LG’s Project: Smart Home 2.0 unveils tonight in CNN’s ‘Philippine Realty TV’

Ever wondered how it’s like to live in a Smart Home? Philippine Realty TV (PRTV), the country’s first real estate and construction TV show for local and global Filipinos, will showcase just that on its latest episode, airing tonight, January 24, 2021.

The show will unveil LG Philippines’ “Project: Smart Home,” a groundbreaking segment in the series where Philippine Realty TV executive producer and homebuilder John Aguilar builds a green, smart, and sustainable modern Asian contemporary home.

Hosted by Issa Litton, the segment will walk through a whole house fitted with interconnected LG electronics and appliances. Through the use of cutting-edge technology, each independent unit seamlessly works together in order to make life better at home. All appliances, from the air-conditioner, the refrigerator, to the TV can be controlled remotely using LG’s proprietary Smart ThinQ app. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Upon entering the living room, LG’s 86” UHD TV, the biggest UHD TV of LG in the Philippines, greets visitors. This Smart TV features a Home Dashboard that acts as a control board for all other smart appliances connected. With it, you can monitor and control your smart home devices directly from the LG ThinQ AI TV. 

In the master’s bedroom, LG’s newest LG GX 65 inch 4K SMART OLED TV, which boasts of self-lit pixels that automatically turn on and off to create perfect blacks and infinite contrast, comforts homeowners. With its gallery flush design, the LG GX65 can fit perfectly with any interior, even looking like a piece of art itself.

Supplying the immersive audio for this room is the LG XBoom Go PL5. What separates this from regular Bluetooth speakers is that LG’s XBoom PL series uses British Meridian technology, which is one of the most influential audio technology pioneers in the world.

The XBoom PL5 is portable and can be placed anywhere. With its long 20 hour battery life, you can bring it with you anywhere you see fit. An LG monitor is also here for quick video conferences and work related activities. The 27UL850 4K UHD IPS LED Monitor has 4k resolution and an IPS panel. This IPS panels is characterized as having the best color and viewing angles perfect for content creators.

Meanwhile, the entertainment room is fitted with the LG 75” 8K NanoCell TV, which uses nanoparticles to deliver pure, true color. With its Nano accuracy combined with its wide viewing angle, colors are not compromised when viewed within 180 degrees.

The speakers used for the entertainment room is the LG Sound Bar SN6Y. It has both Dolby Atmos and DTS Virtual:X which provides powerful and more realistic audio entertainment, and immersive surround sound. High resolution audio and AI Sound Pro all combine for a premium home theater experience.

When it’s time for work, the LG UltraWide 34WL85C takes center stage. It’s a 34-inch IPS curved monitor, with WQHD resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio. The 21:9 aspect ratio feature on a 34” screen means that you can have the screen space of two monitors without needing to take up as much table space. The arc based design leaves you with space for your notes and other work supplies.

In the kitchen, the popular LG Instaview Door-in-Door Refrigerator makes an appearance. The InstaView Door-in-Door™ has a sleek mirrored glass panel that illuminates with two quick knocks, allowing you to see inside the easy access compartment without ever opening the door, reducing cold air loss to help keep food fresher longer.

And of course, you can also control it with your smart phone thanks to Smart ThinQ AI. For the service kitchen, the refrigerator used is the Two Door Top freezer with Door in Door. Door in Door enables you to get small items inside without opening the whole fridge door. Inverter Linear Compressor is not just about energy savings but also prolonging the freshness through linear cooling.

Door Cooling+ helps you attain even and faster cooling thus preventing dead spots inside your fridge. This feature practically eliminates temperature fluctuations as refrigerator doors open and close, making your food fresh for even longer.

Finally, in the laundry area, you’ll see the LG TWINWash™. It has an LG main washer which features a washer & a dryer (2-in-1) and an LG mini washer for additional loads you might have. Save space in your home and make more room for your family. For this model (F2721HTWV), it has a capacity of 21kg for washing and 12kg for drying. It has 2 different capacities because – when drying clothes you would need more space for the air to flow and evenly dry out your clothes.

The overall drum can accommodate up to 21kg of clothes – it is our biggest capacity for our front load washing machines, you can even have your duvet or comforter washed in it. For the mini washer, it has a capacity of 3.5kg which will be perfect for your intimates or lingerie, wool, baby wear or clothes which we prefer to be hand washed.

Together, the LG TWINWash™ will make it easier for you to wash TWO loads at the same time!When done with the laundry, you’ll want to use the Heat Pump dryer. It comes equipped with DUAL Inverter Heat Pump™ that provides the higher level of energy efficiency or shorter time in drying your clothes. Its Eco Hybrid™ technology provides the option to save energy or save time depends on your lifestyle.

Pond’s Skin Advisor Live on Shopee gives free skin advice

Getting skin consultations is quite tricky these days as the COVID-19 pandemic still persists. But thanks to AI or artificial intelligence technology, we are able to make ways to get our skinned checked virtually.

Pond’s, a beauty brand loved by many, recently introduced Skin Advisor Live, and AI-powered chat bot that gives you free beauty advice through chat messaging.

Available on the Shopee app, Pond’s Skin Advisor Live gives customers sound advice about the right products for their skin through chat.

The feature is very easy to use. First, open your Shopee App and o to the Ponds Official Store (under Unilever Beauty Official Store) on Shopee Mall and open any Pond’s beauty product page.

Click “Chat Now” on the lower left of the product page to start your skin consultation. You have several options to go about this:

Skin analysis via selfie

  1. Take a selfie or use a recent photo from your gallery and send it to the chatbox.
  2. Choose “Analyse my skin” to get a free skin consultation.
  3. Select “Recommended products” to see Pond’s recommended skincare routine for you.
  4. Choose “Day” or “Night” routine to get a list of product links that would lead you directly to where you can purchase the items.

Get recommendations via chat

If you’re not comfortable with sending your photo, you can still get a consultation via chat.

Simply initiate the chat by typing “Hello” and select your options between “Analyse my skin” to get a skin consultation or “What should I buy?” to get product recommendations.

Smarter skincare just for you

Once you get your product recommendations, it’s easy to buy them as Pond’s complete skincare line is available on Shopee.

Simply click on the product links from the chatbox and purchase away!

Selected Pond’s products are currently on a 50% discount and you may even get the chance to win some prizes.

A Panasonic Facial Steamer, a Panasonic Facial Cleanser, or P10,000 worth of Pond’s vouchers are up for grabs for three winners (one winner for each prize item). To join the raffle, simply spend a minimum of P999 from today until January 22.

You can also get a free Pond’s Serum Mask, LED mirror, or a manual face massager with a minimum spend of P799.

Download the Shopee App today to enjoy this cool new AI feature!

Apps that helped make life in 2020 much easier

The way we live, work, and play changed a whole lot in 2020. As we were forced to stay in the confines of our homes to protect ourselves from COVID-19, we needed to alter our daily routines and use technology to our advantage.

From Zoom meetings and food deliveries to online shopping and Netflix bingeing—and occasionally, doing all these things at the same time—our smartphones, laptops, and the almighty internet have become absolute musts in the new normal. 

So it comes as no surprise that fintech, retail, and logistics apps have become everyday essentials that have kept us alive and well in 2020.

Now more than ever, people need fast, safe, and secure ways to make payments, send or receive money from loved ones, and apply for loans or other financial tools—especially those who are using these tools for the very first time under extraordinary circumstances. 

A number of fintech apps delivered the goods for us in 2020 and continue to do so as we usher in the new year. Here are the fintech apps that blew our minds:  

Home Credit

Many people know them for their ever-present sales associates in red shirts in malls and gadget shops, or for being the pioneer of fast and affordable installments of phones and other goods even without a credit card.

Home Credit has since gone digital as well, allowing customers to apply for loans via the My Home Credit app and even do their shopping in-app via the Marketplace feature.

Not only is it the first non-bank institution to issue a credit card in the country, it’s also the first credit card to be QR-enabled, which means that Home Credit card holders can simply use their app to scan QR codes instead of swiping their cards to make payments—allowing for a truly cashless, contactless and safe shopping experience.

Aside from gadget loans, Home Credit’s eligible customers can also apply for cash loans right inside the app, and once approved, can have their loans disbursed to them almost instantly.  

RCBC/DiskarTech

Given that the country qualifies as a sachet economy, it’s no wonder then that an app that aims to provide “satchet banking services to millions of Filipinos” has quickly gained a following among consumers. RCBC’s DiskarTech has become the go-to banking app of choice especially those who are first-timers to fintech and are consumers of the tingi tingi variety.

The app, with its Taglish interface and easy to understand features, is especially geared towards MSMEs, as part of RCBC’s goal to include more small businesses into the financial system and help them go digital. 

EastWest

While having a multifunctional app is now the norm for most if not all banks, there are those who understand that not everyone might be ready to dive into these apps, or simply don’t have the capacity to install these on their phones.

Enter EastWest Bank, whose AI-powered ESTA (short for EastWest System Tech Assistant) chatbot allows customers to perform a wide variety of self-service transactions functions—from checking balances to converting purchases to installments and applying for credit cards—all from your Facebook messenger chat box.

ESTA is highly responsive and is a great tool for banking customers who are FB-savvy, but not quite ready to call themselves techies—or simply find ESTA a lot more convenient to access. 

GCash and PayMaya

The once niche segment of e-wallets and online payments went full-on mainstream in 2020 as more and more consumers opted to go digital in sending money and paying bills, as well as use these services for online shopping and food deliveries.

GCash and PayMaya have already made a big name for themselves even prior to the new normal, as more Filipinos began to discover the joys of cashless transactions and fast and simple money transfers.

But as 2020 rolled along, now everybody from your suking sari-sari store owner to your favorite online seller to your dear old Lola probably has a GCash or PayMaya account. Anyone else receive any virtual ampaos last Christmas? 

Lazada and Shopee, Grab and Foodpanda

Okay, so they aren’t necessarily purely fintech apps per se (though Grab has branched out into that space with their own e-wallet), and they might not have “helped” our wallets so much as made our wallets lighter (thanks to 11/11, 12/12 and all those sales in between).

But can you imagine going through months of lockdown without being able to snag a flash sale deal from Lazada or Shopee, or order your favorite cheat day meal via GrabFood or Foodpanda? These shopping platforms helped to drive demand and usage of the above fintech apps plus countless others. And together with these apps, they helped to define a year that was unlike any other. 

All these digital tools have become integral parts of our lives—not just in 2020, but in years to come. Here’s to more tech apps and more digitized Filipinos in 2021! 

BTS to appear in world-class ad for Smart’s “Passion with Purpose” campaign

Smart + BTS

ARMY in the Philippines, listen up! Our loves BTS are headlining Smart Communications’ newest camapaign called “Passion with Purpose.”

Smart Communications Inc. has signed Grammy-nominated music act BTS to headline the banner “Live Smarter, Live with Purpose” 2021 campaign.

As Smart’s newest ambassadors, BTS will appear in a world-class ad campaign to be released within the first quarter of the year.

This groundbreaking partnership will showcase BTS’ support of Smart’s goal to inspire the Filipino youth to live their lives with passion and purpose.

“Aside from their remarkable talent, BTS emerged as the biggest band in the world because of their meaningful music that brings hope and encouragement to fans especially in the bleakest of times. It is therefore a big honor to welcome BTS to the Smart family so we may inspire more Filipinos to find purpose in everything they do and ultimately live Smarter for a BEtter World,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, Smart President and CEO.

“Just like BTS who are able to inspire millions of young people all over the world their music, Smart Prepaid aims to bring about amazing experiences to the Filipino youth through technology to make life easy, fast, and simple. This way, the young generation are empowered to immerse in their interests and succeed with their pursuits,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Consumer Wireless Business Head at Smart.

Currently the world’s biggest band, BTS is a powerhouse in the global pop scene with legions of fans — aptly called ARMY — composed of youth and a wider demographic.

The septet composed of RM, Jin, Suga, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook has been known for sending timely messages of comfort, hope, and healing to fans through their music and this latest partnership with Smart certainly elevates that.

In the teaser video posted on Smart’s Facebook account, BTS leader RM said:

“We’re here to support Smart’s goal to inspire our Filipino fans to live their lives with passion and purpose… No matter the challenges that lie ahead. And with that, we’re proud to announce:

“Simple, SMART AKO!” the rest of the members join him in unison.

Check out the video below:

Crispy Fry introduces new endorser Luis Manzano

Crispy Fry, the leading brand of ready-to-use breading mixes by Ajinomoto, hosted its third #CrispyFryPlayDay last week to officially introduce its newest brand endorser.

TV host Luis “Kuya Lucky” Manzano led the game show-themed event held via Zoom. “Kuya Lucky,” as he is known in the Crispy Fry family, invited select media Frymates for a special task.

Together, they celebrated #CrispyFryPlayDay by partnering with their kids and family members to virtually cook meals perfect for families and friends. The virtual game had three exciting rounds, where participants had to guess the ingredients, and the price of special ulams made better with Crispy Fry products.

Special awards and prizes were also given to select Frymates and winning participants. 

“The pandemic may have changed a lot of things, but one that we hope stays the same is the strong bond of families. Our new stay-at-home lifestyle creates opportunities for new bonding moments between loved ones. We encourage everyone to make cooking a shared activity because it’s fun, easy, and rewarding,” says Roann Co, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation’s General Manager of Marketing and Public Relations.

Cooking with Crispy Fry

Crispy Fry makes cooking better and more special as the #1 breading mix brand in the market. Perfect for Filipino families, Crispy Fry is made from choice flours and starches perfectly blended with seasonings, concocted to make fried chicken and fish crispy-delicious.

The brand has an extensive line available on the market. This includes Crispy Fry Chicken Breading Mix, which comes in Original, Garlic, and Spicy so families can enjoy fried chicken in different ways.

Crispy Fry also has a variant with Gravy Mix and another with Japanese bread crumbs, seasonings, and spices. Meanwhile, the new Crispy Fry Fish Breading Mix reduces oil spills while cooking so families can enjoy fried fish without the hassle.

“Crispy Fry is now a staple in my kitchen because it makes cooking so much easier. When I don’t have a lot of time, I fry chicken or fish using the easy-to-prepare breading mix. Each meal is made more special because Crispy Fry guarantees crispanalo and isda-licious fried dishes, every time,” reveals Manzano

Crispy Fry and #CrispyFryPlayDay are part of Ajinomoto’s Eat Well, Live Well promise for Filipino families – to create high-quality products for delicious, healthy, and enjoyable mealtimes.

To know more about Crispy Fry®, visit the Ajinomoto website at ajinomoto.com.ph and the Cookmunity by Ajinomoto Philippines at facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.

‘Start-Up’ actor Kim Seon-ho to hold global online fan meet on TikTok

TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile videos, invites fans in the Philippines to join the exclusive TikTok Stage Connect – Seon-ho’s Favorite event and interact with actor Kim Seon-ho on January 17, 2021, 7PM (Manila time).

SALT Entertainment announced that actor Kim Seon-ho, better known as Han Ji Pyeong in the K-daram Start-Up, will hold his first global online fan meeting exclusively on the platform. Viewers can tune in to the English livestream on the TikTok Stage account (@tiktok_stage) or watch the Korean version on Kim Seon-ho’s TikTok account (@seonho_kim).

Fans of Team Han Ji Pyeong can look forward to a variety of sessions, including listening to behind-the-scenes stories of Start-Up, the latest romance K-Drama to sweep the globe; participating in a telepathy game to guess Seon-ho’s preferences and watching him discover his fans’ wishes.

There will also be several pre-events on TikTok’s event page, where fans can submit requests for what they want to hear from Kim Seon-ho or even upload a duet with him. The pre-event is expected to air globally, with participants from across different countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Korea.

“As a short-form video app with a mission to spread creativity and bring joy, we hope to continue to provide opportunities for global fans and artists to connect on the platform,” said John Castro, User and Content Operations Manager, TikTok Philippines. “Kim Seon-ho has certainly captured the hearts of many and brought happiness through his TV dramas, and we look forward to jointly hosting this online meet-up with SALT Entertainment.”

In response to the overwhelming love and support received, Kim Seon-ho’s agency SALT Entertainment shared, “We sincerely appreciate the attention and support that fans have given to Kim Seon-ho in 2020. To relieve the sadness of not being able to meet in person due to COVID-19 and show appreciation for all the support, we have prepared the first global online fan meet-up. We ask for your huge support and active participation as we work hard to organise the virtual event.”

TikTok is available in over 150 countries and regions in 75 languages. Download the TikTok app via iOS or Google Play to be a part of this exciting fan meeting.

Start the year right in your new move-in ready home

The start of the New Year brings a unique opportunity to reflect on the year that has been and develop a renewed sense of optimism about the future. It’s a time for a fresh start, a perfect clean slate, and a new calendar of hopes and dreams. 

For some, New Year means a change in lifestyle, a new environment, a new life in a new home. The idea of bringing in a new year by moving to a new home may seem difficult but on the contrary, it is a lot easier than you think. 

Whether you are considering moving for work, for a condo space you can grow or simply for your second home in the city, Vista Residences, the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc. has beautiful move-in ready condominium projects in Quezon City that are strategically located within inner-city areas in close proximity to premium universities and developed business districts. 

If moving to a new home is top of your list this year, you should consider moving and investing in any of these ready for occupancy units that will surely give you a fresh outlook this 2021 and an opportunity to create new beginnings in a conveniently new location. 

Pine Crest

Pine Crest is a condominium development that offers the luxury of living in a serene, green, and secure community while still having access to the comforts of the metro.

Pine Crest features three mid to low-rise towers in a Swiss-inspired enclave tucked in the serene neighborhood of New Manila. Towers 1 and 2 consist of 5-storeys while Tower 3 is a 15-story structure. Each of the towers is named after famous Swiss cities Geneva, Zurich and Lucerne.

The units in Pine Crest are fitted with a balcony, which offers a serene view of the verdant landscape surrounding the area.  At Pine Crest, you can enjoy the fresh and crisp morning air with your cup of coffee or have a glass of wine, feeling the cool nighttime breeze as you wind down from your busy day. 

Located along the corner of Aurora Boulevard and Balete Drive, the said condominium property sits right beside Robinsons Magnolia and is just a few minutes away from Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Business Center, and Tomas Morato, where a whole range of lifestyle activities as well as a multitude of retail and dining establishments, prestigious schools, and premier medical facilities surround the community.

The Symphony Towers 

Bringing a whole new groove and beat to city living is The Symphony Towers which is located along Sgt. Esguerra avenue corner Timog avenue in Quezon City. 

The Symphony Towers is a two-tower mixed-use complex that offers exclusive residences as well as commercial and business establishments. Two floors in each tower are dedicated to offices while the remaining floors are allotted for residences complete with amenities and a roof deck that offers the best view of the city. 

As it sits in the middle of Quezon City, The Symphony Towers is just a few minutes away from the country’s largest TV networks such as GMA 7 and ABS-CBN, transport hubs such as GMA-Kamuning MRT station and some of the most prominent schools in the metro such as the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, and Miriam College, among others.  

Wil Tower

Located in the same city, just across ABS-CBN along Eugenio Lopez Drive, Diliman is Wil Tower, a 42-storey mixed use development that offers an ideal urban sanctuary in the city. 

Wil Tower offers well-thought out features and amenities as well as exclusive residential units that will surely make you feel like a celebrity. You can lounge in the pool, enjoy sauna, try al fresco dining, shop for amazing home décor at AllHome or simply hit the gym – all without leaving the comforts of your own condo unit.

If you’ve been on the lookout for a ready home for your own use or for investment, choosing a ready for occupancy condo unit this New Year is the best option for you. You can check the property location yourself, explore the community and amenities and most importantly, move in instantly. 

Indeed, there is no better way to bring in the New Year than to move to a new home. Now is your chance to fulfil your life goals with beautiful ready homes. 

For more information on Vista Residences ready homes and other condominium projects, visit www.vistaresidences.com.ph or follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook.

LG’s new line of InstaView refrigerators are coming this 2021

LG InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerators are one of the most in-demand refrigerators in the market today. LG InstaView illuminates the refrigerator’s interior with just two quick knocks on
the transparent glass while Door-in-Door reduces interior cold air loss by providing a convenient space to keep frequently accessed items handy.

Loved by consumers around the world for its ability to enhance user convenience, LG InstaView Door-in-Door, while already great, promises to be even better this coming year.

At next month’s first virtual CES, LG Electronics (LG) will unveil the new and improved InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerators that boast upgraded features and design innovations for
improved user convenience.

The sleek refrigerator sports a larger glass panel for its InstaView Door-in-Door system while UVnano technology is featured in the built-in water dispenser for enhanced hygiene while InstaView voice recognition takes hands-free convenience to a whole new level in the kitchen.

With a more immersive tinted glass panel in the 2021 refrigerator, the new design complements the Seamless InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator’s flat stainless steel design and elegant aesthetic. And because the InstaView window is 23 percent larger than previous models, seeing what’s inside is easier than ever.

LG’s new InstaView refrigerators now incorporate LG’s UVnano technology which harnesses the power of light to effortlessly and effectively maintain a hygienic and germ-free water dispenser tap.

First introduced in 2017 on the company’s most premium water dispenser products, UVnano operates once every hour to remove up to 99.99 percent of bacteria on the refrigerator’s dispenser tap. For additional peace of mind, users can also activate the UVnano feature with the press of a button.

A CES 2021 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation winner, the LG InstaView refrigerator with voice recognition makes time spent in the kitchen more productive and more convenient. No longer will shoppers have to struggle to open the refrigerator door with arms full of groceries when they can simply say “Open the refrigerator door” by voice.

LG’s interactive voice technology also makes it possible to ask the refrigerator for today’s agenda or check the status of the ice and water dispensers.

Every new InstaView product in the lineup incorporate LG’s proven freshness-enhancing systems, LINEARCooling and DoorCooling+. LINEARCooling minimizes temperature fluctuations, the main cause of food spoilage. Simultaneously, DoorCooling+ cools the entire refrigerator compartment evenly by distributing powerful airflow from a strategically positioned vent.

Debuting in InstaView French-Door refrigerators last year, LG Craft Ice is now coming to Side-by-Side InstaView refrigerators in 2021. The two-inch, slow-melting ice balls generated by the
LG Craft Ice system makes drinks look great while keeping them cool longer.

“The popularity of LG appliances during this tumultuous time came as quite a surprise to us, but it’s a challenge that we’ll gladly face head-on” said Inkwun Heo, LG Philippines’ Managing
Director. “We have leveraged the increase in consumer interest and pushed the boundaries of appliance innovation to deliver exciting products in 2021.”

The 2021 LG InstaView refrigerator lineup will be on display in LG’s virtual exhibition booth during CES 2021 starting January 11.

Globe partners with NPC for youth digital citizenship

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has launched a partnership with Globe to promote digital responsibility and data privacy among the Filipino youth.

NPC’s program, “Kabataang Digital,” aims to provide age-appropriate support for children to help them understand the nature of privacy and the digital environment’s implications on their privacy rights.

It aims to raise awareness among children, their parents and/or guardians, school authorities, and relevant entities regarding children’s privacy rights, risks, and possible harm when using information and communication technology. It also aims to collaborate with other agencies, particularly the Department of Education, in developing appropriate legislative and policy frameworks balancing the right to privacy and free flow of information.

The “Kabataang Digital” program was introduced by the NPC last December 2019 in front of over 500 students and educators during the 52nd Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) Forum in Cebu City. It was officially launched last 25 November 2020 by way of a virtual program.

Part of the partnership between Globe and NPC was to create a book for children to better understand the concept of data privacy and security. The book is available in print, with copies shared with youth in various schools and communities, and through an e-book version uploaded in the Globe e-Library and DepEd Commons. Globe commissioned the Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development (CANVAS) to create the book, as well as the artwork that serves as the book cover.

“In difficult times like these, we see opportunities in creating more worthwhile partnerships with different sectors with who we can work towards the same goals. Kabataang Digital is simply an avenue in educating and propagating the ideas that we in the National Privacy Commission upholds to further our fight in protecting our young users from all the power they have with every click. With all the possibilities on the Internet, data security, amongst others, is very vital in creating a safer online environment for everyone – most especially the youth,” shared Privacy Commissioner Raymund Liboro.

Prior to the launch, Globe enabled project and program heads of the NPC with all five (5) Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) modules: Digital Insight, Digital Impact, Digital Ambition, and Digital Discernment, and the Parent Module, through a train-the-trainer workshop.

The award-winning DTP is a series of workshops designed to educate learners, parents and educators alike on digital citizenship, online safety, and the responsible use of the internet. The modules were designed to increase participant knowledge of the following:

●        The current and constantly changing landscape of life online in the Philippines

●        The various online threats, abuses, and predatorial and abusive behavior that netizens in the Philippines may fall victim to; and how to protect one’s self and others from these.

●        The essential principles and practices around cyber safety and security

●        Online etiquette and how to help create a responsible online community

●        How to identify what information online is credible or questionable

●        How as parents and educators can we can keep children safe online

The training was conducted in line with Globe’s thrust to promote online safety, security, and critical thinking, as well as NPC’s advocacy on PSST! (Privacy, Safety, Security, and Trust), another flagship project of the Commission. Digital versions of the modules are also available on Globe’s website, Youtube, and the Kabataang Digital microsite of the NPC.

“The National Privacy Commission is together on this initiative from Globe. The Digital Thumbprint Program as linked closely to the objectives of Kabataan Digital by the NPC, generates content as tools in upbringing more responsible digital citizens. I take part as an ambassador of the program by always putting first the security of users online and continuing the cause that the Commission is mandated to – and that is to protect their data as their own,” Mr. Liboro added.

“We congratulate the National Privacy Commission on the successful launch of the Kabataang Digital Program, and are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate and contribute through our Digital Thumbprint Program. At Globe, we are committed to upholding privacy rights by promoting responsible digital citizenship to the Filipino youth. We are hopeful that, through the NPC’s Kabataang Digital Program and Globe’s Digital Thumbprint Program, we can make the internet a safer space for our children to learn, explore, communicate, and create,” said Atty. Irish Almeida, Data Protection Director at Globe.

The company strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9 which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.

For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph.

Get a chance to win a PlayStation 5 from the new SM Malls Online App

Shop from the safety and comforts of your home with SM Malls Online, the newest online shopping platform of SM Supermalls.

Housing your favorite SM Malls brands ranging from food & beverage to general merchandise, you may now shop for multiple orders from their favorite SM brands with a single delivery fee without the hassle of going out and risking your health safety.

To make the holiday shopping season more exciting, SM Malls Online is giving the perfect giveaway to make your life at home more enjoyable.

Get a chance to win a PlayStation 5 when you download the SM Malls Online Beta App, shop, and have your orders delivered to your address.

Earn one raffle entry for every successful delivery. Up to P10,000 worth of SM gift certificates will also be raffled off weekly and (1) PlayStation 5 will be given to the grand winner on January 5, 2021.

Read the full promo mechanics below:

  1. Download the SM Malls Online Beta App here: https://gosm.link/DSWIT
  2. Browse from a wide selection of products, add to cart and check out
  3. Choose next-day delivery and COD
  4. Earn 1 raffle entry for every successful delivery
  5. 1 winner of P10,000 worth of SM gift certificates will be drawn weekly and 1 winner of Sony PlayStation 5 will be drawn on January 5, 2021.
  6. Promo period is from Dec 7-Jan 4, 2021
  7. For the complete contest mechanics, visit gosm.link/DSW

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