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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Safeguard beats Fred D’ Germ in a rap battle, netizens join the #SafeWash Movement

Filipinos might have different views but this time are united against a viral ‘influenzaaa’ for spreading misinformation on proper hand hygiene. Filipinos tuned in to the most controversial online rap battle of the year — with an exchange of hand hygiene rhymes to the tune of sick beats, Safeguard and Fred D’ Germ took over the screens and Philippine social media feed last October 15, 2020 with the Raprapan sa Global Handwashing Day.

Raprapan sa Global Handwashing Day

With one goal to beat the antagonist, Fred D’ Germ, his motives, and to strengthen education on safe wash practices, Safeguard tapped the best of the best in the Filipino rap community to help them promote proper handwashing habits. Some of the biggest rap names in the country — Loonie, Ron Henley, and Shehyee were more than willing to lend their flow and bars to Safeguard. Fred D’ Germ on the other hand influenced Shanti Dope to rap for his agenda.

Judge Gloc-9, host Luis Manzano, and co-hosted by Rufa Mae Quinto and Mimiyuuuh, coveted by thousands of excited fans, The Raprapan sa Global Handwashing Day between Safeguard and Fred D’ Germ was livestreamed simultaneously at Gloc-9’s, Fred D’ Germs’, and Safeguard Philippines’ Facebook Pages.

The event started out with a competitive aura. Shanti from team Fred D’ Germ, started the rap battle with steaming hot lines, but Loonie, Ron, and Shehyee aren’t the best for nothing and gave back piping hot bars for Round 1. Tides were slowly turning during Round 2, and odds were seemingly in team Safeguard’s favor.

The comment section during Round 3 was wild. Everyone was on their feet, hands were being thrown in the air, and breathes were being held. Team Safeguard was fast in their delivery, though they made it clear that fighting germs shouldn’t be rushed. When both teams were done with Round 4, majority of the comments were rooting for team Safeguard. 

Gloc-9 announced Safeguard as the winner of The Rap-rapan sa Global Handwashing Day. Gloc-9 praised team Safeguard in their ability to express the importance of practicing Safe Wash hand hygiene, “Hindi dapat mabilisan lang, wisik, punas lang, may tamang paraan. Doon talaga nagkatalo — sa paggamit ng Safeguard. Kaya walang binatbat si Fred D’ Germ.” Even Shanti Dope admitted that the Safeguard team made good points and he has changed his mind to practice Safe Wash. 

Talk of the Town, Rap Battle of the Year

Rappers, frontliners, parents, and even their kids tuned in to watch the rap battle of the year on handwashing. Netizens shared various reactions on the exchange of lines between Safeguard and Fred D’ Germ, dominating local trends during the Raprapan sa Global Handwashing Day. Inspired by the creative delivery of a timely message, Filipino netizens also wrote their own rap lines and posted videos, spreading the word on safe wash handwashing.

The #SafeWash Movement has piqued the interest of Filipinos. Many were proudly posting photos and videos of them practicing proper hand hygiene, calling the attention of their friends and loved ones to do the same as well. Even celebs and influencers have shared their reactions online, encouraging Filipinos to follow Safeguard’s call to join the Safe Wash Movement. Fred D’ Germ seemed unstoppable, until Safeguard came into the picture. After releasing his rap track “Hugas Na Rin ‘Yan!” — concerned Safeguard rebutted with their own music video. Check it out and see how the Fred D’ Germ and Safeguard feud started.

Make Every Wash #SafeWash 

Safeguard advises the Filipino public to follow these simple tips when washing their hands

  1. Wet your hands using clean water.
  2. Lather the front and back of both hands, between fingers, and under your fingernails with Safeguard liquid soap for at least 20 seconds.
  3. More germs are removed the longer you scrub.
  4. Once done scrubbing, rinse hands under clean, running water.
  5. Dry hands completely with a clean towel.

Safeguard believes that with every Filipino passing on the vision of proper hand hygiene education, Safe Wash can become the only way we know how to wash our hands. With high hopes, Safeguard continues with its mission in putting an end to “Pwede Na” handwashing habits, to ensure that every Filipino family is safe against 99.99% of germs causing bacteria through every handwash.

Relive and watch the Raprapan sa Global Handwashing Day at https://www.facebook.com/SafeguardPhilippines/videos/682411125987668

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Interested Businesses can now Apply to get PayMaya One Lite Device

Another innovation from PayMaya in digital payments for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the country as it introduces the PayMaya One Lite, an all-in-one, pocket-sized device capable of accepting all types of digital payments, including cards, e-Wallets, and QR. The smartphone-like PayMaya One Lite is completely paperless - instead of a print-out, transaction records can be sent via text message or via e-mail straight to the customer immediately upon payment. This lessens the use of paper, saving resources while ensuring that records are digitally saved for reference.

PayMaya One Lite Device

Payments accepted by the PayMaya One Lite device includes:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • JCB credit
  • Debit and Prepaid card payments
  • e-wallet accounts (PayMaya QR)
  • Bancnet card payments (soon)
  • WeChat Pay (soon)
  • Alipay (soon)
  • QR PH (soon).

With its handy features, business owners can conveniently utilize the PayMaya One Lite device to accept any form of cashless payments whether in their store, for deliveries, or when doing meetups with customers anywhere.

"We continue to respond to the evolving needs of business owners especially with the increasing consumer preference for cashless transactions. With the PayMaya One Lite all-in-one payment device, SMEs can offer the widest range of digital payment options that help ensure safer and more convenient paperless transactions for their customers," said PayMaya President Shailesh Baidwan.

PayMaya is servicing the cashless payments needs of thousands of merchants. These devices allow contactless payments while enabling the widest range of payment acceptance options. As the PayMaya One device is Android-based, software updates are done over-the-air by PayMaya so businesses can accept future types of payments without disruption.

The PayMaya One Lite is just the latest offering of PayMaya. Merchants can also deploy the PayMaya One device in their physical stores and branches, or in self-ordering kiosks; the PayMaya Checkout payment gateway for their e-Commerce sites; PayMaya Payment Links for sending of invoices via email, chat or SMS; and Digital QR for small businesses and casual sellers online, among many others.

Interested businesses can now signify their interest to get a PayMaya One Lite device by visiting http://enterprise.PayMaya.com today.

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, and government. To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit www.PayMaya.com or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Apply for PayMaya One Lite Device posted at Cebu Events Blog

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The New Toyota Fortuner 2020 Update

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has launched a highly-anticipated update on one of the most popular models in its lineup – the Toyota Fortuner. The New Fortuner range is headlined by the new LTD variant in 4x4 and 4x2 which comes in an exclusive design, followed by Q and V variants in automatic transmission, and the G variant available in AT and MT. 

2020 NEW Toyota Fortuner

The 2020 Toyota Fortuner pricing starts at Php 1.63M for the G MT variant, assuring Filipinos of great value for money with Toyota’s signature quality, durability, and reliability embedded in the well-loved Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). Toyota Motor Philippines President Atsuhiro Okamoto recalled how the Fortuner changed the local automotive landscape at a time when entry level sedans and Asian utility vehicles were the affordable crowd favorite. The Fortuner captured the hearts of many Filipinos as proven by strong sales. It has an SUV body perfect for the Philippines’ road condition, an array of variants including a fuel-efficient diesel engine, and most of all, an affordable price – making it an achievable dream. The new Fortuner is smarter, stronger and safer with its refreshed line-up led by the top-of-the-line premium LTD grade.

Toyota Motor Philippines has already sold over 220,000 units since 2005, the Fortuner was crowned best-selling vehicle in the country in 2017. With the 2020 update, the Fortuner gets more confident, prestigious, safe, further proving itself a formidable and reliable SUV, perfect for any city or off-road drive.

Looks: 2020 Toyota Fortuner

With it comes to looks, the New Fortuner LTD’s look is made more striking and more elegant coming in the 2-tone color black roof color lineup, a bolder and sportier front and rear bumper design, and machine-cut 18” alloy wheels. Split-type LED headlamps and LED front foglamps, sequential turn signal lamps, and the redesigned LED rear combination lamps give the LTD variant a more dynamic design while maintaining visibility on the road.

Its Q and V variants also get LED foglamps and redesigned LED rear combination lamps, as well as Bi-Beam LED Headlamps with LED Line Guide - Daytime Running Lights. G variants also now come with Bi-Beam LED Headlamps with LED DRL.

Entry is smooth and easy with Smart Entry and Push Start System for LTD, Q, and V grades. The LTD variant features an elegant interior in leather with maroon accents, as well as galaxy black trim and interior illumination which adds to the sophisticated interior look of the vehicle. The Q variant also gets the classy black leather interior complemented by a dark wood trim.

Various ride modes: Eco and Sport for LTD and Q variants, Eco and Power for V and G variants, and easy access to switches on the steering wheel and through the Apple CarPlay/Android Auto-compatible audio system across all variants. LTD, Q, and V variants feature 8” display audio.

LTD and Q variants have 8-Way Power Adjust front seats, and Front Seat Ventilation System for the LTD variant. Never lose power with the wireless charger and rear USB chargers available on LTD, Q, and V grades, and experience premium sound quality over the LTD variants’ 9-speaker JBL sound system. Feel at ease throughout the ride with front and rear automatic control for V grades and up.

LTD and Q variants are powered by the 1GD-FTV engine which gives 201 HP (204 Ps) max output and 500 Nm max torque, while the V and G variants have the 2GD-FTV engine which gives 147 HP (150Ps) max output and 400 Nm max torque. The 2GD engine is improved for the New Fortuner V and G variants and enjoys 5% improvement in fuel efficiency versus the previous generation Fortuner.

Toyota Safety Sense in the New Fortuner

The New Fortuner is the latest addition to the expanding Toyota Safety Sense (TSS)-equipped models in TMP’s official lineup. Made better and safer than ever, TSS settings previously featured in select Toyota models such as the Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control are now available for the Fortuner LTD and Q.

All comes with SRS airbags (7 for the LTD variants), 3-pt. ELR seatbelts, Anti-Lock Brake System with Brake Assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control with Traction Control, and Hill-Start Assist Control. The 4x4 LTD variant also has Downhill Assist Control. Also come with a total of 6 clearance and back sonars, in addition to the Panoramic View Monitor that comes with the LTD, Q, and V variants or reverse camera for the G variants.

Pricing2020 Toyota Fortuner

Now available in Toyota Motor Philippines 70 dealerships across the country.

Variant

SRP

Colors Available

2.8L 4x4 LTD AT WP 2-Tone

2,414,000

White Pearl Crystal Shine / Attitude Black Mica

2.8L 4x4 LTD AT 2-Tone

2,404,000

Silver Metallic / Attitude Black Mica

2.8L 4x2 LTD AT WP 2-Tone

2,254,000

White Pearl Crystal Shine / Attitude Black Mica

2.8L 4x2 LTD AT 2-Tone

2,244,000

Silver Metallic / Attitude Black Mica

2.8L 4x2 Q AT Pearl

2,013,000

White Pearl Crystal Shine

Sparkling Black Pearl Crystal Shine

2.8L 4x2 Q AT

1,998,000

Attitude Black Mica
Gray Metallic
Silver Metallic

2.4L 4x2 V AT Pearl

1,842,000

White Pearl Crystal Shine

Sparkling Black Pearl Crystal Shine

2.4L 4x2 V AT

1,827,000

Attitude Black Mica
Gray Metallic
Silver Metallic

2.4L 4x2 G AT

1,723,000

Attitude Black Mica
Gray Metallic
Silver Metallic
Super White II

2.4L 4x2 G MT

1,633,000

Virtual Showroom

The New Fortuner is also available for safely-distanced viewing in our virtual showroom. Get the full dealership experience online and check out the product highlights, view the interior and exterior in 3D, calculate payments, and submit inquiries direct to any preferred dealer via https://toyota.com.ph/fortuner. 

Visit Toyota Motor Philippines’s official website at www.toyota.com.ph and follow the official social media pages at ToyotaMotorPhilippines (Facebook and Instagram), @ToyotaMotorPH (Twitter), and Toyota PH (Viber and Telegram).

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Vanderbuilt Properties Intl launches First Development, The Preston

Established in 2016, Vanderbuilt Properties International launches its first real estate development that will soon to rise in San Vicente, Liloan, Cebu. With ultra-modern residential development theme, this low density community - The Preston by Vanderbuilt is a 2.3-hectare ultra-modern residential offering contemporary living to its future homeowners.

The Preston Subdivision by Vanderbuilt Liloan Cebu

"Our vision at Vanderbuilt Properties is to offer a modern and forward-thinking solution for potential homebuyers in Cebu. We want to offer an option that connects with their avid admiration for modern architecture and design," said Manila-based businessman Ricky Sy.

The Preston Subdivision by Vanderbuilt Liloan Cebu

The real estate development is boasts of 129 units of living space that defines the standard of contemporary living in a low density community. Each unit will have a floor area ranging from 117 to 167 sqm and lot area ranging from 80 to 130 sqm. The houses are equipped with 4 bedrooms with 3 toilet and baths and a car garage.

Amenities at The Preston

  • Clubhouse with swimming pool
  • Multi-purpose function rooms
  • Full-sized covered basketball court
  • Landscaped parks
  • Playground.

The location is just a three-minute drive from the National Highway. It is also a short drive to commercial establishments such as malls and supermarkets.

"It is our goal to give starting families, overseas Filipino workers, and young professionals an affordable space where they can enjoy modern living in Cebu," Sy added.

To know more about The Preston by Vanderbuilt, you may get in touch with their Brokers Account Manager at 0917 779 0015, 0923 455 6823, (032) 517 6809, or visit their office at JCenter Mall, Mandaue City.

The Preston Subdivision by Vanderbuilt Properties posted at Cebu Events Blog

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Monday, October 19, 2020

AOC continues supporting ESports with AOC Masters, G2 Monitor Promo!

AOC is not new to the gaming scene. It has consistently provided gamers with a smooth and seamless experience when playing with AOC Gaming Monitors such as the G2 Gaming Monitors which are equipped with AMD Freesync Premium Technology for the highest framerate and smoothest display possible, allowing players to render fast. It’s also extra beneficial for VALORANT players with its quick 1ms response time and 144 Hz refresh rate. G2 have minimal bezels, allowing players to see a wider peripheral. Continuing its support to the Esports industry and gamers, AOC Philippines is back with more surprises such as AOC Masters Valorant Tournament and to add more value to the tournament, AOC Philippines will run a limited-time promotion while AOC Masters is ongoing.
AOC Masters Valorant Tournament and Promo G2 Monitors

AOC G2 line have the 272G2 and the 272G2E for the 27” displays, and 242G2, 242G2E, and 242G2E5 for the 24” displays. All models offer the same premium gaming experience for players with their wonderful graphics and responsiveness. Whichever you get will surely help you score more aces for the team.
AOC Masters Valorant Tournament and Promo G2 Monitors Promo

AOC’s first VALORANT tournament, AOC Masters is going to compre the whole Asia-Pacific region. The tournament features Riot Games’ newest esports title, which has quickly become one of the most popular First-Person Shooter games on Twitch with over 1.73 million viewers.

AOC Philippines is having a promotion side-by-side AOC Masters. During the AOC Masters Philippines tournament, which will have its exciting Grand Finals on November 7-8, fans may avail of the special promotion. For every purchase of AOC G2 Gaming Monitors, fans are entitled to exciting loot that will spice up their gaming stations.

Purchase any of the 24” G2 Monitors and you'll receive a FREE RGB Gaming Mousepad. Meanwhile, those who get the 27” G2 Monitors will receive not only a FREE RGB Gaming Mousepad, but also a FREE Agon Esports Lite Bag.

About AOC Masters

The AOC Masters Philippines tournament will pit VALORANT hopefuls in a chance to represent the Philippines in the regional finals. There will be four qualifying tournaments on October 10, 17, 24, and 31, with the winners facing each other in one final standoff on the November 7-8 Grand Finals. The winners of the tournament will receive prizes from AOC Monitors, TeamGroup, and AMD, including brand-new AOC 24G2E Gaming Monitors and TeamGroup CX 1 SSD Cards along with a PHP85,000 prize pool. Watch the matches live on AOC Philippines Facebook page, or get into the battlefield with your team by registering here.
AOC G2 Gaming Monitors Suggested Retail Price:
24G2 PHP 11,938
24G2E PHP 10,438
24G2E5 PHP 9,465
27G2 PHP 17,438
27G2E PHP 16,100

List of Participating Dealers:
Metro Manila:
  • PC Express
  • PC Hub
  • Dynaquest
  • Easy PC
  • PC Quarter 
  • CKY 
  • Proton
  • Complink
  • Vivocom 
  • Digicom
  • Pcworx 
  • Zenith Era
Visayas and Mindanao:
  • Thinking Tools Inc
  • Ultrium Corporation
  • Jargon Computer Parts and Services
  • Nutech Marketing
  • MF Computer
  • G-Force Computer Enterprises
  • Concept Computer Center
  • Computer World Marketing 
  • Lenin Computer Systems Inc
  • Tech Express IT Solutions
About Agon:
To match the increasing demand for a competitive edge and top-tier performance, AOC launched Agon – AOC’s specialist gaming monitor brand and represents AOC’s engagement with the world of gaming. Whether you’re an esports professional or an aspiring home gamer, Agon’s performance-driven specifications and convenient features will eliminate any obstacle encountered on the path to glory.

About AOC:
Sold in over 107 countries, AOC is a market leader in electronic displays and is positioned to be one of the top global brands in providing the best display technology to users worldwide. Find out more about AOC at: www.aocmonitorap.com.

About AMD:
Founded in 1969 as a Silicon Valley start-up, the AMD journey began with dozens of employees focused on leading-edge semiconductor products. AMD today develops high-performance computing and visualization products to solve some of the world’s toughest and most interesting challenges.

About TeamGroup:
Team Group Inc. was founded in 1997 in Taiwan. To aim at the global layout of R&D technology and manufacturing in memory products. Team Group Inc. possesses professional research and development capabilities, high quality products, rapid productivity, a tightly-knit global sales network and complete customer services.

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