Two young Kagay-anon talents who are actively striking their marks in the Philippine music industry and show business are in the roster of luminaries for Vivo V7+ smartphone, recently launched at the grand ballroom of Marriott Manila Hotel in Resorts World Manila.

In an interview with Mr. Mike Banos of, singer-songwriter Titus John “TJ” Monterde, shared his happiness in becoming a part of the Vivo Family. “Thankful kaayo ko nga gitagaan ko nila (Vivo) ug opportunity nga ma-apil sa ilang growing family. This is something special kay dili sila basta-basta nga brand – ang Vivo. Naay gina-respresent namo diri nga (smart) phone brand nga quality pud kaayo,” said TJ in Kagay-anon when asked about how he feels in becoming one of the brand ambassadors of Vivo in the Philippines. “I’m so thankful that they (Vivo) give me this opportunity to become a part of their growing family. This is something special because Vivo is a great brand. We are representing a (smart) phone brand of excellent quality.”

TJ talked about how Vivo V7+ will him help in mall tours with its capabilities to shoot clearer selfies and his favorite part, the wide-angle shot for group photos with fellow artists or with his fans in a large venue. And as a musician, he loves Vivo V7+’s hi-fi music player that delivers excellent sound and clarity with or without a pair of earphones, whether for a sound-trip or travels.

TJ expressed his excitement in his career engagements in partnership with Vivo as he will be touring around the country in the next few months as he already has been touring in the last couple of months. One of his most unforgettable moments in his Vivo mall tours was the one which he requested, a mall-show in Centrio-Ayala Mall here in Cagayan de Oro two months ago. He recounted that the show was held on a Monday; he feared that there might be less people attending the show since it was on the first day of the week when people were either working or in school. But Vivo executives, he said, applauded the Kagay-anons for packing the event center of Centrio Mall to the brim. TJ noted himself how the Kagay-anons give full support to fellow Kagay-anons. Being the only artist who has six songs making to the top 20 in the Billboards, TJ is thankful that his music is getting tremendous airtime in CDO and around the country. Through his focus on music, has earned a good spot in the Philippine music industry and sees himself to be recording more songs for his fans in the coming years.

Meanwhile, Star Cinema’s Loving in Tandem leading girl, Marydale “Maymay” Entrata – who hails from MUST and was once an avid audience in one of Centrio Mall’s shows in the past, – is also a proud brand ambassador for Vivo V7+. During the presscon, Maymay shared her first impressions with Vivo V7+ in capturing selfies. Her penchant for collecting good memories comes in handy with the Vivo V7+’s Special Beauty shots features and clearer selfie shots, for clearer memories. She finds it unbelievable to be included in Vivo Philippines family of digital influencers with the likes of Kathniel, Inigo Pascual, Boyband Ph and her fellow Kagay-anon, Mr. TJ Monterde. Catch TJ Monterde and Maymay Entrata around the Philippines with Vivo V7+ in their upcoming mall tours.

The writer wishes to thank Buma Dimate, RC Limbana, and Kandize Tsiko for invitation. And special thanks to Mr. Mike Banos for taking to Manila.


Manila – September 20, 2017. VIVO, 5th in the 2016-2017 Leading Global Smartphone Brands – officially unveils a first of its kind selfie-centric smartphone in the Philippines. The V7+, Vivo’s newest pride in its line of leading-edge smartphones, reinforces the brands leadership in selfie and smartphone display technology. Launched on September 20 at the grand Manila Marriott Hotel with the attendance of the biggest names in business, media and entertainment industry, the Vivo V7+ is the latest Vivo pride, fulfilling the brand’s mission of empowering self-expression of the next generation.

This one-of-a-kind smartphone packs the most advanced technologies from its champion 24MP selfie shooter camera which provides a clearer selfie and the perfect shot, to its superb 5.99” all-screen display just two of the main specs from the rest of its impressive, thumbprint features.

The V7+ is Vivo’s perfect response to the selfie phenomenon in the realm of fast-developing smartphones, its 24MP clearers selfie, front facing camera – the world first – with LED flash and smart photography algorithms for a clear-cut, crisp, and natural-looking photos. This newest offering fro Vivo also boasts of a revolutionary 5.99 all-screen Display with an 84.4% screen to body ratio, providing a more exciting and enhanced game and visual experience. V7+’s Special Face Beauty 7.0 feature brightens up photos and evens-out complexions so capturing a selfie-moment is not a problem in dimly-lit environment. Mimicking DLSR camera, the V7+’s Portrait Mode blurs out backgrounds to highlight sharper selfie features.

This latest offering from Vivo has the dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) and runs on Funtouch OS 3.2 based on Android 7.1 Nougat. Moreover, it rocks a Smart Split 3.0 feature, allowing users to check their messages, mails, among other things without interrupting the current running app. The smartphone is powered by an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM + 64 of ROM expandable to up to 256GB. The security feature is also augmented with its face ID access feature that allows one to unlock the phone with mere facial recognition. An eye-protection mode is also an option, a facet providing comfort and protection during longish phone usage.

Vivo V7+, priced at P17,990 will be available in the market in sophisticated shades: Champagne Gold and Matte Black.

From the quality of its selfies to its superb screen quality, the V7+ is on top its game in leading-edge selfie experience.

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More about Vivo

Vivo, a young leading global smartphone brand in founded in 2009, develops dynamic an stylish smartphone products with innovative camera capabilities and high-quality sound for our confident and expressive consumers, enabling them to grasp all of life’s beautiful moments, expressing themselves and sharing joy with others. Vivo is dedicated to the pursuit of perfection and continuously creating surprises for users through constant innovation. We were the first brand to launch a smartphone with a dedicated Hi-Fi chip, delivering premium audio experience for consumers. As the official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle and will continue  to pursue a meaningful partnerships with key brands and partners ranging from lifestyle, sports and more, with the purpose of bringing unique experience that are exlusive to Vivo users.

Vivo has quickly expanded into markets in South East Asia and is currently present in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

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