ASUS PHILIP­PINES, on THE launch of ZEN­FONE 4 SE­RIES, part­nered with Op­er­a­tion SMILE PHILIP­PINES AND this Is what HAP­PENED.

HWM (Philippines) - - Spotlight - By Yrda Veanssa Sy Fer­nan­dez

ASUS, which has launched the Zen­fone 4 Se­ries in the lo­cal mar­ket last Au­gust 19, 2017, has given the tech and life­style me­dia to have a first-hand ex­pe­ri­ence of the phone by bring­ing them to­gether to a trip to Iloilo.

Iloilo, be­ing widely known as the City of Love, has been cho­sen by ASUS to check out on what it has to of­fer by tak­ing pho­tos of Iloilo’s sig­nif­i­cant places and hav­ing them posted on the par­tic­i­pants’ per­sonal so­cial me­dia ac­counts.

First stop was the Museo Iloilo which fea­tures Iloilo’s an­tique and cul­tur­ally-rich ar­ti­facts like wa­ter jars (banga), paint­ings, and sculp­tures that mir­ror the his­tory of Iloilo city. The me­dia has then made it to the Jaro Cathe­dral to see and take pho­tos of this 1800s-built cathe­dral where the ro­man catholic Arch­dio­cese of Jaro is seated. Cam­ina Balay nga Bato which means house by the river was built be­tween 1860 to 1865 in a style called ‘ar­qui­tec­tura mes­tiza’, as the house mir­rors in­dige­nous build­ing merged with Span­ish, Dutch, Amer­i­can, and Ja­panese in­flu­ences. The Molo Church and the his­toric Molo Man­sion has also been pic­turesque us­ing the Zen­fone 4 Se­ries. And to test the Zen­fone 4 Se­ries in tak­ing pho­tos at night, we went to the One and Two Es­planade of the Iloilo city -- a long recre­ational strip.

With the right set­tings us­ing the Pro­fes­sional mode of any of the Zen­fone 4 Se­ries smart­phone mod­els, we were all able to take beau­ti­ful pic­tures of the places to see in the city of Iloilo. Sur­pris­ingly, as for me us­ing the Zen­fone 4 Se­ries Selfie, even us­ing the Au­to­matic mode of the phone, I was able to get good pho­tos as well.

We only have the idea of the itin­er­ary that we are go­ing to

help the Op­er­a­tion Smile Philip­pines in their Iloilo op­er­a­tions. We ac­com­mo­dated a to­tal of 218 pa­tients for the pre-screen­ing of ba­bies, young adults, and even adults born with cleft lip and cleft palate. Un­der the heat of the sun, noth­ing stopped us from help­ing ac­com­mo­date each and ev­ery pa­tient to fin­ish their way of pre-screen­ing to be el­i­gi­ble for op­er­a­tion in the up­com­ing week. We were all in awe hear­ing the sto­ries of these chil­dren and peo­ple suf­fer­ing with a face de­for­mity. But we saw more than their aes­thet­ics, what we saw were happy chil­dren, happy adults with a brighter fu­ture ahead of them. The free surg­eries hap­pened from mon­day un­til Fri­day for these pa­tients.

A to­tal of PHP 700,000 was given to Op­er­a­tion Smile Philip­pines as part of the part­ner­ship. ASUS also aims to get a to­tal of 1,300,000 self­ies and we­fies, and the pro­ceeds will go to Op­er­a­tion Smile Philip­pines.

It’s me tak­ing a selfie with Pa­tient 184 while in the play area wait­ing for her surgery. Take a selfie us­ing a Zen­fone and post it with #4thesmile hash­tag. for ev­ery post with this hash­tag, ASUS will donate PHP 1 to Op­er­a­tion Smile Philip­pines.

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