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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

beep™ expands in Bicol Region with new transport coop partners

beep™ operator AF Payments Inc. brings the efficiency of its automated fare collection system (AFCS) to commuters in the Bicol region. In partnership with the Barcelona Gubat Sorsogon Transport Cooperative and Prieto Diaz-Gubat-Sorsogon City Transport Service Cooperative, a new era of safe and convenient inter-city travels dawns, along with the rollout of modern jeepneys under the government’s PUV Modernization Program.

Locals, and even tourists, traveling between Gubat and Sorsogon City have begun to enjoy the convenience of cashless and contactless fare payments. An AFCS device is installed in each PUV in the fleet (also possible to install in the transport terminal), and passengers simply tap in and out to pay their fare. Currently, the beep™ card can be bought online on Shopee, Lazada, and Facebook Marketplace while stocks last, and reloaded from the partner transport operators, digital banking and e-wallet partners, and via the beep mobile app.

On the other hand, transport operators experience a modern system that offers not only more efficient payment collection, recording, and remittance but also combats the ills of the manual one, which may include human error and pilferage.

“AF Payments is one with the government and private sector alike in making the transportation system in the Philippines better and more responsive to the needs of the riding public. We offer a robust cashless payment solution that can easily be tailored to the particular requirements of the localities we engage with and bundled with our other PUV modernization-related solutions,” said Sharon Fong, Chief Commercial Officer of AF Payments Inc.

The company has partnered with transport cooperatives all over Metro Manila and in key provinces nationwide. In the Bicol Region, it has previously collaborated with the Bulusan Transport Service Cooperative and Gubat Transport Service Cooperative. This month, the Bulan Transport Cooperative is also gearing up to roll out AFCS in its own fleet.

For the transport sector, beep™ offers a full ecosystem of related business solutions. Apart from the AFCS, this includes a Fleet Management System, QR Ticketing / QR Payment System, Barrier and Gate Solutions, Central Ticketing Solutions, and Queue Management System, all designed to help transport operators manage their daily operations and passenger flow more efficiently. These may also be bundled as packaged services to make it more economical and convenient for the client.

In addition, beep™ helps its partner transport operators make commuting a rewarding experience for the latter’s own customers. This is done through itsloyalty program that allows users to earn points for every spend (PHP1 spent = 1 point). They only have to register their card in the beep™ app and then convert their points to freebies or load that can be used as payment in all transportation and retail partners within the entire beep™ network. The app also empowers users to check their balance, monitor their spending, and even reload their card (for NFC-enabled smartphones).

AF Payments Inc. is the consortium of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) and Ayala Corp. that introduced the stored value beep™ card currently in use in the elevated trains (LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3), select buses and PUVs nationwide, and in partner retail merchants.

Interested cooperatives and transport operators may get in touch via <beep.com.ph/beep-business>. AF Payments Inc. is also tapping into businesses that can provide reloading and card distribution services in the Bicol region to support its aggressive expansion and be able to better serve Filipino consumers.

More information is available at the website <beep.com.ph> and its official FacebookTwitter, and Instagram accounts.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Power Mac Center launches ‘Presence and Presents’ holiday campaign

Exciting deals, short film competition are on; new iPhone 14 and other prizes up for grabs

This holiday season, Power Mac Center (PMC) is inviting everyone to celebrate by making time for the people they treasure the most. Because showing up means showing love, the Apple Premium Reseller supports customers by launching its holiday promos and a special short film competition, wherein it will be giving away a brand-new iPhone 14 and more.

“Presence is the best present this Christmas—perhaps even more than any other occasion. This is the time when people are collectively feeling lighter, merrier, and more hopeful about their dreams. And so, we are honoring the best of the season by celebrating the stories of togetherness that are uniquely ours, as well as offering our customers great deals on Apple devices and accessories to gift themselves or their loved ones with,” said Joey Alvarez, PMC Director of Product Management and Marketing.

With the theme “Presence and Presents,” PMC’s holiday special has three parts: Unwrap Moments holds a short film competition highlighting the power of the iPhone camera; Unwrap Dreams features a special selection of holiday deals on Apple and non-Apple products; and Unwrap Treats rewards loyal customers via an exclusive deal for 1 Infinite Access members.

Moments: Capture the joy of togetherness, win an iPhone 14

The short film competition is open to everyone in the Philippines who are at least 18 years old. Participants should use an iPhone to create a short film that captures the joy of togetherness for the holiday season. The entry should be able to answer the question “Why is presence the best present for Christmas?”

 CLICK HERE for the Mechanics

Shortlisted entries will be judged by PMC representatives and two of the most sought-after Filipino filmmakers, namely, Antoinette Jadaone and JP Habac. Prizes up for grabs include an iPhone 14 128GB worth P61,990 for the Best Film (Grand Winner); iPad Air 5th gen 64GB worth P41,490 for the Best Film (1st Runner-Up); AirPods 3rd gen worth P12,990 for the Best Film (2nd Runner-Up); P5,000 worth of 1 Infinite Access points for the People’s Choice Special Award winner; and P10,000 worth of products each from partners Adam Elements, Energea, and Logitech for three special awardees. 

Submission of entries is until December 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM. For full details, visit https://bit.ly/PMCUnwrapMoments

Dreams: Bring home Apple devices and more

PMC is offering huge deals bundled with your Apple device purchases. Until December 31, 2022, customers can enjoy up to 25% off on select premium iPhone cases and screen protectors when purchased with any participating iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. Meanwhile, those buying iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 can score up to P2,000 worth of store credits which can be used to buy any available Apple or non-Apple accessories at all PMC and The Loop stores, as well as the Viber Store. Hurry, because this offer is good only until supplies last.

PMC’s participating premium partner brands are also slashing their prices up to a whopping 95% off on chargers, earphones, speakers, storage devices, and more. This offer is available at all PMC and The Loop stores, the Web Store at <https://bit.ly/3gqX6Wu>, Viber Store, and The Loop by Power Mac Center on Lazada and Shopee.

Treats: Loyalty pays off

Members of PMC’s loyalty program 1 Infinite Access can get an additional 10% off and enjoy up to 95% savings on participating premium accessories at all PMC and The Loop stores.

All offers are valid on purchases paid via non-installment methods: cash, straight credit card, debit card, bank transfer, check, GCash, GrabPay, WeChat, AliPay, Maya, Hello Money, UnionPay, BDO Pay, ShopeePay, QRPH, Power Mac Center eGift Certificate, Home Credit with Interest, UpTrade trade-in value, BillEase, and 1 Infinite Access Points (1 point = P1).

Stay tuned at https://bit.ly/PMCPresenceAndPresents for the full campaign details. To be updated on news and promotions, follow Power Mac Center’s official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube accounts. Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-154448 Series of 2022.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Sabon Depot Naga Camarines Sur

Barato na, dekalidad pa! Basta sabon, sa Sabon Depot na! For as low as 11 pesos may Econo Dishwashing Liquid Ka na, sa halagang 18 pesos may Liquid Detergent ka na! Mother nature friendly pa kasi ma refill ka na sa kahit anong used container or bottle.

What’s important about their products? Everything is because of Research Development for a decade and still on-going, with scents from Europe, all locally manufactured, and high quality. Sabon Depot was established as 2011 and now reaching 500 stores nationwide. Watch the video below on how the REFILLING works! 

Available Sabon Depot CleanUp Products

  • Kitchen Essentials
  • Laundry Essentials
  • Janitorial
  • Hygiene & Pet Care
  • Car Care

JUST BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLE and #SabonDepot will REFILL for as low as P11.00!

Sabon Depot is accepting resellers, dealers, and industrial accounts. Just message them via their facebook account https://www.facebook.com/sabondepotcamsur or contact them at  09923974912

Door No. 2 BISCAST Entrepreneurship Training Center 

Peñafrancia Avenue #NagaCity 

Store Hours: Monday - Saturday from 8am to 7pm

HJP Pawnshop leads the pawning industry in Naga and CamSur with Highest Appraisal, Lowest Interest Rate and Longest Term

Ang post na ini po para sa mga nangangaipo ning FINANCIAL HELP, basta igwa ka ning Gadgets/ Motorcyle o kaya Gold. Siring man kung naghahanap kang gadgets na pedeng magamit sa eskwelahan o sa trabaho.

Pirmi ko nadadangog sa radyo ang HJP Pawnshop, 10 years na sinda in operation and dakul na sindang branches all over Naga and now even in CamSur, kaya tunay na maasahan.
HJP Pawnshop leads the pawning industry in Naga City and Cam Sur by offering the HIGHEST APPRAISAL, LOWEST INTEREST RATE and LONGEST TERM.

HJP accepts gold, mobile phone, iphone, ipad, tablet, DSLR, netbook, laptop, appliances, motorcycles, cars and others as collaterals with extended months to redeem or renew the items pawned.

At para po sa satuyang dear students/families who are financially challenged and might have difficulty purchasing brand new gadgets, mag check sana po kamo sa FB page ni HJP ta may mga
Subasta Sale sinda kada bulan. Ang karahayan, ang tinatanggap nindang items si marhay pa ang estado asin totoong magagamit pa ning haloy kaya makakasiguro ka na ang mababakal mo si mga marhay pa.
For inquiries, you may call or message them at (0946) 026-10-60

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Basta Sanglaan kan GADGETS, Motorcycles & Gold, marhay ang serbisyo ni HJP Pawnshop

Thursday, November 24, 2022

BDO expands footprint in Bicol with opening of new branch


BDO provides banking solutions to clients through combination of physical and digital banking services in the branches.

BDO Unibank has opened a branch in Sorsogon to support the growing banking needs of clients in one of Bicol region’s leading urban cities.

The full-service branch, which is located in SM City Sorsogon, is BDO’s 33 rd branch in Bicolandia. It can serve the personal investment, sending and receiving of funds, and financial planning needs of individuals, as well as extend loans to businesses for their expansion activities. Self-service options are also available via digital and online banking facilities to give clients alternative channels to do their banking transactions inside the branch.

Since it is located in SM, the branch also offers extended banking hours for added convenience to clients who would like to do their shopping and banking chores simultaneously.

Located in the Bicol peninsula, Sorsogon City is the capital of the province of Sorsogon. It is considered as Luzon’s gateway to the Visayas and Mindanao through its roll-on/roll-off ferry terminal facilities located in the municipalities of Matnog, Pilar and Bulan.

Most businesses in the city are related to tourism, agriculture/marine products, hardware and construction, and gasoline stations.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Power Mac Center expands presence in the Bicol region, opens first store in Sorsogon

Heads up, Sorsoganon and Bicolano Apple enthusiasts! The newest iPhone 14 family and other Apple products are now more accessible to you. Apple Premium Reseller Power Mac Center (PMC) is once again expanding in the Bicol region, maintaining its momentum of back-to-back store openings with the launch of its first branch in the province of Sorsogon on October 28.

“Our expansion to Sorsogon demonstrates our commitment to our long-standing mission to bring Apple technology closer to more Filipino tech consumers across the country. Especially as we’re fast approaching the holiday season, we want to be ready to serve our customers’ tech shopping needs. Whether they’re into productivity, creativity, fashion, fitness, or adventure, we carry the Apple product that will make their lifestyle easier and more fun,” said Joey Alvarez, PMC Director of Product Management and Marketing.

In celebration of this new milestone, PMC SM City Sorsogon brings exciting offers from October 28 to 30, 2022 only. Customers can get special discounts on the iPhone 14 family when purchased via cash and straight payments. More deals are available in-store so be sure to drop by.

Just recently, the premier Apple partner in the country launched the latest iPhone 14 family, which includes the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max in the much-anticipated return of its midnight celebration. The devices are now available in all Power Mac Center and The Loop branches nationwide. Price starts at P61,990.

PMC SM City Sorsogon is located at the Cyberzone and is ready to assist customers with their Apple needs during mall hours. It is the 61st PMC store nationwide and the third branch in the Bicol region, along with stores in SM City Legazpi and the recently opened SM City Daet.

For more information on PMC and its offerings, visit <powermaccenter.com>. To be updated on news and promotions, follow Power Mac Center’s official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube accounts. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Power Mac Center opens iPhone 14 pre-orders with huge deals

The long wait is almost over as Apple Premium Reseller Power Mac Center (PMC) just announced it is opening pre-orders for the highly anticipated iPhone 14 family.

“All year long, we’ve been saying there’s an iPhone for all. We have focused on improving accessibility by opening various platforms—both online and offline—for customers to purchase their favorite Apple devices. We also helped make it possible for all to afford the devices they want with wide payment options to choose from. Now that we are ready to offer the iPhone 14 line up, we’re confident Power Mac Center can follow through and be able to serve the very best to Filipino fans,” said Joey Alvarez, PMC Director of Product Management and Marketing.

Power Mac Center is the pioneer in offering the entire Apple ecosystem in the country, with over 90 retail establishments, Mobile Care Service Centers, and PBSI Training Centers. It is celebrating the hottest tech drop of the year by offering fans and new-to-iPhone customers exclusive treats, including a chance to win P14,000 worth of premium accessories; massive discounts on AirPods, Apple-branded iPhone cases, Beats by Dr. Dre products, and select non-Apple accessories; free shipping, discounts, and special freebies on Shopee; UpTrade phone trade-in program deals; and Protect Plus device insurance offers. 

Offers for cash and straight payment are available, as well as easy installment payment terms of up to 24 months on select banks.

The iPhone 14 pre-order period is from October 7 to 13, 2022 only. Participating sales channels include all Power Mac Center and The Loop branches, Web Store, Viber Store, and Shopee. Terms and conditions apply. Retail prices are as follows:

  • iPhone 14 starts at P61,990, available in all colors and capacities

  • iPhone 14 Plus starts at P68,990, available in all colors and capacities

  • iPhone 14 Pro starts at P76,990, available in all colors and capacities 

  • iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at P83,990, available in all colors and capacities

For the full details, go to https://bit.ly/PMCiPhone14PreOrder or watch the pre-order livestream video on Power Mac Center’s official Facebook page.

After three years, the traditional in-person launch is back! Fans are invited to join Power Mac Center in welcoming the iPhone 14 at the flagship branch in Greenbelt 3, when midnight strikes on Friday, October 14, 2022. Customers who will line up to purchase their new iPhone 14 will get a chance to receive a starter kit with freebies worth up to P28,000 from partner brands. See you there!

For more details and to be updated on news and promotions, follow Power Mac Center’s official FacebookInstagramTwitterTikTok, and YouTube accounts.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Power Mac Center opens at SM City Daet

Power Mac Center (PMC) is ushering in the festive “ber” months with a second store in the Bicol region. It’s truly a September to remember for fans as the Apple Premium Reseller has opened shop at SM City Daet in Camarines Norte on September 16.

“Our mission is to bridge Apple technology and tech consumers in the country, no matter where they are. Every store we build was carefully designed to provide great shopping experiences and inspire and empower them to use technology to make a difference. We’re gearing up to open more stores before the year ends to cater to more consumers outside the metro,” said Joey Alvarez, PMC Director of Product Management and Marketing.

PMC Daet is the 92nd PMC establishment overall, counting Mobile Care Service Centers and PBSI Training Centers nationwide as well. It is located at 2/F Cyberzone of SM City Daet and is open daily from 10 AM to 9 PM. For inquiries, call (+639) 178 306 897 or (+632) 8400 4934.

More Power Mac Center stores are set to open their doors to Filipino Apple fans this year.

iPhone 14 Philippine launch

On top of expanding footprint across the country, PMC makes it easy and convenient for Filipinos to get their favorite Apple devices and accessories.

Customers looking to get the much-anticipated iPhone 14 series are encouraged to fill out the survey form at https://bit.ly/3UFqzLA to be notified when the devices hit local shores. Meanwhile, other iPhone series are available for purchase at all Power Mac Center or The Loop branches, Viber StoreLazada, and Shopee.

To be updated on news and promotions, follow Power Mac Center on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and TikTok.