Skyworth and Toshiba offer more than a Smart TV

Skyworth and Toshiba offer Next Generation Home Viewing with

Android TV Series

MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos have always loved sharing television time with friends and loved ones. And with the advent of internet-enabled television sets – also known as smart TVs – people today have better and more varied entertainment options than ever before.

Skyworth Digital Holdings Limited (Skyworth), a leading manufacturer of LCD and LED TVs, and Japanese consumer electronics firm Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) up the ante in the Smart TV market space with their line of UHD smart TVs – the Android TV series. Android powered TVs. Thanks to both firms, rich, cutting edge viewing is made even more accessible. With the Android TV series – Skyworth and Toshiba are looking to give every Filipino a next generation home viewing experience.


“Many of our fondest memories come from time spent with family in the sala, watching our favorite TV shows and movies,” says Skyworth Philippines General Manager Martin Han. “With smart TVs like the Android TV series, Filipinos have a whole world of entertainment options right at home. And these can now be enjoyed with 4K resolution and top notch sound, at excellent prices.”

The Android TV Series: A Superior UHD Viewing Experience


Skyworth and Toshiba’s newest line, the Android TV Series, is equipped with features geared towards elevating the home viewing experience. With 4K Ultra HD resolution at 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, it offers four times the resolution of a full HD television.

IPS LED Display technology provides a viewing angle of 178 degrees and faster response times than conventional monitors. MPEG Noise Reduction and Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) further improve picture quality.

Coming in 50”, 55” and 65” display models, the Android TV series is a perfect addition to any home with its sleek design combined with modern functionality.

Additionally, a Dolby + DTS sound bar elegantly located below the screen provides cinema-like sound quality to further enhance the home viewing experience.

Android Entertainment


Perfect for tech savvy users, the Android TV Series comes with Android 6.0.1 (Android Marshmallow) pre-installed, granting access to the full suite of Android entertainment and thousands of apps via the Google Play Store. Users can stream content to their TVs effortlessly via Netflix, Youtube, and Spotify.

Voice Command


The Android TV Series set itself apart with a special feature – Voice Command (powered by Google). With just a push of a button, content is easily accessed by speaking into the remote mic. Voice Command is perfect for opening apps (Games, Music Apps etc.), searching for movies, changing input/s, and instant Wikipedia. Even more impressive is Voice Command can recognize 88 different languages (including Filipino). So push a button, and “Just say what you want”.


The Skyworth and Toshiba Android TV Series Smart UHD TV is made for gamers too. Users can dive into single-player, multi-player, online or offline games. Whether casually or serious, Android TV offers new ways to play directly on the TV with the use of a special controller.

The Android TV series also seamlessly integrates with other devices. With standard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, users can use their mobile phones to control their television sets the Android TV Controller app, control all application that are compatible with Google Cast (Google Home), and send or share photo ,music, video from your device to your TV (All Cast).

And with Chromecast built-in, Android TV series allows viewers stream media from their phone, tablet, or laptop straight to their Skyworth and Toshiba TVs, giving them full control of their viewing experience.

Partnering with Google and Toshiba

Established in Hong Kong in 1988, Skyworth has one goal – to provide “the most wonderful digital life for people worldwide.” Skyworth is now one of the Top Five Color TV brands in the world and a leading brand in Chinese display industry market.

The company’s television line is devoted to providing excellent digital display products and services at the most competitive prices as an important part of living a full and wonderful life.

Through its recent purchase of Toshiba Group’s Indonesian manufacturing base for TVs and twin-tub washing machines, Skyworth has acquired a license to use the Toshiba brand name in Asia, excluding China.

Both Skyworth and Toshiba TVs are also licensed by Google, opening users to enjoy the rich entertainment options provided by the Google Play Store, while allowing easy integration with apps such as YouTube, Google Docs, and others.


About Skyworth

Skyworth was established in 1988, with the head office located within Shenzhen High Tech Industrial Park which is honored as ”China’s silicon valley”, and has more than 20,000 employees. Skyworth is a large-scale high-tech corporation mainly engaged in the development and manufacturing of consumer electronics, display devices, digital set top boxes, security monitors, network communication, semi-conductors, refrigerators, washing machines, cell phones and LED lighting etc. In 2000 Skyworth was listed on the main board of HK Stock Exchange (HK0751). After a development of more than 20 years, Skyworth has grown to be one of the Top Ten Color TV brands in the world and a top brand in Chinese display industry market, and was ranked 14th among the top 100 electronic enterprises in China. In 2012, the brand value of Skyworth has reached 5.7 billion USD.
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Predator on High Grounds…

The latest internet cafe that are equipped with the latest Acer Predator Gaming computer with 356mbps fiber optic internet connection. 

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Now open to serve online gamer and fanatic online user, but time they serve great food and beverages as well.

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High Grounds Cafe offers extreme entertainment to all online gamer and non online gamer, which also caters online gaming group party with your friends and family. What is so unique in this cafe is the first in the industry that offers online gaming party with their two story building in more entertaining and more fun to all online gamer.

Other thing is that the food they serve which will keep you on coming back, they serve coffee, cakes and other food that only high ground offer it.

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Presentable foods will keep you on coming back coz only high grounds cafe does it. Beverages are also present while online gaming with your friends and family.

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This is the gaming unit of Predator High Grounds, which is use by all gamer located at the ground floor. As i can say that this is no ordinary unit for a gamer, rather its a serious gamer who uses this kind of pc. but here in High Grounds there are no ordinary pc that you can use, a total of 120 predator units are ready to use.

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A total of 20 units of these kind are exclusive for party use only located at the send floor, which is run more faster that you think, 356mbps in fiber optic flows in each cable going to each Acer Predator tower pc in this cafe and again only at High Ground Cafe.

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High Grounds Cafe opening promo to everyone. It’s a very limited offer to a high quality gaming pc.




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i own my dreams..

​Filinvest pushes Filipinos to own their dreams

Gotianun-owned real estate developer, Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) continues its advocacy in building the Filipino dream with its campaign dubbed, “I Own My Dream,” at the recently held week-long Filinvest Home Expo at the Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Fulfilling the Filipino’s dream has always been the motivation behind the Filinvest community. Driven by the Gotianun tradition of integrity, quality and service, Filinvest continues to build more Filipino dreams while developing and expanding its diverse portfolio of residential developments. Filinvest’s “I Own My Dream” campaign aims to inspire more Filipinos to dream and own their dreams, not just here in the country, but around the world.
Home Expo 2016
The expo, an annual event, provides a unique opportunity for anyone to find the dream home that suits their budget and lifestyle. Here, Filinvest showcased its developments in Alabang, Cavite, Laguna and Batangas under its brands – Futura Homes and Filinvest. Showcased projects included Nusa Dua – a Balinese-inspired residential paradise situated in Tanza Cavite, well-suited for hobby farmers, and Montebello, a tranquil enclave within Ciudad de Calamba, with a breathtaking view of Mt. Makiling.

For those who are looking to invest in their first home, various affordable communities were also present including house & lot offerings, like Futura Homes San Pedro Laguna, or the quaint townhouse units of La Brisa in Calamba.

Owning Your Dreams

The Home Expo also served as the venue for Filinvest to launch their video series, “Owning Your Dreams.” Hosted by Dream Advocate, Richard Yap, and created by big-screen director, Paolo Dy. The videos feature persons who dreamt, worked for it, and now live their dream. These individuals are living testaments to the age-old adage that dreams come true through hard work and perseverance. The videos can be viewed at .  
The Filinvest Home Expo will continue on up to the 22nd of November. Drop by and find your dream home.


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HELO Philippines

Say HELO Philippines!

The latest innovation in the health monitoring gadget, HELO is a smart wristband that you can wear 24/7 to monitor your vital signs real-time, providing data that can be used to improve your lifestyle choices leading to a healthier well-being and physical condition, and better life.


Helo is equipped to monitor your blood pressure, breath rate, heart rate, and ECG. It has fitness functionality to record your number of steps, distance and calories burned. It monitors your mood and levels of fatigue. For emergencies, simply press the *Panic Button located on the side.

Change the way you live.

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Alcatel Brings Stylish

Alcatel Brings Stylish, Fun Functions, and Quality Smart Devices to Pinoy Millennials

Find your preferred smart device at a price range from P2,999 to P6,999

Gone are the days when owning a phone meant having a device solely intended for call and text. The smartphone has become a venue to share, express and connect. These portable devices have given users access to unlimited possibilities and staying in touch with the rest of the world.

For Alcatel, a mobile device brand of TCL Communication, style, function, and quality are brought together in all its products. Dubbed as one of the smartphones brand to watch out for, Alcatel places high value in producing quality products that enhance the user experience. It has a wide range of products available in the market; each with distinctive specifications that are tailor fit to user needs. Positioned for the millennial smartphone generation, Alcatel is at par with leading but more expensive brands, giving buyers more bang for their buck.

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Reliable at a reasonable price: Alcatel PIXI

Alcatel PIXI line is a great fit for first-time mobile users and those that want affordable phones that provide quality performance. The Alcatel PIXI line comes in four models: PIXI FIRST; PIXI 4 (5); PIXI 4 (6) and; PIXI 4 (7) tablet.

For those on the lookout for a basic entry-level smart phone for their kids, the PIXI FIRST is a smart choice. Currently on sale for only 2,999, the PIXI FIRST is both stylish and also packs a punch due to its strong Quad Core with 3G Connectivity.

The PIXI 4 (5) is perfect for cash-strapped teenagers looking for an affordable but reliable entry-level smart phone, with enhanced camera, battery and audio experience. The PIXI 4 (5) is currently available in the market for only P3,999.

The PIXI 4 (6) is a great purchase for teenagers and those looking for an entry-level smartphone that is light on the pocket but heavy onfeatures, it comes with a 13+8 Mpxl camera and an 8GB memory in a slim and stylish hardware. Currently retails for PHP5,499.

The PIXI 4 (7) tablet is the choice for those who want the big screen experience at a very reasonable price range. This handy gadget is powered by a Quad Core processor for faster response, and encased in a slim and stylish design. Currently retails for P3,899.

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Fun and ready for self-expression: Alcatel POP

The POP range of smart phones offer better customization, allowing millenials to express themselves more fully by tweaking the function and design of their smartphone.

Alcatel indulges the music lover with the Alcatel POP 3 (5.5): a slim smartphone done in stylish leather black; large 5.5-inch HD IPS display; full connectivity with 3G+ and smooth browsing with Quad Core CPU. The unit currently retails for only P5,799.

As a brand that aims to cater to various lifestyles, Alcatel has made sure to offer gadgets that adapt well to different interests of people.  

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Gadgets that suit the active lifestyle : Alcatel GO PLAY and Alcatel GO WATCH

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Creatively designed and made dust-proof and shock-resistant for the serious gamer, this smartphone packs a lot of punch in spite being a bit small in size. Colorful, trendy and fashionable, Alcatel GO PLAY is the kind of phone that gets a lot of usage and delivers. Powered with long-lasting 2500mAh battery and 8GB ROM + 1GB RAM in internal memory, this smartphone can withstand long marathon sessions. You can play your favorite mobile games displayed in full HD on a 5-inch screen, with 1280×720 pixels on this LTE device. Alcatel GO PLAY is currently priced at P6,999. 

Following the rise of wearables in recent years, Alcatel has put a spin on the smartwatch category with the introduction of the Alcatel GO WATCH. More than telling the time, it is equipped with its own accelerometer, altimeter, pedometer, heart rate monitor and can even track calories burned and quality of sleep. The GO WATCH complements an active lifestyle and comes with a fun, vibrant look and a full color touch screen. Water and shock-resistant and dust proof, the Alcatel GO WATCH is a durable wrist accessory that connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. It’s best paired with the Alcatel GO PLAY for a maximum outdoor experience. The Alcatel GO Watch currently retails at P3,799. 

Head to your favorite local retail store to find the Alcatel product that suits your lifestyle. You may also check out the latest operator plans as offered by Smart, or Sun. Alcatel phones are paired with portable mobile devices including pocket WiFis, portable chargers and matched with set data plans. For more information, go to the Alcatel Philippines Facebook page  ( or inquire at your nearest service provider.



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Advocacy program by Alcatel

Advocacy program raises awareness about mental illness
in the Philippines

It’s a sad reality that in the Philippines, there’s an undeniable stigma with families whose one or more members are suspected to be suffering from mental illness. Most are hesitant to go to a psychiatrist for consultation because once the people around them find out about it, there’s a tendency to be looked at differently — to be considered not normal.

This, according to Edmundo Isidro, president of Open Minds Foundation, is a crucial factor why mental health continues to be a growing problem in the country. “Stigma against mental illness can only be addressed by promoting education and awareness about it among individuals, families and communities,” Isidro said.

For people suffering from mental health problems, the social stigma attached to their illness can make it even harder to recover. Their conditions are also made worse with the discrimination they experience not just from the society but from their families and friends as well. Recognizing this, Open Minds Foundation seeks to have relatives and friends of mentally ill patients gain a deeper understanding of mental illnesses, as well as help and train them to find ways to cope. The support group’s objectives also complement other private efforts, such as an advocacy program dubbed as the “Patient’s Equity to Support ‘Out-of-Pocket Expense’ Value” (PESO Value). Funded by Johnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc., (JJPI), it seeks to develop models of healthcare financing including for mental illness.

Since 2002, Open Minds Foundation has been hosting a forum each month at the Quezon City General Hospital, wherein they invite a psychiatrist to talk about mental illness on specific topics. Their participants, composed of 30 to 40 patients and caregivers, learn more about schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, anxiety, among others. In addition, the support group also has a regular radio program to reach out to more mental ill patients and their families, as well as a call center that provides a directory of psychiatrists. Through these efforts, they hope to make the public aware that mental illness is a disease that is curable and can be managed, Isidro said.

Consulting a psychiatrist is what saved the life of a 36-year-old mental patient diagnosed with schizophrenia, whose name will not be divulged for personal reasons. According to his mother, who also wishes to remain anonymous, she sought help for her son when he was in his early 20s, after he manifested unusual behavior, such as having difficulty in sleeping, shaving his hair and physically hurting himself and other people. The family could not pinpoint the exact reason that triggered the mental illness, but they suspect it was because of the high expectations set on him as the eldest, or the stress that he experienced from work. Prior to his diagnosis, the patient was working as a mechanic in one of the country’s leading automotive companies.

Stress was also one of the factors that led to the bipolar disorder of a 46-year-old mentally ill patient, who will also not be named. A widow with four sons, she believes her condition started as early as in her 20s, when she worked as an all-around maid for her relative. Over fatigue took a toll not only on her physical health but on her mental well-being as well, which was worsened by her marital problems. These led her to be depressed, and after going to the hospital for her goiter, she was recommended to seek the help of a psychiatrist. According to her, she displayed odd behavior, such as being too talkative.

Isidro confirmed that stress could be one of the triggers of mental illness. In fact, there is an upsurge of mental illness because of work schedules and unhealthy lifestyles, according to him. He reiterated, however, the importance of consulting a psychiatrist or a doctor to correct their mental health. In both cases, the two patients are taking medications to stabilize their conditions, upon the recommendation of their doctors. While the cost is considerably expensive, they opt for quality medicines to ensure efficacy, so they only take it once a day.

More than the financial support for hospital confinement or to buy medicines, mental ill patients need the utmost understanding of their families who usually are their caregivers. In the case of the 46-year-old bipolar, it took a long time for her family to accept her condition, mostly because they were embarrassed. The 36-year-old schizophrenic, on the other hand, do not experience the empathy of his friends, who do not understand his situation.

Support groups such as Open Minds Foundation and efforts such as the PESO VALUE aim to free mentally ill patients from the social stigma and discrimination, which can trap them in a cycle of illness. With the help of various advocacy programs focused on mental illness, patients not only have higher chances of managing their mental health, but of recovering fully.


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