™ 1650 Ti graphics, which is the most powerful ever. It is also equipped with TPM 2.0 that provides enterprise-grade security to keep all students’ documents safe and secured. This laptop is designed for non-stop, on-the-go, study, or work anytime, anywhere with a long-lasting battery and fast-charge technology.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab these amazing laptops with various freebies while you still can! The MSI 2021 Back to School Promo runs for a limited time only. For full details, please visit https://ph.msi.com/Promotion/back-to-school-2021/nb.

RSG enters PH esports scene to delight local fans

RSG, the premier Singapore-based Southeast Asian professional esports organization, officially entered the Philippines esports scene, the latest of its overseas markets.

Recently, it was announced that the very first RSG PH professional esports team will make its debut in the upcoming Mobile Legends Professional League Philippines Season 8.

The team also recruited Elyson Edouard “GHOST Wrecker” Caranza, one of the country’s most popular streamers along with the team captain, Kenneth Jiane “Kenji” Villa.

Meanwhile, Brian “Panda” Lim, who led the Philippines to a Gold Medal win at the 30th SEA Games, will guide the team as its coach. Esports veteran Richardson “RJ” Jacinto will serve as the RSG PH Country Manager.

The team line-up will also comprise of:
● Arvie “Aqua” Calderon
● Dexter “Exort” Martinez
● Earvin John “Heath” Esperanza
● Eman “Emann” Sangco
● Joshwell Christian “Iy4knu” Manaog
● Jonard Cedrix “Demonkite” Caranto
● Nathanael “Nathzz” Estrologo

“With the second largest population in Southeast Asia, Philippines has a highly enthusiastic esports community that has grown rapidly in recent years. As the esports scene gathers momentum in the region, RSG is proud to be one of the first few regional esports organizations to expand our presence and support the development of the local esports industry,” said Founder and CEO of RSG, Jayf Soh.

“We hope to bring to the fans here our experience in developing esports champions, drive innovation in the way we create and engage fans, and last but not least, the trademark RSG spirit of relentlessly pursuing excellence. We will be working together with stakeholders and fans to educate the masses about esports, and contribute to a more robust ecosystem as we aspire to be the leading esports organization here,” he added.

RSG also unveiled to include developing professional esports teams and talent, which will support RSG’s strategy to grow the local esports talent pool and raise the bar in engaging the gaming community and improving fan experiences.

They also plan to expand and include other game titles across console, PC and mobile platforms, support local content creators and talent, and explore long-term collaborations to raise mass awareness and interest on esports.

Founded in 2017, RSG operates across Southeast Asia to engage the gaming audience through esports teams and content creators. The company’s premier esports teams specialise in leading game titles such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB), PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty and Warcraft, and have participated in over 200 tournaments collectively.

Building on its presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Philippines, RSG will continue its growth strategy through regional expansion efforts into key Southeast Asian markets. The esports organisation also plans to compete in more games and reach 150 million gaming audience in Southeast Asia by the end of 2021.

#TWEETYOURMUSIC AND CELEBRATE WORLD MUSIC DAY

To celebrate this year’s World Music Day, Twitter launched the #TweetYourMusic campaign to highlight local musicians across Southeast Asia.

#TweetYourMusic features local musicians and fans that support them with a series of fun and creative activities on Twitter such as daily music trivia through Twitter Polls and live discussion and mini-concert with local musicians on Twitter Spaces

Here’s the list of Twitter Spaces sessions in the Philippines:

PLDT, Smart, Cignal and PayMaya team up with The SM Store for Freedom Sale

Customers of the Philippines’ largest, fully integrated telco PLDT, its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), and its affiliates Cignal TV and PayMaya will enjoy exclusive offers at The SM Store from June 11 to 15, 2021.

Smart and TNT are offering a 20% discount on selected prepaid load, and 30% off on all WiFi devices. Meanwhile, new Smart Signature or Smart Bro Postpaid customers will also receive free SM Gift Pass e-vouchers for successful applications on selected plans. PLDT is offering free installation and modem fees for customers who will sign up for PLDT Home Fibr Unli 1699, 2399, and 2999 plans during the period.  

Customers who will purchase prepaid Cignal kits or boxes will also receive a free P1,000 load, or waived minimum installation fees for postpaid accounts. Shoppers at The SM Store can also get a 6% discount when they buy selected Cignal prepaid load cards. PayMaya users can get a chance to receive cashbacks when they shop at The SM Store or use SM’s Call to Deliver service with a minimum spend of P1,000 per transaction via the PayMaya app. Aside from that, the SM Store is also offering exclusive discounts and rewards for selected PLDT, Smart, Cignal products via SM’s Call to Deliver service. Customers can also get to buy select items for only P1 from The SM Store via its Call to Deliver service when they shop for their Smart prepaid essentials on June 12, 2021.

“This is a way for us to encourage and empower PLDT, Smart, Cignal, and PayMaya customers to pursue their passions and live life to the fullest through our customer-focused offers,” said Precy P. Katigbak, FVP and Head of National Key Accounts at PLDT and Smart. “Through the years, our partnership with The SM Store has allowed us to reach more customers, particularly as we celebrate the country’s Independence Day.”

“The SM Store is excited to take part in another campaign that will greatly reward our customers. Through this partnership, we aim to provide our valued customers convenient access to the technology tools they need for their increasingly digital lifestyle,” said Dhinno Francis S. Tiu, SVP for Business Development of The SM Store.

Freedom Sale raffle promo

Aside from exclusive offers, over 200 lucky customers may get a chance to win load, SM gift passes, cash, gadgets, and a grand prize of P150,000 PayMaya credits. Each purchase of a PLDT postpaid line, Smart load or WiFi device, Cignal load, use of PayMaya in The SM Store or via SM Call to Deliver service, or P2000 worth of items from The SM Store entitles a customer to register for the promo.

Customers simply need to scan the corresponding QR codes that are deployed at The SM Store to join the Freedom Sale raffle promo.

Visitors at the stores are encouraged to strictly follow health and safety guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases, and practice social distancing protocols inside the malls.  For more information, visit www.smart.com.ph.

MSI reveals sizzling gaming promos this summer

MSI, a world leader in producing high-performance and innovative laptops, welcomes summer with a blazing heat sale starting May 1 until June 13, 2021.

Gamers and enthusiasts can upgrade their gears for summer and save up to P17,005 on select MSI gaming laptops and even score a free gaming backpack or bag on select purchases.

Great value meets performance with MSI gaming laptops

The MSI GL75, GF63, GF65 Thin gaming laptops and Modern 14 are the best picks for streamers and are now available at lower prices for a limited time only.  

The GL75 has high-end core gaming features and sleek design that will up anyone’s game. It also has a cooler boost 5 system and red backlit steel series with a silver lining print keyboard for the ultimate gaming experience. Get this during the promo and save up to P17,005.

Sleek yet heavy-duty, the GF Series, is the choice for gamers and enthusiasts looking for both aesthetic and function. Enjoy high-performance on a budget and save up to P14,005 with its promo price.

Meanwhile, score free MSI gaming bags when you buy GF65 Thin, the PC Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Laptop Winnerwith all-new NVIDIA® GE FORCE RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU 6GB GDDR6.

The stylish and high-performance Modern 14 laptop is also up for grabs at a more affordable price. This laptop fuels gaming, productivity, and content creation on the go, lasting up to 10-hours and is powered by the latest AMD RYZEN 4000 series processor.

The MSI Summer Gaming Promotion runs from May 1 to June 13, 2021 only, so get them at their sizzling best prices today. For full details, visit https://ph.msi.com/Promotion/2021PHSUMMERPromotion/nb.

Celebrating #IWD2021 with #SheInspiresMe campaign on Twitter

Twitter is the place they come to converse in an authentic way and this #InternationalWomensDay, Twitter is highlighting those voices with a Southeast Asia-wide campaign, #SheInspiresMe.

Twitter’s #SheInspiresMe campaign gathered more than 40 creators across Southeast Asia (Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand) to create a personal #SheInspiresMe video Tweet from March 8-19 and share about the women that inspire them, and why. They will also tag 3 other people to encourage them to join the campaign.

In the Philippines, Twitter is engaging with Alexa Asahina (@alexaasahina), Andrea Torres (@andreaetorres), Antoinette Jadaone (@tonetjadaone), Catriona Gray (@catrionaelisa), Dr. Gia Sison (@giasison), Inka Magnaye (@inkamagnaye), Jayda Avanzado (@jaydaavanzado), Joyce Pring (@joycepring), Kat Galang (@imkatgalang), KC Concepcion (@itskcconcepcion), Kyla Alvarez (@kylaessentials), KZ Tandingan (@KZofficial), Moira Dela Torre (@moirarachelle4), Ria Atayde (@RiaAtayde), Sen. Risa Hontiveros (@risahontiveros), Sofia Pablo (@realsofiapablo), Spark! Philippines (@SPARKphils), Mitzi Jonelle Tan (@mitzijonelle) of YACA Philippines (@YACAPhilippines), and Zephanie Dimaranan (@imzephanie) who will each share a video Tweet about the women that inspire them.

Available throughout the month of March, the emoji is actuated when people Tweet with the following hashtags: #PandaigdigangArawNgKababaihan, #ArawngKababaihan, #BabaeKami, #Henerasyongpantaypantay, #InternationalWomensDay, #WomensDay, #WeAreWomen, #ActForEqual, #IWD2021, #IWD, #GenerationEquality.

Here’s how to join in Twitter’s #SheInspiresMe campaign:

  1. Create a video Tweet of up to 2:20 mins in length to share a positive story about the women who inspire you, and Tweet it out with the hashtag #SheInspiresMe.
  2. Tag 3 others to join in the campaign. Don’t forget to tag @TwitterPH.

Top 10 planners you can get below Php 1,000

Had an almost empty planner last year? You’re definitely not alone. While it’s not yet perfectly safe to go out and plan trips and such, you might think it’s not worth to buy a new planner anymore. But isn’t it that planning your day or week allows you to prioritize, execute and analyze your tasks well? It can also actually make you feel extra productive once you cross out a task you just accomplished. We know there’s still a lot on you plate! How about giving it another shot this year?

Well, if you are looking for planners that fits your budget and style, here are some suggestions you might want to consider:

1. MUJI Monthly Weekly Planner

This planner is perfect if you are looking for a minimalist one. It is dated and has grid lines for notes. According to MUJI, it comes in different sizes and colors that you can choose from.

Price: Php 495

photos from MUJI Philippines Facebook

2. Design Your Life 2021 Planner

If you want to be completely productive and stylish, this colorful planner almost have it all! It has pocket and stickers, tabs for all important pages, monthly overview, expense tracker, cash flow, monthly reflection, health check-ins, goals, to-do list, events list, travel planner, and different monthly designs.

Price: Php 695

photos from CNS Designs website

3. Doodle Planner

If you are looking for doodle notebook and planner at the same time, this undated hardbound planner is just for you. You can choose from black or white cover and doodle all the way.

Price: It’s on sale! Get it for only Php 395

photos from filed website

4. Keepsake Planner

You must add this to cart and place order immediately! This planner is ring-binded, undated, with interior pockets and a pen loop, spacious layout, expense tracker, checklists, and progress tracker. Wait there’s more! It comes with alphabet stickers, two-way bookmark, and pocket divider. Its exterior design? Chic!

Price: Php 695 but it’s on sale! Get it now for only Php 355

photos from filed website

5. Back to Basic Planner

Being basic doesn’t have to be boring. This undated planner is said to be based on the design principles of form, fun and function. It has a clean and simple layout that will help you manage things clearly. It has tabs, lifestyle tools, organization tools, finance tools, and even social or relationship tools!

Price: Php 695

photos from CNS Designs website

6. The Paper Stories 2021 Planner

This handmade planner is the “OMG – I want one!” for ladies. This has monthly and weekly spread, sleeves to hold your receipts and notes, blank pages, and in metal binder clip. You also don’t have to worry when it comes to its durability because its cover is made of Faux Leather in Tan Brown.

Price: Php 985

7. Everyday Classic Planner

This simple, classic and straightforward planner is for anyone. Its cover is made of leather, with 235 pages inside that contains goals, note to self, footprint (where you keep track of your achievements), and monthly budget. It has two bookmarks and one band included plus it is undated. Perfect for those who are just about to start filling up their schedules on their planners. And, oh! It’s available in different colors like bare, rouge, mustard, teal, periwinkle, and more.

Price: Php 750

8. Young Adult Planner

Perfect for who? Yes, young adult.  If you are a fan of black and white, this planner will surely catch your attention, plus it won’t hurt your pockets. It is dated, has expense tracker, check-ins, 2021 ipon goals and even daily ipon tracker – again, perfect for who?

Price: Php 300

photos from Young Adult Planner Facebook

9. Limitless Planner

If you are looking for a softbound planner, this vegan leather covered planner is just right for you. It has 2 elastic closures that will keep everything in place. It also comes together with different-colored ribbon bookmarks and expandable pocket. Also, if you are looking for a vertical hourly layout with time slots, this one is what you need.

Price: Php 720

photos from CNS Designs website

10. Letterpress Planner

This planner from printcafe captured our eyes with its clean minimalistic layout. It is undated, so no pressure, guys!  It has weekly view and months spread inside. It’s available in colors Taupe, Black, Sand, and White.

Price: Php 220

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Rock and Roll Your Way to the New Year: Join MSI’s Virtual Yearend Concert Party

Rock and Roll Your Way to the New Year: Join MSI’s Virtual Yearend Concert Party

Enjoy a night of music with Ian Tayao and get a chance to win MSI freebies at the MSI Yearend Concert 2020

Manila, December 23, 2020 – MSI, a world leader in producing high performance and innovative laptop, will be hosting a free virtual concert as a special treat to close this year and to welcome 2021.

Following the recent launch of their newest Business & Productivity laptops, MSI Philippines is giving back to its customers with a night of fun, music, and exciting freebies at the MSI Virtual Yearend Concert Party this coming December 29, 2020, at 5:00 PM, live via MSI’s Facebook Page.

Headlining the virtual concert is the frontman of the local band Wilabaliw, Ian Tayao. In addition to being a musician, Ian Tayao is also a producer, content creator, and a gamer.

Sponsored by MSI Notebooks, the virtual concert is just one of the few ways MSI Philippines are expressing their gratitude to customers for their continuous support. Exclusive MSI freebies and merchandise will also be given away such as mechanical keyboards, gaming headsets, and gaming mouse signed by Ian Tayao to lucky raffle winners during the event. Pre-registration is needed to join the raffle.

The event is made possible by MSI Notebooks, Kolin Tanlin, Numinous Philippines, and Orion Management.

Visit www.facebook.com/MSIPhilippines and stay tuned on December 29, 2020 for the event and pre-registration link.