New line-up of Nokia phones arrives in Cebu

Enjoy the best real-life experiences with the Nokia 7 plus, Nokia 1, the New Nokia 6 and Nokia 8110 4G

CEBU, PHILIPPINES, 23 APRIL 2018– HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today confirms the arrival of the Nokia 7 plus, Nokia 1, New Nokia 6 and Nokia 8110 4G. First introduced at the Mobile World Congress in February earlier this year, these new Nokia phones will all be available in Cebu by mid-May.

Delivering on the promise of durability and reliability that Cebuanos have always expected from a Nokia phone, each new phone sets benchmarks in design and technology with beautiful craftsmanship and rich features.

Mr. Shannon Mead, Philippines Country Manager of HMD Global, said:

Shannon Mead Country Manager, Philippines HMD Global

Shannon Mead Country Manager, Philippines HMD Global

“HMD Global is proud to continue the story of Nokia mobile through the qualities that we first loved such as durability and innovation, designed to suit every need and style. As a key market, we are committed to building and strengthening our presence in Cebu. We are optimistic that with the new generation of Nokia Android smartphones and our classic but highly upgraded feature phone, the Cebuanos will get the best mobile experience across all price points.”

The flagship hero you can rely on

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Designed to help users create stunning content, the Nokia 7 plus has the screen, power, design and features that make it a true hero of the Nokia smartphone range. Combining innovative optical hardware and imaging algorithms, the Nokia 7 plus captures moments in photos that are true to life. With its impressive 16MP front-facing camera with ZEISS optics, the Nokia 7 plus adapts to low-light conditions by increasing light sensitivity to guarantee only the best pictures preserve perfect moments. Enhanced Dual-Sight harnesses the front and back cameras simultaneously to capture the ultimate #Bothie while unlimited photo and video uploads to Google Photos ensure all memories are stored for easy sharing with family and friends.

To enable you to capture and enjoy more content for longer, the Nokia 7 plus is backed by the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 Mobile Platform. Its large-capacity 3800mAh battery makes sure you won’t have to worry about battery life, even when you are broadcasting your #Bothie videos live on Facebook or YouTube.

Its gently curved back and slim edges provide a big-screen experience in a comfortable, neat package. The vivid 6-inch 18:9 full-HD+ display makes theNokia 7 plus perfect for browsing, social media consumption, gaming and entertainment with more content in the same width as a traditional 5.5-inch display device.

The Nokia 7 plus will be available in Black/Copper and White/Copper from April 27 and will retail for PHP 21,990.

Pre-sale of Nokia 7 plus now available through, Argomall, MemoXpress, and on Lazada. You can even avail of 0% interest over 9 months via Home Credit when you apply online through

A 4G smartphone for every Juan

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The Nokia 1 is a breakthrough in accessible technology, delivering smartphone essentials with the reassuring quality that can be expected of a Nokia phone and a refreshingly familiar design to fans around the world. Giving more people access to technology, the phone comes with Android Oreo™ (Go edition), a version of Android optimized for devices with 1GB RAM or less.

The Nokia 1 is designed to be smooth and responsive, with full access to the Google Play™ Store. This means you can find all your favorite apps from WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram to mobile banking while also highlighting apps that are optimized for Android Oreo™ (Go edition).

You can give your Nokia 1 a makeover, thanks to the addition of the ever-popular Xpress-on covers. Available in a range of vibrant colors, these exchangeable covers let you express your personal style by simply pressing on and off in seconds. Each cover is built with the same precision and attention to detail as the phone’s original cover. Inherently colored, the tough two-tone polycarbonate cover is ready to take on everyday knocks and bumps with its durable design.

The Nokia 1 is now available in Warm Red and Dark Blue for PHP 4,290.

Built to last, award-winning phone just got even better

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Building on the success of its predecessor, the new Nokia 6 packs even more powerful performance and great new features in a more compact, durable body. Over 60% faster than its award-winning predecessor, it now offers enhanced Dual-Sight, ZEISS optics, USB-C fast-charging, a more compact screen-to-body ratio, Nokia spatial audio and pure, secure and up-to-date Android Oreo™.

The new Nokia 6 takes the original’s precision craftsmanship to the next level by combining a unibody, made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium, with an 11-hour two-tone anodising and polishing process. And by uniting a sculpted 2.5D display with damage-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass, the New Nokia 6’s compact and refined body is built to last. It runs in Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 630 Mobile Platform to deliver fast and smooth performance alongside great day-long battery life.

The new Nokia 6 featuring two configurations of 4GB RAM / 64 GB ROM in Blue/Gold color blend will be available from May 14 for PHP 15,990.

Pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience

With a commitment to a pure, secure and up-to-date Android, each smartphone will stay fresh over time with monthly security updates guaranteed and with no unnecessary UI changes or hidden processes eating up battery life or slowing the device down. All these mean you can enjoy your new phone for longer.

By shipping with Android Oreo™ out of the box, you’ll be able to enjoy the latest Android features of the Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 6, including Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run apps with minimal friction, 60 fantastic new emojis and battery-maximizing features such as limiting background app use.

Tailored to devices with 1GB RAM or less, the Android Oreo™ (Go edition) in Nokia 1 comes with a new range of apps from Google, designed to run faster while consuming less data. Optimized to be smooth and fast, these include the Google Go web search app, Google Maps™ Go, YouTube™ Go and Google Assistant for Android (Go edition) to quickly send messages, make calls, set alarms and do more, simply by using your voice

With fewer pre-installed and much lighter apps on Android Oreo™ (Go edition), you get 2x more available storage out of the box.

Coming soon: Nokia 8110 4G

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Today, HMD Global also confirms that the newest member of the Originals family, the Nokia 8110 4G will be coming to Cebu in May.

Shopping now even more convenient with Lazada Official store

HMD Global further announces the Official Store for Nokia mobile on Lazada Philippines. You can now avail the full range of Android smartphones and Nokia feature phones much more easily anytime, anywhere.

In addition, you can experience the new generation of Nokia phones at authorized resellers and in Nokia stores, kiosks and exhibits nationwide.

Welcome to the Nokia mobile NewSeum

Coinciding with the announcement on the availability of Nokia 7 plus, new Nokia 6, Nokia 1 and Nokia 8110 4G, is the official opening of the Nokia mobile NewSeum—an interactive exhibit which displays old to new Nokia phones, showcasing the brand’s unbreakable DNA of reliable mobile experience throughout the years.

Visit the Nokia mobile NewSeum at SM City Cebu from April 23 – 30, 2018.


World of Fun launches its first i-Gaming cafe in Cebu

World of Fun embarks to enter the eSports industry by launching its first ever i-Gaming cafe in Cebu City on April 21, 2018. WOF Pro Gaming, in partnership with WPGA is geared towards promoting professional eSports gaming and aims to provide the best gaming experience not just for the aspiring pro-players but to all of the gaming enthusiasts.

WOF Pro Gaming has a capacity of 100 seats in its 150sqm area, powered by 200MBPS Fibr connection. The installed gaming units are equipped with i3 processor, GTX 1050 Storm X videocard and 4GB ram.

Aside from a variety of games to be played, the cafe is designed to give comfort to gamers. Its spacious and provides enough elbow room for gamers. It has a lounge where gamers may calm down, relax and be refreshed from their games after long hours of playing. It offers a new ambiance with its modern, minimalist and rightly lit interior, where gamers may socially connect and interact.

Regular rental rate is P/20.00 per hour with 9:00am to 8:00pm operating hours. Game enthusiasts may also find exclusive WOF Pro Gaming merchandise like hip hoodle jackets, t-shirts, tumblers, and other items.

On its launching, there will be an opening tournament of LEague of Legends with a grand prize pool of over P42,000 worth. Both gamers and guests will enjoy exciting raffles and giveaways and a meet and greet with cosplayers. Guests will also be given a chance to participate and win prizes in their arcade and interactive games.

The grand launching event is sponsored by World of Fun, Garena, WPGA, Rebisco, Bacchus & SkyBiz.
WOF Pro Gaming is located at the 4th level of Elizabeth Mall, Cebu. you can check out their official Facebook page at for more info.

Sweet Escape Goes to Cebu

Experts and brand partners unite against diabetes

MANDAUE CITY, CEBU— With the fast-raising prevalence rate of diabetes in the country, DiabetEASE Magazine’s advocacy event Sweet Escape launched its first leg of tour this year in Mandaue City, Cebu to spread awareness about the diabetes epidemic.

Diabetes remains as a global risk with 422 million people affected worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the diabetes prevalence has been rapidly increasing, especially in middle- and low- income countries.

The Philippines is among the countries with the highest diabetes prevalence. In fact, it has been considered as one of the ‘diabetes hotspots’ in the Western Pacific Region, ranking fifth in the number of diabetics.

When the Philippine population was only 65 million, there were already 3.9 million diabetic Filipinos. Now that the current population has risen up to 100 million, local experts estimate that the diabetes morbidity among Filipinos has also increased to more than 5 million.

While a cure for diabetes remains elusive to date, treatment, facilitated by healthy lifestyle, has been proven to have a significant effect in making a diabetes patient’s life comfortable.

Sweet Escape in Cebu

Friendly Alliances and Media Expressions (FAME) Inc., publisher of DiabetEASE Magazine, recognizes the important role healthy lifestyle plays in the management of diabetes. That’s why five years ago, it has embarked on an activity that would change the way Filipino diabetics live—the Sweet Escape.

Sweet Escape is a yearly advocacy event which is geared towards promoting awareness on diabetes and encouraging patients to live an active and well-managed lifestyle even with diabetes. For five consecutive years, the event has paved the way for patients and their family members in Metro Manila to experience a whole day of fun-filled activities that do not only entertain but also educate.

This year, FAME Inc., aims to establish stronger bridges to reach more Filipinos dealing with diabetes. Thus, it has brought Sweet Escape to Mandaue City, Cebu. The activity was held on April 20, 2018 at the J Centre Mall.

This huge step is a new milestone reached for FAME Inc., and it had prepared an even wider range of anticipating activities just for its participants.

Cebu-based Drs. Jeremy Robles, Ma. Vircel Tiu, and Therese Leyco shared their expertise in the management and treatment of diabetes through healthy diet, regular physical activity, maintaining a normal body weight, and avoiding tobacco use.

DiabetEASE Magazine’s editor-in-chief and top endocrinologist Dr. Joy Arabelle Fontanilla also attended the event to deliver key points about the advocacy as well as latest updates on diabetes.

Meanwhile, partners shared their insights on how to achieve a healthy lifestyle through their brands.

Hataw Galaw 2018

In line with its mission to promote healthy lifestyle to all, the Sweet Escape conducts its Hataw Galaw: Sayaw Sa Kalusugan, an intercollegiate urban dance competition which is geared towards encouraging not only elderly patients but also the youth to live an active lifestyle through physical activities such as dancing.

Sustained physical activity has been found to be one of the most effective ways to beat diabetes, and Sweet Escape believes that diabetes education should start at young people.
The urban dance competition gathers university and college students to showcase their talents while incorporating a health-themed dance routine.

Among the schools who are competing in this year’s competition are: University of CEBU-Maritime Education and Training Center, University of the Visayas, Saint Theresa’s College, University of Cebu-Main Campus, Sister of Mary School-Girls Town, Sister of Mary School-Boys Town, Mandaue Comprehensive National High School.

Sweet Escape 2018 is in partnership with the Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation Inc., Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Mandaue City Local Government, and J Centre Mall.

The event is also supported by Accu-chek, Glucosure, Pocari Sweat, Gold’s Gym, John Michael’s Traveller’s Restobar, Nature Spring, Musli Biscuits from Suncoast Brands International, Vitaboost drink from Suncoast Brands Intl’, Sleepwell and Fogg Philippines.

About FAME Inc.

FAME Inc. is the publisher of Health and Lifestyle, DiabetEASE, ZEN Health, and Travel Plus magazines. It aims to promote good health, healthy lifestyle, sound Christian values, and professional excellence among doctors, healthcare professionals, legislators, and the laymen.

About DiabetEASEMagazine

The DiabetEASE magazine is dedicated to bringing to Filipino people a life lived well even with diabetes. It consists of the latest news and discoveries on diabetes, inspiring diabetes stories from real-life patients, food tips and recipes, dos and don’ts, and just about everything you need to know for a diabetes-friendly lifestyle.

 From Career Woman to SAHM, WAHM then Businessmom: Lessons from My Transitions By Teresa Dumadag on April 18-19, 2018 on Amazon Kindle. 

Free Download of Career Transitions eBook for Mothers

Bestselling author, speaker and career coach makes her newly-released book on Amazon available for free download to help moms worldwide make successful career transitions.

MANILA, Philippines – April 11, 2018 – Amazon bestselling author, inspirational speaker and career coach Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag makes her newly-released eBook From Career Woman to SAHM, WAHM then Businessmom: Lessons from My Transitions available for free download on Amazon during its virtual launch from April 18-19, 2018. The author shares lessons and practical tips from her own experience that are helpful to mothers who are planning or are currently going through a career transition.

Dumadag used to travel frequently around the Philippines to conduct trainings and workshops as part of her full-time job. But when she got married and pregnant with her firstborn child, she decided to leave her high-paying job to become a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) so she can prioritize building a family.

Ginger Arboleda, who used to work full-time before becoming a serial entrepreneur, says, “Teresa takes you through a journey that may very well be your journey in the future. I love how the book is so inspirational and practical at the same time. If you are a career woman who would like to see if working from home or starting your own business is the way to go, then this book is for you.” Arboleda is the CEO of Manila Workshops, Memory Crafters and Love Learning. She is also the co-founder of Taxumo.

This book is my way of paying it forward. Through this book, I hope to help other mothers become successful in their own transitions. I hope to help many women notice the signs in their lives; and thus recognize that it’s time for them to transition to a new season,” Dumadag says.

“Through these personal anecdotes of mine, I hope to encourage other women to make a leap of faith into the life that they have been dreaming for themselves and for the ones they love,” she added.

Bestselling author, sought-after speaker and businessman Bo Sanchez has this to say about Dumadag’s latest book, “Do you need courage and faith in your own life journey? Read this book to receive all that, plus more. The down-to-earth adventures in these pages will inspire you to create your own beautiful story.”

Moms from different walks of life are invited to join the virtual book launch by downloading the eBook and sharing about it on their Facebook or Twitter account with the hashtags #transitionsebook and #careertransition. Those who will join the virtual book launch can win raffle prizes like coaching sessions with the author, downloadable planning pages, access to video talks on entrepreneurship, blogging and establishing a virtual career or business and gift certificates for free use of co-working spaces from our sponsors that include Dojo 8 Coliving Space, Lifesprings Community Center and The Learning Lodge. You may read the details of the virtual book launch and updates about it on this event page.

This virtual launch is supported by our media partner

Amazon Prime members can download the eBook for free before and after the two-day promotion. Regular customers can purchase the eBook for $2.99 after April 19.

You can check the book here:

About Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag

TERESA GUMAP-AS DUMADAG is a Filipino mom who shares inspiration and wisdom through her books, articles, blogs (Hands-On Parent while Earning and Mommy Bares All), trainings and workshops. From Career Woman to SAHM, WAHM then Businessmom (Lessons from My Transitions) is her fifth book. She is the President and Founder of Full Life Cube Publishing and Events Services (, through which she inspires and equips her clients to succeed in their businesses/careers while living out their priorities and life purpose. She does all these while homeschooling her three kids. Follow @TeresaGDumadag on Twitter and @teresadumadag on Instagram.

Feature Interview and Answers

1. What inspired you to write From Career Woman to SAHM, WAHM then

My own life and career transitions inspired me to write this book. I was a career
woman for many years until I got married. Then, I left my high-paying job to
become a stay-at-home mom to prioritize building a family. I was pregnant with
our firstborn when I became a SAHM. When my eldest was already a toddler, I
became a work-at-home mom (WAHM) by accepting freelance writing and
editing jobs, blogging and human resource projects that I can do online. As my
firstborn grew older, I accepted HR projects from corporate clients like whole day
and out-of-town workshops more frequently.
Whenever I become pregnant and give birth (like when I had my second and
third child), I focus more on my duties as a breastfeeding an homeschooling
mom. When my baby starts eating solid food at 6 months or older, I take on more
work again that I can do from home and I accept speaking engagements that are
last only for a few hours or half a day and within Metro Manila. When my kids
become toddlers, I begin accepting whole day and out-of-town workshops again.
Eventually, I started my own website where I sell my books, online courses and
other products while I continue to do my consulting business.

2. Why did you write this book?
I wrote this book because I want to help mothers who are going through career
transitions or mothers who are considering to make career transitions but do not
have the courage to leave their jobs or do not know how to make a career
change successfully. I want to tell them that they do not need to feel trapped in
their jobs. I also want to inspire and encourage moms who want to start their own
businesses. I want to tell them that it’s possible to set-up your own business
while raising a family.
It’s my way of paying it forward. One of my mentors, Bo Sanchez, said that after
we have become successful, we should now strive for significance. That is
helping others to become successful like us.
I’m also doing a book promotion on April 18-19 so I can help more mothers
through this book. My eBook From Career Woman to SAHM, WAHM then
Businessmom can be downloaded for FREE during these days.

4. What’s sets this book apart from other books that talk about career
transitions or career changes?
What sets this book apart from other books on career is that it includes a spiritual
perspective. I encourage people to go through career discernment when
considering any career changes. Most books just discuss the practical and
financial aspects. But because I am a Christian and a Catholic, I shared that I
went through career discernment. I also shared how God has guided me in my
decisions and how He has been instrumental to my successes and
achievements. I shared some of the Bible verses that inspired me in my
5. What was the main challenge that you encountered in writing this book?
My main challenge was to finish it amid my busyness as a mom of three active
boys whom I homeschool. I also breastfeed my youngest. I do not have a maid or
helper at home. I needed to creatively find time to work on this book project
without losing sight of my priority, which is my family.
6. What 3 lessons on career transition would you like to share to our readers?
• Give yourself permission to change the course of your life and to steer it to
the direction of your dreams. Don’t assume the victim mentality. You have
the power to effect change in your life.
• It’s never too late or too early to make a career change or career
• Believe in yourself and in your abilities. Don’t let the negative words or
disapproval of other people discourage you.

10.What is your number one advice to aspiring businessmoms?
Start small but don’t be afraid to dream big. We make a lot of mistakes when we
are new in business. We are still learning. When we start small, we also make
small mistakes. However, don’t be afraid to dream big for your business. Remember that many
big businesses also started as small businesses. Their years of hard work
eventually paid off. That can also happen to you. But first, you need to believe
and see that as a possibility.

New Five (5) Peso Coin in the Philippines || Random Thought


I just got a new five (5) peso on hand and I’m just curious of what the people or the residents of the Philippines think about the new 5-peso coin.

I know it’s been a while that the new coin is circulating; also it’s not part of my niche.

From what I observe, the old 5-peso coin is much bigger in terms of circumference and the color is more like gold unlike to the new one which is a silver. Also, the new 5-peso coin is confusing to the one (1) peso coin. The difference between them is that the new 5-peso coin is smoother on the side while the 1-peso is not.

I know I’m not the only one who is confused by this but I just want to have your opinion on this.

So, what do you think?


SM Seaside City Cebu “DOWNLOAD, SHOP & FLY” Promo

Exciting offers are up for grabs!

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Cebuanos can now have a chance turn their travel plans into a reality when they join SM’s latest promo in Cebu – SM Seaside City Cebu DOWNLOAD, SHOP & FLY – as SM continues to offer new and exciting ways to make shopping more fun and rewarding!

From February 1 to March 31, mall goers can avail an instant P100 discount from participating brands and a chance to win a trip for 2 to one of five Asian destinations, like Japan South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, or China. Here’s how:

Step 1: Download the SM Supermalls Mobile App and register.

Step 2: Click on the Coupons Tab to see the list of participating brands.

Step 3: With a minimum single receipt purchase of P1,000, get a P100 discount instantly!

Step 4: Redeemed e-coupon becomes the e-raffle entry for the Asian country trip for two.

In partnership with Philippine Airlines and PAL Mabuhay Miles, winners will also be getting additional mileage points when they fly via this promo.

Over 250,000 Filipinos have subscribed to the SM Supermalls Mobile App because of chances like this. Download it now to get yours!

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Visit for more details.

1. What is DOWNLOAD, SHOP & FLY?
Download, Shop & Fly is an in-app digital couponing campaign that rewards SM Supermalls mobile app users instant P100 discount from participating brands and a chance to win a trip for 2 to one of five Asian destinations: JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, or CHINA, starting February 1-March 31, 2018.

2. How do I download the SM Supermalls mobile app?
User has to go either On the App Store or Google Play Store and search for “SM Supermalls” and install.
The SM Supermalls mobile app is compatible to at least Jellybean and iOS 7 devices only.

3. How do I participate in DOWNLOAD, SHOP & FLY promo?
User needs a strong and stable internet connection when using the mobile app.

Digital coupons will be automatically be available every time the user logs on to the SM Supermalls app.

Simply tap the digital coupon in the Coupons Tab to see the list of SM Seaside City Cebu’s participating brands. Each coupon offers P100 discount instantly with a minimum single receipt purchase of P1,000. Every redeemed coupon becomes an e-raffle entry for the Asian country trip for two.

4. How many times can I claim the coupons?
Each coupon can only be claimed once during the whole promo duration.

5. Who are qualified to join this promo?
All registrants of the SM Supermalls mobile app.

6. Can I avail the Download, Shop & Fly coupons in other SM malls?
Promo is valid for SM SEASIDE CITY CEBU mall only.

7. How will I know if the promo is still ongoing and valid?
The coupons will be labeled as promo ended and will not be redeemable any more.

8. Until when may I join and claim my prize?
The Download, Shop & Fly promo runs from February 1 until March 31, 2018 only.

9. How will I know if I win the e-raffle for a trip for two to the following Asian destinations: Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and China?
Winners will be notified via registered email and mobile phone. The list of winners will also be posted on SM Seaside City Cebu’s official social media accounts and mall posters.

10. When is the raffle draw

Destination Schedule of Raffle Draw Number of Winners Cut off time for the release of e raffle entries Period covered for the raffle entries
Japan February 12, 2018 | 2pm 3 winners Feb 11, 7:30pm Feb 1-11
Korea February 26, 2018 | 2pm 3 winners Feb 25, 7:30pm Feb 1-25
Singapore March 12, 2018 | 2pm 3 winners March 11, 7:30pm Feb 1-Mar 11
Taiwan March 26, 2018 | 2pm 3 winners March 25, 7:30pm Feb 1-Mar 25
China April 2, 2018 | 2pm 3 winners March 31, 7:30pm Feb 1-Mar 31

11. If I didn’t win the raffle in the first draw, can I still win in the succeeding draws?
Customers’ e-raffle entries not drawn will still be valid across all draws.

12. Is the prize convertible to cash?

13. Who do I contact for more information and other concerns?
Call at (02) 876-1111 or email us at

Midnight Runners || Review


It’s been a long time that I reviewed a SoKor ( South Korea ) movie.

It was shown this month, August 9, 2017. Lead by Park Seo Joon and Kang Ha Neul.


Two students from the police academy witness a kidnapping and they get involved in the case.


Comedy, Action


4 stars

The cameraman really put an effort to the angle. A for effort.


4 stars

I like how the story unfolds. The beginning, to the climax and how the writer put an end to the story. It’s not the usual story that you can watch or read.



I love how the artist/s portrayed/give life to the character/s of the story. Their facial expression/s also gave additional points to it.

All in all I really enjoy the movie. I cried, laugh and in the end i smiled.




I'm just a normal person and I'm only stating my opinion. I'm sorry if you can't accept what I posted.