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February 2020


OPPO to Launch Find X2 Series via livestream will take the center stage

We always looking forward what next to our favorite cellphone brand just like the world-leading smartphone brand OPPO announced the launch of its all-around flagship Find X2 series, a 5G Hyper-Powered on March 6, 2020, at 10:30AM CET (5:30PM Manila Time). The much-awaited global launch will be live streamed via OPPO’s YouTube channel via this link <>. The OPPO Find X2 Pro will debut in the Philippines that will feature the most advanced screen OPPO has developed to date, with emphasis on resolution, screen refresh rate, color, and high dynamic range.

The Find X2 Pro will be equipped with a customized flagship image sensor and will feature OPPO’s most advanced photography technologies to date, delivering a premium image quality and focusing performance for users. Additionally, Find X2 Pro will also feature Qualcomm’s latest flagship chip Snapdragon 865, which brings users exceptional experience in every part.

The reason why the business is constantly innovating, exploring new possibilities, and pushing boundaries to deliver the best experiences to its customers. This remains true, as OPPO looks to uncover the ultimate by creating a groundbreaking smartphone experience with the new OPPO Find X2 Series, that allows users to go beyond boundaries and to reach their maximum potential. As of the customer feedback on all its products, the brand has heavily invested in Research and Development to produce the new OPPO Find X2 series. This stays true to OPPO’s endless pursuit of a better smartphone, especially in the era of 5G.

To know more about OPPO’s latest news, visit the website or check the official Facebook page at and the official Instagram page at


McDonald’s celebrates leap year babies’ birthday

Good news! Something exciting is coming up this 2020, because Leap Year Babies get to celebrate their very special birthday right on the day itself, which only comes once every four years!

To make it extra special, McDonald’s is joining in on the fun and giving a FREE treat to all February 29 birthday celebrants, to mark this rare once-every-four-years occasion with an exciting treat. #McDoDisappearingBirthday

It’s easy! Just download the McDonald’s App, and a special coupon will appear for the Leap Year Babies. Present this in any McDonald’s branch nationwide on February 29, from 2:00-5:00PM, along with a valid ID showing your birthday to claim the birthday treat!

To download, just visit the following links: Google Play Store: and Apple App Store:


Food, Health and Wellness

Enjoy and get fit with the new best MEGA TUNA made from 100% pure tuna

The newest ambassadors of Mega Tuna

Last February 22 at the Palm Drive Activity Center of  Glorietta, Mega Tuna hosted Mega Move and I even join the heart-pumping, adrenaline-boosting full-body workout fitness-party. I really pursuing a healthy lifestyle every year and I believe that Mega Tuna brings wellness and great taste all in one can. Especially now with the new look and richer flavors of Mega Tuna.

I would like to share some of the activities during the Mega Move of Mega Tuna:

  • Mega Tuna relaunched its offerings with a new look and even richer flavors and introduced their newest brand ambassadors like Baninay Bautista, Kimpoy Feliaciano and many more. They even reveal why they choose Mega Tuna.
  • Guests showed off their moves at the pound class activity, a combination of cardio and weight training exercise approach that includes some of the rhythmic techniques used in Pilates, making it perfect for the Mega Tuna community to enjoy.
  • Guest Celebrity chef, JP Anglo, also showed-off a simple, quick and easy recipe using Mega Tuna with his savory tuna yogurt cucumber wrap with quinoa tomato salad, and camote Chips on the side. Featuring bigger flakes and a richer flavor, this is the best Mega Tuna yet – tasting even better than its previous offerings. Proving that healthy eating can be within easy reach of Filipinos. Mega Tuna has reformulated its offerings so that you’ll never run out of options in your journey to fitness.
  • Guests. influencers. and consumers were able to enjoy the new and improved Mega Tuna for the first time through the samplings and a buffet spread. They also took pan in exciting activities such as a Memory Game and a Just Dance routine.
  • Made especially for those who want to embrace a healthy lifestyle, Mega Tuna contains no textured vegetable protein (TVP) or soy protein concentrate, also known es extenders, bringing you real luna taste without the guilt.
  • Mega Tuna comes in four different variant-Flakes in Oil, Hot and Spicy, Spanish Style, and Sweet and Spicy-so you’ll never run out of flavors to match your mood or appetite. Whether you eat it straight out of the can, add garnishing, or use it as part of a favorite recipe. Mega Tuna will definitely make a great companion as you go about your fitness journey.

Share your wellness and health journey with Mega Tuna on social using the hashtags: #OurBestMegaTunaYet and #MakeTheMegaMovel



Health and Wellness, Lifestyle

Skin and Beyond Turns 1 and Still Going Further in Aesthetics and Wellness

Dr. John Paul Pareja, the President and CEO of Skin and Beyond Aesthetics and Wellness Centre and Ms. Pia Guanio-Mago, newest brand endorser and ambassador of Skin and Beyond.

Asians are well-known for their youthful look. Most Westeners would often mistake a 40-year old woman to a 28-year old. In fact, dozens of women beyond 50 were headlined for their unbelievably young look.

How do we achieve that?

Well, Asians have those genes that make them look younger than their age. Plus we are so dedicated with skin care which makes up the top secrets to our alluring looks. And it’s not vanity.

Skin care is necessary in our lives whether you’re a man or a woman.

Proper skin care is important because our skin is the largest barrier against infection that we have. Keeping our skin healthy and moist helps keep this barrier strong. When the skin gets dry or irritated by harsh soaps, cracks in the skin can occur. Cracks in the skin make a person more prone to infection. Skincare products should be free of scents or perfumes. Soaps should be gentle and moisturizers should be used daily.

But some of us go the extra mile to take care of our skin by going through procedures from our trusted skin care clinic. And one of them just celebrated its first year anniversary. Young yet already able to make a name in the industry – and this only proves how good of a quality their services are.

Skin and Beyond is one of the country‘s pioneers when it comes to the best of aesthetics and skin health & wellness and today, it celebrates another milestone for the brand.

Skin and Beyond Prime’s Tomas Morato branch serves as its flagship clinic it celebrated its first year anniversary last January 31, 2020. They took  blast to celebrate the anniversary where various regular clients and bloggers as well as Dr. John Paul Pareja, the President and CEO of Skin and Beyond Aesthetics and Wellness Centre graced the event.

Dr. Pareja during his speech shared:

“We want everyone to know that aesthetics is not only limited for the elite women but it can be for everyone”.

Skin and Beyond offers services and products at a much more affordable price range, making skin care and aesthetics made for everyone. At Skin and Beyond, clients are not overwhelmed by the steep prices of procedures, the clinic ensures quality services at affordable prices.

And to continue the celebration and its goal to create a nation of empowered and confidently beautiful people, Skin and Beyond Prime Tomas Morato re-launches the brand through a press conference last February 13, 2020 at the Luxent Hotel where Ms. Pia Guanio-Mago was revealed as their newest brand endorser and ambassador.

Pia is one of the top entertainment hosts and anchors in the Philippines. She is known for her grace and elegance on screen and off screen as she exudes the embodiment of a modern Filipina who gives importance to their personal health and wellness and that includes being specifically caring towards skin care and aesthetics. She is one special public figure that signifies that importance of self-care and empowerment. With Pia‘s elegance and exemplary traits. Skin and Beyond is proud to have her represent the brand.

During this event, Dr. Pareja was also present anas well as TV Host, Print and Commercial Model Princess Legaspi, Stand-up Comedian Alex Calleja, and pioneer Youtube beauty vlogger Ana Victorino.

Skin and Beyond goes by the mantra “beauty treatments should not be painful or intolerable.”To deliver that, they prioritize the comfort and safety of their clients hence using only the most modern and pain-free procedures like HIFU, the high intensity focused ultrasound that’s upgraded with the Ulchenanolift technology. With HIFU, the client’s skin gets some tightening in the most important areas like eyes and chin as well as facial rejuvenation for a more glowy skin as well as wrinkle refining and volume reduction on the face. Another benefit of this procedure is that it provides enhancement on the jawline area to achieve a smaller frontal face angle and the best part is that it is non-invasive and proven to be safe, effective and painless. It also promotes collagen production which makes your skin look bright and healthy.

Skin and Beyond has been in the aesthetics industry for more than three years and in those amazing three years, the center has provided quality services and products as well as irresistible promotions that clients could not say no to.

In line with their anniversary celebration, Skin and Beyond had special promotions like 50% Off on laser procedures and more. This is a way for the modern Filipino to include and give importance to their skin care and wellness.



A Filling Dinner – Rare Talk With Congressman Joey Salceda

Albay 2nd District, Congressman Joey Salceda

Have you ever gotten a chance to meet a person with amazing insights that you suddenly grew hope to see a better Philippines in the near future? I just did and it was a very moving meet up.

Just last week, before Valentine’s Day, I and the rest of my FBN family were able to have a dinner with one of the finest congressman’s in the Philippines. We were very fortunate to have been able to meet Albay’s Congressman Joey Salceda who travelled all the way to Manila just to show his support for our blogger’s association. And it’s not always that we meet someone so great so we were indeed very honored by his presence.

He was benevolent and smart. His take on politics is wise and his concern for the people – I feel it’s genuine. I could support him on the next election even only after meeting him for the first time. But it wasn’t his goal. He’d rather help in other ways. But during his term, he’s taking steps to make the world a better place for our kapwa Pinoys.

With the group talking to him, we found out what’s been keeping him busy as a congressman. And in all his endeavors, he’s been putting our least advantaged brothers on top of his priorities. And I knew then that he’s one of those “pang masang pulitiko” of the country.

Most of his platforms tackle the enhancement of the quality of education in the country. One of the notable bills he submitted is the Meister Schools Act, which will create specialized senior high schools that will teach highly-technical skills compatible with the manufacturing and other high-value industries. Noting him share his thoughts about this bill, he said:

“I have always been a believer in Technical and Vocational Education. It’s what will transform our young population into an economic powerhouse.”

And I definitely agree. It’s not just the white collared jobs that can bring prosperity to our younger workforce. Those in the field can earn as much and maybe even more as we see other countries continuously scouting Filipinos with special skills. Besides, most of our industries that are helping our thriving economy are those that involve physical works like construction.

This Meister Schools Act goes hand in hand with another bill he proposed which is the K to 12 Reform Act. Congressman Salcedo said about this:

“There are four main problems that my bill is trying to address: First, Filipino teenagers, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018, are among the most academically challenged students in the world. Second, K to 12 graduates are not yet employable. Third, learning materials are depressingly deficient in content and effectiveness.”

He shows concern for other developmental aspects of students too like their proper nutrition. He also sees the importance of well-balanced meal to perform better at school because he believes that “the most critical part of cognitive development is childhood, and when children are hungry, we cannot expect them to develop their full intellectual potential.” That said, he wishes to have free meals in schools.

Apart from education, he also acts on the needs of the poor by proposing Cheaper Medicines Law to make sure that everyone who needs medication can get them. He wishes to eliminate the discrimination in acquiring medical help where medicines and equipment for grave illnesses can only be afforded by those who are wealthy.

We know so well, too, how much farmers in the country are so underprivileged so Cong. Salceda wants to give them the chance to improve their lives with the “The Rural Agricultural and Fisheries Financing Enhancement System Act” where banks are to lend a certain portion of their portfolio to farmers and fisher folk. Of course, it has not worked to the fullest because farmers aren’t banked in the first place. And to make the benefit accessible to farmers who are far from their towns or the cities, he proposes the elimination of the need for “physical banking because of virtual applications that allow you to open a bank account in your cellphone and borrow from a BSP-registered bank.”

Finally, and this is timely because of the Ncov 2019 scare, it would be nice if the Center for Disease Control and Prevention will be approved. The congressman hopes it to be a special sector that will prepare the country’s mitigation of and response to communicable diseases.

With Congressman Joey Salceda

FBN Family with Congressman Joey Salceda

There’s so much to admire in this man. His dreams for a healthier, more competitive, and equal country are what most of us also hopes for.


Cadbury Launches Limited Edition Promise Pack for the Love Month

Chocolate is one of the most popular sweets of all time. Women crave it, men hoard it, and kids die to have it. And in all our cravings, Cadbury has been providing us with playful flavors that we just can’t get enough. But what’s in store for us this year?

Throughout the years, we’ve been gifting Cadbury chocolates that have transformed the lifestyles of billions since the very first discovery of the most favorite of treats. We’ve used it to express our gratitude, our congratulation, our joy, our sadness, and most especially, our deep emotions for love. And this love month, we’re once again seeing people sending chocolates to their loved ones. But with so many people doing the gesture, isn’t chocolate-giving becoming overrated?

Well, not for Cadbury!

The number one chocolatier in the world has come up with a new treat so you can express your love more genuinely. With its all-new Cadbury Dairy Milk Promise Pack, you can now show your sincere feelings that come with the custom-wrapped chocolate.

The special limited edition comes with a packaging that enables you to make a simple promise by scratching it off the pack. You also have the option to write your own thoughts down on the box to make the message more personalized and make those you care about feel the real love you have for them.

And last Valentine’s Day, Cadbury Dairy Milk helped all romantics make the special day even more memorable by giving away a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be featured on a special billboard on Valentine‘s week 2020. But the treat didn’t end there. Each winner received an additional P5‚000.00 worth of gift certificates for a sponsored date with their special someone.

Cadbury chose its 10 lucky winners of the special prizes by picking the most creative couple selfie with the Cadbury Dairy Milk promise pack in a contest that ran from January 19, 2020 to February 8, 2020. The photos were posted on Facebook with their own promises as captions. Hashtagged #CadburyPromisePack, you can check the cute selfies on the Cadbury Dairy Milk Philippines’ official Facebook page.

The Cadbury Dairy Milk Promise Pack is still available at leading supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide. For more details about the promo duration, head to Cadbury Dairy Milk’s Facebook page.



FOUND Music Festival 2020

After its massive success last 2019, FOUND returned this year with an even bigger and better lineup, included some pretty neat side features, and of course, put the spotlight on some amazing musical acts.

Festival Highlights

Completing the lineup is music icon Gary Valenciano who later on drew crowds even though it was already past midnight.

FOUND Music Festival held their second year last February 08, 2020 at Filinvest City Events Grounds featuring worship group Citipointe Live, together with local acts such as IV of Spades, The Ransom Collective, Leanne and Naara, Daddy’s Home, Johann Mendoza, Victory Worship, New Life Music, Sabu, Keiko Necesario, and Gary Valenciano.

For more details, visit and follow Found Music Fest on Facebook and Instagram.

News, Tech

OPPO Remains the highest in terms of market share in the Philippines

As per Canalys’ recent report about Philippine’s Top Smartphone Vendors in Q4 2019, aslo shared via this Tweet:

2019 was a remarkable year for OPPO in the Philippines, solidifying OPPO’s positioning in the country. As per the recent Canalys report on the Philippine smartphone landscape, OPPO scored 27% total market share  for Q4 of 2019, which reflects 44% year-on-year growth for the brand. Globally, OPPO shipped more than 30 million OPPO smartphones in the same quarter. The Philippines has seen a 28% increase on the total smartphone shipments during the 4th quarter of 2019, showing how strong the mobile industry is in the Philippines.

According to OPPO Philippines Marketing Director Raymond Xia, “The Philippines is a key market for OPPO in Southeast Asia. We’re extremely happy to have achieved such a feat, considering how young OPPO is in the Philippines. With such a competitive landscape dominated but many strong and well-established smartphone brands, we are truly humbled to know that we are very much loved and trusted by the Filipinos”.

This year 2020 will be an even more interesting and exciting year for OPPO. They will officially releasing its latest flagship smartphone, the Find X2, which is slated to launch in Barcelona, Spain side-by-side the Mobile World Congress 2020 in February 2020. Find X2 is said to promise unparalleled technological innovations which will include the recently unveiled teasers on the “revolutionary” smartphone screen.

The smartphone brand also remains steadfast in providing the best and the latest technology innovations beyond smartphones as it recently announced its plan to expand its product portfolio to IoT. Last October 2019, OPPO released OPPO Enco Q1, a wireless noise cancelling headphones. It is also the first OPPO IoT product released in the Philippines.

To know more about the latest news and updates about OPPO, visit its official website at or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.




Get “Comfortable” with H.E.R.’s newest sultry jam

Fresh from reaping various accolades and wrapping up the first part of the sold-out I Used to Know H.E.R. Tour, two-time Grammy winner H.E.R. has recently released a soulful single called “Comfortable.”

Produced by DJ Camper with additional backing vocals from Anthony Clemons, Jr., the latest jam from the Filipina-American R&B star showcases a more stripped-down approach reminiscent of her early releases. The earnestness of her lyrics, paired with the sultry mood of the song, arrives with captivating grace beyond her years—a quality that makes “Comfortable” a standout.

The newest track from the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has recently earned positive reviews from music publications. Hypebeast praised its “return to fundamentals,” and went on to acknowledge, “the right amount of modern production cues crescendoing by the song’s end.”

The song is also part of the official soundtrack of The Photograph, starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield.

“Comfortable” follows a handful of tracks released in previous weeks, which includes “Sometimes,” a heartfelt ballad that H.E.R. performed during the 2020 Grammy Awards Ceremony where she was nominated for five major awards, and “Slide,” a chart-topping urban radio hit featuring California-born rapper YG.

H.E.R.’s “Comfortable” is now available on Spotify and other music streaming/download platforms worldwide.

News, Tech

Feel the love with OPPO Reno2 F and A9 2020 for Valentine’s Treat

Reno2 F and A9 2020 Valentine’s Promo

Every Valentine’s Day we have a difficult time to think of what to give to our love ones. The smarter gift choice to express your love for your special someone this special season this Valentine’s Day with the best OPPO smartphones. This season of hearts started off excitingly with the price drop of OPPO A9 2020 Vanilla Mint to PHP13,990 last February 1.  But another wave of lovely surprise comes on February 8 of Reno2 F originally priced at Php 19,990 will drop down to Php 17,990. The special Valentine’s price drop promos will be exclusively available for online purchase on!

Experience pure entertainment with the OPPO A9 2020

OPPO’s big price drop applies for the A9 2020 in the cool and soothing Vanilla Mint color, that will retail at PHP13,990. The smartphone comes with a multi-purpose 48MP Ultra Wide Quad camera set-up that gives clear and crisp photos alongside 4K-ready videos, that can be experienced with its immersive Dolby Atmos Dual Stereo speakers. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 chipset with 8GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage, for longer-lasting usage thanks to the 5,000 mAh Ultra Battery that makes the A9 2020 the ideal handset for entertainment on-the-go.

With the Reno2 F, #AnyoneIsAStorymaker

The Reno2 F, equipped with powerful videography and photography features that seamlessly proves that #AnyoneIsAStorymaker, will be available at PHP 17,990. Stories are made more vivid when captured with the Reno2 F’s 48MP Quad camera, supported with the Ultra Night Mode 2.0, the Portrait Mode 2.0, and the Ultra Wide Angle feature. For quality content from any angle, it’s also built in with a pop-up 16MP front camera. Designed to be stylishly functional, Reno2 F holds a 6.5-inch AMOLED full screen, powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM. Its upgraded VOOC 3.0 Flash Charging Technology, and high-capacity 4,000 mAh battery, give you enough juice to fuel you wherever a great story takes you.

To know more about OPPO’s latest news, visit the website or check the official Facebook page at and the official Instagram page at