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Jap Tobias
Jap Tobias

Jap Tobias is a Branded Content Writer and Producer for the Sales Department of Philstar.com since 2020. Together with the #BrandSpace team, he collaborates with diverse brands, producing impactful stories and multimedia content, with a particular interest in consumer electronics, technology and finance.

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Dual income, no kids (DINK): What drives couples to choose it and how do they stay committed?
by Jap Tobias - February 15, 2024 - 6:48pm
What makes the DINK life appealing to couples nowadays? We caught up with three married couples to get their insights on why they've chosen this path, and here are some of their hot takes:
Seeking summer solace? This Puerto Princesa resort roars with peace, comfort
by Jap Tobias - February 13, 2024 - 4:50pm
As soon as you set foot into The Funny Lion Puerto Princesa, a serene atmosphere envelops you. Greeted by the friendly Palaweño staff, their sweet accents and a refreshing drink immediately make you feel at...
Tapa King expands with new Balintawak store, eyes further growth in 2024
by Jap Tobias - January 29, 2024 - 9:58am
While keeping true to the taste of its authentic Pinoy Tapa, the new store exudes a fresher, modern vibe that make guests feel at home when dining, featuring a “casual dining experience” where customers...
EXPLAINER: Why does your phone have multiple cameras and what does each do?
by Jap Tobias - January 26, 2024 - 1:40pm
Today's smartphones have transformed, boasting multiple lenses that serve diverse photographic functions. Why did it evolve this way and what does each camera do? 
Gear up for success! Here are essential gadgets you can't miss this 2024
by Jap Tobias - January 8, 2024 - 10:00am
Tech gifts aren't just cool; they're super useful too. Here are the nicest tech goodies that your loved ones (or you) would want to unwrap!
‘Ulyanin?’ 5 myths about dementia busted in health docu-series
by Jap Tobias - January 5, 2024 - 10:45am
Dementia affects countless families and their loved ones in the Philippines and worldwide. Despite this, the condition remains misunderstood and underdiagnosed due to various misconceptions that surround it.&n...
In photos: Artistry, activism in full display at UP Lantern Parade 2023
by Jap Tobias - December 21, 2023 - 11:57am
The vibrant creations by students, faculty, and staff from various colleges delighted an enthusiastic crowd, with each showcasing unique interpretations of the parade's theme, "Panibagong Lakas" (Renewed Strength),...
SB19 talks about authenticity as artists, why they resonate with Pepsi’s rebrand
by Jap Tobias - November 8, 2023 - 4:25pm
During the electrifying Pepsi Pulse 2023 celebration held last October 8, SB19 set the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Adding an extra dose of excitement to the Pepsi Pulse event, Mimiyuuuh graced the night with her...
Design platform says ‘human element’ needed by AI tools, funds $200M compensation program for creators
by Jap Tobias - October 7, 2023 - 9:13am
Design giant Canva is doubling down on the use of artificial intelligence in creative endeavors with the release of an all-in-one suite called "Magic Studio", yet it maintains its stance that AI technology is still...
Exploring Malaysia: Beyond the skyscrapers, a rising destination for healthcare and education
by Jap Tobias - October 2, 2023 - 7:55am
Amidst the bustling urban landscape, the Southeast Asian country has been emerging as a hotspot for healthcare services and educational opportunities, drawing visitors from around the world. 
REVIEW: What we love in vivo v29 5G beyond its sleek, pretty body
by Jap Tobias - September 25, 2023 - 7:30pm
The vivo V29 combines striking aesthetics, solid camera capabilities and a beautiful display, making it a compelling choice in the mid-range smartphone market. 
X to discontinue ‘Circles’ feature by October
by Jap Tobias - September 22, 2023 - 2:36pm
X, formerly Twitter, has announced its plan to retire its Circles feature by Oct. 31, 2023. 
Goodbye, Lightning: Timeline of Apple’s shift to USB-C
by Jap Tobias - September 14, 2023 - 9:25am
In response to European Union regulations, Apple has made a significant change to its newly-revealed iPhone 15 models by replacing the familiar Lightning connector with the widely adopted USB-C port.
CIMB brings light, empowerment to typhoon-hit indigenous community
by Jap Tobias - September 8, 2023 - 9:24am
Showing the heart in banking, CIMB Bank Philippines has recently taken a significant step in aiding a typhoon-hit indigenous community in San Marcelino, Zambales.
Inside Sun Life Global Solutions: How a culture of care propels growth from within and beyond
by Jap Tobias - August 29, 2023 - 4:00pm
Formerly called the Sun Life Asia Service Center, Sun Life Global Solutions has been repositioned to better capture its role in furthering Sun Life’s digital strategy: to help shape the business, drive digital...
GForest, Philippine Coffee Board partner to boost local coffee industry; over 200,000 coffee trees to flourish
by Jap Tobias - August 25, 2023 - 8:47am
The joint agroforestry initiative aims to revitalize the local coffee sector through tree plantings and to assist local farmers and their families by providing the necessary capital to start planting coffee see...
Should this be your next phone? 5 things to like in OPPO Reno10 Pro+ 5G
by Jap Tobias - August 17, 2023 - 9:30am
Continuing the brand's “Portrait Expert” legacy, the OPPO Reno10 Pro+ 5G pushes mobile portrait photography further, showcasing its commitment to delivering exceptional camera capabilities. 
5 trendy programs that you can now pursue in Mapúa beyond IT, Engineering
by Jap Tobias - August 14, 2023 - 2:38pm
Beyond its longstanding reputation in IT and engineering, the university has also expanded its horizons to introduce future-ready programs that cater to a diverse range of passions and interests.
Putting life back in your hands: #KnowTheFeeling of nerve damage, ‘pamamanhid’ and ‘tusok-tusok’
by Jap Tobias - August 3, 2023 - 2:46pm
If you are starting to feel these sensory abnormalities, there is still hope in knowing that nerves can still be regenerated.
See yourself at the ‘Frontier of Progress’ in new Mantawi Residences video
by Jap Tobias - August 1, 2023 - 9:30am
Developed by RLC Residences, the property redefines modern living and offers elevated features that cater to those envisioning a brighter future for themselves and their loved ones.
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