Short films: sidewalk sale, new gadgets, etc.


MANILA – Check out some of the latest news on the local business scene.

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Canon has announced the arrival of its new Pixma E-Series printers, featuring the line-exclusive E3470 and E470 models.

The E3470 has features like one-touch wireless, mobile printing with AirPrint 1, and a segmented LCD display to help users track their wireless activity. It also comes with high-yield ink cartridges for borderless photo printing suitable for 4R, 5R and 5 x 5 inch formats; and can print, scan and copy up to 400 pages at 7.7 images per minute (ipm) on black ink and 4.0 ipm on colour.

Priced at P5,395, the E3470 is available at Canon’s flagship stores at Lazada and Shopee. For a limited time, every purchase also comes with a one-year warranty, three free packs of GP-508 (4R) photo paper, and a collapsible cup.

Meanwhile, the E470 has low-cost ink cartridges as well as Pixma mobile and cloud printing features. Canon Print Inkjet/Selphy users can print up to 400 pages from their cell phones, laptops and other devices at 8.0 ipm black and 4.0 ipm color.

It is available now at authorized Canon stores nationwide and at Canon flagship stores in Lazada and Shopee for P4,795.


Grab Philippines is hosting the Buddies Assemble Challenge, which allows users to work with their friends to complete a set of in-app challenges for a chance to win prizes.

At the end of challenges such as ordering food for a friend, shopping together or sending a gift, participants will receive two packs of Grab vouchers and a chance to win prizes such as a pair of hoodies inspired by Limited Edition Marvel or Garmin Legacy Hero. Series: First Avenger Smartwatches.

More details are available on the Grab Philippines social media pages.



Metro stores are back with the “Sidewalk Sale”, its first big sale of 2022.

Scheduled for March 18-20, the event is offering up to 70% off Buy One, Get One on select items at branches of Metro supermarkets and department stores nationwide, or on the Metro stores website.

Customers can also avail Metro Stores personal shopping services via call, text or Viber.



Oppo recently introduced two devices, the Watch Free and the Enco Air2.

The Watch Free is a smartwatch powered by OSleep, which provides personalized sleep monitoring and analysis before, during and after sleep.

It is also equipped with an optical heart rate sensor to support over 100 sports modes, as well as productivity features such as incoming call and message notifications, call rejection, find my phone and music playback control.

On the other hand, the entry-level Enco Air2 Bluetooth headphones have two new Enco Live sound effects (Clear Vocals and Bass Boost), low latency mode, AI noise cancellation and updated smart touch controls.

The Watch Free and Enco Air 2 are priced at P5,499 and P3,499 respectively on Lazada, Shopee and all Oppo-branded stores nationwide.


Betsy promises to be the first online marketplace that caters specifically to local creative entrepreneurs.

The brainchild of entrepreneurial sisters Judy Anne and Jean Santos, Betsy was inspired by one of their trips while shopping for souvenirs.

Interested artists, artisans and artisans can register on the Betsy website. Once registered, they will be guided on how to set up their virtual store.


Pet food brand Royal Canin has created a virtual world for pet owners called “Royal Beginnings: Puppy and Kitten Central”.

The virtual hub will be available on the brand’s website from March 22-26. At the Event Atrium Stage, speakers from the veterinary and livestock communities will discuss topics such as the pet checklist, proper nutrition, health transformations and things to watch out for.

Those looking for specific advice can access the Ask-A-Vet portal, which consists of interactive Q&As with veterinarians and the ability to chat with other pet owners.

The Pawsome Playground offers games and rewards such as coupons, while the Purrfect Photobooth lets them strike poses with their animal companions.

Meanwhile, the Pet Shop will allow attendees to purchase Royal Canin products and take advantage of Shopee and Lazada discount vouchers.

Those who complete their pet care checklist receive a raffle coupon to be one of ten winners of prizes such as two months of Royal Canin gifts, Royal Canin Club points and free teleconsultations.

There are also 150 mini prizes up for grabs, including P500 Shopee coupons and P500 GrabFood coupons.

To participate in the event, users must register on the homepage of the Royal Canin app and log into the brand’s website using their registered club number.



Soundcore has launched the Liberty 3 Pro headphones, which are said to be recommended by 20 Grammy-winning audio producers.

It uses the improved Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture 2.0 and has two dual drivers, one focused on bass and the other on mids and highs.

The new device supports LDAC technology which, when used with compatible devices, can transfer three times more data than standard Bluetooth formats. It also features HearID Active Noise Cancellation, which automatically customizes noise canceling features based on the external environment while analyzing users’ in-ear pressure.

The Liberty 3 Pro is available from the official Lazada Store by Soundcore Global.


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