Vivo Philippines, in the true spirit of a Filipino Christmas, decides to give back to the heroic deeds of the soldiers who fought in Marawi by spending the afternoon with them last December 17 at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Hospital in V. Luna, Quezon City.

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Vivo Philippines volunteers who helped out with the event

The special outreach affair was attended to by Vivo employee-volunteers who interacted with the 150 soldiers and their families and entertained them with song and dance performances. The brand’s celebrity influencers were also in attendance to give joy and encouragement to the Marawi freedom fighters. KZ Tandingan, Darren Espanto, Jason Dy, and Kisses Delavin also shared their talent in one afternoon of gratitude-giving, to the delight of the soldiers and their families.

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Vivo family, KZ Tandingan (right) and Jason Dy (left) helping to prepare the gift baskets for the troops
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Vivo Family, Darren Espanto sharing Christmas joys with an injured Marawi solider
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Vivo Family spreading Christmas cheer and making wishes come true
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Vivo Family, Jason Dy performing his dedicated song to the troops
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Vivo Philippine presenting a cheque worth Php 100,000 for the rehabilitation and recovery of the soldiers. From left to right: Erin Valera (host), Jason Dy (Vivo Endorser), KZ Tandingan (Vivo Endorser), Darren Espanto (Vivo Endorser), Lt. Sgnt (AFP Medical Center rep.), Hazel Bascon (Vivo VP and Head of Sales) and Neri Choy (HR Director)
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KZ Tandingan sharing the spotlight and doing a duet with one of the Marawi soldiers
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Soldiers starting off the program with a ceremonial singing of the Philippine national anthem.
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Kisses Delavin taking a clearer selfie with Vivo V7

Brand Director for Vivo Philippines Annie Lim, who was also present at the affair, shared her respect for these courageous soliders. “The soldiers who fought in Marawi are more than heroes–they are also fathers, sons, brothers, friends who placed their life on the line in the name of things that matter most to every Filipino: togetherness that goes beyond religion and love that knows no boundaries.” she said.

Vivo Philippines also just recently came out with a heartwarming Christmas video on the plight of a soldier who fought in Marawi and his family. Vivo, by way of the special Christmas video, shares and celebrates what a truly meaningful Christmas is for Filipinos. Family, togetherness, empathy, and the spirit of giving make a Filipino Christmas like no one else in the world.

Here’s the link to Vivo’s Christmas video.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website or check out their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

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Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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