Tech This Week: DITO Telecommunity, HONOR Exciting 12.12 Sale and Metrobank Online Time Deposit

If you haven't started your holiday shopping, well now is the best time to do so. You can skip the long lines and Christmas rush if you shop online. However, you can also go out and meet friends and relatives just before shopping. You can still do cashless transactions with just a few taps on your phone or swipe on your card. Whatever you choose, make sure to avoid the holiday stress and focus on the occasion. 

Here are the latest news on technology, shopping and banking.

DITO Telecommunity: Amplifying Passions and Productivity through Reliable Connectivity

The online world showcases a treasure chest of Pinoy talent, creativity and sense of community that spring from pursuing shared passions. Not surprising as Filipinos have consistently been named as the top social media users in recent years. 

DITO Telecommunity

Early this year, the Digital 2022 report by We Are Social and Hootsuite recorded about 92.05 million Pinoy social media users who spend more than 10 hours daily connected to the internet. On top of staying connected with friends and family or watching news, they go online to find information, new ideas and inspiration. When it comes to consumption of video content, many follow how-to videos so they can learn, be more productive and have fun at the same time.

As Filipinos maximize their digital lifestyle, fast and seamless internet has become a life necessity alongside affordable ways to stay connected. This is why the newest  major telco player, DITO Telecommunity continues to innovate great value offerings that allow Filipinos to enjoy reliable and essential connectivity to pursue their passions.

Enabling Filipinos to do more with the speed of true 5G True to its #TODONaDITO brand messaging, DITO supports its more than 13 million subscribers to go all out on their online pursuits and multiply their tribes with like-minded go-getters with stronger connectivity and next-generation technology. 

One of its product offerings is the DITO Flash 5G Home WIfi, a postpaid broadband subscription that delivers up to 500Mbps+ true 5G-fast internet speeds. For less than P1,000 monthly, subscribers, together with their families and friends can get their digital activities done in a flash. All DITO Flash 5G Home Wifi plans include a 5G modem/router, bonus data for the first 3 months, and a 3-month HBO GO subscription. In addition, Prepaid packages are also available so DITOzens can experience fast and seamless connection without breaking the bank. For as low as P590 a month, DITOzens can enjoy up to 500Mbps download speed for leisure and work-from-home activities. Both postpaid and prepaid packages support DITO rewards and data rollover.

“With our value-for-money products, we want to encourage more Filipinos to engage in activities they are passionate about. As they continuously use productivity and social apps to follow their passions, we want to give them practical options when it comes to leveraging connectivity to level up their digital lifestyle,” said Ms. Evelyn Jimenez, Chief Commercial Officer, DITO Telcommunity.

Giving DITOzens control over their digital lifestyle Boosting the Todo na DITO digital experience, subscribers can conveniently access DITO’s products and promos through the DITO app. With just a few clicks, they can use the DITO app to manage their accounts, check their balance, monitor data/call/text usage, and receive customer service assistance through app chat. DITOzens can also learn more about DITO International services, as well as promos including DITO Level-UP Packs, DITO Data Sachets, DITO App Boosters, Auto Pay, and Advance Pay. The app can also be used to conveniently purchase DITO products and exclusive promos using various payment options including local Mastercard or Visa credit, debit cards, GCash, GrabPay, and WeChat Pay.

Whether you’re into vlogging or e-gaming, you’ll surely enjoy a TODO na DITO digital experience with DITO’s wide array of value-for-money products and promos. To know more about DITO, visit

HONOR Announces Exciting Deals on Lazada and Shopee 12.12 Sale

Christmas has never been this merrier! Shop HONOR products on Lazada and Shopee this 12.12 and get exclusive deals, with free shipping, vouchers for up to PHP 700 off, plus amazing freebies!

HONOR 12.12 Sale
HONOR 12.12 Sale

Leading global smart devices provider, HONOR, has announced their exciting deals for the much-awaited 12.12 Sale on Lazada and Shopee. HONOR fans and enthusiasts alike can treat themselves this holiday with an HONOR device or two, and get up to a PHP 700 voucher with FREE shipping and HONOR Band 6 worth P1,990.

HONOR 12.12 Sale
Get FREE JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker

Since Christmas is all about being generous and honoring all our hard work throughout the year, HONOR is having a Flash Sale exclusively on Lazada where you can get additional PHP 50 off on all products and a limited offer of a FREE JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker worth PHP 6,999 when you buy HONOR 70 5G.

HONOR 12.12 Sale
Free Magic Keyboad worth P5,990

Lazada 12.12 Grand Pamasko Sale

For a limited time offer, you can get a FREE JBL 5 Bluetooth Speaker worth PHP 6,990 for every purchase of HONOR 70 5G, but if you don’t make it, you can still get a FREE HONOR Band 6 worth PHP 1,990. You will also be receiving the HONOR Band 6 when you buy HONOR X8, and a FREE Magic Keyboard worth PHP 5,990 for every purchase of HONOR Pad 8. On top of it all, you may enjoy FREE shipping and an exclusive Lazada voucher for up to PHP 700 off. Plus, you can catch the Flash Sale deal and get an additional PHP 50 off on all products on top of the product vouchers.

Shopee 12.12 Branded Christmas Sale

Don’t dare to miss HONOR’s exciting deals on Shopee! For or every purchase of the #BestVloggingPhone HONOR 70 5G and HONOR X8, you will be getting a FREE HONOR Band 6 worth PHP 1,990 and a FREE Magic Keyboard worth PHP 5,990 for every purchase of HONOR Pad 8. Make sure to add to cart now and enjoy a FREE shipping and up to PHP 700 Shop voucher upon checkout on December 12.

Check out Metrobank Online Time Deposit and Make Your Savings Earn For You

If you have big goals and extra funds on hand and you want sure returns, you can start growing your money with Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.’s (Metrobank) Online Time Deposit.

Metrobank Time Deposit
Make Your Savings Earn For You

Metrobank now allows its accountholders to conveniently and securely open a time deposit account through Metrobank Online, its internet banking platform. You can enjoy higher interest rates with Metrobank’s Online Time Deposit. For a minimum placement amount of PHP 10,000, you can start your own time deposit and enjoy preferential interest rates, depending on the amount you save and term you choose. You can put in your money for as short as one month or for as long as 12 months and opt to either extend your time deposit or withdraw your funds and interest earnings.

Gross annual interest rate is subject to the amount and term length of your investment. For the latest rates, please check For existing bank depositors with a Metrobank Online account, here’s how you can own and start saving with an Online Time Deposit:

1. Open your Metrobank Online account.

2. Go to Dashboard and click Open Time Deposit. Remember, there’s a 10:00 PM cut-off every banking day to apply for an Online Time Deposit.

3. Enter your Time Deposit account details—that includes your initial placement amount, source of account, term of your Time Deposit, and your preferred payout option once your Time Deposit matures and click Next.

4. Review all your information, then click Submit

5. Input your 6-digit Metrobank Online account passcode, click Submit. Once all your information is          5.5in, confirm your Online Time Deposit application by clicking Done.

On the next banking day, expect an SMS and email in your Metrobank Online inbox on the status of your application. For accountholders without a Metrobank Online, you simply need to sign-up at to start investing in an Online Time Deposit. Open your Metrobank Online Time Deposit today and start enjoying higher interest rates. Learn more about Metrobank Online Time Deposit at

I hope this article would be of great help especially this busy holiday season. Merry Christmas to all!


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