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Monday, May 25, 2020


  • First-ever live vertical-format concert, “TikTok Stage Live From Seoul”, will feature a star-studded line-up of 9 K-POP idol groups, including the likes of Monsta X, iKon, AKMU
  • The excitement continues with a second concert, “TikTok Stage With HIPHOPPLAYA”, featuring over 20 of the biggest artists in South Korea including Jay Park, Zico and more

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MANILA, MAY 25, 2020 - As part of its coordinated COVID-19 relief efforts around the world, TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, is launching for the first time, two live vertical-format K-POP concerts - “TikTok Stage Live From Seoul” on 25 May, 4PM PHT, and “TikTok Stage With HIPHOPPLAYA” on 27 May, 7PM PHT.

The star-studded concert series is open to viewers in the Philippines and around the world. Fans will get the chance to enjoy their favourite K-POP acts from the comfort and safety of their homes, while doing their part to aid COVID-19 relief efforts. For every live viewer who tunes in, TikTok will donate US$0.50, and all funds raised will go towards supporting charity efforts for those most affected by COVID-19. 

The full-fledged concerts will go live on the TikTok Stage in-app channel, featuring purely live performances and no pre-recordings. The glitzy line-up for “TikTok Stage Live From Seoul” on 25 May includes 9 popular K-POP idol groups, such as Monsta X, iKon, Kang Daniel, AKMU, Apink and more. On 27 May, the excitement continues with “TikTok Stage With HIPHOPPLAYA”, where eager fans can look forward to another jaw-dropping concert with the breakout roster of Jay Park, Zico, Epik High, Crush and Dean, and more superstars. 

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These massively talented groups have not only risen quickly to popularity in the Philippines, but  are also dedicated to engaging fans and helping raise funds through their music. In the spirit of spreading positivity through good tunes and great entertainment, local viewers and fans will also get to interact with the performers live, and be asked to participate in fundraising via fun TikTok in-app challenges.


Video link here

“We're grateful for all the artists and entertainers who use TikTok to connect with their fans, and can’t wait until we can see them live on stage again. Till then, we’re committed to connecting our community and fans with these massively talented acts from home - all while doing our part to aid COVID-19 relief efforts,” said John Castro, User and Content Operations Manager, TikTok Philippines.

As a platform created to inspire joy and creativity, TikTok will continue to actively seek more ways to contribute to global COVID-19 relief efforts, including identifying the most effective ways to allocate resources to support ongoing needs. Alongside the community, artistes, organisations and ordinary people across the globe stepping up in this critical moment, TikTok is committed to playing its part in this global outpouring of mutual support and giving.

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About TikTok
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. www.tiktok.com.

TIKTOK to Raise Funds for COVID-19 Relief Efforts with K-POP Concert Series for Filipino Fans


  • First-ever live vertical-format concert, “TikTok Stage Live From Seoul”, will feature a star-studded line-up of 9 K-POP idol groups, including the likes of Monsta X, iKon, AKMU
  • The excitement continues with a second concert, “TikTok Stage With HIPHOPPLAYA”, featuring over 20 of the biggest artists in South Korea including Jay Park, Zico and more

HIPHOPPLAYA.jpg

MANILA, MAY 25, 2020 - As part of its coordinated COVID-19 relief efforts around the world, TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, is launching for the first time, two live vertical-format K-POP concerts - “TikTok Stage Live From Seoul” on 25 May, 4PM PHT, and “TikTok Stage With HIPHOPPLAYA” on 27 May, 7PM PHT.

The star-studded concert series is open to viewers in the Philippines and around the world. Fans will get the chance to enjoy their favourite K-POP acts from the comfort and safety of their homes, while doing their part to aid COVID-19 relief efforts. For every live viewer who tunes in, TikTok will donate US$0.50, and all funds raised will go towards supporting charity efforts for those most affected by COVID-19. 

The full-fledged concerts will go live on the TikTok Stage in-app channel, featuring purely live performances and no pre-recordings. The glitzy line-up for “TikTok Stage Live From Seoul” on 25 May includes 9 popular K-POP idol groups, such as Monsta X, iKon, Kang Daniel, AKMU, Apink and more. On 27 May, the excitement continues with “TikTok Stage With HIPHOPPLAYA”, where eager fans can look forward to another jaw-dropping concert with the breakout roster of Jay Park, Zico, Epik High, Crush and Dean, and more superstars. 

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These massively talented groups have not only risen quickly to popularity in the Philippines, but  are also dedicated to engaging fans and helping raise funds through their music. In the spirit of spreading positivity through good tunes and great entertainment, local viewers and fans will also get to interact with the performers live, and be asked to participate in fundraising via fun TikTok in-app challenges.


Video link here

“We're grateful for all the artists and entertainers who use TikTok to connect with their fans, and can’t wait until we can see them live on stage again. Till then, we’re committed to connecting our community and fans with these massively talented acts from home - all while doing our part to aid COVID-19 relief efforts,” said John Castro, User and Content Operations Manager, TikTok Philippines.

As a platform created to inspire joy and creativity, TikTok will continue to actively seek more ways to contribute to global COVID-19 relief efforts, including identifying the most effective ways to allocate resources to support ongoing needs. Alongside the community, artistes, organisations and ordinary people across the globe stepping up in this critical moment, TikTok is committed to playing its part in this global outpouring of mutual support and giving.

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About TikTok
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. www.tiktok.com.

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Thursday, May 21, 2020


MANILA, MAY 21, 2020- TikTok will officially launch its learning-centric campaign to empower users with knowledge through short-form videos on May 25. The #TikTokU Program aims to bring learning straight to everyone’s smartphones for users to gain access to practical tips and up-to-date knowledge, all from talented creators in the Philippines.


With the platform’s diversified content, users are provided with a library of educational videos ready for consumption within a minute or less. This creates the perfect opportunity to convert those idle time of in-betweens into productive learning moments. Learning a new language, a quick art and crafts tutorial, or trivial things has never been this fun and easy  


      


These days, education is no longer confined to classrooms, and the ways of learning are changing, too. TikTok is giving alternative and accessible ways for the thirsty creative minds of Filipinos open to discovering new ideas. We believe that everybody deserves access to various forms of education. That is why we launch #TikTokU. We hope users will join us in celebrating knowledge and sharing their creativity for the benefits of the wider community,” said John Castro, TikTok User, Community and Operations Manager.
As a leading digital platform, TikTok believes in taking an active role in supporting the community, and being able to provide another channel for educational content is one vital way of doing so.  With the app’s user-centric design, anyone can effortlessly produce educational content that is creative, inspiring and effective. Powered by top-notch machine-learning technologies, the app’s easy-to-use video capturing and editing tools instantly transform smartphones into powerful tools for teaching and sharing knowledge. 
The first round of #TikTokU will be kicked off on May 25, with a search for creators to add to its elite roster of teachers and instructors. This first phase will focus on creators of Science and Education, DIY and Life Hacks, and Advice and Motivational content. 
Entries will be categorized into four tracks, based on the user’s number of followers, to create fair and equal opportunities for all participants. The four tracks are:
         Senior Scholarship: Open to those whose followers are 500k and above on TikTok 
         Junior Scholarship: Open to those with 100k to 500k followers on TikTok
         Sophomore Scholarship: Open to those with 10k to 100k followers on on TikTok
         Freshman Scholarship: Open to those with under 10k followers on TikTok
Those who are interested to join the #TikTokU Program may submit entries following these simple rules and guidelines:
  • Entrants must create at least 3 entries for the campaign.
  • Content must be educational and useful, and must fall under the Science and Education, DIY and Life Hacks, or Advice and Motivational themes, with the assigned hashtag/s incorporated.
  • The ideal duration and format of videos are 30 seconds and above, shot on a 9:16 vertical screen.
  • The campaign is open to all creators aged 18 and above from the Philippines.
  • Videos must adhere to the TikTok community guidelines.
  • Winners will be selected based on the total video views of all eligible videos they post during 
the campaign. A candidate-ranking dashboard will be updated regularly to reflect the most viewed creators in each track. 
Creators who are selected for the #TikTokU Program stand to win cash rewards, and will be invited to the #TikTokU Creator Group, where they will receive development and growth support from TikTok as follows:
         Senior Scholarship (5 winners) – PHP40,000 cash, and 1-to-1 support for 3 months
         Junior Scholarship (15 winners) – PHP30,000 cash, and 1-to-1 support for 3 months
         Sophomore Scholarship (30 winners) – PHP20,000 cash, and 3-month upskilling
         Freshman Scholarship (75 winners) – PHP10,000 cash, and 3-month upskilling
The first round of the the #TikTokU Program will run from May 25 to June 15, 2020. Winners will be announced on June 19.
Support the pioneers of the #TikTokU Program by downloading TikTok on your iOS and Android devices and start learning today!

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About TikTok
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. www.tiktok.com.

TikTok's Latest Campaign: Learning at Your Fingertips


MANILA, MAY 21, 2020- TikTok will officially launch its learning-centric campaign to empower users with knowledge through short-form videos on May 25. The #TikTokU Program aims to bring learning straight to everyone’s smartphones for users to gain access to practical tips and up-to-date knowledge, all from talented creators in the Philippines.


With the platform’s diversified content, users are provided with a library of educational videos ready for consumption within a minute or less. This creates the perfect opportunity to convert those idle time of in-betweens into productive learning moments. Learning a new language, a quick art and crafts tutorial, or trivial things has never been this fun and easy  


      


These days, education is no longer confined to classrooms, and the ways of learning are changing, too. TikTok is giving alternative and accessible ways for the thirsty creative minds of Filipinos open to discovering new ideas. We believe that everybody deserves access to various forms of education. That is why we launch #TikTokU. We hope users will join us in celebrating knowledge and sharing their creativity for the benefits of the wider community,” said John Castro, TikTok User, Community and Operations Manager.
As a leading digital platform, TikTok believes in taking an active role in supporting the community, and being able to provide another channel for educational content is one vital way of doing so.  With the app’s user-centric design, anyone can effortlessly produce educational content that is creative, inspiring and effective. Powered by top-notch machine-learning technologies, the app’s easy-to-use video capturing and editing tools instantly transform smartphones into powerful tools for teaching and sharing knowledge. 
The first round of #TikTokU will be kicked off on May 25, with a search for creators to add to its elite roster of teachers and instructors. This first phase will focus on creators of Science and Education, DIY and Life Hacks, and Advice and Motivational content. 
Entries will be categorized into four tracks, based on the user’s number of followers, to create fair and equal opportunities for all participants. The four tracks are:
         Senior Scholarship: Open to those whose followers are 500k and above on TikTok 
         Junior Scholarship: Open to those with 100k to 500k followers on TikTok
         Sophomore Scholarship: Open to those with 10k to 100k followers on on TikTok
         Freshman Scholarship: Open to those with under 10k followers on TikTok
Those who are interested to join the #TikTokU Program may submit entries following these simple rules and guidelines:
  • Entrants must create at least 3 entries for the campaign.
  • Content must be educational and useful, and must fall under the Science and Education, DIY and Life Hacks, or Advice and Motivational themes, with the assigned hashtag/s incorporated.
  • The ideal duration and format of videos are 30 seconds and above, shot on a 9:16 vertical screen.
  • The campaign is open to all creators aged 18 and above from the Philippines.
  • Videos must adhere to the TikTok community guidelines.
  • Winners will be selected based on the total video views of all eligible videos they post during 
the campaign. A candidate-ranking dashboard will be updated regularly to reflect the most viewed creators in each track. 
Creators who are selected for the #TikTokU Program stand to win cash rewards, and will be invited to the #TikTokU Creator Group, where they will receive development and growth support from TikTok as follows:
         Senior Scholarship (5 winners) – PHP40,000 cash, and 1-to-1 support for 3 months
         Junior Scholarship (15 winners) – PHP30,000 cash, and 1-to-1 support for 3 months
         Sophomore Scholarship (30 winners) – PHP20,000 cash, and 3-month upskilling
         Freshman Scholarship (75 winners) – PHP10,000 cash, and 3-month upskilling
The first round of the the #TikTokU Program will run from May 25 to June 15, 2020. Winners will be announced on June 19.
Support the pioneers of the #TikTokU Program by downloading TikTok on your iOS and Android devices and start learning today!

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About TikTok
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. www.tiktok.com.

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Friday, May 8, 2020

From Life Challenges to Hashtag Challenges
The Inspirational Story of Kuya Ching

Before he became known as Kuya Ching on TikTok, Roland Prince Kua faced the biggest challenge of his life. In 2016, he suffered a stroke, which caused him to be bedridden. It was only in 2018 that he was finally able to move around again, after a year of committing to a strict diet and exercise routine as part of his recovery.
Currently, Kuya Ching’s profile has 670K+ followers and 8.3M likes. So what made him TikTok famous in just a few short months? He believes that it’s his light and fun content, plus his friendly disposition. “Actually yung mga nakakilala sa akin na mga influencers, parang natutuwa sila sa mga content ko kasi kahit daw medyo, yung nga, na-stroke ako, sumasayaw sayaw kasi ako noong una. Tapos yun, inapproach ako ng mga influencers dati. Naging kaibigan ko sila,” he shares.
Check out this video of Kuya Ching, which features fellow creators, Swerab Smith and Keanne Go:

 His authenticity is another thing that draws fans and followers to Kuya Ching. Though he admits that his videos are often imitations of others, and not based on his original stories, he makes sure that they look nice, and are made from the heart with his own personal spin. When asked what he would like to be known as, he answered, “For what I am. Kung ano ako. Kasi ako, ang motto ko sa buhay, di pa ako na-i-stroke, What you see is what you get.
See another of Kuya Ching’s inspiring videos here: 

  
In a way, TikTok has changed Kuya Ching’s life for the better. Since becoming a creator, brands have started entrusting him with projects and content assignments. This has allowed him to earn a living despite being out of a job since his stroke. “Masaya na ako sa ginagawa ko, hindi pa ako nagiging pabigat sa pamilya ko,” he says.
Individuals have also reached out to Kuya Ching to offer support. He cites one particular encounter with some fans. “Yung isang pamilya, mag-asawa, sabi nila, ‘Kuya Ching, kung kailangan mo ang tulong namin, pupunta kami sa’yo’. So, nagshoot kami ng video, kasama ko sila. Yung asawa ang nag-cameraman. Parang nakakatouch lang. So, naiinspire ko sila, tumatawa pa sila sa akin. Parang kaibigan ko na sila ngayon. Nagti-TikTok na sila.
To his followers, and others who may want to try becoming TikTok creators themselves, Kuya Ching shares this simple bit of advice. “Wag kayong matakot sumubok. Try and try. You’ll never know, kapag sinubukan mo, kaya mo palang gawin kahit na ano.” 

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About TikTok
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. www.tiktok.com.

The Inspirational Story of Kuya Ching

From Life Challenges to Hashtag Challenges
The Inspirational Story of Kuya Ching

Before he became known as Kuya Ching on TikTok, Roland Prince Kua faced the biggest challenge of his life. In 2016, he suffered a stroke, which caused him to be bedridden. It was only in 2018 that he was finally able to move around again, after a year of committing to a strict diet and exercise routine as part of his recovery.
Currently, Kuya Ching’s profile has 670K+ followers and 8.3M likes. So what made him TikTok famous in just a few short months? He believes that it’s his light and fun content, plus his friendly disposition. “Actually yung mga nakakilala sa akin na mga influencers, parang natutuwa sila sa mga content ko kasi kahit daw medyo, yung nga, na-stroke ako, sumasayaw sayaw kasi ako noong una. Tapos yun, inapproach ako ng mga influencers dati. Naging kaibigan ko sila,” he shares.
Check out this video of Kuya Ching, which features fellow creators, Swerab Smith and Keanne Go:

 His authenticity is another thing that draws fans and followers to Kuya Ching. Though he admits that his videos are often imitations of others, and not based on his original stories, he makes sure that they look nice, and are made from the heart with his own personal spin. When asked what he would like to be known as, he answered, “For what I am. Kung ano ako. Kasi ako, ang motto ko sa buhay, di pa ako na-i-stroke, What you see is what you get.
See another of Kuya Ching’s inspiring videos here: 

  
In a way, TikTok has changed Kuya Ching’s life for the better. Since becoming a creator, brands have started entrusting him with projects and content assignments. This has allowed him to earn a living despite being out of a job since his stroke. “Masaya na ako sa ginagawa ko, hindi pa ako nagiging pabigat sa pamilya ko,” he says.
Individuals have also reached out to Kuya Ching to offer support. He cites one particular encounter with some fans. “Yung isang pamilya, mag-asawa, sabi nila, ‘Kuya Ching, kung kailangan mo ang tulong namin, pupunta kami sa’yo’. So, nagshoot kami ng video, kasama ko sila. Yung asawa ang nag-cameraman. Parang nakakatouch lang. So, naiinspire ko sila, tumatawa pa sila sa akin. Parang kaibigan ko na sila ngayon. Nagti-TikTok na sila.
To his followers, and others who may want to try becoming TikTok creators themselves, Kuya Ching shares this simple bit of advice. “Wag kayong matakot sumubok. Try and try. You’ll never know, kapag sinubukan mo, kaya mo palang gawin kahit na ano.” 

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About TikTok
TikTok is the leading destination for short-form mobile video. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo. www.tiktok.com.

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