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Spotify launches new daily, weekly subscription plan
THIS week Spotify launched Premium Mini in the Philippines, a new bite-sized plan that offers flexibility with daily and weekly subscriptions for as low as P7/day and P26/week. Premium Mini users can enjoy almost all the benefits of the regular Premium plan, including: ad-free individual music listening on mobile with unlimited skips, with access to more than 70 million music tracks and over 2.9 million podcast titles; download and play up to 30 songs offline on one mobile device; and Premium Mini Listeners also have the ability to tune in to the same playlist or podcast with up to five friends via Group Session in beta. Spotify has introduced expanded payment options for people to easily access Premium Mini plans on the go via digital wallets such as GCash and PayMaya or through Carrier Billing. To sign up for Spotify Premium Mini, download Spotify’s mobile app or head over to Spotify’s website on desktop;click the “Premium” section at the top right of the website or at the bottom right of the Spotify app; choose “Get Mini” and choose “daily” or “weekly” plan (this is a prepaid offering); choose payment methods; register or log in to the Spotify account. Spotify’s Premium Mini Plan is currently available in the Philippines for Android mobile and tablet.
Dayaw Season 11 highlights Philippine sports
AWARD-winning documentary series Dayaw’s new season on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC premieres on Aug. 5. The show’s 11th season, titled “Kaka-ibang Sigla: Our Vital Energy,” focuses on traditional games, sports, and dance. The episodes will feature Filipino childhood games, Ifugao’s annual punnuk tug-of-war ritual, Filipino martial arts, and folk and indigenous dances. Dayaw is a production of ANC and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). It airs on Thursdays at 6 p.m. on ANC on cable and the ANC Facebook page.
Baguio mayor backs youngest Miss Universe PHL hopeful
BAGUIO City Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong has extended his support for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 candidate Kristina Alexandra S. Rodriguez, the lone representative of the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in this year’s pageant. During the courtesy call on Wednesday, Mr. Magalong reminded Rodriguez to always strive to become a good leader despite the difficulties that may be thrown her way, and to continue having strong passion and determination to pursue her dreams. For her part, the 18-year-old Rodriguez — the youngest among this year’s Miss Universe Philippines’ hopefuls and an incoming first year college student — said she took this opportunity to make the most out of the pandemic. Ms. Rodriguez is representing Baguio City, which is also in the midst of an impressive transformation amid this still-raging pandemic. Ms. Rodriguez is among the 100 candidates vying for the Miss Universe Philippines title this year. A series of challenges will decide who will advance in the next rounds. The coronation night is on Sept. 25.
KZ Tandingan, TJ Monterde release 2 songs
SINGERS and real-life couple KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde have released the Bisaya songs, “Dodong” and “Inday,” respectively dedicating each tune to each other. “Dodong” is a lullaby that is Ms. Tandingan’s ode of gratitude for TJ’s love for her. Meanwhile, Mr. Monterde said that he wrote “Inday” as a song of reassurance for his partner. The two songs are part of the “Simula” playlist available on Star Music’s YouTube channel. The songs are out now on music streaming platforms.
GMA RTV airs Regional TV News on GTV
GMA Regional TV (RTV) now airs its flagship news program Regional TV News in the morning, weekdays at 9 a.m., and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on GMA Network’s GTV channel. Regional TV News is produced by the teams behind the high-rating and award-winning newscasts GMA Regional TV Balitang Amianan (North Central Luzon), GMA Regional TV Balitang Bisdak (Central & Eastern Visayas), GMA Regional TV One Western Visayas (Western Visayas), GMA Regional TV One Mindanao (North, Central, South Central, Western, and Southern Mindanao) and GMA Regional TV Balitang Bicolandia (Bicol Region). Regional TV News provides the latest and most relevant news from the different regions and provinces on the national level.
iQiyi announces Amazon TV partnership
IQIYI, the Asian entertainment streaming service, launches its iQiyi International app on all Amazon Fire TV devices. In the Philippines, this is the Fire Stick Basic Edition. Amazon Fire TV device owners will be able to access iQiyi’s growing collection of pan-Asian content with more than 3,000 show titles. To facilitate international accessibility, iQiyi also offers streaming experience with localized user interfaces and subtitles in up to 12 languages, customized playback settings, and proprietary technology that allows users to watch their shows two seconds after clicking the play button. Owners of newer models of Amazon Fire TV Basic Edition (PH) sticks will be able to indulge in the Asian content viewing experience at home. Existing subscribers will be able to download and login to iQiyi on Amazon Fire TV devices, while new users can download and enjoy the free content. iQiyi International App is also currently available on iOS and Android devices, Samsung, Sony, Phillips, LG, and Apple TV.
Promos at the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale
UNTIL Aug. 8, enjoy discounts up to 90% off on essentials, free shipping with no minimum spend, and others deals at the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale. There are Midnight Flash Deals that drop from 12 to 2 a.m.; daily ₱8 Deals (if the desired flash deals aren’t live yet, click “Remind Me” to receive a notification once it’s available); free shipping vouchers (before checking out, see if your order is eligible for other platform or shop vouchers); a chance to claim up to 70,000 coins by playing the Shopee Quiz on Aug. 6, 7:20 p.m. (the prize pool will be divided among players who answer all questions correctly during the game); a shot at winning ₱10,000 by joining Shopee’s #ShopeeMegaLook Raffle; exclusive ShopeePay deals with up to 50% cashback when you pay your electricity, water, and internet bills with ShopeePay, ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Seaoil, Potato Corner, and more, 10% off on mobile load, and flash deals on load and data for as low as ₱1; and a chance to win ₱5,000 worth of ShopeePay credits by joining the #BudolFinds challenge on Tiktok which is ongoing until Aug. 8. To discover more about flash deals, visit https://shopee.ph/m/8-8.
Money Heist Part 5 on Netflix
Netflix presents Money Heist Part 5 in two installments. Volume 1 premieres on Sept. 3 and Volume 2 on Dec. 3. In this season, the robbery gang has been shut in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. While they have managed to rescue Lisbon, they also lost one of their own, the Professor has been captured and doesn’t have an escape plan. Just when it seems like nothing else could go wrong, an enemy comes on the scene that is much more powerful than any they’ve faced: the army. Watch the trailer of Money Heist Part 5 on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_RRfBnSikc.