December 16, 2016

Nothing beats a smartphone as a Christmas present to let loved ones feel that they are special, but the cost is not exactly affordable. Thankfully, mobile technology brand OPPO is offering a selection of smartphones at prices within budget.

“OPPO smartphones have shown that premium quality doesn’t have to come at a high price. This holiday season, we are offering shoppers a treat by making some of our best units available at discounted prices,” said OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng. “Our phones will definitely make for great gifts that will capture your most precious holiday moments.”

Whether for selfies or group shots with family, the following OPPO phones are sure to capture the holiday festivities in photos worth sharing.


Like the F1s, its predecessor the OPPO F1 is built to capture bright photos in less-than-ideal lighting. The first in OPPO’s camera-focused F1 series, the F1 sports an 8MP front camera that can snap selfies with 30 percent better clarity than a 5MP camera. The f/2.0 aperture lens and 0.25-inch sensor ensure images that are 44 percent brighter than those captured by an f/2.4 lens.

The phone’s Beautify 3.0 app comes with three beautification modes and several filters for flawless selfies ready for upload. 

Originally priced at P11,990, the F1 is now available for only P9,990.


Apart from ensuring bright selfies in any type of lighting, the A37 stands out for its light unibody design for a comfortable grip. The price has also dropped from P8,990 to P7,990 for the holidays.

The discounted F1 and A37 will be available until January 8, 2017. 

OPPO F1s& Selfies Speak Christmas raffle

The latest in OPPO’s F1 series has a 16MP front-facing camera with a large aperture for clear and bright selfies even in dim light. The Beautify 4.0 app also ensures flawless photos through seven beautification levels and two skin modes.

Other features such as Super GIF and double exposure add fun to images by letting users play with movement. Lighting-speed fingerprint recognition further makes phone access very easy, while options for palm- and voice-activated shutter reduce the hassle of taking selfies.

The special edition metallic grey F1s Limited is currently available in stores. Financial service provider Home Credit also offers the F1s at P1,449 per month with zero percent interest.

OPPO’s Selfies Speak Christmas raffle also offers a chance to get a free F1s with the purchase of any OPPO smartphone.

To join the promo, shoppers must follow the online registration link posted on OPPO Philippines’ Facebook page to submit an entry. Entries will only be accepted until January 8, 2017 by 11:59PM.

Participants must provide their name, address, landline or cellphone number, and International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number, as well as the name of the store where they bought their phone. The winners will be announced on OPPO’s Facebook page.

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Press Release from OPPO Marketing Team

December 8, 2016

As the Christmas season approaches and a new year draws near, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf reminds us that life is not about what we receive for ourselves, but about the things we share with others like gifts, love, and time.

From October 22, customers can start collecting stamps for the 2017 Giving Journal in all The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf stores.

Each stamp card consists of 12 circles with corresponding purchased drink assignments. You must complete the stamps to get your own Giving Journal. A box of CBTL capsules earns the customer 2 stamps, while any CBTL Single Serve Beverage System purchase automatically allows you to claim the 2017 Giving Journal.

The Giving Journal is available in 4 cool colors - Gray, Rose, Turquoise, and Purple. Each Giving Journal has its icon on its cover and it's a graphic representation of how The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf commits to giving back to the community, through promoting goodwill and social responsibility.

Caring Cup Global - To give back to farmers and the community who work hard to supply good coffee products.

Radiating Heart - It signifies how we can live up to the essence of giving by performing little acts of kindness towards others.

Coffee Tree Cup - Signifies The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf's hopeful mission - to nurture growth and provide a better life for others, once cup at a time.

Overflows - Acknowledge life that is ready to overflow. Developing one's self, striving to reach your full potential, and sharing your unique gifts and blessings with others.

Through the 2017 Giving Journal, you empower scholars by giving them gift of education through the Real Life Foundation, the Giving Journal's beneficiary since 2011.

Start collecting those stamps now and begin your Giving Journey by giving the gift of education this holiday season.

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