Get Your Bac-Trac ID at the COVID 19 Contact Tracing System (CCTS) App

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Do you need to go out to buy house essentials regularly? For small business owners like us, regular grocery visit is required to replenish our inventory and supplies. Otherwise, we would end up getting a lot of dissatisfied customers due to unserved orders.

We buy our groceries and supplies in Bacolod shopping malls. Visitors entering a mall are required to scan the QR code of their Bac Trac ID with that of the mall’s Covid Contact Tracing System (CCTS) Logger.

The Bac Trac ID works like a digital logbook, which records the date and time of your visit to public places such as the mall or restaurants. This high-tech monitoring system makes it easy for the local government to locate people suspected of having contact with someone who is COVID 19 positive.

What will happen if you do not have a Bac Trac ID?

The Bac Trac ID is issued only to Bacolod residents. Non-Bacolod residents are still required to manually write their names, address, and contact numbers in the mall’s logbook.

The manual method is unclean and unsafe since registrants are using the same record journal and pen. Nobody can tell if the person or persons before you who register are infected with the virus.

How to get your Bac Trac ID even if you are not a Bacolod resident?

The procedure is straightforward. Just access the South Cotabato COVID Contact Tracing System (SC-CCTS) application and follow the instructions.

  1. Go to South Cotabato website;
  2. On the Home page, click the “Register” and “Citizen” buttons found at the extreme top-right portion of your screen;

  3. Fill-up the Citizen Registration Form;
    1. Indicate an active email address and mobile phone number for accessibility during contact tracing;
    2. You can ADD household members. Make sure that they are living with you in the same house.

  4. Check the Captcha box, that you are not a robot and click “Register”;
  5. Click “Yes” to the Confirmation/Consent pop-window;

  6. Click the “Download” button to download the CCTS card;
  7. Save your digital CCTS card to your mobile phone, or you may print the ID card;
  8. If you failed to download, click “Services” and “Request Downloadable CCTS Card”;
  9. Present your digital or physical copy of your CCTS card to the authorities when entering public places. 

Final Thoughts

In adopting this modern approach to monitoring the movement of its residents within and outside the city, the local government unit can easily trace people with or suspected to have COVID 19 virus.  The public office may immediately conduct the necessary actions to stop the spread of the infection.

The SC-CCTS is a web-based and mobile-based application that is simple and easy to navigate. It is approved by the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force - Region 12 and Regional Task Force on COVID 19 - Region 12.

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Enjoy Free Shipping, ₱1 Deals, Bigger Cashbacks, and More at the 4.4 ShopeePay Cashless Festival

Tuesday, March 23, 2021


Use ShopeePay from March 22 to 25 to discover all the perks of going cashless

ShopeePay, an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services, invites Filipinos to go cashless at the 4.4 ShopeePay Cashless Festival. This is the second iteration of Shopee’s Cashless Festival, which had its successful inaugural launch last February. From March 22 to 25, users who shop, buy load, and pay bills with ShopeePay get to enjoy exclusive rewards such as free shipping, ₱1 deals, and cashback.

Until March 25, ShopeePay users can enjoy the following perks:

Free shipping vouchers

Shop to your heart’s content without worrying about shipping fees! This March 22 to 25, enjoy free shipping for a minimum spend of ₱149 on various categories. On March 24, watch out for sitewide free shipping vouchers redeemable with a minimum spend of ₱199, which will be released throughout the day in limited quantities. Finally, on 4.4 Mega ShopeePay Day, enjoy all-day sitewide free shipping!

Exclusive Deals Near Me vouchers

Craving your favorite burger, donut, ice cream, or pizza? Use ShopeePay to get exclusive ₱1 Deals and amazing offers from your favorite fast food brands such as Jollibee, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Domino’s!

Discounts and flash deals on mobile load

Always on your phone? Grab the following mobile load deals on March 22 and 25: ₱20 load for ₱12 and ₱50 load for ₱42. On March 25, watch out for the following flash deals throughout the day: ₱20 load for ₱10 and ₱50 load for ₱37.

Even bigger cashbacks

Use ShopeePay to earn more coins cashback that you can use to get discounts on your next shopping spree. For every purchase from participating shops, get 20% cashback, capped at 200 coins, on selected categories.

On March 23 and 25, use ShopeePay to settle bills worth at least ₱600 to enjoy 15% cashback, capped at 90 coins. Users who buy load/data or pay bills for the first time can enjoy 20% cashback, capped at 120 coins, from March 22 to 24; and 25% cashback, capped at 150 coins, on March 25.

This 4.4 ShopeePay Cashless Festival, shop, buy load, and pay bills with ShopeePay to enjoy more rewards! For more information, visit

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Protect Your Family and Home with These 5 Fire Safety Tips

Monday, March 22, 2021


This Fire Prevention Month, learn how to prepare your family and keep them safe to avoid disaster from striking.

Did you know that an average of 42 fire incidents occurs in the Philippines daily? This amounts to around ₱4.65 billion worth of damage every year. According to the Bureau of Fire Protection, the top causes of fire outbreaks in the Philippines are faulty electrical connections, lighted cigarette butts, and open flames.

Since most of us are staying home with our families during this time, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our haven and sanctuary remains free from such health hazards. This Fire Prevention Month, educate yourself and your family on fire safety measures. Remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Here are five fire prevention measures you need to take.

1. Install smoke alarms

First things first: install a smoke alarm. These alarms can detect fire way before your nose can smell smoke. Early detection can save your house—and your loved ones’ lives.

Install smoke alarms on every floor, including inside bedrooms and living areas. Mount each unit on the ceiling or high up on walls. Don’t forget to test these out every month and change the batteries every year. You don’t want them to fail you when a fire actually breaks out. After ten years of use, replace each unit.

Try: X-SENSE Smoke Alarm, ₱1,500

2. Get fire extinguishers or blankets ready

Did you know that using water to extinguish fires isn’t fool-proof? Since oil and water don’t mix, using the latter to extinguish grease fires can actually cause it to spread. Additionally, water conducts electricity and you can get electrocuted if you try to douse an electrical fire.

Instead, invest in a fire extinguisher or fire blanket. Confused about which one to use? Smother smaller fires in the kitchen with a fire blanket. They’re less messy and won’t damage food items in your kitchen. For bigger, harder-to-reach fires, use a fire extinguisher. Make sure they’re available on each floor. Place them near the kitchen, garage, and any other exit routes.

Try: Daytech Fire Blanket, ₱489

3.  Avoid open flames

Does your weekend pamper routine feature scented candles? Place your candles on a stable, heat-resistant surface, preferably at a distance from your bed, curtains, and other flammable items. To avoid flare-ups, light them far away from aircon vents or electric fans.

You might feel relaxed and ready for bed with soothing scents, but never doze off and leave your candles unattended. Consider switching to battery-operated candles if you have kids and pets who might accidentally knock them over.

Try: At Home LEDCandle, ₱230

4.  Keep all appliances in working order

If you’ve been squeezing the last ounce of life out of your old appliances, it’s time to put them to rest. You’re not saving money by continuing to use rickety appliances until they give out. The faulty machinery and frayed cables pose a fire hazard. A fire outbreak will end up being more expensive than a new appliance.

Most home fires start in the kitchen, so keep cooking appliances, in particular, functioning properly. For malfunctioning appliances, don’t attempt to use and call in a repairman as soon as possible. Replace if needed.

Try: Haier Cooking Range, ₱15,799

5.  Create a fire escape plan

In the same way you practice fire drills at school or at the office, your family should craft its own home fire escape plan as well.

Establish primary and alternative escape routes from the house and pick at least two meeting spots in case family members get separated from each other. Teach everyone the Stop, Drop, and Roll method in the event that their clothes catch fire. Lastly, buy an emergency medical kit you can easily grab on your way out of the house.

Try: Mediplast Emergency Kit, ₱465

Keep yourself and your loved ones safe from harm with these doable tips. Taking such exhaustive measures might feel excessive, but as with everything else, prevention is better than cure. For emergencies, call the National Emergency Hotline at 911, or the Philippine Red Cross at 143.

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15 Best Deals You Can Find at Shopee's 3.15 Payday Sale

Thursday, March 11, 2021

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Payday is right around the corner, and you know what that means—time to finally treat yourself. After hustling every day and carrying through the long daily grind, an occasional splurge is surely justifiable. You’ve worked hard and you should reap the benefits. 

Spend some of that hard-earned cash by indulging in a little online shopping. Now’s the time to finally hit the checkout button on those products that have long been sitting in your cart. Whether they’re new skincare products, home appliances, gadgets, or workout gear, you know you deserve it.

Buy all the products you’ve been eyeing and more at Shopee this March 15. Shopee’s Payday Sale features discounts up to 90% off on beauty products, electronics, and more. Check out some of the best deals below:

Shop new appliances for that long-planned home upgrade

Got old, barely-functioning appliances on their last legs? Upgrade with sturdy new ones that’ll last for years to come. LG Washing Machine and Dryer cleans each load thoroughly, eliminates allergens such as dust mites, and keeps clothes from wrinkling. Use the Deerma Ultra Quiet Vacuum Cleaner suitable for hardwood, carpet, and tile floors, to keep your house dust-free. Heat all your leftovers with American Home Microwave Oven, which offers a defrost function as well. For family movie nights, CHiQ Smart Ultra HD LED TV features built-in Chromecast and is compatible with top video streaming sites.

Stock up on beauty must-haves and pamper your stressed-out skin

When you look good, you feel good. Treat your skin to some extra loving this payday! L’Oreal Radiance Booster Duo gently exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin cells and gives dry skin a hydrating boost. Before using your makeup brushes and sponges, use the Nippon Dual Purpose Cleaner to remove any makeup residue, dirt, and oil. Lastly, shield your skin from harmful UV rays with Canmake Skin Gel UV and Foundation, which provides lightweight sun protection and sweat- and sebum-resistant coverage. 

Grab new gadgets to level up your work (and play)-from-home setup

As life turned digital during the pandemic, gadgets became our constant companions. Looking for additions to your collection? Make tangled cables a thing of the past with Yoobao Wireless Charger, a convenient, portable alternative. For crisp audio quality whether you’re in-game or in a meeting, JBL On-Ear Headphones provides a powerful bass sound and a built-in mic. The Philips Full HD LCD Monitor makes it easy to juggle multiple projects with 4ms response time. Stay in touch with friends, family, and workmates using the Logitech Pro HD Webcam, which has a maximum resolution of 1080p/30fps. 

Double up on workout essentials and kickstart your fitness journey

It’s never too late to get in shape! This comfy, single jersey Penshoppe Basic Pocket Tee can take you in and out of the gym. A pair of Adidas Running Shoes, with its mesh, ultra-soft cushioning and cushioned midsole, is the perfect jogging or running companion. Bring your protein smoothies everywhere you go with Klean Kanteen w/ Café Cap, a vacuum-insulated, leak-proof, and food-grade bottle. Don’t forget to keep track of your progress with Amazfit T-Rex Smart Watch, which multitasks as an altimeter, accelerometer, and compass. 

Reward yourself with these products for a job well done! Get all these deals and more at Shopee’s 3.15 Payday Sale. For more information, visit Shopee Payday Sale.

Don't forget to shop, buy load, and pay bills with ShopeePay to enjoy discounts and rewards. Enjoy all-day 15% coins cashback, capped at 200 coins, exclusively on March 15! Check out Shopee Pay for more details.

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Awesome Unpacked features the Samsung new Galaxy A-Series

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

                                       Ready for something A-wesome?

SAMSUNG to unveil the new Galaxy A-series during the
 Awesome Unpacked event on March 17

Through the years, SAMSUNG continues to introduce new innovations for every consumer. 

For the passionate youth, the Galaxy A-series offers a wide array of features to support their wants and needs.

In 2020, SAMSUNG introduced “Awesome for Everyone” for the Galaxy A-series and asked Gen Z to discover their awesome with the Galaxy A71 and A51. 

This year, the tech brand continues to build on the excitement from last year by encouraging these young individuals to live out their awesome and share it with the world as they introduce the new Galaxy A-series during its Awesome Unpacked event.

Join SAMSUNG in this special live streaming event by tuning in through its official Youtube channel at on March 17, 2021, Wednesday, at 10 PM (PH time).

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Look: SAMSUNG Galaxy S21 Series 5G Should be Everyone's Phone

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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The new stay-at-home lifestyle has encouraged many to explore their passion and their creativity. Some turned to content creation, while others enjoyed watching more movies and TV shows. Smartphones became the tool for self-expression on top of their role to aid with work and personal connections.

Samsung is making this lifestyle more epic with the Galaxy S21 Series 5G. The new line of smartphones is filled with new and improved features perfect for creating ordinary moments and unforgettable experiences.

Make everyday more epic with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series 5G. Here are seven reasons why it should be everyone’s next smartphone:

1. It’s 5G-ready.

The new stay-at-home lifestyle has highlighted the importance of a stable internet connection. The Galaxy S21 Series is 5G ready, so the possibility of hyperfast download and upload speeds is now within reach. Whether it’s for work through video meetings or leisure by downloading an entire season of the latest series, it’s easier and faster to get things done.

2. The multi-camera elevates the everyday.

The Galaxy S21 Series 5G comes with an improved multi-camera for high-quality photos and videos. This new Samsung phone is equipped with the most advanced quad camera in the Galaxy, with the 108MP Wide Angle Camera, a 12MP Ultra-Wide lens, and two 10MP Telephoto lenses. This means professional-looking photos with a single tap on a smartphone screen.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has a high-resolution camera set up consisting of a 108MP wide lens, 12MP Ultra-Wide camera, and two 10MP Telephoto camera. The Galaxy S21 5G and S21+ 5G have a high-resolution camera set up consisting of a 64MP Telephoto camera, a 12MP Wide lens, and a 12MP Ultra-Wide camera. Aspiring photographers can experiment with various lenses: with just one device, they can shoot far away subjects clearly or add depth to a scene by capturing more of the background.

Even self-portraits get an upgrade: the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has a 40MP front camera, while the Galaxy S21 and S21+ 5G have a 10MP front lens. The high resolution, paired with Samsung’s Portrait Mode, results in impressive selfies enhanced by artificial intelligence.

The series also improved its Space Zoom, the revolutionary feature that can take crisp and clear photos, no matter the distance. The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G can zoom up to 100x, while the Galaxy S21 and S21+ 5G can bring subjects closer up to 30x. The Galaxy S21 Series’ Dual Telephoto Zoom system can now zoom faster and smoother, while Zoom Lock improves stability, so photos are always crisp.

3. Shoot videos like a pro.

Content creation is now easier with the Galaxy S21 Series 5G and its suite of cameras.

Director’s View allows aspiring creators to test different styles of shooting by switching between lenses while recording. Distant subjects can be recorded using the Telephoto Camera, while scenes with plenty of details can be captured using either the Wide or Ultra-Wide lenses. Call the shots with different cameras and an entire edit suite, all at your fingertips.

Vlogger Mode can add a personal touch to videos since creators can simultaneously record with the front and back cameras. Followers can watch their favorite vloggers do their thing while they narrate in the corner of the video. This feature is available in three types: picture-in-picture, split view, and single view.

Single Take records footage once then offers the shot in multiple modes, making it easier for creators to choose between different photo and video options. For action-packed clips, Super Steady shoots like an action cam so videos are always smooth.

Another reason to get excited to shoot with the Galaxy S21 Series 5G is that it can record in 8K, capturing virtually every detail in each second. This is currently the highest resolution video available on a smartphone. 8K Snap lets users take high-resolution screenshots at up to 33MP.

4. It’s S Pen compatible.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is the first in the S Series to be compatible with the S Pen. It’s easier to take notes and sketch ideas. The S Pen can also be used to finesse and fine-tune videos with precision.

5. The display is incredible.

The Galaxy S21 Series 5G has a Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display. The immersive screen, along with the accurate and life-like colors, transports viewers to what they are watching on their smartphone.

Its 120Hz Refresh Rate offers almost zero lags when gaming, streaming, and even browsing the internet. The Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is also the largest member of the Galaxy S21 series, with a 6.8-inch display, while the Galaxy S21+ 5G is at 6.7” designed for uninterrupted viewing; and a pocketable 6.2” for Galaxy S21 5G.

6. It has the fastest chip in Galaxy.

The Galaxy S21 Series 5G is furnished with a 5nm processor, currently the fastest in the Galaxy ecosystem. This means dynamic power and speed for faster processing. The accelerated chip is designed to keep up with today’s ultra-busy lifestyle, where people have to accomplish deadlines, finish passion projects, and stay in touch with friends and family, all in one day.

7. The smartphone has a high level of security.

Stay secured with Samsung’s Knox security platform. This protects data, especially when it comes to app permissions. This is augmented by the Samsung Knox Vault, a defense-grade security platform that protects sensitive data like PINs and passwords.

The Galaxy S21 Series 5G now comes in 128GB storage for as low as Php 44,990 SRP for the Galaxy S21, Php 54,990 SRP for the Galaxy S21+ 5G, and Php 66,990 SRP for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. It’s now available in Samsung Experience Stores and

The Galaxy S21 Series 5G is also available in 256GB storage starting at Php 47,990 SRP.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 5G is available in Phantom Violet and Phantom Gray, while the Galaxy S21+ 5G is available in Phantom Violet, Phantom Silver, and now Phantom Black. For the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, customers can choose between Phantom Silver or Phantom Black.

Choose from the different payment options to get yours now. Get P5,000 cashback when you buy the Galaxy S21 Series 5G via straight payment using your BDO, BPI, Metrobank or PNB credit card[1].

For installment, get the Galaxy S21 Series 5G at 0% interest up to 24 months with participating bank partners[2]. On top of this, get your first month installment for FREE if you purchase with your PNB credit card[3].

If you’re ready to do the upgrade, just trade in your old smartphone via the “Trade up, Save up” promo and enjoy additional tokens of up to Php 10,000 on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G[4].

For more information about the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series, visit

[1] DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-114541 Series of 2021

[2] DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-111494 Series of 2021

[3] DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-111508 Series of 2021

[4] DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-111513 Series of 2021

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Shopee Fosters the Future Leaders of E-Commerce Through the Global Leaders Program

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As more Filipinos turn to online platforms for their daily needs, the e-commerce industry continues to take on a greater significance in people’s lives. With the rapid growth of the business sector, there is also an increasing demand for tech talents in the country and globally.

According to the Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine internet economy will be worth 28 Billion US dollars by 2025, highlighting the need for the right talent to push this growth forward.

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, nurtures and prepares students and professionals for e-commerce through its various tech training and e-commerce apprenticeship programs, such as the Shopee Global Leaders Program (GLP).

The Shopee Global Leaders Program, launched in 2018, is a 2-year graduate program consisting of four 6-month local and overseas rotations designed for highly enthusiastic and ambitious young Filipino talents.

Participants will help drive Shopee’s campaigns and new initiatives by working with local and overseas teams. They will gain eye-opening experiences, regional exposure and contribute to the expansion of Shopee across the region.

Participants will be part of a structured learning and development program and receive dedicated mentorship from Shopee leaders.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “As the need for tech talents rises, Shopee will continue to equip future leaders with the proper e-commerce knowledge through different kinds of training and apprenticeships like the Global Leaders Program".

"We will ramp up our efforts to provide proper mentorship and an immersive learning experience to all participants of this program. As a mentor myself, I have worked with a lot of promising participants and I look forward to working with the next batch of aspiring tech leaders who choose to join this program.”

Insights from the GLP

Participants of the Global Leaders Program highlighted how they gained significant professional and personal growth, which will help them excel in their careers in the e-commerce industry.

For Anton, the Global Leaders Program was a vibrant and immersive experience. “Before the pandemic, we were able to go abroad and meet our fellow GLP participants in the other regions and participate in training sessions to hone our leadership skills further".

"Besides the international training opportunity, I have also been able to work on many impactful projects and initiatives across different departments within Shopee Philippines. Most of all, I appreciate the many mentorship opportunities I’ve had with my Shopee managers,” Anton shared.

Samantha, on the other hand, describes her GLP experience as enriching and packed with learning.

“In two years, we get to immerse ourselves in four different teams, which widens our perspectives and pushes us to be more agile as we switch roles every six months.

"GLP provides opportunities to create impact in the industry and to see Shopee from multiple lenses through different departments, which I believe will help to develop our sense of the industry quite quickly,” Samantha added.

Anton is currently with the program while Samantha just concluded her stint with GLP. Both are now with Shopee as full-time employees.

“I consider Shopee as a top choice when it comes to finding a company to join in the e-commerce and digital marketing industry. Many young and bright individuals in the company have exciting and innovative new ideas that make our work fun and interesting,” Anton said.

“Life at Shopee is fast-paced and full of learning opportunities. Shopee fosters a collaborative environment and it is a privilege to work with colleagues who live out our core values,” Samantha added.

“If you want an experience that will help you grow both personally and professionally in a holistic manner, Shopee’s Global Leaders Program is the way to go. I think it’s a good and commendable training program for young professionals who want to experience e-commerce fully.”

For more information about the Global Leaders Program, visit

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Let's Go with GOMO: Changing the Way we Connect

Sunday, March 7, 2021

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GOMO changes the game in connectivity.  Brings no-expiry and unlimited data deals for an awesome connectivity experience 

Staying connected has been pretty high on our list of priorities nowadays. Most of us have shifted a lot of our work and play online. We now pay our bills, do shopping, and work from home, among many other activities. 

Given our current situation, we saw the power of connectivity to navigate the next normal. And we continuously see the growing dependence of Filipinos on this. This is what GOMO, the latest fully digital brand in the country, is all about. 

Changing the game in connectivity, GOMO aims to provide simplicity and innovation to Filipinos with its three game-changers—a Fully Digital Experience, No Expiry Data, and ‘Mo Creds. 

In a nutshell, GOMO is making the whole telco experience brutally simple. Eric Leif Tanbauco, Head of GOMO, explained that the digital brand was created specifically for today’s digital natives who utilize digital solutions in their work and play. 

"Reinventing our business model allowed GOMO to provide innovative industry firsts: an all-digital approach to telco, no expiry data, and even the ability to convert data to calls and texts,” he said. Fully digital, GOMO doesn’t have any physical stores or hotlines, which enabled them to minimize its operating costs". 

"As an innovative brand, its experience is designed to be simple and convenient for its customers by giving them everything they need in a mobile app—from buying a SIM, purchasing promos and even aftersales. “This is why GOMO doesn’t have any load or bills. We give our customers the things that matter most to them, and that is data. And it’s not just plain data. It is data that lives forever,” Tanbauco added. 

AWESOME Deals GOMO is 5G ready. Having its digitally-savvy customers in mind, the brand made sure that when it launched GOMO, its customers can already use the best connectivity, which is 5G. 

Recently, it upgraded its current offer to 30GB (from 25GB) with No Expiry, with the same price of P299. GOMO also regularly does flash deals. Its ongoing 3.3 promotion offers UNLIMITED DATA for users, again simplifying their connectivity experience, so they have the freedom to access the internet without any restrictions. 

To serve more Filipinos with its unlimited offerings, GOMO is extending its flash deals from March 8 to 10, to continue offering its UNLI promos: UNLIMITED DATA for 15 days for P299 and Unlimited Data for 30 days for P499. 

“So far, we’re happy with the results of GOMO. We are able to attract the growing base of digitally savvy Filipinos and leverage on the consumer’s heightened need for digital tools,” said Tanbauco. 

GOMO will also launch an exclusive offer in key cities of Visayas and Mindanao on March 15. A regional exclusive, GOMO customers in the region will be able to subscribe to UNLI DATA for 30 days for only P199. 

AWESOME Hunt GOMO is also about awesome experiences. In 2020, GOMO brought 88 rising stars through its online concert. It also partnered with Shoor to bring exciting digital experiences to Filipinos. 

On March 8, GOMO will continue to bring these experiences to its customers with GOMO AWESOME hunt! Exclusive GOMO kits are up for grabs when GOMO customers join the hunt! 

Follow GOMO’s social media pages to know more. Now on its sixth month, GOMO will continue to provide awesome experiences for its customers and expand its reach to more digitally-savvy Filipinos. 

Follow GOMO on Facebook, Twitter @Gomo_PH to know more about the Awesome Hunt and for more flash deals and new promos! Learn more about GOMO and visit

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TIN Verifier Mobile Application: Taxpayer’s Identification Number (TIN) Inquiry and Validation at Your Fingertips

Friday, March 5, 2021


All of us are adapting to the new normal. The extended lockdown in the country allowed private and public businesses to innovate to serve their customers continuously.

Recently, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) launched its online TIN verification channel.

The BIR TIN Verifier Mobile Application allows taxpayers to validate their TIN online or inquire about their TIN application status using their mobile phones. A BIR agent will act on their request and will answer accordingly based on available BIR records.

How to use the BIR mobile application


  1. Download the app from the Google Play Store or the App Store;


  1. Read the bureau’s Privacy Notice and tick the “I have read and understood the Privacy Policy” and “Proceed” buttons;


  1. The app will direct you to the Home Page. Tap the “TIN Verifier” button and select your desired transaction- TIN inquiry or TIN validation;


  1. Fill-up the required information;


  1. You will receive a confirmation message that your TIN is verified;


  1. You may screenshot the message for your reference.


Additional Information


  1. Currently, the app is available during weekdays, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM;


  1. The TIN verification process is not yet fully automated. The BIR agents still manually check the TIN records of the taxpayer before they can answer your transaction.  So, response time may be slow;


  1. Walk-in TIN transactions are still accepted in the Revenue District Offices (RDOs) to serve taxpayers with no access to online service.


The BIR mobile application is still in its initial stage. It needs fine-tuning to make it more useful and convenient for taxpayers. The new system is a step ahead than queuing in the RDOs. 

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5 DIY Tips to Keep Your Bed Mattress Clean and Fresh

Tuesday, March 2, 2021


The pandemic has made us health-conscious. Keeping healthy is not only about social distancing and frequent handwashing. But it is also about keeping the household clean, especially the ones we stay longer when we are at home.


Don’t you know that we spend an average of six hours of sleep, and that means spending the same hours lying on our bed? While dreaming the birds and the bees or merely lounging, dust, dead skin, sweat, and other debris may cling on the bed mattress, which could cause allergies and skin problems. 


When we have health issues, our immune system is low, making us prone to contact infections such as the deadly COVID-19 virus. That’s why keeping our bed mattress clean and fresh is part of our household routine in the new normal.


Here are five simple yet effective way of keeping your night buddy fresh, stain- and odor-free:


1.   Remove the dust.

The best and effective way of getting rid of mattress dust is through a vacuum cleaner. Remove all bedding and covers off the mattress.  Then, grab the vacuum cleaner’s upholstery accessory and aim the nozzle to the fabric’s entire surface, including the sides. Check out for hidden dust or dirt stuck on the seams or quilting, and remove the grime using the crevice tool.


You may vacuum-clean your bed regularly to get rid of loose materials that could cause stains to your beddings when accumulated in the fabric for a long time.


  1. Wipe out the stain immediately

If you are fond of snacking in bed, chances are your bed mattress may have some food remnants or stains on it. You may want to clean up the mess as soon as it happens. Change the sheets immediately and toss the soiled sheets inside the washing machine. 


For the stained bedding, soaked a piece of cloth in water with mild detergent and gently rub the stain. Remove the residue by using a clean damp cloth. Avoid using cleaning agents with a harsh chemical component as it may damage the mattress’ fabric.


  1. Air out your bed mattress

Let your bed mattress breathe. Sunbathing your mattress for half a day is an excellent way to get rid of moisture, stale odors, and bacteria. Place the mattress in a dry and clean open area where there is direct sunlight.


If you don’t have access to an ideal outdoor spot, open the windows and let your bed mattress sunbathe inside the house.  Just ensure that sunlight can touch the entire fabric evenly. 


  1.  Take a bath before going to bed.  

Believe it or not, the single contributor of dirt in your mattress is you. You shed off dead skin, sweat a lot, and bring in foreign matters from outside. Thus, give yourself a nice bath or cleaning before hitting the sheets. Wearing your freshly-ironed pajamas or loungewear will also help.


Your bed and mattress will stay smelling-fresh longer and will guarantee a pleasant journey towards slumberland.


  1. Get a new bed mattress. 

If you tried every solution to remove stubborn stains or odor and all did not help, it is time to have a bedroom makeover by getting a new bed mattress and a few home accessories that will spruce up your bedroom. You deserve a night of better and comfortable sleep.


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