July 20, 2016

A Storm of Deals on Lazada’s Rainy Season Sale

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph), the Philippines’ one stop shopping destination launches the Rainy Season Sale today until July 21. Customers are expected to flood the Lazada site and app, with specials up to 85% off.

Rain, Rain, Gadgets Away!  
The fun should not stop, whatever the weather. Lazada offers waterproof gadgets everyone will enjoy. Take snapshots in the rain with an A7 Action Sports camera for only Php 849. Sing along favorite tunes during traffic or out of town weekends with a Sound Bytes Silicone Bluetooth Speaker for only Php 329. Don’t forget to save all picture-perfect moments in an ADATA 1T shockproof and dustproof external drive for Php 3,195.   

Home Sweet Home
Staying in? Time to bond with loved ones by inviting everyone to a movie marathon. With DVDs starting at Php 247, watch favorite classics from Disney, Universal Pictures, and DreamWorks. Cozy up with a warm and reversible microfiber blanket for only Php 332. Always be weather-ready with a survival kit on hand. Top kit picks include a rechargeable Cree LED Flashlight for Php 333, a Tactiks Waterproof Dry Bag for Php 315 and an emergency first aid kit for Php 536.

Weather-Proof Beauty Steals
Complete your rainy day #OOTD look with a Hello Kitty Waterproof Eyeshadow Pencil for Php 249, an OWPH cardigan with hoodie for Php 800 and a Boat Umbrella for Php 360. Shake off the gloomy weather with a pair of Bearcat Foldable Boots for Php 699 and a Freego Varsity Jacket for Php 899.

Rain or shine - Lazada’s the best destination for all your shopping needs. And with free shipping for orders within Metro Manila, there’s no stopping this shopping storm.

Go to http://www.lazada.com.ph/rainy-day-sale/ or download the mobile app for free.

About Lazada
Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph) is Philippines’ largest online shopping mall and is pioneering e-commerce by providing a fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. Lazada is continuously striving to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns. Lazada mobile applications for Android, iPhone and iPad provide additional convenience to its consumers’ allowing them to shop anywhere, anytime.

For more information, please visit http://www.lazada.com.ph. For updates on Lazada’s latest innovations, as well as activities, contests and promotions, connect with us via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines).

June 30, 2016

Smart makes big splash with GigaSurf50, country’s first 1GB data offer for only

Enjoy 1GB of surfing and apps plus 300MB for streaming on YouTube, iflix and more, valid for 3 days

[1 July 2016] Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications is changing the way Filipinos enjoy their smartphones as it unveils GigaSurf50, the country's first 1GB data offer for only P50.

Valid for three days, GigaSurf50 also comes with an additional 300MB for streaming on sites YouTube, iflix and more, empowering subscribers to ride the digital wave and enjoy more data, video and music right at their fingertips. To enjoy this latest offer, simply text GIGA50 to 9999. 

Bigger and better digital lifestyle 
"With the country’s first 1GB offer at only P50, Smart is truly changing the way Filipinos enjoy their mobile phones for a much bigger, better and richer digital lifestyle," said Katrina Luna-Abelarde, Smart Wireless Consumer Operations Head. 

"This huge data offer allows you to go bigger on your passions – whether you are an info junkie who likes to surf all the time, a social media butterfly with constant updates on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter, or a music and video buff who likes streaming on sites like YouTube and iflix, among many others.”

Pasadata with GigaSurf50

GigaSurf50 is also big enough for subscribers to share with others through Pasadata, Smart’s innovative feature that lets subscribers pass on a chunk of their data to friends and loved ones. To share part of your GigaSurf50, simply text PASADATA MB and send to 808.

With GigaSurf50, you can go beyond your usual mobile Internet activities, from speaking your mind on the latest trending topic on Facebook and Twitter, watching the latest viral videos on YouTube, and binge-watching your favorite movies and series on iflix.

GigaSurf50 also lets you record more of your day’s best moments on Snapchat and Instagram, share more of your latest musings on your personal blogs, and connect more with your groups on Messenger, Viber and Whatsapp, among many others.

Bridging gaps and breaking barriers 

GigaSurf50 follows a string of awesome products and services that Smart launched since it refreshed its brand last June 13 to show a stronger commitment in empowering Filipinos to live a digital life without barriers.

Smart recently launched its P1,288 Prepaid Smartphone kit to offer the most value-packed big-screen 
smartphone in the country today, meant to break barriers for many Filipinos to own a smartphone. Smart also recently unveiled its Smartlife app, a breakthrough digital discovery portal that lets subscribers enjoy exclusive daily perks, movies, music and games at their fingertips.

Network boost nationwide

All these new products go hand in hand with Smart’s rapid LTE deployment and network expansion to deliver faster, more reliable and affordable Internet services throughout the country.

To keep updated with Smart’s biggest offers, follow its official accounts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications), Twitter and Instagram (@LiveSmart).

June 16, 2016

Four Ways for Nurses to Stay Strong in a Demanding Profession

Nursing is a very challenging and demanding career that can cause emotional and physical drain.  Being a nurse requires combining technical skills with clinical knowledge and a caring attitude. With so many demands on nurses, how can they keep up their emotional and physical strength to function at their best? Outlined in this article are just some of the things that nurses can do to stay strong under pressure and deal with the everyday stresses that come with your chosen career.

Never Stop Learning

As a nurse, there is always the opportunity to learn and achieve more. Nursing has a range of opportunities for branching out, meaning there are plenty of options available for trained nurses to do something different with their career. Earning a Master of Science in Nursing online degree alongside your job allows you to learn new things and further your career. You can earn a distance learning degree from Bradley University.

Don’t Ignore Your Needs

Nurses spend a lot of time tending to the needs of others, whether it be the patients in their care or the needs of other medical professionals such as doctors. However, as a nurse, it is vital to ensure that you don’t end up neglecting yourself and your own needs. During particularly busy periods you may often need to push yourself, but this doesn’t mean you should allow yourself to work for hours on end without taking bathroom breaks or eating. Looking after yourself is crucial, as meeting your own needs will allow you to perform tasks to the best of your ability and deal with the pressures of the job.

Be a Team Player

Nurses make up a team which must work together to keep the hospital, clinic or ward running smoothly. To deal with the emotional and physical demands of the nursing profession, it’s crucial that you have support. This support will often come in the form of your nursing teammates, who understand the job and its pressures just as much as you do. Good communication, respect and mutual support between nurses on a team are crucial for keeping up morale positive.

Stay on Top of Stress

As a nurse, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed at times. Working in the nursing profession can be highly stressful, especially if there are other factors in your personal life increasing the strain. Knowing yourself and how you react to certain pressures and situations is crucial as a nurse. Understanding what you need to do to manage stress, whether it be taking time off or meditating, can render you better equipped to deal with the demands of the job.

Being a nurse may be demanding, but it’s also a hugely rewarding career.

June 13, 2016

Smart, Starmobile launch 4.5-inch PLAY Click for only P1,288

[15 June 2016] Unrivaled mobile services provider Smart Communications has partnered with trusted Filipino smartphone brand to introduce the country’s most value-packed big screen Android phone, the Starmobile PLAY Click. 

At P1,288, the Starmobile PLAY Click delivers a full experience as a dual-SIM Android 5.1 Lollipop smartphone with a 4.5-inch touch screen that is bigger and brighter than other entry-level offerings in the market today. 

“With this partnership, Smart bolsters its thrust to bring the smartphone in the hands of every Filipino by offering feature-rich handsets at a very affordable price,” said Katrina Luna-Abelarde, First Vice President and Smart Wireless Consumer Operations Head. “This is our way of breaking the barriers for many of our fellowmen to enjoying a much richer mobile digital experience.”

“While we are already very proud of what the PLAY Click can do, we wanted to sweeten the deal even further for our customers,” said Michael Chen, Starmobile Product Development Head. “This partnership with Smart further adds value to the already value-packed PLAY Click.” 

Powered by Smart’s largest mobile network, the Starmobile PLAY Click’s large screen is a joy to use with today’s top mobile games, such Clash Royale and Clash of Clans, and for binge-watching your viral videos on YouTube and blockbuster movies on iflix – aside from sharing and browsing photos on popular social media apps.

What’s more, PLAY Click comes with one Smart Prepaid SIM with FREE 1 YEAR DATA. Subscribers will receive 100MB/month, so they can enjoy Facebook, Viber, Instagram, and other apps right out of the box. And with an accumulated P100 load every month, users can also enjoy load rewards of up to P30/month for 12 months.  It also comes with a FREE TNT SIM.

The Starmobile PLAY Click will be available in Smart and Starmobile concept stores and kiosks nationwide and on the Smart Online Store at smart.com.ph/store beginning June 17, 2016. To avail of Starmobile Play Click at P1,288, you will need to purchase it with a P100 Smart Prepaid load card. 

A regular open-line version is also available in Starmobile concept stores and kiosks for only P2,690.

Check out Smart’s latest offer at www.smart.com.ph/prepaid or follow its official accounts on Facebook (facebook.com/SmartCommunications), Twitter and Instagram (@LiveSmart).

Learn more about the Starmobile PLAY Click, visit www.smart.com.ph/smartphonekit. Order now via 

Smart Online Store: smrt.ph/starmobileplayclick


Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PLDT and is the Philippines’ leading wireless services provider with 68.4 million cellular and broadband subscribers as of Q1 2016. Smart has built a reputation for innovation, having introduced world-first wireless offerings such as Smart Money, Smart Load, Smart Padala, and the Netphone. Smart offers 3G, HSPA+, and LTE services, while its Smart 

Satellite service provides communications to the global maritime industry.


Starmobile is a Filipino smart devices brand established by Star Telecom Alliance Resources (STAR, Inc.), a group of telecommunications industry experts based locally and internationally. With extensive product development, sales, marketing, and customer service experience, the company caters to the needs of Filipinos by providing quality life tools and solutions.