Sunday, July 31, 2016

Huawei turns over 100 laptops to Ayala Foundation for Globe Telecom’s Global Filipino Schools program

Global information and communications technology solutions provider Huawei Technologies Philippines, Inc. supports the Global Filipino Schools Program of Globe Telecom, Inc. and Ayala Foundation, Inc. as it turns over 100 laptops for use of public elementary schools under the program.

While Globe provides internet access to both teachers and students in GFS schools, additional devices such as the donated laptops are needed to allow more students to explore the internet and learn applications which are critical in ushering 21st century learning in public schools.
From L-R: Fernando Esguerra, Globe Director for Citizenship; Bruce Liu, Huawei Philippine VP for Sales; Romualdo Katigbak, CFO of Ayala Foundation, Inc.; and Margarita Limcauco, Project Officer of AFI.
“It is Huawei’s commitment to bridge the digital divide where everyone can link up and openly collaborate. At the same time, we continue to work with our customers and partners like Globe to build a better connected world.  Through this donation, we hope to give an opportunity to teachers and students in different parts of the Philippines to enjoy high-quality educational materials right at their fingertips,” said Jacky Gao, Huawei Philippines Chief Executive Officer.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Lola Aida gets her pension

FINANCIAL resources do not measure how a person becomes responsible and determined to survive in this world. 

In fact, there are a lot of people who lack financially but are willed to change their fate regardless of age even the most vulnerable sector in the society which are the elderly.
LOLA Aida sells mangoes and chico in front of Iloilo City National High School.
Before, only those who had GSIS, SSS and Philippine Veterans Association Office (PVAO) coverage received pension.

These days, the government provides social pension to indigent senior citizens amounting to P500 as provided under the Republic Act No. 9994.

Friday, July 29, 2016

SM answers Call for Climate Change Action with 7th GRA

SM City Iloilo recently held its 7th Green Retail Agenda attended by attended by mall tenant representatives. It featured a roster of speakers focused on energy conservation, disaster risk resilience, preparedness, tools and best practices to strengthen and empower the retail business and community amidst natural disasters.
SM City Iloilo Mall Manager Engr. Gilbert Domingo(inset) welcomes the participants to the 7th Green Retail Agenda in SM City Iloilo last July 28, 2016. 
Mr. Ronnie Bolivar and Mr. Alex Jardiolen of the Iloilo City Environment and Natural Resources Office(CENRO) talked about Mitigation, Adaptation and Action for Climate Change while Mr. Rudgie Dolar of Philippine Spring Water Resources Inc. shared their corporate best practices.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 partners with US-based tech accelerator Techstars for Geeks on a Beach is partnering with the iconic US-based tech accelerator Techstars, renowned for mentoring hundreds of successful startups or innovation-driven enterprises based on apps or software, for the Geeks on a Beach (GOAB) international tech and startup event in Panglao, Bohol this August 2016.

“We will be partnering with the world’s largest startup organization in keeping with our tradition of bringing in key players in the global stage to a highly valuable yet fun-filled tech conference,” said Tech​ founder Tina Amper.

Techstars co-founder and managing partner David Brown and Techstar’s Startup Weekend co-founder Marc Nager will be speaking in the fourth edition of GOAB.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

TM Football Para sa Bayan kicks off in Iloilo

Ilonggo booters aged 10-12 will have a chance to be part of international football camps in Malaysia and Europe this 2016.
Paving the way for these young soccer enthusiasts is Globe Telecom's TM Football Para sa Bayan - a series of 4 football clinics that kicked off in the Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo last July 23, 2016.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Weekend Market brings "Food Park" to The Molo Mansion this August

This coming August 13 and 14, 2016, a 2-day gastronomic fest of almost 50 of your most-loved Ilonggo food brands will be showcased at The Molo Mansion.

Visitors will have have a taste of  mouthwatering recipes or just have an overall good time with friends or family, to enjoy this street to gourmet weekend market. 

Subaru Iloilo gets Ilonggos to experience "Confidence in Motion"

"Confidence in Motion" is Subaru's battle-cry to face the challenges a head in a world that is constantly changing. 
As the driving experience evolve, people are searching for new ways to enjoy their cars and driving experience and Subaru is committed to looking ahead and meeting those needs.
Over the last 50 years, Subaru has earned a reputation for engineering excellence as it has strived to capture the essence of what an automobile should be.

Pilipinas Shell successfully holds Shell Bike Fair 2016 in Iloilo City

After the successful celebration of all things motorcycle in 2015 in Manila, Iloilo City hosted the 2nd Shell Bike Fair as Pilipinas Shell takes things to the next level by hosting a bigger and grander event. 

This 2016, to show Shell’s appreciation for the motorcycle community, Shell Bike Fair becomes series of three grand events in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

This three-part celebration is made possible by Shell Advance, Shell V-Power Nitro+, and Shell Select. Cagayan de Oro will host the next leg on September 3 and returns to Metro Manila on September 24.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Globe customers in VISMIN now enjoy additional data capacity for faster mobile internet

Customers of Globe Telecom in Visayas and Mindanao stand to benefit from the accelerated deployment of its additional allocation in the 2600 megahertz band as the company continues to step up its capacity-enhancement initiative to provide better mobile internet experience. 

The company’s additional allocation in the 2600 MHz frequency is among the spectrum assets that it gained following the joint buyout of San Miguel Corp.’s telecommunications assets. In VISMIN, the total number of sites equipped with the 2600 MHz frequency has reached 500 sites, to cover big businesses and highly urbanized populated residential areas.

SM City Iloilo receives Gawad EMB from DENR VI

SM City Iloilo was recently awarded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resourses-Environmental Management Bureau Region 6(DENR-EMB 6) in a program held recently in celebration of the Philippine Environment Month. 

The mall has been in partnership with the DENR in environmental projects by providing the venue in their exhibits and programs as well as joining in the various community initiatives of the agency.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Globe signs agreement with government, other telcos for creation of emergency hotline 911

Globe Telecom signed an agreement with the government to support the creation of a new nationwide emergency hotline number, which is 911, to replace Patrol 117.

Effectively, the use of 911 will begin August 1, which is also the commencement of the transition period. Globe also agreed to provide technical support during the period.

Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu (right) signs the agreement for Globe.

In addition, Globe also agreed to support a recommendation to be submitted to President Duterte for the issuance of a new Executive Order transferring the authority of the Patrol 117 Commission to a new legal entity to handle the 911 system. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

NCC unveils most competitive cities and municipalities for 2016

14 July 2016, Pasay City- The National Competitiveness Council has named the most competitive LGUs in the 4th Regional Competitiveness Summit today as it recognize the crucial role of local government units in promoting competitiveness in the country. The event highlights the results of the 2016 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI).

Topping the list of overall most competitive Highly Urbanized Cities (HUC) is Quezon City followed by  Makati City at 2nd and  the City of Manila  at 3rd place.

Meanwhile, Naga City secured its position as the overall most competitive Component City, along with the second placer San Fernando City, Pampanga.  Legazpi City, Albay landed in the 3rd spot.
On the overall most competitive 1st-2nd Class Municipalities category, Cainta, Rizal is 1st place while its neighbor Taytay, Rizal moved one notch to 2nd place. Last year’s overall top municipality General Trias, Cavite slipped to 3rd rank.

On the other hand,  Infanta, Quezon emerged as the overall most competitive 3rd-6th Class Municipality, with Baler, Aurora in the 2nd notch, while Calamba, Misamis Occidental placed third.

NCC also cited the most competitive provinces, led by the Rizal Province, which placed 6th last 2015, followed by Cavite, which also jumped from 9th spot in the previous year. South Cotabato moved one notch to 3rd place in this year’s rankings. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

City Time Square at Gaisano Iloilo City Center

Launched a few months ago, the City Time Square Iloilo will be among the first projects top rise at the PhP 12B Gaisano Iloilo City Center.
Envisioned to be a dining, shopping and nightlife hub in the multibillion peso township of Gaisano, it will house restaurants, boutiques, cafes and a nightclub, among others.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

KIA brings Family Care 2016 caravan to Iloilo City

Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the Philippines exclusive distributor of KIA vehicles and its After-Sales brings Family Care 2016 Caravan to Iloilo City. This year for the first, KIA is in Iloilo to show its Ilonggo clients that KIA is at the forefront of providing service and fun, rolled into one, for its loyal customers.

To be staged at the Plazuela de Iloilo parking lot on July 9-10 from 8am to 5pm, KIA aims to bring this Family-like Care service closer to people via its nationwide service caravans that it has been doing for the past few years. 

Philippines AirAsia Announces Leadership Change

The Board of Directors of Philippines AirAsia Inc. today announced that Captain Dexter Comendador has been named interim Chief Executive Officer effective July 30. He replaces Joy Cañeba who has resigned after three years of service in the company.

Captain Comendador has over 34 years of experience in the aviation industry as officer of Philippine Air Force and commercial pilot for various airlines. He joined Philippines AirAsia in 2011 as Director of Flight Operations and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2015.  

Philippines AirAsia Chair, Maan Hontiveros said, "The Board would like to thank Joy for her significant contribution to AirAsia. It was under her dynamic leadership that we successfully integrated and merged two airline companies in the Philippines, leading to the launching of Philippines AirAsia. We understand and fully support her decision to leave and wish her all the best in her legal career."

Globe partners with Netflix in the Philippines

Further strengthening its content offering to customers, Globe announced its much-awaited partnership with Netflix, the world’s leading internet television network. Home to some of the best original series and extensive library of TV and movie titles, Globe and its partnership with Netflix will provide Filipinos access to the streaming giant’s top quality entertainment via their mobile or broadband service. 
Fans of Netflix original titles and content can now subscribe to the internet television network through Globe Direct Carrier Billing services
On June 24, Globe announced its partnership with Netflix making it the first Philippine mobile and broadband to offer Netflix on its mobile/broadband platform. Soon, Globe customers will be able to subscribe to Netflix through Globe, and enjoy its content anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connect screen, while conveniently charging the monthly subscription to their Globe mobile or broadband accounts. 

Uniqlo launches newest apparel line - Uniqlo Sports

Fitness, fun, and fashion merge as Uniqlo joins the high-performance sphere with the launch of its newest line, UNIQLO SPORTS, in the country. 
Current World No. 1 Male Professional Tennis Player Novak Djokovic in a Dry EX short sleeve polo shirt and shorts.
The Dry EX line features conventional quick-drying items.
Designed not only for sports scenes but also for daily life, UNIQLO SPORTS features athletic function without compromising comfort and style.

UNIQLO makes the good life better by continuously producing high-quality and innovative products that address the changing lifestyles of Filipinos,” says Geraldine Sia, UNIQLO Philippines General Manager. “We are thrilled to showcase UNIQLO SPORTS in the Philippine.
Uniqlo’s newest line, UNIQLO SPORTS, brings together fashion and function.
Photo shows runner Lauren Young in a Light Pocketable Parka, AIRism tank top, dry sweat pants, and comfort bra.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Globe offers bigger and better GoSURF50

Globe Prepaid’s top selling GoSURF50 promo is now upgraded and supersized with 1 GB of mobile data for surfing alongside unlimited all-net texts and Free Facebook for just 50 pesos, valid for 3 days.

The new GoSURF50 is packed with more than double the data at 1 GB compared to its original 350 MB allocation, together with unlimited All-Net Texts and Free Facebook. GoSURF50’s 1 GB of data gives customers 700 MB to surf all sites while the remaining 300 MB can be used to access free content from the roster of lifestyle packs available.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Smart Makes Big Splash with GigaSurf50, Country’s First 1GB Data Offer at P50

Enjoy 1GB of surfing and apps plus 300MB for streaming on YouTube, iflix and more, valid for 3 days

Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications is changing the way Filipinos enjoy their smartphones as it unveils GigaSurf50, the country's first 1GB data offer at P50.

Valid for three days, GigaSurf50 also comes with an additional 300MB for streaming on sites YouTube, iflix and more, empowering subscribers to ride the digital wave and enjoy more data, video and music right at their fingertips. 

To enjoy this latest offer, simply text GIGA50 to 9999. 

2016 International Travel Festival in Cebu this July

Showcasing both both domestic and foreign travel destinations, the 3rd International Travel Festival (ITF) reels off on July 15-17 at the Ayala Center Cebu. With the theme: “Don’t Dream, Just Go” and organized by MyEventology, the three-day 2016 ITF brings together over 50 exhibitors including national tour operators, airlines, hotels, resorts, travel agents, financial institutions, and insurance agents.
The ITF was initially staged in 2014 and has attracted thousands of visitors as well as gained positive sales results for the exhibitors. In the 2014 ITF, exhibitors earned a whooping P12 million from credit card sales, while the foot count reached about 270,000, according to Ayala Center Cebu’s matrix. The regional tourism show eventually became a genuine meeting point for tourism stakeholders and consumers as it duplicated its inaugural success in the 2nd ITF last year. 

Out-of-School-Youth Now a Professional Baker

A father is usually the one expected to lead his family,provide their necessities and ensure that the children get good education to protect their future. This is not an unfamiliar experience for Wilfredo Cardinal Jr. of Barangay San Julian, Janiuay, Iloilo. 

Being a son to a single mother, Wilfredo did not hesitate to carry on his shoulders the responsibility of being the head of the family and a father figure to his sister and two brothers.

At a young age of 20, he learned the bitterness of life and became familiar of ignoring both physical and emotional injuries, enduring all the pain just to lay down a platter of food to his family’s table. 
While he did not finish a formal education, everything he does selflessly while providing for his siblings’ school fees and to at least lessen his mother’s burden.
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