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DREAMS OF A QUEEN. The orphans of Manila’s ERMA Foundation were all excited and asked questions about how Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach made her dreams come true. She gamely answered the questions of the kids and even gave pieces of advice.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is a Wonder Woman

 

 It came as a surprise when I checked my Facebook and saw posts about Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach coming home, for the 2nd time since winning the title, enjoying her morning with orphan kids in one of the branches of the country’s number one fastfood chain. Didn’t know she was here. The Miss Universe did not only drop by Jollibee, she also  helped spread joy to 20 kids from an orphanage who were invited to a special Jollibee lunch party. And the Internet went frenzy. In a viral video from Facebook, we can see a Pia getting crowned by an orphan […]

SAMSUNG UNVEILS THE NEXT GALAXY: SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 AND S7 EDGE

Unpacking The Next Galaxy with Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

 

 Local Unpacking Never liked the S6 Edge before (I own a Samsung Galaxy S6), but this time around, until I saw the first batch of the global unpacking of the latest devices from Samsung, I’m beginning to appreciate the S7 Edge. Together with Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge gave a promising innovation in the era of mobile technology. The Global and Local Unpacking also showcased the release of Samsung Gear VR and Samsung Gear S2 series. In the Philippines, the Local Unpacking was held at the prestigious Samsung Hall in SM Aura, Taguig City, a few hours after the Global […]

TURTLE CRUELTY. (Photo courtesy: facebook.com/donnabelleislao)

When you see why netizens raged about this turtle’s situation, you will feel likewise

 

 On Monday, May 4, Donna Belle Islao posted photos on her Facebook from the last stop of her ‘island hopping’ with her friends at Natago Beach, located in Guimaras Island, where she took a photo of this harmless animal. “Our last island was the ‘Natago Beach’ which our boatman says we could take pictures with the turtles and we were excited to reach the island we even asked our boatman if there’s an entrance fee [but] he didn’t answer us,” Islao said on her Facebook post. As she and her friends wait for their turn, they already saw teenagers having […]

GLOBE SETS GLOBAL TREND. Globe President & CEO ErnestCu joins leaders around the world during a dinner hosted by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Kneeling from left to right: Mario Zanotti, Senior EVP, Latin America, Millicom; Augie Fabela II, Vimpelcom; Javier Olivan, VP of Growth and Analytics, Facebook; Ernest Cu, CEO, Globe Telecom; Daniel Hajj Aboumrad, CEO, Telcel; Jon Fredrik Baksaas, CEO, Telenor; Dan Rose, VP for Partnerships, Facebook; Chris Daniels, VP of Business Development, Facebook.

Globe Telecom sets global trend with Free Facebook campaigns

 

 In support of the objective of internet.org, a Facebook-led initiative to provide data connectivity to two-thirds of global population, Globe Telecom sets global trend to promote internet adoption through the Free Facebook campaigns over the past two years. This initiative encouraged other telco providers to promote and increase data connectivity among mobile customers. Globe generated a data customer growth of 110% over the telco’s two Free Facebook campaigns, indicative that the campaign has been an effective tool in enhancing internet adoption in the country, Daniel Horan, Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Group, said. “Our partnership with Facebook enabled more Filipinos to […]

FASHION EVOLUTION MODELS, ORGANIZERS, AND PARTNERS DURING THE METRO BLOGGER PRESS CONFERENCE AT KL TOWER IN MAKATI.

44 model finalists vie for the win at the Fashion Evolution runway model search

 

 44 finalists, 22 male and 22 female models, all vie for the win at the upcoming runway model search entitled Fashion Evolution which will be held at Century City Mall on March 28, 2015. Out of the 44 candidates, only two (1 male, 1 female) will emerge as winners at the fashion show cum runway model search.by a group of Last January, 100 hopefuls filled a go-see venue set up by an organization creatively called Metro Blogger, and only 44 were chosen to fill up the slots. Metro Blogger, with founder Jess C, aims to to serve as an avenue for disseminating information on […]

HERO Foundation launched HERO Donation Box in line with the celebration of the 115th Independence Day of the Philippines.

HERO Foundation launched HERO Donation Box in line with the celebration of the 115th Independence Day of the Philippines

 

 The HERO Foundation launched HERO Donation Box in line with the celebration of the 115th Independence Day of the Philippines that gathered families of orphaned children of our hero soldiers who died and got injured during battles. Since 1988, Help Educate and Rear Orphans (HERO) Foundation has provided educational help in the form of stipends to children of Filipino soldiers. HERO Foundation is encouraging everyone to support their advocacy by sending these children to school. To date, there are 936 total graduates in college that HERO Foundation has achieved. More than 50 HERO Donation Boxes are to be deployed in […]

Specialties by Chef Josh Boutwood of Village Tavern.

Specialties by Chef Josh Boutwood of Village Tavern

 

 Barely five months, just right after we were introduced, we’ve met and tasted another set of specialties by Chef Josh Boutwood of Village Tavern. This time, to celebrate Village Tavern’s First Year Anniversary of its first branch outside US. With Chef Boutwood‘s exquisite and experienced career as The Bistro Group‘s corporate chef, Josh shared a sumptuous new set of menus that he called “are a gustatory celebration“, to exclusive guests of Village Tavern at the second floor of Bonifacio High Street Central. It wasn’t just a menu, it was a feast! Starting off with small plates of Crispy Clams with Spicy […]

Tatt Awards 2013.

5 tips to be a responsible blogger

 

 Every now and then, we kept hearing stories of issues of bloggers who uses the social media irresponsibly and who couldn’t care less if what they are doing are unethical (e.g. gate-crashing into events, deliberately representing themselves as part of another media entity, by-passing PR outfit to get straight to the client, etc.) . Some are blown up into controversies and spawned discrimination among the local blogosphere. While it is true that some bloggers need lessons on Blogging 101, the rest are more responsible to keep up the respect among colleagues, traditional media practitioners, clients, and their followers. Here are 5 tips to be a responsible […]

McDonald's partners with Microsoft Philippines to celebrate Mother's Day the whole of May.

McDonald’s partners with Microsoft Philippines to celebrate Mother’s Day the whole of May

 

 McDonald’s partners with Microsoft Philippines to celebrate Mother’s Day the whole of May with a promotion that will aid kids to craft out their masterpieces for their moms through McDonald’s Paint and Celebrate. This is really something that family will be looking up into. Through Windows 8 Fresh Paint Apps, kids can join McDonald’s Paint and Celebrate activity during the celebration of Mother’s Day and at the same time showcase their talent in drawing. The idea behind Paint and Celebrate was brought by how technology has greatly affected our lives today. Kids are often on their mobile devices where everything is a […]

Get a chance to be in Dole's new video with brand ambassadors Chef Jeremy Favia, Bianca S. Valerio, Jon Avila and Phil Younghusband.

Get a chance to be in Dole’s new video with brand ambassadors Chef Jeremy Favia, Bianca S. Valerio, Jon Avila and Phil Younghusband

 

 This Is My Dole and this is your chance to be part of the next Dole video! Get a chance to be in Dole’s new video with brand ambassadors Chef Jeremy Favia, Bianca S. Valerio, Jon Avila and Phil Younghusband just by simply showing us what your favorite Dole is! 1. LIKE, FOLLOW and SUBSCRIBE to our pages: Facebook.com/DolePhils Twitter.com/ThiIsMyDole Instagram.com/ThisIsMyDole Youtube.com/ThisIsMyDole 2. Take a photo or video of yourself showing us what your favorite Dole is or simply sing to the new “This Is My Dole” jingle. Be as creative and exciting as you can be. Remember to write a caption telling us […]

Are you having the symptoms and signs of a social media addicts?

Are you having the symptoms and signs of a social media addicts?

 

 It’s back to work tomorrow and everyone’s coming back from their out-of-town trips. Some are going back with their usual routines and prepare for another year-round of daily activities. Yet there is one activity that even those who are on vacation or simply at home wasn’t able to keep their hands-off for the longest time. We are talking about the social media. We bet that even your snorkeling time, you did not forget to tweet and update or when you were on the bus or catching a plane ride, you can’t help yourself to take pictures of the ride on […]

Simple facts that even the ordinary Juan can become a social media marketer.

Simple facts that even the ordinary Juan can become a social media marketer

 

 When you see people posting status and taking pictures of the food they’re eating; the clothes they’re wearing; the movie they’ve just watched; or the cool places they’ve been to; most likely, they simply wanted to share that precious moments with their friends and followers. Thanks to social media, people not affiliated with any company, brand or places they’ve posted, their photos and status become the most Liked and Favorited instantly. Through blogs and photos everybody becomes social media marketer endorser in one way or another. Companies on the other hand, should thank these people for taking time flaunting their […]

SoBeerUp Manila pooled together social media influencers in one memorable gathering. Image by First Time Travels.

SoBeerUp Manila pooled together social media influencers in one memorable gathering

 

 First, we want to clarify that we are not a ‘mogul‘ when it comes to social media marketing, we are just small fraction of growing numbers of bloggers in the blogosphere. We can’t claim either a big following on Facebook and Twitter. In fact, based on our recent survey, and care of Twitter Audit, our Twitter followers are 950 real and 1,110 fakes. That’s about 46% audit score. On Facebook, we only have 102 Friends. Well, there’s a story why we only have that number. We’ll just talk about that in succeeding articles. Thanks to Klout, or should we say, […]

A huge Globe Community button pin during the announcement held at Dome Cafe. Chris and Glenn shown on the photo at the right side frame.

Hop-in and be part of the newest online Globe Community

 

 Globe made an exciting announcement a couple of weeks back, and by now, we guessed, you’ve already joined the community. If not, it’s better to hop-in and be part of the newest online Globe Community, which is happening now, as we speak. Globe aims to make their subscribers and customer representative experience when they interact alongside Globe’s basic Prepaid and Postpaid plans more personalize – like GoSAKTO; and humanize the subscriber-customer representative service. Empower the customer to self-service and premium deals, are just two of the many things that Globe offers. And part of their continuing effort to give better services, […]

Would you believe that JV Ejercito has a KLOUT Score of 73?

Would you believe that JV Ejercito has a KLOUT Score of 73?

 

 We would never have guessed that San Juan Representative JV Ejercito Estrada is a netizen himself. We know he has a 24,176 followers on Twitter and 101,770 Likes on his Facebook page (as of our recent profiling), but never did it crossed our mind that the UNA Senatorial candidate is more than net savvy as well. Surprisingly, JV Ejercito has a KLOUT Score of 73. For those who don’t know, KLOUT is a social media tool that measures a certain individual how influential he or she might be on the social media world. KLOUT measures and calculate statistics from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, […]

Arkin Magalona hosted the TANG Brings Out the Hero in Every Kid.

Arkin Magalona hosted the TANG Brings Out the Hero in Every Kid

 

 The 13 year-old son of the late Master Rapper, Francis “Kiko” Magalona and Women Empowerment Advocate, Pia Magalona, Arkin is showing truly what blood runs through his veins. Arkin Magalona got his dad’s hosting talent shown during the TANG Galing Mo Kid club event, and evidently this is just one trait that he inherited, coming from a family of showbiz personalities – from grandparents, mom and dad, and all the way from his siblings. Arkin hosted the TANG Brings Out the Hero in Every Kid event held at the Mind Museum in Taguig. TANG Philippines, along with the TANG Galing […]

Nescafé gives back the love to their 2 million fans

Nescafé gives back the love to their 2 million fans

 

 It is just so fitting that the coffee brand we all grew up and loved, Nescafé gives back the love to their 2 million fans as they reciprocate through a special occasion to share millions of memories together with a celebration full of fun, surprises, interactive photo and video booths, games, variety shows and pocket concert. Dubbed as Fans Day held last November 17, 2012 at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, this event was initiated by Nescafé to reward all those 2 million fans who LIKED them on Facebook. It is indeed a milestone as Nescafé sets the record […]