Sunday, March 11, 2018

OPPO Philippines strengthens its entry-level smartphone offering with the new OPPO A71 2018, carrying a mid-range class processor and includes OPPO’s A.I. Beauty Technology for Php7,990. Equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor found in smartphones at the mid-range level, the A71 2018 elevates the standard of speed and battery efficiency in its price point.

Selfies will never be the same with the A.I. Beauty Technology infused in the 5MP front camera, for this allows more personalized selfie experience by analyzing the subject’s face in more than 220 facial points. Similar with the OPPO F5, the A71 2018 can also detect the skin tone, age and race for a natural looking selfie.

Along with a 13MP rear camera, capturing moments will be fun and easy with multiple modes such as time-lapse, panorama and even expert mode for ultra-HD 42MP shots. All these features are seen through the 5.2” HD display and compact shell body that is easy to hold and carry around.

In addition to value for money, the OPPO A71 2018 comes with a free pre- installed screen protector and transparent protection case. The smartphone also has all-around connectivity with dedicated dual-sim slot and microSD storage for expansion. This gesture is a standard in OPPO smartphones, ensuring that customer experience is on-top of mind in every aspect.

Running on Color OS 3.2 under Android 7.1.1, the A71 2018 runs smooth with premium features like O-Share to transfer files from other OPPO smartphones in lightning speeds. Plus, with its battery efficient processor, the 3,000mAh battery can last for more than 12 hours. 

“We keep on pushing the industry by coming up with the best smartphone in every price point. We believe the A71 2018’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and A.I. Beauty Technology will elevate the smartphone experience in the entry-level arena,” said Eason de Guzman, Public Relations Manager of OPPO Philippines.

The OPPO A71 2018 will be available in all concept stores nationwide starting tomorrow. For more information, customers may visit They can also follow OPPO on Facebook via to see the latest updates and events
from the brand.

Press Release

Friday, March 9, 2018

When you are in social media, the main challenge is to be consistent. Your post should be related  in some way to the business or your personal branding., It should have a purpose!

To be honest, I admit that I struggle with this on my own Instagram account. Being consistent is the KEY.

Most of you for sure have already a lot of ideas of what sort of image or content you should post. However, I'm here to give you some kind of a tips of what to post on Instagram.

1. Image with style.

Yes. You read it right! Instagram like Pinterest are more on Photos, so aside from the selfies that you posted. You can try new things like using grids, flat lay, etc. to represent your personal brand or products which that kind of composition.

2. A weekly series.

If you will notice, most of the brands nowadays are using the power of series like tele-drama and using the concept of throwbackthursday, motivationmonday, flashbackfriday, etc. on their feed to get more like and comments. Doing this will help you in making your concept or theme for a specific day.

3. Recommend Something.

Sharing a post, product review or simply an information you just heard or got from others can adds value to a post but allows your audience to discover more about you. Make sure that what you walk the talk.

4. Engage by shouting out.

Instagram like other social media site are created to have a network. That way it is best to use its one third of of its time in promoting a business while the two thirds should be more about sharing. How? By engaging with your followers or celebrating others. Let's say, you attended a webinar and learned something that you thought of sharing it to others because it may be valuable to them or perhaps posting about people who motivates and inspires you.

5. A call to action.

Sometimes we need to instruct our followers to give us a direct response. You can ask them a question, requesting them to visit a link, or have them their feedbacks. You can create also a contest or challenge that they can participate and by using a hashtags. Don't be shy to give them instructions to create a more engagement.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

I was super excited to attend the launching of the Public Beta version of Kumu (Thanks to Ms. Ian and Mai for the invitation).  For those who haven't know about it, KUMU is a messenger app and media platform built by and for the Filipino community! You can check it out and download it on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Kumu is the product of a labor of love and countless hours of work contributed by an extended team of over 60 leaders from the Philippines, the diaspora, and the global tech community.

The idea was just started six months ago, compare to Facebook, Viber and Instagram which been existing for years. The KUMU team is been proud of what they built and they invite you and all of us to join and help them build this from the ground up! This is what we can call our Digital Bayanihan.

What is this all about? Why do we need another messenger app? What exactly is Kumu?

1. A localized communication app for the Filipino people.

2. A media network for the next generation of Filipino creativity.

3. A digital economy of services that make life easier in the Philippines.

4. A movement to take back our internet and unlock the power of the Filipino community.

During the event the KUMU ambassador tell us their part in growing the community. They have different shows in the platform which makes the community more exciting. 

I even got sample stickers that they in the App. Check out below the designs that they have for now.

Kumu's vision is to harness the full promise of the internet and digital technology to unlock the power of the Filipino people. They think that the internet can build stronger communities rather than divide them, make life easier instead of distracting us from what matters. Digital media can inspire us and broaden our imaginations. Kumu hopes to be, more than any single thing, a vehicle to make these possibilities real.  They want to be a platform for the future of the Filipino community, a Filipino renaissance that is rising and gaining momentum.

Let us help this kind of community as we make our Digital Bayanihan. Invite your friends and families too to download the App and start using it. The good thing that I see with this App is that you don't need internet to send a message to someone, by using a Bluetooth, your message will be send instantly. However, this App is for Beta testing for now and I hope that in the next couple of months it will completely boom. 

Sharing below is the KUMU stories:

Kumu is now available on the Google Play and App Store. Learn more at our website:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

One more time, I was invited to an event where I have to share something with my blogger friends. This time its not about blogging or social media  but about the profession that I've been doing for almost a decade.

I have seen the participant's excitement when I enter the room. It was not too formal gathering so nothing to worry about. However, I was thinking of how can I explain to them in layman's term about the technicalities of they requested topic.

During the event, there are also a series of talks coming from other colleagues in the blogosphere. Blogging 101 and Digital Marketing was discussed by Larawan at Kape, Blogging as a Business is one, How to Elevate Your Blog from Wazzup Pilipinas and lot more.

There are also raffles and games. A picka-picka was serve and the day was full of a learning and fun activities.

I talk about SEO for bloggers and I am sharing you my slide here. Please check it out below.

Seo for bloggers from Marites "Zheyme" Manahan

Ready, Set, Blog 2.0 is a project of Annesheyday in partnership with SELAH GARDEN HOTEL. Ought to know more about blogging, digital marketing and SEO for bloggers!! Also know how to elevate your blog!!! Our utmost appreciation to Bravo Food Supplement for Men as our major sponsor. Our deepest gratitude to our sponsors:

I hope you like it! If you questions you can comment it below and I will try to answer it as soon as I can.

Photo grab from John Cueto and Leo, Thanks!
OPPO Philippines teamed up with Arena of Valor, the fastest growing 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena in the Philippines, for something exciting
this long weekend. From February 16-18, 2018, Arena of Valor will be having a special Lunar Year offer by giving red packets for every 5v5 Grand Battle or Ranked game which contains in-game items and the rare OPPO F5 Red!

Each day, players may acquire up to 2 red packets which could contain 8 Hero Shards, 8 Skin Shards or the grand prize - the OPPO F5 Red! Players are encouraged to play over the long weekend for a chance to win one out of the five OPPO F5 Red smartphones to be given away!

Experience seamless gaming with OPPO smartphones featuring its game acceleration, stop unwanted notification feature, and effortless boost system, best for playing games like Arena of Valor. Get to enjoy games in the best way you can with the latest 2.5GHz Octa-Core processor on the OPPO F5 series and A83, and its 18:9 Full Screen Display.

For more information, customers may visit They can also follow OPPO on Facebook via for the store list and latest updates. Arena of Valor is available on Google Play store for download.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

OPPO Philippines sure knows how to kick off the year with surprises and exciting opportunities for selfie-lovers everywhere. Just when everyone  thought that selfies could not get any better, comes the OPPO F5 that’s not only best for capturing real moments, but also stylish and trendy. Just last week, OPPO’s very own influencers were seen flaunting a bright red smartphone on their social media accounts, teasing the public about its upcoming smartphone in fierce red color. And the long wait is over because the much-awaited OPPO F5 Red is now available in the Philippines in all OPPO concept stores nationwide.

Ready to paint the town RED

Living up to its Selfie Expert handle, the OPPO F5 Red is the latest addition to the F5 line-up which boasts of the A.I. Beauty Recognition Technology, designed to capture the real you that can help selfies look more attractive and natural. Now available in fierce red color, the OPPO F5 Red is the ideal smartphone for users who aspire to create a statement through the smartphones they carry. It highlights OPPO’s advanced beauty technology in a more fashionable and lifestyle approach through its distinct color.

The OPPO F5 Red shares similar features with the OPPO F5 – from camera specs and beauty technology, speedy facial unlock, and performance. It features a 20MP front camera and a 16MP rear camera with a higher resolution (2160x1080) and better photo quality. In addition, it has 4GB of RAM best for multi-tasking and a 64GB storage for apps, videos, and selfies.

“The OPPO F5 is making waves in the smartphone market with its proven A.I. Beauty Recognition Technology and we are happy to announce that we are now offering it in a much-desired red color. This answers the need of our customers who are looking for a stylish, functional, and selfie-centric smartphone, ideal for today’s social media-driven lifestyle,” said Eason De Guzman, OPPO Philippines’ PR Manager.

The OPPO F5 Red is priced at PhP 15,990. And for users who are looking for an OPPO F5 with stronger and more seamless performance, the OPPO F5 6GB in red is also available for PhP 21,990 in all OPPO concept stores nationwide.

For more information about the whole OPPO F5 series, customers may visit They can also follow OPPO on Facebook via for the store list and latest updates.
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