Press Release


Converge officially enters Visayas, mounts aggressive expansion in key cities.

Mandaue City, CEBU, 07 June 2021 – Leading fiber internet services provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has officially launched its high-speed fiber broadband service in Visayas, marking its entry with the grand opening of its regional corporate office and the ceremonial launch of its Mandaue business center.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Converge ICT Solutions Inc. during the Launching today held at Oakridge IT Center 2, Oakridge Business Park. (L-R) CCCI President Mr. Felix Taguiam; MCCI President Mr. Steven Yu, Converge ICT Co-Founder/President, Ms. Grace Y. Uy; Converge ICT Founder/CEO Mr. Dennis Anthony H. Uy, Mr. Justin Uy, Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes and Converge ICT COO Mr. Jesus C. Romero
Mr. Michael Maquiran, Converge ICT National Consumer Sales Head proposed a toast to the guests. (L-R) Converge ICT COO Mr. Jesus C. Romero; Converge ICT Co-Founder/President, Ms. Grace Y. Uy; Converge ICT Founder/CEO Mr. Dennis Anthony H. Uy; MCCI President Mr. Steven Yu and CCCI President Mr. Felix Taguiam
The Executives of Converge ICT Solutions Inc. answered the questions from the media during the Press Conference. (L-R) Converge ICT Founder/CEO Mr. Dennis Anthony H. Uy flanked by Converge ICT COO Mr. Jesus C. Romero and Converge ICT Co-Founder/President, Ms. Grace Y. Uy

In the next few weeks, Converge is also set to open its business center in Cebu City, as well as begin serving Talisay, Cordova, and Lapu-Lapu City in one of the most developed provinces in the country.

“We’ve already hit the ground running when we had our soft launch in Cebu last November. Considering that we’ve only been operating in Mandaue and Cebu cities on a limited basis, we’ve already signed on thousands of subscribers and established partnerships with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and Enterprise clients,” said Converge CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony Uy.

“This strong subscriber take-up is promising, and we expect a groundswell in subscriptions as we target commercial operations in the other areas in the next two months,” added Converge President and Co-Founder Grace Uy.

In a full-day event on Monday, the country’s only pure end-to-end fiber broadband provider heralded its entry in the Visayas with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first business center in the region, followed by the opening of its regional corporate office, at the Oakridge IT Center Tower 2, Oakridge Business Park in bustling Mandaue City.

The official launch ceremony was graced by the province’s major business groups including the Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“This is all part of the broader ‘Go National’ strategy which is essentially our nationwide expansion plan. With  Converge’s fiber optic cables having already landed in Cebu last April, and with three landing points in the island – in San Remigio, Bogo, and Naga – our domestic fiber backbone is firmed up and ready to take on the pent-up demand for fiber connection in central Philippines,” said Converge Chief Operations Officer Jesus C. Romero.

Converge can now offer innovative products such as the FiberX Time of Day plans to the Visayas market. The Time of Day plans offer speed boosts ranging from 70mbps to 800 Mbps at pre-set times of the day depending on the preference of the customer. At such price points, Converge is offering the best value for money broadband service in the market, he added.

Since Converge’s soft launch in Cebu last November, it has already covered more than 440,000 households, spanning 48 cities and municipalities, and more than a thousand barangays. For 2021, it is targeting to deploy at least 250,000 fiber ports in Visayas.

In support of Converge’s debut in Visayas, the grand launch on Monday was attended by known leaders in Cebu’s local government and business circles including Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes, Mandaue City Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Steven Yu, and Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Felix Taguiam.

Converge splashed the city with FiberX purple activities including a set-up of its business center in wheels, roving billboards, and sales blitzes featuring its mascot Conrad.

Philips Gaming Monitors Easter Promo Extended Until June 15!

Manila Philippines – Philips Gaming Monitors, in partnership with Globe, has announced that the Philips Gaming Monitors Easter Promo is extended until June 15, 2021.


For every single-receipt purchase of Philips 242E1GSJ or Philips 242M8 Gaming monitor, buyers can get a free Globe at Home Prepaid Wifi. Additionally, they can get a free Globe Streamwatch Xtreme Prepaid Wifi for every single-receipt purchase of Philips 272E1GSJ and Philips 272M8.



Gear up

The Philips E line gaming monitor is a great all-around display that delivers serious tear-free gameplay. AMD FreeSync™, 144Hz fast refresh rate and 1ms deliver smooth entertainment experience no matter playing games and watching movies.


₱ 15,988.00

Get in the moment

This Momentum monitor gets you in the moment. AMD FreeSync™ technology and 144Hz fast refresh rate give flawlessly smooth entertainment experience for playing games and watching movies. Scenes look more real with Ultra Wide-Color.

144Hz refresh rates for ultra-smooth, brilliant images
AMD FreeSync™ Premium; tear free, stutter free, fluid gaming
1ms (MPRT) fast response for crisp image and smooth gameplay
SmartImage game mode optimized for gamers
LowBlue Mode for easy on-the-eyes productivity
Ultra Wide-Color wider range of colors for a vivid picture

Gamers can grab this chance to get a quality gaming monitor and a prepaid home wifi best for viewing, internet surfing, and streaming at home. The whole family can surf through the long break with fun binge-watching since both freebies are designed for sharing to up to six devices. The freebies surely won’t disappoint, as they boast a wider signal cover and signal strength that’s twice as strong as the old Globe pocket WiFi.

In particular, the Globe Streamwatch Xtreme Prepaid Wifi also has an Internet TV feature, which converts your monitors into a Smart TV. With it, users get access to thousands of movies and videos on entertainment and streaming sites. It also allows families to hold exciting karaoke parties by transforming their TVs into karaoke-ready devices.

The following models and freebies are included in the promo, including their specifications and suggested retail prices.

242E1GSJ ₱9,488.00 144Hz, 1ms, AMD Freesync premium, Lowblue Mode GLOBE AT HOME PREPAID WIFI
242M8 ₱10,188.00 144Hz, 1ms, IPS, AMD Freesync premium, Lowblue Mode
272E1GSJ ₱ 15,388.00 144Hz, 1ms, AMD Freesync premium, Lowblue Mode GLOBE STREAMWATCH XTREME PREPAID WIFI
272M8 ₱ 15,988.00 144Hz, 1ms, IPS, AMD Freesync premium, Lowblue Mode

The promo runs from April 1 to June 15, 2021. Monitors purchased from participating retailers are eligible for the promotion:


  • Gilmore
  • SM Megamall
  • Davao



Vivocom Technologies Inc.

/ Digi-Serv Solutions

  • Gilmore
  • IT Village Gilmore


Thinking Tools, Inc.

  • GMall Davao
  • SM Cebu
  • SM Davao
  • Ultrium



PC Quickbuys

  • SM Cebu


Computer World Superstore

  • Davao


JDM Techno Computer Center

  • Gilmore



DynaQuest PC

  • Manila
  • Mandaluyong
  • Makati
  • Sucat



PC Corner

  • Gilmore
  • IT Center Gilmore
  • SM Megamall
  • SM San Lazaro
  • SM Fairview
  • SM North Edsa
  • Park Square 1 Ayala



PC Quarters

  • Gilmore


Dynamic PC

  • Gilmore


PC Chain Superstore

  • Festival Mall Alabang
  • SM North
  • Virra Mall




  • Gilmore



PC Express

  • Alabang Town Center
  • Bacoor
  • Gilmore Plus
  • Gilmore Warehouse
  • Glorietta 2
  • Makati Cinema Square
  • Market
  • SM Cebu
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North
  • SM North (Desktop)
  • SM North (Neo Store)
  • SM South Mall




Customers must keep their original sales invoice and claim their freebie in the participating branches within sixty (60) days after the end of the promo period. Alternatively, customers can order their chosen Philips Gaming Monitor from Philips Monitors’ official online stores in Lazada and Shopee, where they can receive the freebie upon delivery of the purchase.

For more information about the Easter Gaming Promo, visit Philips Monitors Philippines’s Facebook page and send them a message.

About Philips Gaming Monitors

Philips was founded as far back as 1891 in the Netherlands and has since engaged in more than a century of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Philips monitors stand for excellent picture quality and provide innovative solutions to problems people really care about. To reflect this Philips commitment, Philips has created the slogan: ‘Innovation and You’.

Philips Gaming Monitors is diving deeper into gaming this year, with two new models released early in 2021 to provide better display options for gamers’ home entertainment systems. Philips Gaming Monitors aims to make a lasting impact and to leave an indelible mark in the gaming industry.

Creating Safe Cities, Everyone’s Commitment

CEBU CITY—The Philippines has passed so many laws on gender-based violence (GBV) and violence against women and children (VAWC) but based on a review, these remain an area of utmost concern as it is likened to a “shadow pandemic”.

According to Dr. Rhodora Bucoy, former chair of the Philippine Women Commission (PWC), in her keynote message during the Zonta of Cebu II webinar on “Creating Safe Cities” Friday, December 4 in celebration of the 18 Days Campaign to End Violence Against Women and Children that there is an urgent need for everyone to join the campaign against VAWC/GBV not only in the country but throughout the world.

“Let’s Orange The World,” Bucoy said referring to the Orange The World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect Campaign against VAWC/GBV. She added that today, there is a greater need for the convergence of initiatives, a multi-sectoral convergence that will address the roots of violence.

Bucoy went on to say that there must be continuing effort to overturn the remaining discriminatory laws and in their place enact new laws that ensure equality and empowerment of women as stipulated in the Social Development Goal (SDG) #5 that VAW is a human rights violation.

“This means focusing our efforts on preventing violence by working with judges, police, and men as well as women’s organizations and youth groups to dismantle stereotypes and discriminatory attitudes,” Bucoy stated.

She went on that advocacy efforts must also support services for survivors of violence including safe spaces and psychological counseling in humanitarian and fragile contexts. These VAWCs have devastating consequences on the victims/survivors.

Bucoy said that VAWC/GBV advocacy must start from combatting a culture of machismo. Data continue to show that the alarming picture of VAWC persists.

“In our constant desire to create a VAW-free community every one of us, men and women alike need to fight the macho culture that tends to negate what we have gained so far,” she added.

According to Bucoy that there is now a worldwide outcry against feudal machismo culture manifested in sexual harassment cases in the entertainment, media and various spheres.

Based on the National Demographic and Health Survey of 2017, VAW statistics in the Philippines showed that one out five women or 20 percent have experienced emotional violence from their partners while 14 percent have experienced physical violence and five percent ever experienced sexual violence.

Bucoy added that based on the same survey, 24 percent of married women have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence from their most current partners. Global VAW statistics said that 71 percent of all human trafficking victims are women and girls and three out of four of these women and girls are sexually exploited.

In the same webinar, women advocates against VAWC/GBV from the areas in medicine, journalism, in the field of law and governance, beauty and entertainment, broadcast media, and the LGBTQ+ took turns to share some of their experiences related to GBV/VAW in a “Share My Story” format

The “Story Tellers” included Dr. Stephanie Sitoy, a medical doctor who shared some of the VAW/GBV experiences she saw or vicariously experienced in the medical spaces/workplaces.

The media/journalism sector, theatre arts, beauty and entertainment industry were also replete with cases of VAWCs and GBVs and these experiences were shared by Andi Matheu, Claire Delfin former Ms. Earth Karla Henry-Amman, and Charlene Virlouvet.

In the field of law and governance, Atty. Jennifer Atienza shared with the audience her knowledge and cases she handles that reflect VAW/GBV at the public-private workplaces and the LGBTQ+ community had Rain Villagonzalo who shared her experiences and cases of gender-based violence and other discriminatory remarks against the LGBTQ.

The December 4 webinar on “Creating Safe Cities” that focused on stories of women being subjected to gender-based sexual violence is one of the topics in a series of webinars mounted by the Zonta Club of Cebu II as part of its activities during the celebration of the 18 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women from November 25 to December 12.

Cebu Parklane’s Merry Gifts for the Hopeful Holidays!

Despite a challenging year, there is still reason to celebrate the season – HOPE for a better and brighter tomorrow. Make Christmas joyful with friends and family through Cebu Parklane International Hotel’s wide variety of choices for get-togethers and celebrations, with your health and safety as our priority.

Holiday Hope and Joys Room Promo!

Spend the holidays with us and enjoy our special Christmas gifts filled with hope, comfort, and warmth!

Php 2,800.00 (single/double) with plated breakfast
Check-in on December 31 and get Free Access to the 2021 New Year Countdown Party with Fireworks!

For room inquiries and reservations, you may call us at 411-7000 local 7012 or 7013. You can also email us at or

Terms and Conditions:

  • * Prior reservation is required.
  • * Promo is valid until December 31, 2020.
  • * Breakfast is plated.
  • * Other terms and conditions apply.

 The Christmas Classics at Manuel’s

‘Tis the season your Best Value Buffet returns for a magnifique spread filled with hope, joy, and delight!

  • Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet – December 24   Php 888.00 net
  • Christmas Day Dinner Buffet – December 25   Php 888.00 net
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet – December 31   Php 888.00 net
  • New Year’s Day Dinner Buffet – January 1   Php 888.00 net

Reserve now and Have a hopeful Christmas with us!

Terms and Conditions:

*Limited slots available. Prior Reservation is strictly required in compliance with social distancing protocols. 

25% off on Bottle Bubbles

 Cebu Parklane International Hotel

The Holiday Feast is never satisfied without a bottle of wine!

Get 25% discount on your purchase of a bottle of Provetto Spumante Rosato Sparkling Wine 

Avail now and Have a sparkling Christmas!

Yuletide Iced Coffee Series

Sip a merry fusion to fulfill your Christmas wishes!

Only at Php 180 net

Available Flavors:

  • Iced Coffee Vanilla
  • Iced Coffee Mocha
  • Iced Coffee Strawberry

Available at all F&B Outlets

Fruity Rock Margarita

A jolly, fruity twist on your Margarita on the Rocks specially shaken and served

in an old-fashioned rock glass!
Only at Php 120 net

Available Flavors:

  • Mangorita
  • Piñarita
  • Bananarita
  • Melorita
  • Lemorita

Available at all F&B Outlets

Unli-wings and Tacos:

Craving for UNLI Food?

Enjoy our unlimited chicken wings and tacos with a variety of flavors that you can choose from

for only 499 PHP net

Available from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Kan-anan Restaurant

For restaurant reservations and inquiries on our F&B promos, you may call us at 0917 818 6357 or 411-7000 local 7249. You may also visit:

Masidlakong 2021: Sipangbuto sa Masiglahong Bag-ong Tuig!

Celebrate hope and the coming of the prosperous New Year as Cebu Parklane brings you,

“Masidlakong 2021: Sipangbuto sa Masiglahong Bag-ong Tuig!”

Dance the night away with cocktails, pica-pica, live DJ, and the most-awaited fireworks display for only Php 799 net, and Php 400 net for kids below 12 years old.

For inquiries and reservations, you may call us at 411-7000 local 7012 or 7013. You can also email us at or

Terms and Conditions:
*Limited slots available. Prior Reservation is strictly required in compliance with social distancing protocols.
*Other terms and conditions apply.

Make sure to reserve your slots at any of Cebu Parklane’s merry gifts! Follow their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @parklanecebu and visit our website for more details.

Masaarong Pasko ug Masidlakong Bag-ong Tuig kanatong tanan!


Bright and Win Fans Are in For a Special Treat from Olay BodyScience


Right around June of this year, Olay social media accounts have posted a teaser with a silhouette featuring what seemed like Bright and Win — and fans were quick to spot. With much anticipation, fans of the BL heartthrobs have flocked the comments section of Olay’s posts, speculating that these two stars are behind the silhouette. This caused Olay’s hashtag #OlayBodyGlow to quickly trend on Twitter Philippines.

After much anticipation, Olay PH happily announced their newest endorsers — BL heartthrobs, Bright and Win are finally reunited!

11.11 Celebration with Bright and Win

Things were even more exciting for Bright and Win’s Filipino fans because Olay gave away a 20% off discount on BodyScience products, with gifts when they bought the Body Wash Duos — free Bright and Win photocards for the first 1,000 purchases in Lazada and Shopee!

Because of the heartwarming response that made Olay BodyScience trend as one of the best–selling products this 11.11, fans were able to unlock an online video that is exclusively made for Filipinos to enjoy, with both sharing each other’s favorite body parts, and their body care routine. What’s more to ask?


Fans have been waiting since forever for Bright and Win to be together again and Olay BodyScience made it possible. Both Bright and Win posted glowing photos of them on Instagram and shared their secret to a bright, radiant skin with the help of Olay BodyScience body wash with Niacinamide. This holy grail skincare ingredient is a form of vitamin B3 with abilities to improve uneven skin tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, brighten your skin, and minimize enlarged pores. With this, Olay Bodyscience not only cleanses but also nourishes, giving you bright and radiant skin in just 28 days! Behold the new gold standard solution in body care.

Join Bright and Win in their journey to bright and radiant skin. Stay tuned for more updates with Olay Bodyscience by following Olay on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

You can now find Olay Bodyscience with Niacinamide in Lazada, Shopee, Watsons or in major supermarkets and drugstores in the Philippines.


Cebu Ocean Park is Reopening

After being closed to guests since April, Cebu Ocean Park is set to reopen to the public on Thursday, November 5th. “We are thrilled to welcome our guests back,” said Hitesh Sampat, General Manager of Cebu Ocean Park.

Guests will have the opportunity to once again experience the wonders of wildlife with their families, stroll amongst diverse habitats, take part in fun, educational activities and visit the Park’s newest residents: baby bearded dragons, and moray eels, all of whom were born during the lockdown.

Guests are also encouraged to stay connected online by tuning into the park’s weekly facebook livestream, which comes with a fun quiz for viewers to test their knowledge.

“At Cebu Ocean Park, we provide a safe and educational experience made for all ages, where they can learn about the magic of animal life.” said Andrea Bruno, the parks’s operation’s manager. “It might feel different from past visitss but I‘m confident that our Cebu Ocean Park family – guests, staff – will help us make ‘different’ feel awesome.”

Cebu Ocean Park will limit visitor capacity and implement health and safety measures recommended by state and local officials to provide a safe environment for humans and animals alike.

The Park’s safety measures include:

  1. Mandatory safe distancing measures
  2. Contact Tracing Application: mandatory check in and out of guests
  3. Temperature screenings
  4. Increasing the number of sanitizing stations
  5. Maintaining robust cleaning routines
  6. Mandatory face masks for staff and guests alike

“As Cebu Ocean Park reopens to guests, it’s true that we will be faced with a new normal,” said Bruno. “ But, with this, we will be able to showcase our strength, resilience and dedication to the community. Welcome back!”

The Park will open weekly from Thursday to Sunday : 9AM -6PM.

How Safeguard’s #SafeWash Campaign Encouraged Millions of Filipinos to Practice Proper Handwashing

After weeks of rebuttal against Fred D’ Germ, an online ‘influenzah’ and rapper spreading misinformation on the importance of proper handwashing, thousands of Filipinos have tuned in to show massive support for Safeguard at the #SafeWash Raprapan sa Global Handwashing Day that went live online last October 15, 2020. In the event, Fred D’ Germ bitterly accepted his defeat with the outpouring of comments from Safeguard fans.

It was in late September when the Philippine Handwashing Survey results showed that only 50% of Filipinos wash their hands properly. This “puwede na” mentality in handwashing is a big problem especially during this pandemic. This prompted Safeguard to create the #SafeWash Movement by calling out all the ways Filipinos are not properly washing their hands, and by presenting the message in pop culture themes that would stick with Filipinos of all ages.

The mass education music video, now with more than 10 million views, was done by Filipinos for Filipinos. Safeguard collaborated with five of the top animation houses in the Philippines in a span of three weeks that brought out the best in Filipino animation talent. The catchy rap song was also voiced by Gloc-9, the nation’s #1 rapper. Watch the video here.

In recent times, the major force that have greatly influenced trend culture is music, so powerful that it has gathered large numbers of people to support significant and impactful causes. Through Gloc-9’s addictive rhythm and witty rap lines, Safeguard hopes to reach Filipinos of all ages to join the #SafeWash movement and realize the importance of practicing proper hand hygiene.

Safeguard was also invited by the Department of Health and UNICEF to share the #SafeWash movement at the recent Global Handwashing Day Symposium on October 16, 2020. The brand shared the roots of the #SafeWash movement and how the brand is also partnering with institutions to ensure that the push on handwashing education is enabled by ensuring there is access to hand washing facilities.

With the #SafeWash movement, millions of Filipinos are now convinced that there are no other ways of washing hands except for the safe and proper method. The #SafeWash Movement starts with every Filipino family in their own homes, keeping their loved ones from committing the improper handwashing habits as promoted by Fred D’ Germ.

Filipinos Pledge to Practice #SafeWash Habits

Continuing what started as a battle cry against hand hygiene misinformation, celebrities, online personalities, and numerous communities have shared and posted videos — spreading support for the #SafeWash movement.

This is just the start for Safeguard’s #SafeWash Movement, and it’s here to stay with the brand’s commitment to strengthen proper handwashing education.

After being presented the repercussions of improper handwashing, we must all do our part to keep ourselves and our families from germs. The safe wash way doesn’t stop within our homes but should be done even when we are in public spaces. Let us keep reminding our loved ones, share videos, and post online to help spread the word on the safe wash way of handwashing.

With the #SafeWash movement, millions of Filipinos are now convinced that there are no other ways of washing hands except for the safe and proper method. The #SafeWash Movement starts with every Filipino family in their own homes, keeping their loved ones from committing the improper handwashing habits as promoted by Fred D’ Germ. Through Safeguard’s power to eliminate 99.9% of germs, and correct handwashing practices, every trip to the sink is a guaranteed #SafeWash for a #SAFEPhilippines.

To continue your #SafeWash journey, look for your favorite Safeguard hand soaps here.


AOC Masters Promo: Bring Home the Ace with AOC G2 Gaming Monitors


AOC Philippines is back with more surprises for esports and gaming fans. Introducing the AOC Masters Valorant Tournament, AOC Monitors continues its support for the industry. To add more value to the tournament, AOC Philippines will run a limited-time promotion while AOC Masters is ongoing.

Bring Home the Ace with G2 Gaming Monitors

AOC is not new to the gaming scene. The brand has consistently provided gamers with a smooth and seamless experience when playing with AOC Gaming Monitors. With G2 Gaming Monitors, AOC Double Ups.

AOC G2 Gaming Monitors are equipped with AMD Freesync Premium Technology for the highest framerate and smoothest display possible, allowing players to render their opponents to dust. It’s also extra beneficial for VALORANT players thanks to its quick 1ms response time and 144 Hz refresh rate. Apart from the screen display, G2 have minimal bezels, allowing players to see a wider peripheral to spot hidden opponents.

The 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 Promo

AOC Masters is going to be AOC’s first VALORANT tournament comprising 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.

To provide fans with more value for the tournament, AOC Philippines will be running 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.

Those who purchase any of the 24” G2 Monitors will be entitled for 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.

Getting these monitors will buff your game station. Go get that ace!

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. Named after the Ancient Greek word for “struggle” or “contest”, the Agon brand represents AOC’s engagement with the world of gaming. In addition to embracing new technologies, we’ve put our money where our mouth is by sponsoring many leading esports events and teams – actively driving the emergence of gaming as the global profession it has become today. 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. With nearly 50 years of experience in market analysis and consumer feedback, AOC is dedicated to designing products that address rising technological trends, as well as the diverse and changing needs of different consumers. Our commitment is emphasized through AOC’s slogan: ‘Vision at Heart.’ – at AOC, we’ve kept the hearts of our users in our vision, and we’ve kept their vision in our heart. Find out more about AOC at:

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. From those modest beginnings, AMD has grown into a global company of 10,000 people, achieving many important industry firsts along the way. AMD today develops high-performance computing and visualization products to solve some of the world’s toughest and most interesting challenges. There has never been a better time to be in the semiconductor industry, and we are ready to tackle the next 50 years with high-performance computing and graphics solutions that transform all of our lives.

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, the chairman of the board, Mr. Danny Hsia established the headquarter in 1997 in Taipei. Team Group Inc. possesses professional research and development capabilities, high quality products, rapid productivity, a tightly-knit global sales network and complete customer services. In addition to ranking among CommonWealth Magazine’s top 1000 enterprises, it has also become one of the fastest growing 3C product manufacturer and a world’s leading brand in recent years. Team Group Inc. has been publicly listed on the Emerging Stock Market since October 2010. Team Group Inc. also listed company at stock exchange market in January 2019. (Stock code: 4967)


Pumped Viral Rapper Fred D’ Germ Leaves Filipinos Shocked with Newest Single on Filipino Dirty Habits

Safeguard responds to Fred D’ Germ in the most satisfying way possible.

Just days after the 2020 Philippines Handwashing Habits Survey* revealed that only 50% of Filipinos are washing their hands properly, an online ‘influenza’ named Fred D’ Germ has been making rounds on social media — promoting improper handwashing, or the lack thereof of proper safe wash habits.

Acting like an online ‘influenzaaa’, Fred D’ Germ’s online presence started out with him posting memes within the context of improper handwashing. His social media accounts were seen leaving comments, and trolling local celebrities and influencers like Anne Curtis, Jolina Magdangal, Karla Estrada, Melai Cantiveros-Francisco, and Rufa Mae Quinto to not bother washing their hands and just wipe it off. Fred D’ Germ also hacked Safeguard Philippines’ social media accounts and posted a photo of him holding a newspaper with the headline ’50% of Filipinos Don’t Know How to Wash Hands’, expressing approval of this alarming survey result. Not only this, but his video introduction on Facebook where he can be seen doing a dance trend popularized by Mimiyuuuh has already amassed a total of forty-five thousand reactions

with 2.6 million views.

*The PH Handwashing Habits Survey was conducted by Brandworks Market Intelligence and Consulting with a sample size of 240 Filipino men and women, aged 18 to 50, based in Metro Manila from SEC ABCD. The study was a series of face-to-face interviews within the period of September 4 – 7,


Fred D’ Germ seems to be just getting started.

At a crucial time when safety through handwashing should be a priority, this concept comes as a surprise to Filipinos with many left wondering — ‘who is Fred D’ Germ?’, ‘What are his intentions?’, and what’s his next move?’

Well, Fred D’ Germ is staying true to his roots like the ‘influenzaaa’ that he is. Just after his online trolling and hijacking frenzy he takes it up a notch and releases a short video teaser for his newest single rap track. With built-up hype, Fred D’ Germ drops his very first rap single “Hugas na Rin ‘Yan!” paired with a music video patronizing Filipinos’ bad handwashing habits through a variety of handwasher characters namely, “Wisik-wisik Man”, “Punas-punas Gang”, “Mister Tissue Boy”, and “Miss Hugas-Bilis” — all of which Filipinos are very familiar with.

While Fred D’ Germ’s “Hugas na Rin ‘Yan!” music video is a glossy blend of different art styles that accentuates the different types of handwashers — or lack thereof — in the Philippines, the song itself plays and hooks you easily. The track has a distinct addictive sound that you’re surely not going to get off of your

head that easily, and with a hook that goes “P’wede na ‘yang, p’wede na hugas. ‘Di mo alam ako ay hudas!”.

It might not seem too much, but Fred D’ Germ is definitely hooking you with his sick flow and rhymes.

With this track, sky’s the limit for Fred D’ Germ to influence more Filipinos on improper handwashing, and he’s pumped more than ever to start gaining more supporters.

Who’s stopping Fred D’ Germ?

It felt as if no one is going to stop this ‘influenzaaa’ and his motives anytime soon. His newest single is now out on Spotify for streaming, and Fred D’ Germ has been guesting on radio shows for promotion. You’re also most likely going to see him on the road with billboards across EDSA.

Fred D’ Germ’s message has been spreading rapidly at an alarming rate, and Safeguard isn’t going to just let him be. Safeguard rebuts Fred D’ Germ’s claims through a new music video, aiming to shut him down and strengthen the education on safe wash practices. Safeguard’s stance in protecting the Filipino households was brought by the concern that Fred might cause a ripple effect on how Filipinos submit to “pwede na” handwashing practices, and thus the need to further reinforce that Safe Wash is Filipinos’ first line of defense against common illnesses.

What’s next for the Fred D’ Germ and Safeguard feud?

Eradicating ‘influenzaaas’ like Fred D’ Germ is Safeguard’s goal, and this can be achieved through a collective effort. That’s why they urge all Filipinos to practice proper #SafeWash for a safer, and healthier Philippines. As for Fred D’ Germ, we’re all on the lookout for his next move. Let’s all keep our eyes peeled and watch out for what’s to unfold.

Philips Monitors Enters Gaming Market with Brand-New Models

After years of being a trusted brand for multimedia displays and consumer monitors, Philips Monitors is finally entering the gaming monitor market with two brand-new models.

Philips Gaming is the new product line of Philips Monitors which will be catered towards video game enthusiasts. Perfect for either PC or consoles, Philips Gaming models are designed to give players an edge in any game they play.

Heralding a new age in Philips Monitors’ lineage of high-quality displays are Philips Gaming 242E1GSJ and Philips Gaming 272E1GSJ. Available in 24” and 27” screen sizes, respectively, both models feature top-class amenities that gamers will truly appreciate.

The Philips Momentum line will also now be under the Philips Monitors banner. As part of this new designation, Philips Gaming will be releasing two new Momentum Monitors: the Philips Momentum 242M8 and 272M8. The Philips Momentum line has been used by many consumers for gaming before, and it’s not until now that the Momentum line will be embracing its calling as a monitor for the gaming community.

For Philips Gaming 272E1GSJ and 242E1GSJ, check out these awesome features:

VA display delivers awesome images with wide viewing angles. See more and do more with Philips VA LED display which will give you super-high static contrast ratios for extra vivid and bright images. You won’t be blindsided just because you were viewing your monitor at an odd angle – this will help you prevent sneak attacks and backstabs.

144Hz refresh rates for ultra-smooth, brilliant images. Never miss ever again. See everything move on your screen smoothly without stutters or jumps, helping you get a better shot at your targets.

1ms (MPRT) fast response for crisp image and smooth gameplay. Be one with your game. Philips console gaming monitor with 1 ms MPRT effectively eliminates smearing and motion blur, delivers shaper and precise visuals to enhance gaming experience. Best choice for playing thrilling and twitch-sensitive games.

SmartImage game mode optimized for gamers. Explore different image modes with “FPS” mode, “Racing” mode, and “RTS” mode. FPS improves dark themes, allowing you to see your opponents in the dark. Racing will increase response time, high color, along with image adjustments. RTS mode has a special SmartFrame mode that enables highlighting of specific areas on the screen and allows for size and image adjustments. Choose the mode that fits your needs.

Ultra Wide-Color wider range of colors for a vivid picture. Enjoy video game graphics in the exact same way the developers intended you to experience them. With a wider array of colors available in Philips Gaming monitors, this definitely brings all your games to life.

Less eye fatigue with Flicker-free technology. Play longer and last longer during game time with Philips Flicker-free technology, giving you a more comfortable viewing experience.

LowBlue Mode for easy on-the-eyes productivity. Protect your eyes with LowBlue Mode, reducing the harmful shortwave length blue light rays from your screen that damage your eyes.

16:9 Full HD display for crisp detailed images. See everything in a better picture quality. Enjoy watching cutscenes in Full HD 1080p resolution.

SmartContrast for rich black details. SmartContrast is a Philips technology that analyzes the contents you are displaying, automatically adjusting colors and controlling backlight intensity to dynamically enhance contrast for the best digital images and videos or when playing games where dark hues are displayed.

Philips Gaming 242E1GSJ and 272E1GSJ are arriving to your favorite retailers this September. Call your dealers and pre-order your own Philips Gaming monitor today. Meanwhile, check out the full Philips Gaming monitor line on our Facebook store here.

People can also purchase these gaming monitors on our official Lazada store , or directly contact one of our partner dealers to order a Philips Monitor product. The method of ordering may be different with every partner dealer, below are the list:

Metro Manila

  • Dynaquest PC
  • CKY Planet PC Inc.
  • PC Quarter
  • PC Corner Gilmore
  • Machine and Computer
  • Vivocom
  • Digiserve
  • PCWorx
  • Zenith
  • PC Express
  • Softbox
  • EasyPC
  • QLT

Provincial Luzon

  • Hypertech
  • Benerson
  • Xymbolic
  • Albay Computer
  • Visayas
  • TTI
  • Nutech


  • Computerworld
  • PC Gate
  • Biologic


  • 242M8 – ₱10,265.00
  • 272M8 – ₱16,140.00
  • 242E1GSJ – ₱9,540.00
  • 272E1GSJ – ₱15,400.00

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