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SAMSUNG shares tips to help Gen Z Discover their “Awesome”

A person’s individuality is reflected in their different interests and passions. For Liza Soberano, her goal is to encourage the young generation to discover their “awesome." This means figuring out what makes them who they are through their passions, skills, and talents. Through the Galaxy A71, these digital natives are able to create awesome content that will reveal their personalities and confidently share them with everyone. However, there are still those who are in search of what they are passionate about. If you find yourself part of those who are still on the verge of discovering new things about yourself, here are some tips to help you discover your awesome: 1. Ask yourself: What piques your interest? Finding what you love sometimes starts with the things you’re curious about. Oftentimes, these could also be talents you're born with or hobbies learned along the way. Starting from what you already know can help in how you want to reveal your true self to everyone. 2. Do your

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Holcim further strengthens protections against Covid-19 ahead of ECQ lift

Cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines, Inc. continues to improve health and safety controls against Covid-19 at its sites to protect the well-being of people, partners, and the community as the company prepares to resume operations following the government’s easing of enhanced community quarantines. The company closed sites and facilities in Luzon in compliance with the national government directive of an enhanced community quarantine on 16 March 2020. The company also shut down its plant in Davao City following a similar action by the local government on 2 April 2020. Holcim Philippines President and CEO John Stull expressed confidence that the company’s strong health and safety culture and well-thought-out plans enable it to protect people from Covid-19 when operations resume. Initiatives will draw from best practices across the LafargeHolcim Group and focus on social distancing, personal hygiene and health checks. “In Lugait, Misamis Oriental our plant continues to run without a

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Globe partners with DOST to improve COVID-19 reporting and tracing via TanodCOVID

As the country battles the COVID-19 pandemic, Globe continues to do its part in keeping families connected during these challenging times, while assisting organizations and government agencies in flattening the curve. Through its innovative developer group Globe Labs, the telco giant is once again taking new steps by partnering with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) for the implementation of a new online platform called TanodCOVID. An SMS-based self-reporting platform, TanodCOVID aims to improve the country’s capacity to trace suspected COVID-19 cases. A program funded by DOST-PCHRD, TanodCOVID was developed by Ateneo Center for Computing Competency and Research (ACCCRe) of Ateneo de Manila University, in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Manila – National Telehealth Center (UP-NTHC) and the DOH-Epidemiology Bureau. It is linked to the Feasibility Analysis of Syndromic Surveillance using

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Maxi-Peel Encourages the Community to ‘Keep Fighting’ As a Beautiful Tomorrow Awaits

Everyday, we battle with different challenges that life throws at us. This time, the battle is not one of those daily stumbling blocks, rather, a global health crisis that has altered life’s normalcy. During these challenging times, a call for encouragement and a message of gratitude may come a long way, especially to those who work in health care, food, freight, and finance services among many other industries. These frontline workers risk their lives to keep the community going and functional amid the pandemic. This time, the fight they’re trying to overcome is for the common and greater good, in order to wake up to a beautiful tomorrow, not only for themselves and their families but for the whole country. With a mission to boost the morale of our frontline workers, Maxi-Peel took on the initiative to become the bridge between our modern heroes and their loved ones who they might not have seen over the past weeks or maybe even months. With an online video with a title that sheds ho

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Red Cross 143 contact tracing app gets data-free usage for Smart subs

The Philippine Red Cross has launched a new mobile application called RC143 which is designed to help health authorities in contact tracing of COVID-19 cases.  To provide assistance, Smart is enabling its subscribers to download and use the mobile app free of data charges. The RC143 is an application that will enable contact tracing using the geo-location and sensory capabilities of smartphones.  The app will also enable its users to get information on their likely levels of exposure to the virus. With the user's consent, the PRC app will track his movements using the location facility of his mobile phone. This information will go to a data base through which the PRC will be able to determine which individuals have come into contact with COVID-positive cases. "The app will be a great force-multiplier for the Philippine Red Cross's first responders in our active monitoring and efforts to assist affected persons and many more people and communities at risk," said Philippine Red Cross

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Put Mom in the Picture this Mother's Day #withGalaxy

Moms work hard to make life’s special moments even more memorable. From first steps to birthday parties to cherished holiday celebrations, Moms are always there—capturing our greatest memories and documenting them for the future. But with so much time spent behind the camera, it’s time to celebrate Mom and put her in the picture. That’s why this Mother’s Day, Samsung is encouraging Galaxy fans to celebrate moms around the world with our campaign: Put Mom in the Picture #withGalaxy. To launch the campaign, we pulled together a video of Moms behind the scenes and in front of the camera to show that there's no question: life's always better when Mom’s in the shot. And at a time when it’s more important than ever to stay connected with Mom, we know families are relying on their technology to make sure this Mother’s Day is extra-special. With so many ways to communicate, the Galaxy S20 series makes it easier than ever to celebrate—whether you’re video chatting one-on-one or filling up th

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SKY SUBSCRIBERS CAN NOW SAFELY MANAGE THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS AND ASK FOR HELP ONLINE

SKY subscribers can now maximize digital platforms in managing their subscriptions as a new normal begins to limit the movement and reshape the Filipino’s way of life amid the enhanced community quarantine and beyond. As they utilize these digital facilities, SKY is able to give them their much-needed peace of mind since all transactions do not require any physical contact and can be done at the safety of their home. As of now, subscribers are given more time to settle their bills as they are given a grace period until May 15. This way, they can still enjoy their SKY service without any interruption. This helps them continuously access the latest news and information regarding the quarantine, while still able to work or study at home. If they would like to check their billing status online, they can simply enroll their account throughmysky.com.ph/myaccounts or to SKY e-bill to receive their statement of account via email or simply open the mySKYapp. For their safety and convenience,

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Amid pandemic, schools find 'smart' ways to continue learning

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted everyone’s regular routines, including school classes from kinder to college. Some educational institutions, however, are not letting the virus stop their students’ learning. Indeed, along the way, they are learning valuable life lessons. One of these schools is St. Scholastica’s College (SSC) Manila, where teachers and students are using messaging apps, video conferences, personal computers, and mobile devices to hold their classes online. Classes at SSC for all levels are continuing until the end of its school year in May. With SSC ending their online classes on April 24, the students will spend the following weeks finishing their remaining school work with the guidance of their teachers. “The crisis definitely had major effects on our learning targets, specifically students’ attainment of required competencies. Teachers’ plans also changed drastically because of our inability to conduct face-to-face classes. We had to immediately shift to online

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Resourceful Filipino volunteer uses Brother sewing machines to produce PPEs for frontliners

As the Philippines undergoes its enhanced community quarantine to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19, many Filipinos are stepping up and helping out in any way they can, serving as an inspiration to many others to also do their part for everyone in need. One such inspiring story is that of volunteer Rod Jean Claire Dullano, who shared how they relied on Brother sewing machines to produce a number of personal protective equipment (PPEs) and facemasks for medical frontliners. Photo from Rod Jean Claire Dullano “Your products have been so helpful to us,” said Dullano in her e-mail to Brother Philippines. “Thank you so much for your great effort in making quality machines for us. God bless you.” Brother Philippines is truly honored to power meaningful efforts such as Dullano’s, and we salute everyone giving their time and dedication to help our country’s frontliners in these challenging times. If you are using our sewing machines or any Brother product to help in the fight ag

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Capture More of What You Love with New Features on Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10

Samsung Electronics announced it will bring new, innovative features found on its flagship Galaxy S20 series to the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10 series through an upcoming software update starting from March. Users will be able to capture content with the latest Galaxy camera software technology, including Single Take mode. Additionally, users will have access to a variety of software enhancements that make the entire Galaxy experience even more enjoyable. Let’s dive into how select Galaxy S20 features will work on the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10. Advanced Photo and Video Experiences This software update brings select Galaxy S20 photo and video experiences to the Galaxy S10 and Note10 series. With Single Take, stay in the moment while you capture the moment using integrated AI technology. Single Take uses the camera system and AI to capture a number of photos and videos at once and recommends the best shot for you. With an improved Night Mode on the Galaxy S10 Series, and the addi

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