“Capture the Night” at 0% interest, even without a credit card!

When it comes to smartphone photography, lighting is often a big factor, and can make or break a great shot. A scenery that yields a stunning pic during the day can all too often turn into a so-so image once the sun sets.

With Samsung’s “Capture the Night” campaign, this problem is now a thing of the past, with an exciting new model that can take great-looking photos even at low lighting conditions. But there’s more: smartphone photographers are in for a double treat, as they can avail of this model at low monthly payments across 9 months with 0% interest—even without a credit card!

Samsung is teaming up with Home Credit, a global Fintech company that helps consumers to purchase smartphones and other goods on installment, to offer the new Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro at 0% interest in Samsung concept stores and partner retailers throughout the country starting July 15.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is the perfect flagship for the “Capture the Night” campaign, which has no less than popular actress Liza Soberano as the endorser. With the Galaxy J7 Pro’s 13-megapixel main shooter and F/1.7 aperture, users can snap vivid, bright-looking photos even in low lighting conditions—letting them capture the night, literally! Selfies at night are likewise a cinch, thanks to a nifty front LED flash. And with a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED screen, you can enjoy your gorgeous pictures and videos to the fullest.

When it comes to performance, the dual-sim Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is no slouch, as it has an Octa Core 1.6GHz processor on the flagship Exynos 7870 chipset, running on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 OS. The ultra-large 3,600mAh battery life allows users to engage their smartphones more, for longer. Plus, LTE Cat.6 Double Carrier Aggregation Technology gives users faster data speeds on both networks. And if sleek looks are your thing, you came to the right place, as the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro has an incredibly fluid design thanks to its full metal unibody, curved back, and 2.5D glass.

When it comes to value-for-money, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is already a tough model to beat, as it packs all of the above features in an easy-on-the-pocket P15,990 smartphone. But with Home Credit’s 0% interest promo, consumers can get their hands on the Galaxy J7 Pro at low monthly payments that are even easier on your budget.

All you need to do to avail of this promo is to go to any of the participating outlets, approach the Home Credit sales associate, present two valid IDs, fill in the form, and wait for the loan application result within minutes!

“We know just how important having a great camera is to smartphone users, and the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is a great choice for anyone who loves taking photos, day or night,” said Home Credit Philippines Head of Sales Adam Bernasek. “Home Credit is excited to partner with Samsung so that more and more people are able to enjoy this smartphone, through a fast loan approval with affordable installments.”

For more information on store locations, new Home Credit promos for Samsung, and useful tips for customers and interested loan applicants, visit www.homecredit.ph.

Survey debunks (and confirms) workplace myths on millennials

Home Credit’s HR survey reveals interesting data about tweens—and thirtysomethings, too.

Much has been said about millennials, the segment of the population that typically falls in the 18-29 age range. Every aspect of their behavior, from their TV viewing habits and shopping preferences to home and workplace behavior, is constantly being scrutinized.

With many applicants and new hires coming from this segment, companies are eager to know what makes millennials tick, what motivates them, and perhaps most important of all, what would make them stay with the company. To do this, we need to separate the facts from the myths, the conclusions from the assumptions, and confirm or debunk them as needed.

This is exactly what Prague-based fintech company Home Credit—itself an employer to more than 4,800 millennials, or 82% of the Home Credit PH workforce—did, as it recently surveyed close to 600 applicants about their career and workplace preferences (you can check out the survey here).

With close to 80% of the respondents falling under the 18-29 range, it gave plenty of interesting insights about millennials, while shedding some light on the other/older respondents, too—allowing us to determine whether the following are simply myths, or solid facts:

Myth or fact: work location is everything

It is almost universally agreed by all Filipino workers, young and old, that traffic is no fun—and no good. But some say that millennials don’t mind a few hours of commute daily if it means working at a fast-paced business district, where all the action is (and where the top companies are).

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According to the Home Credit survey results, millennials are virtually split between preferring to work close to home (48%), or work in a top business district (52%). A similar split is seen in the 30-something segment, with 49% wanting their office to be near home.

Myth or fact: it’s all about the money

It’s no surprise that salary is a top consideration for employees, especially young ones, while older workers—many of which might have families to support—also want good benefits for their loved ones. In fact, 67% of Home Credit’s 30 years old and above respondents chose having good benefits for their families over simply having a high basic salary.

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But what might be surprising is that an even higher percentage of millennials—73%– chose good benefits for loved ones over high basic pay, possibly an indicator of Filipinos’ strong family-oriented culture, even among modern millennials.

Myth or fact: work is life

There are those who say that millennials are hooked on long work hours, especially those in creative-driven industries, while some say that young professionals are actually averse to overtime work, and want to have some “me” time after 6.

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But it seems that workaholics comprise a very small minority, as an overwhelming 76% of surveyed millennials put a premium on work-life balance, almost equal to the 77% preference rate of the 30-and-above group.

Myth or fact: size (and name) matters

Another seemingly obvious ‘fact’ is that employees care about the name or image of the company they work for. A big-name company is good, while a small, obscure company is not-so-good. Right?

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Not quite—while 54% of young respondents did say that they’d rather word for a big company than a start-up, 46% said that they prefer helping a start-up grow. The discrepancy is even smaller for thirtysomethings, with 48% preferring to work at a big company and 52% wanting to offer their services to a start-up.

Myth or fact: millennials = job hopping + quick promotion

The last (and perhaps one of the most popular) myth/fact: millennials are prone to moving from one job or company to another. And while this is not uncommon, 86% of Home Credit’s millennial respondents said that they prefer to grow their careers in the same company—with the 30-and-above group having the exact same rate.

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Moreover, 84% of millennials said that they prefer to become specialists or experts in their field before moving up the ladder, while only 16% indicated that they prefer quick promotions.

So what do you think, millennials? Do you agree with the results? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

 

 

 

 

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Head of the family: not just a provider but a father

Imagine working in a world where time seems to just past by and where almost everything changes instantly. Think of having to keep up with an environment where it costs a lot to stop or even slow down for a while. Sound taxing, right? What more of prioritizing the welfare of everybody in the household on top of it all.

But every head of the family doesn’t mind about it. Fathers are said to be the pillars of our homes. They toil sun up to sun down to give our needs and desires.

Some of them go abroad with tears in their eyes because they will be physically separated from their families. However, there is a certain joy in their hearts knowing that they will be able to provide for their loved ones back home.

To honor these gallant paternal men and let them feel how extraordinary they are and important their sacrifices are for their families, Father’s Day has been a yearly universal event. As we mark again this special occasion on Sunday, June 18, 2017, our applause and recognition will never be enough to show them how grateful we are to have them in our lives.

Our dads, together with our moms, take good care of us the moment we’re born. They are the ones who provide everything we need for our everyday lives. From infancy up to adulthood, they feed and clothe us.

As we take our initial baby steps, our patriarchs guide and lead us in the right direction. When we stumble and fall, they assist us to rise and move on. In times of danger or any threat, they shield us from any harm.

All of these, they do out of unconditional love. Their selflessness, though, has its own toll. Working tirelessly could lead to high levels of stress constantly and problems not only mentally, but physically, too. So better watch out for the signs.

Has tatay been constantly complaining about losing strands and strands of his hair every day? Or maybe has he been searching for a way on how to get them to grow back?

According to the hair loss statistics conducted by Statistic Brain in the year 2016, 40 percent of men experience noticeable mane vanishing as early as age 35. And as per the American Hair Loss Association, there are a couple of different factors that cause excessive hair fall, one being extreme degree of stress.

Nutramedica Inc. introduced a revolutionary product that aims to address this problem: NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss. Being the only topical scalp lotion in the country that is made from 19 natural herbs, essential oils and co-factor nutrients all working synergistically, it’s perfect for all the heads of the family out there, be they biological or not.

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NOVUHAIR is proven effective and safe to help prevent and stop the progression of hair loss and, at the same time, help promote locks’ growth. Simply spray a liberal amount of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion onto the scalp and massage for 5-10 minutes. Voila, it penetrates deeply into the roots, which helps rejuvenate, nourish and maintain the natural moisture of the hair.

Still have no idea on what to give him on his big day? Well, NOVUHAIR might not be the most expensive gift to impress him, but the most valuable present he could ever have. This nature’s answer to hair loss provides him the chance to be ahead already in preventing his “crowning glory” from receding in the near future.

So, head on to all leading stores nationwide and get a dose of this breakthrough product. NOVUHAIR is also available in shampoo and conditioner formats to further complement the benefits of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion. NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. You may also order NOVUHAIR online at www.lazada.com.ph. For inquiries, you may call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575, and visit www.novuhair.com.

A Slam Dunk Father’s Day Treat at Marriott Manila

It’s game time on Father’s Day! Dads are sure to be hooked on the NBA finals, and so to get him off the bench is an MVP treatment at Marriott Hotel Manila. The 5-star hotel tips-off the special day with a basketball-themed celebration. Their Marriott Café puts on the line a reasonably priced hefty buffet with surprise treats: Pre-Father’s Day dinner buffet on June 17 at Php 2,650, Father’s Day Sunday Brunch on June 18 at Php 2,800 and Dinner Buffet at Php 2,650.

Marriott Café makes a home-court advantage with a hoop arcade for everyone to play on. Throw your best shot to score your dad some sporty gift items. But right before that, indulge on a lavish feast made for a king. On top of their famed global cuisines, expect comfort foods like “Double Dribble” – a cart of delish hotdogs and cheesy nachos. Servers will also pass round “Slam Burgers” that are made of homemade patties layered in cheddar cheese and mayonnaise. Make a crossover at their fine dining restaurant, Cru Steakhouse for martinis and foie gras. Sweet confections are also for steal at the Marriott Café bakery. Cupcakes, cookies, cakes and more are in basketball designs that would be too hard to resist. After a sumptuous celebration, call for a timeout and tag your dad along at the Greatroom for winning cocktail shots by the bar.

And since every man would agree that “ball is life”, Marriott’s exciting celebration idea is a sure hit to surprise your dad. It is crunch time to Father’s Day, so double time and hit dial to reserve seats.

Marriott Cafe is located at Marriott Hotel Manila’s G/F and is open from at 11:00am to 2:30pm for Sunday Brunch and 6:00pm to 10:30pm for Dinner Buffet. For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Dad

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Show your appreciation and love for your dad on this Father’s Day by surprising him with a gift that fits his personality. Shopee, the largest eCommerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, provides you a gift guide to make Father’s Day shopping easy, hassle-free, and affordable.

Shopee’s features, such as Popular Products and in-app Chat, allow you to find great deals on the best and most popular gifts for dad on this special day. You can also enjoy Cash on Delivery and Free Shipping with your orders.

From menswear and gadgets to sports equipment and accessories, there’s a gift for every dad on Shopee!

For the Stylish Dad

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Add swag to Dad’s vocabulary with a sleek watch or a new pair of polarized sunglasses. Protect his skin and keep him forever young with Ellen’s pigmentation removing cream and anti-aging serum, Ciracle eye cream, and Belo SPF Sunscreen Mist.

For the Techie Dad:

shopee fathers day giftIf Dad is into gadgets and tech, he would surely enjoy a new Oppo F3 Plus phone. Get him up-to-date with the latest tech trends by buying him a drone and a VR headset. A dash cam or a car phone holder are also great options as they come handy when he’s driving.

For the Working Dad:

shopee fathers day giftIf you’re still unsure, be practical and give your dad something he can use daily like a sling bag or a laptop bag. A leather wallet or a Samsung Gear smartwatch are also perfect accessories that won’t go out of style.         

For the Sporty Dad:

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Sporty dads would appreciate a new gym bag and find sports towels really useful. A Gold Toe Powersox Cycling Socks or a water jug would be perfect for his basketball and jogging sessions with fellow titos! Get him the MyKronoz fitness band to help him keep track of his heart rate and daily calorie burn while doing his gym and sports activities.

Shopee is available for free on App Store and Google Play. For more information, please visit https://shopee.ph