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JUST IN: TCL, Palawan Pay, “Next Upgrade”, 3 Days 2 Nights in Poblacion

As we usher in the Wood Dragon Year, TCL Electronics, a leading consumer electronics brand and the world’s top two TV brand, is welcoming the new year with a special lucky promo. 

Experience the powerful Dragon’s gaze in 4K with our latest 55” P735 4K UHD TV, now priced at just PHP 23,995 – a savings of P9,500 from its previous price of PHP 33,495! Plus, enjoy a free 2.1ch Soundbar worth PHP 4,595. That’s a fantastic deal you won’t want to miss!

The P735 4K UHD TV is loaded with exceptional features like High Dynamic Range (HDR), 60Hz MEMC algorithm, Dolby Vision, Theatrical Dolby Atmos, and more! Gamers can also get more value-added features with HDMI 2.1 and Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM) that guarantee the silky smooth console gaming experience by deducting blurs and stutters. guarantee the silky smooth console gaming experience by deducting blurs and stutters.

That’s not all! You also get to enjoy watching 700,000+ movies and TV episodes all in one place because it’s a Google TV. So make the most out of it by streaming online and using it as your online navigation for your favorite websites and apps.

Hurry, the TCL Dragon’s Gaze Promo runs from February 1 – 29, 2024 at all TCL authorized dealers. 

For more updates about the TCL Dragon’s Gaze Promo and P735 TVs, visit TCL’s official Facebook page or visit the TCL website at

Breaking Records: PalawanPay Hits 15 Million Mark of Registered Users in Less Than 2 Years

PalawanPay, the innovative e-wallet app from the trusted and leading Palawan Group of Companies, celebrates a remarkable milestone with 15 million delighted users in less than two years, solidifying its position as one of the fastest-growing e-wallet apps in the Philippines. This impressive growth is a testament to the organization’s unwavering commitment to constant innovation and placing the needs of its “sukis” (loyal customers) at the heart of its business, aligning seamlessly with the evolving digital finance landscape.

Reflecting on this accomplishment, Third Librea, PalawanPay’s Business Executive Officer exclaims, “This underscores the growing confidence people have in PalawanPay. We have consistently aimed to cater to the needs of our ‘sukis’.  With the surge in digital wallets, introducing our own e-wallet app became a natural progression, enabling us to provide fast, safe, and secure money transfers. We steadfastly uphold our brand promise of ‘mura, mabilis, at walang kuskos balungos na serbisyo’ (affordable, fast, and hassle-free service).”

True to its promise, PalawanPay has expanded its services to meet the demands of its digital-savvy customers. The app offers a comprehensive suite of services, including seamless fund transfers, efficient bills payments, quick e-loading, and a reliable integrated QRPH scan-to-pay feature, catering to the growing trend of cashless transactions.

Putting value on customer feedback and having the desire to provide convenience, PalawanPay has included pawn renewal and claiming of international remittance in their app. These two are the most popular services in Palawan Pawnshop and Palawan Express Pera Padala, respectively. The pawn renewal feature allows customers to conveniently renew their “sangla” (pawned items) anytime and anywhere, providing flexibility. They can either renew online or in any of over 3,300 Palawan Pawnshop branches. The international remittance service, on the other hand, offers an accessible, fast, secure, and efficient method for OFWs’ families to claim remittances from PalawanPay’s international partners or through the extensive network of over 6,000 branches and authorized agents nationwide. 

PalawanPay offers more affordable cash-in and cash-out fees compared to other e-wallets. The app provides free cash-in for the first P10,000 in single or accumulated transactions every month, with a 1% charge if the transaction exceeds the P10,000 limit, significantly lower than the 2% charged by other e-wallets. The cash-out fee is also significantly lower up to 53% compared to other e-wallets. 

“Sukis” can be assured that there is sufficient fund availability for cash out. It promises “cash agad ang tanggap” (receive money immediately) when customers cash out at any Palawan Express branch, ensuring a swift and hassle-free experience. 

Additionally, PalawanPay opens its services to minors (ages 13-17) and foreigners living in the Philippines, making it more inclusive. Given this, they also get to enjoy the ease of being able to send money anytime anywhere to any Palawan Express Pera Padala branch with the Send to PEPP feature of PalawanPay. Not only that, but ProtekTODO products which is the Palawan Group of Companies’ affordable personal accident insurance will also soon be available in the app allowing “sukis” to protect their loved ones and provide them with extra security. PalawanPay definitely aims to make Filipinos’ lives more comfortable, secure, and convenient.

Committed to providing the best customer care experience, PalawanPay ensures accessibility through multiple platforms for customer inquiries and concerns. Whether through phone, email, live chat, or Facebook Messenger, the Palawan Group of Companies extends its support network to cater to diverse communication preferences. Also, customers can seek assistance at any Palawan Pawnshop – Palawan Express Pera Padala branch. 

The aforementioned features and comprehensive customer service further reinforce PalawanPay’s commitment to prioritizing the needs and satisfaction of its ”sukis”. Achieving the 15 million milestone in less than two years is a testament to how Filipinos appreciate the convenience and benefits the app provides. The Palawan Group of Companies continuously works towards its journey of widespread financial inclusion and digital empowerment. 

Join the growing community of delighted users by downloading the PalawanPay App today and experience seamless, reliable, and innovative financial services at your fingertips.

Check out ‘Next Upgrade’ – every Filipino’s ultimate guide to smart home living!

Every new year almost always marks change — or better yet, an upgrade. When it comes to the Filipinos’ way of living, trends point to more homes adopting smart technology in and out of the house for a more convenient, more fun, and ultimately a better-lived life. In fact, in a study conducted in November last year, Statista projects 1.1 million smart homes in the Philippines in 2024 based on how fast the country is moving forward.

As more Filipinos continue to live smarter with more smart tech devices around, they’ll need a constant stream of info and reviews to guide them in their ever-evolving digital lifestyles.

One content platform on smart home tech and living is YouTube channel Next Upgrade, brought to life in 2021 following pandemic restrictions. The channel has since earned an Anvil award in 2023 and a YouTube Works Awards nomination in 2022. Now streaming its third season, Next Upgrade is keen to help more Filipinos thrive in in the hybrid era with more relevant content.

Hosts and smart home experts Justin Quirino, Bea Chu, and Jaime Bunag dish out their hands-on reviews and talks about the latest in smart tech, gadgets, and wearables, while discussing the promise of smarter living. From answering the latest questions about the newest smart home applications and devices to understanding how artificial intelligence or AI can help make home life easier, the Next Upgrade team has more content coming in 2024.

Next Upgrade ‘upgraded’

In Next Upgrade’s third season, the hosts got some backup — game streamer and cosplayer 

Een Mercado, chef and actor Gerick Manalo, and online personalities Chico Cruz and Danzel Fernandez are among these new faces joining to lend their own takes in (smart) homemaking.

Among the highlights of the current season is the premiere episode, wherein Bea and Jaime answer frequently asked questions about smart home devices and setups. They go into concerns such as the price of upgrading to smart devices and whether they contribute to a higher electric bill. It’s informative for those who are considering but haven’t taken the plunge just yet.

Looking to upgrade your digital life in 2024? Watch full episodes of the new season and the previous two seasons of Next Upgrade on its official YouTube channel. For more updates, bite-sized bits of all the tech talk, and even more exclusive smart home content, follow Next Upgrade on TikTok (@nextupgrade) and Instagram (@nextupgradeph).

New Filipino production and distribution company Black Cap Pictures released the official trailer for the “best friend movie of the year”, 3 Days 2 Nights In Poblacion, opening in Philippine cinemas on March 13.

RC Delos Reyes directs 3 Days 2 Nights In Poblacion which stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith (Transit, In My Mother’s Skin), Barbie  Imperial (I Love Lizzy), JM de Guzman (That Thing Called Tadhana, Linlang), Kakai Bautista (When I Met You in Tokyo), Mercedes Cabral, and Lady Morgana (Drag Race Philippines).

In the film, two best friends from a small provincial town, Gabbi (Jasmine Curtis-Smith) and Charlie (Barbie  Imperial), now all grown up into pretty young women, reunite and decide to make up for their seven years of being apart by planning to spend three days and two nights in the party streets of Poblacion. What they intended to be a fun weekend of rekindling their friendship is made complicated when they unravel secrets from their shared past. 

The official trailer will be released on Saturday. Follow Black Cap Pictures on Facebook and Ins


  • Apart Cy

    Beautiful blog , Mosmhie
    Ang bonggang promo Ng TCL at mapawow sa sobrang laki ng discount at very convenient din ang palawan pay app,new user ako Nito at may 3 Days 2 Nights In Poblacion na mapanood sa March 13 sa cinemas , nakakaexcite ito Mapanood

  • Karen San Andres

    Napakainformative nitong blog nyo po maam. Salamat po sa pagshare. Maganda talaga ang brand ng TCL ,maganda ang quality ,subok marami. At ang ganda nitong Palawan Pay App, less hassle sa mga transactions at secured pa .

  • SG Coronel

    Thank you for sharing this ms kaycee . Through this blog nalalaman namin.. ang service na i offer nhg TCL . Palawan pay app.. so hassle..
    At mukhang mganda rin 2 mapanood sa fave. Cinema.. ang 3 days 2 nights in poblacion.

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