Short review: MiniSo portable screen cleaning kit

First off, this is not a paid review. I just wanted to share this happy discovery because I am so obsessive-compulsive when it comes to my gadgets’ screens.

I was just supposed to check out the wireless mini keyboard and mouse combo at MiniSo but this thing called out to me. I just had to. Because I am very unhappy with CRKing’s LCD screen cleaner.


I tell you, for PHP 99 you can have your sanity back getting back my sanity may not be so expensive.

After almost cutting my finger with MiniSo’s freaking-hard-to-open packaging, I took out the grey  microfiber towelette found inside the cleaning solution’s lid.


Then followed the directions written on the back of the bottle. Wiped my smartphone’s screen with the DRY microfiber…


..spritzed the microfiber with the cleaning solution…


…wiped the screen with the wet side of the towelette. Then wiped the screen using the dry side of the fabric…

Voila! My screen is no longer the object of my OC-ness. I slid my finger across my phone’s screen and it didn’t leave a mark!



Fingerprints and oily screens drive me nuts. I must be rubbing my phone’s screen against any kind of cloth I can get my hands on 100x a day just to get rid of fingerprints.

I should have bought five of these.


“And Katharine Graham made a very risky decision without knowing what the newspaper really stands for…The concept of standing up for the principles of press freedom. She made a very momentous choice by saying, ‘Publish’.”

And quoting from the movie, “The Post”, Pangilinan said, ‘News is the first draft of history.”

PLDT Inc chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan (or MVP, as popularly known in business circles) was our guest speaker during the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines (EJAP) induction of officers on 2 February. We were told he will not give a keynote address and would just induct the incoming officers for 2018.

He surprised us with an impromptu speech, starting with the story of The Post, the Tom Hanks-Meryl Streep movie about the Pentagon Papers and the Washington Post. I think he was inspired by the movie that he was prompted to give a short speech about mass media. (He watches at least two movies a month, he said).

And as the owner of two newspapers, The Philippine Star and Businessworld, and broadcasting company TV5 Network Inc, PLDT should know the pitfalls and difficult decisions a media outfit needs to make, especially during a time when press freedom is under heavy attack.

By telling the story of The Post to us business journos, Pangilinan was relaying to us his reflections on the repercussions or the rewards of bringing out the truth…and the snowballing of the Pentagon papers and later on, the Watergate scandal.

“So it just points out to the very valuable role that media plays in a democracy like ours,” he said.

“And everyone, including the leadership, must accept that is important. It is not a weakness but it is actually a source of strength.”