LOOK: Google Uses Poetry and Animation to Teach Digital Responsibility

The internet is a wild place. I love how I can use it to learn new things, express my creativity, and stay in touch with my loved ones. It can be scary, too. Trolls and fake news abound, and there’s always a new form of kalat every day. It’s a double-edged sword.

Recently, Google launched a collection of spoken word poetry and animated videos on its local YouTube channel. It aims to teach digital responsibility and help Filipinos be better netizens and stewards of the internet. The content is developed by the youth volunteers of Teach Peace Build Peace Movement (TPBPM), an NGO which aims to build peace online and in vulnerable communities nationwide.

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LOOK: You Can Now Buy Food, Groceries, Medicine, and More at the PayMaya Mall!

The pandemic surely has taught me how to shop online. Since the lockdown, I’ve had every imaginable thing delivered, from food to clothes, books, medicine, cleaning supplies, and even bigas. With everything available online and in apps, I’ve found little reason to step out of my home. In fact, I can count on the fingers of both hands the number of times I stepped out since the lockdown was imposed last March.

Now, it’s even easier to shop online because PayMaya launched its PayMaya Mall. On the app, you can shop for food, groceries,  medicine, and more. It’s even better because you can even pay cashless using your PayMaya wallet!

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LOOK: This App Lets You Book Appointments at Your Fave Salons, Spas, and Skincare Clinics

With the new normal in place, it’s hard to just go to your favorite salons, spas, and skincare clinics without setting an appointment. I’m much more comfortable reserving a slot, since it signals that these establishments are careful about the number of people they let in at any given time. Plus points if I can do it online or via an app without speaking to a person.

Thankfully, this is becoming part of the new normal with apps that let you do exactly that. The latest is the Zoi Lifestyle app, which lets you book appointments with salons, spas, skincare clinics, and the like. Think of it as the wellness version of foodpanda and Grab.

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Side Hustles From Home You’ve Never Thought Of

With the pandemic putting people, both in and out of work, at home, it’s no surprise that many people are turning to and seeing the value in having a stay-at-home-job. Working from home grants you time with your kids, allows you to sleep in a little later, and doesn’t require a full get-up! It’s incredible, to say the least, yet some people are finding it difficult or intimidating to find work online. These jobs can even be done for people who live in mobile homes (RVs, vans, buses, etc.).

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UnionBank Continues as Asia’s Digital Trailblazer Beyond the Tipping Point of Digital Adoption

From its entrepreneur-focused solutions to its heavy investments in AI and blockchain, IDC Asia/Pacific Digital Trailblazer awardee Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank)’s SEVP, Chief Technology and Operations Officer and Chief Transformation Officer Henry Aguda talked about the Bank’s digital plans for this year in the eighth installment of its E-TalkTales series.

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Win a Share of P700,000 in Prizes When You Fuel Up at Caltex via PayMaya QR!

Motorists can have a safer and more rewarding experience with Caltex as PayMaya powers contactless payment options in its stations. Customers also get a chance to win as much as P100,000 in select Caltex stations nationwide. 

A total of P700,000 worth of prizes from PayMaya and Caltex are up for grabs for 150 winners who can get a chance to win P1,000 and P10,000 in prizes, plus one lucky winner who will take home the grand prize of P100,000!

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