Technology

Product Review: OPPO A16- The Smart Choice

Monday, November 21, 2022

     It has been ages since I last reviewed a smartphone and in time for the holiday season (checks gift list), I can say that this phone from OPPO's A series line fits the bill if you are planning to buy a gift for your techie friends or loved ones. Aside from the phone's specs and features, OPPO is a brand that I highly recommend and trust. I reviewed two OPPO smartphone models years ago that truly deliver in terms of quality and price.

     So today, let me share my thoughts on one of OPPO's A series smartphones- OPPO A16. This model from the A series is an entry-level smartphone under P10,000 and after testing it for more than two weeks, I can say that it packs a punch on features that's why it's the smart choice for everyone. 

Product Review: OPPO A16- The Smart Choice 

Get the Shopping Spree of Your Dreams!

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

     The year may be almost over but there’s still plenty of time for those fresh starts and simple upgrades. From small pieces that spark joy to major furnishings that you’ve longed to have, it’s easy to find inspiration online to refresh your home, your wardrobe, and even your lifestyle, especially if you have a fast and reliable broadband connection from PLDT Home. It’s even easier to achieve these goals with the return of the PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway promo.

     This October, PLDT Home Rewards is giving away five (5) P100,000 SM Gift Cards to lucky members. All you have to do is register your PLDT Home account to the PLDT Home Rewards program and make the most out of your dream shopping list with these five tips.

Get the Shopping Spree of Your Dreams!

PLDTHome MyOwnWiFi

Monday, October 10, 2022

     Need your own WiFi so you won’t have to share your internet connection with the rest of your family at home? MyOwnWiFi, PLDT Home’s newest offer, solves just that. This first-of-its-kind add-on service allows existing Fiber customers to have a secondary internet connection with the same speeds as their Fiber base plan.

     MyOwnWiFi allows solo heavy bandwidth users to get the maximum speed of their modem without worrying about hogging the connection for the rest of the family members at home. What’s more, MyOwnWiFi gives you the same speeds at half the price of your base plan.

PLDTHome MyOwnWiFi

Grander PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway Year 2

Saturday, September 24, 2022

    PLDT Home shows love to its loyal customers with the return of the Grand Giveaway promo! From September 1 to December 31, 2022, over 200 new and existing PLDT Home customers can take home grander, more thrilling rewards and prizes during the monthly draws, and a chance to win Maya credits and P5 million cash (tax-free) in the grand draw. Winners for the grand draw will be announced on January 30, 2023.

    Christmas sure came early because PLDT Home will be giving away P100,000 Philippine Airlines e-gift cards to five lucky winners, plus a host of exciting prizes including Apple iPads, Nintendo Switch OLED consoles, Samsung Galaxy A32 5G phones, TP Link Wifi 5 Mesh devices, and e-vouchers from Shopee and GrabFood.

Grander PLDT Home Rewards Grand Giveaway Year 2

Don't Miss this Limited-time Easy Speedboost Offer from PLDT Home!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

     PLDT Home drops Easy Speedboost, the most affordable and fastest Fiber plans upgrade promo you shouldn’t miss!

     All PLDT Home Fiber subscribers are in for a treat as they get three (3) grand gifts: free speedboosts, hassle-free upgrade, and a chance to enjoy the fastest speeds with the biggest price-drop offer until September 26!

Don't Miss this Limited-time Easy Speedboost Offer from PLDT Home! 

Buying Secondhand? Anti-Scam Tips

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

     Some seasons in our lives, we need to save up and be practical in spending our hard-earned cash. One way to do this is to resort to secondhand items. Fortunately, lots of people are willing to destash their stuff to get more out of their purchase, while some just want to Marie Kondo out of their way to an estetik home.

     If you’re on the fence when it comes to the art and science that’s shopping for secondhand items, get a load of our tips below to avoid getting scammed.

Buying Secondhand? Anti-Scam Tips 
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Do it Better at Home and in life with Lucky and Jessy Manzano

Monday, August 15, 2022

     As two of the most sought-after celebrities in the Philippines, power couple Luis Manzano and Jessy Mendiola-Manzano know all about living a life juggling all their passions. Aside from their on-camera projects, the Manzanos are also well-known content creators, entrepreneurs, and loving fur-parents to their dogs -- Chanel, Chewy, Louis, and Sky.

     With multiple online work and activities, it is incredibly important for the couple to always have the fastest connection at home. That is why in PLDT Home’s newest Do It Better campaign, the Manzanos show how the country’s fastest home broadband network suits their different lifestyles and needs with the best digital products and services. The Manzanos gave us a glimpse of their daily life and how PLDT Home enables them to handle tasks such as vlogging, holding meetings, arranging their finances, and taking care of their pets, just to name a few.

Do it Better at Home and in life with Lucky and Jessy Manzano

Boost Your Home Budget with P100K from the PLDT Home Rewards x Maya Giveaway

Monday, August 08, 2022

     Managing your budget in the midst of rising cost of goods is stressful. Savings and the little comforts you try to afford yourself and your family need to take a backseat in favor of necessities for the home. No one said adulting is going to be THIS hard! Luckily for you, being a PLDT Home subscriber has its perks!

     You can be one of five lucky PLDT Home subscribers who can take home P100,000 next month credited directly to your Maya wallet. Boost your home budget and use these Maya credits to fund daily essentials like groceries, food, or to pay your bills. Better yet, have those extra funds that you can use for gadgets, home upgrades, that dream family vacay, or even that long-overdue investment!

Boost Your Home Budget with P100K from the PLDT Home Rewards x Maya Giveaway

PLDT Home Remains Fastest in PH, Tops Speedtest Award Q1-Q2 2022

Monday, August 01, 2022

     PLDT Home is consistently named the Philippines’ fastest broadband, besting all major internet providers in the country, as it wins for the fifth consecutive year at the Ookla®Speedtest™ Awards Q1-Q2. The global benchmarking company, Ookla®, announced that PLDT achieved a speed score of 77.91 and logged the fastest download and upload speeds at 210.83 Mbps and 234.21 Mbps, respectively.

     “The past years have proven how essential fast and reliable internet services are for Filipinos to work, study, and be entertained at home. With this award, we thank Ookla® for recognizing our consistent efforts to top ourselves. This win reiterates our unwavering commitment to power our customers with the best digital services so that they can progress in life as they do things digitally better at home,” said Jeremiah de la Cruz, PLDT Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Business – Home.

PLDT Home Remains Fastest in PH, Tops Speedtest Award Q1-Q2 2022

Play Online Games for FREE at Solitaire.Org

Thursday, July 28, 2022

     When was the last time you played something online? I'm a self-confessed gamer and I grew up playing different kinds of online games. The ones I'm playing before were fighting and strategy games and require an account or payment for you to enjoy the game. I guess I outgrew my interest in those and because of the uncertainties over the past two years, it's time for me to play games that will be beneficial for my mind and mental health.

     I was searching for online games months ago and I'm glad that I discovered solitaire.org- a website offering free online games like word puzzles, hidden objects, and logic games to name a few. Solitaire games offer other collections of games across a number of categories shown in the sitewide navigation. I was delighted to see a lot of online games that don't require signing up or downloading the game itself. My eyes got glued to a letter scramble, word search, and tetra blocks. So without further ado, here's my review of the games that I got addicted to playing at Solitaire.Org.

Play Online Games for FREE at Solitaire.Org  

Experience PH’s first 10,000 Mbps Internet Service from PLDT Home

Thursday, June 30, 2022

     Imagine having a fully connected smart home where you can control all your home and personal devices – from health gadgets to home security – in just one app. You can control your thermostat from your phone remotely or at home, stream movies and music while your robot vacuum cleaner does its work, you can work on your small business while you and your spouse work remote, and in the next room the kids are playing video games with friends from around the world. While all of these can now be done with a decently fast internet connection, imagine all the possibilities if you have 10,000 Mbps at your disposal.

     Internet speeds of up to 10,000 Mbps puts the Philippines in the same league as many first-world countries, where smart homes are becoming the norm. Leading telecommunications provider PLDT Home has made this a reality for Filipino homes—right here, right now.

Experience PH’s first 10,000 Mbps Internet Service from PLDT Home

PLDT Home Partners with Lionsgate Play

Friday, June 10, 2022

     Enjoy a bigger, bolder, and more powerful entertainment viewing experience at home today as PLDT Home, the Philippines’ fastest broadband service provider, partners with premium streaming platform Lionsgate Play.

     Lionsgate is a leading Hollywood studio that has created and distributed some of the world’s biggest properties, including the blockbuster film franchises The Hunger Games, Twilight Saga, John Wick, and Saw; and the television series Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed shows in television history. By simply subscribing to a PLDT Home Fiber Plan 1699 or up, Filipinos can enjoy and experience the best of global content across action, comedy, drama, horror, and thriller genres — and more of Lionsgate Play’s signature offerings from the comfort of one’s home.

PLDT Home Partners with Lionsgate Play

Pop-Rock Diva Gigi De Lana Reveals Her Secret Hopes and Dreams

Thursday, June 02, 2022

     If there’s one reward that Gigi De Lana would love to receive from all her hard work as the fastest-rising singer and musician today, it is certainly not something material.

     “I’m very thankful for all the good things that have been happening to me lately, but that one thing that will make me be truly at my happiest is seeing my mom healthy and happy and live a longer life,” Gigi confided to the media in her online launch event as PLDT Home’s ambassador. “My mom is battling stage 4 breast cancer, and she has been my inspiration and motivation to pursue my dreams.”

Pop-Rock Diva Gigi De Lana Reveals Her Secret Hopes and Dreams

Vince Velasco on Building an Easy Fitness Habit at Home

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

     Rain or shine, now is the best time to start your fitness journey. Whether to feel good about yourself or prepare for your vacation at the beach, getting in shape is always done best when you’re inspired and having fun, says TV/events host, fitness instructor, and PLDT Home ambassador Vince Velasco.

     “The key is to do something you find fun so you avoid burning out, and then, to consistently work on one’s weaknesses and integrate them with the exercise that they love,” he shares as his number one workout advice.

Vince Velasco on Building an Easy Fitness Habit at Home

PLDT Home Fiber Accelerated Speed Tech (FAST) Hub

Sunday, May 29, 2022

     FAST Hub is a visual representation of everything 10,000 Mbps Internet Speeds can offer. Here, you can experience what it’s like to have a hyper-fast home internet connection.

     FAST Hub is what a future home with the fastest connections looks like. It used to be a topic for science fiction–having a fully smart home where you can find the most advanced devices working seamlessly through a powerful internet connection. PLDT Home proves all these are possible and can happen now with the fastest 10,000 Mbps internet connection!

PLDT Home Fiber Accelerated Speed Tech (FAST) Hub

Miss Universe PH 2022 Celeste Cortesi Bares #UniquelyBeautiful Heart for Family

Thursday, May 05, 2022

     Besting 31 other candidates with her unique beauty, wit, and passion for her advocacies, Pasay City’s Celeste Cortesi clinched the Miss Universe Philippines 2022 crown. The Filipino-Italian beauty is also now the new Miss PLDT Home titleholder.

     The 24-year-old Cortesi is no stranger to pageants, after representing the Philippines at the Miss Earth competition in 2018. In this year's competition, Cortesi showed grace, intelligence, and candor in conquering the Miss Universe Philippines stage. She shares, “I am excited to be part of the Miss Universe Philippines Organization. I will be working with them to advance my advocacies for women’s education and protection of our country’s indigenous people and rich cultural heritage.”

Miss Universe PH 2022 Celeste Cortesi Bares #UniquelyBeautiful Heart for Family

PLDT Home Biz Awards Gawad Madiskarte 2022 Mompreneurs

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

      No word better can describe moms pouring out their resourcefulness, creativity, and heart to provide their families the best life possible than madiskarte. The pandemic only saw more of our madiskarte moms, many of whom have ventured into online businesses to augment their household income.

     Recognizing these moms and their invaluable entrepreneurial spirit, PLDT Home Biz held the inaugural Gawad Madiskarte online on March 8, 2022 — just in time for International Women’s Day. Hosted by PLDT Home Biz ambassadors Dominic Roque and Roxanne Montealegre, with performances from Jed Madela, Fana, and Gigi de Lana and the Gigi Vibes band, the event awarded six mompreneurs whose stories of hard work, tenacity, and success stood out among 327 entries from all over the Philippines.

PLDT Home Biz Awards Gawad Madiskarte 2022 Mompreneurs 

PLDT Home #SpeedThatMovesYou Musical Series

Thursday, February 10, 2022

     This Valentine’s Day, the country’s hottest stars Gigi de Lana, Markus Paterson and Kaori Oinuma headline PLDT Home’s new music anthology #SpeedThatMovesYou that celebrates the power of connections in forming meaningful relationships and discovering love in all forms.

     The two-episode mini-series dives deep into different kinds of love and how the internet allows people to find communities, friends, even that special someone despite the physical distance. The series drops on February 11 on the PLDT Home YouTube channel.

PLDT Home #SpeedThatMovesYou Musical Series

PLDT is PH’s Fastest Internet Provider in 2021 – Ookla®

Sunday, January 30, 2022

     PLDT Home remains undisputed as the fastest broadband network in the Philippines, dominating telco rivals with a Speed Score™ of 77.24 at the Ookla® Speedtest Awards™ for Q3-Q4 2021. The latest result showed a big jump from PLDT’s Speed Score of 27.28 in the second half of the previous year. Speed Score is a measure that takes into account both upload and download speeds.

     The latest data from the global benchmarking company also showed PLDT besting all other internet service providers (ISPs) in the country with top upload and download speeds of 217.07 Mbps and 203.97 Mbps, respectively. In determining the network speed of ISPs, Ookla® compared data gathered from millions of consumer-initiated tests taken on Speedtest® platforms. The data include tests done by Filipino internet users on various networks using digital devices connected via Wi-Fi and fixed networks.
Fast internet is no longer a luxury because it’s what Filipinos depend on to earn, work, and study from home. We’ve been relentless in continuously building and upgrading our network so that our customers enjoy better and future-ready homes,” says Butch G. Jimenez, Jr., Senior Vice President and Head of PLDT Home Business.
PLDT is PH’s Fastest Internet Provider in 2021 – Ookla®

Meet Madiskarte Moms PH

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

     The current economic condition has undoubtedly given rise to more home-based “mompreneurs,” or full-time moms wanting to start or grow an online business to earn additional income for their families. But as every entrepreneur knows, starting a business is not always easy, and it helps to have a community of fellow business-minded mommies for much-needed support and encouragement.

     This is where Madiskarte Moms PH finds its purpose. A Facebook community launched in the thick of the pandemic, Madiskarte Moms PH encourages entrepreneurship among mommies wanting to earn from home through side hustles while still enjoying quality time with their families. Together with its highly engaging YouTube channel, Madiskarte Moms PH is a safe, friendly space where beginners can interact with more seasoned sellers for tried and tested tips on growing a business while attending to their duties at home.

Meet Madiskarte Moms PH

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