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Two things are important for gamers: skill and speed. A player may be the best but if the device can’t keep up with the game, he or she is b...

SAMSUNG shares why the Galaxy A52s 5G is the BEST gaming device in the market yet

Two things are important for gamers: skill and speed. A player may be the best but if the device can’t keep up with the game, he or she is bound to lose. Samsung is giving the ultimate playing experience with the Galaxy A52s 5G, currently the best gaming smartphone in the midrange segment.

Samsung’s powerhouse device is equipped with features designed to make gaming faster, snappier, and more true to life. The Galaxy A52s 5G brings a fast performance with its 5G connectivity allowing games to stay connected anytime and anywhere without fear of losing connection. Its Snapdragon 778G 5G processor, known as the “ultimate multimedia triple threat,” promises fully immersive gameplay with realistic graphics. The processor works with the 6.5” FHD+ sAMOLED Infinity-O Display, the brightest and most vivid display the Galaxy A-series has ever seen. These features bring players right into the game to confidently defeat their opponents.

Lags have also been obliterated as the Galaxy A52s 5G comes with 8GB of RAM. Its 120Hz Refresh Rate means movement on the screen is more fluid and life-like. The smartphone’s 128GB internal storage means there’s enough space for other apps without affecting speed.

Samsung understands that gamers may want to play for long periods of time. That’s why it has created technology to make all-day playing more comfortable. Eye Comfort Shield reduces harmful blue light to protect the vision. Advanced Game Booster improves performance, while Enhanced Touch Response makes the screen react faster. 

Gamers can enjoy all these awesome innovations for up to two days since the Galaxy A52s 5G has a high capacity 4,500mAh battery paired with a 25W Fast Charging Technology so they can quickly return to their games.

The Galaxy A52s 5G is available in stores nationwide and online partners. It is available for PHP 22,990 SRP (128GB) and PHP 24,990 SRP (256GB). The 256GB variant comes in the Awesome Mint, Awesome Violet, Awesome Black, and the Awesome White as an online-exclusive color. While the 128GB variant is available in Awesome Black and Awesome White, and exclusively online in pastel Awesome Violet and Awesome Mint.

The Galaxy A52s 5G is also available with 0% interest for up to 24 months via participating credit cards and for up to 18 months via Home Credit until December 31. Those who purchase the Galaxy A52s 5G will get a FREE ITFIT IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker from November 1 to 11 during the Samsung Week. 

For more information about the Galaxy A52s 5G, visit samsung.com/ph.


PlayPark and its community came together and shared their blessings to raise a total of Php 1,066,252. The community was able to raise more ...

PlayPark PH and its gaming community, donate over ₱1M to COVID-19 response, various charities

PlayPark and its community came together and shared their blessings to raise a total of Php 1,066,252.

The community was able to raise more than Php 300,000 during Cabal Mobile’s  Charity Stream event last August. PlayPark, on their part, matched and raised the amount and covered more than Php 700,000 to reach over one million pesos. The amount was duly turned over to the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Inc., along with several other charitable institutions that offer services to our COVID-19 affected countrymen. All the beneficiaries were notified of their respective donations ahead of time, and all safety precautions were observed prior, during, and after the turnovers were conducted during the month of September.

“In behalf of our kababayans affected by Covid19, taos puso akong nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng nagbigay ng tulong. Our community’s willingness and heart for sharing are beams of light in the midst of the pandemic,” said Apollo Dionglay, Managing Director for PlayPark Philippines.

The caring and sharing do not end there, however. As Christmas is coming up, so is a beloved PlayPark tradition: the PlayPark Xtreme Paskuhan or PPXP! Expect a lot of tournaments, raffles, and a great Christmas party to spread a little cheer from the PlayPark family. In the spirit of the holiday season, another donation drive is planned to share the blessings we all had to our less fortunate sisters and brothers who have been greatly affected by the pandemic.

PlayPark Inc. hosts a wide variety of PC and mobile games on its site, ready for download and playing. Aside from the massively popular Cabal Mobile, PlayPark also offers other games like Club Audition Mobile, Cabal, RF Online, and others.

Stay tuned for exciting new game announcements to be released in the future!

For the latest news and information about Cabal Mobile: Heroes of Nevareth, check out the official website https://cabalmobile.playpark.com/ph/, as well as the official Facebook Page. Look for @CabalMobilePH on Discord, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.


Xiaomi has announced their partnership with Swarovski in the Philippines. Themed ‘Discover Lite with Swarovski’, the partnership aims to br...

Xiaomi Discovers ‘Lite’ with Swarovski

Xiaomi has announced their partnership with Swarovski in the Philippines. Themed ‘Discover Lite with Swarovski’, the partnership aims to bring “Style Meets Technology” synergy to the like-minded through a limited edition offering of Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE. In this offering, an iconic Swarovski pendant will be included with selected Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE variants across Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. 

When Style Meets Technology  

Partnering for the first time, the collaboration between Xiaomi and Swarovski rides on the same vision of creating the best version of ourselves by ‘Owning Your Style’. It’s an expression of ourselves for who we want to be and how we want to live our lives in the way we want. Over time, smartphones have evolved to be more than just a communication or entertainment device, it has now become an everyday accessory that complements our everyday style. 

“At Xiaomi, we believe that everyone has their own unique style. Collaborating with Swarovski is one of our bold moves to push the concept of ‘Style Meets Technology’. We hope that through this partnership Xiaomi fans will be able to discover and own their style, complementing our lightest and slimmest 5G smartphone yet – the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE,” said KM Leong, General Manager of Southeast Asia, Xiaomi International. 

Setting a new benchmark in the industry, Xiaomi works relentlessly to create new and unique offerings for all Xiaomi users - reflected deeply in Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE. It is an innovative device combining flagship features with outstanding design. It is Xiaomi’s lightest and slimmest 5G smartphone to date, measuring a mere 6.81mm and 158g. Its feather light, sleek, and elegant design is aligned with Swarovski’s passion and craftsmanship philosophy.

The Limited Edition Shines Your Style  

Today’s ever-changing styles allow Xiaomi to introduce four stunning colors – with Truffle Black, Bubblegum Blue, Peach Pink and the signature Snowflake White. Xiaomi integrates this inspiration into creating an exclusive limited edition box design with Swarovski. The limited edition box embodies the spirit of both brands – combining fashion styles and technology effortlessly as one. 

“When unboxing, users will find a surprise with the state-of-the-art Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE paired with Swarovski’s signature swan necklace. Beautifully embellished with a gradation of blue crystals, Swarovski’s necklace will add elegance and sophistication to any look, night, or day. Both Swarovski and Xiaomi are dedicated to creating a wondrous world of craftsmanship at the forefront of the latest fashion trends. Our partnership aims to bring a ‘Style Meets Technology’ collaboration for all customers,” said Lars Schmidt, Swarovski Managing Director of Southeast Asia and India.

More than Owning Your Style 

The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is more than just style. It comes with everything you need out of a smartphone. Unveiling a sleek yet elegant aesthetic, it packs all the perks of a flagship smartphone into an ultra-thin and lightweight body, measuring a mere 6.81mm and 158g . The design is further accentuated by a razor-thin 1.88mm on both top and side bezels. This time round, Xiaomi introduced a new color - Snowflake White, matte and frosted white similar to freshly fallen snow, perfectly matching the elegance of Swarovski. 

Thanks to the 6.55″ AMOLED Dot Display, 10-bit TrueColor support and Dolby Vision®, Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE offers truly stunning ultra-vivid picture quality with vibrant colors, incredible brightness, contrast and amazing detail. Continuing the camera legacy of the Xiaomi 11 Family, Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE delivers best-in-class shooting with a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, and a 5MP telemacro camera, and comes bundled with a toolbox of AI-powered features including one-click AI cinema, cinematic video filters, and a new Vlog mode.

Featuring Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 778G 5G Mobile Platform, Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE leverages the power of 5G  to elevate your daily experiences. With ultra-fast connection at your fingertips, you can stream HD videos or resource-heavy games without lag, and enjoy crystal-clear video calls. The device is also equipped with a 4,250mAh battery and 33W fast charging that powers up in no time .

Pricing and Availability 

The 8+128GB variant of Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE packaged in a premium gift box that comes with an iconic Swarovski pendant will retail at PHP 18,990 in all participating Xiaomi Authorized Stores from November 5 to 12, 2021. To know more on the Xiaomi and Swarovski’s limited time offer , you may follow the official Xiaomi Facebook page for updates. 


Huawei Philippines joined the Conference of the Electricity Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) this November 4, 2021. This event aims to bring fo...

Huawei Philippines joins CEPSI 2021 in Building a Low-Carbon Smart Society Through Digital Power

Huawei Philippines joined the Conference of the Electricity Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) this November 4, 2021. This event aims to bring forth thought leadership and action to promote sustainability and social inclusiveness in the region’s electricity industry. Dr. Fang Liangzhou, the Vice President and CMO of Huawei Digital Power, shared his view about how to build a low-carbon smart society through digital power.

Carbon neutrality has become a global consensus and mission. 44 countries have identified carbon-neutral timings, such as Europe Union in 2050 and China in 2060. I believe it is one of the biggest trends in the coming 30 to 40 years. It is not only a revolution in power production and consumption, but also an unprecedented opportunity of upgrading all industries, and bringing a comprehensive and profound revolution to our economy and society.

According to International Energy Agency (IEA), global carbon emissions mainly come from 3 industries: Electricity power, manufacture, and transportation. Electricity power accounts for 40% of carbon emissions. And transportation accounts for 21% of carbon emissions.

Dr. Fang Liangzhou, Vice President and CMO of Huawei Digital Power gave speech during CEPSI 2021

“To achieve carbon neutrality, Power production needs to be low carbonized and Power consumption needs to be electrified”, Dr. Fang said in the keynote, “Huawei has deeply integrated digital technologies and power electronics technologies to create all-scenario low-carbon energy solutions, covering the whole energy flow from green power generation to efficient power consumption.”

According to his speech, Huawei PV solution can reduce LCOE (Levelized Cost Of Energy) by 7% and improves O&M efficiency by 50%. In commercial & industrial scenario, Huawei PV solution can help users achieve higher power generation and better power storage. In residential scenario, Huawei PV solution can be installed in different directions, and can increase the power generation by up to 30% with intelligent optimization. Huawei also launched an off-grid integrated energy solution to replace diesel generators with PV, which can reduce power generation costs by more than 50%, achieving zero carbon emissions.

New energy sources are intermittent and random. They generate electricity when there is sun or wind, which is unstable energy and often depends on the weather. Therefore, solar energy and wind energy must be combined with energy storage to provide stable energy.

Dr.Fang mentioned the World's Largest Energy Storage Project, which Huawei signed in Dubai last month with SEPCOIII for the Red Sea Project. The project will help Saudi Arabia build a global clean energy and green economy center.

A few examples of Huawei's all-scenario zero-carbon power generation solution.

The vision of Huawei Digital Power Company is to digitalize traditional energy and develop green energy, by integrating digital technologies and power electronics technologies, to drive the energy revolution for a better, greener future.

“Huawei Digital Power is to use bits to manage watts, use digital technologies to manage power electronics and equipment, and provide simplified, green, smart, and secure solutions for clean power generation, green ICT infrastructure, transportation electrification, and integrated smart energy. We will keep openness and work closely with our customers and partners to build a zero-carbon intelligent society.” Dr. Fang said.

With more than 10 years of experience in researching and developing energy storage systems, Huawei highly valued technology research and development, and has been investing at least 10 % of revenue in R&D every year, with total $90 billion spent in R&D over the past decade.

Targeting carbon neutrality and clean energy, Huawei Digital power has helped customers generate 403.4 billion kWh of green electricity and save 12.4 billion kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to reducing carbon emissions by more than 200 million tons and planting 270 million trees. In the Philippines, Huawei has worked together with big developers and local partners to build utility, Commercial &Industrial and residential Solar Power plants in the country.

Dr. Fang ended his speech by saying, “We are facing unprecedented opportunities for low-carbon society, and I firmly believe if we embrace the globalization, mutual trust, open collaboration, we can seize the opportunities, and create a green and bright future together!”

The CEPSI 2021 was organized by the Association of Electricity Supply Industry of East Asia and the Western Pacific (AESIEAP) – the largest organization of power and industry companies in the region. With the theme: Energized Countries. Empowered Communities.

The event gathered thought leaders, experts, and professionals in the power and energy industry, serving as a platform for exchanging ideas and strengthening ties among industry players. And focused on Creating the greatest value and impact to communities; and Promoting sustainability and social inclusiveness in the region’s electricity industry.


The ASEAN Foundation and Huawei signed MoU on joint efforts to bridge the digital talent gap at the Asia Pacific Innovation Day – Digital Ta...

ASEAN Foundation Joins Hands with Huawei to Bridge Digital Talent Gap in Asia Pacific

The ASEAN Foundation and Huawei signed MoU on joint efforts to bridge the digital talent gap at the Asia Pacific Innovation Day – Digital Talent Summit 2021 on Wednesday. The online summit brought together policy makers, researchers and industry experts to share solutions and best practices in building a sustainable ecosystem that will help foster digital talents in the Asia Pacific.

The event started strongly with a series of keynote speeches from governments’ leaders such as Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Political Security Community H.E. Robert Matheus Michael Tene, Chair of the ASEAN Digital Senior Official Meeting H.E. Dato’ Sri Mohammad Mentek, the Philippine Ambassador to China H.E. Jose Santiago L. Sta. Romana. Their speeches stressed on the importance of key stakeholders’ proactive participation in developing a solid foundation for digital talent ecosystem in the region.

"The Digital Talent Summit 2021, which aims to discuss and address the needs of ASEAN ICT youth talent, is obviously very relevant, especially in the midst of the global pandemic which forced us to significantly rely more on digital platform. This auspicious event is very much aligned with the ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2025 objective of improving people's capability to participate in the digital society economy," said the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Political Security Community H.E. Robert Matheus Michael Tene.

The Philippine Ambassador to China H.E. Jose Santiago L. Sta. Romana also gave his remarks, “Today’s program is vital in the achievement of nurturing the young talent who would be at the forefront of future developments in the digital world. The Philippines has engaged major technology companies in the region to actively speed up the adoption of several digital technologies in extending services to the public and to immerse the population, particularly young Filipinos in the digital realm, to improve their familiarity and raise broad-based skills in the use of modern and up-to-date digital technologies. For instance, in improving the Philippines’ telecommunications industry and infrastructure, Chinese technology and telecommunications companies such as Huawei have entered into joint venture arrangements and other forms of collaborations with domestic firms.”

“Innovation and development rely on a talent ecosystem. Huawei is prepared to work with its partners to build a talent development ecosystem conducive to innovation,” Huawei Senior Vice President and Board Member Catherine Chen noted during her opening remarks, “Huawei's 20 years in Asia Pacific have been a journey to find like-minded friends. Let's work together to build an inclusive, innovative, and vibrant ecosystem, attract and cultivate more digital talent, and jointly promote the development and prosperity of the region.”

“Cultivating innovative ICT talent ecosystem is fundamental to the digital transformation. Leveraging shared innovations with win-win outcomes, we can harness the power of ICT skills to fly us into a digital future. Together with our partners, Huawei will invest $50 million in the next 5 years to develop 500,000 digital talents in the Asia Pacific region,” President of Huawei Asia Pacific Jeffery Liu announced in his keynote speech.

The commitment to bridge digital talent gap in Asia Pacific, in particular ASEAN, was further strengthened with the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding between ASEAN Foundation and Huawei ASEAN Academy. The agreement highlights both entities’ readiness to implement ASEAN Seeds for the Future, which is a scaled-up version of Seeds for the Future, Huawei’s global CSR flagship initiative that has been providing world class digital skills training for young people across the globe since 2008. Through ASEAN Seeds for the Future, ASEAN Foundation and Huawei ASEAN Academy strive to build the digital capacities of youth in the ten ASEAN Member States so that they can thrive in the era of digital economy.

The ceremony was attended by Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation Dr. Yang Mee Eng and Vice President of Huawei Indonesia Albert Yang, and witnessed by Deputy Permanent Representative of the Philippines to ASEAN Elizabeth Te, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Cambodia to ASEAN H.E. Amb. Yeap Samnang, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Political Security Community H.E. Robert Matheus Michael Tene, Deputy Permanent Representative of Republic of Singapore to ASEAN Tham Borg Tsien, and Huawei Asia Pacific Vice President Jay Chen.

The ASEAN Seeds for the Future will help contribute to achieving the objectives of ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2025, which are to increase the capacity of youth in the region to participate in the digital economy and to create a digitally inclusive society in ASEAN. The ASEAN Seeds for the Future is set to launch in early 2022, inviting youth aged 15 – 30 in ASEAN to immerse themselves in a virtual journey of capacity building on leadership and digital skills. In the Philippines, Seeds for the Future already covered 110 students over the past six years, in this year 2021, the project will cover another more 100 students.

“We are delighted to sign the memorandum of understanding with Huawei to implement ASEAN Seeds for the Future. It is my belief that this wonderful regional programme will play an important part in bridging digital talent gap in the region by equipping our ASEAN youth with essential skills that will enable them to thrive in the era of digital economy. Our partnership with Huawei also signifies another important milestone for ASEAN in regards to bringing in committed partners from private sector to contribute to youth development effort in ASEAN,” said Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation Dr. Yang Mee Eng.


Amid challenging times, the incidence of getting easy money even through illegal means becomes attractive. Globe issues this warning for cus...

Globe advises customers to protect their data to avoid being victimized by fraudsters

Amid challenging times, the incidence of getting easy money even through illegal means becomes attractive. Globe issues this warning for customers to stay vigilant and raise awareness on how to protect one's data to prevent being victims of fraud.  


A modus called “SIM swap scam” is the last step carried out by scammers, in order to take over an individual’s financial accounts -- bank account details, trading information, e-wallet and/or credit cards. 

This modus often involves a victim who’s been long targeted for the scam.  The fraudster has invested time to gather bank account details, email addresses, online credentials, personal facts and identification together with the mobile number registered with the bank for sending a one-time password (OTP).  The last leg will be to take over the SIM of the mobile number registered for the OTP sending. 

Globe urged its customers to use strong and unique passwords for their digital accounts, change it regularly, and use other authentication methods such as security keys, applications, or device prompts.


Globe advises its customers not to share personal information such as birth dates, anniversary dates, TIN, school or company ID, passport details and other information on social media, as these may compromise a customer’s safety.  Scammers and fraudsters may get the answer to your security questions from these details.

Scammers may also call pretending to be telco or bank representatives requiring some personal information and bank details in exchange for some offers or perks.  Bank statements, utility bills, delivery packages, and other documents that contain one’s personal information disposed of in an unsecured manner can also be a source of identity theft.

Here are the indications one may have been victimized by a SIM swap scam. There is a sudden loss of mobile signal. Notifications of so-called log-in attempts or activities are also received via email which the victim did not perform.

Here’s what you can do if a SIM swap occurs:


●        Immediately change password/PIN of bank and digital accounts

●        Monitor digital and financial accounts

●        Call Globe (211) or visit the nearest Globe Store to temporarily deactivate the line

●        Inform the concerned bank about the incident and report to concerned authorities


Globe Postpaid users may go to the new GlobeOne app under “Account Requests” or call 211 to request temporary line disconnection.  Both postpaid and prepaid customers may go to the nearest Globe Store to recover their mobile number and get a SIM replacement. 

Globe is also implementing stricter measures to prevent unauthorized SIM change.  For replacement of lost SIM, this includes 24-hour SIM reactivation to allow a stronger customer verification.  Also, a notarized affidavit of loss is mandatory patterned with the banks which require the same document when replacing lost cards and other financial records. 

To know more about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.