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TRAIN TO BUSAN MOVIE REVIEW GLORIETTA CINEMA

One-way ticket Train To Busan movie review

 

 After Camp Sawi, which made cinema-goers learn to view love in another perspective, I’ve finally managed to squeezed in time to watch Train To Busan at Glorietta Cinema yesterday. It’s a heart pounding roller coaster zombie apocalypse story that did not disappoint, from cinematography to characters’ portrayal. While Camp Sawi is a Pinoy Indie-like made for commercial viewing, Train To Busan is a South Korean movie starring well-known Korean actors and actresses. There are factors that Train To Busan would be compared to U.S. made zombie movies like World War Z and TV series like The Walking Dead or Z Nation, […]

GRABTAXI V3.0 MOBILE TRANSPORT APP PROS AND CONS

Weighing the Pros and Cons of GrabTaxi V3.0

 

 With the recent update of GrabTaxi mobile app to v3.0, different reactions and comments have surfaced on the mobile app’s review page and on various social media pages. The update last August 26  gave its subscribers a look at what to expect as changes and improvements are on its way for GrabTaxi. Since its inception, GrabTaxi made it clear that they are here to revolutionize the taxi industry in countries they’ve chosen to launch the now $700 million funded app in Southeast Asia. READ: GrabTaxi raises US$350M bringing total funding to US$700M With a total 6.1 million mobile downloads (according to latest data), GrabTaxi has become […]

GRABTAXI PHILIPPINES' NEWLY-APPOINTED COUNTRY MARKETING HEAD KHRIZTINA LIM LED THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH IN BAGUIO CITY LAST AUG. 5

Competition pushes GrabTaxi to become better and know their market more

 

 With the popularity of mobile for taxi booking app services in the Philippines, GrabTaxi has been leading in terms of more satisfied passengers using the app, based on reviews and conversations with the drivers themselves who shared stories of how much GrabTaxi changed their lives by providing them with more steady income. “Sipag at tiyaga lang ser,” (Hardwork, sir) was what Angelito Ombay told us, who drives plate number WFI 650 when we asked him how he got to earn a very generous income from driving for GrabTaxi. “Masipag lang po talaga ako mag-accept ng bookings ng mga pasahero ko para mas lalong […]

LTRFB ACCREDITATION MOA SIGNING BETWEEN GRABCAR, LTFRB, AND DOTC

GrabCar takes pride as Philippines’ first and only accredited Transport Network Company

 

 On July 3, 2015, GrabCar, the private vehicle hire vehicle booking service available through the GrabTaxi app, got its full accreditation being the first and only Transport Network Company (TNC) legalized by the Philippine government. The said accreditation was signed in the presence of Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Executive Director, Roberto Cabrera and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), Secretary Emilio “Jun” Aguinaldo Abaya, together with GrabCar Philippines Head, Natasha Bautista. “With full accreditation, more Filipino commuters will be able to use GrabCar and be confident that we offer safe and private hire service. We will now focus […]

NTC APPROVES GLOBE AND BAYANTEL JOINT APPLICATION

Globe acquires 54% majority shareholder in Bayantel

 

 If you were experiencing poor signal subscription services in the past from your Bayantel-hosted landline or broadband connections, listen to this. Those days will soon be over now that the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) approved the green light for the conversion of Lopez-owned Bayan Telecommunication‘s debt-to-equity to Globe Telecom. “The company (Bayan) can now concentrate on delivering better service to its customers,” said Salvador Tirona, president and CEO, Lopez Holdings. Records show that Bayan has been under a court-assisted corporate rehabilitation for nearly 23 years. In August 2013, “the regional trial court Branch 158 in Pasig City confirmed the amendment […]

GRABTAXI EXECS FILE PHOTO DURING THE LAUNCH AT VYNE, BGC.

GrabCar turns one year old

 

 Time flies fast when GrabCar was launched last year in BGC, and we were there on that memorable occasion. One year after, GrabCar has maintained its presence as the country’s authorized on-demand premium private car service. With this, GrabTaxi, Southeast Asia’s largest taxi-booking mobile phone app, celebrates the first anniversary of GrabCar’s operation in the Philippines. GrabCar, GrabTaxi’s chauffeured car fleet offering, was officially launched May 21, 2014. Accessed through the GrabTaxi app, GrabCar revolutionizes transportation by giving passengers an option to get to their destination in a private vehicle with just a few taps on their smartphone. It has sealed partnerships with existing […]

GRABCAR VIA GRABTAXI APP CLASSIFIED AS TNVS BY DOTC AND LTFRB. Photo shows GrabTaxi Acting General manager Natasha Bautista.

GrabCar via GrabTaxi app classified as TNVS in DOTC, LTFRB regulatory board

 

 New classification of public utility vehicles is announced yesterday by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) in order to usher in app-based services like GrabCar. DOTC secretary Jun Abaya said that ‘the transportation network vehicle service (TNVS) classification will allow app-based services offered by Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to exist within the department’s regulatory framework.‘ The private vehicle looking service, GrabCar via GrabTaxi app, provides fast, safe and convenient transport option for passengers. The transportation service app has been working with the department and the Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on accrediting its mobile app service since its […]

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: MICHAEL DUMLAO, GEN. MANAGER, GLORIETTA MALL; MARIA JOSEPHINE OCAMPO, SVP, BPI CREDIT CARDS; PHILIP GOH, REGIONAL VP FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA, SINGAPORE AIRLINES; SEC. JUN ABAYA, DOTC; SEC. CESAR PURISIMA, DOF; CAROL ONG, GEN. MANAGER, SINGAPORE AIRLINES-PHILIPPINES; AND ADRIAN KWONG, AREA DIRECTOR PHILIPPINES AND BRUNEI, SINGAPORE TOURISM BOARD.

Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel Fair 2015 happening today, Feb. 6 until Feb. 8

 

 Don’t forget to drop by and visit Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel Fair 2015 staged in partnership with Ayala Malls, BPI, Globe Telecom, Singapore Tourism Board, and the Changi Airport Group. The Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel Fair 2015 starts today, Feb. 6 and will run until Sunday, Feb. 8 at the Glorietta Activity Center, while the SilkAir Travel Fair will take place at Ayala Center Cebu. A SilkAir booth will also be at Abreeza Mall Davao. Highlights of Singapore Airlines Showcase and Travel Fair 2015 are the preview of Singapore Airlines Suites and Premium Economy Class cabins, and showcase of the airline’s new […]

CAMPI PRESS CONFERENCE. Today marked the launching of the 5th Philippine International Motor Show o be held on September 2014.

CAMPI launched 5th Philippine International Motor Show “Progress in Motion” at Fairmont Hotel in Makati

 

 “This is going to be the biggest and largest event of CAMPI. The 5th Philippine International Motor Show is set to be the biggest and largest with 16 brands with the launch of newest products and concept cars (prototypes), car club conventions, photography, and after sales exhibit,” said Chambers of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) President Atty. Rommel Gutierrez during the press conference held today, July 10 at Ballroom A of Fairmont Hotel in Makati. In celebration of the Philippine automotive industry’s exponential growth, CAMPI, the country’s largest auto industry organization, gathered motoring industry players and members of the media for the […]

MRT EXPRESS. Yay or Nay?

DOTC-MRT3 announce Express Train coding effective May 7

 

 Effective May 7, DOTC-MRT3 will be dispatching EXPRESS TRAINS during peak-hours from Monday to Friday (except on Holidays). At least this was the message announced and released by the DOTC-MRT3 management to help (sic) make sure that commuters will be all accommodated accordingly. Coded number trains are assigned for passengers with specific destinations. Sample of these coded Express Trains are as follow: CODE 15: Trains stop at North Ave., Quezon Ave., Buendia, Ayala, Magallanes, and Taft Ave. Stations. CODE 25: Trains stop at North Qve., Kamuning, Buendia, Ayala, Magallanes, and Taft Ave. CODE 35: Trains stop at North Ave., Cubao, […]

WHAT A LAME REASONING. Really??? The Palace wants the MRT passengers to look for other modes of transportation?!

Really??? The Palace wants the MRT passengers to look for other modes of transportation?!

 

 Every week seems to have gone from bad to worst, and everyday is the baddest of them all. A few weeks ago, The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) already had it in the offing when the South-bound commute was temporarily closed from Shaw to EDSA-Taft Station. So from North Ave., the ride will only take you to Shaw. That happened on a Saturday late afternoon.  Then it happened one more time the following Monday.  And even days before that incident, the MRT trains suffered from an on and off technical difficulties and obviously, the paying passengers were the ones who got hassled. Just so […]

THIS MORNING AT MRT NORTH EDSA STATION. Anakpawis protests and denounces MRT General Manager Vitangcol.

Anakpawis rallies and denounces MRT General Manager Vitangcol

 

 Earlier this morning as we were about to take steps to the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) platform in North EDSA Station, we were greeted with a sight of Anakpawis protesting and denouncing the declining systems management of the public transport. They are also calling for the ouster of MRT General Manager Al Vitangcol. We got interested and decided to shoot some photos for us to share. (RELATED: Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda apologized to all MRT commuters) When we finished, we rushed back to the entrance but the guard on duty tried to refuse us entry prompting us to snap a little and while […]

MRT TO ACQUIRE NEW TRAINS. Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda apologized to all MRT commuters.

Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda apologized to all MRT commuters

 

 Earlier today, inside the Press Briefing Room in the New Executive Bldg. in Malacañang, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda apologized to all Metro Rail Transit (MRT) commuters who are enduring the hassles affecting their everyday activities and with regards to the status of the MRT. Lacierda announced that the Department of Transportation and Communications is in the process of acquiring additional 48 coaches from a winning bidder from China to supplement the lacking demand of train coaches. There were no reports if this new update will also coincide to an increase in the fare rate table. In our opinion, an increase in the fare rate table is justifiable […]