A Testament to Market Leadership: Palawan Express Pera Padala Receives Global Excellence Award as “Company of the Year” for Money Remittance

Palawan Express Pera Padala (PEPP), the leading money remittance service provider in the Philippines, has been honored with the 1st Global Excellence Award at a grand ceremony held by the Manila Times. This remarkable achievement underscores PEPP’s commitment to championing financial inclusion, fostering innovation, and serving the evolving needs of its valued customers.

Palawan Express Pera Padala (PEPP) was honored as The Company of the Year for Remittances by the Manila Times Global Excellence Awards. In photos (L-R)  Zoomanity Group Corporation President Robert Yupangco, Palawan Pawnshop Group (PPG)  Cash Management Solutions Director Lisa Lou Castro-Sabado, PPG Human Resources Director Korina Castro-Fernando, PPG Integrated Marketing Communications Head Dan Joseph Chua, , Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Ilan Fluss & The Manila Times President and COO Blanca Mercado.

The Global Excellence Award is a testament to PEPP’s unwavering dedication to providing fast, reliable, and affordable money transfer services. With an unyielding focus on connecting people and bridging gaps and distances, PEPP has become a symbol of financial inclusivity, particularly for the underserved and underbanked communities across the nation.

PEPP highlighted its unwavering commitment to innovation, ensuring that it stays attuned to its customers’ ever-changing demands and requirements.

During the acceptance speech, PEPP emphasized its continuous pursuit of innovation to meet the dynamic needs of its sukis. As part of this commitment, the company also introduced PalawanPay, the fastest-growing e-wallet app. PalawanPay offers a seamless and convenient platform for customers to conduct their remittance transactions and access a wide range of financial services anytime, anywhere.

“The Global Excellence Award is a remarkable recognition of our ongoing efforts to empower Filipinos and promote financial inclusivity. We are deeply honored to receive this recognition, which affirms our dedication to serving our sukis with “mura, mabilis at walang kuskos-balungos na serbisyo (affordable, fast, and hassle-free money transfer services),”  stated Ms. Korina Castro-Fernando, Human Resources Director of Palawan Pawnshop Group.

PEPP remains steadfast in its mission to bridge gaps and empower individuals through accessible and reliable financial services. The company’s commitment to championing financial inclusivity aligns with its founding principles laid down by its visionary founders, Bobby and Angelita Castro, 37 years ago.

As PEPP continues to expand its reach and services, the organization remains at the forefront of technology and innovation. Through strategic partnerships and continuous improvements, it is committed to setting new industry standards and providing more convenient, accessible, and cost-effective solutions that help make Filipinos’ lives easier.

The Global Excellence Award serves as a testament to PEPP’s remarkable journey and the unwavering support of its sukis and stakeholders. This achievement fuels the organization’s determination to further empower Filipinos and lead the charge in championing financial inclusivity in the country. PEPP continues to develop its existing products and services as well as create new ones with the goal of helping Filipinos nationwide in mind.

Palawan Pawnshop, Palawan Express Pera Padala, and PalawanPay are supervised by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. For more information, go to Palawan Pawnshop and PalawanPay Websites.


The Palawan Pawnshop Group (PPG) is composed of products and services such as Palawan Pawnshop, Palawan Express Pera Padala, Palawan ProtekTODO, and PalawanPay. A brand trusted by Filipinos for 37 years, PPG is one of the fastest-growing financial institutions in the country.  With its strength in remittance and pawning services, the company is now the market leader in the industry and has over 3,300 branches nationwide.

Palawan Pawnshop Group offers pawnbroking services, domestic and international remittances, microinsurance, bills payment, electronic mobile phone loading, cash-in of e-wallets, money exchange, ATM withdrawal, and cash disbursements.

PPG recently introduced PalawanPay, an e-wallet app that lets you send and receive remittances anytime, anywhere. PalawanPay app is the company’s latest digital solution for faster, safer, and easier transactions and gives users access to other financial services such as bills payment, e-cellphone load, and scan to pay QRPH codes.

Palawan Pawnshop, Palawan Express Pera Padala, and PalawanPay are supervised by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. For more information, go to Palawan Pawnshop and PalawanPay Websites.

XTREME Appliances Starts Expansion in Northern Luzon with Two New Branches

(Store front in SM Center Tuguegarao and SM Megacenter Cabanatuan)

XTREME Appliances, the leading one-stop-shop appliance brand, shares the recent opening of its new stores in SM Center Tuguegarao and SM Megacenter Cabanatuan this month. These expansions pave way in giving access to its high-quality appliances to the residents of Northern Luzon. 

With the new store locations situated in the center of Cagayan and Nueva Ecija, XTREME Appliances targets to cater to the demand and needs of each Filipino household. Residents can now conveniently access a wide range of appliances that offer functionality without breaking the bank. From home entertainment, cooling, washing, and kitchen essentials, XTREME Appliances strives to be the go-to brand for all home appliance needs.

XTREME Appliances stores showcase all products in different variants, colors, and sizes – from the basic to the latest models, providing an immersive shopping experience to customers. 

“We stay true to our word about our expansion, we will build more branches in each corner of the country to make our products accessible to every Filipino. It’s going to be a busy second half of 2023 I must say.” shares Paula Dizon, the Brand Marketing Manager of XTREME Appliances. “We always share this but it is really our mission to provide quality products at the right prices and we are confident that our customers will enjoy shopping with us because of our wide assortment.” she added.

To celebrate the grand opening of these new stores, XTREME Appliances will be offering exclusive promos for a limited time. Customers can take home a 50” TV as a freebie when they buy the corresponding participating product. 

XTREME Appliances is expected to open branches in the second half of 2023 in the following locations: Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

For more information about XTREME Appliances and its product offerings, please visit the official website at www.xtreme.com.ph or follow XTREME Appliances on social media.

Ascott’s Dynamic Leadership Duo: Meet the General Managers Bringing Remarkable Experiences to Ascott Makati and Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila

Ascott, a leading brand in the global serviced residence industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of two esteemed General Managers to spearhead its prestigious properties in the Philippines – Ascott Makati and Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila.

Cecille Teodoro assumes the role of General Manager at Ascott Makati, a luxurious haven nestled in the heart of the bustling Makati Central Business District. With a proven track record and deep industry knowledge, Teodoro brings a wealth of experience in delivering exceptional guest experiences and driving operational excellence.

Rennan John Reyes takes the helm of Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, a premier serviced residence located in the vibrant Bonifacio Global City. Renowned for their dedication to excellence, Reyes joins the team with a strong background in luxury hospitality and a passion for creating memorable stays for discerning travelers.

Ascott Makati and Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila are both synonymous with sophistication, offering discerning guests an unparalleled blend of comfort and world-class amenities. As leaders in the upper upscale segment, these properties set the benchmark for luxury living and are the preferred choice for long-term stays and short-term visits in the Philippines.

The new General Managers are enthusiastic about leading the charge in showcasing Ascott’s commitment to the arts. By curating unique collaborations with local artists, organizing immersive cultural experiences, and creating artistic spaces within the residences, they aim to provide guests with unforgettable encounters that transcend the boundaries of traditional hospitality.

“I am delighted to welcome Cecille Teodoro to Ascott Makati and Rennan John Reyes to Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila,” said Philip Barnes, Country General Manager at The Ascott Limited Philippines. “Their appointment signifies our commitment to delivering extraordinary experiences and ensuring the highest levels of service at our properties. Through their leadership, we are confident that Ascott Makati and Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila will continue to exceed expectations and provide unparalleled hospitality.”

Both General Managers are eager to embrace their new roles and work closely with their respective teams to enhance guest satisfaction and further elevate the residences’ reputations. Through their strategic vision and unwavering dedication, they aim to create extraordinary moments that leave a lasting impression on every guest.

“I am honored to lead the exceptional team at Ascott Makati,” expressed Cecille Teodoro. “Together, we will continue to deliver the highest standard of service, creating a memorable and personalized experience for each guest that exceeds their expectations.”

Rennan John Reyes shared similar sentiments, stating, “I am thrilled to join Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila. With our collective commitment to excellence, I am confident that we will further enhance the residence’s reputation as a preferred destination, providing exceptional experiences for all our valued guests.”

Ascott is excited about the future under the dynamic leadership of Cecille Teodoro and Rennan John Reyes, as they lead Ascott Makati and Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, respectively, into a new era of unparalleled hospitality.

The Ascott Limited Philippines’ properties include Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, Ascott Makati, Somerset Alabang Manila, Somerset Central Salcedo Makati, Somerset Millennium Makati, Citadines Amigo Iloilo, Citadines Bay City Manila, Citadines Cebu City, and Citadines Salcedo Makati.

Kurimi Milk Tea Bar Yogurt Series

The Kurimi Milk Tea Bar, the brand behind the Japanese-inspired milk tea and fruit tea, has launched its premium and fruit Yogurt series to serve their more than 60 stores nationwide.

This exciting event was recently held at the 5th level of SM City Grand Central and participated by their directors, family, friends, media, influencers and food vloggers.

The guests were delighted with the taste and texture of the popping boba sinker blended in their new Kurimi Yogurt Premium Series – Strawberry, Blueberry, Mango, Pineapple and Dragon Fruit.  People were gastronomically intrigued with the transparent aloe cubes and crystal ball in Kurimi Yogurt Fruit Series of Grapefruit, Honey Peach, Watermelon, Lemon and Green Tea.

“Kurimi” sounds like the word “creamy” in Japanese.  It also connotes richness of everything in the Kurimi’s store expansion, product development, innovation and continual improvement like Japan’s Total Quality Management, culture, art, J-pop music and so on.  

Kurimi was established in 2019, a concept that originated from Fukuoka, Japan.  Fearless during the challenging times of the pandemic; and now stronger and ready to thrive in the global market.

The Kurimi Milk Tea Bar Enterprises Corporation’s CEO and President Richie Cuna, a serial entrepreneur and with more than 30 years in leading organizations and franchise businesses showed to guests that the business model like Kurimi can be great, unstoppable and a pandemic-proof brand. 

Awesome and Instagram-able store, Kurimi is known as the first two-dimensional (2D) food and beverage shop in the Philippines with anime drawings painted on its wall like in SM Grand Central’s store, Pikachu and Pokemon were pretty remarkable as part of the feel of monochromatic black and white interiors.  While other Kurimi stores have different anime characters depending on the request of the franchisees.

With the new Kurimi Yogurt series, other quality products, franchisor’s support, 2D store ambiance, Odine Empaynado, the store franchisee, expressed her team’s solid commitment to success to Kurimi family.

Kurimi dance was shown too as a prelude to Tiktok dance challenge, the contest among Kurimi family and their followers.  The mechanics of the dance contest will be announced soon.

Kurimi enjoins the Gen Z, the millennials, families and friends to try their new Yogurt Series, the way to happiness and beautiful bonding relationships.  There’s no need to wait for Mother’s or Father’s day or any special occasions to celebrate memories, Kurimi’s invitation is to make Kurimi part of an individual’s life and daily habit!

For more information about the products and franchise, visit their website at www.kurimimilkteabar.com and all their social media platforms.

Acer Expands its Premium Gaming Portfolio with the New Predator Triton 16

Acer today announced the new Predator Triton 16 (PT16-51), the latest addition to its power-packed gaming line. This laptop for gaming and work is equipped with the latest 13th Gen Intel® Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPUs, and up to 32 GB of DDR5 RAM, along with an abundance of features that would excite any type of gamer. To ensure the vital components are kept cool throughout gaming sessions, the laptop’s advanced thermal solutions combine dual 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D fans, Vortex Flow optimization, and liquid metal thermal grease on the CPU, all housed within a thin metal chassis design.

Evolutionary Performance and Cooling

At just 19.9 mm (0.78 inches), the sleek, yet powerful Predator Triton 16 showcases a sophisticated metal casing topped off with a sparkling silver finish, giving players the confidence and portability to game on-the-go. The new thin gaming laptop packs massive computing prowess as it features up to 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processors, supported by a new hybrid core architecture with a 5.4 GHz max turbo frequency. The CPU works hand in hand with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, along with NVIDIA DLSS 3 and its bundle of Max-Q technology features for optimized ray tracing and performance across the board. Gamers are treated to an even greater performance boost as the laptop can be configured with up to 32 GB of DDR5 5200 MHz memory and up to 2 TB PCIe M.2 SSDs in RAID 0 configuration.

The Predator Triton 16, which includes one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, delivers immersive visual experiences with its 16-inch (16:10) WQXGA 2560 x 1600 IPS display, boasting 500 nits peak brightness and a blistering 240 Hz refresh rate within its narrow bezels. It also offers a DCI-P3 100% color gamut and support for NVIDIA Advanced Optimus and NVIDIA G-SYNC to provide smooth, vibrant images, capturing all the intensity of the most visually demanding games.

To help players stay battle-ready, the laptop leverages cutting-edge thermal capabilities, highlighted by a dual-fan system with custom-engineered 5th Gen AeroBlade 3D metal fans. The Predator Triton 16 pushes the envelope even further with Acer’s Vortex Flow technology, consisting of dedicated heat pipes and exhaust vents to keep the internals cool, while liquid metal thermal grease on the CPU pushes for better heat emission to keep the machine running at peak performance.

Full Connectivity and Control

Gamers stay in full control with the PredatorSensekey to enable seamless customization on the keyboard’s per-key RGB lighting, user interface, management control systems, and more on the dedicated PredatorSense utility app. Running on Windows 11, the Predator Triton 16 comes with Intel® Killer DoubleShotPro and Wi-Fi 6E (E2600+1675i), along with a generous amount of functional ports, including two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, HDMI 2.1, a Type-C USB port with Thunderbolt 4, and a Micro SD card reader. Finally, its fingerprint reader with Windows Hello support provides added protection and accessibility.

Pricing and Availability

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.

Visit Acer’s press kit for product images and specifications, or visit the Computex press room to see all announcements.


Join the celebration and experience your favorite stories come alive at the WB 100 celebration

Warner Bros. is set to commemorate its’ 100th year anniversary in the Philippines starting May 2023. Mall-goers will be able to experience the historic celebration with exciting activations, exclusive merchandise and special engagements for fans to enjoy.

For 100 years, Warner Bros., has been a trailblazer, standing at the forefront of the entertainment industry, and is home to one of the most successful portfolios of brands with millions of fans worldwide.

The WB 100 celebration aims to bring Filipino fans closer to the entertainment they love. Customers will be able to step into 100 years of Warner Bros.’ story with an animation studio experience, costume area, props studio, and a to-scale replica of the iconic Warner Bros. water tower similar to the one in Burbank, California.  Fans can also bring home the exclusive WB 100 collectibles and other commemorative merchandise.

The fan-focused campaigns will include meet-and-greet with the classic Looney Tunes characters dressed as DC Super Heroes in fun and fresh collaborations. Numerous photo spots from iconic Warner Bros. scenes will also be showcased all over the malls for fans to experience.

Experience will kick start at SM North Edsa on May 24 – June 4.

Catch the celebration across the key selected SM Malls in your city :

SM City Fairview               :               July 10 – 22

SM City Novaliches          :               July 16 – 31

SM City San Lazaro          :               June 19 – 30

SM City BF Paranaque    :               June 13 – 20

SM City Sucat                     :               June 23 – July 2

SM City Bicutan                 :               July 7 -16

SM East Ortigas                 :               July 28 – Aug 13

SM San Mateo                   :               Aug 4 – 20

SM Marikina                       :               Aug 18 – Sept 3

SM Taytay                           :               Aug 25 – Sept 10

SM Masinag                       :               Sept 8 – 24

From everyone’s childhood buddies to stories that allowed us to fall in love, gave us comfort and strength: let’s experience them all together at SM Supermalls and get your hands on the range of WB 100th merchandise starring a unique mash-up of Looney Tunes and DC!

About Warner Bros. 100th Anniversary: 

Warner Bros. was founded by Albert, Sam, Harry and Jack Warner and incorporated on April 4, 1923. Today, the Studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world land stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature film, television and direct-to-consumer production to animation, comic books, videogames, consumer products, themed entertainment, studio tours and brand licensing. The Studio’s vast library, one of the most prestigious and valuable in the world, consists of more than 145,000 hours of programming, including 12,500 feature films and 2,400 television programs comprised of more than 150,000 individual episodes. Warner Bros. is also home to one of the most diverse portfolios of adored franchises in the world, including Looney Tunes, Wizarding World, DC, FRIENDS, Game of Thrones, Hanna-Barbera and many more. 

Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products (WBDGCP), part of Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands and Experiences, extends the company’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBDGCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on award-winning toy, fashion, home décor and publishing programs inspired by the biggest franchises from Warner Bros.’ film, television, animation, and games studios, HBO, Discovery, DC, Cartoon Network, HGTV, Eurosport, Adult Swim, and more. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, and promotional partnerships, WBDGCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.


The stage is set for the most anticipated event of the year—the biggest sports gathering in the country — the Philippine Sports Expo, happening on June 30–July 2, 2023, at the iconic Crystal Pavilion. It is a grand celebration of athleticism, perseverance, and prowess, where sports stakeholders and enthusiasts from all corners of the country will gather to witness the spectacle of talents, teams, associations and federations, and sports brands.

The Philippine Sports Expo is an annual gathering of our country’s sports athletes and stakeholders’ and a celebration of their significant contributions to our sports industry. The 3-day event will draw in over 20 associations and federations, teams, icons, and celebrities and will showcase extensive collections of notable sports brands, from apparel, shoes, wearables, gadgets, and equipment to sports nutrition, clinics, medicine, supplements, and the latest advancements in fitness and sports science and technology.

The expo was set to take place at the sprawling Crystal Corridor Okada Manila, which had been transformed into a vibrant sports paradise. The venue was adorned with colorful banners, showcasing the various sports disciplines that would be featured during the event. Inside, there are multiple brands and booths of sports associations and federations, each dedicated to a specific sport.

As the day of the expo arrived, the doors swung open, and a wave of energy swept through the crowd. Athletes, coaches, sports enthusiasts, and families will flood into the Crystal Corridor, ready to experience the thrilling world of sports.

In one section, basketball courts were set up with hoops of different heights. Budding young basketball players dribbled and shot, emulating their favorite Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) stars. Coaches from renowned basketball academies offered tips and guidance to aspiring players, nurturing the next generation of Filipino basketball talent.

Across the way is a stage where our official national sports and martial arts of the Philippines, also known as “Kali” or “Eskrima,” are situated to create buzz and intensity in the venue. Children of all ages are welcome to join the demo and learn about sports from renowned coaches and players from the Philippine national team. Special appearances by gold medalists in the sports are also planned to inspire young players as well as aspirants and enthusiasts.

In another hall, martial arts took center stage. The air crackled with anticipation as spectators gathered around the elevated platform where local and international martial artists displayed their mastery of different disciplines. From the lightning-fast strikes of Arnis to the powerful kicks of Taekwondo, the crowd witnessed a mesmerizing showcase of the Philippines’ rich martial arts heritage.

The expo wasn’t just about traditional sports; it will also present emerging sports and recreational activities. In one hall, a rock-climbing wall towered over the crowd. Climbing enthusiasts, both young and old, will test their skills and conquer new heights.

Amidst all the action, there are booths that will promote health and wellness and showcase the importance of proper nutrition, fitness routines, and sports-related products. Display the latest sports equipment, clothing, and technology, enticing visitors with their innovative offerings.

Throughout the expo, there will be interactive sessions where attendees can participate in workshops and try their hand at different sports. From billiards to table tennis, volleyball to badminton, the expo provided a platform for people to discover new passions and explore their sporting potential.

Cool down as much as you want this summer without damaging your sensitive skin with Cetaphil

No one can deny that washing up when the heat gets too unbearable is one of the best ways to refresh yourself. It’s like the water carries all your worries and exhaustion down the drain, which is why many tend to wash more frequently when summer comes. You take a quick walk under the sun to grab a cup of coffee. The next thing you do when you get back to the office? Wash your face and hands. You make your way to the gym, and immediately when you step in, you first think about running to the bathroom to splash on water and lather some soap to feel better before training. You go back to your condo–taking a longer-than-usual route to ensure you meet your step count for the day, and what do you do next? Take a shower.

While frequent washing isn’t necessarily bad (aside from helping you freshen yourself, it also ensures you stay clean), it can lead to excessive skin drying, irritation, and even damage to the skin barrier.

Healthy skin is critical for maintaining overall health and well-being. The skin acts as a protective barrier, preventing harmful bacteria and other external factors from entering our bodies. To protect it, you need to make sure that it’s not only clean but that its integrity remains intact. And while germicidal soaps ensure cleanliness, it does very little to ensure that the skin’s structure is maintained.

Enter the leading dermatologist-recommended brand Cetaphil. The globally renowned name for sensitive skincare recently released a new product called Cetaphil Ultra Protect Antimicrobial Cleansing Bar to address this unmet need. It is a gentle antimicrobial cleanser that uses advanced technology to ensure skin hydration–allowing you to wash up as much as you want this summer, without damaging your skin.

Cetaphil Ultra Protect cleanses and protects the skin with 99.9% germ protection and keeps you intensely moisturized, making it an ideal choice for outdoor activities. Its 3D DERMA-MIMIC Technology and ingredients of Glycerin, Vitamin B5 & B3 are proven to effectively wash away bacteria while respecting the skin’s moisture barrier.

Recently, Cetaphil partnered with Manila Padel Club and Saddle Row to encourage people to stay active this summer without compromising their skin, letting them enjoy and bask in the summer heat as they get fit. Time spent lifting weights under the sun and sweating it out on the rowing machine means a soap like Cetaphil Ultra Protect Antimicrobial Cleansing Bar is essential to keep your skin clean and intensely moisturized.

Cetaphil Ultra Protect Antimicrobial Cleansing Bar is ideal for those who enjoy activities without worrying about how frequently washing may dry or damage their skin. So, enjoy the summer, and let Cetaphil take care of your skin the healthy way. We Do Skin, You Do You.

Cetaphil Ultra Protect Antimicrobial Cleansing Bar is now available at all leading drugstores, groceries, and online via their official Shopee and Lazada stores.


Symph, a dynamic software development consulting firm in the Philippines had their #SymphAI30x30 Media Party held in BGC last May 23, 2023. Just a few days earlier, on May 18, 2023, another press conference took place at The Company Cebu. And now, it was Manila’s turn to host this remarkable event.

Symph is dedicated to empowering individuals and fostering understanding of AI’s role within society. The event served as a crucial step toward achieving these goals. Symph extends its heartfelt thanks to the media representatives who actively supported the event, aiding in educating the public about the impact of AI on the community and addressing potential challenges.

Our Chief Operating Officer, Jarrhey dela Peña stated during the event, “We have this theme, Build Openly with AI. We share our AI apps as work-in-progress. More importantly, we invite the community to try the apps and we listen to their feedback. Together, we are building the future we want to create.”

During the press conference, Symph showcased the AI apps developed by its talented team based in Manila. Edson Carreon, our full-stack developer, introduced Grognak, an AI Caveman app that simplifies complex topics for better understanding. This app holds great potential for museums and tech or science-related events, making learning a fun and effortless experience for kids. Ragan Lamoc, our full-stack developer, demonstrated Fitplanr.

It is an AI-powered personal trainer app that generates custom gym programs. By seamlessly integrating with gyms and fitness amenities, Fitplanr empowers both gym-goers and beginners to kickstart their workouts with confidence. In addition, Jarrhey dela Peña showcased Prompeteer which was developed by Michael Suarez, our AI and Fullstack engineer based in Cebu. Jarrhey personally uses the app daily, which empowers users to create AI-powered chatbots without coding.

After Jarrhey demoed the app, media participants were able to create their own AI apps within minutes. Prompeteer offers businesses an opportunity to showcase their brand persona through an AI app, helping customers make informed purchase decisions through engaging conversations. Symph is excited to captivate audiences with its upcoming AI events and initiatives.

The company is dedicated to reshaping the AI landscape, constantly exploring new horizons and pushing the boundaries of technological advancements. With their unwavering commitment to #BuildOpenlyWithAI, Symph invites everyone to join them on this exciting journey. Get ready to be inspired and amazed! About Symph Symph is a software development consulting firm in the Philippines where they build web and mobile apps for clients such as 500 startups, government agencies, and even the World Bank.

With their current AI app initiatives, their team is dedicated to making AI accessible and enjoyable for everyone, pushing the limits of technology, and creating a smarter, more connected future. Our team of developers, designers, project managers, marketers, product owners, and QA pros are committed to crafting AI apps that are not just functional, but also fun for everyone. We want to inspire and empower people to embrace and reap the benefits of Artificial Intelligence. Want to see the cool AI apps we’ve built so far? Check out https://www.symph.ai/ Keep an eye out for more of our AI apps we will continue to build! Know more about Symph here: https://www.symph.co/

Beko Marks 3rd Anniversary In The Philippines With Trade Launch, Lays Out Business Development Plans

Beko Executives (L-R – Rolixus Kho Yute, Product Certification Specialist of Beko Philippines, Rebecca Aguilar, Product Marketing Senior Specialist of Beko Philippines, Ghie Papa, Brand Marketing Communications Specialist of Beko Philippines, Gurhan Gunal, Country Manager of Philippines, Nattinee Techanungnirun, Beko APAC Marketing Director, Panninuch Suwanaroek, Beko APAC Senior Lead Marketing Communications, Dyeun Zapanta, Marketing Head of Beko Philippines).

Beko Philippines is entering a new phase of business in their journey to bring the European brand to a sustainable lifestyle for Filipino customers. In celebration of its third year of operations, Beko announces its goal of being the number one European brand in the Philippine market in the next 5 years.

“We are very happy to be holding this trade launch for our dealers and stakeholders as we share that Beko will be a bigger and better brand in the Philippines in 2023 and beyond,” said Gürhan Günal, Beko’s country director in the Philippines, who also presented the company’s business development plans of EXPAND, GROW, LEAD, CONNECTIVITY and SUSTAINABILITY for the Philippines along with the brand’s hero technologies at the anniversary trade launch at the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Hotel Manila.

This is the heart and reason why this year, Beko will be made available soon in other appliance stores nationwide as it continues to “expand” its distribution to other retail channels.

To further “grow” brand awareness and visibility they also announced the renewal of their brand ambassadorship with Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo alongside with digital and traditional media investments.

As one of the “leading” manufacturers of home appliances, Beko promotes the Live Like a Pro lifestyle and inspires Filipinos to experience a more convenient way of living through European style product lines. They stated that Beko Pilipinas Corporation is the exclusive distributor of Hitachi Major Domestic Appliances as part of their brand portfolio.

Beko appliances are made smart, relevant and designed to easily support Filipino families. With the HomeWhiz function you can easily “connect” to your Beko appliances with the use of your smartphones.

As part of Beko’s global sustainability effort, Beko Philippines announces its partnership with Plastic Credit Exchange, which serves a global ecosystem of carefully vetted partners that recover, process, and recycle plastic waste with programs that improve livelihood, scale up social impact, and reduce the flow of plastic pollution into nature. The partnership is in line with Extended Producer Responsibility Law, which holds companies responsible for the plastic packaging they use throughout the lifecycle of their products.

Trade launch showcasing hero technologies

As Beko marked its third year in the Philippines, the appliance brand held a grand trade launch for its dealers at the Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom with the theme “Empowered to Live Like A Pro.”

During the whole-day event, guests, including media and dealers, got to experience Beko’s range of appliances. They also got tips from a chef and an interior designer on how to manage their homes like a pro.

Beko Philippines showcased its hero technologies, such as HarvestFresh, ProSmart Inverter Technology, Steam Cure, Hygiene+,  AeroPerfect TM and many others. These technologies help you live like a pro. Among the products displayed that day were cookers. The HII64205F2MT  is a 60x50cm built-in induction hob with four Cooking Zones and two 2 Flexizone, nine cooking levels and a glass burner plate. Meanwhile, the BBIS14300XCSE 60x60cm. multifunction built-in oven with six cooking functions,  including Steam Aid feature for moist and even cooking.

There were also refrigerators, one of the appliances which Beko is famous for. The GNO480E40HFGBPH is a 16.6cf inverter multi-door refrigerator with Neofrost Triple Cooling Technology, HarvestFresh, Prosmart Inverter Compressor, in sleek black glass door finish.  Also featured is the Hitachi Refrigerator R-WB640VG0-1 GBK with Vacuum Technology with Platinum Catalyst, Inverter X Dual-fan Cooling with Eco-thermo sensor.

Other appliances include the CEG7302B, a bean-to-cup espresso machine and the BSEOG180/181 2Hp air-conditioner with Go Clean Technology, MicroClean TM Filter, Gold Guard, ZoneFollow, 4D Auto Swing and HomeWhiz.

Beko appliances are available at 1st Megasaver, Abenson, All Home, Anson’s, Appliance Centrum, Asian Home Appliance, Automatic Centre, BHF, Echo Electrical, Fair N Square, Gloria Bazaar, Great World, Hat, J Marketing, Lazada, Magic Appliance, Manhattan Appliance, Mike’s Department Store, NB Marketing, Pricewise, RS David, Our Builders, Robinsons Appliance, Savers, Shopee, SM Appliance, Solidmark, SVC & Plusign, United Motoliance, and Western Appliance.

For more information about Beko in the Philippines, go to http://beko.ph or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bekoph and their Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/bekoph/.

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